Most of us in North America know supermodel Bar Rafaeli as that gorgeous lady who’s posed for Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated and Leonardo DiCaprio, but in Israel, they think of her differently. Several years ago, Rafaeli avoided perform the mandatory military service that … More
Well, this is cute. Following the barrage of criticism she got for her back-to-back tweets saying that she’s praying for the people of Israel, Palestine, and the world in general (in that order), Kim Kardashian has vowed to use her milkshake-shilling tour of the Middle East to learn about the complex geopolitical issues currently playing out there. Oh boy! More
Israel staged its annual Fat and Beautiful pageant this week, crowning Vered Fischer (up there, in the middle) the winner. Held in the Southern city of Be’er Sheva, the competition requires contestants to weigh between 176-220 pounds. More
In a few days I will embark on a Messiah to the motherland, taking the free trip to Israel that my people have granted me on the grounds that my mother is Jewish and I am too poor to get … More
Urban Outfitters is no stranger to controversy – last year, feminist activist Shelby Knox urged a ‘girlcott’ of the store because she deemed T-shirt slogans like “Eat less” to be hurtful to women. But now they’re causing controversy in another way. An eagle-eyed reader emailed The Gloss when he noticed that several photos from the Urban website were shot in Israel. (Since then, Urban has posted a collection of photos from their Tel Aviv shoot as well as candids taken by models on their Facebook page.) While there’s certainly nothing wrong with using Israel’s storied landscape as a backdrop for their clothes, it rings false in light of the fact that Urban’s reputation in Israel isn’t the best. More
They may have broken ground, but they couldn’t break through a string of subpar scores: Gili Shem Tov and Dorit Milman, the first-ever same-sex pair on an edition of Dancing with the Stars, were voted off the show’s Israeli version … More
The Middle East has enough battles to fight without fashion needing to be one of them. Within this dry stretch of land lies a place with a much freer and sluttier sense of style that includes midriff-baring wedding dresses and underwear at the beach. It’s called Israel.
I had pretty much come to terms with the fact that while my people could invent the theory of relativity and Google Instant, they were entirely incapable of designing a decent dress. Then that all changed – and Tel Aviv-based designer Mirit Weinstock is the reason why. I caught a glimpse of her collection at a small SoHo shindig a few weeks ago, and Weinstock’s shimmery silk dresses and handmade jewelry strewn on haphazardly hair-bunned models served as the evening’s main course. The whole thing could have easily taken a disastrous turn toward dowdy. But it didn’t. That left me intrigued enough to have a word with her on everything from career and Israel’s track record of sinful style to some of the challenges faced by designers outside of major fashion capitals. More
They’re more than just dance partners – they’re trailblazers. Israeli TV host Gili Shem Tov agreed to be on her country’s edition of Dancing with the Stars under the condition that she be assigned a female partner. The show agreed, and Shem Tov, along with her pro dance partner Dorit Milman, quickly captured attention around the world.
This week, they performed their second dance, a sexy rumba. More
A few weeks ago, the Israeli edition of hit reality show Dancing with the Stars (in Hebrew, it’s Rokdim im Kochavim) made waves when they announced the show’s ever same-sex pairing. Out lesbian TV host Gili Shem Tov (pictured) has been paired with professional dancer Dorit Milman. During rehearsals, Shem Tov and Milman decided that they would switch off leading. More
Jesus, I’m just so sick of Peanut M&Ms. So I’m giving out these for Halloween. (Not really. Please don’t get upset and TP my apartment door again).
The Israeli version of hit show Dancing With the Stars has just announced that a contestant on this year’s show, TV host Gill Shem Tov (a woman), will be paired with a female professional dancer, Dorit Milman. Shem Tov, who is a lesbian, has helped bring international attention to Israel’s version of the show. But instead of asking “why is Israel doing that?” I would like to ask “why isn’t America?” More
The Israeli designer should be better known for his designs than for possibly hooking up with Katie Lee Joel, but that’s the way it often starts. Meet the man himself here: More
Archaeologists in Israel recently unearthed this 3,000 year old Bronze Era bracelet. The bracelet, which is made of (surprise!) bronze, is engraved and has decorations that look like horns. The chief archaeologist of the group that found the bracelet reports … More