For i-D magazine’s Q&A issue, photographer Tyrone Lebon and fashion director Charlotte Stockdale shot five covers. However, the shoot involving Lara Stone has caught everybody’s eye, as she’s not only six months pregnant in the pictures, she also has her head on a platter. A fruit platter, specifically, which doesn’t really change the fact that her head’s on a plate of food. Despite loving the colors, I still find it…unnerving. More
Topic: Lara Stone
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
Hint: She has a fantastic smile. More
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone manage to look this serious while speaking the lyrics to Salt-N-Pepa‘s 1988 crossover hit “Push It”…not even Salt-N-Pepa themselves. More
By which I mean she looks totally fucking miserable. What seems to be the trouble? Let’s investigate. More
It’s that exciting time of year when we fashion bloggers brace ourselves for 5 lb. September issues (and dread the arrival of Fashion Month). After last week’s reveal of an appealingly offbeat Lady Gaga on the September cover of American Vogue, we are happy to report that the magazine’s French sister is doing things a little different next month, too. More
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It looks like linen strands of DNA. More
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We’re getting more of a Lara Stone vibe than usual. 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
Lara Stone joins the legions of models who have taken off their clothes for the sometimes-controversial designer. More
After initially releasing only five images yesterday morning, the Pirelli calendar has shown us the full monty with not just twelve, but twenty five whole images of naked, naked supermodels. “But there are only twelve months in a year,” you say. Are you seriously questioning why you get to see twice as many supermodel nipples? It’s an “interactive” calendar this year, so its owners can switch up the images at will.
I don’t want to harp too hard on this, but it’s sort of depressing how skinny and white this calendar is. I can (sort of) understand wanting a unified look when presenting a collection on a runway, but when all the models are wearing is their nudity, it’s sort of like seeing the same outfit over and over again, and visually, I find that a bit boring. This is a beautiful collection of photos, but I think it would be even more fun to look at if they changed it up a little more from photo to photo. But I realize I’m in the minority on this.
What happens when you take three of the world’s most beautiful models, fly them to Berlin, and ask them to caress one another under soft lighting? If you’re willing to go out on a limb and guess that hotness is what happens, you are right. W‘s December issue features a gorgeous editorial starring Lara Stone, Andrej Pejic, and Willy Cartier, and it’s sexy in that ethereal, otherworldly way that only the best photographers, stylists and models can convincingly pull off. Prepare to suspend your disbelief! More