BELLA HADID STARS IN ELLE, REVEALS HER SECRET TO TAKING PERFECT PHOTOS

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Bella Hadid on ELLE Magazine June 2016 Cover
Bella Hadid on ELLE Magazine June 2016 Cover

Bella Hadid lands yet another cover, posing on the June 2016 issue of ELLE Magazine. Photographed by Terry Tsiolis, the brunette flaunts some serious leg in a black Azzedine Alaia bodysuit, belt and beret with Wolford tights. Inside the magazine, Bella poses in even more black styles selected by fashion editor Samira Nasr. From a Givenchy blazer and trousers to a leather Valentino jacket, Bella will inspire you to get out your best dark

In her interview, Bella reveals her secret for taking a good photograph. “My mom [Yolanda Hadid] always taught me to think about something happy when I’m working, because it kind of shows through your face. I used to think about my horses, but now I think about other things.”

She also chatted about being a middle child to older sister Gigi and younger brother Anwar. “I am definitely the typical middle child. I love making sure everybody around me is happy, peaceful, and satisfied.”


BELLA HADID – ELLE MAGAZINE – JUNE 2016

Bella Hadid flaunts some leg in a Valentino leather jacket, red one-piece swimsuit by OYE, Tiffany Blue Book Collection necklace and Cartier bracelets
Bella Hadid flaunts some leg in a Valentino leather jacket, red one-piece swimsuit by OYE, Tiffany Blue Book Collection necklace and Cartier bracelets
Bella Hadid goes topless in Givenchy blazer and trousers
Bella Hadid goes topless in Givenchy blazer and trousers
Bella Hadid wears black cutout swimsuit from Jo De Mer with Chopard earrings and Cartier watches
Bella Hadid wears black cutout swimsuit from Jo De Mer with Chopard earrings and Cartier watches

BELLA HADID – 2016 MET GALA

MAY 2016: Bella Hadid attends the 2016 Met Gala Held in New York City wearing a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress designed by Riccardo Tisci
MAY 2016: Bella Hadid attends the 2016 Met Gala Held in New York City wearing a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress designed by Riccardo Tisci

In addition to her recent ELLE cover, Bella Hadid was also one of the many models to attend the star-studded 2016 Met Gala. Held in New York City on May 2nd, the brunette stunner dressed in a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress designed by Riccardo Tisci. The strapless gown featured a high-slit with a ruffle-embellished train.

MAY 2016: Bella Hadid attends the 2016 Met Gala Held in New York City wearing a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress designed by Riccardo Tisci
MAY 2016: Bella Hadid attends the 2016 Met Gala Held in New York City wearing a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress designed by Riccardo Tisci

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HOW STYLING’S MOST SUCCESSFUL DUOS MAKE THEIR PARTNERSHIPS WORK

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Emily Current (left) and Meritt Elliott (right) with Jessica Alba. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images
Emily Current (left) and Meritt Elliott (right) with Jessica Alba. 

Behind every red carpet moment, well-dressed celebrity or fashion editorial, there's a stylist at work. Or, sometimes, two stylists at work. While some established names have launched their styling careers as a solo act, others have decided to join forces and collaborate on fashion gigs and clients as a team. Partnering up with like-minded creatives might sound intimidating at first, but it's achievable and, better yet, very rewarding. Read on to learn how stylists team up, overcome challenges and their best advice for those who want to start their own careers as a duo.

EMILY CURRENT AND MERITT ELLIOTT

Photo: Meritt Elliott (left) and Emily Current (right)

Clients: Jessica Alba, Emma Roberts, Nikki Reed, Minka Kelly, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler on her new Netflix show "Chelsea"

How they met: In college at UCLA over the pairs of vintage jeans they were both wearing.

Why they teamed up: Although the two took on different jobs after college, within a few months they started to build a styling book together as a side project. After deciding that they could turn it into a real business, Current and Elliott quit their jobs and started up a styling and consulting team. "Teams weren't the norm," says Current. "It was very strange." Despite their unconventional circumstances, they managed to nab an agent anyway.

The challenges: Becoming a team and figuring out an infrastructure. Once Current and Elliott figured that out, calendar coordination now takes up a good chunk of their day, especially between juggling projects, clients and motherly duties. (Current has two kids, and so does Elliott with one more on the way.)

The rewards: "We're better together and we realized that," says Current. "There's a lot more of collective decision making that I think at the end of the day helped make us more successful."

Their best advice: Have a shared viewpoint on approaching challenges andsuccess, along with a shared goal of where you want your dual business to go. Communication is key, too. "Our husbands laugh because Emily and I have better communication with each other than [with] them," says Elliott. "If you can refine [your communication process], the rest is easy."

What's next: The duo recently launched their content-driven site,thisisemilyandmeritt.com, and are in the thick of designing for Pottery Barn and their clothing line The Great. (It's not their first foray into design: they launched denim brand Current/Elliott, owned by Serge Azria, in 2008 but departed four years later.)

ROB ZANGARDI AND MARIEL HAENN

Photo: Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi

Clients: Jennifer Lopez, Rachel McAdams, Gwen Stefani, Ciara, Shakira, Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne

How they met: After college, Zangardi worked for MTV's wardrobe department for two years until he decided to go freelance. Eventually, he was hired onto "Last Call with Carson Daly" and while visiting then-VJ SuChin Pak at the MTV studios, he met Haenn on set — she took his old job — and they instantly became friends.

Why they teamed up: When Haenn left her role at MTV, Rihanna became her client, along with a packed schedule of music video, photo and campaign shoots — in just one week. She called up Zangardi for help and their first job together was for Rihanna's "Umbrella" video. "After that, we figured we have the same exact taste and sensibilities, so why not just make this a consistent thing?" says Haenn. "Ten years later, here we are."

The challenges: Because of their large clientele roster of extremely busy people, Zangardi and Haenn often have to split up for the actual events to dress their clients.

The rewards: The ability to bounce ideas off of one another and the feeling of getting twice the amount of work done at once. "It's basically having your best friend at work with you every day giving you a second opinion," says Zangardi.

Their best advice: Have a similar style philosophy. Plus, figure out what you both can offer as a team that would be different from working individually. "Have fun with it!" adds Haenn. "It's exciting to have twice the creative capacity to experiment with new ideas and see what sticks before presenting to a client."

What's next: The duo are working on styling Jennifer Lopez's show residency in Las Vegas and are also in the midst of costuming Gwen Stefani's upcoming tour. 

WENDI AND NICOLE FERREIRA

Photo: Wendi and Nicole Ferreira

Clients: Tom Cruise, Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Pine and Shia Labouf

How they met: Easy. They're sisters!

Why they teamed up: Nicole interned for stylists while attending design school and eventually got a full-time job for one of them. When that stylist needed extra help, Wendi pitched in. After two years of doing their own styling gigs — Wendi for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and Nicole for Sheryl Crow's tour — the duo decided to join forces as a team.

The challenges: Leaving egos at the door.

The rewards: Collaborating and bouncing ideas off of someone they both implicitly trust is invaluable to their job.

Their best advice: Even as sisters, it took the Ferreiras time to settle in and find their groove working with one another. "It's a give-and-take relationship, trust in your partnership and listen to one another," they say. "And lastly, value each other's strengths and opinions."

What's next: They're prepping looks for Chris Pine before he goes on a premiere and press tour for "Star Trek: Beyond," out on July 22.

WAYMAN BANNERMAN AND MICAH MCDONALD

Photo: Wayman + Micah

Clients: Tessa Thompson, Serayah McNeill, Anika Noni Rose, Justine Skye, Mercedes Mason, Paris Berelec, Brandy Norwood, Jerry Ferrara and Forest Whitaker

How they met: Both were already stylists when they crossed paths at a party in Harlem in 2008. They clicked immediately and started doing side projects here and there. Five years later, they teamed up to start a business.

Why they teamed up: While working on vision boards together, they noticed that their goals surrounding styling and celebrity clients were the same. "We came to the conclusion that it's better to put our resources, knowledge and backgrounds together as a duo as opposed to competing with each other," says McDonald.

The challenges: It's inevitable for obstacles and problems to arise, so the two quickly overcome them by always having an open dialogue, which is easy considering that they're close friends. "We're able to talk about things more casually," says Bannerman. 

The rewards: Creative collaboration and having a shoulder to lean on. "When things don't go well, like a seam rips before a premiere, you can work together and find a resolution," says Bannerman. For them, the companionship that goes on behind red carpet moments makes them so much more enjoyable.

Their best advice: Have a clear-cut understanding of what your business model is and make sure everyone is on the same page. "We can't stress communication enough," says McDonald.

What's next: "Everything is evolving and moving," says Bannerman. Stay tuned!

JESSICA LORIA AND KELLY WILLIAMS (ALSO KNOWN AS JAK)

Photo: JAK

Clients: A slew of editorial, commercial and music names, including Nylon, Adidas and a little something called "Lemonade" by Beyoncé

How they met: Through a mutual friend. Loria was already assisting established stylists in the industry and Williams was working for a magazine. They dove right in and started collaborating on projects.

Why they teamed up: With Loria's styling background and Williams's experience in fashion editorials, the two were a perfect match. "As a solo stylist, sometimes you do double or triple the work," says Williams. "It's lucrative to be a team." They've been working together for 10 years.

The challenges: Running into creative differences, which are always resolved through compromise.

The rewards: The emotional support and sisterhood that comes with working together. "It's a very stressful job with a lot of responsibility," says Loria. "I know a lot of single stylists who crumble easily. There's nobody else that that I can talk to like Kelly because she knows exactly what my day is like."

Their best advice: Loria and Williams make it a point to split their entire business equally in half, from workload to vacation days, which makes things run much more smoothly for them. Trust and not becoming competitive is important, too. And they're always keeping up with each other's inspirations and references for styling gigs. For example, if Williams hasn’t seen a film that really speaks to Loria, best believe she has it queued up on her Netflix.

What's next: Having just wrapped up work on a top secret television series, Loria and Williams have their sights set on more costume design projects. 

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GIRL GROUP FIFTH HARMONY LAND FASHION’S SUMMER COVER STORY

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Fifth Harmony on FASHION Summer 2016 Cover
Fifth Harmony on FASHION Summer 2016 Cover

Dubbed the ‘world’s hottest girl group’ on the cover, the girls of Fifth Harmony grace the Summer 2016 edition of FASHION Magazine wearing all white. Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui pose for Juan Algarin in sleek looks styled by Heidi Meek. The girls each wear slicked back hairstyles and dewy makeup looks.

Dinah Jane adds about self confidence, “We’re not perfect. When you look at all of us, some of us have a double chin, somebody’s belly button is out, some of us don’t have perfect skin – but together we’ve learned to love ourselves as is.”

FIFTH HARMONY – FASHION MAGAZINE – SUMMER 2016

Fifth Harmony (left to right) Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui pose for FASHION Magazine
Fifth Harmony (left to right) Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen and Lauren Jauregui pose for FASHION Magazine
Lauren Jauregui wears Sandro Top, Eddie Borgo Choker and EF Collection Pearl Earrings
Lauren Jauregui wears Sandro Top, Eddie Borgo Choker and EF Collection Pearl Earrings
Camila Cabello wears L’Atiste Top, Pink Tartan Pants and EF Collection Earrings
Camila Cabello wears L’Atiste Top, Pink Tartan Pants and EF Collection Earrings
Ally Brooke Hernandez wears ASOS dress and Dana Rebecca Designs earrings
Ally Brooke Hernandez wears ASOS dress and Dana Rebecca Designs earrings
Normani Kordei wears mesh Kenzo bodysuits, wide-leg Jonathan Simkhai pants, EF Collection earrings and AV Max ear cuff
Normani Kordei wears mesh Kenzo bodysuits, wide-leg Jonathan Simkhai pants, EF Collection earringsand AV Max ear cuff
Dinah Jane Hansen wears Topshop dress, EF Collection earrings, Simons necklace and Marcia Moran ring
Dinah Jane Hansen wears Topshop dress, EF Collection earrings, Simons necklace and Marcia Moran ring

Behind the scenes:

Fifth Harmony behind the scenes on Fashion Magazine photoshoot
Fifth Harmony behind the scenes on Fashion Magazine photoshoot
Fifth Harmony behind the scenes on Fashion Magazine photoshoot
Fifth Harmony behind the scenes on Fashion Magazine photoshoot

FIFTH HARMONY – 2016 DISNEY RADIO MUSIC AWARDS

APRIL 2016: The members of Fifth Harmony pose at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards with Gwen Stefani. Photo: Instagram/fifthharmony
APRIL 2016: The members of Fifth Harmony pose at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards with GwenStefani. Photo: Instagram/fifthharmony

The girls of Fifth Harmony stepped out on April 30th, to attend the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards held in Los Angeles, California. The girls joined Gwen Stefanion the red carpet while coordinating in all blue looks. Camilla opted for a lace dress while Lauren wore a Lolita top and skirt, Ally wore an Alexis Couture dress, Dinah wore a Zara Umrigar Couture gown and Normani stepped out in a Latisse bodycon dress.

APRIL 2016: Fifth Harmony attends the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards. Photo: Instagram/fifthharmony
APRIL 2016: Fifth Harmony attend the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards.
APRIL 2016: Fifth Harmony attends the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards. Photo: Instagram/fifthharmony
APRIL 2016: Fifth Harmony attend the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards. 

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REVLON IS BUYING ELIZABETH ARDEN

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Revlon spokesperson Halle Berry at an event in 2015. Photo: Getty Images/Cindy Ord
Revlon spokesperson Halle Berry at an event in 2015. Photo: Getty Images/Cindy Ord

Major beauty industry news broke on Thursday when Revlon Inc. announced plans to buy longtime cosmetics rival Elizabeth Arden Inc., just months after reports that Revlon controlling shareholder and chairman Ronald O. Perelman had considered putting the former up for sale.

The $420 million deal, The Wall Street Journal reports, will help Revlon refinance its debt load and is expected to close by the end of the year. Both Revlon and Elizabeth Arden have struggled over the past few years, so with the buyout, Revlon hopes to expand its reach in perfume and skin care. (Elizabeth Arden is the maker of many celebrity fragrances, including scents by Elizabeth Taylor, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears.)

After Revlon's CEO Lorenzo Delpani stepped down in March of this year and was suceeded by Fabian Garcia, it's became clear that the company was looking to move in a different direction. Throughout 2016, the cosmetics industry as a whole has sought out new ways to appeal millennials — a prime example being the launch of Estée Lauder's younger-focused, Kendall Jenner-fronted Estée Edit. It remains to be seen exactly what tactics Revlon will employ, but industry analysts expect a bigger focus on growing the company's e-commerce business.

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RUTH BELL POSES IN MIU MIU’S SPRING COLLECTION FOR VOGUE KOREA

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Ruth Bell on Vogue Korea April 2016 Cover
Ruth Bell on Vogue Korea April 2016 Cover

Ruth Bell lands her first cover of Vogue Korea, posing on the magazine’s April 2016 issue photographed by Hyea W. Kang. Her buzzed haircut has made her breakout star of the modeling world, appearing on runways for brands such as Saint Laurent, Jason Wu and Burberry. But the feature (and cover) focuses on complete looks from Miu Miu’s spring-summer collection styled by Eunyoung Sohn. From sheer ruffle adorned dresses to retro inspired prints, these feminine looks standout, especially with Ruth’s no fuss attitude.


Ruth Bell poses in Miu Miu's spring 2016 collection for the fashion editorial
Ruth Bell poses in Miu Miu’s spring 2016 collection for the fashion editorial
Ruth Bell poses in Miu Miu collared top with metallic headband
Ruth Bell poses in Miu Miu collared top, printed skirt and metallic headband
Clad in a Miu Miu coat and heels, Ruth Bell poses in front of an open window
Clad in a Miu Miu coat and heels, Ruth Bell poses in front of an open window
Ruth Bell shows off her buzzed haircut while modeling Miu Miu dress
Ruth Bell shows off her buzzed haircut while modeling Miu Miu dress
Posing in gritty setting, Ruth Bell models Miu Miu jacket, top, skirt and boots
Posing in gritty setting, Ruth Bell models Miu Miu jacket, top, skirt and boots
Ruth Bell poses in Miu Miu top with striped socks and lace-up boots
Ruth Bell poses in Miu Miu top with striped socks and lace-up boots
Lounging on a piano, Ruth Bell wears Miu Miu look with flats
Lounging on a piano, Ruth Bell wears Miu Miu look with flats
Model wears purple Miu Miu collared top with diamond print skirt
Model wears purple Miu Miu collared top with diamond print skirt
Photographed in black and white, the model wears a dark lip color with an embellished top
Photographed in black and white, the model wears a dark lip color with an embellished Miu Miu top

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COSTUME DESIGNER JANIE BRYANT CHANNELS OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR IN AMAZON'S 'THE LAST TYCOON'

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Matt Bomer as Monroe Stahr and Lily Collins as Celia Brady in 'The Last Tycoon.' Photo: Sony Pictures Television/Amazon, Photo Credit: Adam Rose
Matt Bomer as Monroe Stahr and Lily Collins as Celia Brady in 'The Last Tycoon.' 

When we last checked in with costume designer Janie Bryant, known for her celebrated work on "Mad Men," she was dressing Eva Longoria in present day J-Lo-inspired costumes on the now-canceled "Telenovela." Now Bryant is traveling back in time again, but past her familiar '60s to the glamorous and tumultuous 1930s in "The Last Tycoon." The Amazon pilot —essentially, a TV movie based on the unfinished F. Scott Fitzgerald classic novel — is set during the Golden Age of Hollywood, which thrived as the U.S. suffered through the Great Depression and the world faced the rise of Hitler's Germany. 

And Fitzgerald adaptations being Fitzgerald adaptations — especially one set in La La Land — "The Last Tycoon" offers plenty of opportunities for dazzling costumes. For inspiration to dress the glamorous women at a MGM-esque movie studio, Bryant looked to legendary photographer George Hurrell. "I can only describe his work as being the most luscious, gorgeous — creating the most beautiful images Hollywood has ever seen," says Bryant. 

The photographer captured now-iconic images of the most famous actors of the '30s and '40s, from Myrna Loy to Clark Gable, in a "scrumptious, luxurious, luscious" aesthetic, as Bryant describes it. The costume designer also looked to a litany of famous actresses from the Golden Age: Barbara Stanwyck, Greta Garbo, Gene Tierney, Jean Harlow, Vivien Leigh, Joan Crawford, Merle Oberon and Norma Shearer. "She is my style icon," says Bryant about Shearer, rattling off the list of storied names.

Dominique McElligott as Katherine Moore and Matt Bomer as Monroe Stahr. Photo: Sony Pictures Television/Amazon, Photo Credit: Adam Rose
Dominique McElligott as Katherine Moore and Matt Bomer as Monroe Stahr.

Bryant both sourced vintage pieces and designed jaw-dropping gowns for the leading ladies in the show. For the opening flashback sequence featuring movie star Minna Davis (played by Jessica De Gouw, who looks like a '30s screen siren), Bryant created a bias-cut silk gown with shoulder draping and jewel detail on a low-plunge back. "You just want to eat it. It’s so beautiful," she says. "And I love all of the fabrics for the period and all the bias-cut dresses. It falls so beautifully on the body." 

For a climactic ballroom scene, Bryant designed a fluttery vintage buckle embellished gown worn by Kathleen Moore (Dominique McElligott), an unpretentious Irish waitress who could otherwise pass as a marquee starlet. "It had to really have that really great balance of beauty — the color red, which was more provocative — but still have modest elements to it as well," she explained. 

Kelsey Grammar as Pat Brady and Lily Collins as Celia Brady. Photo: Sony Pictures Television/Amazon, Photo Credit: Adam Rose
Kelsey Grammar as Pat Brady and Lily Collins as Celia Brady.

For college student Celia Brady (Lily Collins), Bryant designed a puff-shoulder princess dress that she wears to a lavish, Gatsby-esque party in her family's mansion. The design reflects the young girl's state of mind: Celia is the boss's daughter who, understandably, is in love with the absurdly dreamy Monroe Stahr (the perfect Matt Bomer), who also happens to work for dad (Kelsey Grammar). "I just loved the idea of her being in lilac and she's just like a blossoming flower," Bryant says. "I love that imagery of the storyline." In contrast, a black and white shoulder-baring dress that she wears in a later scene "was much more about seduction."

Celia's sexy dress. Photo: Sony Pictures Television/Amazon, Photo Credit: Adam Rose
Celia's sexy dress.

For the studio heads — i.e., the men — like Grammar's Pat Brady and Bomer's dapper young exec Monroe, Bryant looked to the costume houses in real-life Hollywood for vintage suits. "I am totally obsessed with this period of menswear," she says. "It is such a stunning period for men, really it is. It’s completely opposite from 'Mad Men.' It is all about the broad shoulders, the nipped waist, the wide lapel, the wide trouser leg. It's all about being wide and creating those masculine shoulders."

Celia and Monroe in their daytime looks. Photo: Sony Pictures Television/Amazon, Photo Credit: Adam Rose
Celia and Monroe in their daytime looks. 

While "The Last Tycoon" explores the glittery "untouchable" movie starlets and the power players who inhabit Hollywood, the story and costumes also highlight the residents of the less flashy (but still impeccably outfitted) back offices — the secretary pool and the writers room — and the impoverished Hooverville shantytowns bordering the studios. About 900 extras were dressed in head-to-toe period looks. But Bryant was up for the challenge to express the class discrepancy of the era through costume.

"During that time, Los Angeles was in development and all those people were basically swept away — bulldozed over — and it was really important to show just the quality of life that they were living, which was they had nothing and they lived in rags," says Bryant about the era's socioeconomic contrasts. "I think it's an important thing in the pilot to create those two worlds visually. I mean, who doesn't love beautiful and pretty? But behind all the glamour, it's the layers of reality of what’s going on."

So will "The Last Tycoon" become a full series? In a unique strategy, Amazon is streaming two extended pilots for all viewers, not just Prime subscribers, starting Friday. The public can watch and review the shows as they would any other product — star-rating system, comments, etc. — and then Amazon Studios will assess the feedback and decide whether or not to green-light a full season.

Costume designing a pilot is always a major endeavor because the wardrobe and set design, hair and makeup are all instrumental to introducing and establishing the characters in a very short window of time. (Then, it's a waiting game for a network to pick up the series.) So does Amazon's unique test scenario add any extra anxiety to Bryant's job? "No, it’s not added pressure," she laughs. "It's more just thinking good thoughts and hoping that the pilot gets picked up to go to a series."

Photo: Janie Bryant

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