Fashion as an industry is rarely lauded for its acts of inclusion, be it based on race, weight, or perceived physical flaws. But one thing it seems they’ll make an exception for is strabismus, better known as crossed eyes, at least in the case of “accidental model” Moffy. Keep reading »
In the ’80s and early ’90s, Carré Otis was one of the hottest models around. She was regularly cast in shoots with the other supermodels of the day, and she dated a bunch of celebs, including Mickey Rourke (the pair were married for six years and divorced in 1998). But for all the glamour, there was also a dark side to Carré’s life. In her 2011 memoir, Beauty Disrupted [Randomly co-authored by notorious "male feminist" Hugo Schwyzer, P.S. -- Amelia], she recounted how, when she was just 17, her manager and the boss of Elite models in Paris Gérald Marie raped her. Then there was drug abuse, an eating disorder, and an accidental shooting. All the while, Otis was starring in campaigns for brands like Guess and Calvin Klein.
Now 44 and married, with two kids, Otis is finally able to look back on those years and come clean. In a column in Australia’s Sydney Herald, Otis revisited some of the fan letters she received in the throes of her success. While many of the letters were from pervy guys jerking off to her photos, she says the ones that most upset her were the letters from young girls who wanted to know how they could grow up to be just like her. Otis recently revisited those letters and responded today as she would have liked to back then. One letter-writer asks, “I’m 10. What is your workout routine and what do you eat? I wish I had your body. What’s it like to look like that? I would die to look like you.” To which Otis responded:
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I’m not sure what’s up with the latest collection from J. Crew. The clothes are cute, but the collection doesn’t feel particularly cohesive. Many of the looks are menswear-inspired, though whether or not it’s a good idea to encourage women to wear upscale sweatpants remains to be seen. There are a whole heck of a lot more ways to get that look wrong than there are right.
Take a peek at some of these new looks — and the imagined conversations being had by the models — and tell us what you think!
Models: they’re the editorial picture of loveliness and good breeding and long legs and dagger-like cheekbones, and, well, many of them smoke like chimneys. This is not to say that all models are smokers, or that all smokers are models for that matter (no, what?), but you’d be hard-pressed to come up with a well-publicized fashion model who hasn’t been photographed with a cigarette in hand at one point or another. At some glamorous fête? Yep. Outside of a show? Of course. Backstage? Oh, definitely. It’s kind of ironic that, out of the entire industry, Victoria’s Secret models are the ones who are generally encouraged to maintain a squeaky-clean, wholesome, “just us girls havin’ some fun in tacky lingerie and a huge fucking set of wings” image (like, good role models or something?). But, you know, if you’re not that girl, you’re just not that girl, and I guess Leonardo DiCaprio ex Erin Heatherton just is not that girl. In fact, she was photographed puffing on a cigarette just moments before walking into one of the chain’s NYC stores for an event, and made no attempts to toss it or cover it up. Nah, she just shot the paps a look, put it out when she was finished, and strolled on in there. Smoking isn’t Good For You, but honestly, I weirdly kind of enjoy that Erin was so nonchalant about the whole thing. You do you, Erin Heatherton, you do you. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
This week, the world lost a prolific and brave modelizer, when Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine proposed to (what else?) model Behati Prinsloo. There are practically zero photos of them together, and I’m pretty sure this is just some crazy rebound marriage from his relationship with (yup) model Anne V. (who yes, walks the runway with Behati during the Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show), but that’s just a theory.
Modelizers come in a variety of configurations. There’s actor modelizers (Leo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Zach Braff, and currently, Jake Gyllenhaal); musician modelizers like John Legend and Mick Jagger; and even the errant female modelizer (Kelly Osbourne). We thought Levine might be the most prolific of the bunch, but a quick assessment of his fellow model lovers proved otherwise. Leo DiCaprio is the unchallenged King Of Dating Pretty Ladies. He’s dated everyone, including just about every model in George Michael’s “Too Funky” video. His latest is a 20-year-old model named Toni Garrn. He’s 38. Keep reading »
We introduced you to model Casey Legler before — she’s the gorgeous former Olympic swimmer who’s signed as a male model with Ford Models, and has been forging a successful fashion career ever since. In the video above, she talks to a couple of bewildered CNN anchors about being discovered by photographer Cass McCombs.
“I really was in love with tutus,” says Casey. “Wow,” gasps the female anchor, as Casey admits that despite her short-cropped hair and tomboy clothing, she still occasionally enjoys a tutu. Casey further blows her mind by telling her that “this, in the fashion world is just an example of what’s happening in a larger sphere.” Indeed! [SheWired]
It’s hard out there for a nipple. Or at least, it must be — that’s what we’ve got to assume based on the fact that so many lingerie models seem to be missing theirs these days. As we attempted to shop for sexy V-Day lingerie, we were struck by all of these hapless models, who’ve gone through life (or, ha! at least a lingerie catalog photoshoot) sans nips. So we decided to do some serious investigating to find out where all these nipples have run off to…
Check out more sexy Valentine’s Day-worthy lingerie on our Pinterest board!
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This week, high fashion mag Jalouse released its latest issue — with boob-tastic Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton striking a pose. Kate, who manages to channel Anna Nicole Smith (in a good way!), typically ends up with most of her clothes off, so it’s nice to see her explore her haute couture side. What do you think of her Jalouse look? If it’s not really your thing, then check out Kate’s other covers above!
Model/presenter Alexa Chung was all polka dots and bangs last week’s launch of the W Hotel’s new “Four Stories” Film Series. Chung always looks good, but we especially like how this outfit manages to so chicly combat the mind-blowingly disgusting NYC humidity. After the jump, we give you everything necessary to pull off Chung’s cool look.
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