They're symbolic, they're painful, they're famous! We haven't really talked about our favorite — and sexiest — model and celebrity tattoos much. I'm sure I'm missing some bad asses, but in this mix Gisele Bundchen, Kelly Osbourne, Erin Wasson, Adriana Lima, Freja Beha Erichsen, Angelina Jolie, and a couple of notable male models show us their ink. Let Kate Moss's sexy inside ankle star take you into the dark and sexy world of famous tattoos.
>> Forbes just released their yearly list of top-earning models: Gisele Bundchen holds the top spot — which she's had for at least six years now — with $25 million in estimated earnings from June 2009 to June 2010.
In fact, there hasn't been a lot of movement in the list in the past year — for 2010, the top ten is exactly the same for the second year in a row, with the exception of Natalia Vodianova moving up from seventh position to tie Alessandra Ambrosio in sixth place. Same goes for earnings — not a lot of change: Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Doutzen Kroes, Natalia Vodianova, Daria Werbowy are all estimated to be pulling in the same amount this year as they did last year, with the rest of the top ten's earnings only going up or down by half a million. Miranda Kerr is the only exception — she gained the most year over year, earning $4 million this year versus $3 million last year.
V magazine issue number 64 doesn't hit newsstands until next month, but we're getting first looks at some of the supermodel-heavy editorials. Crystal Renn poses as a flamenco dancer alongside Emma Dumont (the 15-year-old winner of the 2010 V A Model Search), a 36-year-old Carolyn Murphy gets cozy with two male models in an 18-page spread, and Raquel Zimmermann earns her super title, smoldering in front of Mario Sorrenti's lens in barely-there looks from Balmain, Givenchy, Balenciaga, and Viktor & Rolf. More from Raquel's "High Performance" sitting in the gallery below.
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V Magazine's latest editorial, "Cabin Fever," reminds me of the movie The Reader. '90s model sensation Carolyn Murphy makes a cameo as a mature and undeniably foxy woman, flirting with not one, but two young, half-naked boys, Jakob Hedberg and Martin Landgreve. With the most sultry black lingerie on, Carolyn makes cabin fever a good thing!
Photos courtesy of V Magazine
Tom Ford took his single man out of his movie and into his eyewear campaign for Spring '10. The ad, shot by Ford himself, features A Single Man star Nicholas Hoult, posing alongside hottie Carolyn Murphy. Nicholas looks ultra dapper in his white suit, and Carolyn emotes major scintillation wearing nothing but a pair of Tom Ford sunnies. What a hot Hollywood couple; do you agree?
>> Tom Ford Casts A Single Man Star for Spring 2010 Eyewear Campaign —Tom Ford definitely has his favorites — he gave his perpetual campaign model Jon Kortajarena a role in A Single Man, and now he's switched gears and cast one of the film's stars, Nicholas Hoult, in his Spring 2010 eyewear campaign. Hoult joins Carolyn Murphy in front of Ford's lens. [TFS]
>> Roberto Cavalli Spring 2010 Ad Cast Revealed; Daisy Lowe for Louis Vuitton? — Spring 2010 campaign cast details continue to flood in. Isabeli Fontana Tweeted this morning, "Exciting news! I shot the new Cavalli campaign with Carolyn Murphy. The campaign was shot by Steven Meisel." And causing a little campaign confusion: WWD heard Lara Stone is the new face of Louis Vuitton, but now word is Daisy Lowe is shooting in Miami for the brand next week. [@Isabeli_Fontana, @LiveFashionWeek]
UPDATE: Lowe is being photographed by Vuitton for a new beach line press-kit. [WWD]
Hilary Rhoda with Carolyn Murphy, Elizabeth Hurley after ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange; New York, July 8.
>> Depending on where you're standing, Harper's Bazaar has either reached a new high or a new low. As reported yesterday by The New York Times, the Hearst-owned magazine forked over 40, yes 40, editorial pages, plus the cover of its July 2008 issue, to advertiser Estee Lauder. The cosmetic company is keen to sell the socks off of its new perfume, Sensuous, and is using its four stable girls, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carolyn Murphy, Elizabeth Hurley, and Hilary Rhoda to give it their all.
Desperate economic times call for desperate measures, it seems, but Allan Mottus, a beauty industry analyst, said it best: "Boy, they really sold out — Hearst — didn’t they?"
It's no secret that advertisers and magazines have long been in cahoots — Nylon collaborated in a similar way with Chloe earlier this year, placing the faces of the brand's new fragrance on their "Beauty Issue" cover, with an accompanying editorial inside. Some seem to think Glenda Bailey and Hearst have taken it too far this time, but before getting in a huff about this specific incident, realize: Hearst has been pulling these shenanigans for years now. Also, just by talking about it, we're giving Estee Lauder all the press they aimed for . . .