Riccardo Tisci taps Burberry staff to model new line

Riccardo Tisci has called upon internal Burberry staff members to model the latest collection.During the Covid-19 lockdown, fashion designers have been forced think outside of the box when it comes to shooting and sharing new designs.Tisci, who already…

Riccardo Tisci has called upon internal Burberry staff members to model the latest collection.

During the Covid-19 lockdown, fashion designers have been forced think outside of the box when it comes to shooting and sharing new designs.

Tisci, who already entrusted Kendall Jenner to photograph herself for the recent TB monogram campaign, decided to look within the company to find a host of fresh faces for the spring/summer 2021 pre-collection lookbook.

“For the lookbook, I called upon the incredible talent at Burberry to open their doors and be a part of this journey – each interpreting the looks in their own unique way outside in the landscapes of London and beyond,” he said in a statement.

Among his new model recruits is a retail worker, a digital designer, a merchandiser and accessory designers. All were photographed on the streets of London outside or near to their homes.

“Discover the Spring/Summer 2021 pre-collection lookbook – a celebration of the #Burberry community, inspired by Thomas Burberry’s legacy of discovery and the great outdoors,” a Burberry representative wrote on Instagram.

Burberry’s iconic check fabric features heavily across the new designs, both in the menswear and womenswear offerings, including on shorts, sweaters, skirts, and the label’s famous trench coat.

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Kendall Jenner photographs herself for new Burberry campaign

Kendall Jenner not only stars in Burberry’s new TB monogram campaign, but she shot the self-portraits herself.Posing in a long-sleeved bodysuit featuring Burberry head Riccardo Tisci’s interlocking TB print in blue and orange, Jenner was forced to step…

Kendall Jenner not only stars in Burberry’s new TB monogram campaign, but she shot the self-portraits herself.

Posing in a long-sleeved bodysuit featuring Burberry head Riccardo Tisci’s interlocking TB print in blue and orange, Jenner was forced to step up and direct the photoshoot herself, with Covid-19 restrictions still firmly in place.

“Riccardo wanted to collaborate closely with me to bring this collection to life in a number of ways. He encouraged me to interpret the campaign myself, which was such an exciting opportunity. I loved being able to add my own personal touch,” the model said.

“(The Burberry team pushed) into this dream-like digital world as I transformed into CGI versions of myself, embodying the four characters. The collection and campaign are also completely my vibe – that relaxed summer spirit really resonates with me as a California girl.”

Famed photographer Nick Knight oversaw the accompanying CGI video, while Peter Saville art directed the campaign and Katy England styled it. It’s the second year Tisci has called on the trio’s expertise.

It marks Jenner’s second campaign for the famous English heritage label – she modelled Burberry’s fall/winter 20 collection alongside Gigi Hadid, who was the star of the summer 19 adverts, and sister Bella Hadid earlier this year.

After taking over from long-serving creative officer Christopher Bailey in early 2018, Italian designer Tisci ushered in a new era at Burberry when he unveiled his revamped logo – a monogram honouring founder Thomas Burberry, which he created with Saville – in August 2018.

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Amandla Stenberg gets TikTok brows

Amandla Stenberg was inspired by a TikTok trend to shave off their eyebrows.The Hate U Give star has been sharing skincare, hair and make-up tips in a beauty tutorial for Vogue. While explaining how experimenting with different hairstyles has kept them…

Amandla Stenberg was inspired by a TikTok trend to shave off their eyebrows.

The Hate U Give star has been sharing skincare, hair and make-up tips in a beauty tutorial for Vogue. While explaining how experimenting with different hairstyles has kept them busy during the Covid-19 lockdown, Amandla revealed they are “loving” a new eyebrow look.

“I just did that thing that everyone is doing now where I shaved off the end of my eyebrows because of godda*n TikTok so I have a different eyebrow shape than usual,” Amandla shared while applying tinted gel to their eyebrow hairs. “But honestly… I’m absolutely loving it.”

Amandla’s brows still appeared well shaped and full, with just a subtle fade at the tips. Vogue reports The Hunger Games star is likely to have been inspired by the ‘fox eye’ trend circulating on social media recently, which has seen beauty fans shave sections of their brows in a bid to look like supermodels Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

Amandla made the brow revelation near the end of the tutorial. Earlier in the video the 21-year-old also demonstrated how to create the perfect box braid using curl styling cream and edge control gel, describing the look as “gender neutral, but still femme”.

Amandla went on to share their make-up regime, which can vary from subtle to full on smoky eyes.

“As I’ve gotten older, my relationship with make-up has shifted depending on how I”m feeling in my body, how often I’m having to wear it for work, so many things,” Amandla explained. “I feel like I have a relationship with it now that feels way less about covering up flaws and insecurities around myself, more about just having fun.”

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner tease debut make-up collaboration

Kendall and Kylie Jenner have teased details of their first official make-up collaboration. Since she entered the cosmetics business in 2015, Kylie has worked on collections with her half-sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, mother Kris Jenner…

Kendall and Kylie Jenner have teased details of their first official make-up collaboration.

Since she entered the cosmetics business in 2015, Kylie has worked on collections with her half-sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, mother Kris Jenner, and in January, she announced she was working with her sister Kendall on a line.

While details of the highly anticipated range remain under wraps, a Kylie Cosmetics representative took to Instagram Stories on Thursday to post a glimpse of the collection’s packaging, which features portraits of the siblings.

In the images, Kendall and Kylie, 22, both appear to be sporting matte make-up and brown lipstick. No other details, including a potential release date, were given.

Previously, the model explained during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that her contract with Estee Lauder was the reason why she wasn’t able to collaborate with Kylie Cosmetics before.

“And you’re doing a make-up collab with Kylie as well, which is very cool,” the talk show host said, to which the 24-year-old replied, “Yes, we’re very excited about it. We’ve actually not said anything, that we’re doing it, yet.

“I’m the last sister – or the last family member – I think. I had a contract before with another make-up company, so now I’m able to do it.”

And during an Instagram Live session last year, Kylie offered the same reason.

“You know Kendall was in a contract for a really long time, so I couldn’t do a collab with her. That’s the only reason why I didn’t collab with her… But, you know, we worked it out,” she shared.

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Kylie and Kendall Jenner share details of first make-up collaboration

Kylie and Kendall Jenner have finally announced details of their first-ever make-up collaboration.The highly-anticipated collection was teased on Thursday, and just two days later, the youngest siblings of the Kardashian/Jenner brood took to social med…

Kylie and Kendall Jenner have finally announced details of their first-ever make-up collaboration.

The highly-anticipated collection was teased on Thursday, and just two days later, the youngest siblings of the Kardashian/Jenner brood took to social media to give fans a sneak peek of the entire eight-piece Kendall x Kylie line, which will be available on 26 June.

“Wow wow wow. Can’t believe i’m finally announcing my next collection for @kyliecosmetics … and it’s with my SOULMATE @kendalljenner! The KENDALL X KYLIE collaboration is launching on the 26th! We have been dreaming this up for quite some time so i hope you guys love it!” the 22-year-old wrote alongside the promo video for the collection on Saturday.

She then took to her Instagram Stories to reveal that Kendall had requested a shimmery gold eye gloss to be included in the line, alongside new face sticks available in three different shades, and a creamy blotting powder.

The eyeshadow palette features neutral brown shades, as well as a neon lemon and a bright purple, with cheeky names including: “I’m Telling Mom.”

Model Kendall also took to social media to announce the collection, and she revealed in her Instagram Stories that the rose-tinted lip gloss was one of her favourite products.

“Finally! KENDALL X KYLIE @kyliecosmetics collaboration launching 6.26,” the 24-year-old wrote. “A portion of all sales from the collection will be donated to an organization that protects and defends the rights and voices of black trans people… more information to come.”

Kylie has previously released Kylie Cosmetics collaborations with most of her famous family, including mother Kris Jenner, and older half-sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, but Kendall was unable to release a collection until now due to her contract with Estee Lauder.

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Gigi and Bella Hadid’s donated items raise $20,000 for charity

Gigi and Bella Hadid have helped raise $20,000 (£16,000) for charity by donating designer items to an auction.The siblings, along with fellow models including Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen, teamed up with fashion bible British Vo…

Gigi and Bella Hadid have helped raise $20,000 (£16,000) for charity by donating designer items to an auction.

The siblings, along with fellow models including Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen, teamed up with fashion bible British Vogue and the online retailer Hardly Ever Worn It for the star-studded The Way We Wore sale, which raised funds for the NHS (National Health Service) Charities Together and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organisations.

The model sisters donated four items between them and the most popular pieces proved to be Gigi’s Dior saddle bag, which sold for $5,000 (£4,000), and Bella’s paint-splattered Miu Miu boots, which sold for a whopping $13,660 (£10,800).

“These Miu Miu boots mean so much to me. I wore them for the brand’s spring/summer ’20 campaign,” the 23-year-old said as she offered them up for the auction. “To begin with they were plain beige, but as I got messy with paints, I realised the boots were becoming an art piece in themselves. I asked if I could keep them to eventually auction for a cause that I felt passionately about, and this is the perfect opportunity.”

And her older sister Gigi, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik, was keen to donate pieces from her wardrobe, including clothing from Rihanna’s Fenty collection, to benefit worthy causes.

“I appreciate the opportunity to give back in this way, and hope that whoever ends up with these pieces – The Fenty top and skirt, and Dior Saddle bag – really enjoys them, knowing that their contribution will help those struggling due to Covid-19. Zayn and I send our love and best wishes to everyone,” she wrote.

More than 30 items were donated by famous faces, including Adut Akech’s blue tweed Chanel bag, which was sold for $5,200 (£4,100).

The auction raised more than $67,000 (£53,000) in total.

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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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Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen donate clothing for charity auction

Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen have all donated clothing from their personal collections in support of a charity auction.The models have teamed up with bosses at British Vogue and the luxury resale retail site Hardly Ever Worn It to of…

Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen have all donated clothing from their personal collections in support of a charity auction.

The models have teamed up with bosses at British Vogue and the luxury resale retail site Hardly Ever Worn It to offer up designer items from their closets to benefit the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) Charities Together organisation as well as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Among the items up for grabs are Gigi’s Dior Saddle bag, Joan’s Givenchy carryall bag, and a Dior wrap dress from Helena, alongside other coveted items such as Bella Hadid’s paint-splattered Miu Miu boots, a cream Chanel jacket from Kendall Jenner, and Christian Siriano dresses donated by Ashley Graham and Karlie Kloss.

And Kate Moss has even offered up an Alexander McQueen jacket for The Way We Wore auction, which will launch on Tuesday and finish on Friday. Each item will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with proceeds directly benefitting the charities.

The models have also snapped a selfie of themselves posing with the item they’re donating, and the pictures were unveiled in British Vogue’s July 2020 edition, alongside news of the auction.

In Gigi’s black-and-white photo, she is seen standing alongside her boyfriend Zayn Malik, who wears her Dior Saddle bag on his back, while Joan is depicted sat on a stool wearing nothing but a pair of black bikini bottoms and the Givenchy slung over her shoulder.

The items are available to view on vogue.hardlyeverwornit.com.

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Kendall Jenner vows to continue educating herself about Black Lives Matter movement

Kendall Jenner has vowed to continue educating herself on how to become a better ally for black people. Black Lives Matter protests have been taking place across the U.S., the U.K. and Europe in response to the death of unarmed African-American George…

Kendall Jenner has vowed to continue educating herself on how to become a better ally for black people.

Black Lives Matter protests have been taking place across the U.S., the U.K. and Europe in response to the death of unarmed African-American George Floyd, who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck on 25 May.

Many celebrities have subsequently spoken out about racial injustice on social media, and the model faced criticism for failing to show her support for the protesters or address Floyd’s death, with detractors even referencing her controversial 2017 Pepsi advert, in which she was seen calming down a protest by handing a police officer a Pepsi can.

On Monday, Kendall finally took to Instagram to speak out and urge users to follow her example and educate themselves more about the Black Lives Matter movement.

“To everyone reading this and to myself: keep researching, reading, and educating yourself on how we can become better allies. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past few days and my heart has been so heavy. I’m angry and hurt just like so many,” she began. “I will never personally understand the fear and pain that the black community go through on a daily basis, but i know that nobody should have to live in constant fear.”

“I acknowledge my white privilege and promise I will continue to educate myself on how I can help,” the 24-year-old continued. “This is a time to have those uncomfortable conversations with people and mainly with ourselves. we must also make sure we are ready to vote when the time comes to elect the right people into office.

“The one truth that will always ring loudest is that BLACK LIVES MATTER.. Rest peacefully George Floyd and all victims of this horrible injustice.”

Following backlash over the ad, Pepsi pulled it the following day and issued an apology. The model finally addressed the controversy on Keeping Up with the Kardashians six months later, with her tearfully telling viewers: “I would never purposely hurt someone, ever, and if I knew this would’ve been the outcome I never would’ve done something like this.”

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Kendall Jenner helps Kenneth Cole launch The Mental Health Coalition

Kendall Jenner has teamed up with designer Kenneth Cole to help launch The Mental Health Coalition initiative. To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the designer and social activist has unveiled The Mental Health Coalition, the first c…

Kendall Jenner has teamed up with designer Kenneth Cole to help launch The Mental Health Coalition initiative.

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the designer and social activist has unveiled The Mental Health Coalition, the first collaborative effort of this scale which will unite members of leading U.S. mental health organisations, creative and media platforms, passionate advocates, as well as celebrities, with the aim of working together to destigmatise mental health conditions.

To help promote the drive, Kendall, who has been open about her battle with anxiety, made a video call appearance on Good Morning America.

“When he came to me (with the idea), it was so perfect… You know, I struggle with my own mental health issues sometimes myself so I was very excited, I was so ready to get involved,” she explained. “What I hope to accomplish is for people not to feel as alone.

“I was really, really young and feeling like I couldn’t breathe and running to my mom… She, of course, took me to a bunch of doctors, just to make sure I was all OK physically… No one ever told me I had anxiety,” the model confessed. “Maybe three, four years ago it came back completely full-on and I would have crazy panic attacks, (and I) finally kind of got the information I needed about it.”

The initiative brings together mental health resources and service providers in one place – an online platform and digital hub where people can seek help or guidance and open up about their problems.

Cole, founder and chairman of the initiative, added in a statement that the coronavirus crisis has created an “unprecedented urgency to address” mental health.

“We are aligned with the goal of ending the related devastating stigma. I believe that together we can end the stigma, but only together,” he said.

In addition to Kendall, other stars joining the initiative include Stanley Tucci, Whoopi Goldberg, Kesha, among others, who will post confessional videos on social media in which they answer the question: “How are you, really?”

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