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Of Course Vivienne Westwood’s Spring Show Was an Actual Protest

Vivienne Westwood Spring 2016 Protest

Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring 2016 Show. Image: Imaxtree

To say Dame Vivienne Westwood is politically active would be a gross understatement – not just any woman would ride a tank to the Prime Minister’s residence to protest fracking. It’s clear that Westwood is a woman dedicated to changing the world and her zeal carries over into her work as a designer. At her Spring 2016 Red Label runway show, Westwood had a troupe of models holding picket signs reading, “Austerity Is a Crime,” “Climate Revolution” and more. It’s a far cry from the mock-protest Karl Lagerfeld held last year that left a sour taste for many who felt the display was insensitive when there were real people in the streets fighting for real issues that affect people. 

Westwood, who aptly named her show “Politicians R Criminals” has been outspoken about fracking and has used her runway shows before to make political statements, like last year when she adorned her models with pro-Scottish independence buttons for her Spring 2015 Red Label show. “I have a voice because I’m a well-known fashion designer,” she said to the Press Association, “and this gives me the opportunity to open my mouth.”

We hear you loud and clear, dame Vivienne. See the full show below. (more…)

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Kendall Jenner Says She Always Kinda Knew About Caitlyn

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Kendall Jenner has lived a very public life and, while it seems we hear and learn more than we ever wanted to about her and her tabloid-magnet family, in an interview with WWD, Jenner says that compared to the rest of her clan, she keeps her life relatively private. “I’m always paying attention to that, and I try not to be too invasive into my personal life. When I was younger, I used to tweet a lot, everything I was doing and feeling. I can’t do that anymore because it’s just giving people too much room to judge. I love posting a good picture, though.”

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There has been a lot going on in Jenner’s life, particularly with the very public transition of her parent Caitlyn Jenner. Though Kendall says she accepts and loves Caitlyn for who she is (and kind of knew about her issues all along), it is still an adjustment she’s getting used to. “I’ve known since I was a kid. He never confirmed it to me, but I’ve known for a very long time. It’s the same person. My dad says it herself sometimes, it’s kind of like mourning the loss of someone, because it is. My dad is my dad, but he’s not there physically anymore. But she lets me call her dad — that’s the last little piece of dad I’ve got.”

[via WWD]

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CLEO Bachelor of the Year 2015 Finalists Revealed

Just when you thought you were done hearing the word “bachelor” for a while, CLEO magazine has announced its Bachelor of the Year 2015 nominees.

The official announcement came today via CLEO‘s website, and we’re sure Ita Buttrose would fully approve with all the usual tradies, model slashes, DJs and B-grade celebs in the 31-strong list.

Check out the full list of nominees below. (more…)

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Bachelorette Laurina Fleure is Single No More

 

Did I mention I’m in Love 

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The Bachelor Season 2 contestant Laurina Fleure is officially off the market, announcing on Instagram today that she’s “in love”.

The lucky lad is 28-year-old SpotJobs.com co-founder Lewis Romano, who, according to NW magazine [Via Daily Mail Australia], met 31-year-old Laurina through mutual friends in Europe this year.

The Melbourne entrepreneur then whisked her off to Rome, which is far better than bachie mansion or the ultimate combo of Strike bowling and Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. “We ran off to Rome and fell in love,” Laurina, who owns online clothing store Pialia Boutique, told NW.

Laurina has already referred to Lewis as her “soulmate”, but admits finding love hasn’t been easy since dating Blake Garvey. “I was a hit nonchalant and bitter about love before meeting Lewis, and The Bachelor definitely didn’t help,” the model explained. (more…)

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Ruby Rose Lands Acting Gig for Major Movie Franchise

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Aussie babe Ruby Rose just landed a role in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, helping the series go out with a bang for its sixth and final instalment.

Comicbook.com reports that the Orange is the New Black winker will play a character named Abigail, alongside headliner actresses such as Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter.

The production will be shot in in Johannesburg and Cape Town with director Paul W.S. Anderson, and is expected to hit screens by January 2017.

The news follows her guest role in Syfy’s Dark Matter, while Ruby has also dropped some hints that she could be joining The Fast and the Furious franchise. 

[Via Comicbook.com]

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The Stenmark Twins Secure Deal with Australia’s Next Top Model

Photo courtesy of Alice McCALL

Photo courtesy of Alice McCALL

If you’re still crying over Didier Cohen’s retirement from Australia’s Next Top Model, it’s time to wipe away the tears and rejoin civilisation. Foxtel has announced Australia’s hottest twins, Jordan and Zac Stenmark, as replacements for the show’s upcoming Cycle 10, taking on mentor positions alongside Cheyenne Tozzi.

“I think the guys will bring a breath of fresh air,” Foxtel’s executive director of television, Brian Walsh, told Sydney Confidential. “They’re fit, they’re positive, they lead healthy lifestyles, they’re role models, they’re clearly incredibly handsome and I think female fans of the show will love having them on the program.”

Yes. Yes, we will. But aside from their ridiculous good looks, the pair will be a trusted voice for the aspiring models on the show, having slayed the fashion industry both in Australia and internationally. “If you can have a mentor in this industry it’s a blessing because it’s a very steep learning curve,” Zac said. (more…)

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