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Lorna Jane Petitions Government to Recognise Her Active Nation Day

Gym wear extraordinaire Lorna Jane has launched a petition, basically asking the government to encourage us to get off our asses and move, nourish, believe.

You might’ve heard of founder Lorna Jane Clarkson’s little brainchild Active Nation Day, created in 2012 “to inspire women, their families, communities, cities and the world to live a more Active Life”.

Well, Lorna really wants the Australian government to encourage recognition, support and community awareness of her special day, and so she has put forward a petition to the Senate which will eventually see the date on the Australian, and possibly international, calendar. (more…)

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Ellery Invited to Show On-Schedule for Paris Fashion Week

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Perth designer Kym Ellery has shown her signature billowing silhouettes during Paris Fashion Week for the past four seasons, but now she’s finally making her debut on the Chambre Syndicale’s official schedule.

WWD reports that 31-year-old Kym will showcase the Spring 2016 collection from her label, Ellery, on October 6 at 9.30 a.m., with the Paris venue still to be confirmed. “It feels a little surreal, but also like I’ve been given the green light to just go hard,” she told the publication.

Kym is the third Australian designer to show as part of Paris Fashion Week’s official schedule, following Collette Dinnigan and Martin Grant. 

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i-D Would Like You to Know It’s Always Been Committed to Diversity, Thank You Very Much

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More black women than usual have been featured on September magazine covers this year – and that’s a great thing. But one publication is taking issue over the media’s fawning about this fact. i-D published an essay by Steve Salter about the hub-bub over the September covers, mentioning that in the articles praising the month’s diversity, i-D‘s Willow Smith cover was referenced. While the shoutouts are nice and all, Salter takes issue with the magazine being lumped in with publications who don’t have the decorated history of regularly using people of color on its covers. 

“For me, in 2015, it’s both disheartening to see race referenced as a trend and linked so blatantly to commerce, especially when my own publication is thrown into the mix to support their arguments,” Salter writes. “I get it. The greater the volume of examples, the more powerful the argument. Right? No. Not if your argument strikes the very heart that pulses through the publication’s pages. Now, I could be deemed naive, biased even but by its very nature i-D has always pushed diversity and in every piece I’ve read, this has been grossly overlooked.”

Diversity Report: Fashion Magazine Covers Still Pretty White in 2014 ]

As we see time and time again, magazine covers overwhelmingly feature white women. Salter is correct in pointing our that i-D has a long tradition of using models from all kinds of racial backgrounds. Browsing through its cover archive shows exactly that. Sure, there are a ton of white models but there are also plenty black, brown and Asian people featured, and that’s something that should definitely be taken into account. As Salter put it, “For a feature to use your title to illustrate their argument and then shift the focus in a direction that it doesn’t fit, is irksome. Why not call out the titles who are actually guilty rather than whitewash i-D‘s past, present and future?”

[via i-D

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A New Peek at What’s to Come for Balmain x H&M

We’re pretty bummed that summer is coming to a close and our only consolation is that a lot of dope fall clothing is about to hit shelves. Folks are particularly amped about H&M’s forthcoming collaboration with Balmain. To announce the collaboration back in May, creative director Olivier Rousteing debuted two looks from the range at the Billboard Music Awards red carpet with the help of Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner. Now, ELLE UK has a preview of what’s to come in its October Issue which hit newsstands today. 

In an image posted to its Instagram page, we see a woman in what appears to be a black and white striped button-up with gold buttons and striped trousers.The look is completed with a black and deep green faux fur coat with leathery details and a tie belt. Inside the issue, the same woman rocks a bandeau top, slouchy pants, longline sleeveless blazer and strappy sandals with gold detail. But the most eye-catching look has to be a bright pink dress festooned with beads, sequins and shiny metallic quilting. Each look is very Balmain in its own way and reminds us of pieces we’ve seen on the proper Balmain runway.

Take a peek over at ELLE UK and get excited for the collection, which hits stores November 5.

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Catherine Deneuve Captivates on Purple Fashion’s Cinematic Fall Cover (Forum Buzz)

Purple Fashion hasn’t debuted a new issue since forever (at least it feels that way), but thankfully, the French biannual publication’s Fall 2015 installment is here for our pleasure. To our amazement and sheer delight, Catherine Deneuve is the magazine’s cover subject, photographed by Juergen Teller as she took a stroll through a field wearing Louis Vuitton and looking far younger than her 71 years of age. In the cinematic shot, Catherine takes us back to those iconic films of hers like Belle de Jour and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, making us head over heels for the arresting image.

Purple Fashion #24 Fall 2015 Catherine Deneuve by Juergen Teller

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Forum members began to descend on the thread right away and were in complete awe. “Oh that is so lovely! Looks like a magazine straight out of the late 60s … adore,” raved Tinsley V.

“I love this! Catherine Deneuve always looks amazing and classy,” admired Zelda Zonk.

Flashback: Vogue Paris December 2003/January 2004 with Catherine Deneuve by Mario Testino ]

TREVOFASHIONISTO was quick to show the cover some love, too, crediting it as the “best Fall cover IMO. It looks like a movie still” with DutchHomme adding, “this is probably my favorite 2015 cover!”

“It is a very strong and beautiful image that instantly conjures up her film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. But, it’s also very spring-ish in its mood,” favored Phuel.

Also feeling nostalgic was Wolkfolk: “Don’t know why but it reminds me of Belle de Jour. Really gorgeous and captivating cover.”

[ September Issues: All the Covers We Loved and Hated ]

We’ve clearly been won over this time. “Amazing cover and as usual, looks like there’s gonna be great content. I think Purple‘s the only mag I’ve always bought since its birth,” said mistress_f, who was a clear supporter.

“I can’t help but love this magazine. Cool cover,” shared a satisfied gossiping.

Await the content and join the conversation here.

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Of Course Rihanna Looks Perfect in Dior Magazine

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Image: Dior

Rihanna made history as Dior’s first black campaign star and it seems the label can’t get enough of her. The pop songstress is featured in a spread in the latest issue of Dior magazine and to say the bad gal looks stunning would be, as it always is, a gross understatement.

Craig McDean shot the Dior-swaddled Bajan beauty for the issue, in which we see Riri in a sultry mesh dress, jackets and booties with a perspex heel. In other snaps, the singer dons a geometric-print bodysuit and a mean pair of shades as she poses by a clear plastic chair. Of course, Rihanna could not help but share several snaps from the shoot on her Instagram page for the world to see and we just want to take the time out to thank princess Ri for blessing us with her glory on our timelines.

Peep the images in the slideshow below. (more…)

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