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Amy Adams Shows How Fresh an Unretouched Cover Can Look for Allure (Forum Buzz)

Our forums aren’t afraid to call out magazines for excessive use of Photoshop and this month Allure puts other mainstream fashion titles to shame. The beauty-focused magazine features Amy Adams wearing virtually no makeup as the sea breeze catches her unstyled hair and she flashes a warm and inviting smile. Photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Paul Cavaco, Amy wears a vibrant orange silk georgette dress by Michael Kors Collection on the effortless and welcoming cover.



Of course, forum members rejoiced over the idea of a Photoshop-free cover. “I love this. Feels so fresh!” approved DutchHomme immediately. 

“She looks fantastic! Like 20 years younger than she actually is fantastic. The cover and the second image in which she is wearing the orange dress are sublime. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look better in photographs… The perfection of the cover and the corresponding images in the editorial almost make up for the highly underwhelming Bella Hadid and Naomi Campbell covers…” chimed in vavavinny. (more…)

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Emma Watson Tries Her Hand at Beatboxing While Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda Freestyles on Feminism

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OK, so if you didn’t already love Emma Watson for her dazzling acting skills, her powerful stance on feminism as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador and her all round super-humanness, it turns out she can spit out a good beat as well.

The Harry Potter actor was recently put in the same room as hugely talented composer and freestyle rapper  Lin-Manuel Miranda – the man behind hit musical Hamilton – and the pair teamed up for a super fun and hilarious feminist jam session.

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Rihanna Addresses Rumored Beyoncé Rivalry: ‘I Can Only Do Me’

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott /Vogue

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott /Vogue

Rihanna is back on the cover of Vogue Magazine for the fourth time. While we’ll never tire of seeing the gorgeous pop star in couture fashions (in this case, a Tom Ford gown), you can’t help but think the fashion bible needs more black friends. At least the cover story presents something new.

The Work singer finally addresses the rumors of a rivalry with Beyoncé. Writer Steff Yotka implies that the Internet started buzzing about a conflict between the two divas when Beyoncé’s Formation was released during Rihanna’s Anti album rollout. But we’ve heard murmurs about tension for as long as we can remember. And claims of a “rivalry” are often amplified by the fact that they’ve never collaborated on a song together and they take one tense picture together annually (either at the Met Gala or the Roc Nation brunch). (more…)

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Rihanna Just Landed Her Fourth Cover of US Vogue — and It’s Gorgeous (Forum Buzz)

Our forums have been pretty excited about the release of Vogue‘s April edition, even with Adele’s blockbuster cover still on newsstands. The Cover Rumor Thread has been rife with debate about who might surface on Vogue‘s upcoming cover, with names like Emilia Clarke and Gwen Stefani being thrown around. Imagine our surprise when Rihanna‘s gorgeous new cover emerged today. Currently also on the cover of the British edition, Rihanna poses up a storm in a sequined Tom Ford dress as she emerges from the water (quite the trend this April) before the lens of photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

US Vogue April 2016 : Rihanna by Mert Alas And Marcus Piggott

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Members of our forums were captivated instantly. “Wow! One of their best covers in years!” hailed ThatGuyPaul the moment the cover came to light earlier today.

“Nice, definitely eye-catching! That Tom Ford dress looks good on her,” raved alonsoJonathan. (more…)

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Bella Hadid’s Beauty Really Shines Through on Harper’s Bazaar Spain’s April Cover (Forum Buzz)

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Bella Hadid is racking up covers left, right and center. She’s fronted ELLE Brazil, graced one of Allure‘s covers last month in the company of Naomi Campbell and currently lends her profile to Double magazine for Spring 2016. The younger Hadid sister now takes to the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain, photographed by forum favorite Txema Yeste. Bella’s beauty does the talking with her hair scraped back from her sculpted face as she’s styled in a simple white outfit from Christian Dior teamed with a colorful array of Dior jewelry. 

Harper's Bazaar España April 2016 : Bella Hadid by Txema Yeste

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Yet again, Bella won over our feisty forum members. “Well done across the board. Fresh, clean, simple, chic and very spring-like. Txema has been turning out stellar work and Bella looks beautiful here,” admitted zoom the moment the cover dropped.

“Nice, clean cover. For the first time, Bella looks quite nice and gives a simple yet striking pose,” added an equally impressed clo. (more…)