Rita Ora stars in whimsical Thomas Sabo campaign

Rita Ora has been tapped to front Thomas Sabo’s whimsical new campaign.The Let You Love Me hitmaker has signed a two-year deal with the German jewellery firm, with the gig seeing her following in the footsteps of Katy Perry, Poppy Delevingne, and Georg…

Rita Ora has been tapped to front Thomas Sabo’s whimsical new campaign.

The Let You Love Me hitmaker has signed a two-year deal with the German jewellery firm, with the gig seeing her following in the footsteps of Katy Perry, Poppy Delevingne, and Georgia May Jagger.

Now, Rita is starring in the brand’s spring/summer 2020 marketing imagery, titled Magic Garden, with one snap showing her posing in a sheer lilac top while surrounded by wildflowers, and another depicting her modelling a bracelet with her name on it and a dragonfly necklace.

“Spring awakening creates the desire for something new,” she commented. “Have the courage to be yourself and make your look your message. A style is perfect when it perfectly matches your look!”

The Magic Garden line includes jewellery and watches, including hero pieces such as the hummingbird, kaleidoscope, and dragonfly designs. There are also butterfly pendants, a pair of earrings shaped like rainbows, and charms featuring feather motifs.

The Thomas Sabo x Rita Ora Collection is now available.

Rita, 29, was named as the new global brand ambassador for the company last July and made her debut in the autumn/winter 2019 campaign.

“Rita Ora’s strength, passion, creativity and self-confident styling underline the long-term reorientation of global brand communication and the vision of the multi-faceted Thomas Sabo collections to make jewellery dreams come true for everyone,” a brand rep said in a statement at the time.

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John Boyega directs campaign film for Jo Malone London

John Boyega has directed a new campaign film for Jo Malone London.The Star Wars actor became the first male brand ambassador for the fragrance brand earlier this year, joining the likes of models Karen Elson and Poppy Delevingne. Now, Boyega has taken …

John Boyega has directed a new campaign film for Jo Malone London.

The Star Wars actor became the first male brand ambassador for the fragrance brand earlier this year, joining the likes of models Karen Elson and Poppy Delevingne.

Now, Boyega has taken on an even bigger role for Jo Malone London, and helmed the short film A London Gent, which was shot in and around Peckham, where he grew up. The clip highlights his background, family and his friends, and even features scenes in his new house, which is appropriately filled with Jo Malone London candles.

“There’s a mixture of things you see me do in the film, you see me in a professional environment on a film set, then with family and it’s about breaking free of the concept of ‘going back or returning to your roots’ but more about the roots existing with this new side of my life. It’s not a chapter that stops,” he explained in an interview with WWD.

Boyega also noted that he’s been big on candles for the past few years.

“You know how when you go into your room that you’ve just cleaned, and you put a candle in the corner? It’s that feeling, and the aesthetic of them as well that I really like,” the star shared.

Elsewhere in the chat, the 27-year-old also revealed that he began collecting different ouds – a type of wood used in incense and perfume – when he was filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

“You know you’re getting older when the first thing you want to do is smell like your dad, and then I started travelling and started collecting different ouds. We also filmed Star Wars in Jordan, and they are big on ouds there,” he added.

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Poppy Delevingne fronts campaign for H&M Home

Poppy Delevingne is fronting a brand-new campaign for H&M Home.  The British model/actress is passionate about interior design, and alongside her sister Cara Delevingne, she recently invited editors from Architectural Digest into their quirky Los A…

Poppy Delevingne is fronting a brand-new campaign for H&M Home.  

The British model/actress is passionate about interior design, and alongside her sister Cara Delevingne, she recently invited editors from Architectural Digest into their quirky Los Angeles pad. 

Now, bosses at H&M Home have tapped Poppy to appear in the homeware and accessories brand’s first-ever At Home With… campaign, in which her west London home serves as the backdrop for their latest designs.

“A home is about surrounding yourself with things you adore and with this H&M Home campaign, I’m thrilled that I found so many pieces to fall in love with,” she said of the collaboration. “It’s also wonderful to be working with an up-and-coming interiors brand that has such an extensive variety of styles you can pick and choose from, especially since I like mixing textures, finishes, and colours.” 

In one image, Poppy is depicted posing in a pale pink suit on a red velvet sofa decorated with cushions, while in another she sports a yellow slip dress while eating breakfast at a table.

Key products showcased include brass accessories, such as vases, candlesticks, a toothbrush holder, as well as a green marble cutting board, tray and accents, velvet cushions and a lampshade.  

Regarding the campaign, Camilla Henriksson, H&M Home’s head of marketing and communications, called the 33-year-old a perfect match for the company.  

“It’s always exciting to see H&M Home products in real-life environments and stepping into Poppy’s house was no different. She has this fun personal style and loves to play with colour, which is strongly expressed from room to room. To have the campaign in her home with Poppy starring in the images as well felt so natural, from an aesthetic and inspirational point of view,” she added. 

The new products will be available to buy in H&M Home stores and online from Thursday.  

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John Boyega unveiled as new face of Jo Malone London

John Boyega has been appointed as the new face of Jo Malone London.Executives at the British luxury fragrance brand have tapped the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor as the company’s first-ever male ambassador, and accordingly, the 27-year-old couldn’…

John Boyega has been appointed as the new face of Jo Malone London.

Executives at the British luxury fragrance brand have tapped the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor as the company’s first-ever male ambassador, and accordingly, the 27-year-old couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the famed perfumer.

“I love the creativity and storytelling element of Jo Malone London,” he said in a statement. “It’s something I resonate with; it’s how I work best. With discussion, collaboration and down to earth honesty.”

Boyega went on to name Jo Malone London’s unisex Bronze Wood & Leather cologne as his favourite scent from the brand.

In the accompanying campaign imagery, he is depicted holding a flacon of the fragrance, as well as throwing one of the company’s signature cream and black boxes into the air.

Regarding the partnership, Jean-Guillaume Trottier, president of Jo Malone London, lauded Boyega as a perfect matching for the company.

“A born and bred Londoner, John is intelligent, inclusive and witty. His vivacity and whole-heartedness make him a wonderful fit with Jo Malone London, and I am delighted to welcome him to the family,” he gushed.

While he’s now a Hollywood superstar thanks to his role as Finn in the Star Wars saga, Boyega also added that he likes nothing more than coming home to see his family and friends in London.

“The first thing I do (when I get back home) is take a drive. I go back around South London, then drive around Crystal Palace, all the way around Dulwich, go down to Brixton. Just go for a drive, get the feel of the city, see what’s going on. Put the radio on. I just catch a vibe,” he shared.

Jo Malone London’s other celebrity brand ambassadors include Poppy Delevingne and Karen Elson.

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Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne team up on charity T-shirt

Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne have created a line of T-shirts raising funds for Save the Children.The pals worked together on the project to mark the charity’s 100th anniversary, and also the launch of Save the Children’s Stop the War on Children ca…

Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne have created a line of T-shirts raising funds for Save the Children.

The pals worked together on the project to mark the charity’s 100th anniversary, and also the launch of Save the Children’s Stop the War on Children campaign.

Available in three colourways – navy, white and yellow – the tee, designed by Chung and modelled by Delevingne, features an illustration of a crescent moon face alongside the words The Future is Now.

“To me (the moon) symbolises children’s dreams, hopes and the promise of a new day,” Chung explained, reports Vogue.co.uk. “Sadly, not all children have the chance to enjoy such innocent childhoods as millions are battling through conflicts started by adults. But they should, and we need to fight for their futures and help them fulfil their potential by ensuring all children are off limits in war.”

Thirty per cent of the profits will go directly to Save the Children. The adults’ T-shirt has a price tag of £25 ($32), while the children’s version comes in at £15 ($19).

For the accompanying images, Delevingne roped in shoe designer Tabitha Simmons to style her, had Gucci Westman on make-up duty and enlisted Cass Bird to art direct and photograph the campaign.

“Having visited many Save The Children programmes over the past four years, I’ve met with some of the most inspiring and amazing children who, despite adversity and conflict, have not only survived to tell their stories but are now thriving and full of hope for a better future,” Delevingne said about her ambassadorial role. “It’s because of these children and their daily fight that Alexa and I wanted to create something that would help make a change and encourage people to do something good.”

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Miu Miu covets coats and camouflage for fall 19

Miu Miu focused on coats and camouflage prints for its fall/winter 2019 collection.The Italian fashion house, helmed by creative director Miuccia Prada, unveiled the range at the Palais d’Iéna on the final day of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday (05Mar19…

Miu Miu focused on coats and camouflage prints for its fall/winter 2019 collection.

The Italian fashion house, helmed by creative director Miuccia Prada, unveiled the range at the Palais d’Iéna on the final day of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday (05Mar19), with the presentation drawing in celebrities including Elle Fanning, Poppy Delevingne, and Alexa Chung.

With the venue featuring video collages by artist Sharna Osborne, a Miu Miu spokesperson explained that the space was designed to “express an intimate vision of femininity, which echoes in the new collection”.

To open the spectacle, a model sported a pretty floral shirt and navy blue skirt, with the outfit toughened up via the addition of a long blue coat and edgy black lace-up biker boots.

A series of similar outfits featuring a delicate flower pattern followed, though Miuccia quickly returned to her signature subversive aesthetic, mixing ladylike silhouettes with much more masculine pieces. A highlight had to be a black minidress which was overlaid with a gauzy pink dress featuring pink and blue appliques, with the ensemble paired with thigh-high tights and chunky black sneakers.

And part way through the presentation, Miuccia took the urban warrior theme to the next level by introducing a lot of green and brown camouflage print, with the fabric incorporated into hoodies, long coats, sweater and short combinations, knee-length trousers and a scarf.

To conclude the show, the designer unveiled a black crochet dress with blue and grey roses attached to the shoulders, a line-up of army green coats paired with more classic floral skirts, and a black taffeta dress which was worn with a very dramatic hooded cape.

Lacoste and Louis Vuitton closed out Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday.

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Tom Ford serves up satin and velvet for fall 19 collection

Tom Ford has offered up a collection of satin and velvet pieces for his fall/winter 2019 collection.The American designer kicked off New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night (06Feb19) with a show held at the Park Avenue Armory, and the presentation dre…

Tom Ford has offered up a collection of satin and velvet pieces for his fall/winter 2019 collection.

The American designer kicked off New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night (06Feb19) with a show held at the Park Avenue Armory, and the presentation drew in a number of celebrities, including Karlie Kloss, Poppy Delevingne, Ansel Elgort, Danai Gurira, Odell Beckham Jr., Sebastian Stan, Joe Alwyn, and Rich the Kid.

Regarding the theme of the range, Ford explained that he had decided to tone down his signature glamorous aesthetic in favour of a subtler feel, with his decision influenced by the uncertainty surrounding U.S. politics and the controversial policies of President Donald Trump at the moment.

“I’ve never really been a designer who’s talked about a moment in time, how that’s influenced what I design, but you can’t escape the news,” he said, according to Vogue.com. “I feel frustrated and agitated and exhausted. And I don’t want to wear anything particularly challenging or anything particularly aggressive.”

To begin, model Anok Yai opened the show in aubergine-hued satin trousers, a periwinkle shirt, satin pink platform pumps, a light pink neck tie and a purple faux fur hat.

A series of similar outfits followed, each sticking with the same colour palette except for touches of brown, steel grey or Champagne gold. Gigi Hadid strutted her stuff in red satin trousers, a red velvet blazer and plum-coloured top, while Joan Smalls modelled a black tuxedo with white faux fur hat.

Part way through the spectacle, Ford introduced a line of head-to-toe black ensembles consisting of satin trench coats, sharply tailored trousers, leather-look trousers and hoodies, while to conclude, the designer offered up a range of sleek evening dresses, with highlights including a black gown with chain detailing on the bodice, a floaty lilac number and the finale piece, a silver gown with cape detail.

New York Fashion Week continues on Thursday with shows from Tadashi Shoji, Elie Tahari, and Badgley Mischka.

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Stella McCartney plays with vintage florals and tie-dye for spring 19

Stella McCartney has played with vintage florals and tie-dye patterns for her latest line.The London-based designer unveiled her spring/summer 2019 collection at the opulent Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday morning (01Oct18), with …

Stella McCartney has played with vintage florals and tie-dye patterns for her latest line.

The London-based designer unveiled her spring/summer 2019 collection at the opulent Opera Garnier as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday morning (01Oct18), with celebrities including Poppy Delevingne, Alexa Chung, Isabelle Huppert and Carine Roitfeld all perched on the front row.

Opting for a very relaxed aesthetic, McCartney had the show open with a model sporting a romper with V-shaped neckline made from a ’60-style blue flower pattern fabric. A number of oversized suits worn over white T-shirts followed, as did a parade of floaty skater dresses made from stretchy materials.

The line also included low-slung satin trousers, utility jackets, tracksuits with pockets on the trousers, large knit jumpers worn as dresses and hooded coats belted with drawstrings.

Perhaps the most surprising element was the inclusion of a range of tie-dyed pieces that harked back to retro fashion styles, with standout garments including pale blue T-shirts, indigo trousers, and a blue and white tie-dye denim boiler suit which was modelled by Kaia Gerber.

As always, accessories played a big part in eco fashion advocate McCartney’s range, with the 47-year-old designer offering up white slip-on flats and sneakers made from sustainable materials as well as large leather-look tote bags and ladylike handbags with the brand’s logo printed in bold lettering on wide straps.

To conclude the spectacle, McCartney had models walk the runway in minimalistic trench coats, simple silk chemises and floaty floral print dresses, with the show ending with a model in a light purple satin jumpsuit with billowing sleeves.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Monday with shows from Giambattista Valli and Alexander McQueen.

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Prada smashes ‘conservative cliches’ for spring 19

Prada has subverted clothing cliches for its spring/summer 2019 collection.The Italian luxury fashion house, helmed by designer Miuccia Prada, unveiled its latest line at the Fondazione Prada complex as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday night (20S…

Prada has subverted clothing cliches for its spring/summer 2019 collection.

The Italian luxury fashion house, helmed by designer Miuccia Prada, unveiled its latest line at the Fondazione Prada complex as part of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday night (20Sep18) with celebrity guests including Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola, Poppy Delevingne, Madelaine Petsch and Katherine Langford.

Regarding the range, Miuccia told reporters at the venue that she was determined to subvert convention with each ensemble.

“I played the rules of classic, with all the conservative cliches you can have,” the 69-year-old said.

The show opened with a model wearing a black satin top with bow attached to the neckline, brown pleated shorts, a black headpiece dotted with silver spikes and pink sandals.

A parade of contrasting outfits followed, such as a red coat which was buttoned off centre, a bodysuit with cutout detailing that was worn with shorts and high white socks as well as a leotard with plunging neckline which was styled with a peach satin skirt and black knee-high tights.

Highlights included a pale pink silk top which was worn with patterned shorts and a black swing dress with fine straps that was matched with lace-up shoes and a shoulder bag.

As always, accessories were a major aspect of the presentation, with models carrying colourful leather bags and satchels or colour-blocked purses.

They also wore oversized headbands made from a variety of fabrics that were evocative of Tudor-style headpieces, while some models sported studded cuff bracelets on one arm.

And instead of introducing evening-wear towards the end of the presentation, Miuccia again rejected convention and instead concluded the show by having a model walk the runway in a white T-shirt which was worn with lime-green embellished shorts and complemented with a bright green handbag.

Milan Fashion Week continues on Friday morning with shoes from Tod’s, Blumarine and Sportmax.

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Malone Souliers co-founder departing brand

Malone Souliers co-founder Mary Alice Malone is departing the footwear brand.The luxury label was launched by Malone and Roy Luwolt in 2014, and has quickly built up a reputation for offering unusual twists on classic shoe designs, with celebrity fans …

Malone Souliers co-founder Mary Alice Malone is departing the footwear brand.

The luxury label was launched by Malone and Roy Luwolt in 2014, and has quickly built up a reputation for offering unusual twists on classic shoe designs, with celebrity fans including Kylie Jenner, Poppy Delevingne and Jessica Chastain.

However, Malone has now confirmed that she will be exiting her post at the company.

“I am so proud of everything Roy and I achieved,” she said in a statement to Footwear News. “I have always believed that you know when the right time is for you to balance family life with your career, and as I progress to what’s to come next in my professional ambitions, I also immerse in my personal dreams.”

Luwolt will remain onboard at the company and will oversee the business. The London-based label will be known as Malone Souliers by Roy Luwolt going forward, and Luwolt is excited about his future endeavours.

“We are blessed with some of the industry’s most dexterous and agile-minded ninjas,” he added. “Together, we’ve exceeded peaks and mocked our own targets.”

Malone and Luwolt did not discuss whether she will remain a stakeholder in the business, though the duo did explain that the company continues to be run independently.

Malone Soulier’s designs are sold at over 250 luxury points of sale across the world. Most recently, the designers teamed with Emanuel Ungaro on a shoe collection, with the line featuring pink and violet pumps with silk ankle ties, strappy polka dot heels and mule styles.

Last November, Luwolt won the 2017 FNAA Emerging Designer Award and in his speech explained that he was serious about taking on some of the big names in the shoe world.

“(Manolo) Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, (Christian) Louboutin, all the people who have come before us, I would ask you to be careful because we’re coming after you,” he insisted.

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