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Willow Smith Just Nabbed a Modeling Contract

Willow Smith is killing it. The 14-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada-Pinkett Smith has been making waves, landing a campaign with Marc Jacobs and the cover of i-D‘s Coming of Age issue. Now, the young Smith can call herself a bonafide model, now that she’s signed on with The Society Management, aka the same agency that reps Kendall Jenner.


#NowRepresenting A grand welcome to @gweelos! #WillowSmith

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This morning, The Society tweeted out that Smith is the newest addition to its roster, along with an image of one of the stunning i-D covers she just did. And Kendall isn’t the only big name Smith will share a face board with. The Society lists Andreja Pejic, Adriana Lima, Caroline Trentini and Liu Wen (to name a few) on its impressive women’s board.

Meanwhile, Smith is over here on Instagram taking pictures of her friend’s tattoo, as one does when they’re signed to a major modeling agency. You just keep being you Ms. Smith.

[h/t Complex, @thesocietynyc]

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Gigi Hadid Lands ELLE Canada’s November 2015 Cover (Forum Buzz)

Got to give credit where credit is due and ELLE Canada certainly deserves a congratulating pat on the back after tapping supermodel Cindy Crawford last month. The mag just dropped its November cover featuring model-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid, shot by Max Abadian. Fashion Director Juliana Schiavinatto selected a custom Mikhael Kale #GIGI top for the brand ambassador of Maybelline to wear, but the question remains: Can Instamodels ever compare to a good old-fashioned supermodel?


November @ELLECANADA @graceleebeauty x @maybellinecan

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“The finger pointing. No. This coming after Cindy’s epic supermodel cover,” stated a disapproving A.D.C.

Sharing the same sentiments was KissMiss: “WOW! After Cindy’s cover we get this? She can be very striking, just a shame they went with such a cheap concept and look.”

Forum member Benn98 wasn’t exactly showing much enthusiasm toward the cover, either, adding, “‘Future looks bright’ indeed. That’s all there is to this cover. They’ve really gone a bit overboard with the retouching, her skin looks almost plastic-like.”

Also not having any of it was justaguy, replying: “Exactly! And I’m not diggin’ the styling either.”

“A little bit more lighting and Gigi would have been gone,” said Nymphaea.

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Naomi Campbell Is Photoshopped Into Oblivion on Lui’s October Cover (Forum Buzz)

Ever since its premiere issue back in 2013, provocative and racy French magazine Lui has tickled our fancy. Straight after Joan Smalls bared all on the September issue, Naomi Campbell now graces the October edition and amazingly leaves us with mixed feelings. Lui persists on enlisting photographic duo Luigi and Iango, who shot Naomi for the second time this month, but there’s something slightly off about this cover.

Our forum members couldn’t believe their eyes. “Luigi and Iango, again? Seriously? Are they the only photographers on earth? Naomi looks like a drag queen!” ranted an unenthusiastic Alien Sex Friend immediately.

“All Luigi and Iango’s covers for Lui look the same,” complained Oxymore soon after, sharing the same underwhelming sentiments.

Lola701 wasn’t exactly feeling the cover either. “I like seeing Naomi on a French magazine cover. It has been quite a long time but I’m bored by the choice of photographers,” she echoed.

“She came from the future!” shouted eneroenero, suggesting something strange was going on in the image.

Marc10 was quick to announce, “What a pretty video game character!” with kokobombon replying, ” I know, right? She could easily be from Final Fantasy.”

Things started to shape up as Benn98 admitted, “Obviously retouched to hell and back, which was expected because it’s L&I, but I like it! Interesting that we get Joan and Naomi back to back.”

“I love it but it looks like a painting. So much Photoshop!” exclaimed KissMiss, unwilling to let the airbrushing slide.

Are you tired of magazines constantly giving us overly-Photoshopped covers? Vent out here.

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Emma Watson Speaks Out on Hollywood Sexism

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Emma Watson has been a prominent voice in addressing gender inequality and she continues to do so in an interview with The Guardian in which she discusses the sexism she’s experienced as an actress in Hollywood. Watson discusses the fact that the people in leadership positions on many of the projects she’s worked on have been male.

“I have been directed by male directors 17 times and only twice by women. Of the producers I’ve worked with 13 have been male and only one has been a woman,” she said. “But I am lucky: I have always insisted on being treated equally and have generally won that equality.”

Watson notes that in male-dominated work environments, it’s often hard for men in charge to relate to women when there are problems in the workplace. “If something does go wrong in the workplace, the support network is not brilliant. The men at the top often find it difficult to relate to a lot of the problems women face and therefore, we aren’t taken very seriously.” But it’s not all bad. Watson also says that she has had the privilege of working with men who hold feminist values and expressed her displeasure towards women who perpetuate sexist and discriminatory practices.

Still, the lack of women in director and producer roles is a clear issue in Hollywood. If we want better portrayals of women onscreen, if we want to get rid of the kind of sexism and inequalities Watson has dealt with, it’s important for there to be more women in leadership roles – their insight could prove to have a positive effect on how women are portrayed onscreen and maybe, how they’re paid offscreen. The Sony hack emails that hit the Internet late last year showed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than their male costars in American Hustle, only seven percent compared to the boys’ nine percent. Obviously, gender inequality is rampant in Hollywood and it is good that actresses are calling attention to the issue – and calling for change.

 [via the Guardian]

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We Have a Lot of Questions About Khloe Kardashian’s Velvet Range Rover

Khloe Kardashian has taken the term “pimp my ride” to new and more impractical heights. The reality TV star took to Instagram to show off the latest customization on her enormous black Range Rover and, yes, it is frivolous and has us wondering how she’s going to maintain it at all.


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Khloe shared an image of her new ride, now covered in black velvet to Instagram. “Thank you @westcoastcustoms for lacing my range,” she wrote. “Yes, he wrapped my truck in velvet and I LOVE it!!! I feel like my car is rocking a Sean John sweat suit.” Just when we thought we were done with velour.

We’ve got to admit – the velvet is a bit impractical but still kinda sexy. Though we do have a lot of questions for Khloe. Like, what will happen to the car if it gets caught in the rain? And does she need to carry around a giant lint brush? What’s next, sequins?

[via @khloekardashian]

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: RUSSH Magazine’s Chanel Shoot with Caroline de Maigret

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Russh Magazine has tapped French model Caroline de Maigret for Issue #66, giving theFashionSpot an exclusive sneak peek inside its Chanel-heavy editorial.

Photographed by Nick Hudson, the editorial delivers a mix of out-of-focus black-and-white shots accompanied by candid high-fashion snaps against a hazy-blue backdrop.

Dressed exclusively in Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2015, the fashion-filled pages boast laser-cut seamless jackets pared back with hand-beaded dresses, combining old and new.  (more…)