Lili Reinhart named new face of CoverGirl

Lili Reinhart has been appointed as the spokesperson for cosmetics brand CoverGirl. The Riverdale actress, who has previously worked with brands including H&M, Bongo, Dermalogica and The Mighty Company, announced she was the latest CoverGirl on Instagr…

Lili Reinhart has been appointed as the spokesperson for cosmetics brand CoverGirl.

The Riverdale actress, who has previously worked with brands including H&M, Bongo, Dermalogica and The Mighty Company, announced she was the latest CoverGirl on Instagram on Wednesday morning.

“Meet your newest @COVERGIRL (lipstick emoji) I am pinching myself at the opportunity to represent such an iconic make-up brand and be the face of their newest line, coming very soon,” she teased. “As a COVERGIRL, my goal is to advocate for confidence & self-acceptance in a world where so many young men and women feel compelled to change themselves. I can’t wait to start this journey. #EasyBreezyBeautiful.”

Representatives at the American company shared the same picture, showing the Hustlers star wearing minimal make-up, and added, “SURPRISE! The secret is out: @lilireinhart is our newest #COVERGIRL! We’re SO excited to welcome such an authentic, inspirational, talented actress & author to the Easy Breezy family.”

The 23-year-old is the first CoverGirl to be appointed since 2017, when a diverse range of stars were introduced as a part of a re-branding effort. Of the group, Insecure actress Issa Rae, model Maye Musk and TV personality Ayesha Curry have remained with the brand.

Erika Woods, vice president of marketing for the CoverGirl brand at Coty, told WWD that Reinhart was chosen thanks to her popularity with the Generation Z market.

“She represents someone who we haven’t explored in this (new cast of CoverGirls) – she has a strong following amongst Gen Z and she’s inspirational,” she said. “She’s honest and raw and a great role model for young girls.”

The actress will front a new product launching in early 2020.

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Lucky Blue Smith defends choice to keep daughter off social media

Lucky Blue Smith has hit back at online critics who have accused him of spending little time with his daughter.The model and his girlfriend Stormi Bree welcomed daughter Gravity Blue Smith in 2017, though the couple later parted ways. In an Instagram …

Lucky Blue Smith has hit back at online critics who have accused him of spending little time with his daughter.

The model and his girlfriend Stormi Bree welcomed daughter Gravity Blue Smith in 2017, though the couple later parted ways.

In an Instagram post uploaded over the weekend, Smith took the opportunity to blast trolls who have claimed he isn’t fulfilling his co-parenting duties.

“I hate making posts like this, but I am beyond tired of seeing comments about me not being with my daughter. Just because I don’t blast my daughter on social media to the world does NOT mean I’m not with her,” the 21-year-old wrote. “Let’s get this straight so anyone who’s wondering or has ever wondered, I have 50 per cent legal AND physical custody of Gravity. When I travel for work, I make up the days that I have missed, as does her mother.”

Smith went on to note that social media platforms can be “extremely deceiving” and insisted that he won’t be posting pictures of his two-year-old any time soon.

“Social media can be extremely deceiving, so before you make assumptions KNOW your facts, and this goes for everyone not just me, you have no clue what people are actually dealing with and fighting for behind the scenes, so please don’t automatically assume something is happening the way it seems just because you see it on social media,” he concluded.

Bree has not yet responded to Smith’s post. However, the Utah native received plenty of support from his celebrity pals, including Rachel Zoe and Maye Musk, while Paris Jackson commented, “I’m so sick of people acting as though they know the people they follow so well, literally based off of social media posts. As if that’s enough to know someone. People forget that private lives exist. S**t like this p**ses me off so much. Keep your head up man.”

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Christian Siriano serves up fringe and metallics for spring 2020

Christian Siriano has played with fringe and metallic fabrics for his spring/summer 2020 collection.The American designer unveiled a line as part of Paris Fashion Week for the first time on Wednesday, with the spectacle at the Place Vendome drawing in …

Christian Siriano has played with fringe and metallic fabrics for his spring/summer 2020 collection.

The American designer unveiled a line as part of Paris Fashion Week for the first time on Wednesday, with the spectacle at the Place Vendome drawing in celebrities such as Karlie Kloss, Alicia Silverstone, Larsen Thompson, and Shannon Purser.

“A little finale in Paris, what a dream! Thank you everyone,” Siriano wrote alongside a video of models parading the runway on his Instagram page, adding: “Can’t believe we just showed our collection in Paris! Thank you everyone for all the hard work!”

Coco Rocha opened the presentation in a mint green metallic ensemble with draped sleeves, with the outfit followed by a number of looks in a light green, black, and white colour scheme.

Siriano, a vocal advocate of inclusivity in the fashion industry, cast a diverse range of models in the show, including Marquita Pring, who rocked a black jumpsuit, 71-year-old Maye Musk, who dazzled in a gold suit with eye motif print and oversized belt, as well as Precious Lee, who turned heads in a shiny purple crop top and a rainbow striped skirt.

Partway through the presentation, Siriano dropped in a line-up of black evening outfits complete with glittery fringing.

Other key outfits included iridescent raincoats, pink glitter suits, evening gowns in hot pink and marigold taffeta, and a series of dramatic ballgowns, such as the black tulle dress with huge skirt which was worn by Daniela Aciu.

Accordingly, Siriano’s celebrity friends were quick to praise the range, with Kloss writing on Instagram, “Proud of you and your Paris debut,” and actress Christina Hendricks adding: “I’m so jealous!!!!!!! I love you guys.”

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Christian Siriano teams up with J. Jill for inclusive collection

Christian Siriano is teaming with designers at womenswear retailer J. Jill on a series of exclusive capsule collections.The popular designer was headhunted by J. Jill president and chief executive officer Linda Heasley, who was desperate to work with t…

Christian Siriano is teaming with designers at womenswear retailer J. Jill on a series of exclusive capsule collections.

The popular designer was headhunted by J. Jill president and chief executive officer Linda Heasley, who was desperate to work with the advocate of body positivity – and age inclusivity – in the fashion industry.

In the collaboration, J. Jill will increase the variety of sizes available for the first time, and models Candice Huffine, Maye Musk, and Marquita Pring will be ambassadors for the collection.

“J. Jill is a brand that designs for all women and that’s been a part of my ethos as a designer since the very beginning,” Siriano told WWD. “Fashion is something we all should have a piece of. It’s celebrating people and this idea of beauty. And what’s beautiful? For me, it’s all different types of women – shapes, sizes and ages.”

The first capsule collection drops on 12 September and will be available in sizes XS to 4XL as well as petite and tall sizes.

Siriano’s fall collection for J. Jill features classic white shirts, waisted dresses with flared sleeves, a teal tie-waist puffer jacket, and a faux suede skirt. While his holiday line – which will drop in November – will focus on occasion dresses and blouses.

“I’m definitely pushing some colours and shapes and silhouettes that the J. Jill customer hasn’t had before,” the 33-year-old explained. “A lot of it celebrates the silhouette a little more, pushes the idea of celebrating the body while making sure it’s flattering.”

A third capsule collection is set for spring next year.

Siriano has also designed a T-shirt to raise money for the J. Jill Compassion Fund, which donates to community-based organisations across the U.S.

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Karen Elson counts Meryl Streep as her beauty icon

Karen Elson has named Meryl Streep as her ultimate beauty icon.The British supermodel rose to fame in the 1990s, when her red hair and chiselled cheekbones caught the attention of designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Marc Jacobs…

Karen Elson has named Meryl Streep as her ultimate beauty icon.

The British supermodel rose to fame in the 1990s, when her red hair and chiselled cheekbones caught the attention of designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Marc Jacobs.

While Karen is considered a beauty star in her own right, she has now named three-time Oscar winner Meryl as one of the women she looks up to the most, especially when it comes to ageing naturally in the spotlight.

“A woman that I admire and respect is Meryl Streep, she’s an intelligent, beautiful, real woman. There’s nothing but grace about her, that’s what real beauty is,” she said in an interview with Tatler.com. “It’s not about, ‘Oh my God, my style icon is a woman in her twenties.’ For me, looking at a woman who has lived and has a face that lives to tell the tale of that, I find that so remarkably beautiful.”

Karen went on to explain that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is also one of her style icons, and she “lives” for her signature headscarves.

Elsewhere in the interview, the model spoke about how pleased she is to see more diversity and inclusion in fashion campaigns, and noted that she recently had the opportunity to work with 70-year-old Covergirl model Maye Musk.

However, she is adamant that more needs to be done, especially in regards to runway presentations.

“Beauty is not a defined thing, it’s not a size 0, it’s not a pale blonde. I’m not saying that that’s not beautiful, but there’s so much more to beauty,” the 40-year-old noted.

“I’d like to see more Ashley Grahams be as successful as Ashley, I’d like to see more diversity of women of colour in the fashion industry as well as people with different disabilities being recognised. Runway shows are one thing that could use a big kick in the butt as far as diversity is concerned. It’s happening in shoots but not so much in shows.”

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Karen Elson: ‘Women can finally dress for themselves’

Karen Elson is pleased to be living in a time when women can “finally” dress for themselves.The British supermodel rose to fame in the 1990s, where her red hair and chiselled cheekbones caught the attention of designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alex…

Karen Elson is pleased to be living in a time when women can “finally” dress for themselves.

The British supermodel rose to fame in the 1990s, where her red hair and chiselled cheekbones caught the attention of designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and Marc Jacobs.

While Karen has seen all sorts of trends and styles over the course of her career, she has now shared that the most exciting part about living in 2019 is that women have freedom to express individuality through their clothes and accessories.

“We’re definitely living in an era where women can finally dress for themselves,” she said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “The idea of ‘dress to impress’ is passe; we’re finally entering a new phase of the emancipated woman. When I was younger you put something on ‘to look pretty for the boys’ but that’s not part of my vocabulary any more. The only person I’m looking beautiful for is myself.”

Karen went on to share that she is pleased to see more inclusion in the fashion industry too, and she recently had the opportunity to work with 70-year-old Covergirl model Maye Musk.

But as the red-headed star is gearing up to celebrate turning 40 in mid-January (19), she commented that she still finds it frustrating that so many brand executives have funny ideas about age and beauty.

“The biggest insult anyone could say to me is, ‘You look good for your age,’ because it’s like you’re not supposed to look good past a certain age. If you’re 60, 70, or an 18-year-old; a beautiful woman to me is a beautiful woman regardless of her age. I’ve been working for 20 years, if someone’s going to work with me as a model, they’re going to work with me, if not that’s fine – I’ll go back home to my children!” she smiled.

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Issa Rae: ‘Even black neighbourhoods didn’t stock my foundation colour’

Issa Rae always struggled to find an appropriate foundation shade, even when she shopped in “black neighbourhoods.”The actress has been an ambassador for cosmetics brand CoverGirl since September (17), which recently unveiled its new TruBlend Matte Mad…

Issa Rae always struggled to find an appropriate foundation shade, even when she shopped in “black neighbourhoods.”

The actress has been an ambassador for cosmetics brand CoverGirl since September (17), which recently unveiled its new TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation.

Taking note of the success of diverse make-up lines like Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, CoverGirl is offering its latest product in 40 different shades – an initiative Issa wishes was available when she was younger.

“I’m a big drugstore beauty shopper and I went to college in a predominantly white rich old neighbourhood and even just going to the local drugstore to try to find my shade was impossible,” the 33-year-old recalled in an interview with People. “I’d have to go to East Palo Alto (in California) which is the black part of town to be able to find it, and even the shades were limited. I was like, ‘This is a black neighbourhood. What’s the problem?'”

The Insecure star now fronts CoverGirl’s diverse new campaign alongside 70-year-old model Maye Musk and motorcycle racer Shelina Moreda, and the label’s ethos reinforces Issa’s own commitment to inclusion.

“From early on, the thing that motivated me was feeling left out in representation on television and in film,” she explained. “Lucky for me I grew up with a lot of representation so I knew it was possible, but I can’t imagine younger generations not seeing themselves.”

Meanwhile, Issa recently vowed to use her platform wisely, hoping to inspire young girls to look further than traditional beauty ideals for personal validation.

“I’m smart. I’m the s**t,” the star asserted to InStyle U.S. “My declaration of being the s**t didn’t come from my appearance, but it came from what I’m about.”

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