Chrissy Teigen is the latest celebrity to show support for team nipple. The Sports Illustrated model recently posed in a spread for W magazine, which, like many shoots involving Teigen, required her to be topless. Teigen shared the photos on her Instagram page, but they were promptly removed by the social media site. Determined to post her images, Teigen clapped back by filtering them to look like paintings and pencil sketches in an effort to get around Instagram’s nipple ban. Instagram’s community guidelines say that nipples are permitted as long as they are part of paintings or sculptures.
Teigen’s ruse couldn’t fool the folks at Instagram though, who removed those photos as well. She might have lost this battle, but Teigen certainly brings to light the sexist double standard Instagram holds when it comes to the female body. If oil paintings and drawings are OK because they are art, why the ban against artistic photography?
We clearly have a long way to go in the fight to #freethenipple on Instagram, but at least there are women out there standing up for their bodies, trying to destigmatize the naked breast in our society.
[via Hollywood Reporter]
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The Dion Lee for Target capsule collection is here! Well, almost. The range launches at 8 p.m. AEST tonight, July 1, so you best be hanging on your computer from approximately 7.45 p.m. if you want to nab yourself a piece.
If the Missoni for Target range is anything to go by, we can expect this to sell out ASAP, and the Target website could crash in the process. “We are thrilled to launch the Dion Lee for Target collection online tonight to our customers, and are expecting the range to sell quickly,” Target’s Managing Director, Stuart Machin, said. “The Dion Lee for Target collection delivers modern, designer womenswear at an affordable price, and it is a range our customers will love.”
The 36-piece women’s collection is part of the ‘Designers for Target’ program and features day-to-night clothing, loungewear, performance wear and accessories. The prices range between $25 and $119, in sizes 6 to 16.
If you happen to be captivated by an episode of The Voice or some other Aussie reality show which won’t make you nearly as happy as a Dion Lee for Target piece will, then you can try and find yourself something in Sydney stores from July 2. Good luck!
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Miranda Kerr might’ve paved the way for Australian models to take on the Victoria’s Secret runway, with the likes of Elyse Taylor, Jessica Hart, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Shanina Shaik following in her footsteps, but, despite what reports say, she’s definitely not returning to the fabulously OTT show this year.
The Fix reported that a “VS insider” revealed information of Miranda inking a $3.8 million deal, which would see her return to the VS runway in November after a two-year hiatus from the lingerie brand.
However, a VS spokesperson has completely debunked the rumours to People. “The recent reports regarding Victoria’s Secret and Miranda Kerr signing a new contract are completely untrue, and we have no idea how they got reported,” they said. (more…)
There’s a prime piece of real estate in the hills of Los Feliz, Los Angeles, and some nuns, an archbishop, Katy Perry and a local restaurateur are all battling it out for ownership. Oh, and did we mention it’s a convent?
Curbed reports that the archdiocese emptied out in 2011 against the will of the nuns, and now LA Archbishop Jose Gomez feels he has the right to sell the building. Pop star Perry is the potential buyer, who wants to make the convent hers for around $14.5 million, after reportedly being interested in the space for years now. It is believed that Gomez is currently completing the paperwork for the Perry transaction.
However, two of the last five living nuns are all like, “No way, Jose,” saying they are the ones with the right to sell the place. In fact, they’ve already sold it to Dana Hollister, a local restaurateur and aspiring hotelier, for roughly $15.5 million, who has apparently moved in with plans to reinvent the space into a boutique hotel. (more…)