Halima Aden takes her own clothes to fashion shoots

Halima Aden takes her own clothes to photoshoots in case she’s uncomfortable with any of the outfits.The Somali-American model is well known for her strict approach to dressing modestly, and refuses to remove her hijab for shoots, even wearing the head…

Halima Aden takes her own clothes to photoshoots in case she’s uncomfortable with any of the outfits.

The Somali-American model is well known for her strict approach to dressing modestly, and refuses to remove her hijab for shoots, even wearing the head covering for her groundbreaking appearance in last year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

In a new interview with British newspaper The Observer, Halima revealed that she takes her own clothes along to jobs so she can remain comfortable in front of the camera.

“It’s not because I don’t think people are going to listen – it’s more so they know what to expect. I always bring extras – my own set of turbans, turtlenecks, tights – because it’s a collaboration,” she explained. “I also recognise that for a lot of people, in my first year especially, I was the only hijab-wearing girl they’d worked with. So, they’re not going to necessarily know 100 per cent what to expect, just like I didn’t know what to expect with fashion, because it’s not the world that I come from.”

While the fashion industry has been called out by critics over a lack of diversity in the last few years, the 22-year-old, who was the first hijab-wearing model to walk the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, insisted her career should serve as a reminder as to how far the industry has come.

“The fact that I’m able to do runway, the fact that I have graced these magazine covers and wear a hijab on top of that, be who I am, have my identity, wear it proudly… I think fashion is doing a beautiful job,” Halima added.

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Ashley Graham shares photo of postpartum body

Ashley Graham has candidly discussed the realities of postpartum recovery following the birth of her first child.The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin on 18 January, and taking to Instagram on Monday, shared a snap of herse…

Ashley Graham has candidly discussed the realities of postpartum recovery following the birth of her first child.

The model welcomed a son named Isaac with her husband Justin Ervin on 18 January, and taking to Instagram on Monday, shared a snap 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,” she 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!”

Noting that it’s “been tough”, Ashley thanked her friends for helping her to talk honestly about her recovery after childbirth. She also wants other women to feel confident enough to discuss their own experiences.

“It’s unbelievable the obstacles we still face talking about what women really go through,” the 32-year-old added.

Ashley’s famous friends rallied round to leave supportive comments on the Instagram post, including fellow model Amber Valletta and TV presenter Amanda de Cadenet.

“I’m sending you a care package this week and sending you so much (love),” she wrote.

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Chrissy Teigen models leggings adorned with John Legend’s face

Chrissy Teigen has modelled a pair of leggings cheekily adorned with an image of her husband John Legend’s face.The presenter/cookbook author showed off her hilarious new look on Instagram on Thursday, and gave her followers a sneak peek of the trouser…

Chrissy Teigen has modelled a pair of leggings cheekily adorned with an image of her husband John Legend’s face.

The presenter/cookbook author showed off her hilarious new look on Instagram on Thursday, and gave her followers a sneak peek of the trousers while posing on all fours.

“We get… really random stuff sent to the house,” Chrissy captioned the snap, which showcased the unique black leggings that featured a sultry-looking John in the middle of two hearts.

A pink and red-rainbow stripe can be seen running from the hearts down each leg, and Chrissy was happy to share her love for the design

“Thanks to whomever sent these,” she posted on Twitter.

And Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski seemingly appeared to take credit for the unique gift, although fans and followers were unsure if he was joking.

“I’m happy you’re enjoying them,” the 35-year-old wrote, adding a red heart emoji.

Chrissy also took the time to call out an Instagram troll who accused her of Photoshopping the picture to make it look like she had a big bottom.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model previously opened up on disappointment over her small rear end, and took to Twitter last year to tell her millions of followers that she’s “had no a*s forever”.

However, when one user claimed she had edited the leggings to alter her behind, the 34-year-old fired back: “Maybe you’ve just never seen a girl in this position before but it’s good for looking like you have an a*s.”

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Kate Upton ‘proud’ to become Canada Goose ambassador

Kate Upton wants to use her new partnership with Canada Goose to raise awareness about climate change.The 27-year-old model has been named as the face of the Canadian outerwear brand’s spring 2020 campaign, and is also using her new role to help Polar …

Kate Upton wants to use her new partnership with Canada Goose to raise awareness about climate change.

The 27-year-old model has been named as the face of the Canadian outerwear brand’s spring 2020 campaign, and is also using her new role to help Polar Bears International (PBI), an organisation that focuses on the endangerment of the species.

For every jacket sold from Canada Goose’s Polar Bears International collection, $50 (£38) will be donated directly to PBI, providing critical funding for polar bear and environmental research.

Since the launch of the PBI line in 2007, brand executives have donated more than $3.5 million (£2.7 million) to the non-profit.

Upton first began working with the apparel label back in 2013 when she wore a Canada Goose white Chilliwack Bomber jacket in the first-ever fashion shoot in Antarctica for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

And the mother-of-one is hoping to empower people to get involved in environmental conservation with her latest gig.

“I first discovered Canada Goose when I was in Antarctica and temperatures were as low as -20°F… that jacket kept me from freezing! I’ve used their products from the most extreme cold temperatures to rainy downpours and their quality is second-to-none,” she shared in a statement. “After being a longtime fan, I’m proud to officially partner together and to support the incredible work they do for the environment.”

The Polar Bears International spring 2020 collection features five styles, including rainwear and lightweight options for men, women, and children.

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Hilary Rhoda chose to announce pregnancy in most ‘sensitive way’

Hilary Rhoda wanted to be “sensitive to others” when announcing her pregnancy news.Last week, the model took to social media to share that she is expecting her first child with her sportsman husband Sean Avery, but in an accompanying message on her Ins…

Hilary Rhoda wanted to be “sensitive to others” when announcing her pregnancy news.

Last week, the model took to social media to share that she is expecting her first child with her sportsman husband Sean Avery, but in an accompanying message on her Instagram Stories, noted that it wasn’t an easy journey to conceive.

“Trying to conceive is a mindf**k and might have almost ended our marriage once or twice,” she candidly commented.

Talking to People at the recent launch of UNIQLO’s spring/summer 2020 collection, Hilary explained how she wanted to touch upon her own challenges to help others going through similar experiences.

“I was sensitive to the people out there who are trying to conceive or have experienced loss from miscarriages like I did, so I wanted to share that it wasn’t easy for us either,” the 32-year-old told the magazine.

Hilary, who is perhaps best known for her work on Estee Lauder campaigns, also divulged that she “had a dream very early on in my pregnancy that it was a boy”.

Yet, she and Sean aren’t set on any baby names yet.

“We have a list of names, of course, but nothing narrowed down just yet,” the brunette beauty smiled, adding that she is now looking forward to wearing chic maternity clothes. “I will definitely wear clothes that accentuate my bump! It will be fun to figure out new ways to style my outfits now.”

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Tyra Banks pledges to fight ‘oppression’ in modelling industry

Tyra Banks has candidly discussed her struggle against oppression in the fashion industry.In a video titled The UpriXing Begins, recently released to promote her new attraction, ModelLand, the model/TV host passionately tackles the problems she faced d…

Tyra Banks has candidly discussed her struggle against oppression in the fashion industry.

In a video titled The UpriXing Begins, recently released to promote her new attraction, ModelLand, the model/TV host passionately tackles the problems she faced during the early days of her career.

In the clip, Tyra pretends she’s having an argument with industry bosses while standing outside on a street, and is role-playing ending their toxic relationship.

“Twenty-eight years and now this. It’s always something with you. I was too skinny, then I was too fat, then my a*s was too big – oh, but you all about that now, huh?!” she fired, noting the trend of diversity in fashion in recent years. “Oh, excuse me? You loved me? Oh, you want to talk about the ’90s? Okay, let’s talk about the ’90s! Let’s talk about how I had to mix my own make-up colours because if I left it up to the people you chose for me, I’d look like an ashy clown.”

Tyra continued the lengthy tirade, and accused fashion leaders of having to change because “if you didn’t, no one would want your a*s.”

She ended the fiery video on a positive note by emphasising that she had overcome the setbacks in her modelling career to become a successful businesswoman who knows her worth.

“I am wise enough to know my beauty is not defined by you,” the 46-year-old added. “Beauty is all shapes and sizes. All colours and genders. Young and old. Tall and short. Thin and thick.”

Finishing the footage with an ominous threat to the fashion industry, Tyra claimed it was “payback time”.

“Every single day, I will continue to fight your oppression that makes people feel like c**p about themselves,” she stated.

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Kate Upton hated attention surrounding her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover

Kate Upton hated the attention she received after appearing on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at the tender age of 19.The model opened up about the experience on the Skimm’d from The Couch podcast, revealing that while the publ…

Kate Upton hated the attention she received after appearing on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at the tender age of 19.

The model opened up about the experience on the Skimm’d from The Couch podcast, revealing that while the publicity surrounding her cover started out as “amazing”, she quickly became affected by the very public discussion about her body.

“It was not great. A lot of (the attention) was negative, and even the positive stuff was really creepy,” she explained to co-hosts Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, before confessing that she began to feel very insecure about her body.

“I took (all the criticism) in, and it was all around me. It got to me so much. I was in a very dark and twisted place. I hated myself. I was really wondering why I would expose myself to this kind of criticism. I don’t want to be exposed to stuff like this,” The Other Woman actress candidly shared.

And because she was only a teenager when she landed her first SI Swimsuit cover, Kate was “really scared” being objectified by much older men, and recalled being on the receiving end of some unwanted attention at a pool party.

“Everybody was oohing and ahhing and taking secret photos of me and being like, ‘You love this attention, don’t you?’ That was my last pool party. I never would get in any kind of bikini in front of people (again) because it was just too overwhelming,” she confessed.

Now, the mother-of-one is focusing on empowering other women and models to love their bodies, no matter what shape or size.

“I feel like sharing my experiences and learning from my mistakes and being an example for a better life is the path I want to continue doing,” Kate added.

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Bar Refaeli welcomes third child

Bar Refaeli has welcomed her third child with husband Adi Ezra.The Israeli beauty shared the happy news on Instagram on Saturday, alongside a snap that showed her smiling in a hospital room while wearing a hospital gown and standing in front of an IV.”…

Bar Refaeli has welcomed her third child with husband Adi Ezra.

The Israeli beauty shared the happy news on Instagram on Saturday, alongside a snap that showed her smiling in a hospital room while wearing a hospital gown and standing in front of an IV.

“This is what real GLAM looks like. 3rd baby in 3.5 years,” she joked. “Life is beautiful. #FamilyIsEverything”.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model later shared on her Instagram Stories that she was “home”.

The 34-year-old model, who is already mum to three-year-old daughter Liv and two-year-old daughter Elle, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, according to The Times of Israel. She is yet to confirm these details.

Refaeli and Ezra exchanged vows in 2015, and the model has always been open about her desire to have a large brood, telling Hello! Fashion Monthly: “I think this will be a decade of family.”

Back in June, Refaeli announced her pregnancy in a video posted to Instagram.

In the clip, TV host Assi Azar asked her about modelling for eyewear brand Carolina Lemke and the model responded by stating, “I’m pregnant,” and holding up three fingers.

After his pal was off-camera, Assi pretended to gossip about the star, jokingly stating, “Wasn’t she just pregnant a second ago? I’m so happy for her – if it’s true. She looks a little pregnant, she does. Why does she need three kids anyway?”

Refaeli reposted the video on her own Instagram page with the caption, “OOPS I did it again.”

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Emily DiDonato stunned after Karlie Kloss shared her body positivity video

Emily DiDonato was left stunned after Karlie Kloss shared her candid video on body image.Back in August, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model opened up about her struggles with her body in a 15-minute video on her YouTube channel, and recalled troubli…

Emily DiDonato was left stunned after Karlie Kloss shared her candid video on body image.

Back in August, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model opened up about her struggles with her body in a 15-minute video on her YouTube channel, and recalled troubling experiences in which agencies told her she had to lose weight.

Since then, Emily has been blown away by the support she’s received from her fellow models and fans on social media, and told People.com that she was overwhelmed when former Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie reposted her video on Twitter.

“So many people reached out, and so many outlets picked it up. I was blown away,” she explained. “I had girls like Karlie Kloss repost it, and I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ I couldn’t believe how much it resonated with so many different types of people. But, I mean, now that I think about it, it’s actually a no brainer that it does.”

She also thanked other models, such as Iskra Lawrence, for their unwavering support.

“Iskra is one of those people who posts things that are positive and relatable. So I can wake up and go, ‘Okay, I’m not the only one who feels that way today.’ I tend to veer away from following people who post the perfect, retouched version of themselves,” Emily stated.

The 28-year-old discussed why she shared her struggles with body positivity in such a public way, and acknowledged that her message wouldn’t have been as well-received a few years ago.

Noting that the industry is “slowly changing”, she said it was now “more acceptable for women of all shapes and sizes to be a full force.”

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Jasmine Sanders named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year

Jasmine Sanders has been named this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year.The 28-year-old, who was born in Germany and raised in South Carolina, was overwhelmed at the news, and took to social media to share her excitement. “This post i…

Jasmine Sanders has been named this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year.

The 28-year-old, who was born in Germany and raised in South Carolina, was overwhelmed at the news, and took to social media to share her excitement.

“This post is for all of the people that were there for me these past 15 years! We did it!! This is for all my family, friends, agents, managers, and supporters that have motivated and pushed me day in and day out. I seriously couldn’t have done this without each and everyone of you!!” Sanders captioned a video on Instagram of her posing during the Sports Illustrated photoshoot.

“This is for everyone that is staying true to themselves as they’re pursuing their dreams and goals- please never give up!!! Seriously to be beside so many amazing women that constantly lift each other with support and love is a dream come true!”

“I still can’t believe this is real! Thank you for choosing me as your @si_swimsuit 2019 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!!” Sanders added.

The model, who is known on Instagram as ‘Golden Barbie’, joins previous Rookie of the Year winners Chrissy Teigen, Kate Upton, Nina Agdal, and Barbara Palvin.

SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day said that the model had been chosen because she was a “warm and authentic human being”.

“The thing about Jasmine is that there is an instant connection to her when you meet her,” she continued. “The beauty inside matches the beauty outside. Jasmine’s professional dedication is impressive as well. She is effortlessly chic, whip smart, humble, engaging and a pleasure to be around. Her participation makes this brand better, and I couldn’t be happier to name her our 2019 Rookie of the Year!”

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