Topic: Caroline Trentini

Kate Upton And The Many Bored, Vacant Housewives Of Fashion Magazines

Kate Upton And The Many Bored, Vacant Housewives Of Fashion Magazines

Here at The Gloss, we love catching fashion magazines in their stubborn reliance on old cliché. Whether it’s cartoonish carb-loading or yet another faux-provocative editorial featuring sexy nuns or still more grocery store spreads or just, uh, racism–apparently there’s a painfully small number of ideas in the world.

V Magazine’s latest issue features an editorial called The Discreet Charm of Kate Upton–shot by Sebastian Faena, it’s ostensibly an homage to Buñuel, but it’s also yet another fashion spread preoccupied with a bored, beautiful woman in designer clothes. Upton’s character appears to be having an affair (though she never sets down her Marc Jacobs bag)–while her many, many precursors are stuck with less glamorous household chores. But all of them are dressed to the nines!

Enjoy our gallery of gorgeous women staring vacantly off as they tend their sprawling houses and suffer under terrible ennui. More »

Models of the Decade: Honorable Mentions

Models of the Decade: Honorable Mentions

It was hard narrowing down the biggest, baddest, most influential and zeitgeist-tapping faces from the countless that have piqued fashion’s interest since 2000. We’d have loved to do galleries for all these ladies but it’s time to consume un-model-like amounts of food and alcohol for the holidays. Here’s our favorites who didn’t make the cut but were still on every runway, in every campaign and generally just awesome-looking. More »

The Greatest Fashion Campaigns of the Decade, Part II: 2005, cont-2010

The Greatest Fashion Campaigns of the Decade, Part II: 2005, cont-2010

Pick up any fashion magazine and you’re inundated by campaigns: usually a beautiful, thin woman dressed immaculately, photographed in some glamorous way. But what separates a truly great campaign from the hundreds that clog women’s glossies every season? It’s simple: a great campaign makes you forget that you’re being advertised to. When a great model, a great photographer and a great idea come together, the results are something we remember for years. This is Part II, Part I is here. More »