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CULTURE CLUB | May 11

Sure They Can Walk the Runway, but Can They Carry a Tune? The Best & Worst Model Musicians

Models are great at a lot of things: walking, for instance. Standing very still for long periods of time. Finding their light. Finding coke in the middle of the night when seemingly no one is around. And then there are some models who are actually great at other things, like music. But for some, the spirit is willing but the talent is lacking. These 10 professional stunners have all taken a stab at the music industry, but even the best of ‘em can fall flat on their face…or ass.

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LINKLOVIN | May 10

Tom Cruise Rocks W Magazine, Justin Bieber’s Getting His High School Diploma and Anna Wintour’s Date Night with Stephen Colbert

TIME Magazine decided to place a mom breastfeeding her three-year-old son on its cover to illustrate its story on “attachment parenting.” Meanwhile, showing Kris Jenner and her Kardashian klan would’ve had the same (nauseating) effect. [Huff Po]

The Olympics really takes the lighting of the Olympic torch super serial. So serial in fact, there were men wearing pleated skirts. [Styleite]

- This is Tom Cruise — and his Photoshopped abs — posing with models Abbey Lee Kershaw and Edita Vilkeviciute on the June cover of W Magazine. Aside from making everyone uncomfortable, Suri‘s dad is promoting his new film, Rock of Ages. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

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LINKLOVIN | April 23

Alessandra Ambrosio Pulls a Demi, Karl Lagerfeld in His Time of Dieting and Abbey Lee Kershaw Goes “Mad”

Kim Kardashian, determined to make us buy into her fauxmance with sometime rapper Kanye West, showed up at LAX wearing earrings bearing his initials. The world then collectively rolled its eyes. [Huff Po]

Alessandra Ambrosio jumped on the posing naked while pregnant bandwagon that really should’ve buckled under Jessica Simpson weeks ago for this ad by jeweler Vivara. [Styleite]

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FASHIONVILLE | March 19

Franca Sozzani Thinks Racism Is in the Eye of the Beholder

There’s been a lot of flack about the interwebs regarding Vogue Italia‘s “Haute Mess” editorial shot by Steven Meisel, styled by Lori Goldstein and starring Joan Smalls, Coco Rocha, Lindsey Wixson, Daphne Groeneveld, Jessica Stam, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Guinevere van Seenus and Karen Elson in all their ghetto fabulous glory. Some feel it’s racially insensitive, some think it classist, but Franca Sozzani thinks people just see what they want to see. And hopefully you see a lot of “messy drag queen.”

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CULTURE CLUB, FASHIONVILLE | February 13

INTERVIEW: Creative Director Stefan Campbell Makes Magic at Michael Bastian

At 11 A.M. today, Exit Art was bustling with t-shirt-flannel-n-jeans guys with ladders, gold paint, real leaved branches and tree trunks sitting apart, and two Swarovski crystal chandeliers hanging from a rolling rack. This team of set builders were being kindly and meticulously directed by Stefan Campbell, the man responsible for translating Michael Bastian‘s collection into a three dimensional space that garners an emotional reaction from the audience before the clothes hit the runway.  Earlier this week, he removed the front row so Chadwick Bell could have a 14 foot-wide glowing fuchsia runway instead of seven. Today, he’ll be scenting Michael Bastian’s show with Aedes. After speaking with Stefan today, we can confirm that he knows the tricks to making a runway show magical. See Stefan Campbell’s secret tips and advice at the end of the interview. And we’ll go see the show now. 

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