French photographer duo Bruno Metra and Laurence Jeanson (known collectively as Metra-Jeanson) have a compelling series that explores ideas about beauty–specifically of expectations and reality. In the set of sparse portraits, the duo shoot regular (albiet uniformly comely) people who have glossy, photoshopped magazine clippings taped over various features More
It might be safe to say Abigail’s awkward phase may have been skipped. More
The ad itself is an explicit throwback to another time, maybe it’s appropriate that Coco’s advice is dated, too? More
There’s a fine line between sexyface and fart face. I don’t know about you, but I have often looked at the “who, me?” or “aaah, relief” faces models are coached to make in high fashion photos and wondered briefly if they had beans for breakfast that day. Apparently, at least one person out there agrees with me, as evidenced by the tumblr Models Who Look Like They Just Farted. From the “blame it on the dog” to the “I fart in your generation direction,” this blog obsessively catalogs all of the unintentional fart-related humor currently produced by the high fashion world. Here are some of its best photos. More
This past weekend, I took a trip up to Quebec for “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk,” a sprawling exhibition in honor of Jean Paul Gaultier’s 30+ years of enfant terrible-ness at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit will run for one more month and boasts about 120 couture and ready-to-wear pieces. My thoughts on the show are here, while this is a gallery of the looks and details I liked best. More
Margaret Philips for Givenchy, 1952, Henry Clarke
The one and only Cindy Crawford is on Vogue Mexico’s May 2011 issue as shot by Tesh. She is wearing a coveted Burberry Prorsum motorcycle jacket, a Dolce & Gabbana camisole and holy shit this woman is 45. Once a supermodel, always a supermodel. More
Ballerina, Madame Danilova of the Monte Carlo Ballet Russe, wearing a white tutu and dancing on point, in ‘Swan Lake’ 1935 by Cecil Beaton.
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“Naked Woman With Yarn Wound Around Her” by Anton Bruehl, 1932
Am I the only person on the planet that watches this? It’s VH1′s search for the next great fashion photographer (it seems all of these shows are looking for the next great something-or-another), and while there’s a lot of blood, … More