Slick Woods attends Puma x Balmain launch following cancer news

Slick Woods attended the Puma x Balmain clothing launch on Thursday, shortly after it was revealed she was battling melanoma cancer. The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, casually announced that she was undergoing chemotherapy on Instagram…

Slick Woods attended the Puma x Balmain clothing launch on Thursday, shortly after it was revealed she was battling melanoma cancer.

The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, casually announced that she was undergoing chemotherapy on Instagram on Wednesday and reporters at The Shade Room subsequently claimed she had told them she was suffering from stage three melanoma cancer.

And Slick proved that she wasn’t letting her health battle get her down when she made a public appearance at the launch of fellow model Cara Delevingne’s clothing collaboration with Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing and sportswear giant Puma at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Dressed in black trousers, a baseball cap, sneakers and a denim jacket, she styled the look in an interesting way by securing the bottom buttonhole to the top button, exposing her shoulder, midriff, and green mesh vest top.

The launch was also attended by models Alessandra Ambrosio and Shanina Shaik and stars including Amber Heard, Eva Longoria, Bella Thorne, Machine Gun Kelly, and G-Eazy, who all sported pieces from the boxing-inspired collection.

The Savage x Fenty model referred to her medical treatment when she shared a photo of herself sticking out her tongue while out with her boyfriend Micky Munday and some friends.

“How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald,” she wrote in the caption.

As fans expressed their shock at the news and sent their well wishes, Slick shared a picture of a pouting child and urged her followers to “stop treating me like a victim”.

Slick gave birth to a son named Saphir, who she shares with model Adonis Bosso, shortly after walking the Savage X Fenty show in September 2018.

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Slick Woods battling cancer

Model Slick Woods is undergoing chemotherapy to treat melanoma cancer.The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, made reference to the medical treatment in a post on Instagram on Tuesday as she shared a photo of herself sticking out her tongue w…

Model Slick Woods is undergoing chemotherapy to treat melanoma cancer.

The 23-year-old model, real name Simone Thompson, made reference to the medical treatment in a post on Instagram on Tuesday as she shared a photo of herself sticking out her tongue while out with her boyfriend Micky Munday and some friends.

“How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald,” she wrote in the caption.

As fans expressed their shock at the news and sent their well wishes, Slick shared a picture of a pouting child and urged her followers not to pity her, declaring, “Stop treating me like a victim.”

She stopped short of sharing further details about her condition in the post, but editors at The Shade Room claim she told them she had a type of skin cancer.

“She exclusively tells us that she is battling stage 3 melanoma cancer and that the cancer is spreading. She says she’s currently fighting for her life,” they wrote.

Slick has received a few supportive messages from famous friends like actress Taraji P. Henson.

“You are already on the other side of this heathy (sic) and strong like it never happened. I adore you,” the Empire star commented, while Power actress La La Anthony wrote, “Love u sis (sic)”.

Slick later added a picture of herself at the Savage x Fenty show in September, and wrote: “Modern day Gia without the drugs #justcrazy ‘where does everyone go when they have to go’ I thought I told y’all I’m not no victim.”

The post appears to be referring to supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 26 in 1986.

Representatives for Slick, who famously went into labour moments after walking the runway at Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty fashion show in September, 2018, have yet to comment on the model’s health issue.

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Slick Woods unveils unisex jewellery brand

Slick Woods has launched a unisex jewellery brand named C1V1L.The model, born Simone Thompson, is instantly recognisable for her buzz cut, tattoos, and signature gapped teeth, and has previously walked the runways for brands such as Fendi, Marc Jacobs,…

Slick Woods has launched a unisex jewellery brand named C1V1L.

The model, born Simone Thompson, is instantly recognisable for her buzz cut, tattoos, and signature gapped teeth, and has previously walked the runways for brands such as Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and Savage X Fenty.

But for her latest venture, Woods has created her own jewellery company, with the line including gold signet rings, lariats, and bracelets.

Alongside a series of images from the debut C1V1L campaign on Instagram, a brand representative wrote, “C1V1L is a unisex jewellery brand pushing a clean, modern, architectural aesthetic using semi-precious metals,” and, “We’re going to be blunt… We want to steal market share and reinvest it elsewhere in people, in ideas, in the future.”

Woods, 23, has teamed with Blakely Thornton, the managing director of Jerry Media, on the company, while sisters Coco and Breezy Dotson, who launched Coco & Breezy Eyewear in 2009, are among the investors.

And while the group wants to offer fans beautiful jewellery pieces, they are also seeking to achieve a wider goal of investing some of the profits into minority and female-owned ventures.

“There is an issue of (our) culture being commoditised, but we are not the owners of that,” said Thornton of the company in an interview with Business of Fashion. “Having been behind the veil in advertising, we were seeing that the people actually making the money off of this culture are largely white, straight men. Even if you’re pushing it and it’s getting a positive media reception, it’s disheartening seeing that the actual financial capital is going back to the same place, back to the top of that pyramid.”

As part of the marketing strategy, Woods will be seeking to reach out to her celebrity friends and 900,000 followers on Instagram.

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Slick Woods designs sneakers for The Kooples

Slick Woods has teamed up with The Kooples to create a line of chunky sneakers.The model, who has hit the runway for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Fenty, has made her first foray into design by collaborating with the edgy French label on a collection of…

Slick Woods has teamed up with The Kooples to create a line of chunky sneakers.

The model, who has hit the runway for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Fenty, has made her first foray into design by collaborating with the edgy French label on a collection of high-top sock sneakers with thick white soles and bound with a chunky velcro strap.

“We wanted to create a sneaker that embraces the idea of going fast!” the 22-year-old model told Vogue.co.uk. “What you see in my shoes is the result of the voice I’ve developed over the years. I wanted to create pieces that don’t constrict anyone or add to unnecessary labels.”

Although this marks her first design project, Slick, real name Simone Marie Thompson, says she was ready for the challenge.

“I’ve been designing ever since I was dreaming in my sleep,” she stated. “I’ve always been a creative, a thinker. This is the first of many major collaborations and designing outlets.”

The model, who is known for her bald head and gap-toothed look, welcomed her first son Saphir with boyfriend and fellow model Adonis Bosso in September, immediately after walking the runway as part of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show.

As she is a new mother, The Kooples design team travelled to New York to work with her on the shoes, which can be bought in either white, black or camouflage shades and cost between $310 (£245) and $323 (£255).

“Since the shoes are so much of my personality, the setting needed to reflect that,” she explained. “They go hard – those are two words I’m synonymous with – and got my vision immediately.”

Slick follows in the footsteps of models such as Emily Ratajkowski, Irina Shayk and Stella Maxwell who have previously worked with the brand.

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Slick Woods stayed in Marilyn Monroe’s ‘haunted’ hotel room at first Coachella

Slick Woods is convinced she was visited by a ghost when she stayed in a hotel room Marilyn Monroe once slept in.The model has become synonymous with her shaved head and gap-toothed look, which has been tapped by the likes of Rihanna’s Fenty brands, …

Slick Woods is convinced she was visited by a ghost when she stayed in a hotel room Marilyn Monroe once slept in.

The model has become synonymous with her shaved head and gap-toothed look, which has been tapped by the likes of Rihanna’s Fenty brands, Marc Jacobs and Moschino for various campaigns and catwalk appearances.

However, in a chat with W magazine, Slick admits she totally lost her cool credentials last April during her first Coachella visit.

“I stayed in Marilyn Monroe’s old suite and it was super haunted. I’ve never believed in ghosts until then,” she said of her time at the 2018 festival.

“Like, the shades just opened. And when I was sleeping, the lights turned on. I’m thinking it might be the automatic ones, but then it goes, ‘Whoosh.’ This is like 4 a.m. So I called my agent like, ‘Yo, it’s crazy in here, you have to come over.’ And he’s like, ‘Baby, you’re fine.’ I started crying and all of this. And before he even gets to the suite, the bathroom light turns on and the mirror swings open. I’m like, ‘Is this b**ch fixing her lipstick? B**ch, I’m asleep! If you want to fight, we can fight, but I’m sleepy!’ It was crazy.”

The haunting didn’t put her off the Californian festival though, and she was regular fixture at the 2019 event after joining the UGG Open Road road trip, alongside actors Tommy Dorfman and Patrick Schwarzenegger, and new Victoria’s Secret Angel Leomie Anderson.

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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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Naomi Campbell ‘honoured’ to re-wear Marc Jacobs’ grunge design

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to model a Marc Jacobs design that she first wore 25 years ago.On Wednesday (07Nov18), Marc announced that he was re-issuing the grunge collection he launched while working for Perry Ellis in 1992, with the controversial …

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to model a Marc Jacobs design that she first wore 25 years ago.

On Wednesday (07Nov18), Marc announced that he was re-issuing the grunge collection he launched while working for Perry Ellis in 1992, with the controversial line famously leading to his dismissal from the U.S. clothing brand.

Naomi was one of the models who debuted the original range at New York Fashion Week, and on Thursday, she took to Instagram to share a photo of her posing in a new version of the same outfit she wore on the catwalk, with the ensemble included in the Redux Grunge Collection 1993/2018.

“I wore this outfit 25 years ago!! I am honoured to wear it again MARC JACOBS GRUNGE !!! #ReduxGrunge @marcjacobs@themarcjacobs,” she captioned the snap, which shows her wearing a white T-shirt, black lace tights, wrap dress printed with lemon design, Dr. Martens boots, and a striped beanie.

Marc’s original runway show also featured Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Tyra Banks, and Kristen McMenamy.

In the latest campaign, the designer has also cast Kristen’s 24-year-old daughter Lily McMenamy, who wears a replica of her mother’s grunge outfit – a lilac shirt with a cartoon character printed on the top, a pair of matching leggings, a black blazer and beanie.

“To introduce #ReduxGrunge, @LilyMcMenamy is wearing the exact look her mom, Kristen McMenamy wore when she closed the original Grunge collection as the groom to Kate Moss’ bride. Lily brings her own character, energy, and spirit to the same look 25 years later photographed by Juergen Teller for our Marc Jacobs Grunge Redux 1993/2018,” the 55-year-old captioned a post of Lily standing in the ensemble.

In the new lookbook, models including Gigi Hadid, Slick Woods, Binx Walton and Adut Akech also sport outfits from the 26-piece collection.

“The Grunge collection epitomised the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise,” Marc added in a statement.

The collection is now available to pre-order online, with the full range going on sale on 15 November.

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Adwoa Aboah: ‘Slick Woods is changing the game’

Adwoa Aboah has praised fellow model Slick Woods for “killing it”.Slick recently impressed the fashion pack by walking in Rihanna’s debut Savage x Fenty New York Fashion Week show while heavily pregnant. The 22-year-old went into labour not long after …

Adwoa Aboah has praised fellow model Slick Woods for “killing it”.

Slick recently impressed the fashion pack by walking in Rihanna’s debut Savage x Fenty New York Fashion Week show while heavily pregnant. The 22-year-old went into labour not long after coming off the catwalk, and welcomed her first child, son Saphir with boyfriend and fellow model Adonis Bosso, immediately after the lingerie show wrapped.

Asked by a reporter at Elle U.K. which women are currently changing the game, British model Adwoa offered Slick’s name.

“Slick Woods, 100 per cent,” she stated. “No one has ever made pregnancy look as cool as Slick. She had her belly out the whole time and then the Savage X Fenty show happened – she’s definitely someone who’s killing it at the moment.”

For many Adwoa is also killing it, with big name contracts for the likes of Revlon, Fendi and Marc Jacobs Beauty under her stylish belt.

The 26-year-old Londoner is instantly recognisable for her closely cropped hair and freckled skin, but she is adamant her signature look came about accidentally.

“It all started when I had a really bad haircut!” she exclaimed. “I’d just moved to L.A. and went to a new hairdresser and ended up with this weird Vidal Sassoon-style sculptural cut that was a nightmare to look after.

“I’ve never had a proper loving relationship with my hair anyway so the idea of doing anything with it at all just became really exhausting – it felt natural to just shave it all off.”

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New York Fashion Week ‘most diverse ever’

New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2019 season featured its most diverse catwalk yet, new research has confirmed.Inclusivity in fashion has long been substandard, with a number of body types and ethnicities failing to be represented, but the industry final…

New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2019 season featured its most diverse catwalk yet, new research has confirmed.

Inclusivity in fashion has long been substandard, with a number of body types and ethnicities failing to be represented, but the industry finally appears to be making waves in the right direction.

According to research conducted by The Fashion Spot, 44.8 per cent of all models cast this season (18) were models of colour, up from the 20.9 per cent who walked in the Spring 2015 season.

In addition, around 25 per cent of all shows had a cast that consisted of more than 50 per cent models of colour, with seven of the 11 most-booked models of the season being non-white.

Moreover, some shows, like Claudia Li’s, even exclusively featured models of colour.

The New York-based designer, who is originally from New Zealand and is Chinese herself, chose to bring her Spring 2019 collection to life using only Asian models, with the creative insisting the move was an important one to make.

“This collection is very personal to me,” Claudia told Teen Vogue. “And it speaks volumes when it’s a runway with 35 Asian girls.”

Inclusivity regarding size wasn’t quite so striking, though the season did demonstrate some progress in the sector.

While only 2.2 per cent of models cast were plus-size, the figure is nearly double that of the last two seasons, where just 1.2 and 1.3 per cent of models cast were plus-size in 2017 and 2016 respectively.

Becca McCharen-Tran’s Chromat show was the most body-diverse of all, featuring 13 plus-size models, while Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show followed close behind with 12 plus-size models – even including the heavily pregnant Slick Woods.

Designers like Christian Siriano, Michael Kors and Prabal Gurung continued to feature considerably more straight sized models than plus, however, both designers once again called on models like Ashley Graham, Sabina Karlsson, Candice Huffine and Marquita Pring to show off their collections.

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Slick Woods shows off post-baby body weeks after giving birth

Slick Woods has taken to social media to debut her post-baby body just two weeks after giving birth.The model welcomed her first son Saphir, with boyfriend and fellow model Adonis Bosso, immediately after walking the runway as part of Rihanna’s Savage …

Slick Woods has taken to social media to debut her post-baby body just two weeks after giving birth.

The model welcomed her first son Saphir, with boyfriend and fellow model Adonis Bosso, immediately after walking the runway as part of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show on 12 September (18).

And just a fortnight later, Slick, real name Simone Thompson, has posted a new Instagram photo to show off her taut torso.

Dressed in low slung green combat trousers and a tiny bandeau crop top decorated with a Betty Boop and flame motifs, the 22-year-old revealed a lean stomach as she carried an oversized baby changing bag over her shoulder, while a cute stuffed animal toy and pacifier hung down her side.

“Out w (with) lil daddie,” the fashion star captioned the picture, also sharing a glimpse of her newborn, who was placed in a pram in the background.

Earlier in the day, Slick posted a snap of her cuddling baby Saphir, who was dressed in a cute teddy bear onesie, and smiled proudly surrounded by her loved ones. She wrote alongside the happy photo: “Family will get you through it.”

According to editors at TMZ, the new mother started to experience labour pains after leaving the catwalk of Rihanna’s New York Fashion Week presentation and was taken to a nearby hospital by paramedics.

Two days later, Slick posted a photo of her posing on the Savage X Fenty runway wearing nothing but nipple covers, stockings and a revealing cut-out bodysuit, and confirmed her son’s birth by writing: “A lewk (look), 14 hours of labour, and A king is born.”

“This is the face of a WOMAN IN LABOUR, we hold s**t down most of us don’t even know how much we’re going through,” she added. “I’m here to say I CAN DO WHATEVER THE F**K I WANT WHENEVER THE F**K I WANT AND SO CAN YOU.”

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