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The First ‘Empire’ Collection Is Here, Thanks to Hood By Air

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Our transformation to Empire‘s Cookie Lyon is almost complete. We’re already painting our nails with polish inspired by the Lyon family matriarch and now thanks to Hood by Air, we can pay homage to her with our clothing too.

The fashion brand collaborated with Empire on a new collection that ranges from dresses to champagne glasses and keychains. It brilliantly features popular quotes front the show like Cookie’s famous line “I want what’s mine.”

Like Deborah Lippman (and the rest of the world), Hood by Air’s creative director, Shayne Oliver, is obsessed with Mrs. Lyon: “For me, it’s all about Cookie,” he said. “Since the first episode, Wednesday nights have become a tradition for my friends and I. We know every look, scene and catchphrase by heart. When putting this collection together I wanted to shine a spotlight on the characters we loved (and hated) most as well as the moments immortalized in memes that keep us cracking up all day!”

The line retails for $15-$300 and is available for pre-order here.


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Daisy Ridley Is a Force to Be Reckoned with on ELLE’s December Cover (Forum Buzz)

Aside from Vanity Fair‘s June cover, we surprisingly haven’t seen the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the major fashion monthlies. Considered to be the most anticipated blockbuster of 2015, ELLE just tapped one of the movie’s stars for its December 2015 issue. Daisy Ridley makes her debut on the magazine’s latest offering wearing Giorgio Armani, shot by Mark Seliger. The English-born actress smizes down the lens, complete with some dramatic styling.

US Elle December 2015 : Daisy Ridley by Mark Seliger


Members of our forums were quick to start a debate. “Everything looks so cheap. She’s such a beautiful girl and shines in every single one of the Star Wars trailers but here she looks awfully plain. The forced styling doesn’t help,” complained Wolkfolk

“I thought Flare Canada has folded? The hairline & hair… no. The eye makeup… no. That shot… no. That layout… no. Who still adds a shadow over their masthead? Wasn’t that a thing we abandoned since 2005?” slammed MON, unwilling to hold back against the cover.

Luxx wasn’t impressed either, writing, “Where is Gilles Bensimon when the world needs him most?” suggesting Seliger’s photography wasn’t up to scratch.

“I’m not fond of the styling at all, but I completely welcome the sight of someone so new on the cover of a fashion magazine,” voiced tigerrogue, just as things started to shape up for the better.

The cover was a clear winner with RanThe: “I absolutely love the cover! It’s fresh and new and I’m glad Daisy is getting the cover treatment and I’m glad she chose ELLE. Because ELLE has not been that great this year terms of cover choices and images, but nice to leave the best for December!”

Check it out and don’t forget to share your opinion here.

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WATCH: Victoria’s Secret Model Magdalena Frackowiak Shut Down Reporter for ‘Stupid’ Question


Magdalena Frackowiak

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When model Magdalena Frackowiak was questioned about her eating habits backstage at the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Tuesday, she suitably ripped the reporter into metaphorical shreds for doing so.

When the TMZ reporter asked the Polish beauty, “What are you most excited about eating after the show?”, she didn’t want any part of it. “This is stupid. Ask more smart questions,” she demanded, with soaring levels of commendable sass.

“You make me look like an idiot. It seems like I’m starving myself and I can’t wait for the show to end to eat,” she continued. The interviewer tried shamelessly to save himself, repetitively saying “No, no no”, but the damage was already done. (more…)

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Aussie Fashion Muse Yasmin Sewell Named Fashion Director of Style.Com


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Following’s closure two months ago, Australian fashion muse and leader on the street style frontier Yasmin Sewell has been named fashion director of the website. That’s right, you can stop pondering on’s return because it’s coming back with a bang next year under the helm of Yasmin’s style know-how.

The site, which acted as a viable online resource for fashion, beauty and lifestyle for over fifteen years, is introducing a new commerce-focused version of the website, scheduled to launch in 2016. According to The Cut, this will roll out in the UK, followed by the US. (more…)

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Bridget Malcolm Makes Her Victoria’s Secret Runway Debut

Bridget Malcolm walks the Victoria's Secret runway

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Aussie girl Bridget Malcolm has made her Victoria’s Secret runway debut in New York City on Tuesday, slaying in a biker-inspired ensemble including tie-up leather shorts, studded fingerless gloves, ankle boots, a patched vest and choker. 

It’s a classic case of good girl gone bad and homegirl was rocking them badass vibes as Selena Gomez performed alongside her strut. It’s a shame she couldn’t contribute a fierce smize to the rough get-up, but as she said in a recent Mornings interview, “You get to go out there and smile which you never get to do on a runway.” She did rep the devil horns hand gesture at the end of the runway, though, so not all is lost.

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WATCH: Ruby Rose Breaks Down During Woman of the Year Acceptance Speech

Ruby Rose was back on her home turf for GQ Australia‘s Men of the Year Awards last night, taking home the Woman of the Year title with a heartwarming speech so raw, honest and heartbreaking that the actress was in tears saying it.

After expressing how lucky she feels to be able to be her true self and be celebrated for it, Ruby took a moment to acknowledge those who have supported her along the way, including her friend Courtney. “I had to lie and tell her it wasn’t a black tie event or she wouldn’t come and I want to give this award to her,” Ruby explained.

“Her mum recently passed away of brain cancer, and for a year she was in the same hospital bed and Courtney was by her side, and that to me is a strong woman. Never did she say, ‘Why me?’ Never did she complain. And, literally, she was my rock throughout this past year and I just want to say to Kerri and to Courtney, thanks,” she continued.


Last night was a very special night and one i wont forget. My old friend here took home GQ Woman of the Year. Firstly she deserves it for her talent, her dedication and her attitude. In her acceptance speech, given to a room full of influential and dynamic people across sports, fashion and the arts, Ruby thanked little old me, dedicated the award to my Mum and with a heart full of emotion and love told me and the room and most importantly MY HERO, MY MUM, that she was an inspiration to her. That she gave her so much in this last year. I have never been so proud of my friend. When I hugged her at the after party and told her how incredibly special i felt, she graciously told me that it was something she had really wanted to do, she said “you have so many memories of your mum before she passed and a lot of them were ill memories, now you have something really positive and uplifting to remember her by now that she has gone. This award is for her, for you and this night will always remind you of that.” WOW. I have watched her grow into the most marvelous woman. Aside from the glitz and the glamour, what she did last night for me, for my family is the real reason Ruby Rose is a star. I came home, clutching the GQ award and sat on the end of my Dad’s bed. Watching his eyes light up and the tears of joy remembering what a great and celebrated woman my Mum was made me incredibly proud. Rubes, i am humbled to be your friend. I am humbled to have touched your heart, like you have touched mine. What a beautiful night. I love ya. @rubyrose @phoebe @bananastark #gqmoty #gqaustralia #rubyrose #thankyou #love #surreal #whatanight #shedidnttellmethedresscode

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Courtney revealed that Ruby shared some more heartfelt words with her at the after-party. “She said, ‘You have so many memories of your mum before she passed and a lot of them were ill memories, now you have something really positive and uplifting to remember her by now that she has gone. This award is for her, for you and this night will always remind you of that’.”

For anyone who’s ever looked after a loved one as they slowly declined, you’ll know how special and meaningful those words are.