Fashion Week in Paris isn’t just elegant models strutting down the runway – there’s room for a couple of ridiculously good-looking weirdos, too! It’s been 14 years (yes, fourteen) since Zoolander made its way into our hearts, but it seemed as though no time had past when both Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald took to the catwalk of a Valentino presentation.
This is the 55-year-old model who caused much grieve to her much younger competition in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
There will be a bunch of happier models hired for the next Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cos they know their shine will not be eclipsed by another when it hits the stands. Especially if that model is 55 years old. Which was what the current batch had to endure when they had to contend with Barbie this year.
If you’ve ever wondered why catalogue models pose the way they do, well, we have no answers. But, instead of trying to figure out what the creative director must’ve been doing at those photo shoots (probably on Facebook), let me introduce you to Drunk J. Crew.
San Francisco-based e-clothing retailer Betabrand has introduced its new spring line modeled by — as the site helpfully informs us — a ‘ravishing roster of PhDs and doctoral candidates’. As its founder Chris Lindland said in an interview: ‘Our designers cooked up a collection of smart fashions for spring, so why not display them on […]
‘Anything you can do, I can do better’. With these photos of burly men posing as sexy motorcycle models, I don’t think that saying applies here. Arun Sharma is the general manager of Ducati dealership MotoCorsa in Portland, Oregon. Sometime ago, he got a lot of bad press from his Facebook followers for having posted […]
Considering 57% of American women buy clothing in sizes 16 or larger, it’s about time a plus-size (ahem, real size) fashion show garnered some attention. This past week saw Paris hold Pulp Fashion Week, which celebrates women’s curves and sees designer collections available in American sizes 6 – 20 (Australian size 10 – 28).
If a bikini-clad woman can sell motorcycles, surely the lads have a chance too, right? Portland-based Ducati dealer MotoCorsa has taken their dealership workers and turned the tables (and the camera!) in a can’t-turn-away series known as MANIgale. It happened after shooting conventional photographs for their Ducati 1199 Panigale motorcycle using the typical sexy poses.
Former Burberry model Morwenna Lytton Cobbold is not only a pro in front of the camera but behind it too. In her exhibition, Models & Mothers, Morwenna captures candid moments of fashion models with their mothers, on medium-format film with a Mamiya RZ Pro II camera. She explains that she wanted to document family dynamics […]
Back in 2010 we told you about United Bamboo’s calendar cats and now we’re back with more because apparently this is a thing. Every year since 2010 United Bamboo has set out to photograph cute little kitties in their ready-to-wear collection of clothing. This year expect to see the cream of the crop in the […]
Modern life is so tough. Guys have it as tough as the ladies when it comes to building a healthy body image, what with the Beckhams and Gandys of the world parading around in their skimpies with these unreal abs, so UK daily The Sun decided to have some fun by getting four readers to strike similar poses in their undies. It’s as real as it gets.
This amazing collection of photographs was put together by Howard Schatz. Over the years he took black and white photos of models alongside their mothers. Most of his work is truly amazing And you should go and see for yourself on his website.
Apart from sticky Post-Its, the humble sheet of paper seems to be drifting swiftly out of mainstream use, thanks to iPads, iPhones, y’know, the general digital revolution. Which isn’t a bad thing. What it’s lacking in functionality has been swapped in for novelty value, so I was happy to see writing material getting a cool […]
Tokyo-based architectural model designer, Akinobu Izumi, wanted to do something creative in between her building projects. Using her skills and tools, she started making intricate and beautifully crafted miniature sculptures within tiny tiny glass bottles. Izumi starts by drawing what she wants in each bottle. She then draws the cutting directions using a computer program for her guided paper cutting machine to make a few test cuts. After many adjustments, a precision cut can be made over and over again. Assembling each item in the tiny bottle, using special glue and tweezers, is a painstaking process. Depending on the complexity of the design, it can take as long as a few days.
Alan Wolfson is upset that there are too few efforts to preserve New York’s architectural past. So, being a Brooklyn native, he shrinks into tiny hand-made sculptures. Each work, much like a doll-house, depicts a different grimy New York block, each with a story of its own. ‘There are never people present’, Wolfson observes, ‘only things they have left behind: garbage, graffiti, or a tip on a diner table, a half-eaten hamburger. The real impact of my work is not in how small everything is but in the stories these small things tell’. Using mostly plastic and cardboard, Wolfson works on each piece for months at a time, obsessing over complex interior spaces and lighting effects. There’s a haunting feeling to them, a glimpse of something long gone. To see more of his work visit his website.
The original reference photos for the great American pin-up painter Gil Elvgren have emerged, with comparison of the original models and his pin-ups making great images. The inspiration for his work in producing the often suggestive, cheeky and flirty pin-ups is fascinating, with even these girls given a liberal photoshopping to push the message that little bit more.