"There is no such thing as a ‘wrong’ body. What’s wrong is the way you see it, the beliefs you impose on it, the labels you attach to it.
For any little girls who dream of being plucked from their normal, ordinary lives and catapulted into the ritzy world of fashion, Megan Williams is about to become your new lifespo. A 14-year-old Megan was minding her own business in McDonalds in her home town in Surrey when she was spotted by a model scout and told to get herself to an agency. Fast forward eight years and with seven campaigns for Guess under her belt, catwalks for designer giant’s Ralph Lauren, not to mention gracing the pages of glossies Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire and the swimwear edition of Sports Illustrated, the 5 foot 9.5” beauty is fast becoming fashion’s new sweetheart.
The size positive movement has been busy building a ‘fashion for every body’ campaign for quite some time, but things really seem to have gathered pace on the lead up to LFW. Ahead of London Fashion Week’s start later this afternoon, seven diverse models including plus size model, Iskra Lawrence, and disabled model, Kelly Knox, gathered to protest against the event’s obsession with size zero and calling for models of more shapes, races and sizes to be included in its runway shows. Ranging in size from a size 10 up to size 22, the women holding placards asking for #FashionForEveryBody congregated outside LFW’s, Brewer Street site.
Last year, Jessie Bloemendaal, 20, was just a normal teenager hanging out with her friends and posting selfies online, but fast forward a year and she’s walking the runway for some of the world’s biggest designers and being hailed as one of the breakout stars of NYFW. According to Vogue, it’s Instagram that Jessie can thank for her overnight success after winning a modelling competition with Micha Models run on the social networking site last year. The 20-year-old made her debut modelling haute couture for Valentino’s Spring 2016 collection, going on to walk for Maison Margiela, Iris van Herpen, and Fendi.
Ashley Graham has found her modelling partner in crime. A day after walking alongside up and comer Jordyn Woods - a close friend of Kylie Jenner - at the show for Christian Siriano’s first plus-size collection, the pair were on set in Montreal together to shoot a new campaign for plus-size retailer, Addition Elle. Graham posted a sneak preview of the shoot for the brand’s Nola activewear range to her Snapchat, and both models look sizzling in the shots of them in patterned leggings and crop tops with their hair loose around their shoulders.
Remember the super hot maths teacher who almost broke the internet after his students shared his pictures online? ICYMI Pietro Boselli from Negrar, Italy caused his giddy pupils to majorly up their study game when he started teaching maths at the University College London. Because now the mathematician, who has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, has decided to temporarily step away from the white board to focus on his modelling career instead.
With the likes of Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne dominating not only the beauty and fashion industry, but winning over the public with their social media networks (a combined 41 million followers on their Instagram’s), modelling has become less about the look and more about the online persona. Reflecting upon the concept of modelling becoming more dominated by social media influence, I decided to contact my friend Charlotte Gergahty. Lottie is essentially a super-model, she has appeared in campaigns for Jerome Russell and Ann Taylor, as well as being the face of numerous clotting companies and appearing in music videos worldwide.
A stunning model who has undergone three open heart surgeries has bared her dramatic chest in an inspirational photoshoot. Teenager Jeannie Hargave posed for her latest set of pics, showing that the jagged line down the centre of her chest as a result of the operations in no way makes someone any less beautiful. The 19-year-old was born with bicuspid aortic valve - a deformed valve and went into cardiac arrest after she was born. Her impressive resume includes L'Oreal Professionals, as well as Hot Pursuit and new movie Showing Roots.