Maybe the true marker of a style icon is that her style can’t necessarily be copied by all of us plebes who make up the masses. More
Earlier today, fashion photographer Bruce Weber revealed that the only model he’s ever kicked off set was (his now-friend) Cindy Crawford–the two were working on a Revlon shoot back in the day and apparently the young supermodel was so rude to the crew that Weber lost his temper and sent her home.Â Crawford in her ’90s heyday could get away with just about anything, though, so the ejection probably came as a cruel surprise.
Of course, this one little anecdote doesn’t qualify Crawford for the pantheon of models with legendarily bad attitudes–the phone-throwing, trash-talking, always late to everything supermodels like the ones below. More
Halloween is fun and great and wonderful… until you end up spending $100+ to cobble together some costume you’ll wear for a single drunken evening before it sinks to the back of your closet, never to be worn again (those whiskey stains don’t help).
So, we’re here to help: these ten dresses will work great for various decade-spanning Halloween costumes… but you can also repeat wear them because they’re not actually costumes. Sure, you might spend a little more, but you also get a nice dress out of it. More
Earlier this week, we learned that Gisele Bundchen had recorded a very-not-great cover of a perfect song, “All Day & All of the Night” by The Kinks–we then promptly learned it was a charity single, each download of which benefitted UNICEF and we felt really bad about hating it (just not enough to stop). And two weeks before that? Ubiquitous Brit Cara Delevingne revealed that she can sing, in addition to model and make funny faces.
However, listening to Bundchen’s cover got us thinking: while there have been several high profile attempts by models to become singers (and actresses), how many would we characterize as successful? The answer: not a lot. More
Following her “comeback story” in Interview, it seems like Agyness Deyn is quickly re-saturating the media market, and I’m not mad at it. Why do I like her? Well, she’s super cute, she’s got personality (or at least she appears to; I don’t actually know her), she knows her way around a New Wave song, and she hasn’t said anything too asinine to the press. Good for her! In the March issue of InStyle UK, Aggy plays up her British-ness with various mod get-ups that are clearly meant to reference her English supermodel foremotherÂ Twiggy. You should probably listen to some Brit pop while you look at these photos. More
Lena Dunham: future icon like Twiggy? Or just a flash in the pan? More
Happy Thanksgiving eve, everyone. Here’s a bunch of models eating food because we’re lazy andÂ unoriginal. More
Everybody loves it when models dress in costume, whether it’s as industry titans like Karl Lagerfeld, editors,Â pop stars, politiciansÂ or even just other models. In the latest editorial to land online from i-D‘s fall 2011 issue, Australian Abbey Lee Kershaw dons some seriously mod looks by Prada, YSL and more in tribute to the skinny model OG: England’s pixie of one thousand eye lashes, Twiggy. More
This week, Belarussian blonde Tanya Dziahileva moved agencies to Marilyn in Paris and her new show card reads â€śDyagileva.â€ť Not such a change (and still as difficult for us native English speakers to say) but it got us thinking: so many models come from far-off places where surnames have many consonants… while other models just had plain Jane names that needed some punching up. Here’s a list of ladies who changed their names. More
Clue: she grew her hair out long for this Vogue 1974 cover, and does not look amused.
Fashion week makes me think a lot about models. More
Have you heard that Jennifer Aniston hated her famous ‘Friends’ haircut? That seems silly, because Jennifer Aniston looked great in that hairstyle. Admittedly, she was the only person alive who did look great in it, but it was the hairstyle … More
Yesterday’s Candy magazine shoot featuring drag-versions of US Vogue power duo Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington reminded me of past images wherein models were styled to look like designers (Lagerfeld, of course), editors (Anna) or other major models (Kate! Linda!). Have a look at some of our favorites in the gallery. More