What’s Trending This Week? (Apart from MFW, of course…)
The 2015 Children In Need Pudsey T-shirt launched on Friday, and has been designed by none other than Giles Deacon. The charity tee focuses on a modernised, graphic and monochrome version of the famous bear. A guilt-free wardrobe addition, if there ever was one…
‘We’ve missed you Cara!’ were the words that came to many this week, after the supermodel/actress returned to the social spotlight after a few quiet weeks slightly outside of it. This withdrawal of attention may have been the cause for her rather controversial cascade of tweets (labelled later as a rant) that she posted on Tuesday after returning to the flashing lights, the first one reading: “If only I could make you feel the way you make me feel, I just hope that outside of this, you are able to feel empathy for others”, which were aimed at the paparazzi and their eternal presence in the star’s life.
Other Cara news: on Wednesday Cara and Kate (does she need a surname?) flew to Milan to open a new Mango store, and were met by a flurry of screaming, and umbrella clenching, fans. Also, Ms Delevingne even managed to squeeze in a premiere this week, donning a Burberry fringed mini dress and a plaited ponytail, accompanied by Pan co-stars 12-year-old Levi Miller and Suki Waterhouse. #thatsonebusyweek
It seems the Kardash/Jenner clan can’t get enough of politics lately, what with Mrs Kim & Mr Kanye posing with Hilary Clinton – as posted on her Instagram – to Kendall Jenner, (the girl who has taken Cara’s much-coveted place as THE model) who dressed as a suffragette in a promotional video for the new campaign titled: Rock The Boat. Aiming to encourage young people to get involved in politics, persuading Kendall herself to be in their video was a very good decision indeed (what with her humungous following of fan girls and boys). Throughout the duration of the clip, the ‘squad-goals’ sensation explains the suffragette movement whilst she is transformed back into her present day self. She finishes the video with a simple statement: “I’m Kendall Jenner. I’m 19. And I’m here to rock the vote.” Go girl!
On Tuesday, Naomi Campbell (looking rather fabulous and smart in head-to-toe black) posed outside 10, Downing Street before the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 Downing Street reception.
Allison Williams shared a photograph of herself in a truly beautiful Oscar de la Renta wedding dress on her Instagram page – the decadent chiffon and exquisite lace juxtaposing against the rural backdrop – after marrying Ricky Van Heen last Saturday.
Heard of Rosalie Nelson? Then you clearly weren’t one of the 55,000 people to sign her petition to increase regulation in the fashion industry, which is now being looked into by an All-Party Parliamentary Group in Westminster. Rosalie Nelson said that, “agencies managing and recruiting models have a responsibility to the wellbeing of girls on the catwalk at fashion week, and in the industry as a whole,” and urged that the UK should follow in the footsteps of France to criminalise the use of models who are “dangerously underweight”. “I’m a 23-year-old model, a clothes size 8 to 10,” Nelson – who is already represented by a local agency, IMM Models said. “When I walked into one of the UK’s biggest model agencies last year they told me I ticked all the boxes except one – I needed to lose weight. So I did. Four months later I lost nearly a stone, two inches off my hips. When I returned to the same agency they told me to lose more weight, they wanted me “down to the bone”. Down to the bone? She’s no piece of meat.
Sadly, Jackie Collins is no longer alive after a battle with cancer resulted her death last Sunday. Her sister Joan Collins was soon to share the news via her social media, commemorating her with the words: “Wherever you are, my darling sister, you deserve a red carpet and a throne.” RIP Jackie ❤.
Joan Smalls found herself embroiled in an almost identical Instagram battle to her friend Karlie Kloss this week, when she reportedly posted a picture taken by a photography student on her Instagram page without crediting it. The since-removed picture was quickly replaced with an image of a middle finger join-the-dots and a caption expressing Smalls’ dismay that the situation had escalated so quickly – which was also later removed (!). The photographer responsible for the image of Smalls (that has caused so much drama) was student Claire Roche – who seemingly privately messaged the model threatening to take legal action if the picture was not either credited or removed. Who do you think: is a picture just a picture, or should people take image copyrighting more seriously?
Want to check out this week’s catwalk looks fresh from fashion week? Then check out the FC Trends page for the best collections of SS16.
What’s Trending This Week? 9th September 2015