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Jessica Chastain Almost Gets Upstaged by a Baby Kangaroo on Porter’s Summer Cover (Forum Buzz)

Our forums have always been huge supporters of Porter, ever since it debuted on newsstands worldwide back in 2014. We were also pretty content flipping through our copies of the Spring 2016 issue with Amber Valletta on the cover (even though we weren’t overly fond of the actual shot), until Porter released the cover for its upcoming edition, getting us in full anticipation mode. Following in the footsteps of Natalia Vodianova, Christy Turlington Burns and Cate Blanchett is Jessica Chastain, who takes to the cover for Summer 2016. Photographed by Ryan McGinley, the actress cuddles a cute baby kangaroo (who almost upstages her) as she gazes down McGinley’s lens, looking effortless and dreamy in Gucci.

Porter #14 Summer 2016 : Jessica Chastain by Ryan McGinley


Forum members were left in awe. “Oh this is gorgeous!” MON enthused immediately.

“Her bone structure just photographs beautifully and that kangaroo, too cute. Not my favourite Porter cover by far but I do really appreciate it,” threw in honeycombchild. (more…)

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Fans Accuse Maxim of Slimming Down Model Ashley Graham on the April Cover


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Ashley Graham has another milestone to celebrate. Already the first size 16 model to land a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover, she’s now the only plus-size cover star to front the American edition of Maxim. But this achievement isn’t without its share of controversy.

Critics are pointing out that Graham looks markedly thinner on the Maxim cover than she does in other photo shoots. And Photoshop is to blame, according to commenters on her Instagram page. Her fans are outraged as they believe airbrushing goes against everything Graham stands for.  (more…)

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Natasha Poly Nails ‘The New Sexy’ for Vogue Japan (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Japan‘s 200th issue cover failed to bring anything new to the table with a less than impressive appearance from Edie Campbell. That’s all about to change, however, as Natasha Poly serves up “the new sexy” on the recently released May 2016 cover. Yes, as promptly as ever, Japanese Vogue has unveiled its upcoming issue and finally the magazine is in our good graces. Shot by photographic duo Luigi & Iango complete with styling from Anna Dello Russo, Natasha looks phenomenal in a silk and lace Celine number as she plays with her perfectly styled bedhead hair.

Vogue Japan May 2016 : Natasha Poly by Luigi & Iango


Members of our forums were in the mood for some Natasha. “Gorgeous! Love that she has a ‘tough’ face expression here,” Miss Dalloway applauded the moment the cover dropped.

“Ooh I like this. It’s nice to see some attitude back in this rather stale magazine. And I love how the colors were chosen to make her stand out,” acknowledged a rather impressed MON. (more…)

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Beyoncé to Unveil New Politically-Charged Video Featuring Families of Police Brutality Victims

2016 has triggered a huge change in Beyoncé.

If you hadn’t already noticed, we’re suddenly seeing Queen Bey as we’ve never seen her before.

Mrs. Knowles-Carter has never been one to court controversy, soaring to international superstardom on the back of her music’s feelgood, unifying vibes and her loveable good girl persona.

But ever since her music video for Formation dropped, the days of a smiling, ruffle-no-feathers Queen Bey appear to be over.



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Women Who Try to Buy This ‘Thigh Gap Jewelry’ Are in for a Big Surprise

Image Courtesy of T Gap Jewellry

Image Courtesy of T Gap Jewellry

The thigh gap is one of those troubling #bodygoals dominating our Instagram feeds. In bikini shots and workout photos, women and girls alike idealize the gap between their thighs. On the journey to thinness (but not necessarily healthiness), many consider the thigh gap a benchmark of sorts. They measure the distance between their thighs and share their results proudly. Our collective fixation with the thigh gap is quite disturbing, given that most human beings aren’t naturally shaped that way. A new “jewelry company” puts a spotlight on that unhealthy obsession.

Designed by Soo Kyung Bae, the Singapore-based jewelry line is aptly titled TGap Jewellry. On the e-commerce site, you’ll find six unique styles ranging in price from $175 to $195. TGap Jewellry features dangling necklaces, worn draped over the hips, coupled with a sleek pendant designed to hang in between your thigh gap. (more…)

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Gets Sued – Again – for False Advertising

Jessica Alba is fielding a series of lawsuits claiming that her Honest Company isn’t so, well, honest. A lawsuit filed last week by Margo Smith accuses the $1 billion company of false advertising. Several items, including dish soap and laundry detergent, are marketed as being free of sodium lauryl sulfate. Smith claims this is a lie.

WWD reports that the eco-friendly product line has been under intense scrutiny after a Wall Street Journal report exposed the detergent for containing SLS, a chemical the company swore never to use. Honest responded in a statement saying, “The Journal confirms what we have said all along, that we use Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS) in our laundry detergent. And, to reiterate our position, just because you can isolate the C-12 carbon chain in a test for SCS does not mean we use SLS in our product.” (more…)