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& Other Stories Features Transgender Models in Latest Campaign

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& Other Stories is the latest label to embrace the beauty of the transgender community in its latest campaign, which not only features transgender people but was also put together by a transgender creative team. Hari Nef and Valentijn De Hingh were photographed for the Amos Mac-shot campaign featuring the retailer’s forthcoming athletic-inspired collection. 

De Hingh, who has done her fair share of shoots, says that working with a transgender team was truly a rewarding experience. “That’s something I haven’t experienced with other shoots, per se, where I’ve worked with other teams, other models, multiple girl stories, where you work with each other professionally and you like each other and have good conversation, but it’s not the same thing as working with an all-trans team.” The connection when you’re around people just like you, who know what your life is like – that is pretty powerful. 

De Hingh and Nef pose in metallic hoodie windbreakers, T-shirts, comfy-looking trousers and skirts and more. The collection evokes a certain kind of athletic minimalism (save for the eye-popping metallics) giving us clean and modern sporty options for the season.

The collection is expected to hit stores August 20.

[ Next: Diversity Report: How Do the Spring 2015 Fashion Campaigns Measure Up? ]

[via WWD

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Can You Spot the Dirty Word Hiding in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Poster?

Hunger Games Mockingjay fans may have been too excited about the forthcoming film to notice that a movie poster heralding the film’s release unintentionally includes quite an unsavory word. The eagle-eyed folks at BuzzFeed caught a bit of a formatting error in the poster that makes the c-word appear smack dab in the middle of it. 

Look closely at the last zero in “100” and the word “until” See it now? Of course, it seems like a mistake one can easily make, but hey, maybe it was intentional. Maybe some graphic designer thought it would be a funny easter egg for the truly observant. 

Either way, it’s pretty hilarious.

[h/t BuzzFeed]

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Of COURSE It Was a Louboutin Shoe That Broke the Condé Nast Escalator

There are few fashion tragedies worse than ruining an expensive pair of shoes and such was the fate of a poor unfortunate soul at the Condé Nast HQ, whose single Christian Louboutin pump was claimed by the escalator in the building.


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The heel of the footwear got caught in the escalator, wedging itself at the very top of the contraption. It almost made it to the other side but alas, the machine simply wouldn’t let the shoe’s owner, Nareesha McCaffrey (who is, ironically, a shoe designer) be great.

Even if you are humored by the entire thing, you’ve got to admit that losing a Louboutin to the whims of an automated transport device is a terrible fate for such a pricey shoe. Humanity beware: our robots are turning against us, and they are claiming our luxury footwear as casualties.

[h/t The Cut]

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Tegan Martin Sets Her Sights on the Myer Runway


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Former Miss Universe Australia Tegan Martin knows how to work a white carpet, which is exactly what she did at Myer’s Spring 2015 Fashion Launch in Sydney last night, August 13. Between poses, the blonde bombshell opened up about her aspiration to walk the runway of the iconic department store in the future.

It’s not surprising, given that former beauty queens like Rachael Finch and Jennifer Hawkins have made the career transition from pageantry to Myer Ambassadors themselves. Tegan stunned onlookers in a sheer Alice McCALL jumpsuit and beamed happily with support for the pair, jokingly telling theFashionSpot, “I’m just super excited to see Jen and Rachael in action, to be honest, that’s why I’m here.”   (more…)

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Star Wars and CoverGirl Team Up for an Epic Collaboration

If you’re a makeup nerd and a sci-fi nerd, get ready for the collaboration of your dreams. CoverGirl announced today that it is releasing a Star Wars-themed collection in honor of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, due out in theaters December 18

The collection is divided into two categories, a “light side” and “dark side” (of the force) and today, CoverGirl unveiled a makeup look for each theme, one liquid metallic gold look giving a C-3PO vibe and another deep navy blue and white look to mimic the appearance of a Stormtrooper. 

Included in the collection are lip colors, nail polishes and a SuperSizer mascara, the latter of which is decorated with famous Star Wars quotes. The collaboration is due out in September, so there is plenty of time for Star Wars fans to play and experiment before the movie hits theaters – obviously, beauty/sci-fi nerds will want their makeup on fleek for the occasion.

[h/t The Gloss]

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Julia Bergshoeff Is All Smiles on Vogue Germany’s September Cover (Forum Buzz)

It’s a rare occasion when models are smiling on the cover of fashion magazines, but Vogue Germany certainly serves up a cover full of life for us this month. Julia Bergshoeff is the magazine’s cover girl of choice for September, posing before the lens of Patrick Demarchelier clad in Prada and sporting a hairstyle coiffed to perfection. The Dutch model and current face of Salvatore Ferragamo was styled by Sarajane Hoare and participated in one of Demarchelier’s classic, timeless and elegant studio sittings. What more could we want?

Vogue Germany September 2015 Julia Bergshoeff by Patrick Demarchelier


“Aw, she looks cute. Adorable picture. The cropping looks awful, though. The masthead on her forehead looks terrible. The layout is bad too. But considering how awful this year has been for VG, this is nice,” said Creative the moment the cover dropped.

“Beautiful fall colors and Julia is styled perfectly!” responded a satisfied justaguy.

In agreement over how beautiful the cover looked was Miss Dalloway. “Simple, but gorgeous, Demarchelier is on fire! I think he is booking more cover jobs now in his 70s than he was when he was in his younger ‘prime’ self!” she congratulated.

But everyone else was left unimpressed. “Eh, she looks like the wife of a politician posing for campaign pictures. Really boring,” Marc10 pointed out.

Valentine27 failed to show enthusiasm, too, writing, “Really? This is awful. The cheesy hand-under-the-chin pose, the smile, the disproportionate coat, the depressing grey background, and the hair, oh the hair… Such a weird cover. Julia is a very pretty girl, that’s too bad!”

“I hate everything about this. Styling, pose, colors, text, composition. It looks cheap and amateur. Like a glamour shot from the 70s but without a hint of irony,” ranted MyNameIs.

Check out what German Vogue‘s fashion stories have to offer this month and join the conversation here.