Sunday, May 31, 2015

Banner Years

In case this is of interest, here’s every monthly banner I’ve used for this blog dating back to January, 2012. That’s when I started keeping track, in the hopes that I wouldn’t repeat a model.

Kate Upton, January 2012
Jessica Gomes, February 2012
Molly Sims, March 2012
Irina Shayk, April, 2012
Veronica Varekova, May, 2012
Amber Smith, June 2012
Stacey Williams, July 2012
Genevieve Morton, August, 2012
Yamila Diaz, September 2012
Adaora, October 2012
Julie Henderson, November 2012
Anne V, December 2012

Bar Refaeli, January 2013
Crystal Renn, February 2013
Natasha Barnard, March 2013
Paulina Porizkova, April 2013
Cintia Dicker, May 2013
Heidi Klum, June 2013
Hannah Davis, July 2013
Elle Macpherson, August 2013
Kenza Fourati, September 2013
Hilary Rhoda, October 2013
Emily DiDonato, November 2013
Esti Ginzburg, December 2013

Izabel Goulart, January 2014
Tori Praver, February 2014
Sara Sampaio, March 2014
Bregje Heinen, April 2014
Marloes Horst, May 2014
Lily Aldridge, June 2014
Stephanie Seymour, July 2014
Zoe Duchesne, August 2014
Marisa Miller, September 2014
Melissa Baker, October 2014
Nina Agdal, November 2014
Jeisa Chiminazzo, December 2014

Angie Everhart, January 2015
Ariel Meredith, February 2015
Samantha Hoopes, March 2015
Chrissy Teigen, April 2015
Gigi Hadid, May 2015

So, thanks for reading this. It would have been fun even if it were just me, typing away and giving this subject more thought than it probably needs. But there have been a few recurring posters with insights and commentary, and that’s made me realize I’m not the only one who pays attention to this weird, yearly tradition.

What would I like to see, going forward?

I’d like less Photoshop.

I’d like more racial diversity.

I’d like SI to stop putting their watermarks across the models’ bikini bottoms.

I’d like less sniping from the various peanut galleries about the models. None of them are ugly. They are all professional swimsuit models, and they are inviting us to gaze upon their bodies. Enjoy it.

For the record, it looks like Kate Upton and Irina Shayk are going to go off into the sunset tied for first, with 62 blog posts each. They’re two of the more larger-than-life bombshells SI has graced us with during the last five years, so that makes perfect sense.

It will be fun to see who will catch on next!


All About That Face

The swimsuit issue is undeniably body-focused. But every once in a while, a photo appears that’s entirely focused on the model’s beautiful face.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Pump(s) Up the Volume

How about a few more pairs of heels? Add some rock and roll to the bikini + high heels combo, and you have a perfect music video outfit.

The 2007 “Music” issue illustrated this well.

And heck, why not a couple more shots of Anne V. She seems to like wearing heels.