Karen Elson wary of forgiving Ryan Adams for ‘terrible behaviour’

Karen Elson is wary of forgiving rocker Ryan Adams for his “terrible behaviour”.The musician was accused of harassment and emotional abuse by multiple women, including ex-wife Mandy Moore and singer Phoebe Bridgers, as part of a New York Times expose.M…

Karen Elson is wary of forgiving rocker Ryan Adams for his “terrible behaviour”.

The musician was accused of harassment and emotional abuse by multiple women, including ex-wife Mandy Moore and singer Phoebe Bridgers, as part of a New York Times expose.

Model and singer Elson also came forward with claims of inappropriate behaviour by Adams, and revealed it was a “traumatizing experience”.

Adams initially claimed the accusations were “upsettingly inaccurate”, but on Friday, he issued a new statement to British newspaper the Daily Mail, in which he formally apologised to those he had hurt.

Elson has since responded to his public statement, and said she would have appreciated a more personal apology.

“I believe in redemption and amends even for him,” the model told her Twitter followers. “However he has not reached out to me since 2018 to apologize for his terrible behavior. In fact back then he called (me) a liar which added more pain and made me disillusioned with the entire music industry.”

“His actions going forward will dictate the sincerity of his statement and if I’m able to forgive,” she added in a follow-up post.

Moore also shared her scepticism at the artist’s intentions behind the tabloid apology, and said she hadn’t heard from her ex-husband.

“Speaking for myself, I’ve not heard from him. I’m not looking for an apology necessarily, but l do find it curious that someone would do an interview about it without actually making amends privately,” she told U.S. breakfast show Today.

In his apology, Adams stated that lockdown had made him reassess his past actions.

“There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career,” he said. “All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.”

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Gemma Ward welcomes third child

Gemma Ward has given birth to her third child. The Australian model announced the news by sharing pictures of her newborn daughter Kirra on Instagram accompanied by the caption: “Little Kirra we all (love) you so much. Thank you for blessing us with y…

Gemma Ward has given birth to her third child.

The Australian model announced the news by sharing pictures of her newborn daughter Kirra on Instagram accompanied by the caption: “Little Kirra we all (love) you so much. Thank you for blessing us with your spirit 13.6.20.”

In the comments, her close friend and fellow model Nicole Trunfio celebrated the arrival by writing, “Congratulations my love welcome to the world angel Kirra! Can’t wait to meet you! Sending you guys all of our love!”

Georgia Fowler posted, “Congratulations she’s an angel!”, Karen Elson wrote, “Congratulations Gemma to your entire family,” while Australian actress Teresa Palmer added, “Oh she’s breathtaking, well done mama” with heart emojis.

Models Megan Gale and Jessica Gomes, and Belgian fashion designer Olivier Theyskens also offered up their congratulations.

Gemma, 32, and her partner David Letts are also parents to daughter Naia, six, and son Jet, three. She announced she was expecting her third child in January by posting a photo on Instagram in which she showed off her growing baby bump while standing on the beach at Byron Bay.

“Expecting a baby girl this year to round out our little gang,” she wrote in the caption.

Since becoming a parent, Gemma has taken a step back from the fashion world and become very selective about her modelling gigs.

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Joan Smalls ‘overwhelmed’ by support for fashion industry critique

Joan Smalls has been left “overwhelmed” by the support she has received for calling out the fashion industry for not doing enough to support the Black Lives Matter movement.On Thursday, the Puerto Rico-born model posted a lengthy video on Instagram in …

Joan Smalls has been left “overwhelmed” by the support she has received for calling out the fashion industry for not doing enough to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Thursday, the Puerto Rico-born model posted a lengthy video on Instagram in which she criticised the fashion industry for simply “jumping on the bandwagon” by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and urged industry leaders to take action to address the racism and inequality that she has experienced during her modelling career. Smalls said it feeds “the beast of racism and inequality” and called on leaders to give people of colour “a real seat at the table”.

Her fellow models heaped praise on her in the comments, with Kendall Jenner, Imaan Hammam, Lily Aldridge, Duckie Thot, Karen Elson, and Ashley Graham all writing supportive messages. They also spread the word by sharing the video on their Instagram Stories, with Cara Delevingne and British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful also posting it on their timelines with gushing captions.

Uploading the video on their respective Instagram Stories, Amber Valletta wrote, “Listen up fashion family (praying hands emoji) Take Action,” Alton Mason posted, “I love you Joan! We in this together (sic). Thank you Queen @joansmalls,” while Victoria’s Secret star Jasmine Tookes stated, “Our stories will be heard… Very well said @joansmalls… Couldn’t agree more & have had all of the same experiences.”

Hours later, the 31-year-old, who also pledged to donate half her income for the rest of 2020 towards organisations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, wrote a message on her own Stories timeline to explain how much the positive reaction has meant to her.

“I’m truly overwhelmed by the support and the love shown. To my friends, to my family and my Gaaaang! I love you more then (sic) you’ll ever know. I was nervous about this and had a lot of sleepless nights, so my heart is def touched,” she commented.

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Karen Elson carrying out random acts of kindness during Covid-19 lockdown

Karen Elson is carrying out random acts of kindness to spread hope during the Covid-19 lockdown.The British model recently took part in the #VoguePostcardsfromHome photo series on Instagram, in which she shared her experience self-isolating at her home…

Karen Elson is carrying out random acts of kindness to spread hope during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The British model recently took part in the #VoguePostcardsfromHome photo series on Instagram, in which she shared her experience self-isolating at her home in Nashville, Tennessee with her children Scarlett, 13, and Henry, 12.

Karen later reposted the fashion publication’s post, and shared her gratitude for her own health during the global crisis, noting that she’s trying to do her part to spread hope in her community.

“I count my lucky stars every single day, for my health, my family’s health and that I can provide for my family. These are luxuries that I shall never take for granted ever again,” she wrote alongside a picture of her on her doorstep holding up a sign that reads, “SENDING LOVE TO OUR NEIGHBOURS FROM A DISTANCE.”

“I made this sign for my neighbour and his family as he was hospitalised due to coronavirus. My kids and I wanted to something kind because at this moment random acts of kindness mean everything,” the 41-year-old added.

Karen went on to explain her concern for those struggling during the pandemic, and said her Redhead Radio series on Instagram, in which she sings one of her favourite tracks, has been keeping her going.

“What’s the most challenging for me is worrying about those I know who are seriously ill or for the families of those who have tragically passed and worrying for people I care about who are struggling to survive in this crisis. Singing a song a day is as much a relief for me as it is for anyone who enjoys them,” she concluded.

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Karen Elson gearing up to publish autobiography

Karen Elson is set to publish her autobiography in October.The model/ singer-songwriter took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce the release of her first book, titled The Red Flame. “To say I’m proud and excited is an understatement!” she wrote in th…

Karen Elson is set to publish her autobiography in October.

The model/ singer-songwriter took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce the release of her first book, titled The Red Flame.

“To say I’m proud and excited is an understatement!” she wrote in the caption. “Along with pages of iconic imagery from the past 25 years, I wrote my implausible story of a quirky Northern English girl and my tumultuous journey into fashion.”

The book’s cover features an image of a nude yet artfully posed Elson set against a white background. She is depicted twisting a braid of her signature red hair.

The British star was scouted in Manchester, England at age 16 and catapulted to international fame in 1997 when she was snapped by renowned photographer Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia.

Accordingly, Elson has promised to give fans an insight into the various aspects of her career and noted that the book is a “deep-sea dive into my past as a model and I talk about some hard truths along the way”.

Aside from modelling, the 41-year-old has made moves into the music industry, releasing The Ghost Who Walks in 2010 and Double Roses in 2017.

The Red Flame is to be published by Rizzoli Books, and will include images by Craig McDean, Annie Leibovitz, as well as Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. There will be written contributions from Tim Walker and Grace Coddington.

“I am eternally grateful to everyone who sparked the flame and helped bring this book to life. It’s not lost on me at all. The process has been an absolute labour of love,” Elson concluded her post.

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Pierpaolo Piccioli reflects on coronavirus lockdown in Italy

Pierpaolo Piccioli has reflected on Italy’s coronavirus lockdown in a powerful post on social media.Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the Italian fashion designer responded to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s decision to place the entire population on l…

Pierpaolo Piccioli has reflected on Italy’s coronavirus lockdown in a powerful post on social media.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the Italian fashion designer responded to Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s decision to place the entire population on lockdown, with all public gatherings cancelled and all schools and universities closed until next month.

More than 60 million people are affected by the new measures, which were put in place after cases of coronavirus in the country hit more than 12,400, with 827 deaths.

Alongside a photo of him sketching by a pool, the creative director of Valentino praised the people of his home nation for their resilience amidst the global pandemic and put a positive spin on being in self-isolation at his home in the coastal Italian town of Nettuno.

“Home. This country has overcome the toughest moments with pride, creativity, and optimism. And so, it will, once again,” Piccioli wrote. “There is a time for moving and a time for staying still. Even at home, our imagination can lead us anywhere.

“Such a serious situation will not stop us from dreaming,” he continued. “Our will is strong, our duty is to resist, and we will keep on dreaming, harder than ever and we will rise stronger than ever.”

Piccioli’s famous friends were quick to show their support in the comments, with both Naomi Campbell and Marc Jacobs sending their love.

“Well said. That’s the spirit we all love,” Karen Elson added, prompting the designer to reply: “We stay strong… even at home!”

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Victoria Beckham dishes up ‘gentle rebellion’ for fall 20

Victoria Beckham has explored the tension between “refinement and rebellion” for her fall/winter 2020 collection.The British designer unveiled her latest line at The Banqueting House as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday, with the presentation attra…

Victoria Beckham has explored the tension between “refinement and rebellion” for her fall/winter 2020 collection.

The British designer unveiled her latest line at The Banqueting House as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday, with the presentation attracting the likes of Anna Wintour, Samantha Ronson, Alexa Chung, Karen Elson, and Sinead Burke, as well as Victoria’s husband David Beckham and their four children.

Regarding her inspiration for the range, the fashion star explained that she wanted to add a bit of edge to her go-to feminine silhouettes.

“This season, I was thinking about the tension between refinement and rebellion. I was inspired by different ideas of women – different characters, different moments, and different attitudes – but with no restrictions. The overriding sentiment was that we don’t have to follow the rules. We can follow our instincts. Be spirited,” she wrote in the show notes. “The silhouette has evolved with a newness, a freshness. Shorter abbreviated proportions feel different and right for now. I wanted to explore how to honour tradition but challenge convention. To be subversive, yet still sophisticated. The collection is about staying true to ourselves and our woman, but still surprising her, and us. Twisting our codes. This is what I call my gentle rebellion.”

To open, a model walked the runway in a black velvet dress with plunging neckline and black leather boots. The outfit was given a touch of sparkle via the addition of crystal drop earrings.

A number of black ensembles followed, many of which were accessorised with belts featuring interlocking hand designs.

Victoria also introduced a line-up of plaid separates, brightly coloured knitwear, and cosy coats, before concluding the show by having models parade the runway in winter-ready dresses with voluminous sleeves.

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Lewis Hamilton unveils latest Tommy Hilfiger line with star-studded London show

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule colle…

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.

The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule collection with musician H.E.R., at the TOMMYNOW Spring 2020 show held at the Tate Modern in London on Sunday night, with celebrity guests including Billy Porter, Charli XCX, and Meghan Trainor.

The show featured a diverse, age, and size-inclusive mix of models from both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from ’90s British favourites Jodie Kidd, Yasmin Le Bon, and Erin O’Connor to newcomers such as Halima Aden, Alton Mason, and Jasmine Sanders. Other U.K. faces included Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger, and Karen Elson, while international models included Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Candice Swanepoel.

The famous faces on the runway vastly outnumbered those sitting front row, with the show also featuring celebrity relatives such as Helena Christensen and Norman Reedus’ son Mingus, Kate Moss’ sister Lottie, Liam Gallagher’s son Lennon, Bob Geldof’s daughter Pixie, and Christy Turlington’s nephew James.

The genderless ‘See Now, Buy Now’ collection was the most sustainable TommyxLewis release to date, with 75 per cent of the line using more sustainable production methods, including organic cotton, recycled fabric, and low-impact denim washes.

Naomi Campbell opened the show wearing a neon yellow and beige tracksuit with chunky high-top sneakers. A number of streetwear looks followed, before the collection focused on preppy outfits heavily featuring nautical stripes and the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag, with Ambrosio wearing a crisp navy blue blazer over the top of a white and blue striped shirt, worn as a dress, and a white jumper.

Hamilton linked arms with Campbell as he walked down to the catwalk with Hilfiger and H.E.R. to give the final bow.

“Thanks to @thomasjhilfiger, @hermusicofficial, all my amazing models including @naomi and of course to everyone at @tommyhilfiger,” he wrote on Instagram. “It’s been such a journey to create our most sustainable collection to date, but it’s something I’m so proud that we’ve been able to achieve. Feeling very grateful for all our hard work today.”

London Fashion Week continues on Monday with presentations from Burberry, JW Anderson, and Erdem.

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Anna Sui dishes up Gothic glamour for fall 20

Anna Sui has opted for a Gothic theme for her fall/winter 2020 collection.The fashion designer unveiled her latest line at Spring Studios as part of New York Fashion Week on Monday, with the runway spectacle drawing in the likes of Coco Rocha, Karen El…

Anna Sui has opted for a Gothic theme for her fall/winter 2020 collection.

The fashion designer unveiled her latest line at Spring Studios as part of New York Fashion Week on Monday, with the runway spectacle drawing in the likes of Coco Rocha, Karen Elson, Pat Cleveland, Patrick Starr, and Katherine McNamara.

Prior to the show, Sui took to social media to explain that her Gothic Vamp-themed clothes had been inspired by 1970s/80s horror films like The Hunger and Daughters of Darkness, as well as a range of “cinematic and seductive” photographs.

“I’ve always loved the playfully dark surrealism and dramatic colourful lighting in Serge Lutens and Guy Bourdin photographs,” she added.

To begin, a model walked the catwalk in a black dress with red berry motifs matched with black glitter platforms, while make-up artist Pat McGrath topped off the look by giving her a slash of blood-red lipstick.

A parade of similar ensembles followed, with highlights including a grunge-esque black dress made of a combination of black shiny material and lace, a black dress with a folk art-inspired pattern on the neckline and cuffs, an oversized white dress with butterfly motif, and a relaxed suit made from a dark green snakeskin print fabric.

An arts and crafts vibe was apparent in a crochet skirt and a series of garments featuring retro floral prints. The looks were either topped off with pompadour hairstyles created by legendary hairstylist Garren or wide-brimmed hats.

To conclude, Sui offered up an emerald green velvet dress with a chevron pattern on the waist, a glamorous black sequin dress with long sleeves, and a heavily sequinned number with leaf pattern.

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Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow remember Alexander McQueen on 10th anniversary of death

Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow marked 10 years since the death of Alexander McQueen on Tuesday by posting heartfelt tributes on social media. The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy …

Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow marked 10 years since the death of Alexander McQueen on Tuesday by posting heartfelt tributes on social media.

The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, passed away at his home in London on 11 February 2010 at the age of 40, with his death sending the industry into mourning.

To mark the 10th anniversary of his death on Tuesday, McQueen’s models, friends, and collaborators took to Instagram to remember him in touching posts.

Campbell shared a throwback picture of her with McQueen and his best friend and muse Annabelle Neilson, who died in 2018, and wrote in the caption, “Annabelle, thank you for sharing your best friend and brother with me. I will never forget this day 10 years ago!! You will remain in my heart not only as one of our most significant designers of all time, but as a compassionate and insightful and loyal friend to the end… I love you, MAY YOU BOTH REST IN PEACE. always in my heart .. #AlexanderMcQueen #10Years.”

Harlow shared a throwback photo of her and McQueen backstage at the spring/summer 1999 fashion show ahead of the iconic moment her white dress was spray-painted black and yellow by robots as she rotated on a circular platform.

“Thank you for touching us all with your magic Lee #alexandermcqueen #mcqueen,” she wrote in the caption, referring to McQueen’s first name. She also shared a video of the spray-painting moment on her Instagram Stories and added the same caption.

In addition, model Karen Elson uploaded a throwback photo and wrote, “Thinking of you Lee, thank you for the magic, the inspiration and for your big and beautiful heart. We all miss your infectious laugh and cheeky grin,” as did director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who added, “Ten years ago today he left this world (heartbreak emoji).”

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