Ashley Graham Covers ELLE US February 2019, Talking A Marriage With Endless Sex + Faith In God

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Ashley Graham Covers ELLE US February 2019, Talking A Marriage With Endless Sex + Faith In God

Ashley Graham covers the February 2019 issue of ELLE US, styled by Anna Trevelyan for images by Carin Backoff./ Hair by Ben Skervin; makeup George Sandev

Graham, now 31, has moved light years from her discovery at the Oak View Mall in her hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. In the years since, Graham is widely known as an advocate for body confidence and inclusive sizing in the fashion industry. Graham blitzed into the 2016 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue as its first curvy model. After all, men notoriously prefer women with curves, right?

In her ELLE interview with Allie Jones, Ashley Graham makes it totally clear that she’s just getting started.

She’s launched her own podcast, "Pretty Big Deal;" has begun filming the feel-good talk show "Fearless," for Ellen DeGeneres’s digital network; and has become the newly minted host as well as an executive producer of American Beauty Star, Lifetime’s reality-competition show that pits top hair and makeup artists against each other in a series of challenges, à la Project Runway. “There was only one person we wanted to host the new season of American Beauty Star, and that was Ashley Graham,” says Gena McCarthy, executive vice president and head of programming for Lifetime Unscripted and FYI. “Her charisma and confidence are unmatched, and her infectious personality is always inspiring.” Graham’s co–executive producer Ross Elliot sums it up thusly: “It’s the Oprah factor.”

Japan's It Girl Kiko Mizuhara Covers 10 Magazine's Fall/Winter 2018, Lensed By Dexter Navy

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Japan's It Girl Kiki Mizuhara Covers 10 Magazine's Fall/Winter 2018, Lensed By Dexter Navy

Anna Trevelyan styles one of Japan’s most recognizable faces Kiko Mizuhara in No. 5/6 cover girl-in-motion images lensed by Dexter Navy for 10 Magazine Fall/Winter 2018./ Hair and makeup by Rie Shirashi

In April 2018, Vogue zeroed in on Kiko with Kiko Mizuhara—Tokyo’s Biggest Model and Style Icon—On Becoming Dior’s New Girl and Bringing #MeToo to Japan. Writing what we already know, Vogue declared that Kiko has mostly flown under the radar stateside, until being tapped as the first Asian ambassador for Dior Beauty.

Born in Dallas, to an American father and a mother of Zainichi Korean descent Mizuhara lived in Texas until age 2, when she and her family relocated to Japan. Like most females, Kiko has a position on the #MeToo movement.

“I was inspired by the #MeToo movement and the Women’s March happening in the U.S., because in Asia, especially in Japan, lots of people [feel they] can’t really raise their voice,” she says. “[Now] it feels like everyone is getting inspired. I’m looking forward to the younger generation raising their voice, becoming confident, and saying what they want to say. I’d like to be the person who can help a little bit—make young girls feel proud of themselves and be able to be fearless!”

Solve Sundsbo Eyes Jorja Smith Of 'Lost & Found' Debut Album, Interviewed By V Magazine FW 2018

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Solve Sundsbo Eyes Jorja Smith Of 'Lost & Found' Debut Album, Interviewed By V Magazine FW 2018

Jorja Smith is styled by Anna Trevelyan in images by Solve Sundsbo for V Magazine Fall 2018./ Hair by Syd Hayes; makeup by Lisa Eldridge

V Magazine 115 introduces us to Jorja Smith with this intro:

Listening to Jorja Smith’s stunner of a debut album, 2018’s Lost & Found, it’s easy to forget that it’s a work crafted by someone just barely out of their teens. Filled with wry observations about longing, identity, and the politics of race and woman-hood, the album is both astute and beautiful—a soul-infected platter of slinky R&B that sounds like it could have been released during the glory days of British trip-hop, centered around a voice wise beyond its years. So when Smith turns up to talk about it, popping by a sushi restaurant in midtown Manhattan en route to a taping of a late-night talk show, she is the very definition of unassuming. Fresh-faced in shorts and a T-shirt, she is both radiant and almost unrecognizable from the glam femme fatale seen in the videos for breakout singles “Let Me Down” and “Beautiful Little Fools.” Sitting down for a cup of green tea, Smith laughs when I mention that I might have mistaken her for a student on her way to class. “My nan always told me I was an old soul,”she says, “But people forget sometimes that I’ve only just turned 21.”

Aube Jolicoeur Is Space Age Ice Queen By Txema Yeste For Harper's Bazaar US September 2018

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Aube Jolicoeur Is Space Age Ice Queen By Txema Yeste For Harper's Bazaar US September 2018

Haitian track star and rising model Aube Jolicoeur, 26, is styled by Anna Trevelyan in space age silver, body con modern looks, lensed by Txema Yeste for Harper's Bazaar US September 2018./ Hair by Ali Pirzadeh; makeup by Victor Alvarez