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Amber Heard Turns up the Heat on ELLE’s July 2015 Cover (Forum Buzz)

Prepare to salivate over ELLE‘s fabulous new July cover. The magazine recently unveiled its upcoming installment via its website and the cover was immediately brought over for the forums to deliberate. The glossy unexpectedly tapped Amber Heard for its July 2015 issue, enlisting Liz Collins to photograph the model (and wife of Johnny Depp) sporting a white swimsuit by Thapelo, complete with a wool jacket draped around her arms from Ralph Lauren Collection. Time to pick your jaw up off the floor.

US ELLE July 2015 Amber Heard by Liz Collins


Surprisingly, the cover leaves forum members with mixed emotions. “HAIRBRUSH! If you’re being shot in a studio, someone can reach for the hairbrush. That’s not even artfully messy hair, that’s just a limp mess. Kristen Stewart would think twice about leaving the house if her hair looked like that,” fumed tigerrouge within seconds.

“Tacky cover, I don’t get her fame (just being Johnny Depp’s wife),” discredited burbuja8910.

Feeling underwhelmed as well was Emmanuelle: “She is beautiful, but here there’s no energy in her eyes.”

“It’s a powerful and sultry pose matched with a very somehow vulnerable stare, but what makes it wrong is that messy hair and that tacky swimsuit that shows her side boob. I love the irony in her name though. Amber Heard, but I’ve never heard of her. But as I researched, I applaud her for her involvement in various social causes,” granted MON.

Also a little uncertain was Miss Dalloway: “If the cut of the swimsuit was better, I would have liked it, but wow Liz Collins? There is a surprise!”

Forum member narcyza showed her support and wrote, “Yeah, it’s quite a nice cover. I really like this simple makeup on her.”

Does ELLE‘s new cover tick all the right boxes? Drop us a comment here.

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Kim Kardashian’s Wax Figure Will Constantly Take Selfies of Itself, Much Like Kim Kardashian

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Laverne Cox isn’t the only celebrity Madame Tussauds will honor with a wax figure. Kim Kardashian is also up to get yet another rendering in the world-famous wax museum and this time, Tussauds is immortalizing the reality TV star in the best way yet.

Kim Kardashian’s wax figure will be posed with her arm out and a cell phone in her hand, taking a selfie, making this wax figure a perfect stand-in for IRL Ms. Kardashian, who is probably off somewhere taking a selfie anyway. Just imagine the freedom the reality TV star could have: can’t make it to an appearance? Send wax Kim. Need a meta Instagram post of Kim Kardashian taking a selfie of herself taking a selfie? Wax Kim to the rescue. Pregnancy feet too swollen to hit the red carpet? Wax Kim’s feet never swell.

Guests at the museum will be able to take a selfie with wax Kardashian through the device it is holding, but probably the best part about Kim’s wax figure is that it will never take a selfie in the same location more than three times. To coincide with the reality star’s self-imposed picture-taking rule, the backdrop behind her statue will constantly change. Crossing our fingers in hopes that Madame Tussauds rips some of the ridiculous backgrounds from Kanye West’s Bound 2 video

[via TIME]

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Katy Perry Is the Face of Moschino

In a move that should surprise no one, Katy Perry has been revealed as the face of Moschino’s latest ad campaign. Perry is an amazing fit for the brand based off her quirky sense of style and, of course, her close relationship with creative director Jeremy Scott, who also created the outfits for her epic Super Bowl halftime performance earlier this year.


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The image features Perry rocking a cropped haircut with a gold-trimmed patchwork denim jacket slung over her shoulders, a gold crop top, black skirt and chunky gold chain belt. Sure, we can see directly up her nose but there are no bats in this cave, so work queen.

Jeremy Scott tapped photography duo Inez and Vinoodh for the shoot and called on Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele to style Ms. Perry. The results? A pretty standard Moschino vibe and we’re loving it. Scott noted that this is the first image from the campaign, so we will be watching and waiting to see more images trickle out.

What do you think of Katy’s shot?

[via @itsjeremyscott]

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#JustATampon Campaign Looks to Normalize Women’s Periods

A new social media campaign is trying to destigmatize menstruation. #JustATampon is an initiative started by VPoint and Plan UK looking to change the way we talk about periods and the way women’s periods are treated in society. The campaign points first to the priciness of having your period, that women have to buy sanitary goods in order to take care of their monthly flow. But in spite of the fact that sanitary items are goods women need, they are still taxed in the U.K. at 5%.

The campaign also mentions the millennia-old taboo surrounding menstruation. “Smuggling sanitary items, trying to pretend that your various parts of your anatomy are not swelling, burning or gushing only adds to the emotional trauma. It might be dirty, but why does it have to be a secret too? I’m not suggesting that workplaces bring in easy desk-side tampon changing facilities, but really there has to be more understanding and support.” VPoint hopes to open the conversation about tampons and get people comfortable with menstruation through the power of social media. 

Men and women alike are posting images of themselves holding tampons to prove that periods are not a big deal and should not be treated as such. “Neither gender feel the need to publicly announce other toilet activities – but the fact that half the office is losing up to 80ml of blood at various times of the month needn’t be ignored.”  (more…)

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Beauty Vlogger Proves That You Don’t Have to Hate Yourself to Love Makeup

After hearing comments from a lot of women saying they are embarrassed to admit they love makeup, one beauty vlogger is saying screw that. YouTuber Nikkie Tutorials published a makeup tutorial last month that now has over 9 million views, in which she emphasizes the power of makeup. Nikkie wants her viewers to know that it’s OK to like doing your makeup, and that one’s love for contouring does not mean they actually hate the way they look. 

“Nowadays when you say you love makeup, you either do it because you want to look good for boys because you’re insecure or you do it because you don’t love yourself,” she says. “I feel like lately, it’s almost a crime to love doing your makeup.” After getting inspired by RuPaul’s Drag Race, seeing the drag queens paint only half their faces, Nikkie decided to show the world just how fun makeup is, and that women do their makeup not because of their insecurities but for the love of transforming their faces. Still, she emphasizes that the message of the video is not about simply covering your insecurities with a little paint.

“By no means do I want to say that if you have insecurities, you should just slap makeup on, feel better and never be content with your own self. I just want people to know that makeup is fun and there are no rules to makeup and if you want to go for that super sharp contour for the day, do it! If you want to go for a red lip and crazy bold eyes, do it!”

Nikkie makes an excellent point. Though makeup can help us look different and cover up some of our flaws, it does not necessarily mean that women use makeup because they don’t like how they look. Some women just like expressing their creativity with a little eyeshadow and highlighter and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Watch Nikkie Tutorials transform half her face in the video above.

[via BuzzFeed]

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Sarah Jessica Parker Is the New Face of Jordache

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Between her shoe line and her forthcoming HBO series, it’s a wonder that Sarah Jessica Parker has time to do anything. But the actress just added another layer to her workload, inking a deal as the Jordache ambassador. The denim label is bringing back some of its vintage popular styles from the 70s and 80s for The Jordache Look collection and introducing new styles to the mix. 

Sarah Jessica has been tapped to pose for the label’s The Jordache Look collection as well as its regular women’s range. Jordache will also release a collection of one-of-a-kind items, retooled from some of the brand’s old denim pieces. Naturally, this particular offering will be far more expensive than the others. Compare its $300 to $500 price range to The Jordache Look offering, which will retail from $89 to $149.

Either way, it’s an exciting partnership for SJP whose stylish image can pretty much sell consumers anything. SJP’s campaign for Jordache is already up on the brand’s website, picturing the actress seductively bent over, her bum to the camera, peering into the lens with a smoldering glance.

Work, girl, work!

[via WWD]

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