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#SayItAintSo: DKNY PR Girl Is No More

Aliza Licht

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Say goodbye to hilarious Scandal recaps and cute quips, DKNY is getting rid of one of Twitter’s most beloved personas, DKNY PR girl. 

With little explanation and vague warning, DKNY PR girl has retired from tweeting. According to Mashable, all her tweets and Tumblr posts have been deleted. Her last tweet informed the public that DKNY PR girl was “all grown up” and that if you want to get in touch with the woman behind the character, Leave Your Mark author Aliza Licht, to tweet her directly. 

Donna Karan International has been going through a lot of changes lately, including the shuttering of the Donna Karan brand and the appointment of Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow as the creative directors of DKNY. Licht explained to Mashable that DKNY is “heading into a new exciting creative direction” and that it will all make sense at DKNY’s Spring 2016 show during New York Fashion Week on September 16. Licht will remain at the company but sadly, her social media alter-ego has been discontinued.

Clearly DKNY is going through some rebranding, but we don’t see why it was necessary to delete all DKNY PR girl’s posts? Many of them were pure gold. But we guess DKNY is really committing to the “out with the old” adage.

[via Mashable]

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Keira Knightley, Is That You on ELLE’s 30th Anniversary Cover? (Forum Buzz)

On our forums, we’re pretty used to seeing Keira Knightley photograph beautifully, whether it’s on the cover of a magazine or in an advertising campaign for Chanel. The American edition of ELLE tapped the Brit actress for its spectacular September 2015 issue and enlisted the photographic expertise of Paola Kudacki. Yet we couldn’t be more displeased with the outcome as Keira doesn’t look like her usual graceful self, looking rather harsh — the leather jacket from Ralph Lauren only adding fuel to the fire.

US ELLE September 2015 Keira Knightley by Paola Kudacki

IMAGE: ELLE.COM

“This is really bad, looking more like a Cosmopolitan cover,” laughed MDNA in disbelief.

“Not to rain down on the power woman moment, but 30 ain’t no starting line for a lot of ELLE‘s readers, I imagine. More of a memory in the rear view mirror. Their own 2014 press kit seems to cite a median readership age of 37.2, other figures suggest 34. But when it’s your anniversary issue, you got to go with a gimmick,” added tigerrogue.

Handbag Queen certainly wasn’t feeling it either, expressing, “Gosh, what a lousy looking fall cover. Major disappointment.”

“As a subscriber, I really hope the subscribers’ cover looks better than this cheap mess. “THIS IS 30!” looks awful plastered right in the middle there, and they’ve somehow managed to make Keira Knightley look like J. Lo? C’mon, ELLE!” proclaimed beedonaldson.

Also not to show much enthusiasm was burbuja8910: “Tacky cover, she looks cheap.”

“Jesus Christ, 30? More like 40, and a desperate housewife. She’s so beautiful and fresh, why would anyone think this is a good idea?” asked Les Sucettes in horror.

Wanna vent? Drop us a comment inside the thread here.

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Watch: Aussie Women Rail Against Tampon Tax with Parody Music Video

The “tampon tax” is a buzzword on a lot of lips and Australian women are looking to make it a thing of the past. For about 15 years, the Goods and Services Tax has driven up the price of tampons 10%, all because the government sees sanitary items as non-essential. Sydney-based actor and director Mia Lethbridge got together a group of women, including Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s sister Christine Forster, to put together a music video to express just how ridiculous and discriminatory the tax is.

Set to the tune of Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg’s 2004 hit “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Drop It Coz It’s Rot” makes the case for getting rid of the tampon tax. Half of the Australian population is female and they shouldn’t be punished or have to pay extra for something their bodies naturally do. Tampons and sanitary products are a necessity for women and society, otherwise – BLOOD EVERYWHERE.

Watch Lethbridge’s ladies make the case to ditch the tampon tax in the video above. 

[via Mashable]

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Natasha Poly Scores Her 50th Vogue Cover for Vogue Paris’ September Issue (Forum Buzz)

She’s already scored the cover of Vogue Russia this month and now Natasha Poly steals the show on the front of Vogue Paris‘ September edition. We had been anticipating the outcome of this particular shoot for a while after Emmanuelle Alt and photographer Mert Alas documented their visit to Turkey with the Russian beauty back in June. The result is finally here and the current face of Isabel Marant looks as fierce as ever on her 50th Vogue cover, wearing a luxurious fur over her bare skin complete with tribal-inspired accessories as she scorches under the searing Turkish sun.

The cover, however, left some of our forum members cold. “I’m happy that Natasha is on the cover but the outcome is not the best. It looks like they tried to go for a Veruschka vibe but it went really bad,” Melancholybaby described straight away.

“OMGGGG, this is terrible!” an unimpressed Creative added.

Also not buying it was Benn98: “No thank you!! I’m sorry, but everything is a mess here. Without a doubt their worst cover for this year. The styling, blonde hair, and that awful layout. What is she even wearing?”

HeatherAnne wrote, “Looks like a C-list Vogue like Vogue Portugal, Vogue Spain, etc. Keep sinking that ship, Alt.”

Forum member Oxymore was left disappointed too. “I don’t really know what to think about this one. I’m happy that it’s shot outside because I was tired of the white or gray background. I really like the styling. The hair & makeup is nice too but it’s probably Natasha’s pose that bothers me the most. The angle is wrong imo. Maybe the layout bothers me too,” she wondered.

Let us know your opinion on French Vogue‘s September cover inside the thread here.

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Solange Knowles’ Puma Collaboration Is Predictably Dope

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Image: Puma

Creative consultant Solange Knowles has teamed up with Puma once again for a third collection and this time, she’s coming in the name of women’s empowerment. Knowles has chosen 14 women to front the campaign (which she art directed) for her new effort with the athletic brand, dubbed “Word to the Woman.” The four-piece shoe range consists of mono color suede kicks in green, white, plum and yellow. 

The campaign itself is predictably gorgeous. If you follow Knowles on Instagram (@saintheron) you know she has a keen artistic eye, an aptitude for color and a dope perspective when it comes to photography. All this carries into the stunning pictures of women from all walks of life.

[ See: 16 Times Solange Knowles Gave Us Hair Envy ]

The shoes are priced at $90 a pop and are sold out on the Saint Heron store website, but you can pick them up at Puma.com 

[h/t BET]

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WATCH: Pop Roulette Skewers Body Acceptance Hypocrites in This Hilarious Music Video

We can all agree that body acceptance is a great thing. For a long time, women with physiques that don’t match the mainstream ideal (tall, thin, white) have been dissed and degraded, so it’s wonderful to see women celebrating their bodies as they naturally are. But sometimes, people miss the mark and get a little carried away with self-love, turning their expressions of confidence into an excuse to create a new hierarchy of “acceptable” bodies.

Pop Roulette created a music video touching on this trend in which they come to “tell you that all bodies are beautiful… unless you’re thin, then you are disgusting.” It’s a commentary on hypocritical body positivity supporters who label larger bodies as “real,” as if thin women are some kind of made-up phenomenon. 

Of course, it’s not easy for women who don’t fit the mainstream ideal of an “acceptable” body and thin women don’t necessarily need more validation. But shaming and excluding smaller women (who can’t help the way they’re built)  from the body acceptance campaign kind of defeats its purpose. After all, thinness, though it is the ideal for a certain segment of the population, isn’t considered beautiful in all parts of society.

Watch the hilarious parody in the video above.

[via Mashable]

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