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Online clothing store Missguided praised by shoppers for featuring ‘real and authentic’ models with stretchmarks

ONLINE clothing store Missguided has delighted women by featuring models with stretchmarks. It has stopped airbrushing out the fine lines on boobs, thighs and bums to be “real and authentic”.   Customers have praised the company for the radical move, which has been hailed “beautiful”. The photos were quietly added to the site, but many […]

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ONLINE clothing store Missguided has delighted women by featuring models with stretchmarks.

It has stopped airbrushing out the fine lines on boobs, thighs and bums to be “real and authentic”.

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Missguided is breaking barriers by featuring models with stretchmarks[/caption]

 

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The online clothing store has stopped airbrushing fine lines[/caption]

Customers have praised the company for the radical move, which has been hailed “beautiful”.

The photos were quietly added to the site, but many shoppers noticed them immediately.
Most said it was great to see models also have ‘flaws’ – just like normal women.

Twitter fan Marnie Polk, who shared one of the “refreshing” photos has attracted 18,000 likes.

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Twitter fan Marnie Polk, who shared one of the “refreshing” photos has attracted 18,000 likes[/caption]

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The pictures were quietly uploaded but customers were quick to notice[/caption]

User Estelle Sarah said: “They’re normal, like me!”

Manchester-based Missguided has annual sales of £206million.

Spokeswoman Samantha Helligso said: “We want to show women that it’s OK to be yourself.”

Rival Asos won praise in July for leaving models’ stretchmarks visible.

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Christmas spice cinnamon helps you lose weight by burning fat, research claims

CHRISTMAS spice cinnamon helps people lose weight by burning fat, research suggests. Experiments showed its main ingredient cinnamaldehyde acts on cells called adipocytes. Tests on volunteers found it increased the use of genes, enzymes and proteins which boost their metabolism. Professor Jun Wu, of the Life Sciences Institute at Michigan University in the US, said: […]

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CHRISTMAS spice cinnamon helps people lose weight by burning fat, research suggests.

Experiments showed its main ingredient cinnamaldehyde acts on cells called adipocytes.

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Cinnamon is regarded as a super food for its fat-burning powers[/caption]

Tests on volunteers found it increased the use of genes, enzymes and proteins which boost their metabolism.

Professor Jun Wu, of the Life Sciences Institute at Michigan University in the US, said: “Cinnamon has been part of our diets for thousands of years – and people generally enjoy it.

“So if it can help protect against obesity, too, it may offer an approach to metabolic health that is easier for patients to adhere to.”

She said as it’s already used widely in food it might be easier to convince patients to stick to a cinnamon-based treatment than to a traditional medicine.

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The health benefits of cinnamon are no excuse for over indulging in egg-nog or mulled wine this Christmas[/caption]

But she warned against winter revellers loading their egg-nog or mulled wine with extra cinnamon to keep the Christmas pounds at bay.

Prof Wu said further studies are needed to determine how best to harness cinnamaldehyde’s metabolic benefits – without causing adverse side effects.

The spice has already been linked to reducing the risk of diabetes, cutting cholesterol, relieving symptoms of Alzheimer’s and staving off heart disease and cancer.

Cinnamaldehyde is the active compound in cinnamon – and is also responsible for the flavour that lifts dishes, mainly desserts.

The household ingredient could also aid those with Parkinson’s disease. Scientists said in 2014 the spice is the source of a chemical that can protect the brain.

Livers convert cinnamon into sodium benzoate – an approved drug used in the treatment for brain disorders.

In a study of mice the found it enters the brain, stops the loss of proteins, protects neurons and improves motor functions.

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Daily horoscope for Thursday November 23 – here’s what the stars have in store for you today

ARIES March 21 to April 20 You have a clearer understanding of the way other people’s minds work and this helps you transform a lacklustre project into a winner. Later, as Venus goes deeper into the soul-mating zone, you will be asked a surprising yet passionate question. Luck is waiting at a table that’s set […]

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ARIES

March 21 to April 20

You have a clearer understanding of the way other people’s minds work and this helps you transform a lacklustre project into a winner.

Later, as Venus goes deeper into the soul-mating zone, you will be asked a surprising yet passionate question.

Luck is waiting at a table that’s set for seven people.

TAURUS

April 21 to May 21

Mars adds that crucial extra helping of confidence that transforms you into a high achiever at work.

Just as rewarding is the way you inspire others to believe in their ambitions.

As for love, the moon links passion and travel – all the way from a flirty smile on a daily journey to winning an exotic and romantic holiday.

GEMINI

May 22 to June 21

Today you are the artistic type and Neptune inspires wonderful ideas for greetings cards.

This may not, at first, seem exciting but the results could transform the way you earn a living.

As for love, it’s out there for you so shake off a stay-at-home mood and meet up with friends. Luck opens a yellow door.

CANCER

June 22 to July 22

Your leading light, the moon, will clear away any clouds of doubt and help you to believe in love again.

If you’re single, you miss a former workmate and you realise what seemed like dislike was just hiding desire.

All the talent you, or a close relative, need is there, now it’s time to see how far your skills will take you.

LEO

July 23 to August 23

The Mars effect helps you think like a winner – keep discussions short and to the point and make decisions.

This can apply to family life and work plans. But later, super-romantic Neptune adds new treats to the love menu.

Single? Someone you thought could only be a friend asks you a passion-packed question.


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VIRGO

August 24 to September 22

You’re ready to reveal your true ambitions, just make sure the ones closest to you don’t feel left out.

But when it comes to love, the change of direction from planet Neptune stirs a marriage proposal, or even rival bids for your affection.

Just remember that real love is the one that gives you time to be sure.

LIBRA

September 23 to October 23

Venus and Mars stir up a choice between love that could lead to a comfortable lifestyle or one that’s full of challenges and rich in passion.

In the working world, it can feel awkward when friends compete for the same job but somehow you’ll always be there for each other.

Luck is linked to “K” names.

SCORPIO

October 24 to November 22

You’re the strong, clever, serious one in the family and in a work or a sports team, though it both confuses and impresses a partner who has not seen this side of you before.

If you’re ready to start a new relationship, take special notice of a friend of a friend who is wearing an airline uniform.

SAGITTARIUS

November 23 to December 21

As the sun travels further into your personal image chart, you can put your best self on show and make genuine progress with the project that matters most.

Venus unlocks the hidden sector of your chart to reveal who has a secret crush on you.

A source of luck for the family is the TV game show you all love to watch.

CAPRICORN

December 22 to January 20

Words that seemed so difficult to write start to flow so easily. Just start talking.

On the subject of love, daring to trust each other totally may not always be easy but gives a relationship its best chance of making both partners happy.

Looking for love? Your new partner has a distinctive voice you feel you recognise.

AQUARIUS

January 21 to February 18

Venus gives you the charisma that gets you noticed at work, and when a team is being put together.

Earning more money – or a surprise cash windfall – can stir disagreements, so discuss the best way to use it while everyone is calm.

As for love, partners grow close again. Single? You meet in a house full of history.

PISCES

February 19 to March 20
This is not a day for guesswork but to talk to a partner about your feelings and hopes for the future.

Some of what they say in return will surprise, mostly in a good way.

If you’re single, new love smiles where your favourite food is sold.

The luckiest out-of-the-blue meeting is with an ex-neighbour who has found fame.

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Ambitious Kendall Jenner is the highest-earning model on the planet — and learnt it all from her famously pushy mum Kris Jenner

MODELLING used to be a profession for which you needed God-given beauty and to be “discovered” by a well-connected scout. Not any more, as the rise of Kendall Jenner to the position of world’s top model shows. Forbes magazine announced this week that Kendall, 22, is the highest-earning model on the planet, knocking Gisele Bundchen, […]

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MODELLING used to be a profession for which you needed God-given beauty and to be “discovered” by a well-connected scout.

Not any more, as the rise of Kendall Jenner to the position of world’s top model shows.

Kendall Jenner earned £17million last year

Forbes magazine announced this week that Kendall, 22, is the highest-earning model on the planet, knocking Gisele Bundchen, 37, off the top spot for the first time in 15 years.

Kendall, half sister of Kim Kardashian, made £17million last year. Not bad for a girl who, as early episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians will attest, certainly wasn’t born with supermodel looks.

While pretty, Kendall did not have the otherworldly beauty or natural star quality possessed, for example, by a young Kate Moss.

But what she lacked in raw potential, Kendall made up for with ambition in bucketloads.

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Kendall walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris in 2016[/caption]

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The supermodel wowed in this sheer dress at the Met Gala[/caption]

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians started in 2007 and is still going strong[/caption]

In a letter she wrote to herself, aged 14, which she read out recently on America’s Tonight Show, she said: “My goal in life is to become a big-time model and travel to really amazing places. And I’m really excited to read this in the future.”

All the Kardashian-Jenner sisters know that ambition can get you just about anywhere.

It is a lesson they learned from their famously pushy mother, Kris.

Even Kendall’s part in the much-derided Pepsi ad of April 2017, which saw her bringing a protest to a halt with a can of the fizzy drink, left her unscathed.

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Kendall is the face of fashion and lingerie brand La Perla[/caption]

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The brunette beauty was thrust into the limelight at a young age on Keeping Up With The Kardashians[/caption]

She claimed to be ignorant of the multi-million pound ad’s tone-deaf message, sobbing afterwards: “I would never purposely hurt someone, ever. If I knew this was gonna be the outcome, I would have never done something like this.”

Amid reports that Kris was furious with the soft drinks giant, Pepsi put out a statement apologising for “putting Kendall Jenner in this position”.

Neither Kendall nor Kris were about to let the Pepsi ad ruin her career, especially as, according to Kendall, it had been so hard won.

She insists: “People think that this (success) just came to me. But it didn’t. What I have has almost worked against me.”

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Kendall began her modelling career walking for Marc Jacobs in New York Fashion Week at 18[/caption]

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Since her first show Kendall has gone on to be the face of many high profile brands[/caption]

Her family name did not seem to count against her when she made her catwalk debut aged 18 in the Marc Jacobs show, the most coveted gig of New York Fashion Week.

It was quite the coup for a newbie, not least because Katie Grand, the superstylist who cast the 2014 show, admitted she was “underwhelmed” by Kendall on their first meeting.

Nevertheless, thanks to some pressure from Kendall’s agent, Grand gave Kendall a second chance and was impressed by her “super-ambitious and super-professional” attitude.

Kendall’s appearance at the show, wearing a nipple-baring sheer top, caused a storm. She found herself booked for top designers including Chanel, Giles Deacon and Karl Lagerfeld.

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Kendall stuns off the catwalk as well as on it[/caption]

She also had major success as part of French designer Olivier Rousteing’s “Balmain army”. Rousteing happens to be a close friend of Kendall’s sister Kim and her husband Kanye West.

Kendall’s meteoric rise caused some resentment among other models and Kendall was allegedly bullied by jealous rivals who would put cigarettes in her drinks — although she has denied this.

Whether or not her name and connections got Kendall a leg up into the fashion industry, one thing is for sure — she has a social media reach that many of her counterparts can’t hope to match.

This picture of Kendall is the most liked Instagram picture

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The Kardashian-Jenner family are no strangers to the spotlight[/caption]

On Instagram she has 85million followers, compared to Gisele, who has 13.5million, and a photo of her lying on the floor with her hair in heart formations is one of the most “liked” posts of all time.

Brands understand how powerful that is. On the day she was signed as the face of Estee Lauder in 2014, the company received six times more visitors to their website, 90 per cent of whom were first timers.

And what of that not-so-God-given beauty?

Kendall has always denied having any cosmetic enhancement, but her nose appears slimmer, her lips plumper and her cheeks fuller than in her early years — although this could just be clever make-up.

Natural or not, it is a face you better get used to, because we will all be seeing plenty more of Kendall Jenner.

Top 10 highest-paid models

Kendall Jenner £17million; Gisele Bundchen £13.2million
Chrissy Teigen £10.1million; Adriana Lima £7.9million
Gigi Hadid £7.1million; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley £7.1million
Karlie Kloss £6.8million; Liu Wen £4.9million
Bella Hadid £4.5million; Ashley Graham £4.1million
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