Jane Fonda and Lil Nas X tapped to star in environmentally-conscious Gucci campaign

Jane Fonda and Lil Nas X are fronting a new environmentally-conscious campaign for Gucci.Released on Tuesday, the marketing imagery for the Italian luxury label’s first sustainable line, Gucci Off the Grid, was shot by photographer/director Harmony Kor…

Jane Fonda and Lil Nas X are fronting a new environmentally-conscious campaign for Gucci.

Released on Tuesday, the marketing imagery for the Italian luxury label’s first sustainable line, Gucci Off the Grid, was shot by photographer/director Harmony Korine with creative direction from Alessandro Michele and art direction by Christopher Simmonds.

For her photoshoot, Fonda is seen posing in front of a wooden treehouse set within a cityscape while wearing an off-white suit and carrying a yellow tote bag.

And while the Hollywood icon recently pledged to stop buying new clothes, she insisted the campaign aligns with her devotion to promoting environmental causes, such as her Fire Drill Fridays demonstrations.

“Demand that your government officials invest in clean energy infrastructure,” she commented. “Global economists agree that it’s the top investment we can make, both in terms of climate benefits and having the highest stimulus effect during the time of pandemic when so many jobs need to be created.”

Old Town Road hitmaker Lil Nas X, adventurer/environmentalist David Mayer de Rothschild, singer King Princess, and Japanese musician Miyavi, have also been cast in the project, and are depicted sporting pieces from the collection while standing or sitting in the treehouse – with a Gucci representative explaining that the imagery represents opening “the door to a new beginning”.

“@lilnasx is seen in the #GucciOffTheGrid campaign, a new sustainable collection by @alessandro_michele that is also created using ECONYL, a regenerated nylon. The rapper, singer and songwriter has embraced a greener way of living and performing, including being more aware of his environmental footprint while traveling and supporting environmentally friendly companies,” a spokesperson added in an Instagram post.

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Jane Fonda unveils CBD-infused skincare line

Jane Fonda is fronting the campaign for a new line of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD)-infused skincare products.The actress/activist has joined forces with the team at U.S. brand Uncle Bud’s to unveil the collection, which includes a Hemp Hand Sanitiser…

Jane Fonda is fronting the campaign for a new line of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD)-infused skincare products.

The actress/activist has joined forces with the team at U.S. brand Uncle Bud’s to unveil the collection, which includes a Hemp Hand Sanitiser, CBD Lip Balm, and Hemp Body Lotion.

“I’m excited to partner with Uncle Bud’s,” she said. “Wellness has always been incredibly important to me and these hemp-based products recently caught my attention. They’re eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and, most importantly, effective!”

Founded in 2018, Uncle Bud’s now offers 72 hemp and CBD-infused skincare, personal care, and pet care products, all of which are priced under $30 (£25).

Other hero formulas include the Uncle Bud’s Hemp Topical Pain Relief cream, which claims to be an anti-inflammatory, and the Miss Bud’s 60mg CBD Night Time Nourishing Cream, which is made with organic hemp seed oil.

And Garrett Greller, co-founder of Uncle Bud’s, insisted the veteran Hollywood star was the natural choice to promote the new additions to the range.

“It was really simple for us to decide that Jane Fonda would be the next ambassador for Uncle Bud’s,” he commented. “Her activism and values align with the company and there is no question that she is an icon of health and wellness both past and present. It was truly a no-brainer and we can’t wait to share what’s in store.”

Elsewhere, Greller announced that Uncle Bud’s will be donating 1,000 units of the Hemp Hand Sanitiser to Safe Place for Youth, a non-profit organisation that provides care and support to youth experiencing homelessness, on behalf of the 82-year-old.

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Jane Fonda releasing tracksuit collection to support charities

Jane Fonda has launched a limited-edition apparel collection to raise funds for two charities. The Grace and Frankie actress wore a matching grey tracksuit set, complete with a rainbow stripe which features the word “FONDA”, on Instagram at the start o…

Jane Fonda has launched a limited-edition apparel collection to raise funds for two charities.

The Grace and Frankie actress wore a matching grey tracksuit set, complete with a rainbow stripe which features the word “FONDA”, on Instagram at the start of April and many fans took to the comments and asked if the cosy loungewear set was available to purchase.

As a result of the response, the 82-year-old announced on Instagram over the weekend that she had teamed up with officials at Crafted LA to make the tracksuit available to buy for a limited run and the proceeds from the sale would be split between Fire Drill Fridays, her climate change campaign, and the One Fair Wage Emergency Fund, which provides financial aid during the Covid-19 pandemic to workers who rely on tips to get by.

“After seeing the incredible outpouring of love for the sweatsuits, my friends at Crafted LA decided to produce a limited run of the collection to donate 100 per cent of net proceeds to @FireDrillFriday and @1fairwage_official,” she wrote. “Each purchase will help the fight against climate change and provide assistance to our service industry and tipped workers affected by COVID-19.”

Crafted LA’s Jane Fonda Collection also consists of the same tracksuit – a zip-up hoodie with a rainbow stripe up the back and elasticated jogging pants with the stripe down the right leg – in navy blue, as well as a white T-shirt featuring a flame motif and the initials “JF”, and a white T-shirt bearing the words “Fire Drill Friday”.

The tops cost $24.99 (£19.95) while the tracksuits retail for $84.99 (£68).

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Jane Fonda revives iconic ’80s workout for virtual Fire Drill Fridays rally

Jane Fonda has given fans the ultimate ’80s throwback by reviving her iconic workouts in a promotion for her virtual Fire Drill Fridays rallies.The Grace and Frankie actress took to video-sharing site TikTok on Thursday to post her first clip, in which…

Jane Fonda has given fans the ultimate ’80s throwback by reviving her iconic workouts in a promotion for her virtual Fire Drill Fridays rallies.

The Grace and Frankie actress took to video-sharing site TikTok on Thursday to post her first clip, in which she was dressed in gym clothes and positioned on a yoga mat.

“I’m bringing back the Jane Fonda workout during this home sequestration,” Fonda commented, before launching into a set of leg lifts.

However, the video then switched to a short clip from one of her popular 1980s workout videos, before cutting to a shot of the star standing in a red coat.

“You know what? There are too many workouts happening right now on television and computers. What I would really like for you to do is to work out with me for the planet,” the 82-year-old stated. “There’s a climate crisis that’s a real emergency. Whether you’re on your couch or your yoga mat, would you join me for the virtual Fire Drill Fridays? The future needs you, I need you.”

In the accompanying caption, Fonda called on her followers to join in on the virtual rally she is hosting on Friday alongside members of Greenpeace USA.

“Join our virtual #FireDrillFriday this Friday at 11am PT / 2pm ET to keep the pressure on politicians to adopt a #GreenNewDeal, end new fossil fuels, and enact a just transition to a renewable economy that protects workers and communities. Let’s tackle the climate crisis while we #StayHome,” she wrote.

Fonda has been arrested for civil disobedience a handful of times at her weekly Fire Drill Fridays rallies in Washington, D.C. in recent months, and will take to social media to continue her campaign amid the coronavirus lockdown. Those interested in taking part in the virtual rally can register at Greenpeace USA’s Zoom website.

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Amber Valetta urges shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes

Amber Valletta has urged shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes in a bid to help save the environment.The American model is pushing for much more sustainability in the fashion industry, and in an interview with Footwear News, said that she is reduci…

Amber Valletta has urged shoppers to stop buying brand-new clothes in a bid to help save the environment.

The American model is pushing for much more sustainability in the fashion industry, and in an interview with Footwear News, said that she is reducing her carbon footprint by buying vintage.

“Things have value. Slow down. We don’t have to buy just because we have the urge to buy,” Amber explained, adding that she “hates” shopping.

The 46-year-old, who regularly takes part in Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Fridays climate change protests, went on to urge more leading figures, especially women, to promote eco-friendly fashion.

“Fashion affects everybody. We all have to get dressed, and one out of six people on the planet work in the garment industry in some capacity. It’s mostly women. And we know that women, one, push the economy, two, hold the money, and three, spend it,” she commented. “Fashion has an incredible opportunity to become a 21st-century industry that can really prove to the rest (of the world) how to do things properly.”

And Amber also wants to use her platform to inspire people to solve the industry’s huge environmental impact.

“We have so much potential. This is why I put my focus here, otherwise, I’d just stop focusing on fashion and go focus on environmental activism, but I actually think we can be the biggest change agents,” the star added, noting that her top tips for reducing her fashion footprint include buying quality designer pieces that have longevity and fixing broken items.

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Jane Fonda rules out undergoing any further plastic surgery

Jane Fonda has no desire to go under the knife for any further plastic surgery.The 82-year-old actress still looks as glamorous as ever when she hits the red carpet for a premiere or awards ceremony, but has been open about the amount of work it’s take…

Jane Fonda has no desire to go under the knife for any further plastic surgery.

The 82-year-old actress still looks as glamorous as ever when she hits the red carpet for a premiere or awards ceremony, but has been open about the amount of work it’s taken to maintain her flawless visage and enviable hourglass figure.

Yet, in an interview with Elle Canada, Jane insisted she won’t have any more procedures done.

“I can’t pretend that I’m not vain, but there isn’t going to be any more plastic surgery – I’m not going to cut myself up anymore,” she shared, before adding: “I have to work every day to be self-accepting; it doesn’t come easy to me.”

But the screen star tries to lift her spirits by poking fun at herself in hilarious posts on her social media pages.

“I try to make it very clear that it has been a long and continuing struggle for me,” the Grace and Frankie star insisted. “I post pictures of me looking haggard – and once with my tooth out!”

Jane candidly discussed her plastic surgery past in her 2018 documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts.

And as to why she’d decided to go public with that revelation, the Hollywood veteran replied: “I knew that if I really told the truth, it would be universal. All these issues are universal among women: ‘I’m not good enough; I have to please, starting with Daddy; I’m not pretty enough; I’m not thin enough; I’m not smart enough.'”

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Jane Fonda leads stars re-wearing dresses to 2020 Oscars

Jane Fonda promoted sustainable fashion at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday night by slipping into a dress she’d previously worn six years ago.The 82-year-old looked stunning in a red sequin Elie Saab gown as she presented the Best Picture prize to Pa…

Jane Fonda promoted sustainable fashion at the 2020 Academy Awards on Sunday night by slipping into a dress she’d previously worn six years ago.

The 82-year-old looked stunning in a red sequin Elie Saab gown as she presented the Best Picture prize to Parasite director Bong Joon Ho and producer Kwak Sin-ae during the ceremony held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

However, fans were quick to point out that Jane had first sported the dress at the 67th International Cannes Film Festival in 2014, with the move in keeping with her promise not to purchase any new clothes as part of her protests against climate change.

In addition, the Grace and Frankie star swapped her signature blonde hairstyle for a shorter, silver crop and topped off her ensemble with Pomellato jewellery, explaining in a post on Instagram that she opted for items from the brand because the designers “only use responsible, ethically harvested gold and sustainable diamonds”.

But Jane wasn’t the only celebrity to recycle a look for the Oscars. Elizabeth Banks opted to give a pre-loved gown another outing and attended the Vanity Fair after-party wearing a scarlet Badgley Mischka dress.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the bash, Elizabeth revealed she had first worn the ensemble at the magazine’s party back in 2004.

“I’m upcycling this dress – I wore this dress for the first time to Vanity Fair in 2004,” she explained. “And, we very rarely get a dress gifted to us. Badgley Mischka made this dress for me. Back then, I was in Seabiscuit, which was a big Oscar nominee, and they gave it to me, and I recently moved and found it in the back of the closet. And it still fits! So, I’m wearing it on the carpet tonight. Very excited to be wearing a dress, recycling a dress from 16 years ago.”

Elsewhere, Booksmart actress Kaitlyn Dever wore a red Louis Vuitton dress made from “completely sustainable” fabrics, while Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Margot Robbie looked stunning in a vintage midnight blue gown from Chanel.

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Amber Valletta willing to go to jail over climate change protests

Amber Valletta chose to get arrested for protesting about climate change in order to put herself on the line for the environment. The model joined actress Jane Fonda in Washington, D.C. for her weekly Fire Drill Fridays protest, which is designed to g…

Amber Valletta chose to get arrested for protesting about climate change in order to put herself on the line for the environment.

The model joined actress Jane Fonda in Washington, D.C. for her weekly Fire Drill Fridays protest, which is designed to get politicians to address climate change, in November and was subsequently arrested.

In a new interview with Porter magazine, Valletta explained that she had been “feeling this need to get loud” about the environment and put herself out there in an attempt to make people realise the planet is worth fighting for.

“I chose to get arrested,” she said. “I’ve been feeling this need to get loud; to step into my own. I don’t care what anyone thinks. I can’t sit on the sidelines; I need to physically put myself on the line. I chose to get arrested as a symbol. My life is worth putting out there, in order to show that all our lives are worth fighting for.”

Valletta then recalled the “profound” feeling she experienced seeing government buildings such as the Supreme Court and Capitol Hill as she was getting arrested.

“I believe in this. I will risk public opinion, being in jail,” the 45-year-old shared. “It was profound. This is the most important crisis we’re facing. I’m not diminishing cancer or AIDS, diabetes or addiction, but there won’t be anything left to fight for. Nothing else matters.”

Elsewhere, Valletta explained that she wants the younger generation to be able to appreciate the natural world.

“It makes me want to cry. I’ll be dead, but my great-grandkids? To live in a world where they wouldn’t experience this; where they couldn’t see elephants or a whale,” she continued. “The ocean could be disgusting and full of plastic; you can’t eat fish, go to a beach, see coral; you can’t have the opportunity to be doctors, scientists or creators. We take it for granted. It’s overwhelmingly ridiculous.”

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Anna Wintour does not approve of matching couple outfits

Anna Wintour does not approve of couples wearing matching outfits in public.The fashion journalist, who has served as editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is one of the most important figures in the industry.But while Wintour has seen many trends …

Anna Wintour does not approve of couples wearing matching outfits in public.

The fashion journalist, who has served as editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is one of the most important figures in the industry.

But while Wintour has seen many trends come and go, in a video interview for her Go Ask Anna series, she noted that she can’t stand it when people make a point of wearing the same clothes.

“Absolutely not,” she sighed. “I am not a fan of partner dressing. I think everybody should be completely independent.”

Wintour was then asked by another member of the public for her take on sustainable fashion and whether she believed a day will come where we will “shop from our own closets”.

Accordingly, she insisted that everyone should carefully consider what they buy – within reason.

“I did hear recently that the great Jane Fonda has given up shopping. But I imagine that she has a very, very large closet to shop from while she remains in Washington (D.C.) demonstrating for climate change. And good for her, what a fantastic thing to be doing with your Fridays,” the 70-year-old commented. “But I also think it’s important to remember that fashion gives one so much joy and so much sense of optimism. Yes, we should all shop more responsibly, more carefully, thinking about things that really are going to last. But fashion is also about individuality, self-expression and reflecting a moment. I think it’s very, very important to remember that.”

And as for her New Year’s resolution for 2020, Wintour has one main goal.

“I only have one New Year’s resolution and that is to do absolutely everything I can to help elect a Democratic candidate for (U.S.) President,” she added.

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Jane Fonda vows never to buy any more clothes

Jane Fonda has declared she will not buy any new clothes ever again. The veteran actress and activist has recently been arrested in Washington, D.C. four Fridays in a row as part of her Fire Drill Fridays campaign to pressure lawmakers into doing more …

Jane Fonda has declared she will not buy any new clothes ever again.

The veteran actress and activist has recently been arrested in Washington, D.C. four Fridays in a row as part of her Fire Drill Fridays campaign to pressure lawmakers into doing more to save the environment. She attended the climate change protest last Friday but made sure to avoid arrest after learning she could face months of jail time if she was taken into custody.

While addressing a crowd of protesters, Fonda declared that the red coat she has worn to every Fire Drill Fridays protest will be the last piece of clothing she ever buys.

“You see this coat?” she said. “I needed something red and I went out and found this coat on sale. This is the last article of clothing that I’m gonna ever buy.”

The Grace & Frankie star then explained that 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg has made her think more about consumerism.

“I grew up when consumerism didn’t have such a stranglehold over us. So, when I talk to people and say, ‘We don’t really need to keep shopping. We shouldn’t look to shopping for our identity. We just don’t need more stuff,’ I have to walk the talk. So, I’m not buying any more clothes,” the 81-year-old continued, jokingly that she’ll have “a lot of free time” now that she’s done with shopping.

During a subsequent interview with NPR, Fonda reiterated her claim, saying, “I’m not buying any more clothes… Period,” and described consumerism as a “major disease” in America.

“We have to get back to living in balance, not always wanting more. I want a bigger thing than you do. I want a better house than you have. I want a bigger yacht than you have. I want more clothes. No, just enough is enough,” she stated. “Enough is good enough. And I can’t say get out of your comfort zone if I haven’t done it.”

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