Lily Aldridge splurges on sunglasses

Lily Aldridge has a large collection of Ray-Ban sunglasses.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.Wh…

Lily Aldridge has a large collection of Ray-Ban sunglasses.

The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.

When it comes to accessories, Lily has now named sunglasses as her favourite item to spend money on.

“I feel like Jack Nicholson and Johnny Depp always wore them, and they just have that cool, classic rock-and-roll vibe,” she said in a chat for New York magazine’s The Strategist. “Sunglasses are the thing I like to splurge on most, and I have so many, but I always go back to the Ray-Bans. I have the Clubmaster, the Aviator, the Wayfarer – I rotate between them.”

Lily went on to explain that she has been wearing her tortoiseshell Wayfarers the most lately.

Meanwhile, when it comes to fashion trends, the brunette beauty is all about embracing a boho-chic vibe and likes to wear Zara body suits with pieces from the Doen label.

“I just love Doen, and the Jane Top and Joan Dress are my absolute favourites for fall. The Jane Top is the perfect easy blouse for fall, with a pair of high-waisted trousers. I have one in a pumpkin spice colour, and I wear it with these really nice cream trousers and some brown slip-ons and my tortoiseshell Ray-Bans and my Bottega clutch,” the 34-year-old shared.

Elsewhere, Lily explained other products she can’t get enough of include the fragrances from her own line, RMS Beauty’s Un Cover-Up concealer, and Windsor Edwards’ Lip Balm.

© Cover Media

Lily Aldridge is a fan of the smell of Disneyland

Lily Aldridge has named Disneyland as one of her favourite smells.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bul…

Lily Aldridge has named Disneyland as one of her favourite smells.

The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.

Lily unveiled her own fragrance line in September, and while she prefers floral notes when it comes to perfumes, she has now shared in an interview with The Cut that one of her top “surprise” smells stems from her visits to the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California.

“Like you just got surprised with a trip to Disneyland and you’re just so full of joy and wonder,” she told the publication. “It’s my favourite place. And it smells like churros everywhere because they pump the smell out.”

Lily went on to name flowers, candles, and rosewater spray among her picks for best smells, but happiness smells like her children, Dixie, seven, and Winston, eight months, whom she shares with her Kings of Leon rocker husband Caleb Followill.

“I can smell them, and it just brings me joy,” the 33-year-old smiled. “And during the process of creating my fragrance, when I met the people at the actual labs that create the scents, they were like, ‘You can bottle the smell of anything.’ I was like, ‘Can you bottle the smell of my children? So I can have it forever?!'”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lily noted that her go-to perfume at the moment is Haven from her own brand, with the scent featuring notes of mandarin, lychee, rose, peony, and freesia.

© Cover Media

Justin Timberlake ‘mixed things up’ for third Levi’s collection

Justin Timberlake wanted to “mix things up” when working on his third collaboration with Levi’s.The Man of the Woods hitmaker celebrated his latest partnership with the iconic denim brand as he unveiled his 12-piece Levi’s x Justin Timberlake fall/wint…

Justin Timberlake wanted to “mix things up” when working on his third collaboration with Levi’s.

The Man of the Woods hitmaker celebrated his latest partnership with the iconic denim brand as he unveiled his 12-piece Levi’s x Justin Timberlake fall/winter 2019 Fresh Leaves collection at a bash in the Hollywood Hills on Tuesday.

The line features hooded shirts, plaid trucker jackets, canvas cargo pants, a reversible vest, and an orange camouflage worker shirt, with items priced from $78 – $380 (£61- £297).

And Timberlake was keen to keep the traditional designs of the California-based brand present in his line.

“When you work with such an institution like Levi’s, you don’t want them to be anything but Levi’s,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “And so, it’s just a little bit of a swerve here and there on fit or cut or wash or texture and that’s it.

“For the first two seasons, we created a bit of a left-of-centre aesthetic and we just want to continue to play up on that… I like to mix things up, always.”

The singer and actor also wanted to focus on versatility, and several pieces in the Fresh Leaves range are reversible.

“I get to travel to a lot of different places and I think the biggest part of it, to be honest, is to create something that you feel could be worn in Paris, could be worn in New York, could be worn In Stockholm, could be worn in L.A. and could be worn in Memphis, Tennessee,” the 38-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Timberlake revealed that his and wife Jessica Biel’s four-year-old son Silas will be in charge of the family’s Halloween costumes this year.

“He gets to choose, so everything we’ve ever worn is his choice… He was Lego Batman last year. So, listen, I wouldn’t be surprised if he chose that again!” he laughed.

© Cover Media

Lily Aldridge designs capsule collection for Levi’s

Lily Aldridge has designed a capsule collection for Levi’s Made & Crafted. The Victoria’s Secret model starred in the fall/winter 2018 campaign for the denim brand’s premium line and has expanded her collaboration with the team by designing a five-piec…

Lily Aldridge has designed a capsule collection for Levi’s Made & Crafted.

The Victoria’s Secret model starred in the fall/winter 2018 campaign for the denim brand’s premium line and has expanded her collaboration with the team by designing a five-piece range which includes versions of the line’s bestsellers reimagined in unisex styles.

The Levi’s Made & Crafted x Lily Aldridge collection features an oversized white T-shirt, the Trucker Jacket, the 501 High-Rise Shorts, 501 Original Cropped Jeans, and a denim jumpsuit. Each piece is available in medium stonewash denim and intended for both men and women.

In addition, Lily’s name is included on the brand’s signature backpatch, along with the lyrics, “Don’t forget to love,” which were written by her husband Caleb Followill for his band Kings of Leon’s hit Immortals.

“I’m excited to announce my five-piece collection with Levi’s Made & Crafted,” the 33-year-old wrote on Instagram. “This collaboration was designed by me to be worn by EVERYONE! Caleb has already stolen a few pieces for himself… It’s classic Levi’s staples that I will one day give to my kids. The collection is inspired by Caleb’s Immortals lyrics ‘don’t forget to love’ … you can find these lyrics on the pieces (heart emoji).”

“It’s perfectly Lily. When she realised Caleb was borrowing her clothes, she decided to make a collection that anyone can wear,” added Nicolle Arbour, global design director, Levi’s Made & Crafted.

Aldridge also models her designs in the campaign, which was photographed by Matthew Welch and styled by his wife Karla Welch.

In honour of the collection, Levi’s executives are donating to the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, a U.S. nonprofit organisation that advocates against gun violence. The limited-edition line is available exclusively on Levi.com.

© Cover Media

Lily Aldridge gearing up to launch fragrance brand

Lily Aldridge is preparing to unveil her namesake fragrance brand.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bul…

Lily Aldridge is preparing to unveil her namesake fragrance brand.

The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.

Lily announced last September that she was developing her own perfume company in partnership with Interstellar Brands, a subsidiary of Inter Parfums, Inc., and her management team, IMG Models, and on Thursday announced the brand will officially be launched on 1 September.

“Such an exciting day speaking with beauty editors about what I’ve been working on for the last 2 years @lilyaldridgeparfums launching Sept 1,” she wrote on her Instagram page alongside a selfie. “Thank you for all the love & support today!!! Can’t wait to share it with you all SOOOOOON!!! #DreamComeTrue.”

Lily, who welcomed her second child with her Kings of Leon frontman husband Caleb Followill in January, did not share any further details about the collection.

However, the 33-year-old previously stated that she would be taking a hands-on approach in developing the line and would be teaming with Interstellar bosses on the scents as well as the e-commerce site, which will be directed to her social media channels and “passionate” fan base.

“We believe this partnership is a first in our industry,” commented Jean Madar, chairman and chief executive officer of Inter Parfums, Inc., in a statement. “We are very pleased that Lily Aldridge is our first partner under this agreement. Not only a beautiful model, Lily is also an exemplary role model, as a wife, mother and business woman. She is ‘all in’ on this project and will be fully engaged in the creative and product development decisions of her brand. She will also help fast track the launch and continued sale of her fragrances through interaction with her growing social media following.”

© Cover Media

Hailey Bieber hints she may be done with runway modelling

Hailey Bieber has dropped a major hint indicating she may be done with runway modelling.The model launched her career in 2014 when she made her catwalk debut walking for Topshop, and since then, she has appeared in shows for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger…

Hailey Bieber has dropped a major hint indicating she may be done with runway modelling.

The model launched her career in 2014 when she made her catwalk debut walking for Topshop, and since then, she has appeared in shows for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Philipp Plein, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Prabal Gurung, and Jeremy Scott.

But in a recent post on her Instagram Stories, Hailey shared a photo of her strutting down the catwalk during the Zadig & Voltaire fall/winter 2018 show and criticised her arm placement.

“What I do know, is that ur arm truly should never swing this high when ur walking on a runway (sic),” she captioned the image, circling her arm in blue. “Hence why it is not, and will never be my thing again lol (laugh out loud).”

Hailey did not share any further comments on her possible career move. The last major runway show she appeared in was Versace’s pre-fall 2019 show held in New York City last December.

However, shortly before the blonde star wed popstar Justin Bieber in a courthouse ceremony in September, she shared in an interview with WWD that she is planning to be more selective about her modelling gigs in the future.

“I’ve tried to be really choosy with fashion week going forward, just because I want to have the time to spend being relaxed and being with family – and my fiance,” the 22-year-old commented.

In spite of her latest social media posts, it appears Hailey is still passionate about campaign modelling, and has recently landed gigs for brands such as Miu Miu, Max Mara, Levi’s, and Carolina Herrera.

© Cover Media

Hailey Bieber tapped as the new face of Levi’s 501 collection

Hailey Bieber has been tapped as the new face of Levi’s 501 collection for the American denim giant’s latest campaign.The Hailey Bieber for Levi’s 501 campaign launched on Friday (05Apr19) and will continue to roll out until 20 May, to mark the date …

Hailey Bieber has been tapped as the new face of Levi’s 501 collection for the American denim giant’s latest campaign.

The Hailey Bieber for Levi’s 501 campaign launched on Friday (05Apr19) and will continue to roll out until 20 May, to mark the date when the coveted brand’s original blue jeans were patented 146 years ago.

Levi’s are pushing the collection ahead of festival season, and the 22-year-old has customised items for the line with her name and hints of neon, including the original 501, the 501 skinny and 501 shorts.

Hailey has long ties with the brand, and she famously made headlines for wearing an oversized Levi’s trucker jacket, emblazoned with the name “Bieber,” when she announced her marriage to singer Justin Bieber, 25, in November.

Speaking ahead of the launch of the campaign, the model also shared that the 501 style has been her life-long go-to, and revealed how she first discovered her love for the jeans.

“I’ve been wearing 501 cutoffs since I can remember… they make me feel like me,” she enthused, before confessing that the first pair of Levi’s she ever had she stole from her dad. “I still wear them today.”

Jennifer Sey, chief marketing officer of Levi Strauss and Co., gushed over Hailey’s love for the brand, and affirmed that it is genuine.

“Hailey has been wearing our icons, Levi’s 501s and 501 shorts and trucker jackets, without us having to ask her to,” she said. “She’s a real authentic fan.”

© Cover Media

Model Denise Bidot opens up about self-love and feeling empowered

Denise Bidot has opened up about the importance of self-love and the major role that it plays in empowering women.The plus-size model made the remarks during a recent appearance at Rolling Stone’s Women Shaping the Future brunch, in honour of the magaz…

Denise Bidot has opened up about the importance of self-love and the major role that it plays in empowering women.

The plus-size model made the remarks during a recent appearance at Rolling Stone’s Women Shaping the Future brunch, in honour of the magazine’s March (19) issue – which celebrates women from a variety of backgrounds.

Bidot joined a number of key leaders from the worlds of fashion, media and politics for the event, which featured Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen, U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes and broadcast journalist Tamron Hall as speakers.

Speaking to Footwear News, the Curvy Girls star stressed the importance of taking time to put oneself first.

“There are so many layers to what makes you feel empowered,” she stated. “Obviously, self-love. If you can’t get into that, you can’t get into moving to care about others and changing the world.”

The 32-year-old, who has modelled for brands including Levi’s, Nordstrom and Old Navy, went on to discuss her personal style and emphasised that women shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with fashion.

“Honestly, it’s a trial and error scenario,” the Miami native confessed. “It’s a matter of the material, the quality… I just try on everything. I don’t get scared. I become fearless in every shopping scenario.”

The model also revealed her wardrobe staples and suggested that she favours pieces that are both stylish and practical.

“I love a good boot, I’m such a New York girl,” she laughed. “I can wear a boot all year round.

“Most of my shoes are booties!”

© Cover Media

Justin Timberlake launches new Levi’s collection

Justin Timberlake has dropped a brand-new collection in partnership with Levi’s.The SexyBack singer teamed up with the denim brand last year (17) to customise a one-off trucker jacket – which he now describes as his “good luck jacket” – and has now des…

Justin Timberlake has dropped a brand-new collection in partnership with Levi’s.

The SexyBack singer teamed up with the denim brand last year (17) to customise a one-off trucker jacket – which he now describes as his “good luck jacket” – and has now designed an array of jackets, hoodies and shirts in a collection named Fresh Leaves.

The line’s laid-back aesthetic matches that of Justin’s latest album, Man of the Woods, and though the star has worked with other fashion brands in the past, he admitted that working with the team at Levi’s was a particularly special experience.

“I feel like it’s the first time I’m getting to use all my creativity, and I can collaborate with them, have it come to fruition and have it very well made. Not to talk bad about the past, but I’m excited to partner with a brand that has that higher quality,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “The people there know what they’re doing. It’s an icon for a reason.”

Items in the collection include plaid work shirts, camo-print trucker jackets and even a new jean fit – the 501 Slim Taper – which is available in four washes.

Prices range from $98 – $148 (£75 – £113) and all garments will be available to purchase from Nordstrom stores on 4 October.

Describing the collection as a “fresh take on classics,” he hopes the selection will appeal to his three-year-old son Silas – whom he shares with wife Jessica Biel – when he’s a bit older.

“It’s the ultimate hand me down,” the 37-year-old smiled, adding that future collaborations with Levi’s are a distinct possibility. “It’s just the beginning of where we are going to go with this.”

© Cover Media

Lily Aldridge reflects on family connection to Levi’s

Lily Aldridge has reflected on her family’s long history with iconic denim brand Levi’s.The model previously starred in the label’s Walk the Line commercial alongside Jamie Dornan in 2006 and is now fronting the Made Crafted campaign for the fall/winte…

Lily Aldridge has reflected on her family’s long history with iconic denim brand Levi’s.

The model previously starred in the label’s Walk the Line commercial alongside Jamie Dornan in 2006 and is now fronting the Made Crafted campaign for the fall/winter 2018 collection.

As she is “very much” a jeans and T-shirt girl, Lily was more than up for the gig, and has now shared that she has a number of personal links to the Levi’s brand.

During a tour through the Levi’s archives with the collection’s design director, Nicolle Arbour, Lily came across a retro contribution, courtesy of her late father, artist Alan Aldridge.

“You guys found a piece of my dad’s art from the ’70s. He did a Levi’s ad and I had no idea. I was grateful to you guys to have this special moment. It was something I’ll never forget,” she smiled in a promotional video for the brand.

Lily added that Levi’s also aided an unexpected meeting between her and her now-husband, Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill.

“(Walk the Line) was the first kind of thing I experienced where people would recognise me like, ‘You’re the girl from the Levi’s commercial,'” the 32-year-old recalled. “And my husband actually recognised me at Coachella. He’s like, ‘That’s the girl from the Levi’s commercial.’ He found me.”

Last month (Aug18), Lily and Caleb – who married in 2011 – revealed that they were expecting their second child together, a sibling for their six-year-old daughter Dixie.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel shared the happy news via Instagram, showing off her blossoming bump in a photo of herself wearing a bikini on the beach.

“SURPRISE,” she captioned the shot, while the mother-to-be received many messages of congratulations, with Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Adriana Lima, Irina Shayk, Sara Sampaio, and Winnie Harlow among the well-wishers.

© Cover Media