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Karlie Kloss Scores UK Vogue’s ‘Cheap and Tacky’ December Cover (Forum Buzz)

For us, Christmas comes early with the release of the December issues and U.K. Vogue‘s cover is one of the latest to drop in our forums. The title gives American model Karlie Kloss her second cover, appearing as though she was captured mid-festivities wearing Elie Saab for photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

UK Vogue December 2015 Karlie Kloss by Patrick Demarchelier

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

Our forums didn’t hold back the criticism, however. “Love the colors and her pose but what is up with the fake lens flare? Photoshop 101?” asked a dismayed WilliamsLe010919.

“The pose is very awkward. The lens flare effect is shameful,” agreed arlekindearabal.

“I was so happy when I saw the title, but the outcome is disappointing. I hate both the styling and the pose. The colour scheme is new for U.K. Vogue, but it’s so kitschy. Maybe I’ll like the tactile version…” said Srdjan.

Certainly not feeling the cover was jeffandtheworld: “Ugly color scheme. This looks like a free magazine. Unbelievably cheap.”

Forum member dodencebt wrote, “They’ve managed to turn Karlie into a less-than-ordinary girl you’d get for an amateur shoot. Congratulations.”

MyNameIs wasn’t exactly jumping for joy, either, declaring, “Cheap and tacky is right. That shade of green in the background is the worst. You can do festive without it being so over the top and amateur.”

“So 70s style and bland. What a boring cover for closing the year,” exclaimed burbuja8910.

Do you agree that the cover could have been a whole lot better? They did have Karlie, after all. Share your opinion with us here.

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Angry Contractors Call Australian Fashion Chamber to Cut Off Michael Lo Sordo

Photo courtesy of Australian Fashion Chamber

Photo courtesy of Australian Fashion Chamber

Michael Lo Sordo’s fluid shapes and silhouettes have made him a favourite in the Australian fashion industry, but not everyone is fond of the designer, with contractors accusing the designer of not paying his bills.

From sample cutters to photographers and models, Michael Lo Sordo has had plenty of contractors claim that he hasn’t paid them for their work over the past two years, with some even suggesting that the Australian Fashion Chamber cut ties with him.

Photographer Steven Popovich is the latest to feel ripped off, saying he never saw the money for photographs he took for the label’s Resort 2015 collection earlier this year. “I gave Michael low-res images and very clearly stipulated, you cannot use any of these images until you have paid the bill. After not being paid, I ran into him ­before he went to Paris and he said, ‘I’ll pay it tonight.’ A week later he is in Paris and I have never seen the money,” he explained to The Sunday Telegraph. (more…)

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2 Aussies Chosen to Walk the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Shanina Shaik on Victoria's Secret Runway

Photo: WENN

Only two Australians have been picked to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year. VS regular Shanina Shaik and first-timer Bridget Malcolm will walk alongside the likes of Gigi Hadid next month.

Bridget was in the happiest kind of disbelief when she received the news. “Somebody pinch me!!! Today my dream came true. I will be walking in the @victoriassecret fashion show this year! Thank you SO much much @ed_razek @johndavidpfeiffer @10magazine Monica Mitro and Michelle Priano you have made me the happiest girl in the world today!!!” she wrote on Instagram. (more…)

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Taylor Swift Wins Halloween As Olaf the Snowman

 

Olaf vibes.

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Taylor Swift‘s “1989” tour doesn’t stop for anyone or anything — not even Halloween. That’s why it’s no surprise that the pop star utilised the holiday to further dominate the world, dressing as Frozen‘s Olaf the Snowman while singing “Let It Go” with the original Elsa, Idina Menzel. (more…)

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Steven Meisel Photographs Prada’s ‘Hot Mess’ of a Resort 2016 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Prada‘s Fall 2015 advertising campaign left us underwhelmed, as models wandered aimlessly around a studio. Due to the lack of Steven Meisel‘s presence at Vogue Italia, we now find ourselves yearning for pictures shot by the legendary lensman and thankfully, Prada’s new Resort 2016 campaign fulfills our needs. Models Lexi Boling, Meghan Collison, Ina Maribo Jensen, Lineisy Montero, Julia Nobis and Greta Varlese come together in the recently released ads, shot up against garage doors with some good studio lighting, which had our forum members descending upon the thread like wildfire.

Prada Resort 2015 Campaign by Steven Meisel

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Members of our forums shared different views. “Shot by Meisel. A-MA-ZING, love how moody this feels compared to the Fall campaign, can’t wait to see more,” raved Riseup, keen to see what else is to come.

“I like it! It feels fresh and they managed to get the same vibe as the show. And Lineisy!” contributed an equally impressed GivenchyHomme.

Also liking what he saw was quangthinh, writing, “What a hot mess! I love it, they all look stunning.” (more…)