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Is the Balmain x H&M Collection Too Expensive?

Soon you’ll be able to Whip and Nae Nae in Balmain x H&M just like Kendall Jenner (scroll down for the video), but it’ll cost you. #HMBalmainNation’s sky-high price points make it the retail giant’s most expensive designer collab yet. A pair of pants costs $400, a small clutch will run you $200 and, at its priciest, an embroidered dress is a whopping $649.

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Balmain x H&M Dress, $649

Sure the prices are affordable in relation to actual Balmain but compared to previous H&M designer collaborations, they’re pretty steep. Alexander Wang for H&M ranged from $10 to $350; Lanvin for H&M retailed for $39.95 to $349 and Maison Martin Margiela for H&M clocked in at $12.95 to $399. Why the sudden uptick in prices? (more…)

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Photos of Sasha Mielczarek’s Ex-Fiancée Emerge, And She’s Related to a Local Model

Photo: Channel 10

Photo: Channel 10

Sasha Mielczarek is the frontrunner to win Sam Frost’s heart on this week’s finale of The Bachelorette, with the pair sharing more in common than just the desire to find a life-long partner.

They have both been engaged before, albeit Sam’s engagement was a little more public and triangular than Sasha’s, and now photos of the construction manager’s ex-fiancée have emerged.

Sydney Confidential reports that Sasha’s ex is Martina Males, she lives in Canberra as a group marketing manager and is the cousin of local model Laura Dundovic, who also happens to be best friend of The Bachelor Season 3 runner-up, Lana Jeavons-Fellows. It’s all just a bit freakin’ tangled isn’t it?  (more…)

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Gilmore Girls Is Returning to Our Screens

The small-town folk of Stars Hollow are set to return to our TV screens, bringing back all that mother-daughter bonding we’ve so terribly missed.

TV Line reports that Gilmore Girls is getting a limited series revival through Netflix, with series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino to write four 90-minute episodes. The source also wants to strongly emphasise that “This is not a drill”. (more…)

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Beyoncé Undertakes Her First Print Interview in 2 Years, Please Prepare Freak-Out Accordingly


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We know people freak out whenever Beyoncé joins forces with a magazine; her Vogue September Issue cover was proof of that. What makes her latest shoot for Beat so special, though, is that she’s opened herself up to an interview, something that she didn’t even do for the fashion bible.

Queen Bey hasn’t taken part in a print interview since 2013, because, well, when you’re the centre of everyone’s universe you don’t need any extra press. As Beat explained, she’s “a woman who prefers to let her music and performance do the talking”, but we’re so glad she’s embraced the sit-down chat, because her latest words of wisdom are just glorious.

Although the mag doesn’t come out until tomorrow, October 21, we’ve all been treated to a little preview of what we can find inside. From how she likes her pizza to what she’d dress up as for Halloween, Bey has really gone wild on, you know, the important stuff. Check out what we learned about the real-life god below. (more…)

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Kate Hudson Fails to Flash a Convincing Smile on Allure’s November Cover (Forum Buzz)

The American edition of Allure has been doing more than alright lately, having served up some fabulous covers with the likes of Taraji P. Henson and Salma Hayek, winning over our forum members. Allure unveiled its November 2015 installment just before the weekend featuring Kate Hudson. Photographed by Tom Munro, Kate delivers an energetic cover shot to accompany the theme of the magazine’s Happiness Issue.

US Allure November 2015 Kate Hudson by Tom Munro


But were our forum members happy with the outcome? “Happiness Issue? Really? Well it doesn’t look happy enough,” announced a disapproving jeffandtheworld within seconds of the cover coming to light.

“‘Happiness Issue’ with Kate Hudson looking like death warmed over. And what’s with the Americans and all their cheerfulness? Lol. These cover lines make me want to go out and blow Mary Poppins’ head off,” shared Benn98.

Also unimpressed with Allure‘s efforts was tigerrouge: “That cover shot would be fine if they were selling us ‘the new neutrals’ or ‘Kate Hudson bare’ but not this nonsense about a happiness issue. If that’s the case, you need to hire one of those people who can smile for a living. Did they not have Julia Roberts a month ago? Her smile goes on for days.”

Forum member burbuja8910 wasn’t feeling it either, echoing, “She looks so weird on the cover trying to make a smile.”

“What a messy cover. Kate doesn’t look good here,” agreed narcyza.

“Really?” asked a surprised Sweet rus. “I personally get these happy vibes off of Kate. She looks very pretty and positively glowing, too Photoshopped though.”

Are you a fan? Wait and see if there’s a more convincing shot from Kate’s cover story and join the conversation here.

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Angelina Jolie’s Long Overdue Fifth Vogue Cover Receives Mixed Reviews (Forum Buzz)

Just like Rihanna’s cover of Vanity Fair, we’ve been waiting for this particular shoot to surface for what feels like a lifetime. Our forum members have been championing for Angelina Jolie to grace the cover of Vogue for a fifth time and the wait is finally over as the actress is unveiled as Vogue‘s November cover star. Shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Angelina wears Saint Laurent at the beach in the stunning image, appropriately coinciding with the release of Angie’s highly anticipated movie By the Sea.

US Vogue November 2015 Angelina Jolie by Annie Leibovitz


The cover, however, received mixed reviews across the board. “I think it looks stunning, always love her back on the cover of Vogue, and I don’t even mind the bad styling, because she looks so gorgeous,” said Miss Dalloway.

“I really like it. When I read the title I was expecting much worse. Their best cover in a while,” declared MyNameIs.

Also full of appreciation was LastNight: “I think it’s beautiful. It’s nice to get a real background after months of studio backdrops and blurred out scenery.”

RanThe felt the same way, adding, “Angelina looks simply gorgeous on the cover. I love the fact that she is on the beach on the cover to go along with the film By the Sea and I think it’s appropriate for November. It looks chilly but very natural. This is hands down the best cover of the year along with Lupita’s and Serena’s.”

The rest of us were left slightly underwhelmed. “That could be an ELLE cover! So cheap!” complained jeffandtheworld.

“I thought I’d like this, but it feels like it’s trying too hard to be authentic through some really artificial means… contrived casual,” tigerrouge disapproved.

“Who is going to tell Leibovitz that she should retire?” asked Les_Sucettes.

Was Angelina’s fifth cover worth the wait? Drop us a line here.