For the @marcjacobs AW17 show, smartphones were banned. Instead of the high-octane theatrics for which Marc’s shows are renowned, a silent and pared back Park Avenue hall played host to the collection - a beautiful homage to American hip-hop - worn by a cast that included LOVE 17.5 girls @adwoaaboah, @slickwoods, @winnieharlow and @lilynova97. "I stood in the left wing room with the girls, watching them walking out one by one into the dead silent room. All that you could hear was the echo of platforms of wood," said @belleleighsmith of filming the collection. "Everyone's eyes were glued to a dead silent monitor, so much was being said in the silence... And with such beauty." Take a look at @belleleighsmith's full film backstage at the show on thelovemagazine.co.uk now.
Throwback to when LOVE 17.5 covergirl @adwoaaboah first worked with @kegrand at just 12 years old. The model and activist now provides a platform to females of all backgrounds through the empowering @gurlstalk movement. Photography @alicesadventures
Born in Rome in 1934, the Italian actress Sophia Loren first tried her hand at beauty pageants before starting her film career in 1951. Just over ten years later, she won her first Academy Award for Two Women, the war film directed by Vittorio De Sica.
Today, she’s our #WCW.
‘I was already famous before social media.’ @madonna told Murray Healy for LOVE 16.5, ‘Fame is a manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media.’ Madonna’s life before fame will be explored in Blond Ambition - a biopic that has just been picked up by Universal. Set in 1980s New York, the film will explore the production of the icon’s self-titled debut album.
From the #LOVEvault: Madonna by @mertalas from LOVE 16.5