Okay, Laverne Cox, we get it. You are amazing and continue to put us all to shame. But for those of you who forgot these simple facts, here is the actress’ naked body in Allure‘s May 2015 issue, looking all glorious and delicious in black and white. Cox posed for the magazine’s annual nude shoot and says that at first, she declined to appear in the issue. But after a little soul-searching about the significance of someone like her doing a shoot like this, she agreed to disrobe for the camera – and the world is better for it.
“I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent,” she said. “Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we’re beautiful. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks.”
Well, if there’s any image that says eff your outdated and narrow beauty standards – this is it. Ms. Laverne simply nailed it here and it’s absolutely undeniable: she looks gorgeous.
It could be the nice weather drawing them in, but the fashion set has been really enamored with Los Angeles as of late. Tom Ford showed his Fall 2015 collection there. Hedi Slimane moved Saint Laurent’s studio there. And last night, Burberry ditched its foggy U.K. roots and made a hop across the pond for its “London in Los Angeles” runway show event at the famous Griffith Observatory.
Naturally, the affair had no shortage of celebrities, which included Victoria Beckham and her family, Anna Wintour, Chiara Ferragni, Cara Delevingne, Kiernan Shipka, Ashley Madekwe, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more. Campaign stars Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn took to the runway, but we also spied a catwalk newbie at the show. James Corden, the British host of the The Late Late Show, strutted his stuff alongside the modeling legends.
Campbell also made an appearance earlier this week on Corden’s show, where he took the opportunity to get a lesson from one of the best walkers in the biz on how to fiercely storm the runway, probably in preparation for his big debut. And…he wasn’t bad at all! That’s what happens when you learn from the best.
Watch Corden and Campbell slay the catwalk in the video above.
Glamour model Gabi Grecko, more fondly known as 71-year-old Geoffrey Edelsten‘s third wife-in-waiting, has finally gotten in trouble for taking a naked late-night stroll in Melbourne’s CBD late last year.
The Herald Sun reports that the 25-year-old “model” has been charged with “willful and obscene exposure” for strutting her naked stuff on Melbourne’s Swanston and Exhibition streets at around 3 am on December 18, 2014. She will face Melbourne Magistrates Court on May 5, 2015.
Sneaky magazine captured her entire nudie escapade on film, where you can see her birthday suit accessorised with an attention-seeking green wig and bunny ears, plus a gold-digging floor-length wedding veil. Oh, and heels. Because one must cover up their feet. (more…)
Jared Leto is a true chameleon. He can go from being the most gorgeous man in the room (with the coolest hair) to a man completely unrecognizable to those of us who have loved him for years. When Leto chopped his beautiful hair off and dyed it platinum blonde for his role as the Joker in the forthcoming Suicide Squad film, we were like “Okay, we don’t love it, but it’s for a movie, so whatever.” But now we’ve gotten a look at Leto as the Joker – and boy oh boy, our boo Jared is nearly unrecognizable.
Image: Jared Leto Snapchat
The actor shared an image of him in Joker regalia to Snapchat and yeah, he looks pretty terrifying. But we guess that’s the point since he is playing a villain.
“Fetch” might never happen, but a Mean Girls musical? It’s a possibility. Tina Fey is working with her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, to put the cult classic film onstage and they’re hoping to finish the project this summer.
It’s not going to be easy. Richmond says that although he, Fey and lyricist Nell Benjamin are putting together the play, he predicts that once they start casting, the show will go through its fair share of changes. “We know that 60 or 70 percent of that [planning] will go away when we start bringing in real singers and actors. We’ll do a lot of rewriting,” he said. “The most difficult part of the process is determining, ‘What are your best song ideas, and what do you leave alone as dialogue?’ “
The 2004 film celebrated its 10th anniversary last year and is still heavily quoted and referred to. Jewelry label Stella and Bow released a line of Mean Girls-themed jewelry bearing catchphrases from the film like “boo” (“you whore”), “you can’t sit with us,” “fetch” and more. Clearly, the world hasn’t had enough of Mean Girls, and Fey is smart to profit from it.
To promote its collaboration with Vans, & Other Stories tapped into the silver lady trend rocking fashion these days. The retailer has tapped 86-year-old model Daphne Selfe to star in their lookbook and let us tell you, mama is slaying.
Selfe burst on the scene back in 1948 when she snagged a cover of The Reading Review and it looks like the lady has still got it. Selfe told the Daily News in 2012 that she has never had cosmetic surgery on her face, not even noninvasive tweaks like Botox, which she calls “a waste of money.” She also said she doesn’t use much in terms of face cream, which means she’s pretty much winging it when it comes to her skin, and we love her more for it. Clearly, the woman doesn’t need much help in the beauty department, especially when she is looking as fab as this.
The Vans x & Other Stories lookbook shows Ms. Selfe looking impossibly cool, her haunting gaze fixed on us as she sits perched on a bench in polka dot printed separates and matching kicks. Her flowing gray hair bursts into an explosion of waves down her back. One particularly cool image shows Ms. Selfe in a white smock, peachy pleated skirt with Vans in the same hue, relaxing in a chair with a pair of oversized shades, looking like a million bucks.
Needless to say, Selfe has us sold on this collaboration – except something tells us we might not look half as cool as she does in the clothes.