Little Mix teams with PrettyLittleThing on fashion line

Little Mix has collaborated with the designers at PrettyLittleThing on a new fashion collection.Representatives for the girl group, comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson, took to Instagram on Monday to announc…

Little Mix has collaborated with the designers at PrettyLittleThing on a new fashion collection.

Representatives for the girl group, comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson, took to Instagram on Monday to announce the line and share a teaser snap of the range.

“#PLTxLittleMix IS COMING. We’re so excited to announce that our collection with @prettylittlething is launching on November 7th,” they wrote. “We’ve absolutely loved creating this collection for you and can’t wait for you to see it.”

The accompanying picture depicted Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Anne, and Jesy posing in colourful snake print outfits in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Other items will reflect the stars’ eclectic personal style, with pieces mixing textures and featuring a luxe colour palette of deep greens and coppers. Meanwhile, the garments made from diamante crystal embellished mesh will no doubt be sought-after for the upcoming party season.

“The girls have been fans of PrettyLittleThing over the years, so collaborating with them was an absolute pleasure as they already had a huge attachment to the brand,” commented PrettyLittleThing co-founder and chief executive officer, Umar Kamani. “What’s so wonderful about this collaboration is Little Mix define unity and strength to young girls and women through their music but also they all have such unique and individual style which makes this collection so exciting because it’s so diverse.”

Items in the PrettyLittleThing x Little Mix collection will be available in U.S. sizes 2-24 (U.K. sizes 4- 26) and are priced between $15 – $13 (£12 – £100).

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Little Mix: ‘We used to look cheap and tacky’

Little Mix have admitted the make-up they wore at the start of their career made them look “cheap and tacky”.The British girl group – comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson – spoke about how their look has evol…

Little Mix have admitted the make-up they wore at the start of their career made them look “cheap and tacky”.

The British girl group – comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson – spoke about how their look has evolved during an interview on British show This Morning, and admitted they used to wear too much make-up because they were insecure about their looks when they first found fame on The X Factor in 2011.

“We went from really young fresh girls not really wearing much make-up, maybe a little foundation on the lip when it was in, to then being really heavy and looking way older. We looked way beyond our years,” explained 26-year-old Perrie, while Jesy added, “We looked very cheap and tacky.”

“We just felt more secure with lots and lots of make-up on. I do really just think that we’ve got better at knowing what we suit, and we don’t feel the need to pile it on anymore,” Perrie continued.

Leigh-Anne also recalled how she struggled so much with her self-confidence that she once refused to get out of the car on a visit to the supermarket because she wasn’t wearing any make-up.

“Do you remember when we went to (supermarket) Asda all together and I wouldn’t get out of the car?” she asked the girls, recalling a moment from seven years ago.

“Yes, I remember that,” replied Perrie. “Was it because you didn’t have any make-up on? As if anyone in there cares anyway… That was nuts! Barefaced beauty over here!”

“I can’t believe I used to think like that, because now I way prefer my face just bare,” sighed Leigh-Anne, as Perrie added that feeling more secure about your looks comes with “age and confidence”.

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Little Mix teams with Simple on anti-bullying campaign

Little Mix has teamed with skincare brand Simple on a new anti-cyberbullying campaign.The British girl group – comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson – have long advocated for important issues, including anxiet…

Little Mix has teamed with skincare brand Simple on a new anti-cyberbullying campaign.

The British girl group – comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson – have long advocated for important issues, including anxiety and body positivity.

Now, Little Mix is working with Simple for a second time and has just unveiled the #ChooseKindness initiative in partnership with Ditch the Label, an anti-bullying charity dedicated to promoting equality.

Speaking about the concept, Leigh-Anne stated that the campaign felt like a natural fit, because the band shares similar values to the cosmetics company.

“The reason why we love Simple so much is because it’s kind to your skin and affordable for everyone,” the 27-year-old shared. “We rely on the face wipes so much when we are on tour. We all use them and like that there is nothing harsh in them.”

The #ChooseKindness initiative includes a special support hub available online, which is free to access, and is aimed at helping struggling teenagers. The website is now live, and Jade is thrilled to be promoting such a worthy cause.

“For us as a girl band, it’s so important that we support one another. We want to stand together and show our fans that you’ll go a lot further in life if you support each other. We are just trying to encourage everyone to take steps like leaving a positive comment on a picture of someone who you think looks nice,” she commented, while Jesy noted, “I am quite critical of myself and I was speaking to someone the other day and they said I need to be kinder to myself.”

While Perrie added that she believes “kindness means everything… Because, it’s not difficult to be kind – it’s more difficult to be negative. Being kind should come naturally.”

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Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock launching swimwear line

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock is gearing up to launch a line of swimwear.The British singer, who stars in the girl group alongside Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Jesy Nelson, often shares glamorous photos of herself posing on beautiful beaches o…

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock is gearing up to launch a line of swimwear.

The British singer, who stars in the girl group alongside Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Jesy Nelson, often shares glamorous photos of herself posing on beautiful beaches on social media.

Now, Leigh-Anne has taken her passion for swimwear a step further, and announced on Wednesday (03Apr19) that she has designed a line of bikinis under the brand name In’A’Seashell with her friend Gabrielle Urquhart.

“So for the past year and a half I’ve been working on something very, very exciting with my girl @gabriellenikita,” the 27-year-old wrote on Instagram. “We are so excited to reveal we will be launching our very own swimwear brand called @inaseashell a brand that not only promotes self-love but encourages anyone who wears it to feel confident and sexy AF (as f**k)! So this summer we’ve got you covered because it’s launching in April! So keep your eyes PEELED and your ears OPEN! It’s coming.”

Leigh-Anne didn’t share an exact launch date and a website for the company is yet to go live. However, the star has shared an image of her herself and two other women wearing black bikinis on a beach on her own and In’A’Seashell’s Instagram accounts.

Accordingly, the premise of the line and its message of body positivity has sparked enthusiasm among fans, with one user writing, “This looks so amazing, I can’t wait to purchase some!!” and another adding, “Love it, well done @leighannepinnock you’re the fashion guru!!! I think you’re gonna be the next Victoria Beckham….she better watch her step!”

In addition to working on In’A’Seashell, Leigh-Anne was named as the new face of Umbro last month, and is fronting the spring/summer 2019 campaign for the sportswear label.

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Jesy Nelson shares personal body image and mental health struggles in new doc

Jesy Nelson is exploring body image and mental health in the age of social media in a new documentary for the BBC.The Little Mix singer, who herself has been the victim of cruel online jibes about her figure, says the project is about a subject close t…

Jesy Nelson is exploring body image and mental health in the age of social media in a new documentary for the BBC.

The Little Mix singer, who herself has been the victim of cruel online jibes about her figure, says the project is about a subject close to her heart.

She added in a statement: “I’m delighted to be working with the BBC on a documentary that will both challenge me personally and also highlight a hugely important issue affecting young people today.”

The film, Jesy Nelson: My Story, will premiere on BBC Three before screening on BBC1.

The 27-year-old further opened up to British newspaper Metro about life as a celebrity in the Instagram era.

“It’s all very filtered — it’s not real,” she shrugged. “We just want to make our fans know that being themselves is enough. They don’t need to look on Instagram and see all these filtered pictures and think, ‘Oh my God, I’m never going to look like that’.”

Jesy and her bandmates, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, are all heavy Instagram users, and have amassed a following of more than 24 million people between their separate accounts.

They regularly post sultry, filtered snaps, but Jesy admits she’s glad social media wasn’t around when she was growing up.

“Obviously, we never had that as kids. I think if we did we’d be very, very insecure as young girls. For us, as a group, it’s so important to get that message across,” she said.

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Leigh-Anne Pinnock is the new face of sports label Umbro

Leigh-Anne Pinnock has scored her first solo modelling job as the new face of Umbro.The singer, who has previously modelled sportswear for USA Pro with her Little Mix bandmates Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson, is fronting the spring/summ…

Leigh-Anne Pinnock has scored her first solo modelling job as the new face of Umbro.

The singer, who has previously modelled sportswear for USA Pro with her Little Mix bandmates Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson, is fronting the spring/summer 19 campaign for the cult English label on her own.

“It’s perfect for working out and getting active but then also whip on a pair of heels and you’ve got a great night out look,” she said of the new line, reports The Sun.

Leigh-Anne showed off some of the looks on a night out in London on Thursday (14Mar19) with her footballer beau Andre Gray. Taking her own advice, she teamed the shiny black Umbro tracksuit bottoms and black and white Umbro T-shirt with towering heels and a clutch bag.

She and Andre were out celebrating with pals in the English capital.

Other key pieces in the new range, which went live on Umbro’s website on Friday morning, include a slim-fitting red dress, a soccer-style T-shirt, a bodycon skirt, sporty shorts, cropped T-shirts, a boob tube and an oversized T-shirt dress. Prices range from £25 ($33) – £85 ($112).

The 27-year-old recently completed a gruelling hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in aid of British charity Comic Relief. She was joined by Jade, as well as a host of British celebrities, including former politician Ed Balls and TV host Alexander Armstrong.

Talking to British newspaper Metro about the climb, the Power hitmaker shared: “I don’t even know how I’m standing right now. It is just crazy. Jade got quite ill. You lose calories just from standing still at that altitude.”

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Little Mix break all the fashion rules now they’re popstars

Little Mix don’t abide by fashion rules because they believe popstars “can get away” with anything.The girl band – featuring Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – have attracted plenty of attention for their stylish wardr…

Little Mix don’t abide by fashion rules because they believe popstars “can get away” with anything.

The girl band – featuring Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – have attracted plenty of attention for their stylish wardrobes, receiving praise and criticism in equal measure for their sexy outfits.

However, the group maintains that dressing up is one of the best parts of their job, as they have the confidence to wear whatever they like.

“Do you know what, I love being a popstar!” Jesy gushed in an interview with BBC News. “I’ll go out shopping with my best mate James and I’ll say: ‘Do you like this?’ and he’ll go, ‘Do you know what? Normally I’d say, ‘No,’ but you’re a popstar and you can wear whatever you want!’ Like, I went to buy a pair of shorts the other day; and he was like, ‘Jess, it’s not summer! Oh, but screw it – you’re a popstar!'”

The four-piece recently ditched their clothes to pose nude for their new single Strip, featuring Sharaya J, with the video clip showing their naked bodies covered in the insulting words they’ve been subjected to in the past. And they hope that this bold move will help empower other women.

“This picture represents how far we’ve come. How we embrace every little thing about ourselves: Our flaws are perfect, our insecurities are what make us different. This is a journey of self-love,” Leigh-Anne explained.

“Hopefully it’ll empower anyone who doesn’t feel good about themselves. We honestly think, God, it’s really scary for little girls growing up now with social media,” Jesy added. “That’s why it’s so important for us to use a platform while we’ve got it to say to them: ‘No, look, this is normal, this is what real girls look like.'”

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Perrie Edwards is stopping Little Mix from getting matching tattoos

Perrie Edwards is preventing Little Mix from getting matching tattoos.The group formed in 2011 after winning the eighth series of The X Factor U.K. and, as well as bonding as bandmates, the four-piece have also become the best of friends. And though Je…

Perrie Edwards is preventing Little Mix from getting matching tattoos.

The group formed in 2011 after winning the eighth series of The X Factor U.K. and, as well as bonding as bandmates, the four-piece have also become the best of friends. And though Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall are keen to prove their friendship with complementary inkings, Perrie isn’t on board.

“We always said we were going to do it,” said Leigh-Anne in an interview with Attitude magazine, before Jesy explained, “It’s hard because Perrie doesn’t want to have any tattoos ever. It doesn’t feel right for the three of us to get any. It was just going to be a friendship symbol, something tacky!”

However, Perrie is sticking to her guns and joked, “I will not bow down to peer pressure.”

The Woman Like Me hitmakers also responded to the backlash they’ve received over their stage outfits, which some critics have deemed too sexy for a group that have a largely teenage fan base. However, the girls are adamant that such criticism is sexist and uncalled for.

“We’ll wear a leotard and they’re like (pulls a face). But I’m thinking: ‘Do you say that to the people at the Olympics when they’re swinging around a pole: that they’re too provocative?” Jesy asked. “No you don’t, but because we’re dancing, ‘Oh you’re too sexy!”

“Being a feminist doesn’t mean you have to wear a polo-neck jumper and a pair of trousers,” Jade added.” Anyone can be a feminist. Feminism is just believing in equality.”

Little Mix traded in girly outfits for masculine monochrome shirt and trouser suits when they attended the MTV Europe Music Awards earlier this month (04Nov18), at which they received the award for Best UK & Ireland Act.

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Little Mix show off sleek and sexy new USA Pro collection

The Little Mix girls have dished on the design process behind their fourth line with sportswear brand USA Pro.Showing off their gym-honed bodies for the promo shots, the English group, made up of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade…

The Little Mix girls have dished on the design process behind their fourth line with sportswear brand USA Pro.

Showing off their gym-honed bodies for the promo shots, the English group, made up of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, have added sleeker silhouettes to their latest collection.

Each singer has once again created signature pieces which reflects her individual style, with Jade explaining: “When I’m designing my range I aim to create both something comfortable to perform in and flattering – it’s important to feel good when working out.”

Jade’s pieces include gym leggings with sheer panels and a lace up sports bra.

Like Jade, Jesy also ditched support in favour of sexy with her plunging sports bra, as well as a pair of high-waisted bottoms

“(I want to) enhance every woman’s figure,” she said. “I’ve got high-waisted leggings that accentuate the body shape. I’m curvy and I wanted to create something that complemented that.”

For Leigh-Anne’s edit, she opted for a tropical print motif because she “loves anything tropical”, while Perrie decided on thick, branded waistbands across all her designs.

“I love the simplistic but bold colours used across my range, with the waistbands that match the crop top and sports bra,” Perrie shared.

The band first teamed with USA Pro in 2015, posing in the brand’s adverts before launching their own two years later.

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Little Mix took hands-on approach to new make-up collection

The Little Mix girls were very hands-on when it came to naming the products in their new make-up line. The foursome, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, launched LMX last month (Sep18), a 19-piece line made up of lip ki…

The Little Mix girls were very hands-on when it came to naming the products in their new make-up line. 

The foursome, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, launched LMX last month (Sep18), a 19-piece line made up of lip kits, face palettes and brushes, among other items.

Asked by a reporter at Glamour how involved they were when it came to creating the cosmetics, Jade revealed: “We came up with all the names, for all the shades. So, with the eyeshadow palette, every single shade references one of our songs or song lyrics. From the get-go, we’ve been involved in the whole process, what shades they are, what products.”

“The textures, the feels,” Perrie added.

The girls, who are also behind a successful fragrance line, even had their say on the packaging.

“We’ve been involved with everything and that was really important for us. If it’s our name to this brand, it has to be done well and properly,” Jade smiled.

The 25-year-old singer also explained how a make-up range has always been on the band’s agenda, but they all agreed to wait until the time was right to bring out their own collection.

The launch comes on the back of Little Mix’s collaboration with skincare brand Simple.

“We really wanted to make sure if we did (a make-up range), we were going to do it properly and do it well,” Jade said. “We’re all very much comfortable in our own skin and know exactly what we like to wear make-up-wise, what we wanted to create, so yeah, it’s definitely the perfect time to do it now.”

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