• David Gandy wants the legal age for unchaperoned models to be 21: "I think we go into this industry too young"
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    David Gandy wants the legal age for unchaperoned models to be 21: "I think we go into this industry too young"

    Currently, models aged 16 can go to jobs without being accompanied by an adult

  • Model Iskra Lawrence is here to turn body-shaming into a positive
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    Model Iskra Lawrence is here to turn body-shaming into a positive

    The body positive advocate and model is on a mission to change the way we think about our bodies.

  • The Queen will be dressed in latex if designer Atsuko Kudo has her way
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    The Queen will be dressed in latex if designer Atsuko Kudo has her way

    If you’re in the market for a slinky latex dress, there’s only one name to know: Atsuko Kudo.The Japanese-born designer has created ‘second skin’ dresses for a whole host of celebrity names from Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid to Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.Quite a portfolio.Her celebrity commissions are still coming in thick and fast. She’s the name behind *that* shiny red dress Lady Gaga wore to meet the Queen in 2009 (“my special dress,” the designer tells Yahoo Style UK) and worked alongside former Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci on Beyonce’s nude gown worn to the 2016 Met Gala.Beginning her passion in Tokyo in the 90s, Kudo “fell in love with the look and feel of latex,” first worked with the difficult fabric in a fetish shop.Aiming to change the fabric’s connotation from ‘sex’ to ‘power’, the designer believes latex shows the female shape the best.“When I wear it, I feel like a super woman. We want all women who wear Atsuko Kudo to feel beautiful, feminine and strong.”Kudo’s designs might look like they’re hellish to wear, but Beyonce’s stylist Ty Hunter told Extra her latex number was probably “the quickest dress to get in” and “most comfortable” of all her Met Gala looks.However, Kudo admits “it is very difficult to work with as it is unlike other fabrics.”She’s so talented that she can create the unforgiving looks from just a bunch of numbers. When working with celebrities, “sometimes we see them in person, sometimes we only work from measurements.  Ideally I prefer to meet in person to get the perfect fit but it’s not always possible.”Although latex is still yet to be a wardrobe staple for the average woman, the fact that royalty has seen (and appreciated) her designs is enough for Kudo.“The moment we saw the Queen smiling in the same picture with Lady Gaga wearing our dress, I knew latex had been accepted and that it marked a new step,” she added.However, Kudo is aiming even higher, wanting to dress the Queen herself in a latex skirt suit. “She is a true icon of the establishment. So maybe it would be a bit subversive. She often wears very bright and strong colours already so I don’t think it’s a massive step for her!”A simple midi dress by Atsuko Kudo will currently set you back £300 (although more expensive bespoke versions are available) with most of her customers being of the less famous kind.“Our latex designs are for all sizes, shapes and ages of women – not for just celebs and models,” commented the designer. “If the cut is done correctly, it will give magic to everyone no matter who they are or what their shape is – we will make the most of whatever you have. We are working hard everyday to achieve that.”Her tips for sliding into one of her latex creations? “We recommend you moisten yourself with special latex lube to slip on the skintight garments. Latex is stronger than you think but it’s not good with sharp things so watch your nails!”Take a look at some of the famous faces who can’t get enough of Atsuko Kudo and her latex wizardry.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:Acquaint yourself with the latex labels sold on ASOSThe best dressed celebrity women of 2017Beyonce shows off curves and curls in red hot outfit

  • Steal Her Job with Madame Tussauds studio artist Olivia Steen
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    Steal Her Job with Madame Tussauds studio artist Olivia Steen

    Steal Her Job is our brand new video series where we interview some of the coolest women in the country about the highs and lows of their careers as well as finding out how you can follow in their footsteps. In the fifth episode, we chat to one of Madame Tussauds' studio artists, Olivia Steen, to find out just how hard it is to make and break those celebrity waxworks. She gives us the lowdown on the early starts, attention to detail and gory experiences that come with working at one of London's top tourist attractions. 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: Steal Her Job with Fashion Foie Gras blogger Emily Johnston Steal Her Job with fashion show producer Sara Blonstein Steal Her Job with former racing driver Susie Wolff

  • Steal Her Job with former racing driver Susie Wolff
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    Steal Her Job with former racing driver Susie Wolff

    Steal Her Job is our brand new video series where we interview some of the coolest women in the country about the highs and lows of their careers as well as finding out how you can follow in their footsteps. In the fourth episode, we chat to former Formula 1 driver, Susie Wolff, about what it's really like to work in the male-dominated world of motor sport. She made history by becoming the first woman to race in a Grand Prix in 22 years and now works to get more girls into racing. 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: Steal Her Job with Fashion Foie Gras blogger Emily Johnston Steal Her Job with fashion show producer Sara Blonstein Steal Her Job with Benefit's head make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon

  • From Kate Moss to Kendall Jenner, Mario Testino talks influences and women in towels
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    From Kate Moss to Kendall Jenner, Mario Testino talks influences and women in towels

    The fashion industry legend reveals his proudest achievements.

  • Steal Her Job with Fashion Foie Gras blogger Emily Johnston
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    Steal Her Job with Fashion Foie Gras blogger Emily Johnston

    Steal Her Job is our brand new video series where we interview some of the coolest women in the country about the highs and lows of their careers as well as finding out how you can follow in their footsteps. The third episode stars the woman behind mega successful lifestyle blog Fashion Foie Gras, Emily Johnston. She reveals the highs and lows of being a blogger in the modern world including what they can earn, the work it takes and the downside of travelling the world 24/7. 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: Steal Her Job with Benefit's head make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon Steal Her Job with fashion show producer Sara Blonstein Footwear designer Sophia Webster talks her blossoming fashion career

  • Footwear designer Sophia Webster talks her blossoming fashion career
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    Footwear designer Sophia Webster talks her blossoming fashion career

    Dreamy designer Sophia Webster lets us into her equally stylish studio to talk all things London Fashion Week as well as giving us a sneak peek into her SS18 collection.

  • Steal Her Job with fashion show producer Sara Blonstein
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    Steal Her Job with fashion show producer Sara Blonstein

    Steal Her Job is our brand new video series where we interview some of the coolest women in the country about the highs and lows of their careers as well as finding out how you can follow in their footsteps. The second episode stars the head of Blonstein Productions, Sara Blonstein. She gives us all the inside info on what it takes to turn a derelict space into a London Fashion Week show space along with how the fashion industry needs to change to support its young talent. 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: Every famous face on the London Fashion Week SS18 front row Anya Hindmarch's best London Fashion Week sets The best backstage moments from Fashion Week SS18

  • Design duo Ralph & Russo just made couture accessible
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    Design duo Ralph & Russo just made couture accessible

    The couture duo impressed with their first ready-to-wear offering.

  • Lady Gaga's former stylist Nicola Formichetti talks Nicopanda's London move
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    Lady Gaga's former stylist Nicola Formichetti talks Nicopanda's London move

    The stylist-turned-designer on his city switch-up, his exciting new partnership and Nicopanda's ultimate goal.

  • Steal Her Job with Benefit's head make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon
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    Steal Her Job with Benefit's head make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon

    Steal Her Job is our brand new video series where we interview some of the coolest women in the country about the highs and lows of their careers as well as finding out how you can follow in their footsteps. First up is Benefit's head make-up artist and brow expert, Lisa Potter-Dixon. She gives us the lowdown on what make-up artists really earn, just how manic London Fashion Week is and what it really takes to beat the stiff competition in the beauty industry. 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: Dr Pimple Popper talks spot popping, viral fame and the pressures of YouTube Marguerite is the women-only club breaking barriers in the art world Meet Rain Dove: the firefighter turned model who embraces being genderless

  • Dr Pimple Popper talks spot popping, viral fame and the pressures of YouTube
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    Dr Pimple Popper talks spot popping, viral fame and the pressures of YouTube

    Sandra Lee is almost certainly your guilty pleasure.

  • A bedazzled Mcdonald's burger box now exists thanks to designer Julien Macdonald
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    A bedazzled Mcdonald's burger box now exists thanks to designer Julien Macdonald

    Julien Macdonald has teamed up with McDonald's. Yes, you read that right.

  • Matthew Williamson is no fashion snob: The designer talks affordable style and the death of trends
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    Matthew Williamson is no fashion snob: The designer talks affordable style and the death of trends

    British fashion designer Matthew Williamson talks prints, empowering women through style and what's next for him.

  • Marguerite is the women-only club breaking barriers in the art world
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    Marguerite is the women-only club breaking barriers in the art world

    We caught up with founder Joanna Payne to find out why you should join.

  • Meet Rain Dove: The firefighter turned model who embraces being genderless
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    Meet Rain Dove: The firefighter turned model who embraces being genderless

    The no-nonsense 27-year-old is mistaken for being transgender on a regular basis.

  • Rosie Fortescue gives the lowdown on her latest jewellery collection
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    Rosie Fortescue gives the lowdown on her latest jewellery collection

    The Made in Chelsea star has just launched her third range.

  • Teen-of-the-moment Maddie Ziegler talks coping with fame, dancing for Sia and being mates with Millie Bobby Brown
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    Teen-of-the-moment Maddie Ziegler talks coping with fame, dancing for Sia and being mates with Millie Bobby Brown

    For Maddie Ziegler is the hauntingly brilliant young dancer who first drew our attention in the creepy yet captivating video for Sia’s Chandelier. Reaching well over a million views within the first 24 hours of its release, the video, which saw Maddie don a now iconic nude leotard and Girl Interrupted-esque wig, instantly catapulted the former star of reality TV show ‘Dance Moms’ to superstardom, and since then her fame has continued to rise. Not only has she appeared as the public face of reclusive singer-songwriter Sia in four more of her videos, she’s featured as a judge on the 2016 season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, released a memoir The Maddie Diaries and appeared as the voice of Camille in the DVD release of the Ballerina. Little wonder, therefore, that Maddie is currently one of the most famous teenagers on the planet.

  • "Style is a confidence tool": Katie Piper talks fashion, finding a work/life balance and faking it 'til she makes it
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    "Style is a confidence tool": Katie Piper talks fashion, finding a work/life balance and faking it 'til she makes it

    As she releases her new clothing range, acid attack survivor Katie Piper reveals how she used fashion to help rebuild her confidence and why she's encouraging other women to do the same.

  • Meet Rasario: The glamorous Russian brand loved by Katy Perry and more
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    Meet Rasario: The glamorous Russian brand loved by Katy Perry and more

    Designer Rasida Lakoba refuses to let femininity die.

  • Next gen supermodel Jourdan Dunn lets loose on diversity, fear and her new Missguided collection
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    Next gen supermodel Jourdan Dunn lets loose on diversity, fear and her new Missguided collection

    Jourdan Dunn has earned a lot of firsts. In 2008, she became the first black model to walk for Prada in over a decade. She was also the first solo black face to land the cover of British Vogue in 12 years. And if that wasn’t enough, the modern day supermodel was the first black British name to make Forbes’ highest earning models list.

  • Caroline Cossey, the world's first transgender model, talks Playboy, Bond and battling for rights
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    Caroline Cossey, the world's first transgender model, talks Playboy, Bond and battling for rights

    Known as one of the world’s first transgender models, Caroline Cossey has paved the way for the trans community. After travelling the world as a showgirl, Caroline embarked on a successful career as a model appearing in major fashion and pin-up magazines. In 1974, Caroline went through her final gender reassignment surgery.

  • "I'm a total feminist": 'Girls' star Allison Williams talks misogyny, self-acceptance and the gender pay gap
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    "I'm a total feminist": 'Girls' star Allison Williams talks misogyny, self-acceptance and the gender pay gap

    Vibrant, articulate and incredibly intelligent, Allison Williams doesn’t disappoint. The 28-year-old actress, who rose to fame portraying Marnie Michaels in Lena Dunham’s witty comedy series ‘Girls’, is Yale-educated and the daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams and TV producer Jane Stoddard. Allison’s close to her family, happily married to internet entrepreneur Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of comedy website/brand CollegeHumor, and a self-confessed ‘dogmother’ that clearly dotes on her pooch, Moxie.