Hilary Duff using face gems to add sparkle to make-up routine during lockdown

Hilary Duff loves using face gems to add a bit of sparkle to her make-up routine during lockdown.The 32-year-old shared her beauty routine with her 15 million followers on Instagram TV, and confessed she had decided to do the tutorial because she was b…

Hilary Duff loves using face gems to add a bit of sparkle to her make-up routine during lockdown.

The 32-year-old shared her beauty routine with her 15 million followers on Instagram TV, and confessed she had decided to do the tutorial because she was bored at home.

“We can still have pretty make-up while we’re (staying at home),” Hilary said, as she captioned the video: “You can still sparkle in quarantine!”

The Lizzie McGuire star started off her routine with an array of products from luxury vegan skincare brand Glycelene, and sprayed the Stem C Mist on her face, followed by the Beauty Serum.

“I’m obsessed with these products; they’re all vegan. Kim, the owner and creator, has become one of my friends,” Hilary explained, as she let the serum sink into her face before applying the brand’s Rejuvenation Creme moisturiser, which contains skin-plumping hyaluronic acid.

“I love to put oils on my face, but if you prep with oils, your make-up and foundation doesn’t stay on as well. So I tend to use those when I’m not wearing make-up, or at night,” she shared, noting that she’s a big fan of Glycelene’s Skin Supplement Luxury Face Oil, which she uses at night.

The mother-of-two then applied the Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Compact Foundation with a Beauty Blender, followed by MAC Cosmetics’ Extra Dimension Blush in Fairly Precious, and then the Westman Atelier Super Loaded Tinted Highlighter in Peach.

Hilary used the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Liquid-Gel Eyeliner, as well as the Yves Saint Laurent The Shock Volumizing Mascara, which gets her lashes “nice and covered”, before reaching for cult product, Glossier’s Boy Brow, to tame her eyebrows.

Finishing off with a slick of the Colourpop Maui Wowie lip tint, she then revealed she’s been using face gems to complete her at-home look.

“The other fun thing that I’ve been doing to have fun and make my day a little bit more sparkly,” Hilary said, as the camera cut to her applying the face crystals she had bought from Amazon.

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Anna Wintour excited for changes to fashion industry

Anna Wintour is excited to see how the fashion industry responds to new challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis.In an opinion piece published on Vogue.com on Monday, the U.S. magazine’s editor-in-chief marked the Covid-19 pandemic as a catalyst for …

Anna Wintour is excited to see how the fashion industry responds to new challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis.

In an opinion piece published on Vogue.com on Monday, the U.S. magazine’s editor-in-chief marked the Covid-19 pandemic as a catalyst for much-needed change in the industry, with her writing, “Fashion has talked about change for years and now it finally is changing”.

Despite her sadness for those affected, Wintour is glad the virus has forced people to adapt accordingly and is making fashion designers ask themselves questions such as: “How will new collections emerge? How will they be shown? Not in the old ways, and I for one am excited about that.”

She cited a recent episode of Vogue’s Global Conversations, a live video chat discussion among designers such as Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, Simon Porte Jacquemus, Marni’s Francesco Risso, and John Galliano of Maison Margiela and praised them for “thinking about the future in radical ways.”

One designer who earned Wintour’s particular admiration was Giorgio Armani, who has relocated the presentation of his couture collection from Paris this summer to Milan in January 2021.

Applauding the move, Wintour wrote: “What a benefit to Milan, which has been hit hard by this pandemic, and what a positive model for the industry in that Armani’s collection will be seasonless, reflecting Giorgio’s important statement that fashion must respond to this crisis by making less, and creating more long-lasting designs. I applaud what he’s doing and know that others in fashion are watching these developments closely.”

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Milan Fashion Week going digital amid coronavirus crisis

Milan Fashion Week is to be fully digital for the first time.Italy continues to be one of the nations worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with 91,000 active cases and approximately 30,000 deaths. In light of the crisis and lockdown to prevent t…

Milan Fashion Week is to be fully digital for the first time.

Italy continues to be one of the nations worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with 91,000 active cases and approximately 30,000 deaths.

In light of the crisis and lockdown to prevent the further spread of the Covid-19 virus, executives at the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana have announced that they will be presenting the first digital fashion week from 14-17 July 2020.

The online calendar will promote the spring/summer 2021 men’s collections and the spring/summer 2021 men’s and women’s pre-collections.

“The initiative is in line with a raft of concrete responses to the recently changed scenario in the fashion industry,” a spokesperson commented. “Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will be proposing a digital platform featuring photographic and video content, interviews, and backstages of creative moments and alternative and unique viewpoints, all organised in a calendar with slots for each brand, the aim being to create a rich and varied (blueprint for) use to all operators in the industry.”

In addition, organisers hope to introduce webinars, livestreams of interviews with important industry figures, and live performances.

The news comes shortly after British Fashion Council (BFC) executives confirmed plans to merge womenswear and menswear into one gender-neutral platform for London Fashion Week during the next year, with online events to kick off from 12 June.

Meanwhile, Giorgio Armani has indicated that he plans to resume presenting fashion shows in Milan in September.

In an interview with WWD, the designer insisted he will be unveiling his men’s and women’s collections later in the year, though admitted the “format is still being defined”.

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Gucci pledges $2.2 million towards coronavirus crisis relief efforts

Gucci has pledged to donate $2.2 million (£1.7 million) towards relief efforts during the coronavirus crisis.Since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China last December, there has been 550,000 reported cases around the world and approximately 24,900 deaths…

Gucci has pledged to donate $2.2 million (£1.7 million) towards relief efforts during the coronavirus crisis.

Since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China last December, there has been 550,000 reported cases around the world and approximately 24,900 deaths. At present, the U.S., France, and Spain are among the worst affected nations, while hospitals in Italy are being overwhelmed with an estimated 62,000 active cases.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, executives at Italian fashion house Gucci announced on Thursday that they will be donating $1.1 million (£897,000) to the Italian Civil Protection Department in aid of health services in Italy and another $1.1 million to the United Nations Foundation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund in support of the World Health Organization via Facebook’s $10 million Matching Fundraiser. Officials at the health groups are monitoring and collecting data on the spread of the virus to strengthen intensive care units across the world, supplying protection equipment to health personnel, and fast-tracking the creation of vaccines and therapies.

“Gucci has created a world, open and free: a Gucci global community,” creative director Alessandro Michele and chief executive officer Marco Bizzarri said in a joint statement. “We ask all of you to be the changemakers in this crisis, to stand together with us in the fight against the coronavirus. We are all in this together.”

Meanwhile, Valentino founders Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti are contributing $1.1 million towards the newly established Columbus Covid 2 Hospital in Rome.

“In such a dramatic moment for the whole world, we wanted to give our contribution to win this crucial battle against this invisible, but terrible enemy,” they commented. “Our deepest gratitude goes to those women and men who are fighting night and day to save human lives in our hospitals.”

Other major Italian fashion brands to pledge contributions towards the crisis include Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, and Versace.

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Dior postpones cruise show due to coronavirus outbreak

Dior has postponed its upcoming cruise show due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak. The French house, headed up by Maria Grazia Chiuri, had been planning to stage its cruise show on 9 May in Lecce, Italy.However, leaders at the company have now de…

Dior has postponed its upcoming cruise show due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak.

The French house, headed up by Maria Grazia Chiuri, had been planning to stage its cruise show on 9 May in Lecce, Italy.

However, leaders at the company have now decided to delay the event indefinitely, with a new date to be announced in due course, depending on how the crisis evolves.

“As a preventive measure, in accordance with instructions from public authorities, and to reinforce the coordination of international directives, the House of Dior has decided to postpone its cruise show in order to ensure the safety of all its employees, collaborators and guests… Our thoughts are with everyone who is affected by this pandemic, all over the world,” Dior representatives said in a statement provided to WWD.

At present, Italy is the hardest hit nation outside of China, where Covid-19 originated in December.

As a result of the increasing cases, totalling more than 24,700, the country has been placed on lockdown, with all non-essential shops, bars, and restaurants closed and all major sporting and cultural events cancelled.

Dior follows in the footsteps of Gucci, which has postponed its cruise show in San Francisco, California on 18 May, Prada, which has indefinitely pushed back its presentation in Tokyo, Japan on 21 May, Versace, which has shelved its runway show on 16 May at an unknown American location, and Giorgio Armani, which has postponed its cruise show in Dubai in April.

Ralph Lauren has also decided to not go ahead with its fall 2020 show, which was scheduled for April in New York, while fashion weeks in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Beijing have been scrapped.

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Vogue Italia introduces ‘imaginary cover girl’

Vogue Italia has introduced an “imaginary cover girl” for its March 2020 issue.A representative for the Italian publication posted the latest cover on Instagram on Thursday, with the image depicting a model wearing a Giorgio Armani outfit along with th…

Vogue Italia has introduced an “imaginary cover girl” for its March 2020 issue.

A representative for the Italian publication posted the latest cover on Instagram on Thursday, with the image depicting a model wearing a Giorgio Armani outfit along with the text, “Don’t judge a girl by her cover.”

However, in an accompanying article, editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti explained that the cover model and others who appear in the magazine were digitally created, with the objective being to consider the fine line between reality and fiction in this day and age, as well as pose the question, “What is real today?”

“The intention behind creating (digital models) Ida, Teresa, Helga, Anastasia, Stevie isn’t so much to point out that digital beauty obviously can’t replace real beauty, or that digital girls, in all their perfection, reveal how genuine perfection lies in the unique imperfection of each of us in flesh and blood,” he wrote. “Instead, we wanted to offer a delicate and poetic portrayal of the incredible osmosis between these two worlds. Where reality pursues the filters of Instagram, and on Instagram we are conversely starting to see the emergence of a less artificial and more sincere, analogical reality.”

The imagery was shot by photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Lotta Volkova, and overseen by creative director Ferdinando Verderi.

And while some social media followers were puzzled by the concept, Farneti insisted in his article that they should take a moment to contemplate the message.

“For centuries the dictum held true: seeing is believing. But in the era of memes, of the alteration of content for political purposes, of the minuscule effort with which a person’s face can be put on someone else’s body in photographs and videos, what can we believe?” the editor concluded.

The March 2020 issue of Vogue Italia is on newsstands now.

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Versace and Giorgio Armani cancel cruise shows over coronavirus fears

Versace and Giorgio Armani have cancelled their upcoming cruise shows amid growing concerns over the coronavirus.The Italian fashion houses have become the latest additions to a growing list of luxury brands that have decided to scrap their 2021 shows …

Versace and Giorgio Armani have cancelled their upcoming cruise shows amid growing concerns over the coronavirus.

The Italian fashion houses have become the latest additions to a growing list of luxury brands that have decided to scrap their 2021 shows as the epidemic spreads around the globe.

In a statement, officials from Versace, headed by creative director Donatella Versace, announced that they would be postponing their show, which was scheduled for 16 May at an unknown location in the U.S.

The decision follows “restrictive measures relating to international mobility”, a spokesperson for the Milan-based fashion house stated, and added that “Versace is aware of the need to give priority to the health and safety of its guests and employees”.

Three states in the U.S. have declared a state of emergency in response to the growing epidemic, with more than 230 coronavirus cases and 14 deaths reported from across the country.

Armani has also made the decision to postpone its 2021 cruise show in Dubai in April. It was due to coincide with the reopening of its boutique in the Dubai Mall, according to editors at Footwear News.

The Armani store opening will now be held in November, but the cruise show has not yet been rescheduled.

The decision comes hot on the heels of the designer staging his Milan Fashion Week fall/winter 2020 presentation behind closed doors over coronavirus fears.

Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Prada have also sent the fashion calendar into disarray by cancelling their upcoming shows in light of the widespread epidemic, which has infected more than 100,000 people and killed over 3,400 across the globe.

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Gucci cancels cruise show due to coronavirus fears

Gucci bosses have cancelled the fashion house’s cruise 2021 fashion show in California due to coronavirus fears.A spokesman confirmed the event in San Francisco, scheduled for 18 May, has been postponed in light of “the ongoing uncertainty prompted by …

Gucci bosses have cancelled the fashion house’s cruise 2021 fashion show in California due to coronavirus fears.

A spokesman confirmed the event in San Francisco, scheduled for 18 May, has been postponed in light of “the ongoing uncertainty prompted by the coronavirus outbreak”.

“A decision on the new timing and location of the show will be announced at a later date, once the situation becomes clearer,” a statement reads. “At this time, our thoughts are with all of those affected around the world.”

The virus, named COVID-19, has infected more than 90,000 people across 76 countries, with the global death toll at more than 3,100.

More than 100 cases have been confirmed in the U.S., and six people in the Seattle area of Washington state have died after contracting coronavirus.

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele reportedly chose San Francisco to host the cruise show due to its history as a centre of liberal activism, according to WWD.

The decision by the Italian fashion house follows Prada’s move to postpone its cruise show, scheduled for 21 May in Tokyo, Japan, and a week after Giorgio Armani scrapped his Milan Fashion Week event in Italy over coronavirus fears.

The 85-year-old designer showed his fall/winter 2020 collection behind closed doors on the last day of fashion week, and the future of his cruise 2021 showcase in Dubai next month is unknown.

Chanel is expected to be staging its cruise show in Capri, Italy, in May, and days later, Dior is heading to Lecce, in the Italian region of Puglia, for their highly-anticipated show.

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Giorgio Armani holds runway show in empty theatre amidst coronavirus fears

Giorgio Armani cancelled his runway show at Milan Fashion Week on Sunday due to fears over the spread of coronavirus.A representative for the Italian fashion house released a statement earlier in the day announcing that the fall/winter collection 2020 …

Giorgio Armani cancelled his runway show at Milan Fashion Week on Sunday due to fears over the spread of coronavirus.

A representative for the Italian fashion house released a statement earlier in the day announcing that the fall/winter collection 2020 would not take place in front of an audience, with models set to walk down the runway in an empty Armani showroom instead.

The show was streamed live on the luxury label’s website and social media channels, and designer Giorgio Armani, 85, was spotted arriving at the venue wearing a face mask.

“The decision was taken to safeguard the wellbeing of all his invited guests by not having them attend crowded spaces,” they commented.

Officials in Milan have reported 54 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 11 towns in northern Italy have been placed into quarantine, following the deaths of three people.

The rest of the runway shows scheduled on Sunday went ahead as planned, and executives at the Italian National Fashion Chamber said there were no indications from health chiefs that cancellations were necessary.

Armani’s decision comes after fellow Italian fashion house Prada postponed its resort 2021 show in Japan amidst coronavirus concerns, while Chanel has also canned its repeat Metiers d’Art show in Beijing, China, as the virus continues to spread around the world.

Experts have warned that the outbreak is nearing a “tipping point” and could become an uncontrollable pandemic, as the disease has infected more than 79,000 people and killed around 2,600.

Italy and Iran have introduced stringent travel restrictions in an effort to contain the virus, and South Korea has been placed on red alert.

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Laura Dern recycles 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for Oscars after-party

Laura Dern showcased her love for sustainable fashion as she recycled her 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for the third time at an Oscars after-party.The 53-year-old, who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Marriage Story during the…

Laura Dern showcased her love for sustainable fashion as she recycled her 30-year-old Armani Prive dress for the third time at an Oscars after-party.

The 53-year-old, who scooped the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Marriage Story during the ceremony, headed to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars bash wearing the stunning black gown.

The dress, which featured daring cutouts on the chest, was paired with a pink blazer draped across her shoulders as she hit the red carpet carrying her gold statuette.

Representatives for Giorgio Armani revealed on Instagram that the dress was custom-made for Dern back in 1990.

“Academy Award winner as Best Actress in a Supporting Role Laura Dern attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a vintage #GiorgioArmani gown which had been originally custom made for the actress in 1990,” the official Instagram page for the Italian fashion house shared in a post, alongside a snap of Dern wearing the gown for the third time.

The timeless piece made its debut back in 1995, when Dern attended the Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala with then-boyfriend Jeff Goldblum to honour Whoopi Goldberg. She simply accessorised the dress with a black velvet shawl and pinned her hair up with a chic barrette.

In 2013, she rocked the Armani Prive gown once again at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, and chose to complement the classic black dress with a chunky gold bracelet and drop earrings.

And Dern wasn’t the only Hollywood star to make a sustainable fashion choice for the 2020 Oscars.

Jane Fonda recycled the red Eli Saab gown that she originally wore to the 2014 Oscars, while Best Actor winner Joaquin Phoenix wore the same Stella McCartney suit that he vowed to wear to every ceremony this awards season.

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