Ashley Graham swears by $1,300 beauty routine

Ashley Graham relies on a $1,300 (£1,070) beauty routine to maintain her flawless glow.The model, who announced she is expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin earlier this week, has shared details of her nightly skincare regimen for Harper…

Ashley Graham relies on a $1,300 (£1,070) beauty routine to maintain her flawless glow.

The model, who announced she is expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin earlier this week, has shared details of her nightly skincare regimen for Harper’s Bazaar’s Go to Bed With Me video series.

To begin, Ashley removes her make-up by swiping a cotton pad soaked in Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O Solution over her face. 

“I actually found it in Paris when I was working there with some make-up artists,” she said of the French pharmacy favourite. “And being able to work in the fashion industry, I feel like I’ve gotten some insider tips on a lot of things but the more I talk to people, the more I realise that a lot of people know about Bioderma. So, it’s not as secretive as I thought it was.”

Ashley then proceeds to use the SkinMedica Facial Cleanser, which costs $38 (£30), the DefenAge 8-in-1 BioSerum, priced at $165 (£135), Retrouve’s Revitalizing Eye Concentrate, which costs a whopping $415 (£342), and the Intensive Replenishing Facial Moisturizer for $445 (£370). The fashion star also explained that she uses the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum in the morning, which retails for $166 (£140).

“I have over the years, had to figure out what my skin regimen is. And my mom has always taken pretty good care of her skin – she never wore sunscreen though. Cardinal rule, you better wear sunscreen when you walk out of the house!” the 31-year-old exclaimed. 

To conclude her evening skincare routine, Ashley shared that she gets her eyelashes permed and uses a coconut oil formula to keep her lashes hydrated at night.

“I had no idea that you should even be hydrating your lashes! What? But you just take it and you brush it on the top part, and it literally keeps your lashes moisturised,” she smiled. 

Ashley ended the clip by taking one each of Olly’s Undeniable Beauty Multivitamin Gummies and the Sleep Melatonin Gummies.

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Britney Spears has never worn $6,000 Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes

Britney Spears spent $6,000 (£4,900) on Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes that she’s never worn.The 37-year-old performer shared a snap of the sky-high heels on Instagram on Thursday and told her followers that while she’s had them for a while, she’…

Britney Spears spent $6,000 (£4,900) on Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes that she’s never worn.

The 37-year-old performer shared a snap of the sky-high heels on Instagram on Thursday and told her followers that while she’s had them for a while, she’s never got round to wearing them.

“Four years ago I bought my first pair of Christian Louboutin snakeskin heels that were 6,000 dollars… PS I’ve never worn them !!!!” she wrote, alongside two rolling eyes emojis.

Her followers urged her to auction them off for charity and expressed concern that she was spending huge amounts of money on frivolous things.

“Britney, I don (don’t) think u should be posting how much u pay for things (sic),” one wrote. “Yes u can afford it and that’s great but it might be a little insensitive to those that struggle each day.”

“If you wanted you could have fed the unprivileged with that money,” another commented, while one follower suggested: “Auction them off and donate the money to a non profit woman’s cause. They are beautiful and shouldn’t be kept in a box.”

The multi-coloured snakeskin pumps feature a platform base and were part of Louboutin’s fall 2019 collection titled Palace Nights, which was a homage to a Parisian nightclub in the 1980s nicknamed the Palace.

News of Britney’s splurge comes after it was revealed she’s worth more than $59 million (£49 million).

According to documents obtained by The Blast, she has increased her net worth by $2.5 million (£2 million), thanks to her Piece Of Me tour last year.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley teaming with baby brand Pipette

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has partnered with clean baby product brand Pipette.The British model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having fronted campaigns for the likes of Burberry, Paige denim, and Marks & Spencer. Howev…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has partnered with clean baby product brand Pipette.

The British model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having fronted campaigns for the likes of Burberry, Paige denim, and Marks & Spencer. 

However, Rosie is now taking on an entirely different market and is starring in a campaign for Pipette alongside her two-year-old son Jack, who she shares with her actor fiance Jason Statham.  

“I’m very pleased to support the Pipette brand mission of giving parents greater choice when it comes to caring for their loved ones,” she said in a statement. “Pipette is responding to the needs of parents who increasingly refuse to buy products that are harmful to them, their children, and our environment.” 

Owned by parent company Amyris, Pipette will offer parents a range of child-friendly skincare products free of toxins, dyes, sulphates, talc, mineral oil (a by-product of petroleum), parabens, phthalates and artificial fragrances. The line is set to officially launch on 4 September, with Rosie already teasing the collection in a series of posts on her Instagram page.  

Regarding the partnership, Caroline Hadfield, president of Pipette, praised the 32-year-old as a natural fit, and noted she will also be serving on the brand’s advisory board.

“Rosie’s passion and mindfulness are evident in everything she does to support good health for herself, her baby, and the planet,” she commented. “She truly embodies the spirit of busy moms who want the best for their children, and we are thrilled to have her as our new brand partner. With Pipette, parents will no longer have to use highly questionable products on their baby’s skin that, in some cases, virtually amount to putting petroleum on their child. Consumers deserve better, and we will deliver.” 

Exact Pipette product details have not yet been announced.  

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Adwoa Aboah: ‘Gurls Talk has transformed my life’

Adwoa Aboah’s work with her groundbreaking organisation Gurls Talk has completely transformed her life.The model first started Gurls Talk back in 2015 on Instagram, and it has since expanded into an online community which provides a safe space for youn…

Adwoa Aboah’s work with her groundbreaking organisation Gurls Talk has completely transformed her life.

The model first started Gurls Talk back in 2015 on Instagram, and it has since expanded into an online community which provides a safe space for young women to discuss mental health, sexuality, education, and gender identity.

Aboah discussed her advocacy for inclusivity and equality in September’s issue of British Vogue, which has been guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and the 27-year-old shared that founding the online platform was a life-changing moment.

“Being an advocate has transformed my life. It’s so cheesy to say, but I really feel like this is what I was meant to do. My sensitivity, my co-dependency, all these things that were maybe sometimes looked at – or maybe I looked at – in a negative way are all things that I use for my advocacy… Gurls Talk has completely changed my life,” Aboah shared.

The website provides podcasts, seminars, conferences and online forums covering a variety of topics including sex, finances, gender, education and getting on the property ladder. It also has a safe space in which women can anonymously ask for help and get free legal advice.

Aboah also shared how she plans to expand Gurls Talk in the future and wants to introduce the online community in schools.

“I hope to do a school tour towards the end of the year. That’s where I’ve always wanted Gurls Talk to be. One day it would be great to have a centre. When I dream about it, it is a classroom filled with girls who have an hour a week to talk and be educated on all those things the curriculum doesn’t give you,” she told Vogue.

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Ashley Graham pregnant with first child

Ashley Graham is pregnant with her first child.The model and her husband Justin Ervin took to Instagram on Wednesday to upload a video of them standing side-by-side as they revealed Ashley’s blossoming baby bump. To conclude the clip, the couple excite…

Ashley Graham is pregnant with her first child.

The model and her husband Justin Ervin took to Instagram on Wednesday to upload a video of them standing side-by-side as they revealed Ashley’s blossoming baby bump. To conclude the clip, the couple excitedly exclaimed, “Surprise!”

In the caption, the 31-year-old explained that she and Justin decided to share the happy news on the date of their ninth wedding anniversary. 

“Nine years ago today, I married the love of my life,” she wrote. “It has been the best journey with my favourite person in the world! Today, we are feeling so blessed, grateful and excited to celebrate with our GROWING FAMILY! Happy anniversary, @mrjustinervin. Life is about to get even better.”  

Justin uploaded a post on his own Instagram page too, with the snap depicting him and his wife holding a sonogram image of the baby.  

“To my forever love and my daily inspiration. Happy anniversary @ashleygraham These nine years have played out like a lifetime. I guess it’s because my life really started once you came into it. Now that we’ve made a life together, let’s make a life together. I love you and I love us. All of us,” the film director gushed.  

Ashley met Justin while attending a church ceremony in 2009 and he popped the question after they had been dating for a year. The pair married two months later.  

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Kate Upton makes body positivity statement with unretouched photoshoot

Kate Upton has made a body positivity statement by posing for an unretouched photoshoot in Health magazine.The 27-year-old model, who appears on the cover of the September issue, insisted that the photoshoot be unedited because she wanted to be an exam…

Kate Upton has made a body positivity statement by posing for an unretouched photoshoot in Health magazine.

The 27-year-old model, who appears on the cover of the September issue, insisted that the photoshoot be unedited because she wanted to be an example to other women who were feeling under pressure to conform to the filtered photos on social media.

“When you think about it, we have retouching everywhere now – and we don’t even know it,” Upton told the magazine. “People are staging Instagram shots and retouching those pictures. That’s the new norm. And then we believe that’s how people actually look, and think we should look that way too.

“So, for me, doing an unretouched shoot is a step toward embracing real life. The goal should be to be the best you can be – not try to look like someone else.”

The Sports Illustrated model, who welcomed daughter Genevieve in November, confessed she has much more confidence and love for her body than she did when she first started modelling.

“When I first started modelling, everything was about your measurements and what you fit into,” Upton explained. “It would be like, ‘Oh, you don’t fit into those jeans.’ You’re shamed. And that’s why it took me a longer time to get to a healthier place. That’s why it’s important for me to push out this different mindset.

“I don’t want anyone to have to be in that negative space where they think, ‘Oh, no! I don’t fit into that size 2 dress.’ You know what, who cares? Buy another one!”

Elsewhere in the interview, the model said she makes sure she fits in a workout at some point during the day to help with her mental wellbeing.

“I find that if I am in a good mental space, I don’t let the bulls**t and criticism get to me,” she shared.

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Donatella Versace apologises after T-shirt design triggers criticism in China

Donatella Versace has issued an apology to the people of China after a Versace T-shirt design triggered fierce criticism in the nation.  Recently, designers at the Italian fashion label launched a range of T-shirts and hoodies which featured a list…

Donatella Versace has issued an apology to the people of China after a Versace T-shirt design triggered fierce criticism in the nation.  

Recently, designers at the Italian fashion label launched a range of T-shirts and hoodies which featured a list of famous cities and the countries they can be found in, such as ‘Milan – ITALY’, and ‘New York – USA’. 

However, a major online backlash was sparked after consumers noted that the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau were described as independent countries on the pieces. The incident comes at a particularly sensitive time due to the protests taking place in Hong Kong at present, with tens of thousands of campaigners demanding leaders listen to their concerns about China’s political influence.

“I am deeply sorry for the unfortunate recent error that was made by our Company and that is being currently discussed on various social media channels. Never have I wanted to disrespect China’s National Sovereignty, and this is why I wanted to personally apologise for such inaccuracy and for any distress that it might have caused,” the 64-year-old shared on Instagram.  

In a separate statement, a Versace spokesperson confirmed the brand had stopped selling the garments and began destroying them on 24 July.  

“Versace reiterates that we love China deeply, and resolutely respect China’s territory and national sovereignty,” they added. “The Company apologises for the design of its product and a recall of the T-shirt has been implemented in July. The brand accepts accountability and is exploring actions to improve how we operate day-to-day to become more conscientious and aware.” 

Yet, one of the label’s brand ambassadors, Yang Mi, has publicly announced she will be ending her contract with Versace.  

The actress – one of the most famous stars in China – said “as a citizen of the People’s Republic of China” she was “extremely outraged” by the design. 

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Adriana Lima tapped to star in BCBGMAXAZRIA campaign

Adriana Lima is the face of BCBGMAXAZRIA’s fall/winter 2019 campaign. Following a 20-year stint working with Victoria’s Secret, the Brazilian model confirmed she was hanging up her Angel wings last November. However, Adriana has continued to pursue h…

Adriana Lima is the face of BCBGMAXAZRIA’s fall/winter 2019 campaign. 

Following a 20-year stint working with Victoria’s Secret, the Brazilian model confirmed she was hanging up her Angel wings last November.

However, Adriana has continued to pursue her fashion career, and in addition to landing gigs for the likes of Chopard and Puma, is once again appearing in imagery for American label BCBGMAXAZRIA.

“Excited to announce that I’m the face of the new @bcbgmaxazria #BEYOUROWNMUSE campaign!” she wrote on her Instagram page. “I love that this campaign asks women to look within to find their inner strength and beauty. What does #BEYOUROWNMUSE mean to me? It means to be unforgettable, be confident, be powerful. So glad to be back with my #BCBGMAXAZRIA family!”  

For the photoshoot, Adriana was shot by photographer Zoey Grossman and styled by Rachael Wang. One image depicts the brunette beauty posing in a red leopard print top and skirt as well as a matching red coat, while another black-and-white snap sees her sport a sequin minidress with a satin belt tied around the waist. She also wears a black dress with white frill around the hem, a black coat, a white shirt with a dramatic collar, and a bronze metallic minidress.  

Commenting on the collaboration, Diane Bekhor, senior vice president of BCBG Group at Marquee Brands, insisted that the 38-year-old was the perfect fit for the brand.  

“Having Adriana as the face of this season’s campaign and bringing on such talented women as Rachael and Zoey further spreads our message of support for fearless, courageous women,” she said. “I have long followed Adriana’s career and we are thrilled to have her return for this campaign during our 30th anniversary.”  

BCBGMAXAZRIA’s fall/winter 2019 collection is now available in stores and online.  

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Jessica Biel shares no make-up selfie to support Kate Upton’s self-love campaign

Jessica Biel has shared a no make-up selfie to support Kate Upton’s new self-love campaign.The model/actress recently launched the social media campaign, dubbed #ShareStrong, with the aim of encouraging women to discuss how they find strength when face…

Jessica Biel has shared a no make-up selfie to support Kate Upton’s new self-love campaign.

The model/actress recently launched the social media campaign, dubbed #ShareStrong, with the aim of encouraging women to discuss how they find strength when faced with difficult situations.

Within hours of Upton unveiling the initiative, Biel, 37, took to Instagram and shared a beautiful, natural selfie with no filters.

“Spreading some self-love today with zero filters and zero make-up for my girl @KateUpton,” the mother-of-one wrote. “She’s on a mission to encourage everyone to feel strong and love themselves *as they are*… and I’m so honoured to help spread that message.”

Biel’s husband Justin Timberlake later commented on her post, and sweetly wrote: “I like you better with no make-up on.”

Regarding the inspiration behind the campaign, Upton explained that she wanted to help women “empower one another, and radiate positivity”.

“I want to open the conversation and give all people a platform to talk about all the struggles and strengths we experience,” she added.

And in a post on Twitter, the 27-year-old shared her own #ShareStrong moment and revealed her nine-month-old daughter Genevieve is her motivation in life.

“I’m strong for my daughter,” Upton wrote. “I realise that starts with me. Now I encourage you to join the conversation and share why you’re strong. #ShareStrong.”

Behati Prinsloo also showed support for her fellow model and posted a rare photo showing her with her two daughters, Dusty, two, and Gio, 17 months.

“Here’s to the sleepless nights, bleeding nipples, crying, laughing, the highest of highs and lowest of lows and everything in between. I won’t change a single thing. Being a mom to Dusty and Gio keeps me strong, motivated and empowered. This is my #sharestrong thanks @kateupton for starting this,” the 31-year-old gushed.

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Emily Ratajkowski shows off armpit hair in powerful photoshoot

Emily Ratajkowski has shown off her armpit hair in a photoshoot to accompany an essay in which she explores her relationship with body hair and feminism. The 28-year-old has penned an article on feminism and women’s empowerment for the September issue…

Emily Ratajkowski has shown off her armpit hair in a photoshoot to accompany an essay in which she explores her relationship with body hair and feminism.

The 28-year-old has penned an article on feminism and women’s empowerment for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and posed for the accompanying images with her armpit hair on show.

“If I decide to shave my armpits or grow them out, that’s up to me,” she wrote in the essay. “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.”

The Gone Girl star, who posed in a bralette from her own Inamorata lingerie collection for the images, went on to explain how deciding not to shave allows her to feel more in control of her body.

“On any given day, I tend to like to shave, but sometimes letting my body hair grow out is what makes me feel sexy,” she added. “And there is no right answer, no choice that makes me more or less of a feminist, or even a ‘bad feminist’, to borrow from (writer and professor) Roxane Gay. As long as the decision is my choice, then it’s the right choice. Ultimately, the identity and sexuality of an individual is up to them and no one else.”

Emily is also determined to embrace female sexuality, which she displays in her often risque Instagram posts, because she feels it is often suppressed culturally.

“As a culture, we are scared of women generally, but also, more specifically, of the innate power that female sexuality possesses,” she continued. “A woman becomes too powerful and thus threatening when she takes strength from embracing her sex. Therefore, we insist on shaming; we insist that a woman loses something when she flaunts or embraces her sexuality.”

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