Now THIS Is How a Pro Styles a Hijab For Fashion Week

Melanie Elturk is the CEO of Haute Hijab. As a hijab-wearing woman and modest dresser, it can be challenging to shop for stylish looks that make me feel comfortable — but like most style mavens, I love a good challenge. I put together six killer street style looks for New York

London Fashion Week Begins With a Body-Positive Protest

The first day of London Fashion Week kicked off in dramatic style on Friday morning, as a group of models, diversity campaigners, and social media influencers protested for greater inclusivity across the UK fashion industry. The group, put together by retailer Simply Be (which caters to sizes 12-32), was led

12 Powerful Quotes From Ashley Graham That Will Rock the Fashion World

You don't need to spell out the word "confidence" to Ashley Graham — she embodies it. That comes with experience (she's been modeling since 2001) and career achievements such as landing a Vogue cover and launching her fifth Swimsuits For All collection. Did we mention Ashley also became the first

The Skinny Jeans to Buy Based on Your Body Type

No matter what denim styles are "in" for each season, skinny jeans have remained a permanent fixture in our wardrobes. They've become the classic style we pair with everything from a sweater in Winter to a crop top in the Summer. You likely have them in multiple colors, too, and

Demi Lovato’s One-Piece Swimsuit Is the Flattering Type You Try on With a Huge Smile

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdh2TJnlnWa/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdh2TJnlnWa/ Demi Lovato's inspiring caption about body image isn't the only draw to her bright swimsuit post. Sporting tiny, '90s-inspired sunglasses and a strapless, striped maillot that fit her gorgeous figure like a glove, the singer looked like that confident, trendy gal on the beach you admire as she struts on

Meet Hamdia Ahmed, the First Muslim Woman to Wear a Hijab in the Miss Maine Pageant

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcSIhMzDLtm/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BcSIhMzDLtm/ Get to know the name Hamdia Ahmed, because she has officially made history. The aspiring model shared the news on Twitter that she competed in the Miss Maine pageant and became "the first Muslim girl [in the competition] with a Hijab." "I slayed my hijab," she wrote. For the pageant, the

14 Stunning Curve Models Who’ll Have You Clapping Your Damn Hands in 2018

https://www.instagram.com/p/BclQYl8Bw23/ Body diversity is finally being celebrated in the modeling industry, and we're all for it. Designers are giving people what they want by including more curve models in their shows and campaigns. From OG curve models like Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine to newbies like Iskra Lawrence and Emma Sanders,

15-Year-Old Takes Topshop To Task Over Its Severely Thin Mannequins

Topshop appears to have a bit of amnesia when it comes to promoting a healthier body image.  The brand is being called to task once again for using dangerously thin-looking mannequins ― this time, by a 15-year-old.  Mom Zoë Mason shared an image taken by her daughter at a Topshop in Hereford, England on

Model Shares Photos Of Horrifying ‘No Afro’ Casting Calls

If it’s important to celebrate every bit of progress toward true diversity in the fashion and beauty industries ― and it is ― it’s equally important to speak openly about the failures, too. U.K.-based model Lilah Parsons recently shared images of two casting calls from 2011. Each e-mail noted that all

There’s One Big Catch With Gap’s New Ad Celebrating Diversity

A new Gap campaign directed by British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful is being widely praised for its diverse cast of characters, including big names like Christie Brinkley, Maria Borges, Wiz Khalifa and Priyanka Chopra.  But do you notice anything in particular about the group of happy people chosen to