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Jessica Simpson Is Launching a Sneaker Line — and It’s Surprisingly Awesome

Courtesy of Jessica Simpson

Courtesy of Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson’s retail empire continues to grow. The pop star launched activewear late last year and now she’s adding sneakers to her repertoire for Fall 2016. Her sneaker designs are just as young, trendy and feminine as her famous line of heels.

The designs blend fashion and function with lightweight mesh fabric and an EVA shock-absorbing footbed, both considered ideal for running. Available in modern neon, snakeskin and leopard prints, the prices will range from $69 to $89.

“Active has been such a huge part of my life,” the mogul told Footwear News. “To feel sexy while you work out, it’s the greatest thing I can give a woman.” As women who can’t wait to hit the treadmill in leopard print sneakers, we can’t thank her enough.

[via Footwear News]

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Rita Ora Flashes Her Breasts for Terry Richardson on Lui’s Abysmal February Cover (Forum Buzz)

Our forums were still pretty content flicking through their copies of Lui magazine’s sensational double holiday edition until the title dropped a bombshell by unveiling its latest issue. To kick off 2016, Lui has lost sight of fashionable, tasteful and seductive cover images and produced a cheap-looking cover for February. Following in the footsteps of Rihanna, British singer Rita Ora flashes her bare breasts for photographer Terry Richardson, leaving us with a sour taste.


Dès demain, @ritaora dans un kiosque près de chez vous… Et beaucoup d’autres surprises !

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We were left speechless in the worst possible way. “OMG. Terry, Rita, boobs… could this be any tackier? NO,” exclaimed a horrified anlabe32 within seconds of the cover dropping.

“Seriously? You know better, Lui. Gross,” an unimpressed MulletProof condemned. (more…)

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Watch: Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Make Out in Steamy New Music Video

Zayn Malik created a small media firestorm when he referred to Gigi Hadid as his “good friend” in an Apple Music interview this week. His latest video certainly doesn’t help his claim. The visual for Malik’s new single “Pillow Talk” finds him gently caressing Gigi Hadid’s lips and face then launching a full make out session. That’s one way to greet your friend.

Hadid isn’t the only woman to star in the Bouha Kazmi-directed clip. Women wearing pasties spread their legs open for flowers to emerge from in between as Malik croons in the background, “Be in the bed all day, f*cking you, and fighting on.”

Of his raunchy lyrics, Malik told the Sunday Times: “[Sex is a] part of everybody’s life, a very big part of life! You don’t want to sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about.” Unless you’re asked about it in an interview, that is.

Catch the steamy clip above.

[via US Magazine]

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Does This Vogue Turkey Cover Prove Irina Shayk Can’t Do High Fashion? (Forum Buzz)

Irina Shayk is doing pretty well for herself lately, having just walked the Atelier Versace show in Paris and has even bagged a Givenchy campaign this season, too. Now the Russian beauty’s brand new cover for Vogue Turkey has been unveiled, quickly finding its way to our forums for us to deliberate over. Photographed by Norman Jean Roy, L’Oréal Paris’ newest ambassador wears an eye-catching creation from Christian Dior as she gazes out toward us judgmental folk.

Vogue Turkey February 2016 : Irina Shayk by Norman Jean Roy


Members of our forums couldn’t wait to dissect the cover. “I’m really not one of those who turn up their noses at commercial/sexy models crossing over to high fashion but Irina just doesn’t work for me,” Marc10 said.

“She’s gonna be everywhere this year,” Oxymore moaned. (more…)

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It’s About Time: Barbie Adds Tall, Curvy and Petite Size Dolls

Courtesy: Mattel

Courtesy: Mattel

It only took half a century but Barbie is finally evolving to include three new body types. The dolls in the Fashionistas line will soon come in tall, curvy and petite sizes, since almost no one looks like Barbie’s original body type (except for maybe a young Pamela Anderson). Barbie’s evolution, as Mattel is touting it, also includes seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. There’s no kinky hair texture yet but there are a few new shorter hairstyles with voluminous curls.

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“We are excited to literally be changing the face of the brand,” Evelyn Mazzocco, Senior Vice President and Global General Manager Barbie said in a statement. “These new dolls represent a line that is more reflective of the world girls see around them. The variety in body type, skin tones and style allows girls to find a doll that speaks to them. We believe we have a responsibility to girls and parents to reflect a broader view of beauty.”

We couldn’t agree more. US shoppers can order the dolls on starting January 28. They’ll launch at major toy retailers worldwide this Spring.

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Givenchy’s New Campaign With a Topless Irina Shayk Looks Awfully Familiar (Forum Buzz)

Our forums made no attempt to gloss over the fact that Givenchy‘s mainline campaign for Spring 2016 with 27 models (yes, seriously) failed to satisfy our needs. But thankfully, the brand makes another attempt to impress, unveiling its brand new advertising concept for its new collection of denim jeans. Shot by photographic duo Luigi & Iango in black and white, Givenchy’s Creative Director Riccardo Tisci asked Irina Shayk to go topless wearing nothing but a pair of the skin-tight jeans, while playfully posing alongside male model Chris Moore.

Givenchy Jeans S/S 2016 : Irina Shayk & Chris Moore by Luigi & Iango


But members of our forums weren’t exactly jumping for joy. “Like… what is even the point of this? Who the hell buys Givenchy jeans? The campaign is such a wannabe ‘controversial’ take on a Calvin Klein Jeans campaign but with half the attitude. God this brand sucks,” laughed an appalled Marc10, about to set the tone for more comments to come. (more…)