Emma Watson to promote sustainable fashion with new Kering gig

Emma Watson has been named as one of the new board members at luxury conglomerate Kering.The Harry Potter actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador is one of the new faces at the French fashion giant, which owns luxury brands including Gucci, Saint Laurent. a…

Emma Watson has been named as one of the new board members at luxury conglomerate Kering.

The Harry Potter actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador is one of the new faces at the French fashion giant, which owns luxury brands including Gucci, Saint Laurent. and Balenciaga.

Her role was announced by Kering bosses on Tuesday, and she was nominated on to the board by shareholders, alongside fellow new additions Tidjane Thiam and Jean Liu.

Watson, who is well-known for her passion for sustainable fashion, will also utilise her eco-friendly activism by serving as Chair of the Sustainability Committee at the conglomerate.

The 30-year-old has guest-edited an issue of Vogue Australia on eco-friendly fashion, and she is one of the supporters of the Good On You app, which rates the ethical and sustainability practices of global fashion brands.

Kering chairman and chief executive officer Francois-Henri Pinault, who is married to actress Salma Hayek, welcomed the new appointments, and described Watson “one of the world’s most popular actors and best-known activists”.

“The collective intelligence that comes from diverse points of view and the richness of different experiences are crucial to the future of our organisation. I am proud to add such impressive talents to the team,” he said of the new board members in a statement. “Their respective knowledge and competences, and the multiplicity of their backgrounds and perspectives will be invaluable additions.”

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Lara Worthington welcomes third child

Model Lara Worthington has secretly welcomed her third son.The Australian star confirmed she was pregnant again last November after being spotted with a burgeoning bump. But while Lara has not yet publicly commented on the arrival of her new baby, pho…

Model Lara Worthington has secretly welcomed her third son.

The Australian star confirmed she was pregnant again last November after being spotted with a burgeoning bump.

But while Lara has not yet publicly commented on the arrival of her new baby, photos obtained by Mail Online on Tuesday show her pushing a pram while enjoying a walk with her actor husband Sam Worthington and their two sons, Rocket, five, and three-year-old Racer at Manhattan Beach in California recently.

Speaking about her pregnancy news during an interview with Vogue Australia late last year, Lara revealed she was excited to be adding another son to her family.

“Yes, I’m pregnant!” the 32-year-old told the publication. “I’m having a boy, early next year. It’s my third boy, and we’re all very excited and very happy. I think any addition brings joy and happiness to the family, but more so when you can share it with the other boys. It’s such a boy’s club in my house!”

As for how her older sons were dealing with the thought of their mum having another baby, Lara added: “They think it’s cool. We talk about it a lot because I have spent a lot of time in bed recently. And they’re like, ‘What are you doing?’ All boys, I think, want a brother. So, another brother… you know, it’s building the football team. They’re excited!”

In a previous interview about parenthood, Avatar star Sam also admitted he loves having little ones to look after.

“The most surprising thing about fatherhood is that I love it,” he smiled to news.com.au. “I love it more than anything in the world. If my job now didn’t exist, I would be a stay at home dad.”

Lara and Sam married in 2014.

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Donatella Versace warns of ‘question mark’ over future of fashion after pandemic

Donatella Versace believes there will be a “huge question mark” over the future of fashion after the coronavirus pandemic is over.The chief creative officer of Versace shared details about self-isolating at her luxury home in Milan, Italy in an intervi…

Donatella Versace believes there will be a “huge question mark” over the future of fashion after the coronavirus pandemic is over.

The chief creative officer of Versace shared details about self-isolating at her luxury home in Milan, Italy in an interview with Vogue Australia and revealed she’s thinking about the lasting effect the Covid-19 virus is going to have on the industry.

“I have often said that fashion is the mirror of the society that creates it. If this is true, the future for us is a huge question mark because we have no idea how society will be after this pandemic,” the 64-year-old icon explained, adding that she believed the change will be “deep”.

“This experience has touched the core of all of us, even if in different ways. Therefore, when I go out there and continue the conversation with my team on what to do next, we will have to look at people in a way that we have never done before.”

She noted that she’s already contemplating a collection that will be “clear, precise, strong and disruptive” in order to encourage people back to fashion.

“No one knows now if they are right or wrong, but we need to keep our minds open,” she shared. “We need to be able to adapt to changes faster and to do that, we need to have an arsenal of ideas ready to be used and implemented.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Donatella also touchingly revealed she has been looking at old pictures of her late brother, Gianni, while at home during the nationwide lockdown in her native Italy.

“I found myself wanting to look at old family photos and photos of Versace when Gianni was still with us,” she said. “It might sound silly, and it is not nostalgia, but the fact that maybe it is true that in uncertain times, you go back to those things that makes you feel more secure.”

The 50-year-old designer was tragically shot and killed outside his Miami Beach mansion in July 1997.

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Donatella Versace staying positive during coronavirus lockdown in Italy

Donatella Versace is staying positive during the government-enforced coronavirus lockdown in her native Italy.The 64-year-old Versace boss has been taking part in at-home Pilates sessions, watching Netflix, and working on a new collection since being c…

Donatella Versace is staying positive during the government-enforced coronavirus lockdown in her native Italy.

The 64-year-old Versace boss has been taking part in at-home Pilates sessions, watching Netflix, and working on a new collection since being confined to her home in Milan back in February.

And Donatella told Vogue Australia that being on her own during the lockdown has made her realise “the importance of human contact”.

“This social distancing has made us realise how many things we took for granted every day,” she shared. “I am not talking about crazy things, but about our freedom, the possibility of going out of your home, to see our children and family, to be able to go to work.

“We have all taken these things for granted because in 2020 we could have never thought of something so extraordinary that would take them away from us. And now we are realising how fundamentally important they are.”

The fashion icon has also been overwhelmed with the sense of community that residents in her native country have shown during the unprecedented nationwide lockdown.

“If there is a silver lining to be found in this whole situation, it is that it brought out a kindness in people that I had not seen in a long time,” Donatella shared. “To me this is amazing and I hope that it won’t go away when, finally, this battle will be won.”

And while she’s enjoying time alone and creating a daily routine that revolves around designing and working out during the coronavirus pandemic, there’s one thing that she refuses to embrace during the lockdown.

“I do not go around in tracksuits,” she said of her stay-at-home wardrobe. “I love a loose, soft sweater, maybe leggings… I still keep my beauty rituals because taking care of oneself is a way of maintaining a sense of normality around you.”

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Pierpaolo Piccioli avoids hiring same models for runway shows

Pierpaolo Piccioli makes a point of hiring different models for each of his runway shows.The creative director of Valentino has opened up about his career in an interview with Vogue Australia, and during the chat, revealed he demands diversity and incl…

Pierpaolo Piccioli makes a point of hiring different models for each of his runway shows.

The creative director of Valentino has opened up about his career in an interview with Vogue Australia, and during the chat, revealed he demands diversity and inclusivity on his catwalks.

“For me, I’m a designer. My job is creating images, and through this people can feel emotions and can also reflect about something. Inclusivity for me means embracing a world, so it’s about living together in tolerance,” he explained. “To make inclusivity happen – and not just thinking and talking about inclusivity, because sometimes you talk about it, but you don’t act – I think it’s (about) just acting.”

In recent seasons, Piccioli has also tapped high-profile names to appear in his presentations, with Naomi Campbell closing the spring/summer 2019 couture show in January 2019 and iconic model/actress Lauren Hutton walking the runway during the fall/winter 2019 couture spectacle.

And he’s adamant it’s his passion for diversity that drives him to keep his shows fresh.

“I always encourage women to be themselves, because it is much more interesting – a real woman – than the role she plays, because those are stereotypes, always,” the designer shared. “That’s also the reason why I don’t use models for two times in a show.”

However, one exception to Piccioli’s rule is South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech, who serves as his unofficial muse and has regularly appeared in Valentino presentations.

“In Adut, I feel a fragility and her fears and her strength, which are very interesting,” he touchingly commented of the 20-year-old.

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Gisele Bundchen used to drink sugary coffees for breakfast

Gisele Bundchen used to drink a sweetened coffee and smoke four cigarettes for breakfast in her early twenties.In an interview with Vogue Australia, the Brazilian supermodel has recalled how she decided to overhaul her diet and lifestyle after anxiety …

Gisele Bundchen used to drink a sweetened coffee and smoke four cigarettes for breakfast in her early twenties.

In an interview with Vogue Australia, the Brazilian supermodel has recalled how she decided to overhaul her diet and lifestyle after anxiety attacks began to make her life “unbearable”.

As a young woman, Gisele would begin her day with a sugary iced mocha, and would have steak and fries for dinner, along with a bottle of wine and a packet of cigarettes.

“I felt like I reached rock bottom. It became so unbearable I couldn’t breathe, and I thought: ‘I gotta change.’ It wasn’t easy – I had the worst headaches ever because I was withdrawing,” she explained, noting that her body went into shock after nicotine and caffeine. “You have to replace bad habits with good habits. So, when I stopped having coffee, the mocha Frappuccino for breakfast and four cigarettes when I woke up in the morning, I started running.”

Gisele no longer relies on running to give her mental clarity, and instead, has discovered the benefits of meditation.

“I replaced bad habits with things that were supporting me, and I realised that every day I was feeling better,” the 39-year-old stated.

The mother-of-two, who is married to American football star Tom Brady, now embraces a holistic lifestyle, and starts her day at 5.30am to meditate, stretch, drink green juice, and workout.

“You can go and buy all the products you want, but if you are not nourishing your body by eating nutritious food, if you are not exercising and oxygenating your blood and doing things that bring you joy, you are not going to feel good, and if you don’t feel good you are not going to look good,” she insisted.

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Kendall Jenner thanks sisters and mother for helping her develop confidence

Kendall Jenner credits her famous sisters and mother Kris Jenner with helping her develop confidence.The 24-year-old model, who has been open about her struggle with anxiety, revealed during an interview with Vogue Australia that while her journey to s…

Kendall Jenner credits her famous sisters and mother Kris Jenner with helping her develop confidence.

The 24-year-old model, who has been open about her struggle with anxiety, revealed during an interview with Vogue Australia that while her journey to self-love hasn’t been easy, her sisters Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, and younger sibling Kylie Jenner, have inspired her to be more confident.

“Growing up in a household of really independent and successful women has been key to developing my confidence,” Kendall explained. “I am so fortunate to have sisters who have gone through life ahead of me (and) I’ve also learned so much from my mom.”

The model said the unwavering support of her family has helped her to feel more self-assured, but noted that she still needs time to look after herself.

“I feel like I’ve been able to find a new perspective on confidence and a comfort being myself,” she shared. “I have also found that so as long as I take the time for self-love and self-care moments, confidence comes more naturally.”

Kendall confessed her perfect day off would be spent at home, probably in bed, and binge-watching her favourite TV shows.

“I think my ideal day would be spent in bed for the first half and then doing something low key with friends and family,” she said. “In my spare time, I love watching movies, reading and binging whatever TV shows I can.”

And while Kendall is used to travelling a lot for work, she’s shared that comfort is key when she’s flying long-haul.

“I like to keep it pretty simple. A nice pair of vintage jeans and either a tank top or white tee is my go-to! I’m also into monochrome sweats – it’s the best excuse to travel in PJs and still feel kind of stylish,” she added.

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Nicole Trunfio working on a book about pregnancy experiences

Nicole Trunfio is working on a book about her experiences with pregnancy. The Australian model and her musician husband Gary Clark Jr. announced in September that they are expecting another child, a sibling for their son Zion, five, and three-year-old…

Nicole Trunfio is working on a book about her experiences with pregnancy. 

The Australian model and her musician husband Gary Clark Jr. announced in September that they are expecting another child, a sibling for their son Zion, five, and three-year-old daughter Gia.

In December, Nicole took to Instagram to open up about the serious health issues, including an overactive thyroid, she has battled during her “difficult” third pregnancy, and in a new piece for Vogue Australia, revealed she is planning to share more details in an upcoming book.

“My first (pregnancy) was a breeze – I was working until about six months in, shooting lingerie campaigns, flying to promote a movie I’d just shot (for) the Toronto International Film Festival and then onto Dubai for a TV commercial,” the 33-year-old penned. “For my second (pregnancy), I chose to have a home birth which did not go smoothly, and I almost died. I’m working on a book about that whole experience at the moment.”

Elsewhere, Nicole explained how she’s taking a “different approach” while expecting her third child, and while she is staying active by chasing after her two children and maintaining her family’s Texas ranch, she isn’t going to the gym.

She also revealed that the whole Clark family have temporarily moved to be close to her medical team in preparation for the baby’s arrival.

“We’ve relocated to Los Angeles to deliver with our favourite (obstetrician) who makes everything feel easy and calm. Things have been busy – my husband just won three Grammys and I just launched my second business, (pregnancy clothing brand) Bumpsuit. I know what you’re thinking… it’s probably time we relax,” Nicole added.

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Kaia Gerber ‘liberated’ by her new Kurt Cobain-inspired haircut

Kaia Gerber felt “liberated” after getting her long hair chopped into a shaggy bob inspired by Kurt Cobain’s signature hairstyle.The 18-year-old model decided to get rid of her long, flowing brunette locks after completing a job, as she felt pressure t…

Kaia Gerber felt “liberated” after getting her long hair chopped into a shaggy bob inspired by Kurt Cobain’s signature hairstyle.

The 18-year-old model decided to get rid of her long, flowing brunette locks after completing a job, as she felt pressure to keep her hair in a certain style to help her career.

“For so long, I felt this pressure to have the long, pretty hair that everyone expects you to have,” Gerber told Vogue Australia. “Then I asked myself who I was doing that for – I could cut my hair if I wanted to cut my hair. And I did.”

She added that her muse for the new look was late rocker Cobain, the lead singer of ’90s rock band Nirvana.

“I definitely feel more ‘me’. It gave me more individuality. It’s also just easier. I think every woman at least once in her life should feel the liberation of cutting her hair off. It felt very cleansing; it was actually a weight off my shoulders,” the daughter of famed supermodel Cindy Crawford explained.

Gerber debuted her new look on the runway during Milan Fashion Week, as she walked for designers including Alberta Ferretti, Max Mara, and Prada.

The star insisted hairstylist Guido Palau work his magic on her locks and told him that if he didn’t cut her hair, she would just go to a regular hair salon.

“I asked her if she wanted to save it for a show or an editorial, and she said, ‘No, if you don’t do it, I’m just going to get it done around the corner.’ She had a very strong opinion about (what she wanted to do),” Palau told the magazine.

And Gerber teased the possibility of more transformative looks in the future.

“Every time I see Guido, I ask him to cut it more, just a little bit. It’s so freeing and I love having it off my shoulders,” she gushed.

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Elie Saab thrilled to be outfitting longtime clients’ grandchildren

Elie Saab is thrilled to have been in the industry so long that he is now outfitting his clients’ grandchildren.The Lebanese fashion designer opened his first atelier in Beirut in 1982, and quickly built up a loyal following for his bridal and eveningw…

Elie Saab is thrilled to have been in the industry so long that he is now outfitting his clients’ grandchildren.

The Lebanese fashion designer opened his first atelier in Beirut in 1982, and quickly built up a loyal following for his bridal and eveningwear, which featured luxury detailing in the form of pearls, silk and crystals. 

Saab counts Beyonce, Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie among his A-list clientele, but he has now shared that his other dedicated customers are just as important.

“I started with the grandmother, with (the mother) and now with the granddaughter… I remember how when I was 14 years old, I used to make the grandmother’s dress, after that (the mother’s) and now the granddaughter’s. That’s real legacy, and it impresses me a lot,” he commented in an interview for Vogue Australia. “(Now, the Elie Saab women) are young girls, really young girls-and it surprises me a lot-the ability of young girls to love haute couture and who like to look really exceptional.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Saab noted that he finds it interesting that his gowns never look the same on two different women, and he always seeks to find the right “balance” between utilising embellishment and embroidery, and allowing the wearer to shine.

“It is a very feminine style, it’s a style that’s balanced. (We achieve) the right balance because it’s not obvious that we make dresses with enough embroidery and enough work to not to disturb the eye,” the 55-year-old stated. “It’s not too flashy.”

Saab also insisted that he doesn’t have a muse and takes inspiration from many sources, though did note that he greatly admires Halle Berry, who famously wore one of his gowns to collect an Oscar in 2002, as well as the always sophisticated Queen Rania of Jordan.

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