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Soo Joo Park Is the New Face of Redken

Model Soo Joo Park is flawlessly pulling off the bleach blonde look and for that she deserves recognition. Bleaching your hair from jet black to platinum blonde is no easy feat and does a number on your tresses. That Park is still rocking the shade, and that her hair looks pretty healthy is a true accomplishment. It is therefore fitting that Redken would sign the Wilhelmina model on as its latest brand ambassador.

Image: Matt Irwin/Redken

Image: Matt Irwin/Redken

Park joins the likes of Lea T., Chiara Ferragni and Sky Ferreira, who have posed for the brand. The buzzy model’s campaign will be unveiled in 2015 and Redken says that she will be debuting a new “extreme hair transformation,” taking it “to new lengths” once it drops. For her first set of ads, she will promote the “Extreme” six product hair care line, which promises to strengthen damaged hair. Given her penchant for wild styles and dramatic color, Park is the perfect poster child for the line.

We wonder, what will Park’s extreme transformation be this time? A Rihanna red shade? A mermaid ombré? Guess we’ll just have to wait and find out!

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Elizabeth Arden Names Model Karlina Caune as Brand Ambassador

IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELIZABETH ARDEN

IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELIZABETH ARDEN

Elizabeth Arden announced today that 20-year-old model Karlina Caune has been named its Brand Ambassador. An exclusive agreement was signed by the beauty giant and the Latvian model who will be appearing in advertising campaigns, marketing programs and public relations events, according to a press release from the brand. In addition, the young model will be active on its social media and digital platforms. 

“The modern Elizabeth Arden woman is a passionate, multi-cultural individual who leads an active professional lifestyle,” says Scott Beattie, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Arden, Inc. “In Karlina Caune, we have found a beautiful and intelligent young woman who embodies the ideals of the Arden brand.”

This news comes just a few weeks after 19-year-old Kendall Jenner’s Estee Lauder contract was announced and could be a move to attract a younger customer. “I am honored to join this iconic brand. Not only have I always loved the products, but Elizabeth Arden as well,” says Caune.  “She was a woman ahead of her time and her philosophy about embracing women’s natural beauty is inspiring to me. I’m excited to join this community that supports strong, confident women.”

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We’re Absolutely Loving Toni Garrn’s ‘Sexy and Divine’ Cover for Numéro (Forum Buzz)

The French edition of Numéro often fails to impress the majority of us on the forums. Yet the magazine’s December 2014/January 2015 cover completely ticks all the boxes! Toni Garrn poses for Greg Kadel wearing a pair of eye-catching earrings teamed with a strappy monochrome Prada dress and sporting bleached eyebrows. The 22-year-old German model is certainly no stranger to the glossy French title, having previously covered the magazine’s 100th anniversary issue, amongst others.

Numéro December 2014 January 2015 Toni Garrn Greg Kadel

IMAGE CREDIT: FACEBOOK.COM/NUMEROMAG VIA TFS FORUMS

Within moments of the cover surfacing, forum members began to deliberate. “Oh that’s quite nice and very sexy, too,” raved a more than satisfied justaguy.

“Daaamn, that look. Toni is killing, so sexy and divine,” echoed Egoiste.

Gossiping also showed enthusiasm: “Only Greg Kadel can make me enjoy a B&W cover! This is beautiful.”

“WOW! good job again! Bravo Babeth Dijan (Emmanuelle Alt, take note!). Very surprising to see them using a Fall dress on a cover while every other magazine is already using Resort or Spring 2015,” added Lola701.

Also full of praise was Cosmic Voices who shared, “The Prada looks amazing in black and white. I love the starkness of the cover.”

“Toni looks the same in all of her pictures but this is still a great cover,” wrote GivenchyHomme.

Comments soon started to flood in from a select few members who weren’t so impressed. “Those earrings are so ugly. Otherwise, this looks surprisingly good to me. Toni looks more ‘expressive’ than usual (even if that’s not saying much),” noted MyNameIs.

“All of Toni’s work looks alike, totally dull,” wrote an underwhelmed HeatherAnne.

Check out Toni Garrn’s cover story inside the thread and join the discussion here.

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Anna Wintour Accepted Her British Fashion Award in John Galliano for Margiela

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

The big news to come out of last night’s British Fashion Awards wasn’t that Cara Delevingne won Model of the Year or that Erdem took home the prize for womenswear designer. No — it was actually the attendance of a non-nominee that got folks buzzing. We are talking, of course, about John Galliano, who after staying relatively under the radar on the fashion event beat, reemerged to present Anna Wintour with the Outstanding Achievement Award. 

To accept her honor, Wintour wore the very first Galliano for Margiela piece we’ve seen since the announcement that he would be taking over as creative director of the house. It seemed very much like a homecoming for the designer, an affirmation that in spite of his troubled past, the industry is ready to embrace him for his work again.

The dress was created especially for Wintour, which leaves us wondering if the silver and black tulip-decorated gown may be a sign of what Galliano is cooking up for Fall 2015. We’ll just have to wait until February to see…

[h/t NYT]

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Watch: Chanel’s ‘Reincarnation’ Film Is Here

Chanel’s big film project with Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams is finally here in full. The over seven-minute feature tells the story of how Coco Chanel (played by Geraldine Chaplin) got the inspiration to make the French fashion house’s famous little black jacket. The scene takes place at a hotel in Salzburg, where Coco notices the jacket worn by a bellhop (Pharrell) one afternoon. The next morning, she resolves to create one for herself. 

Overnight, two paintings hanging in the lobby, one of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I (Pharrell) and one of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Cara), come to life, and the pair waltz all evening while singing “CC the World,” an original score Pharrell wrote especially for the film. Cara D flexes her acting and singing abilities in the film, playing a clumsy waitress as well as an empress. She sings the second verse of the duet, adding her own soulful touches to the tune.

Watch the entire thing (finally!) above.

[via Chanel YouTube]

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Madonna Stars on Three Covers and a Topless Editorial for Interview’s Art Issue (Forum Buzz)

We knew from Mert Alas’ Instagram page that he and Madonna were working on a special project together. So it’s no shock that she has shown up on the cover of Interview magazine, lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The iconic American singer stars on not one, but three covers for the magazine’s art issue, donning pieces from Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and on the cover pictured below, a mask from MORDEKAI by Ken Borochov.

Interview December 2014 January 2015 Madonna

IMAGE: INTERVIEWMAG.COM VIA TFS FORUMS

But are we missing something? Madonna appears to have fallen out of favor with our forum members. “Madonna in a bondage themed editorial. Now that’s something that has never been done before,” commented a sarcastic KateTheGreatest, unimpressed with Madonna’s latest magazine appearance.

“I’m bored! Same concept again and again!!” echoed zacatecas570.

Lifeispeachy wasn’t having any of it: “The art issue .. more like the Photoshop miracle issue. It looks so fake and boring, she always does the same kind of eds this isn’t even provocative anymore.”

Also not an admirer of the shoot was fluxxx, who wrote, “I’m so tired to see Madonna in latex. Come on Madonna, you’re too old for this kind of shot. I applaud her confidence to do this kind of shot but it’s so repetitive.”

“Can’t wait for the unretouched photo leaks,” added Cosmic Voices.

Forum member mepps‘ comment stood out among the rest as he enthused, “Amazing covers! All of them. And based on the other pics they’ve posted on their Instagram, as well as others I’ve seen on the net, this is not a bondage photo shoot. I love how M&M always worship her as the Queen, and icon she is. They tend to go a bit over the top with Photoshop, but they do it with everyone. That’s their schtick.”

Are you a fan? Or are you completely bored with this recycled concept? See inside the thread for Madonna’s raunchy cover story and tell us what you think here.

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