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Tara Moss Is Heading to the Syrian Border with UNICEF

Tara Moss at Women of Style 2014

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Model citizen Tara Moss is headed to the Syrian border for her role as UNICEF’s Australian ambassador for children’s survival.

Confidential reports that the model-turned-crime-writer plans to travel to Lebanon with UNICEF Australia, to meet Syrian families living in tent villages. She hopes the trip will bring attention to the plight of the world’s largest migration of refugees, with refuge migration out of Syria creeping close to four million.

Half of these refugees are children, who are at risk of the massive displacement inside and within countries neighbouring Syria. “I can’t turn away from that. We can’t turn away from that,” she explained to Confidential. “This refugee crisis has slipped from the global radar. We’ve all but forgot about the immense humanitarian crisis here.” (more…)

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Introducing Your New Favorite Hot Guy Twitter Account: @FoundBeau

Before we start, you’re welcome, because we just found your new favorite Twitter account. There are few things we love more here at tFS than hot guys and a new Twitter account is dishing out just that. @FoundBeau, the brother account to @FoundBae is a curated selection of handsome men of various ethnicities. It launched about two weeks ago and already boasts a following of 15K and counting.

The account is curated by a 24-year-old Southern California transplant named Terrell, who certainly has a keen eye for beauty. His @FoundBae handle has 125K followers, some of which requested an alternate account dedicated to hot guys. And so, @FoundBeau was born. “Hundreds of people were asking about an account that featured guys,” Terrell told us via email. “I pretty much said that in order for the account to launch I needed 1000 followers by the end of the day. An hour later I had the followers I had asked for and started posting.”

His first submissions: a suited hunk with a well-groomed beard, identifying as African-American, white and Dominican. That looker was followed by a tracksuit and beanie-clad Nigerian fellow and a short vine of a shirtless Armenian hottie. Later that day, we saw a gorgeous Brazilian and English fellow – and the shots of multicultural imaginary boyfriends kept coming. 

At the heart of the account is Terrell’s commitment to showcasing a diverse range of beauty. Granted, most of the guys pictured are pretty fit, but while many of the bodies largely conform to the anti-dadbod ideal, he knows how important it is to show all types of beauty. “The account was founded central to the idea that beauty isn’t skin tone, cultural, size or shape specific. It is also important to me that I do not perpetuate the ideology that lighter skin is superior to darker skin and vice versa; that equal/comparable beauty exists on both ends of the spectrum,” he says. “Diversity also broadens the demographic. There are accounts dedicated to highlighting the beauty of one specific type/race or accounts that will post ‘any’ race but tend to only exhibit fairer skinned individuals. I think bigger than the individuals who run accounts like that. I don’t like limits.”

And we love that you don’t like limits, Terrell. Below, feast your eyes on some of our favorite guys from @Foundbeau, and see if you can get through this post without hitting that follow button.

Sigh… Is it hot in here, or is it just us?

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Daphne Groeneveld Appears on One of Six Covers for Numéro’s Art Issue (Forum Buzz)

After featuring a smoldering Aya Jones on the previous issue, Numéro gears up for its latest installment. The French title’s current offering is an entire issue dedicated to art. The magazine created not one, but six unique covers for the occasion, making perfect sense considering it will appear at newsstands worldwide for two consecutive months. Thus far, Daphne Groeneveld and Jessica Miller are Numéro‘s June/July 2015 cover girls.

Numéro June/July 2015 The Art Issue


Forum members couldn’t wait to see what Numéro had in store for us. “Daphne! She looks great!” exclaimed justaguy, hitting us off on a high note.

“I love it so far! It’s always a pleasure to see Daphne!” contributed Valentine27.

“I like the first cover, nice seeing Daphne,” TeeVanity agreed.

Feeling the same way was burbuja8910 who wrote, “Amazing cover, Daphne can’t do wrong.”

Forum member thatsfierce shared, “I’m not sure about the makeup, but I’m glad Daphne got a cover!”

Not everyone was so impressed with Numéro‘s efforts, though. “I thought that art was creativity and fantasy! This is so boring, it’s not even ordinary boring but horrible. Both covers,” |PerfectTonight| declared.

Benn98 replied, “God, you’re so right!! They really should stop running with these ‘art’ themes. Every fashion edit could be art. Just because the shot looks slightly unconventional for a cover doesn’t make it ‘art’. Daphne’s cover looks OK, but the coat she’s wearing looks awfully cheap.”

Await the remaining covers and join the debate here.

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Fashion with Heart: Vancouver’s Obakki Foundation Brings Water to South Sudan

orchid scarf

Image: Courtesy of the Obakki Foundation

What if you could actually help someone by shopping? Vancouver’s Obakki Foundation has started its Scarves For Water program, launching a new limited-edition ORCHID scarf ($29). Proceeds from the sale of each scarf will go toward building a water well in Ronga, a remote village in South Sudan.

Obakki Foundation founder Treana Peake visited Ronga recently and was inspired to do something to help once she learned that the people in this village have little to no access to clean, running water and have to get it across the border in another county: A conflict zone where retaliation killings and sexual assaults are all too common.

With every 500 scarves sold, a well is built in an identified village in South Sudan. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of each scarf goes toward building a well in its identified community and the Obakki Foundation gives 100 percent of all public donations directly to its projects. Now that’s the kind of fashion company we can get behind.

Scarves Sold By The Obakki Foundation Bring Water To Villages In Sudan

Image: Courtesy of the Obakki Foundation

To date, the Obakki Foundation has provided medical, educational and nutritional support to thousands of children living around the world. More than 703 water wells in South Sudan have been drilled or rehabilitated to help reach the charity’s goal: one million people with access to clean water.

To find out more, click here.

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Merriam-Webster Adds Emoji, NSFW, WTF and More to the Dictionary

emoji keyboard

As language evolves, so does the dictionary, which is why Merriam-Webster is announcing the newest additions to its famed reference tome. Many of the new words refer to tech or Internet-related phenomena, including emoji, which we would have liked to see entered in the dictionary with actual emoji characters. But you know, baby steps. 

Included in the selection of Internet words, clickbait, meme, photobomb, click fraud, NSFW and the humble WTF are among the 1,700 new entries added to the dictionary. Other additions include vocal fry (the Kardashians’ preferred tone of communication), macaron (fashion’s once-preferred snack), crema, chilaquiles, Lambrusco and oh, there it is: we’re hungry now.

Some of the words added don’t even sound like words we’ve ever heard, but perhaps we’re just not in the loop with all the cool kids hunting colossal squid or misappropriating phrases like “at a loss for words” for eggcorns like “at a lost for words.”

But at least you can go to bed tonight knowing that the dictionary has officially legitimized all the tech jargon you use every day. Photobomb away!

[via Merriam-Webster]

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