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Two Reasons Kobe Bryant Should Stick To Basketball

Sometimes when we try something new, it becomes blatantly clear that we’ll never turn the activity into a profession. I learned this when I took a pole dancing class in 2008. After a few minutes of instruction, I painfully admitted that I didn’t have the coordination or muscle tone to go sliding down a stripper pole using only my butt cheeks to hold me. That might be a little TMI, but my point is that I hope Kobe Bryant doesn’t take his Los Angeles Times Magazine editorial as a sign that he should dabble in modeling. I can’t really put my hand on it, but something is off in these two pics. Maybe it’s the fact that Kobe’s signature dome is covered. Or maybe it’s his hard Blue Steel face on the left and the softer Blue Steel on the right that’s making these photos mediocre. There’s no believable emotion, and any good model will say that’s a necessary element for a publishable photo. But I will say kudos to Kobe for trying something he wasn’t born to do. [Los Angeles Times Magazine] Keep reading »

Why Is Shrek In A Fashion Editorial?

We are pretty consistent fans of uber-cool fashion mag V and its gentlemanly counterpart, VMan. That said, what in God’s name were they thinking with this Shrek editorial? I guess it’s a little funny? Kind of? But it’s mostly just perplexingly behind the times and a total non sequitur. We get that the ten billionth Shrek movie is coming out in a few weeks, but that hardly seems the sort of thing that V would give a crap about. Did the Shrek folk pay them for the placement? Is this just an ill-executed attempt at fashion shock value? Is it, perhaps, an effort at deeper commentary about the relationship between man and animated beast? The best editorials are more than fashion fluffery; they leave us with questions. These, however, are not the right questions. More totally confusing images from the shoot after the jump. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »

Breaking News From French Marie Claire: Unretouched Models Still Perfect!

Behold! The airbrush-free April issue of French Marie Claire. This magazine is hope for womankind, a symbol of the new age of realism and our society’s understanding that our ideal of perfection isn’t achievable in real life. Oh. Wait. It’s not. In fact, everyone in it still looks more or less flawless. After you get through a slew of Photoshopped ad pages to arrive at the actual editorial content, you get a gander at the editors’ version of realistic. Hint: It’s thin and probably 15 years old. A few more images, after the jump! [The Cut] Keep reading »

Why Models Shouldn’t Style Their Own Photo Shoots

Dree Hemingway, model of the moment and granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, is hot. Even without her mega literary-celebrity roots, she’d deserve a spot in front of the camera. What she does not deserve, however, is the job of styling the shoots she’s in. i-D Magazine just released images of a Dree shoot in which the pretty young thing both styled the outfits and sat for the pics and, sorry, girl, but those outfits are a mess. More than anything else, the whole thing looks like an amateurish ode to grade school style gone awry. That means droopy cotton dresses with tacky, too-big jewelry and even one particularly tragic instance involving a maternity top and a deer head. Sadly, the best outfit was Dree wrapped in a sheet. [Fashionologie]
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Sexy Sosa For Tush Magazine

Photographer David Slijper shot “On a Night Like This,” a beauty editorial featuring model Arlenis Sosa, for Tush Magazine. Frederik Stambro created the stunning beauty looks that have us wishing our makeup had the power to give us a sultry attitude like Arlenis’. [Clutch] Keep reading »

Does This Mean I Have To Paint Myself Green For Fall?

And I thought those heel-less high heels presented enough of a fashion challenge. Now I have to paint myself green this season? Mon Dieu! In this très bizarre fashion story for Pop magazine’s fall/winter issue, model Kinga Rajzak dons psychedelic rainbow hair, a balloon shrug, and aquamarine body paint. Frisky style editor Erin loves the lavender-and-white hair, while I prefer the green-and-red ‘do. The two-tone Miu Miu heels, shimmery Gucci jumpsuit, and turquoise Hussein Chalayan body armor are awesome, but I don’t know if I’ll be turning aquamarine anytime soon. Get an eyeful after the jump! Keep reading »

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