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The Fashion Pack Rock Out with Their Frocks Out for IRO Paris’ Australian Launch

Photo courtesy of IRO

Photo courtesy of IRO

Another day, another international brand making its way into the Australian retail landscape. Last night, September 9, saw IRO Paris officially launch its first-ever store down under, with a mix of fashion and music’s greatest stepping out at Sydney’s Double Bay store to celebrate the occasion.

With a performance by The Preatures and Mumm champagne flowing, everyone rocked out with their frocks out while creating a fashion mosh pits of sorts.

Check out our favourite looks from the night in the gallery below, with everyone from models to fashion bloggers, stylists and musicians in attendance.  (more…)

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WATCH: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Dancing to ‘Single Ladies’ Is the Greatest Thing You’ll See Today

The US Open just delivered more than a killer forehand, and we have Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon and Beyoncé to thank for that.

The pair were spotted in the stands during the Men’s Singles Quarterfinals match between Richard Gasquet of France and Roger Federer on September 9 when they started getting down, or up, rather, to Queen Bey’s “Single Ladies”.

Wuh-uh-oh, we don’t know if you’ll see anything more brilliant than these two repping the ring-flashing Bey wave and alternating downward fist pumps today.

If you like it, then, well, you’re welcome.

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The Actress from Controversial Pad Commercial Sets the Record Straight on Fat-Shaming Accusations

If you live in Australia and happen to watch TV, chances are you’ve seen the new SOFY® BeFresh™ pad commercial (above) where a woman goes all hermit crab on her life because she feels like “she sat on a jam doughnut”.

Translation: a girl gets her period and all of a sudden becomes a larger body size, emotional, hungry, and, well, just generally unstable. Plenty of viewers don’t love the association of being bigger with an undesirable life where you cry in the shower and scream obscenities at the pizza man, taking to social media, of course, to express their outrage. (more…)

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Brittany Beattie Heads Back to Tradie Work to Escape the High Life

Brittany Beattie on ELLE Australia shoot

Photo courtesy of FOX8

Australia’s Next Top Model winner Brittany Beattie might be all the rage in the fashion industry right now, but the 21-year-old has decided to keep up life as a tradie to stay grounded. 

When we spoke with Brittany earlier this year she told us she’d given up bobcat driving, the job she had before entering the modelling competition, “because it sort of wrecks your body, your hands and stuff, and, yeah, not very good for being a model”, but now she’s revealed that she’s taken it back up.

“I still do bobcat work because it brings me down to Earth,” she told Sydney Confidential. “When I’m on the catwalk it feels like I’m in the air, and in la-la- land. But when I’m back in the bobcat it brings me back to normality.” (more…)

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Link Buzz: A Look at Honest Beauty, Madame Tussauds to Right Nicki Minaj Wax Figure Wrong

  • Surfer dudes and dudettes, pour one out — Quiksilver filed for bankruptcy. [BoF]
  • Beverly Johnson forgives Bill Cosby for being a Grade A creep. [Page Six]
  • Sofia Vergara and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting are TV’s highest paid actresses. [Forbes]
  • Take a look at the products that will be available for The Honest Company’s new cosmetics and skincare line, Honest Beauty. [Allure]
  • Antonio Banderas explains what the heck he’s doing in fashion school. [Vogue UK]
  • Eloquii is releasing a shoe line. [FN]
  • Madame Tussauds is finally getting rid of that offensive Nicki Minaj wax figure. [Karen Civil]

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Target Commits to Body Diversity with Size 16 Mannequins

Photo courtesy of Target

Photo courtesy of Target

Target has made a promise destined to make body diversity advocates (which should be everyone, by the way) very happy campers. The retailer has announced it will introduce size 16 mannequins into stores across Australia, starting today.

Target’s managing director, Stuart Machin, thinks the move is needed to shift perceptions within the industry. “The average customer is a size 14, so it’s baffling that the Australian retail industry still uses a standard size 8 mannequin when we are merchandising product,” he explained. 

“We want to change the way Australian retailers represent women, and we hope that these mannequins will help to start a new conversation in the fashion industry, and trigger some change,” he continued. (more…)