Gigi Hadid hits back at those criticizing her for being ‘too skinny’

Since Gigi Hadid’s tweets on the disease, a huge surge in Google searches for Hashimoto’s disease has been detected. (File photo: AP)
Updated 14 February 2018
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Gigi Hadid hits back at those criticizing her for being ‘too skinny’

CAIRO: Supermodel Gigi Hadid has hit out at people who criticized her for “being too skinny” in a series of tweets, blaming her treatment for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis as the reason behind her weight loss.
The 22-year-old model, who openly spoke about her Hashimoto’s disease since 2016, took to Twitter this week to say its treatment has contributed to her fluctuating weight over rat past few years.
Hadid responded by saying she would “not further explain” the way her body looks and that “I may be ‘too skinny’ for U...but I feel healthier.”
She admitted that “this skinny isn’t what I want to be” before urging others to “have more empathy” for those struggling privately.
Since her tweets on the disease, a huge surge in Google searches for Hashimoto’s disease has been detected, according to the Daily Mail.
Hashimoto’s disease can cause swelling at the front of the throat, hair loss and weight gain. It affects 14 million people in the US, yet experts are still not sure what causes the disease.


Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label

Updated 17 January 2019
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Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label

  • Rihanna is in secret talks with the French giant LVMH, according to Women’s Wear Daily
  • LVMH owns brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Givenchy

PARIS: Pop idol Rihanna is preparing to launch her own luxury brand with the world’s biggest fashion conglomerate, according to reports Thursday.
The Barbados-born superstar, who already has her own highly successful Fenty sportswear label, is in secret talks with the French giant LVMH, according to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD).
The industry bible said the group, which owns such iconic brands as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Givenchy, is assembling a gang of top designers for the project.
LVMH, which is owned by the fashion titan Bernard Arnault, said they could not comment.
With her huge fan base and tens of millions of social media followers, Rihanna is one of the most powerful style influencers on the planet.
A regular on the front row of fashion shows, and particularly at Dior in Paris, the singer has also proved herself to be a canny creator.
As well as her Fenty line she upped sales at Puma when she became its creative director and has also dipped her toe into lingerie.
Her Fenty Beauty operation — which involved a hook-up with LVMH — racked up sales of more than $100 dollars (88 million euros) within weeks of its 2016 launch.
WWD said that her planned luxury brand, which will take in ready-to-wear as well as leather goods and accessories, could be launched alongside her ninth album later this year.
A new large-scale luxury label — especially one led by a black woman — would be a huge development in the fashion world.
The top end of the market has been traditionally hogged by historic French and Italian houses.
Despite its dominance, LVMH has not started a luxury brand from scratch since Christian Lacroix in 1987.
Black American designers have, however, been making dramatic inroads of late, with Virgil Abloh the most talked about designer at Paris men’s fashion week.
The creator, whose parents come from Ghana, now heads LVMH’s treasured Louis Vuitton menswear line as well as his own hugely cool Off-White Label.
Rihanna, 30, who shot to fame with her “Music of the Sun” and “Good Girl Gone Bad” albums, is locked in a legal battle with her father over the use of the Fenty name.
She is suing her father Ronald Fenty over the use of the family name in his company, Fenty Entertainment, according to reports on Wednesday.