Margot Robbie rocks feathered dress at Birds of Prey premiere

Margot Robbie had fun with feathers at the world premiere of Birds of Prey in London on Wednesday night.The actress, who reprises the role of Harley Quinn in Cathy Yan’s new superhero movie, stepped out at the BFI IMAX in a black silk skirt from Dries …

Margot Robbie had fun with feathers at the world premiere of Birds of Prey in London on Wednesday night.

The actress, who reprises the role of Harley Quinn in Cathy Yan’s new superhero movie, stepped out at the BFI IMAX in a black silk skirt from Dries Van Noten along with a bralet top with black feathers attached and hot pink gloves.

A photo posted by stylist Kate Young on Instagram also showed Margot posing with a piece of mustard yellow silk around her arms, but the star must have decided to ditch that particular accessory before hitting the red carpet.

Hairstylist Bryce Scarlett was tasked with styling the 29-year-old’s blonde hair into textured waves, while her make-up artist Pati Dubroff played up the colours of her outfit by painting gold glitter onto her eyelids and giving her a slick of pink lipstick.

However, Margot wasn’t the only Birds of Prey castmember to opt for feathers at the event. Jurnee Smollett-Bell, who portrays Black Canary, opted for a quirky black ensemble with feathers attached to the hem of the skirt from Guy Laroche.

And the Australian shared in a chat with Entertainment Tonight that she and her colleagues had unexpectedly coordinated outfits regularly on the press tour.

“We’ve now started texting each other before getting ready. We’re like, ‘What are you wearing? OK, you are wearing black-and-white checkers. I was gonna wear that.’ But now we keep doubling up. I think we’re all just on the same page,” she smiled.

Elsewhere, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays Huntress, made a statement in a long red Zuhair Murad gown with a pleated skirt and bow detailing on the shoulders. She accessorised with a dice-shaped purse and jewellery from Bondeye and EF Collection.

Filmmaker Cathy, as well as co-stars Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, and Ella Jay Basco, were also in attendance.

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) hits cinemas from 5 February.

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Lili Reinhart praises Ashley Graham and Charli Howard for promoting ‘real body images’

Lili Reinhart has praised models Ashley Graham and Charli Howard for promoting “healthy, real body images” on social media. The Riverdale actress has revealed in an interview with Glamour U.K. magazine that she is fed up of seeing people being airbrus…

Lili Reinhart has praised models Ashley Graham and Charli Howard for promoting “healthy, real body images” on social media.

The Riverdale actress has revealed in an interview with Glamour U.K. magazine that she is fed up of seeing people being airbrushed to perfection on Instagram and is grateful for the models for being themselves and sharing unedited pictures of their cellulite, stretch marks, and curvy figures.

“Even today, I see myself in the mirror and think, this doesn’t look the way the world tells me it should. I don’t have a cinched, minuscule waist. I do have curves, I have cellulite, my arms aren’t stick thin,” she admitted. “This is my body and we’re told that it should fit certain proportions.

“There’s such a disgusting problem right now with people photoshopping their bodies. Obviously, there’s a reason why people do it, they’re insecure, they feel like they’re not good enough, and that’s incredibly sad. When I see someone who’s authentically themselves, like models Charli Howard or Ashley Graham, who promote healthy, real body images, I think that is so refreshing and important.”

The 23-year-old continued to heap praise on the British model for championing body positivity and diversity within the fashion industry, and shared that Howard makes her feel like there is nothing wrong with her body.

“Charli’s messaging talks to me on social media. She makes me feel like my body doesn’t need to fit these impossible standards, and she’s a model, my body will never look like that,” Reinhart added. “It just won’t, and 90 per cent of women’s bodies will never look like that, but we are still only used to seeing one body on the runway and in magazines. It’s an incredibly stupid and confusing thing for that to be shoved down young men and women’s throats. Being told: ‘This is what beautiful is.’ And it’s often unachievable to regular people.”

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Charli Howard to host fashion podcast

Charli Howard is to host a new fashion podcast series. The curvy British model and body positivity champion, who has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Nike, Agent Provocateur, and Maybelline, will front the Fashion Fix, which launches on BBC Sound…

Charli Howard is to host a new fashion podcast series.

The curvy British model and body positivity champion, who has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Nike, Agent Provocateur, and Maybelline, will front the Fashion Fix, which launches on BBC Sounds on Friday.

“I’m so thrilled to have been approached by BBC Sounds to do this podcast,” the 28-year-old said in a statement. “I’m learning so much about sustainability within the fashion industry from the models, designers and influencers trying to make a difference – and how we all have a small part to play in making the planet a better place. I hope people enjoy listening as much as I’m enjoying recording it.”

According to the BBC, the podcast will tackle some of the biggest issues facing people, the fashion industry and the planet today, such as body positivity, diversity, and sustainability.

“At a time when people are increasingly environmentally and socially conscious but bombarded by images of fast fashion and latest trends, Fashion Fix with Charli Howard will aim to unpick the complexities of the fashion industry,” the series description continues.

In each episode, Howard will interview guests such as Mariah Idrissi, one of the first models to wear a hijab in a mainstream fashion campaign, Russian model Kristina Romanova, who co-founded the digital support network Humans of Fashion, and former child garment worker Kalpona Akter.

Howard, who co-founded The All Woman Project, a charity which seeks to educate young people about body image and mental health issues, has been having a busy 2019 thanks to the launch of her inclusive new skincare line, Squish Beauty.

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Charli Howard unveils empowering skincare line

Charli Howard is gearing up to make a splash in the beauty market with her new skincare line.The curvy British model has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Nike, Agent Provocateur, Redken, and Maybelline, and is also a vocal advocate for body posit…

Charli Howard is gearing up to make a splash in the beauty market with her new skincare line.

The curvy British model has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Nike, Agent Provocateur, Redken, and Maybelline, and is also a vocal advocate for body positivity, having co-founded The All Woman Project, a charity which seeks to educate young people about body image and mental health issues.

Now, Charli has dropped Squish, a skincare company which aims to be socially conscious and empowering for users, with no airbrushing used in the marketing imagery.

“I wanted to create cute, affordable skincare that works, based on my years of trailing and testing products on my overly sensitive skin – my Cheeky Cherry’s, for example, were created on a Post-it note after I couldn’t find an eye mask that depuffed the key areas of the face, while the Flower Power acne patches make light of blemishes while drawing out impurities,” she said in a statement. “Over the past few years, I’ve also started to think about the impact that excessive retouching can have on young girls and women buying beauty products. From day one, I wanted to use ROLE models with REAL skin in my brand images – girls with acne, girls with scars, girls with cellulite – but who have voices and great personalities. All bodies are un-retouched, raw and real.”

Among the first Squish products to launch include the Jelly Lip Gloss, a non-sticky and hydrating gloss, Flower Power Acne Patches, which are formulated to gently remove fluid from blemishes, as well as the Cheeky Cherry Eye & Cheek Masks, a set of hydrogel masks designed to de-puff the cheek and eye area. All formulas are paraben, sulphate, and cruelty-free, and are priced from $12 – $20 each (£10-£16.50). Kits are also available.

In addition, the accompanying campaign features a diverse range of models, from Charli herself, to Jillian Mercado, Tai’ja Ki’anaona Kerr, Sophia Hadjipanteli, Seynabou Cisse, and Isabella Carr.

At present, the products are available to purchase from the Squish website.

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Charli Howard writes ‘love letter’ to her body as part of lingerie campaign

Charli Howard has penned a “love letter” to her body as part of a campaign for Agent Provocateur.The curvy British model has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Nike, Redken, and Maybelline, and is also a vocal advocate for body positivity, having c…

Charli Howard has penned a “love letter” to her body as part of a campaign for Agent Provocateur.

The curvy British model has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Nike, Redken, and Maybelline, and is also a vocal advocate for body positivity, having co-founded The All Woman Project, a charity which seeks to educate young people about body image and mental health issues.

Now, Charli has been tapped to star in Agent Provocateur creative director Sarah Shotton’s Valentine’s Day marketing, and in an accompanying note, the rising star has shared how she hopes the concept inspires women to love themselves as much as others.

“This is a letter to say thank you: a thank you for all the times you loved me, when I showed you no love at all. Our relationship in the past has been complicated. I spent years comparing you to numerous women I will never be, and against bodies I will never have. I based my value on what other people thought of me or saw in me, seeking their approval before I sought my own,” she began, adding that she used to be ashamed of her curves and stretch marks.

Charli went on to note that she was “never satisfied” with her figure, but in reality, her body has loved her “better” than anyone else ever could.

“When I abused you, you never left. When I criticised you, you never fought back. You’ve repaired and renewed me; kept my heart beating and my blood pumping. You never gave up on me throughout all the times I was ready to give up on you,” the 27-year-old wrote.

To conclude her letter, Charli added that she now promises to love herself, flaws and all, as she has now learned her worth and that “we’re in this together for the long run”.

In the Agent Provocateur campaign, the brunette beauty poses in a range of lacy lingerie made from pink, red, and black fabrics, with the ensembles all playfully accessorised with gloves, large drop earrings, knee-high boots, and a cowboy hat.

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