Kim Kardashian wishes Paris Hilton would take better care of her purses

Kim Kardashian used to get annoyed with Paris Hilton for not taking care of her handbags.The reality TV personality first gained media attention as the friend and stylist of the hotel heiress back in the early 2000s, with the pair often stepping out in…

Kim Kardashian used to get annoyed with Paris Hilton for not taking care of her handbags.

The reality TV personality first gained media attention as the friend and stylist of the hotel heiress back in the early 2000s, with the pair often stepping out in matching outfits.

Famously, the stars were snapped wearing coordinating beachwear and carrying large gold and silver Louis Vuitton handbags during a trip to Sydney, Australia in 2006, but in a video for Vogue’s Life in Looks video series, Kim admitted there was nothing inside of Paris’s designer purse.

“This is one of my favourite, most iconic looks. Those bags, I still have those bags,” she smiled. “One thing – Paris does not take care of her purses. So, if you see what’s inside of her bag, there is a million things from every kind of make-up, lashes, just everything. It’s like a pharmacy inside of her bag! I would not let her put anything inside of this bag. It is an empty bag that she’s carrying.”  

Kim went on to reflect on some of her other looks from the period and shared that she wishes she never wore the white shirt and grey knit dress with an oversized Fendi belt to a Us Weekly party.

“I was able to afford a Fendi belt and matching Fendi boots,” the 39-year-old recalled. “Any time I could go to an event, I would. Because I just wanted my picture taken. That’s all that mattered to me.”

However, Kim has no regrets over her phase of sporting either a dress and stilettos or a Juicy Couture tracksuit with Havaianas flip-flops, even considering her penchant for French manicures and pedicures at the time.

“That’s what I wore every day to walk up and down to walk up Robertson Boulevard,” she smiled. “French tipped toenails to match the nails, the hoops, the whole thing is pretty legendary if you ask me. I love it and this era will always have such a close place in my heart.” 

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Kiernan Shipka explores Rome in charming Fendi campaign

Kiernan Shipka has been tapped to star in the new campaign for Fendi’s Baguette handbags.The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress appears in the latest instalment of the Italian label’s #BaguetteFriendsForever series alongside her filmmaker pal Chris…

Kiernan Shipka has been tapped to star in the new campaign for Fendi’s Baguette handbags.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress appears in the latest instalment of the Italian label’s #BaguetteFriendsForever series alongside her filmmaker pal Christian Coppola.

Showcasing the new Baguette designs in the video advertisement, Kiernan, 20, is seen daydreaming in a hotel room while surrounded by the purses, before hearing a loud honk outside of her window. Waiting for her on a scooter is Christian, ready to head to the top tourist sites in the city.

“Together they explore Rome eating gelato in the typical narrow lanes of the city, tossing a coin in the iconic Trevi Fountain and make a wish, all the way up to Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana, Fendi’s headquarters, where they play along its arches and statues,” a Fendi representative shared. “The Baguette strings along with the two best friends while discovering the city with its different versions, from the FF embossed large and mini Baguette in pink and blue pastel shades to the newly added Men’s one in brown leather with a surprising touch of the Nano Baguette worn as a belt.”

A series of still images show Kiernan and Christian posing together on a scooter and in front of the Trevi Fountain.

The iconic Baguette bag was first launched by designers at the fashion house in 1997.

Fendi reissued the Baguette at the spring/summer 2019 Milan Fashion Week show to much fanfare, with the #BaguetteFriendsForever campaign featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, influencer Caroline Daur, and model Ebonee Davis, rolling out a short time later. Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts also fronted a Baguette campaign, filmed inside the Fendi flagship store on New York’s Madison Avenue, which was released in June.

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Edie Campbell still can’t believe she was deemed ‘too fat’ for fashion show

Edie Campbell was “absolutely fuming” when she was told she was “too fat” to open a show at Milan Fashion Week earlier this year. The British model, who is a U.S. size two (U.K. size six), revealed on Instagram in February that she had been set to ope…

Edie Campbell was “absolutely fuming” when she was told she was “too fat” to open a show at Milan Fashion Week earlier this year.

The British model, who is a U.S. size two (U.K. size six), revealed on Instagram in February that she had been set to open for a label, but they decided she was “too fat” to open their show.

Opening up about the incident with Britain’s The Guardian, the 29-year-old, who walked for brands such as Fendi and Alberta Ferretti during that Milan Fashion Week, said she was “incensed” her agent only heard the news through word-of-mouth gossip.

“I was absolutely fuming to be told by a brand that I was ‘too fat’ to open this year’s Milan Fashion Week. A chain of Chinese whispers got back to my agent, who had to call and tell me that, ‘It had been a little bit difficult in the fitting’ and ‘You’re a little bit bigger than you were last year.’ I was incensed that I had to find out that way,” she recalled.

At the time, Campbell revealed the news by sharing a picture of her and her friend, artist Christabel MacGreevy, eating pastries for breakfast in a hotel room.

“When a brand says you are ‘too big’ to open their show so you get round @christabitch to have a slap up brekkie,” the model wrote. “By ‘too big’ I don’t mean ‘too famous’ I mean Too Fat.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the catwalk star admitted modelling had its challenges.

“Modelling is hard and strange in slippery ways. Being put in front of a camera and told to be sexy can be cringe-worthy – until you’ve worked it out,” she explained. “Quite often you’re standing in front of the camera and someone will say, ‘Can you dance?’ and you’re the only person in the room dancing. It’s mortifying.”

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Large handbags and space age-inspired style predicted to trend in 2020

Extra-large handbags and space age-inspired items are expected to be among the top trends for 2020.As part of their annual Year in Fashion report, analysts at Lyst have looked at data, queries, page views, and sales metrics across six million fashion p…

Extra-large handbags and space age-inspired items are expected to be among the top trends for 2020.

As part of their annual Year in Fashion report, analysts at Lyst have looked at data, queries, page views, and sales metrics across six million fashion products from over 12,000 online stores as well as the global media coverage and social media mentions generated by the biggest brands and trends.

Looking to the next year, they have predicted that big bags, such as those often sported by The Row designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, are about to make a major comeback.

“This year we reported that the average surface area of a handbag had shrunk by 40 per cent driven by the trend for mini bags,” a Lyst representative commented. “For 2020, we predict a return to the XL shoppers of the 2000s, in particular, new soft leather styles by the likes of Little Liffner and The Row.”

Space age-inspired garments are predicted to be huge too, especially items made with holographic fabrics and space suit-like outerwear, and with the Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in Tokyo next summer, the analysts expect a resurgence in Harajuku street style and cult Japanese contemporary labels like Sacai and Undercover.

Political fashion is anticipated to continue trending for the next year, while the fashion brands to keep an eye out for include Rotate by Birger Christensen, GCDS, ALYX, Marine Serre, and Cecilie Bahnsen.

Meanwhile, the accessories that enjoyed a revival during 2019 included Teva sandals, jelly shoes, clogs, Dr. Martens boots, and the Fendi baguette bag.

“One of the original ‘It’ bags, searches for the Fendi Baguette were up 138 per cent year on year, with the menswear versions also selling out across multiple retailers shortly after their release,” they added.

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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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Catherine Zeta-Jones and daughter Carys fronting Fendi campaign

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carys Douglas have been tapped to star in Fendi’s latest campaign.The Hollywood actress and her 16-year-old daughter, whom she shares with husband Michael Douglas, appear in a short film and still imagery as part of the latest …

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carys Douglas have been tapped to star in Fendi’s latest campaign.

The Hollywood actress and her 16-year-old daughter, whom she shares with husband Michael Douglas, appear in a short film and still imagery as part of the latest instalment of #MeAndMyPeekaboo, promoting the launch of the new versions of the popular Peekaboo bag, which was first released by the Italian fashion house in 2008.

In the clip, which is set to Mary J. Blige’s song Family Affair, Catherine and Carys are seen showcasing the Peekaboo handbags while posing together in front of historical buildings in Rome.

“Catherine and Carys, mother and daughter, show their unique yet special family-bond celebrating the renovation of life by blending tradition and innovation and recalling the Fendi dualism and DNA,” a brand rep shared of the campaign. “Keeping their authentic daily rituals, they elegantly dance under the colonnade of Palazzo Altemps, a Roman historical building, and lovingly play among the statues of Palazzo Della Civilte Italiana, the Fendi HQ in Rome, nourishing the dialogue between classic and contemporary where the Fendi Peekaboo bag becomes the real protagonist.”

The duo shows off the regular and extra small versions of the Peekaboo bag in the video, as well as the distinctive Pequin design.

In April 2018, the first instalment of the #MeAndMyPeekaboo campaign was unveiled, with the pictures depicting Fendi creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi and her daughters Delfina Delettrez Fendi and Leonetta Luciano Fendi, while the second set was released that July, with the images starring Kim Kardashian, her six-year-old daughter North West, as well as the reality TV star’s mother Kris Jenner. The campaign also included portraits of actor Ewan McGregor’s daughters, Clara and Esther, as well as South Korea-based sisters Jessica and Krystal Jung.

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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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Nicki Minaj ‘so grateful’ Fendi name-drop led to collaboration

Nicki Minaj is “so grateful” that name-dropping Fendi in one of her tracks led to her working with the fashion house.Last month, it was officially announced that the Starships hitmaker had teamed up with the Italian fashion house for a collection title…

Nicki Minaj is “so grateful” that name-dropping Fendi in one of her tracks led to her working with the fashion house.

Last month, it was officially announced that the Starships hitmaker had teamed up with the Italian fashion house for a collection titled Fendi Prints On. The line features swimwear, shoes, figure-hugging dresses and a padded coat, with all items covered in the Fendi logo and either in neon pink or metallic silver.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the launch event for the collection in Beverly Hills, Minaj said that she was thankful that mentioning Fendi in her 2018 track Chun-Li led to the collaboration.

“I am so grateful to everyone at Fendi. My work and relationship with them as been ideal since the day I went out there to meet with them,” the 36-year-old shared. “I’m honoured, of course. It’s Fendi! It’s a big freaking deal! And I had no idea by saying ‘Fendi’ my song that it would turn into a line, and thank God it did.”

Back in September, Fendi’s chairman and chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig lavished praise on Minaj and said the controversial Anaconda rapper was a perfect fit for the luxury Italian label.

“She is a great artist and one of the best rappers. Fendi shares great affinity with her,” he told WWD at the time. “She represents one of Fendi’s dimensions, the fun aspect of the brand and she will present it extremely well… Yes, she is extreme, but we are not afraid of that and found it very interesting working with her… (the collection) very colourful and strong; it makes a statement. We are super happy.”

The Fendi Prints On capsule collection is available now.

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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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Adut Akech plans dinner while walking the runway

Adut Akech plans her dinner while she’s walking the runway to distract herself from the task at hand.Since making her runway debut for Saint Laurent in 2017, the Sudanese-Australian model has become one of the most in-demand names in fashion, with her …

Adut Akech plans her dinner while she’s walking the runway to distract herself from the task at hand.

Since making her runway debut for Saint Laurent in 2017, the Sudanese-Australian model has become one of the most in-demand names in fashion, with her making catwalk appearances for the likes of Fendi, Valentino, Prada, Givenchy, and Haider Ackermann during the recent spring/summer 2020 Fashion Month.

During an interview with L’Officiel USA, the 19-year-old was asked what trick she uses to feel comfortable on the runway and she shared that she distracts her mind by thinking about food.

“When I think of the catwalk, I think too much and that is not good. So, I think about eating and sleeping, that really helps me,” she revealed. “I am in my own world and wonder: ‘What will I eat after the show?’ That’s my trick. I don’t know if I would recommend it to other models, but it works for me.”

Akech also confessed that she doesn’t work out or limit her food intake during fashion weeks.

“I don’t train during fashion week. I just try to drink a lot of water and eat as much as possible, and that alone can be difficult because we run from one place to another,” she continued. “But I try to eat and sleep whenever I can. I don’t do fitness to stay slim, but I used to run a lot. I felt good about that.”

During the interview, Akech also shared that hamburgers used to be her go-to comfort food until she became a pescatarian, and she prefers to go without make-up when she’s off-duty.

“I don’t use make-up during the day, because my motto is ‘less is more.’ I already wear make-up every day for work, so if I don’t have to, I don’t do it and I let my skin breathe,” she added.

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