Madonna by Meisel, Part 2

June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Erotica, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The June 13th 1991 issue of Rolling Stone is a triumph. It features Madonna on the cover, an interview inside with Madonna by Carrie Fisher, and one of the most iconic photo spreads Madonna has ever done, shot by her good friend Steven Meisel. Men in garters! Ladies in suits! Ladies in suits dancing with ladies in slips! Women kissing women! Groups of beautiful gender fucking lovers piled together in period costume! Madonna unlocked the key to my fetishy heart and slipped inside so many delightful kinks. This shoot also features Madonna’s good friend Debi Mazar, who also starred in the True Blue & Papa Don’t Preach videoes with Madonna in 1986.

Madonna photographed by Steven Meisel for Rolling Stone, June 13th 1991

Ellen Page by Olivia Malone for Hollywood Reporter May 2014

May 9th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If all this press coverage of Ellen Page and her recent decision to come out is the only thing good that comes from the new X Men movie, it would be enough. Being able to witness her transformation as a public figure, from being guarded and closed off to being so much more comfortable and herself, it’s all the proof you need that coming out is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Also, I am really really enjoying all these pictures of her in Hedi Slimane designed Saint Laurent suits. Also, if you haven’t already, check out her interview with Ellen Degeneres about coming out.

Angelina Jolie by Hedi Slimane for ELLE June 2014

May 8th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Candids, Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Angelina Jolie and Hedi Slimane are a perfect style match – his long skinny lines, beautifully tailored suits and high contrast black and white portraits work so beautiful with her tall frame, iconic features and love of menswear. Look at these pictures and remember that she is 39, and not only is she stunning, but she looks even more defined, more beautiful than she did 20 years ago.

And for an added afternoon bonus, here are pictures of Angelina with Brad Pitt and Elle Fanning at the ‘Maleficent’ Costume And Props Private Reception at Kensington Palace in London today. Angelina and Elle both look like their characters in present day. The King and Queen of the Universe look like a still from a vintage film, with a beautifully draped Atelier Versace dress. Elle looks like a sleeping princess in a Georges Hobeika gown and a beautiful crown of flowers tied by a ribbon.

Ellen Page by Nino Munez for FLARE June 2014

April 30th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This cover photo? Hot. Like eyes-glazing-over, tingling all over level of sexy. Ellen Page in a Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent suit is my new favorite thing. Luckily the article with these fabulous pictures is just as good. The description of her recent coming out at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s inaugural Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas last month was especially poignant.

Few could argue that Page was ever more of a master fighter than on Valentine’s Day 2014. With a quiver in her voice and wearing a T-shirt proclaiming “All Love Is Equal,” she stood in front of a crowded Las Vegas room at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s inaugural Time to Thrive conference and uttered the words every adolescent lesbian who’s ever watched (and rewatched) the roller derby flick Whip It dreams of hearing: “I am here today because I’m gay.” She went on to say that she was “tired of lying by omission.” It was the eight-minute speech pinged around the blogosphere, and one that Page and her manager planned meticulously in collaboration with the HRC Foundation. Page wanted her announcement to be aligned with a cause, ideally one having to do with LGBTQ youth (promoting the safety, inclusion and well-being of queer teens is an HRC Foundation priority). And she wanted it to happen soon: “The more time went by, the more something just happened, an Oh my god—I want to love someone freely and walk down the street and hold my girlfriend’s hand.”

When I remark that she seemed nervous that night, Page smiles her trademark half-smile and acquiesces with a laugh, a sigh and some rat-a-tat repetition. “I was very nervous. I was very nervous, yes. Yes. Very, very nervous. Yes. I was emotional, deeply, deeply emotional.” Though she told her parents she liked-liked girls when she was 19, she was still coming out to herself eight years on. “You think you’re in a place where you’re all I’m thrilled to be gay, I have no issues about being gay anymore, I don’t feel shame about being gay, but you actually do. You’re just not fully aware of it. I think I still felt scared about people knowing. I felt awkward around gay people; I felt guilty for not being myself.”

Madonna by Meisel, Part 2

August 16th, 2013|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Erotica, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |