Sunshine Coast social media sensation Essena O’Niell is putting her high-profile status to good use and revealing all the dirty secrets, aka transactions, that go on behind the scenes of a digital influencer, content creator, or, as the 18-year-old coined it, “Someone who uses self promotion for financial gain”.
After feeding on a life full of validation via likes, followers and views, which we can only imagine would become quite addictive with over 595,000 Instagram followers and 262,000 YouTube subscribers, Essena has thrown in the towel on the “fake” life she leads and has instead deleted over 2,000 of her Insta photos and re-captioned her existing ones with the truth. (more…)
Torrid is consistently stylish and fashion-forward, making it one of our favorite plus-size lines to shop. Always on the cusp of what’s hot, they tapped none other than actress Rebel Wilson to design her own collection for the brand.
Rebel Wilson for Torrid Star Tee, $38.50, and Faux Leather Midi Skirt, $58.50
The comedian’s line is modern and sexy with a rock star edge: varsity jackets, pencil skirts, graphic tees, faux leather pants and fitted sweats worn with heels. (more…)
We’re usually defiant when it comes to celebrities fronting our favorite fashion titles. Although it has been a while since Lui magazine gave us an actress on its cover, so this month we welcome Monica Bellucci with open arms on the magazine’s November 2015 edition. Shot by famed British portrait photographer Rankin, the Spectre actress embodies a typical Bond Girl to perfection in the seductive shoot wearing a daring black lace Maison Margiela dress on the cover, leaving us head over heels and wanting even more!
Forum members erupted with excitement. “Love it, they didn’t shop the life out of her! It actually resembles what she really looks like. The overall image looks a bit like a film poster, especially with that ‘007.’ Interested to see how much she’ll strip in her edit,” anticipated an eager Benn98.
“Very dark, but I love it, what a woman! PS: Refreshing to see a cover star who is over 50, and STILL chosen by this magazine to celebrate her sexuality,” applauded Miss Dalloway.
Also full of admiration was justaguy, raving, “Cool cover and nicely done with all the black and outlined lettering.”
EstefaniaAbaddon couldn’t wait to exclaim, “YES. YES. A thousand times YES,” inside the thread with Nymphaea adding, “That dress is amazing!”
But not everyone was so enthusiastic. “Why is she in this tacky as hell magazine?” asked a mortified mepps.
“This magazine is better than Vogue Paris or U.K. Vogue,” fired back a defensive GIVENCHYlover.
Like the cover or not, Monica’s cover story sure is a must-see. Check it out and drop us a comment here.
The program transforms your manicures into live 3-D videos that are shareable on every social media platform. Using the hologram feature, you can digitally animate your nails with everything from butterflies to dancing animals. Thea Baumann, CEO of Metaverse Makeovers, gushed about the innovative nails to Mashable:“Virtual GIFs pop from the surface of our fashion nails. 3D emoji fly out of your fingers.” Consider our minds blown. (more…)
Our forums didn’t hold back the criticism, however. “Love the colors and her pose but what is up with the fake lens flare? Photoshop 101?” asked a dismayed WilliamsLe010919.
“The pose is very awkward. The lens flare effect is shameful,” agreed arlekindearabal.
“I was so happy when I saw the title, but the outcome is disappointing. I hate both the styling and the pose. The colour scheme is new for U.K. Vogue, but it’s so kitschy. Maybe I’ll like the tactile version…” said Srdjan.
Certainly not feeling the cover was jeffandtheworld: “Ugly color scheme. This looks like a free magazine. Unbelievably cheap.”
Forum member dodencebt wrote, “They’ve managed to turn Karlie into a less-than-ordinary girl you’d get for an amateur shoot. Congratulations.”
MyNameIs wasn’t exactly jumping for joy, either, declaring, “Cheap and tacky is right. That shade of green in the background is the worst. You can do festive without it being so over the top and amateur.”
“So 70s style and bland. What a boring cover for closing the year,” exclaimed burbuja8910.
Do you agree that the cover could have been a whole lot better? They did have Karlie, after all. Share your opinion with us here.
Michael Lo Sordo’s fluid shapes and silhouettes have made him a favourite in the Australian fashion industry, but not everyone is fond of the designer, with contractors accusing the designer of not paying his bills.
From sample cutters to photographers and models, Michael Lo Sordo has had plenty of contractors claim that he hasn’t paid them for their work over the past two years, with some even suggesting that the Australian Fashion Chamber cut ties with him.
Photographer Steven Popovich is the latest to feel ripped off, saying he never saw the money for photographs he took for the label’s Resort 2015 collection earlier this year. “I gave Michael low-res images and very clearly stipulated, you cannot use any of these images until you have paid the bill. After not being paid, I ran into him before he went to Paris and he said, ‘I’ll pay it tonight.’ A week later he is in Paris and I have never seen the money,” he explained to The Sunday Telegraph. (more…)