Kim Kardashian Explains 'Placenta Accreta' In September 2015 C Magazine Interview

Deep into her second pregnancy and anticipated birth of her first son, Kim Kardashian tells C Magazine’s Amanda de Cadenet why she rarely smiles and gives her fans an education on a female medical condition at the same time. Kardashian is lensed for the 10th anniversary September 2015 issue by Kesler Tran.

During her 2013 pregnancy with daughter North, Kardashian was the subject of incredibly rude weight shaming.

It was the worst! I couldn’t help it, and everyone would say, “She can’t stop eating.” I delivered at 180, and they were like, “She’s 210 pounds. She’s getting dumped because she’s too fat” and all these ridiculous stories. It really took a toll after the fact, when I was losing weight. I gained 50 pounds, and it’s tough to get it off. I was dedicated, but also, it changed the way I viewed wanting my picture taken. Before I was always smiling, and so into being out and about. After I had the baby, I was like,these are the same people that made fun of me, and posted the stories that were so awful, calling me fat for something I couldn’t control. I don’t want to smile for them. I don’t want to be out. Even if I was more confident, I just didn’t feel like being that girl who was going to be smiling for every photo. It changed my mood; it changed who I was; it changed my personality a lot.

In reality, Kim suffered from a medical condition called ‘placenta accreta’. “There were a couple of little operations to fix all that, so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again. It was a long road. I would go to the doctor in Beverly Hills every day at five in the morning to get tested to see if I was ovulating. I was trying everything: I did acupuncture and got a nutritionist to eat healthier, thinking that was an issue.”

Anticipating that she may have the condition again, Kim’s doctors are discussing the possibility of removing her uterus this time, a possibility that will be discussed after her late year delivery.

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Kerry Washington On Pilates & Her Life Balancing Act For Self September 2015

‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington lands the September 2015 cover story from Self Magazine. Posing for Bjarne Jonasson, the actress who had her baby girl Isabelle 17 months ago, invites interviewer Molly Knight to join her in a pilates class on the set of ‘Scandal’.

“We are on the Scandal set in Hollywood, standing in a dressing room that has been converted into a small gym for the actress. The space houses a pilates machine, blocks, resistance bands and a smattering of free weights. Washington’s trainer, Julie Turner, arrives, and they begin a quick exchange about the day’s workout; their shorthand has been honed by two to six pilates sessions a week for the past five years.”

Kerry explains in ‘The Secret to Kerry Washington’s Balancing Act’ why she loves pilates, saying that unlike many forms of exercise, pilates allows her to be her true self. ” I cry, I laugh. I get to go: Where is my body today? What do I need today? How can I take care of myself and push myself past my comfort zone? How can I be both loving and challenging?”

Committed to a lifetime of exercise, Washington explains what every smart, aging woman knows: “I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to,” she says. “It’s important to have rest days. But in the long run, if I don’t work out for, like, three days, I feel worse, not better.”

Sharon Stone Showcases Her 'Flapjack Ass' In Mark Abrahams Images For Harper's Bazaar US September 2015

You know that a mother loves her daughter when she drops everything and flies across the country in her gardening shorts to be at your bedside. Harper’s Bazaar September issue writes that actor Sharon Stone has only begun recently to talk about her 2001 brain aneurysm. (Stone was unusually candid in her December 2014 interview in the Hollywood Reporter. )

Stone left the hospital stuttering, limping and unable to read after doctors repaired the artery with 22 platinum coils in her brain. Her marriage to journalist Phil Bronstein collapsed and Stone lost custody of their adopted son Roan. It was at this moment that Stone became a true grit woman.

“I thought, ‘You know what? I got thrown off the bullet train, and now I’m going to have to crawl up a hill of broken glass, get back on the train that’s going a million miles an hour, and work my way from the cattle car up. That’s just the way it is, so I’d better get humble and shut the fuck up and do the job. Because if I can’t do this job, I’m certainly not going to be able to do anything else.’ “

The pendulum appears to be swinging back for Stone, who will star in and executive-produce a new series on TNT called ‘Agent X’. The sexy blonde who definitely has her moxie back plays the vice president of the United States.

Truthfully, every paragraph of this substantative interview with Christopher Bagley is worth the read. Copyright laws say we can’t just reprint it without permission, so drop over to Harper’s. We leave you with a precious Sharon Stone quote, hard to believe in these gorgeous images by Mark Abrahams, styled by Samantha Trainia.

Well aware that perfection is an illusion at any age, Stone declares that today’s nude shoot is actually easier for her to face than the Playboy series. “I’m aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks,” she jokes. “But I’m not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point you start asking yourself, ‘What really is sexy?’ It’s not just the elevation of your boobs. It’s being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that’s with you. If I believed that sexy was trying to be who I was when I did Basic Instinct, then we’d all be having a hard day today.”


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Thylane Blondeau Is Back, Lensed By Eric Guillemain For Teen Vogue

This elegant breakfast tray belongs to model Thylane Blondeau’s Instagram page.  Now 15 , Thylane — who has been hailed as the next Kate Moss — is lensed briefly by Eric Guillemain for Teen Vogue. I can’t count how many young girls have been called the ‘next Kate Moss’ this year. The phrase sells magazines — which is no denial of Blondeau’s poise and beauty.

It’s four years ago since Thylane stirred major controversy, appearing in a ‘shocking’ editorial lensed by Tom Ford for then editor-in-chief’s Carine Roitfeld’s Vogue Paris. A front page Google search of Blondeau still finds that controversy on Google results page 1.

Many industry insiders reported that the Tom Ford editorial led to the firing of Carine Roitfeld, an AOC favorite. (Vogue Paris is a shadow of its former self under the conservative, rocker-chic-loving, singular vision Emmanuelle Alt.)

Thylane’s images for Teen Vogue strike a beautiful balance of age and sophistication, and there is no doubt that she has a fashion model future. More thoughts on teen models after Thylane’s pics.

The Sweet Young Things Are Back In Action

Writing for the Financial Review, New York Times editor Vanessa Friedman shares her thoughts in Young models back on parade and in the lens again.

In spite of all the protestations from the fashion world about responsibility, the latest crop of hot new models are baby faces.

Sophia Mechetner, 14, on the runway for Dior. A season after the more mature figure was widely celebrated in ad campaigns, the fashion pendulum has, it seems, swung dramatically back towards youth. NYT“It’s not a fairy tale; it’s a cliche,” says Sara Ziff, founder of the Model Alliance,

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