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Mariah Carey is the latest face of the Pinko fashion house. For those of you who’ve never heard of them (like myself), they’re a London-inspired fashion brand. Some past faces of Pinko include Elle Macpherson and Naomi Campbell. Of the deal, Mariah had this to say:
“I’m really flattered to have been asked to be the new face of Pinko. I first discovered this spectacular fashion house while working in Italy, in my favourite place in the world, the Isle of Capri, while recording my latest CD The Emancipation Of Mimi.”
The ads will be featured in over 700 stores worldwinde, and were shot by photographer Michelangelo Di Battista. Pinko president and founder Pietro Negra said the company had searched for “not only a beautiful woman, but a musical artist, because music is the greatest channel of communication”. Personally I think the ads look kind of dated, but that’s just me. I’m not mad at Mariah, though. I’m sure she was probably paid a ton of money.
Ten years ago, Tyra Banks was the first African American model to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue alone. Now, Beyonce is the firs nonmodel/nonathlete to do the same. This year’s swimsuit issue is music themed, with photos of musicians posing with swimsuit clad models. Perhaps this is why they went with Beyonce as their cover model, she’s both a musician and beautiful, lol. Here are a few of the pictures from her photoshoot, but you can head over to Sports Illustrated to see the rest. And of course she looks beautiful, we’ve already pointed out that she hardly ever takes a bad photo, lol.
While Jennifer Hudson is on the cover of Vogue, her Dreamgirls co-star Beyonce Knowles is the latest covergirl on the highly coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. I think she looks great, but Bey hardly ever takes a bad photo. The honor of Sports Illustrated covergirl usually goes to some well known model, so it was surprising that Ms. Knowles got the gig. It’s nice to see here still doing her thing. She looked so despondent at the Grammys :/ .
There had been rumors for a while that Jennifer Hudson was going to be the next covergirl for Vogue Magazine. Well, guess what? They’re true, lol. Ms. Hudson graces the cover of the March issue of Vogue, the ‘Power Isuue.’ The photos were taken at the Apollo Theater in Harlem by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. I love Jennifer Hudson, but these photos aren’t too flattering. Oh well, at least she got the cover, that’s a difficult feat to pull off. In the photo spread, Jennifer wears gowns by Carolina Herrera and J. Mendel. She has yet to make a wrong fashion choice during this year’s award season. I thought she just had impeccable fashion sense, but apparently she’s being styled by none other than Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley, the same person who wrote the article that accompanies the pictures. In the article she talks about her visits to Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta fitting rooms. It’s nice to see designers making clothes for regular girls.
Model Petra Nemcova is following in the steps of Tyra Banks with her own tv series. Nemcova will be the star of the Petra Nemcova Project for TLC beginning this summer. The show is being described as “grittier” than series such as America’s Next Top Model. It will follow girls from all around the world as they audition for a contract with a top New York modeling agency. Petra’s role will be to act as a guide for the girls and help them with the world of modeling. Producer Dave Broom insists that the Petra Nemcova Project will be different from all the other modeling competition shows out there.
“With no disrespect, those shows are the make-believe world of modeling. We’re doing the reality,” he said. “This isn’t a gameshow. You’re not going to get the clawing and bitch-slapping you get in the other shows. The drama here is real and not put together.”
I doubt this show will have the success of Top Model, but you never know. I think part of the success of Top Model is the drama that goes on behind the scenes. I think viewers are only marginally entertained by the ‘serious’ aspect of the show.