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Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Completes Empire’s Epic ‘Suicide Squad’ Split Cover Concept

Margot Robbie on the cover of Empire December 2015

The Suicide Squad crew are getting some major press this week, thanks in no small part to Empire magazine. Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, Jardo Leto’s Joker and Will Smith’s Floyd Lawton characters have been unveiled for the magazine’s latest issue, with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn completing the epic split cover concept.

Arguably the best cover yet (although as an Aussie I may be biased), a weapon-clad Margot absolutely dominates in the shot, “Daddy’s Little Monster” T-shirt and all. However, Margot revealed to the publication that mother dearest wasn’t very impressed with her character’s attire for the film. 

“When I got the role I started looking up Harley costumes online, with my mum sitting next to me,” she explained. “She was like, ‘My daughter is going to dress like a prostitute!’ There are a lot of angry mothers out there!”

Be sure to pick up one of the four covers on news stands from today, October 29. 

[Via Empire]

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Next Top Model Franchise Announces First-Ever Transgender Winner

 

Goodmorning! Still can’t believe what is happening to me, I’m so blessed!! #hntm #happygirl #winner

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The Next Top Model franchise has worked to break major barriers in the fashion industry ever since queen Tyra Banks started the series 12 years ago, celebrating diversity with contestants of all sizes, races, skin conditions and disabilities gaining attention in the cut-throat industry.

Season 8 of Holland’s Next Top Model has taken the franchise another step in the right direction, crowning transgender model Loiza Lamers on Monday night in a world-first for the series. She followed in the footsteps of Next Top Model’s first-ever transgender contestant, Isis King, who was part of the US version in 2008’s Cycle 11.

Loiza had actually refrained from sharing that she underwent gender reassignment until she made it into the top 13, as she wasn’t sure what the reaction would be. I’m really at a point where I can say I am very proud to be transgender,” she told the show’s host at the time. And so she should be. (more…)

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Down Syndrome Model Madeline Stuart Nabs Magazine Cover

Madeline Stuart magazine cover

Photo: Hat Trick

The industry can’t get enough of Madeline Stuart. The Aussie Down syndrome model has scored the covetable front cover shot on e-magazine Hat Trick, following a successful year landing campaigns, walking NYFW Spring 2016 runways and just flipping societal expectations on their head in general.

The 18-year-old model is a fitting choice for the magazine, which is dedicated to “spiritual, personal and professional development”, and looks totally dreamy in a long-sleeve pastel-blue lace dress and Disney-esque ginger wave locks for the October 2015 issue. 

It gets even better as you read through the magazine, because Madeline’s whopping 12-page editorial is what dreams are made of. Transforming from a tiara-wearing princess to a free-spirited nature girl and high-fashion queen, the model really does prove that she can do it all. The feature is also worth a read, perfectly called “I can I will”.

Check out the issue for yourself here.

 

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WIN: A GLOSSYBOX Vive La France Beauty Box from theFashionSpot

 You no longer have to trek across the pond for the latest and greatest in Parisian beauty. TheFashionSpot is teaming up with GLOSSYBOX to give away TEN October Vive La France boxes. (more…)

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Confirmed: Alber Elbaz Is Leaving Lanvin, Is Dior Next?

Alber Elbaz

Alber Elbaz; Image: WENN

UPDATE: The company released a statement saying, “Today the House of LANVIN has ended its collaboration with Alber Elbaz. We would like to thank him for the chapter he has written in the House’s over 125 year history.”

With his romantic, classical designs, Alber Elbaz transformed Lanvin into the “fashion world’s most wanted label” as Vogue once printed, but his time as the head of the fashion house may be coming to an end. WWD reports that Elbaz is expected to announce his exit soon and has already emptied his office. He reportedly informed his design team of his departure and will meet with all Lanvin employees this afternoon.

[ 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alber Elbaz ]

If the rumors are true, Elbaz’s exit after a 14-year run is the result of clashes with Lanvin’s owner Shaw-Lan Wang and chief executive officer Michèle Huiban. The timing is also interesting as Raf Simons just stepped down as the Artistic Director of Womenswear at Christian Dior and Elbaz would most certainly be a worthy successor. We can’t wait to see where everyone lands in the fashion industry’s latest game of musical chairs. Stay tuned to this space for updates and in the meantime, enjoy Elbaz’s latest collection for Lanvin Spring 2016 below.

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Clothes Are the New Credit Cards Thanks to Adam Selman and MasterCard

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Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

We’ve all heard of paying for clothes, but imagine if you could use your clothes to pay for other things…like more clothes. MasterCard unveiled technology at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas that turns everyday items into payment devices. Two years in the making, the mobile payment program uses microchips to transform “virtually any device” into a “commerce device,” said Sherri Haymond. Welcome to the future where cars, jewelry and clothes are the new credit cards.

To design cool tech clothes just in time for next year’s Met Gala, MasterCard tapped Rihanna’s longtime creative director, Adam Selman. “He is extremely innovative, really creative,” Haymond gushed of the designer, who collaborated on Rihanna’s top-selling River Island collection and created that glorious naked dress she wore to the CFDA Awards. “When we met Adam, his vision and our vision really connected.” (more…)