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US Vogue : Bad Taste of Heartfelt Artistic Homage?

Hiya Poutlings

For its February issue, US Vogue employed Annie Leibovitz to shoot an editorial drawing attention to the relief efforts of the first response emergency services during and in the aftermath of the superstorm Sandy in November 2012.


There is an understandable air of “WTF” around these images that seem tot want to do good, but are clearly rewarding Anna Wintour’s high-fashion advertisers. In promoting goodwill and bravery and dedication of these men and women who have worked tirelessly to get New York back on its feet, is Vogue just lining the pockets of Oscar De La Renta et al?


Though Vogue supported “Fashion for Sandy Relief Auction” and is said to have raised $1.7 million (roughly R13,600,000) and global awareness for the cause, this spread can’t help but leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Couldn’t we have just seen pictures of the actual stars – and omitted Karlie Kloss and co. from the proceedings? A non-fashion shoot would have made a bigger statement and celebrated the efforts appropriately – Vogue donating pages to the cause.


I have a strong stance that fashion editorials pegged on natural disasters or any disaster fro that matter are in bad taste and whilst I applaud the the $1.7 million that Vogue’s auction has raised, I believe the Annie Liebowitz images would have been stronger without the fluffy watering down element that sticking models into the pictures brings.


However, does the spread with the $1.7million raised from the charity auction justify it? It may, just. Oscar de La Renta was a participant in the auction and while so many people have lost everything, is the awareness better than nothing?


Bad taste or a heartfelt artistic homage?





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MODEL TAKEOVER : Who’s Replacing 90s Supers Now?

Hiya Poutlings

Cindy, Kate, Naomi, Linda, Christy… Your days were high and mighty, but now these new skinny-minnies are coming into take your place.

Who are the new super models now?

Cindy Crawford and Karlie Kloss

Beauty makes the spot on their otherwise state clean complexions. Neither Cindy nor Karlie can take a bad shot.  They both give collarbone for days, and a hunch that could make anyone feel straight.

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn

They’re both giving tribal realness, with cheekbones that say, “I’m  better than you.” We’re waiting for Jourdan’s hissy-fit but for the time being she’s fitting into Naomi’s early super shoes, fiercy.

Kate Moss and Lara Stone

In the 90s, Kate brought it to Calvin Klein, along with heroin chic and a penchent for toplessness. Now Lara brings a bustier approach to CK with that same dainty gauntness about her face.

Linda Evangelista and Daria Webowy

These Canadian chameleons have both taken the cover of Vogue in Marilyn Monroe-esque pin curls. Linda may be poutier, but they’re equally versatile!


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Victorias Secret Fashion Show: WTF??

Pouting Darhlings….

Me again…. oh, don’t look so sad! I won’t be posting until next week anyway… I’m off on a weekend away with my lover 😉

We all love Vicky’s Secret… Or do we?  Their latest show they did on the 10th of November really made me wonder if I’m still loving them as much as I used to.

Check out all the cheeky, ridonkulous hilarity in these pics…

Miranda Kerr models a $2.5 million dollar bra. $2.5 million dollars. That’s how much we care about boobs, people.

“Oh me? I’m just heading to the supermarket in my panties.”

“I’m the laaaaaady of the laaaaaake!

Model Joan Smalls rocks a feathered head piece, which is in no way awkward in the bedroom.

 It’s amazing what you can do with a glue gun these days.

Well, now I’ve got the “Reading Rainbow” theme in my head.

 You know, neon? Out of the tube? Verrrrrrry dangerous.

No. A thousand times no.

 Behati Prinsloo, can we talk? Go back stage, strip down and run–don’t walk–away from these miserable clothes.

Lily dear, that jewelry looks so heavy on your frail frame. Why don’t you sit down and take a load off?

“I’m a superhero … of sexy?”

With all the uncovered bums running around, Candice Swanepoel is positively conservative in a long coat.

“Pay no attention to the two helmet-shaped objects I’ve fashioned to my hipbones.”    “Excuse me? Can someone tell me why they’ve decided to fashion a bathmat around my neck like a cape? Anyone?”Everybody knows that there’s nothing men find sexier than doilies.

“Greetings, I’m the dark angel of pleather.”

You’ve heard of black swan and white swan, but never period swan.

This outfit would be really underwhelming without the hat.

This outfit comes with its own Bryan Adams soundtrack.

“Hey folks, I just flew in, and boy is my superfluous lingerie parasail tired.”

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be tacky butterflies.

“Definitely what I’ll wear to meet the queen.”

It also spins.

Tacky is in the front as tacky does from the back.

“Do I have something in my hair?”

Why don’t you come upstairs and see me up there sometime?”

“My superhero name? Avenging Angel. that’s why I get to wear the most clothes.”

“Is there something behind me? No! You’re joking!”

“Guys, It’s like a lingerie and wedding dress all in one. So basically it’s perfectly frightening.”

Who comes up with this stuff? And on what kind of drugs? And are they sharing those drugs? Because it’s clear that there’s something rather cuckoo clocks about the whole affair. And even though there’s tons of boobs and bare bums, it doesn’t even seem that sexy — just campy and silly. You might call it the Snookification of sexy: More Benny Hill than a bad rap video.

In any case, there were plenty of Vicky Secret supermodels on the catwalk this night including a ridiculously in-shape post-baby Miranda Kerr (jaysus that woman!), a liquid-dieting Adriana Lima and our South African ex-pat Candice Swanepoel.

That’s all for now pouters, stay beautiful!



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