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Forums Go Into Meltdown Over Charlie Hunnam’s VMan Fall 2015 Cover (Forum Buzz)

Now and then a menswear fashion magazine might catch our attention and VMan‘s Fall 2015 cover definitely has us talking. While Lana Del Rey’s V Magazine cover garnered mixed reviews, VMan‘s latest installment has received a huge amount of applause on our forums. Charlie Hunnam is the biannual publication’s latest cover star and sports a dramatic red cross on his face for photographer Tim Walker. Captivating cover shot? Check. Minimal text? Check. What more could we possibly ask for?

VMan #34 Fall 2015 Charlie Hunnam by Tim Walker

IMAGE: VMAGAZINESHOP.COM

Members of our forums were immediately enthralled by the image. “It”s simply not fair to be that hot! The cover is amazing,” raved Wolkfolk right away, setting the tone of comments to come.

“Oh my goodness! So sexy!!! Amazing!!” proclaimed MON.

In agreement was Benn98, confessing, “God, even with red paint across his face he still exudes sex! I hate myself for liking this.”

“Wow, I really like this!” admitted a pleasantly surprised RanThe. This sure does sound positive for sales this season.

“This is fantastic!” praised justaguy, while rubydon shared, “Love charlie, great cover.”

Check out previews of VMan‘s Fall/Winter 2015 edition and get in on the action here.

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Alexa Chung’s New App Seems Strangely Familiar

Resident It girl Alexa Chung is delving into the world of tech with new app Villoid, a social style app that is threatening the stability of our wallets. The premise is simple and not entirely foreign – the app allows users to browse through a wide selection of clothing and accessories, ‘love’ all their favorites and arrange their picks on mood boards, which they can share with the Villoid community. The app also allows you to upload images from your phone to the mix. You can also follow other users whose looks you fancy on the app, as well as like other peoples’ items and boards. Oh, yeah – and you can purchase the items you love because no style app would be complete without a shopping element.

Chung said she got inspired by a certain beloved 90s teen movie character as she was putting together the app. “I suppose that scene in Clueless where the computer puts an outfit together from Cher’s wardrobe really stayed with me,“ Chung said. “Clothes are fun, making mistakes is fun, being inspired is fun. Villoid celebrates the process of getting dressed and showing your friends.”

We tried the app today and while we can’t knock Ms. Chung’s hustle, the app does feel similar to other shopping/mood board-based apps we’ve used before. With shopping apps like Polyvore on the market, this seems like a slightly different take on a classic setup, with Chung’s special touch. Perhaps we can describe it as a hybrid between Polyvore, Instagram and Pinterest. 

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The Bachelor Sam Wood Spills On His Relationship With Heather Maltman Post-Show

Photo: Tenplay

Photo: Tenplay

Our hearts shattered into a million pieces watching H-Bomb say buh-bye to Bachman on last night’s episode of The Bachelor, but that might not have been the end of their relationship.

Speaking to news.com.au, Sam Wood said he would like to check in and see how his white-rose receiver, Heather Maltman, is doing since he sent her packing, admitting that he hasn’t spoken to her since her dropped the F-bomb on her one last time. Friendship(more…)

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A $500,000 Lawsuit Claims Lorna Jane Employee Felt ‘Suicidal’ Because of Workplace Fat-Shaming

It’s been a bit of a rough year for Lorna Jane. First the activewear label was under fire for its receptionist/fit model requirements, and now a former-employee is claiming she became “decrepit and suicidal” because of workplace bullying about her body size.

ABC reports that Amy Robinson, an ex-store manager for the company, is seeking more than $500,000 for the pain and suffering she endured during her six-month stint with Lorna Jane back in 2012, as well as ongoing psychiatric problems. 

At a size 14, Amy claims that there was an expectation for staff to look like “gym bunnies”, felt like she was picked on because of her size and was also encouraged to skip meals. (more…)

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Claire Danes Outshines Everyone Else on W Magazine’s ‘The New Royals’ Issue (Forum Buzz)

W magazine deserves some recognition for consistently producing visually stimulating covers. The title served up Gigi Hadid for September, gave us Taraji P. Henson for August and now delivers six different personalities for its annual “The New Royals” issue and the covers certainly have us talking. W secured Julianne Moore, Allison Williams, Adam Driver, Claire Danes, Greta Gerwig and Jourdan Dunn, who were each shot by Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

W Magazine October 2015 The New Royals by Inez & Vinoodh

IMAGE: WMAGAZINE.COM

Fair to say, one cover stood out from the rest. “Claire Danes’ cover is by far the best. Love how sunned and bronzed she looks. That feels very fresh for a fashion magazine cover,” expressed a satisfied dior_couture1245.

“I’m only here for Claire, she looks so good on the cover,” added KateTheGreatest.

In agreement was MON: “Claire Danes’ is by far the best! It’s different from the rest and it looks so natural. Love it.” (more…)

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These Celebrities Want You to Tend to Your Lady Garden (for a Good Cause)

What better way to remind women to take care of their lady parts than by making a sweatshirt reminding people that such parts exist? The Gynaecological Cancer Fund launched its first campaign in collaboration with Topshop (just in time for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month), selling sweatshirts emblazoned with the words “Lady Garden” – an obvious euphemism for your vagina – in order to increase awareness about female cancers.

“Right now these cancers are nicknamed the silent killers,” GCF’s website reads, imploring women to be more diligent in getting their checkups so that they might not fall victim to such diseases. “Recent research done by a leading female cancer charity revealed that nearly a third of women aged 16 to 35 are too embarrassed to go to the doctor with gynaecological concerns – let alone talk to a friend. Apparently 65% of 1000 women feel uncomfortable using the word ‘vagina’. Say WHAT?! We think it’s time to change that. Our mission is to empower women everywhere to talk more openly – without shyness or shame.”

And celebrities are getting on board. Black Score’s Simeon Farrar designed the sweatshirt which has graced the Instagram accounts of Cara and Poppy Delevingne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Ellie Goulding and more. Naturally, the sweatshirt is almost sold out, but Topshop has a few sizes left over. Hurry over to the website to snag yours and do some good at the same time.  (more…)