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Plus-size world’s golden girl Ashley Graham looks incredible as she strips off to display her curves for lingerie shoot on a private jet

  • The 28-year-old Navabi cover girl and supermodel unveils new range
  • Motto is ‘sexy is a state of mind’ and hopes range puts women in the mood
  • Has been an extremely successful 12 months for the star  

After breaking down barriers by appearing on the pages of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition, size 14 model Ashley Graham forged a career for herself as a body-positivity advocate and designer for girls of all sizes.

Clearly keen to make 2016 as successful as last year, Ashley is kicking off the year by unveiling her latest lingerie designs for women with curves – and models them all herself, of course.

The 28-year-old Navabi cover girl and supermodel says she has created lingerie that’s made to be seen and poses with two dapper men on a private plane to promote her latest designs.

Size 14 model Ashley Graham looks incredible as she strips off to display her curves and tanned body to promote her new lingerie range 

Size 14 model Ashley Graham looks incredible as she strips off to display her curves and tanned body to promote her new lingerie range

Her motto is ‘sexy is a state of mind’ and she hopes her new range of lacy garments will put women in the mood.

Ashley’s new shoot comes just weeks after she was hailed among the likes of Caitlyn Jenner and Amy Schumer as a 2015 breakout star on ABC 20/20’s The Year.

On the special, which aired last December, the 28-year-old plus-size model discussed her groundbreaking Sports Illustrated appearance. 

‘To me, it made a huge impact because you can see my full body,’ Ashley said. ‘I think the beauty in that I’m just such a full-figured woman, people were just like, ‘hubba hubba.”

On her own meteoric rise to fame, Ashley mused that her popularity is down to her frankness when it comes to discussing her weight.

‘I’m not afraid to talk about it,’ she added. ‘Love it or get over it.’ 

The plus-size world's golden girl's motto is 'sexy is a state of mind' and she hopes her new range of lacy garments will put women in the mood.

The plus-size world’s golden girl’s motto is ‘sexy is a state of mind’ and she hopes her new range of lacy garments will put women in the mood.

She’s flying the flag for curvy women everywhere and Ashley Graham has now launched another collection in her range of lingerie.

Not only is she known for her underwear range she inspires women everywhere and is a model too, not to mention her website full of fashion tips – she is one busy woman!

But it’s the stunning lingerie designs we particularly love that kept women’s varying figures in mind when produced. The pieces are practical and pretty and we love Ashley’s motto: ‘sexy is a state of mind’. This new range features this stunning red lacy number with contrasting black piping and you can pick one up (right) at Navabi plus the matching pants below.

Ashley believes that her popularity is down to her frankness when it comes to discussing her weight

Ashley believes that her popularity is down to her frankness when it comes to discussing her weight, Ashley Graham stars in racy promo for Addition Elle lingerie

8 signs you are a side chick

Being a side chick usually isn’t by choice. Often times men make women side chicks without their knowing and these women end up getting hurt when they discover they aren’t ‘the one’. So if you think your man isn’t being straight with you, here are seven signs that you may be a side chick.download36

1. His house is a CIA secret

You’ve never been invited to his house for a date. You have no idea what his house looks like or where he even lives, despite the fact that you two have been dating for months now. When a guy is entirely uninterested or unwilling to show you his home or invite you into it, it’s likely because he shares his home with another woman. He doesn’t want to get caught in his lie anthere’s not enough time to hide the evidence and then put everything back into its place.woman-sad-couple

2.  He never spends the night.

That’s because his time is being accounted for by another woman. He has to be home by a certain time, or even if his woman knows he’s cheating, all she cares about is that he comes home every night.black-couple-laying-on-bed

3. His phone never leaves his sight

Men who are players tend to be highly protective of their phones. He has a password on his phone and makes sure to lock it after every time he uses it. When the phone rings, he either goes into another room to take the call, ignores it completely, or turns the volume down super low so that you can’t possibly hear a thing that is being said.black-man-cheating

4. He doesn’t show up when he’s supposed to  

Let’s just say he does make plans with you, but constantly stands you up with no explanations or apologies. If he gets ghost a lot, that’s a serious red flag.woman waiting for her date

 

5. You’ve never met his parents or friends

Most men who are proud and happy with their relationship will eventually introduce their girlfriend to his parents and/or his friends. If you have never met, let alone spoken to his parents or friends, this is a huge sign that you can’t be known amongst his inner circles. Why? Because he’d immediately be ousted as a cheater and a player.black-couple2

6. He NEVER talks about the future

Asking him about his views on the future of your relationship is like pulling teeth. Simply put, this guy doesn’t want to think about the future because he really isn’t planning one. In his mind he’s probably well aware that keeping you as the other woman won’t last for too long, so why plan on a future at all?African_couple_arguing_in_bed_GOGOCAA00446-e1324034198374

7. You aren’t on any of his social media pages

Somewhere in convenient survey land is a stat that shows Facebook and Twitter is the fastest growing catalyst for failed relationships. It’s very easy to get caught slipping on such Social Networks which is why if a guy refuses to acknowledge you on his timeline he’s trying to hide your affiliation. This same guy may also disable his facebook wall to prevent your inevitable declaration of crush on him. Typical excuses include “I’m not saying that I don’t want people to know about us, I just don’t like to air out my business”<— relatable BUT where some guys are genuine with this others know what they’re doing when dealing with a side chickstop-friends-from-asking-you-what-your-relationship-status-is-facebook.w654

8. Your relationship is almost entirely physical

When he compliments you, it’s about how nice your body is or how good you are in bed. When you two spend time together, it usually ends up between the sheets. He doesn’t wine and dine you often but instead focuses more on having you and getting out. When a guy refuses to connect with you on a mental or emotional level, it could be because he’s already connected that way with his main woman.Black-couple-kissing-2

 

If you consciously go into a relationship knowing that you are the side chick, then good luck! But if that’s not your goal, please know that you deserve and are worth much more than what he is giving you.

 

The very WORST reason why I was dumped!

‘The hospital I had been admitted to was too far away for him to drive to’: Reddit users reveal the very WORST reasons why they were dumped

  • A Reddit thread has asked the worst reasons behind a break-up
  • One man broke up with his girlfriend because her forehead was too big
  • Another was dumped for refusing to take advantage of his girlfriends body

Being dumped is bad enough, but being dumped because your ‘forehead is too big’ is next level heartache.


A Reddit thread has revealed the most outrageous reasons why couples break-up, and it’s not because they simply grew apart. The list of relationship deal breakers included being too respectful, not being the fastest runner in the class and refusing to apologise for cheating… despite it only happening in a dream!

‘She basically left because I refused to apologise for cheating on her. With her sister. In a dream. That she had,’ one person wrote.

Another appeared to still hold a grudge despite the break-up happening when he was in primary school. ‘I was 6 years old. She was 5. I was the tallest kid in class, and thus got the girl. However, she dumped me because Charlie ran faster than me. F*** you Charlie,’ he said.

A perk of being in a relationship is having someone there for you when times get tough, but having a girlfriend in hospital proved too much for one man. ‘The hospital I had been admitted to was too far away for him to drive to, and he didn’t want to look like an a** for not visiting his girlfriend,’ his disgruntled ex-partner revealed.


They say good guys finish last, and this appeared to be the case for man who said when he was 14, he was dumped because he never pressured his girlfriend for sex so ‘she assumed I was gay’.


And it’s not just men doing the break up, a man was dumped after he could no longer afford to buy his girlfriend lunch every day and she admitted she was just ‘in it for the food’

What’s the worst reason someone has broken up with you over?

By LAUREN GROUNSELL FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 05:18 GMT, 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 05:58 GMT, 11 November 2015

Tricks that will help you get a flat tummy – No Exercise Required

Experts reveal the surprising tricks that will help you get a flat tummy – and there’s not a sit-up in sight

  • Drink lots of water but avoid anything carbonated as it is full of gas
  • Chewing gum is a no-no as are root vegetables, lentils and pulses
  • Eat oats for breakfast and make sure you drink green tea first thin

Do your trousers feel tight after lunch? Does your belly look twice its size at the end of the day? If the answer is yes, you are suffering with bloating.

While bloating can be caused by various conditions, such as gas, water retention and constipation, there are simple eating and lifestyle changes you can make that will flatten your tummy.

These include drinking six to eight glasses of water, chewing each mouthful of food until it almost turns to liquid, and avoiding all beans, root vegetables and pulses.

By making some simple eating and lifestyle changes, you too can have a perfectly flat tummy

NutriCentre’s head nutritionist Shona Wilkinson told FEMAIL: ‘To reduce bloating the main foods to avoid are sugar, wheat, caffeine and alcohol as these are the ones most likely to cause bloating and weight gain.

‘By cutting these out, drinking more water and eating more lean proteins you’ll also help balance your blood sugar levels, which means you’ll have a steady amount of energy to help stop those cravings for unhealthy, fattening foods like crisps, sweets and chocolate.’

And it is important to pace yourself when eating; rush and you may end up consuming more calories.

Shauna explained: ‘Chew each mouthful until the food is almost liquid; not only will this help to ensure that the food is properly digested, but it will also help you to eat slowly and enjoy your food, so can prevent you over eating.’

Here are Shona’s top tips on how to beat the bloat.

Peppermint

This powerful herb has an anti-spasmodic and calming effect. This helps with any gas to escape, leaving you less bloated. Try drinking a peppermint tea as a tasty alternative to your usual tea!

Peppermint tea helps gas escape your body
Including oats in your diet provides you with fibre

Peppermint tea (left) helps gas escape your body. Including oats (right) in your diet provides you with fibre

Drink your food and chew your soup

Chew every bite a minimum of 30 times. Chewing enough not only stimulates the secretion of digestive juices needed for proper digestion but it also ensures that your food is properly mixed with saliva and is swallowed with less gas.

Unbroken down food in the gut leads to many problems, one of which is gas. Don’t forget to chew on liquids foods, such as soups and smoothies. If you don’t chew on them, your body won’t produce adequate enzymes!

FOODS TO SPEED UP METABOLISM

Egg whites: Branched chain amino acid kick-starts your metabolism.

Milk and yogurt: Calcium encourages your body to burn fat

Kale: Zero calories and high levels of fibre.

Grapefruit:  A glass of juice a day can help you burn body fat, increase metabolism and reduce appetit

Drink 30 minutes before each meal

Ensuring good hydration will allow your body to make sufficient Hydrochloric acid, one of the digestion acids.

The 30-minute gap will help you ensure that there is no water in your stomach to dilute it. Try to avoid drinking water with or immediately after a meal as this will dilute the hydrochloric acid and make digestion less efficient.

Lactase enzyme

If you are intolerant to the milk sugar lactose, then you might suffer with excess gas and bloating. Adding a lactase enzyme supplement may be necessary for those who struggle with this milk sugar digestion.

Salt is your worst enemy for water retention

Salt (left) is your worst enemy for water retention

Live Cultures

The microorganisms in our gut play an important role. They especially help with the digestion of lactose. Try taking a daily culture supplement such as Optibac Probiotics One week flat, an advanced formulation of unique probiotics and prebiotics.

Get screened

If you constantly suffer from excess gas, ask you GP or natural health practitioner to screen you for food intolerances and other gut related disorders.

Foods like beans are notorious for causing bloating.
Chewing gum can lead to swallowing air

Foods like beans (left) are notorious for causing bloating. Chewing gum (right) can lead to swallowing air

GET A FLAT STOMACH IN A DAY

BREAKFAST

Eat: One slice of wholegrain toast with nut butter or porridge with berries and almond butter or two hard boiled eggs and a cup of berries. 

Drink: Start the day with water and add juice from a lemon. It will make you feel invigorated and it contains antiseptic and cleansing powers. If you start your day off with lemon in your water you are stepping off on the right foot with your digestion.

MORNING SNACK

Eat: Small cup raw unsalted nuts and one clementine or celery sticks with peanut butter 

LUNCH

Eat: Kale or spinach leaves with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, avocado, hard boiled egg, sunflower seeds and lemon and vinegar dressing. 

Drink: After your meal drink organic peppermint or lemongrass tea, which both are great for improve the digestion.

AFTERNOON SNACK

Eat: Natural yoghurt with ginger or sliced cucumber. or watermelon slices.

DINNER

Eat: Grilled salmon with spinach sauteed in olive oil and garlic.

Drink: Water

Hydrate

Making sure that you are drinking plenty of hydrating liquids such as water, coconut water and fruit or herbal teas.

Eat oats

Including oats in your diet provides you with fibre and an increase in faecal bulk. Make sure that you are consuming seven to nine portions of vegetables and fruit too! Try porridge for breakfast with flax seeds.

Cut out salt

This is your worst enemy for water retention. It is completely unnecessary to be added into foods. We need our water to be inside our cells for hydration, and consuming a high salt diet draws it out of our cells into tissues. A certain degree of salt is needed but no more than what is naturally found in foods.

Dandelion tea

Switch your usual beverage for dandelion tea. It makes a delicious brew, especially just before your menstrual cycle.

Leeks, garlic and onions

Often water retention is due to hormonal issues. Supporting your liver will ensure the correct metabolism and detoxification of hormones. Leeks, garlic and onions are packed with sulphur, which is required by the liver for the detoxification process.

Activated charcoal

It contributes to reducing excessive flatulence after eating. Taken after each meal, charcoal is able to absorb hundreds times its own weight in toxins.

Green tea

Drink green tea in the morning as the caffeine in green tea can boost your metabolism for up to two hours and help to keep your stomach flat. Research has suggested that drinking two to four cups of green or oolong tea may push the body to burn 17 per cent more calories during moderately intense exercise for a short time.

TIPS FOR A FLATTER STOMACH

Eat 5 times a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and mid-morning and afternoon snacks.

Have herbal teas and plenty of water. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day, sipping slowly, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to heighten the cleansing effects. If you normally drink a lot of tea and coffee and are worried about going ‘cold turkey’ then have just one to cups a day, but really dilute to lessen the caffeine.

Got a sweet tooth and worried about getting cravings when you cut it out? Eating regular healthy meals, with a steady intake of protein, should help reduce sugar cravings by keeping your blood sugar levels balanced. But if you need extra help try taking a supplement of the mineral chromium, it will help boost blood sugar level balancing. Take two 200mcg tablets a day, one 30 mins before a mid-morning snack and one 30 mins before a mid-afternoon snack

Eat your celery. Celery is an excellent diuretic, due to its high potassium content, so it can help with water retention. Add celery chunks to salad, look for a good recipe for celery soup, or use celery as one of the ingredients in a vegetable juice

Limit gassy foods. Foods like beans, pulses and root vegetables are notorious for causing bloating and wind.

Always chew food well and take your time when eating. Chew each mouthful until the food is almost liquid; not only will this help to ensure that the food is properly digested, but it will also help you to eat slowly and enjoy your food, so can prevent you over eating.

Avoid all fizzy drinks, even diet ones. Fizzy bubbles in carbonated diet drinks can cause gas to get trapped in your stomach and can cause bloating. Instead, drink water flavored with lemon, lime, or cucumber or try peppermint tea or a herbal tea like Pukka Detox, £2.09, with detoxing aniseed, fennel and licorice.

Don’t chew chewing gum. It can lead to swallowing air, which can cause bloating. It can also stimulate your digest enzymes to expect food which can then stimulate hunger.

Watch your salt intake. Never add extra salt to your food as it increases the amount of water that the body retains and can therefore make you look more bloated and heavier.

Avoid sweeteners. Many people suffer from bloating because they consume too much sugar alcohol in artificially sweetened foods and drinks, and so it is important to avoid these sweeteners.

Tips from NutriCentre nutritionist Shauna Wilkinson 

Lingerie Hacks, tips for women

Always wear a nude colour bra under white outfits and use a paper clip to turn a brassiere into a racerback, says an expert. Neha Kant has shared tips and hacks for ladies.

Use a paper clip to turn a bra into a racerback, or to hide straps that keep poking out from sleeveless tops.

* Colour: Always wear a nude or beige colour bra under white outfits for no show. Most girls make the mistake of wearing white under white which is not right.

* One bra style is not enough for every kind of outfit: Like with an off-shoulder dress instead of wearing a bra with transparent straps, which in most case are hardly transparent, one should go for a tube or a strapless bra.

* Accessories: Interesting bra accessories like low back converters are a saviour if one wants to wear a low back dress.

* Know your size: For broad body types, a bra extender can be used to extend current band girth.

* Straps: Keep a strapless from falling down by securing it with a convertible strap.

* If the straps are digging in, it means under-bust band is loose and is not providing adequate support. Go down a band size.

* How to preserve the elasticity: Rotate between four bras and switch them out every week to preserve their elasticity.

* How to know if your bra fits well: If you lift your arms over your head, the band of your bra should lay flat against your rib cage with the cups containing all of your tissues.

* Try “sister sizing” of bra if you do not get the perfect fit. For example, A 36B will have a similar cup size of 34C.

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Deals Of The Day! Thursday

1. Butterfly Print Satin Chemise Only n4,500!

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Pretty satin chemise with a delicate butterfly print. Empire line and lace detail with centre bow feature. Length 34in

Available Sizes: 12,14 & 16

2. Cool Comfort Scallop Trim Slip Only n2,250!

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A cling resistant, knee length slip with a cool comfort finish and scallop trim.

Available Sizes: 10,12 & 14

3. Cotton Rich Lace Trim StayNew Camisole Only n2,300!

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The perfect keeping cool vest with spaghetti straps and lace trim at the front. Scoop neck. Added stretch. Made with stay new fabric technology to keep your vest from bobbling and and making your top look newer for longer.

Available Sizes: 8,12,14,16,18 & 20

4. Reversible Cool Comfort Full Slip Only n2,900!

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Flattering lace trimmed strap slip, designed to support and smooth out discreetly and enhance your look in any outfit. Designed to keep you cool all day.  Adjustable straps with gold braces, cling resistant and and-static with moisture wicking finish, added stretch and reversible!

Available Sizes: 12,14,16,20 & 22

Shop for these and more at whispers-ng.com.  SALE items are restricted  to registered customer only for a limited time only. Register on our website to view our entire SALE range.

Deals Of The Day! Wednesday

1. Stretch Jersey Cami Only n2,000!

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Plain cami with slim straps and a scoop neckline. Made from a stretch jersey fabric.

Available Sizes: 12,14,16,18 & 20

2. Cotton Rich Lace Trim Vest Only n2,200.00!

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The new improved fit and longer length offers a flattering shape and additional comfort. Sleeveless with lace trim scoop neckline. Added stretch.

Available Sizes: 10,12,14,16 & 18

3. Stretch Jersey Cami Only n2,000!

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Plain cami with slim straps and a scoop neckline. Made from a stretch jersey fabric.

Available Sizes: 14,16 & 18

4. Cream V-Neck Lace Trim Slinky  Vest Only n2,000!

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This slinky vest is ideal for layering with thin straps and a lace trim with centre bow detail.

Available Sizes: 10,12 & 14

5. Plum Stretch Jersey Cami only n2,000!

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Plain cami with slim straps and a scoop neckline. Made from a stretch jersey fabric.

Available Sizes: 12,14,16,18 & 20

6. Grow On Lace Strappy Vest Only n2,200.00!

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Cool Comfort technology helps to keep you cool and comfy all through the night. Adjustable straps and grown on lace design with centre bow feature. Added stretch.

Available Sizes: 10,12,14,16 & 18

7. Stretch Jersey Cami Only n2,000!

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Plain cami with slim straps and a scoop neckline. Made from a stretch jersey fabric.

Available Sizes: 12,14,16,18 & 20

Shop for these and more at whispers-ng.com.  SALE items are restricted  to registered customer only for a limited time only. Register on our website to view our entire SALE range.

 

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BRA

Freya’s Design Director Ruth Fox reveals the importance of choosing the right bra.

”A good fitting bra should be comfortable, supportive and give you the best shape under clothes.” Ruth Fox Design director.

However if statistics are to be believed 80% of women can’t relate to this statement, as they are wearing the wrong sized bra.

A correctly fitting bra should sit firmly but comfortably around the body. The underwires should lie flat against the rib cage, and contain the whole breast. The breast should be contained within the cup with no puckering or bulging in the cup fabric.

Wearing the wrong size bra can in the first instance be very uncomfortable, but did you know that it can also affect your posture, your confidence and ruin the look of your outerwear?

According to a recent survey carried out by Fantasie, our sister brand, the average woman was found to be wearing one back size too large, and two cup sizes too small.

The back size, or underband as it is also known, anchors the bra around the body ensuring the best fit, shape and support.

Wearing the back size too big:

  • Causes the underband to ride up at the back.
  • Unbalances the support structure of the bra, tipping the bust forward and putting extra strain on the shoulders straps.
  • Underwires are not securely anchored against the chest wall allowing them to stand away from the body, possibly digging into the breast tissue.

Wearing the cup size too small:

  • Forces the breast to spill out of the top cup creating a double breast effect.
  • The underwire is too small to contain the breast. The underwire is squashed against the breast, and not supported against the chest wall, forcing it to squeeze out from underneath, and offering little in the way of support.

There are trained Fantasie fitting experts in lingerie stores throughout the UK who can help you find your right size and style. We recommend that you have a fitting every time you buy a new bra as each one is different and your bust size can change regularly. Make comfort part of your wardrobe.

Features of the wrong size:

  • Breast being squeezed out of the cup creating a double bust effect.
  • Breast not fully contained within the underwire, resulting in wires digging into the breast tissue or breast dropping out under the wire.
  • Underband not sitting level at the front and back, riding up at the back.
  • Underwires standing away from the body
  • Shoulder straps digging in.
  • Unsupported breast drooping forward.

Features of the right size:

  • Underband firmly anchored around the body. Level at the front and back.
  • Breast fully contained with the underwire.
  • No puckering or overspill in the cup.
  • Underwires sit flat against the chest wall.
  • Breast well supported giving the best support.
  • Comfortable and supportive.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley unveils latest sizzling lingerie collection for Marks & Spencer

The model and actress looks gorgeous as ever in her latest line for the high street chain

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Rosie shows off her Hawaiian-inspired lingerie line

As the temperature increases outdoors, get the mercury rising in the boudoir with these gorgeous summer undies from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s lingerie range for Marks & Spencer- Rosie For Autograph.

Inspired by the model’s recent trip to Hawaii (natch), the collection features hibiscus prints and tropical shades in luxurious fabrics – perfect for home or holiday.

Sleeping just got very sexy indeed…

1. French Design Silk Bra, £25; Knickers, £12.50

Rosie For Autograph Green Lingerie

2. Slip, £22.50

Rosie For Autograph Slip

3. Silk Rose Bra, £25; Knickers, £12.50

Rosie For Autograph Lingerie

4. Kimono, £25

Rosie For Autograph Kimono

5. Teddy, £59

Rosie For Autograph Teddy

See the full collection at marksandspencer.com. 

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