At a first glance, Sophia Hadjipanteli looks like your typical model. She’s blonde, beautiful and has great eyebrows. Look a little closer and you’ll see she has a full on unibrow, replacing Frida Kahlo as the icon for strong-browed women. Sophia’s unique look has racked up almost 60,000 followers on Instagram. And though many praise her for showing a different view of beauty, there are a few that love to tell the model how unattractive a monobrow really is. For every ‘ugly’ comment, Sophia is aiming to hit back by kickstarting the #UnibrowMovement: a hashtag that she hopes will “normalise [things] that society pressures us to hide or fix. I want to encourage tolerance of others, acceptance of differences, and most importantly- be proud of who you are.” If you’re wondering why Sophia’s eyebrows are so dark, here’s a secret: they’re tinted. The model got so tired of having to fill in her naturally blonde brows that she tinted them, accidentally turning them black. Fortunately, she was over the moon with the look and now regularly ensures to tint them whenever the blonde starts coming through. “I am not really doing this to show people that they have to like [my unibrow], I am more so doing it to show people that they can get on with their lives by having a preference,” she told Harper’s Bazaar . “I personally think my face looks better this way. Others disagree, and that’s totally cool. I am not trying to get anyone on the unibrow bandwagon. If I like this, just let me like this.” “I want to be sure that I am not defined by the way I look right now. I look at [my unibrow] like it’s winged eyeliner or red lipstick. In five years I might look back and think, ‘that was a cool phase!’ But until people start to accept others for this specific feature on their face, I won’t feel ready to move on from it.” Take a look at Sophia’s bold brows along with some other women who are redefining modern beauty with their body hair. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Meet the model proudly rocking her unibrow This model suffers from a rare genetic disorder – but that won’t stop her Model with facial birthmark is on a mission to help others embrace differences
Huffine has just unveiled her latest project: a size-inclusive capsule collection for lingerie and swimwear line Fortnight, called CH x Fortnight.
Plus size model, body activist and total babe Ashely Graham continues to break barriers. Graham, who was the first plus size model to grace the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition , ecently added a New York Magazine to her already impressive resume. But aside from absolutely slaying her 1940s-style shoot , Graham also openly discussed how white privilege has played a roll in her success as a plus size model. “I know I’m on this pedestal because of white privilege,” said Graham in the feature. “To not see black or Latina women as famous in my industry is crazy! I have to talk about it. I want to give those women kudos because they are the ones who paved the way for me.” While we love Graham and her messages of body positivity and female empowerment, we’d also love to see more curvy women in the spotlight. So we’ve rounded up seven plus size models of colour that we think more people should know about. Click through the gallery to see more and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA .
A tight-knit group of 56 sorority sisters is poised to go viral with a beach photo shoot dubbed "Melanin Illustrated," honoring black beauty.
Hot summer days conjures images of sleeveless sun dresses and airy tank tops for some, but for others, the heat means sweltering under cardigans and jean jackets. Stylist and community manager of plus-sized styling company Dia&Co , Ashby Vose, is only too familiar with the problem. The body positive brand, which offers a personal stylist service that sends clients packages of curated clothes in sizes 14 and up, gets plenty of requests from their plus-size clients for layers and jackets even in the summer. “We hear a lot from our customers and our community about creative ways to hide their arms,” Vose tells Allure . “It got us chatting. We talked about our own experiences with our arms and our preferences for layering up even though it’s hot… We had to do something to liberate our community and that arms are not a source of shame.” So to encourage women to stop hiding their arms, Dia & Co launched their #DiaARMy Instagram campaign, asking women to flaunt their biceps and triceps and embrace sleeveless styles. And the response is gorgeous! Check out the gallery above to see confident chicks killing it and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA . “A little bare arms love.” (Photo: Instagram/styleofleslie) “Summer is here! Its crazy hot and humid, so why are you covering up ladies?! It’s too freaking hot for cardigans! I am joining the #DiaArmy in going sleeveless! Don’t cover up those puppies Tall Sisters! Be free and comfortable!” (Photo: Instagram/thetallsociety) “I’m joining my friends at @diaandco #diaarmy because it’s too damn hot out here to be covering up my arms. You don’t like my big arms then that’s your problem.” (Photo: Instagram/plusjones) “I’m showing off my arms as part of the @diaandco #DiaArmy ! Tag your bestie and challenge them to fight the stigma and show their arms in the summer! It’s hot. Let’s wear what feels good to us & forget whatever judgment someone else might have! If you like it, wear it!” (Photo: Instagram/readytostare)
When shopping for swimwear online, we’re usually faced with shots of young models with taut bodies, zero body hair, and no sign of any blemishes.
Designer Christian Siriano dressed Meg Ryan and Janelle Monae for the CFDA awards, calling it "a nice change from the regular fashion girls."
Over the weekend, Benetton posted to Instagram a photo of three young boys arm-in-arm modeling the company’s colorful Spring/Summer line. It’s possible that with its bright colors, diverse models, and rainbow design in the background, that Benetton gave itself room for irony with its caption.
Meet Nyakim Gatwech, the South Sudanese model taking the world by storm thanks to her flawless midnight complexion, penetrating gaze and unwavering message of empowerment. The 24-year-old is as determined as she is breathtaking — living in Minnesota, Gatwech is on a mission to promote skin positivity and self-acceptance amongst women with darker hues. Along with her stunning photos, which she shares with nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, she also sends out inspirational messages targeting women who are struggling to be comfortable in their own skin.
Incendiary covers are nothing new for “Hustler,” but this one seems to be pushing the envelope given the the political climate in Trump's America.
Model and "melanin goddess" Khoudia Diop is one of the stars of the Colored Girl's latest campaign, called Blend In Stand Out.
According to our calculations (counting on fingers is all it takes), in Victoria’s Secret's eyes, sexy is being young, white, thin, and famous — with a tiny sprinkling of diversity.
The new man at the head of British Vogue brings a commitment to diversity and a reputation for fearlessness to a historic magazine.
Brianna is one of the social media stars who have been breaking barriers and encouraging others to honor their unique features.