Moose Knuckles’ contemporary approach to the classic pin-up – a monthly series featuring the most babliest artists, musicians, and models across the internet.
Alice Wang never planned on getting into fashion, but we’re happy she did. With a diverse upbringing, Alice was born in China, grew up in Boston, and moved to Oslo, Norway where she has spent almost the last decade. In school she always thought she’d take a more traditional work route, as she studied economics and finance, and even started to pursue her Masters in Finance before she realized her passion laid in a more creative field.
Her fashion career started on a whim in Paris two years ago when a friend brought her to a men’s fashion week. She quickly fell in love and fell head first into the industry. Since then she has been working in the world of fashion in some way or another, with her main gig being styling. Her career developed simply by client’s sliding through her DM’s because they dug her personal style. From there she’s done work for clients appearing in music videos, concerts, and recently her first red carpet appearance for an actress at the Cannes Film Festival. She’s also launching her own jewelry line this fall, in collaboration with a jeweler based out of NYC and Milan. We can’t wait to see her budding career unfold!
Elyanna goes by Elle, and you may have spotted her in places like Hybe Bae, High Snob Style, or even Famous Dex’s video “Pick it Up” (in the car next to Rocky J) .
She’s an emerging NYC model with aspirations of becoming a novelist. When she’s not modeling, you can find her working on her Degree as a full time Creative Writing student in NYC. She’s also a passionate poet, painter, and enjoys styling and creative directing shoots. She loves dogs but we’ve also heard rumors she has a soft spot for spiders.
Our type of girl.
Identical twins Allie and Lexie Kaplan make their own rules when it comes to the art world, mixing lowbrow concepts with a highbrow execution, they create beautiful photorealistic oil paintings of nude celebrity selfies of people like Amber Rose, Emily Ratajowski, Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian, and even themselves. Their creations play on the culture of social media, sexualized selfies, and celeb obsession.
“I think it was Kanye that said he feels like Kim’s naked selfies are, in a way, modern-day renaissance paintings, so we’re taking that idea and actually turning that into modern-day renaissance paintings, and putting it back in the formal oil painting context” explains Lexie.
They both received Fine Art degrees from NYU, and later moved to LA where they would pursue their art career away from the pretentious gallery scene and make their mark on the platform that makes the most sense for millennial nude paintings: Instagram. Since they decided to brand themselves in 2015, they’ve amassed a wide fan base and do most their business through the platform, which seems to be working just fine. We’ve even heard that our friends over at Pornhub bought their famous Kim Kardashian sex tape painting for their office. Fine art at it’s best, indeed.
To check out more of their work you can find them. @the_kaplan_twins
Native New Yorker Blu DeTiger first experimented with music around the ripe age of seven. Her artistic parents encouraged her creativity by letting her play around with their turntables and taking her to shows at the legendary CBGB. This childhood love led to a fully developed passion and career, as Blu is a recognized bass player, DJ, producer, singer, and songwriter. Her music is a mix of her various influences, including Jungle, Jamie XX, Blondie and Prince.
Blu’s personal taste and eye catching blonde locks are hard to miss in the city- she was recently named “the coolest DJ around” by VOGUE, and has caught the eye of other publications such as Refinery29 and Huffington Post. Blu currently studies songwriting, production and music business at NYU where she is mentored by the best bass players and musicians in the world.
Don’t ever say we didn’t put you on to this rockin’ babe.
This March we’re bringing you a little southern charm with our multi-talented Sunshine Girl, Orion Carloto. Orion hails from a small town in Georgia and is now making moves in Los Angeles as a multi-platform creative and all around babe. She recently published Flux, her first book of all original poetry, and dabbles in music, photography, and fashion. Her work aims to create a nostalgic visual dream world for the lovers, the dreamers, and the brokenhearted. Because of her strong sense of aesthetic, empowering feminist message, and her open, honest and unapologetic approach to sharing her life, she has grown a dedicated fan base. When she isn’t busy creating, you can likely find her hanging with her feline friends - Atticus and Lolita -, collecting mugs, baking sweets, or watching French films. Soon, you might find her on the big and small screen, as she expands her list of talents and explores her craft as an actress and producer.
Toronto native Emily Ferguson has been obsessed with the fashion world since she can remember.
She started modeling at the age of 16 and found her passion for styling through working in the industry. Shortly after, she made a full time gig out of personal shopping and helped people reclaim their own style for over four years. Since then, Emily and her partner in life / crime / business formed a new type of collaborative. Emily and her boyfriend started a collection of archive designer clothing that they continuously rent, buy and sell to people all over the world. A few brands that she loves, wears and carries include Dolce and Gabbana, Raf Simons and Undercover. Her interest in high end fashion has given her an appreciation for travel as well. She lives in LA part time, traveling to and from New York and her hometown Toronto.
If you're trying to keep up this fast-paced queen, you’ll have to follow her @emilyferguson to find out where in the world she is. For now, catch her while you can on our page.
Angel and Dren
Angel and Dren
Because two are better than one.
Meet Angel and Dren, our first rays of sunshine in 2018. The identical twins are a current main stay in the New York City music and fashion scene, garnering attention for spinning at the hottest parties while rocking some of the best designer duds.
Originally from the Bronx and of Jamaican roots, the twins grew up surrounded by music and naturally gravitated towards DJing and producing. Both girls graduated from Dartmouth and had 9-5’s until they ditched the desk jobs to pursue music full time.
The duo is known for their unique and upbeat sets, featuring signature mixes and remixes, which have been tapped into by brands such as Nike, Moschino, PAPER Magazine, DVF, 2 Chainz Pop Up, NYLON, Urban Decay, Google, InStyle, Bandier, Milk, Complex and more.
They’ve been featured in publications like WWD, Billboard, The FADER, V Magazine, Coveteur and are now our January Sunshine Girls. Check out photos below and follow them on socials (@angelanddren) for double the looks and to catch them at a party in your city.
This month, we’re excited to announce the winner of the Moose Knuckles & Jacuzzi Magazine Sunshine Girl Search, our favorite internet crush, Giulia Marsico. Giulia, aka @scientwehst, has began making her “brazenly feminine digital collages” for about two years ago and has since been popping up all over the inter-webs.
By strategically overlaying architectural images onto naked female forms, Giulia’s pornographic collages play with the relationship between the human body and the places we inhabit, all while pushing the limit on Instagram’s community standards. She and her work have been featured on PAPER Magazine, High Snobiety, Office Magazine, Maxim, Penthouse, and was even included in an exhibit at The Museum of Sex. It’s easy to understand the obsession.
In addition to creating her erotic collages, Giulia uses her platform to celebrate female sexuality, encourage body positivity, and occasionally offer love and dating advice. Safe to say, we’re into it.
If you’re from Toronto, it’s probable that you’ve seen this lil pocket rocket around… This month’s Sunshine Girl is none other than Chantelle Silva.
With a handle aka online persona like @big.chantelle, you can quickly assume that this woman has a pretty good sense of humour... and you’re not wrong. It’s hard to hang around her without cheesing the entire time. Apart from being silly off screen, Chantelle is a multi-talented woman, and always has a lot on the go. She is currently working for L’Intervalle, heading their social media department, while modelling for multiple brands worldwide. Did you think that was impressive? She’s also a full-time student, taking a program in communications. Somehow she still puts aside time for her #1 hobby - fashion. Don’t ask us; we’re tired just writing about it.
You can find Chantelle in the West End of TO eating pho or cracking up a room... but until then, catch her here in our latest Fall Winter Collection.
If you’re not familiar with our October Sunshine Girl, we don’t believe you ;)
Based in Montreal, Aria is the face of PornHub—you know, the massive adult entertainment site we all try to clear from our frequent browsing history—and runs their social channels. Aside from the eye popping imagery that fills the feed, she cracks us up with her sex positive quips and goofy comments.
Due to the nature of Aria’s job, she’s become proficient in Cheetos and the varying flavors of Oreos, her best friend on twitter is a ham, and she fields a lot of covert DM requests from celebrities. She also gets to use the company platform to promote and advocate for their sexual wellness center—cheers to safe, consensual sex!
While we love a cute, furry mascot, nothing tops the Aria-induced warm and fuzzies. Check her out below, on our socials and PornHub’s to make your day.
CAUTION: our September Sunshine Girl is alarmingly hot.
Meet model, philanthropist, activist, and entrepreneur, Alina Baikova. After being discovered in her hometown of Kirovograd, Ukraine, she moved to Paris at the age of 21 and started working for some of the most renowned international designers and brands such as Christian Dior, Zac Posen, Hugo Boss, UGG and Express to name a few.
Aside from her endless resume of modeling gigs and her involvement with The Heart Fund, Alina is working to build her brand as an entrepreneur. One of her most recent ventures is called Alina’s Flowers, an app that makes it possible to customize floral arrangements and cards to accompany. A lovely thought from a lovely person.
This NYC-based hottie is flexing on our feed as the August Sunshine Girl. London Zhiloh is the ultimate mover and shaker that you should be following.
Whether she is producing shoots alone or with her friends, London demonstrates the ability to create engaging content amongst a loyal fan base. Inspired by the creative culture of NYC, she uses her social platforms as a visual diary of her journey in being the best version of herself and promoting positivity among others. To date, she holds the titles of muse, photographer, curator, designer, entrepreneur, and BOSS! You may recognize her from her work with brands like Heron Preston, Opening Ceremony, Stussy, Complex, Nike, American Apparel, Milk Makeup and Gucci.
You could say she is well rounded.
Introducing our smoking Sunshine girl of July: Liz Holtz. Originally from Houston, Texas, Liz moved to Orange County to attend Chapman University. She is now a certified personal trainer and is passionate about health and nutrition.
Liz believes that food is fuel and you need to supply your body with the proper nutrients to see high energy levels and peak performance. Similar to all of us, she needs her cheat meals as well. The way she made this lifestyle work for her is by maintaining an 80/20 ratio, eating clean 80% of the time, and not as much the other 20%. Although it’s not easy when you¹re constantly on the go like Liz, she found that the trick is to always be prepared. And judging by the way her body looks, it’s safe to say she's figured it out. Check out our fire photos of Liz and let us all re-think our diet plan.
Remington Maree Jones
Born in a tiny farm town 2 hours north of LA comes this ass kickin’ beauty ( @Remingtonmaree) Moose Knuckles’ latest sunshine girl.
This LA native babe currently resides in London, England, where she’s presently working on a new album, as well as auditioning for tv and film. Aside from modelling and singing, Remington is also a professional equestrian and ballerina. She’s been horseback riding since the mere age of 5; her love of horses leads back to her grandfather's roots in Texas, where his father broke wild mustangs. On her downtime she rocks to the likes of Sinatra to Led Zeppelin, and practices Krav Maga.
Introducing Shelly Fuentes Shelly Fuentes (@shellydelbloque) supreme tombae, and Moose Knuckles May Sunshine Girl.
Born in a little town in Eastern Mexico where everyone knows your name, and recreation includes walks through the jungle with cascades and wild animals. Shelly’s humble roots flourished a boxer, rather than a beauty queen. It wasn’t until 2015 that she began modelling, earning a buck off her natural good looks and traveling the world doing so.
Currently residing in Las Vegas, we caught up with Shelly in downtown Sin City to chat about her six dogs, love of Frida Kahlo, occasional road rage and Netflix viewing history, while she was lensed by LA photographer Nick Joseph. We love Shelly’s sizzling summer vibe in our Spring collection now in stores.
Haley Catherine is hotter than a fresh pizza pie, and just as tasty—we’re talking burn the top of your mouth enticing. We spent the day in Toronto with this babe chatting about business, and junk food, and snapping some NSFW pics for February’s Sunshine Girl feature. When she’s not modeling, acting, eating margarita pizzas, or chilling with her (lucky) boyfriend, she’s working on her upcoming website launch: haleycatharine.com The soon to be platform will feature Haley level hotties with interviews and photo series. Get her look
Born in Panama and raised in Montreal, Maya Poon is a fashion industry rookie that’s about to go pro. Slanging bottles at the club, she was able to but a psychology degree under her Hermes belt, while modeling on the side. Her attention is currently focused on her startup fashion label that embodies female empowerment and swag. We love Maya’s attitude, stare, and Canadian cultural ambiguity, making her this month’s Sunshine Girl. Get this Look
Toronto native, Sherise Cromwell, is blowing up in the design world. We were lucky to have the talented jewelry and clothing designer come out from behind the scenes of her label, Think Reese, to grace your eyes as our December Sunshine Girl. With long black wavy hair and stunning green blue eyes, Sherise is probably the most beautiful snowbird to fly out of Toronto in recent memory. LA is damn lucky to have her ! Get this style
This beaming beauty from the 6side is gracing our feed as the November Sunshine Girl. Sophie Jones is your boyfriend’s next favorite DJ. Regularly spinning for industry events and at Toronto’s go-to bars on King Street and the west end, this girl is breaking hearts all across town.
Beyond DJing and baking up a storm with her side hustle Sweet Jones Co.,this babe (and her mega-watt smile) have even coined their own hashtag, #SELFIEJONES. We’ll leave the jokes about jonesing up to you ;)
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With bedroom eyes and legs for days our next Sunshine Girl, Meghan Burton, or @megzlegz as her IG name suggests, has our eyes (and mind) wandering. A NYC Restaurant Manager by day, and an absolute fox the rest of the time, Meghan’s got her shit together and we’re, like, really into it. Get this style
Meet Bella Harris - fresh-faced newcomer, and daughter of famed producer Jimmy Jam. At 16 years old, Bella is already dominating the pages of Teen Vogue, and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Drake, Big Sean, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. We were lucky enough to have met up for the afternoon and snapped a few shots with this high school freshman on her way to stardom. Check out Bella rocking our Ladies Canvas Parka.
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Resident wild child on the come-up in NYC, Mallory Merk is really up to something. Scrolling through her Instagram you can find some of the most peeped artists of 2016 including Lil Yachty, Raury, Young Thug, and Tinashe. Despite being only 15, she has established an enthusiastic contingent of IG fans who are bound to rep her fully once a full album drops. At the end of August Mallory dropped MM & Hh, a 6 song EP that highlights her vocal strength alongside the dreamy melodies of R&B/Jazz trio Herrick & Hooley. The EP also features a heartfelt tribute to Emma Greer, a Vine star who died of cancer earlier in 2016. The emotional ballad also illustrates how immersed the young musician is in the digital landscape.
Mallory has being cosigned by musicians like Frank Ocean and Kanye (she was also shot by Jackie Nickerson for the Yeezy Season 2 zine), worked with fashion like Pat McGrath and has been featured in Vogue Italia - so there’s no shortage of promise in both the modelling and music world. With pipes reminiscent of Alina Baraz or Kehlani, Mallory’s obvious innate talent, combined with a cool and collected vibe that is far beyond her years, have her destined for something great - we’re just not sure what yet. Get this style.
With messy hair, pouty lips and killer body Nola Palmer has us daydreaming of every surfer babe in a vintage playboy magazine. But her true charm lies in her personality. With her raspy voice and indiscernible accent on top of an unfiltered curiosity and spaced out vibe, Nola is everyone’s dream summer girlfriend.
Beyond modelling in both North America and Europe, Nola is also a musician and actress. But don’t let the part-time hustle fool you - while only lip-synching in her role in Majid Jordan’s video for their track "Learn From Each Other", Nola has some serious pipes. Think Amy Whinehouse meets Daughter. And, really, it only adds to her allure.
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