Gigi Hadid’s Outfits Then Are Simply Not the Same as Her Outfits Now

Gigi Hadid's Outfits Then Are Simply Not the Same as Her Outfits Now

While Gigi Hadid’s modeling career began in 2013 when she was signed to IMG Models, she didn’t really make waves until 2014. Her runway debut was at Desigual (you can backtrack some of her sexiest catwalk moments to date), and her street style back then was decidedly different. These days, 22-year-old Gigi works with stylist Mimi Cuttrell, and her outfits feature It pieces by some of the freshest designers.

She experiments with hard-to-master trends, and her red carpet looks are, to put it simply,very hot. When Gigi first started out, she was defining her taste one event at a time, and you can check out a handful of those early fashion moments ahead. Read on for a glimpse at what Gigi was wearing just a few years back, and we promise you’ll appreciate how far she’s come — most importantly in her career.

Gigi wore this gilded Emilio Pucci dress with a jaw-dropping neckline to the CR Fashion Book Issue No. 5 launch party in 2015.
She wore this slitted, slinky orange number to a dinner in New York in 2014.
Gigi's street style was decidedly more simple in 2014. She stuck to neutral basics, like a shirt dress and booties.
Gigi's Emilio Pucci mini was embellished with color on the 2015 Pirelli Calendar red carpet.
She attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party in a gray lace dress with a strappy bodice.
Gigi tended toward a teacup silhouette. She debuted this bustier-inspired version at The Fault in Our Stars premiere in 2014.
Gigi wore a similar dress with pockets while out in New York in 2014.
She worked with brands like Guess and attended red carpet events in miniskirts and crop tops. Gigi wore this mesh and leather combination at a party in 2014.
Gigi bared her lacy bra underneath this colorblock Prabal Gurung suit at the American Music Awards in 2014.
She wore an oversize tunic sweater and knee-high boots for an event in 2014.
Gigi contrasted patterns with her sister Bella at a Sportmax and Teen Vogue party in 2014.
Gigi wore a modest polka-dot gown for an event in New York in 2014.
Gigi's separates were a meeting of many textures on the red carpet in 2014.
The star attended Celebrity Fight Night XIX in Arizona in 2013 wearing a belted white embroidered mini and heels.
Even then, Gigi coordinated looks with her mom. They wore fitted tops and leather skinnies at The Company You Keep New York premiere in 2013.
Gigi and Yolanda both opted for denim, black turtlenecks, and sunglasses while out in New York in 2014.
They chose acid-wash denim and leather shoes for another appearance in 2014.
Gigi styled her playful denim separates with high-top sneakers at a Guess-hosted pool party in Palm Springs in 2013.
She attended the "Surfer's Paradise" album release party in this silk jumpsuit and neutral accessories in 2013.
Gigi wore plenty of bod-conscious dresses, like this electric bandage number in 2014.
Back in 2014, Gigi's gowns were a lot more modest. This floor-length design was updated with ruffles.
Gigi's simple street style started with jeans and a tank, but she updated the look with colorful accessories, like this pink bag and sparkly platform sneakers.
Gigi let a sweater hang off her shoulders while wearing a striped dress and Converse in New York in 2014.
She paired floral pants with a mesh tee, already letting the sporty influence take over in 2014.

This Model Was Ignored Backstage at Fashion Week Because of Her Natural Hair

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While there were some memorable inclusive moments during New York Fashion Week Spring 2018 (have you heard about Fenty Beauty’s 40 shades of foundation yet?), one model got real about how far the industry still has to go. Londone Myers, who has walked for Dior, Chloé, and Louis Vuitton, posted a time-lapse video on Instagram that documents her being ignored by hairstylists.

While white models behind her were being ushered in and out of makeup chairs, Londone sat wearing headphones while waiting to be prepped for the catwalk. In her impassioned caption, Londone wrote, “I don’t need special treatment from anyone. What I need is for hairstylists to learn how to do black hair. I’m so tired of people avoiding doing my hair at shows. How dare you try to send me down the runway with a linty busted afro.”

Londone told Teen Vogue that she usually does her hair before arriving at a show, due to similar past experiences backstage. However, on the day the video was taken, she did not. “I just showed up without anything on hand like everyone else,” she said.

She wasn’t the only black model to be ignored, either. But unlike Londone, the other women with natural hair spoke French, which helped them get assistance. Londone said she “simply asked around the room for who did black hair multiple times and was cast aside.”

Finally, she was put in a chair, but the hairstylist ended up leaving lint in her hair. Londone said that due to the discrimination, the hairstylist left her and the other black women looking “unpolished.”

In the days since Londone’s post, many models and fashion industry insiders are having an open dialogue about the situation. Melanie Smith, who also walked at Paris Fashion Week, wrote, “Had to style [my hair] myself 80% of the time… so sad.” Another model named Dominique Brannon added, “I come to most shows with my hair already done (by me) because I know they won’t even groom it. It’s sad that we get neglected because our hair grows up instead of down like our counterparts.”

Rather than attacking hairstylists or the fashion industry, Londone is using her platform to call for change. As she told Teen Vogue, “Some of these hairstylists have never had the chance to work with our hair. You can always tell when they’re feeling through it haphazardly.”

Along with better educating hairstylists on how to work with natural hair, another solution would be for events to hire more people of color to style models. As Londone’s post garners buzz, we hope fashion insiders will take action toward providing a more inclusive environment backstage.

Kendall Jenner’s Powerpuff Girls Costume Is Definitely Not Rated G

Kendall Jenner's Powerpuff Girls Costume Is Definitely Not Rated G

Kendall Jenner won the Halloween game with not one, but two very different costumes. Afterdressing up in vintage glamour from head to toe, Kendall channeled her inner Powerpuff Girl with fellow model Hailey Baldwin and Justine Skye. The model dressed up as a sexy version of Buttercup, wearing a green and black striped bra with a ripped denim miniskirt — all custom made by Bryan Hearns. She added silver body chains and a spiky choker to give the outfit an edgy, punk-rock vibe while fishnet tights and knee-high boots amped up the sexy factor. A shiny green moto jacket and a few stripes of green in her hair completed the Buttercup look.

Meanwhile, Hailey, whose look was also custom Bryan Hearns, went as Bubbles in all blue and, like Kendall, wore accessories that had a bit of edge, such as a glittery ring choker and lace-up combat boots. When the two walked side by side, they resembled a hardcore version of your favorite Powerpuff Girls. Read on to see their full Halloween looks, then shop pieces inspired by the two for your own costume next year.

Kendall Jenner's Powerpuff Girls Costume Is Definitely Not Rated G
Kendall Jenner's Powerpuff Girls Costume Is Definitely Not Rated G
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Rihanna Channels Egyptian Queen Nefertiti in New Cover For Vogue Arabia

Rihanna Channels Egyptian Queen Nefertiti in New Cover For Vogue Arabia

Rihanna graces the cover of the November issue of Vogue Arabia with a look that pays homage to ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. Rihanna, who has a tattoo of the Egyptian icon on her ribcage, wears a blue headdress and a textured lace coat on the cover of the magazine, which hits newsstands Nov. 1.

A statement for the issue reads, “Rihanna is among the many creatives, from fashion designers to performers, who continue to find inspiration in this figure, whose name means ‘a beautiful woman has come.'”

Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut elaborated, saying, “We are dedicating the issue to strong and dynamic women who are changing the world. Rihanna, our cover star, is one of them. Not only is she one of the most successful pop icons ever, shaping the entertainment industry with her powerful tunes and unique sense of style, she is also an advocate for diversity . . . With a crown designed by Faeth Millinery, Rihanna pays homage to this unforgettable queen, who still reigns as one of Ancient Egypt’s most celebrated figures.”

While Rihanna looks gorgeous as always, some people have criticized the Fenty Beautymogul’s cover for cultural appropriation. Check out more photos from the issue and see how fans and critics are responding to the cover ahead.

Tommy Hilfiger’s Adaptive Line Is Empowering For All the Right Reasons

Tommy Hilfiger's Adaptive Line Is Empowering For All the Right Reasons

Tommy Hilfiger released an inclusive line for adults with disabilities. The adaptive line, which includes 34 womenswear pieces and 37 menswear pieces, was designed to be more accommodating for people who use wheelchairs and those who have prosthetics and other movement limitations.

The fashionable line stays true to the brand’s all American aesthetic, but features magnetic closures, wrist loops to make the clothes easier to pull on, and larger leg openings for those with braces. The collection is also very affordable with pieces ranging from $30 to $140. Have a look at the brand’s empowering campaign, and shop pieces from the collection,which is available now.

It’s Official — Lais Ribeiro Is Going to Wear Victoria’s Secret’s $2-Million Fantasy Bra

It's Official — Lais Ribeiro Is Going to Wear Victoria's Secret's $2-Million Fantasy Bra

Ever since we heard that 2017’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is set to take place in Shanghai, we’ve been eagerly waiting to hear which Angel will walk down the runway wearing the brand’s famous Fantasy Bra. Well, the wait is finally over because Victoria’s Secret announced on Instagram that Lais Ribeiro is this year’s lucky Angel.

The stunning $2-million Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra was designed by Mouawad Jewelry and took over 350 hours to create. It features 6,000 precious gemstones such as diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz that are set into a Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Demi Bra($63). Keep reading to have a glimpse at the bra, and watch a video from Vogue of Lais trying it on for the first time. Also, don’t forget to set your alarms for Nov. 28 to watch the fashion show air on CBS.

See Every Single Piece From H&M x Erdem’s Collaboration

See Every Single Piece From H&M x Erdem's Collaboration

H&M designer collaborations are always highly anticipated. There was Balmain, Kenzo, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander Wang, Versace — the list goes on. And now it’s Erdem’s turn. You know, the London-based fashion house that’s dressed everyone from Keira Knightley to Kate Middleton herself.

Erdem joined forces with H&M to launch a collection for women, and for the first time, a collection for men too (grab your SO for this one!). The pieces will be in select stores and online on Nov. 22. Although that is still, unfortunately, a month away, you can get a sneak peek ahead at the romantic dresses, suits, tops, and shoes that’ll be offered. You’ll also have to check out photographer Michal Pudelka’s series of family style portraits for the brand’s new campaign and the short film created by film visionary Baz Luhrmann.

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Georgina Chapman’s fashion label in trouble amid Weinstein scandal

The future of fashion brand Marchesa is in question — and it’s all because of the man who put the fashion label on the map, Harvey Weinstein.

While the disgraced studio executive’s wife, Georgina Chapman, who designs the line with partner Keren Craig, announced this past week that she is leaving Weinstein, fashion insiders say it may not be enough to save the brand he helped her build.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Helzberg Diamonds had cancelled a collaboration with Marchesa that was due to hit stores this month.

Now, wedding stylist Diane Lloyd Roth, owner of L’Armoire clothing boutique in New Canaan, Conn., told the New York Post that clients are turning their backs on the fashion brand’s pricey bridal gown collection.

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman, who has left him. Pic: Getty

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman, who has left him. Pic: GettySource:Getty Images

“I tell my brides to bring [pages] from magazines, and [Marchesa is] always included. [Some clients] were going to go look at Marchesa … and now they’re getting cold feet,” she said. “They don’t want the association. The first question when someone’s getting married is, ‘Who are you wearing?’”

And with Chapman and Craig having cancelled their brand’s summer 2018 preview this past week, industry insiders reveal that Marchesa employees are feeling the heat — and not for the first time.

In the past, “Harvey would call Marchesa employees and yell at them, scare the s**t out of them,” said a top fashion publicist. “It’s a tough place [to work].”

He said that Marchesa employees’ resumes are flying around town right now. “Everyone is trying to leave.”

HL Group, which handles publicity for Marchesa, did not respond to a request for comment.

A fashion source close to the brand say that, within the company, “Georgina and Keren are keeping mum and carrying on. But they’re as nervous as their staff [is].”

Weintein, insiders say, has caused problems between his wife and her design partner Craig before.

“They almost split up due to Harvey — the way he promoted only Georgina to the press and put her on ‘Project Runway’ [the fashion-competition reality show on which he was an executive producer],” said one NYC fashion executive. She credits Craig as the brand’s true “creative. Without Keren, Marchesa wouldn’t last two minutes.”

The couple in 2012. Pic: AP

The couple in 2012. Pic: APSource:AP

That said, multiple sources have told the Post that the two women are very close, having been friends since they met at design school in London in the 1990s.

“They are leaning on each other for support right now,” the exec added. “If the brand goes under, they both suffer.”

It certainly hurts that Weinstein’s Hollywood connection tarnishes the brand. Among the actresses who have starred in Weinstein-produced films — and worn Marchesa on the red carpet — are Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Emma Watson, Renée Zellweger, Blake Lively and Kate Hudson. “Actresses won’t touch it now,” said another fashion executive.

Stylist Roth predicts some of her bridal clients will move on to designer Christian Siriano: “His dresses have the same fluffy, feminine feel.”

“I do think some stores will drop them,” said one major retailer whose stores carry Marchesa in the US. “In fashion, editors and buyers only go with what’s ‘cool.’ But they won’t suffer overseas. I think they can weather the storm.”

“Look, Georgina’s a survivor,” added the top fashion publicist. “If she can survive Harvey, she can survive anything.”

Racy ad campaign featuring naked men called out for being ‘sexist’

A WOMEN’S suit company has launched a racy new ad campaign featuring women in sleek, tailored suits alongside men in, well, nothing.

Dutch suit label Suistudio has taken their slogan “Not Dressing Men” to a whole new level by including buff, butt-naked men in the promo shots for their latest fashion line.

The photos show women dressed in well-fitted suits and clearly in a position of power, while the naked men are featured in the background and are almost used as a type of prop.

One of the pictures shows a woman sitting on a lounge dressed in a beige suit while she rests her feet on the naked man stretched out beneath her.

Another features a woman in a sleek black suit, lounging on a couch with her hand on a man’s bare butt.

The men in the ads are seen in submissive positions, with the women being the dominant focus. Picture: Suisuit/Twitter

The men in the ads are seen in submissive positions, with the women being the dominant focus. Picture: Suisuit/TwitterSource:Twitter

The campaign has split public opinion, with some praising the company and others claiming it is objectification. Picture: Suisuit/Twitter

The campaign has split public opinion, with some praising the company and others claiming it is objectification. Picture: Suisuit/TwitterSource:Twitter

The photos are all set in what looks like a luxury high-rise apartment, with the woman always front and centre and the man in the background or half out of the frame with his face concealed.

The studio is using the campaign as a statement to highlight the sexist way women are commonly portrayed in advertisements, particularly when selling products aimed at men.

Vice president of Suistudio USA Kristina Barricelli said the pictures bring focus to the normalised way women are often sexualised and used as objects in advertisements — the men aren’t portrayed in any way that women haven’t been before.

“There is nothing wrong with sex, the naked human body, and the inclusion of that in a campaign. Sex is a big part of fashion,” she told online newsite Upworthy.

“The problem is that in recent history, we haven’t seen a naked man objectified in the background. How strange! Why not?”

The ad campaign has gained a lot of attention online and there has been a backlash from people calling the ad out for objectification and claiming it is a step backwards in the fight for gender equality.

“I’m sure if the roles were reversed and this was published there would be a backlash from females saying that they are being sexualised, objectified, abused and so on. But somehow it is OK to do the same things to males. Hypocrites,” one Instagram user commented.

“Sexism is sexism, no matter if a woman dominates a man or vice versa.”

“And revenge is not a way to overcome injustice,” another user said.

While some are calling out the ad for being sexist others are saying it is empowering and praising the company for shedding light on gender inequality.

One user commented: “This ad campaign is genius. How many times have we seen a woman’s legs only or her bottom as a prop in men’s ad campaigns? All is fair in love and fashion.”

“Excellent cultural commentary! Love the irony,” another said.

How actress Bria Vinaite’s Instagram landed her a movie role

WHEN Bria Vinaite was getting her makeup touched up in between looks for this photo shoot, she looked at her phone and let out a gasp.

It was Drake, congratulating her for being featured in the New York Post, — less than two weeks after Page Six reported the rapper and the actress had been spotted leaving a Toronto restaurant “at 2:30am, hand-in-hand.”

“I don’t even know what to say,” she said with a big smile on her face.

Picture: Annie Wermiel

Picture: Annie WermielSource:New York Post

Vinaite’s come a long way from her humble beginnings.

Born in Lithuania, she moved with her family to Brooklyn at age 8, but prefers not to talk about her upbringing.

She spent her early 20s making and selling her own line of clothes emblazoned with images of marijuana paraphernalia.

“I have this hustle mentality, and I was just trying to fire my life out,” said the 24-year-old, who has 15 tattoos — including Yankees and Dodgers logos on her hands.

Picture: Annie Wermiel

Picture: Annie WermielSource:New York Post

But then her life turned upside down thanks to social media. First, director Sean Baker reached out to Vinaite earlier this year after spotting her spunky Instagram account.

Although she’s never acted before, he cast her as the lead in The Florida Project, a film about down-and-out Floridians that won acclaim at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals.

It hits all US cinemas on October 27, after opening on four screens last weekend and taking in $US152,622 — which Deadline.com called “one of the year’s best opening per-theatre averages.” The picture is generating Oscars buzz.

“At first I thought [Baker] was kidding,” she said. “[Acting] wasn’t something I knew I wanted to do.”

And then there’s the other fateful message she received via Instagram. Drake slid into her DMs after The Florida Project played at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Soon after, Page Six reported on the pair’s dinner at Sotto Sotto, where a witness said, “It definitely looked like a date.”

The same day as The Post’s shoot, Vinaite posted a selfie with Drake on Instagram, captioning it: “If [Drake] likes #TheFloridaProject that means you gotta see it!”

But she remained tight-lipped about rumours of romance: “He liked the movie, that was it,” she said. “We’re just friends.”

In the film, Vinaite plays a single mother who lives with her young daughter in a shanty motel in Orlando, Florida. There, her character turns tricks to pay the bills.

Vinaite’s performance earned her a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“There were some really rough scenes that were hard to film,” she said of the film’s many emotional moments.

“It’s difficult because I’d be having a great day, and then being thrown into a scene that was so heavy was emotional [for me].”

Picture: Annie Wermiel

Picture: Annie WermielSource:New York Post

Prior to her new-found stardom, Vinaite, a fan of marijuana, focused on growing her weed-themed clothing line through Instagram.

“I definitely had a lot of anxiety growing up, and [marijuana] was the only thing I found that was safe, and I could just handle the world without feeling anxious,” she said.

And now this movie is the thing she’s proudest of ever doing, she said.

“It touches me on so many levels and I cry every time I see it,” she said.

Vinaite has no plans to leave New York for Hollywood and is considering pursuing other acting opportunities.

“Every day I have this crazy schedule that happened overnight — it’s a lot to process,” she said. “I just feel like my life changed in so many ways, and I’m just taking it all in.”

That leaves little room for her love life. Despite the Drake rumours, Vinaite insists that she’s happily single at the moment.

“I don’t want men in my life right now,” she said. “I’m focused on myself.”