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Madonna, Kim Kardashian and More Take Selfies for Interview’s September Covers (Forum Buzz)

It seems like only last month that Madonna graced the cover of Interview‘s double holiday issue and now she’s back at it again, starring on the title’s September 2015 edition. A series of eight covers featuring selfies from some of the world’s biggest social media stars front the issue. Joining Madonna is Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian (for obvious reasons), Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik and Mert Alas, who each go solo on consecutive covers. In addition to the cover story, the title asked an additional 150 personalities to submit self-portraits. 


Interview is taking inspiration from the “selfie” and fashion’s obsession with social media for its September issue. The magazine, which was founded by Andy Warhol, has melded its heritage of the portrait with technology, to create an Instagram-themed issue featuring eight alternative covers that are essentially self portraits of some of today’s most popular social media celebs. The magazine asked Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik and Mert Alas to take their own cover shots. In addition, Interview tapped 150 social media stars from fashion, entertainment and music to do the same thing for a portfolio inside the magazine. “We just asked people to imagine their ultimate self portraits — whether it was highly produced or a simple selfie,” explained Interview editor in chief Keith Pollock. “We wanted to see how they see themselves and how they want to be seen. We allowed each subject to imagine their own shoots.” The magazine will go on sale this week, and images from the portfolio — including covers — will be posted on Instagram starting today. Using the hashtag #InterviewGang, Interview will roll out images over the course of the month on its Instagram account. Meanwhile, the subjects involved in the portfolio will post their own photos on their personal Instagram accounts today using the same tag. The social media strategy around the issue is part of the overall project, which is both promotional and an exercise in showcasing the power of social media. “The intention of the portfolio was not to boost our Instagram followers or generate Web traffic — it will be a result of what we’ve done but it wasn’t the origin,” said Pollock, who explained that he and editorial director Fabien Baron derived inspiration from Warhol, himself. “We are conscious of our heritage. Andy did selfies 50 years ago. He’d be doing selfies if he were alive today.” The team tapped Instagram chief executive officer Kevin Systrom to write a piece that includes an interview with journalist Chris Wallace, as well as thoughts on social media and Warhol’s legacy. @madonna #Madonna @interviewmag #InterviewMagazine #InterviewGang

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Members of our forums were far from impressed with the outcome. “Really awful and I don’t care about other cover people either. I’m actually tired of selfies so I’m guessing this will be a lousy issue for me. Selfies for the September issue, really? This seems really lazy to me,” snapped KateTheGreatest right away.

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“I’m over Madonna. Been over her for years. I am only looking forward to seeing J.Lo and Zayn and Victoria. Everyone else is just dry. Strange they didn’t ask Rihanna to be part of this,” added a disapproving RanThe. (more…)

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Is Kim Kardashian Appearing in the New AbFab Movie?

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We can’t express how excited we are for the upcoming AbFab film and as the date approaches, we’re getting more details on what we can expect from the movie. Of course, the movie is expected to be filled with no shortage of celeb cameos. Kate Moss, who already appeared in the show’s Olympic special back in 2012, will reportedly make an appearance. Victoria Beckham is another high profile fashion name, though it does not yet seem to be confirmed if she will be in the movie.

But Beckham and Moss aren’t the only fashion luminaries showing up for the French and Saunders production. A certain overexposed reality TV star may also be in the mix. Of course, we are talking about Kim Kardashian who is allegedly filming her segment for the movie during London Fashion Week.

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Kim’s reported involvement in the film is truly a testament to how far she’s risen in the fashion industry. We can’t lie: sometimes it feels like she’s taking over our news feeds, but we think she’d be a great addition to the AbFab film.

[via Telegraph]

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Get Ready: Givenchy Is Opening Its Spring 2016 Show to the Public

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The Givenchy fashion show is a hot ticket no matter what the season, but this month, the show is going to be bigger than ever. The French fashion house is showing its Spring 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week and it turns out, everyone is invited – and we mean everyone. In addition to the usual crowd of journalists, buyers, editors and celebrities, Givenchy is inviting 1200 “regular people” to this year’s show, which has us going from excited to welcome Givenchy to NYC to absolutely terrified.

The show is set to take place on September 11 and the house is releasing 820 tickets on a first come first serve basis to the public at The tickets will be up for grabs starting 10 a.m. on Wednesday. There will be 280 tickets set aside for NYC fashion school students and faculty, and 100 tickets will go to neighbors of the soon-to-be revealed venue, probably as a thank you for putting up with all the commotion.

Needless to say, it sounds like the show is going to be a veritable zoo. Combine the Givenchy name and popularity with the possibility of a Kimye sighting, tired editors and the mass of people just excited to be at a fashion show and you’ve got a recipe for confusion. 

[via WWD]

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Did Miley Cyrus Rip Off Aussie Label DI$COUNT UNIVER$E at the VMAs?

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It turns out Miley Cyrus’ outfit choices at the 2015 VMAs were b-b-b-bad for more than the nudity levels, with Aussie label DI$COUNT UNIVER$E suggesting the star ripped off its designs.

The Melbourne-based label took to Instagram yesterday to share that it is “heartbroken” and “distraught”, assumed to be in reference to Miley’s closing performance of “Dooo it” with 31 drag queens. (more…)

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Uniqlo Is Finally Opening Its Doors in Brisbane

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Good news, Brisbanians. You’re finally catching up with the Sydney-siders and Melbournians, because Uniqlo is extending its offering to Queensland this Summer with two brand new stores.

The Japanese retailer announced the news on Facebook this morning, explaining that Queensland’s first-ever Uniqlo stores will open at Indooroopilly and Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall.

Ragtrader reports that Queen Street Mall will span over 2054sqm and Indoorooply at 489sqm, with the two stores aiming to generate around 200 jobs in the retail sector. (more…)