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Sasha Luss is Dior’s Newest Beauty Campaign Model (Forum Buzz)

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“I have no words to describe how happy I am, and how grateful to all people who helped me,” wrote Russian model Sasha Luss in an Instagram post from yesterday, in which she announced that she was the new face for Dior Addict. Shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Carine Roitfeld, the campaign image found a lot of praise in the theFashionSpot forums.

Member valliaddict wrote, “I love it so much. Such delicious colors & a great casting choice. Sasha is perfect for Dior Beauty.”

His opinion was shared by Nepenthes, who seemed very excited and exclaimed, “About time! Sasha is ideal for beauty campaigns and I'm so glad that she got one for Dior. The colours are so rich and her face is just perfect!”

“Love her and she's a perfect addition to Dior's beauty roster. Can't wait to see more,” shared anlabe32

The Dior beauty roster currently includes actress Natalie Portman and models Daria Strokous and Eva Herzigova, so Sasha is certainly in good company. Do you agree with all the positive sentiments about this campaign? Join the discussion and have your say here.

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Link Buzz: Vanessa Friedman to Take Over for Cathy Horyn at The Times; Kate Moss + Cara Delevingne Tease Burberry Campaign

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    Image: Getty

    It's a new era: Financial Times critic Vanessa Friedman will be taking over for Cathy Horyn (who left her longtime post to care for her sick partner) as Fashion Director at The New York Times. []
  • Lupita Nyong'o opens up about her stylist. [FabSugar]
  • This October, Revlon and Marchesa will debut a new range of nail art products. [BellaSugar]
  • Fashionista spoke with Wren designer Melissa Coker about the brand's super-successful viral First Kiss video. [Fashionista]
  • Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss tease a selfie from the set of their upcoming Burberry campaign. [HuffPo/Style]

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Nadja Bender Lands First Vogue Cover with Russian Vogue’s April Issue (Forum Buzz)

Nadja Bender has landed her first Vogue cover, on Vogue Russia April 2014, photographed by Mariano Vivanco, wearing a creation by Raf Simons for Christian Dior which was styled by Olga Dunin.



"Odd image to choose for a cover. It's seems like Nadja was tired and decided to sit on the footpath for a rest, and Mariano just kept on shooting," wrote AL92

Bertrando3 commented, "She's beautiful but the odd pose/cropping + the outfit makes it difficult to really appreciate this photo."

Nepenthes seemed to really appreciate the cover writing, "Beautiful, relaxed and effortless. Nadja looks beautiful and the colour scheme is great!"

"I quite like it. The pose is indeed a bit unconventional but it creates a spontaneous and carefree mood. Nadja looks lovely and she actually gives me Raquel vibes," wrote mikel.

Whilst it's a pleasure to see a deserving model get her first cover of Vogue, I don't think this is the best picture of Nadja Bender. There's something about the evident post-production which is throwing me off.

Join the discussion and await the contents of the issue here.


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Naomi Campbell is Dying to Host SNL; Claims She Could Handle the Phone Jokes

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In an appearance on CBS This Morning to promote her new modeling show, The Face, Naomi Campbell revealed that like any other human, she has dreams yet unfulfilled.

For example, she would love to host Saturday Night Live: "I think sense of humor is the best thing in the world. To make fun of yourself.  To be another character. Just to—and you can always say, 'I was just acting. It wasn’t me.'"

"But listen, you know, Naomi," cut in interviewer Gayle King, "if you do Saturday Night Live there will be some phone jokes, you could take that?"

Campbell didn't skip a beat: "Of course, I’ll take that. I pretty much get it every interview I do. I think, I know—I did a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial – with Zach Braff, was directing, the actor, and that was kind of in that vein. I mean, it’s not nice to the person, and I’ve apologized for that, but the actual action, I’ve made fun of myself."

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How Can We Get Big Brands to Stop Working With Terry Richardson? [Updated]

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Image: Getty

Last week on Reddit, another model came forward with disturbing allegations about photographer Terry Richardson's abusive behavior. According to her account, when she was 19 years old, she visited the photographer at his studio; he and his assistant sexually degraded her in a series of acts that culminated with Richardson ejaculating into her eyes (and photographing it). You can read the full statement here.

Disclaimer: As Reddit is a crowd-sourced platform and the model has not identified herself, her story has not been independently verified — but these are hardly the only allegations against Terry Richardson. The most well-known account probably comes from Jamie Peck, who wrote about her experiences for The Gloss in 2010; the list of models who have spoken out against his work also includes Rie Rasmussen, Coco Rocha, Alice Shoemaker and Model Alliance founder Sara Ziff

The Reddit posting was spotted by Jezebel writer Callie Beusman, who notes that despite the torrent of allegations against Richardson, he continues to be one of fashion industry's favorite working photographers: "In the past 30 days, he's shot Lady Gaga for Harper's BazaarLea Michele and Jennifer Hudson for VLeBron James for GQ, Stacy Martin of Nymphomaniac fame for Purple Fashion, and Kate Moss for Lui."

Every six months or so, we see a renewed surge of outrage over Richardson's creepy work and allegedly exploitative behavior on set. Last October, the news was a petition which asked big brands to stop working with an alleged sex offender. (Over 24,000 people signed — that's less than half of the 60,000 signatures target.)

On its own, signing an Internet petition hasn't been an effective tactic to oust Richardson from his powerful perch. It hasn't even led him or the magazines he works with to address the allegations seriously. Neither has five years of Internet outrage: who can count how many millions of blog comments, Facebook posts and Tweets speaking out against him have gone unanswered? Of course, social media outrage has a short attention span and perhaps brands don't feel sufficient pressure to cut ties with Richardson, especially as so many other publications continue to work with him; the lack of response could also be related to the fact that today's magazines are focused on establishing themselves as digital entities, and are happy to be the subject of any social media attention, even the negative kind.

So what can we do to stop publications from hiring him? First of all, we should all continue doing the basics: sign and share the petition; tweet the editors, stylists and celebrities who work with him; don't buy magazines that feature his photos.

But I would also encourage you to actually call publications directly when you see them working with Richardson; phone numbers for all the major magazines are available online and it is much harder to ignore a phone call than a Tweet. And if people get into the habit of calling, it might create enough of a nuisance that organizations would be forced to address the issue — at least internally. 

[UPDATE: March 12 — The anonymous Reddit model has come forward publicly with an interview on Now a 24-year-old nurse's assistant living in Los Angeles, Charlotte Waters says she had prior experience posing nude for artists like Richard Kern and Ron English, and nothing had prepared her for what happened when she visited Terry Richardson's studio. Waters says she came forward because so much of the available press about Richardson is vague and deals only with allegations. "I wanted to say, 'Hey, I’ve experienced this first hand. These aren’t just rumors.'" Read the full interview here and read our follow-up here: The Anonymous Reddit Model Has Come Forward with Terry Richardson Allegations]


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Lara Stone Is US Harper’s Bazaar’s April Cover Subject (Forum Buzz)

Stop right there. A model (once again) makes the cover of American Harper's Bazaar in 2014. Dutch model Lara Stone is on Bazaar's April cover wearing Lanvin. The cover shoot was photographed by Daniel Jackson and styled by Julia von Boehm.



It should be no surprise that theFashionSpot members are ecstatic to see another relevant model on the cover of an established fashion magazine.

"OMG. Even though it's the typical Harper's Bazaar cover, the image itself is still striking," wrote Style Savvy

Miss Dalloway also shared the same sentiments writing, "Amazing they are doing model covers now, so I wont criticize the usual awful text layout, because how wonderful to see Lara on US HB!!!"

"I'm glad Lara's back, nice to see her landing a US Harper's cover. They're on a model streak clearly," exclaimed honeycombchild

I share the exact same enthusiasm towards Lara Stone fronting US Harper's Bazaar. The fact Daniel Jackson shot the cover and editorial images with Stone, makes it all the more pleasurable because the outcome is very natural and flattering.

Check out the inside pictures and join the discussion here.

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