A round of applause to Elle Brasil for creating one of the most beautiful covers this year, and pushing the envelope by making a coverstar out of the beautiful transgender model, Lea T. Their December cover – photographed by Fábio Bartelt – creates a double-wow with some gorgeous Givenchy pieces which lead into a simplistic black and white spread. View Post
I am totally and completely blown away by this editorial. Mariacarla Boscono, Lea T, Saskia de Brauw and Chris Moore are setting hearts on fire in Dazed & Confused‘s October 2011 cover story. In “Ex Stasis” – lens by Matthew Stone and styled by Katy England – we are essentially being force-fed Givenchy in the most beautiful way imaginable. Riccardo Tisci is going to be a happy fellow. View Post
Last week, extremely pretty male model – Andrej Pejic – had his shirtless cover for Dossier (seen above) censored by bookstore chains for being “risque“. While the cover showed no more than any Men’s Health magazine cover, the magazine has been forced to fund the black-plastic censoring of the topless male.
This week, Tits and Ass Monthly (aka FHM) has declared Pejic a ‘thing’, while encouraging you to pass them the sick bucket in response to his androgyny. (Check out the screenshot of the now-removed snippet, above). Why have they posted the derogatory attack? Well, they decided to name him the 98th sexiest woman in the world.
Seriously? Did a staff member or two seriously misinterpret the prom episode of Glee?
While, yes, Andrej could definitely be one of the most beautiful feminine-featured people in the world, the accompanying ‘jokes’ left a verbally genocidal taste in my mouth. It was an inappropriately destructive, drawn out and frat boy-esque “no homo”.
The ‘writer’ then goes on to compare and relate him to transgender and female-identified model, Lea T. The defiance of gender expectations truly seems to put you on the offensive, doesn’t it, FHM Guy? This kind of blind propagation is the mindless instigator of self-harm and suicide in homosexual and transgender communities. Think before you type.
What do I love about this new Love cover by Mert & Marcus? The ‘lesbian kiss’ between freckle-faced Kate Moss and transgender model Lea T seems to have a realistic energy. Then I remember that Katie Grand decided to put Justin Bieber on a separate cover for the issue, and all I see is ‘ sales strategy’. What a shame.
Lea T. is a transexual female model who has recently gained notoriety due to recent bookings with Givenchy as a F/W 2010 campaign model alongside veteran models such as Mariacarla Boscono, Malgosia Bella, Catherine McNeil, and up and comer Joan Smalls.
Below (NSFW) she is featured in French Vogue with a hand barely covering herself. Is the world ready for a transgender model in the mainstream? The photo is strong, but there is a definite unedited vulnerability as well. Kudos to French Vogue for this ballsy move. No pun intended.