Amber Valetta urges shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes

Amber Valletta has urged shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes in a bid to help save the environment.The American model is pushing for much more sustainability in the fashion industry, and in an interview with Footwear News, said that she is reduci…

Amber Valletta has urged shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes in a bid to help save the environment.

The American model is pushing for much more sustainability in the fashion industry, and in an interview with Footwear News, said that she is reducing her carbon footprint by buying vintage.

“Things have value. Slow down. We don’t have to buy just because we have the urge to buy,” Amber explained, adding that she “hates” shopping.

The 46-year-old, who regularly takes part in Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays climate change protests, went on to urge more leading figures, especially women, to promote eco-friendly fashion.

“Fashion affects everybody. We all have to get dressed, and one out of six people on the planet work in the garment industry in some capacity. It’s mostly women. And we know that women, one, push the economy, two, hold the money, and three, spend it,” she commented. “Fashion has an incredible opportunity to become a 21st-century industry that can really prove to the rest (of the world) how to do things properly.”

And Amber also wants to use her platform to inspire people to solve the industry’s huge environmental impact.

“We have so much potential. This is why I put my focus here, otherwise, I’d just stop focusing on fashion and go focus on environmental activism, but I actually think we can be the biggest change agents,” the star added, noting that her top tips for reducing her fashion footprint include buying quality designer pieces that have longevity and fixing broken items.

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Karen Elson praised by Gwyneth Paltrow after modelling her iconic pink Oscars gown

Karen Elson has won adoring praise from Gwyneth Paltrow after modelling the star’s iconic pink Oscars gown for a magazine photoshoot.To mark its 25th anniversary, editors at U.S. publication InStyle have tapped Elson, Joan Smalls, and Amber Valletta to…

Karen Elson has won adoring praise from Gwyneth Paltrow after modelling the star’s iconic pink Oscars gown for a magazine photoshoot.

To mark its 25th anniversary, editors at U.S. publication InStyle have tapped Elson, Joan Smalls, and Amber Valletta to wear 25 of the most legendary red carpet dresses ever made.

Elson is pictured in nine gowns, including Angelina Jolie’s Marc Bouwer dress from 2004 Academy Awards, the purple Rodarte creation worn by a pregnant Natalie Portman at the 2011 Oscars, and Elle Fanning’s chic Valentino Couture outfit from last year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

However, after sharing a snap of her in Paltrow’s bubblegum pink Ralph Lauren Collection dress from the Oscars in 1999 on Instagram, the British model soon caught the attention of the actress.

“Sometimes you do a shoot that is so special you have to pinch yourself. I had the pleasure to wear iconic dresses from the red carpet over the years worn by women I profoundly admire. Like this pretty in pink dress worn by the radiant @gwynethpaltrow made by @ralphlauren that she wore to the 1999 Academy Awards which she won the Oscar for Shakespeare In Love. The whole story is magical,” Elson wrote.

“You wore it better,” Paltrow responded, adding a heart emoji, before the 40-year-old model quickly replied: “Oh no, that dress is all you, I was just lucky to wear it!”

Paltrow, who was just 26 when she scooped the Best Actress gong for her role as Viola in Shakespeare in Love, recently explained to InStyle that she picked out the designer gown on her own.

“When you are with your girlfriends, and you try on this pretty pink dress, and you think it is so great, so pretty. I just wanted to look very sweet,” the 46-year-old recalled.

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Stella McCartney calls for climate change action with winter 19 campaign

Stella McCartney has made a plea for consumers to protect the environment with her latest campaign.With a focus on using sustainable and vegan-friendly fabrics, the British designer has expanded her brand since launching in 2001 to include swimwear, fo…

Stella McCartney has made a plea for consumers to protect the environment with her latest campaign.

With a focus on using sustainable and vegan-friendly fabrics, the British designer has expanded her brand since launching in 2001 to include swimwear, footwear, children’s clothes, and accessories.

Now, McCartney has once again displayed her commitment to green fashion via her winter 2019 marketing imagery, which features model Amber Valletta and members of climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion.

Shot by British photographer Johnny Dufort on the idyllic Welsh coast, one image shows Valletta leaning over a globe on a rocky shore while sporting an upcycled, rainbow-coloured dress made from pieces of archival fabric and a range of organic cotton utilitarian pieces, while another depicts her wearing a light pink dress and grey boots while posing on a grassy cliff.

“Long-time friend of the house, having appeared in many previous campaigns over the years, Amber Valletta joins the cast embodying the Stella ethos as she uses her platform to help fight climate change and raise awareness of other social issues,” a brand representative commented. “Members of Extinction Rebellion – Deya Ward, Ruby Munslow, and Tori Tsui – also feature, each showing their passion for positive planetary change in individual ways, like protest, political activism, filmmaking and raising public awareness. They stand with other models Emma Laird, Chloe Pearson, Chu Wong and Trinity Hill who were selected for being voices for change in their own field and further representing the activist spirit of the campaign.”

A short film to accompany the campaign will be released in September, with the clip to include a reading from renowned British environmentalist Jane Goodall of a poem by author Jonathan Safran Foer.

The winter 2019 collection will be available to buy from Stella McCartney stores and on the brand’s website in August.

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