t might seem like a strange time to start up a new print magazine given the state of the economy and the near-total digital takeover – particularly in the sexy content realm – but several new hip, sexy upstarts are out to buck the trend anyway:
I’ve written previously about the launch of Burning Angel Magazine, the new print arm of Joanna Angel’s alt-porn empire. Now three more new mags are also out to bring sexy back to print: Brooklyn-based Jacques and Ligerbeat, and London-based Filament. I’m recommending you check out all three. Continue reading… Keep reading »
It’s Wednesday, which means the week is half over and you’ve made it through hump day. But even more importantly, new ‘bloids just hit newsstands. Lest you have to actually buy them, here’s the juiciest and, uh, most ultra-true stories from each. Keep reading »
Elle UK’s annual London issue is an homage to all things British, featuring the likes of Burberry’s Christopher Bailey as a guest editor, Brit songstress Lily Allen on the cover (watch a behind-the-scenes video of her shoot here) and … tousled London Mayor Boris Johnson (yes, BJ for short) on a special edition cover? Johnson wrote the fashion mag’s editor’s letter and can be found, arms crossed over his chest, semi-scowling from the center of certain copies of the issue. Cute and cheeky or misguided and silly? [The Telegraph] Keep reading »
While the U.S. version of Men’s Vogue folded a few months ago, it’s apparently still in international production. This photo of a male stripper/dominatrix/all-around stud serves as the cover boy for Japan’s version, but looks like it could just as easily be the cover of (also now defunct) Playgirl. It might make sense that Vogue Homme would be looking to sell to gay men, but something this steamy is certainly going to appeal to women too. (You have to admit, it is a bit hard not to stare.) If Vogue Homme is in fact attempting to market itself to women, we have to ask how they’d ever manage to tap the straight male audience—a men’s fashion magazine with a hot girl on the cover? Guess we buy those anyhow. [StyleFrizz.com] Keep reading »
Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Vogue? The Frisky team weighs in on this month’s crop of lady mags to tell you what’s up in fashion, sex, love, and all the rest.
September is upon us, which naturally means that it’s fall fashion madness. It’s the biggest month for the lady mags, and the one readers anticipate the most as well. Read on to find out what style advice the glossies offered up. Keep reading »
Models Heidi Mount and Finbar McGuiness did their best Victoria Beckham impressions (while wearing clothing of her design) for the September issue of V. They definitely made us look twice. [V Magazine] Keep reading »
When stripper-turned-screenwriter Diablo Cody, made famous by her script for “Juno,” sat down with tattoo magazine Inked, she talked about everything from Catholicism to cannibalism. Oh yeah, she even has a cute story about Robert Pattinson—and it’s not what you’d think. Keep reading »
I posed nude once. The photographer was a professional and a friend, and the scene was a sound stage. The photos were black and white, and you couldn’t really see anything, as I covered up my naughty bits. It was pretty fun actually, and kind of freeing. If you’ve been wondering what it would be like to be shot in the nude, but you’ll only drop trou for a top-notch photog, this is your lucky day. Rankin has shot everyone from Britney Spears to Kate Moss to Queen Elizabeth II, and his high-gloss images have become iconic. For Rankin Live, he’ll be shooting aspiring nudes on August 29. If you are “feeling frisky” all you have to do is send him an email entitled: “Shoot Me Nude.” The catch? You have to be in the UK to do it. Keep reading »
Earlier this week, Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive wrote a blog post about a photo in the magazine’s September issue that has caused her inbox to overflow. The 3-by-3-inch photo on page 194 of the magazine is of 20-year-old model Lizzi Miller in a practically non-existent pair of underwear. What got Glamour readers so excited was how normal Miller looks. She’s a size 12 to 14, and has a little pudge on her stomach.
Leive suggests readers toast Miller and “the spectacular sexiness of owning who you are,” and goes on to say that Glamour is listening, and asks what kinds of images women would like to see in the magazine. If this is the kind of image that gets women excited, why don’t magazines print more like it? Keep reading »
Lauren Conrad is on Shape magazine’s September cover. This is the second time in as many years that Lauren has graced the front of that magazine, but since she sells magazines, they’ve found some new things to talk to her about, including the nickname she gave the layer of fat on her stomach. Keep reading »