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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Brad Pitt named brand ambassador for Brioni

Brad Pitt has been appointed as a brand ambassador for menswear label Brioni. The Italian luxury house, which is owned by Kering, has tapped the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star to front its upcoming advertising campaign, which is due to be released …

Brad Pitt has been appointed as a brand ambassador for menswear label Brioni.

The Italian luxury house, which is owned by Kering, has tapped the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star to front its upcoming advertising campaign, which is due to be released in January 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the company.

“Brioni is pleased to announce legendary actor Brad Pitt as its brand ambassador. An icon of cinema and style, Pitt embodies and reinforces Brioni’s bond with Hollywood. #Brioni #BradPitt #TailoringLegends,” a brand representative posted on social media.

Alongside the announcement on Instagram, the reps also shared a close-up picture of a label that had the words “Brad Pitt for Brioni” stitched into some black fabric.

Pitt follows in the footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Hopkins, and Pierce Brosnan, who have all appeared in previous campaigns for Brioni, which is known for its made-to-measure men’s suits, sartorial ready-to-wear collections, and leather goods.

The 55-year-old is no stranger to the company, having worn black bespoke Brioni suits at recent red carpet events, including the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in May and the Venice Film Festival premiere of Ad Astra in August.

Pitt, who will likely be making many appearances during the upcoming awards season, has previously served as brand ambassador for watch company Breitling and was made the first male face of iconic perfume Chanel No. 5 back in 2012.

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Sam McKnight to be honoured at The Fashion Awards 2019

Sam McKnight is to be honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2019.Officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced on Monday that the hairstylist would be presented with the prestigious prize during the …

Sam McKnight is to be honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2019.

Officials at the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced on Monday that the hairstylist would be presented with the prestigious prize during the annual event held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 2 December.

“We are thrilled to present the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator to the legendary Sam McKnight and acknowledge him for his incredible contribution to the global fashion industry,” commented Caroline Rush, BFC chief executive officer. “Sam is one of the most important image-makers of our time, hugely respected within the fashion community and a source of inspiration for many generations to come. We look forward to celebrating with him and his friends in London in December.”

Born in Scotland, McKnight moved to London in the early ’70s and quickly secured a position at leading salon Molton Brown. He soon began building his name in fashion circles and landed his first editorial shoot with British Vogue in 1977. The 64-year-old has since gone on to build a long-standing relationship with editors at the magazine, having styled models and celebrities for over 100 covers. Considered to be one of the first session stylists, McKnight has worked with executives at brands including Balmain, Burberry, Chanel, Fendi, Tom Ford, and Vivienne Westwood over the course of his career, and is also known for collaborating with celebrities such as the late Princess Diana, Cate Blanchett, Emilia Clarke, Kate Moss, and Uma Thurman.

Previous winners of the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator include photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, make-up artist Pat McGrath, and photographer Nick Knight.

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Nina Dobrev channels Chanel prankster for Halloween

Nina Dobrev has dressed up as the Chanel runway show prankster for Halloween.French YouTube star Marie Benoliel, known as Marie S’Infiltre, crashed the fashion house’s spring/summer 2020 during Paris Fashion Week at the start of October and was eventua…

Nina Dobrev has dressed up as the Chanel runway show prankster for Halloween.

French YouTube star Marie Benoliel, known as Marie S’Infiltre, crashed the fashion house’s spring/summer 2020 during Paris Fashion Week at the start of October and was eventually escorted off the runway by an unimpressed Gigi Hadid.

And on Monday, The Vampire Diaries actress teamed up with her pal, writer and producer Lane Cheek, to recreate the headline-grabbing moment for the spooky holiday, with the pair showing off their efforts on Instagram.

Like the prankster, the 30-year-old wore a black and white houndstooth tweed skirt suit with a black blouse underneath and a black hat, while Cheek channelled Hadid by sporting a dirty blonde wig, a navy top and black hot pants over sheer black tights.

They also recreated some of the photos taken from the incident and posted them alongside the real ones, with Dobrev adopting a shocked look as Cheek places one hand on her shoulder.

“‘They said I couldn’t pull off the impossible but look at me now! The most prestigious catwalk in the world.’ – Marie @gigihadid @mariesinfiltre,” Dobrev wrote in the caption.

Benoliel appeared to be flattered by the costume as she shared one of Dobrev’s photos on her own Instagram page and wrote in the caption, “Best Halloween costume by @nina.”

Dobrev also received praise from her fellow actresses in the comments, with Kaley Cuoco writing, “Your costumes are epic!”, Claire Holt posting, “You’re so good at this it’s a gift”, and Rebecca Rittenhouse commenting, “Your costumes are so relevant.”

On Friday, Dobrev had dressed up as Bad Guy singer Billie Eilish by wearing a baggy orange Louis Vuitton jumper and matching shorts, bulky jewellery, long green nails and spraying green dye in her roots. She also evoked the teen singer’s When the Party’s Over video by having her face painted to make it look like she had been crying black tears.

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Lily-Rose Depp reminded of childhood while working on Chanel’s festive perfume campaign

Lily-Rose Depp was reminded of her childhood while working on Chanel’s festive perfume campaign.The 20-year-old, who was one of the muses of the late Karl Lagerfeld, is fronting the French fashion house’s Christmas adverts for their Chanel No.5 L’Eau f…

Lily-Rose Depp was reminded of her childhood while working on Chanel’s festive perfume campaign.

The 20-year-old, who was one of the muses of the late Karl Lagerfeld, is fronting the French fashion house’s Christmas adverts for their Chanel No.5 L’Eau fragrance.

In the short film, directed by longtime Chanel collaborator Jean-Paul Goude, Depp can be seen sporting a retro 1940s-style look, with a bold red lip, a black and gold embroidered dress and an ivory Chanel beret. She’s sitting atop a huge bottle of Chanel No.5 L’Eau wearing red knee-high boots in the snow-covered scene, while looking into a snow globe, where she sees her lucky number five.

“I loved playing the character created by Jean-Paul,” Depp said in a statement. “The joy and wonderment reminded me of how I felt as a little girl on Christmas morning.”

Depp was cast in her first Chanel campaign at the age of 16 back in 2015, and became the face of their new fragrance Chanel No.5 L’Eau the following year. She went on to star in ads for Chanel’s Rouge Coco Gloss campaign and is still the youngest brand ambassador for the French fashion house to front global campaigns.

Depp recently opened up about her close relationship with Lagerfeld, who passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85.

“When we lost Karl this year, I was very sad. When I was little, I dreamed of doing what I do now, and he made my dreams come true. The time I was able to spend with him, on and off set, are memories I’ll always hold dearly,” she sweetly recalled to Vogue.

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Julianne Moore regrets wearing satin dress to 1998 Golden Globes

Julianne Moore has major regrets over her decision to wear a blue satin dress to the 1998 Golden Globes.The Oscar-winning actress always pulls out all of the stops when she steps out onto the red carpet, often sporting garments from brands like Tom For…

Julianne Moore has major regrets over her decision to wear a blue satin dress to the 1998 Golden Globes.

The Oscar-winning actress always pulls out all of the stops when she steps out onto the red carpet, often sporting garments from brands like Tom Ford and Chanel.

However, in an interview for British Vogue, Julianne explained that her one sartorial misstep was the navy blue gown with cap sleeves and matching shawl that she wore to the event two decades ago, when she was nominated for her role as Maggie in Boogie Nights.

“Oh, I have a huge regret (over) a dress that I wore when I was nominated for a Golden Globe right after my son was born,” she said in an interview with British Vogue. “My baby was only six weeks old – and I wasn’t my usual size because I hadn’t lost the baby weight obviously – and I was in this very shiny, satin dress and it was very low cut, which was really a mistake because I was nursing. My body looked terrible and my boobs got bigger and bigger through the night and my hair and make-up weren’t good. It was just an absolute fiasco.”

Julianne and her husband, director Bart Freundlich, welcomed son Caleb in December 1997, while their daughter Liv was born in 2002.

Elsewhere in the chat, the redhead shared that she has never been one for “trendy” clothes, even as a child, and in general, spends just five minutes getting ready in the morning.

“If it’s a regular day and I have a meeting and I want to look nice, I would probably wear my really cute black Louis Vuitton dress – it’s great. It’s very casual… but it looks a little bit dressy,” the 58-year-old commented. “I would wear it with a little short black boot and then I’d make sure that my hair was… clean. A blow-out really, really helps – or dry shampoo.”

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Cara Delevingne: ‘I’m not as confident as people think’

Cara Delevingne is “constantly” working on finding ways to build her self-confidence.The model/actress launched her career in 2011 and has since gone on to walk the runway for brands such as Chanel and Burberry, as well as embark on a Hollywood career….

Cara Delevingne is “constantly” working on finding ways to build her self-confidence.

The model/actress launched her career in 2011 and has since gone on to walk the runway for brands such as Chanel and Burberry, as well as embark on a Hollywood career.

But in spite of her public persona, Cara has struggled with anxiety and depression in the past, and in a new interview marking the launch of her Nasty Gal holiday campaign, she shared that she is not always as strong as onlookers may think.

“I’m constantly working to find (confidence),” the 27-year-old commented. “I don’t know if I’m as confident as the public might assume.”

Yet, Cara went on to emphasise her belief that all people should be “empowered” to be themselves.

“I think it’s very important that everyone feels empowered – man or woman. I’ve always tried to embrace and promote messages of uniqueness and individuality. I hope that helps people to feel more empowered every day,” she stated.

Elsewhere in the chat, Cara spoke about her gig fronting Nasty Gal’s 40-piece holiday range, which pays homage to outfits worn by stars such as Cher and Stevie Nicks, and is comprised of ripped jeans, leather-look trousers, cropped blazers, lace bustiers, statement T-shirts, oversized suiting, and items with ’80s-style power shoulders.

In particular, the model is a fan of the jeans with cut-outs and crop tops and insisted she isn’t afraid to re-wear her favourite pieces.

“I am a serious re-wearer. When I’m obsessed with something, I’m obsessed,” Cara said. “(My style) hasn’t changed much over the years and what I look for in clothes hasn’t changed, but with age and maturity, I do appreciate style a bit more. I like to have fun expressing myself through fashion and mix high street with vintage and sportswear.”

The Nasty Gal holiday collection can now be purchased from the brand’s website. Select styles in the range are available in U.S. sizes 2 – 22 (U.K. 4 – 24), with items priced from $19 – $195 (£15 – £150).

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Kaia Gerber can’t always tell herself apart from Cindy Crawford in photos

Kaia Gerber sometimes needs a second to tell herself apart from mother Cindy Crawford when looking at photos.The model, who is the daughter of Crawford and Rande Gerber, landed her first fashion gig at the age of 10, and after completing high school, h…

Kaia Gerber sometimes needs a second to tell herself apart from mother Cindy Crawford when looking at photos.

The model, who is the daughter of Crawford and Rande Gerber, landed her first fashion gig at the age of 10, and after completing high school, has walked the runway for the likes of Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Chanel, Versace, and Fendi.

But despite Kaia having a strong resemblance to her famous mum, in a new interview for U.S. Vogue magazine, the rising star insisted that she has only recently noticed their similarities.

“From day one, people in the industry were often taken aback by my resemblance to my mom,” the 18-year-old commented. “As I get older, it happens even more, and it’s not just a visual thing: It’s everything from our mannerisms to our voices. It used to be that I didn’t see it at all, but now I will look at a picture and have to take a moment before realising which one of us it is. But the biggest compliment is when someone says I act like my mom.”

But if fans are having trouble telling Kaia and Cindy apart, the model noted that there is one very easy way to distinguish between the brunette beauties.

“A quick tip: My mom’s the one with the mole,” she smiled.

Elsewhere in the chat, Kaia spoke about her decision to enter the fashion world, the impact the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have had on the industry, as well as the way in which social media gives models power.

“We used to see (models as) a kind of fantasy that was a bit removed from the real world. And while that magic is dimmed a little now, I believe it’s for the better,” Kaia mused. “I think it’s cool that we get to see everyone looking like themselves – for a young girl to realise, ‘OK, they don’t always look like that.'”

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Taylor Hill teams with Boohoo on capsule collection

Taylor Hill has partnered with the team at Boohoo on a capsule collection.The model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Fendi, and Chanel. Now, Hill has co…

Taylor Hill has partnered with the team at Boohoo on a capsule collection.

The model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Fendi, and Chanel.

Now, Hill has collaborated with designers at the online retailer on the Boohoo x Taylor Hill edit, with pieces reflecting her whimsical aesthetic.

“My personal style is laidback, eclectic, and comfortable. I love mixing current trends with vintage pieces in my closet to create a new look,” she said of her signature style.

The range also features romantic florals and embroideries in a colour palette of neutral tones, dusky pinks, emerald greens and mustard yellows.

Throughout the collection, textured fabrics and details including plaid suiting, embellished denim, ruffles, polka dot overlays and novelty lace sit against soft tailoring and feminine silhouettes.

Items are priced from $12 to $40 (£9 – £31) and are now available to purchase from the label’s website.

“I really admire how Boohoo is super inclusive – there is something for everyone and they’re always one step ahead with the trends and really affordable. You don’t have to break the bank to make your closet look fabulous,” the 23-year-old added.

Taylor also appears in the accompanying campaign, which was shot in Pasadena, California by Zoey Grossman. The launch was celebrated with a party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with the likes of Sofia Richie, Stella Maxwell, Jasmine Tookes, and Iskra Lawrence in attendance.

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Lily-Rose Depp: ‘Karl Lagerfeld made my dreams come true’

Lily-Rose Depp has praised the late Karl Lagerfeld for making her modelling dreams come true.The creative director of Chanel passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85, leaving the world of fashion in mourning. …

Lily-Rose Depp has praised the late Karl Lagerfeld for making her modelling dreams come true.

The creative director of Chanel passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85, leaving the world of fashion in mourning.

But now, Lily-Rose – who is the daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp – has opened up about her relationship with the godfather of fashion in a new interview with Vogue.com, and recalled meeting Lagerfeld when she was a child.

“I was eight years old and with my mother. She was doing a fitting and brought me up to the atelier. I remember him being surrounded by fabrics and drawings,” the 20-year-old shared. “When we lost Karl this year, I was very sad. When I was little, I dreamed of doing what I do now, and he made my dreams come true. The time I was able to spend with him, on and off set, are memories I’ll always hold dearly.”

The model and actress, who can be seen in the new historical drama The King alongside boyfriend Timothee Chalamet, is working closely with Virginie Viard, Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel.

“I love Virginie. I’ve known her since I started at Chanel. She’s so talented and I don’t think anyone is better suited to keeping his memory alive,” Lily-Rose gushed. “In every Chanel show, I feel like there are pieces of Karl. We still see his influence, his genius at work.”

And the rising star is still proud to be involved with the French fashion house.

“I’ve known the whole team since I was little and to be able to work with them now is a huge point of pride for me. The work is great, but the people behind it make it really special – like Karl,” she explained.

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