Stella McCartney trying to avoid ordering new fabrics for Spring 2021 collection

Stella McCartney has been trying to avoid ordering new fabrics as she creates her Spring/Summer 2021 collection.The British fashion designer is known for creating clothes which are environmentally-friendly and free from leather, fur, skins, and feather…

Stella McCartney has been trying to avoid ordering new fabrics as she creates her Spring/Summer 2021 collection.

The British fashion designer is known for creating clothes which are environmentally-friendly and free from leather, fur, skins, and feathers, and is always looking to make her brand even more sustainable.

In an interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, she revealed she is trying to go one step further in her mission for sustainability by trying to reuse old fabrics for her next collection.

“Even before this (coronavirus) situation happened, I was thinking about my Spring 2021 collection and how to not order any new fabrics. What have we got left over that we can repurpose?” she shared, before adding that she hopes the Covid-19 pandemic has forced people to take stock of their habits as consumers and buy less.

“My mind is always trying to rethink and disrupt the norm, so I hope one transformation we see is that people come back and they consider timelines, they respect that things can take a little longer if you want to do things better—that you can think in advance, that it will have a better impact, and remove this sort of disposable throwaway mentality,” she continued.

The 48-year-old explained that the health crisis, which has forced people to shelter in their homes for months, has shown the negative impact human activity has on the environment and she hopes it serves as a wake-up call to consumers.

“I hope that being forced to stop will allow us to be kinder and more mindful so that nature can reclaim its rightful place at the centre of our lives,” she said. “And I truly hope that these findings will cause a shift in consumer behaviour. I’ll be happy with even a slight shift because I know that this isn’t going to happen overnight.”

McCartney has not yet announced plans to present her S/S 21 collection.

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Andre Leon Talley wants more fashion houses to support Black designers

Andre Leon Talley has called for more fashion houses to begin supporting Black designers.The former editor-at-large at U.S. Vogue narrates the upcoming Black Fashion Designers virtual exhibition at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT…

Andre Leon Talley has called for more fashion houses to begin supporting Black designers.

The former editor-at-large at U.S. Vogue narrates the upcoming Black Fashion Designers virtual exhibition at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and was recently asked during an interview if he thought the industry was doing enough to be more inclusive.

“Global brands including Gucci and Prada have set up initiatives for Black members of the industry to advise them,” he told Harper’s Bazaar. “Gucci was one of the first to have this advisory board that started, I think, about a year ago, which meets regularly to discuss things that are important to the roles of Black talent in the fashion industry.

“That’s very, very significant,” the fashion journalist added.

He also discussed the Activism section of the virtual exhibition, which includes designer Kerby Jean-Raymond’s ‘They Have Names’ T-shirt from 2015, that featured the names of 13 unarmed men killed by police.

“That was a very powerful moment to use the T-shirts, because T-shirts are a universal uniform. And they are very, very, very relevant today, because there are people in the streets globally protesting for Black Lives Matter,” Andre explained. “Protesting against the social injustice of the blue murders by policemen of young Black men and women – Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland. They are not wearing high fashion. They are usually in T-shirts.

“The T-shirt is a very important item of clothing: a man, a woman, a child, a teenager, an elder person can walk in protest in the streets in a T-shirt. It’s comfortable, it’s accessible, and it’s affordable,” he added.

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Ashley Graham picked by Christy Turlington for Harper’s Bazaar Voices of Hope issue

Ashley Graham was overjoyed to be chosen by Christy Turlington for the Harper’s Bazaar Voices of Hope issue.The model, 32, features on one of six covers for the issue, which brings together several powerful women in the U.S. discussing racial injustice…

Ashley Graham was overjoyed to be chosen by Christy Turlington for the Harper’s Bazaar Voices of Hope issue.

The model, 32, features on one of six covers for the issue, which brings together several powerful women in the U.S. discussing racial injustice and the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Ashley stunned in a one-shouldered Proenza Schouler knitted bandage maxi dress, from the designer’s fall/winter show last year, with a signature cut out at the waist, and complemented by a statement gold choker.

The Sports Illustrated star also shared a behind-the-scenes snap of her photoshoot onto Instagram, which was shot over video call app Zoom by photographer Mario Sorrenti.

In the snap, Ashley’s husband Justin Ervin can be seen holding a phone while carrying their five-month-old son Isaac in a front-facing baby carrier, as the model posed on a stairwell.

“Thank you @cturlington for including me alongside this group of incredible women. There are so many reasons I look up to you,” she wrote in the caption. “Your fight for the health and well-being of mothers and children everywhere never stops inspiring me… It has been a trying time for everyone, but my faith in these women and everyone else who is fighting for change is what gives me hope for the future.”

Ashley features in the issue alongside fellow model Christy; chairwoman of New York’s Covid-19 Maternity Task Force Melissa DeRosa; six-time Olympic gold medal-winning runner Allyson Felix; U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood; and public health expert Dr. Leana Wen.

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Halima Aden calls on all young people to use social media to promote change

Halima Aden has called on all young people to use their social media accounts to promote anti-racism movements.The Somali-American star rose to fame in 2016 when she became the first contestant to wear a burkini and hijab, or veil, in the Miss Minnesot…

Halima Aden has called on all young people to use their social media accounts to promote anti-racism movements.

The Somali-American star rose to fame in 2016 when she became the first contestant to wear a burkini and hijab, or veil, in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, and in April 2019, made history when she posed in modest clothing for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue.

Now, Aden is using her platform to demand action over racial injustice and police brutality in the U.S. following the shocking death of unarmed African-African man George Floyd at the hands of police officers on 25 May – and has begged her 1.1 million Instagram followers to do the same.

“Like many right now, I keep asking myself what more I can be doing and how I can use my platform to see justice served,” she wrote in a candid op-ed for Harper’s Bazaar magazine. “I’ve been happy to see a community on social media where people are providing hope with calls to action, a show of support, and a pledge to do better.

“Everyone in today’s digital age is a social media influencer, whether you have 20 followers or 20 million; you have the power to update a community of people with the click of a button. If you can commit to using your voice – big or small – right now, that gives me hope!”

Aden went on to share that she and her roommate felt compelled to visit the spot in Minneapolis where Floyd was arrested the day after he died in order to pay their respects and express solidarity with other mourners peacefully gathered there.

And the model was overwhelmed by the sense of community she witnessed in her home state at such a pivotal moment in time.

“I know that Minnesota will be a catalyst for change. There are flaws in our system and I have faith that my fellow Minnesotans will have the difficult conversations and put leaders in place who can unite us. We are seeing necessary calls for reform by government agencies and that is a step in the right direction,” the 22-year-old added.

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Adam Lambert had ’70s-inspired suits custom-made for Velvet video

Adam Lambert can’t get enough of the ’70s-inspired suits he wears in his latest music video.The Whataya Want from Me singer recently dropped his new single Velvet, with the tune featuring on his fourth studio album of the same name.In the accompanying …

Adam Lambert can’t get enough of the ’70s-inspired suits he wears in his latest music video.

The Whataya Want from Me singer recently dropped his new single Velvet, with the tune featuring on his fourth studio album of the same name.

In the accompanying clip, Adam plays a tailor looking for love, and when they were coming up with ideas for the concept, the star and director Charlotte Rutherford immediately knew they wanted iconic Savile Row tailor Edward Sexton to create a series of boldly coloured outfits in order to perfectly convey the disco/glam rock vibe.

“A lot of the suits that I’ve been wearing lately were designed by a tailor in the U.K. – Edward Sexton. He made suits for Elton John and Mick Jagger, so that kind of inspired me to think, ‘Why don’t I act as a tailor?'” he recalled in a video interview for Harper’s Bazaar. “I love when clothes make you feel like there’s an occasion happening. Whether you’re socialising or working it tells a story, it communicates something to the people you are interacting with.”

In the video, Adam sports a custom-made crimson number and a blue velvet suit with green silk ruffled shirt. However, the white suit he donned during a wedding sequence was from his own wardrobe – with the look transformed via the help of some playful accessories.

“With the solo stuff right now, the sound has a look. Again, it’s this retro-inspired thing. There’s a little dash of ’70s New York pimp to it all. That’s what the album sounds like to me. I think that Velvet is a celebration. It has a lot of joy, I needed that to be part of the video. I want people to see the playfulness,” the 38-year-old smiled, adding that he hopes the video inspires his fans to get creative with their outfits. “To see us playing dress up. It always cracks me up the phrase, ‘I love that, I could never pull it off.’ That’s my favourite thing when I hear that. I go, ‘That’s nonsense.’ All you have to do to pull it off is have the desire to try it on. It’s tuning out what anyone else things. It’s dressing for yourself.”

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Ashley Graham struggled with ‘wild’ emotions during early pregnancy

Ashley Graham thought she had prenatal depression when she was pregnant with her son Isaac. The model, who welcomed her first child in January, has opened up about the struggles she faced in the early days of her pregnancy, as she found it hard to cope…

Ashley Graham thought she had prenatal depression when she was pregnant with her son Isaac.

The model, who welcomed her first child in January, has opened up about the struggles she faced in the early days of her pregnancy, as she found it hard to cope with the changes happening to her body and her roller coaster emotions.

“That was the wildest part. I thought, ‘What about the things I’ve told myself? What about the affirmations I’ve gone through?’ None of these mattered because my body was changing so rapidly. It really took me some time to figure it out mentally, because it was like there was an alien taking over my body,” Ashley told U.K. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, sharing that she thought she had the condition.

“When you go from laughing to crying in 30 seconds, you do wonder if you are OK. Unbeknown to me, that’s pregnancy,” she stated. “One of the best things I did for myself was to make pregnant friends, and then I realised I wasn’t alone, I was normal, and that calmed me down. I started to enjoy being pregnant in my third trimester.”

The 32-year-old also candidly recalled welcoming Isaac in a birthing pool in the living room of her and husband Justin Ervin’s Brooklyn apartment.

“Justin wanted to be as helpful as possible, and the midwife told him: ‘There’s nothing you can do, nothing.’ There’s a photo of him rubbing my arm as I’m hanging over the edge of the pool, gazing into the eyes of the midwife, who’s keeping me focused and helping me count,” she revealed. “You can tell there’s a tear running down his face – it was agonising for him to see me in so much pain and not to be able to do anything about it.”

She went on to share that Justin kept himself occupied during her labour by making them all dinner.

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Ashley Graham recruits family to help shoot fashion magazine cover

Ashley Graham’s husband Justin Ervin served as the photographer for her new cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar U.K. magazine. The model and the director/cinematographer left New York City just before lockdown was enforced and took their son Isaac, who wa…

Ashley Graham’s husband Justin Ervin served as the photographer for her new cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar U.K. magazine.

The model and the director/cinematographer left New York City just before lockdown was enforced and took their son Isaac, who was born in January, to Ashley’s childhood home in Nebraska, where they have been self-isolating with her family ever since.

The 32-year-old had been set to pose for a photoshoot in a New York studio for the July cover for the fashion magazine, but when it was cancelled due to the pandemic, Lydia Slater, acting editor-in-chief, asked Justin to shoot the images and sent clothes to Ashley’s home, with the model styling the looks herself and her mother and mother’s boyfriend working as assistants.

“I did the styling and helped art direct. Michael (Ashley’s mother’s boyfriend) was Justin’s PA, lighting man, assistant, the guy who did the Starbucks run. My mom was taking care of Isaac the whole time, carrying him in a front-facing sling, but she was also holding a light reflector,” Ashley said, according to WWD. “It’s not every day I get to work so closely with my family, and this cover shoot was a true family affair, which was an amazing experience. I always love working with my husband, Justin, because we communicate so well, and we shared the same vision for this shoot, channelling simpler times with open spaces, rolling hills and tall grass.”

The publication’s team monitored the shoot from their respective homes, with Justin sending pictures via WhatsApp to the magazine’s creative director Jo Goodby, who gave direct feedback on camera angles, looks, and set-up.

The cover image shows Ashley reclining in tall grass wearing a tied-up white blouse and black trousers. Other photos show the model in her underwear in a barn and posing in her late grandfather’s truck.

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Nina Agdal begins her evening skincare routine at 6pm

Nina Agdal has been starting her evening skincare regime at 6pm during the coronavirus lockdown.Blessed with a “normal” skin type, the Danish model usually spends little to no time cleansing her face before bed, but in a new video for Harper’s Bazaar, …

Nina Agdal has been starting her evening skincare regime at 6pm during the coronavirus lockdown.

Blessed with a “normal” skin type, the Danish model usually spends little to no time cleansing her face before bed, but in a new video for Harper’s Bazaar, she explained that she has been embracing a new routine while spending so much time at home amid the Covid-19 crisis.

“My night time routine is actually brand spanking new. When I’m tired, when I’m sleepy, there’s no return, there’s no going to the sink, taking off your make-up, going through a whole process, practicing self-care and self-love… it’s not happening. When I’m sleepy, it’s done. It’s over,” she said. “Ever since the quarantine happened, I have had the time to do this. When I say time, I mean that I do it super early now. I will take my night time shower, do my bedtime routine, get myself ready to bed at 6pm. It’s been really fun to actually do it for the last couple of months. And I have to say my skin is definitely very excited about it.”

Nina went on to detail her go-to products. She uses Youth To The People’s Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser to wash her face and Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover to take off her mascara.

“I really like this make-up remover. It’s so basic and gentle. I just want to wash my face, and if there’s anything left over, I just want to wipe it off. And it’s a great price,” the 28-year-old commented of the formula.

And while Nina doesn’t like to spend a fortune on skincare, she does splash out on Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Serum.

“I literally just take two drops of it on my palm and massage it all over my face. This is good stuff, I’ve definitely seen a difference in my complexion,” she added.

Her other favourites include Superflower’s The Everyday CBD Serum, Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile & Lavender, Ole Henriksen’s Banana Bright Eye Creme, and Tata Harper’s Beautifying Face Oil.

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Elizabeth Hurley rewears chain mail Versace dress after 21 years

Elizabeth Hurley has recycled the purple chain mail Versace gown she wore in 1999 for a magazine photoshoot.The 54-year-old actress first wore the backless, lavender chain mail dress when she attended the 1999 Council of Fashion Designers of America (C…

Elizabeth Hurley has recycled the purple chain mail Versace gown she wore in 1999 for a magazine photoshoot.

The 54-year-old actress first wore the backless, lavender chain mail dress when she attended the 1999 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards with her then-boyfriend Hugh Grant, and she decided to bring the slinky cowl-neck gown out of storage more than two decades after its red carpet appearance to wear it for Harper’s Bazaar’s #TurnUpNotIn photo series, which shows stars in lockdown at home wearing their chicest outfits.

“Just hanging at home watching tv for @harpersbazaarus in a @versace dress I wore 21 years ago to the #cfdaawards #lockdown #nineweekstomorrow#TurnUpNotIn,” The Royals star wrote in the caption as she shared the photo on her Instagram page.

In the picture, Hurley can be seen draping herself over a fur throw while pointing a remote at a television, with her long brunette hair tumbling down over her shoulders.

“I’ve got a zillion great memories and I can remember what I was wearing in all of them,” she told Harper’s Bazaar about the Versace gown. “The dress I unearthed for this shot is Atelier Versace – I wore it 21 years ago to the CFDA Fashion Awards. I was with my then-boyfriend Hugh Grant and had a blast. I put it away in acid-free tissue paper straightaway, and it’s still perfect!”

Hurley ended her relationship with Grant in 2000 after 13 years of dating, but the pair has remained close friends, with the Four Weddings and a Funeral star being made godfather to the actress’s 18-year-old son Damian.

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Vera Wang stuns fans with sports bra snap

Vera Wang has stunned fans on social media by sharing a snap of herself wearing a sports bra.The 70-year-old designer has been taking part in tongue-in-cheek photoshoots while self-isolating in Miami, Florida during the coronavirus lockdown, and in one…

Vera Wang has stunned fans on social media by sharing a snap of herself wearing a sports bra.

The 70-year-old designer has been taking part in tongue-in-cheek photoshoots while self-isolating in Miami, Florida during the coronavirus lockdown, and in one set of snaps posted on Instagram, Wang showcased her enviably toned abs, arms, and legs while wearing an orange Palm Angels sports bra, white denim shorts, a black hoodie slung around her shoulders, and a bejewelled clip in her long black hair.

“Category is… Backyard bling,” Wang captioned the shots, and later wrote in the comments: “When a bit of bling is needed…”

The pictures went viral after one fan spotted Wang’s age-defying figure and shared the snaps on Twitter.

“THIS B**** VERA WANG IS 70?!?!” they wrote, alongside two pictures of the iconic wedding dress designer.

Wang later replied to the tweet by simply stating: “Fact Check: Truth.”

“Tell us where the fountain of youth is please,” one fan asked, while another joked: “Tell us your secrets.”

Wang also shared another set of photos on Instagram, showing her wearing the white denim shorts paired with a graphic T-shirt, a snakeskin neon jacket, printed stilettos, and a bandana.

“Who says you can’t dress up to #stayhome? Cocktail hour….. puffer on the patio,” she wrote in the caption, and later posted another at-home photoshoot featuring her wearing a bright orange floor-length gown teamed with a matching face mask.

The designer recently told Harper’s Bazaar magazine that she’s been working out almost daily while in lockdown throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and her “workday fashion family” has been keeping her motivated.

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