Wednesday, January 05, 2011
“It was the fall felt round the world — and thanks to YouTube, it was seen around the world too. Stam’s right foot tripped her up; her body to collapsed forward; her forehead hit the runway. It made even your most embarrassing schoolyard fall look weak. But while you probably would’ve burst into tears, this trooper got right back up — to applause.”
Kamila’s trip was excruciating — and hilarious. Her first tumble brought her to her knees. Then, after getting back up and fluffing her hair, her ankles give — and this time, she nearly broke them. Sadly, her fame seems to end here.
Monika Jagaciak – Herve Leger by Max Azria, Fall 2009 Collection
Elise Crombez at Proenza Schouler, Spring 2007
Again, dangerous shoes were to blame. Crombez’s sky-high heels made her pitch forward, like a runner at the start line. The audience gasped, the photographers cringed, but somehow, the girl escaped with knees unscathed.
Milana Bogolepova at Dior, Resort 2008Stiletto sandals and swimsuit cover-up proved too much for poor Bogolepova, who tottered so badly that she hit the ground not once, but twice. Official blame fell on her pin-thin heels, though there were vicious whispers backstage of just how much pre-show champers was consumed
Faced with a slick runway, Stange gave up on trying to maneuver the catwalk in slippery shoes. She kicked off her sandals — to much applause — and continued the walk barefoot. Now that’s how to handle a fall.
Monday, January 03, 2011
Aishwarya Rai Diputihkan!!!
Last week, we noticed Bollywood star and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai was looking a little lighter than usual on the cover of ELLE India’s 14th Anniversary Issue. The story has since been covered by StyleList, The Daily Mail, and MTV Desi — among a myriad of others. But while it’s not uncommon for blogs to speak up about post-production editing — and skin-lightening in particular — it’s not often one hears from the victim themselves.
While Rai hasn’t released a statement, several Indian publications and newspapers report that she isn’t happy with the cover and may in fact sue. A source told the Times of India:
“Aishwarya’s first reaction was disbelief. She believed that these things don’t happen anymore. Not in this day and age when women are recognized for their merit, and not for the colour of their skin. She is currently verifying this skin-whitening allegation. If there is any proof of this, she might even take action.”