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Catherine McNeil’s Chanel Experience: ‘Opening This Show Has Been My Dream for Years’

Catherine McNeil opens Chanel

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There are a few notable milestones in a model’s career like walking Victoria’s Secret or landing a major mag cover, and Aussie beauty Catherine McNeil just ticked off a big one.

The bisexual babe opened the Chanel Metiers d’Art Collection in Rome on Tuesday in a white-tweed dress and checked coat, admitting on Instagram that this has been on her bucket list for some time now. “The biggest thank u in the word [sic] @chanelofficial @karllagerfeld opening this show has been my dream for years,” Catherine wrote on Instagram. 

Catherine’s Sydney agency Chic Management are “incredibly proud” of Catherine’s runway achievement. “It’s a very prestigious acknowledgment to any model on the international circuit,” Chic Management’s Ursula Hufnagl told Sydney Confidential. The likes of Lara Stona, Bella Hadid and Freja Beha Erichsen joined Catherine on the runway, with attendees including Kristen Stewart and Rooney Mara. (more…)

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NZ Company Angers Transgender Community with ‘Insulting’ Caitlyn Jenner Christmas Billboard


What do you think of this advertising board in Auckland??? #smackyourface

Posted by Smack your face on Tuesday, 1 December 2015

A New Zealand company has used Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover for a holiday-inspired billboard, which includes the text: “I hope your sack is fuller than mine this Christmas”.

The signage brand, called Cranium, has angered members of the transgender community, with one viewer calling the ad “tasteless, crass, insulting and vile” in an email to the company’s director, Phillip Garratt. 

A screenshot shows Phillip replying to the email by saying, “I think you may need to take a look at yourself and relax a bit and not take life so seriously. I was referring to a santa sack your sick mind is the problem.” (more…)

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Taylor Swift Asks Aussie Media to ‘Take It Down a Notch’

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Media gunna media but Taylor Swift is asking the Australian press to “take it down a notch”, insisting that her 26th birthday, rumoured to involve the likes of Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez and Gigi Hadid on Hamilton Island, is going to be “a quiet one this year”.

The songstress, who is currently down under on the Australian leg of her “1989” tour, took to Instagram overnight to thank Hamilton Island for hosting 125 of her tour crew, who she took on vacation to thank for all their hard work. Finishing off the post, she wrote, “Aussie press, I love your enthusiasm but my birthday isn’t for 2 weeks and it’ll be a quiet one this year. Let’s take it down a notch:)” (more…)

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Shanina Shaik Has Been In A Car Accident

Shanina Shaik

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Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik has been involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. 

KIIS FM‘s Kyle and Jackie O reported that the Aussie stunner tweeted (which now appears to be deleted) about the incident, writing,“My girlfriend and I were involved in a hit and run car accident today. Still in shock! My bestie and [I] are all ok just “shaken” up! #thankful.”

She confirmed the news to the radio hosts shortly afterwards, revealing that the experience was “really scary” and that she believes the driver may have been unlicensed or unregistered. 

We’re just glad she’s OK.


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Gigi Hadid Channels 90s Supermodels on UK Vogue’s January Cover (Forum Buzz)

British Vogue disappointed us BIG time last month, but the mag has certainly redeemed itself with the newest unveiling. Starting 2016 with a bang, U.K. Vogue welcomes model-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid onto its January cover, who looks every inch the supermodel she’s proving herself to be. Our forums had sniffed out a potential British Vogue for Gigi in the future, so we’re naturally delighted to see our prediction become a reality. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, the Maybelline ambassador sports a striped sweater from Topshop, worn under a leather biker jacket by Bally.

UK Vogue January 2016 Gigi Hadid by Patrick Demarchelier


Safe to say that our forum members are loving it! “Great casual cover! Gigi looks very pretty, down to earth, very fresh,” applauded Nymphaea straight away.

“Oh I like that one! Gigi looks beautiful and young. A breath of fresh air,” Oxymore added. (more…)

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Zendaya Talks Race, Natural Hair and Shonda Rhimes in ‘Complex Magazine’

We can’t think of a better pick for Complex Magazine‘s “Woman of Next Year” than Zendaya Coleman. While most Disney stars succumb to tabloid drama, Zendaya remains above the fray. She handles social media critics with wisdom and grace, she speaks thoughtfully about issues affecting race, gender and class, and she’s a triple threat talent to boot. Though it’s tempting to call her a role model, Zendaya doesn’t enjoy the term or the undue pressure that accompanies it. She prefers the Tupac-coined phrase “real model,” which speaks to inspiring others by simply being yourself. Her interview with Complex Magazine finds her doing just that. The shoe designer is playful yet wise beyond her years as she navigates difficult questions about race, self-esteem and the pitfalls of being a child star.

Check out excerpts from her interview below:

On forging an identity as a biracial teen:

“You get the best and the worst of both worlds. I know there were a lot of times when you try to figure out where you fit in. I just realized that it worked to my advantage because I just got along with a lot of people. But to literally be two races, it’s really hard to see color because I’m the gray area. I had to learn about both sides of myself and be really proud of and educated in both. I think that’s why I’m comfortable with myself and can speak on certain issues because I’ve taken the time, or my parents have taken the time, to teach me who I am.”

[ See: 10 Times Zendaya Coleman Killed the Red Carpet ] (more…)