Topic: Gemma Ward

Gemma Ward Returning To Modeling (!!!)

Gemma Ward Returning To Modeling (!!!)

The idea of people under 30 or so retiring always makes me chuckle a little bit, partially out of disbelief and also because it’s a little depressing to imagine somebody so young growing tired of his or her career and actually retires. It’s a luxury few can afford, but fortunately for Gemma Ward, she was able to take a sabbatical for, oh, 3 years. More »

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 »

Stupid Habits: Models Posing As Sexy Nuns In Fashion Magazines

Stupid Habits: Models Posing As Sexy Nuns In Fashion Magazines

The other day, I was going about my usual routine (scrolling through Fashion Gone Rogue and waiting breathlessly for the next major news story about bath salts to break). Anyway, I came upon an editorial starring Magdalena Frackowiack as a sultry nun in Dansk. So I says to myself, “Wow! A skinny white girl as a sexy nun? This is the most groundbreaking thing I have ever seen. I wish fashion would appropriate religious imagery more often because it’s really thought-provoking and bursting with exciting new ideas!” And then my heart was broken when I remembered this isn’t even the first time Magdalena Frockowiack was in a sexy nun editorial (that would be Pop‘s Nun Head from back in 2008). And then I remembered this trope has been run into the ground so deeply that sexy nuns are growing like pale, skinny flowers in China. Get ready. More »

Party Favors: There’s An Upside To Everything, Even Online Dating

Party Favors: There's An Upside To Everything, Even Online Dating

The pros and cons of online dating. -The Hairpin

You cannot escape Sarah Palin. -Double X

How Oprah Winfrey became an icon. -MyDaily

5 reasons men don’t call you back. -YourTango

Kim Kardashian is engaged. -Celebuzz

Lucy Liu’s skin is flawless. Here she is demonstrating that. -StyleList

Watch Gemma Ward lipsync and seduce pirates. -Styleite

Hair treatments that should be a part of your routine. -Birchbox

Why our underwear shouldn’t matter. -College Candy

5 fresh ways to wear white this Spring. -Betty Confidential

The many hairstyles of Lady Gaga. -The Frisky

One-Time Retired Supermodel Gemma Ward Still In Process of Coming Back

One-Time Retired Supermodel Gemma Ward Still In Process of Coming Back

Many model fans are saying “Gemma Ward is back!” and, uh, “Gemma Ward is here again!” and other synonyms for ‘returned.’ Although I’m psyched to see Gemma (because she’s gorgeous and a fantastic model), I’m not sure that being in a play and promoting said play on the cover of a supplement to Australian Harper’s Bazaar is quite the return to form we hoped for (this is the girl that French Vogue hailed as the top model of the decade) (which I suppose we did too). That said, Gemma’s a little too More »

Party Favors: 40 of Daphne Guinness’ Most Memorable Looks

Party Favors: 40 of Daphne Guinness' Most Memorable Looks

The many (many) (many) terrific and astonishing high fashion looks of Daphne Guinness. -Fashionologie

How much do street style photographs fetch? The answer may surprise you. -Styleite

What makes a great first date? No creepiness, no awkward moments, and more. -The Frisky

Getting a serious Gemma Ward/Heather Marks thing from Amanda Seyfried’s Elle spread. -Fashion Indie

L.A.-based skincare guru Kate Somerville is set to introduce a round of a new products especially targeted for the sunnier months. -The Inside Source

Ashton Kutcher is back to his old modeling tricks, this time alongside Alessandra Ambrosio. -Catwalk Queen More »

Ready-to-Click: See Target’s Go International Greatest Hits Collection

Ready-to-Click: See Target's Go International Greatest Hits Collection

The first images of Target’s Go International ‘Greatest Hits’ collection, featuring favorites from Zac Posen, Thakoon and Proenza Schouler, all under $50. -Styleite

Simon Doonan weighs in on the weirdest little aspects of NYFW. -Slate

Details on Kate Moss’ “hen do,” mention of castrated weightlifters and her extremely weird dress. -The Mirror

New images of Gemma Ward! She’s doing press for her upcoming stage debut. -Frockwriter

American Apparel releases topless swimwear ad. Can you believe it? And More »

Ready-to-Click: Lady Gaga Goes ‘Vogue’

Ready-to-Click: Lady Gaga Goes 'Vogue'

At long last… is this Lady Gaga’s Vogue cover?! -Fashionista

Older models (like Carol Alt) will walk the Adrienne Vittadini at Fashion Week. -The Telegraph

Speaking of which, Cindy Crawford is still slammin’. -Racked

Sally Singer perhaps not the authority you’d figure on Dress Gate. -Styleite

I want you to look at Katie Price’s hat. -Socialite Life

Karlie Kloss! Chanel Iman! Kate Moss! Gemma Ward! And More »

Greatest Fashion Editorials of the Decade: Part II, 2004-2006

Greatest Fashion Editorials of the Decade: Part II, 2004-2006

That was time consuming… sifting through ten years of fashion editorials: some beautiful, some renowned, some controversial and some straight-up unforgettable. Whatever the reason may be, here is (some of) the greatest fashion photography of the past ten years. And by greatest, of course we mean our favorite; if there’s anything we shouldn’t have missed, say so in the comments. This is Part II. Part I is here, Part III is on the way. More »

Greatest Fashion Editorials of the Decade: Part I, 2000-2003

Greatest Fashion Editorials of the Decade: Part I, 2000-2003

That was time consuming: sifting through ten years of fashion editorials: some beautiful, some renowned, some controversial and some straight-up unforgettable. Whatever the reason may be, here is (some of) the greatest fashion photography of the past ten years. And by greatest, of course we mean our favorite; if there’s anything we shouldn’t have missed, say so in the comments. This is Part I, Part II and III are coming. 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 »

Models of the Decade: Gemma Ward

Models of the Decade: Gemma Ward

One of the most sensational models that ever was: Gemma Ward floated onto the catwalks in 2003 (as a Prada exclusive, no less) and changed the game. She was followed by an endless stream of babydoll-faced models like Vlada Roslyakova, Heather Marks, Lily Cole, and Lisa Cant, all with wideset eyes, narrow jaws and tip-tilt pouts. None of them had quite the alien beauty and ethereal poise of Gemma, who went on to be the face of Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, YSL, Valentino, Louis Vuitton… She quit modeling in 2009 (though she’s rumored to return) after dominating the decade and making a permanent mark on fashion. More »