For 2020, The Fashion Awards Celebrated Community Over Celebrity

The pandemic may have put paid to glitzy red carpets and show-stopping live performances, but that hasn’t stopped the British Fashion Council from celebrating the industry’s heaviest hitters in 2020. Having already spotlighted the 50 emerging creatives to watch, tonight, the prestigious Fashion Awards, usually held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, went virtual, and – much like the digital shows of London Fashion Week – was made available for those outside of the industry to watch, too.

Rather than repeating its annual format, 2020’s awards saw its hosts, including Millie Bobby Brown, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rosalía, champion the designers, brands, and individuals who paved the way for progress in what has been an uncertain and troubling time for the industry. From adapting business models to supporting key workers, via fighting for equity and against prejudice in the face of Black Lives Matter movements this summer, 20 honourees were recognised in a 30-minute film under the pillars of environment, community, people and creativity.

“This year, under unique circumstances, we felt it was important to recognise the people and businesses who played a role in some of the most important and challenging issues of our generation and champion those who raised the bar in areas such as diversity, sustainability and community,” British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush said in a statement ahead of the 2020 Fashion Awards.

So, who made the fashion industry a better place this year? The Emergency Designer Network, founded by Phoebe English, Holly Fulton, and Bethany Williams, took home the community accolade for its work in harnessing the power of London’s creative efforts to produce 50k surgical gowns and 10k scrubs for British health workers. A Sai Ta‘s Actively Standing Against Injustice campaign and charitable work in dismantling systemic racism within the industry, and Michael Halpern‘s joyful celebration of 8 frontline workers in lieu of a digital show, also won them the award.

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Lewis Hamilton presented the recipients of the people category, those who create “equal, diverse and empowered workforces from head office and supply chain to shop floor.” British Vogue‘s Edward Enninful was awarded first, with The Crown‘s Emma Corrin sending a virtual message of gratitude for the progress and positivity Enninful has injected at both the title and within the industry at large. Agents of change in holding the industry to account, Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles also won the award for their work in founding the innovative

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As Some States Brace For Next Lockdown, The Fashion And Celebrity Set Embrace Luxury Healthcare

The concept of luxury has been on shifting sands for some time but the era of COVID has redefined it completely, particularly for the fashion and Hollywood set. With the Los Angeles and New York social scenes effectively in quarantine, it’s not the latest it-bag or see-and-be-seen restaurant trendsetters, celebrities and influencers are taking to, it’s healthcare—luxury’s last frontier.

In this emerging space, luxury is created through a nuanced combination of access and availability combined with touchpoints that reflect discernment and thoughtfulness to deliver a practical-yet-unparalleled experience. 

Members-only private ER and medical concierge service, Sollis Health, is leading the charge in this highly-experiential arena where Chuck Close artwork hangs on the walls and instead of US Weekly, it’s the Paris Review members are enjoying. More importantly, Sollis Health offers its clients what the taxed healthcare system in the US fails to—immediacy and advocacy.

Amongst its membership are A-list celebrities like Sienna Miller, Frieda Pinto, and Chris Rock, the last of which is so passionate about Sollis’s mission he publicly donated to their PPE drive earlier this year. Fashion stars like Julia von Boehm and Chelsea Leyland have also joined. Sollis Health’s boldfaced membership should hardly be a surprise as the medical concierge service was co-founded by Dr. Bernard Kruger, a 30-year staple of the Upper East Side medical community and doctor to Ben Stiller, Sting, Ralph Lauren and Bono. 

A 24-hour medical center with locations in New York City, the Hamptons, and now, Beverly Hills, Sollis Health’s facilities are everything one would expect of a luxury emergency room and medical center. 

Quantitatively, they are staffed with ER physicians and equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities such as MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-ray scans, as well as a comprehensive lab all onsite. Their members appreciate zero wait times to see a doctor upon arrival as compared to the national average ER wait time of more than an hour and a half to get into a room, two and a quarter hours until being discharged, and a 54-minute wait for pain medication if a patient enters an ER with a broken bone or similar injury. The convenience factor is upped through its house call service which makes up 50% of Sollis Health’s volume according to the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sabine Heller. 

“I was exposed to COVID and somebody came to the house to test me and my children,” explains celebrity stylist and InStyle Magazine’s Fashion Director, Julia von Boehm. “Which is why I subscribed. Because I feel reticent to take my children into an overcrowded place to see a doctor or get tested and I find it less stressful to go into a small clinic. I also find it very practical they have a lot of things on the spot, like tests or

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I’m A Celebrity star Victoria Derbyshire’s son shares snap of his mum at her 2018 wedding

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Victoria Derbyshire’s son Oliver melted hearts on Saturday, when he shared a snap of his mother at her 2018 wedding.

Broadcaster Victoria, 52, tied the knot with her long-term partner Mark Sandell in an intimate autumn ceremony, after surviving her battle with breast cancer.

And her eldest son took to social media to share a snap from the celebratory day, showing a radiant Victoria beaming with delight as she walked down the aisle while  flanked by Ollie and his brother Joe, 14.

Special day: I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Victoria Derbyshire's son Oliver melted hearts on Saturday, when he shared a snap of his mother at her 2018 wedding

Special day: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Victoria Derbyshire’s son Oliver melted hearts on Saturday, when he shared a snap of his mother at her 2018 wedding

The Lancashire native was the picture of elegance as she walked down the aisle in an embellished gown, which was cinched at the waist with a gold belt.

Sharing the snap, which also showed Victoria gazing adoringly at her eldest son, Ollie wrote: ‘ Ladies and gentlemen I give you: My mums happiest moment (And one of mine too) -Ollie.’ [sic]

Ollie, who is running his mother’s Twitter account while she appears on I’m A Celebrity in Wales, received an outpouring of gushing messages from followers, many of whom branded the post ‘sweet’. 

Love: Broadcaster Victoria, 52, tied the knot with her long-term partner Mark Sandell in an intimate autumn ceremony, after surviving her battle with breast cancer

Love: Broadcaster Victoria, 52, tied the knot with her long-term partner Mark Sandell in an intimate autumn ceremony, after surviving her battle with breast cancer 

It wasn’t revealed until last year that Victoria had tied the knot with her partner, with the couple opting for a modest affair with her radio producer beau at their Surrey pad following a 16 year relationship.

The couple invited just close friends and family to the low-key event, which included their two sons.

Victoria decided to spontaneously propose to her now husband Mark the day after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

The couple had been together 15 years before Victoria decided that they should get married, she candidly revealed during an interview in 2017.

At the time, she said: ‘My first official day of living with cancer was August 1, 2015.

Taking over: Ollie is running his mother's Twitter account while she appears on I'm A Celebrity in Wales ¿ and he's updated the broadcaster's profile to let her followers know

Taking over: Ollie is running his mother’s Twitter account while she appears on I’m A Celebrity in Wales – and he’s updated the broadcaster’s profile to let her followers know 

‘So I got up and went downstairs and announced to Mark that we had been together for 15 years and we should get married. He’s been married before and he said with a straight face, ‘I think marriage is overrated to be honest.’

The TV star found out she may have had breast cancer after she Googled ‘inverted nipple’ in July 2015. 

She was diagnosed with stage 2 lobular breast cancer, which means it develops in the lobes of the breast and spreads to surrounding tissue – some 10 per cent of breast cancers are this type.

On Saturday night’s instalment of I’m A Celebrity, Victoria candidly opened up about her gruelling cancer battle during

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Vanessa Kirby praises Hollywood for bringing women to the forefront | Celebrity news

Vanessa Kirby has praised Hollywood’s “active desire” to see women pushed to the forefront of films.

The ‘Crown’ star is thrilled to see people in power having that “realisation that female-led movies can make money”, insisting she is “really excited” by the progress.

Speaking to the January and February issue of Esquire UK, she said: “There is now an active desire for people in power to create [fully realised, three-dimensional] parts for women. And a realisation that female-led movies can make money. I’m really excited by that. There are so many stories about women that haven’t been told. And it’s not about putting a woman in a male role and her playing the equivalent of the masculine alpha. Which I also can’t identify with. I don’t feel like I recognise that person, this invincible woman. I want to see women who are humans. I want to see those really raw, big journeys that [female characters] used to have. I really feel that’s my mission, to play a part in bringing that back.”

Meanwhile, Vanessa thinks the pay gap between Claire Foy and Matt Smith made “no sense”.

The actress thinks it is “really important” that the inequality between her co-stars – who played Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the Netflix drama series – was made public because it will give others in a similar situation “a voice” of their own.

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Patrick Duffy says Linda Purl romance is a ‘gift’ | Celebrity news

Patrick Duffy says Linda Purl romance is a 'gift'

Patrick Duffy sees Linda Purl as the “gift that COVID gave [him]”.

The 71-year-old actor started dating Linda, 65, during the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year, and he admits that their romance evolved amid a unique set of circumstances.

Patrick said: “That’s the gift that COVID gave me – Linda Purl is the lady in my life.”

The actor’s wife Carlyn Rosser died almost four years ago from a heart attack, and he wasn’t actively looking for a relationship when he was reintroduced to Linda.

However, he’s now convinced that their burgeoning romance is the result of “fate”.

Patrick – who was married to Carlyn from 1974 until her death in 2017 – told ‘Extra’: “I wasn’t looking for it. I didn’t feel I needed it … and then fate just went ‘swoosh!’ and changed the perspective.

“We started texting and then FaceTiming and then Zooming … We did a two-to-three-hour Zoom every single night … You get to know somebody really well when you do that.”

The actor – who played Bobby Ewing in ‘Dallas’ – loved chatting to Linda during the lockdown, and once restrictions were eased, he wasted no time in rushing to see her.

He shared: “At the end of those two and half months, we were feeling a little different than just casual friendship, so I packed up my car, I drove 20 hours, and I was on her doorstep.

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Dr Dre could call wedding guests as witnesses in divorce battle | Celebrity news

Dr Dre could call wedding guests as witnesses in divorce battle

Dr. Dre has threatened to summon all his wedding guests as witnesses in his bitter divorce battle with Nicole Young.

The former couple – who split earlier this year – married in a secret ceremony in Hawaii in 1996 and though little is known about the pair’s nuptials, including who was in attendance, it’s believed there were around 15 to 20 guests there and the 55-year-old music mogul may ask them to help prove he didn’t coerce is estranged wife into signing a pre-nuptial agreement.

Nicole has claimed she was told to sign the document prior to their wedding, but that Dre tore it up later “in a romantic gesture of love”.

In court documents obtained by, Dre said he would like to “identify by name and most current known address and telephone numbers of all persons who attended” their wedding because they are “potential witnesses regarding her claim of duress” that she was “pressured” into signing the agreement.

Nicole alleged in August that Dre – whose real name is Andre Young – previously “demanded” she sign a prenuptial agreement prior to their wedding in 1996, and she was “left with no option” but to “unwillingly” sign.

She said: “I was extremely reluctant, resistant and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed into a corner.”

Nicole has also claimed Dre “tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me” around two to three years into their marriage.

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celebrity make-up artists share their expert tips


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We might not have any red carpet appearances scheduled anytime soon, but we love tapping the knowledge of the beauty experts who prep A-listers for these appearances to adapt them for our own routines. We asked the celebrity make-up artists behind three of our favourite beauty looks from the 77th annual Venice Film Festival to share their expert tips, plus all the Giorgio Armani beauty products they used, so you can recreate the look yourself.

The ‘going-out’ eye

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Mary Greenwell was the make-up artist behind Cate Blanchett’s gorgeous polished look for the festival’s Opening Ceremony. “Because the dress is dark and intense, with wonderful strong jewellery, I wanted to focus on the eyes,” she shared.

Using exclusively Giorgio Armani skincare and make-up, Greenwell began by prepping the complexion with the brand’s Supreme Reviving Serum and light moisturiser, which helps the foundation go on ever so lightly. She first layered the Luminous Silk Concealer under the eye area and around the nose, then blended the Luminous Silk Foundation into the skin using a big brush, which creates “a glowing and gorgeous look,” says Greenwell. “Then I went smoky and dark in the corners and on the lower and upper lids – not deep into the socket.”

This was followed by lots of Eyes To Kill Mascara to open the eyes, and a very soft brow. Finally, Greenwell added a tiny bit of blush for a hint of warmth, and Rouge D’Armani Matte lipstick in Festival – “straight from the bullet with no liner, which keeps the look soft and diffused,” she advises.

The glow-getter

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Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel looked radiant as she stepped out for an event during the festival. “I could not compete with the natural glow that the colour purple gives Nathalie, so I chose to subtly draw out her fine features, add subtle definition and play with hues of colour to compliment her hair and outfit,” shared her make-up artist Florrie White.

Luminous Silk Foundation was applied to even out Emmanuel’s complexion, while Power Fabric Concealer helped cover up any blemishes & shadows. Eyes to Kill Stellar Eye Shadows were used to frame and enhance her natural eye shape, with a lighter shade used to open the inner eye and a darker shade to add a natural smokiness. An eye pencil was used to define the upper lash-line, followed by Eccentrico Mascara.

Emmanuel’s dusky violet pout came courtesy of Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in Bamboo – “to add a further complimentary hue to her look,” shares White – and the look was finishing with setting powder and Neo Nude A-Highlight across her temples, nose and cupid’s bow.

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Mindy Kaling reveals impressive gift Reese Witherspoon gave her son | Celebrity news

Mindy Kaling reveals impressive gift Reese Witherspoon gave her son

Reese Witherspoon sent “beautiful clothes and toys” to Mindy Kaling following the arrival of her second child, Spencer.

The two actresses starred together in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in 2018 and have remained close friends ever since, and Mindy has now revealed Reese gifted her son Spencer a “gorgeous” present consisting of toys and clothes when he was born in September.

Mindy said: “I felt like the minute I got back from the hospital, there was a gorgeous gift for Spencer, with beautiful clothes and toys. And this is why you know a gift is from Reese Witherspoon – she also got my older kid something.”

The ‘Mindy Project’ star – who is also writing the script for ‘Legally Blonde 3’, which Reese will star in as Elle Woods – then explained Reese’s gift went above and beyond what she expected, because she also included gifts for Mindy’s two-year-old daughter Katherine, as well as enough food to feed the family for days.

In an interview with Pop Sugar, she added: “My daughter, who didn’t do anything, got all these beautiful clothes and toys, too. And she sent us food, so we didn’t have to cook for four days. So, that’s to me just a very Reese Witherspoon-type present where it’s thoughtful but in a very macro way. Like, she really knows what’s going on in your life. That was impressive to me.”

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Patrick Ta Joins IPSY To Kick Off A New Celebrity Beauty Subscription Box

There’s a reason beauty subscription boxes are so popular—every time you get one in the mail, there’s a thrill finding out what’s inside. And thanks to a new celebrity beauty box, it’s about to get even more exciting. After IPSY’s BoxyCharm Inc. acquisition and the creation of a combined business called Beauty for All Industries (BFAI), IPSY is launching a new subscription offering, Glam Bag X, and they tapped celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta to curate the first one. “I love that IPSY stands for self-expression and empowers unique beauty because it really aligns with my personal approach to beauty, which has always been to build confidence so you can feel good in your own skin,” says Patrick Ta, founder of Patrick Ta Beauty. “IPSY also has an impressive beauty community of over 25 million and I am so excited to introduce Patrick Ta Beauty to so many beauty lovers. As a makeup artist, I’m always getting asked what products I recommend and with Glam Bag X, I get to materialize this in a very tangible way. I am also extremely protective of my brand and IPSY has been such an incredible partner, really leaning into my vision and pairing it with new ideas that I am super excited to see come to life.”

Available by subscription only, Glam Bag X is a quarterly upgrade that’s exclusively offered to IPSY Glam Bag and Glam Bag Plus members. They can opt to replace a monthly bag in February, May, August and November, with the first one shipping in February 2021. Each Glam Bag X will be curated by the biggest names in beauty and include seven to eight full size products for $55 per month. Many of the boxes will be valued at over $350, offering exclusive access to new products before they’re available to anyone else.

“Glam Bag X was designed to cater to the beauty obsessed with brands and products that are on-trend, emerging and vetted by beauty insiders,” says Emine ErSelcuk, SVP of Merchandising at IPSY. “Through data and social listening, we’ve learned that our most beauty obsessed members crave top brands and a higher degree of control over their subscription. With Glam Bag X, we are able to delight them with the discovery of some of the most coveted brands in beauty, while giving them enhanced control by enabling them to choose up to three of their full-size products from a personalized set of products.”

IPSY has always been about community, which is why they tap into their audience of over 25 million people for feedback. With over 180 million product reviews, it helps shape what’s next. They also use

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Emma Roberts: I’m lucky to have other women to discuss pregnancy with | Celebrity news

Emma Roberts: I'm lucky to have other women to discuss pregnancy with

Emma Roberts feels “really lucky” to have other women around her that she can discuss her pregnancy with.

The ‘American Horror Story’ star is expecting her first child, a son, with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund, and has said she doesn’t feel overwhelmed at the prospect of becoming a first-time mother, as she has plenty of female friends and family who are already mothers and have been helping her through the process.

She said: “One of my best girlfriends she’s up every two hours breastfeeding so literally we will be like, when I can’t sleep we are texting. She’s like, ‘I’m feeding the baby,’ and I’m like, ‘Help me with this. What about this? Oh my God I forgot to buy bottles, burp cloths, where do I even get that?’ It’s been so nice to have other women to talk to that are going through that.”

Emma also feels “grateful” and “lucky” to be pregnant during this “crazy year”, as focusing on her next chapter has helped her take her mind off of the negatives of 2020, such as the coronavirus pandemic.

She added: “To be able to have something else to focus on and have something to be excited about and so I feel really, really lucky. I am just so excited to meet him, it’s like edge of my seat anticipation.”

The ‘Scream Queens’ actress also joked she’s “not as pregnant as people think” as she can still move around relatively well, but has begun getting tired “halfway up the stairs”.

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