Pregnant Lily Aldridge ‘proud’ to walk in runway show

Lily Aldridge was thrilled to walk in Brandon Maxwell’s latest runway show while pregnant.The Victoria’s Secret model announced last month (Aug18) that she and Kings of Leon frontman husband Caleb Followill are expecting a sibling for their six-year-ol…

Lily Aldridge was thrilled to walk in Brandon Maxwell’s latest runway show while pregnant.

The Victoria’s Secret model announced last month (Aug18) that she and Kings of Leon frontman husband Caleb Followill are expecting a sibling for their six-year-old daughter Dixie.

While Lily has steered away from the catwalk in recent years, she took to the stage during Brandon’s spring/summer 2019 presentation held at the Classic Car Club on Saturday night (08Sep18) as part of New York Fashion Week, and has since thanked the designer for including her in the show.

“So proud to walk the @brandonmaxwell runway 5 months pregnant! I’ve walked few runways in my life and this is a moment that I’ll look back on forever with great emotion,” she captioned a snap of the moment on her Instagram page. “Thank you Brandon for letting my shine & being such a true gentleman, Love you FOREVER!!!”

Lily went on to credit Tom Pecheux for her make-up and James Pecis for her hair. The brunette beauty added that her fellow models, including Joan Smalls, Taylor Hill, Cindy Bruna as well as sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, had made the occasion even more special.

“It was so much fun being backstage will all the girls, everyone was so uplifting and rubbing my belly celebrating this beautiful journey with me. Nothing but Empowerment at Brandon Maxwell,” the 32-year-old smiled.

Brandon described his range as a “love letter” to his home state of Texas, with the line including power suits made from bold red silks and satins as well as shorts, wide-legged trousers and carefully draped gowns made from luxury fabrics.

And it appeared that Gigi, 23, had a ball at the show too, as she uploaded a long message dedicated to the rising fashion star later in the evening.

“Thank you for being you, I am proud to call you my friend and to be a part of your incredibly inspiring journey. Cheers @brandonmaxwell, I am OBSESSED with this entire collection (and have had the show soundtrack stuck in my head all night !!)” she posted alongside a slideshow of fun pictures.

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Robyn Lawley slams Victoria’s Secret over lack of curvy models

Robyn Lawley has criticised Victoria’s Secret for not hiring any plus-size models.An association with the American lingerie brand has helped stars such as Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Sara Sampaio become some of the most sought-after names in t…

Robyn Lawley has criticised Victoria’s Secret for not hiring any plus-size models.

An association with the American lingerie brand has helped stars such as Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Sara Sampaio become some of the most sought-after names in the business, and as a result, walking in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is considered a career goal by many of today’s models.

However, plus-size model Robyn is not a fan of the label, believing that it excludes “curvy girls”.

“I hate Victoria’s Secret,” the 29-year-old commented in an interview with Australian current affairs programme The Sunday Project, which aired on Sunday night (09Sep18). “If they don’t use a curvy girl (in the show) this year, I’d be shocked. And if they don’t, just don’t buy their stuff.”

On Friday, it was announced that Winnie Harlow would be walking in the fashion show for the first time, while the likes of Barbara Palvin, Leomie Anderson and Devon Windsor would be returning to the prestigious catwalk later this year.

Though Victoria’s Secret bosses have yet to confirm any “curvy” models for the spectacle, Robyn is encouraged to see that many other brands are embracing a more diverse line-up.

“I think the fashion world has to wake up. And I think they are, very slowly,” said the star, who was the first plus-size model to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

She also admitted that she often feels insecure after seeing images of perfect-looking women on social media, and opened up regarding her decision not to have corrective surgery on the facial scar she suffered after falling down a staircase in her New York home.

“I was like if the fashion world doesn’t accept me back, I’ll focus on bigger more important things,” Robyn affirmed.

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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.

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The Row’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen compare relationship to ‘a marriage’

The Row co-founder Ashley Olsen has compared her relationship with her twin sister Mary-Kate to “a marriage”.The former child actresses launched their luxury fashion brand in 2006 and have since gone on to build a reputation for sleek and sophisticated…

The Row co-founder Ashley Olsen has compared her relationship with her twin sister Mary-Kate to “a marriage”.

The former child actresses launched their luxury fashion brand in 2006 and have since gone on to build a reputation for sleek and sophisticated garments, with celebrity fans including Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid.

While Ashley and Mary-Kate have poured their hearts and souls into the company, they’ve now shared that they have their “ups and downs” as business partners from time to time.

“It’s been 32 years of learning how to communicate… (our relationship is like) a marriage and a partnership. We have had ups and downs…We do everything together,” said Ashley in an interview with WSJ Magazine, while Mary-Kate noted: “We came out of the womb doing that.”

During the interview, the 32-year-old fashion stars also divulged that they would be formally introducing a menswear collection into The Row boutiques after several years of experimenting with the idea.

The range will include fresh takes on the classic suit as well as coats, jackets, shirts, knitwear, and denim.

“It really was a passion project,” explained Mary-Kate of introducing a full men’s line. “It’s not like one day we wake up and say, ‘We’re going to grow this business, and we’re going to have a menswear collection.’ That’s not the way we look at it.”

Pieces will be manufactured in France, Italy and the U.S. and are set to hit shelves from October (18).

However, don’t expect to see any large-scale campaigns promoting the lines.

“We’re not product pushers,” Ashley added. “I don’t know if it’s because of the way we grew up – we just don’t like talking about ourselves or talking about what we’re doing …. It’s not really our approach.”

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Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge expecting baby number two

Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and supermodel Lily Aldridge are expecting their second child. The Victoria’s Secret beauty has taken to Instagram to share the happy news, showing off a photo of herself wearing a bikini on the beach, with her b…

Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and supermodel Lily Aldridge are expecting their second child.

The Victoria’s Secret beauty has taken to Instagram to share the happy news, showing off a photo of herself wearing a bikini on the beach, with her burgeoning bump on full display.

“SURPRISE,” she captioned the shot.

Lily didn’t offer up any further details about her pregnancy, but the child will be a sibling for the couple’s daughter Dixie, six.

She and rocker Caleb wed in 2011.

The mother-to-be’s fellow models have been quick to share their joy at the news, with Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Adriana Lima, Irina Shayk, Sara Sampaio, and Winnie Harlow among the many well wishers.

“Congrats!!!” posted Kate Upton, who is expecting her first child with her baseball ace husband Justin Verlander, while Kendall Jenner wrote, “yayyyyyyy”.

“LILLLLLY!!!! congrats beautiful mama!!” commented Chrissy Teigen, who gave birth to son Miles, her second kid with singer John Legend, in May (18).

“So excited for you mama lily!!!!!” shared her newly-engaged pal Karlie Kloss, as Joan Smalls added, “Omg (oh my god)!!!!!! congrats”.

There were also celebratory messages from Lily’s other Hollywood pals, including Julianne Hough, Alanna Masterson, Uzo Aduba, Nick Jonas, and Gwyneth Paltrow, who exclaimed, “WOAH!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!”

Lily’s big announcement came just days after she shared a snap from a night out with Karlie and Candice Swanepoel, who recently became a mum-of-two.

“Date Night,” she captioned the picture of the three stunners. “A night of celebration.”

Swanepoel posted the same image on her Instagram page, and gushed, “So much to celebrate! Love you girls! Aaand (sic) boys.”

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Jason Wu releasing scented doll to celebrate fragrance anniversary

Jason Wu is celebrating his fragrance’s anniversary with a limited-edition scented doll.The New York-based designer is a favourite with celebrities including Zoe Saldana, Dakota Johnson and Michelle Obama, and introduced his very first fragrance last y…

Jason Wu is celebrating his fragrance’s anniversary with a limited-edition scented doll.

The New York-based designer is a favourite with celebrities including Zoe Saldana, Dakota Johnson and Michelle Obama, and introduced his very first fragrance last year (17).

Twelve months on, Jason has decided to commemorate his namesake scent by tapping back into his former employment with Integrity Toys, and releasing a very special doll.

“I started my career designing dolls about 15 years ago and it was my first career before fashion,” Wu said in an interview with WWD. “(The scented doll) is a nice way to combine that with what I’ve been doing in fashion and fragrance, which is relatively new to me. It’s combining three facets of my career.”

The toy is the 35-year-old’s first scented product and takes inspiration from the fragrance itself. Holding a small version of the perfume bottle, the doll is dressed in the same pale pink tulle gown embroidered with Swarovski crystals he designed for Lily Aldridge, the face of the Jason Wu fragrance, to wear to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in 2017.

The product goes on sale Wednesday (15Aug18) exclusively at Net-a-porter, and the three hundred units will be sold with a 3 oz. bottle of the fragrance for $380 (£299).

“The idea is to not only be a collectable, but also be a unique way to deliver the scent to the consumer,” the fashion mogul explained. “It’s the most important point as we are a niche fragrance. It’s important that the product speaks for itself.”

Wu has already started working on his second fragrance which is expected to launch early next year, and is also planning to create a collection to be released in fall 2020.

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Lily Aldridge keen to start her own beauty or fashion line

Lily Aldridge is interested in starting her own beauty or fashion line in the future.The California-born model has quickly risen through the ranks of the business and landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and Bulgari. While model…

Lily Aldridge is interested in starting her own beauty or fashion line in the future.

The California-born model has quickly risen through the ranks of the business and landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and Bulgari.

While modelling continues to be her main focus for Lily, she has now divulged that she is keen to put her knowledge of the business to work in a new project.

“I love modelling,” she told U.S. InStyle. “But I want to keep evolving. I would love to create my own beauty or fashion line one day. I feel like I’m just bursting with creativity, and I’m trying to figure out what that next lane is. I always tell my daughter, ‘You can be and do whatever you want.'”

Lily and her husband, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, are parents to a six-year-old daughter named Dixie Pearl, with the family now based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Known as the home of some of the world’s best music venues, the brunette beauty is adamant that there’s much more to the city than simply just country music.

“When I’m at a party in Paris, someone will still be like, ‘Where?’ It seems so foreign. People don’t realise how special it is here until they come and see it,” the 32-year-old smiled.

During the interview, Lily also explained that she sometimes meets up with fellow models Niki Taylor and Josephine Skriver, who are both based in Nashville.

But even though British model/musician Karen Elson lives nearby, they rarely run into one another on the street.

“We hang out more when we’re not here. Because when you’re home, you kind of want to be with your family and just relax. But when I go to New York, I see all my girlfriends,” she added.

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Tommy Hilfiger invites Kate Upton to model while pregnant – report

Tommy Hilfiger has reportedly offered Kate Upton an open invitation to model for his fashion brand while she is pregnant.The Sports Illustrated star is expecting her first child with husband Justin Verlander and took to Instagram to break the news on S…

Tommy Hilfiger has reportedly offered Kate Upton an open invitation to model for his fashion brand while she is pregnant.

The Sports Illustrated star is expecting her first child with husband Justin Verlander and took to Instagram to break the news on Saturday (14Jul18), where she captioned a photo displaying her baby bump with the caption: “#PregnantinMiami @justinverlander.”

Though her figure will inevitably change over the course of her pregnancy, sources have told TMZ that the American designer is unfazed and has allegedly offered Upton an open invitation to work for his brand while she is expecting.

The insider alleged that Hilfiger had insisted: “Our business is all about inclusiveness and diversity, and not just about 90-pound models.”

Upton has yet to issue a response to the 67-year-old, but if she were to accept the offer, she would be following in the footsteps of fashion stars such as Jourdan Dunn, Lily Aldridge and Alessandra Ambrosio, who have all previously flaunted their baby bumps on the runway.

The 26-year-old recently topped the Maxim Hot 100 for 2018, taking the title from 2017’s number one, Hailey Baldwin, and beating out the likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

Of her latest modelling honour, she said: “You know, I work really hard on myself: on feeling good, working out, being strong. Being number one on the Hot 100 is a little reward for all of the hard work.”

Earlier this year, Upton also spoke out to accuse Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of sexual harassment and claimed he groped her breasts and made inappropriate comments to her during meetings and photoshoots in 2010 and 2011, allegations he denied. In June, Marciano resigned as the executive chairman at Guess.

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Stuart Weitzman part ways with creative director Giovanni Morelli

Stuart Weitzman have announced the departure of creative director Giovanni Morelli.The designer previously worked with brands including Loewe, Prada and Burberry before succeeding Weitzman as head of his namesake brand last May (17). However, the luxur…

Stuart Weitzman have announced the departure of creative director Giovanni Morelli.

The designer previously worked with brands including Loewe, Prada and Burberry before succeeding Weitzman as head of his namesake brand last May (17). However, the luxury shoe brand has decided to part ways with Morelli, citing issues with his behaviour in the workplace.

“While we greatly admire Giovanni’s creative talents, Tapestry (house of modern lifestyle including Stuart Weitzman) is committed to an environment where every individual feels respected and at times his behaviour fell short of these standards,” Tapestry chief executive officer Victor Luis said in a statement. “Looking ahead, we have the utmost confidence in the talented Stuart Weitzman design team under the direction of CEO and brand president Eraldo Poletto, who has a proven track record of developing iconic brands and successfully building global teams.”

Morelli presented his first and only collection during New York Fashion Week in February (18), which showcased his revamped, trendier approach to footwear.

“The strategy of the brand is to give a more cohesive point of view, but also to create wardrobe essentials,” he explained to WWD before his collection hit the catwalk. “I would really like to have, in-store, pumps with different heel heights — just like with jeans how you want slim fit and regular fit offered in the store. This sense of offering is a bit American, which I like.”

Weitzman, who founded his eponymous label over 30 years ago, reportedly pledged to gradually phase himself out of the running of the company after it was acquired by Coach Inc. (now Tapestry) in January 2015.

A number of high profile campaigns followed, with Gisele Bundchen starring in the label’s first ever commercial in August 2015, with the brand since going on to work with top models including Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Joan Smalls.

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Ralph Lauren taps Lily Aldridge for new campaign

Lily Aldridge is Ralph Lauren’s latest campaign star.U.S. model Lily hinted at her latest gig at the Met Gala earlier this month (May18), when she walked the red carpet in a vibrant yellow gown by the American fashion house. In a gushing post on Instag…

Lily Aldridge is Ralph Lauren’s latest campaign star.

U.S. model Lily hinted at her latest gig at the Met Gala earlier this month (May18), when she walked the red carpet in a vibrant yellow gown by the American fashion house.

In a gushing post on Instagram announcing her new job, Lily called it a dream to work for the brand, founded and helmed by 78-year-old Ralph Lauren.

“20 years ago my gorgeous sister @saffronaldridge launched @laurenralphlauren with @ralphlauren!! As a young girl, it was a dream to follow in her footsteps as a woman & model!! Thank you to everyone at @laurenralphlauren @ralphlauren @davidlauren @kevincarrigram @maiajames for making my dreams come true! Directed by the stunning @lizcollinsphotographer,” she captioned the campaign video.

Lauren is the label’s womenswear line, which Ralph launched with former model Saffron, 50, in 1998.

English beauty Saffron, 32-year-old Lily’s half-sister, previously credited Ralph for building up her career and giving her a name.

In the clip, Lily models a variety of casual classics, including a red and white striped sweater, an army-style jacket and shorts.

The everyday basics are a far cry from the glamorous look the brunette star rocked at the Met Gala.

In keeping with the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination theme, Lily’s stylist Elizabeth Saltzman added an embroidered message hidden under her collar, using symbols representing different religions and ideologies to spell out the word Coexist.

“Maybe nobody will see it, or maybe everyone will see it if she flashes it,” Elizabeth said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Lily is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She is filled with love, she is filled with life, and she is all about keeping it real. And I just thought this was so cool. It’s all about peace.”

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