Taylor Hill teams with Boohoo on capsule collection

Taylor Hill has partnered with the team at Boohoo on a capsule collection.The model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Fendi, and Chanel. Now, Hill has co…

Taylor Hill has partnered with the team at Boohoo on a capsule collection.

The model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Fendi, and Chanel.

Now, Hill has collaborated with designers at the online retailer on the Boohoo x Taylor Hill edit, with pieces reflecting her whimsical aesthetic.

“My personal style is laidback, eclectic, and comfortable. I love mixing current trends with vintage pieces in my closet to create a new look,” she said of her signature style.

The range also features romantic florals and embroideries in a colour palette of neutral tones, dusky pinks, emerald greens and mustard yellows.

Throughout the collection, textured fabrics and details including plaid suiting, embellished denim, ruffles, polka dot overlays and novelty lace sit against soft tailoring and feminine silhouettes.

Items are priced from $12 to $40 (£9 – £31) and are now available to purchase from the label’s website.

“I really admire how Boohoo is super inclusive – there is something for everyone and they’re always one step ahead with the trends and really affordable. You don’t have to break the bank to make your closet look fabulous,” the 23-year-old added.

Taylor also appears in the accompanying campaign, which was shot in Pasadena, California by Zoey Grossman. The launch was celebrated with a party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with the likes of Sofia Richie, Stella Maxwell, Jasmine Tookes, and Iskra Lawrence in attendance.

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Taylor Hill had ‘extra fun’ shooting Ralph Lauren campaign with boyfriend

Taylor Hill’s new Ralph Lauren fragrance campaign was “extra fun” to shoot because she got to work with her boyfriend again. The 23-year-old, who has a long-standing relationship with the designer, was tapped to front the imagery for the Romance fragr…

Taylor Hill’s new Ralph Lauren fragrance campaign was “extra fun” to shoot because she got to work with her boyfriend again.

 The 23-year-old, who has a long-standing relationship with the designer, was tapped to front the imagery for the Romance fragrance alongside her longtime boyfriend Michael Stephen Shank in January, and the duo is now fronting the campaign for the brand’s new perfume, Beyond Romance.  

 The video shows Taylor and Michael partying in New York, where they live, embracing on a rooftop near the Empire State Building and setting off fireworks, and the Victoria’s Secret Angel told Us Weekly she felt at ease on the set because she didn’t have to fake chemistry with a stranger. 

 “It was comfortable,” she gushed. “It was extra fun because it wasn’t just some random person I hadn’t met before.” 

The Ralph Lauren Beyond Romance Eau de Parfum was created by perfumer Honorine Blanc and boasts top notes of raspberry coulis, mandarin, bergamot as well as base notes of black vanilla, cashmeran, and white musks. 

 Taylor shared that the scent gives her “flashbacks of being a teenager and falling in love for the first time” and evokes the day of the photoshoot.

 “When I smell Romance, I think of the shoot day. It was a day where I got to be a tourist in my city and go to the top of the building with the Empire State Building right in front of me,” the model stated.  

 During the interview, the Ralph Lauren fragrance ambassador also revealed that fragrances would make her sneeze as a child, her first favourite scent growing up was the laundry detergent Tide, and she applies her perfume to her neck, the back of her ears and her wrist before leaving the house each day.  

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Chiara Ferragni unveils debut cosmetics collection for Lancome

Chiara Ferragni has launched her first capsule collection of cosmetics for Lancome.The Italian fashion star has risen to prominence since launching her blog The Blonde Salad in 2009 and now boasts over 11 million followers on Instagram. Chiara was nam…

Chiara Ferragni has launched her first capsule collection of cosmetics for Lancome.

The Italian fashion star has risen to prominence since launching her blog The Blonde Salad in 2009 and now boasts over 11 million followers on Instagram.

Chiara was named as Lancome’s latest muse last March, seeing her follow in the footsteps of Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, Taylor Hill, Lupita Nyong’o and Lily Collins, and on Monday, she unveiled her Lancome x Chiara Ferragni line on social media.

“This is such a milestone for me: my own capsule collection for @lancomeofficial, that is going to be available worldwide. Later in (Instagram) Stories (here it’s 5am) I’ll show you how the palette and products look like and all of the different sort of make-up looks you can achieve but for now, thank you for loving it and making me feel special,” she captioned a post on Instagram. “The #LancomexChiaraFerragni capsule is now available online (link in bio) and soon in stores all over the world and it’s better than in my dreams.”

The range features the Flirting Make-up Palette, which is made up of pink, red, and gold-toned eyeshadows and blushers, and contains three brushes. There is a black Hypnose Drama mascara too, as well as three new shades each of Lancome’s L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine lipstick and L’Absolu Lacquer gloss. Each item is presented in sparkly pink packaging with Chiara’s signature blinking eye logo, with prices ranging from $35 – $67 (£28 – £53).

Regarding the concept, Chiara told Harpersbazaar.com she was determined for the products to work with all skin tones.

“I feel like the palette, out of everything in the collection, defines what I feel about beauty,” the 32-year-old commented. “I love that you can achieve so many different looks by just buying one product, because it has a little bit of everything – whereas normally palettes just focus on one thing. It means you don’t have to carry around as many beauty products.”

The Lancome x Chiara Ferragni collection is now available to buy at Douglas stores in Italy and will roll out across Europe and the U.S. later in the year.

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Prabal Gurung took fashion editors on a hippie trail for fall 19

Prabal Gurung fused together his Eastern roots with his Western life for his fall/ winter 19 collection.Recruiting an army of famous models for his New York Fashion Week show on Sunday (10Feb19), including Bella Hadid, Ashley Graham, Winnie Harlow, Duc…

Prabal Gurung fused together his Eastern roots with his Western life for his fall/ winter 19 collection.

Recruiting an army of famous models for his New York Fashion Week show on Sunday (10Feb19), including Bella Hadid, Ashley Graham, Winnie Harlow, Duckie Thot, Candice Swanepoel and Taylor Hill, the Nepali-American designer took inspiration from the Hippie trail – the name given to the journey between Europe and South Asia, mainly through Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal from 1957 to 1978 – by members of the hippie subculture.

Stand out looks included Amanda Murphy’s hot pink and red belted smoking jacket, worn over slouchy dark trousers and a yellow and pink swirled top.

Graham modelled a similar print top, this time in yellow and turquoise, which was matched with a padded turquoise jacket, flowing skirt, and shin-high boots.

The colourful hippie pieces gave way to glam eveningwear when Hadid stepped onto the catwalk, wearing a low-cut, floor-sweeping black gown, which had black and white ruffling around the neckline and shoulders.

A shimmering brocade dress complete with pink feathers also brought the glam factor, while multicoloured feathers were utilised on a cute cocktail dress.

In his show notes, which in keeping with the brand’s pledge to be more sustainable, Gurung shared on Instagram rather than printing, he explained how he was influenced by his roots and trips back to Nepal.

Tory Burch also showed in the Big Apple on Sunday, and surprised fashion editors by taking her cue for F/W 19 from Black Mountain College – an experimental college founded in 1933 which closed two decades later.

“I’ve always been obsessed,” she said. “It really formed the trajectory of modern art in America. But what I loved about it was its progressive attitude. It wasn’t about gender or race. It was about sheer creativity and the confluence of all these different artists coming together. It’s where modern thinking should be today.”

The result of her obsession was an eclectic collection of clothes, which featured tailored looks as well as floaty, feminine dresses.

The colour palette was mainly muted, though there were splashes of yellow, red and orange in among the blacks, greys and whites.

On Monday, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler and Anna Sui will all be a part of the catwalk schedule.

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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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Iris Apfel signs with IMG Models

Iris Apfel has signed to IMG Models at the grand old age of 97.The fashion favourite has enjoyed a career resurgence in recent years, working with brands like Macy’s, Kate Spade and MAC, both as a model and a designer.IMG have now added her to its book…

Iris Apfel has signed to IMG Models at the grand old age of 97.

The fashion favourite has enjoyed a career resurgence in recent years, working with brands like Macy’s, Kate Spade and MAC, both as a model and a designer.

IMG have now added her to its books, where she joins the likes of Alek Wek, Gigi Hadid, and Taylor Hill.

“I’m very excited. I never had a proper agent,” Iris told WWD. “I’m a do-it-yourself girl. I never expected my life would take this turn, so I never prepared for it.”

Iris, who has become synonymous with her bug-eyed glasses, chunky jewellery, and flamboyant clothes, added that her new career path is all thanks to a very famous fashion friend.

“It all just happened so suddenly, and I thought at my tender age, I’m not going to set up offices and get involved with all kinds of things. I thought it was a flash in the pan, and it’s not going to last. Somehow, people found me. People would just call. Tommy Hilfiger said that was no way to do it, and he put us together,” she shared. “I’m very excited and very grateful.”

Iris began her career at WWD before opening her own textile firm with late husband Carl.

In 2014, she was the subject of legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles’ feature Iris, which detailed her colourful life.

Ivan Bart, president of IMG Models, said: “Iris is an icon with immeasurable talent. She radiates creativity and inspiration and we’re so excited to explore new and unique opportunities with her, where her natural gifts can be shared with the world. At 97 years old, Iris continues to prove that age is just a number and shouldn’t be something that defines you.”

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Taylor Hill opens up about struggles with acne

Taylor Hill has spoken candidly about her continuing struggles with acne.The American model, who has recently landed gigs for the likes of Ralph Lauren and Victoria’s Secret, always looks picture-perfect when she appears in fashion campaigns or on the …

Taylor Hill has spoken candidly about her continuing struggles with acne.

The American model, who has recently landed gigs for the likes of Ralph Lauren and Victoria’s Secret, always looks picture-perfect when she appears in fashion campaigns or on the red carpet.

However, Taylor has now shared that dealing with hormonal acne breakouts is a continuing battle for her, and she invests a lot of time and effort in caring for her complexion.

“I struggle with acne, and I’ve struggled for a long time, probably since I was fifteen. Just because of make-up, travel, and hormones – I get my really bad breakouts around my period, usually,” she said in an interview with Allure. “For me, what really helped is that I do what I can, and I take care of my skin, I work for it. And, if I still break out, what am I going to do? I wash my face before I go to bed. I get facials and see a dermatologist.”

Taylor went on to explain that she visits Dr. Jason Diamond in Los Angeles for the Clear and Brilliant laser treatment, as she finds that it offers the “deepest” healing.

But she has come to terms with the idea that her skin can’t always be perfect, and is now more open to displaying blemishes in photos, like she did when she posted a barefaced selfie back in November (18).

“Everybody’s re-touching their images like crazy, and it’s not really fair to the girls. I’m not perfect, and I don’t try to be. So, I think it’s important to express that,” the 22-year-old insisted, adding that she was pleased the snap received so much positive feedback. “I think it’s so important to share that realness, and that part of my life, because I’m a human being. I’m a girl and it’s not easy being a woman.”

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Taylor Hill cried when told to bleach her brows for fashion show

Taylor Hill was left in tears when she was told to bleach her eyebrows before walking in an Alexander McQueen fashion show.The 22-year-old model is now one of the hottest names in the fashion industry, and a Victoria’s Secret Angel to boot. And while s…

Taylor Hill was left in tears when she was told to bleach her eyebrows before walking in an Alexander McQueen fashion show.

The 22-year-old model is now one of the hottest names in the fashion industry, and a Victoria’s Secret Angel to boot. And while she’s used to the requests made of her these days when modelling, she found herself more than a little upset as she prepared for her first London Fashion Week when she was just 18.

“I bleached my eyebrows for the Alexander McQueen show because (make-up artist) Pat McGrath was doing the make-up,” Taylor recalled in an interview with Glamour magazine. “I was 18, and it was my first major London Fashion Week. My eyebrows are my thing! They’re my look, they’re my staple. I was crying, saying I couldn’t do it. And then Pat looks at me and she’s like, ‘Darling, it’s McQueen!’ So I did it.”

Luckily, Taylor’s brows recovered following the trauma and remain one of her most recognisable features. She’s not the only star to have become famous for her eyebrows, however, and added to Glamour that she credits Brooke Shields for helping her “appreciate” her brows.

Among her other beauty icons is legendary model Cindy Crawford – which she finds funny since she’s now close friends with Cindy’s daughter Kaia Gerber, an up and coming model.

“I love Cindy Crawford. Now we’re kind of friends and I’m so happy about it, and I’m friends with Kaia – I hang out with her backstage at shows and I’m totally chill and normal. But I tell her all the time that I’m a superfan of her mum,” she laughed.

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Real-life couple Taylor Hill and Michael Stephen Shank star in Ralph Lauren’s Romance campaign

Taylor Hill and her boyfriend Michael Stephen Shank have posed for their first joint campaign for Ralph Lauren’s Romance fragrance.The 22-year-old model has a long-standing relationship with Ralph Lauren, having first met the designer when she was just…

Taylor Hill and her boyfriend Michael Stephen Shank have posed for their first joint campaign for Ralph Lauren’s Romance fragrance.

The 22-year-old model has a long-standing relationship with Ralph Lauren, having first met the designer when she was just 15, and walking for him for the first time at 17.

So when it came to choosing a beauty to front the latest campaign for Romance, Taylor was an obvious choice. But to make the advertorial stand out, Ralph enlisted Michael and the couple’s dog Tate the Mini Doodle, who has almost 50,000 Instagram followers, to feature alongside Taylor in the shots.

The images were shot in New York, where Taylor and Michael live, back in August (18), with the campaign released just a month before Valentine’s Day – an occasion which sees a big spike in Romance sales.

Speaking about the importance of romance to her, Taylor told WWD: “Modern romance is being with somebody that you like and get along with and have fun with. For me, it’s not about the big fairy-tale romantic gestures. (Michael and I are) real people, we’re casual people. We like the little things in life and we like to anticipate each other and do stuff that makes you feel good throughout your entire day – not just one big grand moment, but all the little things that add up over time.”

Taylor and Michael’s new campaign is part of Ralph Lauren Fragrances’ refresh of Romance – the brand’s number-one selling women’s fragrance in America – to mark its 20th year.

According to Ginny Wright, global deputy general manager of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, the company conducted “significant qualitative and quantitative focus groups” about the concept of romance, which led to a packaging update and the new Taylor and Michael shoot.

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Thylane Blondeau tops 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018 list

Thylane Blondeau has topped the list of 100 Most Beautiful Faces for 2018.The French model, who is the daughter of footballer Patrick Blondeau and TV presenter Veronika Loubry, shot to fame in 2007 when she was hailed as the “most beautiful girl in the…

Thylane Blondeau has topped the list of 100 Most Beautiful Faces for 2018.

The French model, who is the daughter of footballer Patrick Blondeau and TV presenter Veronika Loubry, shot to fame in 2007 when she was hailed as the “most beautiful girl in the world”.

Since then, Thylane has gone on to land gigs for the likes of L’Oreal Paris and Tommy Hilfiger, and she has now come in at first place on film critic TC Candler’s annual list.

“I just can’t believe it myself …thanks so much @tccandler and everyone who voted… I never thought I was once number one!! I’m thankful to all of you,” the 17-year-old posted on Instagram alongside a picture of herself. “I really hope your (sic) having great holidays and spend (a) nice Christmas with your family… all the best to all of you guys lots of love.”

Taiwanese singer Chou Tzu-yu came in second place, while Israeli model Yael Shelbia nabbed third.

Other celebrities to be included were models Taylor Hill and Jourdan Dunn, and actresses such as Emma Watson, Camilla Belle, and Lupita Nyong’o.

Meanwhile, Aquaman star Jason Momoa was crowned the Most Handsome Face 2018, beating out South Korean singer Jungkook and Luther actor Idris Elba.

The 100 Most Beautiful Faces list has been published annually by TC Candler and a group known as The Independent Critics since 1990.

The organisation claims that unlike most other annual beauty rankings, their selections are not about the “sexiest body or the most famous celebrity” but rather about celebrating the “modern ideal of worldwide beauty”.

Previous winners have included Michelle Pfeiffer, Isabelle Huppert, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Connelly, Lindsay Lohan, Keira Knightley, and Kate Beckinsale.

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