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Ashley Graham wows New York Fashion Week with lingerie line

Plus-size model Ashley Graham has made her New York Fashion Week debut, taking to the catwalk in her own lingerie line.

The 27-year-old wowed the crowed in black undergarments and a lace kimono.

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Ashley Graham hits the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. (Getty)

Graham told US Today the experience gave her chills.

“It was absolutely amazing,” she said.

“For the longest time I could find supportive bras and I could find sexy bras, but never both,” she said.

“I wanted to create a line that did both and made [women] feel beautiful.”

The size 16 model has become an advocate for women of all ages struggling with body issues after becoming the first plus-size model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

She said she wanted the line to be both supportive and sexy. (Getty)ca

She said she wanted the line to be both supportive and sexy. (Getty)

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Graham is wearing her own lingerie line. (Getty)

Baby got back! Beyonce shows off her famous curves as she strips down to cheeky slogan lingerie for steamy shoot

She’s no stranger to barely-there stage costumes and a sexy shoot.

But Beyonce has just unveiled one of her raciest photo sets yet, starring in a series of stunning shots for Flaunt Magazine.

Shot by Robin Harper, the photos see the chart-topper stripping down to bikinis and her underwear as she floats in a pool and explores the great outdoors.

Cheeky: Beyonce stars in a steamy new shoot for Flaunt Magazine, showing some skin in Baby Got Back lingerie 

Cheeky: Beyonce stars in a steamy new shoot for Flaunt Magazine, showing some skin in Baby Got Back lingerie

The 34-year-old is seen on the cover of the magazine, famed for its risque shoots, showing off her famous curves in a nude bra, with a Texas-shaped pendant nestled in her ample cleavage.

Her hair is styled into a long side plait, while the mum of one flaunts flawless makeup, and long nails.

Another jaw-dropping shot shows Beyonce in the same nude bra, paired with high-waisted underwear and a flowing white jacket.

Work it: Beyonce strikes a pose for the new cover of the mag, stripping down to a nude bra

Work it: Beyonce strikes a pose for the new cover of the mag, stripping down to a nude bra

Strike a pose: The singer is seen in a series of stunning images, shot by Robin Harper, set around a LA pool

Strike a pose: The singer is seen in a series of stunning images, shot by Robin Harper, set around a LA pool

The star seems to defy gravity as she strikes an unbelievable pose over a Los Angeles pool, holding her plait out to the side.

The Halo hitmaker also shows plenty of skin in a Baby Got Back two-piece as she crouches and pouts in the long grass.

Water is a big theme of the shoot, photographed by Robin Harper and styled by Zerina Akers, with the singer seen floating in a pool in several of the pics, all while keeping her perfect pout in place.

Finishing touch: A Texas-shaped pendant is one of the few accessories used by stylist Zerina Akers 

Finishing touch: A Texas-shaped pendant is one of the few accessories used by stylist Zerina Akers

Look Bey-autiful in a Baby Got Back underwear

Bey has let loose in recent years when it comes to experimenting with her style; from a bejewelled sheer gown by Givenchy at the Met Gala to these sports luxe logo undies for a magazine shoot.

Underwear as outerwear has been a streetwear trend that trickled down from Spring 2015 where sheer and naked were very much au current. Think of For Love & Lemons and their crop tops/ bralettes that are made to be seen through mesh tops. So Bey certainly took our fancy when we set our eyes on her super cool undies set emblazoned with the words ‘Baby Got Back.’

We would pair this underwear set under a lace-y number by Dolce & Gabbana for a cheeky glam look or wear this under a sheer baggy tank and ripped jeans for an street style saavy outfit.

So head over to Dolls Kill to pick up a similar style underwear set as sadly, Bey’s exact one isn’t available online. Or check out our edit for other sporty statement bras that will get tongues wagging from the likes of Missguided to Moschino, all budgets covered.

Sultry: Even in water, the impossibly glam star pulls off the perfect pout and flawless makeup

Sultry: Even in water, the impossibly glam star pulls off the perfect pout and flawless makeup

Ready for her close up: The singer is see in colour and black and white shots, including this stunning close up

Ready for her close up: The singer is see in colour and black and white shots, including this stunning close up

Alongside the imagery Flaunt has crowned Queen Bey with another regal title, calling her in their piece the leader of their custom city – CALIFUK

‘There she sits, unwilling at the moment to invite distraction of the fundamental mission of her rule: to shape culture, to inspire the hip parade as well as the fringe, to rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, to drop filthy, filthy tracks on this swelling, warring, cap-melting planet.’

‘To make an impact,’ declares the magazine of the star.

Pool life: Water is a big theme of the shoot with the singer seen floating in a pool in several of the pics

Pool life: Water is a big theme of the shoot with the singer seen floating in a pool in several of the pics

Bow down: Alongside the imagery Flaunt has crowned Queen Bey with another regal title, calling her in their piece the leader of their custom city - CALIFUK

Bow down: Alongside the imagery Flaunt has crowned Queen Bey with another regal title, calling her in their piece the leader of their custom city – CALIFUK

‘We’ll watch Beyoncé. On stage, on her Instagram, in the form of rug-cutting, colorific phosphates behind our eyes as we sleep. And because she’s our CALIFUK queen supreme, we’ll conduct a brief, yet thought-stirring psycho-analytic exercise, conclusions of which we’ll allow you, the reader, you the citizen, the fan, to draw—following our cover star’s photo session poolside in Los Angeles,’ they add.

It’s a been a busy summer for the music Queen, who celebrated her 34th birthday last Friday.

Global superstar: Another shot sees the hitmaker and mother of one almost revealing all in a flowing robe and nude underwear

Global superstar: Another shot sees the hitmaker and mother of one almost revealing all in a flowing robe and nude underwear

Flawless from every angle: At one point Beyonce strips off her bikini and shows off her long braided hair

Flawless from every angle: At one point Beyonce strips off her bikini and shows off her long braided hair

On Saturday night she headlined the 2015 Budweiser Made in America Festival in Pennsylvania, sending fans into a frenzy with her energetic and sexy dance routines.

While husband Jay Z and her daughter Blue Ivy stayed at home in New York, Beyonce was supported by her longtime pal and former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Kelly Rowland.

Making fans aware she was in the crowd, the superstar said: ‘Shout-out to my girl Kelly, I love you. My girl Michelle, I love you.

‘If you survived bad relationships, if you survived illnesses. When it gets tough, that’s when you work harder.’

Icon: Flaunt magazine declares Beyonce's mission is to 'shape culture, to inspire the hip parade as well as the fringe, to rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, to drop filthy, filthy tracks on this swelling, warring, cap-melting planet'

Icon: Flaunt magazine declares Beyonce’s mission is to ‘shape culture, to inspire the hip parade as well as the fringe, to rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, to drop filthy, filthy tracks on this swelling, warring, cap-melting planet’

What a year: It's a been a busy summer for the music Queen, who celebrated her 34th birthday last Friday

What a year: It’s a been a busy summer for the music Queen, who celebrated her 34th birthday last Friday

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3228247/Baby-got-Beyonce-shows-famous-curves-strips-cheeky-slogan-lingerie-steamy-shoot.html#ixzz3lKtGAK9K

Here’s Paloma Faith looking lovely in her skimps for Agent Provocateur

Your friend and ours, Paloma Faith, has harkened back to her former days of working in Agent Provocateur shops in London – as she casually drapes herself across a shop counter looking seriously smokin’ in their lingerie for the new AP ad campaign.

Paloma worked in the Soho branch when she was studying for her MA in Theatre Directing, and the pictures for this campaign were shot by her former ‘shop girl’ colleague Alice Hawkins. There’s lovely.

She follows the likes of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, who’ve also draped themselves around things and across things in AP lingerie for their ad campaigns.

“I’ve never had a job – other than at AP – that has formed me as a person or influenced my whole life,” she said.

“When I walk past the shop in Soho I feel really nostalgic about a time when I think I was quite carefree. I look back at it and just I think of youth.”

If you’re fairly into your lingerie yourself, you should definitely head down to Cosmopolitan’s Lingerie Show next week, as part of our week-long Fashion Festival! Click here for more tickets and info on all the freebies you’ll get, and check out highlights from last year, below. Sweet.