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Mert and Marcus’ Secret Project for DSECTION Magazine Is Out! (Forum Buzz)

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have been teasing us for weeks via Instagram about their “upcoming secret project” for an undisclosed publication. Rumors began to swirl on our forums that the shoot was for French Vogue until DSECTION magazine unveiled its fourth anniversary issue using the highly-anticipated shoot. We half expected multi-covers, but the title opted for just one featuring the photographic duo lounging around with Anna Ewers, Natasha Poly, Malgosia Bela, Saskia de Brauw and Irina Shayk.

DSection Fall 2015 by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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Yet DSECTION may just as well have given us a blank page to save the publication from embarrassment (including the awkward misspelling of Saskia’s name). “I don’t like the background. The casting is great though, Malgosia looks splendid. Could have done without Mert and Marcus though. But I hate that they wrote SaskYa on the cover,” pointed out anlabe32.

“Terrible. What makes Mert & Marcus think they deserve to be on a magazine cover?” asked arlekindearrabal.

“They all shot separate or what??? This looks so trashy and baaaaaaaaaaad,” thatsfierce slammed.

Sharing the same sentiments was kokobombon: “Were they on the shoot together? Everyone seems copied/pasted on top of each other, it’s a mess of limbs… don’t like this one bit.”

Creative agreed, commenting, “Beyond cheap. They really look copied-pasted. There’s nothing hot or interesting about it. M&M are both desperate fame-lovers. They love to be in front of the lens.”

“This is so badly photographed! I’d be embarrassed if I was them! Mert and Marcus need to realize that they aren’t models. Their pose is so fake. Was it the secret project? Because it is bad!” echoed a disapproving Aizanara.

“This is the secret project they kept hyping up? It’s terrible,” condemned JessRubik.

Await the content of DSECTION‘s Fall 2015 issue and drop us a comment here.

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We’re Giving Away a $300 Jewelry Shopping Spree from Rue Gembon!

Rue Gembon giveaway

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Everyone deserves a nice, free treat every once in a while — and we’re here to give you one. We’ve teamed up with jewelry label Rue Gembon to bring you an awesome giveaway to help upgrade your fall accessories game. We’re giving away a $300 shopping spree where you get to choose from a huge variety of on-trend jewelry at ruegembon.com. From delicate, layerable charm necklaces to cute ring sets, Rue Gembon has all the jewelry you need to add a bit of flair to your look, whether you’re going to work or hitting the clubs. 

Entering is a breeze. Just head over to our Facebook page for your chance to win. You’ve got two weeks to enter and the winner will be announced October 8.

So what are you waiting for?

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Goop Has Some Tips for Stephen Colbert’s Lifestyle Brand

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop site get made fun of a ton. By now, the actress turned lifestyle guru is used to it – and she knows how to take a joke. Last week, Stephen Colbert spoofed the celebrity lifestyle brand trend in a hilarious spot on the The Late Show with his mock brand “Covetton House,” which sells extremely expensive artisanal, reclaimed and locally-sourced goods, sometimes crafted by actual bisons. Yeah, it was predictably funny and spot-on. But Paltrow and her team got jokes too.

In honor of Covetton and Snoop Dogg’s marijuana-based lifestyle site, Goop put together a little post to help the fellas launch their own brands: 6 Fail-Proof Tips For Launching a Men’s Lifestyle Site. Amongst their list of suggestions is get in shape (appearance is everything), learn how to effectively tell people what to do and, most importantly, pretend like you actually use the expensive stuff you’re selling. “You need to get out there and quickly establish that you don’t use run-of-the-mill appliances—at least in public. For example, our readers think the best green juice comes from gold-plated juicers; likewise, you want your readers to believe you actually have the one ring to rule them all. Not the one from Etsy. The one from Middle Earth.”

Sounds like pretty sound advice to us!

[h/t E! via Goop]

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Kendall, Gigi and Jourdan Come Together for the Balmain x H&M Campaign (Forum Buzz)

You’ve probably already seen what is to be expected from the Balmain x H&M collection after checking out the previews inside our thread and now the campaign for the highly-anticipated line has just dropped. Echoing the feel of Balmain‘s Fall 2015 campaign, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner make an appearance, modeling Olivier Rousteing‘s designs and posing alongside ‘real model’ Jourdan Dunn and two male models. Shot by Mario Sorrenti, the group showcase various tailored and heavily-embellished pieces, appearing as though they’re heading off to an exclusive party in the city via the subway — as you do.

Balmain x H&M Campaign by Mario Sorrenti

IMAGE: DIGITAL EDITION OF UK GQ STYLE

“Here we go again, ‘legend’ Kendall got slayed HARD by a real model as usual,” laughed GreyVetiver the moment the campaign broke.

“I’m so mad they pushed an established model like Jourdan to the back. They better have more shots ready!” demanded an unimpressed SpeakThatJDunn.

Also quick to rant about the shot was Aizanara: “Jourdan is the only girl delivering here! And why did they Photoshop Kendall’s face so hard? We all know she doesn’t have cheekbones like that! Jourdan doesn’t belong with these girls, it should have been her and the guys.”

Steddycam91 noticed some airbrushing too, adding, “What the hell is going on with Gigi in that shot? Her open-mouthed expression comes across as more jarring than usual, plus the Photoshopped cheekbone definition on only one side of her face. Yikes.”

“Even being half covered and all the way in the back there, Jourdan steals the shot,” said mathiaskatz.

“A round-up of the most insufferable girls in the industry right now. The shot is obviously new, but it looks like a outtake from one of the mainline campaigns,” Benn98 pointed out.

Excited for the launch on November 5? Drop us a comment here.

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Kanye West Says America Needs a Creative Person (Like Him) in the White House

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Kanye West is serious about running for president, you guys. The rapper dropped a bomb on us during this year’s VMAs when he announced that he was planning to run for president in 2020. Most people’s reactions were along the lines of “why not?” After all, if Donald Trump is leading in the polls for the Republican party with his ridiculous, xenophobic platform, a Yeezy candidacy doesn’t at all seem too farfetched.

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But Kanye didn’t make the announcement just to stir the pot. In an interview with Vanity Fair, he admits he’s really trying to lead our country. “I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t like, Oh, let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do,” he said. Hey guys, a lot can happen in five years.  (more…)

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Miranda Kerr Rocks Two Outfits for Just One Fashion Show in Milan

Miranda Kerr at Milan Fashion Week

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We get that Miranda Kerr is one very important supermodel, but we’re not entirely sure why she decided on two (very different, mind you) outfit changes for the La Koriador show during Milan Fashion Week on September 24.

Miranda stepped out of her transport in her first outfit, a strapless white dress with see-through lace panelling across the midsection and down the legs, but she didn’t wear it for long. (more…)

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