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Drew Barrymore and InStyle’s New Redesign Leave Us Disappointed (Forum Buzz)

Are we about to see a whole lotta change on the November covers? InStyle certainly decided to switch things up this month, shying away from its signature white background and opting to select a shot of Drew Barrymore posing before a baby pink backdrop. Also gone is the magazine’s signature block masthead (à la Taylor Swift’s cover back in 2014 that we detested). Photographed by Jan Welters and styled by Melissa Rubini, Drew wears a Valentino dress, but lets her gorgeously styled hair do the talking in the cover image.

US InStyle November 2015 Drew Barrymore by Jan Welters

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

Our forum members weren’t a happy bunch. “Oh no,” cried jal718 the moment the cover dropped, expressing his horror with a simple comment.

“I’m definitely not liking the pink background…I liked the white background they always had,” stated a disapproving Handbag Queen soon after.

Echoing the underwhelming sentiments was Benn98, “Eek, I don’t like it. The pink backdrop doesn’t work for them and the layout looks like one of their spin-off titles. I like Drew but I don’t understand why she got this. I recall reading somewhere that she amassed the most fashion covers during the 00-10 actress craze, even more than Nicole [Kidman], Renée [Zellweger], Gwyneth [Paltrow] etc.”

“Why did they use this layout again???” asked a dumbfounded GlamorousBoy.

While InStyle‘s November cover may be a little tiresome, the content is sure to stimulate some interest, featuring the likes of Naomi Campbell, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane and Elle Fanning. Check out the content and reignite discussion here. Make InStyle your weekend read; it’s on newsstands now.

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Tommy Hilfiger’s 90s-Inspired Capsule Collection Will Give You All the Nostalgic Feels

Tommy Hilfiger My Theresa

Way before Gigi Hadid stormed the catwalk in a teeny weeny Tommy Hilfiger bikini, the brand’s sexiest pieces were logo-banded boxers, baggy jeans and bandeau tops. It was the 90s and the late R&B singer and style icon Aaliyah had just ushered in the era of the Tommy Hilfiger tomboy.

Those golden years are back with a vengeance lately (see: the Cruel Intentions TV series and Backstreet Boys/Spice Girls rumored world tour) and Tommy’s getting in on the fun with a vintage-inspired capsule collection for Mytheresa.com. (more…)

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Perry Ellis President Sued for Demanding “No Blacks in My Ads”

Perry Ellis Fall 2015 Mens Runway Show

Perry Ellis Fall 2015 Mens Runway Show; image: Imaxtree

The lack of diversity in advertising is an enduring problem in the fashion industry. Of the 460 fashion print ads for Fall 2015, 84.7% of models cast were white and only 4.4% were black, according to our recent diversity report. These alarming stats are often explained away with weightless claims that a designer wants a “uniform look” or doesn’t have enough models of color to choose from. For Perry Ellis, the motive behind whitewashed ads is pure racism, according to the brand’s head of sales.

Joseph Cook, a senior executive at Perry Ellis for three years, is suing the company for both racist and anti-gay discrimination, specifically calling out the company’s future CEO, Oscar Feldenkreis, the son of Perry Ellis International founder George. Cook, who reveals that he is gay in the lawsuit, alleges that Feldenkreis specifically requested “no blacks” or “anyone who looked too gay” in Perry Ellis ads, and the discrimination didn’t stop there. The lawsuit claims Perry Ellis implements a classification system in which skin color is ranked by numbers. Feldenkreis is reportedly so comfortable spewing hate speech that he suggested Cook tell officials “you hate n—ers and f-gs” to avoid jury duty. Cook believes Feldenkreis’ tactics go unchecked because of “dominant family control” of the business as his sister and daughter are both directors at the brand.

A lawyer for Perry Ellis released a statement refuting these allegations, saying, “Perry Ellis is a company that promotes equal opportunity and a positive working environment. The company is proud of the fact that it is probably one of the most diverse companies in the apparel business following its multicultural roots, stemming from Puerto Rico and Cuba. Perry Ellis categorically denies any allegations to the contrary. The claims that have been asserted will be vigorously defended against.”

It’s harrowing to think that these discriminatory practices may go on behind the scenes at fashion brands, but it also helps to explain why diversity fails to increase significantly season after season. In order to see diversity in a brand’s ads, we must first tackle the company culture that allows bigotry to foster in the first place.

[via Fashionista]

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner Create Capsule Collection for Forever New

Photo: WENN

Photo: WENN

Kendall and Kylie Jenner really are becoming the kweens of kollaborations, with Forever New announcing that the sisters have created a kapsule kollection with the chain retailer.

Designed by the reality stars, the limited-edition collection will comprise of 19 directional party looks which stay true to Forever New’s soft and feminine tailoring.

Available in Australia, online and internationally, the range sticks to a modern palette of muted blush, black and white, accented with a signature leopard-inspired print, across a mix of separates, playsuits and structured dresses. (more…)

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Robyn Lawley Reveals Stretch Marks In Empowering Post: ‘F**k Them, Who Cares, Be You, Be Loud, Be Proud’

 

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Robyn Lawley has once again proven that she’s a friggin’ great person, revealing her post-baby stretch marks in an empowering social media post.

Posing in front of the mirror with just her underwear on, the Aussie model showcases the stretch marks across her lower abdomen, saying, “They are some bad ass #tigerstripes. And I earned them.”

The post follows a year-old article which Robyn believes was manipulated, reading, “Robyn considers abortion to avoid stretch marks.” (more…)

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Sam Frost ‘Gutted’ Over Daily Mail’s Spoiler, Channel 10 Takes Legal Action

Sam Frost and Sasha

Photo: Channel 10

The Bachelorette fans absolutely lost it last night when Daily Mail Australia published photos of Sam Frost and winner Sasha Mielczarek just hours before the show’s finale. 

The photos of Sam and Sasha cuddling by the window at Sydney’s Darling Hotel were published on the Daily Mail Australia website just after 5 p.m. yesterday, spoiling the ending for viewers who had waited five weeks for the results.

News.com.au reports that Channel 10 quickly filed an injunction in the Supreme Court of New South Wales to have the photos and subsequent article removed from Daily Mail Australia‘s social channels and website. (more…)