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Salma Hayek Looks Gorgeous on Allure’s August Cover (Forum Buzz)

Is Allure set to become flavor of the month? First serving up fan favorite Taraji P. Henson and now Salma Hayek poses for the title’s stunning August cover. The 48-year-old actress appears as radiant as ever before the lens of Patrick Demarchelier, wearing a bra from Stella McCartney Lingerie. Selma’s messy updo was tended to by Garren and makeup was applied by Gucci Westman. Text overload aside, it should come as no surprise that the cover turned out so fabulously appealing.

US Allure August 2015 Salma Hayek by Patrick Demarchelier


“She looks beautiful. A nice surprise from Allure. I’ve been quite happy with their cover choices this year. Definitely not predictable as others,” admired A.D.C. right away.

“What a stunning shot of Salma! Beautiful!” added a satisfied Nepenthes.

Also full of appreciation was RanThe: “It’s nice to see someone on a cover of a magazine that isn’t overly used.”

Though there’s no denying the cover’s beauty, the amount of text leaves a lot to be desired. “Obnoxious oversized font taking attention away from a truly phenomenal image. I know we need to know what is inside the issue but surely there is a way to include all pertinent information without overwhelming the image,” said Luxx.

Kokobombon agreed: “I love the image, so powerful – that eyebrow!  Too bad the layout takes away from it. What were they thinking? Members from The Cover Challenge thread handle layouts better than this,” she declared.

“The text deserves a special place in hell for ruining an otherwise stunning cover image,” scorned marsnoop2.

Come sing Allure‘s praises with us inside the thread here.

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JW Anderson Tapped as Diet Coke’s Latest Designer

JW Anderson just nabbed himself a new gig as Diet Coke’s latest designer. Anderson has been tapped to reimagine the iconic soda bottle, as well as two T-shirts and a notebook to go with it, which will be available in a box set at Harvey Nichols. Looking to his Fall 2015 collection, Anderson added elements inspired by his knits as part of Diet Coke’s Regret Nothing campaign. “I take inspiration from my collection and make something that you want to touch,” he said in a video announcing the partnership. 


Coming this summer: Diet Coke x @JW_Anderson Fashion heaven! #DietCokeJWA

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J.W. Anderson’s designs mark the first time Coke is using photography on its bottles. “I view Diet Coke as a pop-culture icon so I was excited to have the opportunity to put my stamp on Regret Nothing,” Anderson said. “You can expect something completely different with lots of cool surprises.”

Anderson joins the ranks of past Diet Coke designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs and more who have put their spin on the iconic bottle. Expect to see the designs hit shelves starting August 17. 

[via Vogue UK]

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Amy Schumer Plays the Sexy Princess Leia for GQ

Count on Amy Schumer to put a hilarious spin on an iconic pop culture moment. GQ tapped the comedian for its comedy issue and, of course, Schumer delivers the kind of cover we all expect from her. We see her dressed up as Princess Leia with C-3PO standing behind her, his metal finger in her mouth as Schumer flashes a cheeky glance to the camera. Like we said, we would expect no less from her.

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Inside the issue, a topless Schumer is pictured in bed with C-3PO and R2-D2, smoking cigarettes and touching one of R2’s knobs as 3PO wields a blowtorch. In another risqué shot lensed by Mark Seliger, Schumer inserts a light saber in her mouth, simulating fellatio. Who knew Star Wars could be sexy and funny at the same time?

Check out more images from Schumer’s shoot at GQ.

[via GQ]

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Lena Dunham to Launch New Feminist Newsletter Lenny

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Navel-gazing millennial hipsters, lend Lena Dunham your ears – or a way into your inbox. The actress and director is teaming up with her friend Jenni Konner to launch new feminist lifestyle newsletter Lenny, “where there’s no such thing as too much information.” Hopefully, we’re talking about information in general, because who needs more unwanted, uncomfortable details about Lena Dunham’s private life? Oh, who are we kidding – we’ll probably get those too.

This fall, Dunham and Konner promise “feminism, style, health, politics, friendship and everything else” in the weekly newsletter which is for “an army of like-minded intellectually curious women and the people who love them, who want to bring change but also want to know, like, where to buy the best tube top for summer that isn’t going to cost your entire paycheck.” Editor-in-chief Jessica Grose describes the newsletter as “Goop meets Grantland,” apropos since Dunham admits she and Konner are huge fans of Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site

BuzzFeed wonders how Lenny will fare in a market that already serves the demographic Dunham and Konner are catering to with newsletters like theSkimm. Eventually, Lenny will become a website. For now, to pay for the project, the pair is seeking advertisers and will also include an e-commerce aspect selling wares from independent female artists.

Taylor Swift performs onstage with Hailee Steinfeld, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Lena Dunham during The 1989 World Tour Live at MetLife Stadium on July 10, 2015

Taylor Swift performs onstage with Hailee Steinfeld, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Lena Dunham during The 1989 World Tour Live at MetLife Stadium on July 10, 2015; Image: Getty

It seems Dunham and her mile-long list of celebrity pals is the only draw here. Perhaps her first piece for the newsletter can be about how short she feels standing next to some of Taylor Swift’s model friends. Dunham dished about her stint onstage at Swift’s concert in New Jersey this weekend, during which Tay Tay brought her leggy friends Lily Aldridge, Hailee Steinfeld and Gigi Hadid onstage along with Dunham, who noticed she looked quite short next to these women with model height. “I got all these texts from friends saying like, ‘I just want you to know you’re beautiful,’ and I was like, ‘I didn’t ask for that,'” she said. “[Judd Apatow was] just like, ‘That was the fucking funniest thing I’ve ever seen.’ And my boyfriend made it his screensaver, because he thinks it’s so funny to just look at the height difference and look at all the people in make-up, and then me, like [makes face].”

[via BuzzFeed, Vogue UK]

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Rihanna Is Now Designing Socks for Stance

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Rihanna is delving further into the world of apparel with her latest gig as contributing creative director for sock company Stance. The singer signed a three-year deal with the label to join its “Punks and Poets” series and has kicked off the partnership with two new sock styles she designed. On sale now at the Stance website are the Murder Rih Wrote socks, which feature the singer’s last name, the words “bad gal” and what looks like newspaper clippings collaged together to make a pair of socks Rihanna stans can appreciate. 

The socks come in over-the-knee ($26) and your standard shin-length ($30) styles, and according to WWD, there is a limited amount of each style. If you aren’t able to get your hands on Riri’s first effort for Stance, you’ll have to wait until the fall when the rest of her designs for the label hit shelves. 

“I’ve had a great relationship with Stance for a long time and ‎I am happy to be working with them on such a fun and creative project,” Rihanna said of her turn with the label. Rihanna is no stranger to design, having created collections over a few seasons with River Island and landing herself a role at Puma as women’s creative director. There are also rumors that Rihanna will be launching a line of accessories, $chool Kills.

[via WWD]