Can you imagine being this model? You show up at the Asher Levine show ready to show the world your incredible cheekbones, you watch all the other models get outfitted with cool sci-fi hats and belted trenchcoats, and then the stylist comes up to you with this giant eye-less lizard mask and is like, “Uummm, yeah, so you’re going to be wearing this.” That’s gotta sting.
Today in Karl Lagerfeld Is Really Weird: the silver-gloved fashion kaiser was recently appointed the new landscape planner of Monte-Carlo’s sumptuously swanky Hôtel Métropole, which means he’ll be redesigning the entirety of the hotel’s exterior, including the pool, terrace, gardens, and a brand new restaurant by the Chef of the Century himself, Joël Robuchon. What will Karl be doing with this carte blanche? Oh, just what any sane person would do given the opportunity: decorate the whole thing with photographic frescoes of Baptiste Giabiconi, his male model muse, reimagined as some kind of Greek god. Um, yeah. The results are every bit as bizarre and amazing as you would think, and if you’re familiar with Karl’s previous forays, then you’ll recall last year’s carved chocolate sculpture of the one-time Katy Perry arm candy in his tighty-whities. From the mouth of the Kaiser himself, the world’s highest paid male model is “good with clothes and great with no clothes.” Okay! [Telegraph]
It’s probably part of the male model’s job description to look bored and annoyed, but some of the male models at London Fashion Week really seem to be perfecting their craft. These guys go beyond bored and listless and offer a veritable cornucopia of scorn, disdain and withering condescension. All while wearing very stupid outfits. Click through to see some of the least amused among them.
VMAN magazine enlisted photographer Irina Werning to shoot several high profile male models recreating photos they took when they were children. The shots run alongside the original childhood photos. The effect? Cute kids grow up to be really hot adults. Like this image of Brad Kroenig posed for soccer practice. [NYMag.com]
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We can all agree that model poses are totally ridiculous. And as if you needed another example of just how stupid they are–here photographer Rion Sabean has taken a series of shots of guys in traditional dude get ups posed in traditional female model poses. Way to subvert the dominant gender paradigm, guys! Check out more in this slideshow… [Rion Sabean]
Model: Heeeeeeyyyy girl!
Me: Oh, umm, hi.
Model: Would you like to pet my beaver?
Me: Not really, no.
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Not going to lie, this video of male models — from the spring 2012 fashion shows — lip-syncing Elvis Presley is pretty hot. But it also reminds us of the gas fight scene in “Zoolander.”
Plus, it’s funny that the lyrics to this song are “a little less talk, a little more action,” because really, you wouldn’t want to have a conversation with any of these guys, I bet. You’d be all Dianne Wiest in “Bullets Over Broadway:”
“Don’t speak, don’t speak!” Just look pretty! [Fashionista
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Me: So … rough night?
Model: Not really.
Me: Are you sure? Did you go camping? Were you chased out of the wilderness by a bear? Keep reading »
Meet male model Michael Capella. He is 6′, 170 pounds, and very pretty. Based in New York City, he is 23. We would not kick him out of bed for eating crackers. [The Fashionisto] Keep reading »
Helloooo, Oliver Cheshire! He came into our office today and was, like, “Can I help?” And Amelia and I took one look at each other, and we were like, “Sure!” So, we told him that one work requirement was that all boys have to work shirtless, and then we pointed at some boxes, and we were like, “Move those.” And he did. Shirtless. And it was a wondrous sight to behold. Now he’s under Amelia’s desk and massaging her feet. With his tongue. I would have gone for him, but he’s only 5’9″, and that’s four inches shorter than me, so she can have him. Apparently, our new boy toy is British and around 20 or 21. We asked him how old he was, and he was like, “I don’t know,” and we were like, “Fine.” Because, who cares, right? No, you can’t borrow him. He’s our pet. [The Fashinisto] Keep reading »