Friday, 7 October 2016

Valery Kaufman by Sascha Oda for Marie Claire France June 2016

Valery Kaufman by Sascha Oda for Marie Claire France June 2016







Valeriya 'Valery' Kaufman (Russian: Валерия 'Валери' Кауфман) is a Russian fashion model.
Since 2011, Kaufman is an active participant in the Paris, Milan and New York fashion weeks. She participates in fashion shows of the top fashion houses and designers, such as: Alberta Ferretti, Alexander Wang, Alexandre Vauthier, Balmain, Blumarine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Tom Ford, Valentino, Versace, Saint Laurent and many others. She also appeared in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2015. In 2014–2015, Valery was the face of advertising campaigns for Alberta Ferretti, Coach, Massimo Dutti, Saint Laurent, Tommy Hilfiger denim. In March 2015, Kaufman first appeared on the cover of Vogue Russia photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. In December 2015, graced the cover of Vogue Turkey alongside another russian top model Nastya Sten. She has also appeared in editorials for Allure, CR Fashion Book, Dazed & Confused, Flair, i-D Magazine, Interview, Muse Magazine, Numéro, Numéro Tokyo, Vogue Brazil, Vogue Germany, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan and Vogue Russia.
Valery is currently ranked as one of Top 50 'Rising Star' Models in the world by models.com. In 2015, was awarded the honor of "Model of the Year" by Glamour Russia.

Sophie Turner Cleavy Peeks for Asos

Sophie Turner Cleavy Peeks for Asos




Sophie Turner (born 21 February 1996) is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011-present), which brought her international recognition and critical praise. For her performance, she has received four nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series  and a nomination for the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.
Turner has also starred in the television film The Thirteenth Tale (2013) and she made her feature film debut in Another Me (2013). She has also starred in the action comedy Barely Lethal and in 2014, was cast as Mary Shelley in the upcoming biopic Mary Shelley's Monster. In 2016, Turner is to play a young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Turner was born in Northampton, Northamptonshire. She moved to Chesterton, Warwickshire when she was two years old. She attended Warwick Prep School until she was 11, and later attended The King's High School for Girls. Turner has been a member of the theatre company Playbox Theatre Company since she was three years old. Turner has two older brothers, and stated in an interview with The Telegraph that "My childhood was pretty fun. We had pigsties, barns and a paddock, and used to muck around in the mud." Turner had a tutor on the set of Game of Thrones until the age of 16, sending homework back to her teachers at school. She achieved five A and four B grades at GCSE, including a B grade in drama.

Since 2011, Turner has portrayed Sansa Stark, a young noblewoman, in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. Sansa is her first television role. Turner's drama teacher encouraged her to audition for the part, and she dyed her blonde hair auburn for the role. She had her first big screen role in the 2013 film Another Me. In 2012, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress for her performance as Sansa. To date, Turner has appeared in all six broadcast seasons. In 2013, Turner played the lead role in the independent thriller film Another Me, based on the novel of the same name by Catherine MacPhail. She also starred as Adeline March in the 2013 television film The Thirteenth Tale.
In 2013, she was cast in the comedy film Barely Lethal, alongside American actress Hailee Steinfeld, which was released on 29 May 2015 in a limited release and through video on demand. Turner also narrated the audiobook version of the Lev Grossman short story The Girl in the Mirror, which was included in the short fiction anthology Dangerous Women, and was edited by George R.R. Martin. On 12 August 2014, Deadline reported that Turner had been cast in the upcoming biopic Mary Shelley's Monster, portraying the title character Mary Shelley. On 22 January 2015, Turner was cast as Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, due out on 27 May 2016.

Selena Gomez in a white nightie from Instagram, Snapchat

Selena Gomez in a white nightie from Instagram, Snapchat



Selena Marie Gomez (/səˈliːnə məˈriː ˈɡoʊmɛz/ sə-lee-nə mə-ree goh-mez; Spanish pronunciation: [seˈlena ˈɣomes]; born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. She was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, Gomez came to prominence after being cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place, in which she starred as the lead character, Alex Russo, until its conclusion in 2012. She formed the band Selena Gomez & the Scene after signing a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2008; they released the studio albums Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010), and When the Sun Goes Down (2011) before beginning a hiatus in 2012.
Gomez entered the film industry with star billings in feature films including Ramona and Beezus (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), and Hotel Transylvania (2012). She embraced an increasingly mature public image with her star billing in the film Spring Breakers (2013) and her 2013 debut solo studio album, Stars Dance. The latter project debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and included the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten single "Come & Get It." Gomez was released from her recording contract with Hollywood Records following the completion of her compilation album For You (2014). She subsequently signed with Interscope Records to continue work on her sophomore studio album, Revival (2015). It debuted at number one in the US and featured the top-ten singles "Good for You", "Same Old Love" and "Hands to Myself."
Beyond entertainment, Gomez has ventured into other endeavors. She has worked with numerous organizations for charitable causes, and has most notably worked with UNICEF for several years. She formed her own production company, July Moon Productions, in 2008. In late 2010, Gomez launched a clothing line she called "Dream Out Loud" through Kmart.

In an October 2015 interview with Billboard, Gomez revealed that she had been diagnosed with lupus, and that she had undergone chemotherapy to treat the illness.

Fergie performs at “Rock in Rio” in Lisboa

Fergie performs at “Rock in Rio” in Lisboa




Fergie Duhamel /ˈfɜːrɡi dəˈmɛl/ (born Stacy Ann Ferguson; March 27, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, with whom she has achieved chart success worldwide. Her debut solo album The Dutchess (2006) was a major commercial success on the charts and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "London Bridge", "Glamorous" and "Big Girls Don't Cry".
Ferguson was a member of the children's television series Kids Incorporated and the girl group Wild Orchid. In 2001, she left the group and in the subsequent year began to team up with The Black Eyed Peas. With The Black Eyed Peas, she enjoyed a series of hits and albums before she released her solo debut album in September 2006 to success. The Black Eyed Peas enjoyed further success with the release of their third album with Ferguson, The E.N.D. (2009); they attained their first string of Billboard Hot 100 number one songs. She began touring in 2009/2010 with her group and she launched her debut fragrance, Outspoken, under Avon in May 2010 and has since released three more fragrances.
She continued success with The Black Eyed Peas and they released the album The Beginning (2010), which featured three singles, including two number one songs. As Ferguson's five solo singles and six singles with The Black Eyed Peas have reached two million downloads in the United States, Ferguson was the artist with the most two-million sellers by the beginning of 2011.

Ferguson was born in Hacienda Heights, California, the daughter of devout Roman Catholic school teachers Theresa Ann (née Gore) and Jon Patrick Ferguson. Her ancestry includes Irish, Scottish, English, Mexican (from a great-grandmother) and Native American. She was raised Roman Catholic and attended Mesa Robles Middle School and Glen A. Wilson High School. She was a cheerleader, straight-A student and spelling bee champion, as well as a Girl Scout.

Emily Ratajkowski in ES Magazine (May 2016)

Emily Ratajkowski in ES Magazine (May 2016)



Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski (/ˌrɑːtaɪˈkɒfski/; Polish: [ratajˈkɔfskʲi]; born June 7, 1991) is an American model and actress. Born in London to American parents and raised primarily in California, she rose to prominence after appearing in the music video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", which became the number one song of the year 2013 in several countries, despite it being controversial for many reasons including its nudity, plagiarism, and its themes of both sexual degradation and sexual freedom.
Ratajkowski's modeling career has progressed from retail adwork to arthouse erotica and high fashion. She appeared on the cover of the March 2012 issue of erotic magazine treats! This led to her being asked to appear in two music videos: "Blurred Lines" and Maroon 5's "Love Somebody". She appeared in the 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. Ratajkowski made her professional runway modelling debut for Marc Jacobs at Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week in 2015 and has since walked on the Paris Fashion Week runway for Miu Miu. She was a spokesperson for Buick in a Super Bowl commercial for its Cascada during Super Bowl 50.
Ratajkowski's acting career began with youth acting in the San Diego area before she gained a recurring role on iCarly and later roles in major films. Her feature film debut was as the mistress of Ben Affleck's character in the 2014 film Gone Girl. Ratajkowski's 2015 films included Entourage, We Are Your Friends with Zac Efron (her first leading role), and The Spoils Before Dying. She has several current acting engagements in various stages of development.
Ratajkowski is an advocate for women's health issues as a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood (PPFA). In addition, she supports the right of women to express their sexuality and supports Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign.

An only child, Ratajkowski was born in Westminster, London, to American parents. At the time of her birth, Ratajkoski's mother and father were aged 39 and 45, respectively, and not married. Her mother Kathleen Balgley, a professor of English and writer described by Ratajkowski as a "feminist and intellectual", was in London temporarily to teach under the Fulbright Program. Balgley had met Ratajkowski's father, John David "J. D." Ratajkowski, a painter and art teacher, when they both taught at San Dieguito Academy. The family settled in San Diego when Ratajkowski was 5. She was raised primarily in nearby Encinitas, California in a small house near the ocean.
Ratajkowski is of Jewish, Polish, Irish, and German descent. Her father was raised Catholic, while her mother was raised Jewish. Ratajkowski's mother formerly taught at California Polytechnic State University, known as Cal Poly. When asked about her heritage in 2012, Ratajkowski answered "Polish Israeli". She lived in and traveled to many parts of Europe during her youth, including long periods in Bantry, Ireland, and Mallorca, Spain. She spent her early youth summers in Ireland until she became a full-time model. Ratajkowski grew up without television; she tried soccer, acting and ballet before modeling.
Exposure to the nude female figure in photography and art during her formative years, including the work of her father, prepared Ratajkowski for her eventual nude and semi-nude appearances before the camera. Among her influences was exposure to the photography of Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts in books. Ratajkowski said she is comfortable with the naked body due to her background and life experiences, stating "We have this culture of men, especially, watching pornography, but then offended by a classic nude portrait or photograph, and I've never felt that way". Ratajkowski also frequently visited nudist beaches in Europe with her family during her youth. As a young teen who experienced early pronounced physical maturation, Ratajkowski endured pressure from friends, family and society to repress expressing her sexuality. She was urged to censor both her expression and how she presented herself.

Ratajkowski has done public service announcements promoting safe sex and birth control for Planned Parenthood (PPFA). She also committed to participate in a short film about reproductive and sexual health issues for PPFA. Ratajkowski describes PPFA as "the main charity that I work with" because of its prominence as a proactive women's health organization, and has worked with PPFA to raise funds. She reports receiving a wide range of responses to her involvement, including comments on her bravery. Ratajkowski's involvement has also caught the attention of right to life advocates and drawn ire from the likes of the National Right to Life Committee. Planned Parenthood has presented her as a spokesperson for its birth control support. Ratajkowski is outspoken on her interest in using her celebrity to fight against the social implications of speaking out for empowerment of women and sexuality.
Ratajkowski has stated that she enjoys freedom of sexual expression to "wear what she wants, sleep with whom she wants, and dance how she wants, while still being a feminist."Amanda Hess of Slate questions whether Ratajkowski is a feminist or an opportunist exploiting feminism. In an interview for The New York Times, she notes her frustration that "...society somehow feels that women can't manage to be political, feminist and a sex symbol."Ratajkowski finds society's reaction to the naked female form "weird" given how comfortable her parental support system conditioned her to be with it. As a woman who enjoys both ballet and pornographic entertainment, she feels that regardless of whether she does professional nudity, she can believe in equality for women. Ratajkowski, acknowledges that in both her modelling and acting professions there are pressures to stay fit, but feels that a support system has enabled her to handle the pressure. British GQ's Charlie Burton states that she is a feminist with more to say than others, but not a hardcore feminist. He says her feminist message is one of sexual empowerment because sex should not feel like a service and should be a benefit enjoyed by all involved parties. Heather Saul of The Independent defended Ratajkowski's message with an article under the subtitle "Ratajkowski is becoming an important feminist voice in the debate over female censorship and sexuality"
On the eve of the February 9, 2016 New Hampshire Democratic primary, Ratajkowski spoke at a Bernie Sanders rally in New Hampshire to endorse his campaign. One of the main points of her speech and her social media activity surrounding it was to counter Gloria Steinem's statement that young female Sanders supporters (and thus Hillary Clinton opponents) were in it for the boys.
Ratajkowski published her recollections on the pressure about her sexuality that she endured as a youth and her current thoughts on female sexual empowerment in Lena Dunham's Lenny newsletter on February 16. The letter was republished by many major media outlets including the websites of Elle, Esquire and Harper's Bazaar. It was received favorably by a wide variety of media outlets: Salon's Erin Coulehan describes the essay as a statement about the Catch-22 of being a woman in a society where showcasing sexuality in a way that may "accidentally offend, excite, or create envy" leads to criticism and body-shaming; Glamour's Hayley Spencer describes it as "powerful"; The Huffington Post's Jenavieve Hatch says Ratajkowski "has a lot to say"; InStyle's Isabella Silvers endorses Ratajkowski's point that "Female sexuality isn't always for the benefit of someone else"; Cosmopolitan's Nikki Kinstlinger notes that Ratajkowski "makes it super clear that she is hell bent on doing things her way, and taking ownership of her sexuality, her gender and her body"; Georgia Simmonds of Marie Claire describes Ratajkowski's statements as follows: "Fundamentally, she refuses to be apologetic - she is determined to define sexy on her own terms, shame-free and finds empowerment in that process." Rachael Moon of The Daily Mirror notes that the letter is a revealing discussion of "what it means to be sexual". Charlotte Gill of The Independent admits she is in the minority, but feels that the letter is "rambling" and "dull".
Ratajkowski supported Cara Delevingne's decision to stop modelling to pursue acting, noting that one should be free to change the forum in which one expresses one's creativity. In keeping with her letter, Ratajkowski became involved in the March social media controversy surrounding Kim Kardashian's posting of naked selfies by defending Kardashian's right in the context of women's rights to "express their sexuality and share their bodies however they choose". By the end of the month, Kardashian and Ratajkowski jointly advocated for female sexual empowerment and against bodyshaming with millions of social media followers responding positively and many prominent media outlets around the world taking notice. This prompted Piers Morgan to state that Ratajkowski's approach to feminism is a misguided affront to true feminism, eventually labelling her actions as a pseudo-feminist gibberish. Gill questions whether Ratajkowski understands feminism because her career has been composed of anti-feminist activities for which she has been paid to perform under contract.

Ellie Ottaway in “A Taste of Summer” photoshoot by Cody McGibbon (2016)

Ellie Ottaway in “A Taste of Summer” photoshoot by Cody McGibbon (2016)