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Taylor Swift and Keds Put Ladies First in Latest Campaign

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Keds is all about women for Fall 2015 with the launch of its new Ladies First Since 1916 campaign. The shoe brand is taking a feminist slant this season to focus on women’s empowerment and to pay homage to its heritage. “Keds was originally created in 1916 to provide ladies with accessible, fashionable footwear to allow them to be who they wanted to be, and go where they wanted to go,” Keds president Chris Lindner said in a statement.

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To help promote the Ladies First initiative, Keds is recruiting newly self-identifying feminist Taylor Swift for the campaign. This is not Taylor’s first time working with the brand, having worked on last year’s cat-themed collection to coincide with the release of her 1989 album. “Ladies First is a celebration of amazing women like Taylor Swift who are blazing new trails every day. From CEOing to BFFing, these ladies are doing it all,” Lindner adds.

Keds got female artists in on the action to create backdrops for the campaign, tapping illustrator Priscilla White, surface artist and pattern designer Kendra Dandy, and street artist Paige Smith. 

Check out a few images of Taylor in the slideshow below. (more…)

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Miley Cyrus Is Hosting This Year’s VMAs

Images of Miley Cyrus’ latex-clad behind flapping to and fro is one that is seared into the mind of anyone who watched the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Whether or not it is a memory you cherish or would prefer to forget (in which case, sorry for reminding you) is your business, but you might want to brace yourself if you were planning on watching the VMAs this year. Miley Cyrus is coming back to the awards show, but this time, she’s hosting.


Fuck yeah VMAs!!!!! #VMAs on @MTV Aug 30 at 9pm

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You read that right. Cyrus announced her new gig on social media in a green alien bodysuit with two separate signs, one saying “MTV won’t let me perform” and another “So I’m hosting this year’s VMAs.” The tongue-wagging songstress will unleash her madness on the awards show and knowing Miley, she probably has some kind of stunt up her sleeve, one that we may or may not have wanted to see in the first place. But whatever Ms. Cyrus has in store for us, we’re sure the broadcast is going to be a must-see.

[ See: 10 Times Miley Cyrus Was Just Being Miley ]

You can view the full list of VMA nominees here. Cyrus will take the stage at the VMAs August 30 at 9 p.m. May she be merciful on our collective ocular system.

[via Page Six]

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Giampaolo Sgura Gets the Blame for Vogue Germany’s Awful August Covers (Forum Buzz)

According to our forums, Vogue Germany has been descending a very slippery slope toward mediocrity. After the mess that was Toni Garrn‘s cover last month, the title moves swiftly on to its August offering, tapping not one, but three models to pose for photographer Giampaolo Sgura. Edita Vilkeviciute, Mica Arganaraz and Constance Jablonski each go solo on the covers, battling it out in the same setting.

Vogue Germany August 2015 by Giampaolo Sgura


You can bet our forum members were less than impressed. “What’s wrong with Vogue Germany this year?” immediately questioned Oxymore.

“It seems that Sgura shot almost all the covers for this year, and it’s very depressing and sad,” burbuja8910 acknowledged.

Also underwhelmed was orchidee: “This could have looked gorgeous, but I think the lighting and the Photoshop make her look demonic. Edita is gorgeous, but Sgura is so overrated.”

As was Benn98, who ranted, “The man simply doesn’t belong at Vogue. InStyle should hostage him with an exclusivity contract because he’s way more effective for them. I can see what they went for here, but the result is so depressing. The shot isn’t cover worthy, layout is a mess, and what’s with the shoe?”

Creative wasn’t having any of it, either. “What a mess. Vogue Germany is going downhill…” he declared.

Vogue Germany needs to stop…” suggested MDNA.

Vogue Germany August 2015 by Giampaolo Sgura


Maybe the lengthy cover story by Sgura will change your mind? Check it out and drop us a comment here.

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Taylor Swift to Launch a Clothing Collection in China

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Love her or hate her, you can’t deny that Taylor Swift has got some great style. The singer expertly puts a fresh, modern touch on retro silhouettes and can rock a crop top like no other. It was only a matter of time before Tay-Tay got her own clothing line. Chinese e-tailer is teaming up with the “Blank Space” singer on a collection for its U.S. Mall site that will sell “authentic American” wares. And what is more authentically American than a blonde woman who used to sing country music but has crossed over to pop?

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Taylor Swift will be peddling dresses, tops and sweatshirts for the e-tailer, a collection which will come out just in time for when her 1989 tour hits Shanghai, November 10-12. does have an English language website and does ship to the United States so we’re hoping that Taylor’s collection will also be available for her Stateside fans. But for now, we’ll just be standing by waiting to see what Ms. Swift has in store for the forthcoming range.

[via CNN Money]

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Link Buzz: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Break up, Kate Spade Launching Athleisure

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  • This American hero has reportedly eaten Chipotle every day for 106 days in a row. [People]
  • Caitlyn Jenner didn’t think her voice matched her appearance at the ESPY Awards. [Caitlyn Jenner]
  • Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are dunzo. [Page Six]
  • There is about to be a museum exhibit about Internet cats. Yep, Internet cats. [Racked]
  • Apple may be launching a cheaper version of its gold watch. [Business Insider]
  • Kate Spade is launching athleisure, childrenswear and more. [WWD]
  • Michelle Phan would be totally OK if the Internet ceased to exist. [THR]
  • Lalalalalalalalalalalala! NBC is working on a Xena: Warrior Princess reboot, but Lucy Lawless won’t be part of it. [THR]