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Insta-Star Mimi Elashiry Launches Swimwear Line

Photo courtesy of Glue Store

Photo courtesy of Glue Store

It’s official: the Instagirls of the world are taking over in more ways than one. Boho babe Mimi Elashiry is an example of someone who is cleverly using her social influence to kickstart her very own designing career.

With over 772,000 Instagram followers, there’s no better time than now for the pocket-rocket to capitalise on her Insta-fame and show the world just how multidimensional she really is. She’s doing so by launching a swimwear line in collaboration with Glue Store, the same retailer she’s been an ambassador for, over the past 12 months. (more…)

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Robyn Lawley Named the Face of European Fashion Brand

Robyn Lawley announced as face of Couchel

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Australian model Robyn Lawley is keeping herself very busy as a model. swimwear designer and new mum, especially now that she’s been named the new face of Spanish womenswear label Couchel.

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Robyn’s new role was unveiled during a media call she attended yesterday, September 8, in Madrid. A poster woman for body acceptance and diversity, Robyn is the perfect fit for the affordable label, which stocks sizes beyond the standard retailer’s range. 

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The 26-year-old’s sophisticated outfit also proved she is the perfect role model, wearing a white sleeveless coat over tailored capri pants and teamed with nude peep-toe heels, looking all-class for the announcement.

UPDATE: Though it has been widely reported that Robyn is the new face of Couchel, Bella Management, which represents Robyn, has informed us that the model is only attending the event and opening the runway show and has not been named the new face of the brand.



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Link Buzz: Kylie Jenner Had Some Worries About Her Lip Kit, ‘Life-Size 2’ May Have a Release Date

  • Fiending for a pumpkin spice latte, but don’t want to leave the house? There’s a recipe for that. [Vogue]
  • Kylie Jenner was nervous that nobody would buy her forthcoming lip kit. [Galore]
  • Vanessa Williams will return to the Miss America pageant as a judge. [Page Six]
  • Tyra Banks says Life-Size 2 may be here by Christmas 2016. [Hollywood Life]
  • Meet Karl Lagerfeld the comic book star. [WWD]
  • Famous ex-Agent Provocateur employees star in the lingerie brand’s latest campaign. [The Cut
  • This woman’s fat-shaming YouTube video has effectively pissed off the entire Internet. [BuzzFeed]

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Zac Posen Delves Into Wearable Tech with an LED Dress

Zac Posen and Google combined tech and fashion for the Spring 2016 season in a way you wouldn’t expect. No, the designer didn’t debut a new Google Glass or smartwatch. Instead, Posen and the tech giant got together with the help of creative technologist Maddy Maxey and Google’s Made with Code initiative to create a dress festooned with LED lights inspired by Los Angeles at night. The dress, which closed the Zac by Zac Posen runway earlier today, was coded by Maxey.


The incredible @cocorocha in the @zaczacposen x @madewithcode LED #dressedincode @google

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Modeled by Coco Rocha, the dress is black with short sleeves and a mesh skirt, dotted with tiny lights. The dress design was programmed to display different animations, so the look changes without the wearer having to take anything off. Made with Code is a project to help encourage more girls to get into the tech industry, which is famously lacking women. By getting girls interested in technology early, Google hopes to help boost the number of women in the industry for future generations.

Watch Coco twirl while the dress blinks and twinkles in all its glory above.

[via WWD, Mashable]

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Jessica Hart Covers The Body Issue for Harper’s Bazaar Australia (Forum Buzz)

The influx of Katy Perry reprints will soon vanish from newsstands worldwide as every edition of Harper’s Bazaar gears up for the release of the October installments. The Aussie edition’s new cover is one of the first to surface on our forums and we welcome Jessica Hart, who smolders before the lens of photographer Steven Chee in an embellished black dress from Gucci. This isn’t exactly Jessica’s debut Harper’s Bazaar Australia appearance — we’re pretty sure you can remember her fabulous cover from June/July 2014.

Harper's Bazaar Australia October 2015 Jessica Hart by Steven Chee


Forum members couldn’t wait to see what Bazaar had for us. “Whoa, she looks good, love the mood of this cover. That strong bone structure even stands out in a sheeny shot like this,” loved Benn98.

“I like the drama and the glamour of this cover, it’s trying to make a statement of some sort,” added a satisfied tigerrouge.

Bertrando3 was pleasantly surprised. “I never used to like her but damn this and her Vogue Australia cover from not too long ago were fantastic. She is proving now she is a good cover model,” he acknowledged.

Also amazed at the outcome was DelicateFlower: “Jessica Hart isn’t one of my favourites, but I’m interested to see how this cover looks. Soon as I saw her name I kind of assumed the cover would be bland and wanted to dislike it, but this looks promising.”

“She’s such a good model, I really like her. Hair looks good, not sure about the makeup,” said Oxymore as things began to head down under.

“Haven’t we seen something like this before recently?” asked an uninterested Nymphaea.

Check out Jessica’s cover story and join the conversation here.

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British Vogue Celebrates Its Centenary with an Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery

Can you believe that British Vogue will soon turn 100? To mark the special occasion, the fashion bible will be teaming up with London’s iconic National Portrait Gallery for an exhibition entitled Vogue 100: A Century of Style. Fittingly, the exhibition will be curated by Robin Muir, who is also a contributing editor for British Vogue, and will feature a range of images derived from the publication’s archives, all of which portray a distinct cultural significance.


#fashionflashback @anja_rubik, photographed by Carter Smith for Vogue’s June 2005 issue

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From the images that Lee Miller shot as Vogue’s World War II correspondent to our favourite models like Kate Moss and celebrities like David Beckham who have at some point graced those sought-after pages, the exhibition is set to be a real walk down memory lane for die-hard British Vogue fans. Of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete without an image or two of some of the world’s most renowned artists, so expect to see portraits of fashion designers, such as Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent.

If seeing your favourite fashion designers and celebrities isn’t enough, remember that most of these images were shot by some of the best photographers of our time like Mario Testino and David Bailey. Making the exhibition even more of a must-see. If you’re up for celebrating the iconic mag’s centenary, the exhibition will run from 11 February to 22 May 2016 at London’s National Portrait Gallery.