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Samantha Harris Opens Up About Embracing Her Insecurity

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Taking one look at stunning Indigenous model Samantha Harris, some could think, “What could this girl ever feel insecure about?” But just like every living, breathing person on the planet, the beauty has revealed she too compared herself to others when making personal judgements about her appearance.

The 24-year-old explained that growing up she felt insecure about her full lips, the kind of feature many, including, say, Kylie Jenner, could only dream of being born with. “Wished I had smaller lips like all my friends,” Samantha wrote on her Instagram.

But now, with a modelling career that appreciates distinctiveness, Samantha has learned to love what sets her apart from the rest. “Fast forward 10yrs [sic] and it’s one of the things that makes me stand out,” she continued. “Embrace what makes you unique what makes you stand out from the crowd.” (more…)

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Matthew Kerr Quits KORA Organics, Miranda Kerr’s Skincare Brand

 

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Miranda Kerr‘s little brother, Matthew “Matty” Kerr, has quit his role at the Australian supermodel’s skincare brand, KORA Organics. He wraps up work there this Friday.

Sydney Confidential reports that Matthew has moved on from KORA Organics in order to open up a family restaurant in the Hunter Valley, managed by himself and fiancé James Wright.

The venture will take over Emma’s of Lovedale on Wilderness Road and be renamed to Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen, inspired by Matt and Miranda’s grandmother, Anne, whose Gunnedah home was destroyed by a fire in 2011. (more…)

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Public School Shows Spring 2016 Presentation Against a Police Lineup

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Today, Public School showed yet another strong menswear collection, but this time, creative directors Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yi Chow attempted to make a bit of a political statement during the presentation. They put models (which included male style maven Nick Wooster) in a rendering of a police lineup setting to showcase the clothes and also as a comment on America’s criminal justice system. 

“We wanted to show unity and that everybody is the same when lined up next to one another,” Chow told WWD. This would be a valid point were it not for the harsh truth that to the criminal justice system, we are not all the same. Unity is a beautiful thing and there is a place for that, but the fact of the matter is that the American criminal justice system disproportionately targets black and Latino men and it’s a reality that a lot of people are uncomfortable facing. This notion of everyone being the same, while it is fundamentally true, kind of glosses over and dilutes the heart of the issue.

Still, one can argue that the display was a comment on humanity in general, rather than the criminal justice system. But using a police lineup was perhaps not the best way to demonstrate the concept when police brutality is making headlines across America.

But hey, at least the display was thought-provoking and the clothes themselves a delight to look at.  

[via WWD]

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Topshop Launches Sustainable Collection, Reclaim

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Image: Harper’s Bazaar, Topshop

Topshop is getting all eco on us. The high street retailer has announced the launch of Topshop Reclaim, a 20-piece range of stylish sustainable pieces to add some eco-friendly oomph to your wardrobe. From breezy floral rompers and zip-front skirts to airy camis and charming pinafores, there are both basics and standout pieces to create a look for any occasion. 

Topshop used leftover material from past collections to create the range, made in collaboration with Reclaim to Wear, which has partnered with the retailer for three previous sustainable collections. Reclaim to Wear has also teamed up with Livia Firth, Speedo and Central Saint Martins.

The new Reclaim collection is set to hit stores July 16. Check out what Topshop has in store in the gallery below. (more…)

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Harper’s Bazaar Australia Unexpectedly Taps Emily Baker for August (Forum Buzz)

It’s not exactly a secret that we’ve become huge supporters of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, after giving us the likes of Elle Macpherson, Miranda Kerr and Cate Blanchett on its previous installments. Now Bazaar gears up for the release of its August issue featuring a surprising cover subject: Emily Baker, whose last notable presence was a Gucci campaign back in 2011. We’re all for seeing models on our magazine covers and the New Zealand-born beauty was photographed by Steven Chee wearing Prada.

Harper's Bazaar August 2015 Emily Baker by Steven Chee

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“Hopefully this cover heralds the return to the international stage of Miss Emily Baker?!” asked zoom right away.

“The return of Miss Baker. She looks amazing!” replied a content littlekiki.

Also thrilled with Bazaar‘s choice of subject was Avogadro, who echoed, “So nice to see Emily Baker.”

“Too much Photoshop, but you can’t deny this is a gorgeous cover and Emily’s looking stunning here,” said justaguy.

But the majority of us were left with mixed feelings. “At first glance I see Lara [Stone] and when I stare at it, I see Toni [Garrn]…” described MON.

Benn98 agreed, adding, “Toni Garrn? I see that as well. They’ve got just enough cover lines on the newsstand cover, and the image is still striking. I wish other editions would take note.”

“I am so over the bleached eyebrows trend but other than that this looks really good,” approved KateTheGreatest.

Check out Emily’s cover story, which is a total contrast from the cover shot, inside our thread here.

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3 Pairs of Iconic Alexander McQueen Armadillo Boots Going up for Auction

If you shed a tear in 2010 at the notion of never being able to purchase Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo boots, Christie’s auction house is giving you a chance to take home a pair. The impossibly high platform boots were the talk of McQueen’s Spring 2010 collection and now, Christie’s is auctioning off three pairs in support of UNICEF’s work to help rebuild Nepal. Only 21 pairs of the shoes were originally made for a lucky few. 

Starting today, you can bid on the shoes, as well as other pricey designer goods in Christie’s handbags & accessories category. The Italian-made shoes are made of wood and python skin and all the proceeds will go to UNICEF. The starting bid on the eye-catching footwear is $10,000 USD – a pretty penny for some savagely beautiful footwear. You can bid from now until July 23 when the auction ends.

Hope your pockets are extra deep!

[via Telegraph, Christie’s]

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