Body image has always been a heated topic of debate, particularly within the Fashion Industry. As an actor, the thought of getting completely naked on camera really scares me. I mean do I really want my exposed, wobbly, white bits documented for any old Tom, Dick or Harry to see!!? This is why I have so much respect for the Olympians who posed naked for GQ magazine. These shots of Volley ball player Zara Dampney and cyclist Victoria Pendleton are so magnificent and inspiring. They blatantly don’t have any wobbly bits and are at their fitness peak, so why wouldn’t they want to show off how beautiful they look in the nude!?.. I guess I think its rather terrifying getting naked on camera, no matter how good or bad you think/feel you look. It was interesting to see a mens magazine such as GQ posting images of women with such impressive and athletic physiques. If you view previous images, you’ll see the athletic, female physique isn’t usually what they go for.
For centuries the female form has been heavily scrutinized, with women today getting slack for being too skinny or too fat. I mean you can’t feckin win lads! Rihanna recently talking about losing weight said:
”It’s actually pretty annoying, because now I don’t have a butt, and I have no boobs. I already had no boobs to start with. So annoying! and I’m eating everything!”(sodabread.com)
There was then a poll to see if people thought Rihanna was too fat, too skinny or just right. I personally think it’s great and healthy to see a bit of body type variety. People will always have a concept of what they believe beauty to be and more often than not, the average person will have a few body hang ups. It was refreshing to see that super fit Olympian Zara Dampney has them too! Although, her feet look great to me!
’I really like my legs,’ she says. ‘They are long and have shape, which I think is nice for a girl. But I hate my feet. They are just ugly.’(GQ Magazine)
First image Rankin for GQ, Second image @John Wright G
I was in lovely Ireland for the Jubilee weekend and was very delighted to have some time off. I celebrated my school friend, Aoife Redmond and Anthony Chow’s wedding and spent some quality time with family and friends.
When I left London, Kings Road was more British than I’ve ever seen it before, Union Jacks swaying jubilantly above our heads. As an Irish gal It did leave me feeling a little unsure of how I should celebrate..!
The Kate Moss pervert in me thought the above image from Decembers 2001 Vogue is the perfect British symbol of salute!
A huge congrats to Queen Elizabeth on 60 years in the job!
French actress Clemence Poésy is the new campaign face of G-Star RAW. You may have seen a poster of her in the underground biting her lip and looking all French and sexy. I really like the rock & roll ‘i dont give a fuck i’m toooo cool’ style of the images. Vincent Gallo was also used in this campaign.. Wow, I had the biggest crush on him after watching Buffalo 66. He’s a total mental person, which in itself is rather appealing. Along with the fact that he’s also a total RIDE.
Anyhow, lately ALOT of people have been telling me I look like Miss Poésy….. Some people even going to the trouble of calling or emailing me out of the blue, to ask if I have heard of her.. I have to say I’m not complaining. I mean she’s not bad in fairness, She’s ten times cooler than Avril Lavigne (that was a real low point), Clare Danes and Kirstn Dunst AND I admire and respect her work. ‘In Bruges’ being one of my favourites ever, such an amazingly dark humored legend of a film,.
I WASN’T jealous that she got to kiss Collin Farrell at all… not one tiny bit.. Fair play to her, perhaps we might get to play sisters someday!!
More photos of Shannon from shoot in Slane
Photos by Catch Coco ♥
Elaine wearing Vintage dress from Lula, Melbourne; Vintage bag from Beyond Retro & Boots by Schuh.
Photos by Catch Coco ♥
I am delighted to say that my photo has been chosen as the cover of Shannon’s debut EP. There are also three more of my images included on the EP artwork. You can see more photos from this day, on the set of ‘A Million Miles’ music video here. The music video was directed by Eoin C Macken & shot in Slane Castle. Check it out below! Last week I did another shoot with Shannon in Slane – this time we went for a lovely outdoor setting. I will be posting these photos soon!
Photos by Catch Coco ♥
How lovely is it to see Sienna Miller smiling brightly on the cover of British Vogue..? lts a rather cute girl next door shot, which is a nice contrast to some of the more heated, raunchy covers. I really love the inside shot below, which is far more interesting than the cover.. Although I think the cover is a perfect cover shot for spring. She looks like a perky wee daffodil in that Stella Mc Carthy dress.. blooming gorgeous! She is preggers AND in love, which might explain that beamy glow. I’ve always liked Ms Miller.. She just comes across as a rather down to earth, sound gal and not a complete pouty pain in the arse. I really like her diverse sense of style and she always looks amazing..
I don’t know how she does it…