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Allure’s Layout Ruins a Perfectly Good Jessica Alba Cover (Forum Buzz)

Jessica Alba might not be making movies, but her wildly successful Honest Company is more than enough to get us to sit up and pay attention. Honest just reached a $1.7 billion valuation and Alba is on top of the world, making her a perfect candidate for the cover of Allure‘s September issue. Carter Smith captured the newly-minted mogul’s windblown hair, smoky eyes and enviable brows for the glossy. For the most part, our forum members are loving it. What they’re not so keen on is the formatting of the cover.

Image: Allure

Image: Allure

“The text looks like a 10-year-old added it to the photo using the Paint tool on their computer,” KINGofVERSAILLES commented. “The photo itself is good. Jessica Alba has probably never been anything less than stunning in a photo, and I like her hair.” 

[J.]Oliver wholeheartedly agreed. “Horrible text aside, this is probably my favorite September cover so far. This woman rarely takes a bad photo.” Some people were a little confused as to why the actress was being featured at all. “Did I wake up in 2004 today?” GlamourousBoy quipped. 

Perhaps he’s never heard of the Honest Company?

Handbag Queen was more than pleased to see the Ms. Alba nab such an honor. “Love Jessica! Now that she’s also a successful businesswoman, I’m curious as to why she couldn’t be on the cover of US Vogue…” 

Because Beyoncé, duh. What do you think of Jessica’s cover for Allure? Sound off by joining the discussion in our forum.

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Oxfam to Live Report at London Fashion Week with a Pre-Loved Twist

It’s always exciting to hear about how brands are planning to embrace London Fashion Week and since social media has come along and revolutionised the reporting of the event, brands are constantly having to up their games when it comes to producing the most attention-grabbing new ideas. The Spring 2016 shows are only a matter of weeks away and the U.K. charity Oxfam has surprisingly announced that it is planning to get in on the fashionable action with some live reporting.

 

Applications to be a part of the Show & Digital Schedules at #LFW SS16 are now open. Find out more & apply online at londonfashionweek.com

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On the second day of LFW, 19 September, the live reporting will coincide with a special in-store event at Oxfam’s Dalston Kingsland store. Stylist Emma Slade Edmondson will be on hand to recreate the catwalk looks as soon as they happen and, of course, she’ll only be using secondhand clothing from the store. It’s a great way to prove that pre-loved clothing can still be fashionable. The event is a great idea since when the excitement of LFW kicks, it’s hard to resist hitting the shops, but at least if you’re opting for secondhand clothing, you’re being a bit more mindful about your apparel.

If you want to discover the latest LFW trends as they happen with a pre-loved twist, simply follow #FashionSalvage, where you can even pick up some upcycling tips from a number of designers and specialists that will also be taking part in Oxfam’s event.

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Petco Is Going After the Millennial Dollar, Thanks to Social Media

Besides not putting labels on relationships, being sexually fluid and sending text messages instead of calling, Millennials also known for obsessively showing off their pets on social media — and Petco is looking to cash in on this phenomenon. The pet supply company, which just filed for an IPO, says that part of its strategy is to cater to “pet parents” and beef up its pet services sector. 

See: 25 Celebrities Who Are Obsessed with Their Pets ]

According to Quartz, Millennial pet ownership has risen to 59% in the past year, up from 50%, so the demographic is the perfect target. “The company says it’s transformed on-site pet services offerings to ‘create the feel of an in-store theater,’ and that grooming customers now visit its stores 50% more than its average store customer, with close to double the amount spent per year.” So if you’re looking to give your pooch a “fanny trim” (we could all use one every once in a while), Petco is fixing to be your go-to spot for such treatments.

All you need now is the right filter.

via Quartz

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Could American Apparel Be Going Out of Business?

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American Apparel has been in trouble for a while but things seem to be looking particularly bleak now. The American-made brand announced that it may soon go out of business. For the second quarter of 2015, there was a 17.2% decrease in sales and a $32.6 million decrease in inventory (22.1%). 

Shares have fallen 87% and American Apparel is saying that it looks like it may have to consider shutting down altogether. “We believe that we may not have sufficient liquidity necessary to sustain operations for the next twelve months. These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt that we may be able to continue as a going concern.” A $13.9 million interest payment is due on October 15 – as of August 11, American Apparel had $11.2 million in cash. That’s not enough to pay the interest, which is just a fraction of its $210.6 million debt.

We hate to see an American business crumble but things aren’t looking good for American Apparel. We will definitely be watching this space carefully.

[via TIME, WWD, Businesswire]

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Kendall Jenner and Choupette Lagerfeld Are SO Over This Vogue Spread

We can all agree that Choupette Lagerfeld is really adorable and the chance to take a photo with the prettiest kitty in the world would be an honor. But for Kendall Jenner? Ho-hum, just another weekday. Vogue posted an image of the It-model and Uncle Karl’s famous cat to Instagram taken, of course, by the Kaiser himself.

 

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Jenner was photographed for Vogue‘s “Forces of Fashion” feature in which they honor the people shaping fashion culture today. Of course, the buzzy reality TV star-turned-model was included in the roundup. The spread includes people like Hood by Air’s Shayne Oliver, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Riccardo Tisci and freakin’ Beyoncé, but Jenner and Choupette are just so over it, looking like they’re waiting for craft services to come and refresh the fruit platter on set. A girl’s gotta have her starfruit.

You can see the full list of Fashion forces here.

[ See: Instagram Queen Kendall Jenner’s 10 Most-Liked Photos ]

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Watch: Rae the RAEViewer Shows How to Achieve the Latest Japanese Beauty Trends

Japanese women are known for their fierce and fabulous makeup game and beauty blogger Rae the RAEViewer is here to show us some simple ways to recreate some of the country’s hottest beauty trends. Rae got inspired by the ladies in Japan on a recent trip and decided to give us westerners the tea on how to get their covetable beauty look.

The video is part of Michelle Phan’s ICON Network‘s “Everyday Luxe” series, which celebrates beauty trends from around the world. This time, Rae gives us all the deets on how to transform your blush, lash and lip game to match the trends in Japan. From placing blush high on the cheeks to creating an ombré lip (without liner!), Rae guides us through the look step-by-step. Watch her in action above and be sure to catch more videos covering beauty from around the world on ICON.

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