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Cara Delevingne Looks Like a ‘Luxury Zombie’ for Vogue UK September 2014 (Forum Buzz)

We’re nearly in August, and the September covers are slowly trickling out. Vogue UK has revealed Cara Delevingne as its cover star for the biggest issue of the year. This is Cara’s third time fronting the magazine — she previously covered its March 2013 and January 2014 issues. So, we guess British Vogue either really needs to reach out to different casting agencies for covers or, you know, it’s just running out of ideas. 

Image: Vogue UK

Image: Vogue UK

This time around, the Louis Vuitton clad model is photographed by Mario Testino, serving up a modern 60s vibe, which didn’t go over too well in our forums.

Miss Dalloway was thoroughly unimpressed with the casting: “Cara again! Maybe she is the new Kate. Except Moss could sell me a paper bag! There is one word for this cover; insipid.” 

“Don’t like it at all, she looks like a luxury zombie,” Nymphaea observed. While Avogadro wrote simply, “I find nothing appealing.”

Some thought the shot made Cara look younger than she already is: “I don’t know if it’s just me but I would love to see a model looking like a grown woman on a cover, not a twelve year old,” shared Tinsley V.

Forum member littlekiki agreed, “She looks like a four foot tall child. The jacket looks oversized on her.” Later adding, “There are going to be a lot of 14-year-old Instagram girls buying this issue.” Not sure what that’s supposed to mean, but to Vogue UK, probably money.

Obviously, few are feeling the cover, but I think Royal-Galliano summed up everyone’s sentiments pretty well: “For a fashion issue, it’s pretty lackluster.”

What do you think? Are you bored by Cara’s latest for Vogue UK? Head over to the thread and let us know your thoughts. 

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Robyn Lawley Posts Naked Instagram Photo to Protest Coal Mining

Well, that’s one way to get our attention. No one expects to see an almost full-frontal shot on their phone when doing their standard social media check-up. But Robyn Lawley has posted one very confronting, nude image with “stop coal mining” written across her stomach in what looks like red lipstick.

Her interesting form of protest is in response to news that Tony Abbott’s Coalition Government has approved what will be the biggest coal mine in Australia. “Coal is soon going to be a dead commodity only bought buy irresponsible countries who do not care about climate change and the damage on the world,” Robyn wrote.

The Aussie model, who recently sparked controversy over what’s considered plus-size in the fashion industry, went on to explain her unclothed shot. “I’m shocked and feel powerless so I decided to get people to read this one way or another, we have to stop them…..before its too late.”

While Robyn does cover up her lady parts with strategic cropping and blacking out in the image, it’s still a very brave act. This Aussie model is never a stranger to making headlines, generating waves only last week with an unretouched, makeup-free Instagram image wearing just a bikini.

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An 80s-Styled Anja Rubik is Porter’s Fall 2014 Cover Girl (Forum Buzz)

Following in the footsteps of Gisele Bündchen, Lady Gaga and Lara Stone, Anja Rubik is Porter‘s latest cover star. The magazine tapped the Polish beauty for its Fall 2014 cover, which was lensed by Dutch duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Shot in the great outdoors, we see Anja posing among dewy woodlands while wearing a thick lilac coat teamed with a blazer, a gray sweater and a pair of green leather trousers. The cover look was styled by Melanie Ward.

Porter Fall 2014 Anja Rubik Inez & Vinoodh

IMAGE CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/PORTERMAGAZINE.COM

Members of our forums have mixed opinions regarding Porter‘s fourth cover. “This is such a beautiful cover, really feel like Porter keeps knocking it out of the park with their covers. Love the way Anja was styled and the fact they shot the photograph outside, it works well together,” wrote YoninahAliza, who is clearly a fan.

“Ah, I like it. I really think this magazine has got off to a great start,” commented honeycombchild.

“I like it as well, love that it’s an outdoors shot, and that the hair is something different, styling works as well. Porter is taking my money instead of Love, I hope they keep it up,” agreed Miss Dalloway.

The thread also has members who are on the fence. “I’m not really getting anything from the cover, but I’m curious to see what’s inside,” shared an optimistic blueorchid.

“I don’t like the hair but I’m really excited about this magazine and I’m sure the editorial will be better,” wrote KateTheGreatest.

GIVENCHYlover made it clear he wasn’t interested: “I don’t know…I don’t like it.”

The Fall 2014 issue of Porter is available worldwide this Friday. Check out the thread and join the discussion here.

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Dita Von Teese Launches Lingerie Capsule with Destination Maternity

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Dita Von Teese Launches Lingerie Capsule With Destination Maternity

If anyone knows how to do sexy lingerie, it’s Dita Von Teese, and now the burlesque star is trying to bring a little bit of that sexiness to busy new moms with the launch of a new maternity lingerie capsule, Von Follies by Dita Von Teese. In collaboration with Destination Maternity, Dita brings a limited-edition selection featuring attractive lingerie options for busy new moms. 

Chuck up the deuces to your frumpy cotton nursing bra. Von Follies is offering sexy, functional maternity skivvies — bras with lacy details and one underwire with sexy, bondage-inspired straps. Also on tap is postpartum shapewear, in the form of vintage-style, high-waisted shapers, rendered in sultry black and deep purple, all with sheer detailing.

Dita, who doesn’t have children herself, says she wished to create something “designed to capture the spirit of retro glamour, while inspiring confidence and meeting the practical requirements and everyday needs of a new mother.” Certainly these sexy undergarments could do the trick. Oh, and the best part about the line? Everything’s pretty reasonably priced. Prices range from $30 for shapewear to $49 for a nursing bra — so you can save money for things your little one needs, like diapers.

You can shop Von Follies now at the Destination Maternity site. 

[via People]

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Designer Kaylene Milner Names a Dress After Fashion Blogger Carmen Hamilton

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Image: Courtesy of Kaylene Milner

Designers and bloggers tend to get together for all different kinds of collaborations. Usually the bloggers model the wares of the label’s latest collection, and other times they play a hand in the design process. The latest uniting of forces sees Sydney-based designer Kaylene Milner and top-notch blogger Carmen Hamilton of The Chronicles of Her coming together for one truly stylish piece. A made-to-order cable knit dress named “The Carmen.”

In March this year, Carmen was on the hunt for the “perfect statement dress” and found it in the form of a bold, orange cable knit dress by Milner. It was originally a one-off, but once Carmen posted it to her blog, modelled on her incredibly-engineered body, the demand for the piece was crazy. 

After such a great response, Milner decided to invest in her own knitting machine to meet the demand of Carmen’s readers from all over the world. Now the dress is named after the popular blogger, with the designer tapping Carmen to strut her stuff in the design. “I’m so very honoured to have this incredible piece named after yours truly,” says Carmen. (more…)

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First Look: Kate Moss Models Gucci’s ‘Jackie’ Handbag for New Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

It was well-documented back in June that Kate Moss was shooting an advertising campaign for Gucci and now our forums have an exclusive preview of the campaign. Lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the first images show the British model in paparazzi-style photos donning ready-to-wear, leather goods and eyewear from the Italian fashion house. It’s not yet confirmed as to what the campaign is for, but rumors speculate Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, tapped Kate for the brand’s “Jackie” handbag ads, which are set to be released after the mainline Fall 2014 fashion spots.

Ad Campaign Preview Gucci Fall 2014 Kate Moss Mert & Marcus

IMAGE CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/EVANNIS_MA VIA TFS FORUMS

Our forum members aren’t so enamored by the previews. “This is supposed to SELL the Jackie bag? You see a clear shot of it a total of…..ZERO times. And the third shot you only see the HANDLE!  Kate isn’t a Gucci Girl. She doesn’t even go here,” commented Kite.

“That 4th shot…seriously? It looks like a paparazzi photo. The art direction is terrible,” wrote orchidee.

Another member left underwhelmed was tigerrogue: “Every element of this campaign has seen better days, from the design of the Jackie, to the styling, to how Kate looks in each shot. It all seems so tired and mundane. When I saw the title of this thread, what I saw in my mind’s eye was not what I got.”

“What are they thinking? They can’t make a good campaign to save their life. This does not look luxurious nor expensive,” proclaimed gazebo.

Are you a fan of the campaign via the previews thus far? See inside the thread for more images and share your own opinion here.

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