Hunter McGrady launches size-inclusive clothing line

Hunter McGrady has launched her debut clothing line.The body positivity model has created the All Worthy collection in partnership with bosses at shopping channel QVC, with the range featuring T-shirts, dresses, and jumpsuits in U.S. sizes 0 – 36 (U.K….

Hunter McGrady has launched her debut clothing line.

The body positivity model has created the All Worthy collection in partnership with bosses at shopping channel QVC, with the range featuring T-shirts, dresses, and jumpsuits in U.S. sizes 0 – 36 (U.K. 2 – 32).

Discussing the clothing line in an interview with Teen Vogue, Hunter explained that she was inspired to name the collection after the viral hashtag she created when she appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2017.

“I want everybody to feel worthy,” the 26-year-old told the publication. “I want them to feel empowered, amazing, beautiful, comfortable in their skin. I want them to put on these pieces and feel like they can just take on the day and be the best that they can be, and I want people to know that we’re all in this together.

“Very few designers have really got onboard with expanding their sizes above an XL or a size 14, and they’re missing out on a big customer,” she added. “They’re missing out on more than half of the population. Fashion doesn’t stop at a size 14.”

The blonde beauty has also been using her Instagram followers to comprehensively research just what women want from a size-inclusive clothing brand.

“I just said, ‘Hey, listen, drop it in my DM (direct messages), or drop it in the box. Let me know your dream piece, or let me know what you think isn’t out there or available for you,'” Hunter shared.

Her first collection also includes a stretch crepe one-shouldered black top, a chiffon dress available in red or black, scoop neck tank tops, and an asymmetrical snakeskin-look skirt. More product drops are expected throughout the year, beginning next month.

All Worthy by Hunter McGrady is available now, with prices ranging from $29.50 – $69.75 (£24 – £56).

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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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Ashley Graham urges fans to remain calm as she self-isolates

Ashley Graham has urged her followers to remain calm and level-headed as they self-isolate during the coronavirus crisis.The model, who recently welcomed son Isaac with husband Justin Ervin, told her followers on Instagram that she was protecting herse…

Ashley Graham has urged her followers to remain calm and level-headed as they self-isolate during the coronavirus crisis.

The model, who recently welcomed son Isaac with husband Justin Ervin, told her followers on Instagram that she was protecting herself, and those around her, by staying inside to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

More than 170,000 around the world have been infected, with more than 6,500 deaths, since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December. In the U.S, over 3,800 people have contracted the virus and 69 have died.

Cities in the U.S., including New York and Los Angeles, have gone into lockdown, with authorities closing schools, restaurants and office spaces, and telling residents to stay at home to prevent spreading the virus to the elderly or vulnerable.

Ashley took to Instagram to assure her followers and fans that she was fine, but was taking extra precautions amidst the troubling and uncertain times.

“The times we are in feel surreal and have put everything into perspective. I’m using this time to appreciate the family time I get to enjoy with Justin and Issac,” she wrote, noting that she’s focusing on self-care and her mental health while stuck indoors.

“I believe it’s important for us to remain positive, level-headed, calm, and to continue to support each other. It’s also important to take this seriously; if your job allows, socially distance yourself. Even if you’re young and healthy it’s up to all of us to do our part and protect others, especially the elderly and immunocompromised,” she added.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model then used her platform to thank those who are unable to work from home and the doctors and nurses who are caring for the infected.

“We’re all in this together, so in the spirit of ‘love thy neighbor’ let’s lead with love and kindness,” Ashley concluded.

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Paulina Porizkova lost modelling gig because ‘she hadn’t had facial fillers’

Paulina Porizkova was once turned down for a modelling job because she hadn’t had Botox or fillers.The Czech-born Swedish supermodel was one of the most in-demand names in fashion in the ’80s, after she made her debut on the cover of Swimsuit Illustrat…

Paulina Porizkova was once turned down for a modelling job because she hadn’t had Botox or fillers.

The Czech-born Swedish supermodel was one of the most in-demand names in fashion in the ’80s, after she made her debut on the cover of Swimsuit Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at the age of 17 and went on to work for labels like Chanel, Versace, and Hermes.

Paulina is candid about the ageing process on social media and regularly shares bare-faced snaps on Instagram to show what she really looks like, and following one of those posts, in which she stated she hadn’t used Botox or fillers, she was dropped from a job.

“I did one of my, ‘Look at me. This is my face without make-up’ (posts). And I’ve never used Botox or fillers. And this job that I was up for went, ‘Oh, well, we can’t use you then,'” she told CBS This Morning.

When asked how she feels about getting work done, Paulina said she’s not as judgemental about people who get those procedures anymore.

“I used to be kind of judgmental about it. I used to go, ‘Oh, you know, I can’t believe that anybody’s injecting themselves and changing the way they look.’ And now I think, ‘No, you know what? It’s really freaking hard to be a woman. And it’s really freaking hard to be a woman over 50. Because we really get dismissed from the table,” the 54-year-old explained. “We have, like, a weird period between, you’re J-Lo (Jennifer Lopez) looking fabulous and then (98-year-old actress) Betty White. And there’s kind of like a dead zone between the two. So, I’m trying to fill that dead zone!”

Elsewhere in the interview, Paulina admitted she doesn’t “really love modelling” but she’s grateful for what her career has afforded her.

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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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Tyra Banks shares details of ModelLand theme park attractions

Tyra Banks has finally shared details about her modelling theme park, ModelLand.The model/businesswoman is set to open the unique attraction, which will give visitors the chance to live out their “ultimate modelling fantasy”, in Santa Monica, Californi…

Tyra Banks has finally shared details about her modelling theme park, ModelLand.

The model/businesswoman is set to open the unique attraction, which will give visitors the chance to live out their “ultimate modelling fantasy”, in Santa Monica, California on 1 May.

The 21,000-square-foot, multi-level venue will offer budding models access to photoshoots, beauty products, runways, shops, and workshops.

“I believe all shapes and all sizes and all ages and all shades deserve to feel beautiful, powerful, and be the fantasy versions of themselves. ModelLand is not just an attraction. It’s a place full of story that challenges what ‘attractive’ means,” Tyra said in a statement. “When you step into ModelLand, you enter a fantastical world where we celebrate your uniqueness while we help you master your angles and up your photo game. You are ModelLand’s star. Our cameras are waiting for you.”

Prices start at $59 (£45), with the general access ticket giving visitors a photo lookbook, as well as tips on how to take “industry quality photos” with posing tips and tricks from the America’s Next Top Model host.

The Fantascene Photoshoot package, priced at $549 (£424), gives guests a professional makeover, hair styling, and a “magazine-quality photoshoot”.

And the ultimate VIP experience, which Tyra calls the Fantascene Dream, will set visitors back a whopping $1,495 (£1,154). Guests will be treated to a personal consultation with a ModelLand fashion and beauty expert, along with a photoshoot.

The 46-year-old also revealed that every visitor will be automatically in the running to be discovered by the ModelLand Discovery Society and potentially get the opportunity to star in a professional cosmetics campaign.

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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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