Dua Lipa who is a singer and songwriter was born in London, England on August 22, 1995. Her musical career began at the age of 14 when she began covering the song on YouTube. In 2015, she signed a contract with Warner Music Group and released her first single shortly after.
Dua, which is her first name, means “love” in Albanian, she got on the advice from her grandmother. Lipa explained that now she was proud of that. But when she grew up, all she wanted was to be called Hannah, Sarah, or Ella because it was a normal name. Dua name made her have to explain that she was from Kosovo.
In June 2nd, 2017, her self-titled debut album was released and consisted of seven singles, including two singles which were the British top-10 “Be the One” and “IDGAF” and the English number one “New Rules”, which also reached rank six in the United States.
In February 2018, Lipa won two Brit Awards for British Women’s Artist Solo and British Breakthrough Act. In April of the same year, a single song titled “One Kiss” duet with Calvin Harris reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.
Dua Lipa and Sunny Hill Foundation
Lipa still remembers her origins and wants to give something more to her home country so in 2016 she created the Sunny Hill Foundation with her father, aims to contribute to Kosovo citizens. This charity organization was founded in Prishtina-Kosovo and is dedicated to helping the people who need it most. The main mission is to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
The Sunny Hill Foundation projects focus on improving the quality of life for all Kosovo people. Furthermore, the Sunny Hill Foundation works to address and respond to existing community issues, such as the areas of Youth Opportunity and Inclusion, learning for all, gender, racial, ethnic justice and creativity and Free Expression.
Among her charity efforts, in November 2016, Lipa joined a fundraising event in New York on behalf of the Sunny Hill Foundation to support mothers and children in Kosovo. The fundraising reception was organized by the “Action for Mother and Child” Foundation.
Dua Lipa and Faux Fur Fashion
Over the past few seasons, major fashion labels have accepted and made changes by not using materials made of fur. The luxury brands such as Burberry, Gucci, Versace, and Michael Kors have banned the use of animal fur in many of their collections. This is part of a shift which, though slow but steady, is because designers are more concerned with where their materials come from when embracing eco-minded practices. The new movement that uses fake fur has a good impact and Dua Lipa is one of the celebrities who adhere to aesthetics by wearing it from head to toe.
Stepping out in London, the singer wore a brown faux fur coat made by Stella McCartney, one of the first designers to truly support faux fur fashions. Lipa matches the coat with a pair of high-gloss brown pants and neon green clothes and combined with a cherry red bag. She used a pair of beautiful pointed pink shoes.
Lipa proved to be able to combine faux fur in a very charming way. Dua Lipa has inspired us that all women can still look fashionable without the need to wear real fur materials.