Fashion

06.09.14

Michelle Obama Talks Beauty at Maya Angelou’s Memorial; David Beckham Designs For Belstaff

And Keira Knightley had a secret second wedding.

Michelle Obama Talks Beauty at Maya Angelou’s Memorial: When FLOTUS took to the podium at Maya Angelou’s memorial on Saturday, a poignant, powerful speech was certainly expected. And Michelle Obama delivered. Paying homage to the life of one of the world’s most motivational and iconic women, FLOTUS highlighted Angelou’s "PhenomenalWomen" and why the late poet's words on beauty are so important. "The first time I read 'Phenomenal Woman' I was struck by how she celebrated black women's beauty like no one had ever dared before," Obama said. "Our curves, our stride, our strength, our grace. Her words were clever, and sassy. They were powerful and sexual and boastful. And in that one singular poem, Maya Angelous spoke to the essence of black women but she also graced us with an anthem for all women, a call for all of us to embrace our God-given beauty." [Cosmopolitan]

David Beckham Designs For Belstaff: Will David and Victoria Beckham become the fashion industry's biggest power couple? The former soccer star, who has also designed a collection for H&M, will launch a line for British clothing company Belstaff (for whom he is also the face) on Tuesday. “My moto capsule collection is a reflection of what I wear day to day when I’m biking or relaxing,” Beckham said. “I buy a lot of vintage pieces and my collection reflects that feel.” The vintage-inspired collaboration will include ten moto pieces, ranging from t-shirts and pants to boots and leather jackets. [WWD]

Keira Knightley's Secret Second Wedding: When Keira Knightley wed her musician fiancé James Righton, fans praised the actress for her decision to wear a Chanel dress she already owned, rather than splurging on a costly gown. Little did they know that the ceremony they saw was just for public display. Knightley opened up to Elle UK about a “secret” second ceremony the duo had, where she wore a custom-made haute courture Valentino gown, a creation that could have cost as much as £10,000. [The Telegraph]