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WATCH: Woman Showcases Art Throughout the Ages with 11 Tattoos In 1 Week

We’ve recently seen plenty of videos documenting hair and makeup, men’s facial hair and women’s fashion trends over the decades, but the latest “100 years of Beauty” video really takes the cake, with one woman undertaking 11 tattoo sessions in just one week to showcase iconic artists over the last century.

After Ohio-based Casey Lubin responded to a “crazy” ad (her words), explaining that she thought “it was a really amazing opportunity”, she wound up with tattoos ranging from florals a la Charlie Wagner to Sailor Jerry’s owls and Don Ed Hardy’s mermaids all over her bod to tribute artists from decades gone by. You’ve got to hand it to her for enduring all 11 decent-sized tatts, because that’s a fair bit of time and a whole lot of pain.

“I think it’s great that we can use our body as a canvas and it’s really cool that you can make art a part of your body,” she said in the video. “If your body is your temple you should be able to decorate it the way that you want, right?” (more…)

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H&M Is Opening a Third Sydney Store

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Just when you thought H&M’s Australian invasion couldn’t spread any wider, in comes its eighth retail space in Australia and third in Sydney. Pretty crazy considering the Swedish retailer only arrived down under last year, right?

Anyway, the new H&M will be at Westfield Chatswood and is opening as soon as February 2016. More information will be on its way in the lead up to the new store’s opening, but, if the Pitt Street Mall and Macquarie Centre H&Ms are anything to go by, it’s going to be another enormous, multi-level venue with lines to get through the door, into the change rooms, to the tills, and out that door again.

But, hey, with collabs like H&M x Balmain, we wouldn’t have it any other way.


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Jourdan Dunn’s Busy Boho Cover for Vogue Japan Leaves Us Confused (Forum Buzz)

Following in the footsteps of Kendall Jenner, Natasha Poly and Natalia Vodianova, British beauty Jourdan Dunn graces the cover of Vogue Japan. To kickstart 2016, Jourdan makes her debut on the cover of the title’s January issue, but we’re far from impressed. The current face of H&M’s holiday campaign was photographed drenched in a Burberry dress teamed with a fringed suede coat (styled by Anna Dello Russo) by Giampaolo Sgura for the latest addition to Jourdan’s ever-growing portfolio. Jourdan’s suggested lack of modeling skills left a lot to be desired, though.

Vogue Japan January 2016 : Jourdan Dunn by Giampaolo Sgura


Make no mistake, our forum members went off on the cover. “Certainly forgettable. Jourdan’s got no common sense. How could she even don this redundant hand-on-the-hip starlet pose with such a busy coat like that? It ends up looking too cloaky. At least the makeup looks good,” shared Benn98.

“I find her [to be] a weak model, the styling, the pose and the text overload don’t help either. It’s a mess overall,” echoed KateTheGreatest. (more…)

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Katy Perry Recorded an Original Christmas Song for H&M Holiday Ads

Katy Perry H&M Holiday

Courtesy: H&M

Katy Perry is in the Christmas spirit. Just last week, the pop star launched a quirky line of festive onesies and now she’s starring in H&M’s holiday campaign. The California girl models H&M’s clever sequin jumpers (one reads “Elfie Selfie”), fringe skirts, chandelier earrings and red pumps, which hit the market mid-November.

Katy Perry H&M Holiday

Courtesy: H&M

And because it wouldn’t be Christmas without caroling, she sings an amazing original tune, “Every Day is a Holiday,” for the brand’s TV commercial. Is a Christmas album next? (more…)

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Gisele Bündchen Is Unrecognizable on Vogue Brazil’s December Covers (Forum Buzz)

Just like Vogue Australia stuck with local talent to help shift copies of its December issue, Vogue Brazil enlisted one of its own for its festive holiday edition. As reported on our forums, Gisele Bündchen closes out 2015 with Brazilian Vogue and stars on not one, but two celebratory covers for the occasion. Photographed by legendary makeup artist turned photographer François Nars, the current face of Chanel N°5 wears outfits by the French fashion house on both covers.

Vogue Brazil December 2015 : Gisele Bündchen by François Nars


Forum members immediately called the covers over-styled and could barely recognize Gisele. “From the thumbnails I first thought it was Cate Blanchett and Kate Moss. My bad,” laughed Creative the moment the covers struck. (more…)