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Mick Fanning is ELLE Australia’s First-Ever Male Cover Star

Mick Fanning and Jessica Hart Cover ELLE Australia November 2015

Photo: ELLE Australia

Front covers of major fashion mags are usually reserved for celebs or in-demand models kicking serious goals, but ELLE Australia has made some space for professional surfer and all-round badass Mick Fanning for its November 2015 issue.

Taking out the crown for the publication’s first-ever male cover star, Mick poses alongside gap-toothed beauty Jessica Hart for the shot. Heck, he even cops a feel to the ol’ chest from the Victoria’s Secret model, making the prize all the sweeter.

A video of Mick dodging death went viral earlier this year (below), with the Aussie sports star punching an oncoming shark trying to attack him at the final of the J-Bay World Surf League event in South Africa. He was already a hero (and yes, a bit of a babe) in everyone’s eyes, but the dangerous situation and act of courage only reaffirmed previous opinions of him. (more…)

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Is Sam Frost Moving Onto Breakfast Radio With Rove McManus?

The Bachelorette Sam Frsot

Photo: Channel 10

She’s hot off the heels of finding love as Australia’s first ever The Bachelorette, but Sam Frost is already rumoured to have secured a spot with Rove McManus on 2Day FM’s new breakfast show. 

While a number of other names like Carrie Bickmore and Emma Freedman have been thrown around as potential co-hosts, entertainment commentator Peter Ford assured 3AW listeners that Sam has landed the gig.

“Sam Frost has not only scored herself a bloke but she’s scored herself a radio gig,” he said. “She’s going to be Rove McManus’s new co-host on his Sydney breakfast radio show which begins next week.” (more…)

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Mary Katrantzou Gets Sued for Copyright Infringement

Mary Katrantzou Lawsuit

Courtesy: The Fashion Law

Mary Katrantzou, the British designer praised for her inventive digital prints, once said of fast fashion imitators, “You can’t take it personally; everyone is being copied, and I don’t have the budget to sue.”

It’s ironic that she now finds herself on the receiving end of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Myoung Ho Lee, a Korean photographer. Lee claims that Katrantzou used his “Tree…#3” image, previously featured in The New York Times T Magazine and The Telegraph, without authorization. His complaint, filed in the California District Court, cites Katrantzou’s “T for Tree” T-shirt, which retails for $520 on her e-commerce site, as the offending garment.

The case will more than likely settle out of court but it does raise questions about creative license and intellectual property in the digital age. Since information is so readily available, are we to assume Katrantzou’s team came across Lee’s image on social media or in the press? And if an image varies slightly, as is the case with Katrantzou’s “T for Tree” shirt, does it still constitute copyright infringement? It will be interesting to see how the case unfolds.

[via The Fashion Law]

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Starbucks Debuts the ‘Bloody’ Frappula Frappuccino Just in Time for Halloween

Starbucks Frappula Frappuccino

Courtesy: Starbucks

While we’re busy creating hair colors inspired by Starbucks’ beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, the coffee house is debuting a spooky new flavor in honor of Halloween. Meet the aptly named Frappula Frappuccino, which is essentially a horror movie in a cup.

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To create the limited-edition Frappula, white chocolate mocha frappe is layered on top of a blend of whipped cream and mocha sauce. Raspberry syrup is drizzled to resemble, well, blood and the whole concoction gets topped with whipped cream. Try drinking this bloody beverage and not looking like a vampire.

The fang-tastic drink is only available until October 31, so hurry! P.S. if you find yourself craving a taste of blood (aka raspberry syrup) later, you can always custom order it.

[via Cosmopolitan]

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Kate Moss and Poppy Delevingne Design Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Charity

Kate Moss Christmas Sweater Save The Children Matches Fashion

Credit: Mary McCartney

The next time you have to throw on an ugly Christmas sweater for your co-worker’s dreaded holiday party, at least you can do it for a good cause. Matches Fashion teamed up with Save The Children to bring you five Christmas sweaters that give back. Designed by five top model and designer teams — Kate Moss and Bella Freud, Poppy Delevingne and Christopher Kane, Giles Deacon and Erin O’Connor, Henry Holland and Dree Hemingway, Charlotte Olympia and Karen Elson — the sweaters cost $561 each with all the proceeds going to Save The Children. The organization will use funds to bring relief to child poverty worldwide and to support its Child Refugee Crisis Appeal program. (more…)

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This Mashup of Adele and Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’ Songs Will Make Your Monday

It’s hard to listen to Adele’s new song “Hello” without texting your ex, sobbing into your pillow and recalling Lionel Richie’s famous song of the same name. Richie got wind of the comparisons and posted a side-by-side collage of him and Adele on their phones with the caption “HELLO @adele is it me you’re looking for… #hello.”

 

HELLO @adele is it me you’re looking for… #hello

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Epic! He followed up with a short clip of both music videos mashed up into one epic phone call. Whoever created this video is a genius (seriously, we can’t stop watching).  (more…)