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Maddison Brown Forfeits Major Louis Vuitton Opportunity for Acting Gig

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Choosing between a Louis Vuitton modelling job in Paris or a meeting with director Kim Farrant in Sydney might seem like a pretty dreamy predicament for some, but for model-actress Maddison Brown the situation was very real.

The 18-year-old, who was based in New York at the time, decided to meet with Farrant over the modelling gig in hopes of being cast for the film Strangerland

The Daily Telegraph reports that Brown chose to go ahead with the meeting, knowing that the opportunity may never eventuate into an actual role. She had to convince Farrant that she was the right person to play Nicole Kidman‘s daughter, Lily, a wild, sexually active teen who disappears during a dust storm. (more…)

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Ruby Rose Opens Up About Struggle with Gender Identity

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Well, it’s definitely the week for it. Following Caitlyn Jenner’s big reveal on Vanity Fair, model Ruby Rose has revealed that she also had a long-lasting struggle with gender identity.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine, Ruby said, “For a long time, I wished I’d been born a boy.” The model slashie didn’t know there were options like “gender neutral or gender fluid”, which she now identifies herself as. “I later realised you could be a girl and dress like a guy,” she explained.

In July 2014, Ruby released a short film about the very topic of “what it is like to have an identity which deviates from the status quo”. The video, which Ruby wrote, produced and starred in, shows a blonde woman in heels and makeup, transform into a short-haired, heavily tattooed man.


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Sydney Film Festival Kicks off With Star-Studded Guest List

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The 62nd Sydney Film Festival opened last night, June 3, at Market Street’s State Theatre with the world premiere of Australian film Ruben Guthrie.

Ruben Guthrie is the directorial debut of award-winning playwright, screenwriter and actor Brendan Cowell. Produced by Kath Shelper, the film was shot on location all over Sydney with a cast including our very own Abbey Lee Kershaw and Brenton Thwaites.

NSW Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, said Australian films are a strong flavour at this year’s festival. “The local film industry is firing on all cylinders with over 51 Australian productions screened over 12 days at this year’s festival including; six features, 10 feature-length documentaries, 12 short documentaries, and 22 short fiction films, together with some of the best cinema in the world,” Tony said. (more…)

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Link Buzz: SJP Delves into Bridal, Mansur Gavriel Developing Footwear and Clothing

  • Let Bodhi the menswear dog teach you fellas how to stay fly this summer. [NYT]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a bridal shoe collection. [Vogue UK]
  • Double your fun — Kim Kardashian is rumored to be carrying twins. May the pregnancy gods be kind to her poor feet! [NYDN]
  • Check out this new trailer for the upcoming Paper Towns film. [Variety]
  • Mansur Gavriel plans to launch clothing and shoe options. []
  • Crave online sits down with Waraire Boswell, the guy who designs suits for NBA players like Lebon James, Kevin Durant, Chris Bosh and more. [Crave]
  • A Maryland woman died after getting back alley butt injections in Queens. [NYDN]
  • Teen Vogue quizzes the Jenner sisters to find out how well they know each other. [Teen Vogue]
  • See how plus- and straight-size bloggers style the same dress. [Who What Wear]
  • One writer’s nightmare ordeal trying to ask Kim Kardashian a single question (which she unintentionally answered in the most ironic of ways) at a Hype Energy Drinks press junket. [Racked]

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CFDA Cuts James Corden’s Terry Richardson Jokes out of Awards Broadcast

James Corden CFDA Awards

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We all know James Corden’s got jokes but some of his clever quips at Monday’s CFDA Fashion Awards were apparently too controversial for the broadcast of the ceremony. The Late Late Show host had some words for the industry’s resident creep, Terry Richardson, whom the fashion powers-that-be can’t seem to protect (and employ) enough, in spite of the several allegations of sexual abuse against him by young models.

“Me being here has disaster written all over it,” Corden joked during the ceremony. “Asking me to host the CFDAs is like asking Terry Richardson to host your daughter’s birthday party.” Burn!

Richardson wasn’t the only creeper on Corden’s hit list. The comedian also had some shade to throw at ousted American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, whose skeeziness rivals that of shutterbug Richardson. In his monologue, Corden wondered if now that Charney is out as CEO, “who is going to prey on [young girls] and make them do things that they’ll regret later in life?” His suggestion: “Terry Richardson?” Apparently, the allusion to the numerous times Richardson allegedly took advantage of young women was just too controversial for the fashion set.

A rep for the event says that the jokes were edited for time, but we get the feeling that time didn’t have as much to do with it as a desire to avoid a controversial moment. But since when is the fashion set scared of a little controversy? 

[via Page Six]

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Natasha Poly Returns for Isabel Marant’s Fall 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

She’s back and looking as fierce as ever for Isabel Marant‘s newly-unveiled Fall 2015 campaign. Russian beauty Natasha Poly returns for yet another season as the face and body of the French fashion brand’s latest ads, striking some dynamic poses before the lens of Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Styled by Géraldine Saglio in a studio setting, Natasha dominates the shots with some interesting props.

But for the majority of our forum members, this all looks too familiar. “Nice to see that she landed Isabel Marant again, but this looks exactly the same as last season,” complained zacatecas570.

“Same here, I honestly thought this was part of her last campaign. I like the poses, but at this stage they really need to come up with something fresh,” Benn98 replied in agreement.

“Natasha looks great, but Isabel Marant’s campaigns are the same as her runway shows, consistently monotonous,” shared jescajade.

Also not showing much enthusiasm was Moofins, who exclaimed, “This is a complete snore.”

Forum member gossiping wasn’t in the mood, either: “Like that it’s Natasha but looks verrrry boring.”

On the other hand, Nymphaea actually liked the campaign. “I like Natasha looking tough! Showing a great attitude,” she enthused.

“I think the poses are very dynamic and the result is good!” agreed Emmanuelle.

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