Monday, June 30, 2014

One-Hit Wonder: Carla Maria, 2002

This gorgeous model was only in a single issue.

While poking around online for info about her, I found this slide show from Entertainment Weekly of a 2002 SI launch party. There’s a bit of a mental disconnect when you see some of the suits on the wrong models.

Shakara Ledard’s coffee bean bikini…
…is clearly where it belongs: on Shakara, on the right.
But Carla, on the left, is wearing a flowery top that clearly belongs to Ana Beatriz Barros. And Marisa Miller is wearing Daniela Pestova’s lime bikini.

Later in that slide show, Bridget Hall…
…is wearing Heidi Klum’s money suit.

It’s another variation on “Same Suit, Different Babe,” one that was lying hidden online for 12 years.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bonus Topless Tuesday: Emily Ratajkowski in GQ

Not gonna lie, these are pretty.
Meanwhile, Swim Daily seems to have transmogrified into an unnavigable mess with a front page full of week-and-a-half-old headlines (and more recent stories hidden away somewhere). Hopefully this is just a brief, rocky start.

Topless Tuesday: Petra Nemcova, 2002

Happy 35th, Petra!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kate Upton? Tony Hale? Cocktails?

If they had added some chocolate, and the band was, say, The New Pornographers or They Might Be Giants, this video would cover just about all of my interests.

Thanks, Kate.

And another shout-out to Arrested Development, for good measure.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Paul Barer

Genevieve Morton has some nice photos for an Australian swimwear company called Nathan Paul.
I’m especially a fan of the cute one-piecers she sports.
Enjoy some nearly life-sized photos of her butt, if you have the hankering.

Happy Birthday, Veronica Varekova

This hypnotic blonde is 37 today.

A few months ago, Swim Daily provided this nice, smiley alternate shot from her 2004 cover.

And what the heck, let's take a look at this sexy bombshell shoot she did for GQ back in the mid-2000s.
 That carpet might be from 1977 too. That's what carpets looked like back then.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

One-Piece Wednesday: Marloes Horst, 2014

Marloes also has an unusual, sexy, kinky spread in Galore magazine.
Galore is a curious periodical. Oddly, it seems to be a magazine for women who love looking at women the way men love looking at women.
Anyway, they have a nice symbiotic relationship with SI, having featured everyone from Carol Alt to Gigi Hadid.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Sexo!" Indeed

Thank you, GQ Portugal, for delivering some much-needed Petra into our lives.

When Stars Were Entertaining June...

So the World Cup has begun in Brazil. Seems like as good a time as any to post a couple of these!
Go, soccer ball kicking guys!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

One-Piece Wednesday: Renee Simonsen, 1987

User Juju62 over at Bellazon has posted a bunch of nice, big SI scans, including this lovely shot of Renée. I'd spent time over the last year actively looking for this and coming up short.
The snug, all-over fit, the way the wooden patterns undulate over her landscape… This, along with the whole body of work produced by Ashley Richardson, is a perfect illustration of why I like one-piece swimsuits.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Happy Hunting

Martha Hunt is a potential model for the 2015 swimsuit issue.
I am in favor of this.
She’s one of a handful of Victoria’s Secret models I know by sight.
Those wide-set eyes kill me, even more than her killer body.