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Alessandra Ambrosio Bares All on Maxim’s Hot New Cover (Forum Buzz)

With the news of Kate Lanphear‘s sudden departure from Maxim, the magazine shows no signs of giving up the good stuff, bestowing upon us a sultry and seductive December/January cover featuring Alessandra Ambrosio. Our forums usually depend on racy French publication Lui for something daring and provocative, but Maxim certainly delivered with this particular cover photo, lensed by Gilles Bensimon. The team took to the luxurious surroundings of Monte Carlo for the shoot with Alessandra captured wearing nothing but a diamond necklace, catching some rays while looking every inch the Brazilian bombshell.

Maxim December 2015 : Alessandra Ambrosio by Gilles Bensimon


“I find this extremely tacky, which is a shame cause Maxim was doing so good,” voiced kokobombon the moment the cover struck, unwilling to get us off to a positive start.

“Yikes, have I stumbled onto Playboy??? She looks like a 90s porn star on the cover. I think she’s got a stunning body, but the face, well, let’s just say she’s no oil painting. Not even the old Maxim would dare this,” added an uninterested Benn98. (more…)

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Rooney Mara Covers ELLE’s January Issue and She’s Never Looked Better (Forum Buzz)

Our forums are always on the ball and just before the weekend, we took an exclusive peek at ELLEs January issue. The publication started off the new year on a positive and healthy note by tapping Rooney Mara as its brand new cover subject, shot by Cedric Buchet. Making for a refreshing photographer of choice for ELLE, Buchet captured the actress wearing Louis Vuitton and, quite frankly, it’s the best we’ve ever seen her.

US Elle January 2016 : Rooney Mara by Cedric Buchet


Members of our forums fell head over heels for the cover. “Really love this cover. Strong colors, Rooney looks like herself, not dolled up and Photoshopped into oblivion,” applauded KINGofVERSAILLES.

“I’m loving this cover. It looks like one of their covers from the early 00s where they would have a slightly boho but sophisticated look to them. I remember some great ones with Erin Wasson, Kidman, and Blanchett,” pointed out A.D.C. (more…)

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Two Siblings Created the First-Ever Transgender Swimwear Line

Bareskin Top Trans Swimwear

Courtesy: FLAVNT Streetwear

There are hardly any swimwear options that cater to the transmasculine population. Forced to settle for bikinis or T-shirts/tanks, the FTM (female to male) market has long been neglected and underserved. Identical twins Courtney and Chris Rhodes are hoping to revolutionize swimwear for nonbinary people with their innovative Bareskin top.

The FLAVNT Streetwear Bareskin top features a half binder silhouette that enables wearers to “feel closer to being shirtless than anything else out there.” It incorporates compression technology to help flatten the bustline for a more masculine aesthetic. And it’s available in a wide range of nude shades to cater to every skin tone. (more…)

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Make It Stop: #GlitterBeards Are Now Trending on Instagram

We know men’s hair trends are a thing. After all, man buns is the most searched term on Google this year. There was also that merman trend over the summer. But nothing prepared us for the disaster that is glitter beards.


We were thinking of dusting off the glitter beards today. What do you think??

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It’s like men conflated glitter roots and full beards for one traumatizing look.

In theory, you might think glitter beards are a timely look for the holidays. But the final look is more disconcerting than dazzling. (more…)

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Watch: Adele and Jimmy Fallon Performing ‘Hello’ With Classroom Instruments Will Make Your Wednesday

If you’ve been drowning in a sea of emotions following the release of Adele’s 25 album, this video will cheer you up. The Rolling Stone cover girl performs an upbeat version of “Hello” replete with classroom instruments on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Fallon and The Roots are phenomenal as her band/backup singers. And of course, Adele’s vocals are flawless. But the best part of the video is undoubtedly when she pulls out a pink toy flip phone as a nod to the infamous mobile device in her video. Genius! Watch the clip above.

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Transgender Model Geena Rocero Wants to Be a Victoria’s Secret Angel

Geena Rocero

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It’s an interesting time to be transgender in America. Though trans people have gained more visibility in popular culture, the community still faces discrimination under the law. The city of Houston just repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which banned discrimination against the LGBTQ community in the workplace, housing and public accommodations. Since coming out as transgender onstage at a Ted talk in March 2014, Rocero has used her platform to affect lasting change. She founded advocacy group and production company Genderproud and shared the cover of Candy Magazine with Laverne Cox, Janet Mock and Carmen Carrera. These days, the stunning supermodel is setting her sights on the cover of Sports Illustrated and hopes to one day model for Victoria’s Secret. She spoke with ELLE about diversity in the fashion industry and the change she wants to see in public policy. Check out a few excerpts from her interview below:

On how the fashion industry can improve:

“I think there are fashion allies, from Hood By Air to Givenchy, which has been a big advocate with Lea T. I wish the industry could really highlight more genderqueer identities in fashion. I think if we actually challenge that head-on, if I see Conchita Wurst or other genderqueer models getting hired in a beauty campaign, that would be groundbreaking and I would love to see that.” (more…)