Nadia Bartel defiantly steps out in 'head to toe Henne' after her new activewear range was blasted


Nadia Bartel stepped out wearing items from her own clothing range, after she was slammed for ‘lack of diversity’ in her latest fashion campaign.

In a photo shared to Instagram Stories on Monday, the former WAG, 36, posed in a cream outfit consisting of a midriff top, cream leggings and on off-white blazer. 

The brunette posed in an elevator, taking a mirror selfie, which she captioned: ‘Henne from head to toe for a change’. 

Cool: Nadia Bartel (pictured) stepped out wearing items from her own clothing range, after the was slammed for 'lack of diversity' in the campaign for the new line. The brunette posed in an elevator, taking a mirror selfie, which she captioned: 'Henne from head to toe for a change'

Cool: Nadia Bartel (pictured) stepped out wearing items from her own clothing range, after she was slammed for ‘lack of diversity’ in her latest fashion campaign. The brunette posed in an elevator, taking a mirror selfie, which she captioned: ‘Henne from head to toe for a change’

It comes after Nadia’s latest attempt to rehabilitate her public image has fallen flat.

The designer attempted to display her philanthropic side last week by collaborating with breast cancer charity McGrath Foundation to launch an all-pink activewear line from her fashion brand Henne.

Unfortunately, Nadia’s charitable efforts have been marred by criticism on social media about the ‘lack of diversity’ in photos promoting the range.

Backlash: Nadia's new activewear range has been blasted for a 'lack of diversity' after the ex-WAG shared photos of thin white women modelling the designs on Instagram last week

Backlash: Nadia’s new activewear range has been blasted for a ‘lack of diversity’ after the ex-WAG shared photos of thin white women modelling the designs on Instagram last week

Nadia shared a gallery of photos to Instagram on Friday of herself and her Henne colleagues, all of whom are white and slim, attending an outdoor Pilates session. 

She was immediately called out for failing to represent diverse bodies in the photos.

One person commented below the post: ‘So no inclusivity in your marketing? Just skinny white women. Lol.’ 

Charity sale: Nadia attempted to display her philanthropic side last week by collaborating with breast cancer charity McGrath Foundation to launch an all-pink activewear line from her fashion brand Henne

Charity sale: Nadia attempted to display her philanthropic side last week by collaborating with breast cancer charity McGrath Foundation to launch an all-pink activewear line from her fashion brand Henne

'Wow, any of the models over a size 0?' Nadia's charitable efforts have been marred by criticism on social media about the 'lack of diversity' in photos promoting the range

‘Wow, any of the models over a size 0?’ Nadia’s charitable efforts have been marred by criticism on social media about the ‘lack of diversity’ in photos promoting the range

Several people said they wouldn’t be buying items from Nadia’s new range because the photos suggested the designs weren’t meant to be worn by ‘women over size 8’.

One critic questioned why the two women who looked slightly larger than the others were both pictured wearing T-shirts rather than skimpy crop tops.

Nadia eventually responded to one of the negative comments, explaining: ‘Hello, there aren’t models pictured here.’

Thanks, but no thanks: Several people said they wouldn't be buying items from the new range because the photos suggested the designs weren't meant to be worn by 'women over size 8'

Thanks, but no thanks: Several people said they wouldn’t be buying items from the new range because the photos suggested the designs weren’t meant to be worn by ‘women over size 8’

Real life: Nadia eventually responded to one of the negative comments, explaining: 'Hello, there aren't models pictured here'

Real life: Nadia eventually responded to one of the negative comments, explaining: ‘Hello, there aren’t models pictured here’ 

Explanation: 'This is our Henne employees and one women who has suffered from breast cancer and her sister who also has the BRCA gene mutation', she wrote

Explanation: ‘This is our Henne employees and one women who has suffered from breast cancer and her sister who also has the BRCA gene mutation’, she wrote

Support: However, Nadia's post also attracted a fair amount of praise, with many fans calling the designs 'beautiful' and congratulating her on supporting such an important cause

Support: However, Nadia’s post also attracted a fair amount of praise, with many fans calling the designs ‘beautiful’ and congratulating her on supporting such an important cause 

‘This is our Henne employees and one women who has suffered from breast cancer and her sister who also has the BRCA gene mutation.’

Nadia went on to insist the women pictured were ‘sized from size 6 to size 12’.  

Nadia’s post also attracted a fair amount of praise, with many fans calling the designs ‘beautiful’ and congratulating her on supporting such an important cause. 

Mindset: It comes after Nadia broke her silence after her white-powder scandal two months ago. She said in an Instagram post on Tuesday that shifting her 'mindset' had helped her heal in the wake of the controversy that threatened to destroy her career

Mindset: It comes after Nadia broke her silence after her white-powder scandal two months ago. She said in an Instagram post on Tuesday that shifting her ‘mindset’ had helped her heal in the wake of the controversy that threatened to destroy her career

Nadia’s limited-edition pink activewear range will see 20 per cent of each sale donated to supporting individuals and families experiencing breast cancer.  

It comes after she broke her silence after her white-powder scandal two months ago.

She said in an Instagram post on Tuesday that shifting her ‘mindset’ had helped her heal in the wake of the controversy that threatened to destroy her career.

Fall from grace: It was the first time Nadia had offered a glimpse into her mental state since apologising for her snorting scandal on September 3

Fall from grace: It was the first time Nadia had offered a glimpse into her mental state since apologising for her snorting scandal on September 3

The mother of two shared a screenshot from a podcast she was listening to called The Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett.

The episode in question featured as its guest Mo Gawdat, the author of Solve Me Happy, a book about ‘creating and maintaining happiness’.

‘I really enjoyed this episode,’ the Henne fashion designer wrote in the caption.

‘It’s a good one to shift mindset. All about perspective and finding happiness.’ 

Caught on camera: The video showed Nadia snorting a line of white powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate. She and three other women were each fined $5,452 after footage of the party was accidentally posted on Instagram by Ellie

Substance: Nadia, once known for her impeccably clean-cut image, was filmed snorting a line of white powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate

Caught on camera: The video showed Nadia snorting a line of white powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate. She and three other women were each fined $5,452 after footage of the party was accidentally posted on Instagram by Ellie

It was the first time Nadia had offered a glimpse into her mental state since apologising for her snorting scandal on September 3. 

Her entire world fell apart two months ago when she was caught breaking Melbourne’s Covid lockdown to attend an illegal party with several friends.

Damning footage from the gathering, which her friend and business partner Ellie Pearson posted online by mistake, showed her snorting a line of white powder off a $1.50 Kmart plate.

While she wasn’t charged with drug offences because police couldn’t prove what she was snorting, the video nonetheless caused irreparable damage to her brand and she was dropped by major sponsors. 

Apology: Just 24 hours after the video leaked, Nadia issued a grovelling apology on Instagram. 'I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future,' she wrote in an Instagram post

Apology: Just 24 hours after the video leaked, Nadia issued a grovelling apology on Instagram. ‘I have let you all down by my actions. I take full responsibility and I am committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure I make better choices in future,’ she wrote in an Instagram post

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