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Link Buzz: How Models Get Robbed; John Rocha to Retire

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  • Do modeling agencies swindle their "girls" out of earnings? Some models are going to court over not getting paid properly.  [TheDailyBeast]
  • See Angelina Jolie's killer shoes, spiked with blood. [FabSugar]
  • It's still dank and grey in NYC, but probably someday the sun will come out. In case you want to get your bronzer game ready… [BellaSugar]
  • Inside the Dior Cruise Collection afterparty which, no, did not take place in Brooklyn. [WWD / subscription required]
  • Has Garance Doré now become more famous than her boyfriend, The Satorialist blogger Scott Shuman? [NYTimes]
  • Karl Lagerfeld has hated children ever since he was a kid himself. [Fashionista]
  • The celebrated designer John Rocha is retiring from London Fashion Week. [Vogue UK]

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Christy Turlington Returns As the Face of Calvin Klein’s Eternity Fragrance (Forum Buzz)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Calvin Klein's Eternity fragrance franchise, the fashion house is rolling out some new ads starring Christy Turlington and husband Ed Burns. Christy and Ed were photographed by Dutch duo Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin on location on the beaches of Turks & Caicos. Turlington's no stranger to the Calvin Klein brand; the 90s supermodel fronted the first Eternity campaign back in 1995 with Mark Vanderloo. The new ads are slated to break in both print and television advertising come June.

Calvin Klein Eternity Fragrance Christy & Ed


These are just so timeless and you cannot go wrong with a face like Turlington's. Above is the new ad for the original fragrance and below is a double-page shot for the Eternity Night collection, for both men and women.

Calvin Klein Eternity Night Frafrance Christy & Ed


Check out the thread at our forums and join the discussion here.

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Watch: Reese Witherspoon Tries to Pronounce Cara Delevingne’s Name to No Avail



Reese Witherspoon might be a big time movie star, but at heart, she's a simple southern girl. Yeah, she might be on Hollywood's A-List, but that doesn't mean she's one to put on airs. Not even at the Met Gala (post-Met Gala?), surrounded by a slew of posh international comrades.

Cara Delevingne posted a video to her Instagram earlier of the actress, who clearly had a great time at the event, in an elevator with Zooey Deschanel, Kate Upton and a few others. In the clip, the actress tries desperately to pronounce Delevingne's admittedly tricky name. Witherspoon first calls her 'Cara,' with her country twang, but then quickly corrects herself with the proper British pronunciation, which would be 'Cah-rah.'"

"I don't know what your f****n' name is," Reese quipped, then went on to try and pronounce Delevingne. "That's super French," she said, then whispered, "Day-lah-veen."


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Link Buzz: Annie Leibovitz Looks Back; DIY Muscle Shirts

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    Annie Leibovitz looks back at the assignments that shaped her photography career. [Racked]
  • A plus-sized blogger reimagines Beyonce's "Flawless." And it's awesome. [Styleite]
  • For once, Kate Middleton did something interesting with her hair. [BellaSugar]
  • The worst people you're likely to see at any concert. [Cosmo]
  • Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker reviewed the Met Gala men's red carpet looks. [Fashionista]
  • I kind of want to DIY my own muscle shirt. To show off my muscles. I got muscles. Big ones. [BellaSugar]

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Flashback: US Vogue October 2000 with Charlize Theron by Herb Ritts

As some of my fellow tFS forum members know, I like to pick up back issues of magazines when the price is right. I happened to stumble across a set last week which was priced just under £1 each, so naturally I couldn't resist. Amongst the five issues I bought was the October 2000 issue of US Vogue. The cover features actress Charlize Theron, photographed by legendary photographer Herb Ritts and wearing a black beaded Giorgio Armani tulle dress, before a vast ocean background. Tonne Goodman styled Theron for the cover.

Flashback, US Vogue October 2000 Charlize Theron


This 482-page issue seems like such an oldy when you're leafing through. There are several fashion stories inside, so plenty of content to feast your eyes on. Steven Meisel photographs a vintage-inspired story, Arthur Elgot shoots Stephanie Seymour for a Giorgio Armani feature and a fresh-faced Gisele Bundchen is photographed by Michael Thompson.

The standout story is clearly Meisel's. Trish Goff is styled by Grace Coddington for the editorial which consists of more than a dozen images to portray the retro inspiration of the times. To accompany the images is an article compiled by Sally Singer, who documents her journey thrifting items of clothing around New York.

Check out 'A Fine Vintage' by Steven Meisel here. Stay tuned for next week's flashback — and be sure to check out previous posts from our flashback series.

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Surprise: The Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Vogue Cover Didn’t Sell Like Gangbusters

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in marriage attire on Vogue US April


When Vogue revealed its April 2014 cover, featuring Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, many of us thought that the unexpected move reflected savvy Anna Wintour's commitment to Vogue's commercial viability. That is, we thought she was hoping to sell boatloads of magazines at newsstands.

But as it turns out, massive social media follower counts and tabloid fame don't necessarily translate to glossy magazine sales. At least not for Vogue

Josh Gary, vice president at Mag Net Data (a firm that tracks magazine sales) tells the New York Post that although the issue sold 20% more copies at the newsstand than the previous month's (featuring Rihanna), Kimye's cover will likely perform below last year's April edition: “I’d argue that if you peg last year’s Michelle Obama at 269,000, this issue will net out around 250,000."

According to the Post, initial projections had sales in the 400,000-to-500,000 range, outperforming Beyonce's March 2013 cover, which sold 355,000 issues. 



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