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.
Valentina Sampaio recently made history as the first transgender model to cover Vogue Paris for the magazine’s March issue. But she's not the first transgender model to grace the cover of a magazine.
Kelsey and Camille Grammer’s daughter, Mason, is yet another celeb kid who has gotten the attention of the fashion world. On Thursday, the 15-year-old made an appearance on designer Malan Breton’s runway, rocking a floral printed dress and a vampy lip, serving ladylike spookiness.
Gigi Hadid, 21, is often defending herself against racial and cultural insensitivity. It’s not the first time Gigi Hadid has been accused of cultural insensitivity, but it’s the latest — and this time, she’s being accused of outright racism. The model appeared in a video posted to sister Bella’s Twitter account on Monday … and quickly deleted after public outcry, according to the Daily Mail.
Hot mama! Chrissy Teigen is back for the 2017 swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated after taking a brief hiatus. “It’s been awhile since I’ve done anything swimsuit,” Teigen said in a behind-the-scenes video of her photo shoot.
Supermodel Iskra Lawrence wants you to know that you are beautiful, and so are your fat rolls. The only reason we believe that they aren’t, said the supermodel, is because we don’t see them in the media unless someone’s being ridiculed over their weight.
Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele exits the Vera Wang show in on September 15, 2015, in New York City. Hanne Gaby Odiele is intersex, the model revealed in an inspiring interview with USA Today published Monday. Intersex people are born with “sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads, and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical” ideas of male or female bodies, according to the United Nations.
A woman from Aarhus, Denmark, who was once classified as “morbidly obese” after tipping the scales at 268 pounds, now works as a physical trainer and sportswear model after dropping more than half of the weight in a period of four years. Mathilde Broberg, 22, lost the excess pounds partially by cutting out junk food, exercising avidly and following the “teaspoon diet,” where she measured out her food and ate with a teaspoon to ensure that the portion sizes weren’t larger than the size of a flat-out hand.
The British Fashion Council bestowed the coveted Model of the Year Award to Gigi Hadid on Sunday in London. Fashion legend Donatella Versace presented it to her.
Ever wonder where one of our favorite Victoria’s Secret Angels, Alessandra Ambrosio’s favorite place to go is or her guilty pleasure? Or what about her go-to workout that got her in killer shape for this year’s VS show? Check out her answers to these questions in this edition of #TheHotSeat.
We all have a bit of a soft spot for model, Chrissy Teigen. Not only is the 31-year-old mother of one refreshingly honest (and hilarious) on all topics from motherhood to body image. She also pretty much slays it in the wardrobe department and doesn't care if she breaks the rules (and the internet) in some jaw-dropping racy numbers. If you thought her ‘hooha’ showing dress at the American Music Awards was daring enough.
An iPhone app that alters a young child model’s appearance to make her “prettier” without the “need to go for any plastic surgery” is being slammed by child protection groups as disturbing. “Would you wonder if you also look prettier or more handsome when you have a slimmer face and bigger eyes?” The app questions, above a before and after photo of a young blonde model.
Jazz Egger is an London-based Austrian model who has already worked with brands like Moschino and walked in London Fashion Week. The model is pulling back the veil on her “glamorous” lifestyle and showing followers what actually happens behind the scenes by editing her captions, and adding the hashtag #thruthbehindthisshot. In her edited captions, she shares the struggles she’s faced as a model like when she was told to lose weight despite already being underweight.
Destry Allyn is tall and slim, with long, flowing locks, and a complete natural in front of the camera —but really, what else would you expect from Steven Spielberg’s daughter? The 19-year-old just landed a modelling contract with DT Model Management and joins the likes of other genetically-blessed celebrity spawn at the agency, like Kaia Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s daughter) Dylan Penn (Sean Penn’s daughter) and Ireland Baldwin (Alex Baldwin’s daughter). She kind of favors Gisele, don’t you think? Model or not, as her Instagram account shows, Destry is keeping it real.
Designer Marc Jacobs has a reputation for kick-starting the careers of young models, and if his spring 2017 Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign is any indicator, Kaia Gerber is about to become the next big thing. In just-released images teasing the designer’s new campaign, the doe-eyed brunette wears bold makeup looks from Jacobs’s line and an even bigger, bolder, crimped-to-the-max coif. “My first thought was that she was beautiful and would make a great subject,” Jacobs said to Vogue.