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Why Can’t Vogue Shoot a Good Cover With Model Edie Campbell? (Forum Buzz)

We are sooo over the March issues already after a string of less than impressive covers — and things aren’t looking any better for April. Celebrating its landmark 200th edition, Vogue Japan taps Edie Campbell, one of fashion’s most in-demand models. The current face of Roberto Cavalli is no stranger to the cover of Vogue lately, having recently fronted both French and British Vogue. This time around, Edie was shot by photographic duo Luigi & Iango with stylist Anna Dello Russo selecting a rather unattractive outfit from Dolce & Gabbana.

Vogue Japan April 2016 : Edie Campbell by Luigi & Iango

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The cover didn’t leave our forum members in a celebratory mood, though. “Good God, what is she wearing?? It’s hideous. Not a fan of this cover. Nothing works, not the pose, styling, nor photography,” expressed a disapproving Benn98.

“Those tassels! That outfit is too ugly to be true and Edie can’t help it,” Nymphaea mocked. (more…)

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Even Natalia Vodianova Can’t Sell This ‘Cheap’ Miss Sixty Collection (Forum Buzz)

Last season, our forums universally panned the pairing of Italian denim brand Miss Sixty and Russian beauty Natalia Vodianova, yet it looks like the relationship continues for at least another season. Photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott join Natalia for a repeat performance for the Spring 2016 campaign. Shot on location in a multistory car park, Natalia models alongside a red convertible as she tries her hardest to sell Miss Sixty’s new range.

Miss Sixty S/S 2016 : Natalia Vodianova by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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Our forums certainly weren’t buying it at this point. “It’s Miss Sixty tho. Can’t get past that and this ‘revamped’ campaign isn’t convincing me otherwise,” scolded an uninterested zoom.

“They’ve made her look cheap,” declared a horrified madzedre. (more…)

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Karl Lagerfeld Rejects the See-Now, Buy-Now Runway Concept: ‘It’s the End of Everything’

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Image: Imaxtree

The fashion industry is evenly divided on the see-now, buy-now business model. For every major fashion house that embraces the new format (like Prada and Moschino), there’s an industry bigwig that rejects it completely.

François-Henri Pinault (CEO of Kering, which owns Gucci, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen) is staunchly against the change in delivery. He believes the immediacy “negates the dream” of luxury, and the six-month wait creates desire. “There are some brands for which a runway show is a communications event,” he told Bloomberg. “What we will decide will be what suits our brands and our vision of luxury.”

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Karl Lagerfeld echoes his sentiments. “This way is chaos,” he told the Financial Times backstage at Fendi. “The reality is that you have to give people the time to make their choice, to order the clothes or handbags, and to produce them beautifully so that editors can photograph them. If not, that’s the end of everything.” (more…)

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Here’s What Disney Princesses REALLY Look Like When They Wake Up

Courtesy: Cosmopolitan.com

Courtesy: Cosmopolitan.com

If Disney princesses set our standard for beauty, we’re all screwed. The fairy tale protagonists are known for their flawless visages and hair coiffed to perfection. And not just for formal dances (ahem, Belle). Even Snow White would wake up with a face full of makeup including red lipstick that never ran or smudged. Talk about unrealistic. 

A new illustration series by Isaiah Stephens on Cosmopolitan brings a dose of reality to Disneyland. Princesses get the “real woman” treatment with images that show them after they first wake up. They look groggy and disheveled, sporting bed-head, dark circles and even drool. 

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As for wardrobe, their ball gowns are replaced with old sweatshirts, oversized tees and wrinkled pajama sets. And two princesses have a steaming cup of coffee in hand.

In fact, the only Disney character who looks like her normal self is Ursula in a silky negligee. But we wouldn’t expect anything less from the underwater diva. See the full series here

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Aussie Model Ajak Deng Quits the Industry, Hits Out At “The Fakes and the Lies”

Australian model Ajak Deng has announced that she is quitting modelling and heading back to Australia so that she can start to live a “real life”.

The 26-year-old Sudanese-born model has walked the runway for fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Gaultier, Valentino and Calvin Klein but she’s had enough.

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Vogue Korea and Lara Stone Take a Risk With an Unconventional Cover for March (Forum Buzz)

The Korean fashion monthlies are certainly bringing out the big guns for March with W Korea tapping none other than Kendall Jenner and now Lara Stone is fronting Vogue Korea. As usual, the magazine wasn’t afraid to think outside the box, opting to give us an unconventional cover image this month with Lara pictured on her knees in Louis Vuitton as she poses in what we assume is a makeshift living room. Photographed by Emma Tempest with Ye Young Kim on styling duties, our forum members couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.

Vogue Korea March 2016 : Lara Stone by Emma Tempest

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“Oh this is stunning! I love how Vogue Korea always uses the unconventional cover shots and somehow make it work. I like this. And the layout is pretty good too!” admitted MON the moment the cover surfaced.

“Very different and very good!” noted DutchHomme, sharing the same positive attitude. (more…)