Victoria's Secret Rolls Out Grace Elizabeth In For Love and Lemons Campaign by Zoey Grossman

Victoria's Secret Rolls Out Grace Elizabeth In For Love and Lemons Campaign by Zoey Grossman

Victoria's Secret celebrated their For Love & Lemons Lingerie collaboration with founders Laura Hall and Gillian Rose Kern and Collection Muses Devon Lee Carlson and Solange Van Doorn. at a FLL x Victoria’s Secret launch party Thursday night

Victoria’s Secret Chief Executive Officer John Mehas delivers another major signal about his vision for a revitalized Victoria’s Secret, one that is “by her, for her” and that includes LA-based photographer Zoey Grossman shooting VS Angel Grace Elizabeth in the first release of campaign images.

Russell James Portraits New VS Model Lorena Duran as Sensual Phoenix Teases Rise from Ashes

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Russell James Portraits New VS Model Lorena Duran as Sensual Phoenix Teases Rise from Ashes

VS needs all the support we can muster in our own USA economic interest, so let’s give the formerly great lingerie brand a break. AOC applauds its new hire model Lorena Duran and putting Russell James (who I’ve always adored) behind the lens to photograph her.

Russell James has an impeccable reputation with the VS models for decades. And few contemporary photographers have a better grasp of photographing upscale female sensuality — transgender, bisexual, gay or straight. Russell James respects and appreciates women. (Whatever group I forgot, please forgive me. Surely you get my point.)

SI Swimsuit Issue Editor M.J. Day Leads A Convo About Female Sexuality In #TimesUp Era

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SI Swimsuit Issue Editor M.J. Day Leads A Convo About Female Sexuality In #TimesUp Era

Victoria’s Secret Angel and top model Barbara Palvin showcases mind and body, lensed by James Macari in Costa Rica in the 2019 Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Issue. Barbara poses in I.AM.GIA, Dolores Cortes, Beach Bunny Swim and more as the issue makes its new May 2019 debut. / Makeup artist Christine Cherbonnier

Writing for WWD, Kali Hays asks swimsuit issue editor M.J.Day the fundamental question: Is the Sports Ilustrated Swimsuit Issue Still Relevant? (Note that Conde Nast, WWD’s parent, is asking the same question.) The fact that Victoria’s Secret revenues and profits have plunged in recent years give the question sustenance . Victoria’s Secret fashion show viewership has also plunged, as an ultimate symbol of global ‘camp’ and perhaps even American decadence and decline on a planet fighting for its very existence.

Dionni Tabbers + Charlie Dupont Reconvene In Honey Birdette Lingerie For 'London Calling' SS 2019 Campaign

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Australian lingerie retailer Honey Birdette delivers its Spring 2019 lingerie ad campaign ‘London Calling’. The setting is spot on with news that Honey Birdette now has 63 stores worldwide and bills itself as the world’s fastest-growing lingerie brand.

The campaign follows “Dutch bombshell” Dioni Tabbers and “fierce French brunette” Charlie Dupont from Honey Birdette’s Indecent Manor campaign.  The duo hookup again in London, and the sparks fly with the same ferocious heat.

A visit to the lingerie boutique’s new LA Westfield Century City location greets us on the Honey Birdette US landing page. This represents HB’s first lingerie shopping location in the US.

Third Love Lingerie's Heidi Zak Pens Open Letter To Victoria's Secret After Razek Interview

THIRDLOVE CEO HEIDI ZAK (L); L BRANDS CMO ED RAZEK (R)

THIRDLOVE CEO HEIDI ZAK (L); L BRANDS CMO ED RAZEK (R)

Third Love Lingerie's Heidi Zak Pens Open Letter To Victoria's Secret After Razek Interview

The fallout from L Brands CMO Ed Razek’s now infamous Vogue interview in advance of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show continued with the publication of ThirdLove's co-founder and co-CEO, Heidi Zak’s open letter to Victoria’s Secret, published in Sunday’s New York Times.

In a long list of frankly stupid comments from a smart man I worked with for years, Razek cited his small but mighty ThirdLove competitor in the lingerie space, saying “We’re nobody’s ThirdLove, we’re their first love.” Pissed off people protested over Razek’s arrogance, particularly in view of Victoria’s Secret and PINK’s current death spiral in revenue. It was not a moment to give women and men one more reason not to shop Victoria’s Secret at the critical holiday season.

Picasso's Le Rêve Headlines Blockbuster UK/France Marie-Thérèse Walter Years Exhibit

Pablo Picasso, Le Rêve (The Dream) (1932). Private collection, image ©Succession Picasso/DACS 2017.

Pablo Picasso, Le Rêve (The Dream) (1932). Private collection, image ©Succession Picasso/DACS 2017.

Tate Modern has joined the Picasso Museum in Paris in a "once in a lifetime" exhibition that will focus on some of the biggest masterpieces created by Pablo Picasso at the height of his passionate and psychologically challenging love affair with Marie-Thérèse Walter.

Picasso met Walter during his marriage to his first wife Olga Khokhlova, a Russian ballerina and mother of his son Paulo. In a chance encounter in front of Paris' Galeries Lafayette department store, Picasso, then 45 first saw the model at age 17. Their relationship lasted nearly a decade, and in 1935, Walter gave birth to their daughter, Maya Picasso (later Maya Widmaier-Picasso). 

The exhibition featuring more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper will launch at the Paris museum in October and move to London in March 2018. 

A show superstar will be the 1932 masterpiece Le Rêve (The Dream), in which "a luminous Walter sits on a red armchair with her left breast exposed; her eyes closed and her head titled to one side, she’s smiling in reverie, writes ArtNet. 

Le Rêve has never been shown in the UK. It was sold in 2013 by Las Vegas casino powerhouse Steve Wynn to hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen at a price believed to be the highest price paid by a US collector for an artwork. 

Previously, AOC explored Picasso's relationship with women -- and its intersection with global politics, including the Republican War on Women in America. With the arrival of President Trump, this essay is more timely than ever. It was inspired by comments a 61-year-old Picasso told Françoise Gilot in 1943, and I wrote it a few weeks before heading to Washington DC on April 7, in a rally that supported Planned Parenthood. 

"Women are machines for suffering," Picasso said. "For me there are only two kinds of women: goddesses and doormats." 

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‘LES DEMOISELLES D’AVIGNON’ BY PABLO PICASSO

‘LES DEMOISELLES D’AVIGNON’ BY PABLO PICASSO