Australia‘s Advertising Standards Bureau has asked Calvin Klein to remove billboards from the autumn/winter 2010 Jeans X ad campaign after it received 50+ complaints that the images glamorize rape and violence. Three of the ads, which are to be taken down from billboards in Sydney and Melbourne, show model Lara Stone surrounded by shirtless men with her head laying in one man’s lap while another appears to be climbing over her. While it suggests group sex or a foursome, it’s not necessarily violent. Why does anything that implies group sex often interpreted to also imply rape? I’m sensitive to the glamorization of sexual violence, too, but this one’s a stretch, Aussies. What do you think?
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For Paris Vogue‘s 90th anniversary, model Lara Stone took off her top to expose her decolletage. How to know the masked beauty is her? We’d know those gap teeth anywhere. The massive issue has 622 pages that editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld promises will be as provocative as ever: “Vogue Paris has always played the card of audacity,” she told WWD. Soon enough, they’ll probably do without the clothes altogether. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Here a bleached eyebrow, there a bleached eyebrow, everywhere a bleached eyebrow. We may never know who started the bleached brows trend, but it seems like it’s everywhere you cock an eyebrow these days. There’s no higher profile practitioner than model Lara Stone, seen here in an editorial from the latest issue of Love magazine. Her barely-there brows are as much her trademark as her gap-toothed smile. With a little Googling, you can learn how to bleach your brows at home, although we don’t recommend it. If you must go no-brow like the Mona Lisa, leave it to a professional. So, would you bleach your brows? Keep reading »
If you don’t know who model Lara Stone is — the just-married, gap-toothed blond has modeled for Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Versace, and pretty much every other fashion house of note on the planet at this point — you may remember her as the girl I’d go gay for. The photo that prompted me to say that, which you see here, was from a super-sexy series of photos that appeared in the French version of Playboy. Wow, I thought, how open minded of her. She walks the runway for Miu Miu and strips down for Playboy. In actuality, though, those naked photos of Stone, taken by photographer Greg Lotus, were published in Playboy France without the model’s permission, and now she’s suing. “Playboy had no right to publish these unauthorized photographs. It’s not the kind of publication I would ever choose to appear in,” Stone has since stated. “I feel I have no option but to take steps to protect my reputation.” Still, more models now than ever are posing naked. Is this idea of distinguishing between “artful nudes” and “soft-core porn,” or however you’d like to put it, really appropriate anymore? After all, Playboy France has previously featured Lily Cole, Alexandra Richards, and Lou Dillon. What do you think? [The Cut] Keep reading »
The ever-gorgeous Lara Stone married comedian David Walliams in London over the weekend. While full-length photos of her custom-made, £30,000 Givenchy gown haven’t yet circulated, shots of her and new hubby David heading to the reception are all over the place, and Lara’s looking fly in a short gold Givenchy dress. Apparently the bride changed from the white wedding dress she wore during the ceremony into a party dress before making merry with guests like Tom Ford and fellow model Lily Donaldson. We love the idea of switching dresses; not only does it preserve your wedding dress from the rigorous obstacle course of wine, food, and hugs that is a wedding reception, but it also leaves you free to dance without tripping all over your train. Would you do this at your wedding? Keep reading »
Frisky fave Lara Stone is the star of a new commercial from Versace for their Versus fragrance, and we love it! Not only does it provide further evidence of the raging gap-toothed girl trend, but the spaz-tastic video by fashion photographer Craig McDean also totally makes us want to go to a disco. And writhe around on the floor. Does it make us want to buy Versus? Hmm. Maybe. Maybe not so much. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »