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Eddie Redmayne Looks GORGEOUS as the Danish Girl in New Trailer

Eddie Redmayne is a beautiful man. He also makes for a gorgeous woman. The actor is starring in The Danish Girl, a film based off the historical novel by David Ebershoff, exploring the marriage between Lili (Redmayne) and wife Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander). Gerda paints Lili (formerly Einar) in women’s clothing. At first it seems to be all fun and games, but Lili really feels at home in women’s attire because she, though born male, is actually female. Gerda realizes it is serious when she catches Lili kissing another man.

Lili was one of the first people to have gender reassignment surgery in the 1920s and the film is a look at what it was like being a transgender woman in a society even less advanced medically and socially than ours. The movie is directed by Tom Hooper, the man behind The King’s Speech and judging from the trailer, it’s shaping up to be a must-see.

Thanks to women like Janet Mock, Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox, people have been made more aware of the transgender experience, the triumphs and the many, many struggles. This year, there has been an epidemic in the community of transgender women, many of color, who have been murdered in the United States. At least 17, including Tamara Dominguez, Elisha Walker, Amber Monroe have been killed. ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio told Democracy Now there is a “state of emergency” in the community. With all these moving stories about trans men and women coming to light, it is important for us to realize that though we may be leaps and bounds away from the 1920s, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

Hopefully, films like this will help lead us in the direction of understanding.

[via EW]

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Sydney Spring Carnival Kicks Off with Inspiring Racewear Looks

Spring has sprung, and that only means one thing: spring racing, of course. It’s the time of year when we have an excuse to wear outlandish head gear and doll ourselves up, and there’s no better time than the present to start thinking about what race wear you’ll be repping this season.

Check out the most inspiring looks from today’s Sydney Spring Carnival launch at Royal Randwick Racecourse below.

Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

Racing royalty Kate Waterhouse went feminine with a one-shoulder Maticevski dress, two-strap heels with ankle bows and a pretty white-flower crown. (more…)

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WATCH: Sam Frost Breaks Down In New The Bachelorette Trailer


The Bachelorette – coming soon to TEN!

From heartbreak to new beginnings… Sam Frost is ready to find true love. The Bachelorette is coming soon to TEN!

Posted by The Bachelorette Australia on Wednesday, 2 September 2015

With all the controversy which surrounded Blake Garvey’s season of The Bachelor, it was easy to forget that there was a very heartbroken and humiliated girl in the mix.

Australia’s first The Bachelorette, Sam Frost, has opened up about the humiliation she felt after Blake broke off their engagement, breaking down into tears in the show’s newest trailer.

“When Blake broke up with me, it was so devastating and humiliating that I didn’t leave the house,” she revealed. “To have all the media scrutiny and everyone in Australia knowing about what happened… and he did absolutely break my heart,” she cried. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Rihanna Is Launching a Beauty Line, Natalie Massenet Leaves Net-a-Porter

  • Net-a-Porter’s founder Natalie Massenet has left the company. [Observer]
  • Joseph Khan, director of Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dreams music video, tries to explain away the video’s colonialist overtones by mentioning and retweeting his black friends. Nothing to see or critically think about here, folks! [Page Six]
  • Charlotte Olympia is teaming up with Havaianas. [WWD]
  • This model with a bionic arm is about to hit the runway at New York Fashion Week. [People]
  • Lupita Nyong’o is rocking a mean set of Senegalese twists right now. [E!]
  • Bella Hadid poses for Victoria’s Secret. [Vogue UK]
  • *Squeal!* Rihanna is launching a beauty line… uh, someday. [Refinery 29]
  • A Hello Kitty exhibit is set to his Seattle this fall. [WWD]

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Lana Del Rey Is All Hair on V Magazine’s Fall 2015 Cover (Forum Buzz)

V Magazine has been teasing us with previews of its upcoming Fall 2015 issue for days. The mag got us talking after unveiling a series of images featuring a handful of models, including Kate Upton, Miranda Kerr and Joan Smalls, posing suggestively on a bed. All this was before the official front cover for the issue was released. The cover finally dropped earlier today, starring Lana Del Rey, photographed by Steven Klein for a series of dark, mysterious and haunting portraits.

V Magazine #97 Fall 2015 Lana Del Rey by Steven Klein


Our forums began to hate on the cover immediately. “‘The Best of the Best Issue’ with the worst of the worst covers,” mocked an underwhelmed Kite.

“Oh no!! What a letdown. The preview looked so promising, and we got this eternal 60s big hair? It doesn’t even look like Klein’s work,” Benn98 added.

V Magazine Gets in Bed with Kate Upton, Miranda Kerr and More ]

In a state of shock was MON: “Oh my goodness. What’s happening with the hair on magazine covers lately? My goodness. Nothing in this cover is worth buying.”

TREVOFASHIONISTO was also left unsatisfied, asking, “I mean how many times have we seen this image of her?”

Forum member khyrk even went so far as to announce: “Probably the worst September cover.”

[ September Issues: All the Covers We Loved and Hated ]

“That cover is hideous. They should have just used the preview cover as the main one, because this is a letdown and it looks dated,” complained RanThe.

“This is just awful… zero creativity, I’m surprised Klein did this,” admitted kokobombon.

Are you a fan of Lana’s latest work? Drop us a comment and join the conversation here.

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Cindy Crawford Slays on ELLE Canada’s October 2015 Cover (Forum Buzz)

The Canadian edition of ELLE doesn’t usually command the attention of our forums, but with a cover subject like Cindy Crawford, the mag got us talking. The iconic supermodel turns up on its October 2015 installment and appears as fierce as ever before the lens of Max Abadian. Cindy works a sexy little black number by Fausto Puglisi as she sports slicked-back hair and lets her flawless face do the talking. What’s not to love?

ELLE Canada October 2015 Cindy Crawford by Max Abadain


Members of our forums were impressed by ELLE Canada’s new cover. “Very striking, and a killer pose. Love this. It’s very rare to see Cindy do fashion covers nowadays,” shared a satisfied Benn98, full of admiration the moment the cover dropped.

“Very hot looking Cindy, seen this pose before, but Cindy is working it. Great cover,” added Nymphaea.

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In agreement was Zorka, raving, “It’s always a pleasure to see Cindy and ELLE Canada has definitely stepped forward with this.”

MON couldn’t contain his excitement, too. “Stunning! Now this is how you cover a fashion magazine!” he applauded.

Also showing some support for ELLE‘s latest offering was bluestar: “What a beautiful cover featuring the absolutely stunning Cindy C! ELLE Canada knows how to deliver a great cover. Can’t wait to purchase this!”

“Slayed!!! This is why she’s a supermodel, she does that pose that’s associated with modeling 101 but makes it flawless,” acknowledged a thrilled Urban Stylin.

Fancy giving ELLE a pat on the back? Show some love inside our thread here.