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Daisy Lowe is set to appear naked in Playboy

By Andrea Petrou on July 14th, 2011

Daisy Lowe is set to appear naked in Playboy.

The 22-year-old model – who has previously posed for fashion publications Vogue and W – will strip off in an eight-page spread in the September edition of the iconic men’s magazine, which is set to be released on August 12.

Daisy – who is currently dating ‘Doctor Who’ actor Matt Smith – will travel to editor Hugh Hefner’s famous Playboy Mansion for the photo shoot.

The beautiful brunette – who is the daughter of musician-turned-designer Pearl Lowe and Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale – previously posed topless for the 2010 Pirelli Calendar and admitted she found the sexy shoot liberating.

She said: “It was quite freeing, being able to be naked for a week.”

Daisy has previously explained being “sexy” is a “big part” of her identity, and she believes it is empowering for women to be in control of their sexuality.

She said: “I suppose I’ve been very in touch with the ‘sexy’ thing since I was 15.

“I guess it’s a big part of my identity, something that I have learnt to switch into. It’s because I’m a girl’s girl. I’m not the bitchy girl who’s trying to make your boyfriend fancy me. The only reason I ever ‘do’ sexy is because I like to encourage women to feel sexy about themselves.”

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Marchesa to resurrect the traditional Playboy bunny costume for new London club launch

By emilyborrett on April 21st, 2011

Marchesa's sketch for their planned revamp of the legendary "Bunny Girl" costume

An unlikely marriage of two worlds is about to happen as luxury fashion house Marchesa, home to a million frills and jewels fit for a fashion princess, reveals their sketch of a one-off design of the iconic 70’s playboy bunny costume in honour of the new opening of a Playboy Club in London.

Designers Georgia Chapman and and Keren Craig are reinventing the classic bunny-girl one piece, but not as we know it – expect ruffles, jewels and (we hope) a solid-gold tail. (As I said – we hope.)

Georgia Chapman said of the label’s design for the Playboy franchise, “We’ve taken our inspiration from the original costume but added Marchesa’s signature details, such as hand draping and embroidery, while staying true to the Playboy Bunny’s classic corset silhouette. The result is a modern, yet feminine interpretation of this legendary look.”

Playboy was a suave gentleman’s lifestyle magazine back in the day (with some pretty nude bunnies thrown in for good measure) but in recent years the whole thing has become a bit, well, seedy. Can a magical sprinkling of fashion dust change the face of Playboy again? Forget the cheap pink satin and white fluffy mules of yesteryear – Hef’s girls are about to get a luxury makeover. We’re a little bit jealous, actually.

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