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Iggy Azalea Finally Explains Why She Cancelled Her US Tour

Iggy Azalea attends the Billboard Music Awards

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Iggy Azalea has revealed why she cancelled her first arena tour in the US, and it’s got nothing to do with an illness or her upcoming wedding.

Speaking to Seventeen magazine, Iggy said she decided against proceeding with her Great Escape tour because she’s “had a different creative change of heart.”

Following news of the cancellation last Friday, Iggy explained, “I want to start totally anew, and if I stayed on my tour, that would mean I wouldn’t even be able to start working on that until after Christmas.” (more…)

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Karolin Wolter Shows Some Killer Legs on Vogue Turkey (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Turkey started to fall out of favor on our forums, but the title has regained our attention with the release of its June 2015 cover. Karolin Wolter is handed her second Vogue cover (excluding reprints) by the Turkish magazine, captured in New York City by photographer Miguel Reveriego. The German beauty and current face of Alexander McQueen isn’t overshadowed by the location as she demands our attention posing in a swimsuit and skyscraper heels.

Vogue Turkey June 2015 Karolin Wolter by Miguel Reveriego

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Forum members began to declare their love for the magazine within seconds. “Vogue Turkey is back to making great and original covers! Karolin looks stunning and the backdrop is perfect!” miguelalmeida raved the moment the cover dropped.

“I like this! This is a great shot and it reminds me of the Vogue Turkey I like,” Oxymore replied.

Echoing the same sentiments was MyNameIs: “This is so good. Way to think outside the box and deliver, VT.”

Also taking a huge liking toward the cover was TeeVanity. “Now this is lovely, everything is right about this cover,” he applauded.

“Karolin Wolter! Haven’t seen her in a while, but she’s always great!” enthused Simera.

Bruce7Lee also showed Karolin some support, declaring, “Karolin’s model skills are definitely one of the best in the industry now.”

KILLER LEGS!! Love it,” proclaimed an overwhelmed fluorescentbeat.

Does Turkish Vogue‘s cover do it for you? Drop us a comment inside the thread here.

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Inside the Graduate Fashion Week Exhibition 2015 in London

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The best thing about Graduate Fashion Week is not only checking out the runway shows to try and spot the next big future designer, but also exploring its exhibition. It presents you with the chance to get closer to the designs than the runway shows allow, whilst gaining a better, more visual idea of the designers’ inspirations thanks to the surrounding mood boards and sketchbooks on display. Plus, there’s also the opportunity to have a quick chat with the lecturers and get a real feel for each university. All in all, it’s a much more fulfilling experience than simply watching a three-minute runway show. 

So as this year’s Graduate Fashion Week descended upon Brick Lane’s The Old Truman Brewery in London’s hipster Shoreditch district, it was almost compulsory for us to wander around the exhibition and snap a few of our favourite finds. We were welcomed by creative artist Ant Carver painting a colourful picture of model Erin O’Connor. Judging by the quality of the work on display, there’s a bright future ahead for many of these aspiring designers and we wish them all the very best of luck. Take a look through a few of our favourite pieces from the exhibition in the slideshow below.  (more…)

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John Galiano Changes Its Logo

New John Galliano Logo

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The house of Galliano has gone through a lot of changes over the past few years, mainly losing its namesake designer. But the John Galliano label just got another major update. The fashion house recently inked a deal with Modalis and under the new licensing agreement, it seemed like a great time to change the logo. Nicolas Ghesquière did it at Louis Vuitton, Hedi Slimane did it at Saint Laurent and now it’s Bill Gaytten’s turn to switch up the house of Galliano’s swag.

The gothic type of the Galliano house has been replaced with less ornamented lettering. “Embedded in this new identity is the energy of late Eighties London, when artists and designers twisted established ideas,” said Frank Durand, the man helping to bring the new Galliano image to life. “This refined-meets-raw attitude, also at the heart of the Maison, has strong graphic potential, so we played off that.”  Galliano label CEO Dominique deLongvialle also seems excited about the house’s new look. “We believe this new visual identity expresses a resurgence of Maison John Galliano’s creative output and revival of its original ideas,” he said.

We suppose it was high time the logo changed, since John Galliano is no longer at the brand and it doesn’t look like he will be returning anytime soon. He’s clearly moved on to his post at Margiela so it seems like these changes were long overdue. At any rate, are you feeling Galliano’s new look?

[via Vogue UK]

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Want to Be a Successful Model? Better Beef up Your Instagram Following

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We’re firmly in a new era of modeling where the key to success is not just about the way you look or about how many designers like your personality – it’s also about how popular you are on social media. With the dawn of the “Instagirls,” there have been countless think pieces on how social media has birthed this new generation of models, but in terms of the actual fashion business, it’s easy to see just how important a large Instagram or Twitter following is, especially for brands looking to expand their reach. 

Storm Model Management Sarah Doukas explains just how important social media has become in casting a girl for a campaign. “Looks are obviously still first and foremost, but if you have two girls who are both perfect for something, without a shadow of a doubt the one with the bigger social following would win the job,” Doukas said. “If Cara does a big campaign, you quote for her to model and then you quote separately for the fact that she has 13m followers.” This phenomenon explains how Kendall Jenner, who might not be everyone’s cup of tea in photographs, has become such a hot item in the industry these days. Whether or not you like her as a model, those 27.5 million Instagram followers are a valuable currency of its own that clients see can translate to actual dollars. It’s business, after all – and you’ve got to find someone who is actually going to get people to buy your product.

Storm Model’s Simon Chambers elaborated: “This is a media space that belongs to that person — it’s an asset and if a brand wants access to that, then they have to treat it like buying media. The cost grows as the girl’s following grows.”

So, you aspiring models out there might want to start taking more Instagram selfies – and don’t skimp on the hashtags.

[via Vogue UK]

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James Bond Costume Designer Julie Harris Dies at 94

Casino Royal 1967

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The woman who helped set the pace for the image of “Swinging London” in the 60s has passed away. Julie Harris, the costume designer who dressed the Beatles and James Bond, passed away at the age of 94 after leading an illustrious career for which she was honored with an Oscar in 1965 for the film Darling.

Harris is responsible for the outfits in the Beatles’ Help! and HA Hard Day’s Night, and created the costumes for Bond films like 1967’s Casino Royale and Live and Let Die. She also did the costumes for Rollerball, Goodbye, Mr. Chips and The Great Muppet Caper. British Film Institute curator Jo Botting confirmed Harris’ death as she was a close friend. 

“In a career that embraced more than 80 films and television productions, as well as several stage plays, Julie worked with some of the greatest international stars in the history of cinema, and for some of its most legendary directors and producers,” Botting said. “Her outstanding work was constantly nominated for awards. She was an amazing woman.”

Her work will live on forever in film and she will always be remembered for bringing the London look to life on the big screen.

[via NYT, Rolling Stone]