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Link Buzz: Hillary Clinton Almost Named Her Memoir ‘The Scrunchie Chronicles’

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    In a one-on-one interview with Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton joked that the media's fixation on her appearance almost led her to title her memoir, The Scrunchie Chronicles: 112 Countries and It's Still All about My Hair. [ELLE]
     
  • In hair-related news: are you a redhead? Here are 10 things you know and the rest of us only dream of. [BellaSugar]
     
  • If you're going to Bonnaroo, here's a review of last season's best street style from the festival, to get your inspiration muscles flexing. [FabSugar]
     
  • Lululemon created a loungewear wedding tux for some guy. [Racked]
     
  • Algorthims now helping us find the perfect bra. [QZ]
     
  • The NYTimes says that this espresso + homemade almond-macadamia milk concoction coming out of L.A. is the best iced latte in America, and I have to say — it sounds pretty good. [NYTimes]
     
  • These drawings challenge diversity in the beauty industry. [BuzzFeed]

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Sølve Sundsbø Photographs His First Giorgio Armani Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Sølve Sundsbø has replaced Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, who photographed previous Giorgio Armani campaigns for several seasons, for the Italian fashion house's mainline advertisements. This time around, we see models Marikka Juhler and George Alsford fronting the Fall 2014 campaign. Photographed against a green backdrop with slicked back hair and effortless styling, Marikka is letting the clothes do the talking in the first image which surfaced earlier today, via WWD.

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IMAGE CREDIT: WWD.COM VIA TFS FORUMS

The first image hopefully sets the mood of the entire campaign because our forum members cannot seem to get enough. "Stunning. Thank god Armani changed the photographer & can't wait to see more," enthused burbuja8910.

"Absolutely divine. It's the first time I find myself liking an Armani campaign. Can't wait to see the rest!" commented Thefrenchy.

HeatherAnne is also on board: "I can't even recollect any recent Armani campaigns, but this is indeed a striking and memorable portrait."

As is TREVOFASHIONISTO, who suggested Marikka's presence for Armani was a long time coming: "Marikka is a vision in print, definitely fits the Giorgio Armani aesthetic."

Await the full campaign and join the discussion within the thread here.

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Burberry’s Fall 2014 Ad Campaign Is the ‘Same Ol’ Snoozefest’ (Forum Buzz)

Burberry released its Fall 2014 campaign via Facebook earlier today. The British fashion house stuck with Mario Testino to photograph the campaign which includes Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, Malaika Firth, Callum Ball, Tarun Nijjer and Oli Green. The Brits are shot in a studio against a clean backdrop whilst moving and interacting towards Testino's lens for the final campaign images.

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IMAGE CREDIT: FACEBOOK.COM/BURBERRY VIA TFS FORUMS

However, the campaign has fallen flat with our forums members. "I would be able to look through the usual abysmal lack of creativity if it was just Malaika and the guys, but of course they snuck those two annoying bobbleheads in. Burberry's campaigns are just the worst," commented Marc10.

"It should have just been Cara and Malaika. The others are just not working here. I'm so over their 'cool young things' approach. It's dry and extremely boring," shared GivenchyHomme.

HeatherAnne suggests Burberry campaigns are always the same and are in desperate need of a revamp: "Same ol' snoozefest."

Thefrenchy was in the same frame of mind and wrote, "Bloody boring! How ugly the clothes look too."

Ad Campaign Burberry F/W 14.15 Mario Testino

IMAGE CREDIT: FACEBOOK.COM/BURBERRY VIA TFS FORUMS

Check out the full campaign, watch a behind-the-scenes video and join the discussion here.

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This Artist Uses Wood to Create Incredible Vintage Dresses

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The American artist Ron Isaacs constructs these exquisite installations, which take on the appearance of vintage dresses blooming with tree branches and leaves, entirely out of plywood. He paints the layered compositions with acrylic paint to create a trompe l'oeil effect, which creates an illusion that the wood is actually fabric. 

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Image: snyderman-works.com

From his artistic statement, which was published on ThisIsCollosal.com:

"My three primary recurring subjects are vintage clothing (for the way it continues the life of the past into the present, for its rich structures and colors and shapes, and for its anthropomorphic presence as a stand-in for the figure); plant materials in the form of sticks, leaves, and flowers (for too many reasons to list); and found objects. They combine inappropriate or surprising juxtapositions, sometimes purely as a visual “poem” of sorts and (if I’m lucky) sometimes as an image with real psychological resonance. Objects occasionally reappear in other contexts and take on new meanings, like a repertory company of actors playing different roles in different plays."

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Image: snyderman-works.com

Ron Isaac dress

Image: snyderman-works.com

See more of Ron Issacs' work here.

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Cara Delevingne Designs for DKNY–And Wants You in the Campaign

Cara Delevingne can add "designer" to her list of accomplishments. The model/actress has teamed up with DKNY for a 15-piece capsule collection that will hit shelves in November. Delevingne's been working on the project for about a year, and it sounds like the range is an extension of the model's personal style. You'll find leather bomber jackets, sweat suits, tank tops and more, suitable for both genders. WWD says the line is a mostly unisex offering, priced between $70 and $735.

Delevingne's also on the hunt for models to pose with her for the collection's forthcoming campaign. And since she's working with over 5.5 million followers, her Instagram is the perfect place to recruit new faces. From now until Monday, if you're interested in entering, post a photo of yourself with the hashtag #CaraD4DKNY and #CaraWantsYou between now and June 16 for a chance to pose alongside Cara D.

This isn't Cara's first design collab. She just finished up a range for Mulberry, for which she designed an eponymous carryall. Something tells us this won't be her last collaboration either.

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Reddit’s Most Annoying Fashion Advice for Women

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In a discussion currently happening on Reddit, users are contributing their "pro" fashion tips for the opposite sex. Not surprisingly, a large portion of these self-elected experts are dispensing advice not for men (the more fashion-impaired gender, according to conventional wisdom), but for women. Oh wow thank you; there's a really big fashion tips deficit in the world right now, especially on the Internet, and it's been a struggle for females, because we cannot function if someone's not telling us what to wear. 

Except here's the thing: a lot of this "fashion advice" actually sounds pretty condescending, less like helpful guidance than condescending criticism. It's like the men of Reddit aren't actually fashion experts at all, but merely mansplainers  who love banging away on their keyboards and flaunting their sexism. Drat, no fashion advice for us. How disappointing.

Well you're here for a reason, and here it is. We've collected seven of the most annoying pieces of fashion advice doled out by the men of Reddit:

"The muffin top must stop!" says that_random_eskimo.

Thanks for your feedback, guy — but:

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"Even worse is an XL lady in a XS top with a small bra. The back fat looks like a pack of hotdogs vying and fighting for freedom," says the gallant revwhack. Hey buddy: I'll worry about my hot dogs and you worry about yours, okay?

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"Stop shaving your eyebrows into weird, unnatural shapes. You look ridiculous," says the non-ridiculously named Jive_Turkey_Mofo

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"Women – we really don't care all about all your bedazzled jewelry and fashion accessories looking like Cleopatra. We know it's just to impress other women. Just look nice and presentable," said ryuwins, who's missing the point.

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From Ted_Denslow: "Ladies, please stop wearing colored contact lenses. They look absolutely ridiculous. It's like talking to a mannequin."

Ummm okay maybe, but talking to you is like talking to an asshole — so it's actually a pretty balanced situation if you think about it.

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"Women – You have agency, be aware of that when you dress," says PecanPig, who enjoys shifting paradigms and blowing minds. 

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"Don't cake your face with makeup. Always have it at a limit to enhance facial features and hide blemishes," says TheSweetLegend, who probably taught Michelle Phan everything she knows. 

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In other words, thanks but no thanks everyone! We'll take it from here… 

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