Lily Aldridge used sheet masks on her belly during second pregnancy

Lily Aldridge used sheet masks on her belly during the last days of her second pregnancy.The former Victoria’s Secret Angel, who shares daughter Dixie, seven, and 12-month-old son Winston with her Kings of Leon rocker husband Caleb Followill, told InSt…

Lily Aldridge used sheet masks on her belly during the last days of her second pregnancy.

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel, who shares daughter Dixie, seven, and 12-month-old son Winston with her Kings of Leon rocker husband Caleb Followill, told InStyle magazine that she diligently kept up her skincare routine even when she was days away from giving birth.

“Toward the end of my third trimester with my son, when I was counting the seconds until giving birth, I’d put one sheet mask on my face and another on my bump and watch TV,” Lily laughed. “My daughter thought it was so hilarious!

“I didn’t do it every day, but whenever I had 20 extra minutes to treat myself, I’d think, ‘Oh, a sheet mask on my belly? That sounds fun.'”

While the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit beauty opted for all-natural alternatives during her pregnancies, Lily is glad to be able to introduce her favourite skincare products back into her routine now that her 12-month-old son has stopped breastfeeding.

“I went with an all-natural regimen during both my pregnancies and while nursing my two children. I just weaned my baby son, Winston, and it’s opened up a whole new world of beauty products I can introduce back into my life,” the 34-year-old explained, noting that she preferred “natural options” from luxury brand Tata Harper, a “skincare line I started using while breastfeeding and have continued with because the formulas are fantastic,” Lily gushed.

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Lily Aldridge ‘cried for days’ first time she was targeted by online trolls

Lily Aldridge has recalled how she “cried for five days” the first time she was targeted by online trolls.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ra…

Lily Aldridge has recalled how she “cried for five days” the first time she was targeted by online trolls.

The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.

Despite her success in the industry, Lily has had her experiences with social media critics, and in an interview with The Allure Podcast, remembered one particularly difficult time.

“I remember the first time I got paparazzied on a blog and I was like, ‘Ohh she’s major!’ and then I read the comments and I like cried for five days. They were so mean, and I was like, ‘This is not it. I don’t want my picture taken anymore,'” she shared. “I still get scared every post, I’m like, ‘I know somebody is going to say something mean.’ It hurts, it does. I don’t think I’ll ever stop hurting when you see someone saying something not nice about you. You try to grow a thicker skin and I definitely have over the years.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lily also discussed the more positive elements of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and the way in which they have allowed her to communicate directly with her followers.

“When I was a young model, it was really cool to be really mysterious. My idol was Kate Moss, and no one knew what her favourite under-eye cream was. Social media has come around and people want to know more about you. I love doing tutorials and sharing my beauty routines and all that fun stuff,” the 34-year-old commented, noting that she tries to present herself in the most “authentic” way possible. “I am not perfect. I’ve got wrinkles and pores, cellulite and stretch marks – all of it. For my daughter and for future generations, I want beauty to be something that’s about your heart and about who you are and about, the things that matter.”

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Betsey Johnson unveils The Little Mermaid-inspired jewellery collection

Betsey Johnson has partnered with the team at Disney on a jewellery collection inspired by The Little Mermaid.The fashion designer, known for her whimsical garments, has created a line of accessories influenced by the characters in the 1989 animated mo…

Betsey Johnson has partnered with the team at Disney on a jewellery collection inspired by The Little Mermaid.

The fashion designer, known for her whimsical garments, has created a line of accessories influenced by the characters in the 1989 animated movie.

Items include a chain necklace with seashell and starfish motifs, a nautical-themed charm bracelet with beaded elements, earrings shaped like forks with purple flower details, and a pair of drop earrings with representations of beloved characters.

“Want to be the girl who has everything? Then check out the matching jewellery collection featuring bedazzled characters including Flounder and Sebastian along with thingamabobs aplenty!” a Disney representative commented of the line.

The pieces are priced from $65 to $175 (£50 – £135) and will be available to purchase from Disney’s website and select theme park boutiques from 21 February.

In addition, Johnson has also unveiled a new sequin-covered Minnie Mouse ear headband for the Disney Parks Designer Collection. She will be celebrating the launch with fans on Friday afternoon at The Disney Dress Shop at Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in California.

Accordingly, the news excited many fans of The Little Mermaid, with model Tess Holliday simply writing “omg omg” on Johnson’s Instagram post, while another follower commented: “I need to go to Disney again. Betsey Johnson designed Little Mermaid ears!”

In the coming months, the likes of Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, and Vera Wang are also set to release their own ear headbands for the Disney Parks Designer Collection.

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Ashley Graham proudly bares post-baby stretch marks

Ashley Graham has proudly bared her post-baby stretch marks in a new social media post.The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin last month, and taking to Instagram on Monday, she uploaded a snap of her torso, showing the lines…

Ashley Graham has proudly bared her post-baby stretch marks in a new social media post.

The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin last month, and taking to Instagram on Monday, she uploaded a snap of her torso, showing the lines on her stomach.

“Same me. few new stories,” she captioned the image.

Accordingly, Ashley was quickly inundated by praise from her followers and celebrity pals for opening up about the realities of new motherhood.

Lily Aldridge wrote, “Beautiful,” alongside three heart emojis, Joan Smalls commented, “Stunning,” and Doutzen Kroes added: “Women power.”

Elsewhere, Ashley’s mother Linda stated, “Totally worth it!! He’s absolutely wonderful,” and model Iskra Lawrence, who is currently expecting her first child, posted, “Beautiful. Love seeing this! I’ve got none on my tummy yet but getting some new tiger stripes on my hips and booty.”

The 32-year-old’s candid post has already racked up 1.2 million likes.

And it’s not the first time she has opened up about postpartum recovery. Last week, the brunette beauty took to Instagram to share a photo of herself posing in a bathroom while wearing a black top and grey disposable underwear.

“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too,” Ashley joked, as she sang the praises of disposable underwear. “No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through. I wanted to show you guys that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!”

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Lily Aldridge tired of critics urging her to ‘fix’ her smile

Lily Aldridge is tired of people telling her to get her teeth “fixed”.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.But …

Lily Aldridge is tired of people telling her to get her teeth “fixed”.

The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.

But in spite of her success, Lily has now opened up about the “dark” side of the industry and shared how she is often targeted by critics over the tiny gap between her front teeth.

“(It’s) something people like to comment on a lot. A lot of people in the business and before used to pressure me a lot to change things. My teeth are not perfect and that’s my choice because I really love my teeth,” she insisted in a video for her YouTube channel. “I just thought I’d say it publicly – I chose to keep these gorgeous teeth, and I love them, and it’s O.K. that they’re not perfect to me. But so many people have a problem with it! They’re like, ‘Why don’t you fix your teeth?’ in comments. And I’m like, ‘I’m 34 years old. If I wanted to fix my teeth, I would fix my teeth.’ I really think the quirks of people are what make you unique and beautiful.”

Lily went on to insist that she doesn’t want “perfect” teeth as she feels a full set of Hollywood-style veneers would make her resemble Matt Dillon’s character in 1998 comedy film There’s Something About Mary.

Elsewhere in the clip, the brunette beauty shared that she has experienced all sorts of negativity on jobs over the course of her career, but tries her best not to dwell on the past.

“There’s hundreds of stories. Times when I’ve been told I’m too skinny. Time when I’ve been told I’m too fat. Times when I’ve been told I’m too pretty. Times when I’ve been told I’m not pretty enough,” the mother-of-two sighed. “I think if you love what you do, no matter what, you can get through all those hurdles. Don’t let anybody narrate your story.”

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Lily Aldridge was once cut from photoshoot for having ‘bad’ skin

Lily Aldridge has recalled how she was once let go during a photoshoot for having “bad” skin.In a new video posted on her YouTube channel, the model candidly discussed the “other side” of the fashion industry and opened up about the time she had an ups…

Lily Aldridge has recalled how she was once let go during a photoshoot for having “bad” skin.

In a new video posted on her YouTube channel, the model candidly discussed the “other side” of the fashion industry and opened up about the time she had an upsetting experience as a teenager in a project for a European designer.

“We get to set, and the photographer…I don’t know what I did, but he just didn’t like me. He’s just complaining about me the whole time and saying my skin was bad. And, granted, I did have bad skin when I was a teenager – actually really bad. I had to go on different medications,” she remembered, adding that her complexion on that particular day “wasn’t that bad”.

Lily was then told by a stylist to call her agency, with an agent informing her that she had been “cancelled” from the photoshoot.

“I’m in the changing room in the studio, with all the people, and they just cancelled me via phone call,” the 34-year-old sighed. “The make-up artist was crying because he felt so bad for me. I was just this little kid, really!”

Yet, the brunette beauty decided to make the most of a bad day by heading to Disneyland, where she snacked on churros until “it was all better”.

Elsewhere in the 10-minute clip, Lily recalled the time she was dropped at the last minute from a major runway show in Milan because the casting directors decided she was “too short for the look”.

“I was in another country! All of my friends were there too. I sat in my hotel room and balled, balled, balled my eyes out,” the star, who measures 5ft 9in (1.75 metres), stated. “Called my husband (Caleb Followill) so embarrassed. I went downstairs and had drinks with my friends and used so many curse words. Actually, the thing I’m most ashamed of is all the curse words I was spewing that night!”

To conclude, Lily insisted that she tries to avoid dwelling on the past.

“Don’t let anybody narrate your story. You get to write your story. Keep going, keep hustling, keep dreaming big,” she smiled.

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Ashley Graham shares first photo of baby son

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to share the first photo of her baby son.Last month, the model announced that she had given birth on 18 January in a post on her Instagram Stories, but didn’t divulge any further details. However, Ashley offered…

Ashley Graham has taken to social media to share the first photo of her baby son.

Last month, the model announced that she had given birth on 18 January in a post on her Instagram Stories, but didn’t divulge any further details.

However, Ashley offered her fans an update on Tuesday by posting two black-and-white snaps on Instagram – with each one showing the baby’s hand holding his parents’ fingers.

“At 6:00PM on 01/18/2020, we welcomed 7lbs 5oz of love into our world,” she wrote in the caption. “Meeting our son has made our hearts incredibly full.”

Ashley added that she and her husband Justin Ervin were looking forward to introducing the tot during an episode of her Pretty Big Deal podcast in the near future.

Accordingly, the 32-year-old’s sweet message quickly garnered lots of attention from her celebrity friends.

“Welcome to the world, little one!” wrote Reese Witherspoon, while Helena Christensen gushed, “So much love to you and Justin and the little baba.”

Karlie Kloss posted, “Congratulations!!!! CANNOT WAIT TO MEET HIM !!!” alongside a string of heart emojis, and Christy Turlington added: “Capricorn. YES. Congratulations, Mama!”

Amber Valletta, Hannah Ferguson, Carolyn Murphy, Taylor Hill, Lily Aldridge, and Lais Ribeiro also shared their best wishes to the couple, though writer Erin Foster took the opportunity to praise Ashley’s manicure.

“Congrats! Also, your fingernail is beautiful. Great nail beds,” she wrote.

Ashley and Justin wed in 2010. The brunette beauty announced her pregnancy in August.

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Candice Swanepoel has met some of her ‘favourite people’ on social media

Candice Swanepoel is “grateful” for the way social media has allowed her to connect with so many new people.The Victoria’s Secret Angel took to Instagram on Monday to share a bare-faced selfie, and in the accompanying caption, insisted that she appreci…

Candice Swanepoel is “grateful” for the way social media has allowed her to connect with so many new people.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel took to Instagram on Monday to share a bare-faced selfie, and in the accompanying caption, insisted that she appreciates every single one of her 14 million followers.

“Thank you for sharing in so many of my happy moments and for supporting my career and the things I care about…” the 31-year-old wrote. “We can point out many negatives on the effect social media has on society and people’s psyche, but it also allows us to connect in ways that were not available before…”

Candice went on to explain that she has met some of her “favourite people” on Instagram and thanked those who shared “so much positivity on this platform”.

“Isn’t it a beautiful thing to build each other up and support each other, life can be complicated, and we are all fighting different battles, so I just wanted to express my gratitude for all the love shared here. Kindness is free,” she touchingly concluded.

The mother-of-two was inundated with love and support from her followers on the post, which has more than 395,000 likes, and fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge left a series of heart emojis in the comments, as did Amber Valletta.

“Beautiful inside and out, ily (I love you),” model Alton Mason gushed.

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Martha Hunt engaged

Martha Hunt is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Jason McDonald.The model revealed the news in a sweet post on Instagram on Wednesday, showcasing her stunning cushion cut diamond ring in a series of pictures, with one snapshot also including her husban…

Martha Hunt is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Jason McDonald.

The model revealed the news in a sweet post on Instagram on Wednesday, showcasing her stunning cushion cut diamond ring in a series of pictures, with one snapshot also including her husband-to-be.

“I have a secret…” the 30-year-old captioned the images.

Martha seemingly confirmed that Jason popped the question while the couple was holidaying in The Bahamas, as she tagged the photos’ location as being on the picturesque Caribbean island.

“Love you both so much,” fellow model and close friend Gigi Hadid commented, while several other famous faces also offered their congratulations, including Lily Aldridge and writer Cazzie David.

“@cazziedavid got a ring on it!!” Martha replied.

While Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski joked: “WHAT IS IT?!? WHAT’S THE SECRET?!! DON’T LEAVE ME HANGING!!” and designer Phillip Lim wrote, “wowowowowow! congrats! love you!!!! so frikin happy for you guys!! #cutestcoupleever (sic).”

The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Jason have kept their relationship under wraps since meeting on a photoshoot back in 2015 and have only made a handful of appearances on one another’s Instagram feeds.

However, the photographer was quick to share the happy news with his followers and posted two touching black-and-white photos, including one in which Martha modelled her engagement ring.

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Adut Akech candidly discusses battle with anxiety and depression

Adut Akech has opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression over the past year.The South Sudan-born model achieved a lot of success with her fashion career during 2019, landing campaigns for the likes of Valentino and winning the Model of …

Adut Akech has opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression over the past year.

The South Sudan-born model achieved a lot of success with her fashion career during 2019, landing campaigns for the likes of Valentino and winning the Model of the Year award at The Fashion Awards 2019 last month.

However, in a new Instagram post, Adut shared how she hit a low point in her personal life after losing some family members.

“I started becoming numb to everything. It got really hard for me to express any emotion and the people around me started noticing,” she wrote. “It became really hard to express my excitement and gratitude for all the amazing things happening with my career.”

Adut went on to explain that she soon reached out for professional help and began sessions with a therapist. But she continued to experience panic attacks every night, and in the end, decided to take two months off to spend time at home in Australia.

“I felt depressed to a point of wanting to end it, but for my family and myself I had to fight what I could say was the hardest battle of my life. Every day was a struggle but I did everything I could to get a better mental state of mind. I started feeling better and I started seeing things clearer,” the 20-year-old insisted. “Biggest lesson I learned after all this, is the importance of letting go of all things toxic. Don’t hold on to toxic relationships because of comfort, or how long you’ve known the person or the type of relationship ya’ll have. Always put yourself, mental wellbeing, peace and sanity first.”

To conclude, Adut explained that she wanted to share her story so others battling the same issues will know “they’re not alone”.

Accordingly, the star’s post attracted comments from many of her celebrity friends, including actress Storm Reid, models Naomi Campbell and Lily Aldridge, and writer Janet Mock.

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