Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee scoops top honours at The Fashion Awards 2019

Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee was the big winner at The Fashion Awards 2019 on Monday night.The star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London featured appearances from the likes of Janet Jackson, Julia Roberts, Donatella Versace, Cate Blanchet…

Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee was the big winner at The Fashion Awards 2019 on Monday night.

The star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London featured appearances from the likes of Janet Jackson, Julia Roberts, Donatella Versace, Cate Blanchett, and Tom Cruise, and was hosted by Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

The first of Lee’s awards was for Brand of the Year, which he accepted from model and friend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Mentioning Kering boss Francois-Henri Pinault, who owns Bottega Veneta, in his brief acceptance speech, the 33-year-old British designer thanked the Frenchman for taking “that initial gamble” on him.

Later, when accepting his second award of the evening for Accessories Designer of the Year, Lee told the famous faces in the audience: “For me, accessories are the key to modern dressing and I’m incredibly proud so many of you choose to live with our pieces every day and to express your style.”

The designer also took home the coveted awards for Designer of the Year and British Designer of the Year for Womenswear.

Kim Jones of Dior Men was named as British Designer of the Year for Menswear, though as he was overseas, the accolade was accepted on his behalf by Donatella Versace.

“As you see, I’m not Kim Jones, but it’s truly an honour to accept the award for my good friend. He’s in Miami putting the last touches to his show and it’s going to be fabulous, as always,” she quipped.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was presented with the Fashion Icon award during ceremony, while Adut Akech was named as Model of the Year.

Elsewhere, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Lady Amanda Harlech made an emotional tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld and announced plans for Chanel to sponsor a scholarship through the British Fashion Council’s foundation.

The organisation’s newest award – The Designers’ Designer – was handed to Christopher Kane by Kylie Minogue, and the extravagant ceremony ended with a Giorgio Armani runway show.

The 85-year-old Italian then received the Outstanding Achievement Award from close pals and muses Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett.

The full list of winners for the 2019 Fashion Awards is as follows:

Brand of the Year – Bottega Veneta

Designer of the Year – Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

British Designer of the Year: Womenswear – Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

British Designer of the Year: Menswear – Kim Jones for Dior Men

Model of the Year – Adut Akech

Accessories Designer of the Year – Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Urban Luxe – Fenty

British Emerging Talent: Womenswear – Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

British Emerging Talent: Menswear – Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams

Business Leader – Remo Ruffini for Moncler

Outstanding Achievement Award – Giorgio Armani

Fashion Icon – Naomi Campbell

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator – Sam McKnight

Trailblazer Award – Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Positive Change Award – Signatories of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action launched at UN Convention on Climate Change

Designers’ Designer Award – Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to swap lives with Rihanna for a night

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to spend a day in Rihanna’s shoes.The 32-year-old model is currently fronting the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series, and in an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie revealed who sh…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to spend a day in Rihanna’s shoes.

The 32-year-old model is currently fronting the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series, and in an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie revealed who she’d like to swap lives with just for one night.

“I would have to say Rihanna on stage performing for sure,” she explained. “I think that’s got to be the ultimate experience and I love her, love her music and love everything she stands for and I just think it’s unlike any feeling I think you could compare it to, singing to an audience and the crowd looking back at you with adoration. I would love to experience that.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the model shared the best career advice she’s ever been given and noted that it’s the reason she’s steered away from controversy during her modelling and acting career.

“I received a lot of good career advice, but I think the one piece of career advice that’s always stuck with me is: It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and just one second to destroy it,” the mother-of-one shared.

Rosie, who is engaged to actor Jason Statham, also sweetly revealed how she would ask her parents for fashion magazine subscriptions when she was younger.

“One of my earliest childhood memories was waiting for them to arrive every month. I’d then devour every page sitting in my bedroom and share it with my mum and we’d look at all the fashion stories together,” she recalled. “It was the creativity which really inspired me. My bedroom walls were plastered with iconic images of models and fashion campaigns.”

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: ‘High heels make me feel powerful’

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley feels “powerful” whenever she slips into a pair of high heels.The British model has been tapped to star in the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series – titled Destination Party – with the photos showing he…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley feels “powerful” whenever she slips into a pair of high heels.

The British model has been tapped to star in the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series – titled Destination Party – with the photos showing her wearing designs from the luxury footwear label’s cruise 2020 collection.

In an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie discussed how different shoes can affect her mood and noted that she rarely wears flats because they don’t make her feel empowered.

“When I want to feel powerful for sure I’m always going to pick a heel. But I think you know, for a really sexy event shoe, it will probably be something patent,” she explained. “You’ll rarely see me in flats, because the way I feel when I’m in heels – whether it’s a more edgy biker-style look, or something more feminine and ballet-inspired – is just so empowered. I feel ready for the day in every way.”

Rosie sticks to “pretty simple outfits” so she can wear an extravagant shoe, and her golden rule when it comes to dressing up for black-tie events, or a red carpet premiere with her fiance Jason Statham, is to start with her footwear.

“I’m inherently a jeans and T-shirt or leather pants and a great blouse girl. But I always take a risk with shoes and I think that’s where you can add a little bit of fun, texture, colour, and sparkle. I also find shoes to be really transformative in terms of my mood,” the 32-year-old shared. “A classic little black dress with a great shoe will get you out the door – no matter what the event: black tie, cocktail, dinner, you’ll be sorted.”

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Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch handbag crowned ‘most-wanted’ item of 2019

Bottega Veneta’s popular The Pouch handbag has been named as the “most-wanted” item of 2019.As part of their annual Year in Fashion report, analysts at Lyst have looked at data, queries, page views, and sales metrics across six million fashion products…

Bottega Veneta’s popular The Pouch handbag has been named as the “most-wanted” item of 2019.

As part of their annual Year in Fashion report, analysts at Lyst have looked at data, queries, page views, and sales metrics across six million fashion products from over 12,000 online stores as well as the global media coverage and social media mentions generated by the biggest brands and trends.

As part of this research, they also rounded up the pieces that have driven the biggest spikes over the last 12 months, and crowned The Pouch purse in the top spot.

“Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch bag has sparked more than 10,000 views a month since its launch,” a Lyst representative commented. “Page views increased 297 per cent on Lyst in September. The bag was seen on editors, celebrities, and influencers worldwide; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Instagrammed it 39 times in the space of three months.”

Since Daniel Lee joined Bottega Veneta in June 2018, the Italian fashion house has undergone a huge revamp, with the designer winning acclaim for his minimalist designs and Stretch sandals, which immediately sold out upon release following the launch of the label’s pre-fall 2019 collection.

Accordingly, the Stretch sandals followed in second place on Lyst’s round-up, with Gucci’s GG logo belt in third, and Jacquemus’ Le Chiquito bag in fourth. Other sought-after pieces included Prada’s logo bucket hat, Louis Vuitton’s Multi Pochette bag, Ganni’s Checked Seersucker Midi Dress, Sandy Liang’s Fleece Jacket, Weekday’s Rowe Sky Blue Jeans, and Gucci’s GG Supreme Messenger bag.

Elsewhere, the Alexander McQueen oversized sneakers topped the list of Hottest Women’s Products in the first quarter of 2019.

“Searched every two minutes on Lyst, they were the brand’s bestselling product this year,” a spokesperson added.

The top collaborations were between Off-White x IKEA, Sacai x Nike, and Reformation x New Balance, with the main breakout brands including Bottega Veneta, Pyer Moss, Jacquemus, Paco Rabanne, Molly Goddard, Richard Quinn, Saks Potts, and Telfar.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: ‘I do not have perfect skin’

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has candidly spoken about her ongoing battle with acne.The British model previously suffered from the common skin condition when she was younger but managed to keep it under control after doing endless research into what produ…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has candidly spoken about her ongoing battle with acne.

The British model previously suffered from the common skin condition when she was younger but managed to keep it under control after doing endless research into what products she needed to use in order to get rid of the congestion.

“For me, skincare is where it all starts. But I want to be really clear: I do not have perfect skin,” she told People magazine. “It’s like research for me. I’m very invested in learning as much as I can about skincare.”

Rosie is a devotee of luxury skincare brand iS CLINICAL, as it doesn’t include any compounds that will irritate her sensitive complexion.

“I have this list of ingredients that really, really inflame acne or congest the skin. It’s like my Bible,” the 32-year-old shared. “No product comes close to my skin if it’s got comedogenic properties or ingredients in it.”

However, Rosie stopped using the high-end products when she was pregnant.

“I had flawless skin throughout my pregnancy, so I sort of deviated away from using an (iS CLINICAL) product I had been using for years,” she explained.

Rosie and her actor fiance Jason Statham welcomed son Jack in 2017. Yet, the blonde beauty soon discovered that her acne was returning.

“I couldn’t figure out what was going on. So, I went back and started to use iS CLINICAL exclusively again and not only saw my skin change within a matter of days, but it’s better than ever,” the star insisted.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley teaming with baby brand Pipette

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has partnered with clean baby product brand Pipette.The British model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having fronted campaigns for the likes of Burberry, Paige denim, and Marks & Spencer. Howev…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has partnered with clean baby product brand Pipette.

The British model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having fronted campaigns for the likes of Burberry, Paige denim, and Marks & Spencer. 

However, Rosie is now taking on an entirely different market and is starring in a campaign for Pipette alongside her two-year-old son Jack, who she shares with her actor fiance Jason Statham.  

“I’m very pleased to support the Pipette brand mission of giving parents greater choice when it comes to caring for their loved ones,” she said in a statement. “Pipette is responding to the needs of parents who increasingly refuse to buy products that are harmful to them, their children, and our environment.” 

Owned by parent company Amyris, Pipette will offer parents a range of child-friendly skincare products free of toxins, dyes, sulphates, talc, mineral oil (a by-product of petroleum), parabens, phthalates and artificial fragrances. The line is set to officially launch on 4 September, with Rosie already teasing the collection in a series of posts on her Instagram page.  

Regarding the partnership, Caroline Hadfield, president of Pipette, praised the 32-year-old as a natural fit, and noted she will also be serving on the brand’s advisory board.

“Rosie’s passion and mindfulness are evident in everything she does to support good health for herself, her baby, and the planet,” she commented. “She truly embodies the spirit of busy moms who want the best for their children, and we are thrilled to have her as our new brand partner. With Pipette, parents will no longer have to use highly questionable products on their baby’s skin that, in some cases, virtually amount to putting petroleum on their child. Consumers deserve better, and we will deliver.” 

Exact Pipette product details have not yet been announced.  

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley regrets wearing sweatpants when first meeting Cindy Crawford

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wishes she wasn’t wearing sweatpants the first time she met Cindy Crawford.The two supermodels recently took part in a discussion regarding their respective beauty ventures, with Rosie running her Rose Inc. website, and Cindy …

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wishes she wasn’t wearing sweatpants the first time she met Cindy Crawford.

The two supermodels recently took part in a discussion regarding their respective beauty ventures, with Rosie running her Rose Inc. website, and Cindy founding skincare line Meaningful Beauty in 2005.

However, during the chat, Rosie divulged that she regrets not being more dressed-up when she first encountered the fashion icon.

“The first time I saw you was at Nobu in Malibu. I’d gone in a T-shirt and sweatpants. Then you walked in, one of my all-time icons, so elegant in great jeans and a beautiful blouse, with classic hair and makeup,” she recalled. “Heads turned, and I thought, ‘That is a supermodel.’ Then I thought, ‘I can never again go to a restaurant in sweatpants’ – and I never have.”

While Cindy remembered once seeing Rosie catching a flight at London’s Heathrow Airport and thought she had discovered the “next great model”.

Yet, when she spotted the 32-year-old speaking to photographer Mario Testino, she knew the blonde beauty must have already been scouted.

“I thought, ‘I guess I’m not the only person to realise this woman is gorgeous,'” the fashion star smiled.

Elsewhere in the interview, Cindy and Rosie spoke about how they find it validating when women approach them to tell them how much they enjoy using their products, and what it’s like to be working mothers.

And while taking on numerous projects can be challenging, Cindy lauded women in business for having to be so strong and resilient.

“The real bada*s thing, Rosie, is getting up the next morning after you’ve had that bad day. I think that’s when all women are bada*ses,” the 53-year-old added.

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka named as ambassador for bareMinerals

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has been named as bareMinerals’ new brand ambassador.Born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka has lived in the U.S. since she was a child and is now considered to be one of the sport’s most exciting talents…

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has been named as bareMinerals’ new brand ambassador.

Born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka has lived in the U.S. since she was a child and is now considered to be one of the sport’s most exciting talents.

Now, Naomi has been tapped by bosses at clean beauty company bareMinerals as a Power of Good Ambassador and will serve as the face of BAREPRO Performance Wear Foundation.

“To me, The Power of Good means being the best version of yourself without sacrificing integrity or putting others down,” she said in a statement. “With bareMinerals’ BAREPRO Foundation, I don’t have to compromise clean beauty and natural-looking results for performance. These formulas keep up with my active lifestyle and never fail to deliver.”

For the BAREPRO campaign, Naomi was photographed by Zoey Grossman in Los Angeles, California. Her beauty look was created by bareMinerals’ global make-up artist, Nikki DeRoest, with the snaps showing her posing in a dress and with her tennis kit.

“We chose Naomi not only because of her extraordinary athletic abilities and unmistakable passion for her craft, but also for the confidence, poise and perseverance she demonstrates on and off the court,” said president of bareMinerals, Jill Scalamandre, of the 21-year-old. “She is a remarkable person, and I am thrilled to welcome her to the bareMinerals family.”

Naomi, who is the reigning US Open and Australian Open champion, follows in the footsteps of other celebrity bareMinerals ambassadors, such as Hailey Bieber, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Letitia Wright.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: ‘Fad diets aren’t for me’

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn’t buy into fad diets.As a model, the 32-year-old works hard to maintain her slim figure and flawless complexion.But in a new chat with Vogue Australia, Rosie admitted that there’s no shortcuts when it comes to looking go…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn’t buy into fad diets.

As a model, the 32-year-old works hard to maintain her slim figure and flawless complexion.

But in a new chat with Vogue Australia, Rosie admitted that there’s no shortcuts when it comes to looking good.

“I am a big fan of Elle Macpherson’s WelleCo powder I think that’s great, great for throwing in smoothies or you know just mixing in with some water in the morning,” she told the fashion glossy. “I’m not really one for like fad diets or restricting myself but eating well, drinking lots of fluid and then great make-up products – lots of facials and great make-up!”

When it comes to the products she uses in her beauty routine, the British beauty, who’s mum to son Jack with her fiance Jason Statham, likes to keep it clean.

Mineral make-up is one of her favourite formulas, which is why she chose to team up with bareMinerals.

“One of the reasons I love working with bareMinerals is because it’s clean and that really is great for me, in my personal life,” the blonde beauty explained. “When I’m doing my own make-up I lean more towards non-comedogenic products, that really, really helps me with my skin and stripping out any skin or beauty products that have pore-clogging qualities to them or ingredients – I see a big difference when I do that.”

As for her most important beauty rule, Rosie doesn’t leave the house without SPF on.

“With my children, that’s going to be something that I like lather on them. Being British, anytime the sun comes out you’re going to bake yourself in it,” she laughed. “I just think that’s the one piece of advice I hear time and time again from skin experts is the importance of wearing SPF.”

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley struggled to shed baby weight after welcoming son

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has opened up about her “struggle” to lose the baby weight after giving birth to son Jack, admitting it “took a year of training and discipline”.The 32-year-old model welcomed her baby boy, her first child with fiance Jason St…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has opened up about her “struggle” to lose the baby weight after giving birth to son Jack, admitting it “took a year of training and discipline”.

The 32-year-old model welcomed her baby boy, her first child with fiance Jason Statham, into the world in June 2017.

And while she can now be found flaunting her stunning figure in gorgeous ensembles on red carpets, Rosie told Harper’s Bazaar that it took a lot of hard work for her to return to her pre-baby weight.

“It was a struggle for me, if I can be really candid,” she said. “I gained a lot of weight; a lot more than people around me expected. I do not regret it – but I had a long way to go once I was cradling the baby.

“It took a year of training and discipline. I’m not joking. It took a year to the month to lose every single pound. Even after that, it took several more months before I could go on a shoot and feel good.”

In addition to becoming a mother, welcoming Jack also changed Rosie’s outlook on life dramatically.

Admitting she feels more confident in her own skin, she gushed the experience has been “life-changing”.

“I’m stronger, both physically and mentally,” she continued. “I feel, probably for the first time, that I’m a woman rather than a girl. It’s been a really great shift to see myself in the mirror and to be OK with the imperfections.”

In an accompanying shoot for the magazine, Rosie wears a variety of stunning ensembles including a voluminous yellow strapless dress and a sequinned silver gown with matching headpiece.

She also discussed her longevity in the fashion industry, putting it down to her willingness to work hard and working “every day since I was 16 years old”.

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