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Karolina Kurkova’s Ethereal Beauty Shines on Vogue Portugal’s October Cover (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Portugal occasionally becomes a topic of discussion in our forums, especially after successfully managing to impress with a Gisele Bündchen reprint back in June. The title has been in and out of favor since then, but is now back in our good graces with the release of its October 2015 edition. Portuguese Vogue tapped Czech beauty Karolina Kurkova and enlisted the photographic expertise of Marcin Tyszka for the cover shoot, in which Karolina dons a Magda Butrym dress teamed with a hat from Maison Michel. Major kudos for producing an original shoot!

Vogue Portugal October 2015 Karolina Kurkova by Marcin Tyszka


Forum members were delighted with the outcome. “The one and only KK. I love this cover! The colors, Karolina, everything works together. I love seeing Karolina in simple photographs like this one. Well done Vogue Portugal!” congratulated Aizanara straight away.

“This is a beautiful cover. It’s so good to see KK!!!” raved thatsfierce.

Also giving the cover a rave review was happycanadian: “I am FLOORED by this image. She looks so pure and ethereal or something. It’s a very unique and striking image of KK. I love when she’s shot like this, just showing off her own singular beauty. Really love this cover. This will totally pop on the newsstand!”

“Very well done indeed, Vogue Portugal does good sometimes and this is it. Karolina looks amazing and the skin, hair, makeup and styling work with the theme, I like it. The cover lines and colors also match and it’s a good combo I feel. I will be interested in reading her interview actually,” Bertrando3 added.

Benn98 was feeling it, too, applauding, “Wow, impressive, they’ve done good here! I’ve been liking their covers a lot this year. This looks tremendous. I hate not being able to understand Portuguese because the cover feature sounds interesting.”

Check out a preview of the cover story and join the conversation here.

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Reebok Creates Alternative ‘Baseball League’ with Maison Kitsuné


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Reebok and Maison Kitsuné have joined forces, which brings nothing but music to our ears. The first capsule collection’s theme is all-American preppy style meets baseball. When you think of the origins of Reebok in baseball, this is a great homage to the brand’s roots. The collection will feature apparel pieces, from varsity jackets to T-shirts, sweatshirts and shirts alongside the pièce de résistance — a new take on the classic leather nylon sneaker for men and women.


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Inspired by the uniforms of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the collection highlights athletic understated designs that bring a sophisticated and fashion-forward twist to the baseball style we all know. You’ll notice a lot of cream white, bold orange and navy together with collegiate lettering for branding. Maison Kitsuné’s mascot fox has a new look for this collaboration and is seen wearing a baseball cap to fit the theme. (more…)

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Kim Kardashian Wants You to Pay $2.99 Per Month for Her New Beauty and Fashion Site

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It’s heere! Kim Kardashian’s website has finally launched and it is chock-full of even more Kim-related stuff in a world already oversaturated with content about the reality TV star.

The website features the lowdown on Kim’s style and beauty secrets, complete with behind-the-scenes beauty tutorials with the help of her glam squad, as well as Kim’s personal images because there just aren’t enough pictures of her out there. But the best part of the site? A rundown of North West’s personal style. 

Of course, as the queen of contouring, Kim would be remiss not to provide her fans with a highlight and contouring tutorial, done by her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Now we finally have the secret to how she gets her famous contouring right from the source. (Hint: it’s pretty much the same as most contour tutorials on the web, except this one features Kim and, regrettably, no banana powder.) Kim also breaks down her style and how to get her look with surprisingly affordable pieces, so even the most plebeian segments of society can copy her signature style. 

As for her personal images, the reality star has already posted snaps of her getting ready for the Met Galathat weird Juergen Teller photoshoot she did with Kanye West and the Balmain menswear campaign with her hubby, complete with a few topless photos because why not?

But all this premium content comes with a price tag. For $2.99 a month, you can be privy to all that Kim has to share with the world. But since we already tossed our dollars out the proverbial window playing her super-addictive Hollywood game, we’re not sure we’re too comfortable giving Kim even more of our hard-earned coins. 

Check out Kim’s new website here.

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An ‘Unrecognizable’ Elle Fanning Covers Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood Issue (Forum Buzz)

Our forums will forever be thankful to Teen Vogue after the title gave us major doses of diversity back in August. However, as the magazine gears up for the release of its October 2015 edition, we cannot help but feel a little deflated with the outcome. Elle Fanning gives photographer Christian Macdonald her best smize while wearing an Emporio Armani top over an Aerie T-shirt.

Teen Vogue October 2015 Elle Fanning by Christian Macdonald


Yet the cover left us deeply disappointed. “Well… typical boring Teen Vogue,” slammed GlamorousBoy the minute the cover surfaced.

“I swear every issue of Teen Vogue is a ‘Young Hollywood Issue’ isn’t it,” laughed jescajade.

HeatherAnne most definitely wasn’t having any of it, ranting, “She’s unrecognizable to me here. Maybe it’s the weird angle, or the unnecessary excessive smoothing of her skin. Fail.”

“The angle is horrible,” pointed out Normar as forum member Aedlacir declared, “It’s forgettable. I wish she wore Prada so there would at least be something to talk about.”

Also underwhelmed with the outcome was Emmanuelle. “I love her, I was happy to see her name in the headline but this cover is really disappointing. The makeup doesn’t suit her at all,” she noted in disappointment.

“Well, she makes sense for Teen Vogue. Besides, I’d rather have her get the cover than the likes of Kylie Jenner. At least she’s got a stronger message which might contribute more to society. The cover looks more summer than autumn to me,” said Benn98 sharing a different outlook.

“I think this is gorgeous. Stunned to see such negative reactions tbh,” fired back MyNameIs.

What’s your sentiments? Drop us a comment here.

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Miss America Finally Apologizes to Vanessa Williams 30 Years After Her Nude Photo Scandal

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We were all a bit surprised when the Miss America Pageant announced that Vanessa Williams, who was crowned Miss America in 1983 but had to give up her crown in 1984 amid a nude photo scandal, would be judging this year’s competition. We guessed Williams harbored no hard feelings towards the organization and now it seems the Miss America organization of 2015 has the same sentiments.

During last night’s broadcast, Miss America CEO Sam Haskell issued a public on-air apology to Ms. Williams for everything that went down over 30 years ago. “I have been a close friend to this beautiful and talented lady for 32 years. You have lived your life with grace and dignity and never was it more evident during the events of 1984 when you resigned,” he said. “Though none of us currently in the organization were involved in it, on behalf of today’s organization, I want to apologize for anything that was said and done to you and to your mother, Miss Helen Williams. I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America that you are and Miss America you always will be.”


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Rihanna Poses with Rumored Boyfriend Travis Scott for Puma Campaign

Rihanna Travis Scott Puma

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We’ve been patiently waiting for Rihanna’s Puma sneakers (you know, the creeper-esque ones she’s been wearing all about town) to hit shelves and they will soon. But to keep us interested as the September 25 launch date approaches, we have a look at the campaign for the collection, which feature’s Riri’s rumored beau Travis Scott. 

In the image, we see Rih perched on a block, showcasing her black and white Puma kicks, her back against a shirtless Scott who stands next to her in leather pants, covering his face as he looks downward. Rihanna’s latest shoe effort for the label is available online today (in the black and white colorway) at A few lucky people in NYC will be able to get their hands on the $120 sneakers (in all colors) from September 15 to 17 at a pop-up shop (limit one per person) in the East Village at 312 Bowery Street. Puma notes that select retailers will also carry the black and white colorway starting September 18.

The shoes are quintessential Riri and we can’t wait to finally scoop them up! Our credit cards are ready.

[via Hypebeast, Vogue]