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Disabled Woman Recreates Kylie Jenner’s Controversial Wheelchair Shot

Image: Interview Magazine

Image: Interview Magazine

Kylie Jenner’s controversial wheelchair shot for Interview hasn’t quickly been forgotten like other Kardashian-Jenner news, with many still up in arms and banding together over the editorial’s ableism, that is discrimination in favour of able-bodied people.

Erin Tatum, who lives with cerebral palsy, is one woman showcasing how appropriated images like Kylie’s can take their toll on the disabled community, sharing a now-viral image of herself in a wheelchair, dressed like Kylie for maximum effect. 

“I tried my best to create a more authentic version of Kylie Jenner’s Interview cover, given that I’m, you know, actually disabled and a real life wheelchair user,” Erin wrote on the Tumblr post which has now amassed over 120,000 notes. (more…)

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Viola Davis Is All Smiles on InStyle’s Refreshing January Cover (Forum Buzz)

Over the past two months, InStyle‘s redesign has been a major topic of discussion and it seems as though we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of it in 2016. But seriously, who cares about layout when InStyle treats us to a cover subject like Viola Davis? Those are exactly our sentiments as the American title’s January cover surfaced and found itself wrapped in praise the moment it dropped. Photographed by Jan Welters, the 50-year-old actress flashes a warm and friendly smile on the cover wearing a delicate gray sequined dress from Lanvin, which has us jumping for joy.

US InStyle January 2016 Viola Davis by Jan Welters

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

Members of our forums embraced the cover immediately. “Really nice! Love the real SMILE, all the purple and untouched skin!” t-rex praised.

“Viola! She looks stunning,” added a delighted Wolkfolk. (more…)

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Watch: The Lipstick Hack Karlie Kloss and Beyonce Swear By

Karlie Kloss is not your average beauty vlogger. Her first video tutorial enlists makeup artist extraordinaire Sir John, famous for his work with Queen Beyoncé. Together, the BFFs who met backstage at Dior in Paris swap beauty secrets and recreate Karlie’s Met Gala makeup. In the six-minute video, Sir John walks us through Karlie’s gunmetal smoky eye, cat-eye liner, contouring and strobing for the perfect holiday look.

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The L’Oreal Paris ambassador shares genius makeup tips like using a pencil and powder to fill in brows so they don’t fade. He even imparts beauty advice Beyoncé gave him: to tap lipstick on your bottom lip and do a ‘fish mouth’ to layer on the pigment. Genius! Karlie is obviously the perfect subject, and watching their camaraderie makes us love her even more. No wonder she’s Taylor Swift’s BFF. Catch the clip above.

[via Glamour]

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Natasha Poly and Liu Wen Are Joined by Mariacarla Boscono in La Perla’s Recycled Spring 2016 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Ever since Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott started photographing La Perla‘s advertising campaigns back in Spring 2014, our forums have been aware of the fact that the images tend to look exactly the same and blend from season to season. The luxurious lingerie brand does, however, switch up the casting ever so slightly each time around and for Spring 2016, it ushers in Italian beauty Mariacarla Boscono. Natasha Poly and Liu Wen both make a welcome return, but we’re tired of the recycled and overused concept.

La Perla S/S 2016 : Natasha, Mariacarla, Liu & Wouter by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: LAPERLA.COM

“Stunning cast. Natasha’s shot [above] is my fave so far,” raved simon the moment the campaign dropped, setting us off on a high note.

“It’s becoming more of the same. Even the cast bores me to tears,” ranted anlabe32, suddenly changing the dynamic of the thread. (more…)

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Did Cara Delevingne Rip Off This Feminist Sweatshirt?

Cara Delevingne’s outspoken demeanor is as famous as her brows. So fans didn’t think much of an Instagram post featuring Delevingne and friend Adwoa Aboah in sweatshirts bearing the slogan “The Future is Female.” But when Delevingne announced she’d be selling the sweatshirts on Represent with proceeds benefitting UN’s Girl Up campaign, controversy ensued.

Otherwild, a clothing line out of California, accused the model of knocking off its T-shirts and encouraged fans to call her out in the comments. Cara defended her design saying Otherwild didn’t create the slogan, a claim that’s technically true. Its design, like Cara’s, is inspired by Alix Dobkin’s shirt in Lisa Cowan’s famous 1975 photograph. However, Otherwild does have a case against Delevingne. As the owner of the LA-based brand told Jezebel, “The slogan’s origination is from Jane Lurie’s and Marizel Rios’ Labyris Books (1972) and Cowan’s image of Alix Dobkin was used with permission. Otherwild’s reissue and redesign of the slogan is protected under copyright law, which mandates that any reproduction of an existing known public work must be altered at least 20% from the original.”

To her credit, Delevingne realized the error of her ways and thanks the Otherwild brand in her caption. Perhaps they’ve inadvertently found a new spokesperson for their “Future is Female” shirts.

[via Grazia Daily]

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Tessa James Embraces Change In Stunning New Editorial

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Only a few months since her last round of chemo, cancer survivor and 24-year-old actress Tessa James is championing her new look and attitude towards life in a stunning editorial for GRITTYpretty‘s Summer 2016 issue.

Donning simplistic, monochromatic pieces by the likes of Céline and Acler, plus a splash of colour courtesy of a fringed Albus Lumen scarf, Tessa tells the beauty publication how she is embracing her new appearance after losing hair during treatment.

“I actually love how I look completely different. I feel beautiful, which I haven’t felt in a really long time and I definitely feel more confident in my skin than ever before,” the former-blonde tells GRITTYpretty about being in front of the camera.  (more…)