Emily Ratajkowski and Teddy Quinlivan slam models attending Saudi Arabia festival

Emily Ratajkowski and Teddy Quinlivan have blasted the models who agreed to take part in a controversial trip to Saudi Arabia.High-profile models including Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Stella Maxwell joined the likes of Armie Hammer, Ryan Ph…

Emily Ratajkowski and Teddy Quinlivan have blasted the models who agreed to take part in a controversial trip to Saudi Arabia.

High-profile models including Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Stella Maxwell joined the likes of Armie Hammer, Ryan Phillippe, Sofia Richie, and Scott Disick in the country’s capital of Riyadh for the MDL Beast Festival.

Members of the Saudi government allegedly gifted the all-expenses-paid tours to celebrities and Instagram influencers to improve the country’s reputation and spark an interest in their tourism industry, despite their track record of human-rights abuses.

According to editors at news outlet Insider, Richie shared a picture on Instagram from Riyadh’s opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel, which was reportedly the same hotel that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used to detain a number of prominent people under the guise of anti-corruption charges.

In light of the issue, Ratajkowski released a statement to moderators at fashion commentary website Diet Prada and told them she had turned down the trip.

“It is very important to me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, freedom of expression and the right to a free press,” the 28-year-old stated. “I hope coming forward on this brings more attention to the injustices happening here.”

While Quinlivan took to Instagram to share her disgust at her fellow models and urged her followers to be “conscious” of their actions.

“As a LGBTQ+ rights activist, supporter of human rights and equality of the sexes, I felt it was important I speak on this issue specifically on this platform,” the 25-year-old, who came out as transgender in 2017, wrote. “We all have to be conscious of what we are supporting and what we lend our platforms to.”

Martha Hunt also turned down the trip to MDL Beast Festival.

“I stand in solidarity with the repressed people of Saudi Arabia and refuse to be used as a campaign to cover up those suffering from injustice,” she said.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated by Saudi operatives at the nation’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2018. The Saudi royal family has denied ordering or sanctioning the killing. In addition, women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested in May 2018. She remains in prison pending the next court session.

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Teddy Quinlivan opens up about breast augmentation

Transgender model Teddy Quinlivan has spoken candidly about her decision to undergo breast augmentation.The catwalk star was discovered in 2015 by Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere and has since gone on to walk for some of the biggest …

Transgender model Teddy Quinlivan has spoken candidly about her decision to undergo breast augmentation.

The catwalk star was discovered in 2015 by Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere and has since gone on to walk for some of the biggest names in fashion, like Carolina Herrera, Jeremy Scott and Jason Wu.

Now, Teddy has opened up about her breast surgery, which she recently underwent at a clinic in New York.

“I got a breast augmentation, so now I have to dress for having boobs. It was a big decision and I did a lot of research,” she said in an interview with Into The Gloss. “It was really important to me to get something that looked natural with the rest of my body, even though I’m very open with the fact that I had a breast augmentation.”

Teddy went on to explain that there is still a “stigma” about models getting plastic surgery. However, she shared that she feels “better” now about her figure, and has also recently noticed some changes to her face.

“Oestrogen has really changed my face in a nice way, and my a*s is nicer, my hips are a little wider-it depends on how young you go on it, but it changes where your fat is distributed,” the 24-year-old commented. “I’ve been on oestrogen for seven or eight years, and now that I’ve gained a little weight, I’ve really begun to see my body change.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Teddy spoke about her skincare routine and favourite beauty products, as well as her wardrobe.

The model is a fan of collecting vintage pieces from websites such as The RealReal and Vestiaire Collective.

“Great style is well-curated. When I think of all the amazing clothes I’ve accumulated, I think of them as heirlooms,” she smiled. “I check (the websites) every day, as religiously as I check my Instagram.”

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Teddy Quinlivan fronts imagery for new Maison Margiela perfume

Teddy Quinlivan and Hanne Gaby Odiele are among the models tapped to front the campaign for Maison Margiela’s new scent, Mutiny.The French fashion house unveiled its debut fragrance following its spring/summer 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week on Wed…

Teddy Quinlivan and Hanne Gaby Odiele are among the models tapped to front the campaign for Maison Margiela’s new scent, Mutiny.

The French fashion house unveiled its debut fragrance following its spring/summer 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday (26Sep18), with the label’s creative director John Galliano explaining that the scent had been designed to reflect his vision of the Maison Margiela woman.

Accordingly, the designer has called on six ‘Mutinist’ ambassadors to represent the diversity and individuality of the fragrance in the accompanying marketing imagery.

The line-up includes models Teddy and Hanne, alongside Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith, American Honey actress Sasha Lane, rapper Princess Nokia, real name Destiny Frasqueri, and model Molly Bair.

The venture marks Galliano’s first foray into the world of fragrance, with the 52-year-old calling on legendary French perfumer Dominique Ropion to help devise the scent over the course of six years.

Mutiny centres around the traditionally feminine note of tuberose and combines it with the leathery scents of saffron, oud and vanilla, as well as notes of orange flower, jasmine and citrus.

Its bottle can stand upright or lay on its side and, according to Galliano, its top is meant to resemble an open cage “so you can fly out!”

“It is the heart of the tuberose, and it’s a very magical mix – after you’ve left the room, people know you’ve been in there,” he gushed to Vogue. “It can uplift you; it can change your emotions!”

Mutiny launches on 26 September.

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Teddy Quinlivan lands Louis Vuitton campaign

Teddy Quinlivan has thanked her “hero” Nicolas Ghesquiere after landing a Louis Vuitton campaign.It was Louis Vuitton creative director Ghesquiere who discovered the trans model in 2015, and he went on to cast her in his runway shows.Now, she has been …

Teddy Quinlivan has thanked her “hero” Nicolas Ghesquiere after landing a Louis Vuitton campaign.

It was Louis Vuitton creative director Ghesquiere who discovered the trans model in 2015, and he went on to cast her in his runway shows.

Now, she has been chosen to front the French luxury label’s fall/ winter 2018 campaign, and has taken to Instagram to share the imagery, as well as a gushing post.

“Nicolas Ghesquiere has always been one of my favourite artists since I was a teenage fashion lover,” she wrote. “He doesn’t just design beautiful luxury clothing for women, he creates a uniform for a heroine. Being able to work so closely with someone with such a progressive mind and impeccable taste has absolutely been one of the highlights of my career.

“I’m so grateful to be included in this spectacular campaign, shot by an amazing female photographer and with a fantastic team. Thank you Nicolas for your consistent support, your kind heart, and your beautiful mind. It’s been one of the greatest honours of my life being able to work so closely with one of my heroes.”

The campaign was shot by Collier Schorr and styled by Marie-Amelie Sauve.

In the photo Quinlivan uploaded, the 24-year-old is seen posing in black and white checked trousers and a lightweight navy jacket with contrasting white sleeves, featuring gold military-inspired shoulder decoration.

Quinlivan, who has been prominent on the Fashion Week catwalks over the past three years, was also recently tapped to front the Vera Wang fall/winter 2018 campaign, a modelling gig she described as “a dream come true”.

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Kendall Jenner offends fellow models in Love magazine interview

Kendall Jenner has sparked backlash after speaking about her “super selective” approach to modelling.The supermodel was photographed for Love magazine’s 10th anniversary edition, but caused anger amongst her peers after the publication shared a photogr…

Kendall Jenner has sparked backlash after speaking about her “super selective” approach to modelling.

The supermodel was photographed for Love magazine’s 10th anniversary edition, but caused anger amongst her peers after the publication shared a photograph from the shoot accompanied by a quote from Kendall’s interview.

Alongside a black and white image of the star, who poses topless with a retro bouffant hairstyle and an array of pearl necklaces, the interview snippet reads: “Since the beginning we’ve been super selective about what shows I would do. I was never one of those girls who would do like 30 shows a season or whatever the f**k those girls do. More power to ’em.”

The 22-year-old’s comments outraged Russian model Daria Strokous, who shared a screenshot of the post and gave Kendall a piece of her mind.

“…whatever the f**k those girls do’ is do their very best to make their way up AND try to make some money so that they can provide for themselves and their families,” she wrote, adding: “Oh, and it’s 70 shows a season by the way and we are all f**king proud of every single one of the girls that did it.”

Daria, who acted as a muse for Raf Simons when he was creative director at Dior, was backed by transgender fashion star Teddy Quinlivan.

“As models we need to uplift each other. We all work extremely hard to pursue our dreams even the ‘girls who walk 30 shows a season or whatever the f**k those girls do,’” she wrote in her Instagram story.

The 24-year-old also appeared to make a dig at Kendall’s prestigious upbringing, saying: “Models don’t just come from Calabasas (city in Los Angeles County)… they come from Somalia, the Siberian tundra, a rural village in China, a trailer park in Tennessee.”

One of Kendall’s representatives has since told HollywoodLife that the quote was “taken out of context”.

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Teddy Quinlivan: ‘Fashion is like the mafia’

Teddy Quinlivan has likened the close-knit fashion industry to the mafia.The transgender model, a Fashion Week regular, has fallen foul of some in the industry after speaking out against the sexual assault models are often subjected to. Teddy publicly …

Teddy Quinlivan has likened the close-knit fashion industry to the mafia.

The transgender model, a Fashion Week regular, has fallen foul of some in the industry after speaking out against the sexual assault models are often subjected to.

Teddy publicly announced in April that she now refuses to work with publications and brands that continue to collaborate with “accused offenders of assault”, but her sentiment has left her shunned by some.

“My taking a stand and being unapologetic about it has rubbed some people in the industry the wrong way, to the point that they’re telling people not to work with me,” she told W magazine. “And since this is a very small, cliquey, almost family-run business – kind of like the mafia – p**sing off someone who’s friends with 10 other people can mean that all (of) the sudden you’re not walking these 10 shows.

“And that’s fine – I don’t need to walk those 10 shows, because at the end of the day, I have what other people don’t have, and that’s integrity, and I’m very proud of it and the fact that I haven’t had to change myself to fit this ideal of what a model is in the industry.”

She added that it’s important to stand up for yourself, and while she’s noticing the consequences of speaking out, it’s been worth it.

The 24-year-old also shed light on how abuse in fashion isn’t always necessarily of a sexual nature.

“This industry has no regulations – particularly when it comes to models, even though there are such young girls involved,” she said. “I actually think that a lot of times in the fashion industry, assault isn’t always necessarily sexual, but hugely dehumanising. There are a lot of jobs where you literally just stand there and aren’t allowed to talk.”

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Karen Elson and Doutzen Kroes back plan to stop abuse in fashion

Karen Elson and Doutzen Kroes are backing a “Respect Programme” to stop abuse in the fashion industry.The supermodels are among 100 stars who have signed the Model Alliance’s Respect charter, which is asking brands, agencies and media companies to sign…

Karen Elson and Doutzen Kroes are backing a “Respect Programme” to stop abuse in the fashion industry.

The supermodels are among 100 stars who have signed the Model Alliance’s Respect charter, which is asking brands, agencies and media companies to sign a legally binding agreement to foster a business defined by safe workplaces and mutual respect, in the wake of several high-profile photographers, including Mario Testino, Bruce Weber and Terry Richardson, coming under fire for allegedly mistreating models.

Throwing her weight behind the initiative, Karen has taken to Instagram to share a statement in which she described the importance of bringing about change in the fashion community.

“Over the past year, many courageous individuals have revealed the dark truth of sexual harassment and bullying behaviour in the fashion industry,” she wrote. “A lot of these concerns have yet to be addressed in a meaningful way. Today, myself along with over 100 other models, are supporting the solution: the RESPECT Programme.”

Doutzen uploaded a statement with a similar sentiment, while Model Alliance representatives shared the entire list of models who are supporting the charter, including Teddy Quinlivan, Milla Jovovich, Caitriona Balfe and Elettra Wiedemann.

Model Alliance founder Sara Ziff announced the Respect Programme at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit on Thursday (17May18) alongside model Edie Campbell, casting director James Scully and Kering’s chief sustainability officer Marie-Claire Daveu.

“As models, our images serve a commercial purpose, but our bodies remain ours,” the initiative states. “Agreeing to be photographed or filmed as professional representatives of a product or brand does not constitute agreement to be groped, fondled, involuntarily disrobed or worse.”

The Respect Programme also offers models access to a confidential complaint process.

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Teddy Quinlivan details workplace sexual assault

Transgender model Teddy Quinlivan was sexually assaulted at work and then made to feel like it was her fault.The catwalk star, who walked for the likes of Chloe, Louis Vuitton, and Missoni, among others, during the recent Fashion Week shows, is the lat…

Transgender model Teddy Quinlivan was sexually assaulted at work and then made to feel like it was her fault.

The catwalk star, who walked for the likes of Chloe, Louis Vuitton, and Missoni, among others, during the recent Fashion Week shows, is the latest model to speak out about sexual assault in fashion.

During a recent panel discussion at the Gurls Talk festival, co-founded by Adwoa Aboah, with Teen Vogue and Coach, Teddy made her shocking admission and went on to detail why the problem is so prevalent in her chosen industry.

“I’ve been sexually assaulted at work, outside of work by people I work with, and on a date,” she confessed. “There’s this sexual assault that happens in the workplace in fashion and people write it off because it’s a creative industry.

“Because we’re creatives, and we’re sexually free, your sexual assault doesn’t matter. Because he touched you there, it’s not that big of a deal. You signed up for it. You have to take your clothes off for the photo.”

And the 23-year-old model made sure the audience knew the real picture of what went on during a fashion shoot by explaining the difference between accidental touching and real assault.

“There are moments where someone has touched me and it hasn’t been sexual. They had to move a strap and accidentally brushed up against my nipple. It’s no big deal. There are other times where there are people sticking fingers in my underwear and groping me,” she stated.

Teddy then described the fashion industry as the “perfect place to commit sexual assault” because people protect each other rather than ‘”rat them out”, and added that models become complicit because “a lot of times sexual assault does lead to opportunities, which is really sick and terrible and disgusting”.

She also revealed that her assault incident came at the hands of a photographer who she’d thought of as a hero before he touched her.

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Marc Jacobs’ new foundation named after his chest tattoo

Marc Jacobs’ “Shameless” tattoo has inspired his new foundation range.The latest addition to the Marc Jacobs Beauty range hits stores on Friday (09Feb18), and is made up of 29 shades which have an inbuilt SPF25 and are super hydrating.Talking to …

Marc Jacobs’ “Shameless” tattoo has inspired his new foundation range.

The latest addition to the Marc Jacobs Beauty range hits stores on Friday (09Feb18), and is made up of 29 shades which have an inbuilt SPF25 and are super hydrating.

Talking to WWD about the new foundation, Jacobs explained why his body ink, located just above his left nipple, was such ideal source material.

“It’s only an aspiration but for me, it’s about showing your true colours, it’s being who you are, unapologetic and proud,” he mused.

“One of the most important characteristics, in terms of a contemporary, youthful look, is not that heavy sort of make-up, but something that’s fresh and breathes and allows radiance and the texture of the skin to come through. I want women and men to feel so good about their skin that they shamelessly show it off — in person, online, wherever one wishes.”

The cosmetics gurus at Marc Jacobs Beauty worked to create a medium coverage formula, as online feedback found that wearers wanted their foundation to look “like skin”.

Shameless was two years in the making, and Jacobs decided to tap 29 separate models to show off the wide-ranging shades, including Teddy Quinlivan, Alek Wek and Sohyun Jung.

Shameless is replacing Jacobs’ first foundation offering Genius Gel, which launched with 16 shades. The brand also has the Re(marc)able Full Coverage Foundation, which is available in 22 shades.

“It wasn’t a strategic decision to up the shades as much as it was a commitment to every woman being a customer of our brand and (knowing) every woman that can possibly be cast in a show could be perfectly matched,”explained Tara Loftis, senior director of global brand marketing for Marc Jacobs Beauty. “We tested so many different formulas and we actually started with 42 shades. We found that 29 shades was the right number, actually.”

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