Following Nelson Mandela's passing, tributes have been pouring in for the former South African president and human rights activist. While celebrities have taken to Twitter to pay their respects, people around the world have been visiting statues, memorials, and museums to commemorate Mandela's incredible life. A candlelight vigil drew people together in Pakistan, Londoners gathered to write messages in a condolence book, and flags everywhere flew at half mast to honour Mandela. As the world celebrates Nelson Mandela's contributions after his passing, take a look at all the touching photos of people's tributes across the globe.
Following Nelson Mandela's passing at age 95, celebrities have taken to Twitter to share thoughtful words and tributes about the great world leader. President Barack Obama called Mandela "a man who took history in his hands," while stars like Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, and Jamie Foxx thanked him for his impact on the world.
Prince William, who had just viewed a screening of the new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedomwith Kate, said after receiving the news, "It's obviously extremely sad and tragic news. We were just reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was, and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family." Read more heartfelt celebrity messages below.
President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela: "A man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice."
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 5, 2013
RIP Nelson Mandela. God Bless You. http://t.co/yRZh3RrP7K
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) December 5, 2013
For more tweets, just keep reading.
Picture life as one of Australia's most highly-regarded fashion designers: a fast-paced, colourful whirlwind of airports, meetings, studio time and fashion weeks. That's the reality for Camilla Freeman-Topper, the creative force behind Sydney-based fashion brand Camilla and Marc.
Few Australian designers have garnered quite the following — and maintained it for ten years — as brother and sister pair Camilla Freeman Topper and Marc Freeman. Since the brand's 2003 launch at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, the design duo haven't looked back, explaining their evolution from small local label to international design juggernaut as "a carefully considered process."
The pair are participating in the Shop Small campaign, encouraging Australians to shop locally. But, don't be fooled, Camilla and Marc isn't just a hit at home, the brand is a common sight on the red carpet. "Drew Barrymore always looks beautiful in our pieces," Camilla said of her favourite celebrity to dress. A hard one to pick, considering the likes of Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Kirsten Dunst and Rose Byrne are all proven fans of the brand. But when it comes to her personal style, Camilla's most cherished pieces are the ones that strike a personal chord. "I have a lot of my late mother's pieces that I really adore and love."
Three months out from fashion week, we chatted with Camilla about what it takes to pull-off a show, the advice she'd give to a younger Camilla and mixing family, fashion and business. Keep reading.
Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95, after a long life dedicated to peace and democracy. His work has had a significant effect on his country and the world — he was jailed for 27 years as an antiapartheid leader before moving South Africa toward democracy and becoming the country's first black president. Over the years, he's inspired many as an international symbol for peace. To celebrate his life, let's take a look at Mandela's wise and thoughtful quotes on family, education, and self-growth.
Pack away your emerald accessories, ladies. That jewel tone is so 2013. The It colour for 2014? According to the hue professionals over at Pantone, it's a lovely shade of purple known as Radiant Orchid. But if your wardrobe isn't filled with lilacs and lavenders, fear not. Pantone also just released its official Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2014, complete with Dazzling Blues and Celosia Oranges. And if you're still unsure how to factor, say, a coral called Cayenne into your next outfit, New York's best designers have offered up sketches, their inspirations, and — not to complicate things — their own signature colour.
Former South African president and human rights activist Nelson Mandela passed away today at age 95. The former world leader was first admitted for care on June 8, and supporters gathered outside the hospital while he was said to be in critical condition. Mandela was discharged in September after being treated for a recurring lung infection, and he's spent the past few months receiving at-home care.
As an anti-apartheid leader, Mandela was jailed for 27 years before stepping into the political spotlight as the South African President, serving from 1994 to 1999. Over the years, Mandela's efforts toward equality were an inspiration to people across the globe, and in 2009, the United Nations declared July 18 to be Nelson Mandela International Day in honour of his contributions to democracy and peace. During a 2001 interview, Nelson Mandela told Oprah that he didn't fear death, saying, "Shakespeare put it very well: 'Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.' When you believe that, you disappear under a cloud of glory. Your name lives beyond the grave — and that is my approach."
Brisbane, does it feel like forever ago that we announced Topshop and Topman were setting up shop? Well, we've got some more exciting news! Today, Topshop opened their largest Australian store to date on the corner of Elizabeth and Albert Streets (where Borders used to be). Spread across three levels, the grand 2,200sqm store houses the same Unique, Boutique, mainline trend, footwear, basics, denim and accessories collections that have been hugely successful in both its Sydney and Melbourne stores and internationally. Plus, shoppers can access a free personal shopping service in store, and get treated to a VIP styling session.
Supermodel Gemma Ward and her partner David Letts have reportedly welcomed the arrival of their first child, a baby girl. Friend and fellow model, Nicole Trunfio, announced the news on Instagram posting a shot of the new mum breast-feeding alongside the caption "Congratulations to my beautiful incredible friend @glouisew and her man @lettsy2106 for welcoming this little angel into the world!!!!" Since posting earlier today, the image has been removed from Nicole Trunfio's Instagram account.
Gemma Ward's brother Oscar Ward also took to Facebook to confirm the news, saying "I am officially an uncle". While it's yet to be confirmed where the couple welcomed their first child, the pair were spotted leaving Australia shores destined for Hawaii in recent weeks.
Congratulations to Gemma Ward and David Letts! For the first pic of Gemma Ward's new baby, keep reading.
As if it wasn't cool enough that Keira Knightley recycled her wedding dress once, she took the prize for most laid-back bride ever by wearing her vintage Chanel design again. Opting to add sleeves this time (either with layering or expert tailoring) for the SeriousFun London Gala, the actress looked the picture of easy elegance in her embellished sleeves and pared-down styling. Tell us: would you follow in Keira's (ultra-chic) footsteps?