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A Radiant Cameron Diaz is Harper’s Bazaar August Cover Girl (Forum Buzz)

After its double issue for June/July, the August 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar is finally out. Cameron Diaz fronts the issue promoting her new movie entitled Sex Tape, however, she looks far from provocative. Camilla Akrans captures the American actress looking radiant while wearing a white dress with collar detailing for Bazaar‘s latest installment. 

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image: Harper’s Bazaar

Forum members are thrilled that controversial photographer Terry Richardson did not shoot the cover story. “I don’t care much about the covers or Cameron, but finally a little break from Richardson, it’s such a welcome change,” wrote KateTheGreatest.

“Bland, but I’m really excited about the fact that it’s not shot by Richardson,” commented Nepenthes.

HeatherAnne was in the same boat, but wasn’t so convinced about this photographer, either: “Glad it’s not Terry, but damn I hate Akrans and her Photoshop filters.”

As was happycanadian who posted, “Really refreshing covers. Cameron looks great! I adore her smile — it just really lets the joy shine. More than anything, though, I’m THRILLED that it’s not another Terry cover. That dude needs to go.”

“Strange how this is the August Issue and it’s SO SUMMERY and the July Issue with Kate Winslet was SO CHRISTMASSY……Je ne comprends pas,” exclaimed Kite, making a very valid point regarding Bazaar‘s most recent covers.

Await the contents of the issue inside the thread and share your own opinion here.

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Calvin Klein Jeans and Mytheresa Team Up for Re-Issue Collection, Starring Lottie Moss

Image: © 2014 Michael Avedon

Image: © 2014 Michael Avedon

Got a hankering for a little fashion throwback? Calvin Klein Jeans and Mytheresa.com are here to give you your fix. The two have joined forces to release a limited-edition range of updated versions of some of the label’s most popular pieces, including those CK logo T-shirts just about everyone had back in the 90s. 

Dubbed the Calvin Klein Jeans x mytheresa.com The Re-Issue Project, the collection is expected to hit Mytheresa.com this Wednesday. Keeping in the tradition of modern classics, Calvin Klein Jeans and Mytheresa have tapped 16-year-old Lottie Moss to front the campaign–the much younger half-sister of Kate, who herself famously starred in the ads over 20 years ago. Michael Avedon, grandson of Richard Avedon, who photographed for CK in the 80s, was picked to lens the campaign. So just how 90s is this collection? Are overalls, high-waist skinny jeans, oversized denim jackets and branded sweatshirts retro enough for you? Calvin Klein Jeans has rendered these iconic pieces in a series of colors and new fabrics.  

“This Calvin Klein Jeans capsule is all about a nostalgia for the 90s and that whole look feeling very right again,” Kevin Carrigan, Calvin Klein Jeans’ Global Creative Director said in a press release issued today. “It now feels like the perfect time to re-issue the brand’s iconic hits to a new generation.”

This taste of 90s nostalgia will set you back between $105 and $415–a small price to pay for a chance to relive the days when Clinton was in office and Destiny’s Child had four members. Click through the gallery below for more images from the campaign. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat Gets a Beauty Campaign, Tory Burch Has a New Beau

  • Tory Burch has a new boo. The designer is allegedly coupled up with LVMH chairman and CEO Pierre-Yves Roussel. [Page Six]
  • Wearing red makes people think you’re hot-to-trot because science. [NYMag]
  • Choupette Lagerfeld, Karl Lagerfeld’s cat just scored a beauty campaign with Shu Uemura for its feline-themed fall collection aptly named “Shupette.” Somewhere in Belgium, an ex-L’Oreal model weeps. [WWD]
  • First Lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez addressed the Leauge of United Latin American Citizens…and took a super-adorable selfie together. [Bella Naija]
  • In light of  last year’s Rana Plaza disaster and several others, it’s become pertinent for brands to find ethical ways of producing their clothes to make them more safe on the environment–and the workers tasked with putting them together. [Fashion Globe]
  • Meet the shutterbugs who are changing the fashion of fashion photography. [Dazed]
  • Karlie Kloss reveals her workout routine with a little help from her friends at Nike. [Teen Vogue]
  • Derek Jeter’s taking a page out of David Beckham’s book, having delved into the underwear market. The slugger has a stake in Frigo RevolutionWear, but don’t expect to see him in any ads for the brand, since the slugger is keen on taking a more quiet role endorsing the label. [Page Six]
  • Looking for a little sartorial inspiration? Check out 55 Instagram accounts you need to be following. [Popsugar Fashion]

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Homeland’s Damian Lewis Goes Back to His British Roots for Aquascutum

We might still be mourning the loss of sexy fugitive Nicholas Brody on Homeland, but my, oh my, has Damian Lewis made up for his absence with his new move into modelling as he stars in British heritage brand Aquascutum‘s new campaign shots.

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Looking brooding and delicious, 43-year-old Lewis stars in the sultry black and white campaign with the beautiful Eliza Cummings. Photographed by the renowned Alasdair McLellan, the shoot took place in London, with the pair embracing under the beautiful bridges by Regent’s Canal. Not wanting to stray far from the brand’s traditional outdoor-wear aesthetic, the two are pictured looking sultry, hiding from the great British rain under a signature plaid umbrella with Lewis in the seam-sealed navy wool single breasted Howell coat and Cummings looking incredible in the oversized cloud-coloured Baxter coat.

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The brand describes the shoot as “an intimate stolen moment, just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city” but aside from being dramatic and romantic, the images also signify a triumphant return for Aquascutum as it celebrates the 100th year of its trench.

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Initially launched in 1851 by John Emery as a luxurious British retailer, Aquascutum was the brand that made trench coats for officers in the First World War, although it has had some troubled time in recent years. After falling into administration in 2012, the brand was bought out by Chinese fashion retailer YGM Trading.

If it means we can see more amazing pictures of Damian Lewis, let’s hope Aquascutum’s 100th year of the trench is a good one.

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Prince Fielder Strips for ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, Internet Jerks Flip Out Over His Belly

ESPN The Magazine‘s annual body issue hits newsstands today, and of of all the covers (featuring Venus Williams, Jamie Anderson, Michael Phelps and a few others), Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder‘s has been getting the most attention, simply because he doesn’t have a six-pack. We guess fat-shaming isn’t limited to women — what a shitty step for gender equality.

Image: ESPN

Image: ESPN

Seeing the player’s tattooed body sans uniform sent the Twitteratti into a fat-shaming frenzy, sparking a fleet of Internet memes, many of which poke fun at Fielder’s weight. He’s pictured as Jabba the Hut, in the midst of mountains of donuts and ice cream, even with cake and cookie emojis superimposed onto his tummy.

Obviously, people find the sight of this athlete’s naked body simply hilariousTMZ caught up with Cuba Gooding, Jr., who compared the image to “two midgets in an arm wrestling contest with a bag of knuckles.” Whatever that means.

Regardless of how you feel about Fielder’s shape, he doesn’t seem to give a damn if his body challenged your personal notions of what an athlete is supposed to look like: “You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. A lot of people probably think I’m not athletic or don’t even try to work out or whatever, but I do,” he told ESPN. “Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I’m not going up there trying to be a fitness model.”

Fair enough. But possibly the most bewildering thing about this reaction is that people are even worried about the athleticism of a paid professional baseball player at all. Obviously, the Texas Rangers have deemed Fielder athletic enough to run bases, bat and catch balls. They continue to employ and pay him–wouldn’t a baseball franchise, whose sole purpose is to win games and make money, avoid recruiting someone they don’t think could handle the physicality of the game, much less win? How interesting that the world overlooks Fielder’s toned, strong thighs (mmm…those thighs) and powerful, sturdy batting arms once he takes his clothes off to reveal them.

At the end of the day, whatever you think of Fielder’s body, it’s strong, and it’s helping him rake in the millions. Can he run? Swing a bat? Is he helping win games? Then it’s time to shut up about his belly and let his cover be the beautiful, arresting, even sexy image it is.

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TheFashionSpot’s ‘Cover Challenge Thread’ is Finally Back! (Forum Buzz)

Doing much this weekend? Got a spare couple of hours on your hands? Why don’t you come join the fun in theFashionSpot‘s Cover Challenge Thread? One of the forum’s most loved threads is finally back after a hiatus and it’s better than ever. Come on…I know you’d just love to redesign some of your favorite (or least favorite) magazine covers or even create a cover out of a beloved fashion image.

Cover Challenge Thread Revival on tFS

IMAGE CREDIT: MARK E

The thread, which was started back in 2008, gives members a chance to design and recreate a magazine cover of their choice each week, participating and engaging in some healthy competition while they’re at it. Each week a theme is selected by the winner of the previous round and this week’s round is the theme of “The REDESIGN,” chosen by MON. The aim is to think of a magazine and then redesign it. Think outside-the-box. Do not limit yourself to just changing the fonts and the amount of text included. Play with the masthead, create a new layout or, better yet, create a new logo (change the fonts for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, etc!). It’s even better if it doesn’t look like how it looks today. The twist? Should you place a second entry, the second entry has to be exactly the same as your first entry (layout and creativity wise to show consistency). This is to see if your redesign really works or if it just worked on the first cover image you used.

So come on over to the revived Cover Challenge thread and participate, or just post a message of encouragement and check out entries already posted by our creative forum members. You never know…your entry just might win. Good luck!

 

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