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Grab a Cocktail: The ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Film Starts Shooting This Fall!

Eddy and Pasty pose for the camera in Absolutely Fabulous

Eddy and Pasty pose for the camera in Absolutely Fabulous; Image: Wenn

After waiting for what has literally been decades, British actress Joanna Lumley, who plays the iconic Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous, has revealed that a film based on the Brit cult classic television show will begin shooting in October.

During an interview on a British chat show, she excitedly divulged that all of our old favourites will be reuniting for the film, written by Jennifer Saunders who plays the quirky Edina Monsoon. She tipped that it’ll all be set on location, with the South of France no doubt being the luxurious location of choice. 

Speculation surrounding a movie has been particularly rife since early last year after Saunders was spotted attending the Jasper Conran show at London Fashion Week. Perhaps she was doing some much-needed research since the way in which Fashion Week operates is completely different from Ab Fab’s heyday. The once exclusive event is now open to bloggers and not a second goes by without seeing an iPhone in the air as something is Instagrammed or tweeted. We can’t wait to see how Patsy and Eddy have evolved with the changes.

We’ll be first in line to watch the new Ab Fab film and are already guessing which trends the hilarious duo will be donning. While you wait for the big premiere, enjoy some of the best highlights from the original series below.

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Jessie J Hangs with the Locals at Nova’s Red Room Global Tour In Sydney

Nova’s Red Room Global Tour concluded in Sydney last night as Adam Lambert and Jason Derulo took to the stage of Marquee nightclub at The Star. The entertainers performed for a few lucky fans, including 28 lucky competition winners who had followed the tour for the last eleven days throughout Dublin, London and Dubai.

Of course this was a great chance for our local talent to showcase some seriously fashionable looks, and we’ve rounded up some of our favourites from the red carpet below.

Jessie J Nova Red Room

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Jessie J rocked a wrap dress from Topshop paired with fishnet-esque boots by Jimmy Choo, a similar kind to those seen in Demi Lovato’s “Cool For The Summer” film clip. While we love these pieces individually, and give Jessie props for thinking outside the (shoe) box, this pairing is a little misleading. Is The Voice Australia judge heading out to da club or the hotel spa? Either way, count us in! (more…)

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Lisa Hyde’s The Bachelor S3, Ep 2 Low-Down: ‘As Women We Compare Ourselves to Other Women’

Lisa Hyde

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So, does it look like we have some sure front runners? Don’t be fooled, I can pretty much predict what is going to happen next and it’s not what you think. Kind of scary, really, but I did live in this mansion for three months.

Let’s talk first date and, may I add, first rose. Our gorgeous yoga-girl Sarah is definitely ruffling up a few feathers in the house. Sarah seems sweet, she has that girl-next-door look about her. I know firsthand when one girl gets more attention in the house, it’s a definite game-on feeling!

It’s obvious that the girls see Sarah as a threat, although, if history repeats itself, the first date doesn’t always get you the last. But, you never know, The Bachelor has already thrown us some twists and turns this year — first the white rose and now the ladies get to chose who goes on a single date next week, this just gets better and better. (more…)

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Watch: Jesinta Campbell Congratulates Adam Goodes with Heartfelt Speech

Jesinta Campbell at David Jones casting

Model Jesinta Campbell has proved once again that she’s so much more than just a pretty face, speaking up about the Adam Goodes controversy during Today‘s Mixed Grill segment this morning.

It has been revealed that the Indigenous Sydney Swans star is considering retirement, after being consistently booed on the AFL field.

This follows a war dance he performed publicly as a post-try celebration earlier this year, dividing the sports world as to whether or not the booing is motivated by racism.

“Booing is a public form of bullying, and Adam has come out and said that it is affecting to him so everyone needs to stop,” urged Jesinta. “It’s affecting his welfare, it’s affecting his family and his friends, and it needs to stop.”

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Freja Beha Erichsen Cradles a Cute Baby Lamb on WSJ’s Cover — While Wearing a Fur Coat (Forum Buzz)

WSJ. Magazine doesn’t get the recognition it truly deserves and, once again, the publication has churned out another striking cover. The magazine unveiled its September 2015 cover featuring Freja Beha Erichsen, photographed by Lachlan Bailey, in the great outdoors clutching a cute baby panda lamb (cue the awws). But sine the Danish model wears a thick fur coat from Louis Vuitton (styled by Ludivine Poiblanc), we declare a huge styling mishap that our forums cannot overlook.

“Lovely cover, how I love to see a model with an animal. Freja looks cute,” wrote burbuja8910 right away.

“Cute? Wearing a fur coat while cuddling a lamb is cute? LOL. A tad morbid to me. I enjoy furs so it’s not a matter of animal-activism. It’s just creepily inappropriate and insensitive of an image of a model cocooned in a huge fur coat while cuddling a live animal,” fired back Phuel.

Also not feeling the decision was orchidee: “Freja looks lovely, but I agree that there’s something super sinister about wearing a huge shearling coat while holding a lamb. ‘I’m wearing your mother and father right now. And you’re next!'”

In agreement was justaguy. “Sweet cover, but it is a bit strange with her wearing fur (even if it’s fake) and holding a baby lamb,” he noted.

HeatherAnne shed some light on the issue, writing, “I love it and think it makes for a stunning image. Fashion has always been provocative. I personally prefer this to the sexualization of young teens, or the culturally offensive stuff, the glamorization of hard drugs, etc. Though I can certainly understand, and respect, why others would be disturbed by it.”

Do you take offense? Join the conversation here.

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Carine Roitfeld Taps Katy Perry, Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey for Harper’s Bazaar’s ICONS Issue

Image Courtesy of Jean-Paul Goude/Harper's Bazaar; Andy Warhol Artwork, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image Courtesy of Jean-Paul Goude/Harper’s Bazaar; Andy Warhol Artwork, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Harper’s Bazaar just released cover images for its September ICONS issue, which features a gorgeous 17-page portfolio directed by global fashion director Carine Roitfeld. The issue will feature nine modern icons, including Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Chris Lee, Dakota Johnson, Jessica Chastain, Willow Smith and Lucky Blue Smith (the first male featured in one of Roitfeld’s quarterly global features). 

And just like every issue, there’s a fun twist. Photographed by legendary photographer Jean-Paul Goude, with creative direction by Stephen Gan, the celebrities, actors and musicians were actually styled and photographed as their own personal inspirational icons. From Marie Antoinette to Coco Chanel, this is one September issue you don’t want to miss out on. Goude is famous for his detailed shots that often blur boundaries between fantasy and reality, so expect an out of this world, fantasy-like photo spread. 

In the magazine feature, each modern-day icon was asked to speak on their inspiration. “An icon transcends time,” said Katy Perry when asked about Liz Taylor. “Liz was so fabulous and decadent and had a style that evolved with the years…and I’m sure I’ll be married just as many times!” To see some of the quotes and images, click through the slideshow below.

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