Beauty and fame often go hand-in-hand, so it makes sense that models and actresses seem to be forever trading places.
The latest model to make the jump to acting is Erin Wasson, who we got a first look at in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter today. And she’s following in the footsteps of some of acting’s biggest names, like Mila Jovovich and Cameron Diaz, who got their start as models. But while the model-turned-actress is certainly not a new breed, there seem to have been even more slashes emerging recently: Gemma Ward, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Brooklyn Decker, for instance, have all made the jump. And the new Mad Max movie (Mad Max: Fury Road) is almost cast entirely with models: former model Charlize Theron and more current ones Abbey Lee and Rosie Huntington Whitely are all set to star.
And while the model/actress transition is certainly not rare–it can be hard to pull off (see: Cindy Crawford in Fair Game).
Click through for our round-up of the most memorable models-turned-actresses.
It’s the buzziest, most fashion-y red carpet of the year and it’s finally here! Welcome to the 2012 Met Ball red carpet! Finally, finally, Beyonce made it to the red carpet in the sheerest of Givenchy and the red carpet’s a wrap. So far we’re loving: Anna Wintour’s Prada-designed homage to Schiaparelli’s lobster dress; Prom Read more →
Earlier today, the Internet was all a flutter with the newly released nudie pics of an extremely pregnant (it’s been what, ten months now?) Jessica Simpson on the cover of Elle. The April 2012 spread was photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Joe Zee, but they clearly got some inspiration, elsewhere. Since Annie Leibovitz shot a naked and pregnant Demi Moore for Vanity Fair twenty-one years ago, it seems like pregnant celebs everywhere have been clamoring to strip down for the newsstands.n At this point, it’s practically a right of passage for expectant stars, as well as an informal announcement that “exclusive first baby pictures!” will be shopped around in the near future. Is pregnancy a valid excuse for famous women (most of whom would scoff at an offer from Playboy in normal circumstances) to take it all off?
Take a look at our investigation of the fascinating (and at times, extremely uncomfortable) history of the naked, pregnant magazine cover. Do you think it’s a celebration or just exploitation? And does a pregnant naked person really make you want to buy a magazine? We want to hear what you think.
The founders of Crocs shoes may not have a designed something that even comes close to being aesthetically pleasing (In fact, the Croc was developed as a “spa shoe.”), but have become wildly successful in spite of that. The company announced yesterday that full-year revenue will surpass the $1 billion mark for the first time. Yes, Crocs are increasing in popularity.
The shoes that make many of us cringe on-sight have withstood a lot–constant ridicule, a hate website and a few dips in stock, including a pretty big one in 2007. But the company seems to have have put all of that behind them and are somehow inspiring people to run to the mall and buy their odd-looking hole-filled slip-ons. In addition to, and largely because of, this revenue milestone; the firm’s shares went up 6.3 percent, Footwear News reports.
Fashion moves people, OK?
We’ve known plenty of folks who have been moved to tears after a particularly standout show (or, just Chanel). I even got misty eyed during the McQueen tribute at Naomi Campbell‘s Fashion for Relief show. Apparently, all it takes are some pretty baubles to get Brooke Shields reaching for the tissues.
The actress teared up at a jewelry exhibit at the Fred Leighton store in NYC last week which featured the creations of Turkish designer Sevan Biçakçi.
“I get emotional about these things,” Shields told WWD. “When there’s someone like Sevan…someone who’s an artist who sort of represents this new sensibility, when you see those two coming together, I feel like he’s in good hands [with Fred Leighton].”
According to Daily Mail, “The Brooke Shields ‘power brow’ is back!.” We’ve heard this before and it seems the bold brow shows no sign of thinning out any time soon. The British tab reports that the comeback came when Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Calvin Klein sent their models down the runway with thickened arches. However, we feel this look is best achieved by those naturally blessed with beautiful brows. Thus, we present our list of the top ten brows in the biz.
Last night, Milk feted the opening of Sante D’Orazio’s exhibition, “Barely Private”. We missed it for our last soccer game, but we’ll be heading west to catch the show before it closes January 5th. The exhibition, a follow up to his “A Private View” ten years ago, links back to his photo diary of the Read more →
Ever since I first saw the commercials (starring a now omnipresent Brooke Shields), I’ve been seriously wary about Latisse. I love long lashes, but I just don’t know about something that needs FDA approval to make them grow. (Britt has also made her opinions on this topic very clear.) There are also a boatload of Read more →
Grazia is in a tizzy today over Cheryl Cole’s eyebrow trim job. They compared a recent picture of the British pop singer to a picture from last year, where she has more going on above the eyes, and held up the older picture to be far more appealing. I think Cheryl looks pretty in both Read more →
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Now that Cashmere Mafia is on the killing line, its rival show Lipstick Jungle is getting ready for a big debut… at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The show, developed by Candace Bushnell after her former SATC partner, Darren Starr, struck out on his own, will premiere on February 7, right in the middle of New York’s Read more →