Rhiannon Abrahams appears to be reveling in the joys of pregnancy — the healthy glow, the shiny, bonding with her unborn child. For Abrahams, things aren’t what they seem. Pregnancy is nothing short of an ordeal for many women.
Get ready to have your perceptions about aging and being a grandparent upended. Zaklina, an insanely stylish 47-year-old grandmother, has become an Instagram sensation.
Originally from Serbia, the fashion blogger has a 28-year-old daughter and two grandchildren. Using the hashtag #grandmotherthatlovesfashion, Zaklina has a wardrobe that could rival any model’s. In fact, she looks like a walking Dolce & Gabbana advert.
One New York City restaurant is intent on capturing just that — and the results are hysterical. Le Turtle, a Lower East Side French eatery, is currently showcasing an Instagram series — dubbed #MirrorMonday — in which they upload videos of unsuspecting passersby who take advantage of the restaurant’s two-way mirror for selfies.
Aliss Bonython often posts about her struggle to accept her body on her Instagram channel. With swimsuit season shortly approaching, Aliss Bonython is already feeling the pain of shopping as a plus size woman. The popular vlogger, who uses her platform to promote body positivity and embracing all shapes and sizes, recently posted a mirror selfie to Instagram to show the challenges curvy women face when trying to find well-fitting bikinis.
Upon first glance, you wouldn’t guess the young mom harboured insecurities about her body — she frequently shares postpartum photos on Instagram that highlight her curvy physique. “The shock of realizing what the majority of women look like after a baby hit me hard,” she wrote in a recent Instagram post. You’ll only snap back to rock hard abs if you live in the gym while you’re pregnant (which isn’t possible for most) but Instagram likes us to believe otherwise! The second picture is at around 5 months taking my baby swimming for the first time and loving my body for everything it has done for me.
Most women hide their imperfections from the glaring eyes of social media — and it isn’t hard to understand why. But general censorship of the online self has aided unrealistic body standards — giving women even more to feel insure about.
Perth, Australia-based models Kate Wasley, 22, and Georgia Gibbs, 21, are best friends on a body-confidence mission. Georgia Gibbs, left, and Kate Wasley are best friends, models, and founders of the body-positive Instagram Any Body.
Ashley Soto was 12 years old when she was diagnosed with vitiligo, a disease that causes the skin to lose pigment. “I was so shocked that someone said that to me that I cried and cried, I didn’t want to have the condition any more,” Soto told The Daily Mail. Setting up little challenges for herself, in order to get more comfortable with the condition, Soto discovered the unique beauty of vitiligo.
Caitin Stickles, 29, was born with a rare disorder called Schmid–Fraccaro Syndrome, or Cat Eye Syndrome, which can cause facial disfiguration and an absence of pigment in the eyes, giving them a “cat-like” appearance. While Stickels may not adhere to the fashion industry’s conventional idea of beauty, she’s currently featured in a stunning editorial for V magazine, after being discovered on Instagram. “@Regrann from @nick_knight – The absolutely stunning @caitinkitten from the story I am releasing tomorrow in @vmagazine and on @showstudio .
Adrienne Antonson shared a sweet photo collage on International Women’s Day. Look at artist and designer Adrienne Antonson, who recently shared a moving, unvarnished photo collage on her Instagram channel. In the stunning image, the founder of Georgia-based clothing label State poses in the same style of underwear during four starkly different stages of her life — at five weeks’ pregnant, at 36 weeks’ pregnant, on her daughter Edla’s first birthday, and on Edla’s second birthday, which took place on Wednesday.
Lifestyle blogger Ruth Lee followed all the necessary steps to ensure childbirth was as gentle on her body as possible. The 25-year-old also did something many moms-to-be do these days: followed pregnant models on Instagram as they, too, share their journeys and advice. “When they photographed themselves pool-side five minutes postpartum, I thought, ‘Wow! I hope that happens to me!'” Lee admitted in an Instagram post last week.
One mom’s pregnancy announcement is going viral and it involves the cutest eviction notice ever. Atlanta parents Sharana Horton posted the picture of her 14-month-old daughter Summer Rayne in her crib on Instagram along with a notice. The note reads “Eviction Notice: Please note that your ‘only-child’ status will expire within 18 weeks.
Great news, Instagram addicts: The photo-sharing platform is good for you if you have insecurities or depression. According to new research from Drexel University, the social media site has become an outlet for people in pain looking for ways to overcome silence and express their feelings. Using pictures to explain the feelings and experiences that are often too painful or complicated to put into words, some users view Instagram as a safe medium for sharing sensitive information about themselves and reaching out for help.
Doing it for the ’gram was just taken a step — or maybe an arm, in this case — too far. A video of Viktoria Odintcova dangling off the ledge of a 73-story building in the United Arab Emirates recently went viral. Why did she do it? For a good photo (and attention, of course).
As any new mum will testify, one of the toughest parts of motherhood is trying to figure things out under the constant watchful gaze of other judgy judgy parents. Since welcoming baby Luna with her husband John Legend last April, the 31-year-old model has had to deal with being mum-shamed for literally every parenting decision she makes. Thankfully, Chrissy doesn’t let the trolling get her down and we’ve come to love her witty retorts putting the keyboard warriors well and truly back in their boxes.
(All images courtesy of Laura Gammel) Celebrity hairstylish Matt Fugate has quite the busy schedule. He’s busy glamming up the runways of New York Fashion Week and working with supermodels like Karlie Kloss. But Matt always finds time in the morning to style his wife Laura’s hair. And if that doesn’t have you squealing #relationship goals, their reason is even sweeter.
Despite being a two-time Super Bowl champion and MVP, and the first New York Giants player to be named a co-winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, Eli Manning gets his fair share of social media hate — and that includes being body-shamed. Following up on the New England Patriots Super Bowl win, popular Instagram account F**k Jerry posted a picture of Manning with the words, “still the only man to beat brady in the superbowl.” The meme, which features the 36-year-old NFL quarterback in a bathing suit on the beach, references the two Super Bowl victories Manning holds against Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Leave it to Queen Bey to lift America up when it’s feeling down. On the first day of Black History Month, Beyoncé announced to her 92 million Instagram followers that she’s pregnant — with twins! Beyonce showed us at the MTV Music Awards that her pregnancy style was going to be impeccable.
The backlash is still brewing over a photo that first daughter Ivanka Trump shared of herself and her husband, Jared Kushner, all dressed up for a black-tie event on Saturday night, a situation that has been described as having heavy “Let them eat cake” overtones. To recap: As people around the country protested President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and immediately halted the U.S. refugee program for four months — with Syrian refugees barred indefinitely — the couple posted a glamorous date-night image with Ivanka wearing a $5,000 metallic dress.
[All images: Instagram/charity.grace] Yoga is great for de-stressing while working out. But when you are a mother of two, fitting in time to stay fit and unwind can be a challenge. Not if you're Charity LeBlanc, though. The beauty and fitness blogger has perfected the art of yoga with kids, often incorporating her son Oakley, 5, and daughter Felicity, 2, into her routines.
Jeanitra Moore is a Louisville Real Estate Agent. The real estate business had been slow, Moore tells Yahoo Beauty, so she started spending more time at the gym, where her boyfriend, Kevin Johnson, is a personal trainer. “We decided since I’m at the gym everyday that I could you utilize my time better by training clients.” So Moore started chronicling her workouts — and her results — on her Instagram account.