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Vogue Italia Recruits Fresh New Talent for Its August 2015 Issue (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Italia‘s August 2015 cover confirms that Steven Meisel‘s presence at the magazine won’t be consistent in the near future. Meisel photographed last month’s hit after his infamous departure and now, the Italian fashion bible introduces some new talent with its August edition by welcoming an array of photographers. Vincent van de Wijngaard shot Mariacarla Boscono in the wilderness for his debut sitting at the publication and with “The Now Image Makers” splashed across the front cover, we suspect Vogue Italia means business with its fresh new recruits.

Vogue Italia August 2015 Mariacarla Boscono by Vincent van de Wijng

IMAGE: VOGUE.IT

Forum members couldn’t wait to share their opinions. “That is one beautiful cover and editorial! I love the vibe. I have to keep my eye on Vincent van de Wijngaard. Very promising talent. A welcome change for Vogue Italia,” Style Savvy approved.

“This time they got it right! This is what you do when you don’t have Meisel,” raved Lola701.

In agreement was [Piece Of Me]: “I’m always happy to see Mariacarla. And while I do like Meisel a lot, I’m always excited to see some fresh talent on the pages of VI. Vincent certainly delivered.”

TheoG shared the same sentiments, echoing, “This is a welcome idea, before I was in doubt that VI would be able to carry an issue without Meisel but if they plan on introducing these image makers into their publication, then Meisel for every single issue isn’t necessary. Love Meisel but he’s not the only photographer who can carry VI.”

The cover certainly seems to hold promise for sales as mistress_f informed us, “This will be the first Vogue Italia issue I buy in ages. Mariacarla looks like a goddess (as usual) and the main editorial is amazing.”

“Wow this issue feels so fresh!” credited Nepenthes.

See the contents of Italian Vogue‘s August edition and drop us a comment here.

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ANTM’s Jessica Thomas Walks for David Jones After Signing with Top Modelling Agency

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Photo: Getty

Jessica Thomas, the redhead sweetheart of Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 9, sashayed her way down the runway for the David Jones Spring 2015 fashion launch last night, August 5.

Despite not taking out the show’s title, Jess has recently signed to IMG Models alongside winner Brittany Beattie and is already looking very much at home on the catwalk. 

Jessica probably felt the pressure of being part of such a large-scale show, but she was in great company with David Jones Ambassador Jessica Gomes and fellow ANTM alumni Montana Cox walking the same runway. International supermodel and Bad Blood vixen Gigi Hadid was also sitting front row for Guess. (more…)

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Stop Right Now: Scary Spice Has Plans for a Spice Girls 20th Anniversary Reunion

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Image: Getty Images

Scary Spice aka Melanie Brown really, really, really wants to zigazig ha and spice up our lives and our nostalgic hearts with a 20th anniversary Spice Girls reunion.

Appearing on The Today Show earlier this week, Scary revealed that she’d love for Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Posh to reunite and commemorate the fact that they shaped pop history and boosted platform sales around the world, or something like that, for their 20th anniversary.  (more…)

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Andreja Pejić Parties with Paris Hilton for W Magazine Spread

Andreja Pejic

Photo courtesy of W Magazine

The world is currently Andreja Pejić‘s oyster. She’s taking the world by storm with Vogue editorials, ambassador roles and, who could forget, walking Taylor Swift’s prestigious 1989 runway.

Now she’s got another praiseworthy shoot up her sleeve, joining a VIP cast including Miley Cyrus, Stella Maxwell, Paris Hilton, Amber Valletta, Asia Chow and Frankie Rayder for W‘s September issue. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Kendall Jenner May Have a New Beau, Christian Louboutin Delves into Lipstick

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Image: Wenn

  • Are Kendall Jenner and Nick Jonas an item? Is this all Gigi Hadid’s fault? [Us Weekly]
  • You can now watch the livestreams of some of your favorite celebrities on Facebook. [Advertising Age]
  • Praise the gods of 90s nostalgia! Delia’s is relaunching and has a sick catalog to go with it. [PopSugar]
  • Mariah Carey will be joining the cast of Empire, according to director Lee Daniels. [Vulture]
  • Beyoncé-designed Flash Tattoos? YES PLEASE. [Flash Tattoos]
  • Amber Le Bon is the latest brand muse for Redken. [tFS inbox]
  • Nicki Minaj is getting a mobile app game. [TIME]
  • Christian Louboutin is launching a lipstick line. [Byrdie]

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Jeremy Scott Is Getting Sued Again for Ripping Off Someone Else’s Artwork

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Jeremy Scott finds himself in legal hot water again, this time over his designs for Moschino. Graffiti artist Joseph Tierney aka Rime is suing the Italian label for ripping off some of his artwork and superimposing it onto a gown (shown here) from the label’s Fall 2015 collection. Rime’s tag was also used on a bag that was sent down the runway.

Tierney is further pissed at the publicity the dress in question garnered when Katy Perry wore it as Jeremy Scott’s date to this year’s Met Gala. Both she and Scott wore garments featuring the appropriated artwork. “Ms. Perry was widely photographed in the clothing, as she always is. She even made a number of ‘worst-dressed’ lists as a result,” the suit says. “The Defendants were obviously thrilled with how the episode played out, heavily promoting images of Ms. Perry wearing the clothing in their marketing, advertising, media and sales materials. The only person harmed was Rime. Not only was his art exploited by Defendants, but his credibility as a graffiti artist was compromised by inclusion in such a crass and commercial publicity stunt.”

Rime wants Scott and Moschino to stop selling the offending pieces and is seeking damages for the use of his artwork. Jeremy Scott previously got into a pickle with Jimbo and Jim Phillips for getting a little too inspired by the skateboard artists’ designs for Scott’s Fall 2013 collection. Indeed, the ghoulish faces Scott plastered on sweatshirts bore too close a resemblance to the work of the artists to go unnoticed. Scott later settled and issued a statement saying, “I regret that certain pieces of my February 2013 Fall Winter fashion line incorporated imagery that was similar to images owned by NHS and Messrs. Phillips. I now recognize my mistake and out of respect to their work and their rights, the clothing and handbags at issue will not be produced or distributed.”

[via Vogue UK]

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