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Elsa Hosk Barely Wears Her Bikini on the Cover of the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Swimwear Catalog

Courtesy: Victoria's Secret

Courtesy: Victoria’s Secret

Next to wearing the Fantasy bra, the greatest honor a Victoria’s Secret Angel can receive is fronting the cover of the brand’s swimwear catalog. That coveted opportunity goes to Swedish supermodel Elsa Hosk this year. “I was freaking out,” she gushed to People. “I literally thought they were playing a joke on me. I know this is such a big deal, and I am so honored to be selected as the cover model. We have been on so many swim trips but you never go in thinking that is going to happen.”

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The 27-year-old graces the catalog cover emerging from the water in a skimpy crochet bikini with the straps undone. Shot by Guy Aroch in Bora Bora, the stunning photograph captures a “natural moment,” Hosk explained. “I threw on swimwear and we had this idea that I would rise up from the ocean. I started untying the swimsuit and it started to fall off; it was a very natural moment. Those are just the kind of moments that Guy [Aroch] likes to capture. We all knew it was a great shot, but I had no idea it would be the cover.” (more…)

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Overexposure Alert: Cate Blanchett Lands Yet Another Magazine Cover (Forum Buzz)

You’d think magazines would kick-start 2016 by giving us something new and exciting to deliberate over. Unfortunately, the British edition of Harper’s Bazaar insists on delivering the same old subjects, ushering in Cate Blanchett once again to help shift copies of the February issue. Cate has done her fair share of rounds on some of our favorite fashion monthlies lately, fronting Vogue Australia and W magazine. This time around, the Aussie actress was captured wearing a stunning Erdem and Giorgio Armani outfit by photographer Norman Jean Roy.

UK Harper's Bazaar February 2016 : Cate Blanchett by Norman Jean Roy


Within seconds of the cover dropping, our forums failed to show enthusiasm. “I am beyond tired of this woman. Please let us miss you Cate!!!!” A.D.C. exclaimed in frustration.

“Love Cate and think she’s an excellent actress, but to me she falls under the ‘same old, same old’ cover stars category that we see constantly throughout every year,” Handbag Queen chimed in, echoing the same sentiments. (more…)

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Just in Time for Your Health Resolution, Here Are the Best Diet Plans Ranked

From paleo to DASH, there was no shortage of diet plans to choose from in 2015. But sorting through the abyss to find a diet that actually meets our fitness needs was no easy feat. US News did the guesswork for us with its annual ranking of the best diet plans for your health goals. A panel of health experts evaluated 38 diet plans in various categories (weight loss, heart-healthy, plant-based, easiest) to determine the year’s best.

The DASH Diet won out as the best diet overall for the fifth consecutive year, scoring a 4.1 out of 5 for weight loss, healthiness and ease. The number one diet for weight loss is none other than the Oprah Winfrey-endorsed Weight Watchers program. Weight Watchers also emerged as one of the best commercial diets, sharing the top spot with the Mayo Clinic Diet.

When it comes to specific health concerns, the Fertility Diet is considered the best for diabetes, Ornish for heart health and DASH for general healthy eating. It’s no surprise that The Biggest Loser diet topped the list for the fastest weight loss diet, tying for first place with the Health Management Resources program. The MIND Diet, Fertility Diet and Weight Watchers share the top spot for the easiest diet to follow. And Beyoncé will be shocked to learn the Mediterranean Diet was named the best plant-based diet (her beloved vegan diet came in at number seven).

Check out the full list and ranking system here. Your fitness resolution just got a whole lot easier.

[via US News]

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Watch: The Love Advent Bloopers Reel Is the Funniest Thing You’ll See Today

The only thing more entertaining than this year’s Love Advent video series is the behind-the-scenes reel. We watched Kendall imitate Jaws and Bella Hadid turn into a superhero, and marveled over how flawless they looked in costume. Who knew that Kendall tripped in her heels and Bella’s hair just wouldn’t cooperate?

Even Zendaya complains about her abs hurting, Christina Milian trips and falls flat on her back and Kris Jenner pauses filming to check for lipstick on her teeth. Stars, they’re just like us!

Check out the hilarious clip above.

[via The Daily Mail]

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Mica Arganaraz and Lineisy Montero Delight in Chanel’s Spring 2016 Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

We were still pretty content with admiring Chanel‘s fabulous Fall 2015 campaign with beauties Anna Ewers and Lindsey Wixson since we crowned it one of Chanel’s best campaigns in decades. Now, unveiled as prompt as ever, the Spring 2016 advertisement series is here for our pleasure with the French fashion house continuing to amaze. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld (obv) and with styling from Carine Roitfeld, the team welcomes duo Mica Arganaraz and Lineisy Montero as their girls of the season, who both model the collection around various New York City locations.

Chanel S/S 2016 : Lineisy Montero & Mica Arganaraz by Karl Lagerfeld


Hell, yes! Our forum members lapped up the campaign immediately. “YASSSSSS!!!!!!!!! Just one word: ICONIC! Perfection, finally Uncle Karl!!” raved Riseup.

“Love this. Such a mood change compared to the show. It’s pretty raw, it has attitude,” enthused dodencebt. (more…)

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You Won’t Believe Who DIDN’T Make the Cut for ASME’s Best Magazine Covers of the Year

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) revealed the finalists for its annual list of best magazine covers. Chosen by the leading names in editorial, art and photography, 50 covers were nominated in total and the winners will be announced at the American Magazine Media Conference on February 2. The top choices may surprise you.

Image: W Magazine

Image: W Magazine

Harper’s Bazaar is nominated twice in the fashion and beauty category, once for the March issue featuring Rihanna and a second time for the May issue with Kendall Jenner. New York makes the cut for its August 10-23 issue with Serena Williams. And two supermodel covers close out the list: Gigi Hadid on the September issue of W Magazine and Karlie Kloss for WSJ. Magazine‘s December/January issue. (more…)