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Claire Danes Has a Whole New Look on UK Marie Claire’s November Cover (Forum Buzz)

She was one of the cover stars of W magazine‘s October issue and managed to outshine everyone else and now Claire Danes tries to win us over as U.K. Marie Claire‘s cover star. The magazine usually receives a bashing from our feisty forum members, despite the British edition serving up some memorable covers for us in the past. Taking a risk this month, Marie Claire gives the Homeland actress an entirely new look, but the transformation leaves the majority of us feeling uneasy. Shot by Matthias Vriens-McGrath, Claire rocks a Roland Mouret jumpsuit complete with an edgy mohawk hairstyle.

UK Marie Claire November 2015 Claire Danes by Matthias Vriens-McGrath


“This actress is cool (as the title suggests) and she looks good, but this cover is a mess! Maybe it’s the flash/heavy lighting that puts you at unease,” said Srdjan, wondering where it all went wrong.

Benn98 shared the same sentiments, replying, “Yes, Claire can do no wrong in my books, but this is the third November cover ruined by terrible lighting. Her body looks great though, especially those toned arms.”

Forum member dodencebt wasn’t showing much enthusiasm, either, adding, “I think the biggest offender here is the hairstyle.”

“This makeup is not for her,” narcyza was quick to point out.

But not everyone was so underwhelmed. “So they had Ellen von Unwerth shoot the September cover and now Matthias? At least they’re trying. I’ll give them credit for that. Might bump them over U.K. ELLE on effort alone,” credited A.D.C.

“Absolutely unrecognizable WOWWW. The funny thing is that I have never paid attention to her as an actress, or to Marie Claire for that matter but I know who she is and I have seen 2 or 3 of her movies. She looks good and fashionable here: I like it,” raved Bertrando3.

Check out the contents of the issue and drop us a comment here.

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Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld Disappoint with Chanel’s Cruise Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Our forums couldn’t fault Chanel‘s mainline campaign for Fall 2015 and we’re still enjoying seeing the beautiful black and white images inside our favorite fashion mags. But for the Cruise 2016 advertisements, Karl Lagerfeld decided to deliver something completely different. A departure from last season, out is the black and white in favor of some vibrant color photos lensed by Lagerfeld himself. Styled by Carine Roitfeld, models Charlotte Free, Stella Lucia and Kitty Hayes make up the casting and take things outside, giving us something colorful, fresh and new. Or did they?

Can Lagerfeld recreate the magic of last season? “Nice shot, but Charlotte Free looks horrible and also looks like an editorial from Teen Vogue or Seventeen,” complained burbuja8910 the moment the first image dropped.

“Quite a departure from his usual work. I love that he went outdoors, but it looks like they were Photoshopped to the background. I think the sea-green and purple look lovely, but other items look very cheap,” said Benn98.

Creative certainly wasn’t having any of it. “This is a new low. So CHEAP. Karl should get rid of Carine. The girls she chooses don’t fit. Chanel is slowly losing its prestige in the fashion world I think. Campaigns are sh!t, shows are sh!t, castings are sh!t,” he slammed inside the thread.

“Is this inspired by the cast of Scream Queens or something?” asked febylous with Marc10 announcing, “They look like some lame sorority girls.”

Also quick to rant was jescajade: “Gosh this is horrendous, it screams tacky. The casting is a bit random and the product doesn’t exactly say ‘buy me’ which is the point of these campaigns, this really is tragic.”

The newest shot from the campaign just dropped and may change your opinion. See it for yourself and let us know here.

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& Other Stories and Rodarte Team Up for Spring 2016 Capsule Collection

& Other Stories, H&M’s hip sister brand, is putting another collaboration under its belt. The brand just announced that it will be launching a capsule collection with fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte for Spring 2016, which will mark its 16th designer partnership to date. 

& Other Stories and Rodarte capsule collection

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The collection will entail ready-to-wear, accessories and sparkly shoes (as seen above), and will range from $29 for tights to $325 for a sequin dress. “With Rodarte’s strong co-lab collection we’re adding a new LA-infused perspective to our selection and bringing inspiration and ideas to encourage all personal styles, or stories,” Samuel Fernström, managing director of & Other Stories, told WWD (more…)

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The 2016 Met Gala Theme Is Revealed, Will Be Co-Chaired By Taylor Swift

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced yesterday that The Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 exhibit will be “Manus x Machina: Fashion in An Age of Technology.” The exhibition will showcase how fashion and technology collide and will feature over 100 haute couture and ready-to-wear designs dating from the 1880s through 2015. It will also showcase the distinction of handmade versus machine-made fashion garments over the years. 

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Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

As for the Met Gala, it’s safe to say futuristic attire will grace the star-studded event. Co-chairs for the benefit include Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift and Anna Wintour, and Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld and Miuccia Prada will serve as honorary chairs. The gala serves as the main funding source for The Costume Institute’s annual activities and exhibitions.  (more…)

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David Witko ‘Happy to Help’ Aspiring Models with a New YouTube Channel

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David Witko might not be able to give you any relationship tips after his epic fail on The Bachelorette , but the “international model” does want to help you perfect your posing techniques and runway struts.

Following the release of the “David Witko School for International Models” website, which was made as a joke by two unrelated guys from Sydney but saw over 400 people sign up, the reality villain is now tossing up whether he should do something similar on YouTube. This time for real. (more…)