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Designer Michael Costello Has His Eye Set On The First Lady



Celebrity designer Michael Costello has dressed stars from Beyonce to Britney Spears and now he has his eyes set on the First Lady.

HipHollywood caught up with the Project Runway winner at the 16th annual DesignCare event on Saturday. The event was created by actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete, to benefit the HollyRod Foundation, which is dedicated to helping those with Autism’s and Parkinson’s disease. Costello was this year’s featured designer and used the event to unveil his new collection, which included pieces that he will be featuring in his upcoming 2014 New York Fashion Week show.

Since Michael has designed for Beyonce on her Ms. Carter Tour and is now creating pieces for her On The Run Tour with Jay Z, we wanted to know how their relationship has developed when it comes to designing some of her most iconic tour ensembles.

“Now we are at the point where Beyonce will send me little personal messages which, are really cool, and Ty, the stylist, will send me messages and they will be like, ‘Hey we like this, do your own thing, just get inspired,’ which I think is really cool to have that trust with them,” Costello told us.

And now with Queen Bey’s trust locked down, Costello has his eyes set on on a new target for his designs — the Fist Lady.

According to Costello, the two recently met in Los Angeles where she complemented him on his work. He has since reached out to her team and is currently in the process of waiting to hear back. But when it comes to dressing the First Lady, one thing is certain, Costello wants to accent her body, show some leg, and get sexy with it while staying classy.

Watch the video above to find out what Costello has in mind for the First Lady.



Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First



If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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