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Ashley Graham Covers Harper’s Bazaar July 2017

Hey peeps! A new day, a new magazine cover. Today’s cover is all about the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and Ashley Gralam is slaying on the cover.

I really like this magazine cover. It is a great shot and that beautiful smile is sure to attract thousands if not millions of eyeballs on the newsstands. I can’t wait to see it in flesh.

Ashley Gralam kind of looks like Eva Mendes on this magazine cover. I had to take another look to confirm it was really Ashley Gralam, and I am sure I am not the only one that would think that. Do you think both ladies look alike? I think they do.

 

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I am a fan of anything Ashley Graham. I think she is a phenomenon woman and astonishing beauty. And I truly admire her.

Ashley Graham prefers to call herself a body activist, rather than a plus-size model – but labels are less important than her bold confidence and voluptuous curves, along with her campaigning message of female empowerment, self-acceptance and the compelling beauty of diversity.

 

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On the subscriber’s cover, Ashley wears shirt by Marina Rinaldi, shorts by Good American, earrings her own. This is also photographed by Alexi Lubomirski.

One thing I really admire about Ashley is her carriage. I think she carries herself really well. She is the definition of a strong, beautiful and body confident woman.

Graham is a size 18, and proud of it. “I love my body,” she says. “When I look in the mirror, I see a woman who is strong and ambitious, satisfied with who she is,” she says.

This Harper’s Bazaar July issue is now available on the newsstands. Have you read it? Will you be reading it?

Do sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading. Have a lovely weekend.

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Hailey Baldwin Covers ELLE UK July 2017

The lovely Hailey Baldwin – an American model and daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin. is the cover girl for ELLE UK July 2017, and she is looking fabulous on it.

 

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I really like this cover. I think Hailey Baldwin looks amazing on it. Her hair and makeup is so beautiful. ELLE got this cover right!

Her interview with ELLE Magazine sounds like it would be a great read. This is my first time hearing of her, and I am curious to know more. Here are some excerpts from her interview –

On her modelling career

‘I work my a** off to make what I have and to prove that this is what I want to do,’ Baldwin tells ELLE. ‘I want to be a model. I don’t think I would be where I am if people didn’t see something in me.

I put all my modelling [photos] on my Instagram because I’m showing it to people. It’s not about me getting paid to model for things on Instagram – of course, sometimes we do get paid for things we do for Instagram and Twitter – but there is a line of calling someone an Insta model or an Insta star.’

Good to know she is working hard to make a name for herself.

 

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On her love life

During ELLE’s interview, YouTube megastar Cameron Dallas sits on a table behind with Baldwin’s parents – it was the first time they had met. ‘He’s not my boyfriend yet. Technically, I’m single’ she says, but the meet is making her jittery. ‘It makes me so nervous, oh my God. I don’t want my mom to be like, “So…”‘ she says, flicking her head between their table and where ELLE is sat. The burgeoning relationship won’t be a shock to Mum and Dad, though. ‘My parents know everything. I’ve cried to them and been like, “I don’t understand why he blah blah blah…” And then my mom always says, “You need to show a lot of grace and be patient and forgiving.” And then there’s my dad, who’s like, “You know he’s never going to change.”‘

 

You can read the full interview in this new issue, hitting the newsstands 20th July 2017.

Will you be reading?

Is Fashion Turning to Craft

I’ve always seen fashion as a reflection of your sense of what you term beautiful.

 

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All of the greatest fashion designers who have ever lived on the face of this earth created each piece of clothing with the inspiration that came from events that happened, people they’ve met or places they have been to. They used their talent to paint a picture of a man or woman with personality and character. Fashion designers spoke through the clothes they create.

But where does it all come from?

Everyday you wake up in the morning and mix and match your clothes together just to find the right ensemble to make you feel confident enough to step out of your house and start a new day. Who doesn’t want to look good, right?

But the more I studied the fashion industry and the dynamics behind it, I started to realize that there’s more depth to just putting items of clothing together.

 

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Have you ever sat down to listen to what fashion commentators say about a fashion designer once their models have left the runway? They analyze every single piece, touching different aspects of it from the colour palette the designer used, the clever cutting, the genius behind their choice of fabric and even the mood the pieces vibrate.

There are even blogs nowadays where people give their own comments on the latest fashion. Whenever I make my Outfit Posts, I also drop my own perception of the outfit I chose to wear for the day. In a nutshell, everything that comes with your outfit has its meaning and defines your style.

Fashion stylists have a special place in the fashion industry. They know exactly how to put together the right items to create the desired effect. For example, there are some clothes that can either flatter your assets or hide them from view. There are also outfits that can make you look taller, shorter, fatter, or slimmer than you naturally are.

 

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We would say that such people know the laws behind optical illusions, but they know their craft. They know the weight of the effect clothes can have on your style and the way people perceive you.

We’re slowly moving towards an age where nothing goes to chance or mere guessing anymore. There are angles, dimensions, rules, laws, perceptions, theories and history behind fashion now. People no longer observe fashion and let it just simply slide by. People study fashion and everything associated with it.

A stitch, cut or trimming can alter the balance of your style. If you choose the wrong outfit in the wrong season or you feel you could carry over an item of clothing, you need to think carefully about it. You need to be precise with fashion.

Does this mean that just because fashion is a craft no one else can get it right? Absolutely not! Fashion is also born from inspiration. You may experience a spark that will unleash your most magnificent style. There’s really no limit to how far you can go.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think fashion is a craft?