Ali Hewson

Irish businessperson and activist, wife of Bono Ali Hewson

Alison "Ali" Hewson, is an Irish activist, a businesswoman, and the wife of rock group U2's lead singer Bono. Raised in Raheny, she met her future husband at a young age at Mount Temple Comprehensive School and married him in 1982. She earned a degree in politics and sociology from University College Dublin in 1989. The couple have four children together and live at residences in Ireland, France, and the United States.
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On the Runway: Bono and Ali Hewson Join a Natural Beauty Juggernaut
NYTimes - over 1 year
Beautycounter, the booming California business, has bought Ms. Hewson’s Nude line from LVMH.
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Cameron: WWII Bomb Found At G8 Summit
Huffington Post - over 4 years
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Well, that was close. Or was it? Shortly after wrapping up one of the most peaceful Group of Eight summits in recent memory, Prime Minister David Cameron let a cat out of the bag. "Now (hash)G8UK is over I can reveal a bomb was found in Lough Erne," he posted on Twitter. "It was American from WW2. Apparently they had a practice mortar range here!" Not to worry, however. Northern Ireland police mounted a massive security operation to protect the Loch Erne resort west of Enniskillen involving thousands of officers, restricted airspace and contingencies for protesters. While the security appeared aimed at more modern threats, it clearly paid off. Police in Northern Ireland confirmed that "during ongoing checks" ahead of the G-8, a suspicious item was discovered on June 12, which later was confirmed to be military ordnance from WWII. ___ While Dad was off deep in talks of pressing world affairs, presidential daughters Malia an...
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Bono's wife injured in fall
Monsters and Critics - almost 5 years
Bono's wife Ali Hewson has been airlifted to hospital in Costa Rica after falling off a quad bike.
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PHOTOS: Fashion Week Rain Doesn't Stop The Stylish Set In New York
Huffington Post - over 5 years
NEW YORK — A flurry of assistants rushed to protect racks of clothes at New York Fashion Week from Saturday's sudden downpours – perhaps as potent a reminder as any during these spring previews that seasons can be temperamental. Maybe that's why leather is as common in these previews for spring and summer 2013 as the pops of color and chiffon you might expect. "You can wear those leather jackets all year long," said stylist June Ambrose. "They're sleek enough to go under a parka or a vest and buttery enough for spring." Designers have been moving away from seasonal dressing, meaning that models at Rag & Bone endured layers of leather in a roasting un-air conditioned preview on Friday. "I'm not designing specifically for `the show' or even for spring," said Tom Mora of J. Crew, which has a preview here on Tuesday. "We have deliveries once a month and we always want it to look new." The crowd traded tank tops and open-toed shoes on Friday for long slee...
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SPECIAL REPORT: FASHION; The Runway Dialog: Artificial vs. Natural
NYTimes - over 6 years
The words ''virtual reality'' have become a cliché in the wired world. Yet the impact of technology on fashion is a key issue in New York's spring-summer 2012 shows. That refers not just to the digital prints that are overwhelming the catwalks, but also to a state of mind. The way that everything can be melded -- inspirations from Bauhaus to
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NY Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter 2011 New York time - New Europe
Google News - over 6 years
Edun, the brand founded in 2005 by Bono and Ali Hewson, and supported by LVMH since 2009, has been committed to developing trade with Africa. For her second season as designer of the brand, Irish Sharon Wauchob designed a collection named:
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New York Fashion Week: Greener, Cleaner and Meaner - brandchannel.com
Google News - over 6 years
... Bobbi Brown, Anna Dello Russo, Karolina Kurkova, and Rachel Roy. Bloomingdale's: Appearances by Rachel Zoe and Erin Wasson; Edun's Ali Hewson hosts a truth or lie game, while her husband and label backer, U2's Bono, is rumored to be on hand, too
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More Fashion's Night Out Parties and Events Revealed! - FabSugar.com
Google News - over 6 years
Bloomingdale's: Appearances by Rachel Zoe and Erin Wasson; Edun's Ali Hewson will also host a truth or lie game where she and a special guest tell shoppers a story and have them decide whether it's the truth or a lie. Sources are guessing that the
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The secret of Bono's great marriage -- his wife Ali - Irish Central
Google News - over 6 years
Ali Hewson does not live in the shadow of her famous husband Bono, and is uninterested in the trapping of celebrity. After 29 years of marriage, just celebrated, she knows her man and what she wants from the relationship. A recent profile of Ali Hewson
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Ali Hewson: It's a wonderful life being Mrs Bono - Irish Independent
Google News - over 6 years
For nearly three decades, 50-year-old Hewson has been the other, some will say better, half of U2's swaggering frontman, staying at home with the kids, pets, home repairs and school run while Bono (51) struts his stuff on stages around the world for
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Mark Smith , winner of the Vodafone World of Difference competition - Irish Times
Google News - over 6 years
There is one designer friend, Sharon Wauchob (creative director for Ali Hewson's fashion label Edun), who I'd like to help out with shows in the future. I think the death of the Celtic Tiger . . . has been good for community groups and given them more
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Old Rockers Who Have Turned Into Top Business People - Forbes
Google News - over 6 years
Along with business partner, Ali Hewson, Bono founded Edun in 2005 to be a for-profit business that would encourage trade with Africa. According to the Edun website, “The company actively works to increase trade with Africa and it is aiming to have 40%
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Bono brought to hospital over chest pain scare - Irish Independent
Google News - over 6 years
The U2 frontman was taken to hospital in Monaco by his wife Ali Hewson when he complained of chest pains. The star spent a number of hours at the Princess Grace Memorial Hospital in Monaco but fans will be relieved to hear he wasn't kept in overnight. ... - -
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Edun Autumn/Winter 2011 Women's Collection - Shiny Style
Google News - over 6 years
The brand of Ali Hewson and Bono, offers an array of stylish yet sustainable fashion perfect for wintery fun. Edun's Autumn/Winter 2011 collection focuses on fashionable, utilitarian outerwear, particularly jackets and coats that combine leather and
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Fashion's Night Out Parties and Events Revealed! - FabSugar.com
Google News - over 6 years
Bloomingdale's: Appearances by Rachel Zoe and Erin Wasson; Edun's Ali Hewson will also host a truth or lie game where she and a special guest tell shoppers a story and have them decide whether it's the truth or a lie. Sources are guessing that the
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'Enda has shown that you can beat the begrudgers' - Sunday World
Google News - over 6 years
It was a good week also for Bono and Ali Hewson's daughter Eve who's really starting to make a name for herself as an actress.Another Saoirse Ronan in the making? Fingers crossed. While the nation can breathe a sigh of relief that Uncle Gaybo only had
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LVMH Sees Big Profits, Dior Gains Despite Galliano's Demise - Forbes (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
It has been a busy six months for LVMH, which recently acquired a majority stake in Bulgari, faced opposition in buying part of Hermès, opened dozens of stores worldwide, acquired 70% of Ali Hewson's Nude Skincare, and fought critics of its planned
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Angelina Jolie and daughters Shiloh and Zahara at LAX in contrasting sunglasses - Daily Mail
Google News - over 6 years
The ads are set to run for 18 months and will feature other celebrity humanitarians like Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, the founder of fashion line EDUN. In her advert, shot by famous photographer Annie Liebovitz, Angie looks serene and sexy while
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Bono's girl turns heads as she struts her stuff with Hollywood elite - Herald.ie
Google News - over 6 years
Eve Hewson's parents Bono and Ali Hewson regularly rub shoulders with the great and the good. And actress Eve has inherited the same air of confidence from her parents as she effortlessly mixes with the young, rich and famous of
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Peter Gammons, MLB Insider - WEEI.com
Google News - over 6 years
Ali Hewson. You know about half an -- notes you know the prosecute fusion just blew herself up. It gets there there's total jobless so I mean. But it's integrating. Art in all the -- It was ready to go after any all sorts of people and you want
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ali Hewson
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 53
    In 2015 Hewson signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.
  • 2012
    Age 50
    Not known for being musical herself, Hewson did perform Lady Gaga's "Telephone", as a duet with her husband, to serenade their daughter Eve at her 21st birthday celebration at a club in Las Vegas in 2012.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    Hewson devoted a large amount of time to Edun, saying in 2011, "I think fashion industry is the toughest business there is," and that despite the obstacles and struggles, "you just keep going."
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  • 2009
    Age 47
    In 2009, Hewson brought legal action in England against Stella McCartney for bringing out Stella Nude, a new eau de toilette version of the Stella perfume, saying that it amounted to copyright infringement of her own Nude Skincare.
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    In 2009, she staged a public abseil of the 17-storey Elysian Tower in Cork to raise funds for the organisation.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    Hewson was also voted Sexiest Celebrity Other Half in a 2008 poll by entertainment.ie.
    The notion of her running for Irish president came up again in 2008 in conjunction with the 2011 election; columnist Fiona Looney wrote in the Daily Mail that while "she is certainly a decent and smart woman", the position was better held by someone with a stronger background and more diplomatic experience.
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  • 2007
    Age 45
    Bono and Ali Hewson were given the Council of Fashion Designers of America board of directors' Special Tribute Award in 2007 for their humanitarian work via the Edun clothing line.
    It lost €9.7 million in 2007 and €12.8 million in 2008, suffering along with the rest of the apparel sector from the credit crisis of 2008.
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    The effects of the financial crisis of 2007–2008 then put a halt to the entire Heuston Gate project.
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  • 2005
    Age 43
    In 2005, Hewson, Bono and designer Rogan Gregory co-founded the EDUN fashion label.
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  • 2004
    Age 42
    Hewson received a media mention two years later as a possible Social Democratic and Labour Party candidate in the 2004 European Parliament elections after John Hume had stood down.
    As the postcard effort was reaching its peak, tabloid newspapers speculated that the Labour Party wanted to put Hewson up for the Irish presidential election of 2004, with the Daily Mirror quoting an unnamed party insider as saying, "She's a mother of four but she has always had world issues at heart and she'd make the perfect candidate." (Labour had succeeded with its candidate Mary Robinson in the 1990 election but came in fourth with Roche in the 1997 election.) Hewson stated that she had not been approached, and that "It's not a serious proposition.
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  • 2002
    Age 40
    In April 2002, Hewson was one of the leaders of an effort which delivered over a million postcards demanding that the facility be shut down; recipients included British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles, and Norman Askew, head of British Nuclear Fuels Limited. (The message to the first said, "Tony, look me in the eye and tell me I'm safe.") She personally delivered a giant postcard to Blair at 10 Downing Street.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    In the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 attacks, she also viewed the plant as vulnerable to terrorists.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 24
    This involvement led her to become interested in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986.
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    By Bono's own description, the marriage hit a period of strain in 1986 due to time commitments during the group's recording of The Joshua Tree. Tensions continued in 1987 during the subsequent Joshua Tree Tour. Ali received a degree in social science, politics and sociology from University College Dublin in 1989 at age 28, giving birth to the couple's first daughter, Jordan, two weeks before her final exams. Further plans to earn a master's degree in moral and political ethics were derailed by the birth of their second daughter, Memphis Eve, in 1991.
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  • 1985
    Age 23
    In late 1985, following U2's participation in Live Aid, Bono and Hewson spent five weeks as aid volunteers in Ajibar during the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia.
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  • 1983
    Age 21
    As the band broke through in popularity with the War Tour in 1983, Ali Hewson did not readily adapt to the new circumstances.
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  • 1982
    Age 20
    Hewson married Bono on 21 August 1982 in a Church of Ireland ceremony at All Saints Church, Raheny.
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    Raised in Raheny, she met her future husband at a young age at Mount Temple Comprehensive School and married him in 1982.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 17
    At one point, the pair split up, but soon reunited. The relationship became more serious as she accompanied him in his efforts to break through in the music industry, and by 1979 they were discussing marriage, conditional upon his career becoming established.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on March 23, 1961.
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