Adriana Lima’s love for boxing inspired Puma collaboration

Adriana Lima’s love for boxing helped inspire her new collaboration with Puma.The Brazilian model recently launched her debut 14-piece activewear line, Club Lima, in collaboration with designers at the German sports brand. Adriana’s collection features…

Adriana Lima’s love for boxing helped inspire her new collaboration with Puma.

The Brazilian model recently launched her debut 14-piece activewear line, Club Lima, in collaboration with designers at the German sports brand. Adriana’s collection features leather-look leggings, oversized jackets, and cropped hoodies.

“I took inspiration from retro boxing, as this sport has been my passion, and chose four of my favourite colours to bring this collection to life: grey, red, black, and white,” she told Shape magazine, adding that she’s been working “tirelessly” with Puma’s team.

The luxe yet affordable collection ranges in price from $35 (£27) for a training top to $130 (£100) for the AL x PUMA LQDCELL Shatter XT training shoe.

Adriana also opened up about her love for boxing and revealed she’d been training for more than two decades.

“I started boxing 20 years ago, and (at the time) it was known only as a male-only sport/workout,” the former Victoria’s Secret model explained. “After two months of training on the mitts, I realised how fast and strong I could be. That was a different form of confidence and that started to build up on me.”

The 38-year-old has been working with former champion boxers for years, and it was fighter Michael Olajide, Jr. that helped her prepare for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just five weeks after giving birth to her second daughter in 2012.

And when asked to name her top piece from her Club Lima collection, the brunette beauty insisted that it had to be the $25 (£19) training gloves.

“I always use them. Not only for weights, but I jump rope with the gloves,” she shared, before adding that the main reason she uses them is to prevent germs from spreading. “So many people are touching everything!”

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Devon Windsor to wed this weekend

Model Devon Windsor is set to wed this weekend in St. Barths.The Victoria’s Secret beauty will tie the knot with her fiance Johnny Dex on the picturesque Caribbean island in the coming days, with guests expected to include a number of the model’s frien…

Model Devon Windsor is set to wed this weekend in St. Barths.

The Victoria’s Secret beauty will tie the knot with her fiance Johnny Dex on the picturesque Caribbean island in the coming days, with guests expected to include a number of the model’s friends, including Shanina Shaik.

The bride-to-be has been documenting the run-up to her big day on Instagram, as she finalises the details of the ceremony with Dex.

“So much joy seeing all my friends coming in for my wedding!! Thank you for coming all over the world for this weekend!” she wrote alongside a clip of her walking on the beach.

Windsor then shared a video of the soon-to-be husband and wife driving to their wedding rehearsal.

“We’re on our way, don’t mess up!” the model laughed.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Windsor and Dex enjoyed quality time with their families in Guadeloupe before jetting to St. Barths.

The 25-year-old became engaged to the businessman in June 2018 after two years of dating.

He popped the question to Windsor in an elaborate proposal in the Bahamas, taking her on a plane ride over a private beach, where “Marry Me” was spelled out in rose petals on the sand.

Last week, she shared a sweet video of when she and Dex obtained their marriage licence. Beaming as they left a courthouse, Windsor was wearing a white blazer and matching miniskirt with a beaded headband, while her fiance looked dapper in a powder blue suit.

“First comes love then comes… marriage license!!! Step one, done! Next up…’, she wrote on Instagram, alongside bride and groom emojis.

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Stella Maxwell wins restraining order

Stella Maxwell has been granted a restraining order against a man who has allegedly been sending her threatening messages.The Victoria’s Secret regular recently filed for protection from Ruben Velazquez, who she claims has been showing up at her house …

Stella Maxwell has been granted a restraining order against a man who has allegedly been sending her threatening messages.

The Victoria’s Secret regular recently filed for protection from Ruben Velazquez, who she claims has been showing up at her house uninvited and sending her messages via social media.

Maxwell alleges he sent her a creepy photo of himself just a few feet from her house.

According to the legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Velazquez also sent messages claiming to be her husband, threatening to shoot her and “leave you lame”.

The 29-year-old also alleged that the last message she got from him read: “I’m going to be a serial killer” and “I (will) leave you in a wheelchair.”

Velazquez has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Maxwell at all times. He has also been charged with criminal threats and harassment.

However, Maxwell isn’t letting the restraining order keep her from making appearances. On Thursday night, she stepped out at Drake’s Halloween party, where she channelled Britney Spears’s iconic look from the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Wearing a green bra top and denim shorts, the model also posed with a real snake at one point during the night.

Sharing a clip of her outfit on Instagram, she wrote, “Halloween 2019,” to which model Irina Shayk responded, “It’s Stella b**ch,” and Elsa Hosk added: “Yezzzz.”

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Lily Aldridge is a fan of the smell of Disneyland

Lily Aldridge has named Disneyland as one of her favourite smells.The California-born model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business and has landed coveted campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Bul…

Lily Aldridge has named Disneyland as one of her favourite smells.

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

Lily unveiled her own fragrance line in September, and while she prefers floral notes when it comes to perfumes, she has now shared in an interview with The Cut that one of her top “surprise” smells stems from her visits to the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California.

“Like you just got surprised with a trip to Disneyland and you’re just so full of joy and wonder,” she told the publication. “It’s my favourite place. And it smells like churros everywhere because they pump the smell out.”

Lily went on to name flowers, candles, and rosewater spray among her picks for best smells, but happiness smells like her children, Dixie, seven, and Winston, eight months, whom she shares with her Kings of Leon rocker husband Caleb Followill.

“I can smell them, and it just brings me joy,” the 33-year-old smiled. “And during the process of creating my fragrance, when I met the people at the actual labs that create the scents, they were like, ‘You can bottle the smell of anything.’ I was like, ‘Can you bottle the smell of my children? So I can have it forever?!'”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lily noted that her go-to perfume at the moment is Haven from her own brand, with the scent featuring notes of mandarin, lychee, rose, peony, and freesia.

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Shanina Shaik considered quitting modelling ‘many times’

Shanina Shaik has “wanted to give up” on her modelling career many times.The Australian beauty moved to New York City as a teenager to achieve her dream of becoming a model and made her debut at New York Fashion Week in 2009, before scoring her breakth…

Shanina Shaik has “wanted to give up” on her modelling career many times.

The Australian beauty moved to New York City as a teenager to achieve her dream of becoming a model and made her debut at New York Fashion Week in 2009, before scoring her breakthrough in 2011 when she was cast in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Despite her success, Shanina has admitted to Vogue Australia that she has considered quitting the modelling industry many times in the past.

“Honestly, there are so many times where I’ve wanted to give up! I’m like, ‘I might quit modelling now… I don’t know.’ But having people around you who really care about you definitely keeps you going,” she candidly confessed.

The 28-year-old, who appeared on Australian reality show Make Me a Supermodel, added that she had to prove her critics wrong at the start of her career because they thought she couldn’t do high fashion.

“At the beginning of my career, a lot of people thought I was quite commercial and that I couldn’t do high fashion, so that gave me a lot of insecurities,” the star continued. “Then I had this one amazing year where I booked Victoria’s Secret, which had always been a huge goal of mine. And I walked for the Chanel show too. It felt good to prove people wrong, but it also showed me how important it is to believe in yourself and have a good team.”

Shanina recently moved to Los Angeles and is pursuing an acting career, having scored a role in Greed alongside Steve Coogan and Isla Fisher.

“It was quite different to modelling, but I really enjoyed the process of it,” she said of the shoot. “I think being on camera so much helps in some way, but it’s not just still imagery. With acting, you’re constantly moving and being seen from every angle – you can’t hide!”

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Sara Sampaio shuts down Jameela Jamil over ‘extremely offensive’ model comments

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes …

Sara Sampaio has slammed Jameela Jamil for labelling runway models as “long-starved terrified teenagers”.

The Good Place actress and body positivity champion recently retweeted a video from the Colors of Africa fashion show, showing women of all shapes and sizes performing a Nigerian dance while walking down the runway. Captioning her post, she wrote: “This looks like the most fun, and not a long-starved terrified teenager in sight. Beautiful.”

However, the comment didn’t sit well with the Victoria’s Secret Angel, who felt that Jameela, 33, was perpetuating a stereotype about models.

“How about celebrating someone without bringing other people down?” she responded on Twitter. “Calling runway models ‘long-starved terrified teenager’ is extremely offensive. From someone that is always preaching for body positivity this just screams hypocrisy.”

However, Jameela fired back at the message, suggesting models are “starving themselves, and using drugs and cocaine to control their weight”, before adding the behaviour is prominent in wider society and “perpetuated by the extreme thinness demanded of girls by the high fashion powers that be”.

“Eating disorders, drugs and cocaine use aren’t a (sic) exclusive problem of models, it’s a huge problem is society as a whole,” Sara replied. “It’s very simple to celebrate someone without having do drag other people. And make general negative assumptions about a whole group of people. Most of these girls are teenagers! And they don’t deserve to be constantly put in a negative box like you just did.

“I also know more about my industry than you. And I also know how much harm this generalisation does to a lot of girls that are actually healthy and normally been skinny all their lives.”

The 28-year-old then l told her followers she was fed up of people “feeling the need to attack models like we are some kind of plague that is wrong in this world” and concluded by tweeting that Jameela wasn’t willing to listen to her opinion.

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Taylor Hill teams with Boohoo on capsule collection

Taylor Hill has partnered with the team at Boohoo on a capsule collection.The model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Fendi, and Chanel. Now, Hill has co…

Taylor Hill has partnered with the team at Boohoo on a capsule collection.

The model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion business, having walked the runway for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Versace, Fendi, and Chanel.

Now, Hill has collaborated with designers at the online retailer on the Boohoo x Taylor Hill edit, with pieces reflecting her whimsical aesthetic.

“My personal style is laidback, eclectic, and comfortable. I love mixing current trends with vintage pieces in my closet to create a new look,” she said of her signature style.

The range also features romantic florals and embroideries in a colour palette of neutral tones, dusky pinks, emerald greens and mustard yellows.

Throughout the collection, textured fabrics and details including plaid suiting, embellished denim, ruffles, polka dot overlays and novelty lace sit against soft tailoring and feminine silhouettes.

Items are priced from $12 to $40 (£9 – £31) and are now available to purchase from the label’s website.

“I really admire how Boohoo is super inclusive – there is something for everyone and they’re always one step ahead with the trends and really affordable. You don’t have to break the bank to make your closet look fabulous,” the 23-year-old added.

Taylor also appears in the accompanying campaign, which was shot in Pasadena, California by Zoey Grossman. The launch was celebrated with a party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with the likes of Sofia Richie, Stella Maxwell, Jasmine Tookes, and Iskra Lawrence in attendance.

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Ali Tate Cutler becomes Victoria Secret’s first plus-size model

Ali Tate Cutler has become the first plus-size model in Victoria’s Secret history.The U.S. size 14 model was hired to front the brand’s new racy collaboration with British lingerie line Bluebella, which features garter belts, bodysuits, thongs, and bra…

Ali Tate Cutler has become the first plus-size model in Victoria’s Secret history.

The U.S. size 14 model was hired to front the brand’s new racy collaboration with British lingerie line Bluebella, which features garter belts, bodysuits, thongs, and bras.

Speaking to E! News, she revealed that she wants her groundbreaking modelling gig to enable young girls to feel empowered and self-confident, whatever their size.

“I am most excited about the fact that a young girl is going to walk into Victoria’s Secret who maybe looks like me and see a picture of me on the wall and be like, ‘Oh dang, she’s beautiful and she’s my size and don’t need to change my size to be beautiful.’ That’s my biggest dream regarding this partnership,” Cutler shared.

However, she is worried about negative comments about her appearance in the ad campaign.

“My biggest worry would be that it’s not received well. Receiving hate for my size… That people will respond negativity to women of bigger body types on these huge brand like Victoria’s Secret. That’s a worry, but not a huge worry,” she candidly explained.

Cutler said the experience so far, including the launch of the Bluebella for Victoria’s Secret collection at the brand’s flagship store in New York, has been “surreal”.

“It feels amazing, I feel on top of the world…. I never expected that I was going to see an image of myself on the wall next to these top super models that I have been looking up to since I was a little girl,” Cutler gushed.

In recent years, Victoria’s Secret has come under fire for the lack of inclusivity in the models they hire. They have begun making small strides towards greater representation, having hired the brand’s first transgender model, Valentina Sampaio, to promote the VS Pink line in August.

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Kate Upton baffled by ‘fat’ jibes during early days of career

Kate Upton was left hurt and confused when critics described her as “fat” in the early days of her career.The model remains one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having previously landed campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secre…

Kate Upton was left hurt and confused when critics described her as “fat” in the early days of her career.

The model remains one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having previously landed campaigns for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Bobbi Brown, and David Yurman.

However, in a recent interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Kate opened up about how baffled she was when people criticised her famously curvy figure when she was starting out in the business.

“When it was first happening, obviously it was really hard ’cause I was like, ‘I work out all the time, why is everyone calling me fat?'” she reflected.

But Kate went on to explain that she has noticed a major shift towards inclusivity by fashion leaders in recent years.

“Now, the conversation has completely changed. People are like, ‘What when did people say that?’ And that shows how the industry is changing, our voice matters, and things can change – we mean something.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Kate spoke about her decision to pose in an unretouched photoshoot for the September 2019 issue of Health magazine, and she noted that it was particularly important for her to show her real body, especially as she welcomed daughter Genevieve with her husband Justin Verlander just under a year ago.

“We’re on Instagram all the time – we see people Photoshopping everything. (I’m like), ‘When does it end?’ When you’re scrolling on Instagram, you constantly compare yourself to these other people. And for me, I wanted to take a step back and show a real moment of someone who actually six months postpartum, not being Photoshopped, and be that real person and real influence for other people,” the 27-year-old asserted.

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Joan Smalls insists multicultural heritage ‘helped’ her modelling career

Joan Smalls is certain her multicultural heritage has aided her modelling career.The model, who is of West Indian and Puerto Rican descent, has opened up about her background in a new interview with People.com and explained that while the fashion indus…

Joan Smalls is certain her multicultural heritage has aided her modelling career.

The model, who is of West Indian and Puerto Rican descent, has opened up about her background in a new interview with People.com and explained that while the fashion industry is facing criticism for lack of diversity, she feels that her ethnicity has always allowed her to stand out from the crowd.

“(It) has helped my career because it makes you different than everybody else,” Smalls told the publication. “However, she complained that “people love to put people in boxes”, and added: “Sometimes they can’t wrap their head around a person being two different cultures.”

The brunette beauty, who said she will “always and forever” be a proud Puerto Rican, also revealed that it was normal growing up in a home where she and her family spoke two languages.

“I grew up in a household where my father was black and my mother was Puerto Rican so it was always my norm… being black, being Hispanic and being able to speak both languages. Those are my roots,” the 31-year-old explained.

And Smalls is hopeful that diversity will soon become less of an issue in the fashion world.

“The fact that the fashion industry is embracing more individuals who don’t particularly fit the stereotype is beautiful. I hope it continues… and it’s not just fashion people riding a wave because they might get called out on social media,” she stated.

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