Salma Hayek was once really poor, but ‘I was very much into Chanel at the time’

This ^^ is a photo of Salma Hayek outside of Stella McCartney’s runway show during Paris Fashion Week today. I know the fashionista know-it-alls will yell at me for not knowing this, but how is that Stella gets to show during Paris Fashion Week and not London Fashion Week? I don’t get it. Is her line owned by Francois-Henri Pinault in some way? Eh.

Anyway, continuing with our ongoing series, “Salma Hayek is pretty much like Goop these days, only somehow WORSE,” she has a new-ish interview with Stylist. You can read the full thing here (it’s very, very long), and here are some highlights:

Coming to Hollywood from Mexico: “They thought I was crazy. You have to remember that at that time, there was no-one working in Hollywood who was Mexican. It was like a taboo. Isn’t that crazy? You could not get a job if you were Mexican. The people I was auditioning for would make fun of Mexico and frankly, would make fun of me too, like, “What are you doing here?” It was humiliating. I felt, “How stupid of them not to give someone a chance because they are from another country.” I was shocked. I hadn’t experienced discrimination before, but even if I had, it would still be stupid. It doesn’t change how stupid it is, discrimination, whether you have experienced it before or for the first time. It doesn’t justify it – it’s just dumb.

Typecasting Latinas: “Many times it made me want to give up. Like anybody in any job, you confront mediocrity – and I am sure every woman can identify with what I am saying – there are so many times when the choices of people in charge are silly, yet you are helpless. For example, I had many situations where they would say, “That was brilliant. If you were American, you would definitely have got the job. If you could get rid of your accent, you would be perfect.” That’s silly. If I moved you, if this character would gain something by my interpretation, what do you care? I would understand if the role was for a Norwegian model – I’m wrong for the part. But if the role is a waitress, sometimes they would say, “It’s not a Mexican waitress.” So they would say “no”. I think I changed it. I think Jennifer [Lopez], myself and Penélope [Cruz] changed it. That generation. We had it tough. Now it’s a lot easier.

Being broke, wearing Chanel: “At some point, here in LA, I went completely broke, and I remember looking at my designer clothes, they were so expensive – I was very much into Chanel at the time – but I knew I couldn’t pay the rent with them. I would go to auditions in Chanel too but they didn’t get me parts or pay the rent. I remember realising how useless the designer clothes were. I needed a job – it was hard.”

Advice to women: “You have to believe in yourself. You have to take care of yourself, work for yourself, believe in yourself, and also be patient with yourself. Learn when not to push too hard, and give yourself a break. Make sure that what you want is what you want, and not what society expects of you, or how you can impress the idiots. It’s what you want.”

How she defines feminism: “It means being proud of being a woman, and [having] love, respect and admiration and the belief in our strong capacities. I don’t think we are the same, women and men. We’re different. But I don’t think we are less than men. There are more women than men in the world – ask any single woman! So it is shocking that men are in more positions of power.”

American violence, Mexican violence: “[Violence] is a reality. I do wish there were other realities shown about my country, but the redemption with this is that at least it shows that the Americans are just as involved. There are tens of thousands of deaths in Mexico, but do you know where they get the arms? They all come from America, and no-one talks about it. It’s disturbing to the point where you can’t sleep. It’s even more disturbing when you think that it actually happens. Have you heard about the city of Juárez? The women that disappear? Over 600 women, between the ages of 16 and 24, cut into pieces, mutilated, burned. This has been happening for a long time.”

Playing a character (in Savages) who is trapped in her house: “She’s in jail. A little bit like fame. I forget I’m famous. I live in France and the French are too cool to display any kind of excitement if you are famous, especially where I live, so I completely forget. I have it good.”

Where she’s happiest: “I am happiest with my family in the country, whether it’s my ranch or the country house close to Paris. I like the outdoors, I love gardens, plants, trees. I’ll go for a hike, or take a run in the park. I like the simplicity and the complexity of nature, and the beauty. I love the different seasons, because I grew up by the beach where it was always hot. Or I really enjoy a good football match. I adore it. I know I should be saying, “I love my shopping sprees,” but that’s what I like. I love soccer. It’s something that ignites my fire. I become very, very passionate and, at the same time, very emotional about it. I’m tough, but it’s one of the few things that can make me cry.”

[From Stylist]

I tend to think Salma plays a little fast and loose with the details of how “broke” she was when she first came to Hollywood. She comes from a wealthy family, she was already a famous actress in Mexico, and while her family might not have been supporting her financially in LA, SHE STILL HAD CHANEL CLOTHES. I’m sorry, but any story about poverty which includes the phrase “I was very much into Chanel at the time” IS NOT A STORY ABOUT POVERTY. It’s like saying, “I was once so poor, I was only living on the interest from my investments.” #richbitchproblems

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  1. Sisi says:

    when I was broke I was also really into designer clothes. But my take on it is that I would cut out pretty pictures of clothing and glue them in a notebook so I could stare at them -_-

    • Mimi says:

      Yes! ^^THIS times eleventy billion.

    • Eleonor says:

      you spot on!
      I’ve never been broke, but I had tough periods in my life, and the most precious thing I could afford at the time was an Opi nailpolish. To me it was like a Chanel purse.

    • Christina says:

      Exactly!

      Who wouldn’t love to have a wardrobe full of designer clothes? But like most people, I know I’m never going to be able to afford them and at most, I might be able to stretch to a bottle of ‘Allure Sensuelle’ for my Chanel glamour fix.

      And I would never even describe myself as poor. Poor people worry about being able to pay the bills, not about the cost of the latest Chanel rags. Silly Salma.

      • Gracie says:

        Honestly, I’ve never lusted after designer clothing, so i don’t get the obsession over it.

    • Alexandra says:

      Well, I still can’t afford Chanel, so technically this should make me super-broke…

    • Ella says:

      ^I still do that.

  2. Meera says:

    Can anyone confirm, did she not have a feud with JLo at one point? Also, I am in Canada, but can US readers give me their reviews on her skin care line? I want to know if it is worth picking up on vacation.

    • Masque says:

      I haven’t tried her skin care (but I have friends who like it) but I love her hair conditioners.

  3. gee says:

    She is so dumb and so out of touch. People need to stop letting her talk.

  4. Eve says:

    Hayek is starting to get on my very last nerve.

    • Veruca says:

      @eve–

      When she does, make sure you post! I love it when your last nerve snaps!

      :D

      • Eve says:

        Actually, I was planning to avoid her posts altogether for a while.

        It may not look like, but I try my best not to be so negative around here (CB) — I know, I fail at that many times. But it really feels like Hayek has been pushing every single one of the buttons that will eventually unleash my bitterest bitchness.

      • Veruca says:

        As much as I appreciate you being nicer, don’t tone it down too much.

        I enjoy your snarkiness. You’ve made too many of my Mondays better to stop now!

    • Liv says:

      I really hate it when you get to know a celebrity better, whom you liked before, and it’s just disappointing. I liked Salma before, but she’s just talking crap! Jesus.

    • Liberty says:

      Eve, please, be understanding. I will never forget when I was suddenly broke, one more young strumpet cast aside by a billionaire whose name I never really got clearly. What did I have? Nothing. The house in Corfu and the flat in the 5th, a wardrobe of Prada and McQueen and Chloe (Phoebe; I gave the Stella pieces to street children to wash my pony)….my maid Shiva and houseman Guillermo…the Porsche, already a year old and always, I mean, ALWAYS, needing gas. I had to take a pass on my new Hermes saddle – try explaining that at the stables. I was reduced to prosecco for brunch, my Florentine spa visits down to practically nothing at two times per month, and I knew I could not live on my clothes! Yet this strengthened me and I kept auditioning for my next role wearing my leftover Jacobs and Alber Elbaz…I was THIS CLOSE to signing on for the Monaco gig, but, Albie makes me throw up when I see him even out of the corner of one squinched eye on a dark terrace filled with money. So, I ended up going back to working, like, in an office setting using my degree again, for paychecks, wearing just Jacobs! IT IS NOT EASY and I can only say thank goodness this brave, brave actress was saved from a similar fate by meeting her douchey old monkey man who pays for her clothes because she can never seem to find her card somehow. I know, Eve, you are a fine person, and when you stop to think of these kinds of shattering traumas, you will understand how HARD Life is for women who blow their money even outside of war zones, and you will form a moue of compassion for us, the jolly grabby bitches Chanel forgot.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Tell the guilds that the full height of womanhood is never reached without an atelier of one’s own. It’s what I do.

      • Eve says:

        @ Liberty:

        Trying really hard to hold back the tears now. I had never thought about the plight of the rich and overpriviliged :cry: .

    • deehunny says:

      yea, seriously. I didn’t know that she already came from a wealthy family (besides telanovella money). She’s starting to sound worse than the Queen of Goopyness herself

  5. Veruca says:

    Goodness.

    Next it’ll be, “I was so broke I had to get a GILDED toilet seat instead of solid gold! The horror!!

    Salmon needs to stop giving interviews. Her entitlement vibe is a serious turnoff.

    (Sorry for the venom, I just can’t get past the whole denying her stepson/testifying for Halle thing.)

  6. V4Real says:

    Blah blah blah blah blah and blah.

  7. lin234 says:

    Chanel has always been one of the priciest brands out there. When she talks about being poor and having a closet of Chanel, makes me doubt the rest of her words.

    • gigi says:

      Her daddy’s rich. That’s how she got the closet full of Chanel. But the way she spins the story, it would seem he didn’t help her when she ran out of money in LA? That’s doubtful.

  8. Lisa says:

    Oh. This is something I can relate to, Salma, thanks for being the voice of ordinary folk the world over.

  9. virginia says:

    whenever I see the word “Chanel” I think of Joe Guidice pronouncing it as chanels. ahaha.

  10. paranormalgirl says:

    OK, I was defending her in my head until this interview. Is it me or is there an aura of insufferability in it?

  11. Molly says:

    I’m so jealous. I want to be riiiiiich!

    Sniff sniff sniff. I have to go study so I can have a shot at getting into a pharmacy school so my starting salary can be 1/4 of the worth of her daughter’s shoe collection. /nevergonnaberichboo

  12. Neekie says:

    Her point was missed- she’s trying to articulate how dumb her choices were and what she’s learned since. Dumb idea: buying designer clothes when you are broke. Lesson: designer clothes are meaningless… She couldn’t pay her rent with them… She needed a JOB.

    Who doesn’t learn that (very important) lesson at some point? The value of a job… The value of a dollar…

    Not mad at her.

    • Asiyah says:

      I saw her point, but if she really had learned that lesson, she would have sold the Chanel clothes so she would be less broke. She still kept them, non?

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah I learned that lesson when I was 7-years-old and my mother told me I couldn’t have the Osh Kosh sweater I wanted because we have something called a “weekly budget” and we need that money for dinner and school supplies.

      So it took Hayek realizing that she couldn’t pay the rent with designer clothes to admit that she needed a job?
      Yet she still kept going on acting auditions right? Didn’t pawn the Chanel clothes or get a JOB waiting tables to pay the rent right?

      I’m having trouble seeing how she learned any valuable lesson here.

      EDIT: Asiyah beat me to it ;)

    • ?????? says:

      You are spot on. I don’t get these people saying they “got her point” but “why didn’t she pawn her designer clothes?” She might have, for all we know. Although, pawn/consignment shops don’t make money by giving you the full value of the goods you part with.

      She was making the point that when she had money, she spent it on frivolous things. When the money ran out, she was stuck with a closet full of expensive crap that she could not use to pay her bills with.

      Many people in America have gone broke buying stuff they want on credit without having the means to pay it off while keeping up with the payments you need for necessities.

      Her interview was very down-to-earth. Salma is cool in my books.

  13. SallyBee says:

    My favorite line is “I forget I’m famous”. Bitch please! Go back to your ranch or your “country house in Paris”.

    • Rachel says:

      The part about the French countryside immediately made me think of Samantha Brick. It makes me wonder if it’s really that great or if foreigners just feel more chic living there.

  14. Cathy says:

    If you were so poor why didn’t you go pawn your Chanel clothing for food and rent money? I don’t feel sorry for her in the least bit.

    • Asiyah says:

      Exactly what I’m saying, Cathy. Yeah, she was broke but still too vain to part with her designer clothes.

    • Molly says:

      She always had her family to fall back on.

      If you’re that poor, you don’t pick being an actress as a career, especially if you’re not convinced that casting directors will pick you.

      Actually, that’s probably just me. I tend to be risk averse. I read somewhere that Salma had ADHD as a teen and her family sent her to a Catholic boarding school in Louisiana as a teenager.

  15. aoki says:

    She really doesn’t like America does she?

  16. Joy says:

    How has she managed to keep her mega-bitch persona under wraps? She’s really stepped in it a lot lately.

    Over it and her.

  17. aoki says:

    @sallybee lol the ‘I forget I’m famous” part marked my limit. I really did roll my eyes

  18. juju says:

    Oh God, please just this b____ the hell up !!! she makes me sick

  19. Garvels says:

    This woman really bugs me. She is married to a billionaire and all she can talk about are the “woe is me” pity stories.

  20. Talie says:

    Jennifer Lopez gave a super bitchy interview to Movieline back in the day and dissed the hell out of Salma, saying that she passed on most of the roles Salma ended up taking. I’m guessing J.Lo was one of her early enemies in Holllywood.

    • Loira says:

      Excerpts from that JLo interview.
      Salma actually was gracious towards JLo in this new interview, consideringbwhat she said, excerpts from Lainey:
      Especially since the Jennifer Lopez of 1998 was not shy about sharing her catty ass feelings about many other actresses in the business. In a much less clever way than she did here with Cheryl Cole, but the spirit of it all, it’s the same.

      If this is your first time ever reading these quotes, well I promise it will make your life. The whole thing is a giant “oh no she didn’t”.

      JLo 1998 on Winona Ryder:
      “I was never a big fan of hers. In Hollywood she’s revered, she gets nominated for Oscars, but I’ve never heard anyone in the public or among my friends say, ‘Oh, I love her.’ She’s cute and talented, though, and I’d like her just for looking like my older sister, Leslie.”

      JLo 1998 on Gwyneth Paltrow:
      “Tell me what she’s been in? I swear to God, I don’t remember anything she was in. Some people get hot by association. I heard more about her and Brad Pitt than I ever heard about her work.”

      JLo 1998 on Salma Hayek:
      “We’re in two different realms. She’s a sexy bombshell and those are the kinds of roles she does. I do all kinds of different things. It makes me laugh when she says she got offered Selena, which was an outright lie. If that’s what she does to get herself publicity, then that’s her thing. Columbia offered me the choice of Fools Rush In or Anaconda, but I chose the fun B-movie because the Fools script wasn’t strong enough.”

      JLo 1998 on Madonna:
      “Do I think she’s a great performer? Yeah. Do I think she’s a great actress? No. Acting is what I do, so I’m harder on people when they say, ‘Oh, I can do that—I can act.’ I’m like, ‘Hey, don’t spit on my craft.’”

      JLo 1998 on Cameron Diaz:
      “A lucky model who’s been given a lot of opportunities I just wish she would have done more with. She’s beautiful and has a great presence, though, and in My Best Friend’s Wedding, I thought, ‘When directed, she can be good.’”

      • Jayna says:

        Omg, those quotes are laughable coming from someone who is herself a very mediocre actress.

      • Eleonor says:

        LOL!!! But she was damn right about Gwyneth Paltrow. And say what you want about JLO, but unlike Salma Hayek, she has started from nothing, she didn’t have Chanel clothes at the time, and she was even damn good in Selena.

  21. bns says:

    She says the dumbest sh*t, but I can’t hate her.

  22. Eleonor says:

    She is starting to sound like Goop.

  23. Marty says:

    Really Salma, really???? You, JLo, and Penelope are the ONLY three Latinas that paved the way for other actress? Salma can go fuck herself with her “above it all attitude”.

    Maybe she should look at Rita Haywoth who really did come from nothing and go on to be a top female icon in Hollywood. Not just famous for her first movie where she was naked.

    Jesus, Salma really is horrible!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Perhaps, but Hayworth spent A LOT of time, money and physical agony to mask her features. She was effectively passing, which isn’t something for which I would impugn her, ever. But it is the reality for her and for any other (aspiring)entertainers who had the social and professional ‘luck’ of not having to bear as much of the burden of pigment as did individuals who could not pass.

      I think Rita Moreno would be a good example of someone who–while not exactly Nina Simone-tinted, was clearly not a WASP and still had successes, beginning with The King And I. She couldn’t be the Natalie Wood protagonist, but she was employed.

      • ?????? says:

        Exactly! I cosign everything you’re saying Jo Mama. Rita and every other early “ethnic” actress was “white-washed”–unless they were there to provide the caricature “Mexican”, “Brazilian”, “African”, etc. Look at Merle Oberon. She refused to acknowledge her mother was East Indian. So saying Rita Hayworth (Margerita Cansone) paved the way for Latinas is pretty silly.

      • Ennie says:

        Margarita Carmen Cansino.
        I’m sorry, but canzone sounds too mcuh like Calzon (undies), and sounds nothing like her actual last name.

  24. Paloma says:

    So, if you went “completely broke” at one point with no acting prospects, what did you do then to make enough money to live on?

  25. Christina says:

    “You have to believe in yourself. You have to take care of yourself, work for yourself, believe in yourself, and also be patient with yourself. Learn when not to push too hard, and give yourself a break. Make sure that what you want is what you want, and not what society expects of you, or how you can impress the idiots. It’s what you want.”

    Uhm… whatever you say, Selma.

    Seriously, even by vacuous celeb standards, the above ‘advice’ is incredibly inane. In fact, I’ve no clue what she’s trying to say at all!

    • LIVEALOT says:

      um i got it and thought it was great advice. maybe because i’m in the industry but basically girls will sometimes step outside their morals/values/beliefs/comfort zone to appease someone else or get what they “think they want”.

  26. KellyinSeattle says:

    Her blue blazer is just awful. I’m pretty poor; I’m a teacher on disability with a son, and I shop at the Goodwill…with a good attitude. Can’t stand the, “I was so poor, with Chanel”…I feel lucky if I find stuff from less famous brands at the thrift shop….give me a break.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I don’t understand it, either. She wealthier she gets, the cruddier her style becomes.

      A person of her height isn’t well-served by covering so much of herself with a primary colour (which I hate, but being as short as her, had to agree when I learned this) and a woman of her carriage should NEVER wear a low-stance or a single-button blazer–you need at least three to avoid boobie lapel points–especially when you have a short torso. You don’t have to be rich to have boobs, it’s just knowing where to put them.

  27. lori says:

    She’s one “sexual napalm’ comment away from being John Douche bag Mayer. Can women be douche bags? If so…..Salma Hayek is a douche bag.

  28. Rhea says:

    I can’t even afford to splurge buying a Channel when I’m not poor—-since there are many things more urgent to pay like the kids school, bills, etc. Poor Salma. It must have been a hard time for her. ;)

  29. someone says:

    My opinion of Salma changed when it came out in her husband’s child support trial with Linda Evangelista that he asked Linda to deny paternity because Salma thought her daughter had down syndrome. Here is the excerpt:

    “My wife was pregnant,” Pinault explained of his decision to put baby Augie on a shelf that first year. “For five months, we were told the baby [had] Down syndrome,” he said of Valentina, his daughter by Hayek. “I [asked] Linda to postpone my recognition [of Augie] until after the birth of Valentina. It was very complicated situation. My wife almost lost the baby.”

    Sure. So because you are worried your baby might have a disability you make your boyfriend deny his healthy son. Nice.

    • Veruca says:

      Sickening, right?

      And then she turns around and testifies on behalf of Halle Berry.

      She’s a piece of well-dressed shit.

      Next, we’ll be hearing Henri married her for her personality, and not because she’s considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.

    • Snowangel says:

      Yep, that is pretty much when my opinion of her changed. Pinault is a billionaire, and he didn’t want to pay child support ? If she had a shred of decency she would have convinced her husband to very comfortably support Augie. What goes around comes around Salma.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Does he mean ‘now wife’?

  30. Me Too says:

    Who dresses her? Ugh!

  31. Fudge you, I'm going to Guam! says:

    Oh f*ck off Salma
    As a former poor person-child, I find it so annoying when celebrities talk about how “poor” they were to gain some kind of street cred? Appeal to the everyday man/woman? Not feel guilty? I don’t even know, but it’s an insult to anyone with a functioning brain.
    Poor people, who somehow have Chanel clothes, sell it. To eat. Food.

    I do like what she said about discrimination and the lack of roles for Mexican women. I don’t know if she was the first to open any doors though…

  32. I.want.shoes says:

    Didn’t think it was possible, but Selma makes Goop sound less annoying. At least Goop is not trying to get us to feel sorry for her “hard” life.

  33. Anna says:

    “How stupid of them not to give a person a chance because they come from another country”

    ???

    Uh, Hello–we are talking about the United States of America, correct? As in, the place that was built up mostly by “people from another country”?

    Oh, boo hoo. I don’t doubt that stupid comments were said to Mexican or Latin actors at the time, but almost every “ethnicity” in America has had to go through the ringer here and there working among the elites. My Russian grand pa tried to become an actor in Hollywood–could not even get an extra role in The Ten Commandments (!) But he did not blame it on “the system”–just that he did not get picked.

    As for Mexican or Latin actors being discriminated against until she and J ho showed up–How could she or anyone possibly foget Desni Arnaz Jr?

    (*Lucy!*)

    • Ennie says:

      Russians probably had it easier in the looks departament. Natalie Wood Was Russian, And there are lots of actors with Russian/ Ukranian roots, Many of them jewish,but that has not put them in a prejudiced shelf of roles. Mexicans And darker Actors from Spanish speaking countries have faced the prejudice of having to be cast in certain roles. Not only because of accent.
      She probably refers to América as the American movie sustento, where you have to look tall, slim And white to for in. Looks outside this mold are “exótic”

  34. Kim says:

    To be fair, she does say she was broke “at some point,” not necessarily when she first came to LA. I think she’s trying to say she was stupid with the money she did make after she started getting roles and spent it on a bunch of stuff she didn’t need. I bet everyone in Hollywood have a story like that, but you never hear anyone talk about it in detail. Like, everyone says “Hollywood is so superficial” but hearing an actual celebrity say, “No, for real, I spent all my money on Chanel and couldn’t pay rent” is something I find quite interesting.

    • Ennie says:

      Ok, it is Desi as in Desiderio, his actual name. There have Been some examples of succesful actora, even a few Mexicans like Dolores del Río, Anthony Quinn, Lupe Vélez, Katy Jurado, Ricardo Montalban, My beloved handsome favorite Pedro Armendariz…. But they have Been the exception to the rule. Many of those I mentioned had something that allowed they to act out of the box of servants, Villagers, etc.
      In the generation of Salma, Jlo, And Penélope, there were other actresses who followed but Many were not even noticed, Ana de la Reguera, Kate del Castillo, Thalía, Cecilia Suarez… Adriana Barraza did Get noticed, as were the Mexican directors, Arau, del Toro, the Cuaron brothers, A. González Iñarritu, And some writers. The boom expanded around 20 years ago, And I am not counting actors from other Spanish speaking countries.
      She Was not the only one, nor the first one, but she Was a kind of pioneer. It Was totally uncommon for succesful telenovela actresses to try to cross over. She dared, And even with ver limitations she is better than Thalia, who tríed to be better than Jlo, And only succeded in marrying an old controlling rich Tommy Mottola And living in Connecticut. Salma at least tríed.
      Sorry, Kim I agree with you, And my post is actually a reply for Anna in the post above.

      • Dee says:

        How about Rita Moreno? She has an Emmy, Oscar, Grammy AND a Tony. Her career spans from West Side Story to the Electric Company to Oz.

        Stuff it Salma! She’s 100% Puerto Rican and didn’t have the benefit of rich connected parents or a posh upbringing.

      • Ennie says:

        I made a point of highlighting Mexicans (I am Mexican, Salma is Mexican), and more spacifically Mexican-born actors or directors.

      • Loira says:

        Not comparable. maybe to Jlo, who has a 100 Puertorico-NY background, and was born there. Rita Moreno from age 5 grew up in NY and was acting already at 13 years old.
        Salma and Penelope and others came to HW as adults, dealing with accents, etc. Instead, she would probably need a coach if she tried to act in Spanish. Not any of these things are bad, they just have different backgrounds and are baking molds, being female, being Latinas (or from Spanish-speaking origins, being successful. Why the need of women to bring women down?
        I understand in the case of LiLo or that Courtney Lizard, but Salma or even Jennifer Lopez? I give them that they have tried hard, and up to a nice point, they have it made.

  35. sunny says:

    yes. stella’s brand is owned by ppr. but a lot of british fashion houses show in paris, regardles: vivienne westwood, alexander mcqueen, gareth pugh…it’s more about having a bigger platform than london provides, paris being, like, the ‘fashion capital of the world’.

  36. Gracie says:

    The black dude in the background in the first pic has the exact same “bitch please” face I had whilst reading this interview.

  37. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Salma is a beautiful woman. But she should really just STFU. Ugh.

  38. Minime says:

    ahahahah I had to make a pause where she tried to put herself in the same generation/category as Penelope Cruz. Yes, ok, “apparently” the difference between them is of 8y only, but it feels like Salma was once upon a time successful and Penelope is still on the hot spot! Plus, Penelope actually won an Oscar.
    Yes, she is full of herself…

  39. Melanie says:

    This woman exhausts me! Can we have a break from all of the Salma stories please?!

  40. Mira says:

    Seriously, why so many Salma posts? She along with Lohan should be locked in a jail inside a house, just like Salma’s character in Savages. Reading this post after a long day makes me feel like I have only one nerve left and Salma’s getting on it. Stupid bitch!

  41. HappyJoyJoy says:

    Insufferable.

  42. Carolyn says:

    Kaiser/CB for our sanity please a break on Salma stories. She’s an idiot and her inane comments just aren’t gossip-worthy in any shape or form.

  43. dcypher1 says:

    Since shes married pinault she has sounds like a rich pretensious bitch like goop. I dont remember her being this annoying. I used to like her before now I find her insufferable like goopy.

  44. Gigi says:

    I guess I’m the only one that didn’t really decide to pick apart what she said in this interview… I am also not looking for a reason to dislike her, nor do I have one.

    I get her Chanel comment too, she obviously wasted whatever money (or credit) she had to pay for those clothes. It was a bad decision and it showed her how insignificant designer items are–why is this bad? You ladies know you buy crap you can’t afford ALL THE TIME. I know I do. Most everyone does. Some people even spend so much on stupid crap that they can’t make rent or pay bills… maybe that’s why she was even broke in the first place.

    All these articles on Salma seem to only be a reason to tear her apart which I find interesting/odd… I don’t necessarily relate to her but it’s really not like she’s Gwenyth… she sells her skin care products in drugstores, not exclusively on her site for $500, which as we all know is a bargain bin price for GOOP.

    I just don’t get the hate.

  45. savedbykittylitter says:

    Salma you are prettier with your mouth shut.

  46. beanie says:

    Salma arrived in LA in a BMW. We should all be so poor. I used to like her but she is gotten so out of touch with the way people who are not married to billionaires live.

  47. Cinesnatch says:

    Rich b!tches tend not to care about everyday violence which strikes the poor in their home country.

    She’s not GOOP. Try again, please.

  48. baja says:

    poor people alway’s go for the topspot.
    ……..Chanel?

  49. Elizabeth says:

    Although she wasn’t REALLY poor in LA, as an actor in LA it’s kind of assumed that you better dress *very, very* well in order to get a part. It’s a prerequisite to be seen by agents and get roles. Shallow… but that’s what LA is.

    So as an aspiring actress in a shallow city… those clothes were actually pretty important.

    Stupid, huh?

  50. Dredz says:

    I don’t quite believe the headline, but I adore Salma anyways. Wasn’t she born into a well-to-do family?. I read somewhere that her dad was one of top Shell oil company executives and her mom was also from a fairly wealthy family. But well, at least she has carved her own success.

  51. Dredz says:

    Oh and wasn’t her brother also a successful furniture designer as well?