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The Gentlewoman Wins Us Over Again with This Saoirse Ronan Cover (Forum Buzz)

Ever since its launch back in Spring 2010, our forums have been huge supporters and admirers of everything The Gentlewoman delivers. The magazine always features inspirational women as cover subjects, including memorable appearances from the likes of Beyoncé, Björk, Angela Lansbury and Christy Turlington Burns. Now, as the biannual title gears up for the release of its Autumn and Winter 2015 edition, Saoirse Ronan is unveiled as The Gentlewoman‘s 12th cover star. Shot by Alasdair McLellan, the Irish actress wears Miu Miu — and we’re loving it.

The Gentlewoman Fall 2015 Saoirse Ronan by Alasdair McLellan


“Another stellar cover from The Gentlewoman! Very striking shot, she’s such a beautiful girl and her stare is amazing,” enthused Wolkfolk the moment the cover dropped.

“Amazing cover and an amazing actress that deserves more work and exposition. This magazine hardly ever disappoints, looking forward to the content,” anticipated an excited mistress_f.

Also raving about the cover was kokobombon: “It’s very striking in its simplicity.”

Forum member GIVENCHYlover soon admired, “She looks so weird and interesting at the same time.”

“Really strong cover, Saoirse does look a bit weird, I think it’s the stare. The styling is great too,” commented jescajade in agreement.

ThatGuyPaul was a fan, too, echoing, “Lovely portrait. Can’t wait to get this!”

Although not all of us were left jumping for joy. “Hmm I’m not sure I feel this. Perhaps I’m used to the magazine using more refined styling. Her shoulders do looked hunched up, though. It’s hard to beat Saoirse’s The New York Times T Magazine cover and ed by Paolo Roversi. In any case The Gentlewoman is my favorite magazine, and I can’t wait for previews,” shared t-rex, as signs of criticism started to flood in.

Will you be buying it? Drop us a comment here.

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House of Holland Designs First Official LFW T-Shirts

A ticket to a House of Holland show at London Fashion Week is amongst the most sought-after as the designs are the epitome of the perceived London fashion sense. So as we eagerly wonder what designs Henry Holland will treat us to this season, we’re excited to hear that he has been selected to design the first-ever official LFW T-shirts.

Drawing inspiration from his extensive archive, the mini collection features three T-shirts that will be available to buy from the LFW pop-up shop at Saatchi Gallery during the London Fashion Weekend event from 24 September to 27 September. Or, alternatively for a limited time only, ticket holders can purchase them online before the event.

Choose from a monochrome slogan tee entitled Fashion Werk, a psychedelic 70s print inspired by his Spring 2015 collection or an oversized gingham print from Fall 2015. The T-shirts are one of those things that you want to wear, but feel like you shouldn’t just in case you’re damaging your own little piece of fashion history. Nonetheless, they’re worth the investment. Either way, the House of Holland designs were fashioned with the goal of instilling joy and whether they stay safely tucked away inside your closet or become part of your regular outfits, these pieces will definitely achieve their design goals.

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Eddie Redmayne Looks GORGEOUS as the Danish Girl in New Trailer

Eddie Redmayne is a beautiful man. He also makes for a gorgeous woman. The actor is starring in The Danish Girl, a film based off the historical novel by David Ebershoff, exploring the marriage between Lili (Redmayne) and wife Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). Gerda paints Lili (formerly Einar) in women’s clothing. At first it seems to be all fun and games, but Lili really feels at home in women’s attire because she, though born male, is actually female. Gerda realizes it is serious when she catches Lili kissing another man.

Lili was one of the first people to have gender reassignment surgery in the 1920s and the film is a look at what it was like being a transgender woman in a society even less advanced medically and socially than ours. The movie is directed by Tom Hooper, the man behind The King’s Speech and judging from the trailer, it’s shaping up to be a must-see.

Thanks to women like Janet Mock, Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox, people have been made more aware of the transgender experience, the triumphs and the many, many struggles. This year, there has been an epidemic in the community of transgender women, many of color, who have been murdered in the United States. At least 17, including Tamara Dominguez, Elisha Walker, Amber Monroe have been killed. ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio told Democracy Now there is a “state of emergency” in the community. With all these moving stories about trans men and women coming to light, it is important for us to realize that though we may be leaps and bounds away from the 1920s, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

Hopefully, films like this will help lead us in the direction of understanding.

[via EW]

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Sydney Spring Carnival Kicks Off with Inspiring Racewear Looks

Spring has sprung, and that only means one thing: spring racing, of course. It’s the time of year when we have an excuse to wear outlandish head gear and doll ourselves up, and there’s no better time than the present to start thinking about what race wear you’ll be repping this season.

Check out the most inspiring looks from today’s Sydney Spring Carnival launch at Royal Randwick Racecourse below.

Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

Racing royalty Kate Waterhouse went feminine with a one-shoulder Maticevski dress, two-strap heels with ankle bows and a pretty white-flower crown. (more…)

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WATCH: Sam Frost Breaks Down In New The Bachelorette Trailer


The Bachelorette – coming soon to TEN!

From heartbreak to new beginnings… Sam Frost is ready to find true love. The Bachelorette is coming soon to TEN!

Posted by The Bachelorette Australia on Wednesday, 2 September 2015

With all the controversy which surrounded Blake Garvey’s season of The Bachelor, it was easy to forget that there was a very heartbroken and humiliated girl in the mix.

Australia’s first The Bachelorette, Sam Frost, has opened up about the humiliation she felt after Blake broke off their engagement, breaking down into tears in the show’s newest trailer.

“When Blake broke up with me, it was so devastating and humiliating that I didn’t leave the house,” she revealed. “To have all the media scrutiny and everyone in Australia knowing about what happened… and he did absolutely break my heart,” she cried. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Rihanna Is Launching a Beauty Line, Natalie Massenet Leaves Net-a-Porter

  • Net-a-Porter’s founder Natalie Massenet has left the company. [Observer]
  • Joseph Khan, director of Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams music video, tries to explain away the video’s colonialist overtones by mentioning and retweeting his black friends. Nothing to see or critically think about here, folks! [Page Six]
  • Charlotte Olympia is teaming up with Havaianas. [WWD]
  • This model with a bionic arm is about to hit the runway at New York Fashion Week. [People]
  • Lupita Nyong’o is rocking a mean set of Senegalese twists right now. [E!]
  • Bella Hadid poses for Victoria’s Secret. [Vogue UK]
  • *Squeal!* Rihanna is launching a beauty line… uh, someday. [Refinery 29]
  • A Hello Kitty exhibit is set to his Seattle this fall. [WWD]