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Sam Frost’s Suitors Were Scouted to “Fix” Blake Garvey Saga

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Everyone knows of Sam Frost’s heartbreak when Blake Garvey dumped her and moved on to second runner-up Louise Pilldge, but we’re not all aware of how the television program which humiliated her so publicly planned to “fix” it.

Producers have admitted to The Daily Telegraph that they had absolutely no plans to expand The Bachelor to The Bachelorette, but after seeing the turmoil that was Season Two they had a change or heart and felt a new wave of responsibility. 

“We all felt a little responsible and we wanted to fix it,” executive producer Stephen Tate told the publication of their decision. “We felt like she’d been cheated out of the love we had promised.” (more…)

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Julia Nobis Brings Plenty of Drama to Vogue Germany’s October Cover (Forum Buzz)

The simple, effortless and conservative styling of Vogue Germany‘s September cover got them nowhere, but for October 2015, the magazine turns it around and brings us plenty of drama. Luigi and Iango shot Australian beauty and current face of Christian Dior, Julia Nobis, wearing a black lace top from Valentino and she has never looked better. 

Vogue Germany October 2015 Julia Nobis by Luigi and Iango

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“October is amazing so far!” raved Oxymore the moment the cover surfaced, with justaguy echoing, “So far October covers have surpassed September! This is another great cover and Julia looks absolutely stunning here. Love the coloring and styling!!”

Aizanara agreed: “What’s up with all these October issues that are better than the September ones? Julia is one of all-time faves so I’m extremely excited to see her. Nobis never disappoints in print.”

“I love it, finally a Vogue Germany cover I like, even if their layout has seen better days,” warranted dcmaike the moment the cover struck.

Sharing the same sentiments was Benn98: “Speechless!! That is Julia Nobis? Christ and stripes. I’ve never seen her this feminine and romantic, she always looks so washed-out and vacant. Of course they could do well without that art direction, but it’s still a beautiful shot.”

“Luigi & Iango are the new Mert [Alas] & Marcus [Piggott], the use of color, the poses, everything is perfect!” complimented madzedre.

Forum member bridgettetson was full of praise too: “Truly Awesome Cover of Julia. Luigi & Iango nailed again. She never looked better than this!”

Take a peek inside the thread at Julia’s wonderful cover story and join the conversation here.

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Mixed Reviews for Jennifer Lawrence’s Newest Dior Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Christian Dior continues to push Jennifer Lawrence as its brand ambassador of both the iconic French fashion house’s cosmetics and accessories products. As Jennifer’s Dior Addict beauty campaign does the rounds in various magazines, the Oscar-winning actress’ fresh new adverts for Dior’s Fall 2015 handbag collection are unveiled for our pleasure. Continuing with the same studio setup, the 25-year-old is photographed by David Sims looking effortlessly chic sporting the Raf Simons-designed Be Dior and Diorissimo shapes in various structures and materials.

Christian Dior Handbags Fall 2015 Jennifer Lawrence by David Sims

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But apparently, the result is a complete bore. “The second photo (below) is gorgeous! In the first image (above), it just looks like she’s waiting around for them to take the photo, but she’s not quite ready,” pointed out justaguy, getting us off to a shaky start.

“Great pics, but a bit on the sleepy eyes side,” said a slightly disappointed Nymphaea.

Forum member dcmaike wasn’t feeling Jennifer’s presence whatsoever. “I still don’t get Jennifer as a Dior girl…” she discredited. (more…)

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This Kardashian-Jenner Sister Has the #1 App in the Apple Store Right Now

If you needed any more of a testament to the brilliance of the Kardashian-Jenner media machine, yesterday’s launch of the Khloe, Kim, Kendall and Kylie websites and corresponding apps are it. Not only was the debut of their new platforms news all over the Internet, but one sister has taken the crown and now has the #1 Free App in the Apple App Store. That sister is none other than Kylie Jenner, whose app sits leaps and bounds above her sisters’ – seriously. Khloe Kardashian’s app is the second most popular of the group, coming in at #13. Kim’s app stands at #36 and Kendall comes in at #48.

[ See: 10 of Kylie Jenner’s Best Beauty Looks on Instagram ]

Though Kylie is on top, when one Kardashian-Jenner wins, they all win. But we all know this by now. Kylie seemed adequately excited about the news, posting an image to her Instagram feed of her App perched at #1. “I can’t believe it. I love you guys. Can’t wait to post more tomorrow,” she wrote. 

We’re sure her fans will be waiting with bated breath for more Kylie content.

[h/t Teen Vogue]

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Barbie Is Having the Best Fashion Week Ever

Mattel has fully committed itself to carving out Barbie’s space in the fashion world (though let’s be real, she already had one) with its new Barbie Fashionistas line and well-curated Instagram account, showing the doll in all manner of stylish outfits, bopping around town with her equally fresh mutiethnic girl squad – in flats no less.

 

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Barbie’s sartorial adventures continue this fashion week with Harper’s Bazaar, for which the doll is guest editing (along with ShopBazaar). Of course, Barbie is stunting on her Instagram in a number of shoppable designer looks for the occasion. A tweedy jacket dress by Sonia Rykiel, black and white printed Tibi crop top and culottes, a black ruffle skirt from Jason Wu – all looks that live women would kill to wear. Ah, the life of a fashion doll.

 

At the @Instagram offices in New York with the lovely @evachen212! #nyfw #barbie #barbiestyle

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But perhaps the most adorable ‘gram yet came yesterday, straight from Instagram’s offices, where we see Barbie posing with Eva Chen – or at least Eva Chen’s doll likeness. Either way, it is really, really cute and we can’t wait to see more. (more…)

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Mansur Gavriel Debuts First Shoe Collection and New Bag Silhouettes

At the CFDA Awards, handbag design duo Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel let it slip that they would be adding shoes to their label and yesterday, at the brand’s Spring 2016 presentation, we got to see the design house’s first attempt at footwear in full.

Mansur Gavriel debuted a range of four new bag styles (can we talk about those circular bags? perfection) along with four shoe styles that come in five different heel heights. The suede gems echoed the minimalist elegance the house is known for. Mansur and Gavriel did not shy away from color either – as is appropriate for spring, the shoes came in bright red and pretty pastel colors, but there are also neutral tones available.

 

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For a shoe debut, we couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed. Yes, the colors are pretty and the footwear is wearable and chic, but we’re not sure if they’re as groundbreaking for us as the brand’s handbags, which season after season fail to disappoint. While we have no doubts these will sell like hotcakes (the Mansur Gavriel hype is real, friends) we have to admit we were left feeling a little meh about these. 

[via @mansurgavriel, Grazia]