Christy Turlington to Be Honored at Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party

Christy Turlington has reached Iconstatus…

The 50-year-old half-Salvadoran American former model will be honored at this year’s Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party, set to kick off New York Fashion Weekon September 6 for a sixth consecutive year at the Plaza Hotel.

Christy Turlington

In addition to Turlington, the magazine will fete more notable names featured in Harper’s Bazaar global fashion director Carine Roitfeld‘s 2019 “Icons” portfolio, including Alicia KeysCeline DionAwkwafinaRegina KingShailene WoodleyLakeith StanfieldKate Moss,Alek Wekand Devon Aoki.

“I am excited to once again bring Harper’s Bazaar editors from around the world together to kick off New York Fashion Week and celebrate the 10 cultural forces that make up this year’s Icons portfolio,” said Roitfeld in a statement. “I am especially honored that the truly iconic Alicia Keys will be delivering this year’s special performance, which promises to be as inspirational and show-stopping as the artist herself.”

Added Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire senior vp and publishing director Carol Smith: “Bazaar is delighted to return to the Plaza to celebrate our sixth annual Icons portfolio by Carine Roitfeld. From Alicia Keys to Christy Turlington and Awkwafina to Lakeith Stanfield, the iconic men and women featured in this year’s portfolio embody the essence of being an independent — they’ve challenged the norm, defied expectations, broken boundaries and rewritten the rules — personally, professionally, politically, creatively, in life and around the world.”

At last year’s Icons party, pop diva Christina Aguilera took a break from her North American Liberation Tourto perform for a star-studded crowd. 

More past Icons performers include The WeekndKaty Perry and Kanye West, among others.

She represented Calvin Klein’s Eternity campaign in 1989 and again in 2014,and also representsMaybelline. Turlington was named one of GlamourWomen of the Yearin 2013,and, in 2014, was named included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.Turlington initially attracted fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a supermodel.

J Balvin Appears in Ovadia & Sons Spring 2017 Campaign

J Balvin is getting his fashion on…

The 31-year-old Colombian urban singer, a fashion enthusiast, takes center stage in the new Ovadia & Sons Spring 2017 campaign.

J Balvin

Donning formal and casual looks from the collection, including a light grey suit and military-inspired bomber jackets, J Balvin was photographed in California’s Joshua Tree National Park for the lookbook, which includes a special Q&A with the singer/songwriter.

J Balvin

“We connected with J the moment we met him. Although we grew up worlds apart, we share a lot of the same interests in fashion, art and music,” the New York-based brand said in a statement. “His sense of humor, energy and spirit is something you want to be around. It shines through in his music and we believe it’s a big part of his groundbreaking success. Disconnected from the everyday hustle, we captured Jose in his purest state.”

J Balvin

This year, J Balvin, who is a seven-time finalist to the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards, served as an ambassador for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, becoming the first Latin musician to be named as ambassador.

Castellano Working on a New Teen Fashion Line

Talia Joy Castellano gained national acclaim after appearing on The Ellen Show… And now she’s thisclose to realizing her dream of being a fashion designer.

The 13-year-old Latina, who has been battling terminal cancer for six years, inspired millions with her story after her first appearance last September.

Talia Joy Castellano

Castellano has been creating beauty videos for the past six years, and she’s gone on to become a YouTube sensation.

Along with meeting Ellen DeGeneres last year, she was named an honorary Cover Girl. And now she’s hard at work to become a fashion designer.

In the past few weeks, Castellano has been creating a new teen fashion line from her home in Orlando. Urbana Chappa, a Spanish-Persian designer whose latest collection debuted at New York Fashion Week has been helping Castellano with the line, which has been called That Bald Chick.

“I wanted to create a fashion line for teens that is trendy,” Castellano told NBCLatino.com. “I’m hoping to inspire young teens to express themselves through their fashion. I’m excited to have created this collection and will forever get to share it with the world!”

Chappa, 33, was inspired when she first saw Talia on TV.

“It was very close to home for me — I had cancer when I was in my early twenties,” says Chappa. “Then my children were on my phone and her photo popped up on Instagram. I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is a sign.’ I went to her YouTube page, and I heard on her bucket list that she wanted to be a fashion designer.”

After some email exchanges, Chappa flew to Orlando and brought fashion books and swatches.

“We sketched 16 pieces, and we chose about 14, and I came back to LA and in two weeks, we put it together,” says Chappa, who taught Talia how to draw outfits on pre-made model cutouts. “We were on a very short time crunch with her being so sick we didn’t know what was going to happen. It’s been amazing. We have so much fun.”

They’re hoping to get the line in a national chain like Target. Chappa hopes it will allow Talia to see another dream come true while helping with medical expenses. But Chappa admits it hasn’t only been strictly business — the young teen has taught her a few things as well.

“She would say, it doesn’t matter if you are dying or homeless, if you have dreams do not give up,” says Chappa. “She wants kids and people to fight harder. I’ve been through a lot, and she’s taught me to not sweat the little stuff.”