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Sasha Luss Is Vogue China’s Ethereal May Cover Girl (Forum Buzz)

After botching Freja Beha Erichsen‘s makeup on its atrocious April cover, Vogue China has moved swiftly on to the release of its May 2015 issue. We always applaud the Chinese edition of Vogue for using the best models in the business and the mag just tapped the current face of Christian Dior‘s cosmetics line for Summer 2015Sasha Luss. Shot by Boo George in the middle of the desert, the finished shot has a wonderful, natural look.

Vogue China May 2015 Sasha Luss Boo George


Forum member TREVOFASHIONISTO hit us off on a positive note, describing the cover as “beautiful.”

“Stunning cover, she looks flawless,” commented a delighted burbuja8910.

Also showing Vogue China some support was A.D.C.: “Can we kick British Vogue out of the big four club and replace it with the Chinese edition? I think this is the only edition I can genuinely be excited about seeing what’s inside.”

Benn98 agreed, posting, “This is indeed divine, love the colors. Weirdly enough I like the child pageant hair too. Something about this setting reminds me of Arizona’s cover, with the red hair. Very glad for Sasha!”

“I love how soft her face looks here. Sometimes it looks so edgy but she’s proven she can be a chameleon,” littlekiki noted, singing Sasha’s praises loud and clear.

“Stunning cover, Sasha also takes it beyond just looking beautiful, her expression is interesting in a menacing kind of way. I bet this will be even better in print. As always, super excited for the content,” enthused Miss Dalloway.

Does Vogue China’s May cover tick all your boxes? Let us know here.

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Sonam Kapoor Looks Like a Goddess on Vogue India’s April Cover (Forum Buzz)

Vogue India often falls under our radar, but its April 2015 issue sure has our attention. As a title that prefers to give homegrown actresses the spotlight, Sonam Kapoor is welcomed back after fronting its cover several times previously. The 29-year-old beauty posed for Kristian Schuller wearing a jaw-dropping lilac dress. What more could we want?

Vogue India April 2015 Sonam Kapoor Kristian Schuller


A few of our forum members have taken a liking to Vogue India’s latest offering. “WOW I totally love it! She looks beautiful,” raved Oxymore within moments of the cover surfacing.

“She looks fantastic. The pose is very goddess-like and her face is very regal and sultry yet elegant. Great layout too, all the elements are here and it works well,” Bertrando3 approved.

GlamorousBoy gave props to Sonam’s modeling skills by crediting her “fantastic pose.”

“It’s stunning and visually striking! Beautiful girl as well. My thing with Vogue India is that it’s always the same girls?” asked MON, as things started to take a slight turn.

Sharing an identical view was A.D.C.: “Not bad for Vogue India but isn’t she on like every other month? It sure feels like it. I guess every edition has their Kate Moss of British Vogue.”

“This is actually quite striking, I imagine it will be hard to ignore on a newsstand. I like the coarse looking hair and kitschy tassel earrings. What’s going on with her eyebrows though? I knew Sonam would show up sooner or later, she’s much like Gisele for Vogue Brazil,” added Benn98.

Fantastic attempt, but enough with the recycled cover stars? Check out the accompanying cover story and drop us a comment here.

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American Apparel Taps Band of Outsiders’ Joseph Pickman to Lead Menswear

American Apparel Storefront

Image: Getty

American Apparel is looking to reinvent itself in its post-Dov Charney days, and is enlisting the help of Joseph Pickman to do it. The retailer just signed the former Band of Outsiders men’s design director to lead its menswear team into a new era.  

American Apparel’s menswear sector hasn’t been performing well and the brand is hoping that Pickman’s aesthetic will help get it back on track. According to WWD, Pickman plans to bring some of that Band of Outsiders vibe to the division. “We really, really work on the fit first — because the fit is what makes the customer feel good in the clothes — and then we look at fabrics,” Pickman explains. “What can we add to that assortment? Can we give them something a little more refined and still call it a basic?”

Now that Dov Charney’s officially out at the label, American Apparel has been steadily restructuring in order to make up for $300 million in losses over the past five years. Needless to say, we’ll be taking a closer look at the men’s section in American Apparel in the coming months. With Pickman on its team, American Apparel is sure to reestablish itself as an affordable, refined and cool label. 

[via WWD]

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Finally, the Book of Yeezus, a Bible Kanye West Fans Can Get Behind

Image: Etsy

Image: Etsy

Some people believe the Bible is the word of God, but what is the word of a deity against that of a self-professed genius who believes his art is the most important thing to our society? Absolutely nothing, which is why we think Kanye West will be pleased to hear that a few Etsy shop owners are taking the words of the Bible and making them even doper, by replacing mentions of God with ‘Yeezus.’

Shop owners TheBookofYeezus say they put together the tome as a lighthearted reflection of modern times. “This book wasn’t made to make fun at Kanye, nor to represent an undying devotion for him. Book of Yeezus is simply an exposition. It’s adding an original twist to something ancient and important in order to capture new meaning,” they write explaining their product. “We are trying to cast our spotlight towards the way cultural icons have come to be the contemporary spiritual figures in our information culture.”

The tome will set you back $20, a trifle for the privilege of reading the Bible according to the Steve Jobs of deities, Kanye West. 

[h/t Mashable]

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Gorgeous Jourdan Dunn Used to Hate the Way She Looked

Jourdan Dunn Elle Style awards

Image: WENN

Long legs, razor-sharp cheekbones and a $4 million dollar paycheck – Jourdan Dunn has it all. But though she’s blossomed into a jet-setting in-demand high fashion model, Dunn says she didn’t always feel as confident in herself as she does now. The model sat down with the Sunday Times to talk about the struggles she faced coming to terms with her look as a teenager.

“I didn’t want to leave the house,” she said. “I didn’t want to look in the mirror. I would feel physically sick. I hated being me. I hated going to school. I already didn’t like the way I looked and now people were making me feel bad.” Even after Dunn nabbed herself a modeling contract around the age of 16, she still had esteem issues with her self image. “Once I did get scouted, and would get turned down for jobs because I was so too skinny, it was really damaging for me.”

But Dunn grew to embrace her career as a model after she became pregnant with her now five-year-old son Riley, who has sickle cell anemia. Having a young child with an illness made her realize that she was in a great position to provide for her kid, so she stuck with modeling and the rest? Well, that’s history. 

“I thought to myself: Jourdan, you have this great career in front of you. You can set your son up for life. Just go for it.”

[via Telegraph]

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Madonna Gets Five Different Covers for Cosmopolitan’s 50th Anniversary Issue (Forum Buzz)

Madonna failed to hide the fact she was about to star on an upcoming issue of Cosmopolitan, after she shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the shoot with her 3.5 million Instagram followers back in January. The info was immediately brought over to our forums for discussion and we’ve been waiting for the cover to drop ever since. Cosmo finally released its 50th anniversary issue and understandably, produced five covers for the celebratory occasion. Madonna was photographed by Ellen von Unwerth and insisted in participating in the same old and tiresome concept.

Cosmopolitan May 2015 Madonna Ellen von Unwerth


Make no mistake, the majority of our forum members are yearning for change. “Zzzzzz …. NEXT!” proclaimed DutchHomme right away.

“Sex and Madonna are two things I would never want to associate with one another,” noted a disgusted GivenchyHomme.

GlamorousBoy echoed similar uninterested thoughts, writing, “Awful and boring… everything.” Nail on the head, we say.

Additionally projecting the same idea was Nymphaea: “Can’t she do anything else? For years she hasn’t had any interesting pics. Move on!”

“The plain backgrounds are their signature so to go away with it, for me, loses the identity of the magazine. This is a step toward the wrong direction. It looks like a fan wanted a cover for her but couldn’t find the exact Cosmo fonts and a shot of her on a plain background, thus the result,” MON discredited.

But not everyone was left wanting something different. “It’s a well tested formula for Madonna to be presented like this, at this point in her career. It’s so very interesting that not even Cosmo could break away with that. Shows how much power she has. On the other hand, I do like that 25 years later, she is back on the cover, true Icon!” admired Miss Dalloway.

“All great shots, nothing too original, but still great,” enthused justaguy.

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