Winnie Harlow named as global ambassador for Puma

Winnie Harlow has been named as the latest global brand ambassador for Puma.The Canadian beauty took to Instagram on Thursday to announce her partnership with the sports giant, alongside a snap of her wearing a cobalt blue crop top teamed with white cy…

Winnie Harlow has been named as the latest global brand ambassador for Puma.

The Canadian beauty took to Instagram on Thursday to announce her partnership with the sports giant, alongside a snap of her wearing a cobalt blue crop top teamed with white cycling shorts and Puma sneakers.

“I am excited to finally announce that I’m the newest @Puma global ambassador!!!” Winnie wrote, before explaining how she decided to join forces with brand bosses because they would allow her to voice her support for organisations working to eradicate racial inequality.

“Situations over the past few weeks have highlighted the injustice, inequality and police brutality faced by black people both in America and around the world so it was really important for me to partner with a brand that gives me the opportunity to champion people and organizations working to make meaningful change,” she added.

And one of the first initiatives Winnie is promoting as a global ambassador is The Trayvon Martin Foundation. The group was founded in 2012 by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, after their 17-year-old son Trayvon was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman.

“In times like these, it’s important to remember grassroots organizations that are working to create change at the local level and I am excited to begin this journey with my @puma family,” the 25-year-old added, before teasing that “several projects” will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Winnie Harlow credits cosmetologist mother for beauty product obessesion

Winnie Harlow grew up obsessed with beauty products and make-up thanks to her cosmetologist mother Lisa Brown.In a new interview with Allure, the model discussed her top skincare formulas and must-have cosmetics, and also revealed that she has an abund…

Winnie Harlow grew up obsessed with beauty products and make-up thanks to her cosmetologist mother Lisa Brown.

In a new interview with Allure, the model discussed her top skincare formulas and must-have cosmetics, and also revealed that she has an abundance of goods from a variety of brands because she’s always been a huge fan of beauty.

“I have so many products, because not only have I always loved products, but my mom’s a hairdresser,” Winnie explained. “She’s a certified cosmetologist, so I have always been around a lot of hair products, and she has always been obsessed with skin products. I used to buy a lot of products, and I’d test them out, see if I liked them.”

She also confessed she wanted to give beauty tutorials on YouTube a try when she was younger.

“I wanted to be a YouTuber when I was, like, 17, so I always (sit) in the bathroom by myself and talk to my ‘audience’ in the mirror. Be like, ‘OK, so now we’re going to go in with this BB cream.’ Yeah, I do all that,” the 25-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the chat, the Canadian beauty listed some of her favourite mascaras and revealed that she’s been a recent convert to Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty brand.

“I love mascaras that have the spiky wand, because I feel like those give you the most length. You could use Benefit They’re Real (mascara), but They’re Real is for if you’re going to a wedding and you know you’re going to be crying, because that s**t does not come off,” Winnie quipped. “I’ve been trying to look for a mascara that has a similar wand, and I was looking online and saw Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara had a good brush. I got it, and it’s nice. It makes my lashes look like I have extensions, I think.”

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Winnie Harlow struggling with self-esteem during lockdown

Winnie Harlow is struggling with her self-esteem as she ditches her make-up during lockdown.The model opened up on her life in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, and in an op-ed for Allure magazine, she confessed that she’s focused on getting…

Winnie Harlow is struggling with her self-esteem as she ditches her make-up during lockdown.

The model opened up on her life in self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, and in an op-ed for Allure magazine, she confessed that she’s focused on getting back to her “potential” once the restrictions are lifted.

“We’re all in the same boat right now. I know what you look like on a regular basis. It’s cool. We’re all in caveman mode. It’s all right,” Winnie wrote. “Let me tell you, the wig is off. I got a T-shirt and panties on all day.

“I get up and look in the mirror, and am like, ‘Girl, you ugly! But that’s okay, because I know your potential.’ It’s all right. We’re going back to that.”

The 25-year-old also discussed her vitiligo, which is a condition that causes white patches to develop on the skin, and said that it’s been changing over the last few years, especially around her eyes.

“People will always ask me, ‘How do you do your make-up?’ But it always changes because my skin always changes. I used to just put eye shadow on top of my skin, but as my brown skin is coming back more on my eyes, I naturally have dark circles from both my mom and dad,” she shared. “And because that area is coming back brown, it’s very, very dark.”

Elsewhere in the candid op-ed, Winnie confessed that she once complained to Kim Kardashian when she didn’t get any of her SKIMS shapewear on its launch last year.

“I was so upset. I think I went to her house for lunch and she was telling me all about SKIMS. I was like, ‘I haven’t gotten any!'” she recalled. “I (was) so excited to get that little box. Every time I’m at a shoot now and they have SKIMS stuff, I take it.”

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Iman shows support for Vogue Arabia’s #StayHome campaign

Supermodel Iman has backed Vogue Arabia’s #StayHome campaign amid the coronavirus crisis.Editors at the fashion publication have altered 30 covers from the course of its three-year to place face masks over the models’ faces, with the initiative designe…

Supermodel Iman has backed Vogue Arabia’s #StayHome campaign amid the coronavirus crisis.

Editors at the fashion publication have altered 30 covers from the course of its three-year to place face masks over the models’ faces, with the initiative designed to engage readers with health concerns and promote safety during the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe.

“At Vogue Arabia, we want to instigate the message that we all should #StayHome and adopt the prescribed safety procedures so that we can all overcome this health crisis together, and more united than ever,” commented Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief, Manuel Arnaut.

Iman’s original cover was from March 2018. It showed the Somali star, real name Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, gazing into the distance while wearing an elaborate black headwrap and stunning feathered top.

She proudly reposted the update image showing her wearing a face mask to her Instagram page on Thursday, and added in the caption: “I’ve joined @voguearabia in the fight against Covid-19 to support their #stayhome campaign, and emphasise the importance of safe habits during the pandemic.”

Meanwhile, Winnie Harlow’s June 2019 cover image has also been doctored, as have portraits of Halima Aden, Kenza Fourati, and Farida Khelfa.

“Since the cover of the magazine is a key statement, we hope all our followers join us in this campaign,” added Arnaut.

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Winnie Harlow celebrates friendship in Fendi handbag campaign

Winnie Harlow and Shannon Hamilton have been tapped to star in a new Fendi campaign celebrating friendship.The models and real-life pals are fronting the new #BaguetteFriendsForever short film and accompanying imagery to mark the launch of the latest e…

Winnie Harlow and Shannon Hamilton have been tapped to star in a new Fendi campaign celebrating friendship.

The models and real-life pals are fronting the new #BaguetteFriendsForever short film and accompanying imagery to mark the launch of the latest edition of the iconic Baguette bag.

In the playful footage, filmed mostly inside of a Fendi boutique in Miami, Winnie and Shannon spend time shopping together.

At one point, the Canadian star picks up a yellow version of the purse and comments, “This is not a bag, it’s a Baguette.”

Following the debut of the campaign, Winnie took to Instagram to share some of the images and to thank Fendi’s communication director, Cristiana Monfardini, for suggesting the concept.

“Cristiana asked me to star in the Fendi #BaguetteFriendsForever campaign, and being touched by Shannon’s story, rather than booking someone to play my best friend, asked me if I’d like to have my real-life best friend in the commercial with me… what a dream… what a reality!!!” the 25-year-old wrote in the caption. “@badgyalshanshan has been to work with me to show support but this experience was different! She gets to live her model dreams. Endlessly grateful to our fairy Cristiana for this idea. What a gift. I can’t wait to show our children this one day!”

The iconic Baguette bag was first launched by designers at the fashion house in 1997.

Fendi reissued the Baguette at the spring/summer 2019 Milan Fashion Week show to much fanfare, with the #BaguetteFriendsForever campaign featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, influencer Caroline Daur, and model Ebonee Davis, rolling out a short time later. Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts, as well as Kiernan Shipka and her filmmaker pal Christian Coppola have also fronted Baguette campaigns.

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Lewis Hamilton unveils latest Tommy Hilfiger line with star-studded London show

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule colle…

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.

The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule collection with musician H.E.R., at the TOMMYNOW Spring 2020 show held at the Tate Modern in London on Sunday night, with celebrity guests including Billy Porter, Charli XCX, and Meghan Trainor.

The show featured a diverse, age, and size-inclusive mix of models from both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from ’90s British favourites Jodie Kidd, Yasmin Le Bon, and Erin O’Connor to newcomers such as Halima Aden, Alton Mason, and Jasmine Sanders. Other U.K. faces included Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger, and Karen Elson, while international models included Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Candice Swanepoel.

The famous faces on the runway vastly outnumbered those sitting front row, with the show also featuring celebrity relatives such as Helena Christensen and Norman Reedus’ son Mingus, Kate Moss’ sister Lottie, Liam Gallagher’s son Lennon, Bob Geldof’s daughter Pixie, and Christy Turlington’s nephew James.

The genderless ‘See Now, Buy Now’ collection was the most sustainable TommyxLewis release to date, with 75 per cent of the line using more sustainable production methods, including organic cotton, recycled fabric, and low-impact denim washes.

Naomi Campbell opened the show wearing a neon yellow and beige tracksuit with chunky high-top sneakers. A number of streetwear looks followed, before the collection focused on preppy outfits heavily featuring nautical stripes and the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag, with Ambrosio wearing a crisp navy blue blazer over the top of a white and blue striped shirt, worn as a dress, and a white jumper.

Hamilton linked arms with Campbell as he walked down to the catwalk with Hilfiger and H.E.R. to give the final bow.

“Thanks to @thomasjhilfiger, @hermusicofficial, all my amazing models including @naomi and of course to everyone at @tommyhilfiger,” he wrote on Instagram. “It’s been such a journey to create our most sustainable collection to date, but it’s something I’m so proud that we’ve been able to achieve. Feeling very grateful for all our hard work today.”

London Fashion Week continues on Monday with presentations from Burberry, JW Anderson, and Erdem.

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Paris Jackson makes runway debut during Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show

Paris Jackson made her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show during Paris Couture Week on Wednesday night. The French fashion designer shocked fans last week when he announced that his Paris Couture Week presentation would be his last haute c…

Paris Jackson made her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier’s final show during Paris Couture Week on Wednesday night.

The French fashion designer shocked fans last week when he announced that his Paris Couture Week presentation would be his last haute couture runway, and he made sure he went out with a bang by turning the star-studded catwalk show at the Theatre du Chatelet into a party.

One of the most surprising additions to his line-up was Paris, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, who hit the runway in a ’60s-inspired bohemian chic look which was comprised of a printed robe with a long train, a psychedelic patterned top, colourful snakeskin trousers, and wedge platform sandals. She topped the look off with colourful beaded jewellery and a green headband.

The 21-year-old later shared footage of her walk on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Absolutely honoured and deeply grateful @jpgaultierofficial.”

In the comments, Naomi Campbell gave her seal of approval by calling the look “beautiful”.

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese also brought a little celebrity glitter to the show, strutting the runway in a sexy outfit crafted from belts and a corset, while Culture Club singer Boy George performed during the finale.

Models including Gigi and Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Irina Shayk, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls all made an appearance, alongside Gaultier muses such as Karen Elson and Coca Rocha, who performed an Irish dance down the runway.

The event brought out many industry icons who wanted to catch Gaultier’s final fashion show too. Carla Bruni, Eva Herzigova, and fellow designer Christian Louboutin were among the famous faces in the audience.

Opening the show, the retiring Gaultier urged his fans to recycle their clothes, stating, “In my first show and this, my last, there are creations made with the jeans I’ve worn. It’s the most beautiful of materials. Like a lot of humans, it becomes even more beautiful as it gets older.”

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Emily Ratajkowski and Teddy Quinlivan slam models attending Saudi Arabia festival

Emily Ratajkowski and Teddy Quinlivan have blasted the models who agreed to take part in a controversial trip to Saudi Arabia.High-profile models including Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Stella Maxwell joined the likes of Armie Hammer, Ryan Ph…

Emily Ratajkowski and Teddy Quinlivan have blasted the models who agreed to take part in a controversial trip to Saudi Arabia.

High-profile models including Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Stella Maxwell joined the likes of Armie Hammer, Ryan Phillippe, Sofia Richie, and Scott Disick in the country’s capital of Riyadh for the MDL Beast Festival.

Members of the Saudi government allegedly gifted the all-expenses-paid tours to celebrities and Instagram influencers to improve the country’s reputation and spark an interest in their tourism industry, despite their track record of human-rights abuses.

According to editors at news outlet Insider, Richie shared a picture on Instagram from Riyadh’s opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel, which was reportedly the same hotel that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used to detain a number of prominent people under the guise of anti-corruption charges.

In light of the issue, Ratajkowski released a statement to moderators at fashion commentary website Diet Prada and told them she had turned down the trip.

“It is very important to me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, freedom of expression and the right to a free press,” the 28-year-old stated. “I hope coming forward on this brings more attention to the injustices happening here.”

While Quinlivan took to Instagram to share her disgust at her fellow models and urged her followers to be “conscious” of their actions.

“As a LGBTQ+ rights activist, supporter of human rights and equality of the sexes, I felt it was important I speak on this issue specifically on this platform,” the 25-year-old, who came out as transgender in 2017, wrote. “We all have to be conscious of what we are supporting and what we lend our platforms to.”

Martha Hunt also turned down the trip to MDL Beast Festival.

“I stand in solidarity with the repressed people of Saudi Arabia and refuse to be used as a campaign to cover up those suffering from injustice,” she said.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated by Saudi operatives at the nation’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2018. The Saudi royal family has denied ordering or sanctioning the killing. In addition, women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested in May 2018. She remains in prison pending the next court session.

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Winnie Harlow wows in Marilyn Monroe costume for Halloween

Winnie Harlow has made a splash by dressing as Marilyn Monroe for Halloween.The Canadian model took to Instagram on Thursday to upload three photos of her dressed up as the Hollywood icon in her 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, specifically the Dia…

Winnie Harlow has made a splash by dressing as Marilyn Monroe for Halloween.

The Canadian model took to Instagram on Thursday to upload three photos of her dressed up as the Hollywood icon in her 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, specifically the Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend sequence.

Winnie topped off her look with blue contact lenses, a slash of red lipstick and a bright blonde wig.

“Recreating an iconic Marilyn Monroe look has always been a dream of mine. My obsession runs deep. So being able to have such an amazing team help make this dream a reality blows my mind,” she captioned the snaps, before going on to credit her glam squad for their work. “Thank you @jamiemcfarland (Jamie McFarland, designer) for creating each custom look. Thank you @hbjbofficial (Jordan Jay Brumant, hairstylist) for slaying the hell out of this blonde moment!! Thank you @adamburrell (Adam Burrell, make-up artist) for literally giving me the embodiment of Marilyn through beat! Thank you @__ashabriana for killing the planning for this whole idea. And of course a HUGE Thank You to @sanchezzalba (Albert Sanchez and Pedro Zalba, photographers) for not only offering to shoot this look, but opening your home studio to me, my team and friends to make this all come to life.”

Winnie concluded her post by writing: “Each of you know I love a Halloween moment and this idea would’ve been nothing without any of you!”

Accordingly, a number of the 25-year-old’s celebrity followers were quick to praise her look, with Khloe Kardashian writing, “Wow wow wow,” and Ebonee Davis adding: “How you look even better than the original??!!!!!”

Other top models to get into the Halloween spirit this year included Heidi Klum, who went as a gruesome alien-type figure for her annual bash, Georgia Fowler, who channelled Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gigi Hadid, who was dressed as Jim Carrey in The Mask, and Emily Ratajkowski, who copied Edie Falco’s look as Carmela Soprano in TV show The Sopranos.

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Winnie Harlow: ‘I’ve been wearing Steve Madden shoes since childhood’

Winnie Harlow decided to collaborate with Steve Madden on a shoe collection because she wore his designs throughout her childhood. The Canadian model unveiled the collection she created with designers at the footwear giant, founded by Steve Madden in 1…

Winnie Harlow decided to collaborate with Steve Madden on a shoe collection because she wore his designs throughout her childhood.

The Canadian model unveiled the collection she created with designers at the footwear giant, founded by Steve Madden in 1990, earlier this week and shared snaps on her Instagram page showing her posing in the shoes in a photoshoot led by famed photographer Steven Klein.

In a new interview with Us Weekly, the 25-year-old explained that the collaboration was the perfect fit because she has been a longtime fan of the Steve Madden brand.

“I’ve been wearing Steve Madden shoes my whole childhood. With this collaboration I wanted it to speak to where I came from and the people in my life who helped me get where I am,” she said, while Madden added: “We were with Winnie when she was 12 and Winnie when she was 15 and when she graduated high school. So, we have that association, even though we didn’t know each other.”

To pay homage to their long-running connection, some of the shoes in her collection are recreations of what Harlow used to wear when she was younger and are named after people close to her.

“I was really excited to just have freedom in creating shoes that I really wanted to wear,” the fashion star continued. “Obviously as a model, I’ve worn so many shoes – I’ve done the runway for different events and red carpets – and sometimes there’s just certain things about a shoe that I absolutely love but there’s something I would change.”

Her favourite shoes are the knee-length Harlow boots, which come in red or yellow snakeskin-like fabric or black crocodile-look designs, the Tina stiletto ankle boots, the LisaLove chunky ankle boots, the Princess pointed heels, the Badgirl strappy sandals, and the Glorey and All Now sneakers. The collection, which ranges in price between $90 (£72) and $160 (£128), is available to buy from the Steve Madden website.

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