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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Ashley Graham honoured to walk in fashion show while pregnant

Ashley Graham was honoured to walk in Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya’s New York Fashion Week show while pregnant. The model announced she was expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin back in August, and she hasn’t been letting pregnancy get in t…

Ashley Graham was honoured to walk in Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya’s New York Fashion Week show while pregnant.

The model announced she was expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin back in August, and she hasn’t been letting pregnancy get in the way of her busy schedule.

The 31-year-old made her first catwalk appearance since announcing the exciting news during the Tommy X Zendaya presentation outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem on Sunday night and rocked a black polka dot dress with a thigh-high slit and oversized belt, six-inch heels, houndstooth scarf, and hat.

Sharing snaps from the runway on her Instagram account, Ashley gushed over the experience.

“What a night!! This show was so memorable, exhilarating and truly inspiring @tommyhilfiger @zendaya & @luxurylaw, thank you for including me!” she wrote in the caption. “I am so grateful and proud to have been a part of such an incredible show. Thank you for honouring the importance of inclusion by representing so many different women on your runway and showing that beauty comes in many forms. I could have never imagined the feeling of walking a runway pregnant, it was truly an honour for us to be there!”

Euphoria actress Zendaya thanked Ashley for her appearance in the comments, adding, “It was an honour.” British model Adwoa Aboah posted, “HERO!!! Preggerzzzz Goals (sic)”, while Lily Aldridge wrote, “Yessssssss so major!!!”

In addition to the show, Ashley was sat front row at Christian Siriano’s spring 2020 presentation and attended a Harper’s Bazaar party.

The second and final part of designer Hilfiger’s collaboration with Zendaya was a nod to the ’70s and featured a diverse range of models including Leomie Anderson, Winnie Harlow, Soo Joo Park, Halima Aden, and Candice Swanepoel.

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Kim Kardashian unveils make-up collaboration with Winnie Harlow

Kim Kardashian has finally unveiled her KKW Beauty collaboration with Winnie Harlow.The mother-of-four confirmed back in June that she was working with the Victoria’s Secret model on a secret project, and on Tuesday, she launched the collection. “I’m …

Kim Kardashian has finally unveiled her KKW Beauty collaboration with Winnie Harlow.

The mother-of-four confirmed back in June that she was working with the Victoria’s Secret model on a secret project, and on Tuesday, she launched the collection.

“I’m so excited to announce my new KKW x WINNIE Collab!!! @winnieharlow is someone I admire and respect so much. She’s the definition of a true beauty. Our @kkwbeauty collab features a gorgeous 12-pan Eyeshadow Palette, a Highlighter Duo and 3 Glosses. Launching to kkwbeauty.com on Friday, 09.13 at 12pm pst #kkwxwinnie,” Kim wrote on Instagram, alongside several images of the KKW x Winnie products.

The reality star poses alongside the former America’s Next Top Model contestant in images from the campaign, with the duo wearing matching high ponytails and sheer black high-necked dresses.

Winnie, who has vitiligo, a skin condition that causes pigment-free patches to appear on the body, also shared the exciting news on Instagram, alongside more campaign shots, featuring her and Kim sporting gold jewellery.

“I’m so excited to announce my new KKW X WINNIE Collection!!! Thank you @kimkardashian for allowing me to be free in my creativity. Thank you for calling me and asking my opinion on everything to do with this collaboration!” the 25-year-old wrote.

The KKW x Winnie collection features a 12-pan eye shadow palette priced at $49 (£40), a $26 (£21) highlighter duo that works with both deeper and fairer skin tones, and three glitter-infused lip glosses for $42 (£35), or $18 (£15) each.

Fans have the option to purchase the entire collection for $142 (£117) too, with all items available to buy from kkwbeauty.com on 13 September.

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Kim Kardashian collaborating with Winnie Harlow on KKW Beauty line

Kim Kardashian is teaming with Winnie Harlow on a line for KKW Beauty.The mother-of-four briefly spoke about her cosmetics brand during a recent episode of her reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and confirmed she was collaborating with the V…

Kim Kardashian is teaming with Winnie Harlow on a line for KKW Beauty.

The mother-of-four briefly spoke about her cosmetics brand during a recent episode of her reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and confirmed she was collaborating with the Victoria’s Secret model on a secret project.

In light of the news, Winnie, who has vitiligo, a skin condition that causes pigment-free patches to appear on the body, uploaded a screenshot of the announcement to her Instagram Stories.

“Soooo ready!” she captioned the snap, adding: “OMG (oh my God) We love you!”

Neither Kim nor Winnie has shared any further details about the collaboration.

However, the 38-year-old has just launched KKW Beauty’s Skin Perfect Body Foundation, which is priced at $45 (£35), and has been designed to cover up skin imperfections, including her psoriasis. Other products within the KKW Beauty range include lipsticks, lipliners, highlighters and eyeshadows.

Winnie has long been outspoken about representation within the beauty industry, and once wrote an op-ed for Glamour magazine, calling out make-up artists for not being inclusive.

“With make-up artists, we need to have more people who know how to work with someone with a dark skin tone and not have it turn grey or ashy. I was backstage and put in front of a make-up artist and I looked at the range of tones she had – she didn’t even have colours dark enough for my skin. If you don’t even have shades dark enough for me, that’s saying a lot,” the 24-year-old stated.

This isn’t the first time Kim has teased a possible collaboration with Winnie.

Back in February, the two posed for a snap, with the TV personality captioning the shot: “Can you guess what we’re up to?”

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Winnie Harlow first reached out to Vogue Arabia co-star over Instagram

Winnie Harlow first reached out to her fellow Vogue Arabia cover star, and vitiligo sufferer, Shahad Salman a year ago.The Canadian model, who has had the skin condition since she was a child, has been tapped by the fashion publication’s editor-in-chie…

Winnie Harlow first reached out to her fellow Vogue Arabia cover star, and vitiligo sufferer, Shahad Salman a year ago.

The Canadian model, who has had the skin condition since she was a child, has been tapped by the fashion publication’s editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut to appear alongside local rising star Shahad, who also has vitiligo, for the magazine’s June 2019 issue.

Speaking about the photoshoot, Winnie shared that she interacted with Shahad on Instagram over 12 months ago and found it amazing to be modelling next to her in Riyadh.

“Almost a year ago, Shahad made a post on Instagram with our pictures next to each other. She wrote in the caption that it was ‘weird’ how similar we looked,” she recalled in an interview for the publication. “I commented saying that it was not weird, but that she was so gorgeous.”

In addition, the photo-sharing platform was where Vogue Arabia editors spotted Shahad.

And the model couldn’t be more thrilled to have landed the gig with Winnie, especially as they are able to use the photoshoot to open up a discussion about women and positive representation.

“Before, I didn’t feel good about myself and I didn’t like the way I looked. Winnie was the person who gave me the confidence to fight. I never expected to meet her. Sharing time on the set of Vogue with her was a dream. I feel that now I, too, can inspire other girls from Arab world,” said Shahad.

Following the release of the Vogue Arabia cover, Winnie took to her Instagram to praise the team and express her excitement over landing her debut Vogue gig, with some of her celebrity followers, including Kim Kardashian, Jourdan Dunn, and Cindy Bruna, applauding her.

“After every rejection, every naysayer, every trial and tribulation. Every night travelling and living alone without my family and friends. All to be able to tell, no SHOW the world that representation matters,” the 24-year-old wrote.

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