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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Adriana Lima honoured at Daily Front Row Fashion Awards

Adriana Lima was named Icon of the Year at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards (FLA) on Sunday night (17Mar19).The Brazilian supermodel is one of the most famous names in fashion, and executives at the publication feted her achievements at…

Adriana Lima was named Icon of the Year at The Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards (FLA) on Sunday night (17Mar19).

The Brazilian supermodel is one of the most famous names in fashion, and executives at the publication feted her achievements at a presentation held at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, with Love magazine editor Katie Grand bestowing her with the prize.

“Thank you @kegrand for presenting my fashion icon award tonight. Love you,” the 37-year-old captioned a snap of her posing with Katie on her Instagram page.

In addition, Slick Woods collected the Model of the Year prize, and Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Oscar de la Renta and Monse were named Designers of the Year.

Other models to attend the event included Stella Maxwell, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Jasmine Sanders, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Kate Hudson was awarded the Fashion Entrepreneur award for her ventures with athleisure brand Fabletics and clothing company New York & Company, while Lady Gaga was on hand to present her longtime hairstylist Frederic Aspiras with the Hairstylist of the Year award.

“On my way to present hair stylist of the year from The Daily Front Row to my best friend and hair artist for a decade @federicaspiras,” Gaga wrote on her Instagram Stories prior to the event.

Fashion stars including Christian Siriano and Jennifer Meyer also stepped out for the bash, as did celebrities including Alicia Silverstone, James Marsden, Jaime King, and Busy Philipps, with comedy star Celeste Barber hosting.

“We are thrilled with this year’s honorees representing both established stars such as Adriana Lima and rising stars such as Slick Woods. We’re also delighted to bring Celeste Barber, the hilarious and brilliant Australian comedian, to the FLA stage for the first time. Finally, the fashion world has the comic it so richly deserves,” commented Brandusa Niro, The Daily Front Row’s editor-in-chief, before the ceremony.

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Ralph Lauren offers up Naval whites and glittering dresses for spring 19

Ralph Lauren has served up Naval-inspired uniforms and sparkly dresses for spring/summer 2019.The American designer unveiled his latest collection at his Ralph’s Cafe, which is housed within his Madison Avenue boutique, as part of New York Fashion Week…

Ralph Lauren has served up Naval-inspired uniforms and sparkly dresses for spring/summer 2019.

The American designer unveiled his latest collection at his Ralph’s Cafe, which is housed within his Madison Avenue boutique, as part of New York Fashion Week on Thursday (07Jan19).

Celebrities including Karlie Kloss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Camilla Belle, Zazie Beetz, and Annabelle Wallis were in attendance, with all of the guests seated at tables positioned around the room for the show.

In a statement, a brand representative described the range as full of glamour.

“The spring 2019 collection celebrates a pure and powerful kind of luxury with punctuations of high contrast and sleek shine,” they said. “It’s a personal style that is sophisticated, confident, and glamorous.”

To open the spectacle, model Taylor Hill made a grand statement in a white Naval uniform-inspired blazer, complete with gold buttons, with the ensemble matched with gold hoop earrings and a pair of flowing white trousers. Carolyn Murphy followed in a crisp white dress which was cinched in at the waist with a wide black and gold belt, with Lauren going on to unveil a line of monochromatic numbers with uniform-inspired touches.

However, part way through the spectacle, the designer returned to his preppy roots, offering up a black sweater with a gold chevron design, white shirts, and black shift dresses, with many models carrying oversized black patent totes.

Some of the highlights of the collection included a pair of gold lame trousers, a black jumpsuit with spaghetti straps, a black and white flower print chiffon gown with crossover halter neckline, and a black beaded trench coat.

And Lauren upped the extravagance in the finale, having Bella Hadid sport a gold dress with long pleated skirt, while another model wowed in a flowing gold gown which looked like molten metal as she walked.

New York Fashion Week continues on Friday with shows from Brock Collection, Cushnie, and Jeremy Scott.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley suffers from less than perfect skin

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has always struggled with her skin.The model always looks picture perfect when snapped for a fashion campaign or on the red carpet, but she told Refinery29 that, like millions of other women, she’s not immune from skin problem…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has always struggled with her skin.

The model always looks picture perfect when snapped for a fashion campaign or on the red carpet, but she told Refinery29 that, like millions of other women, she’s not immune from skin problems.

“I’ve never had perfect clear skin. It’s always been this ongoing struggle and upkeep with me,” she sighed. “Now in my 30’s, I’m really diligent to not put my face in the sun and find an SPF that protects my face but doesn’t clog me up.”

She also has regular facials, and relies on a potent night cream both before and after bed and during long flights.

And when it comes to her most famous feature, her lips, the bareMinerals Beauty Ambassador shuns harsh scrubs in favour of exfoliating with a towel after she showers.

“Making sure that you gently rub or buff away any dead skin with the edge of the towel works well for me,” she smiled.

“One of the first things I do while I’m doing my make-up or skin care is apply some kind of lip balm, like Aquaphor, and I’ll just let that melt in. My lips are usually the last step when I apply make-up.”

And because her lips are so prominent, the 31-year-old barely has to touch them when making herself up.

“I like to play up my eyes. I feel lucky that I don’t have to do too much to my lips – they’re already there. But if I do choose to do a lip, I’ll do a very clean eye and just keep it natural,” she shared.

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