Bella Hadid donates 600 trees to offset environmental impact of flying

Bella Hadid is trying to make up for her jetsetting lifestyle by donating 600 trees.As one of the world’s most in-demand models, the 23-year-old frequently flies across the world on aeroplanes and, on occasion, a private jet. But in a bid to offset he…

Bella Hadid is trying to make up for her jetsetting lifestyle by donating 600 trees.

As one of the world’s most in-demand models, the 23-year-old frequently flies across the world on aeroplanes and, on occasion, a private jet.

But in a bid to offset her carbon footprint, Bella has taken to Instagram to share how she’s now donating trees to California and the Amazon.

“Donating 600 trees to be planted, 20 for each flight I took these past three months and probably will continue for the rest of the year,” she wrote. “It makes me sad how much my job effects (sic) my carbon footprint and of how brutally climate change is obviously effecting (sic) the world. Mother Nature needs some love.

“I’ll be starting with my home in California (129 million trees need to be restored re: wildfires, 1.3 million acres burned) and of course the Amazon for the most recent wildfires, but please reach out and let me know which locations need to be shown some love as well, all regions welcome – Africa, Asia, North America, and Latin America.”

Bella went on to explain that she’s “excited” about the project and to learn more about how she can protect the environment.

“This is so exciting and interesting to me, that even though I’m not physically there, trees are being brought to life in the most incredible places that are in demand of them! It’s the air we breathe, the water we drink, the biodiversity and animal life we need,” the model noted. “I know it’s not much, but when I fly, I look out the window and see so many beautiful, extensive forests, so much land, and trees but also so much that needs lots of help… think about the animals too.”

To conclude, Bella added that she’s also been “inspired” to “plant my own tree outside” when she gets home and uploaded the link to the website she used to donate to multiple regions at the same time.

Her charitable move comes after Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex found themselves at the centre of controversy when they used a private jet to fly earlier this year – despite being avid environmentalists.

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Anna Wintour praises 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners

Anna Wintour has lauded the winners of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.Members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held their annual gala dinner in partnership with Vogue magazine at the Cipriani South Street in New York on Monday ni…

Anna Wintour has lauded the winners of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

Members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held their annual gala dinner in partnership with Vogue magazine at the Cipriani South Street in New York on Monday night, with the likes of Ashley Graham, Ben Platt, and sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid in attendance.

During the dinner, Christopher John Rogers was crowned the winner of the sixteenth CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, with Danielle Hirsch of Danielle Frankel and Reese Cooper named as runners-up.

“With this year’s Fashion Fund finalists, we’ve seen not only great design and talent, but a wonderful commitment to progressive and inclusive values,” said Wintour, editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue. “Fashion should never be divorced from the values of the world and this year’s designers have taken that to heart.”

Rogers will receive $400,000 (£310,000), while the two runners-up walk home with $150,000 (£116,000) each. The three designers will also regularly meet with an assigned business mentor.

Winning the top prize in the prestigious competition marks a major moment in the career of Brooklyn-based Rogers. Born in Baton Rouge, the designer is quickly building up a reputation for his bold use of colour and playful silhouettes, with celebrities including Lizzo, Rihanna, Regina King, and Tracee Ellis Ross having worn his creations to events.

He follows in the footsteps of past winners such as Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra, Brock Collection, Telfar, and Pyer Moss.

“The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund continues to foster not only creative design talent but also an entrepreneurial spirit required in today’s changing fashion landscape,” added CFDA president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb. “This year’s finalists represent the best of American fashion’s future.”

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Anwar Hadid: ‘I sew my own clothes’

Anwar Hadid sews his own clothes to keep his personal style unique to him.The 20-year-old, who is the face of Valentino’s new Born in Roma Uomo fragrance, revealed he wanted to be a designer before he became a model and still puts his skills into pract…

Anwar Hadid sews his own clothes to keep his personal style unique to him.

The 20-year-old, who is the face of Valentino’s new Born in Roma Uomo fragrance, revealed he wanted to be a designer before he became a model and still puts his skills into practice to keep his style unique.

“I sew my own clothes. I’ve always loved all different types,” Anwar told People magazine. “I like to express myself in whatever I feel suits my energy at that point. I just kind of do whatever makes me happy. Everyone is allowed to express themselves freely.

“I learned a lot about design through modelling. I wanted to be a designer in 2014 before I wrote music or modelled or anything like that. I have a project coming out in the next couple of months with shirts, which is exciting.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Anwar revealed the advice he got from his big sisters, models Gigi and Bella, when he started out in the industry.

“Try to be yourself and be confident and comfortable. Also, wear the clothes and don’t let them wear you. For modelling, you’re an extension of someone else’s creation and vision. You have to honour that,” he explained.

While his career begins to skyrocket, Anwar makes sure he takes time out to relax.

“I use essential oils. I put some in my hand (and smell it) or in a diffuser. That’s something I like to do every day. I’m really drawn to eucalyptus and lavender,” he said, before adding that he deals with fame by surrounding himself with family and friends.

“Honestly, I feel like I’m still the same person that I’ve been since I was young,” he insisted.

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Off-White tops The Lyst Index’s rankings of hottest brands

Off-White has been crowned as the hottest brand in the world in The Lyst Index’s latest rankings.The label, founded by designer Virgil Abloh in 2012, is known for its stylised streetwear-inspired items which feature the use of quotation marks, zip ties…

Off-White has been crowned as the hottest brand in the world in The Lyst Index’s latest rankings.

The label, founded by designer Virgil Abloh in 2012, is known for its stylised streetwear-inspired items which feature the use of quotation marks, zip ties, and industrial buckles, with celebrity fans including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, JAY-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna.

Now, researchers have compiled data from the fashion platform Lyst for the third quarter of 2019 and claimed Off-White has come out on top in relation to global Lyst and Google search data, conversion rates and sales, as well as brand and product social media mentions and engagement statistics worldwide.

Balenciaga, helmed by creative director Demna Gvasalia, was the runner-up, while Gucci fell back two spots in comparison to last quarter and landed in third place.

Other luxury brands in the top 10 included Versace, Prada, Valentino, Fendi, Burberry, Saint Laurent, and Vetements, while notable additions to the top 20 this quarter were Bottega Veneta and Loewe.

Since Daniel Lee joined Bottega Veneta in June 2018, the Italian fashion house has undergone a huge revamp, with the designer winning acclaim for his minimalist designs and Stretch sandals, which immediately sold out upon release following the launch of the label’s pre-fall 2019 collection.

“Daniel Lee has brought incredible energy to the evolution of Bottega Veneta and the reaction has been extraordinary,” Dario Gargiulo, chief marketing officer of Bottega Veneta, said of the brand’s transformation. “Free from any desire to become the hottest brand in the world, our focus is on the beauty and power of subtlety. We forego extensive explanation about our brand in favour of simply being visible and present across the current multicultural landscape.”

Among the most popular products were Bottega Veneta’s padded sandals, Adidas Continental 80 sneakers, Jacquemus’ pocket-sized Le Chiquito bag, Paco Rabanne’s reissued 1969 metal shoulder bag, Fendi’s FF motif bikini, and Mansur Gavriel’s cloud print sweater.

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Bella Hadid regrets not posing for Vogue Netherlands sooner

Bella Hadid wishes she had posed for the cover of Vogue Netherlands sooner because then her late grandmother would have been able to see it.The American model posted images from the shoot on Instagram on Tuesday and revealed in the accompanying caption…

Bella Hadid wishes she had posed for the cover of Vogue Netherlands sooner because then her late grandmother would have been able to see it.

The American model posted images from the shoot on Instagram on Tuesday and revealed in the accompanying caption that she learned her beloved “Oma” had passed away as she was wrapping up the session over the summer.

“This cover is very bittersweet,” Bella wrote. “I’ve always wanted to do my Dutch vogue cover in Holland to represent my family, my mother, my cousins, my aunt, uncle and especially my Oma.

“On this day, I got a phone call from my mom right when we finished our last shot. She said Oma passed that afternoon. This was one of the worst phone calls and all I wished, had I done it sooner, she would have been able to see it to tell me what she thought (sic). I hope she is proud of me. I love you Oma and Mama. This was such a memorable day in so many ways.”

Bella also expressed gratitude to photographer Sean Thomas, editor-in-chief Rinke Tjepkema and “the team for being so great”.

Ans van den Herik, who is Yolanda Hadid’s mother, lost her battle with cancer at the age of 78 in August. Bella and her sister Gigi Hadid attended her funeral in Rotterdam last month.

The 23-year-old’s Vogue shoot took place in and around Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, with one shot showing her positioned beneath the iconic Dutch painter Rembrandt’s 1633 portrait of Remonstrant preacher Johannes Wtenbogaert.

The issue is a tribute to the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, with the artist having died on 4 October 1669.

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Bella Hadid named ‘most beautiful woman’ in the world

A surgeon using an ancient ratio has claimed Bella Hadid is the world’s most beautiful woman.Top plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva has scrutinised the world’s great beauties, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, and determined that the 23-year…

A surgeon using an ancient ratio has claimed Bella Hadid is the world’s most beautiful woman.

Top plastic surgeon Dr. Julian De Silva has scrutinised the world’s great beauties, using the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, and determined that the 23-year-old model is near perfection.

Dr. De Silva found Hadid’s face to be 94.35 per cent “accurate” to the Golden Ratio after measuring her eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape, stating: “She is closest to the ancient Greeks’ idea of perfection.”

In an Instagram explanation, he added, “The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques, which allow us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful. The technology is useful when planning patients’ surgery.

“To be deemed ‘beautiful’ according to the Golden Ratio, the length of the ear must be equal to the length of the nose and the width of an eye should be equal to the distance between the eyes.”

In a second post on Instagram, he revealed that the Greek Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi – which focuses on symmetry and proportion – dates back to the European Renaissance from the 14th and 17th centuries, when artists and architects used it to help with their work.

Beyonce was second on the list with 92.44 per cent, followed by Amber Heard with 91.85 per cent, Ariana Grande with 91.81 per cent and Taylor Swift with 91.64 per cent.

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Bella Hadid shares mental health struggles in candid Instagram post

Bella Hadid has opened up about her mental health struggles in a candid post on Instagram.During Mental Health Awareness Week, the 23-year-old model shone a light on the importance of being honest and open with each other and asking friends and family …

Bella Hadid has opened up about her mental health struggles in a candid post on Instagram.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, the 23-year-old model shone a light on the importance of being honest and open with each other and asking friends and family for help.

Sharing a quote from writer Hannah Blum about being hopeful when skies are grey, Bella went on to tell her 26 million followers that she too has battled mental health issues, and insisted that she is at a point in her life where she is finally feeling better.

“I still have bad days along with the good, but grateful and proud of myself to be in the place that I am today, going into my 23rd year of life,” she wrote, before issuing a warning about the illusions of happiness on social media. “With that being said, I would like to add that everything you see online or through social media is not always what it seems… the happiness we create online while being sad in real life makes no sense, but sometimes it just seems easier to live within your sadness rather than talk about it.”

Bella, who recently reportedly reunited with boyfriend The Weeknd, thanked her family and friends for pulling her out of a dark and sad place and highlighted the importance of self-care.

“Don’t feel pressured by things online… if you don’t want to get out of bed, don’t… When the world feels like it is collapsing around you, you are allowed to ask for help… you do not have to deal w/ your mental state alone,” Bella explained.

She ended her lengthy post by urging her fans and followers to be kind to each other.

“We all need love & support and if you can be the one to bring somebody happiness or a calmness that they can’t find in themselves, please be that person… You never know how much your words or just a smile can change someone’s day n even yours as well (sic),” she shared.

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Bella Hadid gets stressed out on her days off

Bella Hadid gets stressed out if she has a day off work.The 22-year-old model, who has walked the runway for the likes of Tom Ford, Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and Versace, has become so used to her fast-paced lifestyle that she becomes irritated when she i…

Bella Hadid gets stressed out if she has a day off work.

The 22-year-old model, who has walked the runway for the likes of Tom Ford, Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and Versace, has become so used to her fast-paced lifestyle that she becomes irritated when she isn’t working.

“I’m really never not working, so I don’t think downtime is a part of my life anymore. I’ve grown to understand everything in my life is fast-paced and that slowing things down kind of stresses me out,” she told Marie Claire magazine.

“If I have any spare time, I’m saying, ‘Where are all my jobs?’ Then I have to tell myself to calm down because it’s been only a day and a half. I actually fell asleep in the makeup chair once while (Dior make-up artist) Peter Philips was doing my makeup. I woke up with stars, stripes, and big eyeliner all over my face.”

The model, who credits Peter with transforming her make-up routine, also revealed that when she first began her career back in 2014, she didn’t even own an eyebrow pencil.

“I don’t even think I owned an eyebrow pencil when I started. I’ve brought (Peter’s) tricks into my everyday routine, mostly how to sculpt my face by accentuating little features. It’s pretty simple: just a good contour and a little rosy blush. It takes a lot for me to even put on mascara. My night look is pretty similar, but I may add a touch of gold highlighter,” she explained.

And while Bella has plenty of friends including Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and her sister Gigi Hadid, she confessed she very rarely goes out.

“I rarely go out anymore if it’s not for work. That means it’s usually me getting my glam done at my house before an event, and then my best friends will come listen to music and hang out,” Bella stated.

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Off-White presents space-themed collection for spring 2020

Off-White has unveiled a space-themed collection for spring/summer 2020.The Milan-based fashion house held a presentation at the Centre Pompidou on Thursday night as part of Paris Fashion Week, however, founder Virgil Abloh was not in attendance, havin…

Off-White has unveiled a space-themed collection for spring/summer 2020.

The Milan-based fashion house held a presentation at the Centre Pompidou on Thursday night as part of Paris Fashion Week, however, founder Virgil Abloh was not in attendance, having announced earlier this month that he was taking three months off to focus on his health.

Drawing in celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Olivia Culpo, Tyga, and Halsey, the show, titled Meteor Shower, kicked off with a recording of the voice of Dr. Mae Jemison, who became the first black woman to travel in space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

“The fundamental concept is to illustrate a woman’s power,” explained Abloh in the show notes. “To show that her spirit is indestructible by natural forces. She can withstand a ‘meteor shower’ both metaphorically and physically speaking.”

To open, Adut Akech walked the runway in a white shirtdress with heavy steel earrings. A number of outfits which merged Abloh’s interest in streetwear and sculptural silhouettes followed, with a white dress with parachute-esque skirt proving to be a highlight, as was a parka coat matched with sporty separates.

The designer had fun with the theme too, cutting round holes in tops and trouser legs, with the quirky motifs meant to resemble “craters formed by falling rock,” and also refer to the ‘cheesehead’ hat worn by fans at sports games in Wisconsin, where Abloh attended university.

He also cut holes into an updated version of Off-White’s Jitney handbag, with the design making it nearly impossible to store anything inside.

To end the spectacle, a line-up of models walked the runway in white ensembles topped with utilitarian accessories, while sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid modelled hot pink dresses at the conclusion.

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Jeremy Scott channels Picasso for Moschino’s spring 2020 collection

Jeremy Scott has paid tribute to Pablo Picasso for Moschino’s spring/summer 2020 collection.The fashion designer unveiled his latest line for the Italian label as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday night, and true to form, offered up an extravagant…

Jeremy Scott has paid tribute to Pablo Picasso for Moschino’s spring/summer 2020 collection.

The fashion designer unveiled his latest line for the Italian label as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday night, and true to form, offered up an extravagant spectacle.

Honouring the life and artwork of the Spanish painter and sculptor, the presentation opened with a model walking the runway in a brightly coloured dress which evoked Picasso’s early Fauvist-inspired art.

Brightly coloured printed suits and graphic coats with sharp shoulders followed, with dresses resembling the flowing curves and abstract shapes of the icon’s first Cubist pieces.

Referencing Picasso’s heritage, one model sported the red cape and black hat of a matador, along with blue leggings and shiny gold jewellery, while another carried a black purse with the words “Bull chic” splashed across the front.

Joan Smalls rocked a red and gold dress inspired by the embellished outfits worn by bullfighters, and another model showed off a red polka dot dress with ruffled sleeves, similar to the worn of flamenco dancers.

A highlight of the collection was a black gown dotted with sequin flower appliques, with the look worn by Stella Maxwell, as was a black velvet dress with architectural shoulders that was dotted with blue and green beads and had pink lining in the skirt.

Yet, somehow Scott managed to turn the theme up another notch towards the end of the presentation, having Kaia Gerber walk the catwalk in an outfit shaped into a guitar, as influenced by Picasso’s still life paintings, another model donned a sequin dress which referred to the artist’s groundbreaking 1907 work Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, and others sported pieces that looked like actual gold Baroque picture frames.

To conclude, Bella Hadid rocked a pink and blue sequin jumpsuit which alluded to Picasso’s paintings of harlequins, Irina Shayk dazzled in a gold and black dress with violin motif, and Gigi Hadid was Moschino’s “bride” in an over-the-top white dress with huge veil and dove motifs attached to the front.

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