Emily Ratajkowski donating pieces from clothing line to women’s shelter

Emily Ratajkowski is donating pieces from her Inamorata clothing line to a women’s shelter in Los Angeles. The model/actress launched Inamorata as a swimwear brand back in 2017 and she has since expanded her business to include underwear and clothing….

Emily Ratajkowski is donating pieces from her Inamorata clothing line to a women’s shelter in Los Angeles.

The model/actress launched Inamorata as a swimwear brand back in 2017 and she has since expanded her business to include underwear and clothing.

And on Wednesday, Emily announced that she was partnering with the team at Alexandria House and donating pieces to help them and their guests recover from a fire in March.

“So Inamorata Woman is owned and operated entirely by women and we’re always looking to partner with non-profits or organisations that support women and female-identifying individuals,” she explained to her Instagram followers in a video. “That’s how I got introduced to Alexandria House, which is an organisation here in Los Angeles. It’s been around since 1996, and they help women and children who are experiencing homelessness to provide temporary shelter while they find economic stability and permanent housing.

“On March 19th, they experienced a fire, five families lost everything, luckily, no one was hurt, but they really need donations of basics right now. Inamorata is committed to providing them with bras, underwear, we’re doing dresses, some cute sets, and for every order made on Inamorata.com, we’re going to be adding an additional item.”

Emily also urged fans to donate any unused or brand-new personal items of clothing to the organisation using a link on her page.

In the caption, the Gone Girl star explained that the brand will be donating “underwear, bras, shorts, tanks and dresses” to the families currently living at Alexandria House, and they will be gifting an extra item on every order “for the next month”.

Emily is currently in lockdown in Los Angeles with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and their dog.

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Emily Ratajkowski fires back at troll over outfit choice criticism

Emily Ratajkowski has fired back at a troll who criticised her outfit choice in a recent Instagram video. The model posted a video on her Instagram page on Wednesday to announce that her fashion brand Inamorata was supporting Alexandria House, a women’…

Emily Ratajkowski has fired back at a troll who criticised her outfit choice in a recent Instagram video.

The model posted a video on her Instagram page on Wednesday to announce that her fashion brand Inamorata was supporting Alexandria House, a women’s shelter in Los Angeles, by donating underwear, bras, and other items of clothing to help the families affected by a fire at the shelter in March.

While many users took to the comments section to praise Ratajkowski for the initiative, one user chose to criticise her for wearing a sports bra in the video.

“Does your support need to be in a bra? I am confused why people do this. I love women and support women, but we must be careful how we show ourselves so we are taken seriously,” the male user wrote.

The 28-year-old swiftly responded by telling the man that he shouldn’t be telling women what they can and cannot wear.

“‘We’? You’re mansplaining how to be taken seriously and telling me how I should dress,” she replied. “If you want to support women, don’t tell them what to do. Instead encourage women to do whatever they want with their bodies (and that includes wearing whatever they want),” followed by praying hands and a heart emoji.

In her video, the Gone Girl actress told her followers: “On March 19th, they experienced a fire, five families lost everything, luckily, no one was hurt, but they really need donations of basics right now. Inamorata is committed to providing them with bras, underwear, we’re doing dresses, some cute sets, and for every order made on Inamorata.com, we’re going to be adding an additional item.”

She also urged her followers to donate any unused personal items via a link on her Instagram page.

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Emily Ratajkowski: ‘I capitalise off my image for survival’

Emily Ratajkowski has insisted she uses her sexy image for “survival” in the entertainment industry.The model/actress, who shot to fame back in 2012 after starring in Robin Thicke’s controversial music video for his hit song Blurred Lines, has discusse…

Emily Ratajkowski has insisted she uses her sexy image for “survival” in the entertainment industry.

The model/actress, who shot to fame back in 2012 after starring in Robin Thicke’s controversial music video for his hit song Blurred Lines, has discussed her career in an interview for British GQ magazine.

In the chat, Emily asserted that she’s worked hard to control her image because she didn’t expect to become famous.

“I think, for me, the way I use my image and as a model and capitalise off of it has been very much about survival, rather than a representation of who I am,” she told the publication. “Modelling was an amazing way to make money and gain stability; fame came with that and it was a bizarre thing. Fame wasn’t something I had really expected or really wanted – although deep down probably every 20-year-old girl wants to be famous a little bit.”

The Gone Girl star went on to explain that she has previously misjudged women in the public eye based on their appearance, including her hero Demi Moore.

“I realised I had made assumptions about Demi Moore too. I definitely wrote her off a little bit, as an actress, because she was so sexy, because she had that body. And I’m Em Rata, so that’s seriously ironic. It just goes to show how deeply internalised misogyny is,” the 28-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the interview, Emily revealed that her upcoming book will about her becoming a “victim” of her own image.

“I’d say it’s like a memoir, but with added political thinking,” she added. “I’m trying to use my experience as a model and someone who has capitalised on their image and also someone who has been maybe a victim of their image.”

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Emily Ratajkowski reflects on battle with depression

Emily Ratajkowski has opened up about her struggle with depression over the past year.The model/actress took to Instagram on Monday to share a serious black-and-white selfie and a message about her recent mental health battles. “This pic was taken towa…

Emily Ratajkowski has opened up about her struggle with depression over the past year.

The model/actress took to Instagram on Monday to share a serious black-and-white selfie and a message about her recent mental health battles.

“This pic was taken toward the end of last year,” she wrote. “2019 was one of the hardest years of my life. My mom was really sick, I was battling a serious depression and everything felt very uncertain.”

Emily didn’t divulge any further details about her own health but indicated that she is now in a much better place – in spite of the coronavirus crisis currently sweeping the world.

“2020 is definitely giving last year a run for its money but I’m happy to say that I’ve have learned how to take better care of myself,” the 28-year-old stated. “I don’t generally like to get too personal on here and I’m far from having s**t figured out but these were some of the notes I scribbled down on New Year’s Eve. I wanted to share them and a little piece of my story in case they might make any of you feel less alone in the anxiety or confusion or fear you could be experiencing right now.”

In addition, the I Feel Pretty star uploaded several pages of handwritten notes titled “Things I learned in 2019,” along with an extensive list of life lessons.

“True satisfaction comes after quite patient hard work. You can’t control other people’s perceptions so do not let their perceptions dictate your life or who you are,” one point read, with others including, “Your feelings are always justified and should be honoured,” and “Be curious about yourself and other people rather than judgemental.”

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Emily Ratajkowski used to obsess over pictures of herself

Emily Ratajkowski used to be “obsessed” with looking at pictures of herself and criticising her appearance.The 28-year-old, who has been in the spotlight since she began her modelling career at the tender age of 14, has candidly revealed that she used …

Emily Ratajkowski used to be “obsessed” with looking at pictures of herself and criticising her appearance.

The 28-year-old, who has been in the spotlight since she began her modelling career at the tender age of 14, has candidly revealed that she used to study images of herself from red carpet events and tear herself down.

Speaking to People magazine about her last-minute nerves ahead of big celebrity bashes, the model and actress said she no longer suffers with any anxiety before stepping out in front of the cameras.

“I’m like, ‘Oh no, I just popped my arm up. Did I remember to shave my armpits?'” she shared. “But no, I don’t get nervous in the same way I used to, which was so obsessive, looking at the pictures and being really hard on myself. I don’t think that’s healthy or constructive… I think that we’re all human and that’s so important to remember.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Gone Girl star opened up about her fitness regime, and shared that she relies on group workouts, such as high-intensity Zumba dance classes, to help keep her figure trim.

“When I’m going to the gym by myself it’s kind of like, ‘Okay what is this going to be like, what kind of mood am I in?’ I think that the class itself has so much energy and the way that the music is curated does help. There’s good bass and beat so you end up working harder,” she explained.

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Emily Ratajkowski impressed by way young people ‘curate’ social media

Emily Ratajkowski is impressed by the open way in which many young people are approaching social media platforms.In a new interview with People magazine, the model/actress discussed how she believes teenagers are leading the way in creating and control…

Emily Ratajkowski is impressed by the open way in which many young people are approaching social media platforms.

In a new interview with People magazine, the model/actress discussed how she believes teenagers are leading the way in creating and controlling “healthier” environments online, and also confessed that she’s a big fan of the video-sharing site TikTok.

“I can’t stop talking about TikTok. I just downloaded it. I’ve actually thought a lot about it because a lot of people on there are 10, 15 years younger than me, and I think (with them) there is a really great attitude around social media,” the 28-year-old told the publication. “There’s a little bit more of a realism. I feel like when Instagram first came out everyone was over-filtering and (showing) perfection. And now it’s, like, videos about your pimples, and I think that’s really cool.”

Emily is relieved to see the world of social media changing for the better, and told the outlet she’s thankful to the younger generation for taking control over the images they share, something she wished she was able to do when starting out in the modelling industry.

Recently, the Inamorata founder candidly shared her sadness over posing in a bikini at just 14 years old, and went on to praise the way in which up-and-coming models now have the chance to curate their own photoshoots.

“That’s the great thing about the Internet and Instagram: having control and being able to curate your image,” she explained, before adding that she would feel differently about her teenage bikini picture if her friend had taken the photo. “I think that if it had just been my friend on a beach taking it for Instagram, I probably would have a different relationship to it.”

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Emily Ratajkowski shares her sadness over teenage bikini picture

Emily Ratajkowski has shared a very personal post about self-confidence in the age of social media.The model/actress recently posted a throwback snap on Instagram, with the picture showing her posing on a beach in two-piece at the age of 14. In the acc…

Emily Ratajkowski has shared a very personal post about self-confidence in the age of social media.

The model/actress recently posted a throwback snap on Instagram, with the picture showing her posing on a beach in two-piece at the age of 14. In the accompanying caption, Emily explained that she has a complicated relationship with the photograph.

“I used to like showing people this photo of me at 14 to prove that my body is natural,” she wrote, noting that she is a “little sad” that the photo even exists. “I was just a kid in this picture and I wish the world had encouraged my 14-year-old self to be more than just my body.”

However, Emily noted that she now feels empowered by her body and sexuality.

“Luckily I have discovered the parts of me that are so much more important than ‘sexiness’, but if you’re a 14-year-old girl reading this, don’t worry about any of that for now,” the 28-year-old added. “Read lots of books and know that what you see on Instagram is just a very small fraction of complete and beautifully complex human beings.”

The Gone Girl star has always used her platform to share her thoughts on body positivity and being a feminist, and in an essay for Glamour magazine back in 2016, she touched upon how women are sexualised at a young age.

“Our society tells women we can’t be, say, sexy and confident and opinionated about politics,” she wrote. “This would allow us too much power. Instead, our society asks us to declare and defend our motivations, which makes us second-guess them, all while men do what they please without question.”

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Emily Ratajkowski has ‘complicated relationship’ with sex symbol status

Emily Ratajkowski has admitted she has a “complicated relationship” with her sex symbol status.The model/actress is an advocate for body positivity and empowering women to love their bodies, and regularly posts nearly nude snaps of herself on Instagram…

Emily Ratajkowski has admitted she has a “complicated relationship” with her sex symbol status.

The model/actress is an advocate for body positivity and empowering women to love their bodies, and regularly posts nearly nude snaps of herself on Instagram.

Emily opened up about her complex feelings on the topic during a recent interview with Ashley Graham for her podcast Pretty Big Deal, and revealed she wants people to see past her good looks.

When asked by fellow model Ashley if she’s ever used sexiness as a superpower, or ever felt like it hurt her, she replied: “Both.”

“I think that I have a really complicated relationship to being sexy. I think that I have definitely found incredible power in it – just for myself. Like being empowered for myself. I’m not talking about power in like how much money I made or my career. I mean, like, in feeling good and powerful in my body. I’ve definitely been able to do that,” the 28-year-old continued. “I also think there’s another side of me that’s like every woman, where it’s like I’m so much more than just that.”

Ashley sympathised and said she could “relate to “being put in this box”.

“When you’re put in a box in fashion, you stay in that box and it’s hard to put us in an editorial light or a business light,” she added.

Emily has previously spoken out about how her looks have affected the roles she’s offered in Hollywood and vented her frustration at often not even being considered for serious characters.

“If you’re a sexy actress it’s hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing that they’ve seen you in. People are like sheep and they’re like ‘Oh, that’s what she does well,'” she told ES Magazine in 2016.

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Emily Ratajkowski sued over social media photo

Emily Ratajkowski has been hit with a lawsuit from a photographer for allegedly posting a photo of herself online without permission.Snapper Robert O’Neil recently filed the copyright infringement lawsuit against the model and her company, Emrata Holdi…

Emily Ratajkowski has been hit with a lawsuit from a photographer for allegedly posting a photo of herself online without permission.

Snapper Robert O’Neil recently filed the copyright infringement lawsuit against the model and her company, Emrata Holdings Inc., in the Southern District of New York.

In the court documents, he claimed the Gone Girl actress violated his copyright by allegedly uploading an image he had taken of her on the streets of New York, where Ratajkowski was pictured holding a bunch of flowers up to cover her face.

The 28-year-old had posted the image on her Instagram Stories with the caption, “Mood Forever”.

According to The Blast, O’Neil claims Ratajkowski never paid him or asked for permission to post his work and he allegedly lost a substantial amount of money from her sharing it with her 24 million followers.

“Defendants infringed Plaintiff’s copyright in the Photograph by reproducing and publicly displaying the Photograph on the Website. Defendants are not, and has never been, licensed or otherwise authorized to reproduce, publically display, distribute and/or use the Photograph,” the lawsuit reads. “Plaintiff is entitled to statutory damages up to $150,000 per work infringed for Defendants willful infringement of the Photograph”.

He is suing for $150,000 (£1116,000) in damages as well as all of the profits that she earned off of his work.

The model, who is yet to respond to the legal action, is the latest to be sued for allegedly lifting paparazzi pictures to share on social media without authorisation. Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, and Gigi Hadid have also been hit with copyright infringement lawsuits over photos they shared of themselves via Instagram in recent months.

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Emily Ratajkowski tried to cut her own hair when she was 14

Emily Ratajkowski had a bad experience when she tried to cut her own hair when she was 14.The model/actress made the confession during an interview for the November 2019 issue of Marie Claire magazine, and during the chat, noted that the hair disaster …

Emily Ratajkowski had a bad experience when she tried to cut her own hair when she was 14.

The model/actress made the confession during an interview for the November 2019 issue of Marie Claire magazine, and during the chat, noted that the hair disaster almost scarred her for life.

“One time, when I was about 14, I tried to give myself layers. My dad had haircutting scissors – he cuts his own hair – and I went into the bathroom, took the scissors, and just went for it. It was bad. So bad,” she shared.

Emily went on to reveal that she disliked her super straight hair when she was growing up, especially as her locks would become knotted very easily.

“My hair has been pretty much the same my whole life,” the 28-year-old explained. “When I was younger, it was always tangled, probably because I was always moving around and getting rambunctious. My mom and I would get into these hair wars; that’s what we’d call it. I’d have these crazy little knots and she’d spray them with detangler to try and brush them out.”

However, once the Gone Girl star launched her modelling career, she learned how to properly take care of her glossy brunette tresses, and once even gave her friend a haircut.

“I recently gave my best friend a bob. After the first chop, I was like, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?’ But luckily, she wasn’t in front of a mirror, so I just kept going and it looked really good in the end,” Emily joked.

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