We never said she was cute now. Momsen is a gun-toting, flashing, gothed-out, black eye-linered former shell of her adorable three-year-old Shake n' Bake shilling self. And we know how many of you feel about her. But we just couldn't resist posting this. In her infamous Revolve cover story, Momsen said (via UsMagazine.com) that it was precisely this kind of work that has made her miserable. "My parents signed me up with Ford [Modeling] at the age of 2. No 2-year-old wants to be working, but I had no choice...my whole life, I was in and out of school," Momsen continues. "I didn't have friends. I was working constantly and I didn't have a real life."
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Kelly Osborne Replaces Taylor Momsen as the Face of Material Girl
After Taylor Momsen was dropped from IMG, it was no surprise to learn her reign as the face of Madonna and Lourdes' Material Girl line for Macy's was coming to an end. The homepage of the Material Girl website still says that they are "desperately seeking" a new Material Girl to be the face of the brand, and has been asking readers to write in who they think should be the next Material Girl since January 11. But the search is over. Material Girl has just announced on their twitter and then on their blog that they've selected Kelly Osbourne as the new face of Material Girl for 2011. "We’ve had a long time crush on Kelly and featured her as one of our “cool peeps” over the summer," the blog reads, "We are so thrilled." Apparently the crush is mutual. After being featured as one of Material Girl's "cool peeps" last summer, Kelly responded by writing, "to be thought of as an inspiration in that way is brilliant… I hope little girls look up to Lourdes because she doesn’t dress too grown up and she always looks so stylish," Grazia is reporting. Osbourne is a great (read: safer) choice to be the face of Material Girl.
Last Night’s Party: Taylor Momsen Flashed Her Tits While Performing at Don Hill’s; Stoned Models Didn’t Notice
Paper Magazine and Express threw a party last night at fashion hot spot du jour Don Hill's to celebrate the wrap of the brand's Spring 2011 spring campaign and runway show. Never mind how Paper and Express make sense together (they don't really)--Taylor Momsen's band, "The Pretty Reckless," performed. So we had to go. The expectations for Momsen were high: She recently told Revolver that she likes a good sex tape but "wouldn't fuck Tommy Lee," so we were counting on her to do something obscene. And she didn't disappoint. During "Make Me Wanna Die," she caressed herself and then pulled down her low-cut shredded rock concert tee down to flash the audience. Don't worry, her nipples were covered by duct tape x-es (it might have been electrical tape--either way, ouch). Which also means this was a premeditated move. Unless Tay just walks around with duct tape x-es over her nipples, which, considering her proclivity for stripper-wear, is entirely possible. Either way, I was a bit taken aback. I know she's trying to be super punk rock right now but she is only 17. The models however, the ones who walked in the Express show earlier (including Jessica Hart, Eniko Mihalik, and Erin Heatherton), were completely unfazed. Probably because they're all the around the same age as Momsen, have to get naked a lot for their work, and mostly because the handful crowded in front of us (we're not sure which ones) were too busy smoking a joint.
An Open Letter to Fashionista: Quit Writing About Taylor Momsen
A little background: John is our go-to menswear writer. We like to write about Taylor Momsen a bit too frequently. He's annoyed. We respect his opinion. That's why we're publishing it. Also, it's just another reason to bring up Taylor. To the editors of Fashionista (Lauren and Leah, let’s not pretend we don’t know each other), This letter is difficult for me to write, not because my heart isn’t in it, but because the subject—Taylor Momsen—has already had far too much attention from media outlets, including this one, and I am reluctant to keep feeding the beast. I am greatly disappointed and a little disgusted at Fashionista’s continued coverage of Taylor Momsen and her band, The Pretty Reckless. Momsen’s cultivated, “shocking” antics and irresponsible behavior should earn the starlet anonymity, not attention. I am not someone who normally goes around telling people what they should or shouldn’t say, but I write about young Hollywood, and I am particularly concerned with the current celebration of this fabricated, irresponsible little phony. Originally, I wrote off her new rocker adventure as just another starlet, accompanied by legions of producers and songwriters, taking her irrepressible talent to the recording studio—just like Lindsay Lohan, Jared Leto and Heidi Montag before her—and I paid her no mind.