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39th Avenue, the New Online Personal Stylist Service for Women Who Hate to Shop

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Believe it or not, not every woman loves to shop. There are those of us who can’t be bothered to schlep in and out of stores, others who hate the act of trying things on and yet others who simply don’t have the time. And for this not-so-anomalous group of women, there’s 39th Avenue, the latest online stylist service to launch in Canada.

Founded by Catherine Henry and Elizabeth Killen, 39th Avenue takes the guesswork out of shopping by putting together various outfits and shipping them directly to your door. From there, you have three days to try them on and decide what you want to keep. Return shipping is free, and the company can even arrange to have the shipment picked up from your house or your office if you don’t have time to hit up the closest post office.

The outfit selections are far from arbitrary since upon signing up with the site, you’ll be asked to fill out a detailed survey that will help the 39th Avenue team determine your style, sizes and fit preferences. Then three to four outfits will be selected (though the first box will likely also contain additional sizes just to see how things fit your body). What you keep and what you send back will be tracked and noted, so that 39th Avenue will be able to hone in on your personal style. And the whole endeavour couldn’t be easier — there are no commitments or subscription fees, it just requires a credit card that will be kept on file and charged for any items you don’t return. (more…)

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Brights and Feminine Monochrome for Magic Millions’ Opening Night

The Spring Racing Carnival might stop the nation, but we’re loving the getups that accompany the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions in summer. Last night, January 6, Aussie celebrities stepped out for the opening night for the Jeep Magic Millions Raceday at the R.M Williams VIP Marquee, before partying on Surfer’s Paradise beach, in striking brights and feminine monochromatic ensembles.

We’ve got the best of the red carpet, which is more of a white-washed timber for this event, below.

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Photo: Matt Roberts/Getty

International racing commentator Francesca Cumani was the classiest lady there, keeping things understated in simple reds and blacks. We’re loving the dress’ asymmetrical upper half, which added sex appeal to the otherwise safe piece. The pearl earrings and tousled ginger waves kept Francesca’s sophisticated femininity at play, though. (more…)

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Aussie Model Ruby Rose Gets Her Big Hollywood Acting Break

Ruby Rose can rock just about anything, which is a good thing considering she’s about to walk prison halls in a bright orange jumpsuit. All in the name of Hollywood, of course. The Australian model has revealed she’ll have a role in Netflix’s cult prison series Orange is the New Black in the latest issue of ELLE US, via her Instagram.

The magazine revealed that Ruby will be playing the “lust object” of both Piper and Alex, played by Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling, respectively, at Litchfield Penitentiary in Season 3 of the highly acclaimed television show.

Although it’s Ruby’s big US break, the slashie is no stranger to acting. She had a heated sex scene with Christina Ricci in Australian film Around the Block in 2013, and she’s dabbled in a few smaller TV roles down under. After having a home away from home in Los Angeles for the last couple of years with fiancée Phoebe Dahl, we’re not surprised to see Ruby’s talent picked up abroad.

Season 3 of Orange is the New Black is set for a US release date of June 2015.

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Justin Bieber Is Now a Calvin Klein Underwear Model

Just when you were thinking, “I would be OK for the rest of my life without seeing Justin Bieber’s shirtless torso ever again,” here comes Calvin Klein to dash your dreams.

The lifestyle brand tweeted a video of a young (of course shirtless) man playing the drums, whose silhouette looks a lot like Justin Bieber. The final shot is of a tattooed fellow pulling a woman towards him, and those tats are undeniably Justin’s.

Bieber just posted some images from the Mert and Marcus-shot campaign to his Facebook page, saying, “It begins.” So it appears that there will be a lot more images of the 20-year-old musician serving a kind of quizzical, smoldering concern that can only be rivaled by Jaden Smith. Biebs also appears in ads with Lara Stone, who has the singer ensnared in a topless embrace.

Bieber tells WWD that he’s been “a longtime fan of the brand and have worn their jeans and underwear for a while, so this is kind of like a dream come true. This is the beginning of an exciting new year for me personally and professionally and being a part of this campaign has been a fantastic opportunity and experience.” (more…)

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Du Juan Lands Her 12th Cover of Vogue China (Forum Buzz)

We’re well aware that fashion magazines often have favorite cover subjects (Kate Moss on British Vogue and Alessandra Ambrosio on Vogue Brazil) and it appears as though Du Juan is Vogue China’s cover model of choice. The magazine just handed the Chinese model her 12th cover as she graces the February 2015 issue by Daniel Jackson. Du Juan was shot against a neutral gray backdrop decked out in threads from Burberry Prorsum. (Does that hat truly go with that dress, though?)

Vogue China February 2015 Du Juan

IMAGE: WEIBO.COM

Leave it to our forum members to give us their honest and sometimes brutal opinions. “How lovely, she looks cute,” commented Miss Dalloway, clearly a fan of Vogue China’s February cover.

“She looks very cute indeed,” responded TeeVanity in agreement.

Benn98 was in favor of the cover, too: “I love it, it’s much better than US Vogue‘s take on that Burberry hat. Very happy for Du Juan who may have 12 covers now, but over a long period. That’s way better than booking her year after year. Didn’t know Daniel Jackson is shooting covers for VC.”

Also sharing the same sentiments was narcyza: “It’s nice and simple. The palette of colors is perfect for [the] cover. Really cute. Good month for Vogue China.”

But not everyone was feeling it. “Extremely boring… everything,” posted anlabe32.

GlamorousBoy most certainly wasn’t a fan of the magazine’s efforts this month and wrote, “Booooring to death… how tacky to use that beautiful dress this boring way.”

Do you think Vogue China made the best use of Du Juan and the Burberry Prorsum dress? Tell us what you think here.

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Surprise! Celine’s Latest Campaign Star Is Joan Didion

Looks like the trend of using older campaign stars in fashion isn’t going away anytime soon, and we’re definitely not complaining. Celine’s latest ad campaign features none other than 80-year-old Joan Didion, legendary writer and resident badass.

Image: Céline

Image: Celine

Didion, shot by Juergen Teller, is pictured in the brand’s simple yet arresting aesthetic, clad in a black high-collar knit and a pair of oversized sunglasses. You can’t see her eyes, but somehow you can feel them piercing behind those dark lenses. A long necklace with a sculptural golden disc charm adds a metallic pop to complete the look. Not bad for an octogenarian.

Daria Werbowy, we don’t miss you one bit.

[via Vogue]

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