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WATCH: Kelly Osbourne Pushes Away Body Ideals In New Uplifting Video

Kelly Osbourne has been announced as the face of Westfield’s new Today I am campaign, encouraging and embracing individuality in the initiative’s latest commercial.

The clip sees Kelly knock over an army of mannequins, undoubtedly a metaphor for pushing away society’s ideals of what we should look like.

“I like to live by the rule that I am who I am,” Kelly said in the video. “I’ve realised, no matter how hard I try, no matter how many wishes I make, I’m never going to wake up and be anything else.” (more…)

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WATCH: Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ Clip

Look, it’s pretty hard to follow up from one of the most talked about video clips of 2015, but Taylor Swift has done an alright job with Wildest Dreams.

Trading in Bad Blood‘s red hair and leather-clad ensembles straight from LA’s hottest sex shop, Taylor instead opts for dark-brunette locks and safari-esque outfits on-set for a film in the jungle.

She swaps out her squad of Victoria’s Secret models for, ahem, giraffes, plus actor and all-round babe Scott Eastwood, who is Tay’s love interest for the film within the film. (more…)

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Coco Rocha Lands Ambassador Role for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney 2015

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Ultimate poser Coco Rocha has been announced as the official event ambassador of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney (MBFFSYD) 2015.

The international supermodel will walk the red carpet for the opening night at Sydney Town Hall, and will sit front row for her favourite locals labels, including Christopher Esber, Ginger & Smart and Dion Lee, in the Australian Luxe show. Coco will join the Aussie fashion media and VIP guests in the Mercedes-Benz star lounge after the runway presentation.

“I have always loved visiting Sydney. It’s such a beautiful harbour city, and the perfect place to relax in between shows,” Coco said in a news release. “I can’t wait to see what all the Australian designers have store with their latest collections.”


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Link Buzz: Serena Williams May Resurrect a Throwback Hairstyle, Rihanna Fans Already Lined Up for Monday Meet and Greet

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  • Donald Trump lets a woman inspect his sparse hair so we know it’s real. [CNN]
  • Monique Lhuillier launches handbags. [InStyle]
  • Apple Watch wasn’t necessarily a flop. [Tech Crunch]
  • The lack of diversity amongst Net-a-Porter’s Net Set Style Council isn’t sitting well with people. [Racked]
  • You can meet Anna Wintour, tour the Vogue closet, go to fashion week and more – if you have at least an extra $18,600 lying around. [Charity Buzz]
  • Kim Kardashian talks her struggles with fertility and the ridicule she got from the media last time she was pregnant. [People]
  • The Rihanna Navy is out and in full effect, already lining up outside of Macy’s for an appearance… on MONDAY. [@badgalriri]
  • Praise the hair gods! Serena Williams may bring back her signature beaded hairstyle. [WWD]

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New Study Says People Think Better of You When You Wear Black

Besides the fact that Jay Z thinks it’s cool, turns out wearing black clothing also makes other people think you’re cool. A survey done by UK retailer buy t-shirts online asked 1,000 people how they perceive others based on the color of clothing they wear. Turns out, if you want to come across as confident, intelligent or sexy, you should bet on black.

A staggering 56% of people surveyed said that they see people who wear black as confident. The rates were particularly high for men, 64% of whom selected black as their choice color. 48% of women agreed. In fact, black came in first or second for a lot of the positive traits mentioned in the survey. Following black, red and blue came in as the second and third most confident colors – good to know in case your LBD is stuck at the dry cleaners and you need alternatives. 

Red was the color most associated with arrogance, so the color clearly has a lot of different connotations, depending on who you ask. Pink was the color most associated with a lack of intelligence, with only 5% of people asked linking the color to braininess. Sorry Barbie

But overall, if you’re trying to impress people with your attire, your best option seems to be black, as “black came first or second in most ‘good’ traits (for example confidence, intelligence and sexiness) and barely figured in the “bad” traits (arrogance).” So forget doom and gloom: black has a new connotation and it’s all good.

[h/t Independent via buytshirtsonline]

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Joan Smalls Isn’t Your Average School Teacher on Vogue Mexico (Forum Buzz)

It takes versatility to become a model with staying power in the fashion industry nowadays and Joan Smalls is certainly showing us range this month. She turns up the heat on Lui‘s racy September cover and now photographs demure and commercial for Vogue Mexico. Shot by Russell James, the current face of Balmain and Calvin Klein Underwear appears to channel a school teacher, posing in a studio setup wearing a Christian Dior top and skirt.

Vogue Mexico September 2015 Joan Smalls by Russell James


The main cover (above) left our forums divided. “Very pretty! Really good for this edition of Vogue,” admired Aedlacir, hitting us off on a high note.

“Love the covers. About time!” praised fashionlover2001 in agreement.

[ See: 12 Times Joan Smalls and Her Model Friends Gave Us Squad Envy ]

Sharing the same positive attitude was thatsfierce, raving, “I love it. Joan looks stunning, I just love her strong face” with forum member Nepenthes adding, “Love this. Joan looks powerful!”

The rest of us were left underwhelmed. “A big ‘NO’ on this cover. It’s very bad,” exclaimed a disappointed burbuja8910.

Forum member marsnoop2 wasn’t feeling the main cover, either: “Styling is terrible, and I’m not enjoying this school teacher direction. It just makes me sad, although I love Joan’s expression in the cover where she’s seated.”

“I hate the muted colors,” A.D.C. disapproved, adding fuel to the fire.

“I think this could have been a lot more powerful, a lot more glamorous, especially for a September issue,” expressed TheVeed.

Vogue Mexico September 2015 Joan Smalls by Russell James


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