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Shanina Shaik Returning Home to Walk Kookaï’s Spring 2015 Runway

Shanina Shaik on Victoria's Secret Runway

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Shanina Shaik has proven she has serious runway game for brands like Victoria’s Secret overseas, but now the young model is lending her legs to local label Kookaï’s Spring 2015 runway at Sydney’s Carriageworks on Wednesday, August 19.

Shanina is flying in from Europe for the gig, which will host more than 600 guests including Laura Dundovic, Elyse Knowles and Natalie Roser. Fellow Australian-born, internationally recognised face Jordan Barrett will also attend.

“I love Kookaï’s new season collection, especially their playsuits, which are a favourite of mine and perfect for summer,” Shanina told Herald Sun. “I’m really looking forward to coming home.”

And we’re looking forward to having you! See you Wednesday, Shanina.

[Via Herald Sun]

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Link Buzz: The Honest Company Is Worth a Lot of Money, the Cast of ‘Empire’ Nabs a Vogue Editorial

image: Vogue

image: Vogue

  • Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company is worth $1.7 billion! [Page Six]
  • Here’s why the Midwest is fertile ground for model scouts looking for the next fresh face. [The Atlantic]
  • Online retailers are looking to cash in on the spending power of Africa’s growing middle class. [QZ]
  • Another reminder of the fashion industry’s toxic affect on the environment. [Yahoo! News UK]
  • At Victoria’s Secret, the bigger your boobs, the more it costs for a bra. [Styleite]
  • Bill Cosby, Ariana Grande top the list of the most hated celebrities. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • The Empire cast is stunning in the latest issue of Vogue. [Vogue]

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Sharon Stone Bares All for Harper’s Bazaar

While the rest of us are rocking high-waisted shorts all summer to cover up our pooches (how did they manage to get bigger over the summer?), Sharon Stone is putting us all to shame stripping down for Harper’s Bazaar. Dressed in nary but high heels and a necklace, the 57-year-old actress shows the girls she’s still got it and she isn’t afraid to let people know she has it.

Sharon Stone Harper's Bazaar

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

Fabulous pictures aside, Stone hasn’t had the easiest time as of late. In the interview, she opens up about suffering a stroke and a cerebral hemorrhage, which she says took a while to recover from. “It took two years for my body just to absorb all the internal bleeding I had. It almost feels like my entire DNA changed,” she said. “My brain isn’t sitting where it used to, my body type changed, and even my food allergies are different. I became more emotionally intelligent. I chose to work very hard to open up other parts of my mind. Now I’m stronger. And I can be abrasively direct. That scares people, but I think that’s not my problem. It’s like, I have brain damage; you’ll just have to deal with it.”

Sharon Stone Harper's Bazaar

Image: Harper’s Bazaar

Stone also explains why she decided to take off her clothes for Mark Abrahams’ lens, pointing out that at her age, her body is full of imperfections but she isn’t ashamed. “I’m aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks but I’m not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point you start asking yourself, ‘What really is sexy?’ It’s not just the elevation of your boobs. It’s being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that’s with you. If I believed that sexy was trying to be who I was when I did Basic Instinct, then we’d all be having a hard day today.”

Images: Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

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Andre Walker’s Hair Care Gold System Is Coming to Target

Andre Walker

Image: Andre Walker with Oprah Winfrey via @andrewalkerhair

The multi-ethnic hair care sector in retail continues to grow and its latest addition comes from Oprah’s hairstylist, Andre Walker, who is launching his Hair Care Gold System at Target September 13.

The main focus of Walker’s collection is all about moisture, which for women with curly, coarse or kinky hair is of utmost importance. “All of the products in the Gold System contain the moisture-enhancing mongongo oil. It is our star ingredient and an oil that has been used in Africa for many years on both hair and skin,” he told WWD. Walker is credited with creating the hair typing system much of the natural hair community uses to describe their texture. 

[ See: 11 Steps to Repair Dry and Damaged Curls ]

Included in the product lineup is a straightening creme, a gelée for styling kinks, shampoo, conditioner and more. Prices range between $18 and $35. You can check out a few of the products in the lineup at Walker’s website now.

Do you think you’ll give Andre Walker’s hair products a try?

[via WWD]

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& Other Stories Features Transgender Models in Latest Campaign

& Other Stories

Image: & Other Stories via WWD

& Other Stories is the latest label to embrace the beauty of the transgender community in its latest campaign, which not only features transgender people but was also put together by a transgender creative team. Hari Nef and Valentijn De Hingh were photographed for the Amos Mac-shot campaign featuring the retailer’s forthcoming athletic-inspired collection. 

De Hingh, who has done her fair share of shoots, says that working with a transgender team was truly a rewarding experience. “That’s something I haven’t experienced with other shoots, per se, where I’ve worked with other teams, other models, multiple girl stories, where you work with each other professionally and you like each other and have good conversation, but it’s not the same thing as working with an all-trans team.” The connection when you’re around people just like you, who know what your life is like – that is pretty powerful. 

De Hingh and Nef pose in metallic hoodie windbreakers, T-shirts, comfy-looking trousers and skirts and more. The collection evokes a certain kind of athletic minimalism (save for the eye-popping metallics) giving us clean and modern sporty options for the season.

The collection is expected to hit stores August 20.

[ Next: Diversity Report: How Do the Spring 2015 Fashion Campaigns Measure Up? ]

[via WWD

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Can You Spot the Dirty Word Hiding in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Poster?

Hunger Games Mockingjay fans may have been too excited about the forthcoming film to notice that a movie poster heralding the film’s release unintentionally includes quite an unsavory word. The eagle-eyed folks at BuzzFeed caught a bit of a formatting error in the poster that makes the c-word appear smack dab in the middle of it. 

Look closely at the last zero in “100” and the word “until” See it now? Of course, it seems like a mistake one can easily make, but hey, maybe it was intentional. Maybe some graphic designer thought it would be a funny easter egg for the truly observant. 

Either way, it’s pretty hilarious.

[h/t BuzzFeed]