This week's Rule 5 special is dedicated to a Russian model (I won't blame her for Ukraine). Valentina Zelyaeva has a nice short Wikipedia entry:
Valentina Zelyaeva (Zeliaeva) (b. October 11, 1982 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian model who has appeared on the cover of Spanish, Chinese, Greek, and Mexican editions of Vogue.She's conquered more territory than Putin, if magazine covers count.
Valentina has been featured in print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren, with whom she signed a seven-year deal, appearing in several high-profile campaigns for the designer. In addition to her Vogue covers, she has appeared on the covers of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, W, and Glamour, among others. Her runway credits include Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci and Valentino.
On the controversial issue of banning underweight models from Milan Fashion Week, she said, "I think it's discrimination. We are skinny, this is our work. There are lots of overweight people working in offices but I'm not going to say, 'This girl is fat, she can't work in an office'."Hooray for skinny chicks! They have feelings too. I guess.
GOODSTUFF seems to be commenting from the bowels of an alien spacecraft, after being abducted. I'm sure he'll be back in business shortly, after they realize who they're dealing with. Pirate's Cove linked it in the weekly "Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup" and links. Wombat-socho has the grand round up of Rule 5s "Rule 5 Sunday: Mind The Gap" up at The Other McCain. Also linked at Balckmailers Don't Shoot in "Rule 5 in Honor of Comic-Con 2014."