Playboy: Kate Moss

Kate Moss Playboy 1The cover and the editorial is here. My assumption is that there will be more revealing photos inside the actual issue, but Kate is looking full on glamour in the iconic bunny ears and suit. It should be noted that the photos don’t look terribly airbrushed. I know, inevitably the lighting will change and Kate Moss isn’t a spring chicken anymore, but she looks like a classic pinup beauty as opposed to the magazine’s general poster girls.

Playboy January/February 2014
Model: Kate Moss
Photographer: Mert & Marcus

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New Name, Same Me

If you’re a repeat visitor you would have noticed by now that we are now running under ‘The Otherness’ now. What prompted the change? I wanted something that defined me. Something that could define the point I blog. True, I haven’t dove into anything greatly personal yet, but it’s coming. I promise.

The other week, my boyfriend and I went to an exhibit at FIT on queer fashion. I have been searching for the right name for some time now. I could come up with anyone’s name immediately, but my own? No. While gazing at the various gowns and getups through the ages, we came across a quote. Steven pointed out a couple to me, but this one in particular stood out to me. There was a Rick Owens garment that was donated and the person who wore it described that wearing it and other Rick Owens creations brought out his “otherness.” The otherness. What was an otherness?

At first glance, perhaps it was something to describe being different. No. We’re all inherently different in our own way, but perhaps it was something that makes us stand out. Perhaps, it’s the unique part of us we all have inside of us.

I let this sink in for a while and thought I would like to try to define what that otherness is that I possess and what we all have. For me, I don’t set out to be different, but I don’t set out to be the same. I set out to be me.

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Rihanna’s New ‘Do

Image: Splash News

Image: Splash News

The trend of cropped hair will seemingly never end. Pamela Anderson recently cropped her bleach blonde locks while Jennifer Lawrence took the scissors to her hair with a longer version of Pam’s. Everyone is gaining a little publicity from a brand new cut.

One girl is never shy to a little change and always up on her hair game.  Rihanna took another direction and sent us to a 70′s sort of fringed bob that only Dorothy Hamill or David Cassidy could have dreamt of. Rihanna is usually ahead of her game, so I’ll be interested to see this fringe variation taken on by others, which certainly it will with her past looks.

We certainly love a refreshing change-up.

Take a look below at Pam and Jennifer’s fresh pixie cuts.

First Look: Kate Moss for Playboy

Photo by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Photo by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Here’s the first look for the 60th Anniversary edition of Playboy featuring none other than the model of models, Kate Moss. While this may be the 60th Anniversary for Playboy, this will also be coinciding with Kate’s 40th birthday.

This cover is not the first thing on Kate’s upcoming agenda. The supermodel has been in the business for over 25 years and theres no slowing down in her forecast. Upcoming for the year is Kate once again joining Topshop for another line and she has also joined Vogue UK as a contributing fashion editor.

Playboy January/February 2014
Model: Kate Moss
Photographer: Mert & Marcus

TWELV ISSUE #4

Steven, Me, and Lauren.

Steven, Me, and Lauren.

Another issue of TWELV Magazine has been released and last Thursday, Steven, Lauren and I went down to Meatpacking at VIP Room for the official release party for Issue #4 featuring Lake Bell on the cover. We met up with the Features Editor and our good friend, Stephen Fisher, and partied the night away surrounded by vibrant, flashing lights all around. The drinks kept flowing and the night went off without a hitch.

My love and I.

My love and I.

Pick up a copy of TWELV or wait until they add the magazine to the online store. The magazine is the up-and-coming fashion magazine that can’t be missed, with styling and photography that you won’t find in many magazines.

Bridegroom

bridegroom_ver2_xlgLast night by boyfriend and I decided to watch Bridegroom before our weekly ritual of American Horror Story: Coven. We all know the viral video from the documentary that had you weeping within seconds. Well, it was recently shown on OWN and now is available for streaming on Netflix. Watch it, you may learn a few things.

If you haven’t seen Bridegroom, it documents a gay couple, Shane and Tom, who were in a relationship for 6 years. It follows through their struggles and lead up to Tom’s death, where he tragically fell off a rooftop. Shane wasn’t allowed to see Tom in the hospital due to regulations, but eventually was allowed soon after. Then, after being promised of being a part of the funeral, Shane and his family were barred from Tom’s funeral. There was no mention of their relationship and Shane was erased from Tom’s life.

This struck a chord with me for several reasons. In the film, Shane explains that he never showed the right affection for Tom, at least in public. That right there can be a lesson to everyone. I was thinking afterwards that I’m the opposite. Often times joked as needy by my boyfriend, I never miss an opportunity to show my affection and to say those three words we all want or need to hear. Every time we left for school growing up to ending every phone call, my mother always instilled in saying “I love you.”

Not to sound depressing, but any one person in your life could be gone instantly. I’m proud of being able to say “I love you” to the small kiss on the forehead. Most won’t have to go through the struggles Shane did and be barred from a funeral, but at the end of the day, let your loved ones know that you love them.