Amber Valletta willing to go to jail over climate change protests

Amber Valletta chose to get arrested for protesting about climate change in order to put herself on the line for the environment. The model joined actress Jane Fonda in Washington, D.C. for her weekly Fire Drill Fridays protest, which is designed to g…

Amber Valletta chose to get arrested for protesting about climate change in order to put herself on the line for the environment.

The model joined actress Jane Fonda in Washington, D.C. for her weekly Fire Drill Fridays protest, which is designed to get politicians to address climate change, in November and was subsequently arrested.

In a new interview with Porter magazine, Valletta explained that she had been “feeling this need to get loud” about the environment and put herself out there in an attempt to make people realise the planet is worth fighting for.

“I chose to get arrested,” she said. “I’ve been feeling this need to get loud; to step into my own. I don’t care what anyone thinks. I can’t sit on the sidelines; I need to physically put myself on the line. I chose to get arrested as a symbol. My life is worth putting out there, in order to show that all our lives are worth fighting for.”

Valletta then recalled the “profound” feeling she experienced seeing government buildings such as the Supreme Court and Capitol Hill as she was getting arrested.

“I believe in this. I will risk public opinion, being in jail,” the 45-year-old shared. “It was profound. This is the most important crisis we’re facing. I’m not diminishing cancer or AIDS, diabetes or addiction, but there won’t be anything left to fight for. Nothing else matters.”

Elsewhere, Valletta explained that she wants the younger generation to be able to appreciate the natural world.

“It makes me want to cry. I’ll be dead, but my great-grandkids? To live in a world where they wouldn’t experience this; where they couldn’t see elephants or a whale,” she continued. “The ocean could be disgusting and full of plastic; you can’t eat fish, go to a beach, see coral; you can’t have the opportunity to be doctors, scientists or creators. We take it for granted. It’s overwhelmingly ridiculous.”

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Candice Swanepoel has met some of her ‘favourite people’ on social media

Candice Swanepoel is “grateful” for the way social media has allowed her to connect with so many new people.The Victoria’s Secret Angel took to Instagram on Monday to share a bare-faced selfie, and in the accompanying caption, insisted that she appreci…

Candice Swanepoel is “grateful” for the way social media has allowed her to connect with so many new people.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel took to Instagram on Monday to share a bare-faced selfie, and in the accompanying caption, insisted that she appreciates every single one of her 14 million followers.

“Thank you for sharing in so many of my happy moments and for supporting my career and the things I care about…” the 31-year-old wrote. “We can point out many negatives on the effect social media has on society and people’s psyche, but it also allows us to connect in ways that were not available before…”

Candice went on to explain that she has met some of her “favourite people” on Instagram and thanked those who shared “so much positivity on this platform”.

“Isn’t it a beautiful thing to build each other up and support each other, life can be complicated, and we are all fighting different battles, so I just wanted to express my gratitude for all the love shared here. Kindness is free,” she touchingly concluded.

The mother-of-two was inundated with love and support from her followers on the post, which has more than 395,000 likes, and fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge left a series of heart emojis in the comments, as did Amber Valletta.

“Beautiful inside and out, ily (I love you),” model Alton Mason gushed.

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Christy Turlington credits modelling career for helping make her charity a success

Christy Turlington has credited her modelling career for helping to get her charity, Every Mother Counts, off the ground.The 50-year-old launched the organisation, which is dedicated to improving maternal health around the world, in 2010 after sufferin…

Christy Turlington has credited her modelling career for helping to get her charity, Every Mother Counts, off the ground.

The 50-year-old launched the organisation, which is dedicated to improving maternal health around the world, in 2010 after suffering life-threatening complications as she gave birth to her daughter, Grace, who she shares with husband Edward Burns.

As she was honoured with the Advocate Award at the 2019 InStyle Awards for her efforts in tackling the global maternal health crisis on Monday, she thanked her contacts in the modelling industry for helping to make the charity a success.

“I am often asked what my first career taught me about the career that I’m in now and I usually say ‘Nothing,’ but that’s not true. I would say that relationships are something that I learned very early on and people like Amber (Valletta) and so many people at my table… the relationships get deep and I’m most proud of those,” Turlington said during her acceptance speech.

“Maybelline, I have to say I’m so grateful. We started working together when I was 22 and I turn 50 this year. I think that’s an anomaly,” she gushed over the cosmetics giant, as representatives from the brand presented her with the award.

The supermodel went on to explain that Every Mother Counts is working in six countries to help provide much-needed supplies, midwife training, and community health workers.

“We’re doing incredible work, important work, and I’m so proud of what we’re able to do with the support of Maybelline and of so many companies that I work with as a fashion model that have been incredibly generous,” Turlington shared. “Every Mother Counts is there to work until every woman has access to the same quality of care, equitable care as the next.”

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Dior releasing book to celebrate relationship with Peter Lindbergh

Dior executives are releasing a two-volume book to celebrate their long-running relationship with late photographer Peter Lindbergh. The German photographer and film director passed away in September at the age of 74. Models and fashion stars took to …

Dior executives are releasing a two-volume book to celebrate their long-running relationship with late photographer Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director passed away in September at the age of 74. Models and fashion stars took to social media to mourn him and many turned out for his funeral in the French capital during Paris Fashion Week, with notable guests including Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson.

Now executives at the French fashion house are honouring their relationship with Lindbergh, who shot Dior campaigns featuring the likes of Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron, by releasing a two-volume book simply titled Dior/Lindbergh.

According to WWD, volume one will contain images from his final project with Dior – a previously unseen photoshoot which took place in New York’s Times Square in October 2018 and featured the likes of Elson, Irina Shayk, Alek Wek, Saskia de Brauw, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta, and Sasha Pivovarova. In the images, mostly captured in his signature black-and-white style, the models wear more than 80 vintage Dior creations from the archives against the NYC backdrop.

“Decisive moments capturing haute couture and a frenetic urban landscape pay homage to the street photography movement for which New York frequently served as a backdrop,” Dior said in a statement to the publication.

The second volume will feature more than 100 images of Dior looks photographed by Lindbergh for fashion publications.

Dior/Lindbergh, published by Taschen, will be released on 6 November in France and the rest of Europe.

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Stella McCartney serves up stripes and suits for spring 2020

Stella McCartney has played with stripes and relaxed suiting for her spring/summer 2020 collection.The British designer unveiled her latest line at the Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday, with celebrities including Paul McCartney, An…

Stella McCartney has played with stripes and relaxed suiting for her spring/summer 2020 collection.

The British designer unveiled her latest line at the Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday, with celebrities including Paul McCartney, Anna Wintour, Natalia Vodianova, Maisie Williams, Ellie Goulding, and Vivienne Westwood in attendance.

Regarding her inspiration for the range, Stella explained that she wanted to honour “fierce women” who aren’t afraid to make the world their own.

“The free-spirits, the wild ones, the artists and the risk-takers,” the 48-year-old shared in her show notes. “True individuals with strength of character who shine their light bravely. As natural beauty meets modernity, fluid meets graphic and eccentricity meets simplicity, structure is built up and broken down, expressing strength of heart and the duality of the modern woman.”

The spectacle opened with model Krini Hernandez walking the runway in black and white striped trousers, a beige shirt, and a boxy beige blazer, with the look accessorised with gladiator sandals and bio-acetate sunglasses hanging off of oversized artful chains.

A line-up of separates in a palette of white, brown, and Oxford blue followed, while pops of colour were apparent in an orange dress sported by Anok Yai and a teal coat worn by Amber Valletta.

In keeping with Stella’s eco-friendly ethos, items were made from organic cotton, sustainable viscose, hemp, and sustainable raffia, while many of the suits were manufactured from Japanese recycled polyester fabric.

Alongside pieces with petal edging and denim-on-denim ensembles, the fashion star also introduced a series of floral dresses, with the prints inspired by photographs she had taken during bike rides through the English countryside.

Highlights included a floral print suit and shirt combo worn by male model Khadim Sock and a two-piece outfit made from the same fabric which was modelled by Kaia Gerber.

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Naomi Campbell closes Saint Laurent spring 2020 show

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night. The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Sal…

Naomi Campbell closed Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2020 Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night.

The iconic supermodel wowed the crowd, which included models Kate Moss, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford, and Amber Valletta as well as celebrities like Salma Hayek, Rami Malek, Andie MacDowell, and Ezra Miller, as she closed creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s latest presentation.

She strutted down the long runway in front of the Eiffel Tower wearing a black sequinned blazer jacket and matching trousers – a nod to the French fashion house’s famous Le Smoking suit – and black pointed ankle strap pumps with gold tips.

The 49-year-old shared footage of herself walking in the shimmering suit and wrote on Instagram, “Closing @ysl Spring Summer 2020 tonight was an honour! Thank you @anthonyvaccarello & @pg_dmcasting.”

Naomi had hinted at her appearance earlier in the day by sharing throwback footage of herself walking the YSL runway for the Couture Spring 2002 show and another snap of herself on the runway with Yves Saint Laurent himself.

“Mr. Yves Saint Laurent, you believed in me and stood by my side when I needed it most! Grateful for you and for all the memories we’ve made together over the years. Kind-hearted, creative genius and fashion visionary! We miss you dearly,” she wrote in the caption.

The show marked Naomi’s first appearance for a fashion house for spring/summer 2020. Earlier this month, she walked the runway for her annual charity event, Fashion for Relief, during London Fashion Week.

For his spring/summer 2020 collection, Vaccarello channelled rocker chic, festival style, and bohemian looks, with the collection featuring gold paisley embroidered dresses, chiffon blouses, and peasant-style smocks.

The models, which included Kaia Gerber and Stella Tennant, also donned micro shorts, cut-off jeans, waistcoats, cowboy boots, and tuxedo ensembles.

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Karen Elson ‘nervous’ to wear Lupita Nyong’o’s dress for photoshoot

Karen Elson was “nervous” to model the dress Lupita Nyong’o wore when she won her Oscar for a new photoshoot. To mark the 25th anniversary of U.S. InStyle magazine, Elson, Joan Smalls, and Amber Valletta have posed in 25 of the most iconic red carpet …

Karen Elson was “nervous” to model the dress Lupita Nyong’o wore when she won her Oscar for a new photoshoot.

To mark the 25th anniversary of U.S. InStyle magazine, Elson, Joan Smalls, and Amber Valletta have posed in 25 of the most iconic red carpet dresses, with the British model wearing gowns made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Julianne Moore, among others.

The 40-year-old beauty also sported the plunging pale blue Prada dress the Black Panther star wore when she collected the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave in 2014, and can be seen wearing the iconic gown while resting on a sink in a public bathroom.

Sharing the image on Instagram, Elson revealed she was so anxious about wearing the outfit that hairdresser Lacy Redway sent a picture to the actress herself.

“This picture gives me the chills. The amazing hairdresser @lacyredway sent this picture to the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o as we were shooting as she wore this gorgeous @prada dress for the 2014 Academy Awards,” she wrote. “I was nervous that maybe she’d be freaked out that another woman was wearing something that was so iconic and specific to a time in her life.

“The point of this shoot is to pay homage to both the brilliant and powerful women who brought life into these gorgeous dresses and to the designers who created such timeless pieces. It’s this alchemy and collaboration between the actor and designer that made this shoot so special.”

Nyong’o is yet to respond publicly to the shoot, but Paltrow heaped praise on Elson for wearing the pale pink Ralph Lauren dress she wore when she won the Best Actress Oscar in 1999.

“You wore it better,” the Avengers: Endgame actress responded, adding a heart emoji, before the catwalk star quickly replied: “Oh no, that dress is all you, I was just lucky to wear it!”

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Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls and Karen Elson model iconic Hollywood gowns

Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, and Karen Elson have been selected to model iconic Hollywood gowns for the new issue of U.S. InStyle magazine.To mark the 25th anniversary of the publication, editor-in-chief Laura Brown decided to shoot a series of special…

Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, and Karen Elson have been selected to model iconic Hollywood gowns for the new issue of U.S. InStyle magazine.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the publication, editor-in-chief Laura Brown decided to shoot a series of special subscriber covers depicting the top models wearing some of the industry’s most legendary red carpet dresses.

For one image, Valletta is seen standing on a city street while sporting the black Versace gown with gold safety pins that Elizabeth Hurley wore to a premiere in 1994, a second shows Elson posing in the pale pink Ralph Lauren ballgown Gwyneth Paltrow wore to collect her Oscar in 1999, and a third features Smalls in the huge pink Giambattista Valli dress that Rihanna chose for the 2015 Grammy Awards.

Reflecting on Hurley’s breakthrough fashion moment, Donatella Versace recalled to editors how she never once anticipated the daring design to garner so much controversy.

“I know, you’d expect something more interesting behind one of the most famous red-carpet dresses in history,” the Italian designer shared. “But as for many things, chance played a big role in making it all happen. No one could really fathom such an astonishing reaction, or that Liz would steal the spotlight from everyone else.”

The photoshoot was shot by Sebastian Faena and styled by Julia von Boehm, with the dresses secured by Rina Stone and Lizzy Oppenheimer.

Other pictures feature the sequinned Louis Vuitton dress worn by Alicia Vikander at the 2016 SAG Awards, the red Balenciaga dress donned by Nicole Kidman at the 2007 Academy Awards, the pale green one-shoulder Valentino number Jennifer Lopez chose for the 2003 Academy Awards, and the purple Rodarte dress worn by Natalie Portman to the 2011 Academy Awards, among many others.

“When we were planning our 25th anniversary issue, talk of course turned to legendary red carpet dresses. It’s easy to choose favourites and stick them in a story. What’s not, and what we’re so proud of, is securing 25 of the greatest dresses of the past 25 years and shooting them, out in the world, on the supermodels of today,” wrote Brown on Instagram. “The word ‘Iconic’ is overused in fashion, but it’s the only word for this.”

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Amber Valletta dyes eyebrows with men’s hair colour product

Amber Valletta uses a men’s hair colour product to dye her eyebrows.The model/actress, who was one of the fashion industry’s most sought-after faces in the 1990s, is the latest star to share details about her daily beauty regime in a tutorial for Vog…

Amber Valletta uses a men’s hair colour product to dye her eyebrows.

The model/actress, who was one of the fashion industry’s most sought-after faces in the 1990s, is the latest star to share details about her daily beauty regime in a tutorial for Vogue.com. 

In the video, Amber explained that she dedicates quite a lot of time to grooming her signature arches each day and isn’t afraid to tint them with Just For Men dye when she needs to.  

“My eyebrows look a little intense right now, because I bleached them blonde a couple of weeks ago for a shoot, and by this week, they looked kind of tiger print. They were blonde and brown, and my eyebrows are really dark – they’re the colour of my eyelashes. So, I thought maybe I should dye them, so I didn’t look crazy shooting this, and yeah, I used Just For Men beard colour and I kind of look like Groucho Marx. So, bear with me,” she commented, before explaining that she always brushes her eyebrows before applying any make-up. “I’m an eyebrow freak… Any make-up artist who knows me, knows the way to make me happy is just to come and check my eyebrows.”  

Amber went on to share that she swears by using Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Brows in Clear as the gel formula ensures her eyebrows stay in place all day.  

And while she confessed to over-tweezing in the ’90s when thin eyebrows were all the rage, the blonde beauty is pleased bold brows have made a comeback.  

“When I first started in the ’90s it was all about super-thin eyebrows. I’m so sad because I had these big beautiful caterpillar eyebrows! But they’re pretty good considering that they’ve been tweezed and bleached, and pretty much taken off,” the 45-year-old smiled.

Other products Amber recommended in her tutorial included Augustinus Bader’s The Cream, Cle de Peau’s Concealer with Broad Spectrum SPF 25, and the Snapshot Blush Stick Rouge from her own capsule beauty collection for German retailer Douglas.  

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Brandon Maxwell ‘thrilled’ to make InStyle’s iconic dresses list

Brandon Maxwell is “thrilled” to have one of his designs make it into InStyle magazine’s rundown of the most iconic red carpet dresses.  To mark its 25th anniversary, editors at the U.S. publication tapped models Joan Smalls, Karen Elson, and Amber V…

Brandon Maxwell is “thrilled” to have one of his designs make it into InStyle magazine’s rundown of the most iconic red carpet dresses.

  To mark its 25th anniversary, editors at the U.S. publication tapped models Joan Smalls, Karen Elson, and Amber Valletta to wear 25 of the most legendary red carpet gowns, and Maxwell was overjoyed to see his pink column cape dress, which was worn by Thandie Newton to the 2018 Emmys, included in the list.  

 “For @instylemagazine 25th anniversary they chose 25 of the most iconic red carpet dresses from the past 25 years to be shot on today’s supermodels, and we are so thrilled to be included!” he wrote on Instagram beside an image of Elson modelling the design as she walks down a street.  

 “In the September issue, @misskarenelson wears #brandonmaxwell pink crepe column cape gown from the Spring/Summer 2019 runway collection. This dress was first worn by @thandienewton on the night she won her Emmy, and styled by @erinwalshnyc.”  

 The designer and Lady Gaga’s fashion director, who launched his eponymous label in 2015 and boasts Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, and Michelle Obama as celebrity supporters, also thanked InStyle’s editor-in-chief Laura Brown and her team for “including us amongst so many dresses that I have loved over the years!”  

 The photoshoot was shot by Sebastian Faena and styled by Julia von Boehm. For the feature, the British model also wears the pale pink Ralph Lauren ballgown Paltrow wore to collect her Oscar in 1999, the ivory satin Marc Bouwer dress Angelina Jolie chose for the 2004 Academy Awards, the strapless emerald Tom Ford number Julianne Moore wore to the 2013 Oscars, and the plunging light blue Prada gown Lupita Nyong’o was wearing when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2014. 

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