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Victoria Beckham’s Scrapped 2003 Hip Hop Album Has Leaked

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Image: YouTube

That’s right Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham tried to launch a hip hop career back in 2003, but unfortunately even with the help of Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash, the project was scrapped.

Going on to re-brand herself as a fashion mogul and muse in the years after, the internet has today seen fit to unearth the ill-fated endeavour with some tracks finally seeing the light of day.

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Condé Nast Adds Clothing Rental to Its Roster of Employee Perks

Image: Twentieth Century Fox

Image: Twentieth Century Fox

Condé Nast just one-upped Nike for the title of “Employer of the Month” — kind of. Beginning on Tuesday, employment at the media powerhouse includes a (partially subsidized) unlimited subscription to Rent the Runway. Instead of paying $139 per month, staffers at Vogue, Vanity Fair and all those other glossies can fork over a mere $90 to “select three items, keep each piece as long as [they] want, and exchange anytime.” The discounted rate applies for the next six months.

The idea is to offset the cost of shopping for work attire when there’s a high likelihood you’ll run into Anna Wintour or this month’s cover girl on your way to the office. (We assume the measure is also at least partly related to the fact that Condé’s parent company, Advance Publications Inc., invested a considerable sum of money in the style startup back in 2014.) (more…)

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Selena Gomez Gets Outshined by Nicolas Ghesquière on Vogue Brazil’s June Cover (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Brazil continues to put itself on the map with popular cover subjects like Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid and Naomi Campbell. For its latest offering, the title has secured yet another high-profile cover star. Already on the cover of Marie Claire, Selena Gomez poses alongside designer Nicolas Ghesquière for June 2016, both making for an unexpected choice. Shot by Bruce Weber, Selena wears Louis Vuitton (natch) on two different covers, both of which are currently being deliberated on by our forum members.

Vogue Brazil June 2016 : Selena Gomez & Nicolas Ghesquière by Bruce Weber

IMAGE: VOGUE.GLOBO.COM

“It’s just weird to see Selena wearing clothes by Ghesquière. Such an odd mix. It doesn’t get any more prefabricated than this ‘muse/creator’ relationship..” ranted Creative the second the covers came to light.

“It’s so weird to me to see these two together. Selena looks cute and all but Nicolas steals the show. The man is goooooorgeous!” added pivoslyakova. (more…)

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See You In Line: H&M Taps Kenzo for Its Latest Designer Collab

It’s officially official: This year, when you’re queued up in a mile-long line outside H&M or anxiously updating your cart silently praying the retailer’s site doesn’t crash, it will be for the love of Kenzo. The Swedish megastore’s collaboration with the Parisian fashion house is slated to hit the web — along with over 250 locations worldwide — November 3.

Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, who founded Opening Ceremony back in 2002 before joining the French label in 2011, teamed up with H&M’s designers to create the line. The collection will include womenswear, menswear and accessories in Kenzo’s signature bold colors and — need we even say it? — vivid prints. Think vibrant, think young, think Solange Knowles at any red carpet event. (more…)

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‘Strut’ Is The Transgender ‘America’s Next Top Model’ We’ve Been Waiting For

America’s Next Top Model, step aside. A new Oxygen series executive produced by Whoopi Goldberg will follow transgender models “breaking down barriers” in the fashion industry. Strut will center on Slay Model Management (best name ever), the first agency to exclusively represent transgender talent. Their mantra? “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.”

Strut follows a group of inspiring and resilient trailblazers who are working to change the modeling industry, and the world around them, by simply being true to themselves. These individuals will empower viewers as they live their lives fully and unapologetically, despite facing many obstacles throughout their journey,” explains Oxygen’s EVP of original programming and development, Rod Aissa. A quick glance at Slay’s roster and you can see these individuals have the looks and skill to do it. That said, they certainly have their work cut out for them. Spring 2016 fashion ads only featured one trans model, Lana Wachowski — and she’s not even working in the industry. (more…)

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Forum Members Aren’t Here for Rihanna’s New Sunglasses Collab With Christian Dior (Forum Buzz)

By now we’re well aware of the fact that Rihanna is affiliated with Christian Dior. She covered DIOR magazine back in 2015 and starred in the fashion house’s Secret Garden campaign, which ultimately received rave reviews across the board. Now to solidify her relationship with Dior, Rihanna has exclusively collaborated on a range of eyewear for the brand. Working alongside Dior’s design team, she came up with a striking design that has been made in a variety of colors with the range including a snazzy deluxe 24-karat gold-plated pair, generating an eye-watering price tag of $1,950! The Star Trek-inspired sunglasses can be viewed on the woman herself below, pictured in the “in house editorial images” shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.

Christian Dior x Rihanna Eyewear 2016 : Rihanna by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

IMAGES: WWD.COM

But Rihanna and Dior’s latest venture left our forums with mixed feelings. “No please!! How dare they get her to design a range for the brand? This isn’t River Island, it’s Dior. Their prestige just went down the drain. Beyond sick of Rihanna and her fashion following. She simply doesn’t know when enough is enough. People keep comparing her to Grace Jones, but Jones would simply never flog her image and creativity to every Tom, Dick and Harry,” slammed an unforgiving Benn98.

“I love Rihanna but this is kind of awful… just stick to singing my love… and Dior, seriously? Why are they playing so cheap?” asked a horrified KissMiss shortly after. (more…)

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