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Malgosia Bela’s Vogue Ukraine Cover ‘Isn’t Working’ (Forum Buzz)

Although Malgosia Bela is no stranger to Vogue covers (she's racked up 17 over the course of her modeling career), the Polish model has landed her first for the fashion publication's Ukranian edition. Bela is photographed by Victor Demarchelier for the July 2014 issue, donning a black sequined jacket and matching shorts as styled by Yann Weber. Bela's hair looks effortlessly perfect as she peers down Demarchelier's lens with those oh-so-perfect smoky eyes.

Vogue Ukraine July 2014 Malgosia Bela Victor Demarchelier

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But it's a shame to see Malgosia score a spot in Vogue and feel disappointed with the outcome. 

"God, I will forever love her, and great to see her on the cover, but this isn't working for me. They could have used a model like her so much better," commented Miss Dalloway.

"Not good…don't like styling, model or makeup," added gossiping.

Yesitsdagny had expected a lot more: "Malgosia almost never lets me down and this cover isn't bad or anything but I feel like they could have done so much more with someone so photogenic like Malgosia is. For Malgosia's standards this cover rather mediocre. Not fan of the eye makeup either. But her face is still perfect!"

However, not everyone was in the same frame of mind. Bertrando3 was ecstatic about how the cover looked: "WOW it's GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!! I love this and I usually don't get Malgosia's covers but THIS, THIS IS STUNNING!"

"It's quite lovely, great job Vogue Ukraine." enthused TeeVanity.

Well, there is certainly some diversity of opinion within this thread. What do you think? We'd love to know! Join the discussion here.

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P.A.M. Teams Up With Carhartt and Vans for Triple-Threat Women’s Capsule Collection

pam-carhartt-wip-vans-collectionIt’s difficult to keep up with everything Melbourne legends Mischa Hollenbach and Shauna T. do as schizophrenic duo P.A.M. If you did you’d be really tired and poor all the time, because one minute they’re designing clothes and the next they’re throwing parties and it’s very hard to say “no” to it all.

But one thing definitely worth your dollars: the new girls-only collaboration they’re rolling out with streetwear label Carhartt and shoe guys Vans. We’re not sure who approached who first, but like with a boozy hookup that blossoms into a beautiful romance, that seems almost irrelevant. This was meant to be

The cohesive capsule is heavy on soft denim, featuring both chambray button-ups and a pair of dark denim overalls I’m really not hating. There are also printed t-shirts and baseball caps for those who like their jeans without shoulder straps. The Vans input comes in the form of a limited edition P.A.M. x Vans x Carhartt WIP shoe.

P.A.M. have a long list of previous collaborators, including acclaimed American artist Mike Kelley (‘Little Friend’ – PAMTOY), avant-garde fashion designer Jun Takahashi of Undercover (‘Black Mass’ Lamp), EYE from the Boredoms (poster series), Super Sunglasses, as well as music projects with 2ManyDJ’s, Matt Edwards (Radioslave) and Thomas Bullock (Rub’n’Tug). But this one is makes their convoluted aesthetic a little more masses-friendly. 

The collection will be available in select stores and Carhartt WIP Thursday. Make sure to hit the launch party that night for some beer to help your sore wallet. 

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We’re Obsessed With Eco-Friendly Activewear Brand Tikita

Tikita spring/summer 2014 lookbook. 

I’m currently obsessed with Canadian eco-friendly activewear brand Tikita. Its slinky, stretchy sports pieces capture the essence of femininity and also a 'strong girl' mentality, with products that offer the latest technology and innovative fabrics. The versatile apparel comes with bold playfulness and refined sportiness. And now the brand has released its Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook.

Tikita spring/summer 2014 lookbook.

Some of the pieces have yet to go on sale (although June is the target), while others are already up for grabs on the website, but what Tikita has created this season demands attention. A purple marl Juliette Jacket makes for the ideal post-yoga cover-up (as does the white eyelet Missy jacket), a purple backless long-sleeve is both eye-catching and practical, while the gloriously psychedelic legging prints offer some much needed rest bite from the usual uniform of black bottoms.

Tikita spring/summer 2014 lookbook.

Best of all, Tikita is a wholly-owned Canadian company, founded in the Toronto Beaches by an astute mom who wanted to provide a positive environment that empowers active women through encouragement, growth and confidence. The first Beaches store opened in 2009, but since then Tikita has also opened a trendy flagship location on Queen West.

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Anna Kendrick Covers Elle’s First Social Media Issue, Talks About How Hot She Is

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Image: ELLE

This month's Elle is the magazine's very first social media-focused issue, and they've tapped Anna Kendrick, who we'd say is a pretty solid choice. She's got over 2.5 million Twitter followers and an Instagram army about 1.4 million strong.

Elle has published a preview of the article, much of which talks about Kendrick's perceived "hotness." Yup, an accomplished lady, Oscar nominee and Billboard Hot 100 chart topper once again has to talk about how sexy she is to men. SMH: 

"This lack of ego, coupled with the stealth hourglass shape, the porcelain skin, and the smart mouth, add up to a very specific kind of sex appeal. Kendrick, who hasn't publicly dated since she and Edgar Wright broke up last year, says she hasn't been hit on since Up in the Air, 'honest to God.' For the 5 million-plus people who have YouTubed her Newcastle Brown Ale Super Bowl ad, this will be hard to buy. In it, the actress is simultaneously sexy and hilarious, twirling her movie-star hair and deadpanning that she's 'approachable hot, like the-hottest-girl-in-your-improv-class-hot.' [@RyBrockington: "Breaking News: I can indeed confirm that @AnnaKendrick47 was the hottest girl in my improv class."] 'I’ve never felt like I’ve exactly traded on my looks,' the actress says matter-of-factly. 'When I was a teenager, I was an ultralate bloomer, and my mom would say it was a blessing, because it means you never have to wonder if guys are only interested in you because you’ve got boobs. I would have been thrilled if guys were interested in me because of my boobs!' But maybe it's for the best. 'Similarly, I think I’m lucky that I’ve never had a crisis about whether the only reason I’m successful is because I’m crazy hot. It’s not something that crosses my mind.'"

What a coincidence – it hadn't crossed our minds either.

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Vanity Fair’s July Cover with Shailene Woodley Fails To Impress (Forum Buzz)

The Fault In Our Stars actress Shailene Woodley is Vanity Fair's latest cover subject. The 22-year-old actress poses for the magazine's July 2014 issue, photographed by Miguel Reveriego with slicked-back hair and a face full of makeup, Woodley strikes a pose while sitting on some stairs and looking every inch the Hollywood star.

Vanity Fair July 2014 Shailene Woodley

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Members of theFashionSpot forums aren't so confident that Vanity Fair has done Shailene justice. "I don't know what is it about her, but I don't think I've ever seen her do a good cover yet," commented tigerrouge.

"Ugh. They, like so many other magazines before them, have aged her and completely taken away her natural beauty," wrote HeatherAnne.

Jmrmartinho seemed disappointed Shailene had even scored the cover: "The most annoying actress of the year promoting the most annoying movie of the year. And the cover isn´t any good."

"Couldn't agree more. She does nothing for me. I've seen the commercial for that stupid movie a hundred or more times. I can't stand it," replied MissMagAddict.

"That's too bad they over styled and photoshopped her cover. She has such a pretty face and a nice simple shot would have been ideal," posted justaguy, who was yet another unsatisfied forum member.

Loladonna suggested a different approach and wrote, "Shailene looks best when shot in a more natural way that suits her personality. I don't know why they keep trying to glam her up with slick hair and red lips."

Are you a fan of this? Check out the thread and join the discussion here.

 

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John Galliano Wonders If He Committed Career Suicide in Interview With Le Point

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Image: WENN

Since he was ousted as creative director at Christian Dior for making drunken anti-Semitic statements outside a Paris cafe, John Galliano has been laying low in terms of talking to the press. Last spring, for the first time since he was fired from Dior, Galliano finally broke his silence on the incident, his drug addiction and continued recovery in interviews with Charlie Rose and Vanity Fair magazine He's kept pretty mum since then, immersing himself in projects for Oscar de la Renta, and now as creative director of L'Etoile. Finally the designer is opening up again to the weekly Le Point and French psychologist Boris Cyrulnik on what he's learned post-"I love Hitler"-gate. Galliano actually approached Le Point for the interview, which the designer considers as part of his overall recovery. 

In the sit-down, Galliano is reflective and thoughtful, looking on the incident as a point of growth. “I’ve lost, but I also gained a lot. I’m a creative person, and no one can take that away from me. I’ve been told I committed professional suicide because it was the only escape from the terrible pressures I was facing. What do you think?” he said in response when asked if the thought he was punished too severely for his actions. Cyrulnik responded, pointing out that suicidal thoughts are not often a desire to die, but rather to wake up into another, better life. His suggestion to Galliano for managing the stress? Find a better work/life balance.

Galliano also talks about his childhood, and how being teased about his sexual orientation in school caused him to turn to hard substances. "What happened in the Parisian cafe La Perle was a defence mechanism," he said. "I repeated a pattern that I had known as a teenager and I was in an explosive mix of drugs and alcohol. February 24, 2011 I was no longer myself. I said the most terrible, the most unbearable, the most horrible thing [there is]." The workload at Dior also caused him a great deal of stress, having to come up with collection after collection for the many seasons Dior churns out. “After every creative high, I would crash and the drink would help me to escape,” he told a packed courtroom during the seven-hour hearing. “I started to have panic attacks and anxiety attacks, and I couldn’t go to work without taking Valium. My body was becoming so used to the pills, so my intake increased to an amount where I can’t actually remember how many I was taking. Sometimes I was taking sleeping pills during the day.”

This is nothing new. Galliano has been pretty open about his substance abuse and how it was largely a part of his downfall. But hopefully with this new job, and very public therapy session, the designer can continue to find the strength to move on and get better.

[via The Independent]

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