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Eyeball Tattooing Gets the Nod in NSW Although the Opposition Want It Banned

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Remember that kind of frightening Eyeball Tattooing trend we reported on a while back? Well it seems that the controversial procedure has just been regulated in NSW, following a raft of health amendments enacted last Friday.

Declaring that “eyeball tattooing, tongue piercing and tongue tattooing are skin penetration procedures”, the amendments have drawn criticism from the Opposition who want to see the practice banned.

Involving injecting the whites of the eyes, or sclera, with coloured dye or dyes, many are concerned about the long term effects of the relatively new procedure. There have been cases of blindness already, however many eye surgeons also suggest the practice could have carcinogenic effects. (more…)

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Can Christy Turlington Burns Revive the John Galliano Label? (Forum Buzz)

We’re all for seeing a timeless fashion image with a model’s natural beauty shining through and that’s exactly what John Galliano‘s Spring 2016 campaign delivers. Ushering in a whole new concept designed by Creative Director Bill Gaytten in collaboration with Art Director Atelier Franck Durand, the campaign was sure to generate buzz. The ever-radiant Christy Turlington Burns was photographed wearing a draped white silk georgette top and matching white trousers by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin before a simplistic backdrop, proving less is always more. Yet our forums couldn’t help but ask: Does a simple portrait complement Galliano’s fashion-forward label? 

John Galliano S/S 2016 : Christy Turlington by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin


Members of our forums were left divided once the campaign broke. “Looks like it did get a revival! Great shot of Christy!!” applauded justaguy.

“Wow. They have my vote now,” added an equally impressed narcyza. (more…)

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This Model Had the Most Dignified Response to Racists Criticizing Her Lips on Instagram


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MAC Cosmetics posted a beautiful image of Ugandan model Aamito Lagum’s lips and was met with a slew of racist comments. Instagram users described her facial features using racial slurs and some even compared her to an animal. Apparently, the same full lips that Kylie Jenner pays for — and is praised for — aren’t attractive on women of color.

To her credit, Lagum was graceful and dignified in the face of racist trolls. The America’s Next Top Model champ, who also walked in Yeezy Season 3, responded by encouraging self-love:  (more…)

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Kylie Minogue Is Engaged to British Actor Joshua Sasse, and His Magnificent Beard

Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue has fans spinning around, after announcing her engagement to British actor Joshua Sasse in the most adorably understated way. After six months of going steady, Kyles and her superbly bearded boyfy announced their plans to tie the knot by placing a very tradish notice in the UK’s Daily Telegraph:

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Covering the pair’s engagement, the Telegraph was quick to point out the almost two-decade age gap between the 47-year-old popstar and her 28-year-old beau, describing Kylie as “[a] forty-something Australian pop princess with a string of celebrity exes”, including Neighbours co-star Jason Donovan and deceased INXS legend Michael Hutchence. (more…)

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Marc Jacobs Models Risked Their Lives in Towering High Heels


@ladygaga traded in the red carpet for the runway at @marcjacobs’s fall 2016 show.

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Already one of the most celebrated designers at New York Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs now has the distinction of sending the highest heels down the runway. Ever. For his Fall 2016 show, models graced the catwalk in vertiginous platforms at least three stories high.

Despite walking in stilts, the cast, which included Lady Gaga and Kendall Jenner, managed to walk in their stilts, ahem, shoes without falling. A true Fashion Week feat. Thankfully, Jacobs let them practice before the show began. Not sure how long it would take to master walking on top of cinder blocks, but I digress.

[ How to Walk in Heels Like a Supermodel ] (more…)

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Andreja Pejic’s First Cover Appearance as a Women Is Here, Thanks to Marie Claire Spain

Marie Claire Spain March 2016 : Andreja Pejic by Pablo Zamora


Our favorite Spanish fashion glossies are killing it this month, with Vogue Spain serving up a breathtaking cover and now Marie Claire Spain knocks it out the park with its latest unveiling. The magazine’s annual Grand Prix awards took place back in November, which saw transgender model  Andreja Pejic take home the trophy for model of the year. On top of breaking barriers and doing the LGBTQ community proud, Marie Claire just handed Andreja the March cover in true celebratory fashion.

After undergoing gender reassignment surgery in 2014, the Australian beauty reappeared on the fashion scene walking the runway for Giles Deacon’s Fall 2015 show at London Fashion Week. Shortly after, the Australian beauty became the first transgender model to appear inside the page of American Vogue and landed a cosmetic contract with Make Up For Ever, which has just been renewed for a second year. Marie Claire‘s latest marks a momentous occasion as Andreja’s first fashion cover as a woman. Photographed by Pablo Zamora, Andreja looks effortless and at ease, working a Versace number selected by Jennifer Bauser.

Here’s to many more covers for Andreja in 2016!