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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

IMAGE CREDIT: TWITTER.COM/NLVOGUE VIA TFS FORUMS

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/WENN.com

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?

Image: WENN.com

Image: WENN.com

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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Camilla and Marc is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store for Second Line C&M

Camilla and Marc C&M Sydney

Camilla and Marc C&M Sydney

In a surprising move with today’s retail climate, Aussie brand Camilla and Marc is opening up a new brick-and-mortar shop at The Intersection in Paddington, Sydney. The shop is 100 percent dedicated to the label’s second, more youthful line, C&M, which is something we don’t see often from either local or international brands.

The store will be sophisticated and monochromatic just like C&M’s branding, with an all-white interior and exterior. It will have modern black accents like nickel-dipped rails, hanging mannequins and a bespoke iron chair. If it’s going to be anything like Camilla and Marc’s existing Paddington boutique just five minutes down the road, we’re in for a real retail treat.

The store will launch Saturday, August 9, opening up with C&M’s new Spring 2014 collection. The range comprises classic structure juxtaposed with relaxed, sport luxe, creating a preppy-chic yet laid-back feel. If you want to get a sneak peek of what styles you can actually try on come Saturday, head over to C&M’s online store.

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