Chiara Ferragni bans all disposable water bottles from her headquarters

Chiara Ferragni has banned all disposable water bottles from her headquarters in Italy.The influencer/designer is taking a big step towards sustainability and has announced plans to install a water purification system at the offices that house her busi…

Chiara Ferragni has banned all disposable water bottles from her headquarters in Italy.

The influencer/designer is taking a big step towards sustainability and has announced plans to install a water purification system at the offices that house her businesses, including her Chiara Ferragni Collection footwear and apparel brand.

Employees at the Milan offices, which accommodate her The Blonde Salad Crew, will receive treated water through a partnership with international water filtration company Culligan as part of its #Plasticfreewater campaign.

According to a statement released by Ferragni, the eco-friendly move will divert the use of roughly 35,000 plastic bottles annually between her companies.

“Thanks to @culliganitaliana dispensers that treat, cool and gas water immediately we’ll be able to save more than 34565 plastic bottles per year. The real revolution starts now, are you ready to follow the greenest trend of the moment? Save our planet!” the 32-year-old wrote on her Instagram account, The Blonde Salad.

Ferragni’s environmental efforts come as the fashion industry works to become more sustainable.

More than 150 brands signed up to French President Emmanuel Macron’s groundbreaking Fashion Pact in August, which pledged to eliminate single-use plastic and increase the use of renewable energy sources.

And bosses at French luxury goods group Kering, which owns Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen, announced in September that they would be going 100 per cent carbon neutral across all brands.

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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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Chiara Ferragni named as latest addition to LVMH panel

Chiara Ferragni is joining the prestigious LVMH Prize panel along with 15 other fashion figures.The Italian fashion influencer, who boasts 15.9 million Instagram followers, is being welcomed into the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) fold to help judg…

Chiara Ferragni is joining the prestigious LVMH Prize panel along with 15 other fashion figures.

The Italian fashion influencer, who boasts 15.9 million Instagram followers, is being welcomed into the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) fold to help judge the Young Fashion Designers prize.

She joins fellow newcomers British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

“We are thrilled to welcome this year both prominent personalities from traditional fashion media and professionals who have succeeded in creating innovative online platforms for communication and commerce,” said LVMH’s Delphine Arnault in a statement.

There are now 62 experts sitting on the panel, with around half coming from a traditional media background, and the others from newer mediums.

“However, the titles represented also have a presence online, and the line between print and web has become increasingly blurred,” Delphine commented to WWD. “The appearance in recent years of pure web players has been a game-changer and created new platforms for fashion lovers who yearned to express something new.

“They represent fertile ground for expression and opportunity for designers. The emergence of certain pure players has been a springboard for young designers, alongside a specialist press that spots them. It was our duty to identify and support these new opportunities to support the development of young brands.”

Chiara made her name through blog The Blonde Salad, and the last few years has been tapped by Lancome, Intimissimi and Tod’s, among other brands.

Applications for the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers closes on 4 February. Previous winners include Marques’Almeida and Thomas Tait.

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Chiara Ferragni opens doors to Paris flagship

Chiara Ferragni has opened her first flagship store in Paris.The new mum, who welcomed son Leone with her rapper husband Fedez in March (18), came to prominence with her The Blonde Salad blog, and has gone on to work with brands including Tod’s, Steve …

Chiara Ferragni has opened her first flagship store in Paris.

The new mum, who welcomed son Leone with her rapper husband Fedez in March (18), came to prominence with her The Blonde Salad blog, and has gone on to work with brands including Tod’s, Steve Madden and Pantene.

She also helms namesake label, Chiara Ferragni Collection, and after opening boutiques in Milan, Shanghai, and Chengdu, the influencer has landed in the French capital.

Located on the corner between Rue de Debelleyme and Rue de Turenne, the 560-square-foot space is filled with shoes, accessories and clothes.

The blonde star originally launched her collection as a shoe line in 2013, but it has grown to include clothing lines and bags. There is also a Mini-Me range, designed for girls.

Talking about the criticism she faced when she first emerged as a blogger, Chiara previously told The Guardian that people shouldn’t underestimate emerging style talent who don’t come from a traditional fashion background.

“I started when it was like that; when I was the only one not coming from fashion and I had so many haters – people who were twice or three times as old as me being so aggressive,” the 31-year-old said. “I don’t understand that because I think there is space for everyone. The audience decide now; you don’t have to pick and choose. Now we’re business people, not just crazy bloggers.”

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Stefano Gabbana calls Chiara Ferragni’s wedding dress ‘cheap’

Stefano Gabbana has ignited a new fashion feud after labelling Chiara Ferragni’s Dior wedding dress “cheap”.No stranger to social media snipes, Gabbana’s latest target is Italian social media star Ferragni, who wed rapper Fedez in Noto, Sicily over the…

Stefano Gabbana has ignited a new fashion feud after labelling Chiara Ferragni’s Dior wedding dress “cheap”.

No stranger to social media snipes, Gabbana’s latest target is Italian social media star Ferragni, who wed rapper Fedez in Noto, Sicily over the weekend (01-02Sep18).

Ferragni wore a total of three gowns created by Dior head Maria Grazia Chiuri; a haute couture dress featuring ballgown skirt and long lace sleeves, a dusky tulle evening gown and a short dress with tulle skirt.

It was next to a photo of the 31-year-old’s first dress, which she wore to the main ceremony, that attracted the Dolce & Gabbana designer’s criticism. Spotting an image on the Harper’s Bazaar UK’s Instagram account, the 55-year-old Italian stated: “Cheap.”

But fans of The Blonde Salad blogger were quick to call Gabbana out.

“Envy at its finest!” one user stated, while another wrote: “Jealous? Maria Grazia Chiuri is more talented than you. Dior is chic, your designs are garish and cheap…so are you.”

And a third fumed: “Says the pathetic old man and label who are only relevant because they employ ‘models’ with a social media following (sic).”

Others labelled Gabbana as “sad” and a “bully”.

Despite the nasty comment, brand representatives for French fashion house Dior shared their delight with Chiuri’s designs.

“As an internationally-recognised entrepreneur who treasures the importance of her Italian roots, her wedding dress designed by our Creative Director is faithful to this image,” they said in a statement.

Gabbana has previously come under fire for dissing Victoria Beckham, Selena Gomez and Kate Moss online. He and design partner Domenico Dolce have also been slammed for deeming in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to be “unnatural”.

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Chiara Ferragni wore three Dior gowns to lavish wedding

Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri made three gowns for Chiara Ferragni to wear to her lavish wedding.The Italian fashion star has risen to prominence since launching her blog The Blonde Salad in 2009 and now boasts over 14 million followers on Instagram. Fer…

Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri made three gowns for Chiara Ferragni to wear to her lavish wedding.

The Italian fashion star has risen to prominence since launching her blog The Blonde Salad in 2009 and now boasts over 14 million followers on Instagram.

Ferragni married rapper Fedez in Noto, Sicily over the weekend (01-02Sep18) and wore several custom looks over the course of the celebrations, kicking off with a haute couture number featuring ballgown skirt and long lace sleeves – which was specially designed by Chiuri.

“As a businesswoman, mother, and empowering role model for today’s young women, her exquisite gown fuses Italian craft inspiration with French haute couture for a result that is both definitively contemporary and timeless, as captured here during her fittings in our Paris salons,” a Dior brand rep posted on Instagram alongside a close-up photograph of the outfit.

Ferragni, 31, and Chiuri began collaborating on the stunning gown over a year ago, shortly after the blonde beauty and Fedez, real name Federico Lucia, became engaged during a concert in Verona in May 2017.

For Ferragni’s second outfit of the evening, she wore a dusky tulle evening gown which contained several significant motifs, including a tribute to the couple’s baby son Leone, who was born in March.

“From an eye to a small lion, representing their son Leone, along with the lyrics of the song ‘Favorisca i Sentimenti’ written by Fedez, these delicate embroideries symbolically and romantically recount key moments in the young couple’s life,” the spokesperson explained.

To top off the festivities, Ferragni sported a short Dior dress with tulle skirt – perfect for dancing the night away.

Fedez opted for a sharp suit for the event, while Ferragni’s bridesmaids, including her sisters, donned glamorous pink gowns made from sustainable fabrics by Alberta Ferretti.

“With the creation of the eco-sustainable gowns, we wanted to make an event as multimedia heavy and viral as Chiara and Fedez’s wedding not only a celebration of their love and union, but a message that communicates ethical beauty,” added Ferretti of the gorgeous looks.

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Chiara Ferragni welcomes son

Chiara Ferragni has welcomed a baby boy.The Italian fashion star, who founded style blog The Blonde Salad in 2009, and her rapper fiance Federico Lucia shared the news that they had become first-time parents with two sweet Instagram posts on Tuesday (2…

Chiara Ferragni has welcomed a baby boy.

The Italian fashion star, who founded style blog The Blonde Salad in 2009, and her rapper fiance Federico Lucia shared the news that they had become first-time parents with two sweet Instagram posts on Tuesday (20Mar18).

In the first image, Federico can be seen tenderly kissing fashion influencer Chiara as she cradles baby Leoncino.

“March 19th 2018: our Leoncino was born,” she captioned a shot, adding a lion emoji.

The second image sees Federico embrace a weeping Chiara.

“These were the best tears I’ve ever cried,” she told her 12 million followers. “This was the moment we saw Leo coming to life: never before I felt such a feeling. It was a long labour and I was exhausted and living this experience with my love by my side was the best motivation. It felt like it was a movie scene/a dream. I keep starting crying when I look at this photo because it means the world. We love you so much already little Leoncino #LeoncinoMio.”

The 30-year-old was kept busy with work in the weeks leading up to Leo’s arrival, and was recently appointed as Lancome’s latest brand ambassador.

In a statement, she shared her excitement at being tapped by the French beauty brand, adding: “I have been a fan of the brand since I was a young girl in Cremona. The perfume, Tresor, has been the scent of my teenage years. I respect and share the values and the history of the brand.

“I am proud that, through my ventures and influence, Lancome entrusted me with this role of muse.”

She has previously teamed with brands such as Tod’s, Pantene and Intimissimi, and in 2017, was ranked first on Forbes’ list of the most powerful fashion influencers.

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Chiara Ferragni tapped as Lancome’s latest muse

Chiara Ferragni has been tapped as Lancome’s latest brand ambassador.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 has previously teamed…

Chiara Ferragni has been tapped as Lancome’s latest brand ambassador.

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 has previously teamed with brands such as Tod’s, Pantene and Intimissimi, and is now gearing up to follow in the footsteps of Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, Taylor Hill, Lupita Nyong’o and Lily Collins in partnering with the French luxury giant.

“Collaborating with Chiara Ferragni symbolises our willingness to inspire young women with relatable models,” said Francoise Lehmann, general manager of Lancome International, in a statement. “Chiara’s international aura and role model position aligns with the values of strength and modernity that Lancome holds dear.”

Last September (17), Chiara was ranked first in the Forbes list of most powerful fashion influencers, and in addition to her online ventures, is also branching out into apparel by expanding her Chiara Ferragni Collection of footwear and accessories.

And the 30-year-old, who is currently expecting her first child with her rapper fiance Fedez, has explained that teaming with Lancome felt like a natural step.

“I’m so excited by this unique collaboration with Lancome. I have been a fan of the brand since I was a young girl in Cremona. The perfume, Tresor, has been the scent of my teenager years. I respect and share the values and the history of the brand,” she said. “I am proud that, through my ventures and influence, Lancome entrusted me with this role of muse.”

Now based in Los Angeles, Chiara will promote Lancome via her social media pages and other advertising projects which are currently being kept under wraps.

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