The world is abuzz with the latest news from Amal Clooney today as she stays true to her roots and keeps up her work with the Armenian nation, this time working closely with the 100 Lives project from the largely unknown country to bring young Lebanese women to the United World College in Dilijan, Armenia. It is not every day that a star in her own right and style mistress with a rather keen eye turns to helping individuals gain incredibly stellar education in a new type of school where modernity meets natural elegance and the student body is such that the future rests on their shoulders.
There are three things we need to expand on here. Amal Clooney herself is a remarkable human being hell-bent on ensuring human rights and values are protected to the utmost. She is more than just a figurehead in the fashion industry, her choices in clothing often leaving us desiring more images of her around the world. Even during her Venice wedding, it became clear that this is a woman to be reckoned with in terms of style, but also has proved on many accounts including through helping bring the Armenian Genocide to the world’s notice, that she is indeed a woman with a golden heart. As a warrior of justice, it makes sense to see her shaking hands with Ruben Vardanyan and partnering with his 100 Lives project that was launched to support and celebrate the strength of the human spirit, both in Armenians themselves and as seen in those who tried their best to help those subjected to genocide in 1915.
The partnership for the scholarship is set to allow one female from Lebanon the chance to study at the international school of Dilijan, also known as the United World College, where the student body is diverse and the programs deliver a challenging and transformative educational experience. At the moment, UWC has 15 schools and colleges across five continents, with over 50,000 students from 181 different countries.
It is two years of study, where young people will come together and receive an education far different from what you find elsewhere. The ties of friendship that this college delivers are inseparable and will lead to a more global leadership. This is what awaits one lucky lady, said to be named Pamela Tebchrany, as she will make her way to Armenia, a country that few ever heard of and even fewer have been to. Here, it is not even the capital city where we can expect to see her, but in the resort town of Dilijan that is expected to grow quickly and soon surpass the capital with its modernity and forward-thinking.
As for the recipient’s profile, Pamela is a dedicated student who graduated top of her class and speaks French, English and Arabic fluently. Her interests lie in human rights and women’s equality. We look forward to seeing her in Armenia and applaud Amal Clooney on her dedication to everything human rights.
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There are those epic makeup products that have been around since forever, and you can’t simply get enough of them. These are the staples in makeup bags for ladies from all over the world. Celebrities are obsessed with them and makeup artists swear by them. One of those essentials is the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip duo that has been blessing women with the perfect pout for quite a while. To make your Friday even better, the iconic makeup artist announced that she is adding an eyeshadow and cheek palette to the range.
Today we bring the most exciting news to all makeup lovers. The mega-popular brand Charlotte Tilbury is officially launching at Sephora. After being in the business for five years, the label is finally joining the retailer’s famous family. Charlotte is one of the most renowned celebrity makeup artists, known for her signature Hollywood glam. She’s worked with almost every single star you can imagine including Miranda Ker, Emma Roberts, Kate Moss, Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek, Kylie Minogue, Amal Clooney and more. The makeup guru is so iconic that she even scored the highest British order, the MBE by the Queen for her achievements in the beauty industry.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot on May 19. They both looked dreamy, Prince Harry in his uniform, while Meghan Markle in two simple-yet-mesmerizing bridal gowns. Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy designed the now-iconic off-the-shoulder dress with mile-long train. For the evening reception, Markle turned to the beloved designer Stella McCartney who created the high-neck silk gown. The guests at the royal wedding included everyone from royals and influential figures to celebrities. Flip through this article to see all the guest fashion highlights from the royal wedding.
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
(Possibly pregnant) Pippa Middleton stole the show at another royal wedding wearing a floral “Hepburn” dress by The Fold London. Her husband James Matthews opted for a multicolored tux.
The 2018 Met Gala was full of opulent, out of this world dresses that are hard to miss. It’s almost impossible to choose the best dressed of the night, but there sure were celebrities who stood out. Check out the most beautiful ensembles in the pictures below.
This stunner once again shut down the Met Gala with her mesmerizing Margiela ensemble. Just like all the previous times, Rihanna completely nailed the Heavenly Bodies theme.
The 2018 Met Gala is less than a week away. The biggest names in the showbiz are already having their final fittings! Before you get to go through the images from this year’s Met Ball, here is everything that you need to know about the most glamorous night of the year.
1. Where and When is the Met Gala Happening?
Traditionally every first Monday of May the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its doors to the richest and most famous people on earth. Everyone from the biggest stars in the showbiz to other influential people gets to walk the Met Gala’s red carpet. This year’s Met Ball will take place on Monday, May 7.
2. Who is the host and the co-chairs of 2018 Met Gala?
Since 1995, the Met Gala has been hosted by the US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. She chooses other public figures to co-chair the event. This year’s Met Gala will be co-chaired by Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace.
3. What is This Year’s Theme?
We are about to have a very exciting 2018 Met Gala considering this year’s theme. “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination is the latest Met Gala theme and the most controversial one yet. The event will feature 40 Vatican vestments and accessories spanning 15 papacies. Pieces that have never left the Vatican will be displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of this year’s theme. Expect to also see pieces by Coco Chanel who was educated by nuns, and designers such as John Galliano and Crist‚Äö√†√∂‚Äö√¢‚Ä¢bal Balenciaga who’s work has been influenced by religion.
4. Who Gets Invited?
Unless you are among the wealthiest people from industries such as fashion, film, music, art, or you are insanely rich for some reason don’t expect an invitation to the Met Gala. Only the biggest A-listers get to attend. The list is subject to change, but many influential figures get invited every year.
5. What is the Price of The Tickets?
Being a celebrity comes with many advantages. The most famous figures get free designer gowns and makeovers for the event! Between 500-700 people make it on Anna Wintour’s official list and some of them even get paid by brands to be a part of the Met Ball. However, everyone from designers and companies to other people has to spare between $30 000 – $275 000 (for a table). On the bright side, all of the money goes to the museum.
6. What is The Dress Code?
Since we have a controversial theme this year, it’s expected that many designers will try to stay neutral. Connecting religion to fashion might look disrespectful to some people. However, the die-hard dress code followers such as Katy Perry and Rihanna will for sure take risks when it comes to their 2018 Met Gala looks.
7. Who is on the Guest List This Year?
The official list hasn’t been revealed yet. Anyway, it’s very exciting to know that fashion icons Rihanna and Amal Clooney will be there since they are co-hosting the event.
8. Will there be a Met Gala Live Stream?
Cameras are never allowed inside the event, so there will be no live stream. On the bright side, E! will have a live red carpet coverage that will start at 6 p.m EST.
The masterminds behind Oscar de la Renta Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim can’t go wrong with the bridal offerings for the fashion house. Out of all young designers out there, Garcia and Kim understand the millennial bride best. Partly because there is almost no age difference between them and mostly because of their extensive experience with Oscar de la Renta. Garcia even helped Mr. Oscar de la Renta himself to design a custom gown for Amal Clooney’s wedding with actor George Clooney back in 2014. Just recently the style icon loaned her wedding dress to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, where The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta exhibit took place. Fernando Garcia was lucky enough to learn from one of the best in the business. For Oscar de la Renta’s Bridal Fall 2018 Collection both designers incorporated the recognizable opulence and drama of their master in the brand’s latest bridal offerings.
The Oscar de la Renta Bridal Fall 2018 Collection seemed to be divided into three segments: traditional bride, millennial bride, and an edgy bride. There are voluminous tulle gowns because many brides dream of a big dress for their big day. The designer duo used discreet embellishments on the tulle gowns to upgrade the designs.
For the young modern brides, Oscar de la Renta offered revealing numbers with sultry details such as sheer bodice or skirt. These brides are busy, aware of the latest trends and take a good care of themselves. So, showing some more skin is not an option, but a must for them. After all, there is nothing wrong with women who feel comfortable in their skin and feel comfortable to show more skin. Next fall, a naked back is the most erotic zone of the female body according to Garcia and Kim. These figure-accenting bridal gowns featured stunning floral embellishments, tulle, and delicate lace. There is also a tulle gown with a soft pop of pink in the top part perfect for brides that want to escape from the traditional wedding gown styles.
There is a powerful movement going on in the world of fashion with a goal to blur the gender lines in clothing. Garcia and Kim offered one chic pantsuit with culottes to substitute a classic gown. The bride who will opt for a suit wants more than just a suit – she is the star of the show after all. So, the culottes are here to let everyone know that she is bold and doesn’t care about society’s norms.
Photo Credit: Oscar de la Renta
The Met Gala 2018 theme is finally confirmed. This summer sources claimed that this year’s Met Gala will bring together fashion and religion. After many speculations back in August, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute revealed the theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.’ The list of hosts of the 2018 Met Gala is also revealed. Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace will have the honors to host this prestigious event. Donatella Versace is a veteran of the Met Gala with 16 appearances at this event. Rihanna has been on 7 Met Galas and flaunted a statement look every time. Lastly, Amal has attended once, in 2015.
The religion has influenced fashion in many ways in the past. In 2018 we will have a chance to see outstanding religion-infused garments in one place. This year the show will take place in multiple locations. The hottest fashion locations in 2018 are the medieval galleries at the Met’s Fifth Avenue, the Anna Wintour Costume Center and uptown at the Cloisters. In the spirit of the religious theme, visitors will have a chance to see the papal garb displayed at the exhibition. The next year’s fashion exhibit will be a real spectacle. Many of these garments have never been seen outside the Vatican neither in the 1983 Met blockbuster, “The Vatican Collections: The Papacy and Art.’
Designed to display how ‘material Christianity’ has helped for the ‘Catholic imagination’, the 2018 Met Gala exhibition will be curated by Andrew Bolton. The exhibition will showcase about 150 ensembles. Among the pieces, there will be creations of Coco Chanel, who was educated by nuns. As you probably guess John Galliano’s Fall 2000 Couture collection for Christian Dior full of papal vestments-like ensembles will be part of the exhibition. Additionally, there will be pieces by Crist‚Äö√†√∂‚Äö√¢‚Ä¢bal Balenciaga, Donatella Versace and more designers that incorporated religion in fashion throughout the years.
The theme itself and the fashion exhibition has a goal to put an accent on the influence of the religion on high-fashion. Some designers celebrate religion through almost every collection they design. The outrageous Italian duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are famous for their religion-meets-couture gowns. We expect to see a lot of those at the 2018 Met Gala red carpet on the first Monday in May next year.
“Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ will be open from May 10 to October 8, 2018. There will also be a catalog with photographs by Katerina Jebb.
When you are layering for the colder autumn days, you better have a statement coat. The summer is officially over, so aside from the warm sweaters, you will need quality outwear. A good coat is the first thing that people will notice. It will compliment your whole outfit.
If you choose a coat in a bright color, or a patterned one, then you can wear just a pair of jeans and white shirt. If you are opting for a more elegant look, dresses and skirts will also look perfect. In that case, the best shoe choice is stilettos or high-heeled boots. For the relaxed versions, a statement coat will be perfect with white sneakers, ankle boots, over-the-knee-boots and even loafers.
Since checks and plaids are a huge trend right now, you will need a coat in these patterns. Rita Ora already rocked a long check coat in gray. The popular singer paired it with matching trousers, white sneakers, and a Chanel bag. Selena Gomez is another trendsetter who rocked a similar coat. Gomez flaunted a vibrant outfit with a maroon mini skirt and a yellow sweater.
Gigi Hadid has a unique sense of fashion. The mega-popular model offered a fresh start of the Milan Fashion Week with a girly outfit. Gigi channeled Barbie, wearing a bold pink plaid coat. The long coat that she wore might be the boldest one we’ve seen so far. Hadid paired the suit with white ankle boots by Stuart Weitzman and a white top. A fun overcoat that will help you stand out from the crowd is what you need this fall.
Lupita Nyong’o and Amal Clooney are a sight for sore eyes in show-stopping yellow coats. This beautiful color might be too scary for some people, while for others it is the perfect opportunity to look stunning.
Here are some of the best overcoats that celebrities rocked, and that you can wear this fall to make a fashion statement.