Romee Strijd is expecting baby girl

Romee Strijd and her partner Laurens van Leeuwen are expecting a baby girl. The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced she was pregnant with her first child on Instagram in May, and over the weekend, the couple hosted an outdoor gender reveal party to find…

Romee Strijd and her partner Laurens van Leeuwen are expecting a baby girl.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced she was pregnant with her first child on Instagram in May, and over the weekend, the couple hosted an outdoor gender reveal party to find out the sex of their baby.

She posted a video of their loved ones yelling a countdown in Dutch off-camera as her and Laurens stand in a green space, with Laurens holding a metal canister. At the end of the countdown, he pressed a button and pink smoke came billowing out of the canister, announcing they are having a little girl. The friends can be heard squealing with excitement while Romee giggles at their reaction and exchanges a kiss with her beau.

“We can’t wait to meet our little girl,” she wrote in the caption, followed by a love heart emoji.

The 24-year-old’s model friends celebrated the news in the comments, with Karlie Kloss writing “Can’t wait to meet her” with loved-up eye emojis, Devon Windsor simply writing “Amazing” with love heart emojis, and Shanina Shaik adding: “Omg!!!! Little girl!!!!! Congratulations babe!!!!!”

Sara Sampaio, Miranda Kerr, Josephine Skriver, Nadine Leopold, Elsa Hosk, and Chiara Ferragni also commented on the post.

When she announced her pregnancy news in May, the Dutch model revealed that she thought she wouldn’t be able to have a baby after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). “Two years ago, I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years,” she admitted. “I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream. I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way.”

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Model Vittoria Ceretti weds

Vittoria Ceretti has tied the knot with Matteo Milleri.The Italian model, who has walked the runway for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Prada, and Fendi, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that she had wed the Tale Of Us musician on 1 June….

Vittoria Ceretti has tied the knot with Matteo Milleri.

The Italian model, who has walked the runway for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Prada, and Fendi, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that she had wed the Tale Of Us musician on 1 June.

“From this day forward,” she wrote alongside an image of herself in a long white dress and Matteo in a black suit.

Vittoria also uploaded a slideshow of images from her big day and two short clips depicting the wedding ceremony inside of a church in Ibiza, Spain.

Simon Porte Jacquemus commented with a red heart emoji, with the 22-year-old having selected a white taffeta dress adapted from a number included in the designer’s spring/summer 2020 show for her wedding.

Vittoria’s post soon attracted a number of congratulatory messages from her celebrity followers.

Cindy Crawford wrote, “Beautiful bride! Congrats!” while Birgit Kos commented, “Congratulations you two,” and Duckie Thot added: “So happy for you baby!!”

Chiara Ferragni, Sara Sampaio, Carine Roitfeld, Amber Valletta, Eva Herzigova, and Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli also shared their own notes for the happy couple in the comments section.

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Heidi Klum launches social media strutting challenge

Heidi Klum has encouraged her fans to participate in a “strutting” challenge while practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus crisis.Following the launch of her new Amazon Prime Video reality TV series, Making the Cut, last week, the German supe…

Heidi Klum has encouraged her fans to participate in a “strutting” challenge while practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus crisis.

Following the launch of her new Amazon Prime Video reality TV series, Making the Cut, last week, the German supermodel and TV personality took to Instagram to share a video of her doing her best runway walk while wearing a red tracksuit and black thigh-high boots in her living room.

“While we’re all at home, I’d love to do this challenge with you guys. Please show off your best home couture and use the hashtag #StrutForTheCut,” she commented, before referring to her dog Anton. “Anton and I can’t wait to see what you will be wearing… and sending all of you lots of love!”

In the accompanying caption, Heidi asked her seven million followers to show off their “social distancing home couture”.

“Whatever you want to wear – whether that means your favourite flannels, going all out glamorous sexy and chic, or pairing your sweats with thigh-high boots (as I did). Now I want to see you strut! I will repost my favourites,” the 46-year-old noted.

Meanwhile, Heidi also announced that the team behind Making the Cut will be donating approximately $600,000 (£483,000) to the World Health Organization (WHO) in aid of hospitals and health workers around the globe fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following their exit from Project Runway in 2018, Heidi and co-host Tim Gunn unveiled the fashion competition show Making the Cut on 27 March.

Judges include Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Carine Roitfeld, Joseph Altuzarra, and Chiara Ferragni.

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Donatella Versace donates $224,000 to Milan hospital amid coronavirus crisis

Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra Versace Beck have donated $224,000 (£182,000) to a hospital in Milan, Italy amid the coronavirus crisis.The 64-year-old chief creative officer of Versace announced they would be giving the sum to the intensiv…

Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra Versace Beck have donated $224,000 (£182,000) to a hospital in Milan, Italy amid the coronavirus crisis.

The 64-year-old chief creative officer of Versace announced they would be giving the sum to the intensive care department of the San Raffaele hospital, which has been overwhelmed with patients since February, and has been appealing for financial help.

“In times like this, it is important to be united and support however we can to help all those who are in the front lines, fighting every day to save hundreds of lives,” Donatella said in a statement on social media on Friday.

“This is why, Allegra and I have decided to make a personal donation of 200,000 euros to the intensive care department of San Raffaele hospital in Milan,” she continued. “Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this disease and to all the doctors and medical staff who have been working heroically non-stop in the past weeks in the effort to take care of our loved ones… This is when we, as a society, need to stand together and care for one another.”

Currently, Italy has the highest number of Covid-19 cases outside of China, where the virus originated in December.

More than 24,700 people have been infected, with more than 1,800 deaths.

Donatella follows in the footsteps of Italian influencer Chiara Ferragni, who has raised over $3.4 million (£1.8 million) to help deal with the epidemic via a GoFundMe campaign.

Chiara and her husband, Italian rapper Fedez, also made a personal donation of $114,000 (£86,000) to help fund the purchase of much-needed new hospital beds in the San Raffaele hospital.

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Chiara Ferragni raising funds to help fight coronavirus crisis in Italy

Chiara Ferragni has launched a campaign to help raise funds for those fighting the coronavirus in Italy.The Italian influencer and her musician husband Fedez took to Instagram on Monday to announce that they were donating $114,000 (£86,000) to the San…

Chiara Ferragni has launched a campaign to help raise funds for those fighting the coronavirus in Italy.

The Italian influencer and her musician husband Fedez took to Instagram on Monday to announce that they were donating $114,000 (£86,000) to the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.

In an accompanying video, the pair also urged their followers to consider giving whatever they could spare to the cause via a GoFundMe page.

“We are here because we want to give our contribution and use our combined forced to curb this emergency taking place in Italy,” the 32-year-old, while Fedez added: “We decided to create a project in collaboration with San Raffaele Hospital in Milan which aims to support intensive care in order to create new intensive care wards. As you know, intensive care is essential for these patients and with the spread of the epidemic those places are increasingly necessary.

“What we ask you is, if you have the opportunity, please donate. If you don’t have it, share this message in order to reach as many people as possible. I am appealing to all the people who work in the world of entertainment and in the web business, to anyone who can help us to raise as much money as possible to combat this emergency. We also ask to all businesspeople who may help us to expand this message.”

Chiara concluded, “Come on Italians! Together we are a force!”

Coronavirus, also named COVID-19, has infected more than 114,000 people across 115 countries, with the global death toll at more than 4,000. While the outbreak began in China in late 2019, Italy is now one of the main nations affected, with an estimated 463 people having died and over 9,000 infected. Accordingly, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has introduced serious measures in an attempt to contain the outbreak, with 16 million people in Lombardy and 14 other provinces effectively placed in quarantine.

Meanwhile, Burberry designer Riccardo Tisci has also shared his support for his home nation.

“In this tough time, I’d like to express all my solidarity and support to my beautiful country, to my family, friends and colleagues! Italy stay strong. All my love and prayers,” he wrote on his Instagram page alongside a map of the nation and flag.

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Chiara Ferragni helps raise $3 million for fight against coronavirus in Italy

Chiara Ferragni has helped raise $3.4 million (£1.8 million) for those fighting the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.The Italian influencer and her musician husband Fedez took to Instagram on Monday to announce that they were launching a GoFundMe campaig…

Chiara Ferragni has helped raise $3.4 million (£1.8 million) for those fighting the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

The Italian influencer and her musician husband Fedez took to Instagram on Monday to announce that they were launching a GoFundMe campaign in support of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and kicked off the page by donating $114,000 (£86,000).

Less than a day later, Chiara took to social media to share that the page has nearly reached its goal and thanked her 18 million followers for their support.

“We reached more than three million (euros) in 24 hours coming from 165,000 donations from over 92 countries. The biggest crowdfund ever done in Europe. So many other crowdfundings for other Italian hospitals have started yesterday as well (sic),” she wrote. “Now do you believe when I say, ‘The power of sharing?’ THANK YOU and keep donating.”

In their original video, Chiara and Fedez urged their fans to consider giving whatever they could spare to the cause.

“We are here because we want to give our contribution and use our combined forced to curb this emergency taking place in Italy,” the 32-year-old, while Fedez added: “What we ask you is, if you have the opportunity, please donate. If you don’t have it, share this message in order to reach as many people as possible. I am appealing to all the people who work in the world of entertainment and in the web business, to anyone who can help us to raise as much money as possible to combat this emergency. We also ask to all business people who may help us to expand this message.”

Coronavirus, also named COVID-19, has infected more than 116,000 people across 115 countries, with the global death toll at more than 4,000. While the outbreak began in China in late 2019, Italy is now one of the main nations affected, with an estimated 463 people having died and over 9,000 infected.

Accordingly, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has introduced serious measures in an attempt to contain the outbreak, with 16 million people in Lombardy and 14 other provinces effectively placed in quarantine. In addition, he extended emergency measures on Monday, ordering travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings across the country.

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Moschino channels Marie Antoinette for fall 20 collection

Jeremy Scott has channelled Marie Antoinette with his latest Moschino collection.The creative director of the Italian label unveiled his fall/winter 2020 line as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with the likes of Chiara Ferragni, Yolanda Hadid, …

Jeremy Scott has channelled Marie Antoinette with his latest Moschino collection.

The creative director of the Italian label unveiled his fall/winter 2020 line as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, with the likes of Chiara Ferragni, Yolanda Hadid, and Saweetie all perched on the front row.

Titled Let Them Eat Moschino, Scott once again stuck to his signature camp aesthetic and scattered the range with references to portraits of the last Queen of France before the French Revolution in 1789, as well as to the famous phrase she was believed to have once uttered.

Regarding the concept, the designer told Vogue backstage that he had been influenced by the political divisions around the world occurring at present, especially in relation to protests in Hong Kong, Brexit in the U.K., and backlash over some of U.S. President Donald Trump’s more controversial policies. Yet, rather than offering up a very serious spectacle, he opted instead to spark a sense of delight within the audience.

“All I can do is offer respite,” he shared. “Even if you continue to fight, you need that moment of joy. We all need something uplifting. My role on this earth has only ever been to spread joy and bring happiness.”

To open, model Deirdre Firinne took to the catwalk in a gold embroidered denim dress with extremely wide skirt along with matching lace-up boots and an enormous wig courtesy of hairstylist Paul Hanlon.

A parade of similarly dramatic outfits followed, though Scott interspersed them with ladylike metallic suits, whimsical printed dresses, and candy-striped ballgowns.

Highlights included a black outfit with Moschino logo as worn by Irina Shayk, with the look topped off with layers of ’80s-style chain necklaces, and Bella Hadid in a white dress with wide skirt which was matched with a cropped black leather jacket.

And the fashion star saved his most couture creations till last, with Joan Smalls concluding the presentation by wearing a dress that resembled a tiered cake, and Gigi Hadid stepping out in a coat made entirely of faux red and pink roses.

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Gigi Hadid joins expert committee for LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

Gigi Hadid is to help judge the upcoming LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.The 24-year-old will work alongside 68 people from the world of fashion and media, including Italian model and influencer Chiara Ferragni, in an effort by the organisers of…

Gigi Hadid is to help judge the upcoming LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.

The 24-year-old will work alongside 68 people from the world of fashion and media, including Italian model and influencer Chiara Ferragni, in an effort by the organisers of the competition to appeal to a younger audience.

Gigi will also serve as ambassador in March, when the semi-finalists show their collections to a panel of industry figures, according to editors at WWD.

The model joins influencers Caroline Daur and Leaf Greener, and six other newcomers, including Ibrahim Kamara, senior fashion editor at large for i-D magazine, Natalie Kingham from Matches fashion, and Moda Operandi co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo.

Delphine Arnault, executive vice president of Louis Vuitton, thanked the new additions for the “commitment” to the prestigious fashion prize.

“They are witnesses and essential actors of fashion. Their vision helps to discover the most promising talents. I would like to thank them warmly for their loyalty and commitment to our cause,” she said in a statement.

The winner will be decided by a jury comprised of designers from top LVMH fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Christian Dior, and Givenchy.

The prize is open to designers under the age of 40 who have presented and sold at least two collections of women’s, men’s or unisex ready-to-wear.

A cash prize of $330,000 (£254,000), plus a year of coaching from experts, is up for grabs.

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Chiara Ferragni bans all disposable water bottles from her headquarters

Chiara Ferragni has banned all disposable water bottles from her headquarters in Italy.The influencer/designer is taking a big step towards sustainability and has announced plans to install a water purification system at the offices that house her busi…

Chiara Ferragni has banned all disposable water bottles from her headquarters in Italy.

The influencer/designer is taking a big step towards sustainability and has announced plans to install a water purification system at the offices that house her businesses, including her Chiara Ferragni Collection footwear and apparel brand.

Employees at the Milan offices, which accommodate her The Blonde Salad Crew, will receive treated water through a partnership with international water filtration company Culligan as part of its #Plasticfreewater campaign.

According to a statement released by Ferragni, the eco-friendly move will divert the use of roughly 35,000 plastic bottles annually between her companies.

“Thanks to @culliganitaliana dispensers that treat, cool and gas water immediately we’ll be able to save more than 34565 plastic bottles per year. The real revolution starts now, are you ready to follow the greenest trend of the moment? Save our planet!” the 32-year-old wrote on her Instagram account, The Blonde Salad.

Ferragni’s environmental efforts come as the fashion industry works to become more sustainable.

More than 150 brands signed up to French President Emmanuel Macron’s groundbreaking Fashion Pact in August, which pledged to eliminate single-use plastic and increase the use of renewable energy sources.

And bosses at French luxury goods group Kering, which owns Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen, announced in September that they would be going 100 per cent carbon neutral across all brands.

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Dior advocates for sustainability with tree-filled spring 2020 show

Dior has advocated for sustainability and the environment by holding its spring/summer 2020 show in an “inclusive garden”.Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her latest line for the French luxury label at the Longchamp Racecourse as part of …

Dior has advocated for sustainability and the environment by holding its spring/summer 2020 show in an “inclusive garden”.

Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her latest line for the French luxury label at the Longchamp Racecourse as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the spectacle attracting celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Isabelle Huppert, and Chiara Ferragni.

Teaming with members of the Coloco collective of botanists and landscape designers, Chiuri had the venue transformed into a garden, featuring 164 trees that will later be planted in the French capital, with the idea to turn the “ephemeral” nature of a fashion show into an event which will have a second life.

“We have to educate ourselves. I don’t know if we can arrive at a point where we can say we are sustainable. But I think we can do our best to impact less,” the designer told Vogue.com of her inspiration. “We have to be transparent with our audience. Fashion can do a lot, because it has the power to affect the choices of its audiences.”

The show kicked off with a model sporting a blue shirt, black and white romper, black worker boots and black woven hat, with the look referencing relaxed gardening attire. A range of beige dresses with botanical-inspired prints, loose jackets with large pockets, belted crochet numbers, and striped knitwear followed.

Partway through the presentation, Chiuri introduced several flowing chiffon dresses with delicate floral prints, denim separates, and touches of grey tie-dye, with the outfits matched with espadrilles.

Emphasising the theme even further, many of the models wore pigtail braids, evoking the hairstyle of 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, while many of the floral designs on dresses and shirts were a nod to the work of brand founder Christian Dior’s sister, Catherine Dior, who had a passion for gardening.

To conclude the show, Chiuri had models parade the catwalk in tailored grey suiting, pretty white dresses with tiered skirts, and belted gowns that could also work for the red carpet.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Wednesday with shows from Lanvin and Mugler.

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