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WIN: A Year’s Worth of Shoes Thanks to Betts

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If you’ve got a serious thing for shoes like the rest of the female population, listen up. Our footwear friends at Betts are giving away a year’s worth of free shoes to one very lucky girl, sure to kickstart the ultimate shoe wardrobe of your dreams.

You’ll be treated to your choice of women’s shoes every month for an entire year, setting you up for everything from lazy beach days with the girls to black-tie events with the mister, meaning you can say an unapologetic goodbye to the days of forfeiting an outfit because you can’t find shoes to go with it.

You’re tapping your feet just at the thought of it, right? That’s what we thought. All you need to do is tell us in 25 words or less which summer shoe trend you’re loving this season and why to go in the draw.

If you think any male companions or family members would also relish the prize, they can enter the men’s version of this comp here.

Entries close October 28, 2015. Good luck! 

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Do Topshop’s Temporary Scar Tattoos Glorify Self-Harm?

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Topshop Confetti Freckle Tattoos; Image: Topshop

On October 8, Topshop released a line of gold temporary tattoos in the form of body scars and imperfections in order promote empowerment and self-love. The Brtish fashion retailer teamed up with jewelry design student Lucie Davis for this project and stated that “each tattoo is designed to celebrate our imperfections rather than hiding them, from a spattering of gold freckles to statement scar designs.”

Topshop imperfection tattoos

Topshop Scar Tattoos; Image: Topshop

In addition to gold scar tattoos, the collection also consists of mixed metal confetti freckles, gold freckles and gold dots (to mimic skin moles). And each design comes with a message on the packaging like “flaws worth fighting for,” “flawsome freckles embrace your traits” and “celebrating difference.” While the majority of the faux tattoos seem to be sold out, customers are taking these tattoos very seriously.  (more…)

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What Has W Magazine Done to Poor Jessica Chastain? (Forum Buzz)

There’s no denying that W Magazine has been stepping up its game of late, having secured covers with Taraji P. Henson, Gigi Hadid and even Jane Fonda for recent issues. As the magazine unveils its November offering, our forums were just too horrified for words with the cover. Photographed by Steven Klein, Jessica Chastain must have been punk’d by the creative team. The actress looks completely unrecognizable wearing Givenchy, thanks to the garish makeup and magenta hair color. 

W Magazine November 2015 Jessica Chastain by Steven Klein


Make no mistake that our forum members were not a happy bunch. “Oh boy! When W tries this hard, it’s never a good result. She deserves better than this, but why are they stuck on the same 20+ actresses for their covers? Its so uninspiring!” exclaimed Miss Dalloway

“Wow, I was excited when I saw the thread title but this is horrendous. I literally gasped when I looked at this ‘dangerous beauty’ look W is pushing,” said an equally unimpressed Melancholybaby.

Echoing the same sentiments was fee de foret: “Wow, I think Jessica is beautiful and very talented but this is not good. Yikes!”

Mistress_f agreed, commenting, “Oh my, this is tragic, why did W have to do her this dirty? Poor Jess.”

“Truly like I’ve never seen her before and most definitely not the way I want to see her ever again. This is terrible. Those eyebrows are unforgivable. I get that those brows match the concept but it could have been executed better. Those aren’t brows. Those are leeches,” criticized MON.

“That’s my beloved Jessica? They did her so wrong! Terrible cover and the edit is worse,” chimed in JessRubik.

The shoot is certainly something different, we’ll give it that. See Jessica’s edit for yourself and add your own two cents here.

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Emilia Clarke Goes Topless as Sexiest Woman Alive for Esquire’s November Issue

Emilia Clarke, star of hit HBO series Game of Thrones, has just been named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire. This is not Clarke’s first men’s mag honor, either. The “Mother of Dragons” actress was also named GQ‘s Woman of the Year in September. And what better way to show that you’re sexy than by posing nude for the cover clad only in a sliver of silk sheet? 

Emilia Clarke November Esquire Cover

Image: Vincent Peters/ Esquire

In an interview with AP, Lisa Hintelmann, Esquire‘s editorial projects director, called Clarke “the all-around favorite” when talking about why she was chosen for the cover. She went on to say that “Emilia Clarke is unforgettable in Game of Thrones and was hands down the number one choice of Esquire‘s staff, friends and family.”

[ See: 16 Times Emilia Clarke Slayed the Red Carpet ]

Clarke can thank Game of Thrones for turning her acting career around. After graduating from the Drama Centre, in which she noted to Esquire in an interview that she wasn’t anyone’s favorite, she starred in a few episodes of British soap opera Doctors. According to the magazine, she had given herself a year’s timeline to make it and at that point, she hadn’t. (more…)