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 honoured at Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards

Emily Ratajkowski and Kate Moss were among the honorees at The Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards on Thursday. The model/actress was presented with the Fashion Entrepreneur prize for Inamorata, the fashion line she launched in 2017 with swimwear bef…

Emily Ratajkowski and Kate Moss were among the honorees at The Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards on Thursday.

The model/actress was presented with the Fashion Entrepreneur prize for Inamorata, the fashion line she launched in 2017 with swimwear before expanding into clothing, at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

The Gone Girl star, who had made headlines earlier in the day for wearing an Inamorata bikini top with a suit while out in the Big Apple, later took to Instagram to show a picture of her grinning while at the onstage podium.

“This is the face you make when (model) @kathyireland calls you an ‘extraordinary woman,'” she captioned the photo.

British supermodel Moss was named Style Icon at the ceremony, while Halima Aden was given the Breakthrough Model prize.

Speaking to Footwear News on the red carpet, Aden explained how she wanted to use her platform.

“I try to use my platform for positivity,” she said. “It’s important to speak up and share your stories so people get to know you, but most of all, what I’m proud of is that in fashion today you can have a voice and an impact.”

Zendaya also took to the red carpet in a burgundy velvet suit from her Tommy X Zendaya line and picked up the Fashion Force award. British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful was another winner, as the publication was named Magazine of the Year, while Cover of the Year went to Nina Garcia at ELLE magazine for her cover starring Pose actress Indya Moore.

Designer Tomo Koizumi won the Design Debut accolade, Michael Mente of online retailer REVOLVE was named Fashion Visionary, Zoey Grossman was awarded Photographer of the Year, and French hairstylist Frederic Fekkai was honoured for being a Beauty Innovator.

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Emily Ratajkowski started fashion line after realising her value

Emily Ratajkowski pursued a career in fashion design after realising her value while modelling.The brunette beauty, who founded her fashion line Inamorata in 2017 with a collection of swimwear and has since expanded into clothing, knew she had the abil…

Emily Ratajkowski pursued a career in fashion design after realising her value while modelling.

The brunette beauty, who founded her fashion line Inamorata in 2017 with a collection of swimwear and has since expanded into clothing, knew she had the ability to start her own business while working as a model on major campaigns.

“They were hiring me traditionally as a model, but of course they were using my social channel and my art direction,” Ratajkowski told USA Today’s Future of Business and Tech supplement. “I started to realise my value and I wanted to do it myself.”

When she started out with a fashion range, the 28-year-old also learned about the double standards that women face in the business world.

“Women, when they’re confident, are really intimidating,” Ratajkowski continued. “You’re taught to be so concerned with being likable that you default back to that, especially in business.

“As a woman, you’re really taught to question everything you know, and to act like everyone else – especially the men in an industry like this – know more than you… What I’ve found in these two-plus years is that everyone is just faking it until they make it, and whatever you don’t know, you can learn.”

Meanwhile, the Gone Girl actress is glad she has a strong social media following – with 23.9 million Instagram followers – so she can build and promote her company exactly how she wants.

“I grew up in a pre-Instagram, pre-social media world, so my influences only came through the media and not directly from the talent I admired,” she shared. “I really love that as someone who now has a platform like this, I’m able to use it to talk about things I care about.”

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Emily Ratajkowski accused of wearing fake armpit hair for photoshoot

Emily Ratajkowski has been accused of sporting fake armpit hair in her latest magazine photoshoot. In the new issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar, the model/actress is pictured showing off her body hair in one shot, with the powerful image accompanying an e…

Emily Ratajkowski has been accused of sporting fake armpit hair in her latest magazine photoshoot. 

In the new issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar, the model/actress is pictured showing off her body hair in one shot, with the powerful image accompanying an editorial piece on feminism and female empowerment. 

In the black-and-white photo, Emily can be seen wearing a black lacy bralette from her Inamorata lingerie collection and her arms over her head, displaying her unshaven underarms. 

“If I decide to shave my armpits or grow them out, that’s up to me,” the 28-year-old mused in the essay for the publication. “For me, body hair is another opportunity for women to exercise their ability to choose – a choice based on how they want to feel and their associations with having or not having body hair.

“On any given day, I tend to like to shave, but sometimes letting my body hair grow out is what makes me feel sexy.” 

However, eagle-eyed readers were quick to spot that Emily recently shared a paparazzi photo of herself on Instagram, with shaved armpits, leading some to accuse the brunette beauty of wearing fake hair for the photoshoot.

“Fake obviously,” one Twitter user wrote, while another fired: “This is so fake. Also, not shaving your body hair doesn’t make you a feminist. Thank you, next.”

News outlet The Cut also shared the image of Emily’s fuzz-free underarms, with editors at the outlet reporting that the I Feel Pretty star’s armpit hair was real, though was removed a short time later. 

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Emily Ratajkowski launching summer shirt line inspired by husband’s style

Emily Ratajkowski is releasing a line of shirts inspired by her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard’s style. The 28-year-old model took to Instagram on Tuesday to share images of herself posing in the new designs, which she paired with items from her bikin…

Emily Ratajkowski is releasing a line of shirts inspired by her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard’s style.

The 28-year-old model took to Instagram on Tuesday to share images of herself posing in the new designs, which she paired with items from her bikini line, Inamorata.

“I was always stealing Sebo’s shirts so decided we should have our own,” the brunette beauty captioned the shot, adding, “Slim fit, cute shape, match your favorite @inamoratawoman print suit or wear it on its own.”

The Gone Girl star pointed out that the oversized pieces perfectly compliment the beachwear.

“The perfect button up,” she added. “Your favorite (sic) Inamorata prints. Street or beach. Mix and match. Look hot, be chic.”

Emily shared sultry snaps of her wearing the new collection while posing in the home she shares with filmmaker Sebastian, and in one shot, she’s wearing her Inamorata Las Olas leopard print bikini with her new El Camino shirt, which features the same animal print.

Heidi Klum seemed to be a huge fan of the new clothing drop, as she left a flame emoji in the comments on Instagram, while Vanessa Hudgens wrote: “So cuteeee (sic).”

Victoria’s Secret Angels Lily Aldridge and Behati Prinsloo and socialite Paris Hilton also gave their seal of approval in the comments.

In addition to the leopard print design, fans can also choose from a beige shirt covered white polka dots or navy with white polka dots, pink with black dots, and white with black circles.

The pieces are available in sizes XS to XL, priced at $95 (£76), and are available from inamoratawoman.com.

Emily and Sebastian wed in New York in February last year after a whirlwind romance.

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Emily Ratajkowski has learned to love her ‘weird’ bellybutton

Emily Ratajkowski has learned to brush off comments about her “weird” bellybutton.The model/actress is a champion of body positivity and regularly posts shots of her posing in barely-there swimwear on Instagram.But while Emily is one of the most beauti…

Emily Ratajkowski has learned to brush off comments about her “weird” bellybutton.

The model/actress is a champion of body positivity and regularly posts shots of her posing in barely-there swimwear on Instagram.

But while Emily is one of the most beautiful women in the world, she often receives mean messages about the shape of her belly button, with the comments extending all the way back to when she was a child.

“It’s sort of a half-innie-outie. I got made fun of for it in elementary school, so it was a long road to loving my bellybutton,” she said in a recent interview for the U.S. Today programme. “I remember being very triggered hearing that “it looks like a peace sign” when I was, like, seven years old. Or I would hear, “Oh, what happened to your mom when she had you,” or “What went wrong when you were born that you have such a weird bellybutton.”

Emily went on to explain that she isn’t so bothered by the attention now, and will even poke fun at her bellybutton herself.

Yet, the brunette star does find it strange that online trolls find the need to post something rude about her body every time she uploads a snap to promote her Inamorata swimwear line on social media.

“I get so many comments. I’m sure on every picture where you can see my bellybutton on Instagram, there’s probably at least five bellybutton comments. But, like, my bellybutton? That’s just such a funny thing to even think about; we can’t take it too seriously,” the 28-year-old sighed, adding: “The comments I get on Instagram are insane. I get all kinds of body-shaming comments. They criticise everything about me and in every direction. It’s like too skinny, too fat, too short, too tall, ribs stick out, lips are too big, nose is weird, whatever. I just really have learned to ignore them, but it’s not easy.”

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Emily Ratajkowski wants teenage girls to embrace their bodies

Emily Ratajkowski has urged teenage girls to embrace and love their bodies.The actress/model is a champion of body positivity and regularly posts shots taken by her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard on Instagram depicting her posing in barely-there bikini…

Emily Ratajkowski has urged teenage girls to embrace and love their bodies.

The actress/model is a champion of body positivity and regularly posts shots taken by her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard on Instagram depicting her posing in barely-there bikinis, or racy outfits, showing off her toned figure.

Accordingly, in an interview with People Now, Emily shared that her ultimate goal is to encourage women and young girls to love themselves and their bodies after she was bullied for going through puberty earlier than her friends.

“I’m really about body positivity. For me, when I grew up, I developed super young. I was criticised. At 13, I felt really ashamed of my body. And, it’s come full circle. Now I’m like, ‘Do your thing.’ I really want young girls to see that and feel that way about themselves,” the 28-year-old explained.

As well as a blossoming Hollywood career, Emily launched swimwear line Inamorata back in 2017 and has since expanded the collection with new designs each season.

She unveiled her new lingerie line in February, featuring a lacy bodysuit and cotton underwear, and even modelled them in the campaign images.

However, one area the brunette beauty is keen to conquer is men’s swimwear, after being challenged by her Lying and Stealing co-star Theo James during the chat.

“What about menswear?” the Divergent actor asked.

“Soon. If you want it, Theo. I’ll make it for you,” Emily teased. “I always think about, like for guys, there’s either really long board shorts, or Speedos. I want a little thigh. A little peek-a-thigh. Mid coverage. So that’s my angle.”

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Emily Ratajkowski taps Judith Light and Andy Garcia’s daughter for bodysuit campaign

Emily Ratajkowski has recruited TV veteran Judith Light and actor Andy Garcia’s daughter Alessandra Garcia-Lorido to help her promote her new Inamorata Woman bodysuit range.The 27-year-old has released images of herself posing with 70-year-old Transpar…

Emily Ratajkowski has recruited TV veteran Judith Light and actor Andy Garcia’s daughter Alessandra Garcia-Lorido to help her promote her new Inamorata Woman bodysuit range.

The 27-year-old has released images of herself posing with 70-year-old Transparent actress Judith, while Alessandra, 27, appears in another shot, modelling a bodysuit that doubles as a dress.

She also tapped models Ebonee Davis and Shokunbi Halimotu for the campaign, as well as acupuncturist Walda Laurenceau.

In addition to modelling and designing the pieces, Emily served as creative director for the photoshoot, snapped by her frequent collaborator and friend Tom Newton.

Talking about the campaign in a statement, she said it “highlights the ageless versatility of a bodysuit” and is “designed to show how this timeless piece is a wardrobe staple at every age”.

Emily shared countless campaign shots on her Instagram page too.

“BODYsuits for everyBODY, at every age,” she captioned the photos. “Our latest @inamoratawoman BODY drop was created with the idea that bodysuits take women through life. They shouldn’t be a secret underpinning-we start wearing bodysuits as babies and as the incredible Judith Light reminded me, well into our seventies. While these are basics, it was super important to me that they were chic and perfectly fit-staples for everyone and everything. This collection is the result. Thank you to this very special group of women including @judithlight @eboneedavis @alessandragl @wellness_with_walda @ourladyj @shokunbi.halimotu for being a part of this project! Shot by @tomtakesphotoss.”

Judith and Alessandra posted snaps to their own Instagram accounts as well, and thanked Emily for bringing them on board.

The I Feel Pretty actress launched Inamorata as a bathing suit collection in 2017, bringing out lingerie and bodywear in February.

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Emily Ratajkowski unveils line of lingerie and bodywear

Emily Ratajkowski has added lingerie and bodywear to her Inamorata clothing brand.The actress/model launched her company with three bikinis and three one-piece swimsuits in late 2017 and has since expanded the collection with new designs each season.No…

Emily Ratajkowski has added lingerie and bodywear to her Inamorata clothing brand.

The actress/model launched her company with three bikinis and three one-piece swimsuits in late 2017 and has since expanded the collection with new designs each season.

Now, Emily has announced the arrival of two new ranges for her label, with her latest items including lacy lingerie, cotton underwear, and a bodysuit with removable straps.

“A little over a year of @inamoratawoman and I’m so thrilled to finally share what I’ve been working on for you guys,” she captioned a snap of herself posing in a two-piece underwear set on her Instagram page on Wednesday (06Feb19). “Introducing BODY, a category that is so much more than lingerie. I hope you guys love it as much as I do.”

Other pieces include the Roebling style, a pair of cotton mid-thigh bike shorts which are designed to pair with the line’s cotton bralette or tank top, the Clinton slip dress, which is made from cotton Spandex, and the Kenmare bralette.

Perhaps the sexiest piece in the line is the Bleecker lace bodysuit, which is available in black, grey and neon green fabric, with the line’s stylist suggesting fashionistas consider taking a page out of Emily’s style book and wear the item with “a suit or your favourite vintage jeans.”

The accompanying campaign features Emily posing in the garments while shopping in a convenience store. Of the unconventional setting for a lingerie shoot, the Welcome Home star explained that she wanted to convey the idea that her creations could be worn at home or while running errands.

“I was trying to evoke the feeling of a confident girl who wears her bathing suit all day and how that attitude would translate when you’re not at the beach. I asked myself: ‘How exactly does that feeling fit into our lives?'” the 27-year-old told Vogue.com. “Ultimately it is about underwear that you have on around the house and then wear out to get coffee.”

All of the new Inamorata BODY items are priced from $16 to $55 (£12 – £42).

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