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Isha Singh, who hails from Dharamshala, has won the FEM Miss North India 2013.

The 26-year-old (centre in the photo) bagged the title Friday.
Jagmeet Kaur, 24, (left in the photo) was the first runner-up and Shweta
Singh, 23, the second runner-up.

The participants at the pageant, organised by Shree Sai Entertainment, were selected from various North Indian states.

The platform was meant “to enter glamorous world of fame, attracting
a lot of fanfare,” Bharat K. Bharamar and Ishreen Vadi, representatives
of Shree Sai Entertainment, said in a joint statement.

The contest was judged by Pond’s Femina Miss India 2012 Vanya
Mishra, singer Anamika, TV actress Amita Nangia, hairstylist Sylvie
Rodgers, fitness trainer Sonya Bajaj and Adarsh Sharma (North Sales
Head, Dabur), among others.

Recently Pooja Mishra was spotted at Eros Hilton Hotel in Delhi. She was a one of the judge in Miss North India 2013. She said that “For the first time I judged as well as compared at an event! It sure was a busy evening as I did not have a moment to breathe but that’s what made it exciting! Besides no one understands the contestants better than a master of ceremonies so I think I got to know the girls well therefore did justice to them as a judge”

Here we will describe the many types of modeling you will find in the modeling industry. Some models only fit into one category, while another model may fit into multiple. Below we briefly give each modeling genre a definition. In the future, we will follow up with much more in-depth articles/blogs for each respective type of modeling/modeling genre. For now, however… we will keep it simple. Here are the modeling categories at a glance:

FASHION MODEL: This category is the most exclusive and most difficult of all categories for a model to get into, much less succeed in. As a whole, a fashion model MUST be tall, young, and thin. In addition, there are fashion model “size requirements”, and hardly any exceptions made in terms of that. While there is no universally-agreed upon, OFFICIAL “fashion-industry size-standard”, the size requirements in fashion modeling are TYPICALLY as follows:

Female Fashion Models:
Model Height Requirement: 5’9” to 6”.
Model Measurement Requirement: 34-24-34. (There are exceptions within one inch, and MAYBE two, of this standard. Anything beyond that is extremely unlikely to be considered.)
Model Age Requirement: 16-21 years old.
Model Size Requirement: 0-4.
Model Weight Requirement: 105-130 lbs, directly proportional to height
Male Fashion Models
Model Height Requirement: 5’11” to 6’2”.
Model Weight Requirement: 140-165 lbs, directly proportional to height.
Model Measurement Requirement: Waist between 29” and 32”. Shirt size between 15-15 ½ neck, sleeve size between 32 and 34. Jacket size between 40 and 42.
Model Age Requirement: 18-25 years old.

EDITORIAL FASHION MODEL: These models are the ones you find in the editorial spreads of pages like Elle, Vogue, Glamour, etc. You MUST fit the modeling requirements for a “Fashion Model” (listed above) in order to be considered for this category. Almost all editorial fashion agencies in the US are based in New York, but agencies/jobs can be found in other major cities (LA, Chicago) and overseas.

FASHION CATALOG MODEL: Slightly less restrictive than fashion modeling in terms of requirements, but catalog modeling still has rigid standards nonetheless, and is also difficult to get into. Catalog models are the ones you see in the clothing catalogs, posing in a variety of outfits. Typically, only female models between 5’8” and 6’1” will find work here. Male models should be between 5’10” and 6’2”.

RUNWAY MODEL: Models that walk the catwalk or runway; a “live model.” Runway models are hired to use their bodies as a mechanism to display the fashion garments of a specific clothing designer. They MUST be tall (5’9” and up for females, 5’11” and up for males), slender, have measurements that fit the standard clothing size, and know how to walk the runway.

COMMERCIAL MODEL: Most agency models work in this category. Commercial models work MANY different jobs, including: print advertisements, catalogs, campaigns, television shows, magazines, trade shows, and much more. There are no height or size requirements to be a commercial model. So even if you are DYING to be a fashion model, but simply do not fit the size requirements for mainstream “fashion modeling”, you can still find work and book great jobs as a “COMMERCIAL fashion model”, doing fashion print and things of that nature. Not interested in being a commercial fashion model? No problem. This category of modeling accommodates MANY types of looks: from the girl-next-door, to middle-aged men, to those with very “unique/interesting” faces.

PRINT MODEL: Print models are used for many different types of publications, such as: magazines, print advertisements, billboards, posters, calendars, campaigns, booklets, flyers, banners. Print models must have an attractive face, good skin, a nice body, and a pretty smile. Print models can find modeling work in one of two ways: through a modeling agency, or by freelance modeling.

GLAMOUR MODEL: Glamour modeling focuses much more on the model’s appeal, beauty, and body than it does anything else. Models in this category are considered very pretty; able to book work simply by being attractive, a nice body, and having a sort of “sex appeal”. While there are no height or size requirements, glamour models DO have to be at least 18 years old. Glamour models can work as non-nude models, or as nude models.

Non-nude glamour models are typically hired to appear in swimsuit, bikini, lingerie, and form-fitting attire. Often times they will find work in magazines, music videos, calendars, etc. They can find work as a freelance model, and they can also find other work through modeling agencies as a print model, commercial model, or promo model.
Nude glamour models are almost never represented by a mainstream modeling agency, and most always they will find modeling work through their own means (internet, friends, referrals, casting calls, networking, etc.)

PROMO MODEL / PROMOTIONAL MODEL: A promotional model, also known as a promo model, is a model that is hired to represent a brand, product, or service. This category of modeling does not have a height or weight requirement; thus making it much easier to get into promo modeling than it is to get into many other types of modeling. While there are no height/weight requirements, there are other general requirements for booking paid promo work: a great attitude, outgoing nature, a nice smile, and the ability to easily adapt/learn.

SPOKESMODEL: A spokesmodel is a more lucrative form of promo modeling. These models tend to have signed contracts with a specific company; acting as the face of the brand, being paid to attend events and make special appearances, appearing in advertisements, and traveling the country.

TRADE SHOW MODEL, OR CONVENTION MODEL: Tradeshow or convention modeling is another form of promo modeling. These models are hired by a company to represent their brand, product, or service specifically at a trade show or convention. There are no height/size requirements, but these models need to be outgoing, reliable, work well with others, and take direction well. They also will be expected to work long hours, readily engage with other people, to quickly learn/accurately relay the company’s mission (or products or talking points) to consumers.

CATALOG MODEL: A catalog model has the same job description as a “fashion catalog model”, yet none of the same size requirements. General catalog models are needed in all shapes and sizes. There are tons of clothing designers in the world offering a variety of options, many of which cater to petite, plus-size, or alternative buyers. These designers need models of the same variety to pose for their catalogs. Almost any category of model can be used as a (general) “catalog model.”

PETITE MODEL: These are models that are on the shorter side- typically 5’4” and under. While they will not be able to find work as a fashion model, petite models can still find work in other categories, such as a print, commercial, glamour, or promotional modeling. Petite models can be sought after for their small hands/feet for print work as well.

FREELANCE MODEL: A freelance model is one that is self-represented: they are not signed exclusively to any one modeling agency, they do not have an agent or a manager, and they are responsible for finding their own work. In addition, they are responsible for their own marketing, promoting, networking, and branding. This might all sound overwhelming, but in this day and age, freelance models have many avenues to get a career started. The internet is their main weapon/source; if properly harnessed, freelance models can still make a name for themselves without an agency.

FITNESS MODEL: Fitness models are toned, in-shape, healthy, and have good muscle tone. There are no size/height requirements, but you MUST be in shape! There are modeling agencies with “fitness modeling” departments. Fitness models seeking representation should focus on these first, but fitness models can also be self-represented.

PARTS MODEL: These models typically model their “parts”, such as their hands, legs, feet, stomach, etc. There are modeling agencies that represent parts models, and the best way to get started in this modeling category is by finding an agent rather than attempting to freelance.

PLUS-SIZE MODEL: These models, also known as “Full figured models”, are models that do not fit the size requirements for mainstream modeling. They weigh more, have fuller figures, and have pretty faces. They can be hired as catalog models for plus-sized clothing brands, among many other job opportunities. Plus-sized models are able to achieve representation with modeling agencies that have a “Plus-Size” division.

ART MODEL:  Art models work with visual artists. The model is the subject of the intended art piece, usually being required to pose while the artist interprets and creates a piece of art. They are able to use the model as a real-life visual aid. There are many mediums an art model can be asked to participate in. Some of the more common include paintings, illustrations, sculpture, and photography.

NUDE MODEL: Nude models typically only find work in photoshoots. Occasionally they will do videos/films, but the most common medium they work with is photography. They can pose topless or fully nude. Nude models rarely have modeling agencies. There are no height or weight requirements.

PINUP MODEL:
Pin-up models first gained notoriety in the 1940’s and 50’s, with the term “pin-up” referring to a physical photo of an attractive model, which could be “pinned up” on the wall. In the past, pinup models were more risqué than their current era. Today, modern pinup models (posing in the same manner and outfits of the 40’s and 50’s), seem to be less risqué than their current era, as times have changed and so have social standards. To explain: modern pinup models can be seen wearing classic 1-piece swimsuits, while modern glamour models can be seen wearing barely-there string bikinis.

ALT MODEL, or ALTERNATIVE MODEL:
This genre of modeling does not conform to “typical” modeling standards. The models used in this genre are not the mainstream, cookie-cutter models. Many of them have tattoos, piercings, unusual hairstyles, etc. They can work in this industry with the help of internet websites, networking, and niche magazines.

FETISH MODEL: A fetish model will be hired to model/display various fetishes. For example, latex clothing, bondage, foot photoshoots, etc. Almost always, these models are self-represented.

For high fashion modeling there are size and “look” requirements. Model size seems to be the burning question for many. In checking around I have found no two sources agree on size for fashion models (some agencies have height, weight and size charts they strictly go by and others just a general look) and I am constantly finding exception. Different fashion designer and modeling agencies have varying standard that can change a few inches here and there depending on the “look” for that season (one year they are draping cloths over scare crow thin models, the next they are form fitting over voluptuous models). In general, mainstream female high fashion models are tall, thin, young and beautiful. How tall? Mainstream range – 5’9″ to 5’11” with outer fringe being 5’8″ to 6″ with the extremely rare exception down to 5’5″ and as tall as 6’1″. Thin – puts weight at 108 to 130lbs in proportional to height. This puts dress size 6-8 with the desired figure around 34B-24-34. This can range some but waist no larger the 25″ and maximum hips 35 ½.” Beginning models start modeling in the age range of 13-19 and if you have not made it by twenty it is over.

[In checking around it looks like for Fall 2003 they are back to tall and very thin – 5′ 9 to 5’10”, size 2 to 4 but I think they would love size 0. If you are USA average of 5’6″ size 10/12 forget about any hope of being a high fashion model this season.]

In addition to the above numbers there are some general descriptive terms for the “model look.” The industry looks for someone who is small to medium boned, fit but not buff. With a long graceful swan like neck, a square jaw and high strong cheek bones. The eyes should be wide set, almond shaped and even, with thick eyelashes. Skin should be clear, small pored, even toned with no scares, tattoos, or piercing. Lips should be medium to full and teeth should be straight and white. Shoulder should be broad and squared and you should have a long legged look (more leg then torso). You should have good posture and be able to carry yourself gracefully. Hair should be healthy and in good condition.

On the occasion of being named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire Magazine, Mila Kunis reiterated her pro-Obama, anti-GOP views.

“The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me,” Kunis said. “And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it’s baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, ‘I’m a Republican.’ Why?”

Kunis also recounted her experience at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where she was a guest of CNN and chatted with anchor Wolf Blitzer.

The “That ’70s Show,” “Black Swan” and “Ted” actress has long been an avowed Obama fan. Last year, Kunis told Stylist (via Newsbusters) that she “loves Obama” and “can’t say anything bad about him.”

When Esquire noted that some believe celebrities shouldn’t speak about politics so much, the actress said that she’s actually not a celebrity, but a “working actress.”

Consistently through the years, Mukesh and Mahesh Bhatt‘s Vishesh Films has been introducing new people to the industry – performers that don’t only succeed in their launch movies, but often go on to become big stars in their own right. If you’re wondering, yes, it’s a conscious decision – the two brothers met up for breakfast one day and decided that they wouldn’t make a film if it did not include a newcomer. On The Front Row with Anupama Chopra this week, Mukesh speaks about this very decision. Here’s what he says!

Anupama Chopra: Mukesh, you decided many years ago, that you are not going to work with stars, why?

Mukesh Bhatt: When the year 2000 came, 1st of Jan we meet; me and my brother. That’s a ritual. Other days, we may or may not but 1st Jan, we have breakfast together. And I told him ‘Let’s make stars’. I don’t have problems with working with the stars. They are all very respectful, very duty bound and everything. So, no complaints that way. But I felt that the economy was getting a little haywire. So, I took a call. And I think, that was the best decision I made in my life. Today I am sitting at 2013 and I would be very happy to tell you that every single year, from the year 2001 till today, I have given hits without stars. In fact I made stars whether it’s a John Abraham or a Bipasha Basu or a Kangna Ranaut or a Emraan Hashmi. Not only actors but directors. Anurag Basu, Mohit Suri, Kunal Deshmukh, music directors, singers. So we had decided we will not make a movie if it doesn’t have a debutant. Somebody has to debut in every single film of ours. Till then we are like, “Wait, we can’t make it.” They would say, “Why?” I would say, “No, there is no debutant.” I think that really has made us both the brothers feel younger and stronger. It keeps us on our toes.

Actress Juhi Chawla, who is sharing the screen space with her once arch rival Madhuri Dixit for the first time in ‘Gulaab Gang’, calls the ‘dhak dhak’ girl her ‘one of the best co-stars’ so far. Loosely based on Uttar-Pradesh based Sampat Pal’s ‘Gulabi Gang’, which works for the women’s betterment, ‘Gulaab Gang’ features Madhuri in the main lead, and Juhi in a negative role. ‘I enjoyed working in ‘Gulaab Gang’ because I was working with Madhuri in the film.

 First time we shot the scenes with each other,’ Juhi said here Tuesday at the wrap-up party of the film. ‘I think she (Madhuri Dixit) has been one of my best co-stars,’ Juhi added. Juhi made her acting debut in 1986 with ‘Sultanat’, while Madhuri started acting with 1984 film ‘Abodh’. But both the actresses had their first commercial hits in 1988 – Juhi made it big with ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’, while Madhuri rocked the nation with her ‘Ek do teen’ number in ‘Tezaab’. Post that, both gave many hits – If Juhi’s Oeuvre boasts of films like ‘Darr’, ‘Yes Boss’, ‘Deewana Mastana’, ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke’, ‘Bol Radha Bol’ and ‘Ishq’, Madhuri gave blockbusters like ‘Dil’, ‘Saajan’, ‘Beta’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ and ‘Devdas’. Recalling the time of their rivalry, Juhi said: ‘There was a time when we were arch rivals and that rivalry remained for many years.

We used to talk little bit. Whenever we met at any function or on the set of the film….just said ‘hello’ and moved ahead,’ the 46-year-old said. But now, putting all the rivalry aside, Juhi is really looking forward to ‘Gulaab Gang’. ‘After so many years, we both have got an opportunity to work together in a film. Besides, when I accepted that the script is very strong and she (Madhuri) is the hero and I am the villain in the film, it became very easy to work in the film,’ Juhi said. Co-produced by Anubhav Sinha and Abhinay Deo, ‘Gulaab Gang’ has been directed by debutante Soumik Sen. Crediting Soumik for breaking the ice between her and Madhuri, Juhi said: ‘Soumik did one of the best things. He called the whole gang (team) of the film and read out the script. Before the shooting of the film, he called me and Madhuri in his office and said, ‘You people talk about anything, whatever you want to’.’ ‘So, that was an ‘ice breaker’ (between me and Madhuri) before going on the set,’ Juhi recalled.

Model and Miss Universe India 2007, Puja Gupta – who debuted in Bollywood with F.A.L.T.U and will soon be seen in Goa Goa Gone – has a starring role of a different kind. She’s recently shot an ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) and wears a dress made entirely of lettuce leaves and other vegetables.

The ad was shot by Rohan Shrestha and the outfit was designed by Namrata Thole of Sophia Polytechnic College, the winner of PeTA’s online fashion design contest. It was then created and styled by  Aastha Sharma and Mohit Rai.

Do I want to be a model
Despite the glamor and hype you have seen about the modeling profession, it’s hard work. It’s boring (sometimes) and it can be tedious. Prepared to be constantly rejected, get ready for some major ups and downs. Modelling is a lifestyle, not an 9-5 job. Not all jobs pay well. Unless you are seriously committed about modeling, willing to work at it on your own time, live a healthy life style, etc., you will not succeed as a model.
You have to understand that there are lots of other people who want to be models, it’s a very competitive business. Are you willing to put the time and energy into competing with pretty much everyone you meet, 24 hrs a day?

Where do I start
You’ll need a modeling portfolio, I’m sure you’ll all know what one of those is but for those that don’t it’s basically a selection of pictures showing yourself in different outfits and poses. The standard size for the photos is 9 by 12 inches and you’ll need around 10 – 12 photos. Make sure you focus on quality rather than quantity, remember, you’re only as good as your worst photo. Make sure your portfolio has a selection of both head shots and full body shots. Make sure you get a variety of different looks such as swimwear, catalogue and lingerie, you get the idea, also get a couple of black and white shots in there. Avoid using pictures of the same shot.

It can be very advantageous to have photographs from different photographers in a portfolio. This will show the versatility in terms of styles and it will prove that a model can work with a variety of different people. Obviously, the cost of hiring different photographers for a portfolio is prohibitive, but there are many excellent photographers out there who will do prints for time – and of course many more bad ones. If you research what’s on offer well, it can be an excellent alternative.
Before going ahead with a photo session ask to look at the photographers portfolio to see if you like his style of photography. No doubt if you go to the photographers studio to book the appointment he will have examples of his work on display anyway. If you’ve never done modelling before this will also be an excellent practice run for you. Avoid photographers wanting to take nude shots, if possible take a friend with you to the shoot.

The Comp Card
You’ll definately need one of these. A comp card is what your modelling agency will use to market you.
What is a comp card? A composite card (sometimes called a ZED) is a model’s business card. In most cases, your comp card is your one and only opportunity to make a good first impression. With that in mind it is important that the images on your card are your absolute best and nothing less. Additionally, the printing and reproduction quality is extremely important. Poor reproduction makes your images look bad and as a result – makes you look bad. Besides a great head-shot, the comp card will have other photos that show your experience, your versatility, range, and what type of work you are seeking. For best results all of the photos should be the highest quality you can obtain at your stage in your modeling career. Make sure the you have them printed on rigid card that will withstand a bit of wear and tear.

Be careful! Do NOT have a modeling agency print your comp card. If you do – they will put their logo on it. You are going to want to sign with as many agencies as possible if you are serious about getting work. Comp card printing can get expensive – print them yourself and give each agency copies – they have stickers that they can put on them with their contact information and you will save money.
The Agency

An agency or co-ordinator should represent models. The model must have a portfolio, and comp cards. The agency/coordinator provides you with work (That is their main purpose. It is safe to say that they work for you!) They make a commission on your fee.

GOLDEN RULE – Don’t go with an agency who asks for money up front! You’ll probably never hear from them again and I ceratainly doubt you’ll ever get any work from them.

Also check to see if they are reputable and genuine. The agency/coordinator provides you with a safe working environment and looks after legalities of the paper work for the job. They provide their clients with “Professional” models. Keep copies of all-important papers, such as contracts etc. You may need these if you have a dispute with the agency/coordinator. It is wise to choose the agency/coordinator carefully so you can stay with that them.

How do I approach an agency?

The oldest way to go about it is to visit them. Book an appointment ahead of time by phone. Bring at least 2 pictures. They don’t have to be professional pictures. A head shot, natural and clear. Also a full length shot that somewhat reveals your figure, a clingy dress , swimsuit, figure flattering clothes or other tight fittings garments should be worn. Forget about baggy clothes! It will tip off viewers that you have something to hide. Ask lots of questions. A sk to see what work their models are currently doing? Ask for names and phone number of clients and call them to verify the information, be concerned if they promise you work right away or promise you high salaries. If they don’t allow you time to think about it or if they use pressure techniques to sign the contract, be concerned. They should not ask for money up-front for classes or training. Be concerned if the they claim to be looking for ordinary people. Reputed agencies/coordinators might have open interviews during the week, give them a call and find out.

Our Top Ten Modeling tips
1. Always be on time, if you cannot, be let the Photographer know. Punctuality is very important.”safety tip”: If you are not taking anyone with you to the shoot, let someone know where you are and with whom. And be sure to tell the photographer that someone knows where you are.
2. Always go prepared : ie…clothing changes that you know will fit you. Don’t always think that he/she will have everything that is needed for the shoot.

3. Always take your own make-up; even if he/she has told you there will be a make-up artist there. Always think of the could be’s.

4. Get references, as many as you can. That would include other models and/or assignments that the photographer has had. Check and double check. And be sure that a legitimate photographer is doing the same with you. Never take anything for granted.

5. Get phone numbers and addresses if possible, if he/she is hesitant. You might want to rethink the shoot.

6. Make sure that you know exactly what the shoot consists of, and never feel pressured to do anything that you do not feel comfortable doing. If nothing else, go by your gut feeling.

7. Always take along enough “cash” for cab fare etc. In case the photographer cannot provide adequate transportation. Most will, but always be prepared for the “just in case”.

8. Keep in mind that modeling is a business, not a personal venture. You need to be prepared to negotiate with prospective employers, regarding everything from pay to content. Don’t just drop out of contact because you don’t like what’s offered – either negotiate or say, “Thanks, but no thanks.” You never know, the employer you turn down could well have your dream job later – and if you treat him or her rudely or with disrespect, you’ll likely miss out.

9. Don’t ever do anything that you might be sorry for later. What you do today can affect your career later down the road. “If you pose for a photo that you cannot show your family and friends, and be proud of it, it wasn’t worth doing”. Mainly YOU should be proud of it.

10. If you have a verbal or signed agreement on traveling expenses etc. Make sure that it is followed up on. Written is sometimes the best.

Indian culture is the beauty of india

Hello Mumbai reporter Glory Katmala
meets the gorgeous Melica Amina Miss Iran to know her up-close and
personnel.  She says: “I love India very much and Indian industry too
because it is similar like Persian culture.”

Since how long you are in this field?

I am in this field from past 12 years. Started as Model, Dancer,
Performer and now I aspire to become an actor. I want to start my acting
career from Bollywood. I think India is the best place to start my
acting career.

Do you always wanted to become a model or something else?

No, I always wanted to become a dancer, I was very much interested in dance since childhood.

What gave you that initial motive to be a model?

My friends encouraged me to get into modelling according to them my
height and look are perfect for modelling  and moreover my mom also
supported me. She sused to say if u believe then go ahead. I am happy to
be a Miss Iran of 2009.

Describe yourself in one word?

Very hard working and a strong human being.

Your ideal model, whom do you look up for?

Medona, because she lives her life like me. From India Divya Bharti and
Priyanka Chopra are an amazing actor and in guys Akshay Kumar and Amir
Khan.

What has been the hardest part of your career?

The hardest part was at the start of my carrier. When you are new in
any profession, one is always unaware how to deal with people and
situation that come across. I thank God that my Mother was always there
for me.  Today most difficult and challenging part is to maintain your
position in the market.

What are your future plans and ambitions? 

My plans so far is to find a good opportunity in Indian market and
launch myself in Indian film industry because I’m very much close to
Indian culture and people I think I understand Indian people.

Did you get offer from Big boss?

Yes, I have an offer from Big Boss but that will not be the proper way
to launch myself in Indian market. If I want to launch myself it will be
as dancer or performer.  I am not interested reality shows

How are you different from others?

“I might not be the best but I’m definitely different from the rest”

Melica says: India is a great country with great culture, heritage and history.
What I see that today’s new generation try to be westernised and they
don’t appreciate their own culture. Indian attitude, history is very
excellent and I really want the new generation to appreciate their own
country and don’t  imitate western culture or life style . Indian
culture is the beauty of India. I hope new generation will stick to
their. India is 7000 year old whereas US is around only 1000 years old
then why Indian imitates foreign culture.

Source : hellomumbaionline.com

Megan was wearing a bikini in the debut of Mad Men season 6 and it just looked off to me, it looks more like a cusper or 1970s and beyond to me. Dons trunks were fine, but Megan, not so much. Maybe it’s the way the ties on the sides make it look more skimpy. While the bikini did show more skin in the1960s, the waist lines weren’t all that low until very late in the decade. The leg lines are right so maybe it is closer to 1969.

Spring is well underway and chic celebrities including Jessica Alba and Leann Rimes are embracing the warm weather, debuting one of the most identifiable fashion trends of this spring/summer season – graphic denim. From reputable brands such as Citizens of Humanity to Current/Elliott, top fashion e-tailer, SINGER22.com allows fashionistas to get the look of these Hollywood fan favorites, putting a modern twist on this retro look.

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