Serena Williams unveils fine jewellery line

Serena Williams has launched a line of fine jewellery. The tennis superstar has already ventured into the fashion world with her inclusive clothing brand S by Serena and she is now expanding into the jewellery market with a line simply called Serena W…

Serena Williams has launched a line of fine jewellery.

The tennis superstar has already ventured into the fashion world with her inclusive clothing brand S by Serena and she is now expanding into the jewellery market with a line simply called Serena Williams Jewelry.

The 70-piece collection includes rings, bracelets, necklaces, a diamond-encrusted dog tag, diamond-encrusted gold star-shaped drop earrings, and diamond earrings that spell out the words SEXY as well as LOVE. All the pieces are designed with real gold or silver, as Williams is allergic to a lot of metals, and range in price from $299 (£233) to $10,000 (£7,785).

“I’m not a jewellery designer,” she told Vogue when asked about her involvement in the design process. “But I spent hours looking at every single piece. I’d say, ‘Let’s change the chain on this’ or ‘Let’s do a herringbone here’ or ‘Let’s do more of a classic look for this or a different finish for that.'”

In the interview, the 38-year-old explained that she wanted to create pieces that could be wearable in a variety of different situations, from “on the red carpet and the tennis court”.

“You don’t have to change pieces, but you can add pieces – something more bold, or more strong, or even something with a word on it – even if it’s a more delicate piece. It’s just about expressing yourself,” the sportswoman added.

The line also includes a number of heart-shaped pieces because she’s “obsessed” with hearts and can be seen wearing jewellery featuring the shape in “99 per cent” of her matches.

“I’ve always worn crazy jewellery on the court-massive rings, diamonds, necklaces. I mean, most people like jewellery, but I love jewellery,” she commented.

Serena Williams Jewelry goes on sale this month.

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Arizona Muse struggles to be sustainable while working in fashion

Arizona Muse struggles to be sustainable and eco-friendly while working in the fashion industry.The model has opened up about her passion for saving the planet and combatting climate change in a powerful essay for Teen Vogue, but she acknowledged that …

Arizona Muse struggles to be sustainable and eco-friendly while working in the fashion industry.

The model has opened up about her passion for saving the planet and combatting climate change in a powerful essay for Teen Vogue, but she acknowledged that her activism could be viewed as hypocritical.

“I consider myself an environmentalist, but I work in one of the most polluting industries in the world,” she wrote. “I shop locally, buy organic, and avoid plastic-wrapped food, but I often have to fly releasing 53 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every single mile.”

While Arizona has to fly around the world for photoshoots and modelling jobs, she is trying her hardest to offset her carbon footprint by being eco-friendly in her personal life.

“I take too many flights; occasionally I get my nails done; there’s plastic on some of the household necessities I buy; I don’t know my exact carbon footprint; and I still eat meat, though a lot less than I used to. All of that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t keep trying,” the mother-of-two shared.

Arizona now purchases second-hand clothes, and if she does buy anything new, she ensures the materials are sustainable.

“I love the beauty of nature and I desperately don’t want that destroyed for myself, my children, fellow humans, and other species. So, I try really, really hard to do my best for the planet,” the 31-year-old penned, before urging readers to come together on the issue. “It’s about standing together and saying loudly that all of us – individuals, companies, and governments – are going to have to change our behaviours to end the climate emergency.”

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Cher recalls shock reaction to her first ‘naked dress’

Cher couldn’t believe people’s reactions when she first stepped out in a “naked dress”.In a new video for Vogue.com’s Life in Looks series, the superstar has broken down 22 of her most famous looks and costumes, with the ensembles extending from the ea…

Cher couldn’t believe people’s reactions when she first stepped out in a “naked dress”.

In a new video for Vogue.com’s Life in Looks series, the superstar has broken down 22 of her most famous looks and costumes, with the ensembles extending from the early 1960s until the present.

But while Cher has worn many rule-breaking outfits over the years, she pinpointed the nude Bob Mackie dress with silver sequins and white feather trim that she sported to the 1974 Met Gala and on the March 1975 cover of TIME magazine as one of her most provocative.

“If you look at it, it looks like it’s stuck to me, and that’s because it is,” she said. “I think it was shocking for a lot of people because it was souffle, the dress was souffle, which was a material that was outlawed in America, you could only get it in France. Marlene Dietrich had her beaded dresses made out of it. And so, when you put it on, Bob sprayed it on with a little hand sprayer, and it just sticks to your skin, so it looks like your skin is beaded. I think people were a little taken aback.”

Another one of Cher’s iconic outfits has to be the black beaded crop top and skirt, also by Mackie, which she donned when serving as a presenter at the Oscars in 1986.

“This was one of my favourite, favourite outfits. I came to Bob with an idea. I said, ‘I want to have a mohawk, and I want to do something that is not actually Indian, but I want it to be so over-the-top that it’s next week.’ He came back with this. The beautiful shawl was cashmere. I loved the whole thing,” the 73-year-old recalled. “I had the idea mostly because the Academy didn’t really like me. They hated the way I dressed, and I had young boyfriends and they thought I wasn’t serious. So, I came out and said, ‘As you can see, I got my handbook on how to dress like a serious actress.'”

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge finds dressing up ‘very stressful’

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has confessed she finds dressing up to be “very stressful”.In an interview for the December 2019 issue of U.S. Vogue, the Fleabag creator explained that while she enjoys giving the characters in her TV shows chic and opulent wardro…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has confessed she finds dressing up to be “very stressful”.

In an interview for the December 2019 issue of U.S. Vogue, the Fleabag creator explained that while she enjoys giving the characters in her TV shows chic and opulent wardrobes, she struggles to create outfits for herself.

“When you land on an outfit that you love, there’s no greater feeling. I maintain the right to leave the house looking like s**t, in my pyjamas. I find dressing really stressful, just that decision every day. You want to just Steve Jobs it,” Phoebe shared, referencing the late Apple co-founder’s staple wardrobe of a black turtleneck and blue jeans.

The Brit also noted that she specifically wrote Villanelle’s pink tulle dress into the Killing Eve script, with actress Jodie Comer playing the character, and wearing the now-famous creation by designer Molly Goddard.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Emmy-winning star revealed her regret at focusing just on her looks to help get her acting jobs when she was younger.

“I think I felt like the most important thing was how I looked – especially in your 20s, when everyone’s like, ‘Cash in on it now because you haven’t got a lot of time!’ Hair was everything,” the 34-year-old recalled. “I was always trying to please, to do the right kind of acting.”

She also discussed the post-Emmys photo of her celebrating at an after-party while smoking a cigarette and drinking a vodka gimlet cocktail, surrounded by her awards.

While Phoebe isn’t on social media, her friend Josh Cole – head of comedy at the BBC – posted the snap on Instagram, showing her wearing a Monique Lhuillier gown while sat on a sun lounger.

“He always asks for approval,” she insisted. “And I was like, ‘Yes, f**k yes! Approved.’ So approved.”

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Marc Jacobs thrilled to receive compliments on his quirky outfits

Marc Jacobs was delighted when a member of the public recently complimented him on his outfit.The New York-based fashion designer has been sharing his outfit of the day (OOTD) on his Instagram page, with many of his looks incorporating pieces from othe…

Marc Jacobs was delighted when a member of the public recently complimented him on his outfit.

The New York-based fashion designer has been sharing his outfit of the day (OOTD) on his Instagram page, with many of his looks incorporating pieces from other designers.

But while Jacobs is used to having people praise his namesake line, he was stunned on Monday when a man stopped him and raved about his bold ensemble.

“Absolutely true story. I left my shrink (therapist) this morning and a large red haired, blue eyed man who works for the sanitation department was loading garbage on the truck. I noticed him staring at me and assumed immediately he was ‘a hater,'” he wrote on his Instagram page. “Turns out as I got closer and passed him, he said, ‘Love that outfit man, you go flex for those b**ches!’ Really made me smile. I ‘dress up’ for me, and I love the attention I get. I love when people appreciate my #OOTD’s.”

In the accompanying picture, Jacobs is seen posing in jeans, a blazer, and a coat from Celine, a sweater by Raf Simons for Jil Sander, and boots from Rick Owens. He topped off the outfit with a red leather The Pillow bag from his own accessories line.

Previously, Jacobs opened up about his skincare regime in a video for Vogue.com and noted that he is all for experimenting with a variety of different products.

“I love to sit for hours and get my make-up done,” the 56-year-old said in the clip, before demonstrating how he dabs on the Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick on any under-eye circles. “I love to do drag, and I love to do make-up and costume. Dressing up and self-expression is such a big deal to me. I mean, I’m a designer and one of the things I love about clothes is the transformative quality that they have. You can kind of be this person you want to be in the creative choices you make. And, of course, make-up to me, is the final accessory in any kind of fashion look.”

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Virgil Abloh back to work at Louis Vuitton

Virgil Abloh is back working at Louis Vuitton after taking some time off to focus on his health.The fashion designer, who serves as creative director of menswear at the French luxury brand and is also the founder of streetwear label Off-White, announce…

Virgil Abloh is back working at Louis Vuitton after taking some time off to focus on his health.

The fashion designer, who serves as creative director of menswear at the French luxury brand and is also the founder of streetwear label Off-White, announced in early September that he would be embarking on a temporary hiatus from his roles as he was having a difficult time recovering from a recent overseas trip.

However, on Monday, Abloh took to Instagram to post a mirror selfie of himself posing in an elevator at the Louis Vuitton headquarters in Paris. He is pictured wearing a red and yellow jacket as well as a baseball cap but did not write anything in the caption.

While he was spending time at home, the 39-year-old missed Off-White’s Paris Fashion Week show and a scheduled public appearance at Vogue’s Forces of Fashion summit. It remains unclear if he will be at the opening of his Figures of Speech exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday.

Back in September, Abloh indicated to reporters at Vogue.com that he was suffering from exhaustion following months of hectic fashion shows and travel.

“I was just tired, so I went to the doctor. Ultimately, everything is fine, but the doctor told me, ‘This pace that you’ve sort of pushed your body – to fly all these miles, do all these different projects – is not good for your health,'” the designer explained. “Essentially I’m working from home for the next three months, and in large part all my marketing events I’m cancelling.”

The break also meant Abloh could spend time with his two young children, whom he shares with his wife Shannon Sundberg.

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Bella Hadid regrets not posing for Vogue Netherlands sooner

Bella Hadid wishes she had posed for the cover of Vogue Netherlands sooner because then her late grandmother would have been able to see it.The American model posted images from the shoot on Instagram on Tuesday and revealed in the accompanying caption…

Bella Hadid wishes she had posed for the cover of Vogue Netherlands sooner because then her late grandmother would have been able to see it.

The American model posted images from the shoot on Instagram on Tuesday and revealed in the accompanying caption that she learned her beloved “Oma” had passed away as she was wrapping up the session over the summer.

“This cover is very bittersweet,” Bella wrote. “I’ve always wanted to do my Dutch vogue cover in Holland to represent my family, my mother, my cousins, my aunt, uncle and especially my Oma.

“On this day, I got a phone call from my mom right when we finished our last shot. She said Oma passed that afternoon. This was one of the worst phone calls and all I wished, had I done it sooner, she would have been able to see it to tell me what she thought (sic). I hope she is proud of me. I love you Oma and Mama. This was such a memorable day in so many ways.”

Bella also expressed gratitude to photographer Sean Thomas, editor-in-chief Rinke Tjepkema and “the team for being so great”.

Ans van den Herik, who is Yolanda Hadid’s mother, lost her battle with cancer at the age of 78 in August. Bella and her sister Gigi Hadid attended her funeral in Rotterdam last month.

The 23-year-old’s Vogue shoot took place in and around Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, with one shot showing her positioned beneath the iconic Dutch painter Rembrandt’s 1633 portrait of Remonstrant preacher Johannes Wtenbogaert.

The issue is a tribute to the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, with the artist having died on 4 October 1669.

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Donatella Versace: ‘Donald Trump brought fried chicken to a photoshoot’

Donatella Versace has recalled the time Donald Trump dropped into a fashion photoshoot carrying a bucket of fried chicken.The Italian designer recently sat down with Anna Wintour for the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, and during their chat, the U.S…

Donatella Versace has recalled the time Donald Trump dropped into a fashion photoshoot carrying a bucket of fried chicken.

The Italian designer recently sat down with Anna Wintour for the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, and during their chat, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief asked Donatella what she thought about the state of American politics. Though she swerved the question, the 64-year-old did discuss how she met businessman Trump, who has served as U.S. President since early 2017, at a photoshoot held at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

“I have a funny story about your President right now. We always work with the best photographers, even when (my brother Gianni Versace) was alive, the best models and celebrities. We were the first to work with celebrities for fashion shoots. So, we rented Mar-a-Lago from Mr. Trump and we went with Steven Meisel and Madonna and a huge team – make-up, hair, and stylists – to do this insane, glamorous campaign,” she remembered. “And the second day, after we did the most important pictures… we were doing the last picture and this gentleman, who was Mr. Trump, came in with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. We were like, ‘Wow, Kentucky Fried Chicken?!'”

Elsewhere in the chat, Donatella insisted that she keeps a close eye on what is happening in politics around the world. And when pressed by Anna over the political figures she is interested in, the fashion star named Pete Buttigieg as one to watch in the U.S.

“I love politics in general, but American politics at the moment, (and) I think the world, is going through a very, very difficult time. When somebody looks back and doesn’t look ahead, that’s a mistake for everything, especially for politics,” Donatella added.

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Gwen Stefani was ‘really confused’ when she dyed her hair pink

Gwen Stefani was “really confused” and going through a rough patch when she dyed her hair fuchsia pink during the 1990s.The 50-year-old singer opened up on her iconic looks over the years in a new interview for Vogue’s Life in Looks video series and ex…

Gwen Stefani was “really confused” and going through a rough patch when she dyed her hair fuchsia pink during the 1990s.

The 50-year-old singer opened up on her iconic looks over the years in a new interview for Vogue’s Life in Looks video series and explained that she was going through big changes when she transformed her locks from blonde to pink for an appearance at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards in 1999.

“It’s so true: if you go through a breakup or a really big change in your life, sometimes you go ahead and change your hair to try to, I don’t know, wash whatever feelings those are out of your hair,” Gwen candidly shared.

“I was really confused at this time,” she added. “I was 29 years old. I was really confused about my relationship. I didn’t know who I was. I had come off a long long tour. I had gotten famous. I got to buy a house. I got to move out of my parent’s house. So much had happened.”

At the time, the singer was the frontwoman of rock band No Doubt, who had shot to worldwide fame following their massive hit Don’t Speak in 1995.

Despite her new fame, Gwen admitted that she didn’t even have a stylist and dyed her hair pink using an at-home dye kit.

“I didn’t have any budgets. I didn’t have a stylist. It was literally on my own with all guys. I wanted my hair like cotton candy light hair. I had this vision of what I wanted and I ended up with fuchsia pink hair for like a year,” she stated.

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Gwen Stefani was stunned by transformation for debut U.S. Vogue cover

Gwen Stefani doesn’t recognise herself when she sees images from her first photoshoot for U.S. Vogue.The Hollaback Girl singer had her make-up done by Pat McGrath and was photographed by Steven Meisel for the April 2004 issue of the fashion publication…

Gwen Stefani doesn’t recognise herself when she sees images from her first photoshoot for U.S. Vogue.

The Hollaback Girl singer had her make-up done by Pat McGrath and was photographed by Steven Meisel for the April 2004 issue of the fashion publication, with the cover image depicting her posing in a monochromatic striped dress and heavy 1930s-inspired cosmetics.

However, in an interview for Vogue’s Life in Looks video series, Gwen noted that she is amazed by her transformation for the photoshoot.

“I had just done The Aviator movie and I think the make-up was kinda influenced by that, like the way the eyebrows were. I look at the photo and (think), ‘Who is that?’ I don’t even think it looks like me,” she reflected. “Interestingly, they put me in the stripes which is something that’s been a signature of mine for along my journey, and still is.”

Gwen then recalled how the photoshoot took place over an entire weekend and how she had a two-day fitting prior.

And while she was a little “relieved” once it had finished, the star did appreciate all she learned about the relationship between art and fashion on the set.

“It was like an event. I was used to having so much control over my look and what I did and was really quite anti-fashion magazine when I was growing up because as a kid I just felt like I was alienated (from that world). It was like, ‘You can’t get that stuff, that’s for rich people, those things aren’t real,'” the 50-year-old commented. “Of course, I was just naive and I didn’t know, what I love about Vogue and what I love about being able to do the cover of Vogue, is being able to collaborate with so many talented people (and) learn about art, you know, art through fashion. And I think that this was that experience.”

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