Topic: modeling

Carré Otis Finally Tells The Truth About Modeling

Carré Otis Finally Tells The Truth About Modeling

Fashion model Carré Otis shared heartbreaking hypothetical responses to real fan letters. Like most public figures, when Otis came to fame in the mid-80s she received a ton of mail from fans (I’m sure today models and actresses receive more emails and tweets than letters). She recieved letters from all sorts of haters and admirers: letters fans of the aesthetics of her fashion spreads, from perverts who masturbated to her image, but most of her fan mail came from young girls aged “10 to 15, seeking [her] advice about how to become what I was only pretending to be. Those girls wanted the model’s “tips and [her] beauty secrets” but she was unwilling to expose “the destructive behaviors and inner torment” so she’d just respond with autographed pictures and hope the darkness would stay hidden––even from herself. More »

Would You Wear Maternity Lingerie Like These Hot Pregnant Runway Models?

Would You Wear Maternity Lingerie Like These Hot Pregnant Runway Models?

For people who love lace, ribbons and silk, lingerie is awesome. But what’s a lady to do when she gets pregnant and none of her unmentionables are still fitting? Why, snag some maternity lingerie, naturally! Now more than ever, there are more options for expecting women to wear throughout their pregnancies, allowing them to feel sexy and comfortable. In fact, a wonderful show took place at Lingerie Fashion Week wherein several pregnant models walked the runway for maternity and nursing wear company You! Lingerie. More »

In Defense Of #Selfies

In Defense Of #Selfies

Much has been made, on this website and others, of the colossal amount of vanity it takes to constantly take and share “selfies.” Why, just last week, I used this platform to mock those who thought a fucking funeral was a good time to take one, because seriously people, that’s fucked up. But is there ever a time when the social media self-portrait can be a healthy mode of expression, particularly for the young women who make up the vast majority of its practitioners? One need only look at the selfie with which I have illustrated this article to know I must answer “yes” to that question or risk being a total hypocrite. More »

Check Out Jennifer Lawrence’s Foxy, Awkward, Pre-Fame Modeling Photos

Check Out Jennifer Lawrence's Foxy, Awkward, Pre-Fame Modeling Photos

Jennifer Lawrence has occasionally referenced her days as a teen model in interviews, usually in a self-deprecating fashion. ”I did stuff for Abercrombie & Fitch, but you’d never know because none of my pictures ever got released,” she recently told Conan O’Brien. “I realized that they were model footballing and I was really playing football.” Now, some of her early modeling photos have resurfaced (not those ones, unfortunately) and it turns out that, duh, Jennifer Lawrence took some perfectly lovely pictures when not being asked to fake playing a sport. More »

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 »