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Piki Poma creates sustainable fashion made from innovative recycled fibre

Filed by Lucire staff/July 24, 2021/12.02



Sisters Mirna Litović and Ida Babić have created their sustainable label, Piki Poma, with a skirt, two dresses and a scarf made from Repreve, a 100 per cent recycled fibre made from transformed PET plastic bottles.
   The Baal skirt, Fabela slip-on dress, Tago tunic–dress and Momi scarf have a textured, crushed, and pleated appearance. Colours available are black, nude, red, and grey.
   The items are all hand-crafted in Croatia.
   Also part of Piki Poma’s range are its Wow clogs, made from natural vegan materials, with a wooden shoe base and a cork wood upper.
   Its Flirty bag uses vegan leather for its top handle, while the eco-conscious jewellery collection uses natural products, and finished with natural oils. There’s more at pikipoma.com.





 


Violette Serrat takes over as creative director of make-up for Guerlain

Filed by Lucire staff/July 23, 2021/15.51

After some speculation, Violette Serrat is officially the new creative director of make-up for Guerlain.
   Serrat, who goes by her first name only professionally, is a self-taught make-up artist who studied fashion design and art. Hailing from France, she moved to the US on a whim in 2015, and has collaborated with Dior as a make-up designer, and with Estée Lauder as its global beauty director. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, T Magazine, Dazed, Teen Vogue and Elle. She also launched her own make-up range in April 2021, called Violette_FR, and has a healthy 400,000 Instagram followers. She also has a popular YouTube channel on make-up.
   She said in a release, ‘My story with Guerlain is really the story of my femininity … As a little girl, Météorites with its little pastel-coloured pearls for the complexion had a real æsthetic impact on me. I’d stare at the box fascinated, I couldn’t wait to become a woman … I pictured myself at my dressing table putting on lipstick, perfume and dipping a brush into these incredible Météorites. Today, I’ve been invited to write the next chapter in Guerlain’s history as director of make-up. That’s the magic of beauty.
   ‘Guerlain is a woman! A modern empress … and a Parisienne, right down to her fingertips. I’m so happy to be joining an iconic house with such a rich heritage, where I can pass Guerlain’s values in make-up on to a new generation and share it with those who, no matter their gender, celebrate beauty today and will celebrate it tomorrow.
   ‘As a pioneer, the Guerlain house must show commitment by becoming environmentally involved and engaging with femininity in broad and diverse way.’
   Serrat succeeds Olivier Echaudemaison, who has held the post for 21 years.

 


Paula Sweet’s latest collection rings out with colour

Filed by Lucire staff//1.34

It’s summer and it’s time for colour! Paula Sweet’s latest collection is right on the Zeitgeist, with her proverbs and words of wisdom embellished on dresses, T-shirts, skirts and more; and her wave pattern towel and abstract patterns on her leggings and socks similarly give you that uplifting sense for summer. ‘It’s all about exuberance, fun, vitality, spontaneity and daring to be free,’ she writes.
   The designs aren’t random. Paula explains: ‘When I draw I imagine the beauty of the design as it would fall across the curves of a skirt, embellish a T-shirt or how it would feature on leggings. When I dream about shoes and beach towels I imagine another dimension which lays flat.’
   US orders arrive in three to eight days; overseas ones take longer, up to two to six weeks. See more of Paula’s collection here.

 


Stefania Ferrario would rather go naked than wear wool in latest PETA PSA

Filed by Lucire staff/July 20, 2021/11.08

PETA’s latest spokesperson in its ‘I’d rather go naked’ campaign is Stefania Ferrario, the Australian model who’s urging people to ‘leave wool behind’.
   Ferrario’s message is that ‘Ewe can do better! Wear vegan.’
   In the campaign video shown below, Ferrario says, ‘Workers are being paid for the volume of wool they’re producing, so when they’re shearing the sheep, they’re going really fast. The sheep can end up having horrific gashes, bleeding, and then they’ll sew the sheep up without any anæsthetic.’ Viewers are advised that there are distressing scenes.
   PETA and its affiliates’ exposés have revealed that Australian sheep have chunks cut off their backsides during mulesing, and found distressing cruelty at each of the 100 properties they visited.
   Ferrario has over 1 million Instagram followers and has modelled for some of the world’s biggest brands. She joins celebrities such as Alicia Silverstone, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, and Joaquin Phoenix in speaking out against the barbarism in the wool industry. PETA notes that wool is ranked on the Higg Materials Sustainability Index as worse for the environment than polyurethane, nylon, and acrylic.

 


Festival de Cannes 2021: a trimmed-down AmFAR gala

Filed by Lucire staff/July 18, 2021/0.45





Dave Benett/AmFAR; Andreas Rentz/AmFAR; Samir Hussein

The AmFAR gala is always the social highlight of the Festival de Cannes, though this year’s, the 27th, was far more low-key, with guest numbers at 400 rather than the usual 900, and strict COVID-19 protocols in place.
   Global campaign chair Sharon Stone (in custom Dolce & Gabbana) played host, while Alicia Keys (in Chanel prêt-à-porter and Chanel haute joaillerie) performed live, at the outdoor affair held at the Villa Eilenroc in Antibes.
   Carine Roitfeld curated a live fashion show as part of this year’s charity auction.
   Guests included Stella Maxwell (in Atelier Versace), Kat Graham (in Nicolas Jebran), Nina Dobrev (in Mônot), Regina King (in Schiaparelli), Bella Thorne (in Miu Miu), Nicolas Maury (in Chanel), Rachel Brosnahan (in Vivienne Westwood), Lyna Khoudri (in Chanel), Vicky Krieps (in Chanel), Marina Ruy Barbosa (in Mônot), Dylan Penn (in Chanel), Lola Nicon (in Chanel), and stylist Jenke Ahmed Tailly (in Chanel).
   Prior to the 2021 event, the Cannes gala had raised over US$235 million in the fight against Aids.
   Photocalls and premières as the 2021 Cannes Film Festival closed saw Jeanne Balibar and Vicky Krieps in Chanel on day 11; Sharon Stone in Dolce & Gabbana, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Gucci, Gemma Chan in Oscar de la Renta, Leila Bekhti in Dior, Rosamund Pike in Dior, Mati Diop and Lyna Khoudri in Chanel, Adèle Exarchopoulos in Jacquemus, and Tilda Swinton in Schiaparelli, on the final day.
   Julia Ducournau won the Palme d’Or for her movie Titane, and wore Chanel as she accepted the honour. She is only the second female director to take home the prize.












Dave Benett/AmFAR; Andreas Rentz/AmFAR; Samir Hussein; courtesy AmFAR










Andreas Rentz; Pascal le Segretain; courtesy labels

 


Festival de Cannes 2021 days 9 and 10: Lucie Zhang, Noémie Merlant, Mélanie Laurent, Honor Swinton Byrne

Filed by Lucire staff/July 15, 2021/22.14



Marc Piasecki/Getty Images; Dominique Charriau

Vicky Krieps dialled up the glamour as she walked the red carpet for Mathieu Amalric’s Serre moi fort, wearing a black silk dress from Chanel’s haute couture spring–summer 2018 collection.
   Scots actress Honor Swinton Byrne also wore Chanel, from the cruise 2021–2 collection, at the première of Jacques Audiard’s Les Olympiades, Paris 13e (Paris, 13th District), while her mother Tilda Swinton chose a white shirt dress with oversized sleeves and navy blue wool pleated trousers from the Schiaparelli prêt-à-porter spring–summer 2021 collection. Mélanie Laurent wore custom Balmain, namely a white crop top with skirt, with a Cartier necklace, to the première. The film’s star Lucie Zhang wore a navy A-line dress from the Lanvin spring–summer 2021 collection, and her co-star Noémie Merlant wore Louis Vuitton, from its resort 2022 collection.
   On day 10, Tilda Swinton was back in Chanel as she was spotted in Cannes, and changed into a white silk dress from the house for the première of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria. Jeanne Balibar also wore Chanel, from the both the cruise 2021–2 and Métiers d’art 2020–1 collections. Honor Swinton Byrne wore a Gucci organza pleated embroidered gown.









Dominique Charriau; Pascal le Segretain; Virgile Guinard

 


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