Romee Strijd is expecting baby girl

Romee Strijd and her partner Laurens van Leeuwen are expecting a baby girl. The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced she was pregnant with her first child on Instagram in May, and over the weekend, the couple hosted an outdoor gender reveal party to find…

Romee Strijd and her partner Laurens van Leeuwen are expecting a baby girl.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced she was pregnant with her first child on Instagram in May, and over the weekend, the couple hosted an outdoor gender reveal party to find out the sex of their baby.

She posted a video of their loved ones yelling a countdown in Dutch off-camera as her and Laurens stand in a green space, with Laurens holding a metal canister. At the end of the countdown, he pressed a button and pink smoke came billowing out of the canister, announcing they are having a little girl. The friends can be heard squealing with excitement while Romee giggles at their reaction and exchanges a kiss with her beau.

“We can’t wait to meet our little girl,” she wrote in the caption, followed by a love heart emoji.

The 24-year-old’s model friends celebrated the news in the comments, with Karlie Kloss writing “Can’t wait to meet her” with loved-up eye emojis, Devon Windsor simply writing “Amazing” with love heart emojis, and Shanina Shaik adding: “Omg!!!! Little girl!!!!! Congratulations babe!!!!!”

Sara Sampaio, Miranda Kerr, Josephine Skriver, Nadine Leopold, Elsa Hosk, and Chiara Ferragni also commented on the post.

When she announced her pregnancy news in May, the Dutch model revealed that she thought she wouldn’t be able to have a baby after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). “Two years ago, I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years,” she admitted. “I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream. I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way.”

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Tavi Gevinson calls out Karlie Kloss over ties to Trump family

Tavi Gevinson has taken Karlie Kloss to task over her ties to the Kushner and Trump families.Karlie took to Instagram earlier this week to share a quote from writer Cleo Wade regarding the anti-racism movement following the death of African-American ma…

Tavi Gevinson has taken Karlie Kloss to task over her ties to the Kushner and Trump families.

Karlie took to Instagram earlier this week to share a quote from writer Cleo Wade regarding the anti-racism movement following the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25 May.

“Thank you @cleowade for the reminder to live by these principles, we needed this today,” the 27-year-old model wrote in the caption.

However, fashion blogger/actress Tavi did not take kindly to the post, and called on Karlie to take a much more vocal stance against her in-laws – including her husband Joshua Kushner’s brother, senior political advisor Jared Kushner, and his wife Ivanka Trump, who is the daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump.

“Karlie, give it a rest. You have a lot of nerve to make a show of championing girls’ coding and your family in public (lame @ you ignoring Ivanka on social media; she still went to your wedding). I can’t believe you’re not more embarrassed not just by them but YOUR decision to only publicly disown their politics in polite ways so you can have it both ways,” Tavi commented. “I don’t know what kind of conversations you have behind the scenes (besides when Jared asked your dad to solicit solutions to a global pandemic in a Facebook group back in March) but like…what am I looking at. This is a f**king joke.”

Previously, Karlie spoke about how her political beliefs differ from that of her extended family in an interview for Diane von Furstenberg’s podcast, InCharge with DVF, and confessed it hasn’t always been easy to balance her Democratic political leanings with that of her Republican relatives.

“I really followed my heart on choosing to be with the person who I love despite any complications that came with it. For me, it was worth it to fight for that,” she insisted of her relationship with Joshua.

Karlie and her beau tied the knot in 2018 after dating for six years.

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Karlie Kloss faced make-up emergency before 2017 Met Gala

Karlie Kloss was concerned she’d miss the red carpet for the 2017 Met Gala after her make-up artist failed to show up on time. The model attended the prestigious fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City wearing a plunging Carol…

Karlie Kloss was concerned she’d miss the red carpet for the 2017 Met Gala after her make-up artist failed to show up on time.

The model attended the prestigious fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City wearing a plunging Carolina Herrera tuxedo minidress, a bob wig, and pointed heels.

Reflecting on her past Met Gala appearances in a video posted to her YouTube channel, Karlie revealed that she wore a natural dewy make-up look that year because she would have missed the red carpet otherwise.

“My make-up artist, who I adore, I was sharing him with somebody else – Beyonce,” she explained. “He got stuck in traffic and he essentially didn’t make it to do my make-up until 15 minutes before I was supposed to be on the red carpet. He decided to do a really natural dewy look because there wasn’t time for anything else.”

With her make-up done and time running out for her to make the red carpet, Karlie jumped in a bicycle taxi to get to the museum nearby.

“I didn’t want to miss the red carpet, and so I did what anyone would do – I jumped in a bike taxi. We make it two blocks away and they’ve shut down the street,” the 27-year-old recalled. “I’m sweating bullets, I’m freaking out, we have to wiggle our way through the crowd, some nice police officer saw me, took my hand and took me across the street… I made it.”

Analysing the finished look in the video, Karlie admitted she wasn’t a fan of the peroxide blonde bob she wore.

“In theory, I loved the idea of doing something different and doing a wig for the red carpet, and in retrospect, it just wasn’t quite great,” she mused.

The 2020 Met Gala, which was set to take place earlier this month, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Karlie Kloss saddened by negative reaction to 2019 Met Gala dress

Karlie Kloss was upset by the negative reaction to the dress she wore to the 2019 Met Gala.The model stepped out at the Camp: Notes on Fashion-themed event in May 2019 wearing a gold Gucci x Dapper Dan strapless dress with voluminous black off-the-shou…

Karlie Kloss was upset by the negative reaction to the dress she wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

The model stepped out at the Camp: Notes on Fashion-themed event in May 2019 wearing a gold Gucci x Dapper Dan strapless dress with voluminous black off-the-shoulder sleeves.

But while Karlie was happy with the ensemble, fashion critics weren’t so kind, and in a new video for her YouTube channel, she admitted it was “probably not” her best-ever choice.

“I don’t go for it on the themes as much as other people do, I maybe could go for it more? In 2019, I admit was probably not my best fashion choice. Every article that was like, ‘Best Dressed, Worst Dressed,’ I was the Worst Dressed. Every article, every review, ‘Karlie Kloss Worst Dressed at the Met.’ Which was not fun, it didn’t feel good,” she stated. “I could tell the reaction, literally from the minute I walked onto the red carpet. (People said), ‘Karlie looks like a Twix bar.’ I was very sad by that, because I liked my look. I loved working with Dapper Dan and Gucci and making this dress.”

Karlie also went on to reveal that she suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction shortly before the Met Gala kicked off.

“The other thing that happened with this dress, and pretty much every dress that I’ve ever worn to the red carpet at a Met Gala, is moments before I’m walking out the door, something rips. So, the seamstress and I are standing in the lobby and she’s sewing it back onto my dress,” the 27-year-old sighed.

Elsewhere in the clip, Karlie reflected on some of her favourite looks from past Met Gala parties, highlighting the purple Donna Karan dress she wore in 2010, the custom-made gold Dior gown she sported in 2011, and the sleek white Brandon Maxwell number she donned for the 2016 bash.

“I loved it. He created a multifunctional design to this dress. It started out with a cape. By the time I made it to the red carpet, I took the cape off,” she gushed of Brandon’s design.

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Carine Roitfeld hosting star-studded virtual fashion show for coronavirus relief

Carine Roitfeld is hosting a star-studded virtual fashion show to raise awareness for the coronavirus relief effort.The second annual CR Runway show, in collaboration with the amfAR Fund to Fight Covid-19, will be a catwalk extravaganza featuring the l…

Carine Roitfeld is hosting a star-studded virtual fashion show to raise awareness for the coronavirus relief effort.

The second annual CR Runway show, in collaboration with the amfAR Fund to Fight Covid-19, will be a catwalk extravaganza featuring the likes models Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Ashley Graham, Adriana Lima, Halima Aden, Hailey Bieber, and Irina Shayk.

Hosted by Derek Blasberg, head of fashion and beauty partnerships at YouTube, the Fashion Unites show will feature runway walks with models wearing looks from their own personal wardrobes, which Roitfeld styled remotely.

The 30-minute show has been entirely self-filmed and will feature inspiring words from the fashion elite.

Designers Diane von Furstenberg, Virgil Abloh, and Alexander Wang are set to make a virtual appearance alongside Kim Kardashian, Winnie Harlow, and Amber Valletta.

The former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris said she was inspired to “engage with the creativity of others more than ever” while in self-isolation at her luxury apartment in Paris, France.

“I am very proud of how much we all stepped out of our comfort zones to create this event,” she told WWD. “For the first time, hairstylists brought their visions to life without the use of their hands, models called the shots from behind the camera, and I learned how to style looks using only what I could see through a video call on my phone.”

The inaugural CR Runway fashion show, co-founded by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, debuted in Florence, Italy, in June last year, and included models Irina Shayk, Bella Hadid, Karolina Kurkova, and Stella Maxwell.

The Fashion Unites show will stream on YouTube at 4pm (EST) on Friday.

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Brandon Maxwell created Naomi Campbell’s 2016 MTV dress on her dining table

Brandon Maxwell created Naomi Campbell’s 2016 MTV Video Music Awards dress on her dining table the night before the show.During a chat with Karlie Kloss for her No Filter with Naomi YouTube series earlier this week, the British supermodel remembered ho…

Brandon Maxwell created Naomi Campbell’s 2016 MTV Video Music Awards dress on her dining table the night before the show.

During a chat with Karlie Kloss for her No Filter with Naomi YouTube series earlier this week, the British supermodel remembered how she called up the New York-based designer with a fashion crisis the night before she had to present Rihanna with an award during the ceremony at Madison Square Garden and he quickly leapt into action to make sure she had something to wear.

“I had to give Rihanna an MTV Award three years ago (sic),” she explained. “Brandon, I called him the night before and said, ‘I’m coming into New York from L.A. and I don’t have a dress’. Brandon came and made the dress on my dining table for that night… He’s amazing.”

The 49-year-old took to the stage wearing a white one-shoulder column dress with a thigh-high split and wore another of his designs – a mint green strapless minidress – on the red carpet. She did not specify which one he made at the last minute.

Karlie then shared a similar story about the designer, recalling how he cut her long white cutout dress following the 2016 Met Gala to turn it into a minidress.

“One year, I went to the Met Gala and wore a dress that he created. For the after-party, he literally took scissors and just chopped it off into a little minidress and I went off to the after-party,” she gushed of her Project Runway co-star. “I think he has this love of women, of wanting to create fashion that really celebrates the female form and makes women feel beautiful and love their curves, love their body. I think Brandon does a great job of that.”

Both models also heaped praise on Maxwell and fellow Project Runway star Christian Siriano for helping make face masks during the coronavirus crisis.

Maxwell listened to their chat and thanked them both for lifting his mood in a lengthy Instagram post.

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Brandon Maxwell struggling with anxiety during coronavirus lockdown

Brandon Maxwell has candidly discussed his battle with anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown.The fashion designer is practicing social distancing and staying at home in his New York City apartment in accordance with the official guidelines set out by…

Brandon Maxwell has candidly discussed his battle with anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown.

The fashion designer is practicing social distancing and staying at home in his New York City apartment in accordance with the official guidelines set out by health officials during the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, in a new Instagram post uploaded on Tuesday, Maxwell noted that he was struggling to stay positive about the situation at the moment.

“Today I just felt so mentally broken,” he began. “I think I’ve been in fight or flight mode for the past six weeks and I just woke up today feeling stuck and panicked. So much of my life has revolved around close personal relationships, creating things for and with people I love, and the joy that I feel in those interactions. It’s hard not to have those things right now when so much is going on.”

Maxwell went on to share that he has only left his apartment once in the past eight weeks.

“The fear and anxiety have been hard to deal with, and the sadness I feel for what those in my city are going through sometimes overwhelms me,” the 35-year-old shared. “I’m sure like everyone else, I spend a good amount of time throughout the day asking myself what this all means, what’s to learn from it, and what my greater purpose is and should be in our new reality.”

However, Maxwell did conclude his emotional post by noting that he received a real boost after watching an interview with his Project Runway co-star Karlie Kloss and Naomi Campbell on YouTube in which both models praised his talent.

“It’s been so long now since I’ve been able to create with people I love and I needed this today of all days to remind me of those special times, of the memories, of the purpose,” he added.

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Karlie Kloss tried to stop herself from growing when she was younger

Karlie Kloss tried to stop herself from growing when she was younger because she didn’t want to be so tall. The statuesque former Victoria’s Secret Angel, who towers above her model peers at 6’2″, revealed during a chat with Naomi Campbell on her No F…

Karlie Kloss tried to stop herself from growing when she was younger because she didn’t want to be so tall.

The statuesque former Victoria’s Secret Angel, who towers above her model peers at 6’2″, revealed during a chat with Naomi Campbell on her No Filter with Naomi YouTube series that she once tried putting weights on her head to stop herself from getting any taller.

“I really struggled with being so tall my whole life. It’s not like when I was 16 all of a sudden I shot up – since kindergarten, I was taller than all the boys, I was taller than all the teachers,” she shared. “I tried to stop myself from growing. I was trying so hard… ‘Cause I heard all these things about how people were helping themselves keep growing but I would have given anything to stop growing. I remember trying to put weights on my head and nothing worked. If there was an option (to stunt my growth), I would have done it.”

The 27-year-old confessed that she used to tell people she was 5’11” for “a very long time”, and was told when she was 13 years old that she was too tall to be a professional ballerina.

“When I was 13, I was probably 5’8 or 5’9 already and I was told I would never have a career as a professional ballerina, which was fine because that was never my intention,” the Project Runway host recalled, before adding that the strict and precise dance style helped her to embrace her height. “What I learned from ballet was actually how to love my body, how to stand tall, and command presence with movement.”

Her fashion career also benefitted from her height because she was frequently chosen to close shows, with her explaining, “I’m really tall so I would always close the shows with a big long gown because every designer knew I could carry it off.”

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Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington discuss their favourite models

Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington have discussed their favourite young models in a candid chat.To celebrate the 34th year of her fashion career, the British supermodel invited her longtime pal Christy to have a chat with her on her No Filter with N…

Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington have discussed their favourite young models in a candid chat.

To celebrate the 34th year of her fashion career, the British supermodel invited her longtime pal Christy to have a chat with her on her No Filter with Naomi show on her YouTube channel on Tuesday.

During the discussion, the pair opened up about a number of topics, including the models they believe to have similar friendships today.

“I would say Karlie Kloss is super close with her group of people. Jourdan (Dunn) is one of her closest. I think they’re friendly with Gigi (Hadid) and some of those girls too,” commented Christy, while the host added: “I’m loving Alton (Mason), and your nephew James (Turlington). There’s another Turlington in the family that’s a model that’s going to be iconic too!”

Naomi then went on to praise Adut Akech, Selena Forrest, and Kaia Gerber, who is the daughter of fellow ’90s supermodel Cindy Crawford.

“I just love their whole spirit of life and the way they dress – they’re always dressed and they’re always posing – but they’re enjoying it and they’re having fun. And they’re all friends,” the 49-year-old smiled.

Elsewhere in the video interview, the top models also reflected on their time as roommates in New York City, with Naomi having nothing but praise for her contemporary.

“You spoke about me to (photographer) Steven Meisel, you spoke about me to (designer) Gianni Versace, you just kept on doing and giving and being so generous to me. And putting yourself on the frontline and saying to designers, ‘If you don’t use her, you don’t get us,'” recalled Naomi, while Christy, 51, stated: “You made a mark, the moment that I met you I knew you were special and so much fun.”

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Karlie Kloss fell in love with Joshua Kushner ‘despite complications’

Karlie Kloss has recalled how she fell in love with husband Joshua Kushner “despite complications” over their political beliefs.The couple first started dating in 2012, and six years later, Karlie, 27, converted to Judaism and they tied the knot in an …

Karlie Kloss has recalled how she fell in love with husband Joshua Kushner “despite complications” over their political beliefs.

The couple first started dating in 2012, and six years later, Karlie, 27, converted to Judaism and they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in October 2018.

Karlie has previously spoken about how her political beliefs differ from that of her in-laws, as Joshua’s older brother Jared Kushner serves as senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, and in a new interview on Diane von Furstenberg’s podcast, InCharge with DVF, the model confessed that she struggled in the early days of their relationship.

“As much as you love someone else, you can’t change or lose who you are for someone else and I think being in such a serious relationship so young, I really had to realise those boundaries of how much I love somebody else, how much I want to give to them but also to respect what I need as the other half,” the Project Runway co-host explained, noting that her husband really “wants me to chase my dreams”.

“I really followed my heart on choosing to be with the person who I love despite any complications that came with it. For me, it was worth it to fight for that,” she added, seemingly referencing her Democratic political leanings, compared to those of her husband’s Republican relatives.

Elsewhere in the interview, Karlie sweetly touched upon married life and described the 34-year-old as her soulmate.

“He is truly my partner. He is my partner in life. He is my best friend. He is my other half. I didn’t know that I could love someone in this kind of way and I feel like I’ve almost grown up with him,” she gushed.

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