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Mixed Reviews for Iris Strubegger’s Vogue Thailand April Cover (Forum Buzz)

Iris Strubegger is on the cover of Vogue Thailand's April 2014 cover. The Austrian model is photographed by Simon Cave and styled by Morgan Pilcher. Strubegger is also featured inside the magazine, wearing mostly outfits from Ralph Lauren's Spring 2014 collection. You can see those images here.

Personally, I think this cover is a complete knock-off of Suvi Koponen's Vogue Paris cover from March 2013, which you can view here.



"It could have been a much better cover if she would have looked with a more serene or charming expression, here she looks weird," wrote Bertrando3.

Sore was also unsure about Strubegger's expression, writing, "Her facial expression is weird, she looks appalled. Otherwise, it's a gorgeous cover!"

TashaRosa simply commented, "She looks frightened."

"Nice cover…always a pleasure seeing Iris!" commented justaguy, who was clearly more than happy to see Iris Strubegger add another Vogue cover to her portfolio.

Thatsfierce shared the same positive outlook: "Great to see her! She looks gorgeous."

Be sure to have your say regarding Vogue Thailand's latest cover within the thread.




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Indian Actress Shraddaha Kapoor Wears Gucci on Vogue India’s April Cover (Forum Buzz)

A pleasant surprise surfaced on the forums earlier today. Vogue India's April issue has 'the country's newest sweetheart,' Shraddah Kapoor on the cover and she's wearing a piece from Gucci's latest collection, designed by Frida Giannini. The Indian actress was photographed by Tejal Patni.

VOGUE India April cover Shraddaha Kapoor wearing a Gucci strappy swimsuit


While this isn't the most groundbreaking of Vogue covers, I do think this is very nice as a whole and I surprisingly like the design of the masthead. The cover has all the right elements (great cover shot, terrific composition and attractive layout), so I've nothing to complain about. I also think it's necessary to applaud a good attempt.

GIVENCHYlover disagreed about the masthead and wrote, "The logo is horrible."

"Erm… I'm not really feeling the top that Shraddha is styled in, doesn't seem particularly 'Vogue' to me. But otherwise, this is a decent Vogue India cover. And I like that they have a travel issue, I'm curious to see what the other editorials are like, hopefully gorgeous!" wrote YoninahAliza, who seemed to be on the fence regarding this particular cover.

Please feel free to join the discussion and check out the thread here.

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Supermodels Return on the Pages of Allure Magazine (Forum Buzz)

Rejoice! Supermodels are back on the pages of Allure. Photographed by Sebastian Kim, Elaine Irwin, Tatjana Patitz and Paulina Porizkova are featured inside Allure's April 2014 issue for an article about combatting the signs of aging hair. Allure magazine enlisted the professional expertise of Garren of Garren New York salon to help tackle the fashion icons' hair concerns. The results are fabulous and we also see the models wearing pieces from DKNY, Derek Lam and Michael Kors, and jewelry from the likes of Bottega Veneta and Robert Lee Morris.



Be sure to check out Allure's April issue with Lauren Conrad on the cover, and view the rest of 'Hot Heads' here.

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  1. Here’s What People Really Think About the Kim/Kanye Vogue Cover (Forum Buzz) - "All publicity is good publicity."
  2. Behind The Scenes Look at ALALA, a Brand That Makes Workout Clothes Fashionable Enough To Wear All Day - It's an undeniable fact that when you feel good you're more likely to have a good workout.
  3. The Best Places to Score Free Beauty Samples Online - While sample sleuthing isn't for the faint of heart or those without spam protection, here's a list of websites to troll when you're craving free beauty samples.
  4. How I Got To Be…Fashion Market Editor at Glamour with Becky Malinsky - Meet Becky Malinsky: Her dry sense of humor and impeccable timing have always impacted her quirky sense of style.
  5. Katie Cassidy: What’s In My Bag? - Our March guest editor gives us a peek inside her insanely packed Givenchy.
  6. Watch: Naomi Campbell Refuses to Comment on Kim and Kanye’s Vogue Cover - But her face says it all.
  7. How to Use Pinterest to Plan Coachella Outfits You Actually Want to Wear - "Coachella is huge. People are planning what they are going to wear months in advance, and they're using Pinterest to do it."
  8. Style Showdown: Cristin Milioti and Pace Wu in Roland Mouret and More Matching Celebs - Red was a hot shade when it came to this week’s style showdown.
  9. Runway to Real Life: Carice van Houten in Christian Dior, Emma Stone in Chloé and More (Forum Buzz) - From movie and TV show premieres to press junkets, starlets decked themselves out in their finest runway to real life looks.​
  10. Watch: Who Are New York’s Most Exciting Emerging Designers? [theFashionDish] - "In New York, what are the shows you go to where you see true design?"

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Westfield Announces Partnership With Dion Lee, Romance Was Born and We Are Handsome

Fashion models in Australia posing in colorful flowing dresses

Image courtesy of Golightly PR

It’s been a dream month for young Australian designers, who are currently getting funding, awards and Vogue Italia attention left, right and center.

Now, Westfield is also showing the love to the next crop of talent. This week at an intimate presentation at Café Sydney, they announced a partnership that will reward three of our most heralded designers: Dion Lee, Romance Was Born and We Are Handsome.

Each brand will get not only funding for their MBFWA show and floor space in two Westfield Sydney installations running concurrently, but the opportunity to break in an entirely new bespoke retail space. ‘InHabit’ will launch at Victoria’s Westfield Doncaster in August, hosting the respective next-level tailoring, trippy prints and halcyon swimwear of the aforementioned brands. The concept aims to get multiple Australian designers prime real estate in a high-traffic mall for a short-term residency.

“We are pleased to be working with three incredible designers and show our support of Australian talent,” Peter Leslie, Westfield’s Director of Leasing, told the crowd on Monday. “The retail space is changing and we want to embrace the evolution of this industry by providing opportunities that will foster established and emerging Australian talent.

“We are working on other ways to fulfill our program of nurturing and offering guidance to Australian designers later in 2014 to build on our current program of activity.”

Westfield: Not just for last-minute presents and sneaky binges in the food court.

Each designer starred in a short film directed by Hugh Stewart as part of the mutual back-scratching. We’re particularly into Romance Was Born’s, which prominently features Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales’ four-legged company supervisor “Moni” Monaro.

MBFWA kicks off April 6, so watch this space! And by “this space,” we mean Carriageworks.  

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Global Fur Trade is Valued at $40 Billion, Largely Due to Fashion Runways

Whether we like it or not, the omnipresence of fur on the catwalk is inescapable, with every season bringing an increasing number of fur looks into the magazines and stores. The figures released by the International Fur Federation currently value the fur trade at $40 billion (£24 million), on par with the value of the global Wi-Fi market.

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Lady Gaga snapped wearing a large fur coat this year (image: WENN)


Fur has become an almost expected part of celebrity culture with the likes of Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Rachel Zoe all pushing the trend throughout the year. While we are becoming used to its appearance, does that make it acceptable and should we be allowing designers to raise the percentage of fur in collections, year upon year?

The Telegraph spoke to Mark Oaten, the CEO of the IFF, who pointed out that alongside the recent cold weather in North America, the recent surge in popularity of fur on the catwalk was one of the main factors contributing to the increase in popularity of the fur trade. "It's easy to get caught up in the emotions the business can generate, but the truth is that the fur trade is an economic cornerstone in Europe and beyond. Much of the fashion and increasingly the soft furnishings world relies on fur — and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future."

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Fendi was among many designers who featured fur in their Fall 2014 show (image: WENN)

Whether this is the case or not, there are many who do not see these figures as something just to accept. Vogue Uk spoke to PETA today who told them, "No matter what the industry has to say for itself, ripping the fur from animals who did not want to die just for a coat can never be defensible."

It cannot be denied that the industry is certainly profitable, but it is unlikely that the issue will ever remain uncontested.

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