Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Carré Otis

A few weeks ago, @SI_Swimsuit tweeted this pic of Carré, and she tweeted her appreciation in response.
It makes sense for a swimsuit to have sleeves from time to time. You don’t want the models to get cold.



Carré, who appeared only in SI's 2000 swimsuit issue, has had quite a journey. Like fellow SI model Crystal Renn, she’s battled body image issues and written a book that addresses it.

She also just published an editorial in the New York Times called “Teenage Models Have Teenage Needs,” about the dangers of the modeling business to its youngest aspirers.

If you follow her on Twitter, you’ll see she’s pretty highly supportive of social causes.

Happy 44th, Carré.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Damsel in This Dress

Kenza Fourati is in a new music video!
Sorry, “music motion picture.” She plays the gal pal of someone named Ryan Leslie as they gallivant around Europe.
He makes sure she is dressed in all the finest frippery, but through it all he makes it clear that he only puts clothing onto her body so that he may have the pleasure of removing it.

Sample lyrics:
’Cause I only dress you to undress you (take them clothes off) 
Girl, I only dress you to undress you (take them clothes off) 
I just wanna strip all your labels from you (t-t-t-take them clothes off) 
’Cause girl, I only dress you to undress you

 Apparently, Kenza and Leslie are a real-life item.
I gotta tell you Ryan, I get it. I also like Kenza when there’s not a stitch on her.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bar Tab

Apparently Bar Refaeli is one of the investors behind an Israeli iPhone app called “MyCheck.” It lets you pay your restaurant bill from your phone without waiting for the waiter to bring you the check.

She stars in this bizarre commercial.

First of all, it’s about a half hour long. I speak no Hebrew, but the plot seems to be that Bar asks for her check…
…and the waiter stalls because he likes having her in the restaurant.
(This is all sung, by the way.)

Bar seems to get more and more annoyed at having to wait, even shedding a few tears.
But finally, she stands and announces that she has the MyCheck app on her phone and therefore is not beholden to the waiter after all.
Then things get weird. The last shot shows the waiter leading a drugged and disoriented Bar into the back room, where he is keeping several bound-and-gagged women. He begins sharpening a knife.
Is he going to eat her? Fire up a Bar-becue and serve her to his other customers? Is it a Sweeney Todd mini-operetta?

The ad has caused some controversy, and the English version removes the serial kidnapper/killer/cannibal subplot.

Let’s cleanse the palate with another Bar commercial for another Bar venture, under.me. It’s her underwear line, and she plays tennis while modeling it.
In any case, good luck with your venture, Bar. And be careful.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, Fernanda Tavares

She's one of the tidal wave of Brazilian bikini bombshells, and she's 32 today.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tongues Wag

A bizarrely specific list from SI.com Photos, "Top 15 Sports WAGs on Twitter," features a nice 2010 photo of Brooklyn Decker I hadn't seen before.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Getting Antsy for 2013?

MJ Day and company have been busy providing previews via Twitter.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Color My World

As White Swimsuit Week ends, Audrey Quock arrives from 2002 to show us just how wonderful a few splashes of color can be.
Bring on the fall.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012