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Christian Siriano Is Teaming up with Lane Bryant

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Lane Bryant just snagged itself another major design collaboration. The plus-size retailer is joining forces with designer Christian Siriano for a collaboration due Spring 2016. It’s a long time to wait, but judging from Siriano’s ladylike and flattering designs, it will totally be worth it.

We’ve already seen what Siriano can do in the plus department. He custom-made blogger Nicolette Mason’s wedding dress, which was stunning, to say the least. The gold flower paillette-embellished gown looked like something out of a fairytale and though his line for Lane Bryant probably won’t be quite so grand, we do know Siriano knows how to make a woman look fantastic – regardless of her size.

“In my opinion, fashion should never be defined by size. Regardless if it’s for red carpet or a day at the office, every woman should feel stylish and comfortable in their clothes,” Siriano said in a statement. “I’m excited about this partnership with Lane Bryant because it allows me the opportunity to showcase my designs on the everyday woman and allow them the opportunity to feel as beautiful and fashionable as possible.”

We can’t wait to see what he whips up for this collaboration!

[via Hollywood Reporter]

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Izi Simundic’s Top 5 Moments on Australia’s Next Top Model

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Photo: FOX 8

Izi Simundic may have been eliminated from Australia’s Next Top Model, but she’s still a total legend in our eyes. The beach babe from Bondi was a standout and personally our favourite contestant, but was sadly eliminated on tonight’s episode after she received one of the lowest scores for her challenge and photo shoot.

We still think she’s awesome, though, and loved every minute of her on the series. Take a look at our list of her top five moments on the show below. (more…)

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Cara Delevingne is Coming to Australia

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Image: WENN

Australia is about to becoming even more beautiful, because the one and only Cara Delevingne is coming to town. Deep breaths, everyone.

The model-turned-actress will be in Sydney for the red-carpet premiere of Paper Towns on July 5, which is like a month away, FYI. We can’t even.

The film, which will hit Australian cinemas on July 16, is an adaptation of the novel by John Green, the same guy who delivered the tear-jerking filmThe Fault in Our Stars.

We don’t know if Paper Towns will make us cry, but seeing Cara on the red carpet just might. 

[Via InStyle]

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Maddison Brown Forfeits Major Louis Vuitton Opportunity for Acting Gig

Maddison Brown

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Choosing between a Louis Vuitton modelling job in Paris or a meeting with director Kim Farrant in Sydney might seem like a pretty dreamy predicament for some, but for model-actress Maddison Brown the situation was very real.

The 18-year-old, who was based in New York at the time, decided to meet with Farrant over the modelling gig in hopes of being cast for the film Strangerland

The Daily Telegraph reports that Brown chose to go ahead with the meeting, knowing that the opportunity may never eventuate into an actual role. She had to convince Farrant that she was the right person to play Nicole Kidman‘s daughter, Lily, a wild, sexually active teen who disappears during a dust storm. (more…)

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Ruby Rose Opens Up About Struggle with Gender Identity

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Well, it’s definitely the week for it. Following Caitlyn Jenner’s big reveal on Vanity Fair, model Ruby Rose has revealed that she also had a long-lasting struggle with gender identity.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine, Ruby said, “For a long time, I wished I’d been born a boy.” The model slashie didn’t know there were options like “gender neutral or gender fluid”, which she now identifies herself as. “I later realised you could be a girl and dress like a guy,” she explained.

In July 2014, Ruby released a short film about the very topic of “what it is like to have an identity which deviates from the status quo”. The video, which Ruby wrote, produced and starred in, shows a blonde woman in heels and makeup, transform into a short-haired, heavily tattooed man.



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Sydney Film Festival Kicks off With Star-Studded Guest List

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Photo: Getty

The 62nd Sydney Film Festival opened last night, June 3, at Market Street’s State Theatre with the world premiere of Australian film Ruben Guthrie.

Ruben Guthrie is the directorial debut of award-winning playwright, screenwriter and actor Brendan Cowell. Produced by Kath Shelper, the film was shot on location all over Sydney with a cast including our very own Abbey Lee Kershaw and Brenton Thwaites.

NSW Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, said Australian films are a strong flavour at this year’s festival. “The local film industry is firing on all cylinders with over 51 Australian productions screened over 12 days at this year’s festival including; six features, 10 feature-length documentaries, 12 short documentaries, and 22 short fiction films, together with some of the best cinema in the world,” Tony said. (more…)