Alexina Graham details scary battle with coronavirus

Victoria’s Secret model Alexina Graham has detailed her scary struggle with coronavirus in a social media post.The runway beauty took to Instagram to describe the array of symptoms she experienced over the course of five days, during which she thought …

Victoria’s Secret model Alexina Graham has detailed her scary struggle with coronavirus in a social media post.

The runway beauty took to Instagram to describe the array of symptoms she experienced over the course of five days, during which she thought she was suffering from food poisoning, before it became clear her condition was much more serious than she had imagined.

After experiencing a fever and severe breathing difficulties, Alexina was hospitalised.

“I was throwing up and on the toilet at the same time, multiple times through the first day,” she wrote. “The fever appeared and then when It broke I got severe chills.

“I was light-headed, I lost shortness of breath, I lost the ability to be able to speak properly in full sentences, my lungs just wouldn’t let me. My chest was tight. I wasn’t able to get in and out of a bath alone. I needed help to get in and out of bed and even eating became painful.”

Alexina went on to thank her younger sister for supporting her through the tough time.

“I was scared, I was in pain and I didn’t know what was to come but you took care of me. You held me, you wiped away my tears and you have been there through each step,” the 30-year-old shared. “When you couldn’t be with me in hospital you were there on the phone. Family, best friend, and my nurse at home. Love you.”

Elsewhere in her post, Alexina begged her 722,000 followers to adhere to government advice about social distancing and self-isolation.

“Some people are still not taking this seriously,” she insisted. “I see on the news there are still gatherings going on and even house parties. Please stay home in isolation alone or with who you live with only (sic). Please take this seriously and please stay home.”

Alexina is the latest famous face to battle Covid-19 – British royal Prince Charles and actors Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, and Olga Kurylenko all tested positive for the disease, which has killed more than 2,350 people in the U.K.

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Behati Prinsloo shuts down pregnancy rumours

Behati Prinsloo has denied she is pregnant with her third child.The model, who is married to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, posted a blurry black-and-white photo without a caption on her Instagram page on Monday.Soon, fans began to interpret it as a clos…

Behati Prinsloo has denied she is pregnant with her third child.

The model, who is married to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, posted a blurry black-and-white photo without a caption on her Instagram page on Monday.

Soon, fans began to interpret it as a close-up image of a sonogram, with many of them asking for confirmation that she’s expecting or offering up congratulations in the comments.

But Behati later returned to the site and added a caption in which she explained that the blurry snap was taken by her three-year-old daughter Dusty Rose and it depicts her sweatpants.

“Guys. This is not an ultrasound lol (laugh out loud),” she wrote. “Dusty got hold of my phone and somehow posted this picture from my photo library I thought it was weird and cool and left it up (sic). But everyone is now congratulating me on my 3rd pregnancy (crying with laughter emoji). It’s a close up of my black and white splatter sweat pants!”

The 31-year-old also shared the updated post on her Instagram Stories with the message, “Wow this picture that was accidentally posted by my three-year-old today got a lot of attention haha.”

Although the recent snap sparked the most speculation, followers started wondering if Behati was pregnant again following her appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February and once more on International Women’s Day earlier in March when she posted a nude photo of her clutching her baby bump in front of a background that reads, “Men shouldn’t be making laws about women’s bodies”.

The catwalk beauty married Adam after two years of dating in 2014. They also have a two-year-old daughter named Gio Grace.

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Helena Christensen tapped to star in inclusive Victoria’s Secret campaign

Helena Christensen is fronting an inclusive new campaign for Victoria’s Secret.The U.S. lingerie label has taken a hit in recent years, with critics calling out executives for failing to promote diversity and a range of body types in their advertising …

Helena Christensen is fronting an inclusive new campaign for Victoria’s Secret.

The U.S. lingerie label has taken a hit in recent years, with critics calling out executives for failing to promote diversity and a range of body types in their advertising and annual fashion shows.

However, bosses are now appearing to take the backlash seriously, and on Thursday, unveiled the spring 2020 marketing imagery for The Body by Victoria collection.

The main photo features veteran Victoria’s Secret Angel Christensen, 51, posing alongside Barbara Palvin, Romee Strijd, Valentina Sampaio, and Solange van Doorn in black and beige underwear sets.

Palvin and van Doorn are both known for embracing their natural curves, while Brazilian star Sampaio made history last August when she became the first-ever transgender model to work for Victoria’s Secret.

In addition, experienced photographer Christensen helmed the rest of the photoshoot, with the other snaps including the likes of curvy model Candice Huffine, Joan Smalls, Daniela Pestova, Jasmine Tookes, and Lais Ribeiro.

Marketing bosses at Victoria’s Secret appeared to want to take a low-key approach to the relaunch, with the campaign promoted on the company’s website but not yet on Instagram.

In addition, the brand has been affected by the coronavirus crisis sweeping the world, with executives announcing on Thursday that they will be temporarily closing the online store and boutiques across North America to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“Responding safely and responsibly is one way we continue to show our appreciation for those who make Victoria’s Secret possible, especially during difficult times,” a spokesperson wrote on Instagram. “While our associates are home with their loved ones, we’ll support them with full pay. We’re also working on addition ways to provide support through our home communities for those who may need an outstretched hand.”

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Gisele Bundchen didn’t have strong sense of self at height of fame

Gisele Bundchen didn’t know who she really was at the height of her modelling career.The Brazilian beauty, who is one of the most famous models in the world, has had to work hard to keep herself balanced and become more confident. “It took me a while t…

Gisele Bundchen didn’t know who she really was at the height of her modelling career.

The Brazilian beauty, who is one of the most famous models in the world, has had to work hard to keep herself balanced and become more confident.

“It took me a while to find this inner balance,” she told U.S. Marie Claire magazine. “For a long time while I was in the public eye, I didn’t know who the real me was, but throughout the years I have been able to use these mindfulness practices to really evaluate myself and embark on a journey of self-discovery… I know that today I am happier because of it.”

Yoga and meditation are daily staples for the former Victoria’s Secret Angel, who also uses a special breathing technique as a form of “precious” self-care.

“Breathing in itself is incredibly calming. Pranayama breathing in particular has changed my life,” she explained.

The model and environmental activist, who is an advocate of an organic and natural lifestyle, also told the magazine that she is a big fan of aromatherapy to cure everyday ailments.

“I love using lavender essential oil in particular to help me peacefully drift off to sleep. Peppermint oil is also great when I have a headache; a drop on my temples usually does the trick. Eucalyptus encourages relaxation and recovery,” she shared.

And while Gisele won’t eat anything bad for her, she also avoids people who bring negativity into her life.

“I also feel that what we eat, think, and do has a huge impact on our health. Because of that, I am very aware of what types of foods, thoughts, conversations, and people I invite into my life,” she stated.

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Hindu activist demands apology from Alessandra Ambrosio over bikini collection

A Hindu group is demanding an apology from Alessandra Ambrosio over the name of her “highly inappropriate” bikini collection.Last year, the Brazilian supermodel teamed up with her sister Aline Ambrosio and best friend Gisele Coria to create luxury bran…

A Hindu group is demanding an apology from Alessandra Ambrosio over the name of her “highly inappropriate” bikini collection.

Last year, the Brazilian supermodel teamed up with her sister Aline Ambrosio and best friend Gisele Coria to create luxury brand GAL Floripa, which includes one-pieces, triangle tops, bandeaus, and bottoms.

They recently launched a new collection called Yantra Style, which features a swimsuit and bikini in golden yellow tones, with prices starting at $180 (£138), and is inspired by the Sri Yantra symbol.

However, members of the Universal Society of Hinduism have taken offence to the use of the word “yantra” for the supermodel’s bikini line, and want her to apologise and rename the collection.

In a statement, Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said that using the term was disrespectful, and the yantra was a “serious and sacred symbol/concept used for Hindu liturgy, and meditation and was installed in many Hindu temples.”

He added that the “highly revered” yantra was meant to be used as part of worship in temples and not to be used in selling bikinis for “mercantile greed.”

“It is very disrespectful to link such a sacred symbol with a product which touched pelvis and buttocks,” Zed continued. “How could a bikini bring enlightenment as indicated by Ambrosio’s firm?”

He called for the inappropriate usage of Hindu deities, concepts, icons, or symbols for commercial or other agenda to be halted immediately.

A representative for the Victoria’s Secret model has yet to comment on the statement.

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Nicole Trunfio welcomes third child

Nicole Trunfio has given birth to her third child.In a sweet post uploaded to Instagram on Sunday, the Australian model announced that she and her husband Gary Clark Jr. welcomed their daughter Ella Wolf Clark back in February. “So in love with you. 0…

Nicole Trunfio has given birth to her third child.

In a sweet post uploaded to Instagram on Sunday, the Australian model announced that she and her husband Gary Clark Jr. welcomed their daughter Ella Wolf Clark back in February.

“So in love with you. 02.21.2020, 8.1lbs of yummy,” she wrote. “Welcome to this world my baby girl, your mummy and daddy and brother and sister love you so so so so much already. You are MAGIC. Thank you @garyclarkjr for this gift #luckynumber3.”

The couple, who wed in 2016, are already parents to daughter Gia, two, and five-year-old son Zion.

Nicole confirmed her pregnancy back in September by sharing a series of black-and-white nude maternity snaps which showed off her blossoming baby bump.

“Lucky number 3 #16weeks,” the 33-year-old captioned the shots.

The Victoria’s Secret beauty posted regular updates to social media throughout her pregnancy and recently shared a candid mirror selfie taken after she had dropped off a urine sample at the doctor’s office.

“My LAST pee sample in my @bumpsuit in black, which is especially flattering & comfortable towards the end when you feel like (poo emoji) it’s like getting a hug & can we talk about this coat?” she commented.

Nicole and Grammy Award-winning musician Gary welcomed their first child, son Zion, in January 2015, with daughter Gia, nicknamed Gigi, born three years later.

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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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Lily Aldridge ‘cried for days’ first time she was targeted by online trolls

Lily Aldridge has recalled how she “cried for five days” the first time she was targeted by online trolls.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, Ra…

Lily Aldridge has recalled how she “cried for five days” the first time she was targeted by online trolls.

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.

Despite her success in the industry, Lily has had her experiences with social media critics, and in an interview with The Allure Podcast, remembered one particularly difficult time.

“I remember the first time I got paparazzied on a blog and I was like, ‘Ohh she’s major!’ and then I read the comments and I like cried for five days. They were so mean, and I was like, ‘This is not it. I don’t want my picture taken anymore,'” she shared. “I still get scared every post, I’m like, ‘I know somebody is going to say something mean.’ It hurts, it does. I don’t think I’ll ever stop hurting when you see someone saying something not nice about you. You try to grow a thicker skin and I definitely have over the years.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lily also discussed the more positive elements of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and the way in which they have allowed her to communicate directly with her followers.

“When I was a young model, it was really cool to be really mysterious. My idol was Kate Moss, and no one knew what her favourite under-eye cream was. Social media has come around and people want to know more about you. I love doing tutorials and sharing my beauty routines and all that fun stuff,” the 34-year-old commented, noting that she tries to present herself in the most “authentic” way possible. “I am not perfect. I’ve got wrinkles and pores, cellulite and stretch marks – all of it. For my daughter and for future generations, I want beauty to be something that’s about your heart and about who you are and about, the things that matter.”

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Victoria’s Secret boss to step down as part of major brand shake-up

Victoria’s Secret boss Leslie Wexner is to step down from his role at the brand as part of a major overhaul.The U.S. lingerie label has taken a hit in recent years, with critics calling out executives for failing to promote inclusivity and diversity in…

Victoria’s Secret boss Leslie Wexner is to step down from his role at the brand as part of a major overhaul.

The U.S. lingerie label has taken a hit in recent years, with critics calling out executives for failing to promote inclusivity and diversity in the annual fashion shows.

In addition, Wexner has faced criticism relating to his friendship with disgraced former financial manager, Jeffrey Epstein, and following an expose published in The New York Times earlier this month, former chief marketing officer Ed Razek was accused of inappropriate conduct during his 36-year stint at the company, allegations he denied.

But on Thursday, Wexner announced he would be departing his positions of chief executive officer and chairman of the board of L Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret. The 82-year-old will remain a member of the board as Chairman Emeritus.

“Les Wexner is a retail legend who has built incredible brands that are household names around the globe. His leadership through this transition exemplifies his commitment to further growth of Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret and driving overall shareholder value,” said Allan Tessler, lead independent board director, in a statement.

Furthermore, leaders at the company have confirmed that they have made a deal to sell a 55 per cent stake in Victoria’s Secret to a private equity fund called Sycamore Partners.

After taking into account certain liabilities, Sycamore bosses will purchase a 55 per cent interest in Victoria’s Secret for approximately $525 million (£407 million), while L Brands will retain a 45 per cent stake.

“Sycamore, which has deep experience in the retail industry and a superior track record of success, will bring a fresh perspective and greater focus to the business,” added Wexner. “We believe that, as a private company, Victoria’s Secret will be better able to focus on longer-term results. We are pleased that, by retaining a significant ownership stake, our shareholders will have the ability to meaningfully participate in the upside potential of these iconic brands.”

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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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