Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Loneliest Boutique In the World

On a dusty, isolated highway in Texas is the world's least visited Prada boutique.

Although the "store" is primarily an art piece, the work of artists Elmgreen and Dragset, the merchandise is comprised of legitimate Prada bags and shoes!

We know what you're thinking, so don't. The bottoms are cut out of the bags and there are motion sensors on the building. Ok, that's what we were thinking (fortunately, we looked it up before we made the drive out there!).

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

South American Pole Dancing Championships

Pole Dancing is normally associated with strip clubs, but the popularity of the activity as a competition sport has grown by leaps and bounds to become a widely appreciated art form in its own right. And there's no denying the level of athleticism, coordination, and talent required needed to compete at a high level.

The South American Pole Dancing championships were recently held in Buenos Aires, and we've got pics from the event, starting with the competitors taking to the streets to help promote the night's competition:

The ladies warm up, put on their makeup and costumes, and stretch:

Elizabeth Munoz, from Peru:

Daniella Shmol:
Other Finalists:

Braziliyka Duda Ribeiro, from Brazil:

Friday, January 7, 2011

Barbie from the 90's vs. Now

I doubt that womens' bust sizes have gone down in the last 10-20 years, so Mattel (the makers of the Barbie line) must have wised up and realized that their dolls having the equivalent of a 39FF bra size was probably a bad idea.

Monday, January 3, 2011

You think being a model today is challenging?

Just watch what this model was required to do for a cold cream commercial in the 1950's:

Hopefully she didn't get cancer along with her paycheck.