Our ideal of beauty is sort of all over the board, but in 1934, one woman wholly exemplified the ideal face. How do stars today measure up? More
Topic: claudia schiffer
After a couple months of speculation, Kate Moss has finally been confirmed for the January/February cover of Playboy–which just so happens to be the 60th anniversary issue.
Why this is a big deal, we’re not entirely sure–Moss has done more nude shoots than just about any model of her profile we can think of and, moreover, plenty of other fashion models have gotten naked for Hugh Hefner‘s equally beloved and reviled lad mag. Let’s take a look!
Ed. Note: The list is obviously not safe for work, because it includes covers of foreign editions of the magazine, which have a devil-may-care attitude about visible breasts. Also, the final entry is disturbing (but censored). More
This week we learned that Karl Lagerfeld hates Michelle Obama‘s new bangs, despite otherwise being a huge fan of “Madame Obama,” indicating (once again) that the only thing Lagerfeld loves more than insulting random people is couching faint praise in backhanded compliments. In the wake of his recent mouth-running scandals–with Adele and Pippa Middleton–we decided to take stock of the Chanel designer’s long and storied history of hating stuff. So, here’s a bunch of Karl Lagerfeld quotes pertaining to all the things he dislikes, including but not limited to ugly babies, babies in general, Greek people and the smell of food. More
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In 1989, Claudia Schiffer starred in the Guess campaign. One image, that of Schiffer in a bustier taken by the great Ellen von Unwerth, remains one of the most iconic pieces of fashion advertising in history. Now, to celebrate 30 years of Guess, the company has hired Claudia again and (surprise!) she still looks like a ridiculously beautiful supermodel. More
Last week, FHM Philippines pulled their racist March cover starring a light-skinned woman flanked by dark-skinned women accompanied by the headline, “Stepping out of the shadows.” Not that we expect much of FHM, we still thought to ourselves, “How is this kind of shit still happening?” and then we couldn’t help but be reminded of a certain Interview spread starring Daria Werbowy.
…And then we remembered a more recent Donna Karan campaign, purporting to be by Haiti/for Haiti but starring light-skinned supermodel Adriana Lima and a few impoverished Haitian teenagers literally in the shadows…. which then reminded us of Michael Kors‘ rich-white-people-romanticizing-Africa collection–terribly named “Afriluxe”–and its corresponding campaign, which then reminded us… you get the idea. The question is, when will this stop happening? Surely we all agree this stuff is flat-out racist? …Right? More
British Vogue now has all of their vintage covers online for your viewing pleasure. More
Professional lingerie-wearer Irina Shayk just gave an interview to Esquire (which will run in the February issue) in which she brags about how much money Playboy offered her to pose nude. Which she didn’t, because she’s classy. More
Everyone has a favorite supermodel! And everyone has an extremely complex, layered psychology that cannot be reduced to a single judgment. …OR CAN IT? What choosing Linda, Naomi, Cindy, Christy, Kate and more says about you. More
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Vanity Fair’s August cover features former lovely redhead Emma Stone revealing her (reportedly) natural blondeness in a retro bathing suit-clad pin-up pose. You know who else posed as a pin-up once? Fucking everybody. Here’s, like, 1000 of them. More
Images from Chanel’s Fall 2011 eyewear campaign dropped a few days ago and they’ve stirred up a little frenzy because supermodel Claudia Schiffer looks like she always does (hot). Having become familiar with the new styles, I can’t help but say that I’m less concerned with Karl Lagerfeld’s longtime muse being beautiful and instead kind of impressed with Chanel for its clever bit of branding: the arms of the collection all feature a chain detail that looks identical to the straps of Chanel’s iconic quilted handbags, which is to say the new sunglasses covertly broadcast their manufacturer without the crassness of giant, fuck-off interlocking C’s. This has lead me to wonder about “logo-whoring” in general: More
Claudia Schiffer by Helmut Newton, 1992
Generally speaking, I think leopard print should be relegated to splashes: handbags, scarves, ballet flats, or even a shirt if paired with (for example) simple black trousers. I’m in the “always tone it down” camp though, and Paris Hilton/Kim Kardashian/Aubrey O’Day are firmly not. Still, I think a bold coat or a statement-making mini can work, so long as there’s a little balance and restraint. Here’s what we consider good uses and poor abuses of leopard. More