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Anja Rubik and Julia Stegner Reunite for Chloe’s Fall 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

If there’s one campaign this season that just feels oh so right, it’s Chloe. The French fashion house welcomes back old favorites Anja Rubik and Julia Stegner for the Fall 2015 advertising campaign and we’re loving it. To complement the casting and collection even more, Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin were tapped to lens the campaign on location in the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. The girls strut around and huddle together while getting us all nostalgic for Chloe campaigns gone by.

Chloé Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

IMAGE: FASHIONTIMES.COM

Forum members couldn’t wait to voice their opinions. “Chloe Fall 2004 + Chloe Fall 2008 = Chloe Fall 2015,” laughed Lola701 the minute the campaign surfaced.

“Exactly! I screamed when I saw Anja, like it instantly took me back to 2008,” replied christian zh.

Also falling in love with the campaign was cul8tr, writing, “YES! Chloe + Anja = perfection!” He later returned to add, “It is interesting that after so many years and many different designers at Chloe, Anja is still a Chloe girl. It is quite unique. I can’t recall any other model who did that to any other brand.”

“Anja tends to lean more towards sexy/sensual in her style in more recent work (which I love), but it’s nice when she does delicate and more overtly feminine stuff like this. She’s definitely the ultimate Chloe woman,” appreciated orchidee.

“Anja is always a delight,” said MON, sharing the same sentiments.

HelaFav5 even went so far as to announce, “One of the best campaigns this season.”

Chloé Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

IMAGE: FASHIONTIMES.COM

See more of Chloe’s Fall 2015 campaign and join the discussion here.

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Watch: News Anchor Refuses to Talk About the Kardashians in Epic On-Air Rant

The Kardashian news cycle is continuous enough for the reality TV family to have their own news channel (Kris Jenner, if you’re reading this – please disregard that last sentence!). Despite complaints, the public simply can’t seem to get enough of them, to the chagrin of the poor souls tasked with reporting on every little mundane and vapid thing each member of the family does (present company included). Whether it’s taking selfies with a political leader or trying on a waist trainer, the real martyrs in the Kardashian publicity machine are the writers and reporters who update the tabloid-hungry masses on every. little. thing. that goes on in this family.

Fox 35 Orlando’s John Brown is just another member of the media who has had enough. Before a segment covering Kylie Jenner’s new pet rabbit Bruce was about to begin, Brown announced that he will not entertain such fluff (no pun intended). “I’m having a good Friday, so I refuse to talk about the Kardashians today,” he said as he got up from the couch and moved offscreen. Another anchor promptly replaced him, but Brown’s presence was felt thanks to his offscreen rant about the ubiquitous family. 

“I don’t care! I’m sick of this family, I can’t take it anymore!” he shouted. “It’s a non-story! We’re talking about this family every freaking day on this show! Nobody cares about this family anymore!”

Took the words right out of our mouths. Watch Brown go off in the clip above.

[h/t Uproxx]

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Hashtag Activism: Models Now Encouraged to Be Socially Responsible

These days, models are proving that they’re more than just idealized versions of us regular folk and are using their substantial platforms to spread the word about social, environmental and political issues. From #BlackLivesMatter to Cecil the Lion, models are showing that they, too, can discuss problems that go deeper than which shade of bronzer best matches your tan. 

WhoSay executive Rob Gregory says that this influx in social commentary comes in part from the models’ fans, who actually care what they think on the big issues. “They want to know the social stance of the people who give them their style cues,” he told The New York Times. “They expect them to have a point of view on important issues. These things now come with the territory.” Models are even being encouraged by their agencies to speak up on controversial topics. It makes their models look more well-rounded and in touch with regular people.

While it is nice that models are embracing activism, we can’t help but be a little suspicious of the reasons behind it all. Of course models should be able to speak up about the things that matter to them, but it does seem a little sinister when you’ve got agents encouraging them to do so. This is not to say models don’t bring awareness, don’t help raise money for various worthy causes or don’t actually care about the issues they discuss on social media. But when hashtag activism (which can be problematic if you’re not actually doing anything about the issue you’re tweeting about) becomes part of an image in a world where everything is about appearances, maybe speaking out is just another version of an Instagram filter.

[via NYT]

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We Tried the New ‘Louboutinize’ Photo Filter App from Christian Louboutin

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Christian Louboutin is busy expanding his empire, last week announcing the release of a new, outrageously expensive lipstick line (each lippie is $90 a pop!) and now, a new app to bring that special Louboutin touch to the photos you post on social media.

Louboutinize offers three filters. Of course, there is a “rouge” filter for users to add that signature Louboutin red tint to your photos. There is also a “legs” filter, which gives you six options of legs to superimpose onto your images, from a ballerina with a balloon tutu to a matador. The “crystallize” filter will add a facet effect to your photo, which can be modified when you swipe your finger over the image.

While the filters are definitely cute (we love “legs” the best), we were a little disappointed that the app wouldn’t let us adjust the image before adding the filters – or at least, we couldn’t figure out how to do it (somebody help?) though we tried. For example, if you want to exchange your legs with that of a jockey on a horse, you can’t resize or adjust the image in the app so that the pictures perfectly match up. You have to leave it to chance, or perhaps try resizing your image in another app. It seems silly to us that this wouldn’t be a feature in this particular app, especially when getting the right placement for the legs filter definitely requires it. Perhaps Louboutin’s people will make the change in a future update – which WWD mentions will include more filters.

So if you don’t mind doing a little extra work resizing your pictures, head over to the Apple App store and get to Louboutinizing all your pics! Check out our test-run of the app in the gallery below. (more…)

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Miley Cyrus Gets a New Look on Marie Claire’s September Cover — and We Like It! (Forum Buzz)

So far, the September covers haven’t exactly proven to be anything spectacular. Marie Claire unveiled its September cover just before the weekend and tapped Miley Cyrus for the biggest issue of the year. The magazine took a different direction with the “Wrecking Ball” singer with Miley channeling Twiggy on the cover image, complemented by the evident 60s-themed styling and Marc Jacobs mod-inspired shift dress. We’re just thrilled to see that Miley is actually dressed!

US Marie Claire September 2015 Miley Cyrus by Mark Seliger

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“This is actually a nice cover for her. Not sure about the dress though,” said MON as soon as the cover broke on our forums.

“Must say, it’s a lot better than I expected after reading the title,” expressed Nomar in agreement.

Feeling the same way was KINGofVERSAILLES: “I like this, it feels different than what I expect from both Marie Claire and Miley. I actually find Miley more interesting and accessible than the vast majority of young pop stars or actresses, so I don’t resent her getting all the press she does. The ‘mod’ styling isn’t exactly unique for magazines to do with short-haired female celebrities, but it really works well for Miley.”

Forum member tigerrouge also seemed impressed. “What’s shocking about that cover is that it’s not as bad as you’ve come to expect from Miley Cyrus,” she wrote.

“Not a bad cover at all, third MC cover in a row that doesn’t look bad. She looks a bit like Kate Mara here,” noticed Benn98.

“I’ve been off the Miley bandwagon for quite some time now (and don’t see myself getting back on anytime soon) but she looks great here. Love the 60s reference,” declared a pleasantly surprised orchidee.

Are you a fan? Drop us a comment and see more photos from the cover shoot here.

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Local Talent Chosen for Australian Designers Abroad Showroom in Paris

Photo courtesy of Australian Fashion Chamber

Photo courtesy of Australian Fashion Chamber

The Australian Fashion Chamber has announced the local picks for their Australian Designers Abroad Showroom in Paris.

Hosted as part of the city’s Spring 2016 Ready-To-Wear Fashion Week from October 5 to October 8, 2015, the lineup will include a mix of established and emerging Australian fashion labels including Bassike, Camilla and Marc, Christopher Esber, Ginger & Smart, Michael Lo Sordo, Romance Was Born and Strateas.Carlucci. (more…)

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