Posts tagged "models"

Your Holiday Weekend Internet K-Hole Should Include “Model Files”

If you're looking for a good way to kill some time this weekend between BBQs and beach trips, try this web series "Model Files," which features real-life casting agent Preston Chaunsumlit lightly skewering the modelling industry and casting process. This is a standout from Season 1, featuring a bevy of adorable, edgy babies.
By: Megan Reynolds / July 7, 2013

“Breaking Amish” Star Kate Stoltzfus Poses For Maxim

I don't know what it is about TLC's "Breaking Amish" that fascinates me so much, but I am hooked. So obviously when I found out that one of the stars, Kate Stoltzfus, posed for Maxim, I was irrationally excited. She looks smoking hot, but apparently this is nothing unusual for Amish women. She told Maxim:…
By: Mary Odell / July 6, 2013

The 8 Weirdest Fashion Show Moments Ever

A few weeks ago, guests at Dolce and Gabbana's show for Milan Men's Fashion Week got an eyeful when a male streaker jumped on the runway. The naked prankser, who was wearing only his red sneakers, gallivanted onto the runaway after the designers' final bow until he was caught by security. According to reports, attendee…
By: Erica Boorstein / July 6, 2013

We’re So Pumped For “America’s Next Top Model,” Guys Versus Girls

It took you long enough, Tyra Banks: for the past 19 cycles, "America's Next Top Model" has been all about teaching the ladies how to booty tooch. Last season we were lucky if we got a little bit of Rob Evans with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2013

Jourdan Dunn Isn’t Even Mad The She Was Cut From Dior’s Show Over Her Boobs

You know the fashion industry is in a bad place when a model doesn’t mind being cut from a runway show for the size of her boobs because she’s usually dropped from shows for her race. Yesterday, Jourdan Dunn tweeted that she had been cut from the Christian Dior Couture show in Paris that took…
By: Mary Odell / July 1, 2013

Alexa Chung: “Creepy Men” Used To Exploit Me As A Young Model

Alexa Chung revealed that earlier in her modeling career "creepy men" would ask her to take her clothes off. "I didn’t want to tell [my parents] too much about the reality of what was going on -- when I was taking the train to London and being asked to do certain things," she explained. "I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2013

Models Under 18 In New York Will Soon Be Protected By Child Labor Laws

We know that some models pursue dangerous measures in the hopes they will join the cadre of elites. We know that being a top model means million-dollar contracts and the key that unzips Leonardo DiCaprio's pants. And we also know that many modeling agencies are all too happy to exploit preteen and teen girls,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2013

Debenhams, European Department Store, Won’t Airbrush Lingerie Models Anymore

Yesterday, Debenhams, a European department store, announced on Facebook that it is scaling back on airbrushing images of lingerie models, citing a "moral" imperative to portray women's bodies more naturally. The store also offered an example of how one lingerie model would have been retouched (um, everywhere) with before-and-after photos — see above! […
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2013

Proof That Karolina Kurkova Is A Far Braver Woman Than I

Karolina Kurkova is wearing a pristine all-white outfit while walking down the street drinking a coffee. This, my friends, is the stuff my nightmares are made of. Not even exaggerating -- I literally had a nightmare the other night that involved wearing a white pantsuit(?!) to make a really important presentation, and stopping to eat…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 12, 2013

Attention, Models: Cotton Balls Are Not For Eating

Eddie Murphy’s genetically gifted daughter Bria Murphy is now a model and recently revealed some  ... questionable ... eating habits of her peers. Said Murphy in an interview: “I’ve heard of people eating the cotton balls with the orange juice … they dip it in the orange juice and then they eat the cotton ball…
By: Mary Odell / June 12, 2013

Radio Host Prank Calls Kate Moss On Air, Reveals She’s A Ridiculously Good Sport

We get it: I love Kate Moss. She's a stunning model, a sartorial darling, a party girl and mother and rock star wife — she covers all the bases, and looks incredible whilst doing so. But Kate is also notoriously press-shy, which means that most media accounts of her are, well, straight-up awkward, despite…
By: Rachel Krause / June 6, 2013

Androgynous Model Andrej Pejic Goes Almost Full-Frontal Nude

Model Andrej Pejic appears in the June issue of Vogue Brazil, nude, wearing only silver nail polish. The famously androgynous Andre has walked the runway in both men's and women's clothing, and regularly appears in fashion editorials decked out in high fashion women's clothes. Of his look, Andrej has said, "The way…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 5, 2013

Model Cara Delevingne Allegedly Drops A Baggie Of Cocaine In Front Of Paparazzi

British model Cara Delevinge allegedly dropped a baggie of cocaine in front of paparazzi this weekend. (A model allegedly doing cocaine? Nooooooooooooo.... ) The UK's Sun newspaper published pics of the beauty fumbling for her keys in front of her apartment and accidentally dropping a thin plastic baggie filled with a white substance on the ground.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2013

Yes, Blackface Is Still Offensive, Vogue Netherlands

You might have been sitting at your desk at work wondering to yourself, "Hmm, I wonder if it's a good idea now for fashion magazines to hire Caucasian fashion models and smear their faces in blackface paint." I am here now to put your mind at ease. No, it's still not a good idea.  You…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2013

Kate Upton Causes Controversy With New Photo Shoot

How do we feel about Kate Upton -- that's P. Diddy's new girlfriend, BTW -- posing with endangered animals in the latest issue of Bazaar? Well, for starters, I'm jealous. [Socialite Life] Why American has fallen in love with "Dancing with the Stars" Zendaya Coleman. [Celebuzz] "I'm wanted, I'm hot, I'm everything…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 10, 2013

Ireland Baldwin Is The Most Beautiful Little Pig* I’ve Ever Seen

Oh, Ireland Baldwin, there you go winning the genetic lottery and all. Alec Baldwin's daughter signed to big-time modeling agency IMG just last month, which definitively makes the 17-year-old a fashion fixture to keep your eye on. Here she is at the Jeffrey Fashion Cares 10th Anniversary Celebration, where she rubbed elbows with the…
By: Rachel Krause / April 3, 2013

The Model Alliance Petitions For Child Model’s Rights

Ever wonder why the models stomping down the runway at Fashion Week look nothing like you? Like, you're so much bigger that one of those girls could easily wear you as a skin suit? Well, many of the models you see in Fashion Week, in print catalogs, and on billboards are actually teenage girls. Sure,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2013

Photographer Brings Picasso Paintings To Life

Spanish artist Eugenio Recuenco has been recreating Picasso's famous paintings in photograph form, and the results look like pages pulled from a surrealist fashion magazine to which I would definitely subscribe. Check out a couple more examples of his work after the jump!
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 21, 2013

Chanel Iman Talks Racism In Modeling Industry: “We Already Found One Black Girl”

Just in case you thought racism was over and solved forever, here's model Chanel Iman talking about how the fashion industry is not immune to the "one is enough" idea when it comes to diversity. "A few times I got excused by designers who told me ‘we already found one black girl. We don’t need…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2013

Watch Top Models Play Parisian Prostitutes In This Louis Vuitton Short Film

Fashion loves anything that straddles the very fine line between what is provocative and what is tasteless, and of course that includes romanticizing the blackened underbelly of society. If you don't believe me, please consider the "heroin chic" phenomenon of the mid-nineties. (Also, consider the unsettling existence of a wikiHow article called "How to…
By: Rachel Krause / March 12, 2013
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