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Are Fast Fashion Brands Ripping Off Yeezy Season 1?

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Kanye West can finally stop complaining about his fledgling fashion career. The same Yeezy collection that was panned by major fashion critics not only won him a shoe of the year award, but it’s also a hit among consumers. Yeezy Season 1 nearly sold out just days after it became available, despite its high price tag. The line was so popular, in fact, it’s already getting knocked off.

Racked reports that fast fashion retailers are capitalizing on the buzz surrounding Yeezy Season 1 by duplicating the line’s most prominent pieces. Forever 21 is selling distressed sweatshirts in the same colorways, H&M released a similar faded sweater, American Apparel produced the same washed-out tees and Macy’s has an almost identical bomber jacket for sale.

Yeezy Season 1 Knockoffs H&M

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It’s hard to say whether these pieces are indeed duplicates as Kanye’s line was so intentionally basic, any clothing staples could be considered a copy. But the design elements of Forever 21’s ripped sweater, for example, are too similar to be coincidental. (more…)

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You’ll Never Guess the Most Searched Hair Trend of 2015

 

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If you had to guess the most searched hair trend of 2015, you might say bronde hair color or natural hair. Surprisingly, the answer has little to do with women’s beauty at all. This year, we spent most of our time looking up man buns, according to Google’s annual beauty trend report. No wonder Watchcut chose man buns as the quintessential hairstyle of the 2010s!

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Another shocker? Women aren’t necessarily doing the searching. The most popular queries are “how to grow a man bun” and “how to tie a man bun.” Who knew men spend their down time researching how to style their strands? In fact, Google says “there has been more interest in men’s hair than women’s hair on Google (by around 6%).” No one saw that coming.

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The most searched women’s hair trends were braids (namely, box braids and  goddess braids) and hair color trends (silver and gray hair were the top-trending hues). The only thing more surprising than the most searched hair trend is the second: comb-overs (but not the Donald Trump kind).

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Gigi Hadid as You’ve Never Seen Her Before on Vogue Italia (Forum Buzz)

We’re far too used to seeing Gigi Hadid vamp it up for the likes W Magazine, sit pretty for Vogue Netherlands and go glamorous on the cover of Vogue Spain. However, leave it to Vogue Italia to give the Victoria’s Secret recruit a whole new look. Our forums have made no attempt to hide the fact the magazine let standards slip lately, but Steven Meisel is back behind the lens for November, albeit leaving us a little lost for words. Complete with styling from Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, intriguing makeup applied by Pat McGrath and a funky wig tended to by hairstylist Guido Palau, the image was sure to set tongues wagging on our forums.

An unrecognizable Gigi did not go down lightly. “Why are they doing this to us? WHY? It’s sad enough that Meisel is doing only a few covers and the others are try-hard copies of his style but when his covers look like this,” slammed dcmaike.

“Hate it, she looks tacky and gaudy which was obviously intentional. Besides, wasn’t this done with Joan [Smalls] a few years ago? I don’t understand why she had to get cover billing when they don’t even give it to the greats,” Benn98 added.

Feeling the same way was Melancholybaby: “Awful attempt at imitating the 80s. The power of personality is enough to make a regular cover showstopping but alas Gigi possesses no such power.”

Aizanara wasn’t impressed either, ranting, “OMG this is so bad! The power of personality? This has no energy, no life and a black girl would have been 100x better. LMAO at the Photoshop, we all know Gigi doesn’t look like that in real life.”

“This is really bad, it’s such a shame,” echoed a disappointed KateTheGreatest.

“I really hope the skin tone is just the quality of that pic, because…” pointed out a dismayed Marc10.

Are you feeling it? Join the debate and share your own sentiments here.

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Is Justin Bieber Scorning Bette Midler For Being A ‘Meddler’ In His Personal Life?

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Justin Bieber has spewed some hocus pocus nonsense about not knowing that Bette Midler’s our hero and everything we wish we could be, saying he doesn’t even know who the First Wives Club actress is at all. 

She was brought up in a recent interview with Billboard magazine, where the 21-year-old claimed he doesn’t even know who this 69-year-old woman is after she tweeted about his personal life. “This Britt Meddler. I don’t even know who that is, honestly,” he said.  (more…)

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The Subject of Feminism Is Now Up For Discussion in School Curriculum Update

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We all know school can be a playground for sexism. Social pressures, objectification and misogynist language are strong both in and out of the classroom, but, in 2015 as we’re all moving forward and tackling the issue of gender inequality head-first, it’s the perfect time to educate students on these matters. And it’s happening, with Victorian high school students now able to add Feminism to their timetable alongside Maths and English thanks to a new-and-improved modern-day curriculum. 

It all began back in 2013, when Fitzroy High teacher Briony O’Keeffe and a group of her students formed their own feminist collective, dubbed Fightback. It originated as a chilled lunchtime get-together where they could discuss and vent about situations they had to deal with within the corridors.  (more…)

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Jessica Mauboy Reveals Why She Really Missed Her Melbourne Cup Performance

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Jessica Mauboy

When Jessica Mauboy didn’t take the stage for her National Anthem performance at the Melbourne Cup earlier this week, rumours naturally began circling as to why backup singer Nadia Aya took her place with under a minute’s notice.




While Jessica’s rep ambiguously said she faced issues with “clothing and preparation”, a widely believed explanation was that the singer refused to wear shoes by the race’s official sponsor, Myer, thanks to suggestions by 2GB radio’s Alan Jones.



After a public apology by Jessica on Facebook, which still neglected to address the wardrobe rumours, the Australian Idol alum has opened up to The Daily Telegraph about what really happened on the day. A panic attack.

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