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Forum Members Tired of i-D’s Same Old Cover Formula (Forum Buzz)

It seems like only yesterday that we saw Rihanna on the cover of i-D, but the magazine has moved swiftly on to its next installment. The British bimonthly dropped its Spring 2015 cover earlier this week, featuring Natalie Westling shot by Willy Vanderperre. Natalie, who made a splash this campaign season, scoring fashion spots for Christian Dior and Alberta Ferretti, gives us 90s grunge vibes in a camouflage jacket while pulling i-D‘s signature wink. 

i-D Magazine Spring 2015 Natalie Westling Willy Vanderperre


Forum members were quick to descend on the thread to see what i-D had to offer this time around. “Oh this is confusing, it feels like the Rihanna issue just came out. It’s not a bad cover, it’s very 90s, it works, but it looks like it’s another youth-oriented issue so I’ll probably pass once again,” commented mistress_f.

“I’ve seen this a thousand times. I knew what it was going to look like before I opened the thread,” added littlekiki.

“Who buys this anymore? I haven’t in about 4 years,” said gossiping, showing no enthusiasm whatsoever. 

The rest of our forum members were left yearning for change. “That black frame [on the masthead] needs to go. Otherwise nice but I’ve seen this like a zillion times already. It almost feels like a never-ending ongoing series of portraits by Willy in different magazines,” noted Royal-Galliano.

“Weird that we all just now felt the need to comment on how old the winking portraits have gotten, but I had the same exact thought upon seeing this. It’s done, over, exhausted, I don’t even want to click on this thread anymore,” HeatherAnne later ranted.

Oxymore was quick to question, “What happened to their creative covers?”

Share your own opinion with us inside the thread here.

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Kelly Osbourne Praises Angelina Jolie for Surgery Op-Ed, Reveals She Has the Cancer Gene, Too

Kelly Osbourne Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie just published an op-ed in The New York Times detailing her decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after tests showed that she may be developing early stages of cancer. Two years ago, she underwent a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, making her extremely susceptible to developing cancer. 

But Angelina isn’t the only celebrity struggling with the telltale gene. Kelly Osbourne came forward to admit that she, too, carries the gene and threw her support behind the actress for making the life-saving decision. “I agree with this 100 percent. I know that one day I will eventually have to do it too because if I have children, I want to be there to bring them up,” she said on an episode of The Talk. “I want to be there to support them in every way I can.”

Kelly knows the struggle of having a parent fighting the disease and sees Angelina’s piece as a wonderful way to keep people informed about the condition. “I have been the child of a cancer survivor, so being on that end as well is really, really hard to deal with, so I’m so lucky to have the brave mother I have that has taught me so much. It’s something I applaud Angelina for because she’s bringing attention to this, and people are now going to go out and get tested for it.”

Let’s hope Kelly can continue to remain happy and healthy!

[via Grazia]

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Tom Ford and George Clooney Are Joining Forces for a Film

Tom Ford

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Tom Ford has kept relatively mum about the new movie he is working on, except to say that it’s based on a book and someone in the audience at his Fall 2015 fashion show could be cast in the film. The Hollywood Reporter says that the mystery tome Ford will adapt is Tony and Susan, a book written by Austin Wright. Ford’s interpretation of the text will be called Nocturnal Animals

Ford mentions that his film will differ from the book, as he took more than a few creative liberties, but word is the designer will be working with George Clooney to produce the project under his Smokehouse Pictures company. The movie follows a divorcée who gets a package from her ex-husband: a manuscript for his latest book that he wants her to read and review. 

Of course, we’re still wondering which front-row celeb from his recent show might star in the movie…

[via Hollywood Reporter]

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Is Amal Clooney Getting a Vogue Cover?

Amal Clooney may be on Vogue

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If there’s anyone we would love to see on the cover of Vogue, it’s Amal Clooney. Smart, stylish and married to Hollywood’s former perma-bachelor, George Clooney, she seems like a shoo-in for at least a feature. And sources think that could be coming in the near future. Page Six reports that Amal and Anna Wintour were spied having lunch yesterday at The Lambs Club, which to many seems to indicate that Mrs. Clooney and the Vogue editrix are discussing a possible feature. 

Of course, we won’t know anything until it’s been confirmed, but we can’t think of anyone who would protest an Amal Clooney cover. Anna also attended the pair’s wedding, so it would seem fitting that the relationship would translate into an appearance in the magazine.

We’re crossing our fingers!

[via Page Six]

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Mary Katrantzou Wins the 2015 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund

Mary katrantzou runway bow

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Mary Katrantzou has something to celebrate today as the designer has been awarded the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund prize, taking home a year-long mentorship and £200,000 to help build up her buzzy brand. Judged by a panel that included Naomi Campbell, Topshop’s Mary Homer, Samantha Cameron, BFC chief executive Caroline Rush and more, Katrantzou took top honors.

Emilia Wickstead, Mother of Pearl, Osman, Sophia Webster, Holly Fulton and Michael van der Ham were amongst the seven designers nominated for the prize. Clearly, Ms. Katrantzou had stiff competition. “Mary Katrantzou is incredibly deserving of this year’s award,” Vogue UK editor and BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund chair Alexandra Shulman said. “It was an extremely diverse shortlist but ultimately we all agreed that Mary has not only created a strong and hugely appealing identity for her work but that she has put in place measures that, along with the support of this prize, should ensure an exciting and successful next stage of her career.”

Congratulations to Ms. Katrantzou! We can’t wait to see what this infusion of cash does for her label.

[via BFC]

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