Although she’s been living it up in New York and most recently LA, Abbey Lee, excuse the Kershaw, is a true blue Aussie. Launching a personal YouTube account this week, the model-turned-actress proves her Melburnian roots with a round of the “accent tag” game, which is apparently “so hot right now”.
Rambling off words like “route”, “caramel”, “fire”, “water” and more, the Ruben Guthrie star channels more of a Kath & Kim-inspired accent rather than her actual voice. Anyone who’s watched other videos of the Chanel model, or interviewed her themselves, knows that she doesn’t actually speak like this, which is probably why her friends are having a good laugh in the bottom left of the screen.
She even says “aluminium” the American way, if you will, before correcting herself to how we say it down in her homeland. “So that’s the Australian accent. Tell me what you think, guys,” Abbey says as she finishes off the video, which has over 1,000 views.
Watch it for yourself above. Viral potential or not so much?
Forget everything you know about Chris Hemsworth’s Thor character. You know the muscly specimen he’s associated with at every turn, because his latest look for In the Heart of The Sea strips that image clean.
Taking to Twitter in his new-found love for social media, the Australian actor shows off his updated ruggedness in a Castaway-esque appearance which would make Tom Hanks proud, complete with scraggly hair, a knotty beard and dirtied, notably thinner bod.
“Just tried a new diet/training program called “Lost At Sea”. Wouldn’t recommend it.. #IntheHeartoftheSea,” Chris tweeted in the early hours of this morning.
Just quietly, there’s still something kind of hot about it, proving that the Hemsworth appeal is much more than clean-shaven good looks.
The highly anticipated Zoolander 2 trailer has already gotten viewers in a tizzy, with a new petition calling upon others to “boycott” the sequel because of Benedict Cumberbatch’s “offensive” androgynous character.
ICYMI, Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) ask Benedict’s character, named “All”, if he is a “male or female model”, to which he replies, “All is all”. The pair then ask him to clarify if the “biggest supermodel in the world” has a “hot dog or a bun”.
Sarah Rose, the person who kicked off the petition, believes that “All’ is an “over-the-top, cartoonish mockery of androgyne/trans/non-binary individuals” and “the modern equivalent to using blackface to represent a minority”.
She says if the filmmakers wanted to hone in on the presence of androgynous and transgender models, then they should’ve utilised someone like Bosnian-born Australian transgender model Andreja Pejic.
If you are offended by the film’s representation of androgynous and transgender models, you can join the 8,374-plus supporters and sign up here.
[Via Care2 Petitions
For every offensive ad that lacks diversity or trivializes gender violence, there’s a progressive brand that uses its marketing powers for good. Mattel broke down gender barriers by casting a boy in the new Moschino Barbie ad and Campbell’s featured two dads in a recent commercial. In the latest Kohl’s ad, we see an extended family coming together to celebrate Thanksgiving, including a young same-sex couple and an older interracial couple. The 30-second commercial is the first of eight that will feature various relatives in a multi-generational family.
The ad is part of Kohl’s #AllTogetherNow campaign, which promotes inclusivity in race, gender and sexual orientation. Will Setliff, Kohl’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, says the campaign “focuses on how Kohl’s is bringing modern families together in unexpected ways.” Kohl’s is asking social media users share who they’re spending the holiday with using the hashtag #AllTogetherNow.
We can’t wait to see what other ads Kohl’s has in store this season. The first commercial is titled “Celebrate Togetherness” and by promoting equality and combating stereotypes, Kohl’s is doing just that. Bravo!
If 2015 has taught us anything, it’s that Vogue Spain has been having an identity crisis. Last month, our forums were captivated by the sheer drama and luxuriousness of Catherine McNeil‘s cover, but the mag’s newest offering leaves us divided. In comes Natalia Vodianova as the magazine’s December cover girl wearing a red leather Louis Vuitton dress, captured in ornate surroundings by Nico Bustos, getting us in the festive spirit.
“I think it’s fabulous! Just the way it is. I really like the white border, it makes it more fresh. Natalia looks beautiful and the red is just enough to make a nod to the holidays,” praised gazebo the moment the cover hit.