Update: Apparently this isn’t from the Bulgari campaign. It’s a shot from Michael Thompson’s 2003 Vanity Fair photo shoot. Oopies! Keep reading »
Zergnet: Simply Irresistible
A new study concludes that there is a magic number when it comes to appealing to the men folk’s reptilian brains. Men are twice as likely to be attracted to a woman baring 40 percent of her skin. Yes … our body parts are really just an equation. Bare arm, 10 percent, bare leg, 15 percent. So if you’re going out on the town cruising for dudes, you might wanna make sure you’ve done your math. Why 40 percent? The study shows that it’s just the right amount of skin to make you alluring without making a guy scared that you’re going to run off with his brother. Very interesting. I wonder if you can mix and match? Like one leg, one arm, one nipple? [Newser] Keep reading »
“If I feel it’s appropriate to show some nudity in the scenes then I go for it. As much as I use my sexuality, I have never felt exploited. I feel like it’s on my terms and I have no problem with it.”
That’s actress Eva Mendes, who stars in the upcoming “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” on going naked in the movies. If she’s in control of her sexuality, her theory goes, how can she be exploited? Cinematical’s Peter Kaplan agrees:
“Speaking as someone who first noticed Mendes when Ethan Hawke opened a door in ‘Training Day’ to reveal her lying naked on a bed, I say: ‘I have no problem with it, either.’”
One imagines Broadsheet’s Kate Harding would not concur. Keep reading »
Sculptor Peter Rolfe’s handy storage units are great for storing jewelry, underwear, or assorted random items, especially if you like your drawers in the shape of boobs or a six-pack. Created out of birch plywood, the headless, three-drawer cupboards are sure to keep your house guests on their toes. Apartment Therapy’s commenters are responding with mixed reviews: “vulgar,” “eyesore,” “hyper-sexual.” What do you think — poor taste or très chic? [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »
The lady blogs are all a-cluck over a piece in the latest issue of Marie Claire in which writer Lea Goldman practically begs her fellow gym-goers to “put your clothes on already!” — in the locker room that is. Goldman writes that she’s tired of women using the gym locker room to perform various tasks that would otherwise be done in the confines of one’s home — clipping toenails, brushing teeth, plucking eyebrows, and even “blow-drying their girly bits” — while she is simply trying to “get in, get out.” The thing is, Goldman knows her discomfort is her problem, but she still wants everyone else to bend to her whims. Keep reading »
It seems like a lot of actresses over 40 are stripping naked for roles these days. Sandra Bullock did it in “The Proposal,” Marisa Tomei got nakey in “The Wrestler” and “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead,” Mary-Louise Parker took it all off on “Weeds,” Diane Keaton stripped in “Something’s Gotta Give,” and Kathy Bates went sans clothes in “About Schmidt.” What’s up with these relative oldsters getting undressed for the big and little screens? [ABC News] Keep reading »
Recently, my friend became a naturist. I re-read her email twice to make sure she hadn’t said “naturalist”. But no: there it was in 12 point Verdana, as clear as the shock on my face: “I’ve joined a naturism society”.
I couldn’t be more shocked had she joined a satanic cult. Not only is she English to an almost stereotypical degree (reserved to the point of inhibition – or so I thought – and sporting milk-pale skin prone to burning) but she lives for Doris Day musicals and her politics make Sarah Palin look liberal.
And yet her new hobby is meeting up with people she doesn’t know… and taking off all her clothes. Keep reading »