ELLE Canada did not exactly hide the fact that it scored an upcoming cover with Kylie Jenner back in September, having splashed behind-the-scenes images across its various social media platforms, asking readers to vote for their favorite cover shot. Giving us two images to choose from for the December cover, the first was a conventional shot of the 18-year-old wearing a flashy Zuhair Murad jumpsuit. Unfortunately, the worst shot (in our opinion) was selected by the public with the youngest Kardashian/Jenner sister wearing Kuwait-based designer LaBourjoisie. Captured in black and white, Kylie playfully poses before the lens of Canadian ELLE regular Max Abadian on the final cover, which was unveiled earlier today.
Sure to send shockwaves through social media, the Jenner girls aren’t exactly our forum members’ favorite models. “She looks like she’s 30,” criticized Oxymore within seconds of the cover surfacing, making it quite clear she wasn’t a fan and no doubt about to set the tone for commentary to follow.
“Looks more like a Las Vegas showgirl, or perhaps it’s the outfit. With the unsettling news of Flare Canada in mind, I’ll not hate on this too much. Probably it will sell loads,” shared Benn98. (more…)
The stars of the new Burberry campaign are as close as you can get to British royalty without enlisting the Queen herself. Sir Elton John, Naomi Campbell, Romeo Beckham and more star in the iconic brand’s holiday ads, which feature the annual festive gifts collection.
The campaign, lensed by Mario Testino, includes still photographs and a three-minute video, Burberry Festive Film, commemorating the 15th anniversary of British dance drama Billy Elliot. Each ad pays homage to the movie by recreating the iconic opening jump scene. (more…)
How celebrities get their pre-baby bodies back just months after giving birth will always baffle us, and is something that we usually put down to superhuman genes.
But Aussie model Nicole Trunfio, who gave birth to her first child, Zion, in January this year, let us in on a little secret at the 2015 ELLE Style Awards last week, where everyone was amazed by her post-baby physique.
“I wore a wrap and binded my stomach straight after giving birth, 24/7 for three months,” she told E! Australia’s The Hype, revealing she took a page from the Ancient Egyptians and basically mummified herself.
However, Nicole has also revealed in an Instagram post that intense boxing workouts have helped her stay toned too, saying, “Thanks to BOXING and determination I finally have my mind and body back after pregnancy and #postpartum baby brain (yes, it is a thing).”
[Via The Hype]
Who run the world? Melbourne Cup crowned its first ever female winner today as 30-year-old jockey Michelle Payne and her horse Prince of Penzance took out the annual prize.
Prince of Penzance won first place ahead of Max Dynamite and Criterion for the $6 million track event, while Fame Game started a firm favourite for the race ahead of Trip to Paris and Preferment, in front of a huge crowd at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse.
“Everyone else, get stuffed, because women can do anything and we can beat the world,” Michelle said after the race. The central Victoria native entered racing at 15 years of age, upholding the family legacy as the eighth Payne to do so, and has been dreaming of this moment since she was a little girl.
“You do it every year. This is everybody’s dream as a jockey in Australia and now probably the world. And I dreamed about it from when I was five,” she explained, noting that he school friends used to tease her when she’d express her goal of winning the Melbourne Cup. “They always give me a bit of grief about it and I can’t believe we’ve done it.”
Congrats on making Melbourne Cup history, Michelle!
Check out all the trackside fashion here.
[Via Buzzfeed Australia]
Ariana Grande is back on the media circuit promoting her new single, “Focus”, and it’s the best thing ever because the sass queen isn’t afraid to put judgemental people in their place.
In a recent appearance on California’s Power 106 FM, radio presenters questioned Ariana about things like makeup, cell phones and unicorn emojis, you know, the important stuff. “If you could use makeup or your phone one last time, what would you pick?” was the first question to really kick off the sourness of the conversation, to which Ariana responded, “Is this what you think girls have trouble choosing between?”
They also went as far as to suggest that unicorn emojis are just for girls, but Ariana wasn’t having a bar of it, telling them they need a “little brushing up on equality”. She really put the nail in the coffin when they asked her what she would like to change about the world, though — her big opp. (more…)
Sunshine Coast social media sensation Essena O’Niell is putting her high-profile status to good use and revealing all the dirty secrets, aka transactions, that go on behind the scenes of a digital influencer, content creator, or, as the 18-year-old coined it, “Someone who uses self promotion for financial gain”.
After feeding on a life full of validation via likes, followers and views, which we can only imagine would become quite addictive with over 595,000 Instagram followers and 262,000 YouTube subscribers, Essena has thrown in the towel on the “fake” life she leads and has instead deleted over 2,000 of her Insta photos and re-captioned her existing ones with the truth. (more…)