Adriana Lima teams with Prive Revaux on eyewear collection

Adriana Lima has released her first collaboration with eyewear brand Prive Revaux.The Victoria’s Secret Angel has created four styles, inspired by her daughters Valentina, 10, and Sienna, seven, as well as her grandmother, for the Adriana Lima x Prive …

Adriana Lima has released her first collaboration with eyewear brand Prive Revaux.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel has created four styles, inspired by her daughters Valentina, 10, and Sienna, seven, as well as her grandmother, for the Adriana Lima x Prive Revaux capsule collection.

Adriana wanted her debut line to feature timeless styles, as sunglasses are an “everyday staple” in her own life due to her needing prescription lenses.

“I never leave the house without a pair of sunglasses. When Prive Revaux came to me with the opportunity to collaborate with them and create my very own collection, I was thrilled and knew I wanted timeless options that could be worn from the street to the red carpet,” the 38-year-old explained in a statement accompanying news of the collection.

Adriana joins the likes of Dove Cameron and Madelaine Petsch in collaborating with the team at the eyewear company.

The range includes The Panther, oversized aviators available in four colourways, the contemporary Love Valentia, named for her eldest daughter, hybrid aviator Love Sienna, in honour of her youngest child, and retro oversized frames The Julia, which were inspired by her beloved grandmother.

“We are excited to welcome Adriana to the Prive Revaux team,” founder David Schottenstein shared. “Adriana’s designs are fresh, fun and heartfelt, just like her style.”

Items in the Adriana Lima x Prive Revaux collection are priced at $39.95 (£30) and are available to buy from the brand’s website.

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Leomie Anderson praises Victoria’s Secret amid scandal

Leomie Anderson has praised bosses at Victoria’s Secret for supporting her outspoken nature even as the lingerie company battles an ongoing scandal.The British model began walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2015, and after making four con…

Leomie Anderson has praised bosses at Victoria’s Secret for supporting her outspoken nature even as the lingerie company battles an ongoing scandal.

The British model began walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2015, and after making four consecutive appearances, was promoted to Angel status last year – although the 2019 event was cancelled as part of a plan to overhaul the firm, which has been criticised for its lack of diversity and inclusivity.

However, in a new interview with Refinery29, Anderson, a champion of diversity, defended the brand and praised executives for allowing her to speak her mind on social media.

“Victoria’s Secret is a brand that I really love working with because they’ve allowed me to be myself,” she explained. “Funnily enough, a bunch of people want to talk about the lack of diversity (but) they’re a brand that has never tried to silence me or make me feel uncomfortable with the fact that I’m very vocal on issues.

“I know a lot of brands, big brands, steer clear of anybody who says anything that’s even remotely political. I know brands who are scared of girls who put #BlackLivesMatter on social media. So, the fact that Victoria’s Secret supports me in what I have to say really meant a lot to me.”

Anderson also added that there was also a practical reason why she was excited to become an Angel.

She said, “A lot of models dream of getting a contract because our job is so volatile. I want to have something stable.”

It is unclear if the model’s interview took place before or after The New York Times published an expose earlier this month.

In the piece, Ed Razek, the former chief marketing officer of Victoria’s Secret parent company, L Brands, was accused of harassment, bullying, and perpetuating a culture of misogyny. He has denied all the allegations.

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Lily Aldridge tired of critics urging her to ‘fix’ her smile

Lily Aldridge is tired of people telling her to get her teeth “fixed”.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.But …

Lily Aldridge is tired of people telling her to get her teeth “fixed”.

The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed gigs for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bulgari.

But in spite of her success, Lily has now opened up about the “dark” side of the industry and shared how she is often targeted by critics over the tiny gap between her front teeth.

“(It’s) something people like to comment on a lot. A lot of people in the business and before used to pressure me a lot to change things. My teeth are not perfect and that’s my choice because I really love my teeth,” she insisted in a video for her YouTube channel. “I just thought I’d say it publicly – I chose to keep these gorgeous teeth, and I love them, and it’s O.K. that they’re not perfect to me. But so many people have a problem with it! They’re like, ‘Why don’t you fix your teeth?’ in comments. And I’m like, ‘I’m 34 years old. If I wanted to fix my teeth, I would fix my teeth.’ I really think the quirks of people are what make you unique and beautiful.”

Lily went on to insist that she doesn’t want “perfect” teeth as she feels a full set of Hollywood-style veneers would make her resemble Matt Dillon’s character in 1998 comedy film There’s Something About Mary.

Elsewhere in the clip, the brunette beauty shared that she has experienced all sorts of negativity on jobs over the course of her career, but tries her best not to dwell on the past.

“There’s hundreds of stories. Times when I’ve been told I’m too skinny. Time when I’ve been told I’m too fat. Times when I’ve been told I’m too pretty. Times when I’ve been told I’m not pretty enough,” the mother-of-two sighed. “I think if you love what you do, no matter what, you can get through all those hurdles. Don’t let anybody narrate your story.”

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Cyndi Lauper defends Victoria’s Secret amid misogyny scandal

Cyndi Lauper has defended Victoria’s Secret as the embattled lingerie brand faces a misogyny scandal.Executives at the U.S. label, who cancelled the annual fashion show last year, are facing increasing demands to overhaul the entire company following t…

Cyndi Lauper has defended Victoria’s Secret as the embattled lingerie brand faces a misogyny scandal.

Executives at the U.S. label, who cancelled the annual fashion show last year, are facing increasing demands to overhaul the entire company following the publication of an expose by The New York Times which detailed claims of inappropriate conduct against former chief marketing officer Ed Razek.

The 71-year-old, who has denied all allegations, was accused of harassment, bullying, and perpetuating a culture of misogyny.

However, despite the scandal, pop icon Cyndi has come out to defend the lingerie firm.

The Girls Just Want to Have Fun hitmaker told WWD that Victoria’s Secret makes affordable underwear for women who “don’t have a lot of money”.

“Women who don’t have money can go into a store and buy some pretty underwear and feel good,” she added.

The brand has also come under fire for not using a diverse mix of models, with Razek also courting controversy with his comments about plus-size and transgender women before he left his role in August.

Speaking with WWD, Cyndi shared her belief that the brand doesn’t have to showcase an inclusive range of models because it’s “a show”.

“It’s not what real people look like. They have these models; they do all this stuff. It’s a show,” she explained. “You gotta give everybody a break with all of this precious s**t. Do you want to look like a Barbie doll? We all had Barbie dolls when we were little. Guess what? When I took her ponytail out, the little b***h was bald… So what am I supposed to do? I know it’s bulls**t. Nobody has a body shaped like that.”

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Model Alliance demands Victoria’s Secret addresses ‘culture of misogyny’

Members of the Model Alliance have demanded Victoria’s Secret bosses overhaul the entire company following allegations of misogyny.In an expose published in The New York Times over the weekend, models and employees accused former chief marketing office…

Members of the Model Alliance have demanded Victoria’s Secret bosses overhaul the entire company following allegations of misogyny.

In an expose published in The New York Times over the weekend, models and employees accused former chief marketing officer Ed Razek of inappropriate conduct during his 36-year stint at the U.S. lingerie label, with claims relating to harassment and bullying. The 71-year-old has denied all allegations.

In light of The New York Times report, members of the Model Alliance, a non-profit organisation that advocates for the protection of those working in the fashion industry, have sent an open letter to John Mehas, chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret, calling for him to “take concrete action” in order to change a “culture of misogyny and abuse”.

“We believe that this moment can be a wake-up call for Victoria’s Secret. This is an opportunity to take meaningful steps towards ending these abuses by joining the RESPECT Program, as models have called for since December 2018. The RESPECT Program – a program of the Model Alliance – is the only existing accountability program designed by and for models,” the letter reads. “Models have access to an independent, confidential complaint mechanism, with swift and fair resolution of complaints and appropriate consequences for abusers. Further, RESPECT includes a robust training program aimed toward prevention, to ensure that everyone understands their rights and responsibilities.”

In addition, the letter claims officials at the Model Alliance met with leaders at Victoria’s Secret and its parent company L Brands, including chief communications officer Tammy Roberts Myers, five months ago. But in a follow-up email, Myers allegedly commented that “Victoria’s Secret was not ready to take any concrete steps towards addressing these allegations” and that the company is simply, “In the process of continued learning and listening.”

“The time for listening is long past; it’s time for Victoria’s Secret to take action to protect the people they profit from. Human rights violations can’t be stopped with a corporate rebranding exercise,” the letter concluded.

The document was signed by models including Amber Valletta, Christy Turlington, Robyn Lawley, and Karen Elson, as well as photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

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Romee Strijd no longer feels pressure to look ‘perfect’

Romee Strijd has decided to place less importance on the way she looks in 2020. The Victoria’s Secret Angel wrote a lengthy post on Instagram on Monday in which she told her followers her mindset has shifted when it comes to her looks and she’s come to…

Romee Strijd has decided to place less importance on the way she looks in 2020.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel wrote a lengthy post on Instagram on Monday in which she told her followers her mindset has shifted when it comes to her looks and she’s come to realise she’s got more to offer than just her appearance.

In the post, Romee candidly revealed how she used to be so focused on her looks that she would put pressure on herself to look perfect at all times and would feel guilty when she didn’t.

“I’ve been thinking about how keeping up with the perfect image affected me, when I went to a birthday, to a party, to work, to an event, I always felt the pressure to look perfect, because I’m Romee, the model, so people are gonna judge about the fact how I look in real life,” she wrote. “When I let go of food or the way I look.. I immediately feel guilt.. because most of the times I have to work any time soon, so it stresses me out.. cause I gotta look good.

“This year, I realised we are not just looks.. we shouldn’t identify ourselves with our looks… it’s absolutely not about that.. We’re way more than that, all of us, it’s about the personality you have, they way you treat other people, the love and the laughs you share.. thats gonna fullfill you (sic).”

The 24-year-old praised the fashion industry for embracing diversity and “realness” and explained that she would continue to take care of her body and health “but not for the way I look but the way I feel”.

Her post was praised by her fellow models, such as Lais Ribeiro, who wrote, “I’m proud of you mama!” and Nina Agdal, who commented, “Amen sister” with the praying hands emoji.

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Karen Elson demands industry overhaul following misogyny claims at Victoria’s Secret

Karen Elson has called for changes to be made in the fashion industry following allegations of misogyny at Victoria’s Secret.In a blistering expose published in The New York Times over the weekend, former boss Ed Razek was accused of inappropriate cond…

Karen Elson has called for changes to be made in the fashion industry following allegations of misogyny at Victoria’s Secret.

In a blistering expose published in The New York Times over the weekend, former boss Ed Razek was accused of inappropriate conduct during his 36-year stint at the U.S. lingerie company.

The 71-year-old, who stepped down last year from his role as chief marketing officer of Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands, was accused of harassment, bullying, and perpetuating a culture of misogyny, and accordingly, fashion industry figures have begun speaking out over the claims.

Elson took to her Instagram Stories to share her frustration at the “industry-wide problem” and urged her fellow professionals to help her instigate change.

“Just read the @nytimes report on Victoria Secret (sic). Bullying, coercion and outrageous behaviour still regularly occur in fashion. It’s an industry-wide problem not just for models but all in the industry,” the British supermodel fired. “What’s it going to take? More scandals, exposes and lives negatively impacted or a collective coming to our senses to reform the industry for the better?

“It’s a no-brainer for me, and it’s also the decent thing to do, so we can prevent toxic work environments from going unchecked.”

Razek has denied the allegations, which also included a claim that he once made lewd comments about Bella Hadid’s breasts, and insisted elements of the expose have been “taken out of context”.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with countless, world-class models and gifted professionals and take great pride in the mutual respect we have for each other,” he stated.

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Jourdan Dunn engaged

Jourdan Dunn is engaged to rapper and fashion designer Dion Hamilton.The British model began dating the rap star, who is also known by his stage name Sincere, last year, and revealed they were set to wed in a touching Instagram post on Sunday. The 29-y…

Jourdan Dunn is engaged to rapper and fashion designer Dion Hamilton.

The British model began dating the rap star, who is also known by his stage name Sincere, last year, and revealed they were set to wed in a touching Instagram post on Sunday.

The 29-year-old shared a sweet picture of herself in which she’s smiling and covering her eyes with one hand, while Dion is holding her left hand, showcasing the stunning oval-cut halo engagement ring.

“Jourdan Dunn Hamilton…… has a nice ring to it!” she wrote, alongside ring, bride and black heart emojis.

Famous faces including models Hailey Bieber, Ashley Graham, Poppy and Cara Delevingne and Erin O’Connor congratulated Jourdan on her happy news, while designer and Project Runway co-host Brandon Maxwell wrote: “OH MY GOD CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

“Omg omg!!!! Congratulations!!!! I’m so very happy for you,” Jourdan’s fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Shanina Shaik sweetly added on the Instagram post.

Charlie’s Angels star Ella Balinska commented, “OH MY GOODNESS DUDE!!!” and Empire actress Taraji P. Henson also shared her excitement at the news.

The star, who has modelled for brands including Prada, Valentino and Louis Vuitton, sparked speculation about an engagement when she posted a photo of herself with Dion and her son Riley, 10, on Instagram on New Year’s Day.

“2009 my son entered my life, 2019 my life partner entered my life, stepping into 2020 with both by my side is priceless,” she wrote in the caption.

The Vogue cover star shares Riley with ex Jordan Cummings, who she dated for five years from 2005.

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Ed Razek accused of inappropriate behaviour while at Victoria’s Secret

Former Victoria’s Secret executive Ed Razek has been accused of inappropriate conduct during his time at the lingerie company. Razek stepped down from the role of chief marketing officer of Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands, last August, mo…

Former Victoria’s Secret executive Ed Razek has been accused of inappropriate conduct during his time at the lingerie company.

Razek stepped down from the role of chief marketing officer of Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands, last August, months after courting controversy for comments he made about plus-size and transgender models.

Razek, who helped cast the Victoria’s Secret Angels and popularise the annual fashion show, has now been accused of harassment, bullying, and perpetuating a culture of misogyny during his 36 years at the company in an expose by The New York Times.

In the report, sources claim Razek, 71, once made a lewd comment about Bella Hadid’s “perfect” breasts and placed his hand on another model’s underwear-clad crotch at a fitting for the 2018 fashion show.

Other sources claim Razek would ask models for the phone numbers while they were in their underwear. Others were allegedly asked to sit on his lap or invited to dinner.

Andi Muise, who walked in the annual show between 2005 and 2007, claims she agreed to go to dinner with Razek and he tried to kiss her in the car on the way to the restaurant, but she rebuffed him.

He allegedly sent her intimate emails for months and suggested they moved in together in his house in Turks and Caicos. She claims she wasn’t picked for the 2008 show after she skipped a meal at his New York home.

Last summer, an employee reportedly presented the Human Resources department with a document listing more than a dozen allegations about Razek, including his demeaning comments and inappropriate touching.

In response to the expose, the former executive denied the allegations in a statement.

“The accusations in this reporting are categorically untrue, misconstrued or taken out of context. I’ve been fortunate to work with countless, world-class models and gifted professionals and take great pride in the mutual respect we have for each other,” he wrote in an email.

Tammy Roberts Myers, a spokeswoman for L Brands, provided a statement on behalf of the board’s independent directors, which stated that the company “is intensely focused” on corporate governance, workplace, and compliance practices and that it had “made significant strides”.

“We regret any instance where we did not achieve this objective and are fully committed to continuous improvement and complete accountability,” she said.

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Doutzen Kroes uses acupuncture to ‘plump and lift’ her face

Doutzen Kroes uses acupuncture to combat signs of ageing on her face.The Dutch supermodel is one of the most in-demand names in the fashion industry, having scored major gigs with the likes of L’Oreal and Victoria’s Secret. Yet, Doutzen has noticed c…

Doutzen Kroes uses acupuncture to combat signs of ageing on her face.

The Dutch supermodel is one of the most in-demand names in the fashion industry, having scored major gigs with the likes of L’Oreal and Victoria’s Secret.

Yet, Doutzen has noticed changes to the texture of her skin in recent years, with her right eye now appearing smaller than her left – but instead of trying Botox or fillers, she is opting for regular “facial rejuvenation acupuncture” sessions.

Noting that her acupuncturist Cas Rooseboom promised her that her face will “look a little more plump” after 10 sessions, the 35-year-old explained in a video for her YouTube channel, “(My face) will have a little bit of a lift. Like, how I would like to be my face is just a little bit more (lifted). It’s not a big difference, but I just feel like my face since a few years has… I don’t know how to explain it… It’s just falling apart.”

Doutzen went on to show how Cas inserts acupuncture needles into her face, hands, and feet, with the theory being that the process will mean “there will be collagen pushed into my face”.

And while the mother-of-two emphasised that ageing is normal, she is determined to do all she can to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay for as long as possible.

“Because I’m working in the fashion industry people look at me more up close and are maybe looking at ageing a different way. I feel like I’m dealing with insecurities as well when I come to set, and I haven’t seen someone for 10 years and, obviously, I look different now than I did 10 years ago. I like to think that I don’t care about it, but I do,” she shared. “I do care, and I do everything I can to slow down the ageing process. I do facials, I choose very carefully what I put into my body, I have a very active lifestyle, and recently, I discovered acupuncture.”

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