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Tricky tights: do you know how sustainable your tights are?

The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends This season, tights are back in a big way. Fendi, Gucci and Balenciaga have all released their own monogrammed iterations of the wardrobe staple, and they’ve been styled to death by the fashion pack. But given the juggernaut of sustainability that the fashion industry is grappling with, an eco-spotlight is being shone on every nook and cranny of Planet Fashion and nobody is safe. To give a brief overview, tights have long been seen as the single-use-plastic-equivalent of the textile industry. One-hit wonders, so to speak. But now a host of brands have taken up the challenge to re-design traditionally non-biodegradable hosiery. Tights are all the rage: but is there a more sustainable option? (IMAXtree) “The hosiery industry as we know it is ou...

So long cotton: why we'll all soon be wearing mushroom leather, seaweed yarn and orange-peel silk

The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends It would appear that our collective greenwash antennae is more prominent than ever. With a surplus of brands, companies and prominent public figures declaring their eco-affinity, often it can be daunting to know who to believe, or what to look for when filtering through the minutiae. But increasingly, there is a raft of brands – with Stella McCartney leading the way – which are letting their clothes make their planet-friendly declaration for them, by opting for sustainable materials in place of non-biodegradable fabrics. Because in a world where our food can be grown in labs, so too can the materials which clothe us. “The idea that you grow as much as you need and when the garment comes to its end of life it can biodegrade without harming the...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Reportedly Eyeing Kendall Jenner’s Former Malibu Mansion

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been going through a major transition period since they announced in January that they will be stepping back from their roles as senior members of the royal family and becoming financially independent. The couple has been living a low-key life in Canada, where they have been enjoying hiking, hanging out with their son, Archie, and spending quality time with each other. Now, they are rumored to be house hunting in the southern California area, where Meghan is from and where her mother, Doria Ragland, currently lives. Per Variety, Caitlyn Jenner first leaked the gossip to the hosts of Loose Women that she'd heard the couple is looking at a home in Malibu. Further reports have emerged that Harry and Meghan are eyeing one home in particular: a Malibu mansion...

Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek Show Rare PDA at a Madison Square Garden Hockey Game

Frazer HarrisonGetty Images Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek have been together for more than two years. They met while filming Bohemian Rhapsody, for which Malek won an Oscar in 2019. When they started appearing on red carpets together in 2018, it became clear that these two might just be an item. They tend to be a pretty private couple, but they do seem to enjoy cuddling up while watching athletes play sports. On Saturday, the couple attended the San Jose Sharks vs New York Rangers, where they held hands, smiled at each other, and seemed to have an overall excellent date. Boynton wore a floral top, her hair up and pulled back with a thick black headband, and gold hoop earrings for the casual outing, while Malek went with a black bomber jacket, a red plaid scarf, and a button-up shirt. The Ran...

Prince George and Princess Charlotte Just Spent a Week Learning This Handy Farm Skill

Max Mumby/IndigoGetty Images Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, are apparently getting a good farm education early in life. When their father, Prince William, spoke to injured rugby players before the Wales vs. France game at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, he shared that he and his children were "lambing" this past week near their home in Norfolk, per Hello! magazine.William revealed this detail when a woman in the group named Rhian Roberts shared with him that she had married into a dairy farm in West Wales. "We've been lambing with the children this week," William responded. "Charlotte wasn't sure at first but George was straight in there. Louis loves the tractors. They love seeing the lambs and feeding the lambs."William, who was at the event as the patron of the...

At Only Eight Years Old, Blue Ivy Carter Just Won Her Second Major Award

CBS Photo ArchiveGetty Images Blue Ivy Carter turned eight years old in January, and she's really giving other second graders a run for their money as far as life achievements go. On Saturday, she won an award at the NAACP Awards in Pasadena, California, in the category of Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration. She collaborated with her mom, Beyoncé, SAINt JHN, and WizKiD on the song "Brown Girl" for the album The Lion King: The Gift. The Gift is inspired by the latest Lion King movie, in which Beyoncé voiced the character Nala. Blue Ivy's parents were, no doubt, proud of her for taking home this honor, but her grandma Tina Lawson also took a moment to share her congratulations for her talented granddaughter. She added that Blue is the youngest artist to win a major award; she was also t...

Gigi Hadid Forcefully Defended Her Boyfriend, Zayn Malik After Jake Paul Came for Him on Twitter

Darren GerrishGetty Images Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are officially back together after an on-again-off-again relationship. Their relationship was confirmed in early January, and by Valentine's Day they were Instagram official again. They are also apparently at the stage where they defend each other with everything they have on the internet. On Sunday, YouTube star Jake Paul tweeted the following about Malik, which did not make Hadid happy: "almost had to clap up zane [sic] from 1 direction because he is a little guy and has an attitude and basically told me to f–k off for no reason when I was being nice to him…zane [sic] ik you’re reading this…stop being angry cause u came home alone to ur big ass hotel room hahaha," Paul wrote.Hadid served up her own scalding response: "Lol cause he does...

Raf Simons Joins Prada as Co-Creative Director

In an unexpected move, Prada named Raf Simons as co-creative director joining Miuccia Prada. The powerhouse duo will share "equal responsibilities for creative input and decision-making." The decision was announced on Sunday at a surprise press conference held on the last day of Milan Fashion Week. Prada joined her family's namesake label in 1978, premiered her first ready-to-wear collection in 1989, and subsequently launched Miu Miu in 1992. She is best known for her seamless clash of eccentricity with elegance. The Belgian designer previously held creative director stints at Jil Sander, Christian Dior, and Calvin Klein, all of which he left amicably to pursue further projects. As stated in the company's press release: Innovation is an inherent facet of the identity of Prada: a willingnes...

Watch Rihanna’s Moving NAACP Image Awards Speech: ‘This Is Bigger Than Me’

On Saturday night, Rihanna was honored with the President's Award for her philanthropic efforts at the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California. While delivering her speech, she was was sure to pull the focus away from herself and on the larger message that night. "Tonight is not really about me, because the purpose is bigger than me, right?" she said upon accepting her award. "It’s not bigger than us together, but it’s bigger than me, because my part is a very small part of the work that is being done in this world and the work that is yet to be done."She added that she was "lucky she was able to start the Clara Lionel Foundation [CLF]," an organization named for her grandmother that helps fund global education and emergency preparedness, in 2012. She said that focusing on the differenc...

Prada taps Belgian designer Raf Simons to join Miuccia Prada as co-creative director

The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends In a radical move for the fashion industry, the Italian super brand Prada has appointed a co-creative director.  In what is undoubtedly the chicest job share in history, Belgian designer Raf Simons will join the fashion house's long standing leader Miuccia Prada at the Milanse label and will collaborate on all creative decisions.  The first results of this partnership, which officially commences in April but has been in the pipeline for some time, will be showcased in September when Prada unveils its first co-created womenswear show. But the duo will work together on all aspects of the Prada business which spans menswear, fragrance and accessories. Today Prada said the partnership “is born from a deep reciprocal respect and from an open conve...

Taylor Swift Celebrated Joe Alwyn’s Birthday with Ed Sheeran, Friends, and a Lot of Champagne

When Taylor Swift sang about her "London boy" on her latest album, Lover, she made it clear that she's a fan of Joe Alwyn's hometown as much as she is her longtime boyfriend, Alwyn. Alwyn and Swift have been together for nearly three years, and though Swift doesn't talk about her private romantic life often, she's obviously fallen for the English actor, who turned 29 on Friday. To celebrate, Swift, who turned 30 in December 2019, joined the birthday boy, Ed Sheeran, his wife, Cherry Seaborn, and more friends at London's swanky restaurant, Bob Bob Richard in Soho, per E! News. They also got to enjoy champagne the only way it should ever be consumed: at the literal push of a button. "They had fun drinking champagne at the table by pushing a button that says 'Press for Champagne' and having i...

Versace unveiled its first mixed-gender collection at Milan Fashion Week

The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends Last season it was Jennifer Lopez storming the catwalk in a jungle print dress cut to the navel, but for autumn/winter 2020 it was menswear that stole the show at Versace. In a whopping line-up that included 92 looks, half of the models were men in the first time Donatella Versace has combined both her men’s and women’s collections in a single show.  That’s not to say the clothes were any less va va voom, however. Both genders wore flamboyant floral prints, slashed suits and carried handbags. The final ultra-glam looks were encrusted in sequins in zebra patterns, while the only difference between a pair of XL tiger print fur coats - one of which was modelled by Kaia Gerber - was that the mens version was slightly longer. Kaia Gerber modelling...