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Yara Shahidi Named Dior New Brand Ambassador

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Dior has named Yara Shahidi as the new face of it’s women’s fashion and cosmetics lines.

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The actress, who is styled by Jason Bolden never misses when she hits the red carpet…virtually or in person.

Shahidi previously worked with Dior for International Women’s Day on the design house’s Dior Stands With Women campaign. For the initiative, Shahidi appeared in portraits and videos talking about her personal journey with activism.

“I think there are many times that women — and it’s only exacerbated if you are a woman of color — tow the line between being viewed as assertive and driven or aggressive. And it is important and requires constant conversation even for me to know that my being assertive, my being driven and my being committed is not something to ever be ashamed of.”

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Yara Shahidi Adidas Capsule Collection Celebrates Her Iranian and Black Heritage

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Yara Shahidi Adidas capsule collection just launched and it’s everything the culture needed.

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The Grown-ish actress and activist has teamed with Adidas for her very own five-piece collection that celebrates her Black and Iranian roots. Along with a pair of classic Superstar sneakers, the line offers two jackets and coordinating track pants. Paying homage to the activists and artists who have shaped Shahidi’s own worldview, the styles feature intricate detailing such as embroidered Farsi script, global colorways, and 1960s-inspired silhouettes.

“My first instinct was how do we honor the past in a way that also pays homage to the future,” Shahidi told Bazaar.com. “The one thing that I wanted people to take away was even though a lot of these details are specific to my own growing up and the things that impacted me, the entire campaign is about how we re-create our heritage. I’m constantly figuring out what it means to me to be Black and Iranian—it’s ever changing.”

Yara Shahidi Joins St. Jude Annual Thanks and Giving Campaign

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Actress and activist Yara Shahidi is using her voice to help fight childhood cancer this holiday season.

Shahidi has joined other celebs in their support of St. Jude in the fight to end childhood cancer through their annual Thanks and Giving campaign. The Grown-ish star becomes the youngest national spokesperson to join the campaign.

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“This is my first year being a part of the Thanks and Giving campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Yara Shahidi. “St. Jude has always held personal meaning for the entirety of my family, as the hospital cared for our cousin Brian and his family. St. Jude goes above and beyond treating children from across the U.S. and around the world who are fighting cancer, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases. If you can, please join me and support the children of St. Jude, and together, we can help end childhood cancer.”

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. 

Yara Shahidi Set To Play Tinkerbell In Disney’s Live-Action Peter Pan Pic

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Yara Shahidi is set to make history when she plays Tinkerbell in Disney’s live-action Peter Pan & Wendy movie.

Deadline, who was first to report the news also shared that his would mark the first time a Black actress has filled the role that traditionally has featured a white actress and follows in the footsteps of the mass media company casting Halle Bailey to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

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Shahidi joins Jude Law, who will play Captain Hook, as well as Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will play the title characters.

Also according to reports this will be a theatrical release and not go straight to Disney’s streaming platform.

Yara Shahidi and Her Mom Launch Production Company + Lands Deal With ABC

Talk about mother/daughter goals…

Grown-ish star and activist Yara Shahidi and her mom/ business partner Keri Shahidi have launched a production company and landed a production deal with ABC Studios.

The company is called 7th Sun. Under the deal, 7th Sun will develop and produce scripted and alternative television projects for cable, streaming and broadcast.

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“I’m thrilled to be partnering with my home family, ABC Studios, in this exciting next chapter, alongside my family,” the actress said according to Variety. “It’s exciting to add our production company to the roster of my peers and mentors who are also actively committed to sharing meaningful stories.”

Congratulations ladies!!!!!!

Yara Shahidi Join Other Celebs In Latest Adidas Ad Campaign

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Actress and activist Yara Shahidi is one of many familiar faces in Adidas latest ad campaign.

The  “Change Is a Team Sport” campaign premiered during the Grammy Awards on Sunday with a star-studded short film directed by Jonah Hill. The film follows young skateboarder Jenn Sotto as she journeys through her school, encountering plenty of her Adidas teammates along the way.

The brand said in a press release that Change Is a Team Sport “[celebrates] five decades of culture makers, boundary pushers, and limit breakers.”

The motivation behind changemaking is something my family really instilled in me. My parents have always encouraged me and my brothers to make sure everything we do has a greater purpose.

Also in the ad are BLACKPINK, Pharrell, Anitta and a host of others.

Yara Shahidi In Gucci For Pirelli Calendar Unveiling

Actress and activist Yara Shahidi wore a green Gucci RS20 RTW gown for the 2020 Pirelli “Looking For Juliet” calendar unveiling in Italy on Tuesday.

The 2020 calendar, which she stars in alongside other big names in Hollywood, pays tribute to the William Shakespeare tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.”

Styled by  Jason Bolden and John Mumblo, the Grown-ish actress looked regal in a floor-length, green Gucci dress featuring billowy large sleeves, a belt-cinched waist and plenty of lace.

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For the 47th edition of the calendar, Yara is joined by Claire Foy, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Indya Moore, Rosalía, Stella Roversi, Mia Goth and Chris Lee.

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