Johanna Ortiz teaming with H&M on fashion collection

Johanna Ortiz is collaborating with designers at H&M on a fashion collection.The Colombian designer has built up a reputation for her use of feminine silhouettes and vibrant hues, with celebrity fans including Mandy Moore and Jennifer Garner. Now, Ort…

Johanna Ortiz is collaborating with designers at H&M on a fashion collection.

The Colombian designer has built up a reputation for her use of feminine silhouettes and vibrant hues, with celebrity fans including Mandy Moore and Jennifer Garner.

Now, Ortiz has announced that she is working alongside the design team at the Swedish high street retailer, with the collection to be comprised of several elegant day-to-night options.

“The prints all come from my obsession with the flowers, the palm trees and the beautiful colours I am blessed to see out the window when I wake up at home in Cali, in my native Colombia,” she said. “The imprint of Latin America and its uniquely festive atmosphere is something that can be felt in each Johanna Ortiz design, so I’m thrilled that so many women in the world will have a little piece of Colombia in their wardrobes thanks to the Johanna Ortiz x H&M collaboration.”

An exclusive pre-drop of four dress styles will be unveiled in select stores and on H&M’s website on 3 December. The garments feature exotic floral prints from Ortiz’s archive – Wild Roses, Orchid Paradise, Cacatua, and Coquelicots – with the colour palette heavy on warm yellow, dusty pink, forest green, and coral-infused dark brown shades.

“Discovering the world of Johanna Ortiz’s exuberant design, her use of colour and her exceptional flair for dramatic silhouettes has been a great experience for the whole design team. They have been working closely with Johanna throughout the whole process, enjoying her extraordinary hospitality in her beautiful home in Cali,” added Maria Ostblom, head of womenswear design at H&M. “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate Colombia’s rich history and craftsmanship and to bring Johanna’s signature happiness-inducing designs to the H&M customer.”

The main Johanna Ortiz x H&M collection will drop in March 2020.

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Mandy Moore feeling much healthier after ditching dairy and gluten

Mandy Moore has noticed a “world of difference” in her health since overhauling her diet.The singer/actress is one of the busiest women in Hollywood at the moment, as she is juggling her commitments to hit TV show This Is Us with her upcoming comeback …

Mandy Moore has noticed a “world of difference” in her health since overhauling her diet.

The singer/actress is one of the busiest women in Hollywood at the moment, as she is juggling her commitments to hit TV show This Is Us with her upcoming comeback music tour – her first in a decade.

But in a new interview with People, Mandy explained that she has had more energy to tackle her various projects ever since she ditched certain foods.

“I try to make a good point of knowing what I’m putting in my body because I understand the connection with how I feel,” she said. “I went to a functional medicine doctor and figured out things that are definitely not making me feel great. Random things like cow’s milk, gluten, salmon, soy and apricots. I took them out of my diet and it’s made a world of difference. I have more energy; I don’t have that fog and my digestive issues have pretty much resolved themselves.”

Mandy went on to explain that she now feels better in her mid-thirties than she ever did in her twenties.

And in addition to supplementing her diet with vitamins from wellness company Nature’s Way, the star takes time to meditate when she has free time.

“It’s about how you speak to yourself and how you speak about others,” the 35-year-old insisted. “I’m making sure I’m focused on self-care as well.”

Earlier this week, Mandy announced her plans to tour the U.S. in 2020. Dates begin at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 20 March.

“I am thrilled to put together an intimate, elevated evening of new and old tunes, performed with a superb group of musicians,” she said in a statement. “I want the show to have threads of what the writing and recording process was like with this band, almost like you’ve been invited in our living room for an inside glimpse.”

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Mandy Moore: ‘Meditation has been a total game-changer’

Mandy Moore takes time to meditate every day as it helps her to “mentally rest and recalibrate”.The This Is Us actress discovered meditation less than a year ago after a doctor suggested she meditates every day for 15 minutes, and she’s since become a …

Mandy Moore takes time to meditate every day as it helps her to “mentally rest and recalibrate”.

The This Is Us actress discovered meditation less than a year ago after a doctor suggested she meditates every day for 15 minutes, and she’s since become a convert, with her taking time out every day to get in a quick session.

“I had never had a doctor recommend something like that before, but it is it is a total game-changer,” she told Allure.com. “It’s the perfect reset. I take some time either in my trailer at lunch or when I get home from work, and it’s really helped me physically and mentally rest and recalibrate.”

Mandy tested out all the major meditation apps and settled upon guided meditation because she likes “someone reminding me to focus back on my breathing”.

When she was younger, the 35-year-old never put her wellbeing first, but she now knows the importance of listening to what her body needs.

“Wellness is more than just what I’m putting on my plate. It’s about how much sleep I’m getting. It’s about making sure that I’m setting aside time for my friends and family and having as much of a work/life balance as possible. It’s making sure that I take time to meditate or exercise or just get outside and take a walk my dog,” the star explained. “I’ve always been fairly good at taking care of myself, but I never took great pains to really listen to what my body needs. I’d like my younger self to adhere to the wisdom I’m using these days.”

Mandy also makes sure to take vitamins by herbal and dietary supplement brand Nature’s Way, which she has recently partnered with.

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Mandy Moore ‘twins’ with Susan Kelechi Watson at 2019 Emmy Awards

Mandy Moore has joked about “twinning” with her This Is Us co-star Susan Kelechi Watson at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday.The This Is Us actress, who was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, walked the purple carpet at …

Mandy Moore has joked about “twinning” with her This Is Us co-star Susan Kelechi Watson at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday.

The This Is Us actress, who was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, walked the purple carpet at the event in a gorgeous Brandon Maxwell gown with a pink off-the-shoulder top and long red skirt.

However, Mandy’s co-star Susan showed up in a very similar number from Badgley Mischka, and accordingly, the pair took the opportunity to take some pictures together.

“Always happy to be here and twinning with my girl, @susankelechiwatson. Thanks for having us @televisionacad! #Emmys,” the 35-year-old captioned a slideshow of happy snaps on her Instagram page.

Meanwhile, Susan, 37, uploaded the same photos and wrote: “No one else I’d rather twin with! Emmy nominee @mandymooremm. So excited to be here and have some famcandy on my arm (sic)! Feeling so extra special in this delicious @badgleymischka. Thank you both for this red and pink dream!”

The post caught the attention of Mandy and Susan’s celebrity pals, with actress Rachel Bilson commenting, “Stunning”, and model Karen Elson praising, “Gorgeous!!!”

Red and pink were a major trend for the 2019 Emmy Awards, with Taraji P. Henson rocking a blush number from Vera Wang with a red cape, Marisa Tomei opting for a pink and red dress by Ralph & Russo, and Catherine Zeta-Jones donning a hot pink Georges Hobeika number. Elsewhere, Joey King selected a ruby red Zac Posen dress, Sophie Turner sported a pale pink Louis Vuitton gown, Halsey dazzled in a strapless pink ombre Rami Kadi ballgown, and Zoe Kazan turned heads in a black Gucci ensemble with red and pink ribbon detailing draped on the bodice.

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Taraji P. Henson’s Emmys dress was intended for Met Gala

Taraji P. Henson was originally supposed to wear her Emmy Awards dress to the 2019 Met Gala. The Empire actress took to the purple carpet at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday wearing a plunging pink Vera Wang dress with a red cape. Howev…

Taraji P. Henson was originally supposed to wear her Emmy Awards dress to the 2019 Met Gala.

The Empire actress took to the purple carpet at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday wearing a plunging pink Vera Wang dress with a red cape.

However, in an interview with Variety, Henson revealed she had been planning to wear it to the 2019 Met Gala in May, but she had to skip the glitzy event after her friend, director John Singleton, passed away.

“You know this is the dress I was supposed to wear to the Met Gala. John Singleton passed away and I had to go to his funeral. It was the day of the Met. And Vera was so gracious and so beautiful and I love her so much and I promised her, I was like, ‘We will wear this dress,'” she said.

However, the gown had been designed by Wang with the Met Gala’s theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion, in mind, so the ensemble had to undergo some changes to make it more appropriate for the Emmys.

“But we had to un-camp it. It was very campy. The train was three times as long and we had butterflies and embellishments on the train. We had to un-camp it,” the 49-year-old smiled.

The designer posted a picture of Henson rocking the look on her Instagram page and wrote in the caption, “To my dear friend Taraji. You float. You glide. You also alwAys keep it cool (sic). You rock! Love you much. Wang Gang family!”

Henson was just one of many celebrities who worked the pink and red trend at the TV awards show. Mandy Moore wore a Brandon Maxwell gown with a pink off-the-shoulder top and long red skirt, her This Is Us co-star Susan Kelechi Watson opted for a red gown with pink sleeves by Badgley Mischka, Marisa Tomei sported a pink and red dress by Ralph & Russo, and Catherine Zeta-Jones donned a hot pink Georges Hobeika number.

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Mandy Moore almost quit acting after failed auditions for big films

Mandy Moore came close to quitting acting after she failed to land parts in two major films.The singer/actress recently appeared alongside Riverdale star Camila Mendes at PopSugar’s Play/Ground event in New York City’s Pier 94, and during the panel, re…

Mandy Moore came close to quitting acting after she failed to land parts in two major films.

The singer/actress recently appeared alongside Riverdale star Camila Mendes at PopSugar’s Play/Ground event in New York City’s Pier 94, and during the panel, recalled bad auditions for 2008’s musical Mamma Mia! and 2011 romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love.

While the experiences caused Mandy to consider ditching Hollywood altogether, she is pleased she persevered, as she would have otherwise missed out on getting her big TV break on U.S. drama series, This Is Us.

“I think at the end of the day when I did dig deep, I was like this (acting) is all, there was no plan B for me personally, this is just that period of building,” she stated. “It’s that period where I know I’m going to need this as fodder and fuel for… when I see the light again.”

Mandy then told the audience that since marrying husband Taylor Goldsmith in November, she has had a “monumental shift” in her life that has led to her finally being comfortable with herself.

“I am becoming a force by my own definition,” the 35-year-old confessed. “The last year specifically has been a really monumental shift…There is no substitute for time and the wisdom and clarity that come with it.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Mandy discussed how she now tries to surround herself with positive people, including supportive mentors, friends, and family, and insisted that she’s redefining kindness as her strength, as it once was her weakness.

“People will say, ‘Nice people can’t finish first.’ I think they can, and they do. I’m OK being that woman. That’s who I am, and that’s who I am always going to be,” she smiled.

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Milo Ventimiglia’s red carpet style inspired by This Is Us character

Milo Ventimiglia’s red carpet style is inspired by his This Is Us character, Jack Pearson.The actor plays the father-of-three in the hit NBC drama series, opposite onscreen wife Mandy Moore, and in a new interview with Variety, revealed he has been inf…

Milo Ventimiglia’s red carpet style is inspired by his This Is Us character, Jack Pearson.

The actor plays the father-of-three in the hit NBC drama series, opposite onscreen wife Mandy Moore, and in a new interview with Variety, revealed he has been influenced by aspects of Jack’s personality, most notably, his simple approach to his wardrobe.

“Some people take bolder approaches and want to stand out,” he said. “I like to blend in. I just like to be classy, simple, and timeless.”

For his first-ever Primetime Emmy Awards back in 2007, Milo wore a classic black Ralph Lauren tuxedo, and even styled himself.

Fast-forward to 2017, and the Gilmore Girls star planned on wearing another simple yet sophisticated Ralph Lauren navy blue tuxedo to the Emmys, as This Is Us had scored its first-ever nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.

However, Milo ended up wearing a suit that was originally created for a groom.

“That actually was a custom tuxedo that was made for a guy for his wedding, but he didn’t like the black lapels,” the 41-year-old explained. “It just happened to be in my size, and I tried it on and was like, ‘This is a beautiful tuxedo. It’s not going to see a wedding, but it’s definitely going to see the red carpet.'”

And when he was nominated for a second time at the Emmys last year, the actor decided to up the stakes, and worked with stylist Ilaria Urbinati. Wearing a Brunello Cucinelli white dinner jacket and black trousers, Milo pulled off a chic and timeless red carpet look.

“I couldn’t do a full white tuxedo. That’s just not me. That actually might have been my favourite look of the last several decades because I felt really good wearing it,” he shared.

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Rodarte designers want to see more women leading fashion houses

Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy want to see more women leading high fashion houses.The California-born sisters founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Taylor Swi…

Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy want to see more women leading high fashion houses.

The California-born sisters founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Taylor Swift. 

In spite of the design duo’s ongoing success, they claim to have never been approached by executives at any other couture companies regarding creative director gigs and find it interesting that these types of roles are still largely dominated by men.

“There are very few houses led by women, and I think that’s unfortunate,” said Laura in an interview for InStyle magazine. “The few women I see in those positions worked really long and hard to get there, and I don’t see that with our male counterparts. Someone does one cool collection as a young male designer and they are in a house. We can all leave it to our imaginations as to why that is.”

Even though the Mulleavys haven’t been asked about joining another house or potentially taking on other collaborations, Kate is adamant they would be “amazing” at anything they put their minds to.

For instance, they made their joint feature directorial debut with Woodshock, a psychological thriller which was released in 2017 and starred Kirsten Dunst, and have continued to develop their signature romantic yet edgy aesthetic with their clothes, having held their fall/winter 2019 show in Los Angeles in February (19).

“It’s romantic and feminine, and there’s an underlying edge to it, something that’s off,” added Laura of their designs. “We’re always looking at the ideas of traditional beauty and non-traditional beauty and how they can be seen together.”

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Mandy Moore and Karlie Kloss among the stars who rely on CBD oil for red carpet foot comfort

Stars like Mandy Moore, Karlie Kloss, and Michelle Williams turn to Cannabidiol (CBD) to ease foot pain ahead of a night on the red carpet. The cream, which contains chemical compounds found in cannabis, is a go-to product for those attending lengthy …

Stars like Mandy Moore, Karlie Kloss, and Michelle Williams turn to Cannabidiol (CBD) to ease foot pain ahead of a night on the red carpet.

The cream, which contains chemical compounds found in cannabis, is a go-to product for those attending lengthy events like award shows, with style expert Zanna Roberts Rassi, revealing CBD has become a must-have for several A listers.

“One great trick that a lot of celebrities in L.A. use is CBD cream on their feet, because it numbs the pain,” Rassi tells Page Six Style. “The Lord Jones cream is one that Michelle Williams swears by.”

Mandy Moore discovered the miracle foot cream after asking her stylist for help as she tried to ease the pain of walking the red carpet a couple of years ago.

“This year I’m trying some CBD oil on my feet, which my stylist recommended,” she told Coveteur last year (18). “I asked her if there was some kind of numbing cream, and she was like, ‘No! (Try) Lord Jones CBD oil’.”

Karla Welch, who styles Kloss, Sarah Paulson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Elisabeth Moss, is also a big fan.

“A shout out to my friends @thelordjones,” she posted on Instagram. “Their pain and wellness cream with CBD is the absolute CURE for aching feet on the red carpet.”

And it looks like more and more celebrities are discovering the benefits of CBD – ahead of the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (06Jan19), Kristen Bell took to Instagram to share an image of several possible pairs of shoes to wear during the evening, adding: “So many options. So many blisters.” The post prompted Busy Philipps to comment: “Get that CBD cream on your feet! Go have fun!!!!”

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Rodarte to hold fall 19 presentation in Los Angeles

Rodarte is heading back to Los Angeles for its fall 2019 presentation. Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Tayl…

Rodarte is heading back to Los Angeles for its fall 2019 presentation. 

Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded their brand in 2005 and have since gone on to outfit a range of celebrities, including Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Mandy Moore, and Taylor Swift.

While the California-born design duo have held shows in Paris and New York in recent years, they have now announced that they are returning to their home state for their next show.

“California is one of our most important influences and having our first show in Los Angeles is a dream we’ve long wished to make reality,” Kate and Laura said in a statement to Vogue.com.

The pair added that they will be collaborating on the show with Alex de Betak of fashion production company Bureau Betak and Brian Phillips of public relations company Black Frame.

They will also be teaming with bosses at California’s JNSQ wines, and plan to serve guests with an “elegant rose cru”.

No other details about the show, including location or date, have been announced. However, the event is likely to take place in either late January or before the Fashion Week shows kick off in New York, London, Paris and Milan in February.

Kate and Laura showed their spring 2019 collection during New York Fashion Week in September (18).

The season prior they decided to forgo a traditional runway presentation and instead showcased the fall/winter 2018 range with a series of portraits of Hollywood stars in the garments.

Portraits featured the likes of Kirsten, who used the photographs to confirm her pregnancy, actress Tessa Thompson and singer Grimes.

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