Natalia Vodianova engaged

Natalia Vodianova is engaged to her longtime partner Antoine Arnault.The Russian supermodel took to her Instagram page on New Year’s Day to post a picture of her snuggling up to the Berluti chief executive at the seaside. In the snap, Natalia can be se…

Natalia Vodianova is engaged to her longtime partner Antoine Arnault.

The Russian supermodel took to her Instagram page on New Year’s Day to post a picture of her snuggling up to the Berluti chief executive at the seaside. In the snap, Natalia can be seen flashing her new pear-shaped engagement ring at the camera.

“This year has been beautiful and very memorable,” she captioned the image. “2020 here we come. Can’t wait to celebrate next year with our loved ones @antoinearnault.”

The happy couple was soon inundated with congratulatory messages, including comments from tennis ace Maria Sharapova and Berluti designer Kris Van Assche.

And when one follower asked Natalia if she was going to get married, she replied, “Yes,” with a kissing face emoji.

The fashion star and Antoine, who is the son of French billionaire Bernard Arnault, have been in a relationship since 2011. They are parents to sons Maxim, five, and three-year-old Roman.

Natalia was previously married to Justin Portman from 2001 until June 2011. The former couple shares three children; sons Lucas, 18, and Viktor, 12, as well as daughter Neva, 13.

And while the 37-year-old hesitated at the idea of having more children when she was first dating Antoine, she now lives a blissfully happy life in Paris.

“I mean, I already had three gorgeous children,” she recalled in a chat with W magazine back in 2017. “Maybe initially I was doing it more for him than myself, but, at the same time, when you’re in love with a man, you want to reproduce him as many times as possible.”

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Miroslava Duma battling rare lung disease

Fashion influencer Miroslava Duma is fighting a rare lung disease.The Russian blogger and businesswoman, who is often spotted sitting on the front row at runway shows, co-founded websites such as Buro 24/7 and The Tot, and is currently the chief execut…

Fashion influencer Miroslava Duma is fighting a rare lung disease.

The Russian blogger and businesswoman, who is often spotted sitting on the front row at runway shows, co-founded websites such as Buro 24/7 and The Tot, and is currently the chief executive officer of Future Tech Lab, a venture capital fund which seeks to bring fashion and science together in order to promote sustainability.

Over the weekend, Duma took to social media to share that she has been very ill throughout 2019.

“Earlier this year I was diagnosed with a rare lung disease and given seven months to live. It was crazy scary then, but looking back, I realise that the past few months of recovery were possibly the happiest months of my entire life,” the 34-year-old wrote. “I suddenly stopped running the marathon and realised how much I love life, how beautiful our world is and how much I want to stay here. With the people I love. For the first time in my life, I saw the bright blue of the skies. And the beautiful green of the trees. As if I had lived on a different planet before. I wake up happy, just because I can spend one more day here. Not asking for more or trying to run faster.”

Duma did not divulge details of her treatment. However, she acknowledged that her turbulent year has caused her to focus on the people of her life that really matter, particularly her husband Aleksey Mikheev and their three young children.

“Today I continue to follow my big dream, and genuinely believe it can help save our planet. No matter what. And against all odds. One day I hope I’ll be able to tell you all about it,” she insisted. “And most importantly: Thank you to all the wonderful people in my life, I love you with all my heart (and my lungs).”

Duma’s post quickly caught the attention of a number of her celebrity fans, including Nina Garcia, Rachel Zoe, and Maria Sharapova, while fashion designer Alber Elbaz wrote, “I just want to hug you and tell you that the love of your amazing husband and beautiful children and maybe all of us that love you made you fight to stay and stand still here in this world. love (and a good doctor) is all we nee️d.”

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Givenchy pays homage to ’90s New York with spring 2020 line

Givenchy has served up a tribute to 1990s New York with its spring/summer 2020 collection.Creative director Clare Waight Keller unveiled her latest line at the Garde Republicaine as part of Paris Fashion Week on Sunday night, with the spectacle drawing…

Givenchy has served up a tribute to 1990s New York with its spring/summer 2020 collection.

Creative director Clare Waight Keller unveiled her latest line at the Garde Republicaine as part of Paris Fashion Week on Sunday night, with the spectacle drawing in celebrities such as Maisie Williams, Maria Sharapova, Noomi Rapace, the Haim sisters, and Karen Elson.

Regarding her inspiration for the range, Waight Keller explained in her show notes that she was influenced by her time working at Calvin Klein in New York for the brand’s women’s ready-to-wear line in the early 1990s, as well as Allison Yarrow’s 2018 book 90s B**ch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality.

“The Givenchy collection for spring/summer 2020 encounters the crossroads where fractal symmetries drawn from the botanical world entwine with a tough urban energy,” a Givenchy spokesperson explained. “From the blossoms of old-world Paris to the raw denim spirit of New York City, summertime memories invoke liberated femininity with a poetic lightness of hand.”

The presentation opened with a model sporting a beige leather top with a pocket and a silk skirt, with a number of minimalist outfits following, such as an oversized grey blazer with matching shorts, a burnt orange shirt with matching tailored trousers, and a lilac dress.

Other ’90s touches were evident in a crisp white jacket matched with denim shorts, two-piece leather ensembles comprised of bandeau tops and pencil skirts, and two-tone denim dresses.

Partway through the show, Waight Keller also dropped in a boho-chic element, with models parading the catwalk in floral print dresses with voluminous sleeves as well as evening gowns covered in floral appliques.

To conclude, the designer unveiled a line-up of black outfits, including a black leather dress and strapless gown with satin bodice and crystal-studded skirt.

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Serena Williams unbothered by criticism of her style

Serena Williams is never worried about what people think of her personal style.The tennis champ, who recently lost to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon Ladies Singles final, has come out on top of U.S. magazine Sports Illustrated’s fourth annual Fashionabl…

Serena Williams is never worried about what people think of her personal style.

The tennis champ, who recently lost to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon Ladies Singles final, has come out on top of U.S. magazine Sports Illustrated’s fourth annual Fashionable 50 list, which honours the most fashionable athletes.

While Serena is known for her bold style on and off the tennis court, and has often been targeted by critics for her choices, she admitted to the publication that she spends very little time worrying about the opinions of others.

“People always have things to say when you’re wearing fashion. It could be good things. It could be bad things. I don’t care what people say. I’m like just so past it-you could say whatever you want to say,” the star, who shares 22-month-old daughter Olympia with husband Alexis Ohanian, commented. “Honestly, you’re allowed to have your opinion. My life is far too complicated to worry about people that want to say mean things. I have a daughter, I have a family, I have a career. I have too much to worry about.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Serena explained that her whole career “has been really about tennis and fashion”.

She studied at fashion school as a teenager and while her previous clothing collections, including her Signature Statement collection for the Home Shopping Network (HSN), didn’t catch on, she is adamant her new S by Serena line will be different.

“I tried it before and it didn’t work. Then I sat down and invested in myself and really put a really good effort behind it. Now I really get to express myself. I get to see how you can wear fashion so many different ways and how you can represent yourself. I have this whole big vision of what S by Serena is going to be,” the 37-year-old added.

Other athletes on Sport Illustrated’s list included Odell Beckham Jr., Lewis Hamilton, Maria Sharapova, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade.

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