As you may know, the ever-edgy Vice* Magazine put a “controversial” fashion spread in its newly released “Women In Fiction” issue, perhaps to balance out all the tasteful content from writers like Mary Gaitskill and Joyce Carol Oates. In said spread, well-dressed models portray various female writers who ended their lives by suicide, alongside helpful notes about the clothing and accessories they are wearing. (If you are looking for some stockings to hang yourself with, check out these super sturdy ones made by Prada!) More
Topic: Vice Magazine
Beyond the meme. More
Fingers crossed this actually the work of Vice. More
Okay, so she’s not actually stoned (that we know of). But she looks like she just took several gravity bong hits, no? Is this how being pregnant makes you feel all the time? If so, count me in! (NSFW) More
Vice loves the chance to provoke people (occasionally with memorable results) but this time we’re 1) kind of impressed by how far they’ve gone and 2) kind of shocked no one’s done it before*. In “There Will Be Blood,” we have what looks like a typical Vice shoot–a mix of new and vintage fashions, unconventional models, unglamorous locations–and period stains. Yes, the subjects appear to be menstruating.
The editorial was shot by a woman named Emma Arvida Bystrom who–based on a rough Google translation of her blogspot–seems very interested in the representation of women in media, especially beauty ideals (and, it would seem, subverting them). On the one hand, the images show nothing more than biological function and are only shocking because we never see things like this. On the other, some just seem like gory sensationalism. More