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Kristen Stewart Doesn’t Even Bother to Smize for ELLE September Cover (Forum Buzz)

ELLE has revealed the cover subject for its September issue and it’s none other than broody celebrity Kristen Stewart. The magazine clad the actress in Chanel and put her in a supermarket for the accompanying spread — original. KStew is quite a divisive cover subject and our forum members are mostly unimpressed. 

Image: ELLE

Image: ELLE

She looks so impassive [in] those pictures,” Oxymore wrote. She wasn’t the only one who had a problem with Kristen’s ever-unsmiling expression. “Photographically this girl is so dead behind the eyes, so vacant and surly looking,” agreed honeycombchild.

Don’t expect to see the Twilight actress grinning for the cameras anytime soon, either. In the article, she responds to the criticisms that have been thrown at her over the years over her mean mug, saying that she’s not going to sell out just because a couple of people think she should smile every once in a while: “Now I feel like if I smiled for a paparazzi photo—not that I ever would—that’s exactly what people would be desecrating me for,” she dished. “They’d be like, ‘now you’re going to give it up, now you’re a sellout.’ like, okay. What do you want? What would you like?” Sure, whatever you say.

Some simply wondered how she got the gig in the first place: “I don’t think she’s ‘worthy’ of a September cover but well… I guess Chanel/Karl really pushed her on the editors…?” guessed kokobombon

[Piece Of Me] would have preferred an entirely different cover subject. “I like the shoot and the styling, but it would have been so much better with someone else. She does not photograph well at all.”

GIVENCHYlover threw a little shade KStew’s way: “I like her, I like Chanel… I’d like some Photoshop on her face, she looks too natural.” Ouch.

Kristen looks fine here, although she could have given us a little intensity in the eyes. It is the September issue, after all, a smize wouldn’t hurt.

Sound off on KStew’s cover in the forums.

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‘Everything Is Off’ with Lara Stone’s September Cover of Vogue Netherlands (Forum Buzz)

Members of our forums don’t seem to have much admiration for Vogue Netherlands. On the magazine’s September 2014 cover, we see Lara Stone photographed by Angelo Pennetta. Lara has also previously covered the May 2012 issue of the Dutch fashion bible. This time around, she dons a coat and neck scarf from Prada, while standing with her arms folded, flashing a hint of a smile on her flawless face.

Vogue Netherlands September 2014 Lara Stone Angelo Penetta


Our feisty forum members laced into the cover and within minutes of it being posted on our forums, a spell of negativity had engulfed the thread. “WHY did this magazine have to slap ‘the fashion issue’ on its cover? OF COURSE it’s a fashion issue!! It’s VOGUE!!!!” slammed blueorchid.

“HAHAHA what on earth is this?” questioned MON.

Also showing a lack of interest was anlabe32: “This is not an appropriate cover shot, and the font is soooo cheesy and cheap. Bye.”

Miss Dalloway shared everyone’s sentiments and simply posted, “Everything is off here.”

It seems our forum members cannot get over the fact that the team behind the shoot had bombshell Lara and this is the result. “Gosh it looks so cheap! They have Lara and they do that?” wondered Oxymore.

“I don’t know what’s worse that it looks like a Grazia image or those ridiculous fonts they tried. This magazine is totally laughable,” posted a disappointed HeatherAnne.

More Grazia than Vogue? Ouch! Check out the thread for even more slams against the cover and share your own opinion here.

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These Stylish ‘Best Friends’ Will Front Impulse’s New Perfume Spray

Last night was a big one for fragrance brand Impulse, announcing Victoria’s Secret babe Erin Heatherton and models Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Zippora Seven as the faces of its new perfume spray. Ringing in the news with a lavish dinner event at Angel & Ash in Sydney’s CBD, there was some serious fashion competition between the beauties on the red carpet.

Not only were the trio (who, according to Zippora’s Instagram, are “best friends”) absolute standouts in the wardrobe department, beauty and fashion bloggers like Margaret Zhang of Shine By Three plus Bambi’s hubby, Dan Single, also brought their A-game. 

Zippora Seven Bambi Northwood-Blyth Erin Heatherton Impulse Fragrance

Photo: Don Arnold/ WireImage

 Zippora opted for Sass & Bide’s 110 Percent Embroidered Mini Dress, playful gold headwear, tan and black pumps and mixed it up with a blue patterned clutch with shisha mirror detailing. Bambi went for an all-black getup, but kept it interesting with a statement leopard fold-over clutch, bronzed makeup and her signature bushy brows.


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Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl Are Coming to Australia This Month

Olivia Palermo Australia

Photo: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/

The recently married Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl are set to visit Australia on Wednesday, August 27 (that’s really soon, by the way) on official business for Chadstone Shopping Centre’s “Icons of Style” Spring 2014 campaign.

Olivia, who has already jet-setted down under for Melbourne’s Chadstone last September, will be making exclusive appearances, sharing her stylish know-how and favourite trends for the upcoming season with lucky shoppers.

It’s pretty clear to us by now that Olivia is a big fan of Aussie fashion, having praised our designers like Zimmermann, Sass & Bide and Manning Cartell on her blog in the past. With that in mind, we’re a little excited about what this stylish socialite will be wearing while she’s here. And as for her man Johannes? Well, he scrubs up nicely too, so it will be interesting to see the dapper menswear picks for his visit.

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Is Rihanna Starting a Clothing Line?



Rihanna‘s more than just a beautiful pop star and fashion icon — she’s also a smart business woman, or at least that’s the impression we get from this news. According to Swagger New York, the singer has just made a power move, taking out trademarks on her last name, Fenty, which judging from the documentation, looks as if she’s planning on starting an apparel and beauty line. 

A closer read reveals what Riri plans on selling; nail polish, tattoo transfers (we’d totally pay for a temporary version of the Isis she’s got inked on her torso), skincare products, shorts, hats, shirts and even swimwear. The trademarks were filed in June, so perhaps Riri has already begun working on her offering.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the singer’s first foray into design. Her River Island collaboration stretched out over a few seasons and seems to have been a success for the British brand — that is, in spite of the tepid reviews her Spring 2013 collection got when she showed during London Fashion Week. 

There’s no denying that when Ms. Fenty puts her name on something, it’s bound to be a moneymaker, and we wager her forthcoming line will be no exception. We can’t help but hope, however, that Rihanna puts a little more thought into her offerings for her namesake (i.e. maybe fewer midriffs and bralettes). Riri’s style is the envy of many girls, but few can pull off wearing boxer shorts as pants or a mesh T-shirt with nothing underneath. Maybe for this go-round, Rihanna should take into consideration that not everyone buying her clothes has the body of a goddess. 

[h/t Swagger New York]

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See Margaret Zhang’s Edit of the New Caslazur Collection

Margaret Zhang Caslazur

Photo: Caslazur

There’s a good reason why we love fashion bloggers, and for the most part, it’s because their personal take on fashion trends delivers our much-needed style inspiration. For Caslazur’s cartel edit, a collaborative platform where founder, Cassie Snelgar, handpicks international style influencers to interpret new season looks, the fashion label has tapped fashion blogger Margaret Zhang of Shine By Three.

Margaret Zhang Caslazur

Photo: Caslazur


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