2012 Pirelli Calendar

The 2012 Pirelli Calendar has been published, and Fashionista has provided a preview citing Italian Vanity Fair’s  preview of “the classiest pin-up girlie calendar ever”. 

In much the same way that voicing a character on an episode of The Simpsons and appearing in Woody Allen films were once measures of having ‘made it’, the Pirelli Calendar bestows prestige upon the women depicted therein. And the photographer who captured them. The calendar itself cannot be purchased – rather, it is a gift given to valued business associates and other VIPs. This year the women got their kit off for former model Mario Sorrenti. This is his photo of Saskia de Brauw. Saski-de-Brauw-Pirelli2-e1323198418956If you want to see it in its full glory (read: I’m too chickensh*t to risk litigation),visit the Pirelli website. Or Saskia â€™s. (Or the website of anyone who is less chickensh*t or has a better standing with Pirelli.) 

Meanwhile, if  you’re interested in cool calendars of beautiful babes, can I recommend the 2012 Women Lifesavers Calendar. It features the work of Joshua Rablin, it’s a fundraiser for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and various surf lifesaving clubs. One of the models is Ali Glenny who is such an absolute glamour, I wouldn’t be surprised if she winds up in a Pirelli calendar down the track.

As it happens, JigoCity is doing a deal on the 2012 Women Lifesavers Calendar for the next little while…

Josh Rablin's portrait of Ali Glenny