Karolina Kurkova grateful for ‘rare chance’ to bond deeply with family during lockdown

Karolina Kurkova is focusing on her family while spending time at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.The Czech supermodel retreated to her Miami bolthole with husband Archie Drury and their two sons – Tobin Jack, 10, and four-year-old Noah Lee – as the …

Karolina Kurkova is focusing on her family while spending time at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Czech supermodel retreated to her Miami bolthole with husband Archie Drury and their two sons – Tobin Jack, 10, and four-year-old Noah Lee – as the Covid-19 outbreak hit the United States.

Speaking about the crisis in an interview with the May 2020 Parents magazine, Karolina explained that she’s using the free time to really appreciate the little things in life.

“For us, I’m finding that staying home gives us a rare chance to bond together as a family on a much deeper level than ever before. I’m focusing on being with my sons and husband during this time, showing them life skills and finding activities that can bring us joy,” she explained, noting that frontline workers are never far from her thoughts. “We’re learning about patience, gratitude, and values, and are teaching them all about the brave doctors, nurses, and others who are on the front lines helping us all stay safe.”

Karolina went on to share that she and her eldest son have embraced the short video app TikTok and are having a blast watching the clips together.

“It’s actually fun, but the real reason I’m doing it is because I want to understand what’s going on in his life these days. That way I can help if he needs me,” the 36-year-old insisted.

Elsewhere in the chat, Karolina noted that she is prioritising self-care while balancing her busy career and family life. Specifically, the blonde beauty swears by a good sheet mask, describing the product as “an easy way to get an at-home facial”.

“I’ll leave one on for 15 minutes while I’m making breakfast or before I go to bed. Even faster is splashing my face with ice-cold water,” she added. “I don’t smoke, I’m not a big drinker and I eat fresh foods. I think those three things have helped to keep my skin healthy.”

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Gisele Bundchen sends ‘love and light’ to followers during coronavirus lockdown

Gisele Bundchen has shared an uplifting message of “love and light” to her followers amid the coronavirus lockdown.The 39-year-old model posted a sweet video on Instagram of her singing Bruno Mars’ track Count on Me with her two children, Vivian and Be…

Gisele Bundchen has shared an uplifting message of “love and light” to her followers amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The 39-year-old model posted a sweet video on Instagram of her singing Bruno Mars’ track Count on Me with her two children, Vivian and Benjamin, who shares with American football star Tom Brady.

In the clip, Gisele, who decided to self-isolate with her family in Costa Rica during the the coronavirus pandemic, is sat on an outdoor sofa with her brood, surrounded by tropical plants.

“Though we are going through a very tough time, let’s try and focus on the present, and live the HERE and NOW. Life is a gift,” the former Victoria’s Secret Angel wrote in the caption, before urging her followers to speak to their friends and family to get helpful tips on health and wellbeing while staying indoors.

“Life is a gift. Let’s support one another,” she added. “Do you have a friend who knows how to cook? Call him. Know someone who loves to work out? Ask her to teach you some exercises? What about that friend who knows how to meditate? Why not ask for some tips?

“Around here, we are singing and sending good energy to all. What about you guys at home? What are you all doing? Please tag me in your posts so I can share on my insta stories. That way we can inspire one another! Sending love and light to everyone! #stayhome #hereandnow.”

Earlier in March, the supermodel urged her fans to stay “calm and positive” during the pandemic and to follow the social distancing rules as they can save lives.

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Gisele Bundchen prefers to be called ‘bonus mom’ by her stepson

Gisele Bundchen dislikes it when people refer to her as a “stepmom”.The Brazilian supermodel’s husband, Tom Brady, shares a son named John with his ex, actress Bridget Moynahan.But in a series of videos posted during a Q&A on her Instagram Stories, Gis…

Gisele Bundchen dislikes it when people refer to her as a “stepmom”.

The Brazilian supermodel’s husband, Tom Brady, shares a son named John with his ex, actress Bridget Moynahan.

But in a series of videos posted during a Q&A on her Instagram Stories, Gisele opened up about her blended family, and when asked by one follower how it feels “being a stepmom”, she confessed that she doesn’t like using that term to describe her relationship with the 12-year-old.

“I don’t like the word ‘stepmom,'” Gisele explained. “I like the word ‘bonus mom’ because I feel like it’s a blessing in my life. I feel so lucky that I got to have an extra wonderful little angel in my life.”

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel wed the New England Patriots quarterback in 2009, and the couple is also parents to son Benjamin, 10, and seven-year-old daughter Vivian.

Gisele insisted there was no “secret recipe” to juggling her busy workload and her family, but revealed that she simply tries to be present with her children as much as she can.

“I think we just try our best to be present with the kids when we are with the kids,” she shared. “I think it’s not so much (about) the amount of time. I think it’s the quality of time.”

The 39-year-old added that neither she nor Tom raise their voices to their three kids, and instead lavish them with cuddles and kisses.

“I think what’s really important as well, is the energy that is around the children,” Gisele stated. “I think they really see how much we love each other and how much we support each other.”

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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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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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Alessandra Ambrosio unveils new waxwork at Madame Tussauds

Alessandra Ambrosio has been honoured with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York.The Victoria’s Secret Angel unveiled her wax double – which is based on her stunning look from this year’s Cannes Film Festival – as part of the museum’s Fashion Exp…

Alessandra Ambrosio has been honoured with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel unveiled her wax double – which is based on her stunning look from this year’s Cannes Film Festival – as part of the museum’s Fashion Experience exhibition on Thursday.

At the film festival in May, Alessandra wowed when she was photographed wearing the daring red halterneck Julien Macdonald gown, which featured a racy thigh-high split.

“It was definitely one of my favourite (looks) and it came out everywhere,” she told the New York Post’s Page Six Style column of the decision to choose that particular outfit for her Madame Tussauds figure. “So I was like, let’s just do that one.”

And she revealed that designer Julian recreated the dress just for the waxwork. “It was pretty amazing,” she gushed.

Alessandra also discussed her panic over wearing the red gown, as she was due to wear another outfit from a different designer but changed her mind at the very last minute.

“The funny thing about this outfit is when I was walking to the carpet, I had a different dress to wear. And maybe like 30 minutes before I got dressed, they shipped this dress,” the 38-year-old beauty added. “And when I opened the dress, I was like, ‘Let me try!’ and it fit like a glove.”

The Fashion Experience exhibition offers visitors to the museum the opportunity to hit the catwalk and strut their stuff with tips from the Brazilian beauty.

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Lily Aldridge’s husband wears her perfume

Lily Aldridge’s rock star husband Caleb Followill wears one of the fragrances she created.The Victoria’s Secret Angel launched her debut perfume, Haven, in September, which featured notes of rose, peony, amber, and cedarwood, and recently released her …

Lily Aldridge’s rock star husband Caleb Followill wears one of the fragrances she created.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel launched her debut perfume, Haven, in September, which featured notes of rose, peony, amber, and cedarwood, and recently released her second, muskier scent, Summit.

And in a new interview with InStyle magazine, the 34-year-old revealed that the fragrance is so spicy and moody that even her Kings of Leon frontman beau is a big fan.

“All my scents are very different, because what’s the point of making four scents that are all florals or have similar notes?” she explained. “Summit is a spicy, edgy, moody scent with leather and tobacco. It’s supposed to represent the feelings of being in the mountains and just being cosy during the wintertime. It’s also a more gender-neutral scent that I want to wear, but so does my husband.”

Lily confessed she used to mix up wearing feminine perfumes with more masculine colognes when she was younger, which eventually inspired her to create her own distinctive fragrances when she started her brand, Lily Aldridge Parfums.

Elsewhere in the interview, the model, who welcomed son Winston in January, opened up about her beauty routine now she’s a mother of two.

“I’m still nursing so I’m using really clean and natural products. I generally always lean towards these types of brands, but there are definitely some that aren’t that I have and love in my routine,” the brunette beauty shared.

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Karlie Kloss cut ties with Victoria’s Secret after becoming a feminist

Karlie Kloss chose to cut ties with Victoria’s Secret after realising the brand doesn’t align with her feminist views.The model made her debut appearance in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2011, and was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2013 until 201…

Karlie Kloss chose to cut ties with Victoria’s Secret after realising the brand doesn’t align with her feminist views.

The model made her debut appearance in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2011, and was a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2013 until 2015, though took a two-year hiatus to study at New York University, before appearing in the U.S. lingerie company’s 2017 spectacle held in Shanghai, China in 2017.

However, Karlie has now indicated that she won’t be returning for any further campaigns or shows, as the gig doesn’t “reflect” the message she wants to send to young women.

“The reason I decided to stop working with Victoria’s Secret was I didn’t feel it was an image that was truly reflective of who I am and the kind of message I want to send to young women around the world about what it means to be beautiful,” she said in an interview for the August 2019 issue of British Vogue. “I think that was a pivotal moment in me stepping into my power as a feminist, being able to make my own choices and my own narrative, whether through the companies I choose to work with, or through the image I put out to the world.”

In the wide-ranging chat, Karlie also opened up about finding confidence, various upcoming projects, her entry into the world of TV via her job as the new host of fashion competition programme Project Runway, as well as her decision to convert to Judaism in the lead-up to her marriage to Joshua Kushner, 34, last October.

“Changing part of who you are for someone else can be seen as weak. But you know what? Actually, if you’ve been through what I’ve experienced, it requires you to be anything but weak. It requires me to be stronger and self-loving and resilient. I really did not take this lightly,” the 26-year-old commented. “It was only after many years of studying and talking with my family and friends and soul searching that I made the decision to fully embrace Judaism in my life and start planning for a future with the man I chose to marry.”

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Barbara Palvin: ‘Fashion doesn’t excite me’

Barbara Palvin considers fashion her job, not a personal interest.The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated model was discovered in Budapest at the age of 13, and four years later, she made her Milan Fashion Week debut for Prada.She’s since wa…

Barbara Palvin considers fashion her job, not a personal interest.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated model was discovered in Budapest at the age of 13, and four years later, she made her Milan Fashion Week debut for Prada.

She’s since walked for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, and Chanel, and has landed high-profile campaigns for H&M, Armani Exchange and L’Oreal Paris.

However, the 25-year-old considers fashion her job, not a personal interest, and told Fashionista she would rather wear clothes from the closet of her boyfriend, actor Dylan Sprouse.

“I’ve definitely learned a few things through 13 years of work, but fashion still doesn’t really excite me,” she candidly shared. “Sometimes when Dylan gets some stuff, I take it.”

She also revealed she is bored by shopping, and because she tries on so many clothes during photoshoots, she thinks of buying clothes as a chore.

“When I go shopping, I know what I need and I’ll just go into one or two stores. When I’m shopping, I feel like I’m working. I prefer to not even try things on. I’m just like, ‘that should look good’ and I’ll take it,” Barbara stated.

The Hungarian beauty lives in Brooklyn, New York, with former child star Dylan, and prefers simple styles and comfortable clothing.

“It doesn’t matter the brand. If it feels right on my body, I’ll take it. I usually go for something comfortable, casual but still sexy. The more simple it is, the sexier it looks,” she explained.

Despite walking for high-fashion houses on catwalks around the world, Palvin feels like an “outsider” in upscale luxury stores.

“New York is closer to my style than Paris. Paris can be too chic for me. New York has a little edginess, but still can be classy. I do love Chinatown and Brooklyn, like little stores. I don’t like to go to the rich area. I can’t do that. I feel like an outsider there,” she added.

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Lais Ribeiro credits Adriana Lima for giving her style confidence

Lais Ribeiro has thanked Adriana Lima for giving her the confidence to wear whatever she wants.The Victoria’s Secret Angel originally studied to be a nurse in her native Brazil and was convinced to try modelling a year after giving birth to her son, Al…

Lais Ribeiro has thanked Adriana Lima for giving her the confidence to wear whatever she wants.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel originally studied to be a nurse in her native Brazil and was convinced to try modelling a year after giving birth to her son, Alexandre.

While she’s walked the runway for the likes of Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Marc Jacobs, plus the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show a whopping eight times, Ribeiro doesn’t think of her style as “effortless”.

“I’m not the person who really follows, ‘Oh my God, this trend.’ I would be curious to try it on and if I like it, ‘Yes, let’s do it,’ but I have to feel good putting something on, for sure,” the 28-year-old told Fashionista. “Adriana Lima is always like that. She’s like, ‘I like this, I’m gonna put it on.’ Anyway, she just gave me that confidence to wear whatever you want, because you feel good in it and you don’t need to please everybody.”

The model, who has appeared in campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior and Tom Ford too, travels to Tulum in Mexico on a regular basis, and also revealed that her style is heavily influenced by the historical beach town.

“I travel a lot to the beach, so I love Tulum and their style and it’s so very casual. The only thing I really like these days are beach clothes. I’m always at the beach. There’s one street in Tulum with all these shops and crystals that is very my style, as well,” she shared.

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