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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.

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Like the Rest of Us, Taraji P. Henson Wants to Be BFF with Olivier Rousteing

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Taraji P. Henson Harper’s Bazaar

Our forum members were thoroughly unimpressed with Katy Perry’s Jean Paul Goude-shot Harper’s Bazaar cover, but perhaps they might find something inside the magazine that tickles their fancy. This month, Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson appears in the issue, shot by Michael Avedon, decked out in threads from Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and even — gasp! — Banana RepublicEmpire is getting ready to kick off its second season and Henson’s character Cookie Lyon has been the breakout of the series. It is not only her take-no-shit, git-er-done attitude that draws audiences but her enviable wardrobe that also has viewers tuning in – a wardrobe that we were early fans of

While many of Lyons’ looks are ones we will never forget, there is one particular outfit of Cookie’s that Henson especially loved. “Alaïa black catsuit, hands down,” she told the magazine, before mentioning that she’s even gone into her own closet to outfit Cookie. “I’ve even worn some of my own stuff, like my Balmain leather. I have to meet [Balmain designer] Olivier Rousteing; I need to be his friend.” Since many of Olivier Rousteing’s famous friends wind up in his campaigns, we’ll be the first to say we are praying this happens.

Check out images from Henson’s spread in the gallery below. (more…)

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Target Wasn’t Kidding When It Said EVERYTHING Is Going Plaid This Fall

27_listerineTarget is getting decked out in all plaid everything this fall. Not only are they releasing a buffalo plaid-inspired collection with designer Adam Lippes, but the retailer is plastering so many other items with the classic print this season. From cosmetic cases to sleeping bags, Target’s selection is a plaid enthusiast’s dream. Indeed, the plaid print turns up in some of the most unexpected locations: on pita chip bags, Chapstick containers – even bottles of mouthwash. 

Below, check out some of the most random plaid-plastered items, as well as Target’s beauty selection for this season. (more…)

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Lisa Hyde’s The Bachelor S3, Ep 6 Low-Down: ‘She Stood Up for What She Believes In’

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There you have it, another great night on The Bachelor. I just love all the twists and surprises. Season 3 is surely delivering great TV, especially when they kick off an episode with Sam flexing and showing us his muscles. Is it just me or is Sam getting better looking every episode?

Tonight we witnessed what the contestants would probably call “Triple Date Of Hell”, but what Sam likes to call “The Groundhog Date”.

I personally didn’t think it was that bad, but, then again, I can’t judge because I know how much emotions are heightened and every little thing that happens in the mansion seems 10 times worse than what it actually is. (more…)

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Watch Beyoncé’s Behind-the-Scenes Video for Vogue’s September Issue Cover Shoot

Beyoncé fans are already having an amazing day since they woke up to the news this morning that their beloved queen is covering Vogue‘s September issue. The pop superstar, shot by Mario Testino, gives us another ultra glam wet hair moment. Tonne Goodman lent her styling talents to the shoot, dressing Ms. Knowles in a Marc Jacobs gown. 

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The September issue is always a very special one, but this time, Target is joining in on the fun with a 10-page insert honoring some of Vogue‘s most iconic shoots. TargetStyle, in Vogue is a 20-page overture in which the retailer recreates 15 images from the magazine’s archive, using products found at Target. Thanks to this partnership, Target will be the first to sell this latest Vogue issue, which will be available at the retailer’s stores tomorrow — before it hits newsstands.

Beyoncé is a big draw for a magazine any time of year and our forums seemed to be mostly pleased with the cover, though not too keen on the return of Bey’s wet hair look.

“Good to see Beyoncé but damn the wet hair is such a turn-off,” coutugh said. “Rumour has it she is dropping a new MV this fall so timing is sort of right.” Coutugh wasn’t the only one sniffing around for new Beyoncé material. “Killed it. Not a surprising choice, but the result is gorgeous and will sell well obviously. So does this mean we’re getting new music and/or a new album soon-ish?” orchidee wondered.