Paris Hilton owns at least 100 Juicy Couture tracksuits

Paris Hilton can’t stop adding to her Juicy Couture tracksuit collection.The socialite/TV personality was one of the major trendsetters of the early 2000s, and when she was not hitting the nightclubs in tiny party dresses, was often seen sporting velou…

Paris Hilton can’t stop adding to her Juicy Couture tracksuit collection.

The socialite/TV personality was one of the major trendsetters of the early 2000s, and when she was not hitting the nightclubs in tiny party dresses, was often seen sporting velour tracksuit sets from California-based label Juicy Couture which she matched with Von Dutch T-shirts.

Yet, Paris has never grown tired of wearing tracksuits when off-duty, and in an interview with The Guardian, she shared that she has a wardrobe full of them.

“Growing up, I always had my own sense of style. I loved being unique and original and coming up with my own trends,” she told the publication. “When I go to a party, I love to be glamorous and go all out; I like to sparkle and feel amazing. However, my everyday wear is very comfortable. I love Juicy Couture’s velour tracksuits; I probably own 100 of them in every colour. That’s my uniform when I’m chilling at home or going to the beach – anything that doesn’t involve a red carpet.”

Paris went on to name Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham as two of her style icons, and also noted that she appreciates her younger sister Nicky Hilton’s “understated” fashion choices.

Elsewhere in the chat, the blonde star reflected on her favourite style moments and selected the silver chainmail Julien Macdonald dress she wore to her 21st birthday party in 2001 as one of her top looks.

“It’s amazing that it has become so iconic; everybody wants to wear it. I feel proud every time I see someone wearing a version of this look,” the 38-year-old added.

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Paris Hilton recalls losing designer handbags in Bling Ring robberies

Paris Hilton lost 80 per cent of her designer handbags and clothes when she was targeted by the Bling Ring burglary gang.Paris was among the celebrities who lost possessions during the Bling Ring’s reign in Calabasas, California during 2008-09, along w…

Paris Hilton lost 80 per cent of her designer handbags and clothes when she was targeted by the Bling Ring burglary gang.

Paris was among the celebrities who lost possessions during the Bling Ring’s reign in Calabasas, California during 2008-09, along with Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, Orlando Bloom and ex Miranda Kerr, as well as Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.

The socialite and businesswoman had her house broken into multiple times, and was left with very few possessions in the wake of the robberies.

“When the Bling Ring broke into my house, they knew fashion, so they basically stole almost every single one of (my Dior bags), all my Birkins, all my Chanel bags,” Paris told Elle Australia. “They took basically everything, so 80 per cent of those things are gone because those kids broke into my house seven different times. Every time they broke in, they’d take more of my pieces. So, a lot of my stuff is gone.

“(The clothes) are probably in their closets, or on eBay… who knows.”

The 37-year-old is now thinking about finally replacing her Dior Saddle bag collection, after current label head Maria Grazia Chiuri reintroduced the iconic design to the French fashion house’s autumn/winter 2018 collection.

“I need to buy more Saddle bags! They’re so hot,” she smiled.

She’s also never lost her love for Juicy Couture tracksuits.

“I’m so happy that I’ve kept all my Juicy Couture. I have an entire closet of it, literally dedicated to all my Juicy. That was my uniform back in the day – what I always chill in when I travel. I live for Juicy,” the blonde star stated.

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Jennifer Lopez defied stylists with Juicy tracksuit on I’m Real set

Jennifer Lopez “shocked everyone” on the set of her I’m Real (Remix) music video by shunning designer outfits to model a pink sweatsuit by a then “little-known” company named Juicy Couture. The superstar is reminiscing about her old hits as she counts…

Jennifer Lopez “shocked everyone” on the set of her I’m Real (Remix) music video by shunning designer outfits to model a pink sweatsuit by a then “little-known” company named Juicy Couture.

The superstar is reminiscing about her old hits as she counts down to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, where she will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and she took to Instagram late on Tuesday (14Aug18) to share a fun fact about one of the outfits she wore for the 2001 promo – a pink velour sweatsuit top and shorts.

Posting a clip of her collaboration with rapper Ja Rule, J.Lo revealed she opted for a more low-key look for scenes of the pair dancing on a basketball court, because she wanted the footage to reflect the “real” Jenny from the Block.

“I did this remix with Ja Rule – everyone went crazy for the song so we decided to shoot a video for it. We shot it in one day,” she recalled in the caption.

“The stylists brought me all this fancy couture from all the big designers,” Jennifer continued. “But this little known company Juicy sent these sweatsuits for me to chill and hang out in…I loved them so much I decided to wear it in the video with my throwback Adidas (sneakers) and my nameplate (necklace) and a bun. I shocked everyone when I decided to wear it!”

J.Lo’s stylish-but-casual look helped to spark a fashion trend, and the Juicy Couture velour outfits quickly became all the rage.

“It seemed fitting since the song is called ‘I’m Real’, so I decided to be ME!!” she added.

The singer/actress, who is known for her fashion-forward style, is sure to turn heads at the MTV VMAs on Monday (20Aug18), when she hits the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall in her native New York.

She will also perform prior to collecting the Video Vanguard prize, which is presented to artists who have had a huge impact on the music industry.

Previous honourees include Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Britney Spears, and last year’s (17) recipient, Pink.

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Kenneth Cole to expand international presence with new partnership

Kenneth Cole has signed a deal with Global Brands Group to boost international growth.The fashion house was founded in 1982 by designer Kenneth Cole, with the brand later expanding to include footwear, fragrance and accessories. But Cole is now making…

Kenneth Cole has signed a deal with Global Brands Group to boost international growth.

The fashion house was founded in 1982 by designer Kenneth Cole, with the brand later expanding to include footwear, fragrance and accessories.

But Cole is now making moves to ramp up its presence outside of the U.S., and executives announced on Wednesday (21Mar18) that they had partnered with Global Brands.

“We are looking forward to having a Central European-based partner who specialises in footwear and is able to offer best-in-class service to department stores and independent retailers in these regions,” said Kenneth Cole chief executive officer Marc Schneider, according to Footwear News. “We are excited about this partnership and the growth opportunities it affords us in these categories of our business.”

Hong Kong-based Global Brands designs, develops, markets and sells products under a diverse array of owned and licensed brands, with the company either owning or having significant control over labels such as Calvin Klein, Under Armour, Juicy Couture, Frye, Joe’s, Cole Haan and Spyder.

Cole is looking to push its Kenneth Cole New York and Reaction Kenneth Cole collections, with Global Brands bosses keen to get the apparel sold in retailers in cities in London, Paris and Milan.

“Kenneth Cole and his brand had defined the standard for New York style and social consciousness for more than three decades,” added Mike Hiscock of Global Brands Group. “We believe (the label) has tremendous potential to resonate with consumers far beyond the levels it is currently reaching.”

Global Brands will also manufacture handbags for Cole, with the first totes set to drop later in the year.

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Olivia Culpo doesn’t regret red carpet fashion fails

Olivia Culpo isn’t ashamed of the risky outfits she used to wear to Hollywood events.The actress and model is fast becoming known for her ability to pull off just about any fashion trend, from glamorous gowns to thigh-high boots. While Olivia rarely p…

Olivia Culpo isn’t ashamed of the risky outfits she used to wear to Hollywood events.

The actress and model is fast becoming known for her ability to pull off just about any fashion trend, from glamorous gowns to thigh-high boots.

While Olivia rarely puts a foot wrong when she steps out on the red carpet now, she has admitted that some of her past looks weren’t so successful – though she has no regrets whatsoever.

“Sometimes I look at old photos and I think, ‘Wow! I can’t believe I pulled that off!’ or that I decided to make a certain decision, but I never regret it,” she told Us Weekly. “I actually love being able to see that I switch things up and I’m not really afraid to take risks. I feel like fashion and beauty should just be about having fun and your hair grows back and there will always be another red carpet.”

The 25-year-old, who was crowned Miss USA before going on to win Miss Universe in 2012, went on to share some of her favourite ’90s style statements, starting with a shoe brand that still holds a special place in her heart.

“I’ve always been a fan of Nine West,” she explained. “I remember the first pair I ever wore was to my prom, so you know, we go way back. My prom shoes were so over the top: they were strappy, completely bedazzled with gold hardware and around five inches high.”

Olivia also mentioned her former love for chokers, though she’s currently “taking a break” from this particular accessory. However, the American Satan star shared that she’s still fond of the once-popular Juicy Couture tracksuit and would love for the brand to make a major comeback.

“I was a fan of them back in the day and my mom didn’t quite understand why ‘Juicy’ was written on my butt,” the brunette beauty laughed. “But eventually she caught on that it was a brand.”

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Juicy Couture making New York Fashion Week debut

Juicy Couture is to hold its first-ever New York Fashion Week show.The label, famed for the velour tracksuits that celebrities including Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez favoured in the early 2000s, will present its latest collection on 8 February (18)….

Juicy Couture is to hold its first-ever New York Fashion Week show.

The label, famed for the velour tracksuits that celebrities including Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez favoured in the early 2000s, will present its latest collection on 8 February (18).

After struggling to move past the success of its tracksuits, Juicy has enjoyed a revival of late, which began after Authentic Brands Group (ABG) acquired it in 2013.

The main contemporary collection was rebranded as Juicy Couture Black Label in 2015, and a year later, Demna Gvasalia’s label Vetements tapped the brand for a high-fashion collaboration. The garments were on show at Couture Fashion Week in Paris, with Gvasalia re-imagining the famous velour fabric.

And in September 2017, A-list stylist Jamie Mizrahi was hired as the new creative director.

“Juicy Couture is synonymous with the tracksuit, an association that is a great source of pride for us,” Mizrahi said, according to Business of Fashion. “That said, as a global brand it’s important that consumers know we offer so much more.”

Ahead of the show, Natasha Fishman, executive vice president of marketing at ABG, praised Mizrahi’s “unique approach” to Juicy’s newest chapter.

“We have enlisted literally hundreds of influencers from around the world to tell the new story of Juicy through their personal experiences – how they wear it, how they style it, how they make Juicy their own,” she shared. “Jamie has enlisted a unique approach to design where she has tapped into the Juicy archives modernising design elements that made Juicy Couture so iconic.”

As well as pieces from the Juicy Couture Black Label, there will be more casual designs from the secondary line, Juicy by Juicy Couture, on show at New York Fashion Week.

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