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Lais Ribeiro Fronts Tom Ford’s Sahara Noir Fragrance Campaign (Forum Buzz)

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Tom Ford tapped Lais Ribeiro to front the campaign for his Sahara Noir fragrance, and I’m so glad he did. Something about her languid pose and the way she looks in that sultry makeup just feels right.

“WOW. EPIC campaign, Lais is superb!” miguelalmeida exclaimed.

“Lais is apparently perfect for Tom Ford, gorgeous,” Maximilian S posted.

As great as this ad is, there were some detractors in the forums.

“Lais is so beautiful but she really looks sleepy,” Vladita commented. Those are just your classic “bedroom eyes,” no?

Jacque Marcel wrote, “Up the nose shots are never flattering,” but I think when you’re Lais, any type of shot is flattering.

I can probably find a rebuttal for every argument against this ad. Tom Ford has done plenty of things wrong lately (see his Fall 2013 collection), but this ad campaign isn’t one of them.


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Cameron Diaz? Is That You on Interview Russia? (Forum Buzz)

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Interview seems to be making a habit of making their cover stars unrecognizable (see Heidi Klum on Interview Germany for example) and the latest “victim” is Cameron Diaz on the magazine’s Russian edition. In both black and white and in color, Cameron drew comparisons to a bevy of other women she looked more like than herself. Maybe not the best use of her star power?

“She looks more like Jessica Chastain,” jmrmartinho decided. “The first cover is good, the other one is awful.”

“I’m not crazy about either cover but that second one is just scary,” lelaid agreed.

LizzyF thought, “She looks like Debbie Harry,” while VogueDisciple93 “thought it was a cleaned up Courtney Love.”

Vogue28 threw Heidi Mount’s name into the mix, and Psylocke laughed at all the comparisons, saying, “I was convinced when I looked at the first shot that it was May Andersen. How odd! I find both covers creative and fun, I don't mind that it's impossible to tell it's Cameron.”

I kind of don’t mind that I can’t tell it’s Cameron either to be honest. The covers are kind of edgy and different, and I’d rather see something like this than another typical glamour shot. So, as far as I’m concerned, Interview can just keep on keeping on with their unrecognizable cover girls.


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5 Things I Didn’t Write About Today

  • T Magazine's Deborah Needleman pledges to make the publication more diverse in the future. That's great news and I trust Needleman more than the average fashion editor, but people are always promising to be better and I've found that having zero expectations w/r/t progress is the optimal way of going through life. [NYTimes]
  • French contemporary brand Comptoir des Cotonniers is partnering with the Paris-based label, Calla. Toronto-born designer Calla Haynes is talented, but Comptoir des Cotonniers is overpriced factory manufactured trendbait masquerading as quality clothing. [WWD]
  • You might have noticed that Fashionologie, FabSugar and ShopStyle have all folded into the same site. Here's an interview with the owners of PopSugar on the subject of the rebranding. [Fashionista]
  • Rihanna worked with MAC on some cosmetics collections because her collaboration with River Island turned out so well. [WWD]
  • Details is launching a blogger network, pulling together a platform which will attract an audience of 10 million. [WWD]

Image via WWD

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Link Buzz: Bloggers Respond to Suzy Menkes; A Tabloid Suggests Kanye Bought Kim Kardashian’s Pregnancy

  • Bloggers respond to Suzy Menkes' takedown of bloggers because I don't know what she thought would happen. [Fashionologie]
  • Milan Fashion Week is kicking off and lots of famous people are attending shows wearing outfits you've never seen them wear before. [FabSugar]
  • This list of ten things you should do the night before your wedding includes checking into your honeymoon flight, watching a funny movie, using the bathroom if you feel like you need to. [SheFinds]
  • If you want to know how to do Anna Sui's Fall 2013 beauty look, I can't help you except by posting a link to a video tutorial directly after this sentence. [BellaSugar]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker covered Harper's Bazaar China because she's a famous lady. [EarSucker]
  • Star says Kim Kardashian was paid $22 million dollars to get pregnant, which would essentially make her a surrogate for herself. Or something. I'm chewing on it. [HaveUHeard]

Image by Bridget Fleming for The Fashion Spot

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Ruby Jean Wilson is a Post-Punk Androgyne for Russh Magazine’s 50th Issue

Around this time last Fashion Month, she was busy dominating minds and runways (predominantly Marc Jacobs’) as a modern day Edie Sedgwick, and now Ruby Jean Wilson is being equally easy on the eyes as a Nick Cave-inspired androgyne on the pages of Russh.

February 2013 marks the magazine’s 50th issue, and to celebrate the milestone, they’ve put together an ode to film and film icons.

The brown-again blonde-again Aussie model is brown again for the tough yet polished spread, which shows off the styling chops of fashion and beauty editor Billie Iveson. Ruby is striking as a youthfully morose post-punk legend untouched by the harsh realities of balding and social media, posing in crisp white shirts, braces, waistcoats and leather.

Hairstylist Renya Xydis is also deserving of props for Ruby’s waxy mohawk. We love Ruby as a blonde as much as we love her as a brunette, but a little styling product is no doubt far better for your tresses than copious packets of bleach. It should also help Ruby score points in the impending winter campaign war, although the model has been a lot less visible on this season’s runways than she was on the last one's. Nick Cave’s own dearly departed hair will certainly be reeling either way.

Russh’s 50th issue also features a slightly NSFW shoot with the newly engaged Bambi, and is on shelves in Australia now. 


Images: Priscilla's Models blog

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Coco Rocha is Dancing with Herself for White House Black Market

Supermodel, co-host of TV’s The Face and all-around Canadian beauty, Coco Rocha, is taking center stage/tabletop for White House Black Market’s Spring 2013 ad campaign.

Dancing her way through six head-to-toe workwear looks from the White House Black Market WorkKit Collection, Coco brings a sense of vibrancy and freshness to an otherwise static, robotic work environment. Photographer and director Ellen Von Unwerth captures the images for the spring collection, which stresses an easily swappable modular wardrobe based on a minimalistic palette of black, white and the introduction of one other colour each season (this time being fuchsia).

Noticeably, Coco's hair is back to brunette, but regardless, she still appears fierce and fiery as she shimmies around the sterile set. Did you know that she has a background in Irish clogging and was actually scouted at one of her dance competitions? That explains a lot.

For last season's White House Black Market ad campaign, she stunned us all by tapping like a pro, shifting outfits while never missing a step. Since the campaign has done so well — and since we love watching models dance — Black Market asked her back. Now, the just-released video created and produced by New York-based creative agency ceft and company, under the creative direction of Ucef Hanjani, proves she's still got the moves like Jagger, and can quite effortlessly make like Billy Idol and dance with herself. Check it out below and let us know what you think of a) the dancing, b) the clothing, or c) all of the above.


Images via White House Black Market

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