Is the plus-size model debate one-sided? When it comes to talking about how the fashion industry promotes unhealthy female images, the male gaze might be silent, but nevertheless it’s there: Our models’ bodies look increasingly like those of little boys; the petite shape serves to give off a certain amount of commercial sex appeal. So we begin a dialogue about how curves can be sexy, or how plus-size women need more positive exposure in fashion. But did we ever stop to consider that the body image issue isn’t just applicable to females? In the latest issue of Fantastic Man, an indie men’s fashion magazine, one editorial focuses on not-so-slender men, complete with bellies, chunky arms, and rounded bottoms. The shoot’s subhead: “A series of stylistic suggestions for bold summer fashions to be worn by gentlemen of quite marvelous shape.” Keep reading »
For guys who want to get with supermodels, they may have a new way to up their league: Book a room at Fashion 26, the new “model hotel” located in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. Geared towards working fashionistas, Fashion 26 offers special deals to modeling agencies and has no limit or fees on how many beauties can share a room.
Non-models can stay there, too. The hotel has packages for “normal” people who, according to Guest of a Guest, “are promised at least a shoulder rub with models.” Sounds kind of like the premise for a bad porno movie if you ask us. Then again, if you’re looking to live out your Cindy Crawford fantasies, be our guest. (Although, we can promise you that she and just about any other top model won’t be booked there.) [Wyndham via Guest of a Guest] Keep reading »
Everyone’s favorite plus-size model Crystal Renn posed rather suggestively for an editorial in Tush magazine. Nothing goes better with a bouffant and Chanel earrings than a sucker and lil’ side boob! [Design Scene] Keep reading »
There are models we know simply for their bodies and faces and models we know for their personal style as much as their physical appearance. Irina Lazareanu falls into the second category. She’s definitely been successful as a model, but she’s been even more influential as a personality and trendsetter. She didn’t just walk in the Chanel cruise show last year; she sang in it. Perhaps that’s why we didn’t groan when we heard that she’ll be trying her hand as a designer. Rini by Irinia, which will launch in Japan in September, promises to channel vintage style in much the same way that Irina herself does. Fingers crossed for flapper-esque dresses and the rock-meets-boho look that’s made Irina famous. [Elle UK] Keep reading »
Model Agyness Deyn posted this luverly photo to her Twitter feed. “Just packing me things with a beach babe!!” she tweeted. Thankfully, we know she hasn’t experienced some sort of fashion mind-meld with Heidi Montag, seeing as she recently-ish got a buzzcut and since bleached it blond. Phew! Keep reading »
Breaking into a supermodel’s house is easier than you would think. Police in London say a burglar nabbed $115,000 worth of art from Kate Moss‘ house on Thursday night while she, boyfriend Jamie Hince, and her mother, Linda, were upstairs sleeping. The thief took off with three paintings, including a portrait of Moss allegedly done by the street artist Banksy. (Apparently they’re a hot commodity: two Banksy portraits were also stolen from a gallery in London earlier this month.)
Hmm, robbing the homes of celebrities … could this be the handiwork of our girl Alexis Neiers and the nefarious “bling ring“?!?!
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