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Kim Makes Kanye Wear Suit Jackets and 7 Other Things We Learned From His Epic Shoe of the Year Acceptance Speech

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

We knew Kanye West would celebrate his “Shoe of the Year” Award win with an epic rant. The rapper-cum-designer complains incessantly about how he’s treated in the fashion industry, claiming he’s discriminated against for not being gay and even calling out journalists by name. Of course, the second he gets industry recognition, we knew he’d use his platform to lambast all the critics who doubted him. In a 20-minute speech at the Footwear News Achievement Awards, Kanye exceeded our expectations. 

Check out 8 things we learned from his speech:

1. He can laugh at himself:

“If you don’t like 10-minute profanity-ridden speeches that end with a presidential bid, you can go to the bathroom.”

2. He once gave unsolicited advice to Phillip Lim:

“I would come by [Phillip’s] studio and play him songs and I’d see fabrics he was working with and asked him to take this girl’s suit jacket and turn it into a guy’s suit jacket,” said West. “If anyone’s seen ‘Runaway,’ I stand on top of the piano, and Phillip custom made that [jacket] for me.”

3. He wasted Giuseppe Zanotti’s money:

“Do you know how much money of [Giuseppe Zanotti’s] I wasted doing sample after sample, learning how to put shoes together right there in the factory? He let me do everything I could think of, including the bone-bead shoes that were in my first amazingly slammed-to-death first fashion show in Paris.” (more…)

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#EndViolenceAgainstWomen Campaign Exposing Misogynist Trolls Goes Viral

Clementine Ford

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Kerri Sackville has kicked off a campaign to stop misogynist trolls, after seeing the disgusting comments, including rape and violence threats, fellow writer Clementine Ford received on her socials this week.

Using the hashtag #EndViolenceAgainstWomen, a secret Facebook page with over 12,000 members are shaming Clementine’s bullies by naming them in tweets online.



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New ‘Real’ App Denies the Privilege of Photoshopped Selfies, Worth $10m Already

Who’s getting over the unrealistic, filtered and photoshopped images appearing in their newsfeeds?

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Don’t worry, us too. We’re probably going to see less photoshopping and perfect angles and more of the real stuff, though, with a smart Aussie start-up introducing a new app which is kind of genius. 

Creating a nifty little way to kick those Facetune and filter fiends to to the curb, the app, Called Bomb’d, works by requesting your friend send a photo of what they’re doing, automatically activating their camera and giving them only seven seconds to get whatever shot they want.

Then you receive that photo in all its unfiltered glory, right then and there, hair strands out of place and all. The friend does not have the opportunity to chuck on a Valencia or pretend to be at the beach when they’re actually in bed soaking in the hangover and regret. (more…)

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Celebs Celebrate New Summer Venue at The Star

Jodi Anasta

The Summer Hits at The Star launch party went down last night, December 3, with everyone from Jodi Anasta to Daniel Macpherson stepping out to celebrate Sydney’s hottest new venue.

With astroturf and flamingo croquet, it sure did look like a hoot, and the outfits weren’t so shabby either. Some baffling and somewhat dated, others understated yet brilliant or just ridiculously on-point. 

Check out our favourite looks from The Star’s Sky Terrace in the gallery below. (more…)

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Jesinta Campbell Helps Us ‘Live Life to Its Fullest’ With Her New Publishing Venture

Jesinta Campbell

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When modelling, TV presenting and designing candles just isn’t enough, go forth and write a book a la Jesinta Campbell. The Aussie beauty today announced that she is publishing what we’re sure will be standout piece of literature, telling her blog readers, “I am writing a book for you guys!!”

The decision comes after people were regularly asking Jesinta about her workouts, diet, beauty routine, motivation and coping mechanisms, which she hopes to answer for everyone in her book.

“My goal is that something in the pages inspires you to be the best version of yourself,” she wrote on her blog. “I hope by sharing my experiences and lessons with you, you are encouraged to live your life to its fullest.” (more…)

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Coco Rocha Debuts New Sportswear Line and Lifestyle Site

Courtesy: CO+CO by Coco Rocha

Courtesy: CO+CO by Coco Rocha

After giving birth to an adorable baby girl in March, Coco Rocha is showing no signs of slowing down. The supermodel revealed plans to launch a clothing brand, Co+Co by Coco Rocha, in collaboration with LA-based collective Paragon Project and her husband, artist James Conran. The line will debut with a Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection of 60 sportswear pieces ranging from $80-$300. If her previous design work is any indication (see: her handbag line with Botkier), we can expect clean yet fashion-forward pieces from the line, available on CocoRocha.com and at “leading American and International retailers” in January.

“I have always been interested in having my own clothing collection,” Rocha told WWD. “It’s always been in my mind to do it. But sometimes models are not taken seriously in this field. We’re to pose in the clothing but we don’t necessarily have our own point of view. But Paragon knew from conversations on day one that I was going to be very hands-on. They like that, rather than someone who comes in and only says, ‘Yes, no and maybe.'” We have no doubt Rocha will play a prominent role in the development and marketing of her line. She even found fit inspiration in her coffee table book, “The Study of Pose,” when constructing the garments. (more…)