Gawd I always love Annie Leibovitz‘s spreads in Vanity Fair. They’re just so iconic. And the way she fits so many people together in such a delicately orchestrated frame, where everyone looks their absolute best. That must be talent, right? For the new issue, she’s photographed some of the best actresses in Hollywood who have given spectacular performances this past year. There’s Golden Globe and SAG Award winning Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o looking particularly stripped down, and then this fabulous portrait of Jennifer Lawrence and Jane Fonda. Oh and don’t forget Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, and many more. The magazine lists how many films each of the ladies has done, which is truly impressive. And of course Annie found a way to take these megastars and make them look, well, human. More »
Remember that time Amy Schumer fell in front of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Time 100 gala? Well, Swedish instagrammer @itsadollworldafterall, recreated the moment with Barbie dolls, and did a pretty good job too! The costumes are pretty accurate. Kim’s fake eyelash game is strong, and the hair style on point. The artist even got their facial expressions close to how they were in the real photo. While Kim was smiling, Kanye had a stern expression, not finding the stunt too humorous.
This insta-artist has captured some other notable celebrity moments of 2015 using dolls. The newest photo shows a naked Justin Bieber, as this was the year his package was exposed to the world. More »
Thanks to plus-size model and photographer Silvana Denker, women and men are taking to the streets of Germany in their skivvies. Silvana, who got sick of re-touching photos for magazines, started the #BodyLove campaign to remind the world that we aren’t defined by size. She told People Magazine, “I want to show the diversity of the human body. We are all different and there’s not the ONE perfect body like the media often shows us.”
Silvana wanted to reach as many people as possible with this idea, which is why she thought up taking photos of pedestrians in the street. She also, of course, decided against re-touching any of the photos. More »
Amy Schumer is on freaking FIRE. I mean that in two ways—career wise, and on the hotness scale. Amy has been slaying life, with a killer SNL performance, an HBO comedy special, and a movie in the works with Jennifer Lawrence. Now, alas, she has posed for the famous Pirelli calendar (2016), and is lookin’ damn fine.
Famous photog Annie Leibovitz took the shot, which features Amy posing topless in panties, holding a cup of coffee and looking at the camera. I just love it. She looks so natural in that stance, but so sexy at the same time. More »
Nicole Trunfio + Zion, FTW
By now you may have seen this photo once or twice on your Facebook timelines, but I needed to take a moment to announce that I AM SO HERE FOR THIS MOVEMENT. Elle Australia proves that working motherhood is a thing that should be acknowledged and celebrated with a brilliant fashion spread featuring model Nicole Trunfio and her baby boy Zion Rain Clark. The other day I just saw the cover, but today I got to see the rest of the spread and I love it to pieces. I also really love what Trunfio had to say about the importance of this shoot. Click inside for more!
I have very exciting news to share with you guys today. My very good friend Jeremy Kost is hosting a book signing of his new photography book Fractured at Bookmarc in West Hollywood, CA on Friday and you MUST come out and meet him (folks in NYC can attend Jeremy‘s book signing at Bookmarc at 400 Bleecker St. on October 21). I’ve known Jeremy for years but I’ve been a fan of his Polaroid photography for much longer. He is truly one of my favorite photographic artists and I’m so excited for the release of his new book Fractured. Large scale prints of some of Jeremy‘s images are currently on display at the CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION in NYC (654 Madison Avenue) until October 27 where a very limited edition of Fractured is being sold. The large scale prints on display at the Calvin Klein Collection are up for auction HERE to partially benefit ACRIA, in conjunction with Paddle 8, in their fight to help those living with HIV/AIDS. Yes, my friend is amazing. Jeremy is graciously sharing the photos featured in the gallery presented here to give you a taste of his work. If you like what you see, you can come out and buy a copy of Fractured and meet Jeremy Kost at his book signing this Friday:
The images shared here are available in the artist’s edition of Fractured
which comes with an actual Polaroid
photo of your choice (details HERE
gave me a large size Polaroid
print as a housewarming gift when I moved to LA all those years ago and it has hung in my various homes ever since. He is a very talented photographer and I hope you can come out and meet the man in person. Hopefully I’ll see you at the book signing on Friday!
Posted under: 'Fractured', Jeremy Kost
What's the real message here about body image?
Last night PITNBr OG Emily sent me a link to a D-Listed article, and if I ever had any doubts about whether or not Beyoncé was photoshopping her Instagram pictures, it’s gone now. She’s definitely doing it—or, more likely, someone is doing it for her (and doing a pretty wack job too). I know some people might think everyone is making a big deal about something that’s not a big deal, but it really irks me that she does this! Photoshopping those big, beautiful, perfect thighs just feels like a crime against humanity/feminism, and I need to get my feelings out. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Beyoncé Knowles
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a very quiet, very relaxed day for me. After all my running around for the past couple of weeks, I decided not to do a single thing yesterday. No movies, no hang outs, no nothing. I spent most of my day indoors trying to stay cool from the massive heat outside. I did venture out last night to grab dinner but my Monday was one of those no shower days and I loved every minute of it. I did do a few things around my new place. I hung a few more things on my walls, including two pieces that I’ve been dying to put on display in my bathroom. More »
Photography by Emilie Elizabeth
My good friend and photographer Emilie Elizabeth was in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con this year with her trusty camera and she snapped some of the best photos that came out of SDCC this year … and she is graciously sharing some of her photos with us. Emilie was in San Diego all weekend long shooting many of the major events and as you can see in the gallery presented here, she really captured the fun of Comic-Con. She snapped photos of the Batman cowl/cape exhibit, she ran into folks like George RR Martin and Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead and she snapped lots of really amazing photos of many of the attendees all dressed up in costume. This gallery is just a sample of the photos she took all weekend long at SDCC — I think you will love them all. You can see more of Emilie‘s work on her official website HERE. Enjoy.
New Mom Ciara has been taking to Instagram to share a few pictures here and there of her newborn bundle of boy, Future. But in the past couple of weeks she’s also been sharing pics of a new ‘do. It looks like she’s rocking some dreadlock extensions, which‚ depending on how you feel about dreadlocks (and their connection to Rastafarian culture, for example) the whole idea of extensions can be a little strange. Or a lot. But Ciara‘s giving shouts-out to her stylist so I’m guessing she had them put in. When I first saw them, I thought they were just for a photo shoot, but it looks like she plans on keeping them for a while. Anyway, I think she looks nice—there’s a Janet Jackson Poetic Justice vibe popping off, so that’s cool. And now she has matching hair w/ her fiancé, lol. Peep the gallery for more!
Posted under: Ciara