Ashley Graham poses nude as she breastfeeds son for magazine photoshoot

Ashley Graham has posed nude while breastfeeding her son for a new photoshoot for Elle magazine.The model, who welcomed her first child Isaac in January, has been self-isolating at her family farm in Nebraska since March and has used the rural location…

Ashley Graham has posed nude while breastfeeding her son for a new photoshoot for Elle magazine.

The model, who welcomed her first child Isaac in January, has been self-isolating at her family farm in Nebraska since March and has used the rural location as the backdrop to her magazine photoshoots, snapped by her husband Justin Ervin, ever since.

Her latest shoot, for U.S. Elle’s first digital issue, is her most intimate yet, as she has stripped off for one image. In the shot, Ashley lies down on her side on a bed completely nude, with her son laying besides her and feeding from her breast. She holds his little hand in order to protect her modesty and hide her son’s face.

While the majority of the photoshoot is comprised of snaps of Ashley posing in a variety of looks around the farm, Isaac makes another cameo in a photo with both his parents. In the image, the model and Justin are wearing coordinating double-denim outfits as the 32-year-old hugs her baby, this time wearing a matching blue babygrow, into her chest.

In the accompanying interview with actress Kristen Bell, Ashley admitted that childbirth was more painful than she had expected.

“First of all, I had no idea it was going to hurt that bad,” she shared. “Let me just go there for a second: Every mother talks about, ‘Oh yeah, it’s painful.’ Whether they got an epidural or not, or a C-section, whatever happened, they’re like, ‘Yeah, it hurt.’ And they say it kind of calmly like that. They don’t go into the astronomical pain that you go through, especially if you choose to go natural.”

She also opened up about mum-shaming and stopping herself dishing out unsolicited advice to expectant mothers.

“I remember how I felt when everybody told me what to do and sent me their unsolicited advice and their lists. If there’s a question to be asked, ask it. But other than that, keep your trap shut and just let that mother figure it out. The mommy-shaming on social media is out of control,” she stated.

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Ashley Graham embraces stretch marks for new swimwear campaign

Ashley Graham is embracing her stretch marks as part of a new campaign for her size-inclusive swimwear line.The model welcomed son Isaac, her first child with husband Justin Ervin, back in January, and proudly displayed her curves in a series of bikini…

Ashley Graham is embracing her stretch marks as part of a new campaign for her size-inclusive swimwear line.

The model welcomed son Isaac, her first child with husband Justin Ervin, back in January, and proudly displayed her curves in a series of bikinis and bathing suits from her collaboration with Swimsuits For All, and refused to retouch any of the images.

“A lot of women I speak to have image issues, body issues around confidence,” Ashley told People. “I want them to understand that we all have things that society has told us to cover up and why do we need to do that? So here I am with mine out and about and proud.”

The 32-year-old thanked her husband for acting as photographer for the shoot, which took place in the garden of her mother’s house in Nebraska, and confessed she had to work hard to readjust her mindset after becoming a mother.

“I’ve got more weight on me. I’ve stretch marks, and in the beginning I really had to have a lot of conversations with myself and tell myself, ‘Okay, new body, new mindset,'” Ashley explained. “But after this photoshoot, I felt so empowered because I was like, ‘Yes. I look good. I feel good. This is my new mom bod’.”

The former America’s Next Top Model judge wants women to feel empowered when they wear pieces from her new collection, and each piece was designed with “stay-put fabric and no-quit elastic”.

“The thing about working with Swimsuits For All is that I’ve always been able to design swimsuits that I want to wear and swimsuits that I’m really comfortable in,” she noted. “Now with a new postpartum body, I thought that things were going to feel different, and that they were going to look different, and they do, but it’s a new found joy in that.”

The Swimsuits For All collection is now available.

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Ashley Graham feeling herself again after sleep training baby son

Ashley Graham has proved she is back to feeling her best by posting a smouldering selfie to celebrate sleep training her baby son.Ashley, who welcomed son Isaac with husband Justin Ervin in January, proudly told her 11 million followers that the six-mo…

Ashley Graham has proved she is back to feeling her best by posting a smouldering selfie to celebrate sleep training her baby son.

Ashley, who welcomed son Isaac with husband Justin Ervin in January, proudly told her 11 million followers that the six-month-old is now sleep trained.

Uploading a bare-faced mirror snap, she joyfully explained: “The face of someone with one week of sleep training down… you could say I’m feeling myself. wearing @marina.rinaldi.”

Showing off her glowing skin and long hair, Ashley flaunted her curvy figure in a lacy bra and shirt, knotted at the midriff, with black trousers.

The 32-year-old regularly designs pieces for fashion label Marina Rinaldi, a plus-size women’s clothing brand of the Italian Max Mara Fashion Group.

Commenting underneath, the model’s trainer Kira Stokes quipped: “Can we train Isaac to sleep through our workouts next?”

Ashley regularly talks about her life as a mum, and has been open about the struggles she’s faced, including grappling with prenatal depression.

“That was the wildest part. I thought, ‘What about the things I’ve told myself? What about the affirmations I’ve gone through?’ None of these mattered because my body was changing so rapidly. It really took me some time to figure it out mentally, because it was like there was an alien taking over my body,” Ashley told U.K. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, sharing that she thought she had the condition.

“When you go from laughing to crying in 30 seconds, you do wonder if you are OK. Unbeknown to me, that’s pregnancy. One of the best things I did for myself was to make pregnant friends, and then I realised I wasn’t alone, I was normal, and that calmed me down. I started to enjoy being pregnant in my third trimester.”

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Ashley Graham picked by Christy Turlington for Harper’s Bazaar Voices of Hope issue

Ashley Graham was overjoyed to be chosen by Christy Turlington for the Harper’s Bazaar Voices of Hope issue.The model, 32, features on one of six covers for the issue, which brings together several powerful women in the U.S. discussing racial injustice…

Ashley Graham was overjoyed to be chosen by Christy Turlington for the Harper’s Bazaar Voices of Hope issue.

The model, 32, features on one of six covers for the issue, which brings together several powerful women in the U.S. discussing racial injustice and the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Ashley stunned in a one-shouldered Proenza Schouler knitted bandage maxi dress, from the designer’s fall/winter show last year, with a signature cut out at the waist, and complemented by a statement gold choker.

The Sports Illustrated star also shared a behind-the-scenes snap of her photoshoot onto Instagram, which was shot over video call app Zoom by photographer Mario Sorrenti.

In the snap, Ashley’s husband Justin Ervin can be seen holding a phone while carrying their five-month-old son Isaac in a front-facing baby carrier, as the model posed on a stairwell.

“Thank you @cturlington for including me alongside this group of incredible women. There are so many reasons I look up to you,” she wrote in the caption. “Your fight for the health and well-being of mothers and children everywhere never stops inspiring me… It has been a trying time for everyone, but my faith in these women and everyone else who is fighting for change is what gives me hope for the future.”

Ashley features in the issue alongside fellow model Christy; chairwoman of New York’s Covid-19 Maternity Task Force Melissa DeRosa; six-time Olympic gold medal-winning runner Allyson Felix; U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood; and public health expert Dr. Leana Wen.

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Ashley Graham breaks tooth on oatmeal cookie

Ashley Graham lost a veneer after eating one of her mother’s homemade oatmeal cookies.The 32-year-old model took to Instagram to share with her followers a hilarious video of the mishap, which left her with a gap where her front tooth should have been….

Ashley Graham lost a veneer after eating one of her mother’s homemade oatmeal cookies.

The 32-year-old model took to Instagram to share with her followers a hilarious video of the mishap, which left her with a gap where her front tooth should have been.

“Shout-out to Linda Graham for making the best oatmeal cookies in the world… and putting them in the freezer,” she told viewers, with her hand over her mouth, before lifting it to reveal her missing tooth. “And having your daughter break her tooth on them.”

The mother-of-one was left with just a filed-down natural tooth, which the porcelain veneer covers.

And although Ashley’s mother didn’t appear in the video, she did leave a cheeky comment on her daughter’s Instagram post: “Cookies anyone?”

The Sports Illustrated model took to her Instagram Stories to post an update on her dental emergency, and shared a video of her chewing on a tooth pick with a new veneer in place.

“Glued a new one in,” she wrote across the clip.

Ashley later asked her followers for advice when she revealed she’d been suffering from postpartum hair loss after she and husband Justin Ervin welcomed son Isaac back in January.

The former America’s Next Top Model judge shared an alarming photo of clumps of hair in a bathroom sink and assured fellow mothers that she would share “what works” for her on social media.

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Ashley Graham struggled with ‘wild’ emotions during early pregnancy

Ashley Graham thought she had prenatal depression when she was pregnant with her son Isaac. The model, who welcomed her first child in January, has opened up about the struggles she faced in the early days of her pregnancy, as she found it hard to cope…

Ashley Graham thought she had prenatal depression when she was pregnant with her son Isaac.

The model, who welcomed her first child in January, has opened up about the struggles she faced in the early days of her pregnancy, as she found it hard to cope with the changes happening to her body and her roller coaster emotions.

“That was the wildest part. I thought, ‘What about the things I’ve told myself? What about the affirmations I’ve gone through?’ None of these mattered because my body was changing so rapidly. It really took me some time to figure it out mentally, because it was like there was an alien taking over my body,” Ashley told U.K. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, sharing that she thought she had the condition.

“When you go from laughing to crying in 30 seconds, you do wonder if you are OK. Unbeknown to me, that’s pregnancy,” she stated. “One of the best things I did for myself was to make pregnant friends, and then I realised I wasn’t alone, I was normal, and that calmed me down. I started to enjoy being pregnant in my third trimester.”

The 32-year-old also candidly recalled welcoming Isaac in a birthing pool in the living room of her and husband Justin Ervin’s Brooklyn apartment.

“Justin wanted to be as helpful as possible, and the midwife told him: ‘There’s nothing you can do, nothing.’ There’s a photo of him rubbing my arm as I’m hanging over the edge of the pool, gazing into the eyes of the midwife, who’s keeping me focused and helping me count,” she revealed. “You can tell there’s a tear running down his face – it was agonising for him to see me in so much pain and not to be able to do anything about it.”

She went on to share that Justin kept himself occupied during her labour by making them all dinner.

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Ashley Graham recruits family to help shoot fashion magazine cover

Ashley Graham’s husband Justin Ervin served as the photographer for her new cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar U.K. magazine. The model and the director/cinematographer left New York City just before lockdown was enforced and took their son Isaac, who wa…

Ashley Graham’s husband Justin Ervin served as the photographer for her new cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar U.K. magazine.

The model and the director/cinematographer left New York City just before lockdown was enforced and took their son Isaac, who was born in January, to Ashley’s childhood home in Nebraska, where they have been self-isolating with her family ever since.

The 32-year-old had been set to pose for a photoshoot in a New York studio for the July cover for the fashion magazine, but when it was cancelled due to the pandemic, Lydia Slater, acting editor-in-chief, asked Justin to shoot the images and sent clothes to Ashley’s home, with the model styling the looks herself and her mother and mother’s boyfriend working as assistants.

“I did the styling and helped art direct. Michael (Ashley’s mother’s boyfriend) was Justin’s PA, lighting man, assistant, the guy who did the Starbucks run. My mom was taking care of Isaac the whole time, carrying him in a front-facing sling, but she was also holding a light reflector,” Ashley said, according to WWD. “It’s not every day I get to work so closely with my family, and this cover shoot was a true family affair, which was an amazing experience. I always love working with my husband, Justin, because we communicate so well, and we shared the same vision for this shoot, channelling simpler times with open spaces, rolling hills and tall grass.”

The publication’s team monitored the shoot from their respective homes, with Justin sending pictures via WhatsApp to the magazine’s creative director Jo Goodby, who gave direct feedback on camera angles, looks, and set-up.

The cover image shows Ashley reclining in tall grass wearing a tied-up white blouse and black trousers. Other photos show the model in her underwear in a barn and posing in her late grandfather’s truck.

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Ashley Graham pictured breastfeeding son in lockdown photoshoot

Ashley Graham has sent a photograph to U.S. Vogue magazine showing herself breastfeeding her baby on her family’s Nebraska farm.The model shared the image of herself and her four-month-old son Isaac to the publication for its online Postcards From Home…

Ashley Graham has sent a photograph to U.S. Vogue magazine showing herself breastfeeding her baby on her family’s Nebraska farm.

The model shared the image of herself and her four-month-old son Isaac to the publication for its online Postcards From Home portfolio piece, and added an update about her life during the coronavirus crisis.

“My husband, Justin, my son, and I have been out here on my aunt’s farm,” she reported. “Being here means so much to me. This is where I would come every summer to see my family and be with my cousins.”

In the image, which was taken by Graham’s husband Justin Ervin, the star stands in a field by a wooden barn, her hair swept back by the wind as her son snuggles at her left breast. She is wearing an unbuttoned denim shirt and jeans.

Graham gave birth to Issac in January and the young family, usually based in New York City, have been in Nebraska since March.

Offering a message on how to manage stress during the coronavirus lockdowns, the brunette beauty advised “the most important thing has been remembering to ‘fear not'” and suggested readers, “Turn your TV off, get off social media, and remember not just to think positively, but to speak it, too”.

Along with the image and quote, Vogue editors also included a short video of Graham riding a quad-bike around the farm and laughing.

The 32-year-old has subsequently posted the image and video to her Instagram account, where she thanked the publication “for featuring me among so many amazing creators”.

Other celebrities featured in the piece include model Karen Elson, actress Florence Pugh, and designer Marc Jacobs.

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Ashley Graham asks fans for post-baby wellness tips

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to ask her fans for post-baby wellness advice.The model/TV presenter and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first child, a son named Isaac, in January. Ashley has regularly shared updates with her 10 million…

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to ask her fans for post-baby wellness advice.

The model/TV presenter and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first child, a son named Isaac, in January.

Ashley has regularly shared updates with her 10 million Instagram followers since giving birth, and on Tuesday, posted a video of herself practicing some yoga moves on a mat outdoors.

In the accompanying caption, she wrote: “Thirteen weeks postpartum and I’m starting to sort of feel like myself again after giving birth. New mamas – how many weeks postpartum are you? What are you doing to feel like yourself again?”

Ashley was quickly inundated with hundreds of questions and tips from users, with one suggesting trying to get outside for one walk a day, while respecting the coronavirus lockdown rules.

“I’m two weeks PP (postpartum), and just going outside makes me feel like myself again,” they commented, to which the 32-year-old replied: “Being outside makes me feel so good too… The walks are my mental escape.”

Others asked Ashley about her exercise regime and whether or not she was trying to lose weight.

“Don’t stress, everybody is different. And you may gain a lot or not. Most importantly – keep moving! Through pregnancy and after!” she insisted.

Elsewhere, commenters suggested she check out virtual kickboxing classes and YouTube workouts.

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Ashley Graham fled New York for Nebraska just before coronavirus lockdown began

Ashley Graham took a 20-hour drive from New York City to her native Nebraska before the coronavirus lockdown kicked in.The model, who gave birth to her first child 10 weeks ago, had a feeling the Big Apple would shut down and took her mother’s advice t…

Ashley Graham took a 20-hour drive from New York City to her native Nebraska before the coronavirus lockdown kicked in.

The model, who gave birth to her first child 10 weeks ago, had a feeling the Big Apple would shut down and took her mother’s advice to get out of the city with her newborn son Isaac and husband Justin Ervin.

“I was like, ‘Let’s go’,” Ashley told Miley Cyrus during her appearance on the pop star’s Bright Minded Instagram Live show on Tuesday, admitting she’s so glad she took the drive across country.

“It’s been a breath of fresh air. I’m looking out now and I can see grass… I went for a walk.”

And the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model has a positive way of looking at the lockdown, revealing if it wasn’t for the global pandemic she would be back at work now after her maternity leave.

“I’m having that time that I wouldn’t have been able to have…,” Ashley said. “I’m incredibly blessed.”

Ashley also revealed that a family friend lost his life to the coronavirus, but she and her family are well – and she is using her forced time off in Nebraska to focus on working out, eating well and “self-havening”.

“I learned it from my midwife,” she added, explaining it’s the practice of comforting yourself with hugs. “It teaches you touch and how to connect with self. All you’re craving (right now) is someone to give you a hug.”

The former America’s Next Top Model judge is also planning to learn Italian, so she can speak with her husband Justin’s family in Italy.

“I’m going to come out of this knowing a new language,” she laughed.

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