Hailey Bieber keen to branch out into fashion design

Hailey Bieber is interested in trying her hand at fashion design.The 23-year-old first began modelling seriously in 2014 and has since gone on to appear in campaigns for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Guess, H&M, and Levi’s. Hailey is now contemplating th…

Hailey Bieber is interested in trying her hand at fashion design.

The 23-year-old first began modelling seriously in 2014 and has since gone on to appear in campaigns for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Guess, H&M, and Levi’s.

Hailey is now contemplating the next phase of her career, and in a cover interview for the March 2020 issue of Elle magazine, indicated her desire to create clothes.

“I would love to get into designing clothes. I love clothes!” she gushed. “That’s actually one of the main reasons I got into the modelling industry.”

With help from her stylist Maeve Reilly, Hailey has built up a reputation as quite the style chameleon. In addition to rocking glamorous gowns on the red carpet, she is often spotted sporting edgy streetwear looks while off-duty.

“I also want to create comfy athleisure. I love what Rihanna is doing. I think she’s incredible, and her (Fenty) line is great. I also love the Olsen twins. I’ve been a fan since the days of (1999 movie) Passport to Paris,” the model praised of her style inspirations. “It’s the same kind of thing I want to do – make stuff for myself, and if people gravitate toward it, brilliant.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Hailey noted that she would be interested in learning more about medicine if she wasn’t so heavily involved in the fashion world.

“(Previously), I wanted to maybe go to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and learn about design. In another life, I would have also loved to be a doctor. I’m interested in neuroscience; I love learning about the brain,” she smiled.

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Jennifer Lopez returns as face of Guess for spring 2020 campaign

Jennifer Lopez has channelled Hollywood glamour for Guess’ latest campaign.The superstar previously fronted the marketing imagery for the fashion brand’s denim line back in 2017 and has also recently landed modelling gigs for the likes of Versace and C…

Jennifer Lopez has channelled Hollywood glamour for Guess’ latest campaign.

The superstar previously fronted the marketing imagery for the fashion brand’s denim line back in 2017 and has also recently landed modelling gigs for the likes of Versace and Coach.

Now, Jennifer is returning to the Guess family as the face of the label’s spring 2020 campaign, with the photos showing her posing in a number of sexy outfits against the backdrop of Santa Monica, California.

“Whenever I do a collaboration, I always think of a character that I can play and be and we had a lot of fun doing that with this campaign,” she explained. “The vibe this time was a mix between an Italian film star from the ’60s, mixed with Madonna from the ’80s, mixed with Sophia Loren. It’s so much fun to get into the character and to make that happen. The clothes and setting of the shoot really worked well together to make this campaign come to life.”

The photoshoot was helmed by photographer Tatiana Gerusova and art directed by Guess’ chief creative officer, Paul Marciano. One image shows Jennifer posing in a lime green belted dress, while another depicts her wearing a purple tropical print dress in front of a palm tree. The 50-year-old also models a summery white outfit and a chic off-white three-piece suit.

Accordingly, Paul noted that he was thrilled with the final result.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jennifer back for a second campaign with Guess and Marciano,” he commented. “Jennifer continues to push boundaries in the music, fashion, and film industries and represents everything a Guess Girl is – confident, sensual and adventurous. This campaign shines a spotlight on Jennifer’s natural beauty and showcases exactly why she is celebrated as a true icon.”

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J Balvin searches social media for unknown designers

J Balvin regularly scours Instagram for emerging designers and brands to collaborate with.The Colombian reggaeton star, who is known for his vibrant and colourful style, is set to be honoured as the Style Influencer of the Year at the Footwear News Ach…

J Balvin regularly scours Instagram for emerging designers and brands to collaborate with.

The Colombian reggaeton star, who is known for his vibrant and colourful style, is set to be honoured as the Style Influencer of the Year at the Footwear News Achievement Awards on Tuesday.

He recently spoke to the outlet about his passion for fashion, as well as his desire to help unknown designers who have small followings and engagement on social media platforms.

“Jose will not only curate what he wears, but he goes searching for brands. He discovers brands,” his friend, designer Mike Amiri, told Footwear News. “He goes through Instagram and looks for brands with 500 followers, 1,000 followers, or maybe it’s a kid in Ohio sewing a quilted blanket into a pair of jeans. These are the people he reaches out to.”

The Mi Gente hitmaker has worked hard on creating his own unique look without professional guidance from a stylist.

“I like to (style myself) because I’m a geek of it. I go to the past – the ’80s and ’90s – and I walk around New York and watch people’s style, the creativity,” Balvin explained. “Fashion is art, a way to express yourself, and it’s what I love to do.”

It was his quest to discover an unknown designer that led him to Amiri in 2015, and later to 424 co-founder Guillermo Andrade. Balvin was also tapped by Guess for a spring collection and campaign, and more recently collaborated with Japanese brand Bape, with a capsule line to be released on Thursday.

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Jennifer Lopez’s costume designer always ensures she ‘shines like a diamond’

Jennifer Lopez’s longtime stylist Rob Zangardi is determined for her to shine “like a diamond” during the It’s My Party tour.Jennifer kicked off her gigs in Los Angeles at the beginning of June and will be ending her trek in Russia on 11 August. Rob pi…

Jennifer Lopez’s longtime stylist Rob Zangardi is determined for her to shine “like a diamond” during the It’s My Party tour.

Jennifer kicked off her gigs in Los Angeles at the beginning of June and will be ending her trek in Russia on 11 August.

Rob pieced together the 19 costumes the On the Floor hitmaker wears during the show, as well as the 176 outfits for her dancers.

“Sparkle is incredibly effective for a big show like Jennifer’s,” Rob explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “On stage, things translate so differently. When you have an intimate setting or a smaller venue, it’s important to see the artist’s face, what they’re doing and not distract too much with the costumes. But when you’re performing for 20,000 people in an arena, the people way in the back need to see you and nothing’s more exciting than seeing J.Lo shining like a diamond onstage.

“And that’s a J.Lo staple. Jennifer has always loved the sparkle, the jewellery and the more-is-more mentality – for everything that she does.”

Explaining how involved Jennifer is when it comes to her stage costumes, Rob shared that together they put together mood boards based on the 49-year-old star’s idea for each section with colour palettes and an overall vibe.

The next stage saw Rob reach out to the designers who suit the different ideas. Versace, Guess, Zuhair Murad, Giambattista Valli, Balenciaga and Marchesa are among the big-name fashion houses who contributed to Jennifer’s tour wardrobe.

“(We approach designers) who we have relationships with or who Jennifer wants to make sure are in the show. One of them always is Versace, so we’ll reach out to their team and give them the concept,” Rob added.

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Jennifer Lopez teams with Guess on tour merchandise

Jennifer Lopez has partnered with Guess on merchandise for her upcoming tour.Back in November 2017, the superstar was tapped to front the U.S. clothing brand’s spring 2018 campaign, starring in a series of images taken by fashion photographer Tatiana G…

Jennifer Lopez has partnered with Guess on merchandise for her upcoming tour.

Back in November 2017, the superstar was tapped to front the U.S. clothing brand’s spring 2018 campaign, starring in a series of images taken by fashion photographer Tatiana Gerusova.

Now, Jennifer is taking her relationship with Guess a step further and has confirmed that she’s teamed with designers on a line of garments inspired by her It’s My Party trek.

“I looooove my new birthday suit. Swipe to see!!!!!!! #TourJacket courtesy of @Guess. #JLOItsMyParty#JLOItsMyPartyTour,” the 49-year-old captioned a photo of herself posing in a denim jacket with a Pop Art-inspired graphic on the back.

In addition to the denim jacket, the concert merchandise will include a range of T-shirts. Jennifer’s back-up dancers will also wear custom designed Guess pieces, as well as for rehearsals, and the singer will conduct her after-show meet and greets wearing looks from the label.

“The global brand will promote the concert tour and limited-edition merchandise with messaging in storefront windows, in-store signage, email marketing, and a sweepstakes that allows any Guess customer to be eligible to win concert tickets to the hottest tour of the summer and autographed tour merchandise signed by Jenny from the Block herself,” a company representative said in a statement.

The merchandise will be available for sale at pop-ups within the concert venues as well as Guess stores in surrounding cities that correspond with the tour stops and on the label’s website. Prices are yet to be announced.

Jennifer’s tour kicks off at The Forum in Inglewood, California on 7 June, with North American dates running until a show in Miami in late July.

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Grace Elizabeth thrilled to be joining Victoria’s Secret ‘family’

Grace Elizabeth can’t quite believe she is the latest model to get Angel wings at Victoria’s Secret.The rising fashion star kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted …

Grace Elizabeth can’t quite believe she is the latest model to get Angel wings at Victoria’s Secret.

The rising fashion star kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted gigs for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, and Estee Lauder.

Grace made her debut appearance at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2016, and on Wednesday (10Apr19) was announced as the brand’s new Angel – with the model now describing her colleagues at the U.S. lingerie label as an “incredible family”.

“This almost feels unreal, I’ve been pinching myself all morning! Since the moment I entered the modelling world my goal was to work with Victoria’s Secret. Today I am proud to announce I am… (drumroll please) THE NEWEST ANGEL!!!” she wrote on her Instagram page. “I can’t even express how grateful I am to all of my family, friends, and fans for your constant support and belief in me. You guys have been the biggest force behind my journey. I’m so excited for this next chapter in my life and in my career. Thank you, Ed Razek, Monica Mitro, John Pfeifer, Sophia Neophitou, and Michelle Priano, for welcoming me with open arms to this incredible family. I love you all.”

Following the retirement of longtime Victoria’s Secret Angels like Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, executives at the company have contracted new faces for the prestigious gig, with Hungarian model Barbara Palvin and British stars Leomie Anderson and Alexina Graham also recently tapped.

And now that Grace has accomplished her dream of becoming a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she has set her sights on another of her goals.

“I’m ambitious!” the 22-year-old shared in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “I’d love to do a Jimmy Fallon appearance, book more fashion magazine covers and campaigns and maybe in the future even try acting…basically, all of it!”

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Charlotte McKinney fronts new Guess swimwear line she co-designed

Charlotte McKinney has been tapped as the face of Guess’ spring/summer 2019 swimwear line.The model/actress was first selected to appear in a Guess campaign back in 2014, when she was discovered by bosses at the American clothing brand on social media….

Charlotte McKinney has been tapped as the face of Guess’ spring/summer 2019 swimwear line.

The model/actress was first selected to appear in a Guess campaign back in 2014, when she was discovered by bosses at the American clothing brand on social media.

Charlotte has since gone on to front clothing and lingerie imagery for Guess and is now wowing in the newly unveiled swimwear capsule entitled Icon, which she helped to create.

“It’s been such an honour to create, design and shoot for the iconic brand that we know as Guess. I owe a lot of my career success to Guess, it was my first big modelling job and a truly unforgettable experience,” she said. “It’s such a beautiful feeling to be part of the Guess family, to have shot several campaigns over the years, and now to create my own capsule collection is a dream come true.”

The swimwear line is comprised of 12 different “highly feminine” designs, with the pieces featuring leopard, gingham, and polka dot prints, as well as graphic stripes.

Based around a red, black and white colour palette, the beachwear is available in a range of cuts, including ’80s-inspired one-piece swimsuits, halter bikini tops and string briefs.

For the campaign, Charlotte was photographed by Derek Kettela on the sunny beaches of California, with controversial art director and Guess co-founder Paul Marciano, who has been accused of sexual harassment by former Guess girl Kate Upton, thrilled with the end result.

“Watching Charlotte’s international stardom rapidly grow since her first campaign with appearances in music videos, movies and on TV, has been an enjoyable journey to follow. Since discovering Charlotte and welcoming her into the Guess family, she has been featured in several swimwear and lingerie campaigns with Guess. We are thrilled to welcome her back for another campaign with Guess and launch her first swimwear capsule,” he said.

The Icon capsule collection will be available to purchase from the beginning of March (19).

In addition to her gig with Guess, Charlotte also has a string of Hollywood projects lined-up, including a part in upcoming supernatural horror film Fantasy Island alongside Michael Pena and Lucy Hale.

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Guess welcomes new boss but keeps Paul Marciano as creative head

Paul Marciano is remaining as Guess’ chief creative officer (CCO) as the company ushers in a new chief executive officer.Carlos Alberini is replacing Victor Herrero as CEO, with the latter at the helm of the brand when Kate Upton levelled sexual harass…

Paul Marciano is remaining as Guess’ chief creative officer (CCO) as the company ushers in a new chief executive officer.

Carlos Alberini is replacing Victor Herrero as CEO, with the latter at the helm of the brand when Kate Upton levelled sexual harassment claims at co-founder Marciano in February 2018.

Alberini was formerly Guess’ president and chief operating officer between 2000 and 2010. He left to join Restoration Hardware as co-CEO until 2014 and went on to be appointed chairman and CEO of Lucky Brand.

Maurice Marciano, Paul’s brother, will be working as interim CEO during the transition. He shared his joy at Alberini rejoining the team.

“I am very excited to have Carlos coming back as CEO at Guess. He was instrumental in building the international business in Europe and Asia during his 10-year tenure with the company,” he said in a statement.

Company executives also stated that Marciano has agreed to remain as CCO at the request of the board, and his employment will be “at will”.

While Marciano remained on the board throughout the investigation into sexual misconduct claims, his brother took over as chairman.

Guess set up a special committee in the wake of Upton’s allegations, which also saw more women step forward to accuse the fashion boss of similar activity, and concluded that it would pay out $500,000 (£380,000) in settlements to five individuals.

In the model’s claims, which were published in TIME magazine, the 26-year-old recalled how the designer had groped her breasts during a 2010 meeting.

“(He) started feeling them – playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said, ‘I’m making sure they’re real,'” she alleged, adding Marciano went on to grab her thighs and tried to kiss her face and neck, and then attempted to walk her to her hotel room, but a photographer stepped in.

In response, executives from the American brand released a statement in which they stated that Marciano “exercised poor judgment”.

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Irina Shayk eats cake during lingerie photoshoots

Irina Shayk isn’t afraid to eat her favourite cake while shooting lingerie campaigns.The Russian supermodel rose to fame in 2007 when she was tapped as the face of underwear brand Intimissimi and has since gone on to model for Victoria’s Secret, Givenc…

Irina Shayk isn’t afraid to eat her favourite cake while shooting lingerie campaigns.

The Russian supermodel rose to fame in 2007 when she was tapped as the face of underwear brand Intimissimi and has since gone on to model for Victoria’s Secret, Givenchy, Versace, and Guess, among many other big name brands.

Irina recently shot new marketing imagery for Intimissimi, and over the course of the day, explained to a reporter at W magazine that she had been snacking on her beloved Russian cake to keep her “energy up”.

“(I eat) a good amount of cake. I’m trying to stay away from coffee because I think it makes you so dry, especially in the winter. When I wake up, I have a hot glass of water and with lemon, and one cup of coffee and definitely some cake,” she said, adding that she doesn’t actually do much baking herself. “I’m a really bad cook. I just eat cakes.”

In spite of indulging in sweets, Irina went on to share that she hasn’t been hitting the gym much lately.

The brunette beauty, who shares 22-month-old daughter Lea de Seine with her actor partner Bradley Cooper, instead prefers to go to Russian saunas.

“Well, I’m Russian, so I do a Russian sauna at least once or twice a week. It’s different because you get hit by a hot broom, and it opens your pores and cleans your skin. Then you jump in a cold plunge and the difference in temperature makes your skin tighter. It’s a Russian ritual that I’ve been doing since I was a kid. And I don’t believe in facials. I really don’t. I don’t believe in going somewhere and pay someone $300 to rub cream on your face!” the 33-year-old smiled.

Elsewhere in the chat, Irina noted that family is the “most important thing” to her. But she is adamant that her personal style hasn’t changed at all since she became a mother.

“No. Not at all. Sometimes (people) will be like, ‘Oh, she’s a mom and she’s wearing this?’ I’m like, ‘Give me a break, girl,'” she sighed. “Just because you are a mom and you have a baby doesn’t mean you have to change and dress different.”

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J Balvin teams with Guess on capsule collection

J Balvin has partnered with Guess on a capsule collection of clothing.The Colombian singer, known for his songs Mi Gente and Ginza, as well as collaborations with Nicky Jam and Cardi B, previously starred as the face of the fashion label’s spring 2019 …

J Balvin has partnered with Guess on a capsule collection of clothing.

The Colombian singer, known for his songs Mi Gente and Ginza, as well as collaborations with Nicky Jam and Cardi B, previously starred as the face of the fashion label’s spring 2019 campaign.

Now, Balvin is gearing up to unveil a 42-piece range for Guess, which will be called the Vibras collection – a tribute to the name of his chart-topping 2018 album.

“Everything in this capsule is very ’90s Miami inspired,” the 33-year-old said in a statement. “The collection is about Vibras; nice energy, nice vibes, just smile and that’s what we need, all love. Partnering with Guess and designing my first collaboration with a global brand has been a dream, and this really is just the beginning.”

The line includes a selection of ready-to-wear and accessories for both men and women, though many pieces are influenced by Balvin’s colourful personal style.

The men’s collection offers colour-blocked denim and vibrant tracksuits, oversized T-shirts dipped in red, yellow and green tie-dye, multi-striped shirts, as well as kickboxing shorts. While the womenswear range offers oversized cut-off cropped tees, bodysuits, bandeaus, tank tops as well as track pants in red, yellow, white, hot pink and green hues. In addition, there are swimwear styles and accessories, such as socks, belt bags, and glasses.

Regarding the line, Guess’ director of brand partnerships, Nicolai Marciano, explained that Balvin was a natural fit for the collaboration.

“J Balvin is full of life and good energy,” he said. “The entire collection is about vibes and what he represents to the culture and the music. Watching him express that through the Guess lens in the campaign and his influence on the clothing and colours was transformational and a first for Guess. To be able to make this happen with J Balvin and with Guess is a special moment in time.”

Balvin’s Guess line will launch in stores and online on 7 February (19).

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