Friday, August 29, 2014

Marloes & More Lace

By the way, if you’re not yet a Marloes Horst convert, these photos (via Bellazon) of her lounging sumptuously in Free People lingerie will nudge you in the right direction.
Frankly, this seems like her natural element. She strikes me as more boudoir babe than beach bunny.

But what the heck. Here she is as a beach bunny.

White Swimsuit Week, 2014: Part Five

Eva Herzigova. Nice to see you again.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Little Blue to Break Up the White

We interrupt White Swimsuit Week with the news that Sara Sampaio is going to be on the cover of GQ Mexico.
I hope there will be plenty of interior photos too. The magazine has a nice collection of her photos and videos, if you're in a Sara mood.

White Swimsuit Week, 2014: Part Four

The lovely Vendela.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

White One-Piece Wednesday: May & Marisa

I couldn't decide on one girl, so here's both of them.

May Andersen, 2003.

Marisa Miller, 2005.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

White Topless Tuesday: Kate Bock, 2014

The last pre-Labor-Day Tuesday calls for a piece by Bock.

Monday, August 25, 2014

White Swimsuit Week, 2014: Part One

Is summer ending already? White Swimsuit Week is here once again, those final few days during which it is still legal to wear white.
Here we have Kim Lemanton, a one-hit wonder from 2001, kicking us off.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hannah Lisa, Hannah Lisa Men Have Named You

For some reason, Hannah Ferguson has inspired more caricatures than most models I've found. Here's a sampling.

(I'll move roughly from the worst to the best.)

We'll start with these:
They are stills from a piece of 3D animation.
While the technology is impressive, I don't think it looks like Hannah specifically. If it hadn't been labeled as such, I wouldn't have guessed.

This is also the first of three caricatures that portray her in her Cheryl Tiegs bodypaint.

Here's another:
Clearly, some artistic talent is involved, as well as some vaguely humorous commentary on breasts. But the face is just irresponsibly frightening... How do you get there from here?

This one is a competent drawing...
...but not one I'd ever recognize as Hannah.

Same with this one:
Well drawn, but not a great likeness.

This one is maybe a little closer, but still a miss.
I think it's difficult to caricature beautiful women. It's an art form that thrives on ugliness, so it's tough to distort and parody a human face while still portraying it as attractive. Hence, all the squishing of Hannah's gorgeous face.

This one is a pretty beautiful drawing:
Not instantly recognizable, but definitely better at capturing subtleties. Here's the original that the artist worked from:

This one is nice.
I like the smudgy, impressionistic style of it. It also helps that I love the dress she's wearing for inspiration.

This one is gorgeous, with some amazing lighting effects.

And finally this one, one last fishnet drawing (complete with fish):
I think this one captures her wide, elfin eyes without resorting to shaping her entire skull like a t-square (like some of the above ones). It also captures her thin, narrow nose while maintaining its cuteness.

I can't think of a better muse than Hannah. I hope a whole new batch of inspiration arrives in February.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

One-Piece Wednesday: Noemie Lenoir, 2005

Sorry posting has been sparse this month. Real life has gotten busy.
You could say I've been underwater.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

One-Piece Wednesday: Christie Brinkley, 19-something-something

Swim Daily used this photo to illustrate a Christie anecdote yesterday.
The woman is a goddess, and I wonder what other photos they have hiding in their massive swimsuit vault.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Well Hello Again, Chrissy

Chrissy Teigen has been busy, with appearances in Esquire: well as the July issue of GQ Mexico.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

One-Piece Wednesday: Chrissy Teigen, 2013

Chrissy was pretty adorable (and quite possibly drunk) when she threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game Tuesday night.

Well played, Chrissy. Hope the tan lines aren't too bad with this one-piecer.