Zoolander strikes again… this time at Paris Fashion Week!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion, New Film on Tuesday 17 March 2015

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.

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This is the 55-year-old model who caused much grieve to her much younger competition in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Photography on Wednesday 10 December 2014

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.

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J. Crew models turn into drunk college girls in this must-see blog

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Tuesday 4 November 2014

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.

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Women with PhDs, modeling clothes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 20 March 2014

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 […]

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Tough guys pose as sultry motorcycle models

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 15 November 2013

‘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 […]

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Paris finally celebrates real women with Pulp Fashion Week

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 31 October 2013

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).

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If Men Posed as Motorcycle Babes

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 24 October 2013

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.

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Photos series shows models with their mums

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 21 October 2013

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 […]

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Cats modelling United Bamboo’s range of apparel for 2014 calendar

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 October 2013

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 […]

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Real guys pose in underwear ads

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 1 October 2013

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.

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Photographs of models and their mothers

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By Alicia Thompson in New Photography on Thursday 4 July 2013

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.

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Origami Model Cars by Paper Cruisers

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By Stuart Chapman in New Art on Friday 22 March 2013

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 […]

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A Tiny World In A Tiny Bottle: art in bottle by Akinobu Izumi

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Art on Monday 22 October 2012

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.

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Intricate miniature sculptures by Alan Wolfson

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Art on Thursday 27 September 2012

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.

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Real Life Pin-up Models

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Wednesday 4 May 2011

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.

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