SI Swimsuit Issue Editor M.J. Day Leads A Convo About Female Sexuality In #TimesUp Era

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SI Swimsuit Issue Editor M.J. Day Leads A Convo About Female Sexuality In #TimesUp Era

Victoria’s Secret Angel and top model Barbara Palvin showcases mind and body, lensed by James Macari in Costa Rica in the 2019 Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue. Barbara poses in I.AM.GIA, Dolores Cortes, Beach Bunny Swim and more as the issue makes its new May 2019 debut. / Makeup artist Christine Cherbonnier

Writing for WWD, Kali Hays asks swimsuit issue editor M.J.Day the fundamental question: Is the Sports Ilustrated Swimsuit Issue Still Relevant? (Note that Conde Nast, WWD’s parent, is asking the same question.) The fact that Victoria’s Secret revenues and profits have plunged in recent years give the question sustenance . Victoria’s Secret fashion show viewership has also plunged, as an ultimate symbol of global ‘camp’ and perhaps even American decadence and decline on a planet fighting for its very existence.

Rihanna Covers Vogue US June 2018 With Choice Words: I'm Not Built Like A Victoria's Secret Girl

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Rihanna Covers Vogue US June 2018 With Choice Words: I'm Not Built Like A Victoria's Secret Girl

Rihanna is making final preparations to join Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney at next week's 2018 Met Gala themed 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.' The event and accompanying exhibition is "designed to create a dialogue between fashion and the masterworks of religious art in the museum's holdings, writes Vogue. 

Celebrating the event, Rihanna covers the June 2018 issue of Vogue US, lensed by Mert & Marcus and styled by fashion editor Tonne Goodman in glittering looks from Chanel, Michael Kors Collection, Paco Rabanne and more. 

Vogue fashion news director Chioma Nnadi interviews the superstar in 'Rihanna on Body Image, Turning 30, and Staying Real -- No Matter What.' 

As Victoria's Secret struggles to maintain its position  -- not only the world's largest lingerie brand -- but one with a positive stock price, Rihanna weighs in on her new lingerie collection. “I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie.” This observation is important for VS because to date, the brand has a very loyal and cash-register ringing following among women of color.  During my days with the brand, women of color were disproportionately VS customers, a much higher percent of sales than their population demographic in America. 

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

Kim Kardashian Explains ‘Placenta Accreta’ In September 2015 C Magazine Interview

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’.

Ashley Graham Tells TED: I'm Bold, Beautiful & Brilliant Even With Back Fat

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Ashley Graham Tells TED: I’m Bold, Beautiful & Brilliant Even With Back Fat

IMG model Ashley Graham gave one of the most inspiring talks ever before a sold-out audience of 450 people in Valencia, Spain during an April 2015 TEDxBerkleeValencia event. Watch it here.

Dominating the stage with confidence and enthusiasm for her commitment to being a body-image activist for all women, Graham who is a 27-year-old Nebraska native said:

‘My body, like my confidence, has been picked apart, manipulated, and controlled by others who didn’t necessarily understand it. I had to learn to reclaim my body as my own, and in reclaiming my body as my own, I understood as a woman that I had a greater purpose to redefine feminine beauty.’