Jimmy Choo unveils debut beauty collection

Jimmy Choo is gearing up to make a splash in the beauty world.The footwear company, helmed by creative director Sandra Choi, is known for its luxury pumps and stilettos, with celebrity fans including Amy Adams, Bella Hadid, and Catherine, Duchess of Ca…

Jimmy Choo is gearing up to make a splash in the beauty world.

The footwear company, helmed by creative director Sandra Choi, is known for its luxury pumps and stilettos, with celebrity fans including Amy Adams, Bella Hadid, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

However, the label has now unveiled the Seduction Collection, a limited-edition capsule line of cosmetics comprised of 10 lipsticks, eight nail polishes, and a set of six concentrated fragrances.

“Seduction Collection is the embodiment of Jimmy Choo’s refined universe: feminine, elegant, daring and mesmerising,” a brand representative shared. “The ideal fashion accessory enhanced with rich shades for the lips, vibrant colours for nails and luxurious fragrances all showcased in precious nude-tinted boxes finished with gold and glitter for the ultimate luxury.”

The lipstick range includes Red Carpet, a blue-based red, and Burgundy Charm, a deep red for a timeless and sophisticated look. Meanwhile, the nail polishes are available in reds, pinks, and two glitter shades.

“The palette of strong, vibrant colours are presented in a multi-faceted glass bottle which captures light to enhance the colour further. The elegant nude cap is highlighted with gold glitter effect and the Jimmy Choo logo. The large, curved brush allows for a perfect application,” they added.

The Jimmy Choo Seduction Collection is stocked at Harrods in the U.K.

Items are priced between $42 – $211 (£35 – £175).

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Donatella Versace has no plans to retire

Donatella Versace has no desire to slow down anytime soon.The Italian designer succeeded her sibling Gianni Versace as chief creative director at the fashion brand following his tragic murder at the age of 50 in 1997. Donatella remains highly involved …

Donatella Versace has no desire to slow down anytime soon.

The Italian designer succeeded her sibling Gianni Versace as chief creative director at the fashion brand following his tragic murder at the age of 50 in 1997.

Donatella remains highly involved in all aspects of the business, and in a new interview with Elle magazine, she explained that she remains devoted to building the company.

“I cannot live forever, I’m not gonna be here forever, and things change in fashion. I’m the first one open to changes,” the 64-year-old told the March 2020 issue of the publication, before joking: “Nobody wants me to step aside, and that’s terrible!”

In December 2018, Versace was acquired by Capri Holdings Limited, the parent company of Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, and while the sale was a big decision for Donatella and her family, the fashion star couldn’t be happier with the way the business is now expanding.

“I was very careful about deciding something like this, which could change my life completely,” she commented. “I think the company needs to move ahead. I’m very happy about my choice, because Versace can grow faster.”

Donatella presented her fall/winter 2020 collection as part of Milan Fashion Week last Friday. Merging sexy separates with sportswear elements, the range included an athletic-inspired red minidress, sheer shirts with glittery animal prints, and sharp suiting with beaded lapels.

Kaia Gerber walked the runway in a tiger print faux fur coat and matching dress, Gigi Hadid rocked a black dress with exaggerated shoulders and the fashion house’s signature slashes, and Kendall Jenner closed the spectacle in a show-stopping metal mesh minidress featuring crystals on the neckline.

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Kaia Gerber doesn’t like to be called a model

Kaia Gerber doesn’t like being labelled as a model.The 18-year-old began her career at the tender age of 10 and has since walked the runway for the likes of Versace, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel. But when asked for her career advice …

Kaia Gerber doesn’t like being labelled as a model.

The 18-year-old began her career at the tender age of 10 and has since walked the runway for the likes of Versace, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel.

But when asked for her career advice to budding young models wanting to get their big break in the industry, Kaia was quick to insist that she was more than just a pretty face.

“Well, I always like to say, I model – but I am not a model,” she told Teen Vogue. “Because once you put ‘a’ or ‘an’ ahead of a title, it staples that to you. So, my advice to others who want to navigate new territories would be to not hesitate and just do what would make you proud. Never box yourself in.”

The daughter of supermodel icon Cindy Crawford also discussed her new capsule collection with Jimmy Choo and revealed she didn’t want to include skyscraper heels in her debut footwear line simply because she doesn’t like wearing them.

“I’m not typically the type to dress on-trend. I’m an ‘if I like it, I like it’ type girl,” she explained. “It was sort of a selfish decision because I’m not big on high-heels.”

The limited-edition line features four styles – lace-up combat boots, western boots, slingback heels, and a pair of slides – and Kaia kept her family in mind when she designed the collection with creative director Sandra Choi.

“I really wanted to make a shoe that my mom, my friends, or even my grandmother could wear,” she shared.

Fifteen per cent of all sales from the Jimmy Choo x KAIA collaboration, which is available now, will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Billy Porter rocks ‘royal’ gold outfit to 2020 Oscars

Billy Porter’s show-stopping look for the 2020 Oscars was “all about royalty”.The Pose star shut down the red carpet on Sunday night when he arrived at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles in a custom Giles Deacon creation, which featured a voluminous grap…

Billy Porter’s show-stopping look for the 2020 Oscars was “all about royalty”.

The Pose star shut down the red carpet on Sunday night when he arrived at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles in a custom Giles Deacon creation, which featured a voluminous graphic skirt and a sleeveless, feathered bodice.

He completed the look, which he told the New York Times was “all about royalty”, with custom Jimmy Choo heels, minimal make-up, and embellished glasses.

However, for his performance with Janelle Monae to open the Academy Awards, Porter changed into a ’70s-inspired red two-piece, complete with an extravagant gold embellished floor-length coat, to sing Elton John’s track I’m Still Standing.

The 50-year-old topped off the ensemble with an ethical and sustainable Diamond Foundry necklace from Lark & Berry, which his stylist Sam Ratelle insisted was the perfect finishing touch to his onstage outfit.

“When I saw this stunning Lark & Berry x Diamond Foundry necklace, I knew that it was the perfect shining accent to his performance look,” he told InStyle. “The fact that it is ethical and sustainable with cultured diamonds only makes it even more special and important to wear at an occasion like the Academy Awards. Looking good and doing good doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive.”

And the stylist has big plans for Porter, as he wants to encourage more designers to be open to creating gowns for men.

“The last two years have been about getting to this point. Now that we’re here, it’s the next place to go,” Ratelle added.

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Giles Deacon inspired by Kensington Palace when creating Billy Porter’s Oscars outfit

Giles Deacon was inspired by a room inside Kensington Palace when making Billy Porter’s voluminous skirt for the 2020 Oscars.The Pose star hit the red carpet at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night wearing a show-stopping custom creation by…

Giles Deacon was inspired by a room inside Kensington Palace when making Billy Porter’s voluminous skirt for the 2020 Oscars.

The Pose star hit the red carpet at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night wearing a show-stopping custom creation by the British designer, with the look completed with a gold feathered bodice and Jimmy Choo heels.

The idea to include a nod to royalty in the outfit was first dreamed up by Porter’s stylist, Sam Ratelle, who took a tour of the 415-year-old residential palace, which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, last year.

He pitched his regal plans to Deacon, and the duo combined a particular room from Kensington Palace into high fashion.

The designer had already used ideas from the palace for previous collections and decided to incorporate details from the Roman-inspired Cupola Room, which features gilded statues and a grand marble dome, into the skirt.

“I love the idea of Billy being this kind of messenger sent from the gods,” Deacon told The New York Times, adding that he turned the walls of the room into a print that was enlarged for Porter’s skirt.

The fashion star, who designed a wedding dress for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Middleton, back in 2017, also told the publication that he felt it was “very poignant to be dressing Billy”.

And Ratelle insisted that his Emmy-winning client isn’t trying to challenge to constraints of gender roles, he’s just merely wearing an artistic creation.

“I don’t see female energy,” he added of the skirt. “I see a dude. I see a dude wearing armour, wearing something that’s artistic and innately couture.”

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge recycles Alexander McQueen dress for BAFTAs

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made an eco-friendly statement on the red carpet at the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) by rewearing an Alexander McQueen dress.It was revealed last month that the dress code for the prestigious ceremony at Lon…

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made an eco-friendly statement on the red carpet at the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) by rewearing an Alexander McQueen dress.

It was revealed last month that the dress code for the prestigious ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall was to “dress sustainably”, and the 38-year-old royal opted to recycle one of her opulent designer gowns to the bash on Sunday.

Catherine first wore the floor-length white dress with gold embellishment for a state dinner in Malaysia in 2012 with husband Prince William, and on Sunday, she updated the look with a pair of gold Jimmy Choo pumps, a matching clutch, and a mother of pearl necklace and earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels.

The mother-of-three also traded her usual half-up, half-down hairstyle for an elegant updo, with her brunette locks swept into a similar style she wore to the BAFTAs last year.

The guidelines for the BAFTAs were part of the academy’s plans to create the first-ever carbon neutral awards ceremony.

“Sustainability is very important to BAFTA, and we’re doing more than ever before,” a spokesperson told Harper’s Bazaar U.K.

Guests attending the ceremony were asked to “dress sustainably” and encouraged to rewear outfits, rent designer pieces or choose vintage gowns. And if the celebrities decided to buy something new, a list of sustainable brands, including Reformation and Stella McCartney, were suggested.

It’s not the first time that there’s been a dress code for the BAFTAs – back in 2018, many guests wore black in support of the Time’s Up movement. Catherine was criticised for opting to wear dark green instead, but she did accessorise the gown with a black sash.

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Kaia Gerber teams with Jimmy Choo on capsule collection

Kaia Gerber has partnered with the team at Jimmy Choo on a capsule collection.The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford, is fronting the luxury footwear brand’s marketing imagery for a third season. But in addition to appearing in the spring/su…

Kaia Gerber has partnered with the team at Jimmy Choo on a capsule collection.

The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford, is fronting the luxury footwear brand’s marketing imagery for a third season.

But in addition to appearing in the spring/summer 2020 campaign, with the images captured by Craig McDean, Kaia has also worked alongside creative director Sandra Choi on an exclusive line.

“I jumped at the chance to work with Sandra on my dream capsule of shoe and boot styles, it was such an honour to be able to brainstorm creatively and I am so thrilled with the result,” she commented. “I wanted an effortless on/off duty wardrobe that could work with any look in a colour palette that talked to my Cali roots while adapting to any city, at any time, anywhere.”

Inspired by the popular Cruz boot, a style Kaia has adopted as one of her wardrobe staples, the capsule is comprised of four designs. Presented in a colour palette of earthy tones and black, along with printed snake and suede fabrics, the line includes the K-CRUZ lace-up combat, the K-JESSE Western boot, as well as the K-SLINGBACK and K-SLIDE, both of which are balanced on low heels and have a hint of ’90s retro minimalism.

And Sandra is delighted with the final result.

“Kaia is a modern supermodel, she represents the archetypal Jimmy Choo muse for a new era. Off the catwalk, Kaia has a signature personal style that is the epitome of effortless cool,” the designer praised. “From her first campaign with us, Kaia has worn our Cruz combat, it became her go-to and that led us to have a conversation about collaborating on her capsule shoe wardrobe.”

Fifteen per cent of all sales from the Jimmy Choo x Kaia capsule will be donated to the 18-year-old’s charity of choice, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to swap lives with Rihanna for a night

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to spend a day in Rihanna’s shoes.The 32-year-old model is currently fronting the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series, and in an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie revealed who sh…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to spend a day in Rihanna’s shoes.

The 32-year-old model is currently fronting the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series, and in an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie revealed who she’d like to swap lives with just for one night.

“I would have to say Rihanna on stage performing for sure,” she explained. “I think that’s got to be the ultimate experience and I love her, love her music and love everything she stands for and I just think it’s unlike any feeling I think you could compare it to, singing to an audience and the crowd looking back at you with adoration. I would love to experience that.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the model shared the best career advice she’s ever been given and noted that it’s the reason she’s steered away from controversy during her modelling and acting career.

“I received a lot of good career advice, but I think the one piece of career advice that’s always stuck with me is: It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and just one second to destroy it,” the mother-of-one shared.

Rosie, who is engaged to actor Jason Statham, also sweetly revealed how she would ask her parents for fashion magazine subscriptions when she was younger.

“One of my earliest childhood memories was waiting for them to arrive every month. I’d then devour every page sitting in my bedroom and share it with my mum and we’d look at all the fashion stories together,” she recalled. “It was the creativity which really inspired me. My bedroom walls were plastered with iconic images of models and fashion campaigns.”

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: ‘High heels make me feel powerful’

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley feels “powerful” whenever she slips into a pair of high heels.The British model has been tapped to star in the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series – titled Destination Party – with the photos showing he…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley feels “powerful” whenever she slips into a pair of high heels.

The British model has been tapped to star in the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series – titled Destination Party – with the photos showing her wearing designs from the luxury footwear label’s cruise 2020 collection.

In an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie discussed how different shoes can affect her mood and noted that she rarely wears flats because they don’t make her feel empowered.

“When I want to feel powerful for sure I’m always going to pick a heel. But I think you know, for a really sexy event shoe, it will probably be something patent,” she explained. “You’ll rarely see me in flats, because the way I feel when I’m in heels – whether it’s a more edgy biker-style look, or something more feminine and ballet-inspired – is just so empowered. I feel ready for the day in every way.”

Rosie sticks to “pretty simple outfits” so she can wear an extravagant shoe, and her golden rule when it comes to dressing up for black-tie events, or a red carpet premiere with her fiance Jason Statham, is to start with her footwear.

“I’m inherently a jeans and T-shirt or leather pants and a great blouse girl. But I always take a risk with shoes and I think that’s where you can add a little bit of fun, texture, colour, and sparkle. I also find shoes to be really transformative in terms of my mood,” the 32-year-old shared. “A classic little black dress with a great shoe will get you out the door – no matter what the event: black tie, cocktail, dinner, you’ll be sorted.”

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British Vogue editor pleased to see Kaia Gerber ‘in the trenches’ with other models

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl…

British Vogue’s Edward Enninful is happy to see Kaia Gerber “in the trenches” with other models.

The rising fashion star, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has already landed campaigns for the likes of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Karl Lagerfeld.

British Vogue editor-in-chief Enninful also tapped Gerber to be on the cover of the October 2019 issue of the publication, and in an accompanying article, praised the model’s commitment and professionalism.

“That Kaia has become one of the brightest faces in modelling is a personal delight to me,” he wrote. “I have known Cindy Crawford, her supermodel mother, since the ’90s, so it’s wonderful to now work with her daughter, who is as driven, hardworking and beautiful as Cindy is. It always pleases me that, every season, despite coming from privilege, I see Kaia in the trenches with the other models, doing show after show, always on time and with a kind word for everyone. That’s the way to do it.”

In the cover image, Gerber poses in a black and white ensemble from Valentino. Guido Palau and Pat McGrath were behind her hair and make-up, Joe McKenna was the stylist, Jin Soon Choi was in charge of the manicure, with Steven Meisel helming the photoshoot.

And in a post sharing the news on her Instagram page, Gerber commented that the prestigious gig was the “best” birthday present, as she celebrates turning 18 on 3 September.

“October issue of @britishvogue by #stevenmeisel is out! thank you @edward_enninful for the best birthday present, and to everyone involved #joemckenna, @guidopalau, @patmcgrathreal, and @jinsoonchoi,” she gushed.

The October issue of British Vogue hits newsstands on 6 September.

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