Sarah Stage, the lingerie model who was 8 month pregnant (but you'd never know from her super-toned abs) September 24, 2015 13:52

Baggy jumpers and elasticated leggings are most mothers go-to clothes when they’re just a month away from giving birth.

One mother-to-be, however, refuses to hide her eight-month pregnant body in maternity clothes and prefers to flaunt it on social media for the world to see.

Sarah Stage, a Los Angeles-based lingerie model, has been documenting her changing pregnancy body and many of her 1.1m Instagram followers cannot believe she is eight months pregnant

Sarah, who is of European and Costa Rican descent and lives in Los Angeles, shuns baggy dresses and instead dresses her bump in fitted Lycra or nothing at all.

Sarah is a lingerie model and animal rights activist and adorns billboards in the states
Sarah’s first modelling gig was at the tender age of two and the star, who is signed to Elite Model Management, has since adorned billboards and starred in countless campaigns.

According to Malaysian Digest, Sarah indulges in occasional cheeseburgers and maintains that her trim frame is down to daily gym visits.

Comments from her followers include ones such as: ‘she looks like me on a normal day’ and ‘my belly after a burger’.

The model credits her svelte figure to her regular work-out sessions in the gym.

Discussing how different women’s bodies react during pregnancy, Dr Venkat, Director at Harley Street Fertility Clinic, said: ‘If a woman is healthy – physically and mentally – to start with and if she looks after herself well then she will look radiant.
‘The hormones are elevated during pregnancy and women react differently to the hormones. Some women are particularly sensitive to elevated hormones and suffer with symptoms, whereas others sail through without any symptoms.’

Dr Venkat added that a woman’s height plays a role and the taller a woman is can help her carry herself with better posture than a shorter woman.
When it comes to working out, she says, women generally don’t need to worry about staying in shape during pregnancy.
Citing walking and gentle stretching as the best exercises during pregnancy, she says women are going to be exhausted in the first couple of weeks after delivery and can start exercising after a fortnight, once a routine is established.

Source: Daily Mail

Plus-size model Ashley Graham debuts sexy lingerie line at New York Fashion Week September 23, 2015 05:56

Ashley Graham is a plus-size model and fashion activist who unveiled her own lingerie line at New York Fashion Week. She has also been in the annual swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated and given a TED talk. That's quite a resume. All these accomplishments have built her reputation for successfully challenging traditional fashion and body image conventions. Ashley talked to Elle about the introduction of her line in America, and her impact on fans.

I really believe that words have power. And I think if you're telling yourself you're fat, if you're telling yourself you're ugly, if you're telling yourself you don't like what you're seeing in the mirror, that's exactly what's going to happen. So I really like to give myself affirming words.

It's been absolutely amazing. Incredible. Surreal. Life-changing. I mean, I'm, like, still shaking from being out on the runway. It was amazing.

I'm happy to embrace the women around me and encourage other women to feel comfortable in their skin no matter age, race, or size. I think there's a generation that we really need to start talking to and it's the younger generation. 

I'm not just changing a curvy woman's mind, I'm encouraging every woman. And I think that's really what I want to do. Because it's about being inclusive. 


What is it about the combination of empowerment and lingerie that hits the media sweet spot so perfectly? 

Sources: Elle