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The sister act owning the world of fashion and vying for the top title

Le 4 décembre 2016, 10:34 dans Humeurs 0

One is blonde, the other brunette. While one excelled in volleyball, the other wanted to become a photographer.

Gigi and Bella Hadid at the CFDA Fashion Awards after party in New York, in Jun 2015

But whatever their differences they have at least two things in common.

They are both going head to head at the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow for the title of world’s greatest model.

The award is for the female or male model that has “contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year and has demonstrated influence beyond the catwalk”.

Should either 21-year-old Gigi or Bella, 20, pick up this somewhat grandiose title at the end of tomorrow’s glittering gala evening it will represent the high point in parallel careers that have seen them come to dominate both the catwalks and the covers of the world’s glossiest magazines.

Naturally the sisters are also huge on social media - Gigi has 26 million followers on Instagram alone - lending them an appearance of intimacy with their fans which earlier generations of supermodels could never hope to achieve.

Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council, which runs tomorrow's awards, said either one would be a worthy winner.

“Bella and Gigi are two distinctive personalities who seem to have found their feet so young,” she said.

“Both are incredibly talented models but the nominations show that our voting panel also recognises the power of social media. Both young women are brilliant examples of businesswomen who have been able to harness the consumer demand to engage with the personality behind the brand.”

Pixie Lott dresses to impress in a figure-hugging gold gown

Le 17 novembre 2016, 07:41 dans Humeurs 0

She's had to head back to work after a whirlwind couple of days celebrating her engagement.

But Pixie Lott turned work into a party on Wednesday night as she turned heads at the Hard Rock Cafe Paris' 25th anniversary bash.

The starlet dressed to impress in a stunning gold gown, but while she sparkled for the cameras there was still no sign of her new engagement ring.

The star showed off her trim figure in the tight-fitting gown which glittered under the red carpet lights.

The dress also featured a daringly low neckline, with Pixie's ample assets on display thanks to the plunging design.

Her blonde locks were styled into a sleek bob and swept back off her face to highlight her flawless makeup.

While Pixie wore a ring on one finger, there was no sign of her new piece of bling - a dazzling diamond ring from her model fiance Oliver Cheshire, who popped the question in London on Sunday.  

The couple headed to a London jewellers on Monday where Pixie vacated the shop without her eye-popping engagement ring.

The 25-year-old Cry Me Out hitmaker was grinning from ear-to-ear as she left the store in Hatton Garden, the home of the best jewellers in the capital.

Inside the shop she was seen poring over the rings - perhaps preparing to resize or exchange the eye-popping diamond which she left the shop without.

The couple have been enjoying a blissfully happy romance over the past six years and Oliver finally popped the question, proposing to his girlfriend in the heart of London.

 

The ethical fashion way to nail the pyjama dressing trend

Le 2 novembre 2016, 06:54 dans Humeurs 0

I'm seriously considering wearing my pyjamas to work. Because "pyjama dressing" is now an actual fashion thing, with its own name. So there is a god. It's been, ahem, a sleeper hit since Rihanna wore hers while out in New York last year. In February, Dolce & Gabbana held a pyjama party in LA attended by Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie. Meanwhile the suit formerly known as sleepwear has become a fashion-week street-style hit.

There are provisos of course: you can't just front up in any old unicorn onesie and expect to be taken seriously. But in printed crepe de chine, striped twill or piped satin, the button-up PJ shirt is big news.

Retailers from Witchery and Country Road to Zara and ASOS are proposing such pieces, but how does the ethical fashionista embrace the trend?

Firstly, let's think of this as a lifestyle choice rather than a fad – I think that's achievable; our fashion culture is already pretty relaxed. From bed to bar. Sounds good to me. Plus the wide-legged palazzo pant is a classic that never gets tired.

A bit more affordable is the small-scale Italian luxury brand, For Restless Sleepers. Designer Francesca Ruffini makes beautiful, quality PJs to be seen in. Her prints are exclusive and she sources her silk from Como, where mills have been weaving silk cloth since the 15th century.

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