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Having 30H Breasts Isn’t Easy: “Food Always Gets Stuck in My Boobs”


Ever wished your breasts were just a little bit bigger (or at least wondered what it would be like)? Obsessing over boobs is a pretty universal thing, but before you start bemoaning your ladies, listen to model Lindsey Pelas share some of the not-so-fun situations that come along with having a 30H chest. Her list of problems is meant to be a little funny, but you can't deny it's eye-opening too. "Food always gets stuck in my boobs," she explained, also revealing that she applies deodorant between her breasts to help with sweating. Searching for everyday bras and sports bras is still a challenge, and cross-body bags? Hard to wear.

The issue that affects Pelas most on a daily basis has to be what her cup size does to whatever outfit she wears. "You always look vulgar in regular clothing. It can be a t-shirt, a floral dress, a wedding dress, a nightgown, whatever," she said in the video. "When you're busty, you just kind of look like a porn star on accident." Anything that encroaches on our ability to freely express ourselves with fashion—boobs included—isn't okay, but rest assured that the Playboy poser doesn't struggle too much with her girls. Scroll through her Instagram (currently at 3.4 million followers), and you'll see that she's definitely not afraid of a little cleavage.

While we're talking breasts, did you know there are seven different types? See which you have, then find out which bra you should be shopping.

Hear Khloe Kardashian Respond to People Who Say Plus-Size Models Aren’t Healthy


There's no denying that Khloe Kardashian is wonderfully, unabashedly body-proud. She rocks her curves like nobody's business, spreads the real-talk gospel about hitting the gym hard, and considers no subject taboo (camel toe and hair removal included). And while she hasn't expanded her career purview to include modeling—yet—she's got an opinion on some of the curvier beauties who have recently commanded headline space.

Hear Khloe Kardashian Respond to People Who Say Plus-Size Models Aren't Healthy

"There's this plus-size model Ashley Graham, who's beautiful and has this fantastic shape. I love what she exudes in her confidence, and I think she's incredibly healthy," Khloe told our beauty team in a recent interview, revealing that she hates the way critics have jumped to assert that plus models are, by definition, unhealthy. "There's a difference when someone is eating a bag of Cheetos and a Slurpee saying, 'I'm so fat I don't know why.' Well, maybe don't eat the Slurpee and the Cheetos. You can still be bigger and be healthy."

She also didn't shy away from pointing out that body type and weight aren't correlated with happiness and that whatever a woman decides to do, from working out to getting plastic surgery, should be for her and no one else.

"Who is to say that [being] a size 2 makes you happy? I think whatever size you are is great as long as you're happy," she said. "I don't really care what you do as long as it's for yourself, even if that's working out."

Hear Khloe Kardashian Respond to People Who Say Plus-Size Models Aren't Healthy

Leonardo DiCaprio Doppelgänger Konrad Annerud Just Booked a Major Modeling Gig!


Women of a certain age who remember thinking no one would ever be dreamier than a Titanic-era Leonardo DiCaprio lost it this fall when the internet discovered the star's Swedish doppelgänger, Konrad Annerud. That handsome face wasn't meant to just slide off into the shadows as one of those buzzy web discoveries we freak out over for five minutes and then forget. No. Annerud is back and clearly making it, posing in Ralph Lauren Purple Label's spring 2016 collection for Barneys (the gig marked his first trip to the United States—and he traveled solo!).

Leonardo DiCaprio Doppelgänger Konrad Annerud Just Booked a Major Modeling Gig!

The accompanying interview reveals that the model's true passion is singing, and he's especially enamored with Michael Jackson ("he's like Jesus to me," he said, showing off an MJ tattoo and explaining that he's working on an entire "Smooth Criminal"-themed sleeve). Clearly an entertainer, it doesn't seem like he minds the Leo-fueled attention either.

"When the first paper posted [a story], my phone started to ring and it didn't stop. They were calling my mom and my relatives and friends, and I thought, 'Wow, this is getting too big for me,'" he said, adding that he doesn't care about haters who might criticize his success for being based so solidly on a resemblance to a famous man. "F*ck those guys, I'm here in New York City modeling."

Leonardo DiCaprio Doppelgänger Konrad Annerud Just Booked a Major Modeling Gig!

Leonardo DiCaprio Doppelgänger Konrad Annerud Just Booked a Major Modeling Gig!

Have you seen our adorable fourth-grade correspondent at New York Fashion Week? It's a must-watch!

Leonardo DiCaprio Doppelgänger Konrad Annerud Just Booked a Major Modeling Gig!

This Controversial Bag Is Making Fashion Week Headlines—Again


This Controversial Bag Is Making Fashion Week Headlines—Again

Bet you didn't see that coming. Amidst fashion's usual market of bejeweled, snakeskin, and embellished styles, model Ashley B. Chew's Black Models Matter tote gives new meaning to the phrase "statement bag". Her controversial design originally made headlines last September when she took to the streets and was captured by street style photographer Melodie Jeng, pictured above. But this season, it's back—and this time, it's on the arms of major influencers like designer Zac Posen and diversity activist Bethann Hardison.

Chew recently spoke with Fashionista about the ongoing conversation surrounding the bag. And when asked in her interview why black models matter, she said, "We matter because we're people too...Fashion is supposed to represent diversity and creativity. Black people buy the clothing too. So why can't these consumers see people that look like them showcasing the merchandise on the runway and in catalogues?"

She's not alone on that issue—and as you can see above, she now has some heavyweight support behind her. Posen himself made headlines during fashion week (for the New York Times, CNN, et al) after he presented his Fall 2016 collection on a cast of 76% black models. Why so buzzy? Because, as Chew aims to change, that is far from the norm. According to the Fashion Spot's diversity report, black models made up 7.4% of the total models who walked the Fall 2015 season, and 8.5% of the models who walked the Spring 2016. While the numbers are far from ideal, the report did praise New York for being a leading fashion capital of diversity with black models making up 10.7% of the total models who walked the Spring 2016 season.

A statement that matters. #BlackModelsMatter cc: @bethannhardison.

A photo posted by cfda (@cfda) on Feb 14, 2016 at 8:53am PST

Hardison, who (according to Fashionista's interview) was actually responsible for getting Chew's tote in the right hands, also cheered on Posen's atypical casting. She told the New York Times, “I haven’t heard applause like that for one of Zac’s shows in a long time. Zac set the tone for the rest of the week.” That week later saw Kanye West cast a largely diverse group of 1,000-plus models for his Yeezy Season 3 presentation (and yes, Chew was in it!) which will likely up the above percentages for the Fall 2016 season.

Watch the Yeezy Season 3 show.

This Controversial Bag Is Making Fashion Week Headlines—Again

You’ve Gotta Hear This Curvy Beauty Share the Questions She’s Sick of Being Asked


If part of your job involves giving interviews to reporters, it stands to reason you'll be asked the same few questions over and over again. And while it's to be expected (and unavoidable in many cases), certain queries exist that might just get your blood boiling. Such is the case for one of our new favorite beauties, Barbie Ferreira. The gorgeous gal stars in Aerie's spring campaign and talked to us earlier this month about her experiences in the fashion world and how she's loving her role as a body-positive activist. During our interview, we decided to flip the table just a touch, asking Ferreira what she does not like being asked.

"Definitely when anyone asks me what I eat—I think that's the most disrespectful thing. There's no winning with that question," she said, audibly annoyed. "I eat different things every day, [so] I think it's a stupid question. It's only asked to women, it's never asked to a man."

You've Gotta Hear This Curvy Beauty Share the Questions She's Sick of Being Asked

The other topic she's sick and tired of?

"Asking 'How do I feel confident in a bikini?' because I feel like no one would ask that to a Victoria's Secret model. No one would ask that to Kate Upton. I understand 'How to feel confident' [in general], but in a bikini, if you're adding that on...I wear a bikini like every other person in the world wears a bikini or a bathing suit."

There are a lot more girl-power moments where this came from too—read the full interview here.

You've Gotta Hear This Curvy Beauty Share the Questions She's Sick of Being Asked

Today’s Girl-Power Moment Is Brought to You By Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, and Diane von Furstenberg


Today's Girl-Power Moment Is Brought to You By Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, and Diane von Furstenberg

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss

To reveal her fall 2016 presentation, Diane von Furstenberg skipped the traditional runway show and basically invited press, bloggers, and style stars to a big fashion week party hosted by—you guessed it—DVF and her contingent of bubbly supermodel friends. The brand is sharing a special feel-good video with us, featuring Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Jourdan Dunn, Kendall Jenner and more, all dancing, hanging, and sharing the stellar advice the designer has given them.

"Diane always has a beautiful message for all the models. It's be the woman you want to be. If you want to be super sexy, if you want to be super happy, if you want to be super fierce...whatever that woman is that empowers you," Lily explains. It's also important to the designer that every girl she works with is true to herself. "She doesn't want you to be anything that you're not," Gigi added.

Today's Girl-Power Moment Is Brought to You By Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, and Diane von Furstenberg

The Models’ Instructions Show It Was Really, Really Hard Being in the Yeezy Season 3 Show


The Models' Instructions Show It Was Really, Really Hard Being in the Yeezy Season 3 Show

While reality shows and reality star models have officially gotten through the message that, yes, modeling can be work, we're sure a lot of industry members have never worked quite as hard as the group that posed for Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 yesterday. Really, has Kanye's sister-in-law Kendall Jenner even faced a list of demands instructions like this?

The list of "performance rules" was shared on social media and revealed that smiling, dancing, whispering, and singing were all banned ("unless instructed" on the last). It seems obvious that some of the guidelines fed into the moody vibe that performance artist Vanessa Beecroft, working together with Kanye for the third time, was after: Models were to "behave as if no one was in the room" and understand that whatever they did affected the group as a whole. Plus, since the entire thing was staged at Madison Square Garden a strict call to avoid looking at the Jumbotron was also issued. It was a lot to digest, and the entire group pretty much nailed it, excepting perhaps a black-clad Naomi Campbell, who honestly can't not look cool (other big-name models on stage included Veronica Webb, Alek Wek, and Liya Kebede).

Honestly, you have to hope that some of these models also work as actors, because a few directives seemed to be at odds. While they were supposed to "alternate between attention and ease," they couldn't act cool, casual, or sexy. Physically, there were to be no sharp, fast, or slow movements—natural only. And just in case all this was too much, they were permitted to lie down if tired.

The Models' Instructions Show It Was Really, Really Hard Being in the Yeezy Season 3 Show

Here’s What This Barbie Thinks About That Barbie (Spoiler: Feel-Good Moment Ahead)


Last week, Mattel and Barbie made headlines after revealing that the original slim-hipped doll would be joined by a few other body types: petite, tall, and curvy. Oddly enough, it wasn't the first time the name "Barbie" had slipped from our lips recently either: Aerie grabbed attention in January for its smoking-hot spring '16 campaign starring stunning 19-year-old Barbie Ferreira. Coincidence?

Well, yeah, but still. Both are powerful statements about the need to acknowledge and celebrate a wide range of female body types, and the double-dose of unique first names was too much to ignore. When we got Ferreira on the phone, our opening question went straight to the pop culture icon.

Here's What This Barbie Thinks About That Barbie (Spoiler: Feel-Good Moment Ahead)

"Not everyone relates to being a blond girl with blue eyes and is proportioned so she could barely walk if she was a real person," she explained with a matter-of-fact attitude that typically comes with the self-confidence most of us earn only when we're firmly entrenched in our 30s. "I think it makes girls feel more accepted, and that they're beautiful, too." When it comes to some of the negativity that the release saw (we were privy to some of it on our own Instagram account), she chalked it up to people being afraid of change. "She's been a traditional icon for so many decades that even a small step opens it up for even more progress. Once it's successful [in stores], I think they'll come out with even more varieties."

Before the Aerie campaign, the glossy interviews, and signing with Wilhelmina, Ferreira was just a good-looking girl sharing her life on Instagram. And while that's relatable enough, most of us can't fathom the journey that social media fueled for her.

"Social media opened up basically every opportunity for me because, traditionally, I wouldn't be thought of as a model. Since people organically started following and relating to me, I proved [to brands] that yes, I can be a model even though I might not traditionally be what you guys think is marketable," she said. Her impressive presence—currently clocking at 270,000 followers—helped her land some of her early gigs (including posing for American Apparel and New York City-based artists), but when it came to signing with Wilhelmina, it wasn't simply a case of a major agency inking a deal with an Insta-model. Rather, she went with the standard approach of sending her assembled book of past photo shoots. They must have liked what they saw, impressed that the teen had enough gumption to make a lot of stuff happen for herself even without an agent.

As her platform's grown, she's been called a "body-positive activist", a 21st-century term that's been described as someone working to "overcome conflicts with their bodies so they can lead happier, more productive lives." Neat definition aside, the movement was first brought to her attention via Tumblr.

"I've always struggled a ton with my body image, and I wanted to help other people not feel so ashamed about themselves. It's a completely unnecessary part of everyday life," she told us. "Seeing amazing young women [on Tumblr] who are fearless and don't care if society tells them they're not beautiful enough—they're still showing their imperfections and embracing themselves. That gave me the confidence to be in pictures, something that was out of my comfort zone."

Following the beauty on Instagram, or chatting with her on the phone, leaves you thinking that this is a girl who knows she rocks. But even she admits to still battling down days. She's learned tactics to deal with it and believes that a good defense is the best offense, cutting out gossip magazines, critique-heavy TV shows, and acquaintances who made shady comments about her body. Plus, her own social feeds went through a nice purge at some point.

"I don't follow anyone who I think is trying to sell the dream that everything is perfect. It's not, it's [based on] comparing, and I don't like it. There's so much that subconsciously affects you, and you don't even realize it."

Here's What This Barbie Thinks About That Barbie (Spoiler: Feel-Good Moment Ahead)

Ferreira posing for Aerie

Of the future of modeling and the fashion industry, Ferreira is infectiously optimistic. She sees beauty ideals being challenged every day and cheers for the way that social media is exposing people to different walks of life they never could have glimpsed a decade ago. The term "plus-size" doesn't specifically bother her, though she's firm in her opinion that something it represents needs to change: "The problem is labeling—we're all just models. What the body-positive movement wants is to stop categorizing people, and to let people of all body types be able to do anything, whether they're slightly bigger than the average model or a lot bigger," she said, casually referencing the way the industry terms a size six as "plus," ignoring the fact that the average size of American women hovers between 12-14.

"'Plus-size model' puts me into a box. It gives me the traditional plus-size jobs, which are amazing, but it's time to open up the doors so that people of all body types are able to be in all lanes of modeling, not just one niche. The body-positive thing has been happening for a long time, but it hasn't been shown to everyone. It hasn't been given a light."

If anyone can do it, it's Barbie (the model).

Watch young girls see the new Barbie dolls for the first time.

Here's What This Barbie Thinks About That Barbie (Spoiler: Feel-Good Moment Ahead)

Cara Delevingne’s Walk-Off With Derek Zoolander Is Just As Epic As You’d Expect!


Two "models" at the top of their game, the Eiffel Tower and one picturesque puppy make for a high profile walk-off we can't stop watching.

Supermodel-turned-actress Cara Delevingne and actor-turned-movie-supermodel Ben Stiller took their competition to the streets of Paris, staging a walk-off right in front of the twinkling Eiffel Tower. And yep, the star power in this fashion face-off walk-off is megawatt. Zoolander gives the camera some of his signature blue steel, while Cara shows off some of her, er, quirkier modeling moves (and her now Fashion Week famous dog Leo joins in on the fun).

It's a #WalkOff @zoolander

A video posted by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on Jan 29, 2016 at 1:53pm PST

Cara took to Instagram with a video of their mighty walk-off, and later posted some more snaps of the trio having fun (there's even one risque shot where she's grabbing Zoolander's photogenic rear-end).

The funny vid and behind-the-scenes photos come on the heels of a hilarious promo release for Zoolander 2 starring Kristen Wiig as one of the most diabolical dermatologists we've ever seen.

And yes, Cara and Ben's walk-off almost trumps the original one.

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Cara Delevingne's Walk-Off With Derek Zoolander Is Just As Epic As You'd Expect!

Daisy Ridley’s Older Sister Is a Model, and Basically Her Mirror Image


Get ready to double-take! Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley has an older sister who might as well be her twin. We just noticed a snap of the British beauties that Michael Kors shared on Instagram, and yep—we had to look twice. The sisters, who attended Kors' Icons of Style party together last year, have the same silky brown hair and even bone structure, not to mention virtually identical come-hither smiles.

Sister act: Star Wars star Daisy Ridley and sister Kika-Rose. #IconsOfStyle

A photo posted by Michael Kors (@michaelkors) on May 20, 2015 at 3:18pm PDT

The Ridleys are certainly girl-crush worthy: Daisy is already a style star in her own right, and a heroine we can actually look up to. Kika-Rose, meanwhile, works under Model 1 (see her portfolio here) and has starred in numerous high-fashion and beauty editorials for magazines. (Her muted model-off-duty beauty looks are of note, too.) What we're trying to say is that the wow-factor is two-fold here—or maybe five-fold. In addition to Daisy and Kika-Rose, there are three more sisters in the Ridley family.

Daisy Ridley's Older Sister Is a Model, and Basically Her Mirror Image