Serena Williams boldly went where a lot of other pregnant women have gone before. The trailblazer on the tennis court followed in the footsteps of Demi Moore — and others including Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, Cindy Crawford, and more — by appearing unclothed for the cover of a magazine and showing off her bare baby bump. Each celebrity before the 35-year-old athlete added their own personal touches to the near commonplace shoot such as a leather jacket, draped sheet, flowers, or unique pose.
Update: Well, it seems Kendall Jenner can't seem to catch a break. The model's latest Vogue India cover is getting backlash for not casting a model from the region. Some commenters on social media have mentioned famous Indian faces that could've been featured instead of Jenner, like Priyanka Shopra and Deepika Padukone, while others are outright shaming the magazine for using someone of a different background to celebrate India's heritage.
Navabi has launched a campaign to show us what popular fashion magazines would look like with plus-size models on their covers.
Andreja Pejić has been turning heads — and winning hearts — since she was discovered at a McDonald's in Australia at the age of 16. Oh, you know, just kicking ass, blazing trails, breaking barriers, and landing a GQ cover is all. Pejić is peering out from behind her tousled mane on the glossy exterior of GQ Portugal 's April issue.
Selena Gomez has become an open book. Over the past year, the singer and new Vogue cover star has grown increasingly forthcoming about her struggle with depression and anxiety. Now, that honesty is translating into a sign of real strength, turning Gomez into a compelling new voice for a generation of young women, and breaking down conversational barriers surrounding emotional health.
Days after the fashion magazine’s “Diversity issue” stirred controversy for its homogeneous cover and alleged airbrushing, a photo of model Karlie Kloss dressed as a Geisha has sparked outcry. Kloss, who was shot in Japan and styled by Phyllis Posnick, appears in the photos dressed as a geisha (a traditional Japanese entertainer), posing next to a sumo wrestler and next to a pool. The images fell flat on social media.
Kim Kardashian was thirsty even as a child, and, true to form, she's got the receipts to prove it. The reality star dug deep into her personal archives to unearth a copy of a 1988 issue of Barbie, a magazine devoted to Ken's main squeeze. In a Snapchat shared yesterday, Kardashian revealed that the "Special California Issue" marked her first-ever magazine appearance.
When sharing a video on Instagram from her Shape magazine cover shoot, the 43-year-old actress pointed out how weird the situation was as she posed in only white underwear and a black crop top. “Awkwardly standing about in my underpants in front of a Frenchman,” Beckinsale wrote in the caption. Of course, the final product was stunning, but even in the video standing in front of a massive window with fake wind blowing her hair around, Beckinsale looks a little strange — but that’s to be expected considering how weird the scenario is.
Not only did she walk all the major international runways, per usual, but she also scored a cover for W magazine and Vogue Russia, Germany and Japan, Givenchy and L’Oreal campaigns, did her best Demi Moore impression for Love magazine’s sexy advent calendar, and of course she walked the Victoria’s Secret runway while barely concealing that she was newly expecting with her boyfriend of a year and a half Bradley Cooper. To start off the new year, the model stripped down for a major new magazine cover, wearing a striped sweater by Miu Miu pulled back into a crop top, underwear by Intimissimi and a handful of necklaces and hoop earrings by Carla Amorim. The cover image was shot by Italian photographer Giampaolo Sgura, marking the second time the pair have worked together, previously photographing Shayk for the magazine’s August 2014 cover.
The legendary singer-actress appears on the cover of “W” in nothing but a men’s white dress shirt, a black tie, sheer tights, and her own Jimmy Choo pumps. The Broadway star discusses everything from the current sold-out tour in support her 35th album, “Encores: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” to how she sings only if it’s for “a purpose.”
You may have noticed how Lady Gaga remained relatively low-key and out of the spotlight until she came back onto the scene with a vengeance with the release of her new album, Joanne. Gaga was photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled in vintage-inspired attire to pay homage to the magazine’s 150th anniversary.
Jennifer Aniston has been the hottest ticket for the cover of a magazine ever since Friends became an international sensation in the ’90s. Over the decades (yes, plural) she’s covered them all, from Allure to W (and all of their international editions too). Ahead of her new movie, Office Christmas Party, the actress appears on Marie Claire’s December issue, wearing a black-and-white striped sweater. “This is a time when I’m not completely sure what I’m doing,” the 47-year-old admitted. “I’m at this sort of crossroads trying to figure out what inspires me deep in my core. ...
Models getting their own magazine cover these days is rare (Karlie Kloss might be pretty but the Kardashians sell copies), but Valentina Sampaio fronts ELLE Brazil’s November issue. So what makes this woman whose last name isn’t Hadid or Jenner worthy of such an honor? While Sampaio’s beauty is remarkable, the cover is important for another reason: it marks another small step for diversity in the fashion industry because Sampaio is a transgender woman. The 19-year-old’s latest shoot is just the latest contribution to the fashion industry’s efforts to be more gender inclusive.
He’s beauty, he’s grace, he’s … well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Donald Trump was imagined as a voluptuous beauty queen in an illustration on The New Yorker’s latest cover, a response to his fat-shaming remarks about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
Ariel Winter has hit back against her critics time and time again – and she’s not done yet. In an interview with Rogue magazine obtained by E! News, the Modern Family star opened up about the backlash she receives for some of her Instagram photos or outfit choices. “It’s called being a woman in the industry,” said Winter, 18. “It’s complete sexism. It’s really degrading, annoying and sad that this is what the media puts out, it’s disgusting to me.”
The Smiths are at it again! In their first joint magazine cover, Willow and Jaden Smith pose together for Interview in a high fashion shoot and sit down for a Q&A with family friend, Pharrell Williams.
From “Belly fat blasting tricks” to “10 ways to look younger,” to “Mistakes you’re making with your hard-earned money,” the taglines on many fashion and beauty magazines aren’t exactly sending body acceptance messages. The parody of Women’s Health, which has been viewed nearly 2 million times since being posted to Imgur earlier this week, includes a number of fake headlines that satirizes the beauty standards that many publications perpetuate.
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“Lupita, let’s not embarrass ourselves here,” Lupita Nyong'o whispers to herself, as she raises a long wooden bow, loads an arrow, and aims it at the paper bull’s-eye. It misses, her arrow piercing the target’s outermost ring. For a moment it’s looking as if Nyong'o might be regretting her choice of interview venue, a drafty archery range in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood.