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Kim Kardashian Is Releasing a Holiday Edition of Her Famous Selfie Book

The Vogue podcast with Andre Leon Talley is up and running and of course they tapped former cover model Kim Kardashian as a featured guest. Between her app, social media accounts, reality show and video game, you’d think Kim has already shared everything there is to know about her life. In the podcast, Kim reveals her favorite Paris restaurants, current pregnancy cravings, #closetgoals and so much more. And in true Kardashian form, Kim makes sure to plug upcoming Kardashian business endeavors like a holiday selfie book and Kourtney Kardashian’s app, debuting in December.

Check out excerpts from Kim and Andre’s chat:

On her peculiar distaste for Thanksgiving food:
“I actually don’t love Thanksgiving food. Isn’t that weird? I don’t love it all. I love the tradition and I love hanging out with the family, but I don’t really love the food so I never get tempted really. But around Christmas time I love the sweets and all of that.”

On the downside to her huge social media following:
“I love posting! It’s so much fun just to see someone’s life through photos. But it’s also pretty crazy once you don’t post something […] it’s almost as if it never happened because you didn’t post it. Like, people didn’t believe my sisters graduated from high school because we didn’t post about it!” (more…)

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H&M South Africa Under Fire for Offensive Tweets Addressing Lack of Diversity in Ads

There’s still a startling lack of diversity in fashion advertising and we’re getting more insight into why that problem persists. According to our latest diversity report, out of 460 fashion print ads this season, 84.7% of models cast were white and only 4.4% were black. A recent Perry Ellis lawsuit alleged that the brand’s president explicitly demanded “no blacks in my ads.” H&M South Africa seems to agree with that sentiment.

The brand came under fire recently for only featuring white models in its global marketing campaign, and their response was shocking. (more…)

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This ‘100 Years of Beauty’ Video Is the Most Powerful Thing You’ll Watch Today

If you obsessively watch every video spanning 100 years of beauty, you’re not alone. It’s fascinating to see how beauty trends in Men’s Hair and Women’s Makeup change over time. And who could pass up the opportunity to witness that evolution in under 2 minutes? But according to costume blogger Karolina Żebrowska, the viral 100 years videos are missing a crucial element. They fail to capture the reality of what women endured in each historical era. “To be frank, it was supposed to be just another ‘Beauty Through The Decades’ video,” she said. “I saw lots of them already, but they all have seemed to show beauty standards in a very stereotypical and pop-culture way, so I wanted to do a more historically accurate one. As I was doing some research, I became more and more aware that beautiful faces and fashion we see on the photos, ads and fashion plates are just an idealistic version of reality. So here’s to reality.”

The reality isn’t as pretty as the picture-perfect 100 years of beauty videos we’re used to seeing but it is deeply powerful and moving. Check out Karolina Żebrowska’s compelling take on passing beauty trends above.

[via Cosmopolitan]

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Kate Upton Gives Us Cindy Crawford Vibes on Harper’s Bazaar Australia (Forum Buzz)

Kate Upton‘s moment is still in full swing, having just starred on two covers for W Korea and now Harper’s Bazaar Australia taps the model-turned-actress for its annual Woman of the Year Issue and proudly gives her the spotlight on the cover of the December 2015 edition. Photographed beautifully by Victor Demarchelier, Kate looks effortless in a little black dress by Lanvin as she sits perched on a stool, sporting a perfectly undone hairstyle. Aussie Bazaar has been pretty good to us lately, but can the magazine’s winning streak continue?

Harper's Bazaar Australia December 2015 : Kate Upton by Victor Demarchelier

IMAGE: MAGSHOP.COM.AU

Once again, our forum members were full of praise. “I love this cover, she looks really good. This is how a cover should look like, a beautiful picture and very little text. I really dislike it when there are text overloads,” admired KateTheGreatest the minute the cover came to light.

“It’s the simplicity of the shot, styling and natural makeup that makes this such a stunning shot of Kate,” chimed in justaguy.

Sharing the same positive attitude toward the cover was Benn98, approving, “Simple, effortless, yet so beautiful! The cover, of course. I like that it’s so understated.”

A.D.C. agreed, crediting, “It’s giving me Cindy [Crawford] by Herb Ritts vibes. You can’t beat that.”

But unfortunately, not everyone was so positive. “Love the cover, the simple background and dress, but I don’t like the way she put her face…” said SilkyJean.

“She looks beyond average here,” discredited an underwhelmed HeatherAnne.

We’re sure expecting Kate’s cover story to be just as beautiful as the cover shot. Await the content and drop us a comment here.

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Gisele Bündchen’s $700 Book Sold Out Before It Was Even Released

Gisele Bundchen-Book

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We can’t imagine what could make a book cost $700. Is a $50 bill attached to each page? Is it personalized in hand-tooled 24-karat gold like this Neiman Marcus Christmas gift? Gisele Bündchen’s new tome has none of the above and yet all 1,000 signed copies sold out in pre-orders before it was even released.

To be fair, it does feature 300 photographs of the stunning model including a naked picture of her on the cover, shot by Irving Penn. And the eponymous book celebrates her 20-year fashion career with tributes from her famous friends and family. That’s obviously worth $700, right?

At least the money is going to a good cause: the former supermodel will donate every dollar to charity.

[via The Telegraph]

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Fickle Retail Landscape Sends Arthur Galan Into Voluntary Administration

Arthur Galan on Myer runway

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Aussie designer Arthur Galan has put his eponymous family-owned label, Arthur Galan AG, into administration, citing a “challenging” retail landscape for the “tough decision” to sell the label to new owners. 

Ragtrader reports that the label received a wind-up order from the Australian Taxation Office on October 19, and the label released a statement via its Facebook page on Friday. “I feel very sad today, as I have had to put my family owned business into administration. Everyone is aware that the retail industry is challenging and I have tried very hard to make it work, throwing everything I have into it. Unfortunately I have had to make this tough decision,” it read.

Arthur began his namesake label back in 1998 with just menswear, before branching out to womenswear in 2005. Both women’s and men’s collections will continue to be sold through the label’s South Yarra and Doncaster stores which are remaining open, before the label relaunches with its new sole focus on menswear in March 2016.  (more…)