December is right here, and because of Love journal the countdown to Christmas has kicked off with a body-positive assertion. On Saturday, the shiny launched Day 1 of its annual Advent calendar sequence, staring mannequin Ashley Graham.
The sequence is thought for that includes fashions, glammed out in a sequence of movies main as much as the vacations, however this 12 months Love put the highlight on reminding all ladies to #KeepStrong, with a theme impressed by Graham. As Love famous, it’s mastermind editor-in-chief Katie Grand, noticed an Instagram video of Graham figuring out at The Dogpound fitness center in Manhattan, and so this 12 months’s theme fell into place. Art is certainly imitating life, right here.
“Shooting the Advent calendar is a real expression of self love and empowers ladies to embrace their very own sexuality. This 12 months we’re reminding ladies to #KeepStrong as a result of we’re highly effective, we’re resilient, and we run the world,” Graham stated in an announcement in regards to the video.
In the black and white video, we see Graham flex and run within the title of the Christmas spirit.
“I’m Ashley Graham and this is the sled pull,” she says. We then see Graham take off down an empty New York road, pulling a sled behind her and exhibiting what can solely be described as exercise objectives.
For the 2016 Advent calendar, Graham appeared on day 26, in a sultry ode to the curvaceous Jessica Rabbit. This time round it’s clear that Graham’s moved on up and is main the pack.
On Friday, the magazine launched a teaser video that includes snippets of the fashions included on this 12 months’s calendar. From the seems to be of it we will count on to see, Kendall Jenner, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Teyana Taylor, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Emily Ratajkowski, Slick Woods (who additionally seems within the 2018 Pirelli calendar) and too many extra to rely.
Check out the teaser beneath.
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