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Molly Sims Pregnant with Second Child

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The human population is about to get a heck of a lot prettier thanks to Molly Sims and her husband Scott Stuber. The Sports Illustrated model just announced that she is pregnant with her second child.

Molly took to her website to break the happy news. The announcement photo pictures her sitting next to her young son Brooks holding two small chalkboards with one reading “2 years” (her son’s age), the other, “4 months,” indicating how far along she is in her pregnancy. Her son grins from ear to ear as she sweetly smiles in a heart print button-down and black leggings. Sadly, there is no sign of the baby bump (we want to see it!), but we have no doubts it will be making a formal appearance in the near future. 

I can’t even being [sic] to explain just how excited we are for a new baby,” she wrote. “We are so, so, so blessed as a family, and I’m speechless at the fact that we have the opportunity to bring a second bundle of joy into the world.”

Congratulations to Molly and her growing family!

[h/t Vogue UK]

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Stella McCartney Sparks Controversy with Instagram of Very Thin Model

Stella McCartney angered fans this week when she posted an image to Instagram of a model whom her followers deemed too thin. McCartney is famous for creating pieces for “real women,” so fans were quite taken aback when they scrolled through their timelines and saw an image of a very thin model (who appears to be JiHye Park) wearing a tank top bearing an image from the designer’s show invitation. The shot was captioned, “Worn well.”

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Image: Daily Mail

The image was met with quite a backlash as fans accused the McCartney label of promoting a bad body image. According to The Independent, several commenters thought the model looked sickly, and didn’t appreciate the message behind having such a thin model being promoted in this way. One angry fan opined, “Appalling image. This young lady is clearly very ill and the body image being used is all that is wrong with the fashion world.”

Another offended Instagram follower was equally surprised and angered by the image: “Considering what a huge influence Stella is on young people and as the mother of a young girl I’m appalled at the…pic.”

After receiving quite a lot of criticism, McCartney’s people replaced it with one of Malaika Firth, which fans applauded in the aftermath of the situation. “Much better! Glad to see you listen to your fans,” one user wrote, adding, “Please tell the other girl to seek treatment, she’s clearly sick.” 

(more…)

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Malaika Firth on Fashion Industry Diversity: ‘They Are Trying’

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Image: Imaxtree

In a little over a year, Malaika Firth has gone from unknown model to one of the industry’s most buzzed about faces. Since getting cast for Prada‘s Fall 2013 campaign, the model’s star has been rapidly rising, snagging her campaigns for Burberry, Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger and more. And it doesn’t look like she will be going anywhere — not that we’re complaining. She’s one of the few major models of color and anyone with two eyes can see that fashion is short on those.

As she is one of a mere handful of black high-fashion models, Malaika notices the improvements in diversity the industry has yet to make, but she thinks it’s stepping in the right direction. Even design houses like Prada, where shows and campaigns have been historically overwhelmingly white, are making strides, which Malaika is thankful for.

In an interview with The Telegraph, she calls her appearance in Prada’s ads “major,” adding, “And it’s good for Prada to have done that. The last time I did a show there they had another black girl, and a Chinese girl, too, and in general I do see that the fashion industry is getting better at putting more black girls in there. Although, still, there’s not a lot. There’s, like, Binx and Joan Smalls, of course, and a few others. But they are trying – I can see that.”

Baby steps! 

[Telegraph]

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Mambo Just Released a Really Weird Summer 2014 Campaign

We’re not sure what just happened. Mambo toasts its 30th birthday this year, and have put together a really weird Summer 2014 campaign video for the celebration. They’ve tapped a cast of Australian and international talent, including model Caitlyn Paterson and Puberty Blues hunk Sean Keenan, to do some super strange and questionable activities for the clip shot in NSW’s Northern Beaches.

Caitlyn and her super hot model friend, Sports Illustrated‘s Nina Agdal, kick off the video by posing with bananas alongside a very stoked Sean. He’s just really happy to be there, you guys. Then there’s a bunch of girl-on-girl cuddling and hose waterfights between the attractive trio before shit gets really weird.

The babes start hitchhiking (which we definitely don’t condone), because apparently they’re “going nowhere”. They even try to hitch a flag down an ambulance. Classy. Marriage material for sure. (more…)

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Country Road to Launch Activewear Line

Country Road is venturing into the fitness market, announcing the news across social media platforms this week. According to the retailer’s little promo video for the upcoming range, the pieces will have you covered when it comes to stretching, jumping, sprinting, boxing, dumb-bell lifting and more.

Country Road’s Facebook page says it’s “bringing a fashion edge to high performance activewear” with the upcoming collection, dubbed CR Active. If the chain-store’s current offering is anything to go by, we have no qualms in believing that statement.

Australian high-jump champion Amy Pejkovic is the face of the campaign, and you can watch her get sporty in neons and rad hoodie vests in the video below. The collection will be available in-store from October 9.

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