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Bella Hadid Announced as Dior Beauty’s Newest Ambassador (Forum Buzz)

Bella Hadid is most definitely becoming a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. It was only last month that she scored her very first Vogue cover and notably covered a mainstream American fashion bible — to the delight of our forum members. Today it was announced that the 19-year-old beauty has inked a contract with the iconic French fashion house Christian Dior. Bella is set to star alongside Peter Philips, creative and image director of Christian Dior Makeup, in a series of web videos, which are set for release on June 6. Considering Bella’s recent achievements, it really hasn’t come as a total surprise. Next stop: World domination.

The news certainly caught the eye of our forum members. “Jesus, the celeb models are really taking over everything aren’t they. She’s beautiful but I thought Dior was better than this,” complained anlabe32 at once.

“Wow, quite a coup for Bella!! The few beauty close-ups I’ve seen of her were actually pretty good, so I don’t think she will be a bad fit,” commented Benn98 shortly after. (more…)

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Serena and Venus Williams Host a Sisterly Dance Competition and It’s Magical

If Serena and Venus Williams aren’t tapped for Dancing With the Stars post-retirement, the powers that be are doing pop culture a serious disservice.

We got our first glimpse of Serena’s dancing chops in Lemonade, when the tennis star twerked her heart out to “Sorry” (the track that coined the phrase “Becky with the good hair”). In a rather humble interview with The New York Times, Serena attested, “[Beyoncé] told me that she just wants me to dance, like just be really free and just dance like nobody’s looking and go all out. So that wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then it got easier…” However, it turns out Serena’s been playing us all — she and her big sis, in addition to being tennis champs, are veteran (top-notch) stage performers.

For seven years running, the sisters have held a private tournament known as the Williams Invitational. Relatives, close friends and employees of Serena and Venus gather together to compete at tennis (the girls play lefty to keep things on a still-not-really even keel), ping pong, dodgeball and, best of all, dance. (more…)

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Sienna Miller’s Gleeful Porter Cover Is Just What We Need for Summer (Forum Buzz)

Porter‘s Editor-in-Chief Lucy Yeomans has been doing an extraordinary job since the magazine’s premiere issue back in 2014. Yeomans teased us via Instagram earlier this week with a sneak peek from behind the scenes and asked us to guess who the mag’s upcoming cover star was. As it turns out, Sienna Miller was chosen for the cover and our forum members have welcomed the sight of the Brit actress with open arms. Starring on Porter‘s Summer Escape issue, Sienna was captured by photographer Cass Bird on the tranquil and tropical island of Mustique. Styled by Alex White in Tom Ford, the cover couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.

“In perfect mood for this, Porter really is becoming a must buy magazine for me,” raved Miss Dalloway the moment the cover dropped, about to set the tone for comments to come.

“Oh my goodness this is everything. Gorgeous. This is the summer feel that I want, need, and deserve. Wow. The preview itself took me places. Good job,” applauded MON. (more…)

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Women Who Wear More Makeup Get Paid More, Says Science

Imagine living in a world where salaries are based on merit? You probably can’t conceive of such a utopia — all you’ve ever known is a reality where men get paid more than women. The masochists who follow sociologists’ studies on salaries also know that there’s a proven correlation between attractiveness and income. In what could be considered either a cruel or encouraging caveat, new research also shows that grooming affects how much women (and men, but not nearly as much, of course) get paid. In short, the more effort you put into styling your hair, dressing and putting on makeup, the more you earn. Call it the Kardashian Law of Economics.

A recent paper by Jaclyn Wong of the University of Chicago and Andrew Penner of the University of California at Irvine, entitled “Gender and the Returns to Attractiveness,” showed that although “physically attractive individuals have higher income than average individuals” — to the tune of 20 percent — this finding doesn’t necessarily apply to women who tend to their appearance. (more…)

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Was This Rebel Wilson Cover a Missed Opportunity? (Forum Buzz)

Dare we ask: Are magazines afraid of showing off Rebel Wilson’s body? It’s starting to come off that way as with just about every single magazine cover Rebel has fronted, the publications have opted for a headshot as opposed to the full-body alternative. The British edition of Marie Claire taps the Aussie export as its July 2016 cover star and our forum members aren’t all too impressed with the finished product. Photographed by Alexei Hay, the publication serves up a fairly nice shot of Rebel, who shows off her personality in the close-up image, playfully pouting down the photographer’s lens while wearing a red lace dress.

UK Marie Claire July 2016 : Rebel Wislon by Alexei Hay


Yeah, our feisty forum members were not all too impressed. “Shame they didn’t have the confidence to show her body on the cover!” slammed a rather disappointed 8eight the second the cover came to light.

“I wish it was more of a standard facial expression, and yes, that they had used her body,” chimed in honeycombchild. (more…)

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