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The Actress from Controversial Pad Commercial Sets the Record Straight on Fat-Shaming Accusations

If you live in Australia and happen to watch TV, chances are you’ve seen the new SOFY® BeFresh™ pad commercial (above) where a woman goes all hermit crab on her life because she feels like “she sat on a jam doughnut”.

Translation: a girl gets her period and all of a sudden becomes a larger body size, emotional, hungry, and, well, just generally unstable. Plenty of viewers don’t love the association of being bigger with an undesirable life where you cry in the shower and scream obscenities at the pizza man, taking to social media, of course, to express their outrage. (more…)

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Brittany Beattie Heads Back to Tradie Work to Escape the High Life

Brittany Beattie on ELLE Australia shoot

Photo courtesy of FOX8

Australia’s Next Top Model winner Brittany Beattie might be all the rage in the fashion industry right now, but the 21-year-old has decided to keep up life as a tradie to stay grounded. 

When we spoke with Brittany earlier this year she told us she’d given up bobcat driving, the job she had before entering the modelling competition, “because it sort of wrecks your body, your hands and stuff, and, yeah, not very good for being a model”, but now she’s revealed that she’s taken it back up.

“I still do bobcat work because it brings me down to Earth,” she told Sydney Confidential. “When I’m on the catwalk it feels like I’m in the air, and in la-la- land. But when I’m back in the bobcat it brings me back to normality.” (more…)

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Link Buzz: A Look at Honest Beauty, Madame Tussauds to Right Nicki Minaj Wax Figure Wrong

  • Surfer dudes and dudettes, pour one out — Quiksilver filed for bankruptcy. [BoF]
  • Beverly Johnson forgives Bill Cosby for being a Grade A creep. [Page Six]
  • Sofia Vergara and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting are TV’s highest paid actresses. [Forbes]
  • Take a look at the products that will be available for The Honest Company’s new cosmetics and skincare line, Honest Beauty. [Allure]
  • Antonio Banderas explains what the heck he’s doing in fashion school. [Vogue UK]
  • Eloquii is releasing a shoe line. [FN]
  • Madame Tussauds is finally getting rid of that offensive Nicki Minaj wax figure. [Karen Civil]

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Target Commits to Body Diversity with Size 16 Mannequins

Photo courtesy of Target

Photo courtesy of Target

Target has made a promise destined to make body diversity advocates (which should be everyone, by the way) very happy campers. The retailer has announced it will introduce size 16 mannequins into stores across Australia, starting today.

Target’s managing director, Stuart Machin, thinks the move is needed to shift perceptions within the industry. “The average customer is a size 14, so it’s baffling that the Australian retail industry still uses a standard size 8 mannequin when we are merchandising product,” he explained. 

“We want to change the way Australian retailers represent women, and we hope that these mannequins will help to start a new conversation in the fashion industry, and trigger some change,” he continued. (more…)

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Sienna Miller Is All Smiles on UK Vogue’s October Cover (Forum Buzz)

Emma Watson‘s hair absolutely ruined the cover of U.K. Vogue‘s September issue, but the magazine makes up for it with hairstylist Sam McKnight doing wonders with Sienna Miller on the October cover. Photographed by Mario Testino, the British actress flashes a warm, friendly and inviting smile wearing Saint Laurent and exudes Old Hollywood sophistication with her hair styled into soft waves, complemented by a glamorous red lip applied by Lucia Pica.

UK Vogue October 2015 Sienna Miller by Mario Testino

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.UK

British Vogue‘s October cover certainly got our attention. “Love it! The red, that infectious smile, and the effortless old-Hollywood glamour,” admired Benn98 immediately.

“Really fun cover, feels spontaneous and genuine, love the red,” added an appreciative Nymphaea.

“That smile is gonna light up the whole newsstand,” proclaimed peachescream.

Also full of enthusiastic was Miss Dalloway, stating, “Her BEST cover for them, and this is her sixth, which is a record in itself for a celeb. It’s a really gorgeous cover.”

Forum member dior_couture1245 was also pleasantly surprised. “HER AGAIN? I thought. But the actual image itself is so fabulous and genuine and positive and inviting. How could you pass that cover up? This is what a celebrity cover should look like,” he declared.

“I wanted to hate this because it’s Sienna Miller, but I can’t help it! I really love the warmth and happiness coming from the cover,” echoed rox_yr_sox.

Sharing the same sentiments was tigerrouge: “After September’s seemingly non-stop series of cover atrocities – and all those terrible hairstyles – sometimes it’s nice to see a big smile and some simple glamour.”

Check out a preview of Sienna’s cover story and drop us a comment here.

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Rihanna Really Really Wants You to Know That She Did Design Her Sock Collection

Rihanna’s sock collection for Stance is here and the singer wants to make sure you know she didn’t just let a team of industry creatives build the range and then slap her name on it. No, RiRi was very hands-on through the whole process, and if you don’t believe that, then maybe you will believe this behind-the-scenes video footage that shows Rihanna getting really involved with the collection. We see the singer on a shoot for the campaign, directing the models and shuffling through piles of socks. Because that’s what people who really design stuff do, OK?

Even John Wilson, president of Stance vouches for the singer. “It’s been really awesome to see how committed she is to the project. She has been involved from day one picking out yarn, construction, color, print, pattern… so hands on.”

Okay, we get it. Rihanna designed the socks. Shop the fruits of her labor now over at Stance.

[h/t Fader]

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