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Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 10:29 PM
LONDON, England — This year’s London Fashion Week ended with the biggest name in fashion meeting the biggest name in London.
Queen Elizabeth II made quite the splash Tuesday as she sat next to Vogue’s infamous editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in the queen’s historic appearance at a fashion show.
Her Majesty came dressed to impress in a pastel blue coat and jacket designed by Angela Kelly — her personal assistant and designer — and accessorizing with crisp black gloves, pearl earrings and a matching broach.
The Queen, 91, made the shocking appearance — her first-ever at the event in 65 years on the throne — to bestow the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design upon designer Richard Quinn. In the speech she gave while presenting the award to the designer who’s runway show she’d come to watch, she described the award as “a tribute to the industry and my legacy and all those who have contributed to British fashion.”
The Queen watched Richard Quinn’s show from the front row @LondonFashionWk #LFW before presenting him with his award.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 20, 2018
Each year a designer will be selected by the @BFC, in collaboration with the Royal Household, to be recognised. pic.twitter.com/wqQDOJAOt5
The British Fashion Council helped choose Quinn, who started his own label only in 2016, for the prize — also designed by Angela Kelly. The show was full of bright and bold looks that obviously drew the eye of the fashion elite, regardless of their eccentricity.
Spry as ever even at 91, she took a tour around several showrooms at the event before addressing the audience about Britain’s fashion history.
“From the tweed of the Hebrides to Nottingham lace, and of course Carnaby Street, our fashion industry has been renowned for outstanding craftsmanship for many years, and continues to produce world-class textiles and cutting edge, practical designs,” she said.
Since this was the queen’s first time at London Fashion Week, social media swooned at her appearance.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The actual QUEEN is sat front row at the Richard Quinn show at London. Fashion Week. pic.twitter.com/vKHH123Hox— Jodie Harsh (@jodieharsh) February 20, 2018
The Queen is sitting next to Anna Wintour at London Fashion Week and all I can say is !!!! pic.twitter.com/2OggOogzPp— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) February 20, 2018
Considering this is the first year the award is being presented, it stands to reason that the Queen may make another return next year. Only time will tell!
The Queen’s fashionable showing comes just days after her Duchess Catherine’s fashion choices were criticized by the public. Attendees of the BAFTA awards — equivalent to the Oscars — were encouraged to wear all black in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp initiatives at this year’s BAFTAs, but the pregnant royal’s choice of a green cap-sleeved gown rubbed people the wrong way.
The Sun reports that people on the red carpet were just as disgruntled about the Duchess’s fashion statement as social media users.
“She shouldn’t have bothered turning up if she couldn’t wear black,” one guest said, according to the paper.
Another reportedly added, “How is supporting equality for women political?”
Being a member of the royal family, Catherine is supposed to stay away from making any public political statements, which may have been one reason she opted for another color.
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 6:32 AM
— There’s going to be a wedding soon on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Entertainment Online reported.
Oh, spoiler alert -- if you did not watch Thursday’s episode and want to find out for yourself, skip this story.
The turbulent relationship between Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers) ends with their engagement by the end of the episode, titled “Old Scares, Future Hearts.”
Jo feels the need to make a confession to Alex, but he cuts her off and runs to his dresser, looking for something.
“Where the freak is my ring?” he finally asks.
“Alex, I’m wearing it,” she tells him.
The proposal is made and accepted. Wedding details are coming soon.
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 4:12 PM
— Chip and Joanna Gaines rose to fame on their HGTV series “Fixer Upper.” Although their hit series is ending, the family has multiple business across their town of Waco, Texas, and a line of decor at Target.
Here are some facts about the couple.
The Gaines opened their first business together in 2003
Magnolia Market came from a dream Joanna Gaines had. The business opened in 2003, but the couple later closed it to focus on their first two children, Drake and Ella Rose. During that time, they focused on their construction business, Magnolia Homes.
The first Magnolia Market, known as the Little Shop on Bosque, reopened in 2014. After outgrowing the space, the business moved to downtown Waco in October 2015 and became the Magnolia Silos location.
Chip and Joanna married in 2003
Chip and Joanna married in Waco, Texas, on March 31, 2003.
Chip surprised Joanna with a gathering of family and friends for their 12th anniversary in 2015. Some of the celebration aired during season three of “Fixer Upper.”
“The party itself was so intimate with just family and close friends in attendance,” Joanna told Style Me Pretty. “Chip stood up and read the sweetest speech and there was also live music played by a dear friend of ours. All the details and meaning behind this party really touched me, and when I think back to that sweet day Chip surprised me I feel so loved and honored to be his!"
They have a big family
The Gaineses are parents to four children and have one on the way. They have two boys, Drake and Duke, and two girls, Ella Rose and Emmie Kay. Joanna is pregnant with a baby boy who is due in July.
Chip and Joanna both went to Baylor University
Baylor University has been frequently featured in some capacity on “Fixer Upper.” Although Chip and Joanna Gaines both went to the school, they did not meet there. Chip graduated with a marketing and business administration degree in 1998. Joanna graduated with a communications degree in 2001.
They practice Christianity
Chip and Joanna are Christians and are outspoken about their faith. In 2016, they did an interview about their relationship with each other and their faith with I Am Second.
Chip has said Joanna allows him to be himself
“I feel like she knows me in a way that has caused me to stop acting,” Chip told I Am Second. “I feel like I’ve really been an actor -- I’ve been a character my whole life. I’ve always tried to prove something to someone.
“When I caught her. I felt like I could be content. I felt like I could be exactly who I was.”
Joanna credits Chip with pushing her to start her own business, which became their home-renovation company
“If I didn’t have Chip Gaines in my life, I’d still be dreaming in my head but not acting out on any of that. Not living it out,” Joanna told I Am Second, adding that her husband pushed her out of her comfort zone.
Chip had multiple businesses before meeting his wife
Joanna met Chip in 2001, when she worked at her dad’s tire shop in Waco.
In an interview with “Today”, Joanna said her husband had a wash-and-fold business and a landscaping business, among others.
Joanna is of mixed heritage
Joanna is multiracial, and shared her heritage with fans on her website.
“I love hearing all the guesses,” Joanna Gaines said on a Q&A on the Magnolia website. “Although I did play Pocahontas in high school, I am not Native American. My father is half Lebanese/half German and my mother is full Korean.”
The Gaines’ businesses go beyond houses and home decor
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 1:51 AM
— Mike Teevee won another Golden Ticket, but you had to be a big chocolate fan to recognize him.
Paris Themmen, who played the TV-obsessed kid in the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” finally made it to television on Tuesday when he appeared in an episode of “Jeopardy!” ET Online reported.
However, Themmen did not mention that he had been in the classic that starred Gene Wilder. When host Alex Trebek asked Themmen about an interesting fact, the former child star said he was an “avid backpacker” who had hiked on six continents, ET Online reported.
Themmen’s fans recognized him, however, and mentioned that fact on Twitter. He wound up finishing second during Tuesday’s episode, ET Online reported. The last acting role Themmen had was a small part in the 2000 television series, “Star Trek: Voyager.”
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:35 AM
— Cardi B may be performing at Coachella in April with a baby bump.
According to TMZ, the rapper is pregnant with her first child with her fiance Offset.
Citing unnamed sources, the website says Cardi is due the first week of July and will be around seven months pregnant when she performs at Coachella.
If TMZ’s report is true, Offset, who’s in the rap group Migos, would be having his fourth child. The 25-year-old is already a father to two sons, Jordan and Kody, and a daughter named Kaela.
Neither Cardi nor Offset have confirmed TMZ’s claim.