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ADDICT, SPREAD'EM / April 11 2012 9:26 AM

Pinspiration: Photographer Gail Hadani

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Hailing from that foreign land known as New Jersey, but a New Yorker most of her life, photographer Gail Hadani is inspired by the drama of opera and the romance of fine art. No wonder since she was proficient at both before ever picking up her camera. Deemed a child painting prodigy, Hadani later moved onto the operatic stage where she performed all the greats — Mozart, Puccini, Verdi. Once she retired her scales, she began incorporating photography into her love of the brushstroke and since then her work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Zink among others. Today, get classically pinspired with some of Gail Hadani’s photos after the jump.

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NEWS / April 6 2012 4:29 PM

Michelle Obama Covers Ebony, Kim & Kanye to Form Kimye and Barbie Aims for the White House

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- Beyoncé‘s taking over social media — she’s Tweetin’ (presumably Facebookin’) and now Tumblin’. Bey’s got a Tumblr, or as I like to call it, “What I’m Doing This Weekend.” [BT]

- What’s American for “Ooh la la”? Vogue Paris may now be available in English following a mysterious tweet by the mag earlier today. [The Cut]

- Fierce Lady of the United States/renowned HBIC Michelle ”Guns” Obama covers the May issue of Ebony magazine where apparently she addresses the issue of burning in hell following a one night stand. Literally, it’s the FLOTUS, show some respect and save that smut for Cosmo. [Styleite]

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MODEL LUST / January 4 2012 2:24 PM


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2012 is here and you know what that means! That’s right, it’s The End Times. But besides stocking your bomb shelters with all 85 cycles of America’s Next Top Model, it’s time to get a new calendar — you know, those things people used to use before the advent of computers and cellular telephones. Of course, there are any number of options for the schedule-loving, date-forgetting, appointment-missing almanac admirer, so this Male Model Humpday we highlight the best and hunkiest calendars to get you over every hump 2012 has to offer.

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NEWS / January 3 2012 5:16 PM

INDIE NEWSROOM: Tilda Swinton’s Life to Be a Banquet as Auntie Mame…Rihanna’s Armani Ads Not That Sexy After All…Rachel Zoe Slights Brad Goreski’s Baby Gift

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- Tilda Swinton is putting aside the heavy dramatic roles for the heavy pancake makeup and costume jewelry of filmdom’s greatest drag queen, Auntie Mame. The Oscar-winner is planning to “live, live, LIVE!” it up with her I Am Love director, Luca Guadagnino. [Out via NYT]

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FASHION, NEWS / December 27 2011 9:37 AM

The Ladies Who Hunch: The Best and Worst Selling Cover Girls (and Boys) of the Year

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Some gals got it and some gals would sell their first born just to get it — that “je ne sais quoi”, that “It” factor that makes men want them, women want to be them, and magazine editors want to put them on their covers. But even with that hard-to-categorize quality, the magic can fall short. Some gals can sell a magazine and some gals should stick to their day jobs, starring in movies, recording dance-pop hits and whoring their lives out on basic cable. Assembled here are the biggest winners and losers of the Great Magazine Cover War of 2011.

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CULTURE, FASHION, FEATURED, GIRLS, Mens / June 6 2011 12:33 PM

5 FashionIndie Editors Go Under the Knife… Of Photoshop

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“OMG how does she get her skin so clear?” “Those cheekbones could cut glass – mine are so fat.” “Whoa cleavage! Why doesn’t mine look that perfect?”

The burning questions you hear when walking past the magazines in a bookstore, drug store or bodega. The thoughts that come to mind when you page through the glossy, celebrity-filled pages of Cosmopolitan, Shape, GQ or Glamour. The answers come in the form of digital plastic surgery. In addition to the dietitians, trainers, stylists, hair and makeup teams and radical pressure to uphold the skewed and artificial American standard of beauty, behind every celebrity is a talented and seasoned retoucher. With the help of Photoshop, faces are contoured, cleavage is shadowed, fat is sucked away and muscles are defined with the strategic use of a few very powerful digital tools. Read more…

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