Celebrities are everywhere we look on the newsstands, splashed across almost every single fashion magazine. So you can imagine our amazement when U.K. Harper’s Bazaar dropped a model on its August 2015 installment. We took an exclusive first look at the cover photographed by Erik Madigan Heck over the weekend, featuring Naty Chabanenko taking a selfie in a fabulous matelassé dress by Erdem.
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The majority of us weren’t feeling the cover though. “This is so try-hard! Sigh! I applaud a magazine such as this not going with a celeb cover, but why not do a decent one with the used model then?! Nothing about this image would attract me to purchase the issue! Cold & gimmicky!” critiqued Miss Dalloway.
“What on earth is this? Is it a joke?” asked an underwhelmed MON.
Bertrando3 wasn’t feeling it either, echoing, “Gosh I hate when magazines try to be so creative and they end up being a gimmick of themselves. This cover looks fake and what is it? Product placement on the cover like that with a phone and with a few petals on the floor and you call this a cover?”
Also disappointed was tigerrogue: “In principle, I like it when a magazine is experimental with the cover, but on a personal level, this cover is meaningless. The colors are cold and there’s absolutely no connection between the model and me, because she’s too busy taking a selfie or something similarly unappealing.”
Fortunately for Bazaar, not everyone was uninterested. “I applaud any risks taken by a magazine these days. Let’s not forget that U.K. Bazaar started off the year by given us yet another Reese and Gwyneth profile. I’ll take this over them any day,” applauded A.D.C.
“I actually really like it. It pops and I like how you can barely see her face cause it’s white-out,” gazebo admired.
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As reported on our forums and documented across Instagram, Kendall Jenner and Lily Donaldson shot for Fendi‘s Fall 2015 advertising campaign. There are no signs of Donaldson’s images as of yet but Jenner’s debut for the campaign is here, as she sets out once again to prove herself as a worthy model. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, the Esteé Lauder spokesperson poses in the studio before an eye-catching prop and does her best to stand out.
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According to our forums, Kendall isn’t and won’t be worthy — ever. “Karl, stop it! You used to discover interesting models… Right now, you just get on the bandwagon. I’m so over his model choices and his photos right now,” Creative said and came back to say, “That dull face! I can’t even. I didn’t have anything against her but she’s such an awful model. So dull, boring and insipid! She has no skills at all.”
“Always the same dull pose, I just don’t believe that she is a model,” slammed burbuja8910.
In agreement was gazebo: “Are you kidding me?? What is that face? There is no tension in her body. She just stands there. It really bugs me. It’s almost the 50th anniversary of Karl at Fendi and this is no way to celebrate. That house deserves more and Kendall deserves nothing. She’s not a model. Period.”
“And as always she’s serving empty dishwasher face,” shared an unsurprised Vitamine W.
Feeling the same way was thatsfierce: “Is it surprising to me that she looks so boring? Nope, she always does. What a boring picture. Hopefully Lily D works in this.”
“In all of the work she gets she ALWAYS looks bored and like she’d rather be somewhere else. And if that’s the case, then fine. Let other girls who actually want to be there—and can actually model/emote—be in the campaign,” ranted orchidee.
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So far, the Fall 2015 advertising campaigns have been pretty predictable in terms of casting. We never saw this one coming though: Alexander Wang tapped Kate Moss and Lara Stone to pose alongside each other for Balenciaga‘s fall campaign — with outstanding results. Steven Klein captured the moment in front of what looks to be the same recycled background from last season. Nonetheless, that didn’t stop us from loving on the image hard after it surfaced earlier today.
“This is absolute perfection. Quintessential Steven Klein and epic cast; nothing could go wrong! Stellar image, can’t wait to see the full campaign!” expressed Nepenthes the second the image struck.
“Oh my!!! This got me all wet, both girls look so stunning. So much mood, and I like the clothes they chose. Cannot wait to see the rest,” added a more than elated Benn98.
Marsnoop2 was head over heels too, describing the image as “epic!!”
In agreement was Chanelcouture09: “This has to be the biggest surprise casting of the season – Steven’s dark aesthetic works wonders with the collection and the mood Alexander tried to create this season, they complement each other exceptionally.”
Sharing the same sentiments was Miss Dalloway: “Yes, perfect combo of cast, styling & photographer. This is when Klein works for me!”
“Oh my goodness!! I am in love with this!!! There’s not much movement but you can just sense the energy!! I love it. I cannot wait to see the entire campaign,” enthused MON.
“This is absolutely fantastic !! The composition is phenomenal, Kate & Lara look phenomenal, the clothes look phenomenal and Steven’s photography is on point. Totally unexpected but so great,” Wolkfolk raved.
We can’t remember when a campaign was this fantastic. Join the conversation here.
Images from Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2015 campaign keep trickling out. So far, we’ve seen Cher, Willow Smith, Anthony Kiedis in this season’s campaign. Now, Winona Ryder joins this esteemed set of celebrities for the label’s latest ads.
For her turn, we see Winona perched on a ladder with an embellished coat draped over her shoulders, obscuring the rest of her look, which includes long leather gloves and what looks a pleated skirt with a floor-sweeping hemline. In the second image, Ryder is smiling — in spite of an unfortunate choppy haircut — her eyes obscured by oversized sunglasses.
“Love love love, the new images of Winona, especially the one where she’s on the ladder,” jescajade said, though she is not expecting to see any more surprise celebrities crop up for Jacobs’ campaign. “Surely that has to be it for the campaign now, right? At this rate, next season’s collections will be coming down the runways, and they’ll still be trickling out.”
Most of our forum members echoed sentiments of approval towards Winona’s efforts in these images though some couldn’t get past her, uh, creative hairdo. “Winona makes a lot of sense, much more than any of the other women,” Benn98 wrote. “Her hair is really bad though, looks like a bird.”
Gazebo was certainly feeling it. “Winona and Debi are the best. They are mature, confident and quirky.”
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Australian model Samantha Harris has opened up about how she is still very much in love with her incarcerated fiancé, but admits that the situation they are in is “tough”.
The stunning 24-year-old indigenous model has been keeping herself busy over the past two years, by throwing herself into a hectic work schedule while her other half has been serving time.
Samantha’s partner, Luke Hunt, has already served two years of a maximum four-year sentence. He plead guilty to dangerous driving, resulting in the death of 78 year-old northern beaches man, Kenneth Lay, in 2012. (more…)
Gender expression is at the forefront of popular culture right now, with celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose revealing they are gender-fluid, and Caitlyn Jenner publicly becoming the woman she always wanted to be.
Australia’s own drag superstar and trailblazer Courtney Act has also opened up about her own gender identity, revealing a term which she feels best describes her, although she definitely doesn’t feel the need to slide into a category within society.
The gender-bending beauty sat down with the ladies of Man Repeller to chat about the topic, bringing forward a different and appreciated perspective. In a world that prefers to categorise the unknown to better understand it, Courtney, real name Shane Jenek, prefers to live in the moment, saying, “I’ve just been having fun this last year, really discovering the grey area and not needing to fit into a box.” (more…)