Coco Rocha: ‘Going back to professional photoshoots will be a little terrifying’

Coco Rocha predicts that going back to work with the new Covid-19 safety guidelines will be “a little terrifying” for models.During the coronavirus lockdown, models have been taking charge of their own photoshoots, either shooting images themselves or …

Coco Rocha predicts that going back to work with the new Covid-19 safety guidelines will be “a little terrifying” for models.

During the coronavirus lockdown, models have been taking charge of their own photoshoots, either shooting images themselves or recruiting a friend, or posing outside for a professional photographer and without a proper crew, to keep in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

Rocha, who recently announced she was expecting her third child, predicts that going back to professional sets filled with a full crew will be tough on models as they will be more exposed than other members of the team.

“The scariest thing for models when we go back to work, is trusting that everyone on set is taking the proper safety measures. Everyone’s going to wear masks, everyone will wear protection, except the model,” she told People. “And the model must take off all her protections in hopes that the make-up artist is using clean brushes and the hairdresser is making the right decisions.

“So that to me, that has been a little terrifying to think now I have to trust everyone has been doing the right thing in this room and I’m going to have to hope that they have been. That is the scary next step for most models.”

As for the pandemic’s effect on the fashion industry as a whole, the Canadian model hopes leaders have been using the downtime to reflect on their business.

“I think Covid has kind of made everyone in all industries just stop and reflect and think about what was necessary and are we necessary and how can we rebrand and rethink as individuals, but also as companies,” she said.

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Coco Rocha pregnant

Coco Rocha is expecting her third child.The Canadian model has revealed to People that she is five months pregnant with her second daughter. “We are having a girl and big sister (Ioni) is so excited,” Coco told the publication. “She loves having a baby…

Coco Rocha is expecting her third child.

The Canadian model has revealed to People that she is five months pregnant with her second daughter.

“We are having a girl and big sister (Ioni) is so excited,” Coco told the publication. “She loves having a baby brother, but she’s like, ‘I got one of those. So let’s get another one, another version.’ She wants to do all the mommy stuff. It’s going to be like having a baby doll.”

In photos for the magazine, taken by her husband James Conran, the 31-year-old shows off her bump in a blue dress and is accompanied by her children – five-year-old daughter Ioni and two-year-old son Iver.

Coco and James are currently coming up with names for their child, as they want to choose another four-letter moniker beginning with “I”.

“We’re still trying to find that special name,” she smiled. “With Ioni and Iver, we wanted them to be different and something where people haven’t heard of often, but they’re both traditional names – long ago people were called that. So we want to find something just as special.”

The catwalk star found out she was pregnant just before the Covid-19 lockdown and she admitted it was difficult having to attend appointments alone, with James joining via FaceTime, but otherwise she was grateful to spend her pregnancy at home as opposed to constantly working up until she gives birth.

“With Ioni, I think it was 15 countries still travelling and working and this one will be no travelling probably the entire nine months, which I don’t think I’ve ever had that happen in my life,” she shared.

“I feel the same pregnancy wise as I did with Ioni and Iver… But the difference with this pregnancy is being at home and not having any sort of a routine of going out. It feels a little weird in that respect, but I still feel very fortunate to be pregnant and have family around right now.”

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Gabrielle Union wants daughters to love their hair

Gabrielle Union wants her daughters to love their hair and be proud of their “Afrocentric features”.The actress is relaunching her hair-care line, Flawless by Gabrielle Union, next month and feels passionately about embracing her natural beauty. Ga…

Gabrielle Union wants her daughters to love their hair and be proud of their “Afrocentric features”.

The actress is relaunching her hair-care line, Flawless by Gabrielle Union, next month and feels passionately about embracing her natural beauty.

Gabrielle raises 20-month-old Kaavia and 13-year-old stepdaughter Zaya with husband Dwyane Wade, as well as stepsons Zaire and Xavier, and teaches her kids to own their natural curls.

“Your hair is a part of you and it’s an extension of you, but it has to start with self-love and pride in your Blackness and Afrocentric features, whether that be your hair, your nose, your lips or your body,” Gabrielle told People. “(Dwyane and I) are constantly reaffirming our kids, especially now, when there are so many external forces that are anti-Black. It is always pride and live your best life and live your best Black life. And let your curls do what they do.”

Gabrielle has previously recalled how she was desperate to fit in when she was at school and struggled to accept her hair type because she was the only Black girl in her class.

The 47-year-old star hopes her daughters never feel like that, so she lets them decide how they want to style their hair.

“Some days Kav will hand you her brush and she’ll want a little afro puff. And some days she just wants to wake up and go,” Gabrielle explained. “And Zaya went from pink hair to blonde. If you want to switch it up every day, great. What you do with your hair is your own personal choice. For me, the focus is on healthy hair, not on what you do with it.”

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Serena Williams: ‘My daughter dresses me every day’

Serena Williams’ daughter Alexis Olympia instructs her on what to wear every day.The tennis ace revealed that the two-year-old, whom she shares with husband Alexis Ohanian, not only has an eye for fashion, but will dress her mother and father on a dail…

Serena Williams’ daughter Alexis Olympia instructs her on what to wear every day.

The tennis ace revealed that the two-year-old, whom she shares with husband Alexis Ohanian, not only has an eye for fashion, but will dress her mother and father on a daily basis.

“She’ll set up before bed what we need to wear in the morning,” the 38-year-old told People. “And she says, ‘Blue shirt, blue shirt, blue shirt.’ And then she goes, ‘Mama wear this or these shoes’… She always tells me to (wear) heels. She’s currently wearing heels.”

The Grand Slam winner also shared that her daughter insists on matching with her sports star mum almost every day, and their coordinating outfits are “a team effort”.

“We even have jammies (pyjamas). So now if she sees me in something, and she has the same thing, she immediately wants to change so we’re twins,” she added.

However, she’s adamant that while the tot has unlimited access to her clothes and shoes, Alexis Olympia won’t be getting her hands on her accessories just yet.

“If something happens to me, she can have all my jewellery, but until then, no,” Serena quipped.

She recently launched her namesake jewellery brand’s new Unstoppable capsule collection, a necklace and bracelet inspired by her glittering career, and all net proceeds will go the Opportunity Fund’s Small Business Relief Fund to support Black-owned businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gabrielle Union relaunched haircare line to focus solely on Black hair

Gabrielle Union relaunched her haircare line to focus solely on the needs of Black hair.The actress first released Flawless by Gabrielle Union with hairstylist Larry Sims in 2017, but she confessed that she was disappointed by the products the first ti…

Gabrielle Union relaunched her haircare line to focus solely on the needs of Black hair.

The actress first released Flawless by Gabrielle Union with hairstylist Larry Sims in 2017, but she confessed that she was disappointed by the products the first time around.

“We were targeting way too broad of an audience when we should have been specifically targeting our Black, textured hair audience. We were not Black-owned – and it showed,” Gabrielle told People.

“We had to humble ourselves and say, ‘Are we doing okay? Yes. But this can be done better,'” she recalled, noting that the prices were also too high.

The Bring it On star worked with Larry on the challenging task of overhauling the brand, which is being re-released with just 12 affordable products all targeted at Black, textured hair.

Gabrielle also revealed that during the debut launch of Flawless almost three years ago, she was battling premature balding after multiple rounds of gruelling fertility treatment, and felt “like a fraud” promoting her haircare line while suffering from hair loss.

“I literally didn’t have hair. But, our investors were pushing us to launch, so I was put in a position where I had to wear wigs and clip-ins. It felt so inauthentic to me,” she candidly shared.

“For all those women who’ve dealt with hair loss or balding, it’s debilitating and humiliating, and there’s a lot of shame involved.”

Flawless by Gabrielle Union will be available from Amazon on 3 August.

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Serena Williams inspired by Grand Slam wins for jewellery collection

Serena Williams was inspired by her Grand Slam wins when designing her jewellery collection.The tennis ace recently detailed creative process behind her ethically-sourced Unstoppable capsule line for her Serena Williams Jewelry brand, and said she want…

Serena Williams was inspired by her Grand Slam wins when designing her jewellery collection.

The tennis ace recently detailed creative process behind her ethically-sourced Unstoppable capsule line for her Serena Williams Jewelry brand, and said she wanted to use jewellery to encapsulate how she felt when she won four titles in a row back in 2015.

“I wore a circular necklace the last time I won all four Grand Slams in a row. I had won four in a row wearing that necklace. I was just really unstoppable,” Serena told People about the inspiration for the collection’s sterling silver toggle necklace and matching bracelet.

“There was nothing that could stop me from winning those four Grand Slams. At one point, I remember having the flu so bad that I literally was crying, but I still had this unstoppable attitude.”

The necklace and bracelet, both $100 (£79), are replicas of the jewellery she wore on the court during her glittering career, and each piece is engraved with the word ‘Unstoppable’ and is studded with a small diamond.

And 100 per cent of net proceeds from each purchase will go towards supporting Black-owned businesses via the non-profit organisation Opportunity Fund.

The 38-year-old has always had a passion for fine jewellery, and her love for accessories even spills out onto the tennis court.

“My background is fashion design. This is a whole new category for me. But I’ve always had a love for jewellery if you look at everything I’ve done. I’ve even played tennis in crazy (jewellery) pieces at times,” Serena explained.

The Unstoppable collection is available now at serenawilliamsjewelry.com.

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Kim Kardashian’s hairstylist reveals star’s new red hair is real

Kim Kardashian’s new red hair is completely real says her hairstylist Chris Appleton.The KKW Beauty mogul took to social media on Monday to debut the fiery colour transformation in a series of videos and selfies on Instagram Stories. Many fans assumed …

Kim Kardashian’s new red hair is completely real says her hairstylist Chris Appleton.

The KKW Beauty mogul took to social media on Monday to debut the fiery colour transformation in a series of videos and selfies on Instagram Stories.

Many fans assumed the reality star, who has previously overhauled her looks with wigs, didn’t really dye her brunette locks a deep shade of red, but Chris defended his client and long-time friend by setting the record straight.

“Red head,” he captioned two video clips of Kim with her new red hue. “It’s NOT a wig before you start with that s**t.”

Chris later told People magazine that he and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star have been discussing changing her hair colour while in lockdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Kim is a trendsetter and not afraid of doing something new. We have done the blonde and the pink before and red was unexpected. I love that about Kim,” he explained, noting that they were inspired by the red wig Kim wore during a promo shoot for her Sooo Fire KKW Beauty collection last year.

“We felt a red vibe. I worked with Kim’s skin tone to create red that suits her and that’s why I left the darker root,” he shared, adding that he decided to leave her roots dark to keep her locks healthy. “We left the roots her normal shade to keep the scalp and hair growth strong.”

It wasn’t a quick transformation for the mother-of-four to take on, but Chris said that Kim had been meticulously taking care of her hair to make the colour change much easier.

“It’s a very lengthy process but Kim takes such good care of her hair that it stands up to the challenge,” he added.

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Khloe Kardashian launches Good American swimwear

Khloe Kardashian is expanding her Good American brand by launching a swimwear line.The reality TV star teamed up with Emma Grede to launch the size-inclusive brand in 2016 with a range of denim and have since expanded to offer activewear and other piec…

Khloe Kardashian is expanding her Good American brand by launching a swimwear line.

The reality TV star teamed up with Emma Grede to launch the size-inclusive brand in 2016 with a range of denim and have since expanded to offer activewear and other pieces of clothing. They have now introduced a swimwear line called Good Swim, with the 30-piece collection featuring a line of bikinis, one-piece swimsuits, and beachwear in sizes XS to 5X.

In an interview with People, the 35-year-old explained the business partners spent two years creating Good Swim because they wanted to get it exactly right.

“Swim has been in the works for nearly two years — it was our most requested category,” she said. “Like everything at Good American, we listen to our customers to understand their wants and needs as a way to inform our launches and that holds true with Good Swim.

“It can be extremely frustrating and challenging to find swimwear that fits right and makes you look and feel sexy. It is for that exact reason that we spent the time and resources into making this a strong collection so women can feel confident and beautiful, always.”

A diverse range of models appear alongside Khloe in the marketing campaign for Good Swim, which has the same core values of inclusivity and representation as the rest of Good American.

To achieve that goal, they developed pieces with double drawstrings and wider straps to provide full coverage and support, plus belts that flatter waistlines and high-rise bottoms with tummy-tucking technology.

“We want our customers to know that with Good American, they’ll always find the very best fit, period,” Emma told the publication. “Every style in our swim collection was created with a fit-first philosophy and designed specifically for women of all shapes and sizes, because we know how tough it can be to shop for swimwear.”

Good Swim is available via the Good American website now.

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Sofia Vergara designed own eyewear line after failing to find ‘cute’ glasses

Sofia Vergara was inspired to create her new eyewear collection after she failed to find a pair of “cute” glasses.The Modern Family actress has joined forces with the team at U.S. brand Foster Grant to create a collection of reading glasses and sunglas…

Sofia Vergara was inspired to create her new eyewear collection after she failed to find a pair of “cute” glasses.

The Modern Family actress has joined forces with the team at U.S. brand Foster Grant to create a collection of reading glasses and sunglasses in order to quash stereotypes surrounding spectacle wearers.

“When I turned 40, 41, 42, I started losing my sight. It’s the normal thing that happens at that age. I refused to wear glasses because I felt old. I was like, ‘No, I’m going to hold it. I don’t need them. I don’t need them,'” the America’s Got Talent judge told People.

Sofia was forced by her son Manolo to get glasses after he told her she would “get a double chin” if she continued squinting at her phone to read, but she was stuck when trying to find a chic pair of spectacles that didn’t make her look old.

“Those little ones at the top of your nose make you look like a granny if you’re reading or something. And I hate that. I prefer the ones that are bold and already a statement, not tiny little things that on your nose,” she explained.

She then partnered with creatives at Foster Grant to dream up the “super affordable, cute and glamorous” line, with prices ranging from $30 to $40 (£25 to £33).

“That’s all the glasses I wear right now,” the 47-year-old commented. “We’re going to have to use them no matter what at this age, so at least use something that makes you look cute, not like you’re the little grandma.”

For every pair of glasses purchased, Foster Grant will donate one pair of reading glasses to the global health organisation RestoringVision.

The Sofia Vergara x Foster Grant line is available on FosterGrant.com, Readers.com, and Walmart.com.

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Lauren Conrad launches new clothing line for children

Lauren Conrad has launched a new kids’ clothing collection.The former reality TV star announced that Little Co. by Lauren Conrad will be available online from Thursday, with the line featuring a variety of chic neutrals for children aged newborn to fiv…

Lauren Conrad has launched a new kids’ clothing collection.

The former reality TV star announced that Little Co. by Lauren Conrad will be available online from Thursday, with the line featuring a variety of chic neutrals for children aged newborn to five.

“I know life’s more uncertain and chaotic these days than we’ve ever experienced. And during it all, our kids continue growing and changing as fast as the world around us,” Lauren wrote on Instagram, alongside a sweet snap of her two young sons wearing matching pieces from the range.

“I’ve been working on something very close to my heart for a couple years, and while it feels odd announcing or celebrating anything right now, I’m really proud of what we’ve created,” The Hills star added. “I’m happy to share @lcLittleCo with you, my new clothing line for the kids growing and changing in your house. Wishing you all health, safety and sanity x.”

Lauren, who shares sons Liam, two, and seven-month-old Charlie Wolf with husband William Tell, insisted she wanted the new collection to be “really easy,” and noted that she has a new perspective on kids’ clothes now she’s shopping for them.

“I wanted (the line) to be really easy – mix-and-match pieces and complementary colours,” the 34-year-old told People. “And I’m a big fan of gender-neutral colours. Kids grow out of their clothes so quickly!”

Little Co. by Lauren Conrad will be available online from 21 May at U.S. department store Kohls.

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