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Lena Dunham Speaks Up for Kesha in Powerful Lenny Essay

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Lena Dunham has voiced outrage over the outcome of Kesha’s court case against Dr Luke AKA Lukas Gottwald. In an essay in the latest issue of her feminist newsletter, Lenny, Dunham says she felt “sick” when she heard that Kesha had been denied her motion to be released from a contract tying her to the producer who allegedly sexually abused her, and is “mad as hell.”

“When I saw the outcome of Kesha’s court case last Friday, I felt sick. Actually sick — I wanted to ask my Uber to pull over so I could throw up in a New York City trash can,” writes Dunham. “The photos of her beautiful face crumpled with tears, the legally necessary but sickening use of the word ‘alleged’ over and over in reference to the assault she says she remembers so vividly — it all created a special brand of nausea that comes when public events intersect with your most private triggers.”

In the piece, titled Why Kesha’s Case Is About More Than Just Kesha, Dunham describes the case for any readers who may not have been following it before going on to say why the ruling has wider implications for women in general.

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Dakota Johnson Has Never Looked Better as Marie Claire’s March Cover Star (Forum Buzz)

Starring in a movie like Fifty Shades of Grey was bound to get you some exposure at some point and with two Vogue cover appearances already under her belt, Dakota Johnson just landed her first Marie Claire cover. The American title unfortunately got itself off to a rocky start this year, failing to deliver with messy and overstyled covers. But the publication appears to redeem itself for March 2016, putting out a vibrant and effortless cover shot by photographer Txema Yeste. Styled wearing Proenza Schouler and teamed with a bright red lip, Dakota has never looked better.

US Marie Claire March 2016 : Dakota Johnson by Txema Yeste

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Members of our forums were pleasantly surprised. “Nice cover and I love the middle shot,” raved justaguy, showing some enthusiasm for Dakota’s accompanying editorial.

“Txema is an amazing photographer,” applauded madzedre the moment the cover dropped with Yeste rapidly becoming one of our favorite photographers. (more…)

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It’s Official: Gigi and Bella’s Little Brother Anwar Hadid Is Now a Model

 

It’s official……… Signed @imgmodels @anwarhadid #SummerJobsComingUp #NYC

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Move over, Kardashian-Jenners. The Hadid clan is the new family dynasty taking the fashion world by storm. Having won the genetic lottery, Gigi and Bella Hadid are already household names in modeling. Just take a look at the Fenty x Puma show at New York Fashion Week for proof the Hadid sisters own the catwalk. Their little brother, Anwar, is following in his sister’s fashionable footsteps. (more…)

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Eyeball Tattooing Gets the Nod in NSW Although the Opposition Want It Banned

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Remember that kind of frightening Eyeball Tattooing trend we reported on a while back? Well it seems that the controversial procedure has just been regulated in NSW, following a raft of health amendments enacted last Friday.

Declaring that “eyeball tattooing, tongue piercing and tongue tattooing are skin penetration procedures”, the amendments have drawn criticism from the Opposition who want to see the practice banned.

Involving injecting the whites of the eyes, or sclera, with coloured dye or dyes, many are concerned about the long term effects of the relatively new procedure. There have been cases of blindness already, however many eye surgeons also suggest the practice could have carcinogenic effects. (more…)

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Can Christy Turlington Burns Revive the John Galliano Label? (Forum Buzz)

We’re all for seeing a timeless fashion image with a model’s natural beauty shining through and that’s exactly what John Galliano‘s Spring 2016 campaign delivers. Ushering in a whole new concept designed by Creative Director Bill Gaytten in collaboration with Art Director Atelier Franck Durand, the campaign was sure to generate buzz. The ever-radiant Christy Turlington Burns was photographed wearing a draped white silk georgette top and matching white trousers by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin before a simplistic backdrop, proving less is always more. Yet our forums couldn’t help but ask: Does a simple portrait complement Galliano’s fashion-forward label? 

John Galliano S/S 2016 : Christy Turlington by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

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Members of our forums were left divided once the campaign broke. “Looks like it did get a revival! Great shot of Christy!!” applauded justaguy.

“Wow. They have my vote now,” added an equally impressed narcyza. (more…)

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This Model Had the Most Dignified Response to Racists Criticizing Her Lips on Instagram

 

Royal romance at @ohnetitelny #AW16. #MACBackstage #NYFW

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MAC Cosmetics posted a beautiful image of Ugandan model Aamito Lagum’s lips and was met with a slew of racist comments. Instagram users described her facial features using racial slurs and some even compared her to an animal. Apparently, the same full lips that Kylie Jenner pays for — and is praised for — aren’t attractive on women of color.

To her credit, Lagum was graceful and dignified in the face of racist trolls. The America’s Next Top Model champ, who also walked in Yeezy Season 3, responded by encouraging self-love:  (more…)