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We Tried the New ‘Louboutinize’ Photo Filter App from Christian Louboutin


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Christian Louboutin is busy expanding his empire, last week announcing the release of a new, outrageously expensive lipstick line (each lippie is $90 a pop!) and now, a new app to bring that special Louboutin touch to the photos you post on social media.

Louboutinize offers three filters. Of course, there is a “rouge” filter for users to add that signature Louboutin red tint to your photos. There is also a “legs” filter, which gives you six options of legs to superimpose onto your images, from a ballerina with a balloon tutu to a matador. The “crystallize” filter will add a facet effect to your photo, which can be modified when you swipe your finger over the image.

While the filters are definitely cute (we love “legs” the best), we were a little disappointed that the app wouldn’t let us adjust the image before adding the filters – or at least, we couldn’t figure out how to do it (somebody help?) though we tried. For example, if you want to exchange your legs with that of a jockey on a horse, you can’t resize or adjust the image in the app so that the pictures perfectly match up. You have to leave it to chance, or perhaps try resizing your image in another app. It seems silly to us that this wouldn’t be a feature in this particular app, especially when getting the right placement for the legs filter definitely requires it. Perhaps Louboutin’s people will make the change in a future update – which WWD mentions will include more filters.

So if you don’t mind doing a little extra work resizing your pictures, head over to the Apple App store and get to Louboutinizing all your pics! Check out our test-run of the app in the gallery below. (more…)

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Miley Cyrus Gets a New Look on Marie Claire’s September Cover — and We Like It! (Forum Buzz)

So far, the September covers haven’t exactly proven to be anything spectacular. Marie Claire unveiled its September cover just before the weekend and tapped Miley Cyrus for the biggest issue of the year. The magazine took a different direction with the “Wrecking Ball” singer with Miley channeling Twiggy on the cover image, complemented by the evident 60s-themed styling and Marc Jacobs mod-inspired shift dress. We’re just thrilled to see that Miley is actually dressed!

US Marie Claire September 2015 Miley Cyrus by Mark Seliger


“This is actually a nice cover for her. Not sure about the dress though,” said MON as soon as the cover broke on our forums.

“Must say, it’s a lot better than I expected after reading the title,” expressed Nomar in agreement.

Feeling the same way was KINGofVERSAILLES: “I like this, it feels different than what I expect from both Marie Claire and Miley. I actually find Miley more interesting and accessible than the vast majority of young pop stars or actresses, so I don’t resent her getting all the press she does. The ‘mod’ styling isn’t exactly unique for magazines to do with short-haired female celebrities, but it really works well for Miley.”

Forum member tigerrouge also seemed impressed. “What’s shocking about that cover is that it’s not as bad as you’ve come to expect from Miley Cyrus,” she wrote.

“Not a bad cover at all, third MC cover in a row that doesn’t look bad. She looks a bit like Kate Mara here,” noticed Benn98.

“I’ve been off the Miley bandwagon for quite some time now (and don’t see myself getting back on anytime soon) but she looks great here. Love the 60s reference,” declared a pleasantly surprised orchidee.

Are you a fan? Drop us a comment and see more photos from the cover shoot here.

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Local Talent Chosen for Australian Designers Abroad Showroom in Paris

Photo courtesy of Australian Fashion Chamber

Photo courtesy of Australian Fashion Chamber

The Australian Fashion Chamber has announced the local picks for their Australian Designers Abroad Showroom in Paris.

Hosted as part of the city’s Spring 2016 Ready-To-Wear Fashion Week from October 5 to October 8, 2015, the lineup will include a mix of established and emerging Australian fashion labels including Bassike, Camilla and Marc, Christopher Esber, Ginger & Smart, Michael Lo Sordo, Romance Was Born and Strateas.Carlucci. (more…)

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Nikki Reed Dons Lovely Lace in Aussie Label Lover

Nikki Reed wears Lover

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Twilight actress Nikki Reed hit the 2015 Summer TCA Tour FOX All-Star Party at West Hollywood’s Soho House on August 6, repping a navy-lace twinset by Australian label Lover.

Nikki opted for the Halo Crop Bodice and matching midi skirt, with the mid sleeves and high neck adding elegance, sophistication and shape to what would otherwise come across as just another matchy-matchy lace get-up.

She teamed the look with gold accessories, including a rectangle hard-case clutch and triple-strap heels, and puled her hair  into a loose updo.

Thanks to minimal styling and modest cuts, Nikki was able to look understated but still risqué thanks to the see-through lace.


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Tessa James Set to Make Triumphant Return to the Red Carpet

Former Home and Away actress Tessa James is set to hit the red carpet this week at Myer’s Spring 2015 Fashion Launch on August 13, according to Sydney Confidential. It will be her first official public appearance since her diagnosis with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September last year. 


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The 24-year-old beauty is now in remission, and hasn’t wasted any time getting back into everyday life. Speaking to KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O today, Tessa revealed she jetted back to Australia from Los Angeles this week, where she was auditioning for roles in film and television with the hopes of breaking into the US market. 

We look forward to seeing Tessa on the red carpet and hope she is feeling as fantastic as she is looking, especially after what we can only imagine has been one of her toughest years. Stay strong, girl!

[Via Sydney Confidential]

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WATCH: Australian Personalities Unite in New Marriage Equality Campaign

The latest campaign for Australian Marriage Equality features many Australian celebrities and athletes throwing their support behind equality for all. The newly released TVC’s include messages from the likes of Hugo Weaving, Julia Morris, Danielle Cormack, AFL players, former reality TV contestants and even religious leaders.

Together they want to raise awareness and gain support using the hashtag #WeCanDoThis, in the hopes that the nation’s leaders will take note of the majority who are in favour of same-sex marriage.

As Julia Morris says in one ad, “We’ve waited long enough,” and “Everybody deserves to be equal.” Meanwhile in another clip, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert‘s Hugo sums it up quite simply with, “It makes sense. It’s about giving everyone a fair go.” (more…)