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 the designer, plus-size model and bomb survivor who are hoping to change the face of fashion forever.
Just ask Mimi Mbah. A few of her Intagram snaps were recently shared by Twitter page @_AFRICANS_. “No thanks I wouldn’t trade my skin colour for the world,” she fired back to a social media round of applause.
A photo from a project highlighting the beauty of black skin is rubbing some people the wrong way on social media. The image in question from One, a series by Isaac West featuring stunning models in colorful underwear set behind brightly colored backdrops, places the most light-skinned woman front and center. In response, West, a student and fashion designer in Minnesota, says to Yahoo Beauty that “as black people, we have something very unique about us — our skin tone.
As if we needed a reminder of the power of social media, a school in Australia has done a u-turn after asking twins girls of South Sudanese descent to remove their hair braids because they did not represent the school. The story first broke last week when 16-year-old Grace and Tahbisa were pulled from their class at Bentleigh Secondary school, Melbourne and asked to remove their braids.
Musician Jaimie Wilson, who was born a woman but has now transitioned to a man, has been sharing beautiful before and after images of himself on Instagram in a bid to show that not all trans people exhibit signs of identifying with the opposite gender before they transition.
Model Liza Golden-Bhojwani shared her dramatic weight gain on Instagram after practically starving herself on 500 calories a day.
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.
Victoria Beckham may be renowned for high-end clothing that caters for only one size (thin) but the former Spice Girl is broadening her horizons with a new range for American retailer Target. An inside source has revealed that this is a smart business move for Victoria as her designer line only goes up to a size 14.
Rather than just complaining about the lack of diversity, Canadian photographer Julia Busato decided to do something. In an incredibly powerful photo series, she captured a variety of women posing naked with a mannequin.
The We Are Curves campaign features model Iskra Lawrence, size 14 as well as Marquita Pring, size 18 and Denise Bidot, also a size 18 promoting the brand’s denim collection. Taking to Simply Be’s various social media channels many fans called the company out for only offering a certain representation of plus-size women.
Yup, it turns out we all have one, took #stormstella to find mine so #thankyoustella, for helping me find my TRUE thigh gap, without an hour of posing and arching and without crying and starving for carbs due to lack of them. Yup, turns out we all have one, took #stormstella to find mine so #thankyoustella, for helping me find my TRUE thigh gap, without an hour of posing and arching and without crying and starving for carbs due to lack of them.
More often than not best friends share a lot. Same silly sense of humour, same penchant for Prosecco, same guilty addiction to trash TV. Standard. But, besties don’t necessarily have the same body shapes.
When Gisele Fetterman noticed her five-year-old daughter didn’t have any dolls that represented many of her Muslim friends, she decided to do something about it. Gisele had her lightbulb moment for the Barbie-sized hijabs shortly after her daughter started wearing glasses and wanted to get matching spectacles for some of her dolls.
For their latest in-store campaign, Livi Rae put up a window display depicting a diverse range of real women modelling in their underwear. The adverts including several plus-size women, a model in a wheelchair and a woman with multiple sclerosis, not to mention featuring real women spanning all ages and races. Because apparently the brand was asked to take down the display because it was considered by some to be in ‘poor taste’.
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.
Wednesday is International Women’s Day so Yahoo Style is highlighting a few of the powerful women who are living by the year’s IWD theme, #BeBoldForChange, which calls on women to help forge a more gender-inclusive world. Just a few weeks ago, Brooklyn-born Nelini Stamp, 29, an Occupy Wall Street alum and national membership director for the progressive Working Families Party, and Elizabeth Zeldin, 37, a mom of two and nonprofit housing worker with little activist background, didn’t know each other.
The ageing process is a scary thing for most of us. Any sign of a wrinkle or line will swiftly be followed with incessant Googling of the latest beauty treatments designed to act as the elixir of youth.
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.
Campaigns featuring models representing a broad range of body shapes have been going down a storm with a public craving more inclusive style advertising. There’s just one problem, however, because instead of using a range of models of varying body shapes to urge women to love their bodies, Zara used only their usual super slim models in the images for the campaign. Broadcaster Muireann O’Connell spotted the campaign in Zara’s Dublin store and took to social media to express her feelings about it.