Hilary Rhoda expecting first child

Hilary Rhoda is to become a first-time mother.The model, who is perhaps best known for her work with Estee Lauder and appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that she and her sportsman husband Sea…

Hilary Rhoda is to become a first-time mother.

The model, who is perhaps best known for her work with Estee Lauder and appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that she and her sportsman husband Sean Avery are expecting a son.

“It’s a boy,” she wrote alongside a snap of herself cradling her growing baby bump while sitting on a sofa. “@imseanavery and I are having a baby and we’re so excited about this next chapter of life together.”

Accordingly, a number of Hilary’s celebrity pals were quick to send her congratulatory messages, including the likes of Martha Hunt, Brooklyn Decker, Nicky Hilton, Georgia Fowler, and Nina Agdal.

“Congratulations to you guys!!!!! What an amazing news (sic),” Natasha Poly wrote, while Carolyn Murphy added: “Yay mama and papa.”

However, when announcing the news on her Instagram Stories, Hilary added that falling pregnant hadn’t been easy.

“We’re having a baby! The last year has been quite a journey getting to this point, lots of ups & downs… but for those trying to conceive, all I can say is just keep going,” the 32-year-old wrote, along with a red heart emoji. “Trying to conceive is a mindf**k and might have almost ended our marriage once or twice.”

Meanwhile, Sean opened up about his journey with Hilary on his podcast No F**ks Given, revealing she had suffered two miscarriages before they conceived their baby boy.

“The moment we took the noise, science and methods out of it – that’s how you make a baby in tough times,” he said, explaining that it was when he returned home from a five-week trip that the conception happened.

Hilary and former National Hockey League player Sean, 39, married in October 2015.

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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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Martha Hunt ‘frustrated’ by battle with chronic pain

Martha Hunt feels like her body is betraying her when she experiences chronic pain.The Victoria’s Secret model has been living with chronic pain since she was 15 years old, months after she had been diagnosed with scoliosis, or a curvature of the spine…

Martha Hunt feels like her body is betraying her when she experiences chronic pain.

The Victoria’s Secret model has been living with chronic pain since she was 15 years old, months after she had been diagnosed with scoliosis, or a curvature of the spine.

Hunt has become a spokesperson for This Is Pain campaign to help raise awareness about the misunderstood illness – which is described as persistent pain which continues for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment – to break the stigma surrounding it and help improve the lives of sufferers.

In an interview with DailyMail.com, the 30-year-old shared her experience with the invisible disease and revealed how simple day-to-day activities can be difficult.

“Ever since I was around 15 or 16, my scoliosis really started bothering me,” she confessed. “Walking can be hard, sneezing would send shockwaves through my body.

“My chronic pain feels like my body is betraying me and it’s against my own will… It can be really frustrating.”

The catwalk beauty added that she can sometimes feel the repercussions of a long day’s modelling.

“I’ve been on these long shoots in awkward poses in high heels,” the star shared. “And then sometimes I have a hard time sleeping at night because my muscles spasm.”

To help keep her mind off her pain, Hunt focuses on stretching, breathing, meditation and finding creative outlets, such as writing and doing art classes.

She hopes that by joining the campaign she can reach out and help those who might also be suffering from chronic pain.

“Reach out to someone you know who has chronic pain, so they feel supported. Chronic pain can feel lonely and feeling you have someone is so important and can be overlooked,” she added.

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Martha Hunt insecure over runway walk

Martha Hunt often feels insecure about her runway walk due to her struggles with scoliosis.The American model launched her career in 2007 and has since gone on to strut her stuff for the likes of Balmain, Carolina Herrera, Givenchy, Victoria’s Secret, …

Martha Hunt often feels insecure about her runway walk due to her struggles with scoliosis.

The American model launched her career in 2007 and has since gone on to strut her stuff for the likes of Balmain, Carolina Herrera, Givenchy, Victoria’s Secret, and Versace.

Yet, in spite of her experience, Martha has now shared that she knows she will never have a perfect walk, due to her battle with scoliosis, a medical condition in which a person’s spine has a sideways curve.

“Having scoliosis and modelling has been a little bit of a challenge because of so much of modelling requires walking the runway,” she stated in a video detailing her beauty regime for Vogue.com. “And one of my biggest insecurities is actually that one of my legs is longer than the other, so my gait isn’t perfectly symmetrical. So, that’s one thing that I’ve had to deal with and kind of overcome those insecurities. But I think it’s important that we open up these conversations and talk about the things that make us insecure because if you want to talk badly about my walk or my gait or whatever, you can’t troll me about that. That’s just who I am.”

Elsewhere in the clip, Martha explained that one way she keeps back pain at bay is by dabbing on some of Wildflower’s CBD + Healing Stick. The formula features therapeutic essential oils like arnica and wintergreen to help combat inflammation.

“I frequently experience back pain, like many of you. And I like to use a little CBD stick. This one has eucalyptus in it. So, it’s like having a spa day while you’re getting ready… I like to put it on while my serum is absorbing. It kind of reminds me of Tiger Balm but it feels even more holistic,” the 30-year-old added.

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Chanel Iman fronts Marc Fisher footwear campaign

Chanel Iman has been tapped to star in Marc Fisher’s fall 2019 footwear campaign.The American model took a step back from the spotlight after welcoming her daughter Cali with her sportsman husband Sterling Shepard in August 2018. However, Iman has no…

Chanel Iman has been tapped to star in Marc Fisher’s fall 2019 footwear campaign.

The American model took a step back from the spotlight after welcoming her daughter Cali with her sportsman husband Sterling Shepard in August 2018.

However, Iman has now made her fashion comeback in the new Step and Repeat advertisements for the shoe brand, established in 2005 by Marc Fisher.

“We are excited to launch our fall 2019 with one of the world’s most recognisable models, Chanel Iman,” he said in a statement. “As a footwear brand that influencers love to wear, we feel Chanel Iman’s energy and style perfectly encapsulate the Marc Fisher LTD ethos and aesthetic.” 

In the marketing imagery, Iman showcases the label’s seven must-have styles, including the Dream moto-combat boots, the snake print Alva boots, and the Izzie hiker boots, among others.  

The shoes, which are priced from $140-$369 (£115-£305), are now available to purchase from the Marc Fisher website as well as major department stores in the United States.  

In landing a Marc Fisher campaign, Iman follows in the footsteps of Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt, and Shanya Perera, vice president of marketing and PR at the brand, commented that the 28-year-old was a perfect fit for the campaign.

“Our fall 2019 campaign celebrates the art of the wardrobe mix. Our curated collection of shoes focuses on the key trends and silhouettes of the season for the Marc Fisher LTD customer to style on rotation all season long. As an influencer brand, we think Chanel Iman is the ultimate face for the campaign for fall,” she shared.  

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Helen Mirren debuts pink hair at Cannes

Helen Mirren has traded in her silver hair for a new pink hue.The British Dame unveiled the fun colour at The Best Years of a Life premiere at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend.The pink tinge matched her floor-sweeping, rose gold Elie Saab dres…

Helen Mirren has traded in her silver hair for a new pink hue.

The British Dame unveiled the fun colour at The Best Years of a Life premiere at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend.

The pink tinge matched her floor-sweeping, rose gold Elie Saab dress and Chopard jewellery perfectly. The gown, shown at the label’s couture spring/ summer 19 show, features sequin detailing and a cinched-in waist, as well as draping to reveal one shoulder.

The dye job was only temporary though, as Helen was back to her silver roots for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Philanthropic party in the French city on Sunday night.

Other stars to shine on the red carpet at the screening of the French language film included Andie MacDowell, Priyanka Chopra, Iskra Lawrence, Monica Bellucci, Toni Garrn and Martha Hunt.

Andie, who starred alongside Helen in 2001 TV movie On the Edge, went for a structured one-shoulder white top and teamed the garment with a pair of wide-legged grey trousers. The pair happily posed together for waiting snappers, with both blowing kisses to the camera.

Priyanka upped the glam factor in a tiered white Georges Hobeika gown, which was reminiscent of a wedding dress. Her husband Nick Jonas joined her at the premiere, donning an all-white suit.

Plus-size model and L’Oreal ambassador Iskra wore a custom-made red sequinned number by Valdrin Sahiti, Monica was dressed by Dior in a plunging black dress with a statement alligator necklace, Toni went for a structured purple and a burgundy and violet asymmetric silk Ralph & Russo design, while Martha glowed in a gold mini dress.

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Bella Hadid shares heartfelt tribute to ‘best friend’ Gigi on sister’s 24th birthday

Bella Hadid shared a heartfelt tribute to her sister Gigi as she marked her 24th birthday on Tuesday (23Apr19), calling her sibling her best friend “by blood and by choice”.The 22-year-old, also a hugely successful model, posted a series of throwback p…

Bella Hadid shared a heartfelt tribute to her sister Gigi as she marked her 24th birthday on Tuesday (23Apr19), calling her sibling her best friend “by blood and by choice”.

The 22-year-old, also a hugely successful model, posted a series of throwback pictures of herself and Gigi on Instagram, alongside a gushing message for the birthday girl.

“Happy birthday to my best friend by blood and by choice. I am so lucky. you are everything good my sweet sister,” she wrote. “Your empathy, love, loyalty and work ethic are some of the reasons you are so beyond loved by so many… Your creativity and energy to always go above and beyond surprises and excites me everyday!!!”

“I am so inspired by you and every single endeavour that you take,” she continued. “I will be by your side for every single one you take in the future!. I am your #1 fan forever and I can’t wait for forever of birthdays with you!!!!! I love you My little ball of sunshine @gigihadid.”

Bella joined her sister at a bash to celebrate her birthday at L’Avenue restaurant in midtown Manhattan on Monday night. The siblings wore co-ordinating denim looks for the party, with Gigi sporting a white crop top along with low-slung jeans and a matching jacket with chunky black boots, while Bella opted for a denim corset top, jeans and a shirt with tan boots.

It appears that denim was actually the theme for the event, with the pair’s mother Yolanda Hadid rocking up in a dark denim three-piece suit and father Mohamed Hadid wearing a brown leather jacket over his jeans and shirt.

Helena Christensen, Martha Hunt, Olivia Culpo and Ashley Graham were among the other famous faces to attend the star-studded bash. Taylor Swift also made an appearance, but shied away from the denim theme and opted to instead wear a floral dress under a red checked jacket.

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Martha Hunt: ‘I feel empowered by my scoliosis scars’

Martha Hunt got to discuss her insecurities with fellow scoliosis sufferer Princess Eugenie when she met the British royal last year (18).Model Martha might be known for her catwalk strut, but growing up, the American had to deal with having a curved s…

Martha Hunt got to discuss her insecurities with fellow scoliosis sufferer Princess Eugenie when she met the British royal last year (18).

Model Martha might be known for her catwalk strut, but growing up, the American had to deal with having a curved spine.

And like Eugenie, who proudly showed off her surgery scar in a back-bearing Peter Pilotto wedding dress when she wed Jack Brooksbank in October, Martha has also undergone surgery to correct the condition.

“I do feel empowered by my scars. I think they are a symbol of strength, all scars are beautiful and they tell a story, a very triumphant one, about oneself,” she smiled to Grazia magazine.

“It was very inspiring and made me so proud (seeing Eugenie). When I had the opportunity to meet her in London, over the summer, we discussed some of the insecurities we had as young women dealing with this illness, so seeing her wedding gown was so important because scoliosis was getting representation, because when we were younger, we didn’t hear anybody talking about it so openly.”

The Victoria’s Secret Angel began her fashion career after being discovered in her home state of North Carolina. She has gone on to work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana.

And while she loves talking about work, she’s also happy to be vocal about scoliosis.

“If we don’t talk about something then we won’t be able to ‘see’ it. And if we don’t see it, it almost doesn’t exist,” the 29-year-old sighed. “But scoliosis is a real issue and I want to keep the conversation going. (I hope) my story helps (others with the condition to) feel less lonely, but also to keep the faith that they will be able to accomplish their dreams.”

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Martha Hunt always spritzes on fragrance before hitting runway

Martha Hunt always applies fragrance before hitting the runway as it makes her feel “confident”.The model kicked off her career at Paris Fashion Week in 2007, before going on to walk the catwalk for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Issey Miyake, and Bal…

Martha Hunt always applies fragrance before hitting the runway as it makes her feel “confident”.

The model kicked off her career at Paris Fashion Week in 2007, before going on to walk the catwalk for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Issey Miyake, and Balmain.

While Martha is an expert at strutting her stuff, she has now shared that she has one ritual that she does prior to every show that really boosts her energy.

“Always apply a splash of fragrance before hitting the runway. Wearing fragrance instantly makes me feel more confident and ready to walk into a room,” she told Byrdie.com, adding that she is a fan of Victoria’s Secret’s Love Star perfume, which has plenty of fruity floral notes. “I always wear fragrance whenever I’m going to work or to a holiday party because it immediately makes me feel better of myself.”

Martha went on to explain that she takes her workouts seriously before major shows, such as the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. But she makes time to look after herself too, and is a fan of meditation.

“I like to practice transcendental meditation,” the 29-year-old said. “It helps me clear my mind and feel more centred and prepared to walk the runway. Sometimes you get stressed out and there’s a lot of noise around you, and this helps block out the noise.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Martha spoke about how she has found it more important to take her vitamins each day as she gets older as they really enhance her energy levels, and also noted that she is never afraid to ask her model pals for health and wellbeing advice.

“Some of the girls will work out with different trainers that could help you out, or they might have certain smoothie recipe or travel tips that will help you better prepare for the show,” she smiled.

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Gigi Hadid & Kendall Jenner confirmed for 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will walk in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.The American models both skipped last year’s lingerie spectacle held in Shanghai, as Gigi reportedly had her visa denied by local officials and Kendall had committed to…

Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will walk in the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

The American models both skipped last year’s lingerie spectacle held in Shanghai, as Gigi reportedly had her visa denied by local officials and Kendall had committed to modelling for rival brand La Perla instead.

However, producers of the upcoming event have now confirmed both fashion stars will return to the stage in New York City, where they will join Victoria’s Secret models including Gigi’s younger sister Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill.

“The show is a year-long production, and 2018 promises to be our most ambitious yet,” said Victoria’s Secret executive producer Ed Razek in a statement. “We have more musical guests, more fashion and more stories than ever; and, of course, 60 of the world’s top models.”

In addition, Victoria’s Secret veteran Adriana Lima will appear, as will Behati Prinsloo, who is back after a three-year hiatus following the birth of her second daughter Gio Grace in February, and Candice Swanepoel, who welcomed her second child, a son named Ariel, in June.

A number of musical guests are to perform at the show, including Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts.

While the models will showcase a limited-edition line created in collaboration with London-based designer Mary Katrantzou.

“Only one show brings together the biggest names in music and the top models around the globe for an exciting hour of entertainment and style,” added Rob Mills, senior vice president, alternative series, late night & specials, ABC. “We couldn’t be happier to work with this iconic brand and bring The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to ABC.”

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air in the U.S. on the ABC network on 2 December.

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