Hilary heeft het bedrijf Naturalena die achter de merken ‘Happy Little Camper’ en ‘Veeda’ zit aangeklaagd omdat ze onrechtmatig het contact met haar zouden hebben beëindigd. In 2019 sloot Hilary met het bedrijf een Endorsement contact af nadat zij haar team hadden benaderd, waarna Hilary de producten van hen aanprijst voor publiciteit. Waarna ze al onderdeel van dat contract te zien was in fotoshoots, nieuwsberichten, conferenties en andere activiteiten bijwoonde om hun producten te promoten. Hilary is van mening dat de de covid-19 pandemie als excuus hebben gebruikt om haar contract te beëindigen terwijl de verkoop van producten juist steeg. En dat ondanks dat ze het contact met haar hebben beëindigd ze haar beeltenis en naam nog steeds gebruiken om hun producten aan te prijzen, waarvoor ze haar niet betalen. Hiervoor wil ze een compensatie krijgen, wat ze voor compensatie eist staat niet in de aanklacht vermeld.

Actress Hilary Duff has filed suit against Irvine-based Naturalena Brands, alleging company officials used the pandemic as an excuse to wrongfully terminate an endorsement deal.

The 33-year-old “Younger” star’s lawsuit alleges breach of written contract and misappropriation of the right of publicity. Duff is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages in the complaint filed Monday.

“This action is the result of [Naturalena’s] refusal to honor their contractual commitments under a celebrity endorsement agreement and associated guarantee relating to Hilary Duff’s endorsement of [Naturalena’s] natural baby and feminine hygiene products,” the suit alleges.

According to the suit, Duff’s name, photograph, voice, signature and likeness have “enormous commercial value,” and companies regularly ask her to endorse their products to her “substantial following of fans around the world.”

The suit states representatives for the company entered into discussions with Duff’s team in late 2018 about possibly endorsing Naturalena’s Happy Little Campers and Veeda products. Both sides entered into a final endorsement agreement in October 2019, according to the suit.

As part of the agreement, the suit states Duff attended photo shoots, news conferences and other events to promote Naturalena and its products. The suit also said she wrote blog posts, posted photographs and videos on her own social media accounts and allowed Naturalena to post photos and videos featuring her on its social media accounts, according to the suit.

However, the lawsuit alleges Naturalena “concocted a bogus claim of force majeure,” citing the ongoing pandemic, and claimed the endorsement agreement was terminated.

“In fact, various press reports indicate that Naturalena experienced an increase in demand for its products range during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the suit states.

According to the suit, Naturalena “apparently believed that their sales would be better than they turned out to be.” The lawsuit also states that despite allegedly refusing to pay Duff and claiming to have ended the endorsement deal, the company continued to use Duff’s name and likeness to promote its products.

City News Service could not immediately reach a representative for Naturalena Brands for comment.

Hilary heeft samen met enkele andere beroemdheden een collectie spatels ontworpen met het merk Williams Sonoma. Voor elke spatel die verkocht wordt doneert het bedrijf tot max. 40 maaltijden aan kinderen in nood door samen te werken met het goede doel No Kid Hungry. Klik hier voor meer infomatie (site is niet te bezoeken vanuit Europa, door nieuwe regelgeving in Europa is het voor hun mogelijk om orders te accepteren.)

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Hilary lanceert a.s. dinsdag een nieuwe romper in haar collectie met het candese modemerk ‘Smash + Tess’. De Lauren romper die eerst alleen in de kleur Daisy verscheen zal nu ook in de kleur Midnight Black verschijnen!

We heard you #smashtessfam and guess what?? The Lauren Romper is COMING BACK, in Midnight Black! 🤩⁠⁠
The Lauren Romper in Daisy Dream was an instant fave from our collection with @hilaryduff! So why wouldn’t we bring it back in our classic Romper colour?! 💕⁠⁠
Who’s marking their calendars for Tuesday May 25th at 8am PT for when this Romper drops?! 😎⁠⁠
#STxHD #rompsohard

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Hilary’s kinderboek ‘Brave Little Girl’ zal ook in het Spaans uitgebracht worden, deze zal op 23 april verschijnen onder de Spaanstalige naam ‘Mi niña valiente’ .

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Sinds gisteren is Hilary’s kinderboek ‘Brave Little Girl’ uit in Amerika! Het boek is vanaf 30 maart ook via o.a. Bol.com ook in Nederland te koopt, dit is echt wel de Engelse versie, hier is ook de e-book en audioversie te bestellen – deze zijn nu al beschikbaar.

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Hilary heeft een promotieshoot gehad voor haar kinderboek ‘Brave Little Girl’. Wanneer je het boek alvast besteld via de uitgever Random House maak je kans om een gesigneerd exemplaar te winnen. Op de website staat ook een klein audio fragment voor het de audio editie van het boek die Hilary zelf opnam.

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Hilary heeft een interview gehad met Refinery29.com over haar nieuwe collectie met Smash + Tess.

Hilary Duff never expected to be in this place in her life. And by this place, I mean wearing bike shorts in the year of our lord 2021.
The actor, like many of us, took on several new roles during the pandemic: hair stylist, children’s book author, New York resident (while she filmed the seventh and final season of Younger), second-grade teacher to her son Luca, and perhaps most surprising… bike shorts convert. “I never thought I’d wear them again,” she says incredulously of the re-emerged loungewear trend. “It’s like 1997.”

Another role she’s taken on this year: fashion designer. Duff partnered with women-owned Canadian brand Smash + Tess for a collaboration of rompers. Dropping on February 23 and inspired by some of the influential females in her life, S + T x Hilary Duff is an elevated take on some of the label’s sell-out essentials. (Her favourite in the collection is the shoulder-padded The Banks Romper, named after her two-year-old daughter.)

The collab couldn’t have come at a better time, for both our current stretchy waistbands-only quarantine wardrobes and Duff’s own closet. As she tells Refinery29, she’s “100 months pregnant” with her third child, which can make dressing a bit tricky and which also means that style and comfort are key. A former skeptic of the romper trend (typically too much drop crotch for someone who is 5’2”), Duff was drawn to working with a size-inclusive brand like Smash + Tess.

Not to mention that the collaboration, which first came up in June 2020, was a chance for her to do something artistic, after filming for the latest season of Younger was postponed due to COVID. (FYI for those seeking intel on the final season, no luck, we were told it was off-limits.) “I was like, ‘Oh, hell yes, please,’” Duff says of the opportunity. “It seemed like a really fun outlet to get away from cleaning my house and dealing with my kids all day. We made a lot of good memories during quarantine, but I was definitely hungry to be creative.”

Working with Smash + Tess is natural extension for the star, whose style has been A+ since the start of her career. For many millennials, the former tween icon’s on-screen and IRL wardrobe evolved alongside our own; most of the time directly influencing it. As Lizzie McGuire in her breakout role, Duff made butterfly clips, bell bottoms, and training bras essential. (RIP to the Disney+ reboot and all the outfits that could have been.) As Sam Montgomery in 2004’s A Cinderella Story (up there with Brandy’s iconic version, IMO), she pretty much put pink Converse on the map.
Her caped Jenny Packham wedding dress, which she wore for her December 2019 nuptials to musician Matthew Koma, is still on my mind daily — it’s just that good. And, most recently, as publishing ingenue Kelsey Peters on Younger since 2015, Duff has made a strong case for taking the subway in stilettos. (And an equally strong case for me to spend my next paycheque on the Canadian-made SMYTHE coat she was spotted wearing on-set.)
Duff’s pandemic style is a touch more relatable. Her quarantine faves, including her go-to bike shorts, probably look a lot like yours, as in super comfy. “I’m in love with this sweatpant movement. I love big chunky sneakers. It makes so much more sense for your life,” she says. “I’m even loving the look and feel of a little blazer and a cropped sweater. I’m talking about earlier in quarantine when I had my normal body,” she clarifies, “but comfort for sure.”

Which isn’t to say that Duff has only been rocking chunky New Balance sneakers and sweats at home. A quick scan of her Instagram feed proves otherwise, showing plenty of red lips, cute nap dresses, and always a big hoop or statement earring (sometimes all at once). “I still like to get dressed up,” she asserts.

Case in point: She’s been buying shoes. “I just bought a pair of clear plastic heels,” she says. “I’ve done a few backyard [get-togethers] with some of my girlfriends and I’ve been out to dinner a couple of times before I started shooting, and it just felt more like a special occasion to put something cute on.” (Also on her list of deep-cut quarantine purchases is a pair of squared-toe Peter Do boots she styles with The Banks Romper).

As for what Duff does plan to wear when she can actually step outside the house for more than work and errands? “I’m excited for dresses and flowy things,” she says of spring 2021 trends. “Halfway through quarantine I started adding more colour into my wardrobe because I was feeling kind of sad. We’re coming out of winter and it’s been a tough year for everyone, so incorporating fun pops of colour here and there is important.”
As always, we’ll take our cues from the expert.

S + T x Hilary Duff is available for purchase starting February 23 at smashtess.ca

Hilary heeft een interview gehad met Vouge.com over haar nieuwe collectie met Smash + Tess.

With two children and a third on the way, actor Hilary Duff knows all about juggling motherhood with a busy work schedule. For the past five months or so, Duff has been in New York City shooting the seventh season of her TV Land series, Younger. But with her due date approaching sometime soon, Duff is now back on mom duty at home in California. “I’m so happy to be back in my backyard in the sun right now, with my dogs,” Duff says over the phone last week. “My hurricane of a daughter is taking a nap and it feels so nice.”

In addition to Younger, Duff is also keeping busy with her new collaboration with Smash + Tess, a Canadian loungewear and rompers brand. “I’ve been wearing their rompers for a couple of years now,” says Duff. “When [founder Ashley Freeborn] reached out, it was probably two months into the quarantine in Los Angeles, and I had been a second grade teacher to my son for like 11 weeks—so I was like, hell yeah, I’m down to do something creative.” Duff designed a collection inspired by her own wardrobe as a working mom, where she is constantly looking for pieces that merge comfort with style; it includes items such as rompers and even romperalls (romper overalls), in sizes from XXS to XXXL.

Duff says the line, which launches tomorrow, offers moms (and non-moms!) options that are both comfortable but put-together. Being pregnant with her third child certainly shaped how Duff approached the designs. “I was newly pregnant, so it was fun to create a collection of clothes that I knew would look cute on me in the moment, and then grow with me throughout the pregnancy,” she says. “It’s not maternity, but it’s size-inclusive, and looks good on everyone’s bodies.” Duff says rompers have been her hero piece throughout her pregnancy, and in the line, there’s a variety of styles to suit different aesthetics. There’s a black romper with shoulder pads that’s perfect for waist-up dressing. “Everyone’s sitting on Zoom meetings at home, so I feel like it’s comfy, but a little more chic,” says Duff. There’s also a floral print romper, because, “I’m obsessed with anything ’70s,” says Duff. She even did mini rompers for kids.

As a mom-on-the-go, the actor says her approach to fashion has changed overall. “I tend to dress a lot more fluffy,” says Duff. “I don’t have a lot of time to spend putting a detailed outfit together. I want to be comfortable and to be able to move throughout my day, but still be on-trend. And that’s not always accomplished! But I like basic colors and accessorizing with a fun bag and shoes. I love a big earring.” She’s also enjoyed finding different hacks to dress up the neutral rompers from her new line. “I just bought this really cute Isabel Marant men’s blazer coat, it’s almost to the knee and it’s tweed,” says Duff. “I roll up the sleeves and put it on top. And I have these square-toed boots—that’s how I wore one the other day.”

Even though she clearly has a penchant for dressing up, even if to just stay home, Duff says she’s struggled with maternity style just like any other mother does. She understands the need for simple pieces that you can throw on without much thought, something that’s at the heart of her Smash + Tess line. “Maternity clothes are so hard,” Duff says. “Towards the end [of pregnancy], you’re, like, funny big. You tend to dress in oversized things that make you look bigger than you are. I just came off shooting [Younger], though, and I got to wear these amazing clothes. I was like, I look great in this—but we had a seamstress on set and someone styling me. I could never accomplish that in my real, everyday life!”