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ELLE Takes a Risk with This October Cover Photo of Selena Gomez (Forum Buzz)

Our forums couldn’t hide their dismay over ELLE‘s lousy 30th anniversary issue for September 2015. Will the October cover make more of an impact? The American title just dropped its new edition featuring Selena Gomez wearing Miu Miu, shot by photographer Liz Collins. You have to appreciate a mainstream magazine like ELLE taking a major risk by choosing a cover photo with the subject staring off into the distance. Talk about living on the edge.

US ELLE October 2015 Selena Gomez by Liz Collins


Has ELLE‘s creativity ultimately paid off, though? “I don’t think she has a strong profile for a cover,” slammed khyrk right away.

“Whose idea was it to shoot her in profile? Her face is too round,” added an unimpressed A.D.C.

Sharing the same sentiments was Benn98: “Absolutely agree! She doesn’t have the right face shape for this shot. Still, it’s a beautiful cover. Yet another stunning offering from Liz Collins.”

IndigoHomme soon chimed in, writing, “She looks beautiful, but that dress or top doesn’t work for me.”

Also disappointed was arlekinderrabal: “I love Liz Collins, and this seems like a decent enough shot. But I don’t get mainstream magazines getting top photographic talent and making them shoot/airbrushing their signature aesthetic away, so that it looks like every other cover on the newsstand.”

Just as things started to shape up for the better, AbbeyRoad hailed, “Wow I love this. I think she is really pretty and the cover is perfect.”

“It’s a nice surprise. I excpected something bad with Selena but this picture is really beautiful!” echoed a pleasantly surprised narcyza.

Will you be buying ELLE‘s October 2015 issue? Drop us a comment here.

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Lisa Hyde’s The Bachelor S3, Ep 15 Low-Down: Sly Bum Grabs, Awkward Silences and Brutal Honesty

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So here you have it, the second last recap for Season 3. Tonight’s episode starts with Sam explaining he has strong feelings for all the ladies left and doesn’t know who he will choose. I hope he figures this out soon or we could witness another “I’ve never been more sure in my life” moment. Our top three ladies are Snezana, Sarah and Lana, but only two will get the chance to meet Sam’s family. I know you know this, I’m just having an Osher moment. 

Snezana is up first and I just love what these two have. A quick trip in Sam’s ferari and they arrive at a penthouse in the city, where Snezana changes into a stunning off-the-shoulder lace dress and Sam cannot take his eyes off her.  (more…)

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Rodeo Show Enlists Margaret Zhang for Its Spring 2015 Campaign

Photo: Margaret Zhang/Rodeo Show

Photo: Margaret Zhang/Rodeo Show

Margaret Zhang is living proof that fashion bloggers can be multidimensional and a jack of all trades, with the style maven both photographing and styling Rodeo Show’s new Spring 2015 campaign.

Photo: Margaret Zhang/Rodeo Show

Photo: Margaret Zhang/Rodeo Show

The shoot was inspired by the life of a social butterfly, including ideas of sisterhood, glamour, sophistication and a fully-booked calendar, which we’re 99.99 per cent sure Margaret can relate to.

Photo: Margaret Zhang/Rodeo Show

Photo: Margaret Zhang/Rodeo Show

Rodeo Show’s CEO, Lisa Moore, said in a news release, “We wanted to celebrate this season by collaborating with one of Australia’s favourite fashion ‘IT’ girls, and a true social butterfly.”

Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

She continued, “Margaret’s photographic eye and styling aesthetic was the perfect fit to come on board as a creative partner for our Spring Summer campaign.”

The styling takes cues from flirty 50s, boho 70s and a contemporary Palm Springs look with a hint of sports-luxe to create a range which is both feminine and glamorous.

“When styling the range I wanted to capture a scene or story in each frame,” Margaret explained. “I loved the idea of 70s glamour hair, platform shoes and gold accent jewellery, but a much more powerful woman rather than a super girly one, which would be the obvious route with florals and lace.”

Shop the range over at Rodeo Show’s online store with prices starting from $99.

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Solange Knowles Already Has Her Hands On Zimmermann’s Spring 2016 Collection

Solange Knowles

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Australian label Zimmermann has only just showcased its Spring 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week, but musician Solange Knowles has already got her hands on pieces from the range, because, well, contrary to popular opinion, she’s actually the queen. 

We’re not overly shocked considering Solange did sit front row for Zimmermann’s show over the weekend, but we’ll forever be amazed by the star’s ability to add her quirky personal flair to everything she wears. (more…)

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Sam Frost’s Suitors Were Scouted to “Fix” Blake Garvey Saga

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Photo: The Bachelor

Everyone knows of Sam Frost’s heartbreak when Blake Garvey dumped her and moved on to second runner-up Louise Pilldge, but we’re not all aware of how the television program which humiliated her so publicly planned to “fix” it.

Producers have admitted to The Daily Telegraph that they had absolutely no plans to expand The Bachelor to The Bachelorette, but after seeing the turmoil that was Season Two they had a change or heart and felt a new wave of responsibility. 

“We all felt a little responsible and we wanted to fix it,” executive producer Stephen Tate told the publication of their decision. “We felt like she’d been cheated out of the love we had promised.” (more…)

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Julia Nobis Brings Plenty of Drama to Vogue Germany’s October Cover (Forum Buzz)

The simple, effortless and conservative styling of Vogue Germany‘s September cover got them nowhere, but for October 2015, the magazine turns it around and brings us plenty of drama. Luigi and Iango shot Australian beauty and current face of Christian Dior, Julia Nobis, wearing a black lace top from Valentino and she has never looked better. 

Vogue Germany October 2015 Julia Nobis by Luigi and Iango


“October is amazing so far!” raved Oxymore the moment the cover surfaced, with justaguy echoing, “So far October covers have surpassed September! This is another great cover and Julia looks absolutely stunning here. Love the coloring and styling!!”

Aizanara agreed: “What’s up with all these October issues that are better than the September ones? Julia is one of all-time faves so I’m extremely excited to see her. Nobis never disappoints in print.”

“I love it, finally a Vogue Germany cover I like, even if their layout has seen better days,” warranted dcmaike the moment the cover struck.

Sharing the same sentiments was Benn98: “Speechless!! That is Julia Nobis? Christ and stripes. I’ve never seen her this feminine and romantic, she always looks so washed-out and vacant. Of course they could do well without that art direction, but it’s still a beautiful shot.”

“Luigi & Iango are the new Mert [Alas] & Marcus [Piggott], the use of color, the poses, everything is perfect!” complimented madzedre.

Forum member bridgettetson was full of praise too: “Truly Awesome Cover of Julia. Luigi & Iango nailed again. She never looked better than this!”

Take a peek inside the thread at Julia’s wonderful cover story and join the conversation here.