Australia’s Next Top ModelCycle 9 winner Brittany Beattie has made her official runway debut at Carriageworks for Witchery’s Spring 2015 collection last night.
The former bobcat driver seems to have left the anxiety and panic attacks that plagued her time on the TV show behind her as she looked calm and breezy strutting her stuff in a chic two-piece white suit.
As you will recall, the 20-year-old winner collapsed during her audition and had to be treated by a medic as a result of her anxiety and fears, but now it’s all behind her. Speaking to Daily Mail before her debut she shared, “I’m not nervous at all. I usually would be with my anxiety but now I can’t wait to get out there.” (more…)
Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to know that she’s a cool mum, not a regular mum.
The goddess of Goop is at it again, leaving her indelible mark on something that is better left alone. This time round, she’s taking on designer clutches and emblazoning them with the names of her favourite rappers, because if you didn’t know already, she is d-o-w-n, down with her rap music.
The lifestyle guru has partnered with high street handbag designer Edie Parker, and produced two rather mind-boggling, blinged out clutches. The handbags will set you back just over $2300 AUD ($1695 USD) and can be purchased from her website Goop, but be warned: these unwanted throwbacks feature some pretty odd pairings. (more…)
Scottish musician Calvin Harris’ Emporio Armani ads are here and it’s time to immediately stop what you’re doing, as you don’t want to miss out on this major eye candy. To announce the news, he posted a photo on Instagram.
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The campaign contains photos of Harris wearing nothing but black Emporio Armani briefs and some serious abs, as well as a few pieces of clothing from the Fall 2015 collection. But really, who’s interested in a fully clothed Calvin Harris right now?
Image courtesy of Armani
“I feel an affinity to the brand ethos and have been a long time admirer of their designs,” he told Daily Mail. And according to Giorgio Armani himself, “Calvin Harris is a truly cosmopolitan, dynamic young man who is capable of attracting the masses with his music and energy. He isn’t a model by nature, and this creates a more sincere and engaging bond with the public.”
For those interested in seeing him fully clothed, check out the rest of the campaign photos below: (more…)
You’ll often hear us ranting about magazines that constantly deliver the same overused and recycled cover stars issue after issue. So you can imagine our sheer delight when Vogue Korea‘s latest cover surfaced featuring an underrated and fiercely talented actress that hasn’t had the honor of gracing a cover of Vogue before. Taking advantage of Tilda Swinton‘s presence in Seoul during Chanel’s Resort 2016 show, the Oscar-winning actress appears on the August cover, photographed by Hong Jong Hyun wearing Chanel.
Forum members were impressed. “Great surprise!! Love the minimal retouching and Tilda looks great here,” praised Benn98 instantly.
“She has such presence, even in a minimal cover she commands it perfectly,” agreed a satisfied kokobombon.
“This is sensational!” Nomar simply declared inside the thread.
Stavros couldn’t wait to comment: “Now we are talking! TILDA! She deserves to be on every magazine cover and I am sure she won’t disappoint even if the styling is not the best. She speaks for herself! I wish Vogue Italia sees this and starts itching.”
“Stunning Tilda! Love the simplicity of this cover!” cried Nepenthes. Wolkfolk agreed, adding, “Good styling and Tilda is always regal.”
Sharing the same sentiments was [PieceOfMe], adding, “Certainly a lovely surprise! Tilda never fails.”
With influencers like Caitlyn Jenner and Jazz Jennings making regular headlines these days, transgender acceptance is now seeing a brighter future. The latest news: Thailand-based Apple Model Management is opening an exclusive transgender women and men modeling division in Los Angeles. Cecilio Asuncion, Los Angeles director, will head up the division and relayed to Fortune that he already has six models, and is currently seeking to fill another nine spots.
Asuncion, who filmed transgender documentary What’s The T? in 2012, says “his mission is to turn the working models into supermodels and groom rookie talent for the world of modeling.” Aside from high fashion gigs, he aims to tap big consumer brands that “span cities, suburbs and strip malls across America.”
“I want the Gaps,” says Asuncion.”I want the Old Navys. I want the Banana Republics—just because it’s commercial work and that’s more mainstream.” Another key brand for him is Target. “If you have a trans woman pushing a cart looking so happy that she’s buying dishwashing liquid—because, you know, everyone’s happy buying dishwashing liquid—who cares what gender they are? Who cares? Why should that be an issue?”
What’s up next for Apple Model Management’s new transgender model division? New York Fashion Week in September. Fortune reported that while he didn’t drop names, Heatherette designer Richie Rich is “a potential interested party.” As for now, Asuncion will continue to work against the company’s mission of moving onwards and upwards and creating a workspace in the modeling world “without having to feel that you have to hide.”