Supermodel Natalia Vodianova wears Moroccan label to charity event

The model wore a pair of woven sandals from Moroccan label Zyne. Instagram
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Updated 19 July 2020

Supermodel Natalia Vodianova wears Moroccan label to charity event

DUBAI: Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova – known as ‘Natasupernova’ to her 2.6 million Instagram followers – hosted an open-air charity gala in Cannes’ La Guerite restaurant on Friday evening. 

For the occasion, the model wore a red minidress with long sleeves, which she accessorized with a pair of nude-colored, hand-woven sandals with pointed toes from Moroccan footwear label Zyne. The shoes, which are handmade in Morocco, retail for $460 and can be purchased on the brand’s website. 

The model’s choice of footwear was fitting for the occasion. Considering that the accessories brand, helmed by co-founders Zineb Britel and Laura Pujol, is all about giving back to the underprivileged in society, it makes sense that it drew Vodianova in.



Last night was magical thanks to your continuous love and support you helped us raise 400k for the works of @nakedheartfoundation, especially during these challenging CoVID times where families of children with special needs are unfortunately more affected than ever. Thank you to @chaumetofficial @ann.andres , @la_guerite @heavensake @moethennessy @guerlain @normaillot @ruslanbaginskiy_hats @yseult___ @boggiart and of course to all the brands that offered us special lots: @latelier55_officiel @jeanimbert @martinezhotel @alessandrarich @stellamccartney Last but not least thank you to my extended NHF team and family and of course my angels @alisa___volskaya @jp_braud for making your event magic work @_profirst_ @avec___paris photos by friend @germanlarkin

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Each leather sandal and mule is handmade by women cooperatives in the community, dedicated to improving the welfare of local women by inviting them to provide for their families via the production of the shoes. 

The charity event raised 400,000 euros for Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation, which is a charity founded by the model in 2004 to help build an inclusive society open to children with disabilities and special needs in her native Russia.

“Last night was magical,” Vodianova captioned a series of images from the evening on her Instagram. “Thanks to your continuous love and support, you helped us raise 400k for the works of @nakedheartfoundation, especially during these challenging COVID times where families of children with special needs are unfortunately more affected than ever,” she said.

Zyne Bondi II sandals. Supplied

Vodianova’s fiancé Antoine Arnault, Anna Andres, Joan Smalls, Pierre Casiraghi, Xenia Adonts, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi, Camilla Fayed and Alessandra Rich were among the guests at the post-quarantine event. 

The gala also featured an auction that offered guests the opportunity to learn about sustainable fashion from British designer Stella McCartney. Also up for grabs was a dinner by celebrity chef Jean Imbert on a private yacht; limited-edition Chaumet pendants; an Alessandra Rich gownand a weekend in the panoramic suite of the Hôtel Martinez.

The gala also featured a cocktail reception, a lavish dinner and a performance by French singer-songwriter Yseult.

Demi Lovato steps out in Jordanian-Romanian designer after engagement

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Demi Lovato steps out in Jordanian-Romanian designer after engagement

DUBAI: American pop star Demi Lovato has been spotted championing a pair of sandals by Jordanian-Romanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi, who is famous for her signature flared heels. 

In a picture the star shared with her 89.7 million Instagram followers on Monday, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer was seen wearing Muaddi’s glitzy Naima leather sandals in white during a romantic dinner date with her fiancé, actor Max Ehrich, at the celebrity hotspot Nobu in Malibu, California.

The two-time Grammy nominee matched the heels with a dusty rose velvet form-fitting minidress that had a low-cut neckline and cuffed sleeves.  


Date night at Nobu I love you @maxehrich - also shout out to @brianbonifassi for the pic!!!

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She accessorized her look, which featured a sleek low bun hairstyle, with a pair of golden hoop earrings and a glittery purple purse. 

The 27-year-old star announced her engagement last month on Instagram with a series of heart-warming images of her dreamy proposal.

The couple, who confirmed their relationship in May, celebrated their special moment by a beach in Malibu.

Lovato also shared images of her wedding ring by celebrity jeweler Peter Marco.

Muaddi, whose eponymous footwear label is designed in Paris and produced in Italy, has also been in the spotlight, with the likes of Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Dua Lipa and Hailey Bieber showing off their favorite pairs at a number of star-studded events since the launch of the brand.

The 34-year-old designer, who grew up in Italy, launched her eponymous footwear line in August 2018, approximately one year after departing from her role as co-founder and creative director of luxury footwear label Oscar Tiye.


Kylie @aminamuaddiofficial

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Just last month, the entrepreneur released a limited edition Fenty x Amina Muaddi footwear capsule collection in collaboration with singer-turned-entrepreneur Rihanna. 

Multi-hyphenate “Wild Thoughts” singer tapped Muaddi to design a collection of shoes for her luxury label Fenty back in December, the designer revealed in an interview with Footwear News.

The news wasn’t all that surprising, considering that Rihanna has been a longtime fan of Muaddi’s glitzy footwear.

The singer and beauty mogul would go on to be spotted wearing Muaddi’s designs on multiple occasions, including a trip to Barbados where she accessorized a long, green sweater dress from Jacquemus with a pair of strappy sandals by Amina Muaddi.


Rih & me

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