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Sasha Pivovarova Does Laid-Back Luxe in Michael Kors’ New Resort Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Michael Kors is switching things up, ever so slightly. After dropping long-serving Karmen Pedaru as the face of his namesake brand in favor of Natasha Poly for Fall 2015, Sasha Pivovarova is now hailed as the latest Russian to front the Kors brand, starring in the recently unveiled Resort 2016 advertising campaign. Mario Testino continues to be the designer’s choice of photographer, deciding to showcase yet another vintage car with Sasha reclining in the backseat.

Michael Kors Resort 2016 : Sasha Pivovarova by Mario Testino


Forum members were left pleasantly surprised. “Another cool as ice Russian. I love Sasha. This is very promising. I wonder if they ended things with Karmen because the brand’s image has cheapened over the years,” noted Aedlacir. (more…)

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Reviews Are in for ELLE’s Annual Women in Hollywood Issue (Forum Buzz)

ELLE took a huge risk last month by using an unconventional cover image for its October offering. Now, ELLE is back to the usual tricks for its annual Women in Hollywood Issue, securing eight separate covers and features with a handful of personalities. Kate Winslet, Salma Hayek, Amy Schumer, Dakota Johnson, Alicia Vikander, Carey Mulligan, Ava DuVernay and Gena Rowlands each front the issue, leaving us to choose whose cover is best.

US Elle November 2015 : The Women In Hollywood Issue


So, which one came out on top? “Kate Winslet’s cover is everything I’ve been missing recently, from mainstream titles. Just a great close-up shot of a beautiful face with real character, something that’s so simple yet so striking,” appreciated tigerrouge. (more…)

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Lena Dunham Talks About the Pain of Internet Criticism to Harper’s Bazaar

HBO Girls star Lena Dunham is everywhere these days. With ELLE and Vogue covers under her belt already, it was only a matter of time before Harper’s Bazaar tapped her for its cover girl. Dunham appears on the cover of the magazine’s November “The Daring Issue,” styled in a black Ralph Lauren turtleneck. Highlighting risk takers and style makers, this issue is a natural fit for the 29-year-old feminist actress, known for constantly breaking the boundaries. 

Lena Dunham on the cover of November 2015 Harper's Bazaar

Image: Harper’s Bazaar/Nathaniel Goldberg

Harper’s Bazaar coins Dunham the “Internet’s whipping girl,” as she has taken a lot of negative criticism online. “I’ve been put to bed for weeks from reading things about myself on sites that used to be considered feminist gospel,” she stated. “I love the Internet because it helped me discover everything that matters to me.  But I also hate the internet because every piece of true pain I’ve experienced as an adult—with the exception of death in the family and breakups—has come from it.” (more…)

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Zara Opening New Doors in Brisbane

Image: AFP/Getty images

Image: AFP/Getty images

Spanish retailer Zara is continuing its expansion in Australia, confirming that it will be opening a new store in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall.

Ragtrader reports that this will mark Zara’s second store in Queensland, after the retail space opened in Robina Town Centre last year. This will be Zara’s 13th Australian store; not bad considering the chain only arrived down under in 2011.

The news is a result of recent figures released by Zara’s parent company, Inditex, revealing a 16 per cent increase in sales for the year up to September 10.

The Queen Street Mall’s store opening date is yet to be released by the company.

[Via Ragtrader]


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InStyle and Audi’s Man of Style 2015 Red Carpet

Natasha Liu Bordizzo


InStyle and Audi’s Man of Style 2015 event hit Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. last night, October 14 with an impressive mix of designers, actresses, models and musicians on the diverse guest list. 

From Gary Bigeni‘s out-there print clashing to Cassie Howarth‘s minimalist feels and Natasha Liu Bordizzo‘s high-end flair, Australia’s social pack really did serve up a mixed offering for the night’s black carpet. 

Check out all the looks in our gallery below. (more…)

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America’s Next Top Model Is Officially Over


You wanna be on top? Well, you’re going to have to find another way to get there, because after 12 years and 22 seasons on air, America’s Next Top Model is coming to an end. 

In the worst Tyra mail we’ve ever received, creator and host Tyra Banks announced the cancellation of the show on social media this morning with a long, heartfelt message to her fans.

“Thinking #ANTM #cycle22 should be our last cycle. Yeah, I truly believe it’s time,” her Instagram post read. “Wow, I am SO proud of what Top Model has done. #ANTM brought the intimidating modeling world to the masses. We were the first reality show based in the fashion world,” she continued.