Molly-Mae Hague has this morning announced that she has been appointed Creative Director of PrettyLittleThing for the UK/EU.
She has described it as “the biggest move in [her] career so far”.
The ex-Love Island star and influencer – who has millions of followers on social media – has been working with Manchester-based fashion brand PrettyLittleThing as a UK ambassador since her first clothing collection was released back in 2019.
PLT was also one of the first fashion labels Molly-Mae worked with as an influencer before she found fame on the ITV reality show.
In a statement announcing her appointment as Creative Director on Instagram this morning, Molly-Mae said: “I’m beyond ecstatic to announce that I am the new Creative Director of PrettyLittleThing for UK/EU.
“This is the biggest move in my career so far and I can’t explain my gratitude to my favourite brand in the world for trusting me with this role. PLT have had faith in me from the very start and to now be a Director within the business feels like a complete dream come true.
“I hope you’re all ready for my visions to come to life within this incredible brand.”
Molly-Mae has been teasing her new role to fans throughout the week.
The announcement comes after she shared with her followers on TikTok that she had treated herself to an 18-carat £37,000 Cartier bracelet, which features 204 diamonds, to celebrate “signing the biggest deal of my career”.
The purchases generated widespread conversation on social media yesterday, with the topic trending on Twitter and many keen to find out the nature of “the biggest deal”.
Alongside confirmation of her appointment as Creative Director, Molly-Mae also unveiled her first exclusively-designed collection since stepping into her new role, adding on Instagram: “To celebrate this huge news, I’m bringing you without a doubt my best collection to date.
“I’ve worked on this collection now for so long and I’m beyond proud of it – I can’t wait to see you all in it.”
“This felt like a natural fit for us as Molly has been a huge part of our PrettyLittleThing journey and she is so invested in the brand,” said Umar Kamani, CEO at PrettyLittleThing.
“We wanted to explore different avenues together and bring her on board as more of a creative, where she can work closely with our team and be involved in our wider strategy across the UK and Europe over the next 12 months.”
Police issue update after Sterling flies home from World Cup following home invasion
Surrey Police have issued an update following Raheem Sterling’s home invasion that has forced the England international to fly home from the 2022 World Cup.
The former Manchester City star was left out of the Three Lions squad against Senegal due to a “family matter” on Sunday before the exact circumstances were confirmed shortly after.
Authorities have now verified that hundreds of thousands of pounds of goods had been stolen from the property but that, fortunately, “no threat of violence was involved”.
Sterling flew just hours after hearing of the break-in at his home Leatherhead home where he lives with his fiancé and two children.
Manager Gareth Southgate could not confirm whether the Chelsea player will be returning to the squad, insisting that, obviously, “the priority is for him to be with his family” and that they will “give him as much time as he needs”.
The police force said in a statement: “We are currently investigating a report of a burglary at an address in Oxshott, Leatherhead.
“Police were contacted just before 9pm on Saturday, December 3rd after the occupants of the property came home and discovered a number of items including jewellery and watches had been stolen.
“Inquiries to establish the circumstances are underway and the investigation is ongoing. No threat of violence was involved as the items were discovered stolen retrospectively. Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”
Man arrested on suspicion of rape and robbery after entering woman’s apartment through the window
A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and robbery after a horrific incident in Hulme.
GMP has been investigating since a man broke into a woman’s apartment through a window at around 5am on Thursday 29 November.
He threatened her at knifepoint before raping her.
In a short update, GMP said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and robbery. He remains in custody for questioning.”
The man entered the victim’s home on Wilmott Street, on the outskirts of the city centre, through an ‘insecure window’.
Detective Superintendent David Meeney, of GMP’s City of Manchester district said last week: “We are following several lines of enquiry and will have extra patrols in the area over the next few days.
“Offences of this nature are very rare, and this is being treated as an isolated incident. There are detectives working around the clock to identify the male responsible and the victim is receiving specialist support.
“We are urging people in the area to be vigilant and to make sure their doors and windows are secure, especially during the late evening and through the night.
“If anyone has any information regarding this incident, or if they see any suspicious activity in the area, please report this to officers in person or by calling 101 quoting 726 of 29/11/22. If it is an emergency, always dial 999.”
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