Twiggy doesn’t think fashion ‘will ever go away’ from using slim models

Twiggy doesn’t believe fashion industry leaders will ever stop using slim models.The 70-year-old, who was the face of the 1960s, has discussed her thoughts of the ever-changing world of fashion and the ongoing challenges faced by plus-sized models in a…

Twiggy doesn’t believe fashion industry leaders will ever stop using slim models.

The 70-year-old, who was the face of the 1960s, has discussed her thoughts of the ever-changing world of fashion and the ongoing challenges faced by plus-sized models in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian.

And when asked if the business still needs to change and focus more on women of different ages and sizes, Twiggy was candid in her reply.

“Well, it has, hasn’t it, there are so many more ads now,” she told the publication. “It’s the same with older models, they’re using middle-aged and older women in commercials.

“I don’t think the high fashion industry will ever go completely away from slimness but I think other parts of the industry have started to use different shapes and sizes, and I think they should.”

Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, was also quizzed about her views on editing photos for ad campaigns, after her Olay eye cream advert back in 2009 was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for being misleading because it had been airbrushed.

“That was nothing to do with me. I can’t stop people…” the model began. “I go and do a job. If they take it away and do the stuff, it’s absolutely nothing to do with me.”

When pushed further on the subject, Twiggy was asked her opinion on the body image movements led by women on social media, including actress Jameela Jamil, who outwardly criticise the use of photo-editing in ad campaigns.

“I have no idea, it’s up to them. I don’t have any control over that. I think we should get off this subject because you’re getting really boring,” she fired.

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Adele shows off incredible transformation in rare social media post

Adele has showed off her incredible transformation in a new social media post to mark her 32nd birthday.The Hello singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to upload a picture of herself posing in a black, high-neck minidress with puffball sleeves while st…

Adele has showed off her incredible transformation in a new social media post to mark her 32nd birthday.

The Hello singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to upload a picture of herself posing in a black, high-neck minidress with puffball sleeves while standing in front of a giant floral arch outside of her home in Los Angeles.

In the accompanying caption, Adele thanked her fans for their well wishes and also took the time to acknowledge essential healthcare workers on the frontline during the global coronavirus pandemic.

“Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time,” she wrote. “I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels. 2020 okay bye thanks x.”

Famous followers including designers Riccardo Tisci and Virgil Abloh, Lil Nas X, Jameela Jamil, and Rita Wilson were quick to wish the Someone Like You hitmaker a happy birthday in the comments on the post, which has already amassed almost two million likes.

And Chrissy Teigen was one of the first to note the mother-of-one’s total body transformation, with Adele having reportedly lost around seven stone (44 kilograms).

“I mean are you kidding me,” the model and cookbook author quipped, while Oprah Winfrey pressed the British star for new music this year: “Our birthday gift should be an Adele 2020 album, yes?!”

The Oscar winner split from her husband, Simon Konecki, in April last year.

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Chrissy Teigen defends ‘square’ figure after online trolls criticise her swimsuit selfie

Chrissy Teigen has fired back at online trolls who criticised a picture of her in a swimsuit.The model/TV presenter recently posted a short clip on her Instagram Stories showing her posing for a picture in a mirror while wearing a low-cut black one-pie…

Chrissy Teigen has fired back at online trolls who criticised a picture of her in a swimsuit.

The model/TV presenter recently posted a short clip on her Instagram Stories showing her posing for a picture in a mirror while wearing a low-cut black one-piece number.

However, Chrissy was later forced to respond to the negative comments about her figure, in which some cruelly claimed she resembled the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.

“Everyone used to… surgically-enhanced curves. I’ve been a square my whole life and let me tell you, it’s paid off nicely in many ways!” the mother-of-two wrote on Twitter. “Imagine if one day I showed up with hips and an a*s. Ooooo you guys would be p**sed then too!”

The cookbook author insisted she wasn’t hurt by the comments, as she’s more than happy with her body, and so is her husband of almost seven years, John Legend.

“I’m happy, John’s happy, we all happy and doing a-okay!” the 34-year-old shared.

Actress Jameela Jamil showed support for the Lip Sync Battle co-host in the comments by complimenting the “fire” photo.

“I loved the video. Didn’t see a shape. Just saw fire,” The Good Place star commented, prompting Chrissy to reply: “Thank u 🙁 I’ve gotten used to my right-angle bod, you’d think people have seen it enough that it doesn’t shock them anymore but nope lol.”

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model has always been open about her relationship with her body, and she told Women’s Health magazine in 2018 that she is finally confident with how she looks.

“There’s a very big difference between wanting to be that kind of fit and wanting to be happy-fit,” the brunette beauty insisted.

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Jameela Jamil poses in suits for Playboy

Jameela Jamil felt “extremely free” posing in menswear-inspired suits for an unretouched photoshoot for Playboy magazine.The Good Place star also served as guest editor of the spring issue of the men’s magazine, in conjunction with her inclusivity move…

Jameela Jamil felt “extremely free” posing in menswear-inspired suits for an unretouched photoshoot for Playboy magazine.

The Good Place star also served as guest editor of the spring issue of the men’s magazine, in conjunction with her inclusivity movement I Weigh, and took to Twitter to share images from the spread.

In one shot, she’s wearing a black suit with a crisp white button-down shirt and studded black boots, while in another, the 34-year-old dons a white suit with a black turtleneck, with her dark brunette hair tumbling down around her shoulders.

The actress and activist shared the brooding images from the shoot on Twitter on Thursday, and told her followers that she wanted to create a “completely unsexualized” series of photos for the magazine, founded by the late Hugh Hefner, that traditionally features half-naked women.

“I wanted to be shot like a man,” she wrote alongside the snaps. “No retouching, hi res, loose, comfortable clothes and completely unsexualized. I felt extremely free.”

In the accompanying interview, Jameela candidly opened up about her struggle with depression and anxiety, revealing she didn’t even realise she was having a nervous breakdown because she “wasn’t crying all the time”.

“I wasn’t lying down eating ice cream under a blanket. It was a complete lack of emotion. It was a complete lack of care about myself, about other people, about anything,” she shared. “That’s what my breakdown felt like, that I wasn’t attached to anything or anyone.”

She went on to discuss her two suicide attempts, saying she’s now learned to live life to the fullest to show her appreciation for surviving.

“This is the deal I made with myself to put up with this s**t, to stay on this earth. I’m going to do it, and I’m going to make it an adventure and figure out who the f**k I actually am,” she added.

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Jameela Jamil: ‘I’m not interested in feeling beautiful’

Jameela Jamil has insisted she has no real interest in “feeling beautiful”.The Good Place actress opened up about body positivity during a chat with Entertainment Tonight for the publication’s Unfiltered series, and admitted that, for her, societal exp…

Jameela Jamil has insisted she has no real interest in “feeling beautiful”.

The Good Place actress opened up about body positivity during a chat with Entertainment Tonight for the publication’s Unfiltered series, and admitted that, for her, societal expectations of physical beauty are not a concern.

“I don’t ever really feel beautiful. Also, I’m not interested in feeling beautiful,” she insisted. “I just like feeling like myself, which is normally when I’m lying in my boyfriend (James Blake’s) arms. I’m not interested in beauty terribly.

“I like fashion and make-up and I like playing with colours and I used to paint and so I think I find that quite fun, but yeah, I never really feel beautiful. I prefer to feel funny or smart or happy.”

Jameela, who founded the I WEIGH social media movement, which aims to inspire women to discuss the aspects of their lives they struggle with, added that she’s keen to push boundaries and prove she’s “capable of (living) outside of a man’s dictation of my value”.

“As women we’re always told what we’re capable of, which is not much, and that’s why we’re told we have to be so beautiful ’cause we have no other value,” the 33-year-old reflected.

Jameela has battled her own body confidence issues in the past, previously revealing her battle with eating disorder anorexia and attempts at taking her own life.

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Jameela Jamil credits Kelly Clarkson with helping her combat body shaming

Jameela Jamil drew strength from the way Kelly Clarkson fought back against body-shaming critics to tackle her own weight-obsessed Twitter trolls.The Good Place star served as a radio presenter in the U.K. prior to landing a role on the hit TV show, bu…

Jameela Jamil drew strength from the way Kelly Clarkson fought back against body-shaming critics to tackle her own weight-obsessed Twitter trolls.

The Good Place star served as a radio presenter in the U.K. prior to landing a role on the hit TV show, but working off-camera didn’t stop haters from attacking her appearance.

And Jameela said she looked to the Since U Been Gone hitmaker, who has struggled with her changing figure over the years, for inspiration about how to handle the rough period with grace.

“I remember you going through that (fat-shaming), and then very shortly afterwards, I gained a lot of weight back home in England,” she shared with Kelly on her self-titled U.S. talk show.

“I was a radio DJ, by the way, you couldn’t even see me; people just wanted to know I was thin over the airwaves!” Jameela exclaimed. “So I got nationally fat-shamed for six months in my own country, and it was your response to yours (tough time) that gave me the strength to get through mine.”

Back in 2017, Kelly was targeted by a troll on Twitter who told her: “You’re fat,” prompting her to reply, “And still f***king awesome.”

Jameela has since set up the body-positivity movement called I Weigh and has become a champion for body neutrality and equality for women on social media.

“It’s about getting away from thinking about your body, and instead thinking about the things in your life that you should be grateful for. Like, I weigh the sum of all my parts. You can’t measure my worth on a weighing scale. You can’t measure your own like that. It’s insane that we still do this to women in this day and age,” Jameela explained.

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Sara Sampaio shuts down Jameela Jamil over ‘extremely offensive’ model comments

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes …

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.

The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes and sizes performing a Nigerian dance while walking down the runway. Captioning her post, she wrote: “This looks like the most fun, and not a long-starved terrified teenager in sight. Beautiful.”

However, the comment didn’t sit well with the Victoria’s Secret Angel, who felt that Jameela, 33, was perpetuating a stereotype about models.

“How about celebrating someone without bringing other people down?” she responded on Twitter. “Calling runway models ‘long-starved terrified teenager’ is extremely offensive. From someone that is always preaching for body positivity this just screams hypocrisy.”

However, Jameela fired back at the message, suggesting models are “starving themselves, and using drugs and cocaine to control their weight”, before adding the behaviour is prominent in wider society and “perpetuated by the extreme thinness demanded of girls by the high fashion powers that be”.

“Eating disorders, drugs and cocaine use aren’t a (sic) exclusive problem of models, it’s a huge problem is society as a whole,” Sara replied. “It’s very simple to celebrate someone without having do drag other people. And make general negative assumptions about a whole group of people. Most of these girls are teenagers! And they don’t deserve to be constantly put in a negative box like you just did.

“I also know more about my industry than you. And I also know how much harm this generalisation does to a lot of girls that are actually healthy and normally been skinny all their lives.”

The 28-year-old then l told her followers she was fed up of people “feeling the need to attack models like we are some kind of plague that is wrong in this world” and concluded by tweeting that Jameela wasn’t willing to listen to her opinion.

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Jameela Jamil refuses to have image airbrushed

Jameela Jamil has called on celebrities to follow her lead and refuse to have their images airbrushed. The British actress and body positivity activist shared the new billboard advertisement for the final season of TV show The Good Place on Twitter ov…

Jameela Jamil has called on celebrities to follow her lead and refuse to have their images airbrushed.

 The British actress and body positivity activist shared the new billboard advertisement for the final season of TV show The Good Place on Twitter over the weekend alongside a close-up of her “backfat” hanging over her yellow strapless dress.  

 Jamil, who plays Tahani Al-Jamil the show, revealed in the caption that she refused to have her image retouched for the poster so people can see what she really looks like.  

 “Finally, able to INSIST my image, even on billboards isn’t ever airbrushed,” she tweeted. “I get backfat in Every. Single. Bra. And I used to hide/bin so many photos because of ‘muffin tops.’ Double chins/ ‘imperfections’ because I never saw them on people on TV. #freethebackfat. 

 “I’m aware this isn’t some huge victory, and not ‘brave’ but as someone who had such obsessive body dysmorphia and was so fixated on the embarrassment of what we perceive as ‘flaws’ this is just a little win for little anorexic teenage me.”  

 The 33-year-old, who has previously opened up about suffering from the eating disorder when she was younger, then called on other celebrities to do the same and show fans that they don’t look as perfect as their retouched images make them appear.  

 “I know it’s hard because we are perpetually scrutinised and criticised in this industry, but I’m begging other influencers, actors, and models to join me in not allowing airbrushing. We have to stop setting standards for others that we ourselves don’t even meet,” the star continued.  

 In response, Jamil’s followers shared photos of their imperfections and the actress encouraged them to wear whatever they wanted to.  

 “Guys, I’m blown away by the response to this. You deserve to wear whatever the fork you like, whenever you like and not feel like you are breaking some sort of ‘rule.’ PLEASE WEAR the Shorts/strapless dresses/skirts/jeans/bathing suits… it’s hot outside dammit,” she concluded. 

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Adwoa Aboah ‘honoured’ to be selected for British Vogue’s September issue cover

Adwoa Aboah feels “honoured” to have been named as a force for change by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue. The British model appears alongside the likes of Adut Akech, Christy Turlington, Salma Hayek, and 16-year…

Adwoa Aboah feels “honoured” to have been named as a force for change by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the September 2019 issue of British Vogue.

The British model appears alongside the likes of Adut Akech, Christy Turlington, Salma Hayek, and 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg on the cover of the publication’s Forces for Change issue, which was guest-edited by the royal.

Sharing the cover on Instagram, the 27-year-old told her followers being selected for her work with Gurls Talk, an online community she founded for young women to discuss issues like mental health and sex, is one of her biggest achievements so far.

“I can’t even begin to explain what an honour this is to have been featured alongside these inspirational womxn for @britishvogue’s September Issue (sic),” Aboah wrote. “To have been chosen by HRH The Duchess of Sussex @sussexroyal and @edward_enninful as one of 15 #forcesforchange because of all the work I do with @gurlstalk feels like one of the biggest achievements yet. Thank you to everyone who made it a possibility.”

Supermodel Turlington also shared the cover on Instagram and expressed her pride at being featured alongside the other trailblazing women.

“Grateful to have been selected to join these #forcesforchange for the September Issue of @britishvogue I am beyond proud to introduce the #ForcesForChange September 2019 issue of @BritishVogue, guest-edited by HRH The Duchess of Sussex,” she wrote in the caption.

The 15 women, which also include actresses Gemma Chan, Jameela Jamil, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, and Yara Shahidi, were photographed by Peter Lindbergh.

Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful unveiled the new cover on Sunday and revealed that Meghan declined to appear on it because she feared it would be a distraction.

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Jameela Jamil blasts Kim Kardashian’s body make-up collection

Jameela Jamil has described Kim Kardashian’s new body make-up collection as “a time-consuming hassle”. Earlier in June, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star announced she was expanding her KKW Beauty range with a body make-up line, with products i…

Jameela Jamil has described Kim Kardashian’s new body make-up collection as “a time-consuming hassle”.

Earlier in June, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star announced she was expanding her KKW Beauty range with a body make-up line, with products including the Skin Perfecting Body Make Up Foundation, Skin Perfecting Body Shimmer, and Loose Shimmer Powder for Face & Body.

To celebrate the release of the collection, Kim shared a close-up video of a model applying the make-up all over her body with a brush, and The Good Place actress retweeted the clip and made it clear she wasn’t a fan of the product, branding it “a time-consuming, expensive hassle”.

“Hard pass. God damn the work to take it all off before bed, so it doesn’t destroy your sheets… I’d rather just make peace with my million stretch marks and eczema,” she tweeted on Monday. “Taking off my mascara is enough of a pain in the a**e. Save money and time and give yourself a damn break.”

Jameela was then challenged by journalist Rebecca Reid, who asked why mascara and facial foundation were fine but body make-up was bad, and the 33-year-old replied, “Personally I rarely use foundation for this reason, it gives me a rash, clogs my pores and is a pain to take off. I can’t imagine what it would take to cover my whole body. Very tedious and costly.”

She also reasoned that mascara was cheaper, easier to apply and remove and wouldn’t stain clothes or bed sheets, and concluded, “I said I was personally passing on the product and expressed my entirely valid and appropriate concern for the amount of money and time and extra pore clogging this will cost women.”

The British actress later explained to her followers her legs are covered in “huge patches” of pigmentation loss due to severe eczema, as well as stretch marks and scars, and added, “I *refuse* to have these normal human marks weaponised against me.”

Kim has not responded to the remarks.

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