The trailer for Strut — the Whoopi Goldberg-produced, Oxygen-hosted reality series on transgender models we’ve been anticipating since May — is finally here. Trust us, this is one instance in which reality — scripted or no — exceeds expectations. Eleven seconds in to the two-minute clip cast member Dominique Jackson matter-of-factly tells the camera, “They want a girl that’s 6-[foot]-2, 35-25-35. They didn’t ask if you have a penis or not.” And just like that, we’re sold.
Including Jackson, the series stars five transgender models — her co-stars include Laith De La Cruz, former America’s Next Top Model finalist Isis King, Ren Spriggs and Arisce Wanzer — all of whom are signed to Slay Model Management, the first exclusively transgender modeling agency. (more…)
Hatha-haters, it’s time to get over it. For some inexplicable reason, the Alice Through the Looking Glass actress has long been a subject of arbitrary public scorn. “We love authenticity, that’s why we have a billion reality shows,” Neal Gabler, an author of several best-selling books on Hollywood culture and history, once told The New York Times, “And here comes Anne Hathaway. Everything she does seems managed, calculated or rehearsed. Her inauthenticity — or the feeling of her inauthenticity — is now viral.” However, after the new mom’s real-as-hell Instagram post on Monday night, we dare you to accuse her of faking it.
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The refreshingly candid post features a clothing item that is a constant source of vexation for many women during the summer. No, it wasn’t another defiant, much-needed reminder that every body is a bikini body (Anne already took care of that awhile back, see above). This time, the U.N. global goodwill ambassador channeled her body positive message through a pair of jorts. (more…)
Once you get over that facial expression, note Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps’ purple shoulder marks, the (visual) result of “cupping”; Image: Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/TNS via Getty Images
Five days into the Rio Olympics, spectators have much to meditate over. Will French gymnast Samir Ait Said ever attempt a hurdle again? How did the world only just register the uncanny resemblance between American archer Brady Ellison and Leonardo DiCaprio? Why do Michael Phelps and several other Olympians appear to have escaped a struggle with a giant octopus? While only time and omniscient beings can resolve the first two musings, the answer to the latter is simple: cupping.
Get your minds out of the gutter. The ancient Chinese healing practice of “cupping” — in addition to helping Kim Kardashian relieve her (perfectly slicked-back pony-induced?) neck pain this Monday — is having an Olympic moment. (more…)
Opening Ceremony has collaborated with Calvin Klein on tees featuring a David Sims image of Kate Moss from 1993; Image: Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony and Calvin Klein (and, indirectly, Kate Moss) are supporting AIDS research in #theircalvins. Yesterday the newest offering from the two brands’ ongoing collaboration (past releases include versions of the Modern Cotton bralette and boy shorts embroidered with an OC label) debuted on the Opening Ceremony website. The capsule collection features four crewneck tees — two black, two white — screen-printed with images from the David Sims-lensed 1993 Calvin Klein Underwear campaign.
“These images might as well have been shot today, they’re so fresh,” Leon told The New York Times, adding that the 90s resurgence had little to do with his and fellow creative director Carol Lim’s choice of subject matter: “Calvin Klein had a specific point of view that was innovative. I don’t think that we like being nostalgic or bringing things back for the sake of trends. It’s about moments that have been ingrained in us.” (more…)
Chiara Ferragni has a list of magazine covers that most models could only dream of. She made history back in 2015 by becoming the first blogger to ever grace the cover of Vogue, securing herself a cover for Spanish Vogue. Now it’s Vogue Turkey giving Chiara the honor once again, as she poses on the magazine’s recently revealed August 2016 edition. Photographed by Miguel Reveriego, the Italian blogger and entrepreneur gives us a classic and timeless portrait image with perfectly coiffed hair and a complementing makeup look our forum members are just loving.
“I like it. Very understated elegance-ish, the sparkles from the sequins add something else,” praised kokobombon immediately.
“Oh wow this is good. I love the hair. The mood. Yes,” added a pleasantly surprised MON. (more…)
Today in the world of news that will never make an appearance on the front page of the New York Times but we’re really glad happened anyway: Yet another Leonardo DiCaprio doppelganger has arisen! The latest and second greatest of the Leo look-alike tribe (Dane DeHaan is nothing to sniff at) is Brady Ellison, 27-year-old American Olympic archer.
When Arizona-born Ellison, one of the world’s top-ranked archers, claimed a silver medal at the team event Saturday, his expertly shot arrow pierced through the hearts of Titanic, Revenant and (to keep this brief) Martin Scorsese fans the world over. Ellison, who’s often referred to as “The Prospector” due to his affinity for “finding gold,” shares his Oscar-winning alter ego’s intense stare, dashing goatee and killer bone structure — to a point. We have to admit the resemblance does fade somewhat once Ellis puts down his bow. (more…)