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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. 

Iris Van Herpen Fall 2013

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

David Witko

Photo: The Bachelorette

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…)

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WIN: A Year’s Worth of Shoes Thanks to Betts

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Photo courtesy of Betts

If you’ve got a serious thing for shoes like the rest of the female population, listen up. Our footwear friends at Betts are giving away a year’s worth of free shoes to one very lucky girl, sure to kickstart the ultimate shoe wardrobe of your dreams.

You’ll be treated to your choice of women’s shoes every month for an entire year, setting you up for everything from lazy beach days with the girls to black-tie events with the mister, meaning you can say an unapologetic goodbye to the days of forfeiting an outfit because you can’t find shoes to go with it.

You’re tapping your feet just at the thought of it, right? That’s what we thought. All you need to do is tell us in 25 words or less which summer shoe trend you’re loving this season and why to go in the draw.

If you think any male companions or family members would also relish the prize, they can enter the men’s version of this comp here.

Entries close October 28, 2015. Good luck! 

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Do Topshop’s Temporary Scar Tattoos Glorify Self-Harm?

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Topshop Confetti Freckle Tattoos; Image: Topshop

On October 8, Topshop released a line of gold temporary tattoos in the form of body scars and imperfections in order promote empowerment and self-love. The Brtish fashion retailer teamed up with jewelry design student Lucie Davis for this project and stated that “each tattoo is designed to celebrate our imperfections rather than hiding them, from a spattering of gold freckles to statement scar designs.”

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Topshop Scar Tattoos; Image: Topshop

In addition to gold scar tattoos, the collection also consists of mixed metal confetti freckles, gold freckles and gold dots (to mimic skin moles). And each design comes with a message on the packaging like “flaws worth fighting for,” “flawsome freckles embrace your traits” and “celebrating difference.” While the majority of the faux tattoos seem to be sold out, customers are taking these tattoos very seriously.  (more…)

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What Has W Magazine Done to Poor Jessica Chastain? (Forum Buzz)

There’s no denying that W Magazine has been stepping up its game of late, having secured covers with Taraji P. Henson, Gigi Hadid and even Jane Fonda for recent issues. As the magazine unveils its November offering, our forums were just too horrified for words with the cover. Photographed by Steven Klein, Jessica Chastain must have been punk’d by the creative team. The actress looks completely unrecognizable wearing Givenchy, thanks to the garish makeup and magenta hair color. 

W Magazine November 2015 Jessica Chastain by Steven Klein


Make no mistake that our forum members were not a happy bunch. “Oh boy! When W tries this hard, it’s never a good result. She deserves better than this, but why are they stuck on the same 20+ actresses for their covers? Its so uninspiring!” exclaimed Miss Dalloway

“Wow, I was excited when I saw the thread title but this is horrendous. I literally gasped when I looked at this ‘dangerous beauty’ look W is pushing,” said an equally unimpressed Melancholybaby.

Echoing the same sentiments was fee de foret: “Wow, I think Jessica is beautiful and very talented but this is not good. Yikes!”

Mistress_f agreed, commenting, “Oh my, this is tragic, why did W have to do her this dirty? Poor Jess.”

“Truly like I’ve never seen her before and most definitely not the way I want to see her ever again. This is terrible. Those eyebrows are unforgivable. I get that those brows match the concept but it could have been executed better. Those aren’t brows. Those are leeches,” criticized MON.

“That’s my beloved Jessica? They did her so wrong! Terrible cover and the edit is worse,” chimed in JessRubik.

The shoot is certainly something different, we’ll give it that. See Jessica’s edit for yourself and add your own two cents here.