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What’s Trending This Week?


This week started off with an announcement of sorts: that Candice Swanepoel – the Victoria Secret’s sex goddess – is pregnant. Using Instagram (what else?) as her tool, she shared a picture of her stomach with Nicoli’s (Candice’s half-brazilian model partner of 10 years) hand on it alongside the words, “Agora vai ser”. The phrase is a Portuguese proverb meaning: “Now it will be”, to which she added the hashtag #barrigapositiva; meaning “positive belly”. If you didn’t know, Behati Prinsloo (another fellow VS angel) is expecting too, and rather surprisingly both girls are said to still be walking in the VS Fashion Show come November. But knowing Candice’s attitude to healthy living, she will be in even better shape post-baby!

Tuesday was the night of the launch of The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder in New York, with Kendall Jenner fans flocking to catch of a glimpse of (and maybe grab a slightly crazy picture with?) the attending spokeswoman of the brand. P.S. you might want to take a look at this makeup collection, Sephora’s raving about it already…

Giorgio Armani has made public his intentions to no longer use fur in any of his fashion collections from now on. “I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections,” Armani said in a statement on Tuesday. “Technological progress made over the years allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposition that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals. Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company is now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals.” I completely agree with Mr Armani, we really don’t need to kill creatures in order to get a pretty coat that has a certain texture. #SayNoToFur

You have to love Gigi. You have to. How can you not? Not only is she über pretty and über likeable, but she actually has a voice. On Wednesday Hadid responded to a rather-hateful Twitter user who told her to “practice how to walk properly instead of having a new boyfriend every two weeks”. Gigi retorted back, saying: “I’ve dated three guys in three years, hun. My walk can always get better; I hope the unrelated bitterness in your heart can too,” referring to former boyfriends Cody Simpson and Joe Jonas, and Zayn Malik who she is currently dating. Predictably the exchange quickly went viral, resulting in the original tweet being deleted.

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Remember the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund? The one that Mary Katrantzou won last year. Well, this year’s edition has been even better, with an insane judging panel ranging from Topshop to Burberry to Browns, and the designers competing including Osman and Mother of Pearl. However it was Sophia Webster who was chosen to accept the accolade, and after seeing her A/W16 presentation, I couldn’t agree more. Announced at the Bulgari Hotel in London on Tuesday, Webster gushed, “It feels amazing! I’m so shocked; I still can’t quite take it in. This will just make such a massive difference to our business. The store is next on the agenda, we only just got the keys last week, so that’s our next focus. After that, our team is growing and we’ve really outgrown our space so next will be a new office. It’s incredible.” Go Sophia!

Brussels. I’m sure you’ve all heard about it. The 30 people that died and the hundreds of injured ones that are left with deformed bodies and harrowing memories. The one thing I ask: when will it stop? When will the terrorists stop? Fashion is amazing and exciting and interesting and has many powers, but it can’t stop a bomb. (I apologise if I’ve just ruined your mood. Reality sucks, right?)


By India Hunnikin


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