The words “models” and “lingerie” don’t usually belong in the same sentence as the words “my boyfriend.” That’s a no brainer. But I wouldn’t have minded if he’d had a shop like the UK department store, Debenham’s, to buy my Christmas girly-things. The store cleverly hired models of all sizes to stroll around the store to help men assess the right sizes for lingerie. (And, let’s be honest, tempt some men into the store in the first place.)
Bra sizes are static, of course, but I’ve owned different brands of panties spanning sizes from S to XL. So no wonder I opened up an early gift of lingerie—a black bra, garter belt, and panties—to discover my darling boyfriend misjudged the size of my giant ass. Seriously, these panties would have cut off blood supply to my vag.
Maybe next year he’ll have a sexy lil’ lingerie model to guide him—and it’ll be a Merry Christmas for everyone. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »
The Alexander McQueen shoe saga continues … apparently once a few models — including huge names like Sasha Pivovarova and Natasha Poly–saw the crazy heels, they turned down the opportunity to walk in his Paris show, afraid of potential runway catastrophes and/or serious injuries.
Are there any specific fashions that just freak you out? Where the thought of wearing that something brings images of pain, embarrassment, or disaster? A few off the top of our heads, besides McQueen’s armadillo shoes, of course: stripper heels, corset tops, white clothing that somehow becomes see-through in certain light, low-cut tops asking for nip-slips, jumpers that take forever to undo when you have to pee … [Frockwriter] Keep reading »
“People still tell me I’m fat, but when I look in the mirror, that’s not what I see.”
–Lara Stone, size four model, tells Vogue in their January issue. We shudder to think what kind of person would consider her overweight, much less say so. Someone who eats “crazy pills” instead of real food maybe? [Vogue]
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Don’t know what to wear? This fashion editorial suggests a dog mask, a tail, and ballerina boots. [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
In another ode to social networking technology, Vogue Italia has devoted its entire December 2009 cover to the magic that is Twitter and Twit pics. (Previously, Steven Meisel created the January 2007 issue inspired by YouTube and webcams.) The result is pretty rad—a new feel for a cover, actually, with all the cropped shots. Relative unknown, Kasia Struss, poses for, er, herself, alongside major models Lara Stone, Natalia Vodianova, Christy Turlington—and, surprisingly, the about-to-give-birth Gisele (looking as gorg as ever). Must have saved bundles on the photography budget for that month! [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
It goes without saying that being a model for Victoria’s Secret requires strict beauty and fitness regimens. But not even that rigorous upkeep is enough to make her runway-ready—New York magazine reports that makeup artists then need to beautify her butt. Apparently, each girl gets 20 (20!) layers of makeup on her derrière and is attended to by as many as five artists. [NY Mag]
So what exactly is butt makeup? Let’s discuss … Keep reading »
Could middle-aged women become the new ideal of female hotness? It would seem Helena Christensen thinks so, as the 40-year-old supermodel has been making moves to adjust image standards. She appeared nude on the cover of i-D this month (along with Eva Herzigova and Claudia Schiffer), and is also in the buff for a spread (no pun intended) in Elle‘s January issue. According to the Telegraph, Christensen is, “flabbergasted that people could be offended by pictures of naked women.” In the accompanying article, Helena also admits: “I have no problems with showing my body. I love the female shape. It’s crazy — you can have movie posters with men with machine guns but oh, God forbid you show nipples.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. While we give kudos to Christensen’s embrace of the female form at all ages, we do have to say … do many 40-year-old women look as good as her naked? [Telegraph.co.uk] Keep reading »
Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova is set to have a very busy spring—she’s just signed on to do three major ad campaigns—and us Frisky-folk couldn’t be more pumped up about it. Not only is Natalia set to replace Christy Turlington as the face of Yves Saint Laurent, she’ll apparently also star as the face of next season’s Givenchy ads. Fancy! And I’m not done—she has been signed up by friend Stella McCartney to front the stylish British brand (Natalia made her only catwalk appearance in September for the label). Just in case you’d like to see a little bit more of her, we’ve got the famous Vogue “Alice in Wonderland” editorial, after the jump! Keep reading »
Maybe it’s because, in this post-Zoolander society, no one takes male modeling very seriously. But maybe—shocker—it’s because skinny male models just aren’t as widespread a problem as skinny female models. Keep reading »