Miu Miu unveils new logo at spring 19 show

Miu Miu unveiled its new logo as part of its Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night (02Oct18).The fashion house, led by creative director Miuccia Prada, held its latest presentation at the Palais d’Iéna, with the likes of Grace Coddington, Alexa Chu…

Miu Miu unveiled its new logo as part of its Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday night (02Oct18).

The fashion house, led by creative director Miuccia Prada, held its latest presentation at the Palais d’Iéna, with the likes of Grace Coddington, Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne, Kate Mara and Anna Dello Russo all perched on the front row.

However, all eyes were on the new Miu Miu logo at first, with the revamped branding included as a sculptural backdrop for the runway spectacle.

“The new Miu Miu symbol, designed in collaboration with @mmparisdotcom for the #MiuMiuSS19 fashion show, is created to look like a face, a pet or a flower: it is friendly and affectionate, but with a touch of abstraction,” a company rep wrote on Instagram alongside an image of the new design.

The branding was also displayed in the latest fashion collection, including in a range of handbags and purses.

When it came to the catwalk, Prada opted to play with length and contrasting fabrics. The show opened with Anna Rubin sporting a dove grey silk dress with an oversized bow attached to one shoulder.

Bows were a recurring theme throughout the presentation, and were popped onto headbands or shirt collars, while ruched silk roses were incorporated into shiny silk dresses or added onto jackets.

As always, Prada subverted convention by contrasting ladylike separates with racier items, such as a red collared shirt which was matched with a sheer black skirt and dresses with oversize collars that featured unusual triangular cutouts in the centre of the bodices.

Model Kaia Gerber wore a short black dress with fabric rose attached to one side, and Lara Mullen stood out in a pale pink leather coat which was complemented by white socks and flats.

Fashion star Lindsey Wixson made a rare catwalk appearance in a belted grey dress and bedazzled slides, while Adwoa Aboah showed off a silver sequin skirt and black denim top.

To conclude, Prada presented a line-up of blue denim outfits which were embellished with silver crystal beading or shiny sequin scarves.

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Alexander McQueen blends ‘strength and fragility’ for spring 19

Alexander McQueen has evoked strength and softness in equal measure for its spring 2019 collection. Designer Sarah Burton’s latest work was showcased at the Jardin du Luxembourg’s Orangerie Du Senat during Paris Fashion Week on Monday night (01Oct18),…

Alexander McQueen has evoked strength and softness in equal measure for its spring 2019 collection. 

Designer Sarah Burton’s latest work was showcased at the Jardin du Luxembourg’s Orangerie Du Senat during Paris Fashion Week on Monday night (01Oct18), in which she unveiled a collection of pieces inspired by women’s life milestones such as births, christenings, weddings and funerals.

“It’s about being strong and emotional, but also staying it’s okay to show your vulnerability; not to have to put a brave face on it,” the fashion star explained to reporters at U.S. Vogue.

Against a backdrop representing the standing stones of Avebury in England, the largest megalithic stone circle in the world, Burton presented empowering pieces influenced by pagan, Christian and natural history, beginning with ruffled white asymmetric dresses toughened up by belted leather overlays and studded pointy ankle boots.

These looks were followed by a slick midriff-baring leather jacket and trouser combination, as well as grey plaid suits with chain detailing along the lapels and sparing but bold floral prints, arranged in ways that could resemble tattoos.

The models, including Lara Stone and Gemma Ward, wore their hair in smooth braided styles and were adorned with plenty of statement jewellery, helping every woman on the catwalk to exude strength and confidence.

Speaking to The Guardian, Burton shared that though the collection resembled a woman’s journey, she “didn’t want it to be a woman who was powerful for the sake of being powerful” and was attracted to the idea that “you can be powerful by expressing emotion.”

“I want to empower women but as long as they feel like themselves,” she added. “I think it’s really important, especially now.”

Paris Fashion Week concludes on Tuesday with shows from Chanel, Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton.

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Chanel serves up seaside glamour for spring 19

Chanel has taken fashion fans to the beach for its spring/summer 2019 collection.Karl Lagerfeld transformed Paris’ Grand Palais into a sandy beach landscape as part of a social media campaign called #CHANELByTheSea during Fashion Week in the French cap…

Chanel has taken fashion fans to the beach for its spring/summer 2019 collection.

Karl Lagerfeld transformed Paris’ Grand Palais into a sandy beach landscape as part of a social media campaign called #CHANELByTheSea during Fashion Week in the French capital on Tuesday morning (02Oct18).

Guests including Pamela Anderson, Vanessa Paradis and Pharrell Williams were treated to a seaside scene complete with blue skies, soft sand and real waves, as the luxury house unveiled an array of glamorous, but wearable, outfits for the new season.

Models ditched their shoes to walk on the sandy catwalk, with many instead carrying pairs of block-heeled strappy sandals.

The show opened with chic two-piece suits in black, white and beige, embellished with delicate beading and intricate piping along the seams.

These were followed by feminine jackets layered over simple black trousers, before Kaia Gerber emerged wearing a crisp cropped white shirt, chained belt and statement earrings – all featuring the Chanel lettering.

Lagerfeld also played with accessories ranging from woven baseball caps and boho straw hats, to quilted clutches, furry handbags and woven totes.

And while the collection was heavy on pastel colours and cool embroidered patterns, the fashion mogul injected some fun in the form of a graphic print plastered onto a bikini, floaty dresses and a corset-style sheer collared shirt.

Vibrant shades of yellow added youth to the selection, as did loose-fitting denim jeans, while British model Adwoa Aboah looked casual in a suede indigo jacket and black capri pants.

As the presentation neared its end, Chanel dished up a number of elegant black evening dresses given volume with carefully places ruffles, sequin detailing and multiple layers of fabric.

Paris Fashion Week concludes on Tuesday with shows from Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton.

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Emily Ratajkowski is ‘shocked’ she used to sleep without cleansing

Emily Ratajkowski cannot believe she used to go to bed without washing her face.The actress and model’s good looks have landed her catwalk spots with top fashion brands such as Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu, while she’s also been chosen to front campaigns fo…

Emily Ratajkowski cannot believe she used to go to bed without washing her face.

The actress and model’s good looks have landed her catwalk spots with top fashion brands such as Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu, while she’s also been chosen to front campaigns for the likes of DKNY and Jason Wu.

Though her beauty regime is now on point, she cringes at the skin sins she committed in her younger years.

“I talk about this all the time: I think when you’re 20, you feel like, why do people make such a fuss about self-care?” she explained in an interview with Byrdie. “I used to not wash my face before I would go to bed, which now is just so shocking to me. I don’t care how tired I am. I go wash my face. I use retinol cream – yeah, I’ve gone there. Though, I don’t use it every night. I do it every two to three days depending on how my skin’s doing.”

And when it comes to haircare, Emily is as low maintenance as can be.

She sums up her signature style as “a middle part and textured hair to a little past my shoulders,” and says she hopes the look never goes out of fashion.

“I think I’ll be that way till it’s not cute anymore. Which, let’s hope that will last for a long time,” the 27-year-old laughed. “I just don’t want to have to think about (my hair) every second of every day. I want to be able to know what works for me and not have to be like, ‘God, what am I gonna do with my hair every day?’ and have a crisis. So for me, my day-to-day routine is just truly keeping my hair healthy because it does get so much heat and product in it all the time.”

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Jasmine Sanders urges people to cut back on phone use

Jasmine Sanders is trying to limit the amount of time she spends on her phone.The model has walked the runway for the likes of Miu Miu and Moschino as well as appeared in campaigns for brands including Nike, Gap and Ralph Lauren. Jasmine also has a hu…

Jasmine Sanders is trying to limit the amount of time she spends on her phone.

The model has walked the runway for the likes of Miu Miu and Moschino as well as appeared in campaigns for brands including Nike, Gap and Ralph Lauren.

Jasmine also has a huge social media following thanks to her @golden_barbie Instagram account, which to date has attracted the attention of over three million followers.

But in spite of her constant engagement with fans online, she is urging others to leave their phones at home when socialising out in the real world.

“There’s never a moment someone is not on a camera,” the 27-year-old explained in an interview with StyleCaster. “The hardest test is not taking it to dinner. Of course, my excuse is I need the GPS to get in the car (that’s my excuse for everything. I need my GPS – I can’t get there without it.) So, take it in the car, but leave it in the glove compartment. Go in and see if you can really have that time (away from your phone).”

The fashion star also admitted that she is well aware of the kind of posts her millions of Instagram followers want to see, but will occasionally focus on her own desires.

“There are times when I look at my page and I’m like, ‘You know what? I’m tired of being cookie-cutter perfect for everyone. I want to post what I want.’ As crazy as that sounds, I want to post a view without me in it,” she laughed. “I have those moments of me being in what to my eyes is rebellious against what Golden Barbie is on the Internet.”

Away from her Golden Barbie persona, Jasmine was recently made the face of Smashbox Cover Shot Palettes Collection, a highly pigmented glittery range of eyeshadows.

“I don’t think there’s ever been a moment when glitter hasn’t made anything prettier or made me feel happier,” the blonde beauty smiled.

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Emily DiDonato: ‘I’m not always swimwear ready’

Emily DiDonato has insisted she makes a lot of effort in order to prepare for Sports Illustrated shoots.The American model was formerly the face of Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia fragrance, and the rising talent has also starred in campaigns for top b…

Emily DiDonato has insisted she makes a lot of effort in order to prepare for Sports Illustrated shoots.

The American model was formerly the face of Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia fragrance, and the rising talent has also starred in campaigns for top brands including Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta and Longchamp, while making a name for herself on the runway as well.

But in spite of her relationship with Sports Illustrated, for which she has posed for several times since her 2013 debut in the magazine’s Swimsuit Issue, she is adamant that the honour takes a lot of hard work.

“To be totally transparent, I’m not in perfect swimsuit shape all the time,” she admitted in an interview with Fashion Week Daily. “The truth is, it takes effort, thought, and planning to be ready for something like Sports Illustrated. Staying like that all year round would be ideal, but it doesn’t happen! I’m human; I go up and down. But if I have a big shoot coming up, I’m really regimented.”

The 27-year-old makes time for a morning workout and tends to prepare and bring her own healthy meals to set. Emily is also a qualified nutritionist which means she knows the best food to fuel her body.

“I lean toward a Paleo diet: I’m not super strict, but typically, I have chicken or fish, and some sweet potato and grains,” she explained. “For carbs, I stick to things like sweet potatoes and squash. I don’t really do grains, rice, or bread. I also drink wine here and there.”

Emily also spoke about her new husband Kyle Peterson, whom she married on June 23 (18) in Beaver Creek, Colorado after four years of dating.

“We got married in Beaver Creek, because my husband and I met on a flight to Colorado, and we ski there every year,” she smiled.

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Slick Woods very ‘selective’ when it comes to modelling jobs

Slick Woods carefully considers each job she takes on.The American model, born Simone Thompson, caught the attention of the fashion world with her shaven head, gapped teeth and tattoos, and has since gone on to front campaigns for Moschino and Calvin K…

Slick Woods carefully considers each job she takes on.

The American model, born Simone Thompson, caught the attention of the fashion world with her shaven head, gapped teeth and tattoos, and has since gone on to front campaigns for Moschino and Calvin Klein, while walking the runway for brands such as Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu.

Though her controversial character, particularly her penchant for marijuana, has meant some fashion houses have previously refused to work with her, Slick only takes on jobs she wholeheartedly supports.

“(I’m) selective when it comes to work,” she insisted in an interview with British Vogue. “If I like the s**t, I’m going to represent the s**t. If I don’t like it, if I don’t support it, I don’t back it.”

The 21-year-old is also a recurring figure in Rihanna’s Fenty campaigns, having been tapped to front ads for Fenty Beauty, Fenty x Puma and Savage x Fenty along the way. And though Slick is now a fan of the Barbadian songstress, she admitted that she didn’t have any idols until her fashion career took off.

“(Rihanna) never ceases to amaze me,” the Los Angeles native praised. “(But) I wasn’t a big fan of anyone before I was modelling. I was a teenage a**hole.”

However, the style star believes that social media has made the fashion world more diverse and inclusive, and, therefore, younger fans may feel as though they have more realistic role models to look up to.

“Nowadays, images are more tangible, and people feel like, ‘Oh I can hang out with that girl’, or ‘That girl looks like my cousin, my sister, my brother.’ They don’t show your average beauty,” insisted Slick, who has 517,000 Instagram followers. “My social media is all about making a space for everyone to feel comfortable and express themselves.”

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Emily DiDonato tapped as Biotherm brand ambassador

Emily DiDonato is the new face of luxury skincare brand Biotherm.The American model was previously the face of Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia fragrance, and the rising talent has also starred in campaigns for top brands including Miu Miu, Oscar de la …

Emily DiDonato is the new face of luxury skincare brand Biotherm.

The American model was previously the face of Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia fragrance, and the rising talent has also starred in campaigns for top brands including Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta and Longchamp, while making a name for herself on the runway as well.

Emily will now feature in advertisements for the L’Oreal-owned organisation, based on Biotherm’s focus on its patented Life Plankton ingredient.

“I’ve always loved the naturality of Biotherm products,” the 27-year old said in a statement, adding that the new products have proved especially useful in the lead up to her nuptials to fiance Kyle Peterson. “Right now, as I’m putting my skin through the added stress of organising my summer wedding, Biotherm couldn’t have called at a better time.”

Emily’s first campaign will go live in June (18), which will be preceded by an Instagram campaign outlining her five favourite products.

She will join fashion stars Candice Swanepoel and Christy Turlington-Burns, who both currently represent Biotherm, while Emily previously appeared in a Maybelline commercial alongside the latter.

“Smart, she’s not only an influential opinion-shaper in the field of skincare, but also in healthy living,” said Biotherm general manager David Fridlevski. “With her engagement with her community, she’s an absolutely natural choice for Biotherm.”

The Sports Illustrated star certainly takes her health seriously and is even a certified yoga instructor, according to her profile on IMG Models.

“I go to the gym five times a week and love spinning and Pilates. I also watch out what I eat: I only eat healthy stuff like fruits, vegetables and fish,” she previously told German magazine In.

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Grace Elizabeth tapped as Estee Lauder brand ambassador

Grace Elizabeth has been named as Estee Lauder’s latest muse.The Florida-born model is quickly rising up the ranks of the fashion world, having posed for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Guess and Dolce & Gabbana. Grace has now been named as Estee Laude…

Grace Elizabeth has been named as Estee Lauder’s latest muse.

The Florida-born model is quickly rising up the ranks of the fashion world, having posed for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Guess and Dolce & Gabbana.

Grace has now been named as Estee Lauder’s new brand ambassador – her biggest gig to date.

“We’re thrilled to welcome rising star @lovegrace_e to the #EsteeLauderfamily! Get to know our newest #EsteeModel,” a representative for the American beauty giant posted alongside a snap of the model on Instagram on Tuesday (15May18). “From gracing the cover of Vogue to walking top fashion runways, our new #EsteeModel @lovegrace_e’s drive and determination make her a true inspiration. Keep an eye out for exciting things to come!”

A series of photographs teasing her upcoming campaign have been posted online, with one showing Grace gazing over her left shoulder while wearing natural make-up and a slick of red lipstick, while another image depicts her lying in a boat while sporting a denim outfit.

Regarding her new high-profile job, the star explained that she was thrilled to be following in the footsteps of longtime brand ambassadors such as models Karlie Kloss, Carolyn Murphy, Kendall Jenner, Hilary Rhoda and ballerina Misty Copeland.

“I am blessed to be a part of such an established brand,” the 21-year-old said in a statement. “The fact that Estee Lauder has been thriving since 1946 speaks for itself. The Estee woman is everything I aspire to be: confident, beautiful, strong, courageous, and an entrepreneur.”

While landing a beauty contract was at the top of Grace’s bucket list, she also added that she has a number of other ambitions too.

“(I dream of) an American Vogue cover, launching my own denim line, skydiving, bungee jumping, cave diving, cliff diving, hot air ballooning, and a vacation in Venice, Italy,” she smiled.

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Elle Fanning makes her catwalk debut as a Miu Miu model

Maleficent star Elle Fanning made her debut as a runway model on Tuesday (06Mar18) as she hit the catwalk for Miu Miu. The actress wowed the style crowd, which included Vogue boss Anna Wintour, in Paris and then admitted her first show for her favouri…

Maleficent star Elle Fanning made her debut as a runway model on Tuesday (06Mar18) as she hit the catwalk for Miu Miu.

The actress wowed the style crowd, which included Vogue boss Anna Wintour, in Paris and then admitted her first show for her favourite fashion house was a pure adrenalin rush.

“Oh my God, it was incredible,” she said afterwards. “You think it’s just walking but it’s not.”

And she revealed her role as a model in Nicolas Winding Refn’s disturbing 2016 movie The Neon Demon helped prepare her for the role as a real-life fashionista.

“I used tips of what (Australian model) Abbey Lee had taught me, of how to walk and the posture of that,” she explained. “But in a movie, you have a lot of takes and you’re not as nervous. If you mess up, it’s OK; but (here) no, because Anna Wintour’s staring at me, and I was like, ‘I’m not messing up’.”

Elle opened the Miu Miu show, which was attended by Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, Rachel Brosnahan, Paul Dano and his actress girlfriend Zoe Kazan, and Stranger Things’ David Harbour, who recently returned from an expedition to Antarctica for Greenpeace.

His girlfriend, actress and singer Alison Sudol, was also in the front row at the Miu Miu show after joining the actor on his wintry expedition.

“We took an icebreaker boat down through the Drake Passage, some of the roughest water in the world, which was rather intense,” the Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them star told WWD.com. “Neither one of us are sailors particularly and there was a lot of sea sickness meds going on. We just got back, so this is literally the polar opposite.”

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