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Courtney Act Teams Up With General Pants Co. for Mardi Gras

Courtney Act

Photo: WENN

With the Mardi Gras parade hitting Sydney this weekend, it’s safe to say Sydneysiders are well and truly in the spirit. The rainbow pedestrian crossing mightn’t be there this year, but there’s so many other ways the city is showing their support for the LGBT community and the celebration of equality.

Take General Pants Co., for example, which has enlisted Shane Jenek and his drag alter-ego, Courtney Act, to appear in its MidCity and Oxford Street store windows for one week from today, March 6. This is the first time General Pants Co. has changed their displays to support the Mardi Gras, pushing the statement, “We’re proud of our genes too”. (more…)

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Jesinta Campbell Is Setting Everyone Straight on Her Bali Nine Execution Views

Jesinta Campbell in Dion Lee dress

Photo: Getty

Television presenter and model Jesinta Campbell spoke up about the Indonesian Bali nine execution on the Today Show yesterday morning, and divided the audience with what she had to say. Keyboard warriors were quick to get in a tizzy over her comments, but the pageant queen’s not shy of biting back and setting the record straight.

“It breaks your heart because you can’t help but feel about their families and they are two human beings at the end of the day,” the former Miss Universe contestant said on the Today Show panel.

“But like a lot of Australians believe as well, unfortunately Indonesia has these rules and if you break them these are the consequences,” she continued. “It’s so sad. I do not agree in the death penalty but that’s their law.” (more…)

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Lacoste and the Hudson’s Bay Company Create Iconic Polo Shirts


You can’t call yourself a stylish Canadian without having at least one item—be that cozy point blanket, scarf or coat—in the Hudson’s Bay iconic stripe pattern. It’s practically the Breton stripe of the Great North. A part of Canada’s oldest style legacy.

Inspired by the upcoming tennis season and warmer temps, Lacoste has created a women’s and men’s HBC signature stripe polo shirt for the first time ever—taking the pattern we love into spring and summer attire (more than just umbrellas—finally).

Many brands have been leaning on heritage roots to give customers a better idea about the history behind their iconic brands (Chanel, Burberry to name two). Well-known apparel heavyweights, French, Canadian and otherwise, are continuing to keep their brands’ identity strong by partnering with an equally classic (and classy) name in style. What makes these sporty polos special isn’t just the nostalgic (and dare we say Canadian-chic) stripes, the fabric allows for breathability and real sportsmanship.

The stretch fit mini piqué for women ($110) and a regular, non-stretch fit petit-piqué for men ($125) are durable yet stylish enough to break a sweat in if you so choose—and yes, you can look forward to that classic Lacoste embroidered crocodile logo too. 

Such class, much style. Available this month!

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Vogue Netherlands Delivers Another Multi-Girl Cover (Forum Buzz)

It has become apparent that magazines have gotten themselves into a habit of either producing multiple covers or giving us multi-girl covers. For April, Vogue Netherlands delivers a trio of fresh-faced beauties: Ine Neefs, Julia Bergshoeff and Maartje Verhoef. Photographed by Alique, the models huddle together wearing a mixture of Louis Vuitton, Dior and Prada.

The cover has certainly captured the attention of our forum members. “They all look great, it’s a lovely cover that will come alive in print. Excited to see Maartje get it,” enthused Miss Dalloway.

GivenchyHomme was quick to express his excitement: “This is fabulous. I love all three of them!”

Also showing support for Dutch Vogue was MyFavorite: “Awesome cover. I like how the styling matches the font colors, and all three girls look beautiful, soft… lovely.”

“Easily their best, most appealing, and most inviting cover to date. THIS is how simplicity is and should be done. Surprisingly, this is also the best multi-girl cover I’ve seen so far! This even beats out that Vogue Japan cover,” added MON in agreement.

“They all look lovely and I like the styling, I just wish that the layout wasn’t so amateur. I don’t like how the colors blend with the background making the words hard to read, specially their names,” shared kokobombon, shifting the mood of the thread slightly.

HeatherAnne certainly wasn’t a fan of the cover and exclaimed, “Terrible, as usual. A generically posed, over Photoshopped, too closeup picture that is dull as dirt.”

Are you a fan? Share your opinion with us and await the content of Vogue Netherlands’ model issue here.

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Jared Leto’s Hair Is Short and Platinum Blonde Now

This week, we said farewell to Jared Leto‘s perfectly hommbréd locks as the actor traded in his glorious long tresses for a shorter cut. Sure. Fine. Whatever. We admit we were a little upset. After all, Jared’s hair in 2014 simply could not quit being perfect. But all good things must come to an end and if you love something, sometimes you gotta set it free. We were just coming to terms with his newly shorn look when we saw this:



A photo posted by JARED LETO (@jaredleto) on

Jared. Leto. Is. Platinum. Blonde. We barely had any time to heal and now he hits us with this shocking change. It’s like kicking us in the ovaries when we already had menstrual cramps. Just unfair. Granted, Jared is a handsome fella and looks better than most living humans at his worst, but to go from perfection to this? It’s just jarring.

Needless to say, we’re still getting used to it. But short, long, platinum, hommbré or bearded, we still have love for Jared and everything he does.

Update: Even if it means watching him morph into The Joker before our eyes. 

[via @jaredleto]

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Vogue Italia Releases an Unexpectedly Somber Cover for March (Forum Buzz)

Our forum members have been on edge this week, questioning the whereabouts of Vogue Italia‘s March cover due to the release being unexpectedly late. We needn’t worry anymore as the magazine finally revealed the much-anticipated cover via its website earlier today. To our amazement, Mia Goth takes the honor of fronting the fashion bible, handpicked by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue‘s big spring fashion issue. Mia (best known for dating Hollywood bad boy Shia LaBeouf) appears in a moody, grungy and depressing cover image styled by Karl Templer.

Vogue Italia March 2015 Mia Goth Steven Meisel


After a rumor hit our forums last month, we were expecting to see Gisele Bündchen. “After the cover rumor, I was all geared up for Gisele, so this seems like the lackluster antithesis of anything she’d have to offer. Somber covers from Vogue Italia are becoming boring in their own way,” expressed tigerrouge.

“All the waiting for this crap?” asked an underwhelmed zacatecas570.

“Don’t like it all. They’ve been doing these dark covers for a while now, they could do something more light for spring, also the hair bothers me a lot,” KateTheGreatest replied, not showing support for the cover, either.

Bruce7Lee even went so far as to declare, “This is probably the worst cover of VI in a long time.”

Is it really so bad? Our forum members certainly aren’t having any of it. “Lazy. Lazy. Lazy. Are they entering a dark era? The color scheme of the 3 covers this year are all identical! Stop pushing the olive scheme Italian Vogue!” suggested MON.

“This could have been a very haunting/fantastic cover but her face is weak/bad/bland,” DutchHomme contributed.

Share the same sentiments as our feisty forum members? Join the discussion here.

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