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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Bella Hadid fronting Helmut Lang campaign

Bella Hadid has been tapped to star in Helmut Lang’s spring/summer 2020 campaign.Of late, the American model has landed gigs for the likes of Versace, Missoni, and Michael Kors, as well as appeared in shows for Moschino, Max Mara, and Rodarte. Now, Be…

Bella Hadid has been tapped to star in Helmut Lang’s spring/summer 2020 campaign.

Of late, the American model has landed gigs for the likes of Versace, Missoni, and Michael Kors, as well as appeared in shows for Moschino, Max Mara, and Rodarte.

Now, Bella is appearing in the marketing imagery for fashion label Helmut Lang, with the images shot by photographer Ethan James Green and creative directed by Brian Phillips.

The black-and-white visuals stay true to the brand’s minimalist aesthetic, with the 23-year-old only modelling monochromatic clothing.

Styled by Patti Wilson, one snap shows Bella wearing an oversized black leather jacket with matching leather trousers, a classic crop top, statement sunglasses, while another depicts her in a white top with cutouts and black trousers.

For the photoshoot, hairstylist Jimmy Paul opted to style the model’s dark brunette into a straight style with heavy bangs.

And it appears all involved in the project were thrilled with the final result, with Bella writing on Instagram alongside one of the snaps: “Thank you x a billion @ethanjamesgreen @patti_wilson I love you both, pure passion and talent.”

And the post quickly garnered the attention of her celebrity pals, with Anna Dello Russo commenting, “Major”, Dua Lipa writing, “yes yes YES!!!!!” and Elsa Hosk adding: “Sooo sick.”

Ethan has previously shot campaigns for Calvin Klein, Fendi, and Marc Jacobs, and also helmed Helmut Lang’s fall/winter 2017 imagery featuring Dara and Alek Wek.

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Elsa Hosk ‘slowly found herself’ after she quit drinking alcohol

Elsa Hosk has reflected on 10 years of sobriety in a candid post on Instagram.The Victoria’s Secret model has previously discussed her battle with alcoholism in her teenage years and early 20s, and on Thursday, she looked back on her sobriety journey a…

Elsa Hosk has reflected on 10 years of sobriety in a candid post on Instagram.

The Victoria’s Secret model has previously discussed her battle with alcoholism in her teenage years and early 20s, and on Thursday, she looked back on her sobriety journey as she shared her favourite magazine covers from the past decade.

“A decade ago I was super lost, wasn’t booking many (any) jobs so I decided to move to NYC,” Elsa wrote. “NYC was overwhelming and I got even more lost. It took me a while to realise all my problems started with me.”

She went on to explain that discovered a whole new world after she “learned she was an alcoholic” and became clean and sober.

“I met some amazing people and friends and slowly found myself again… what followed because of that I could have never imagined. Grateful beyond words,” the 31-year-old told her 5.9 million followers.

During an Instagram Q&A last summer, Elsa discussed her decision to quit drinking.

“I got sober when I was 20. It’s been 10 years of no drinking. Being sober for me didn’t mean that my life came to an end (which I thought at the time) it was the beginning of a real, beautiful, big, happy successful life. Quite the opposite of what I thought!” she shared.

“It was a struggle in the beginning because I’m an alcoholic (something you have to remind yourself of for the rest of your life) but it’s the best decision I ever made. It’s O.K. not to drink or do drugs.”

She also revealed that she had quit smoking more than two years ago, but still uses electronic cigarettes.

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Adut Akech thrilled to win Model of the Year at The Fashion Awards 2019

Adut Akech has shared her excitement over winning the Model of the Year award at The Fashion Awards 2019.The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, is quickly building up a reputation as one to watch in the fashion indust…

Adut Akech has shared her excitement over winning the Model of the Year award at The Fashion Awards 2019.

The model, who was born in South Sudan and raised in Adelaide, Australia, is quickly building up a reputation as one to watch in the fashion industry, having walked the runway for the likes of Valentino, Givenchy, Prada, and Versace.

At the British Fashion Council’s annual prizegiving on Monday night, Adut was named Model of the Year, beating out other top models Adesuwa Aighewi, Adwoa Aboah, Kaia Gerber, and Winnie Harlow, and she later took to Instagram to celebrate her achievement.

“2019 MODEL OF THE YEAR,” she wrote. “Meet the South Sudanese refugee who comes from nothing, who become (sic) your 2019 Model of The Year last night. I F**KING DID IT!!!”

Adut was presented her prize by British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and looked stunning in an emerald green Valentino gown.

During her acceptance speech, she told the audience, “It is important for all of us to remember that someone like me winning this award is a rarity… This is for the young women and men who found representation and validation in my work. I want them to never be afraid of dreaming big like I once did.”

Accordingly, a number of the 19-year-old’s celebrity followers praised her win in the Instagram comments, including Lily Aldridge, Irina Shayk, Elle Macpherson, Karlie Kloss, Shanina Shaik, and Elsa Hosk.

Karen Elson wrote, “You did it. You deserve it! You’re incredible,” Natalia Vodianova gushed, “You worked so hard, baby girl. Congrats,” and Amber Valletta added, “So, so happy for you! Well-deserved beauty.”

While Adut’s mentor Naomi Campbell sweetly commented, “So deserved my baby @adutakech. I Love you.”

Naomi was also feted on the night, taking home the prestigious Fashion Icon accolade.

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show officially cancelled for 2019

Executives have confirmed the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been cancelled for 2019.After months of speculation about the annual spectacle, bosses at L Brands, the parent company of the U.S lingerie label, announced during a call with financial an…

Executives have confirmed the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been cancelled for 2019.

After months of speculation about the annual spectacle, bosses at L Brands, the parent company of the U.S lingerie label, announced during a call with financial analysts on Thursday that the event will not happen this year.

“As communicated previously, we think it’s important to evolve the marketing of Victoria’s Secret, that is happening in certain respects now and I think there will be more to come,” explained L Brands’ chief financial officer Stuart Burgdoerfer. “And with that said, we’re figuring out how to advance the positioning of the brand and best communicate that to customers.”

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been held each year since 1995 to showcase the brand’s lingerie and sleepwear offerings.

Top models, including Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Karlie Kloss, Taylor Hill, as well as Bella and Gigi Hadid, have participated in recent events. However, the 2018 show, held in New York City, had the lowest TV ratings since its inception – causing leaders at the company to rethink the concept.

In a memo sent to employees in May, Les Wexner, chief executive officer of L Brands, indicated that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show would no longer be broadcast on network TV.

“In 2019 and beyond, we’re focusing on developing exciting and dynamic content and a new kind of event – delivered to our customers on platforms that she’s glued to … and in ways that will push the boundaries of fashion in the global digital age,” he commented.

Earlier this week, Victoria’s Secret posted another quarter of declining sales. The brand has been hit by the growth of contemporary underwear labels like Third Love, Aerie, and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty, while company leaders have also been accused of failing to embrace diversity and inclusivity in its marketing imagery and shows.

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Elsa Hosk and Jasmine Tookes star in Boohoo’s 2019 holiday campaign

Elsa Hosk and Jasmine Tookes are among the models fronting Boohoo’s 2019 holiday campaign.Bosses at the online retailer dropped the All That Glitters imagery on Monday, with the photos shot in notable locations across Las Vegas by photographer Zoe McCo…

Elsa Hosk and Jasmine Tookes are among the models fronting Boohoo’s 2019 holiday campaign.

Bosses at the online retailer dropped the All That Glitters imagery on Monday, with the photos shot in notable locations across Las Vegas by photographer Zoe McConnell.

Joining Hosk and Tookes in the photoshoot are fellow Victoria’s Secret stars Romee Strijd and Josephine Skriver, as well as model and body positivity activist Yvonne Simone.

The main photo in the campaign depicts the women posing in party dresses while sitting in a vintage car in front of a casino. Elsewhere, Hosk is seen wearing a black sequin suit, Tookes sports a silver minidress, Skriver dons a red velvet suit, Strijd poses in a pink satin skirt and matching crop top, while Simone rocks a red dress with frill detail on the neckline.

“The new drop features festive, trend-driven must-haves, in time to party hard and sparkle even harder,” a Boohoo representative said of the campaign. “Known globally for their unique and enviable styles, each model perfectly embodies the diverse offering of dressing options from boohoo. Drawing inspiration from the bold, confident, and sexy styles of each model – the collection features rich velvet suiting, mini dresses with feathered embellishments, sparkling two-piece sets, and faux furs.”

Boohoo’s holiday campaign launches worldwide on 7 November.

Pieces include tops, dresses, trousers, skirts, and accessories, with items showcasing key trends like velvet, matching sets, puffy sleeves, and jumpsuits. Select styles are available in U.S. sizes 2 – 20 (U.K. 6 – 24), while prices range from $12 – $77 (£10 – £60).

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Marc Jacobs calls Gigi Hadid’s footwear malfunction the ‘perfect mishap’

Marc Jacobs has described Gigi Hadid’s wardrobe malfunction during a recent runway show as the “perfect mishap”.The designer unveiled his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week last Wednesday, with the spring/summer 2020…

Marc Jacobs has described Gigi Hadid’s wardrobe malfunction during a recent runway show as the “perfect mishap”.

The designer unveiled his latest line at the Park Avenue Armory as part of New York Fashion Week last Wednesday, with the spring/summer 2020 collection reflecting a diverse array of influences from past decades.

Hadid was first seen in the initial parade sporting a light blue dress and pair of mules, but later walked the runway barefoot, with stylist Katie Grand later revealing that one of the model’s shoes had broken during the presentation.

Responding to Grand’s post, Jacobs praised Hadid for remaining calm under pressure.

“A perfect mishap. Sometimes only when something goes wrong does everything go right. Don’t you think??” he wrote alongside a trio of heart emojis.

While in a separate comment, the designer wrote: “What happened with your improv due to a wardrobe malfunction is a testament to your character. Being true to yourself. Able to rise to any occasion and bring joy regardless of the situation. I feel so grateful that this mistake occurred and that it fell into your arms (or feet as the case may be). It’s not often one has the great pleasure of experiencing an ‘honest’ moment.”

Models Ashley Graham, Lindsey Wixson, and Elsa Hosk also uploaded positive comments.

And in her full description of the moment, Grand noted that while thinking of an alternative for Hadid was stressful at the time, she thinks the model looked more “natural” without the original shoes.

“If you see images from the first passage she has thigh-high silver socks and white leather mules, and since we were at the other end of the armoury there wasn’t much we could do other than either fake a non-broken heel or rip off her socks and shoes and send her out barefoot, which we did, and was all the more natural for it,” she explained. “Gigi and all the people from the show thank you all so much for being so patient, beautiful and inspiring.”

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Elsa Hosk shares clothes with her boyfriend

Elsa Hosk shares a lot of her clothes with her boyfriend Tom Daly. The Swedish star has modelled for brands including Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and H&M, and has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015, but when she’s not wearing high fashion on catwalks…

Elsa Hosk shares a lot of her clothes with her boyfriend Tom Daly.

The Swedish star has modelled for brands including Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and H&M, and has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015, but when she’s not wearing high fashion on catwalks and in campaigns, Hosk borrows from Daly’s wardrobe to find her off-duty look.

“I share a lot of clothes with my boyfriend,” Hosk shared to Vogue.com.au. “I buy him a lot of vintage ’50s Hawaiian shirts that I steal when we are on vacation. I also borrow his suits sometimes and he borrows all my super oversized Balenciaga stuff and cashmere Elder Statesman sweaters. Sometimes I get something for both of us in mind.”

The 30-year-old, who has been dating the creative director of District Vision since 2015, believes times are changing in fashion and men and women are able to wear the same clothes.

“I think rules in fashion are going away,” she added. “Men and women can wear the same clothes – people are most beautiful and comfortable when they wear exactly what they want! It’s so cool when women wear traditional mens clothes and vice versa!”

Hosk sat down to chat with the publication to promote her new sustainable denim line with J Brand, and revealed that she was heavily involved in the design process for the 11-piece capsule collection.

“J Brand gave me full creative control which was so much fun for me,” Hosk gushed. “I was very quick in deciding what I wanted to do so I put together a presentation with sketches and inspiration pictures of around ten styles and they chose the ones that they liked the most… After that we made first samples and had many fittings to get the fit, wash and fabric as close as possible to our shared vision.”

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Elsa Hosk designs sustainable denim collection for J Brand

Elsa Hosk has created an 11-piece sustainable denim collection for J Brand.Following on from influencer Stephanie Shepherd’s successful #LittleBlueJean and #LittleBlackJean lines for the California-based brand last year, the Victoria’s Secret Angel has…

Elsa Hosk has created an 11-piece sustainable denim collection for J Brand.

Following on from influencer Stephanie Shepherd’s successful #LittleBlueJean and #LittleBlackJean lines for the California-based brand last year, the Victoria’s Secret Angel has now unveiled the #LittleJean collection.

Hosk oversaw the entire design process, including naming the garments and styling the accompanying campaign, which was shot by photographer Zoey Grossman.

“(J Brand is) known for making the best jeans with extremely flattering fits, so I just wanted to take some of those sustainable fabrics and push the shapes a bit,” she commented. “Anything we can do to help the environment is so crucial right now, and I’m proud to say that all the blue jeans in this collection use 90 per cent less water in production and the rest of the jeans use upcycled fabrics to cut down on waste. All the styles have recycled thread, hardware, and hangtags.”

Hosk’s line features a leather blazer and five jean styles, with prices ranging from $248 to $1,298 (£199 – £1,044).

Pumice stones, which are a natural resource but produce a large amount of waste that is discarded into the sea, were scrapped in favour of man-made eco stones.

And the model also revealed that she used to design her own jeans growing up in Sweden, as some trends hadn’t arrived in the country yet.

“Ever since I was a kid, I was obsessed with jeans and how they fit. If there was a trend that hadn’t come to Sweden yet, I would get big jeans then re-cut and re-sew them. So, when this project came up with J Brand, it was just so exciting for me. They are such an iconic denim brand (the first designer jeans I bought when I came to the U.S.) who are also working on being sustainable which is so important,” the 30-year-old added.

The collection is available to buy from J Brand’s website and Net-a-Porter, and will arrive in London department store Selfridges on Thursday, before launching globally on 1 August.

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Stella Maxwell undergoes ‘amazing’ snake massage

Stella Maxwell has stunned fans by having a massage while surrounded by snakes.The model is one of the busiest names in the fashion industry, having walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last month (Nov18), and recently posed for the likes of Mo…

Stella Maxwell has stunned fans by having a massage while surrounded by snakes.

The model is one of the busiest names in the fashion industry, having walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last month (Nov18), and recently posed for the likes of Moschino and The Kooples.

It seems Stella has now discovered an unusual way to relax, as she has shared photos on her Instagram page showing her undergoing a snake massage.

“‘Entwine in interspecies love to remember your wild divine nature. Get present. Embrace power and embody pleasure’ – Serpentessa,” the 28-year-old captioned her post. “Thank you Serpentessa for the amazing experience.”

In one snap, Stella is seen holding a number of snakes, while in another, she lies on a massage table with what appears to be two boa constrictors on her.

Serpentessa, also known as Gretchen Brown, is based in New York and has been living with serpents for over 20 years. She holds workshops and performs with snakes too, and according to her website, a snake massage lasts for an hour and 15 minutes and costs $297 (£232).

“On the table, the boa constrictors’ soothing undulations dispel any fears or concerns by toning and stimulating your body’s vagus nerve, releasing endorphins and oxytocin. These feel-good hormones relieve stress, create pleasure, and increase your emotional, physical and cognitive resiliencies in today’s stressful world,” the site states.

Even though many would not be able to bear the thought of having snakes on them during a massage, a number of Stella’s celebrity pals shared positive messages on the post.

Fellow Victoria’s Secret star Elsa Hosk wrote, “Amazingggggg,” while model Ruby Aldridge commented, “My favourite post of yours.”

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