Dior incites call for female solidarity with fall 20 collection

Dior has incited a call for female solidarity with its latest fashion collection.Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her fall/winter 2020 line at the Jardin des Tuileries as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the presentation attrac…

Dior has incited a call for female solidarity with its latest fashion collection.

Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her fall/winter 2020 line at the Jardin des Tuileries as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the presentation attracting celebrities such as Sigourney Weaver, Andie MacDowell, Cara Delevingne, Demi Moore, Nina Dobrev, Rachel Brosnahan, Karlie Kloss, and Alexa Chung.

The entrance to the space was decorated with a sign featuring the ambiguous phrase “I Say I”, a reference to the work of collective feminist artist Claire Fontaine as well as the introduction to the manifesto of art critic-turned-feminist activist Carla Lonzi. In addition, illuminated signs with slogans such as “Consent,” “Women’s Love is Unpaid Labour,” “Women are the Moon that Moves the Tides,” and “Patriarchy Kills Love,” were installed in the venue.

“They are the symbol of a joyful singularity, as well as a creative and collective way of approaching the multiple aspects of feminine subjectivity – and the infinite project that femininity represents,” a Dior representative explained of the concept.

To begin, the spectacle kicked off with model Ruth Bell walking the runway in a black suit, white shirt, black tie, fishnet tights, and Mary Jane-style flats.

A number of black outfits followed, with the looks toughened up via the addition of bandanas, tights, and combat boots. Elsewhere, a ’70s vibe was evident in long, embroidered dresses, miniskirts, and pleats and fringe detailing, while Chiuri also drew upon former creative director Marc Bohan’s use of check fabric in his designs during his 30-year-old stint at the French house, as well as founder Christian Dior’s love of the fabric.

To conclude, the designer offered up a selection of chic separates, with highlights including striped metallic gowns, Grecian-inspired dresses with finely pleated skirts and drapery, as well as relaxed takes on classic menswear tailoring and suits.

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Ashley Benson gets tattoo dedicated to French fries

Ashley Benson has taken her love of French fries to the next level by getting a tattoo tribute to the potato snack. The Pretty Little Liars actress and her friend Tara paid a visit to tattoo artist Jonathan ‘JonBoy’ Valena’s parlour in New York on Wed…

Ashley Benson has taken her love of French fries to the next level by getting a tattoo tribute to the potato snack.

The Pretty Little Liars actress and her friend Tara paid a visit to tattoo artist Jonathan ‘JonBoy’ Valena’s parlour in New York on Wednesday night and she documented the trip on her Instagram Stories, revealing that she was planning on “gettin a few (sic)” new additions to her body art collection.

She shared footage of JonBoy etching the word “Pommes Frites”, the French translation of French fries, in small capital letters on the inside of her right forearm, just underneath the crease of her elbow, and then posted a close-up snap which showed Tara got the same word on the back of her upper arm, just above her elbow.

“I love pomme frites so does Tara thanks @jonboytattoo,” she captioned the picture.

The 30-year-old, who is dating model/actress Cara Delevingne, didn’t stop there – she also got cursive script on her back. It isn’t clear what word she got tattooed, but she captioned the photo: “California Girl”.

Ashley is a regular visitor to JonBoy’s parlour and has accumulated more than 10 minimal line drawing tattoos, including a heart containing a wave, the word “muggsy” and the number three on the same arm as her new Pommes Frites piece.

She also has the roman numerals for the number 89, a quote from Alice in Wonderland, and the initials CD, a reference to her girlfriend, on her ribcage and a “H” on her finger, a nod to her Pretty Little Liars character Hanna Marin.

After she got her two new tattoos, Ashley then became the tattoo artist and etched the word “t**ty” on JonBoy’s right thigh.

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Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne wear matching wigs for risque calendar shoot

Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne recently wore matching wigs and posed topless for a calendar photoshoot.The models and close friends teamed up to star in the 2020 Chaos SixtyNine calendar, and in pictures from the special release, Kendall and Cara a…

Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne recently wore matching wigs and posed topless for a calendar photoshoot.

The models and close friends teamed up to star in the 2020 Chaos SixtyNine calendar, and in pictures from the special release, Kendall and Cara are seen in matching platinum blonde ’70s style wigs.

Executives of the biannual poster book magazine shared images from the calendar in a series of posts on Instagram and revealed the models underwent a dramatic transformation with various wigs, which range from blonde to brown and even grey.

In one picture, the stunning duo can be seen wearing blonde hairpieces with exaggerated, thick bangs covering their eyebrows, with Kendall rocking a ’90s style dark berry lipstick, while Cara sporting a simple slick of nude lip gloss.

And in another shot, the models can be seen posing in high-cut underwear and tiny crop tops while wearing hard hats on a building site.

For the calendar, Kendall and Cara went by the name CaKe (CAra and KEndall), and each shared their favourite cake recipes from their personal collections, such as Victoria sponge, New York cheesecake, and red velvet.

The CaKe calendar is the fourth of Chaos SixtyNine’s annual calendar releases and is available online with two cover options for $54 (£40).

London-based stylists Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall launched the A3-sized biannual publication in November 2017, and it has featured the likes of the late Karl Lagerfeld, Princess Beatrice, Bella Hadid, Karen Elson, Gigi Hadid, and Adwoa Aboah.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to host beauty series

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is to host and produce a series about the beauty industry. The model, who launched her own beauty website Rose Inc. last year, is taking her love for the cosmetics industry to the next level by executive producing and hosting…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is to host and produce a series about the beauty industry.

The model, who launched her own beauty website Rose Inc. last year, is taking her love for the cosmetics industry to the next level by executive producing and hosting a programme for the upcoming short-form mobile video platform Quibi.

According to Variety, the show will feature Rosie getting up close and personal with icons of the beauty world, highlighting their stories in a way that magnifies the industry’s intersection of art and commerce. It will feature a mix of interviews and beauty segments.

“The beauty industry is in the midst of a revolution and emerging brands led by pioneering founders are at the forefront. I’m thrilled to bring the stories of these creatives and entrepreneurs to Quibi, a platform that can so brilliantly showcase their journeys,” she said in a statement.

The series will be produced by Alfred Street Industries, the production company founded by Project Runway producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz earlier this year.

“Rosie is a remarkable talent whose expertise in both beauty and business makes her the ideal guide to the success stories of industry titans, as well as budding stars,” added Lipsitz and Cutforth. “Together, we’re eager to reveal the inner workings and unique inspirations that make the beauty world so alluring.”

The 32-year-old is the latest fashion star to be developing a show for Quibi, which is scheduled to launch in April 2020. Fashion designer Alexander Wang is hosting Potty Talk, in which he’ll interview celebrity guests in bathrooms, Cara Delevingne is producing and hosting a practical joke show, and Kendall Jenner is producing a series starring the man behind the Kirby Jenner parody Instagram account.

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Kendall Jenner to develop series about ‘twin brother’ Kirby Jenner

Kendall Jenner is to executive produce a new series about her “twin brother” Kirby Jenner.The model will develop a show centring on a parody Instagram account in which the fictitious social media personality named Kirby is digitally inserted into her i…

Kendall Jenner is to executive produce a new series about her “twin brother” Kirby Jenner.

The model will develop a show centring on a parody Instagram account in which the fictitious social media personality named Kirby is digitally inserted into her images.

Kendall has signed up her mum, Kris Jenner, to co-produce the series, which will air on new streaming platform Quibi.

“I’m thrilled that Quibi viewers will get an inside look at the life of my twin brother and he’ll finally have the opportunity to shine in this series,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said in a tongue-in-cheek statement.

The short-term small screen venture, titled Kirby Jenner, will be developed by The Babysitter director McG, Howie Mandel, and Ryan Seacrest.

Meanwhile, Kirby has also taken to Instagram to share his excitement over the news.

“Umm I guess I have my own @quibi show now?? We’re gonna call it ‘Kirby Jenner’ cause it’s easy for me to remember and mom said, ‘It’s fine.’ #KirbyOnQuibi #ComingSoon,” he wrote.

Kendall, 24, has long followed Kirby’s Instagram account, which currently boasts 1.2 million fans. Previously, the performance artist has received Webby and Shorty Awards nominations in the social humour, best photography, and parody accounts categories.

It is not known when the show will begin airing, but Quibi is set to officially launch on 6 April 2020.

Alexander Wang, Cara Delevingne, Zac Efron, and Joe Jonas are also working on projects for the short-form mobile video platform.

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Slick Woods attends Puma x Balmain launch following cancer news

Slick Woods attended the Puma x Balmain clothing launch on Thursday, shortly after it was revealed she was battling melanoma cancer. The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, casually announced that she was undergoing chemotherapy on Instagram…

Slick Woods attended the Puma x Balmain clothing launch on Thursday, shortly after it was revealed she was battling melanoma cancer.

The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, casually announced that she was undergoing chemotherapy on Instagram on Wednesday and reporters at The Shade Room subsequently claimed she had told them she was suffering from stage three melanoma cancer.

And Slick proved that she wasn’t letting her health battle get her down when she made a public appearance at the launch of fellow model Cara Delevingne’s clothing collaboration with Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing and sportswear giant Puma at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Dressed in black trousers, a baseball cap, sneakers and a denim jacket, she styled the look in an interesting way by securing the bottom buttonhole to the top button, exposing her shoulder, midriff, and green mesh vest top.

The launch was also attended by models Alessandra Ambrosio and Shanina Shaik and stars including Amber Heard, Eva Longoria, Bella Thorne, Machine Gun Kelly, and G-Eazy, who all sported pieces from the boxing-inspired collection.

The Savage x Fenty model referred to her medical treatment when she shared a photo of herself sticking out her tongue while out with her boyfriend Micky Munday and some friends.

“How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald,” she wrote in the caption.

As fans expressed their shock at the news and sent their well wishes, Slick shared a picture of a pouting child and urged her followers to “stop treating me like a victim”.

Slick gave birth to a son named Saphir, who she shares with model Adonis Bosso, shortly after walking the Savage X Fenty show in September 2018.

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Cara Delevingne ‘wouldn’t be as big’ without Instagram

Cara Delevingne credits Instagram with helping her become a successful model.The British star had her modelling breakthrough in 2011 and has gone on to front campaigns for Burberry, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent, and DKNY. However, she credit…

Cara Delevingne credits Instagram with helping her become a successful model.

The British star had her modelling breakthrough in 2011 and has gone on to front campaigns for Burberry, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent, and DKNY.

However, she credits a large part of her success to the rise of social media, and told Harper’s Bazaar that she wouldn’t have the career she has if it wasn’t for Instagram.

“I look at the big ’90s supermodels and I don’t think that I would have been as big of a model if Instagram hadn’t come around,” Cara explained. “I really grew up in that age of when Instagram was coming up. Now really is the social media age.”

Despite confessing that she tries to stay off Instagram and takes regular breaks from her phone, the 27-year-old enjoys using her platform to share her views with her 43.8 million followers.

“People always say you can’t have an opinion or why should you have an opinion, ‘You aren’t a politician – no one cares about your views.’ Everyone has the right to talk about their opinion and what their views are,” she stated. “Whether it’s good or not, I’m going to do it.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she blasted those who used photo-editing apps to alter their pictures on social media without being honest with their followers.

“I think that people should say if they’re using them, especially if you’re in the limelight or you have a lot of young girls that are following you,” she explained. “Why does it matter? Just say that you’re using it and be proud about it. Because when people are looking at some sort of false image and they want to emulate or replicate that, then it’s never going to happen.”

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Tess Holliday struggles to find sustainable fashion in her size

Tess Holliday struggles to wear sustainable fashion as many labels don’t make clothes for plus-size women.In a recent interview with Elle U.K. magazine, the body positivity champion explained her sadness at not being able to do her part for the environ…

Tess Holliday struggles to wear sustainable fashion as many labels don’t make clothes for plus-size women.

In a recent interview with Elle U.K. magazine, the body positivity champion explained her sadness at not being able to do her part for the environment as the designers who are making strides in becoming eco-friendly have limited sizing, forcing her to wear fast-fashion garments.

“I have to wear fast fashion and high street to major red carpet moments, and that’s great, but I want the option to wear high-end items of my choosing and it’s not available,” she told the publication.

And as an environmental activist, Tess said it raises problems because she simply cannot wear sustainable clothing yet.

“I can’t be as ethical. I don’t have a problem re-wearing outfits, but I want to be conscious of not contributing to fast fashion because of how wasteful it is, but it’s either that or I run around naked. Plus-size fashion is not there yet,” the curvy model lamented.

Elsewhere in the interview, the 34-year-old confessed she was due to star in Rihanna’s groundbreaking Savage X Fenty lingerie show during New York Fashion Week in September but had to pull out.

“Rihanna and Savage – I was going to be in that show, but my schedule didn’t work out and I will probably never forgive myself. Fingers crossed next season Rih calls me – she is a perfect example of actually giving a s**t about diversity,” Tess explained.

She went on to lavish praise on the singer-turned-designer, who featured the likes of Cara Delevingne, Alek Wek, Joan Smalls, Laverne Cox, and Normani in her presentation back in September.

“She makes size-inclusive garments, has true diversity in the models and campaigns she casts and her messaging. She’s stepping up in every way and that’s what you need, that’s how real change starts, with true diversity and representation on all levels,” she gushed.

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Cara Delevingne to host practical joke show

Cara Delevingne is to host and produce an all-female practical joke show for upcoming streaming platform Quibi. In each episode of the currently untitled show, the model/actress and a group of female accomplices will wreak havoc by executing a new stu…

Cara Delevingne is to host and produce an all-female practical joke show for upcoming streaming platform Quibi.

In each episode of the currently untitled show, the model/actress and a group of female accomplices will wreak havoc by executing a new stunt or practical joke which ranges from the ridiculous to the extreme, putting themselves in “unwieldy and unpredictable situations in the process”.

“I am so excited to be partnering with such a revolutionary streaming service like Quibi and cannot wait to unleash some necessary mischief,” Delevingne said in a statement. “As someone who watches so much content on my phone, this feels like such a perfect partnership.”

The series will be produced for the streaming service by ITV America’s Sirens Media, with the company’s president Jessica Sebastian serving as executive producer.

“Cara’s an icon in so many ways, and it’s a privilege to partner with her to develop something that authentically encapsulates her unique energy and sensibility,” Sebastian added. “As far as I know, a series in this space with this level of female guidance and representation, both in front of and behind the camera, is unprecedented, and we’re ecstatic to bring this new take on the genre to the ideal platform in Quibi.”

The 27-year-old isn’t the only fashion star to have their own show on the short-form video-streaming platform – designer Alexander Wang recently announced he would be the host of Potty Talk, in which he will interview celebrity guests in the toilets of exclusive events. Each episode will feature him alongside a guest host acting as bathroom attendants while they interview stars and take part in unusual games.

Quibi is set to launch in April 2020.

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Cara Delevingne sends first-ever ‘space selfie’

Cara Delevingne has sent a selfie photograph into space.The model/actress is no stranger to posing for the camera and often uploads candid shots of herself to her social media pages. However, Cara stepped up her selfie-taking skills for a new project e…

Cara Delevingne has sent a selfie photograph into space.

The model/actress is no stranger to posing for the camera and often uploads candid shots of herself to her social media pages.

However, Cara stepped up her selfie-taking skills for a new project earlier this week, as one of her snaps was lifted into the stratosphere as part of Samsung’s SpaceSelfie campaign. For the first “space selfie”, the 27-year-old is seen holding up a peace sign and wearing an astronaut helmet. She also snapped a group selfie at the launch event.

“Take a good look guys, this is the first ever #SpaceSelfie!” the Carnival Row star commented on her Instagram page. “Tonight, we became Space Pioneers, check out this epic group selfie that is now on its way into the stratosphere! Now it’s your turn, register now and show me what you’ve got. I’m waiting…”

Fans now also have the chance to join Cara in space by uploading their own snap to Samsung’s Mission Control website. Images will be selected at random, displayed on the S10 5G’s 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen and captured using a unique view of Earth as the backdrop. The photo will be made available for the owner to share.

“Tonight, we made history by unveiling the selfie sent into space,” stated Benjamin Braun, chief marketing officer of Samsung Europe. “Our relentless pioneering spirit continues to show that amazing things happen on a Samsung screen – even from the stratosphere.”

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