Nikki Reed helped design Jenna Dewan’s engagement ring

Nikki Reed helped Steve Kazee create the engagement ring he gave to Jenna Dewan. The Step Up actress and Steve, who are expecting their first child together, announced their engagement on Instagram on Tuesday by sharing a photo of them kissing as Jenn…

Nikki Reed helped Steve Kazee create the engagement ring he gave to Jenna Dewan.

The Step Up actress and Steve, who are expecting their first child together, announced their engagement on Instagram on Tuesday by sharing a photo of them kissing as Jenna showed off her ring, which features a gold band and massive diamond.

Following the announcement, their friend Nikki revealed on her Instagram Stories that the engagement ring was from her sustainable and ethical jewellery brand BaYou With Love, which she co-founded in 2017.

“An honour to be a very small part of this special moment,” she wrote besides the couple’s engagement announcement snap. “I love you both, and all I can say is your love is pure magic. I might be biased, but that ring is gorgeoussssss (sic)! Steve, making this with you was such a beautiful experience. Thank you for loving Jenna the way you do.”

Jenna shared the Twilight actress’s post on her own Instagram Stories timeline, as well as a picture of the moment Steve got down on one knee and opened a small wooden box to reveal the engagement ring. Her face is hidden in the snap, but she can be seen throwing her hands up in shock.

In her original announcement, the 39-year-old wrote in the caption, “A lifetime to love and grow with you…you have my heart,” with a love heart emoji, and Nikki wrote in the comments, “Congratulations to two of the most beautiful people on the planet. Forever and ever.”

Jenna was previously married to Magic Mike star Channing Tatum from 2009 to 2018. They share a six-year-old daughter named Everly.

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Nikki Reed launched brand after spotting gap in market for ethical products

Nikki Reed launched her lifestyle brand after noticing a gap in the market for ethical and sustainable products.The actress has partnered with Freedom of Animals founder, Morgan Bogle, on a venture named BaYou With Love, with the company offering up ec…

Nikki Reed launched her lifestyle brand after noticing a gap in the market for ethical and sustainable products.

The actress has partnered with Freedom of Animals founder, Morgan Bogle, on a venture named BaYou With Love, with the company offering up eco-friendly ranges of jewellery, skincare, and apparel.

While Nikki has been interested in protecting resources and abiding by a healthy lifestyle for some time, it wasn’t until she was pregnant with her two-year-old daughter Bodhi, who she shares with actor husband Ian Somerhalder, that she decided to learn more.

“Once I became aware of my impact on the planet, I wanted the pieces I wore to come with a story that was good for the environment. I launched BaYou With Love, jewellery, skincare, and apparel line, to create sustainable and ethical products that I couldn’t find in the marketplace,” she said in an interview for the September 2019 issue of U.S. Shape magazine. “I was pregnant at the time I was dreaming up the company, and like all soon-to-be mamas, I was searching for products that were extra clean for my body and my conscience. When I couldn’t find them, I decided to try and make them.”

Last year, Nikki announced she was partnering with executives at Dell to transform gold recycled from old technology into products for the collection, and she is thrilled with the response to the gorgeous new products.

“Understandably, people don’t want to compromise on quality or luxury when they spend their hard-earned money, yet they desperately want to support companies that are doing their best to create sustainable products through their business. Gold is the perfect medium because people know what they’re getting; it’s a familiar material in a territory that might be unfamiliar to them,” the 31-year-old added.

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Olivia Wilde teams with ThredUp bosses to promote conscious fashion

Olivia Wilde is teaming with the brains behind fashion-forward website ThredUp for a new campaign urging style lovers to embrace second hand clothing. The actress is fronting the ThredUp x Olivia Wilde x Conscious Commerce’s Choose Used collection, wh…

Olivia Wilde is teaming with the brains behind fashion-forward website ThredUp for a new campaign urging style lovers to embrace second hand clothing.

The actress is fronting the ThredUp x Olivia Wilde x Conscious Commerce’s Choose Used collection, which features 4,000 pieces, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and denim jackets that have all been redesigned from previously own items. The clothing features phrases such as “Used Goods” and “I Wear Used Clothes”, inspiring shoppers to opt for sustainable outfits.

Bosses at ThredUp, the world’s largest online thrift store, have recycled 65 million items to date and are working to reduce the stigma of second hand wear, calling on Wilde to further their message. The 35 year old has joined forces with the brand’s founder, Babs Burchfield, for the Conscious Commerce fundraiser.

“Working with Olivia was a no brainer because of her passion for circular fashion,” said Jenna Bray, ThredUp’s senior brand director in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily. “The mission Olivia and Babs created for Conscious Commerce is so aligned with our mission.”

“We created designs that are stunning and also celebrate the mission,” Bray added. “Olivia is a really big fan of vintage and that’s what inspired a lot of the design. It’s got a very bad rocker vibe.”

A percentage of all items sold will benefit the Circular Fashion Foundation, a company geared towards sustainable fashion efforts worldwide.

“We found design inspiration for the Choose Used collection with ThredUp in our favorite, perfectly broken-in vintage Ts,” said Wilde and Burchfield in a joint statement. “Our aim was to make the designs uplifting because the decision to choose used should be a straightforward and gratifying one.”

Actress Nikki Reed has also joined the push for sustainable fashion, taking to Instagram on Tuesday (16Apr19) to share an image of herself in one of ThredUp’s designs, while promoting Wilde’s venture and announcing her own role as one of the label’s ambassadors.

She captioned the image, “I WEAR USED CLOTHES. Let’s all help end the stigma, people! I’m thrilled to partner with @thredUP X @OliviaWilde and @ConsciousCo #ChooseUsed Collection to spark a conversation around textile waste.”

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Ian Somerhalder abandons plans for ‘faux hawk’ halfway through haircut

Ian Somerhalder has abandoned plans to try out a “faux hawk” style in the middle of his haircut.The Vampire Diaries actor took to Instagram on Monday (25Mar19) to upload a mirror selfie showing him wearing a black vest and posing with his head tilted t…

Ian Somerhalder has abandoned plans to try out a “faux hawk” style in the middle of his haircut.

The Vampire Diaries actor took to Instagram on Monday (25Mar19) to upload a mirror selfie showing him wearing a black vest and posing with his head tilted to one side in order to show off his partly shaved head.

In the accompanying caption, Ian explained that he had made a list of goals to accomplish in 2019, including a new look, however, he confessed that he changed his mind about cutting his hair off part of the way through and is now stuck with an uneven hairstyle.

“After the 3 glasses of wine wore off and the clippers ran out of battery… something hit me like a tonne (of) bricks: a little thing called ‘continuity’ for aka #VWars reshoots!” he noted, referring to his upcoming Netflix TV series V-Wars. “I stopped trimming… s**t. Biotin smoothies here we come – gotta grow this s**t out fast… Hair growing out and gearing up for production now. So much gratitude to you all for so much support. It means the world…”

Ian, who is married to actress Nikki Reed, didn’t divulge whether he plans to try out the faux hawk hairstyle once he has finished work on V-Wars or how he will cover his shaved head if his hair doesn’t grow back in time.

The star also shared some of his other priorities for the year, including how he wants to develop his production company Rare Birds, raise money for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, and unveil his wine and spirits companies.

Earlier this month, Ian launched his first red wine under the Dark ll Dawn label, with the product currently only available in China.

“I’m so proud of this wine. Over 3 years, 90 blends and countless hours of work and travel to make this happen,” the 40-year-old wrote alongside a snap of him posing with a bottle on social media. “Thank you to all that made this dream come true and thank you for supporting me in this amazing endeavour.”

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Ian Somerhalder food-shamed over healthy grocery choices

Ian Somerhalder has been food-shamed for stocking up on green vegetables at a grocery store.The Vampire Diaries actor often talks about his diet and exercise regime, and has long advocated for the benefits of abiding by a balanced eating plan. However,…

Ian Somerhalder has been food-shamed for stocking up on green vegetables at a grocery store.

The Vampire Diaries actor often talks about his diet and exercise regime, and has long advocated for the benefits of abiding by a balanced eating plan.

However, Ian has now taken to Instagram to share how stunned he was when a random woman recently stopped him in a store to point out that she had “never” seen a basket so well stocked with fruit and vegetables.

“A woman just stopped me in the grocery store and told me that she had never seen a basket like mine,” he captioned a photo of his shopping cart, which appeared to be filled with lettuce, cauliflower, carrots, kale, and garlic. “I told her that I have never NOT seen this type of basket in my grocery-shopping behaviour. A few others chimed in saying that it was a very strange sight! WTF (what the f**k)? A strange sight? I’m in a grocery store. It’s food. It got me thinking and really fired up.”

In his rant, Ian explained that he hoped that he didn’t come across as “preachy”. However, the star, who welcomed a daughter named Bodhi with his actress wife Nikki Reed last year (17), wanted to make the point that people need to take responsibility for what they are eating and emphasised that it isn’t impossible to swap processed goods for fresh foods.

“I don’t mean to sound like a d**k – or preachy but this is nuts: how is it, that grown professional people in a major American city have never seen a grocery basket full of normal & healthy foods that just all happen to be green or not processed. We’re so far down the rabbit hole of packaged and “convenient” foods that our society is paying the price & so is our future. No one in our government is helping us be healthier through education. Why would they? Sick people are GREAT for business,” the 40-year-old commented.

To conclude his post, Ian noted that with a good diet and enough exercise, “everything else will start to fall into place”.

“You wouldn’t put the wrong gas in your car, so why would you put (the) wrong food in your body? We MUST take responsibility for what we put into our bodies starting now. We can do it,” he added.

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