Jennie Runk, a plus-size model, is breaking down barriers in the fashion industry. Last night marked the premiere of the new EPIX documentary Straight/Curve, a film looking into the influencers working hard to redefine modern beauty standards and promote body diversity.
We caught up with Olivia Culpo this week to discuss everything from her go-to travel outfit to her current Le Tote collaboration.
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.
Rachel Rickert claims she was fired for getting her period while on the job — and now she’s filed a federal discrimination lawsuit. Rachel Rickert, 27, says she was fired by Hyundai from representing them at the New York International Auto Show simply because she got her period while on the job — and now she has filed a federal discrimination complaint.
She joined Ashley Graham and Teyana Taylor in a photo shoot featuring the iconic red swimsuit from “Baywatch,” now made by Swimsuits For All.
Kate Upton has been on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue three times. But she still has her off days, she's the first to admit.
Kenzie Brenna, a.k.a omgkenzieee on Instagram, is all about self-love and body positivity. ANNNNND basically anything you aren’t, they remodel,” Brenna captioned next to the side-by-side comparison photo — the left side unedited, the right side flawlessly digitally altered. “Seven in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships,” Brenna added.
David Byers, a fitness model, was arrested on suspicion of robbery. But his modeling photos are grabbing all of the attention.
Playboy model Jaylene Cook has come under fire for sharing an image to Instagram of her posing naked on a sacred Maori mountain.
Step aside, Gigi and Bella Hadid — there’s a new girl the modeling world is after: 8-year-old Nariyana, an albino beauty from Yakutia in Siberia.
Model Liza Golden-Bhojwani shared her dramatic weight gain on Instagram after practically starving herself on 500 calories a day.
Megan Crabbe, 24, wants to uncover the dramatic difference between a “polished and unpolished” photoshoot. The kicker? Her side-by-side snapshots are both stunning in their own respect.
There’s a widespread perception that models have naturally flawless skin, but one model is on a mission to debunk that image of perfection by embracing her skin, acne and all — and she’s encouraging others who struggle with skin blemishes to do the same. When Starlie Smith, or “Queen Starlie” as her Instagram fans know her, strutted the catwalk at the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week last month, it wasn’t her perfectly-coiffed raven tresses that had the Internet talking. “Here’s some acne positivity,” one person commented in a Reddit thread, alongside a runway photo of Starlie where she displays less than flawless skin.
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 .
Online shopping destination Net-a-Porter is in hot water after the site accidentally uploaded an image featuring editing instructions: “Please slim.”
Shot by photographer, Harry Were, the beautiful images feature 57-year-old model, Mercy Brewer, as the star of the labels autum/winter 2017 campaign. “Perceptions of beauty have and always will change, therefore I think we can conclude its standard is not set in stone, and new beauty is always waiting to be discovered,” she said of the campaign. “I believe we are in a moment in time where older women’s beauty has been a startling revelation.
Mia Kang eats. “I’m a size 4-6, I’m sane and healthy, and I have self-confidence for the first time in my life,” the model tells Yahoo Style. When I was 13, I cut my weight in half — I stopped eating,” she tells Yahoo Style.
There’s been much buzz about the upcoming Middle Eastern edition of Vogue magazine, conceived in part as a response to “the region’s luxury-retail sector,” which “has been booming for a few decades,” according to New York Magazine’s The Cut. First, it was announced that Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz had been named editor in chief of Vogue Arabia. Now the face that’s been chosen to launch the publication’s premiere issue has been revealed — although the selection shouldn’t be too surprising.
As the fashion industry celebrates Muslim models on magazine covers and the inclusion of a hijab-only runway show, one model is speaking out on what it means to model while Muslim. In an op-ed for the New Times, Muslim model Andleeb Zaidi writes about her extended family’s journey to come to terms with her chosen career. While Zaidi’s family may have grown to accept her decision to model, she explained, the rest of the world seems to have a lot more work in store.
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).
In a much-needed step forward for diversity in fashion, IMG has signed hijab-wearing model Halima Aden. The Minnesota teen made her Fashion Week debut, walking in Yeezy Season 5 and is slated to appear in the next CR Fashion Book. According to Business of Fashion, Aden is Somali-American and has lived in the U.S. since she was 7, when her family relocated from a refugee camp in Kenya.