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Rita Ora Sports an Interesting Haircut on the Cover of L’Officiel Paris (Forum Buzz)

Talk about a blast from the past. Rita Ora is the cover girl for L’Officiel Paris’ February issue and she is rocking a decidedly retro look. The singer’s graphic black eyeliner evokes the 60s, but that hair, oh, that hair! Rita’s dramatic 70s-style bob is quite a look for her — one that our forum members were not feeling. And as always, they did not hesitate to let their distaste for Rita’s coif be known and their dislike of the cover in general.


“Who left this girl with the mop? Who?” MON quipped, comparing Rita’s ‘do to the household staple.

“Oh my, I can’t help but focus on that hideous hairstyle. Actually, the only thing I like is the background. Too bad,” Emmanuelle wrote.

As what tends to happen in Rita threads, a few commenters pondered her relevance in general. “Oh she does something other than showing up to parties…like posing for terrible covers,” coutugh sneered. Way harsh, Tai. 

TREVOFASHIONISTO offered compelling analysis regarding her celebrity: “She’s basically [the] Kardashian game in real life.” 

Benn98 was simply left cold. “Oh dear! Now I’m craving a latté. The only thing I like about this is her expression. Total miss for me.”

The shade is real in these forums! Add your two cents to the discussion now.

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L’Oréal Paris Canada Introduces #TheBrushContest

Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next L’Oréal Paris makeup designer? The beauty giant announced this week that it is conducting the world’s first-ever makeup designer competition taking place exclusively on YouTube. L’Oréal Paris Canada is encouraging Canadian talent, including professionals, amateurs, bloggers, vloggers and YouTubers to enter, so that it may find one contestant to represent Canada in the finals.

The only criteria for entering is that contestants are over 18 years of age and true beauty junkies. To enter, contestants must create a YouTube video tutorial of no more than three minutes that addresses the theme of “Colour Clash.” The tutorial must reveal a full makeup look with step-by-step instructions and be submitted here. Until February 15, the public can log on and vote for their favourite tutorial, after which the most popular videos will be judged by a panel of prestigious beauty professionals, including Mélanie Frappa, editor-in-chief of ELLE Québec, Danielle Graham, co-anchor of CTV’s eTalk and Eddie Malter, L’Oréal Paris Canada official makeup artist. The top five videos will be announced on March 8 and the winner will be declared on March 23.

The winner of the Canadian competition will then compete for the global title after completing a boot camp for all national winners wherein they will explore new creative fields. The grand finale of the competition will be broadcast on YouTube live from Paris on May 1, hosted by celebrity spokesperson Eva Longoria. Contestants will be culled from 13 countries around the world and the winner will receive the title of L’Oréal Paris makeup designer, a one-year makeup contract with the brand and will go behind the scenes at the Cannes International Film Festival as one of the brand’s official makeup designers, as well as work with some of its celebrity beauty ambassadors.

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10 Reasons Why SkyMall Needs to Survive Bankruptcy

crazy gas mask from the sky mallTimes are looking uncertain for people who live for bizarre kitty litter boxes or questionably kitschy lawn ornaments. Xhibit Corp., the company that owns SkyMall magazine, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is looking to sell the in-flight catalog in the process. Turns out, technology is to blame for SkyMall‘s decline since more people are too busy fiddling with their tablets and phones to peruse through the expertly curated selection of stuff SkyMall offers. CFO and Acting CEO of Xhibit Scott Wiley expressed the company’s deep sadness that this gem of a catalog will now be blowing in the wind as the company tries to find a buyer. “We are extremely disappointed in this result and are hopeful that SkyMall and the iconic ‘SkyMall’ brand find a home to continue to operate as SkyMall has for the last 25 years,” he said.

They won’t be the only ones disappointed if SkyMall fails to get picked up. The catalog contains pages and pages of absurd and sometimes hilariously useful products that you didn’t know you needed, but when you see them, are all too tempted to buy. SkyMall isn’t kaput just yet, but the possibility of it disappearing is enough to make a jet-setter with a penchant for ironic wares want to shed a tear. SkyMall, we’d hate to see you go. Here are 10 reasons why. (more…)

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Numéro Delivers a ‘Very Saint Laurent’ Cover for February (Forum Buzz)

Numéro‘s double holiday issue is soon to disappear from newsstands as the magazine gears up for the release of its newest installment. Daria Strokous stars on the magazine’s eye-catching February 2015 cover shot by Daniel Sannwald. Following a similar direction from the last cover with Toni Garrn, Daria stands before a white background wearing an outfit from Hedi Slimane’s Spring 2015 collection for Saint Laurent, creating another minimalist cover for the French edition of Numéro. We’re pretty sure this cover will stand out on the newsstands.

Numéro #160 February 2015 Daria Strokous


Our forum members couldn’t wait to express their excitement once the cover surfaced. “Stunning cover, reminds [me of] the other cover of Vogue Russia in May 2013, with Natasha Poly,” burbuja8910 reminisced, getting us off to a positive start.

“Great cover. Love the styling and the androgyny given by her small chest. Looks like a 70s English glam rocker!” enthused kokobombon.

“Loving it! Love the white hair. I totally see Yves Saint Laurent’s spirit in this but modernized,” echoed gazebo.

Forum member fluorescentbeat was also full of excitement: “Very Saint Laurent cover, Daria looks so good!”

Numéro has without a doubt hit the nail on the head this time. “Yes Daria Yes, love this cover!” TeeVanity shared. 

“Daria looks stunning! Very impactful shot!” assessed Nepenthes.

Check out Daria’s vibrant cover story inside our thread and share your own opinion here.

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James Franco, Miuccia Prada and More Sell Their Stuff at an Online Garage Sale

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

This isn’t your average garage sale. You will not find weird old pictures of somebody’s family from the 60s or worn-in Tupperware from the early 90s. Also, it’s not taking place in an actual garage. Garage magazine is having an online auction with items curated from the homes of 13 key members of the creative set. Jeff Koons, James Franco, Richard Phillips, Miuccia Prada and several others have all donated their old (enviable) junk to the cause with proceeds benefiting CalArts and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Education.

And these artsy throwaways are anything but. Among the lots is a self-portrait of Absolutely Fabulous‘ Joanna Lumley as her character Patsy Stone, an embellished, fringed leather skirt from Miuccia Prada and a Prada shirt right off Carsten Höller’s back. 

You can bid on the items from January 25 to February 4 online at the dedicated eBay shop.

[via T Magazine]

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Lindsey Wixson’s Hair Completely Ruins Fendi’s Spring 2015 Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Karl Lagerfeld often gets flack from our feisty forum members for his photographic abilities. But it’s not Lagerfeld who’s getting the blame for Fendi’s unattractive Spring 2015 advertising campaign. The kaiser tapped Lindsey Wixson as the solo star of the fashion spots, having previously fronted Chanel’s Spring 2014 campaign alongside Sasha Luss. This time around, the designer captured Lindsey inside a high-rise building full of natural light as she poses in Fendi’s latest wares. But it was the hair, styled by Sam McKnight, that’s bothering the majority of our forum members.

Ad Campaign Fendi Spring 2015 Lindsey Wixson


Naturally, our forum members weren’t afraid to let loose. “Makeup, hair, pose, location is all wrong. It has ruined an amazing collection. Let’s hope the other shots make up for it a bit,” ranted gossiping.  

“As much [as] I love Lindsey, this is really bad. The hair ruins everything,” thatsfierce added.

Forum member fiqary showed no enthusiasm toward the hair, either: “The hair is horrible. The hair alone makes everything look cheap and tacky.”

FelipeV even went so far as to say, “The hair makes her look like a 70s porn actress.” Ouch! 

“Okay I think I’ll say the same thing as everyone, this hairstyle is not cool, and it doesn’t suit her. Lindsey has very recognizable and striking features, and they are not well used here. Even the makeup is wrong. On the first picture I really like the colors, light blue, baby pink and white. But well that’s the only thing I like,” credited Emmanuelle.

See more of Fendi’s Spring 2015 campaign and Lindsey’s hair disaster inside the thread here.

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