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After watching this new Rhapsody ad and seeing this recent fashion layout for POP magazine, starring model-of-the-moment Agyness Deyn and shot by Ryan McGinley, I couldn’t help but wonder if women jumping off buildings is the new, new thing in pop-culture imagery. In late June, model Ruslana Korshunova, in an apparent suicide, fell from the ninth-floor balcony of her New York City apartment. What do you think is going on here? Keep reading »
So, David Blaine, the “magician”/endurance artist, is up to his familiar tricks again, this time hanging upside down in New York City for 60 hours. Why? God knows. But speaking of David Blaine and his enormous God-complex, did you know he’s a total modelizer? After dating awesomely mopey singer Fiona Apple in the late ’90s, Blaine has gone on to shag seriously NOTHING but models — check out the four on his roster, above (clockwise from left: Lonneke Engel, Manon Von Gerken, Josie Maran, and Mallory Snyder). Blaine is not alone — after the jump, fellow model-lovers, Leonardo DiCaprio & Josh Hartnett and their slew of leggy paramours. Keep reading »
This week, Ellen DeGeneres was announced as the new face of CoverGirl. While I’m a big fan of the very out and very outspoken talk show host, I feel a little uneasy about where CoverGirl is really coming from with their latest cover girl choice. Without a doubt, DeGeneres is likable, quirky, relatable — heck, she’s even “easy breezy.” But hawking a major cosmetics brand? I don’t know. To me, it feels gimmicky and phony, like a marketing ploy, in the same way the Dove campaign for “real beauty” did. As it turned out, Dove airbrushed those real women into oblivion. I didn’t buy that Dove ever thought real women with real cellulite and real curves were really beautiful. Nor do I buy that CoverGirl really thinks Ellen is representative of their very airbrushed All-American girl image. I mean, it’d be one thing if she were a lipstick lesbian, but does Ellen even like makeup? Maybe she does. Maybe she doesn’t. But I’m willing to bet she’s not hung up on it. Color me cynical, but using unconventional beauty to sell products designed to bring women closer to the ideal standard of conventional beauty just seems disingenuous to me. So what do you think? Keep reading »
During Fashion Week it’s easy to forget some of the pretty ladies walking down the runway do more than just act as coat hangers for fabulously over-priced garments. That’s why our girls at Glam put together this list of models who do more.
The (oft over-used) term supermodel gets tossed around a lot. But whether or not these catwalk queens have been officially coined with that status, they’re all super in our eyes. Somewhere between strutting down the catwalk in New York and Paris, and shooting high-fashion spreads at some exotic locale in the South Pacific, these beauties have also found time to become social activists, authors, and aspiring actresses–proving that they’re much more than just a pretty face.
The Writer: Alek Wek — Discovered at an outdoor market in London, Alek Wek’s strikingly unconventional look can be found grazing the catwalks of leading designers across the globe. But what has remained undiscovered, is her unconventional upbringing in the south of Sudan. Published in 2007, Wek released the autobiography, Alek, which probes into those youthful years: the bold escape from a home torn by civil-war and ultimate climb to stardom.
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Doesn’t the woman on the left look like she’s enjoying pulling the model’s hair? Beauty is pain. [Backstage before the Miss Sixty Show, 9/7/2008] Keep reading »
It takes a special person to pull off this hair/makeup look, but we think bad ass model Agyness Deyn does it just right. [East London, U.K., 6/9/08] Keep reading »
We have some news for Tyra Banks — a size eight dress isn’t plus size and America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson ain’t no fat girl charity case. The new “plus sized” model is on the cover of the June issue of Seventeen, sending the message to America’s highest risk group for eating disorders that a perfectly fit size eight means you’re a big girl. Adolescents already have enough body issues without a thin girl getting called thick. This is some major mean-girl fashionista bull crap. If you’re gonna give us a plus-size superstar, she better be big enough to play the part. [Bitten & Bound] Keep reading »
France’s lower house of parliament adopted a bill today that would make it illegal for anyone, including fashion mags, advertisers, and websites, to incite extreme thinness. The bill still needs to be approved by the National Assembly and then go through the Senate, so who knows whether it will actually go into effect, especially because people in the couture industry aren’t into this idea. They believe there shouldn’t be legal boundaries on beauty standards. “Never will we accept in our profession that a judge decides if a young girl is skinny or not skinny,” said Didier Grumbach, president of the French Federation of Couture. “That doesn’t exist in the world, and it will certainly not exist in France.” [CNN] Keep reading »
It seems that French President Nicolas Sarkozy has a type, and that type is ex-models—his ex-wife Cecilia used to pose for Schiaparelli, and this weekend he was seen with singer and former model Carla Bruni. He got divorced in October and he already has a hot new lady friend? Clearly, he lost no time. The two were photographed together at Disneyland in Paris on Saturday, though the Prez hasn’t copped to them being an item yet. We think the two would be an excellent match: While Cecilia didn’t accompany Sarkozy around town during the last presidential campaign, Carla probably wouldn’t mind making the rounds since she’s already famous and it could help her singing career — she’s ranked number 12,718 in music on Amazon.com, up from 13,156 earlier today. (We adore her and think she should be selling at least as many albums as the Enchanted soundtrack, which is ranked 83rd.) [AFP and Carla Bruni on MySpace ]
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