Lana Del Rey is a music-world Svengali and she knows it. There’s nothing I can say about her that somebody hasn’t said already, and better than I ever could considering I’m all kinds of ambivalent about Lana: as a singer, as a performer, as a persona, as a human being (part of me isn’t quite convinced that she’s not computer-generated). It would seem that the songstress has some unexpected fans, however, at British GQ, where she was named 2012′s Woman Of The Year. And, shocker, she’s naked on the cover! The special issue depicts Lana stripped bare save for a face full of dramatic makeup and a body dripping with opulent jewels. There’s something about this first photo that is charming to me — she’s not posing provocatively or vamping it up, and she looks really pretty and totally vulnerable. I also think it’s nice to see that she isn’t whippet-thin and has, like, thighs and stuff. She just looks very soft and not at all like she’s starving. Looking good, Lana! [Refinery29]
This got us thinking about other celebs who’ve bared it all for the sake of a photo spread. Just for fun, we decided to give you a little peep show. Go ahead, look. You know you want to.
I see Lady Gaga‘s nude, high-waisted, thong underpants! It’s nice to see that Gaga has a few essential basics in her closet, even if they’re just in her panty drawer. Check out more photos here! [Paris, 3/2/11] Keep reading »
Me-ow! What a way to start the week: Eva Herzigova, 36, Helena Christensen, 40, and Claudia Schiffer, 39, in nothing but thigh-high leather boots and big, blown-out hair. Clearly these “aging supermodels” aren’t doing anything of the sort. The three were shot by photographer Kayt Jones for this month’s i-D magazine. (And for those of you who may need slightly more skin, check out the video of the shoot. Yes, we’re naked lady pushers today, so?) [i-D] Keep reading »
Like every other starlet in the world, Vanessa Hudgens has chosen to go nude in her latest, um, film project, Sucker Punch, where she’ll be stripping down to her skivvies or less. “I’m playing a character named Blondie and it’s set in a brothel in the 1950s, so there’s not a whole lot of clothes,” said Hudgens. Sure, sure. “I think this is my time to really step it up and get to grow up. It will be somewhat different with the content and a few more foul words…” Kudos to the Disney princess for taking the big step to shed her little girl image and stuff. But couldn’t she have found a more original route? So many actresses stripping, so little time. [Metro.co.uk] Keep reading »