FASHION | Valentina Sampaio Is The First Transgender Model To Appear In The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

It’s official: Valentina Sampaio just become the first transgender model to appear in the legendary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. According to the brand’s website, the 23-year-old Brazilian model is one of eight Rookies, or newcomers to the magazine, that will be featured in this year’s iconic edition – which is set to hit stands later this month.

In a statement to Today, the magazine elaborated on their historical decision: ‘Valentina has been on our radar for some time now and when we finally met face-to-face it became apparent that besides her obvious beauty, she is an impassioned activist, a true pioneer for the LGBT+ community and just simply embodies the well-rounded woman we are proud to have represent SI Swimsuit across our platforms’.

Additionally, Sampaio released a statement of her own on Instagram in which she reflected on how it feels to hit such a huge milestone. The caption reads: ‘I am excited and honored to be part of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women  in a creative and dignified way’.


ROYALS | Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Bought Their First House!

Exciting news for Duke and Duchess of Sussex! The couple have bought their very first home together. Their chosen property is located in Santa Barbara, a picturesque seaside town located about 100 miles from Los Angeles.  A representative for Harry and Meghan has confirmed to Hello Magazine that they moved into their family home with … Continue reading ROYALS | Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Bought Their First House!

LIFESTYLE | Wear A Custom Porsche On Your Wrist

Starting on September 1, 2020, United States buyers will be able to use the Porsche Design website to configure and order custom wristwatches. The new watch configurator is based on the Porsche configurator, and will be capable of creating approximately 1.5 million unique designs. Porsche Design was founded by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche in 1972. F.A. … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Wear A Custom Porsche On Your Wrist

CELEBRITY | Lebanese Actress Nadine Njeim Reveals Plans To Leave Country After Beirut Explosion

Lebanese actress Nadine Nassib Njeim revealed this week, she had decided to leave her home country after a massive explosion ripped through the city of Beirut, killing over 160 people and injuring thousands. Last week, the star, who lives close to the port area where the explosion happened, underwent six hours of surgery. ‘In this … Continue reading CELEBRITY | Lebanese Actress Nadine Njeim Reveals Plans To Leave Country After Beirut Explosion

FASHION |‘You Cannot Imagine The Destruction’: Zuhair Murad On Picking Up The Pieces About The Beirut Disaster

‘Thanks God we are all safe – everybody at the company is safe’, says Zuhair Murad, speaking from his home in the mountain 20 minutes from central Beirut. ‘But the damage is unbelievable’. Still sounding shell-shocked as he relates the events of 4 August, when a series of explosions in Beirut’s port killed some 150 … Continue reading FASHION |‘You Cannot Imagine The Destruction’: Zuhair Murad On Picking Up The Pieces About The Beirut Disaster

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | George And Amal Clooney To Donate $100,000 To Lebanese Charities

American actor George Clooney and his wife, Lebanese – British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, are donating $100,000 to Lebanese charities helping those left homeless by the deadly explosion in Beirut. The blast, which broke though the capital city on Aug.4, hast killed at least 157 people and injured thousands. ‘Three charitable organizations we’ve found … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | George And Amal Clooney To Donate $100,000 To Lebanese Charities

CELEBRITY STYLE | Angelina Jolie Meets Her Match In An Off-White Mask

As masks have become an essential part of everyday life, designers have begun to jump on the bandwagon by creating face coverings. One of the earliest to do so was Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, who included a version covered in the brand’s black arrows logo part of the fall 2019 collection. Since then, the piece has … Continue reading CELEBRITY STYLE | Angelina Jolie Meets Her Match In An Off-White Mask

TRAVEL | Windsor Castle Reopens Terrace Garden To Public After 40 Years

Windsor Castle, one of the official residence of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, is to open its East Terrace Garden to the public for the first time in more than 40 years. Visitors to the castle, where the queen spent the last few months during Britain’s lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic before travelling to Scotland, will … Continue reading TRAVEL | Windsor Castle Reopens Terrace Garden To Public After 40 Years

FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

Designers including Elie Saab and Rbih Kayrouz reported no vitcims from the explosion, which destroyed their headquarters. Lebanese designers were left picking up this pieces on Wednesday after a massive warehouse explosion in the port of Beirut sent a shockwave across the capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 according to news … Continue reading FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

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