Kate Moss dons an admirable amount of hats: fashion model, Britain’s national treasure, style icon, wife, mum, dog owner, muse… Hell, she’s even dabbled in (adorably awkward) singing on a Babyshambles track. But Playboy cover model? That’s one I did not see coming. NowThis News claims to have gotten its hands on an internal memo from the publication that named Moss as the cover girl of its 60th anniversary issue, which would hit newsstands January of next year. Kate has posed in the nude countless times, but her jobs historically tend to skew artsy avant-garde rather than garish lad’s mag. According to the memo, she’s set to be shot for the editorial by legendary photog team Mert and Marcus, with W‘s Alex White as stylist, this week — and with a team like that, the results are likely to be much different from the magazine’s usual fare.
Though it’s not much more than a rumor right now, it’s certainly feasible, and I bet it would convince a whole new demographic to pick up Playboy on the newsstands for the very first time (duh, ladiez be lovin’ Kate Moss). I know I would — I buy every Kate cover. It’s an expensive habit. Seriously, do you know how many covers this girl gets? [Fashionista]
Me: Excuse me, you’ve got a little something on your chest.
Model: Oh, could you get it off? What is it?
Me: Well it appears to be an entire tree branch… Keep reading »
Women, we are difficult, fickle creatures. In our tabloids we body shame famous ladies, and in our magazines we gawk at every slim model body demonstrating the latest fashion trends. But when it comes to advertising? We don’t want skinny models or famous women. A new study from the Warwick Business School found that women are actually turned off by advertising featuring products set alongside models and celebrities.
That’s because, say researchers, skinny minnies and beautiful celebrities make us feel bad about ourselves.
Duh. Keep reading »
Love her or loathe her (and some people do), there’s no denying that Cara Delevingne is fashion’s “It” model du jour. The 20-year-old debutant known for her devilish bushy eyebrows and lineage as pure as the driven snow — her grandfather is Sir Jocelyn Stevens, publishing magnate and former chairman of English Heritage — first made waves back in 2011 when she appeared as part of a Burberry campaign. Since then, she’s amassed a veritable lexicon of achievements, from magazine covers and runway shows to a small part in the recent adaptation of “Anna Karenina.” Cara, like her sister Poppy, has quite the party-girl reputation, rubbing elbows well into the night with the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Azealia Banks. And then there was her well-publicized maybe-fling with One Direction singer and erstwhile Taylor Swift target Harry Styles, which landed her on the hit list of crazy Directioners (I think that’s what they’re called) everywhere. Keep reading »
This spread in Numero magazine is a headscratcher. Why did they hire a white model and cover her in brown makeup instead of just hiring a brown-skinned model? Or is she supposed to be a white woman in Africa who is, for some reason, Tanning Mom-level tan? Numero likely knew that photographing a 16-year-old white girl in heavy brown makeup, wearing colorfully printed clothing, next to the words “African Queen” would get people upset about blackface. And it worked. [Clutch Magazine]
Sure, “sexy” is highly subjective. And if you like any or all of the lingerie found in this gallery, go wild. I just happen to think some of it looks highly painful/questionable/ridiculous. Click through and decide.
We have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day ourselves. We are probably going to force the cat to snuggle with us and watch all the “Chelsea Lately” episodes in the TiVo queue over Mexican takeout. But some women, somewhere, haven’t given up yet. Some women, somewhere, are dry cleaning their red dress, getting their nails done, and picking out the perfect box of chocolates for this special day.
Those women are not these Etsy models.
Model and actress Liberty Ross has posed naked for LOVE magazine, reminding us that Rupert Sanders is an idiot. It’s also a reminder that models are an ultra-human species: this is what one looks like after popping out a couple of kids and cheating husband’s scandalous affair with a glowering vampire. See more pics in the forums at The Fashion Spot. [NYMag.com]
Kate Upton arrived at JFK airport earlier this week looking cute and comfy in a slouchy olive sweater, knee-high boots, and a fabulous colorblocked purse. Want to copy her outfit for yourself? We found all the pieces for much more wallet-friendly prices (less than 100 bucks!). Read on for shopping details… Keep reading »