Deddeh Howard Champions Diversity By Copying A Pose In Black Mirror

Now living in Los Angeles, West African born and raised Deddeh Howard is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. An admitted fashion junkie, she was always bothered by the lack of black women modeling in ads for such brands as Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Guess. This inspired her to create Black Mirror, a project in which she literally mirrors the poses of famous white models in big brand ads to draw positive attention to her race. Read more

Vintage Celebrity Photos by Francesco Scavullo: No End To Beauty

Celebrity Photos by Francesco Scavullo
Brooke Shields, screenprint color on canvas, 1984

Eighty-nine vintage photographs by renowned celebrity and beauty photographer Francesco Scavullo were auctioned off in a live auction, Francesco Scavullo: No End To Beauty, by Sotheby’s on November 2nd, 2015. Read more

Models As Sexy Greek Gods and Goddesses For The 2011 Pirelli Calendar

NOTE: This post has been altered since it was originally published to conform to Google Ad Sense’s rules. Read more

Claudia Schiffer Bares Baby Bump, Nude & Clothed For Karl Lagerfeld.

Karl Lagerfeld photos of pregnant Claudia Schiffer

Supermodel mother of two, Claudia Schiffer, is pregnant with her third child, due later this month, with husband Matthew Vaughn. The blonde statuesque model graces both the cover and much of the interior of the 2010 June issue of Vogue Germany. Read more

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Isn’t Just Sexy Anymore. It’s Actually Fashionable.

The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which will air on CBS on December 1st, has gone beyond simply sexy. This year, it’s moved far from a cheesy Vegas Revue or a slutty Ziegfeld Follies. Along with showcasing the usual; lace g-strings, merry widows, satin teddies, push up bras and lots of lovely skin, the show is fast becoming an true fashion show. All without losing its sex appeal.

This year’s styling deserves kudos for breaking away from more traditional angel wings as props, replacing them with far more edgy and imaginative versions. Wings made of balloons, wire, fabric, plexiglass and more are combined with the lingerie, making it feel as though we’re at Fashion Week watching a futuristic and irreverent fashion designer instead of just the leggy nubile nymphs most husbands ogle while on the john.

The set designs and lighting are more akin to a theater production than a lingerie show:


The show is bound to widen its audience appeal by treating the runway, sets and styling like it’s a JCDC or Gilles Deacon show instead of just voyeurism for a lascivious audience. But don’t fret, there’s still plenty of cleavage, thigh-high boots and butt cheek-baring couture for those of you who want it.

The unusual styling:









The host, supermodel Heidi Klum:

The show is hosted by the incredibly stunning Heidi Klum, who I am now convinced is actually an alien being, haven given birth to four children (the most recent just 6 weeks prior to hosting this show!!) only to have her rockin’ bod snap right back into shape without so much as a stretch mark.

Since her VS catwalk debut in 1997, Heidi has been a showstopper—wearing the tallest wings ever in 2003 and singing a duet with her husband Seal in 2007.

The Supermodels
Ths year’s supermodel line-up, straight from your mail order catalog: Adrian Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Marisa Miller, Behati Prinsloo, Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr.


The Entertainment
In addition to the far out costuming, there was plenty of wild set decor and entertainment. Black Eyed Peas performed and Fergie, looking just as sexy as the supermodels, rocked the house:

The $3 million 2009 Diamond Harlequin Fantasy Bra:

Each year, they have a ‘fantasy bra’ made with real diamonds and gemstones. This year, it’s the 2009 Harlequin Fantasy Bra set with over 2,350 brilliant cut white, champagne and cognac colored diamonds accented with a rare 16 carat heart-shaped cognac diamond pendant. Total carat weight =150. Price = $3 million:

More from the show:











all images courtesy of Getty and Victoria’s Secret

You can see backstage photos, learn about the Miami model search, see the girls in Times Square and much more at the Victoria’s Secret All Access website.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS, December 1st.

The Super Sexy Body Painting of Joanne Gair

joanne gair body painting

It dawned on me that I really couldn’t mention the talented work of Joanne Gair in the context of a post about body painting without showing you some of her amazing work, so now I’ve decided to do just that. Read more