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.
Just recently, we’ve had Lauren Hutton appearing on the catwalk and 88-year-old Baddie Winkle become the face of Missguided. Before that was Joan Didion for Céline, Jessica Lange as the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty and Joni Mitchell’s Saint Laurent campaign.
When Kendal Divarco won a school modelling competition earlier this year, she was flown out to the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas to take part in a glamorous photoshoot.
It’s another win for diversity as Victoria’s Secret PINK label has just announced it’s first black spokesmodel. Zuri’s appointment marks what is hoped to be another stride forward in the quest for big brands to feature models of different races.
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.
The statistics collected by Fashion Spot which surveyed 236 fashion print campaigns for Spring 2016, it found that only 1.4 per cent of models were a size 12. To break this down, that means that of the 422 models pictured, just six of them were a size 12.
Sports Illustrated’s oldest ever cover girl, Nicola Griffin is back with another stunning underwear shoot. The 56-year-old, who hails from Nottingham, poses in a series of shots for the magazine in lace and satin lingerie. In an interview with Perelandra Beedles to accompany the shoot she spoke about finding the confidence to model in her 50s.
The supermodel is ending her contract with Storm Models after nearly three decades with the agency. Moss undertook her first photo shoot with the agency in 1988, shortly after being signed, and has gone on to walk the catwalks and go behind the lens of a who’s-who of the fashion industry. Moss strikes a pose for Burberry in 2003.
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.
When make up brand MAC shared a backstage close up of stunning Ugandan fashion model, Aamito Lagum’s lips at NYFW, they were trying to highlight their new shade of deep purple lipstick, ‘Royal Romance’, but instead the image attracted a slew of unacceptable racist comments attacking the model’s appearance and ethnicity. Taking to Instagram Aamito posted her own subtle yet powerful response “My lips giving you sleepless nights.
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.
The 25-year-old joins the army of celebs happy to whip off their clothes for controversial fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Not one to shy away from showing off her body (who could forget the Donna Karen dress she wore to the Academy Awards after party that was basically a sheer bodysuit with some jersey panels), Rita’s latest photo shoot is still shocking.