Victoria’s Secret isn’t winning over any fans with its lack of commitment to diversity. Earlier this month, androgynous model Rain Dove slammed the lingerie brand for its narrow definition of beauty. This week, Tess Holliday is taking Victoria’s Secret to task for its lack of body diversity. “They are perpetuating the image of what’s wrong with America and with society in general, that you have to look a certain way — like a Victoria’s Secret Angel — to feel beautiful and be sexy,” she told Yahoo in a video interview.
This isn’t the first time the plus-size model addressed Victoria’s Secret. She once posted a lingerie picture on Instagram, writing: “If Victoria’s Secret needs a plus-size angel… call me. PS DUH us fuller ladies like to wear lingerie & look sexy. Get with it.” In September of this year, she admonished them for not carrying plus-sizes in stores. Victoria’s Secret has yet to acknowledge her comments. “I don’t think they cared,” Holliday said. “They probably didn’t look up from their glitter and angel body spray — or money!” (more…)
Cara Delevingne’s relationship with the paparazzi has been tenuous at best. The supermodel famously ranted about the vicious shutterbugs in September, revealing that she didn’t even feel safe in her own city. The paps even followed her into McDonald’s once and harassed her while she was pouring herself a soda (plus, this happened).
Her latest encounter with the paparazzi was disturbing to say the least. Cara revealed that a paparazzo tried to take a photo up her skirt in London yesterday.
Some disgusting so-called ‘human’ with a camera tried to take a picture up my skirt… ‘Welcome home’
The paparazzi is known for hurling obscenities and approaching celebrities in ways that feel vaguely threatening. But Cara’s experience takes things too far. It’s a clear-cut case of sexual harassment.
She called for suggestions on how to defend herself, jokingly tweeting, “Eggs?” But at this point, it’s high time that stricter laws were set that govern how paparazzi conducts themselves. In the meantime, we’ll have eggs on standby. You know, in case Cara needs us.
Damien Woolnough has announced his departure from L’Officiel Australia literally one month and one day since he kicked off his role as editor.
Damien lost his position at ELLE Australia to take up what he thought was his “dream job” at L’Officiel, but now believes that the internationally recognised title is “not the right size and cut” for him, mUmBRELLA reports.
“I love the brand (but we’ve all made the mistake of buying something just because of the label) and wish the Australian title well in finding someone better suited to their unique style,” he said in a statement.
Damien revealed that he has learned a lot from this experience and is now vowing to search “for a more flattering fit”. He said, “This was to be my dream job but today I’m making room for new dreams.” (more…)
Teresa Palmer hosted a live Twitter Q&A today to promote her new film, The Choice, revealing plenty about her personal life in the process. Because people can never hold back asking the deep stuff, the model-turned-actress spilled the beans on things like love at first sight, singing in the shower and working with Nicholas Sparks. Fellow Aussie actress Phoebe Tonkin even chimed in, asking her pal what rap music she gets down to.
Check out what we learned about this Aussie star on the rise below.
1. She’s a dog lover
She has a Shitzu named Luna, a Pit bull named Kohda and a German Shepard named Cato. Her dog also gets knocked up in the new film, so that’s fitting.
2. She’s totally nostalgic, just like us
Her favourite three movies of all time are Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet, The Labyrinth and Now and Then. We’d marry her based on this if she wasn’t spoken for already.
3. She believes in love at first sight
“I believe it’s certainly possible to feel that soulful loving connection at first sight, rare but it exists!” We’ll have to take your word for it, Teresa.
4. She’s a Star Wars fan
She wants to see it by the end of the year, and, with a ridic schedule, a child and only two weeks left of 2015, that’s a pretty epic commitment to make. May the force be with you.
5. She sings in the shower
The Kinks’ “All Day and All of The Night” is her go-to tune.
6. She’s great company
Her perfect date “would be something fun like laser skirmish followed by ordering pizza in and watching a documentary together”. Heck, count us in.
7. She dreams big
Actors and actresses she’d still love to work with are Cate Blanchett, Alfonso Cuaron, Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Allen.
8. She’s a risk taker
The most difficult choice she ever made was when she had to decide between moving to Los Angeles to pursue her career or stay in Adelaide, get married and continue her teaching degree like an average human.
9. She’s full of motherly bones
The first thing she thought about this morning was, “I hope that we get in to the preschool that we want for [son] Bodhi”
10. She likes rap
Not only does she refer to herself as “Fresh Palmer” but she also admits to liking “Acknowledge” and “Hold U” by Masta Ace.