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Solange Knowles is Magnificent in Maticevski

Solange Knowles is not only a singer and songwriter, she’s a head-turner on the red carpet too. The natural beauty stunned onlookers at the Moët Nectar Imperial Rose x Marcelo Burlon launch event on June 3 in New York City, rocking an architectural creation from Australian label Maticevski. 

Moet Nectar Imperial Rose x Marcelo Burlon Launch Event

No stranger to taking fashion risks on the red carpet, Solange nailed this look which could’ve easily been a little overwhelming. The asymmetrical cuts and contrasting drape detail fit her edgy, modern vibe, while the part-peplum detail and strategic cut-outs still make this look sleek and sexy.

The dress from Maticevski’s Spring 2015 collection marks a departure from the colourful prints we’ve grown accustomed to seeing Solange in, but she manages to pull this look off by pairing the sculptured creation with voluminous, natural flowing curls and white sandals, letting the dress design take the limelight. (more…)

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Andreja Pejić Makes History Yet Again, Gives Sage Advice to Caitlyn Jenner

Photo: WENN

Photo: WENN

Andreja Pejić has not only made history as the first transgender fashion model to land a spread in Vogue, but she’s also the first transgender model to front a major beauty campaign, thanks to Make Up For Ever.

The Aussie beauty has opened up about her new endeavour, being transgender in the fashion industry, and even shared some sage advice for Caitlyn Jenner. (more…)

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Fashion Bloggers Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: Sara Wears Colour, MBFWA Madness and Nadia Fairfax

Holy heck. Fashion Bloggers Season Two is here, and we’ve got a feeling we’re in for even more forehead smacking than last season. 

The first episode followed the five girls, including Zanita Whittington, Sara Donaldson, Amanda Shadforth, Kate Waterhouse and Nadia Fairfax, throughout their Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia schedule.

Don’t stress if you missed it. We’re here to fill you in on all the utterly unmissable moments, one designer name-drop at a time.

I’VE. GOT. MY… MONEEEYYY…. ON YOUU…

Photo: E!

Photo: E!

Much Bec & Bridge. Many selfies. Lots dancing. This season’s intro is even better than the last.



Hold up. Zanita has a boyfriend? (more…)

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UK ELLE’s July Cover with Ellie Goulding Is a Mess (Forum Buzz)

During the summer months, magazines constantly bombard us with countless physiques adorned in skimpy swimwear, yet U.K. ELLE decided to fully conceal Ellie Goulding‘s figure on the cover of its body issue. The British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist fronts the magazine’s July edition wearing a “truly disgusting jumpsuit” with an untidy slicked-back hairdo while posing for photographer Aitken Jolly. How badly did they mess this one up?

UK Elle July 2015 Ellie Goulding by Aitken Jolly

IMAGE: ELLEUK.COM

Our forum members were quick to share their dismay. “What a travesty. The colors, the fonts, the outfit and the pose are all horrible. What happened to this magazine’s layout? It’s shockingly bad,” discredited LastNight.

“Very Messy cover!” replied fashionlover2001 in agreement.

Sharing the same sentiments was honeycombchild: “I love how badly thought out this is! Let’s have a woman with an amazing body on the cover of the body issue, and let’s cover up every last inch of her body in a truly disgusting jumpsuit!”

Also disappointed was jescajade who proclaimed, “What an eyesore!”

Cosmic Voices described the cover as a “mess” inside the thread.

In a state of shock was Benn98. “Wasn’t expecting this when I read the title!! It’s a shame they ruined this cover, Ellie is a pretty girl. Terrible outfit!” he complained.

“The styling doesn’t fit the body issue,” echoed MDNA.

This most certainly could have been far better, don’t you agree? Drop us a comment here.

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This Video Chronicles 100 Years of American Fashion in Under 3 Minutes

Fashion is changing so fast, it sometimes feel like it’s hard to keep up. One year, high-waisted skinnies are in, the next year, everyone’s traded them in for slouchy boyfriend jeans. Given fashion’s constant state of evolution, it’s always nice to slow things down a little and get a bite-sized rundown of how we went from floor-sweeping skirts to rompers with cut-outs galore. A new video by blog Mode was inspired by Cut’s famous 100 years of Beauty series and created a short of their own, chronicling 100 years of American fashion in just over two minutes. 

The video takes us from the covered up silhouettes of 1915 to the ladylike codes of 1955 all the way to today, where the rolled up boyfriend jean and stiletto combo reigns supreme. So, if you don’t have the time to read a book on fashion history, this video is a great little crash course in all the trends of the past century. Take a look and see just how much the way we dress has changed over the decades.

[h/t Marie Claire]

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Former Zara Corporate Employee Is Suing the Company for $40 Million in Discrimination Suit

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty Images

Zara is once again in trouble with the Jewish community, this time for antisemitic and homophobic discrimination. A former member of Zara’s legal team, Ian Jack Miller, says that he was dismissed from his position as a corporate attorney in March for the retailer’s U.S. and Canada region because he is gay and Jewish. 

Miller, who started working at the company in 2008, says he was harassed by high-level Zara employees who taunted him by emailing him gay porn and making shady references to his sexuality. “For example, Defendant Costas sent Mr. Miller an email highlighting language that marriage is an institution ‘sanctified between a man and a woman,’” the suit reads. “In another instance, Defendant Costas sent Mr. Miller an email drawing his attention to a ‘gay sex scene’ in a video game. Defendant Costas also sent Mr. Miller an email with a photo depicting a shirtless man. In yet another instance, Defendant Costas sent Mr. Miller a news article about the marriage of gay fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi and instructed Mr. Miller to ‘put a ring on it.'”

Miller says that antisemitism is the status quo at Zara, so much so that he decided to keep the fact that he was Jewish to himself. He says that when the retailer’s higher-ups found out that he was Jewish, the discrimination intensified. The suit claims that as an institution, Zara favors heterosexual Christian Spaniards and people of other races, ethnicities and sexualities are disparaged. Miller claims he was given lower raises than other employees who fit the bill for Zara’s ideal demographics and had to endure listening to bigoted remarks from upper-level executives during his time at the company. 

The suit also says that the discrimination didn’t stop at gays and Jews, and that senior staff “exchanged racist emails, including emails portraying Michelle Obama serving fried chicken and emails depicting Barack Obama in a Ku Klux Klan hood, with a Confederate flag, on a Cream of Wheat box, on an Aunt Jemima box, and shining shoes.”

Miller is seeking $40 million in damages for his treatment at the company. Zara released a statement reassuring the public of its inclusivity and friendliness to minorities, feigning surprise at the allegations. “We do not tolerate any behavior that is discriminatory or disrespectful, but value each individual’s contributions to our dynamic organization,” they said in a statement.

Given Zara’s history of antisemitism, it isn’t too much of a surprise that the retailer would be at the center of such a controversy. The lawsuit mentions Zara’s history of bigotry, namely in peddling wares that have offended the Jewish community and others on more than one occasion. “The Company is notorious for selling products featuring racist and anti-Semitic images and messages, including handbags depicting swastikas, children’s pajamas resembling concentration camp uniforms (a product that, after an international outcry, the Company said would be ‘exterminated’), necklaces containing figurines in black face, and a tee-shirt proclaiming that ‘White Is the New Black.'” 

[via Forbes, Scribd

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