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Whitney Port Is Heading to Australia This Month

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Reality-star-turned-designer Whitney Port is returning to Sydney this month to launch Priceline’s Festival of Beauty.

The 30-year-old is an ambassador for the retailer, alongside Aussie model Samantha Harris, and worked with makeup artist Rae Morris on new-season trends which, according to Sydney Confidential, are set to be unveiled at Doltone House on August 26.

“When Rae and I got together we were really inspired by how there are so many classic looks that define moments in time — we decided to take the looks that everyone was already familiar with — and add a fresh twist, so that they felt modern and new,” Whitney said. (more…)

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Aussie Designers Headed for New York Fashion Week

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Zimmermann at NYFW Fall 2015/ Photo: IMAXTREE

More than 20 Aussie labels have been chosen to showcase at New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2016 shows in September, exposing their collections to an international audience.

NYFW regulars TOME NYC, Dion Lee and Zimmermann will be back on the runway, as well as Rebecca Vallance, which is garnering attention abroad for its luxurious fabrications and structured tailoring. The label also showed on-schedule at NYFW in February 2014.  (more…)

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Link Buzz: Nail Workers Having Trouble Getting Back Wages, Chrissy Teigen Is a Terrible Weather Girl

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  • Some nail salon workers are trying to collect back wages and are having a hard time actually getting them. [NYT]
  • The only person allowed to take pictures at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding is a person you probably wouldn’t want taking pictures of you in the first place. [Us Weekly]
  • Facebook data suggests that “LOL” is becoming obsolete. [Vanity Fair]
  • Plus-size model Denise Bidot talks accepting your body. [The Cut]
  • Alicia Keys says she used to dress like a tomboy to avoid getting catcalled on New York City streets. [Page Six]
  • Serena Williams looks absolutely heavenly on New York magazine’s fall fashion issue. [NYM]
  • Chrissy Teigen; great model, terrible meteorologist. [Page Six]
  • Macy’s is putting on a fashion show for NYFW. [WWD]

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Anja Rubik and Julia Stegner Reunite for Chloe’s Fall 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

If there’s one campaign this season that just feels oh so right, it’s Chloe. The French fashion house welcomes back old favorites Anja Rubik and Julia Stegner for the Fall 2015 advertising campaign and we’re loving it. To complement the casting and collection even more, Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin were tapped to lens the campaign on location in the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. The girls strut around and huddle together while getting us all nostalgic for Chloe campaigns gone by.

Chloé Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

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Forum members couldn’t wait to voice their opinions. “Chloe Fall 2004 + Chloe Fall 2008 = Chloe Fall 2015,” laughed Lola701 the minute the campaign surfaced.

“Exactly! I screamed when I saw Anja, like it instantly took me back to 2008,” replied christian zh.

Also falling in love with the campaign was cul8tr, writing, “YES! Chloe + Anja = perfection!” He later returned to add, “It is interesting that after so many years and many different designers at Chloe, Anja is still a Chloe girl. It is quite unique. I can’t recall any other model who did that to any other brand.”

“Anja tends to lean more towards sexy/sensual in her style in more recent work (which I love), but it’s nice when she does delicate and more overtly feminine stuff like this. She’s definitely the ultimate Chloe woman,” appreciated orchidee.

“Anja is always a delight,” said MON, sharing the same sentiments.

HelaFav5 even went so far as to announce, “One of the best campaigns this season.”

Chloé Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Inez & Vinoodh

IMAGE: FASHIONTIMES.COM

See more of Chloe’s Fall 2015 campaign and join the discussion here.

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Watch: News Anchor Refuses to Talk About the Kardashians in Epic On-Air Rant

The Kardashian news cycle is continuous enough for the reality TV family to have their own news channel (Kris Jenner, if you’re reading this – please disregard that last sentence!). Despite complaints, the public simply can’t seem to get enough of them, to the chagrin of the poor souls tasked with reporting on every little mundane and vapid thing each member of the family does (present company included). Whether it’s taking selfies with a political leader or trying on a waist trainer, the real martyrs in the Kardashian publicity machine are the writers and reporters who update the tabloid-hungry masses on every. little. thing. that goes on in this family.

Fox 35 Orlando’s John Brown is just another member of the media who has had enough. Before a segment covering Kylie Jenner’s new pet rabbit Bruce was about to begin, Brown announced that he will not entertain such fluff (no pun intended). “I’m having a good Friday, so I refuse to talk about the Kardashians today,” he said as he got up from the couch and moved offscreen. Another anchor promptly replaced him, but Brown’s presence was felt thanks to his offscreen rant about the ubiquitous family. 

“I don’t care! I’m sick of this family, I can’t take it anymore!” he shouted. “It’s a non-story! We’re talking about this family every freaking day on this show! Nobody cares about this family anymore!”

Took the words right out of our mouths. Watch Brown go off in the clip above.

[h/t Uproxx]

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Hashtag Activism: Models Now Encouraged to Be Socially Responsible

These days, models are proving that they’re more than just idealized versions of us regular folk and are using their substantial platforms to spread the word about social, environmental and political issues. From #BlackLivesMatter to Cecil the Lion, models are showing that they, too, can discuss problems that go deeper than which shade of bronzer best matches your tan. 

WhoSay executive Rob Gregory says that this influx in social commentary comes in part from the models’ fans, who actually care what they think on the big issues. “They want to know the social stance of the people who give them their style cues,” he told The New York Times. “They expect them to have a point of view on important issues. These things now come with the territory.” Models are even being encouraged by their agencies to speak up on controversial topics. It makes their models look more well-rounded and in touch with regular people.

While it is nice that models are embracing activism, we can’t help but be a little suspicious of the reasons behind it all. Of course models should be able to speak up about the things that matter to them, but it does seem a little sinister when you’ve got agents encouraging them to do so. This is not to say models don’t bring awareness, don’t help raise money for various worthy causes or don’t actually care about the issues they discuss on social media. But when hashtag activism (which can be problematic if you’re not actually doing anything about the issue you’re tweeting about) becomes part of an image in a world where everything is about appearances, maybe speaking out is just another version of an Instagram filter.

[via NYT]

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