Eleanor Calder is a British fashion blogger and Instagram model. Her rise to fame was meteoric and sudden as news of Eleanor dating British boy-band ‘One Direction’ member Louis Tomlinson began to spread. The same thing that gave her the fame was also the reason for her getting vilified by jealous ‘One Direction’ fans. Although Louis might have been the reason for bringing the spotlight on her, Calder has gradually developed a fan following of millions on Instagram as a fashion blogger. One of the original creators of the now inactive blog ‘The Trend Pear’, she uses her Instagram account to showcase the latest fashion trends. Eleanor is closely associated with brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Diesel to name a few. One of the most sought after modern day fashion bloggers, Eleanor has been instrumental in promoting youth fashion through her Instagram. But, she has also often expressed her discontent with finding herself constantly being hounded by paparazzi and gossip tabloids because of her relationship.
Eleanor Calder was studying politics and sociology at the University of Manchester, in England before meeting Louis Tomlinson, through a mutual friend in September 2011. She was also a floor model at the shop ‘Hollister’. Whatever her plans were initially changed due to her overnight fame as her relationship with ‘One Direction’ member Louis Tomlinson came into the limelight.
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Fashion Career & The Trend Pear
Once her relationship with Louis became public, Eleanor was hounded both by the paparazzi and jealous ‘1D’ fans who even set up hate accounts online to criticize her. But the pair remained strong and Louis helped her set up her Instagram account. The account started off with posts on the latest fashion trends. In the meantime, she also started the blog ‘The Trend Pear’ with her friend Max Hurd.
The blog received positive feedback from many and focused on covering not only fashion but also lifestyle trends. ‘The Trend Pear’ gained massive popularity for being one of the few blogs to showcase both male and female fashion trends in a very modern gender-neutral way. It was intended by Eleanor and Max to take away gender taboos in the fashion industry. It is safe to say that the blog was a resounding success and helped launched the careers of both the bloggers.
Eleanor now boasts a following of over 3.3 million subscribers on her Instagram and over 3.18 million on her Twitter account.In addition to fashion posts, Eleanor Calder is also an avid traveler and is often seen posting pictures of her travels to the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, and France. In 2018, she became inactive on ‘The Trend Pear’ to focus on her Instagram. These days, she is often seen modeling for different brands on her account and this has been instrumental in her growth as an individual fashion influencer.
Louis Tomlinson & Controversy
It is impossible to talk about Eleanor Calder without mentioning Louis Tomlinson. The singer was the reason for her overnight fame. The couple was together from September 2011 until March 2015. During their relationship, Eleanor became very close to both Louis’ mom Johannah Deakin and sister Daisy. But she was attacked online by many ‘1-D’ fans, who sent her death threats and pictures of Louis’ ex-girlfriend Hannah Walker. She still receives hate from the online troll group ‘Larry Shippers’ who are obsessed with an imaginary romance between Louis and Harry Styles. Louis has supported her through all these.
However, they broke up allegedly due to Louis’ hectic tour schedule and her having to remain in England to concentrate on her studies. After the break-up, Louis had a couple of relationships and even had a son with then-girlfriend Briana Jungwirth. Eleanor and Louis remained in touch through the years and they got back together in February 2017, after the death of Louis’ mother in December 2016. Since then, the couple has been inseparable and has even got matching tattoos of their initials ‘E’ and ‘L’.
In March 2017, the couple was involved in a controversy when they were attacked by paparazzi and two fans at LAX airport. Video footage of the incident showed Louis trying to protect Eleanor from getting assaulted by two girls and trying to take away the paparazzi’s’ camera. Louis was arrested and later released on bail and the matter was settled quietly. The two girls received severe backlash from fans.
Eleanor Calder was born in London, England on July 16, 1992, to Murray Calder and Kim Hickman. She went to St. Marylebone School and later received her degree in Sociology and Politics from the University of Manchester in 2014.