Ashley Graham picked by Christy Turlington for Harper’s Bazaar Voices of Hope issue

Ashley Graham was overjoyed to be chosen by Christy Turlington for the Harper’s Bazaar Voices of Hope issue.The model, 32, features on one of six covers for the issue, which brings together several powerful women in the U.S. discussing racial injustice…

Ashley Graham was overjoyed to be chosen by Christy Turlington for the Harper’s Bazaar Voices of Hope issue.

The model, 32, features on one of six covers for the issue, which brings together several powerful women in the U.S. discussing racial injustice and the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Ashley stunned in a one-shouldered Proenza Schouler knitted bandage maxi dress, from the designer’s fall/winter show last year, with a signature cut out at the waist, and complemented by a statement gold choker.

The Sports Illustrated star also shared a behind-the-scenes snap of her photoshoot onto Instagram, which was shot over video call app Zoom by photographer Mario Sorrenti.

In the snap, Ashley’s husband Justin Ervin can be seen holding a phone while carrying their five-month-old son Isaac in a front-facing baby carrier, as the model posed on a stairwell.

“Thank you @cturlington for including me alongside this group of incredible women. There are so many reasons I look up to you,” she wrote in the caption. “Your fight for the health and well-being of mothers and children everywhere never stops inspiring me… It has been a trying time for everyone, but my faith in these women and everyone else who is fighting for change is what gives me hope for the future.”

Ashley features in the issue alongside fellow model Christy; chairwoman of New York’s Covid-19 Maternity Task Force Melissa DeRosa; six-time Olympic gold medal-winning runner Allyson Felix; U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood; and public health expert Dr. Leana Wen.

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Ashley Graham breaks tooth on oatmeal cookie

Ashley Graham lost a veneer after eating one of her mother’s homemade oatmeal cookies.The 32-year-old model took to Instagram to share with her followers a hilarious video of the mishap, which left her with a gap where her front tooth should have been….

Ashley Graham lost a veneer after eating one of her mother’s homemade oatmeal cookies.

The 32-year-old model took to Instagram to share with her followers a hilarious video of the mishap, which left her with a gap where her front tooth should have been.

“Shout-out to Linda Graham for making the best oatmeal cookies in the world… and putting them in the freezer,” she told viewers, with her hand over her mouth, before lifting it to reveal her missing tooth. “And having your daughter break her tooth on them.”

The mother-of-one was left with just a filed-down natural tooth, which the porcelain veneer covers.

And although Ashley’s mother didn’t appear in the video, she did leave a cheeky comment on her daughter’s Instagram post: “Cookies anyone?”

The Sports Illustrated model took to her Instagram Stories to post an update on her dental emergency, and shared a video of her chewing on a tooth pick with a new veneer in place.

“Glued a new one in,” she wrote across the clip.

Ashley later asked her followers for advice when she revealed she’d been suffering from postpartum hair loss after she and husband Justin Ervin welcomed son Isaac back in January.

The former America’s Next Top Model judge shared an alarming photo of clumps of hair in a bathroom sink and assured fellow mothers that she would share “what works” for her on social media.

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Joan Smalls ‘overwhelmed’ by support for fashion industry critique

Joan Smalls has been left “overwhelmed” by the support she has received for calling out the fashion industry for not doing enough to support the Black Lives Matter movement.On Thursday, the Puerto Rico-born model posted a lengthy video on Instagram in …

Joan Smalls has been left “overwhelmed” by the support she has received for calling out the fashion industry for not doing enough to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Thursday, the Puerto Rico-born model posted a lengthy video on Instagram in which she criticised the fashion industry for simply “jumping on the bandwagon” by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and urged industry leaders to take action to address the racism and inequality that she has experienced during her modelling career. Smalls said it feeds “the beast of racism and inequality” and called on leaders to give people of colour “a real seat at the table”.

Her fellow models heaped praise on her in the comments, with Kendall Jenner, Imaan Hammam, Lily Aldridge, Duckie Thot, Karen Elson, and Ashley Graham all writing supportive messages. They also spread the word by sharing the video on their Instagram Stories, with Cara Delevingne and British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful also posting it on their timelines with gushing captions.

Uploading the video on their respective Instagram Stories, Amber Valletta wrote, “Listen up fashion family (praying hands emoji) Take Action,” Alton Mason posted, “I love you Joan! We in this together (sic). Thank you Queen @joansmalls,” while Victoria’s Secret star Jasmine Tookes stated, “Our stories will be heard… Very well said @joansmalls… Couldn’t agree more & have had all of the same experiences.”

Hours later, the 31-year-old, who also pledged to donate half her income for the rest of 2020 towards organisations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, wrote a message on her own Stories timeline to explain how much the positive reaction has meant to her.

“I’m truly overwhelmed by the support and the love shown. To my friends, to my family and my Gaaaang! I love you more then (sic) you’ll ever know. I was nervous about this and had a lot of sleepless nights, so my heart is def touched,” she commented.

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Ashley Graham struggled with ‘wild’ emotions during early pregnancy

Ashley Graham thought she had prenatal depression when she was pregnant with her son Isaac. The model, who welcomed her first child in January, has opened up about the struggles she faced in the early days of her pregnancy, as she found it hard to cope…

Ashley Graham thought she had prenatal depression when she was pregnant with her son Isaac.

The model, who welcomed her first child in January, has opened up about the struggles she faced in the early days of her pregnancy, as she found it hard to cope with the changes happening to her body and her roller coaster emotions.

“That was the wildest part. I thought, ‘What about the things I’ve told myself? What about the affirmations I’ve gone through?’ None of these mattered because my body was changing so rapidly. It really took me some time to figure it out mentally, because it was like there was an alien taking over my body,” Ashley told U.K. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, sharing that she thought she had the condition.

“When you go from laughing to crying in 30 seconds, you do wonder if you are OK. Unbeknown to me, that’s pregnancy,” she stated. “One of the best things I did for myself was to make pregnant friends, and then I realised I wasn’t alone, I was normal, and that calmed me down. I started to enjoy being pregnant in my third trimester.”

The 32-year-old also candidly recalled welcoming Isaac in a birthing pool in the living room of her and husband Justin Ervin’s Brooklyn apartment.

“Justin wanted to be as helpful as possible, and the midwife told him: ‘There’s nothing you can do, nothing.’ There’s a photo of him rubbing my arm as I’m hanging over the edge of the pool, gazing into the eyes of the midwife, who’s keeping me focused and helping me count,” she revealed. “You can tell there’s a tear running down his face – it was agonising for him to see me in so much pain and not to be able to do anything about it.”

She went on to share that Justin kept himself occupied during her labour by making them all dinner.

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Ashley Graham recruits family to help shoot fashion magazine cover

Ashley Graham’s husband Justin Ervin served as the photographer for her new cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar U.K. magazine. The model and the director/cinematographer left New York City just before lockdown was enforced and took their son Isaac, who wa…

Ashley Graham’s husband Justin Ervin served as the photographer for her new cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar U.K. magazine.

The model and the director/cinematographer left New York City just before lockdown was enforced and took their son Isaac, who was born in January, to Ashley’s childhood home in Nebraska, where they have been self-isolating with her family ever since.

The 32-year-old had been set to pose for a photoshoot in a New York studio for the July cover for the fashion magazine, but when it was cancelled due to the pandemic, Lydia Slater, acting editor-in-chief, asked Justin to shoot the images and sent clothes to Ashley’s home, with the model styling the looks herself and her mother and mother’s boyfriend working as assistants.

“I did the styling and helped art direct. Michael (Ashley’s mother’s boyfriend) was Justin’s PA, lighting man, assistant, the guy who did the Starbucks run. My mom was taking care of Isaac the whole time, carrying him in a front-facing sling, but she was also holding a light reflector,” Ashley said, according to WWD. “It’s not every day I get to work so closely with my family, and this cover shoot was a true family affair, which was an amazing experience. I always love working with my husband, Justin, because we communicate so well, and we shared the same vision for this shoot, channelling simpler times with open spaces, rolling hills and tall grass.”

The publication’s team monitored the shoot from their respective homes, with Justin sending pictures via WhatsApp to the magazine’s creative director Jo Goodby, who gave direct feedback on camera angles, looks, and set-up.

The cover image shows Ashley reclining in tall grass wearing a tied-up white blouse and black trousers. Other photos show the model in her underwear in a barn and posing in her late grandfather’s truck.

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Carolyn Murphy can’t believe she’s still walking in runway shows

Carolyn Murphy can’t quite believe she’s still walking in fashion shows after three decades in the industry.The Florida-born model rose to fame in the late 1990s, when she was selected as one of the ‘Modern Muses’ for the November 1999 cover of U.S. Vo…

Carolyn Murphy can’t quite believe she’s still walking in fashion shows after three decades in the industry.

The Florida-born model rose to fame in the late 1990s, when she was selected as one of the ‘Modern Muses’ for the November 1999 cover of U.S. Vogue and fronted the campaign for Calvin Klein’s perfume Contradiction.

Carolyn has remained in-demand ever since, and in a new interview for Porter magazine, admitted being cast in shows for the likes of Fendi, Off-White, and Isabel Marant during the fall/winter 2020 season earlier this year had been surprising to her.

“I hadn’t planned on doing shows. I’m 46, I thought I had retired from that!” she commented. “There was this sense of ‘What have I got to lose?’ It was all about having fun. I think the beauty of the industry, and the world, right now is the inclusivity. I think many years ago they wouldn’t have accepted a 46-year-old on the runway, and now it’s open to all age ranges, which is so nice.”

Carolyn went on to explain that she accepted an invitation from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to close one of their shows for The Row because they have been friends for such a long time.

“There’s such a sisterhood with the two of them. I really admire their intellect and design sense,” the blonde beauty gushed of the design duo.

Meanwhile, Carolyn also opened up about parenthood in a chat with new mum Ashley Graham as part of an Instagram Live series for Tiffany & Co. Sharing her best advice, the mother-of-one encouraged her pal to try and be present as much as possible.

“It goes down to the fact that (you should) cherish every single moment. We get so distracted with our careers and just stuff going on in life that even for a new mom, with all of those sleepless nights and feedings and diaper changes, just to cherish it,” she smiled.

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K-pop star Jessica Jung tapped as Revlon brand ambassador

K-pop star Jessica Jung has been named as the new face of Revlon.Born in San Francisco to Korean parents, the star rose to prominence as part of girl group Girls’ Generation, and has since gone on to pursue a variety of creative endeavours, including a…

K-pop star Jessica Jung has been named as the new face of Revlon.

Born in San Francisco to Korean parents, the star rose to prominence as part of girl group Girls’ Generation, and has since gone on to pursue a variety of creative endeavours, including acting and a fashion line called Blanc & Eclare.

Now, Jessica has been appointed as Revlon’s latest global brand ambassador and will soon begin fronting campaigns for the cosmetics giant across Asia.

“Revlon has always represented the epitome of glamour for me. As a young girl growing up in San Francisco, I couldn’t help but be dazzled by the bold imagery of iconic women wearing Revlon make-up!” the 31-year-old gushed. “To now be part of these legendary Revlon ambassadors is a thrill and an honour.”

While brand executives have not yet announced the exact products Jessica will be promoting, preview images depict her applying powders and eyeshadows in front of a mirror. The first campaign pictures are set to drop in the spring months, and Silvia Galfo, Revlon’s global brand president, is excited to welcome the star to the wider Revlon family.

“We were drawn to Jessica because she is a force of nature, channelling her positive energy and entrepreneurial mindset into achieving her goals and breaking boundaries all along the way,” she praised. “She loves to experiment with beauty and has an unapologetic spirit that helps her transcend convention, perfectly capturing our Live Boldly ethos.”

Jessica follows in the footsteps of current Revlon brand ambassadors such as Gal Gadot, Sofia Carson, Ashley Graham, Adwoa Aboah, and Eniola Abioro.

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Carine Roitfeld hosting star-studded virtual fashion show for coronavirus relief

Carine Roitfeld is hosting a star-studded virtual fashion show to raise awareness for the coronavirus relief effort.The second annual CR Runway show, in collaboration with the amfAR Fund to Fight Covid-19, will be a catwalk extravaganza featuring the l…

Carine Roitfeld is hosting a star-studded virtual fashion show to raise awareness for the coronavirus relief effort.

The second annual CR Runway show, in collaboration with the amfAR Fund to Fight Covid-19, will be a catwalk extravaganza featuring the likes models Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Ashley Graham, Adriana Lima, Halima Aden, Hailey Bieber, and Irina Shayk.

Hosted by Derek Blasberg, head of fashion and beauty partnerships at YouTube, the Fashion Unites show will feature runway walks with models wearing looks from their own personal wardrobes, which Roitfeld styled remotely.

The 30-minute show has been entirely self-filmed and will feature inspiring words from the fashion elite.

Designers Diane von Furstenberg, Virgil Abloh, and Alexander Wang are set to make a virtual appearance alongside Kim Kardashian, Winnie Harlow, and Amber Valletta.

The former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris said she was inspired to “engage with the creativity of others more than ever” while in self-isolation at her luxury apartment in Paris, France.

“I am very proud of how much we all stepped out of our comfort zones to create this event,” she told WWD. “For the first time, hairstylists brought their visions to life without the use of their hands, models called the shots from behind the camera, and I learned how to style looks using only what I could see through a video call on my phone.”

The inaugural CR Runway fashion show, co-founded by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, debuted in Florence, Italy, in June last year, and included models Irina Shayk, Bella Hadid, Karolina Kurkova, and Stella Maxwell.

The Fashion Unites show will stream on YouTube at 4pm (EST) on Friday.

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Ashley Graham pictured breastfeeding son in lockdown photoshoot

Ashley Graham has sent a photograph to U.S. Vogue magazine showing herself breastfeeding her baby on her family’s Nebraska farm.The model shared the image of herself and her four-month-old son Isaac to the publication for its online Postcards From Home…

Ashley Graham has sent a photograph to U.S. Vogue magazine showing herself breastfeeding her baby on her family’s Nebraska farm.

The model shared the image of herself and her four-month-old son Isaac to the publication for its online Postcards From Home portfolio piece, and added an update about her life during the coronavirus crisis.

“My husband, Justin, my son, and I have been out here on my aunt’s farm,” she reported. “Being here means so much to me. This is where I would come every summer to see my family and be with my cousins.”

In the image, which was taken by Graham’s husband Justin Ervin, the star stands in a field by a wooden barn, her hair swept back by the wind as her son snuggles at her left breast. She is wearing an unbuttoned denim shirt and jeans.

Graham gave birth to Issac in January and the young family, usually based in New York City, have been in Nebraska since March.

Offering a message on how to manage stress during the coronavirus lockdowns, the brunette beauty advised “the most important thing has been remembering to ‘fear not'” and suggested readers, “Turn your TV off, get off social media, and remember not just to think positively, but to speak it, too”.

Along with the image and quote, Vogue editors also included a short video of Graham riding a quad-bike around the farm and laughing.

The 32-year-old has subsequently posted the image and video to her Instagram account, where she thanked the publication “for featuring me among so many amazing creators”.

Other celebrities featured in the piece include model Karen Elson, actress Florence Pugh, and designer Marc Jacobs.

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Ashley Graham asks fans for post-baby wellness tips

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to ask her fans for post-baby wellness advice.The model/TV presenter and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first child, a son named Isaac, in January. Ashley has regularly shared updates with her 10 million…

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to ask her fans for post-baby wellness advice.

The model/TV presenter and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first child, a son named Isaac, in January.

Ashley has regularly shared updates with her 10 million Instagram followers since giving birth, and on Tuesday, posted a video of herself practicing some yoga moves on a mat outdoors.

In the accompanying caption, she wrote: “Thirteen weeks postpartum and I’m starting to sort of feel like myself again after giving birth. New mamas – how many weeks postpartum are you? What are you doing to feel like yourself again?”

Ashley was quickly inundated with hundreds of questions and tips from users, with one suggesting trying to get outside for one walk a day, while respecting the coronavirus lockdown rules.

“I’m two weeks PP (postpartum), and just going outside makes me feel like myself again,” they commented, to which the 32-year-old replied: “Being outside makes me feel so good too… The walks are my mental escape.”

Others asked Ashley about her exercise regime and whether or not she was trying to lose weight.

“Don’t stress, everybody is different. And you may gain a lot or not. Most importantly – keep moving! Through pregnancy and after!” she insisted.

Elsewhere, commenters suggested she check out virtual kickboxing classes and YouTube workouts.

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