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W Magazine Taps Naomi Campbell and Others for October Issue (Forum Buzz)

Is October the new September? W Magazine is certainly pulling out all the stops with its latest installment. The magazine released its October 2014 cover online earlier today, featuring none other than Naomi Campbell. Photographed in a classic studio setting with a gray background by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Naomi poses in a simple white dress with her arms behind her back for the eye-catching cover shot.

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It seems our forum members aren’t taking a shine to the supermodel’s new cover. “Awful. The makeup, the missing arms. What’s up with that?” questioned anlabe32.

“I&V are trying to recreate the essence of their ‘weird’ portraits and failing miserably at it,” replied Melancholybaby.

Nymphaea wasn’t feeling the pose, either, “No arms and horrible eye makeup, this could have been so much better.”

Also underwhelmed was miguelalmeida, who posted: “I love the idea of making Naomi look like a bust sculpture but…that makeup killed the cover!”

A few members admired the cover, though. “I find Naomi’s cover intriguing…the sculpture/bust idea is interesting. Naomi looks very beautiful here,” declared an enthusiastic YoninahAliza.

“Even with that horrific makeup, I can’t help but love Naomi’s cover. At least they dared with Campbell!” raved Miss Dalloway.

Charlotte Casiraghi and Cara Delevingne are also cover stars of W Magazine‘s October issue, and both can be previewed here. “I think the Naomi cover is definitely inspired by Diana Ross. I hate myself for saying this, but Cara’s cover looks to be the best of the three…” stated orchidee.

Share your own opinion and await the contents of the issue inside the thread here.

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Mario Testino Shoots Cara Delevingne for Allure’s October Issue (Forum Buzz)

Fresh off the cover of U.S. Vogue‘s September issue, Cara Delevingne stars on Allure‘s October 2014 cover. The British 22-year-old was shot by Mario Testino with her blond locks styled in 70s curls that caressed her flawless face and delivered a great beauty image. The current face of the My Burberry fragrance (alongside Kate Moss) can also be found inside the issue for a range of captivating beauty images.

Allure Oct 14 Cara Delevingne


A few previews of the cover story can be found inside the thread here. “I like the editorial, especially the images with the arm brace. Pity this won’t be the main cover,” commented Benn98.

“The editorial looks really good! But not sure about the cover,” replied Oxymore.

“Not so sure about the cover. Cara definitely doesn’t fit the whole bombshell vibe they were going for,” stated orchidee, who clearly didn’t appreciate the direction behind the shoot.

Much like most of our forum members, coutugh prefers the editorial: “Hate the cover. Whatever they tried to do with transforming Cara into an almost doll-like figure failed. I like the editorial images though they almost gave me an Irving Penn vibe.”

“I don’t like the cover, but I think the preview of the editorial looks really good,” agreed testinofan.

Sharing the same sentiments was justaguy: “Don’t care for the cover, but the edit is pretty cool, very Penn-esque!”

Are you a fan of the cover? Happy to see a model on the cover of Allure? Don’t forget to join the discussion here.

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Menswear Retailer Uncle Otis Announces Second Exclusive Canada Goose Jacket

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Obvious statement alert: Canadian winters are brutal, which means proper outerwear is paramount to surviving them. As a result, Toronto-based menswear retailer Uncle Otis has partnered once again with outerwear company par excellence Canada Goose on an exclusive coat that laughs in the face of the Canadian cold front.

The Otis Parka is a bespoke quilted charcoal jacket that boasts a luxurious Loro Piana Storm System wool exterior, a removable coyote fur trimmed hood and a tonal Canada Goose Arctic Disc on the right shoulder. Other key design elements include quilting detail, custom-designed wood buttons, three-way front pockets, matte black zippers and an exclusive Uncle Otis label. As of September 30, 150 units of the Otis Parka will be available for $1,150 at Uncle Otis and online at

Hear that? It’s the sound of winter shaking in its boots.


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Eight Years Later…Natasha Poly Scores the October Cover of Vogue Germany (Forum Buzz)

You’ve probably already read your September issues from cover to cover by now, and just as well because the October issues have started to trickle out. The latest to surface on our forums is Vogue Germany. The magazine released its October 2014 cover just before the weekend via its website. The cover features Natasha Poly, whose last cover for German Vogue was back in June 2006. This time around, we see the Russian beauty shot by photographic duo Luigi & Iango, sporting a Brigitte Bardot inspired look while wearing Givenchy.

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Our forum members have mixed feelings regarding the cover. “She looks a bit Bardot/Schiffer-esque. But anything with Queen Poly is a yes in my book!” wrote orchidee.

“Gorgeous, even all that ugly text layout can’t ruin her beauty!” commented Miss Dalloway.

Benn98 also noticed the evident Bardot inspiration: “I like the Bardot-esque pin-up vibe. So Natasha’s last Vogue DE cover was in 2006, meaning the gap was almost a decade. It actually baffles me, she’s probably one of the most hardest working girls in the industry.”

It seems most of our forum members aren’t feeling it, however. “Mmm… I sort of don’t like it… I find the makeup a bit too much… She looks too beige…” shared KissMiss.

Abracadabra acknowledged the amount of post-production, “This is terrible, she looks slightly unrecognizable and the amount of Photoshop is shocking.”

“Dreadful cover, the Photoshop ruined it and made her look like an alien!” agreed Urban Stylin.

What do you think? See inside the thread for the rest of the discussion and add your own opinion here.

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Christopher Kane and NARS Team Up for Spring 2015

This morning, NARS announced its latest collaboration with fashion designer Christopher Kane. The collection won’t be launching until May 2015, but it is said to offer a “full color collection” with products for eyes, lips and cheeks. The limited-edition cosmetics will be previewed at Kane’s show this afternoon in London, but pictures of the packaging have yet to be released.

Kane and NARS have collaborated on the runway for the designer’s London shows since 2012, so the pairing seemed like a natural fit for the two. “NARS has the same unapologetic aesthetic that is signature to the Christopher Kane brand and I’m excited to share what we’ve created together,” said Kane in the official press release. Looks like we have to wait and see the runway images from today’s show to get a sneak peek.


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Urban Outfitters Pulls Offensive Blood-Splattered Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt

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Image: Urban Outfitters

The most important rule of the hipster canon is to always reaffirm your edginess. Whether it’s being ironically racist in a Native American headdress or a T-shirt that’s some kind of dubious throwback to Nazi Germany, pushing (overstepping) boundaries in the most annoying, offensive way possible is crucial to the hipster lifestyle. Which is why it should come as no surprise that mall purveyor of the Brooklyn-centric aesthetic, Urban Outfitters, is coming under fire for another glaringly offensive product it’s shilling in the name of fashion.

This time, the retailer defiles the legacy of the antiwar protesters that were famously slaughtered at Kent State University by the Army National Guard during a campus demonstration against the Vietnam War in the 70s. The retailer was offering a one-of-a-kind faded vintage sweatshirt bearing the university’s logo. It’s all good until you notice the speckles of red dotting the sweatshirt that look a lot like blood splatter, which would be cool, if four students hadn’t died during the protest that happened on May 4, 1970. 

Of course, shoppers took to Twitter to call out Urban Outfitters and the brand quickly released a statement of apology. It says the red marks weren’t meant to look like blood splatter, and instead are what’s left of the original sweatshirt color.

“It was never our intention to allude to the tragic events that took place at Kent State in 1970 and we are extremely saddened that this item was perceived as such,” the company wrote. “The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection. There is no blood on this shirt nor has this item been altered in any way. The red stains are discoloration from the original shade of the shirt and the holes are from natural wear and fray. Again, we deeply regret that this item was perceived negatively and we have removed it immediately from our website to avoid further upset.”

 [via BuzzFeed]

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