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Karl Lagerfeld Just Shot Chanel’s Best Campaign in Years! (Forum Buzz)

Karl Lagerfeld may not be noted for his edgy and fashion-forward photography skills, but there’s no denying that when he gets it right, he truly does exceed expectations. Chanel‘s Fall 2015 advertising campaign dropped on our forums over the weekend and we’re overjoyed with the outcome. After Gisele Bündchen last season, we didn’t know what to expect and the team opted to revert back to the comfort of the studio and cast models Anna Ewers and Lindsey Wixson to pose in the classic setup, captured in black and white for maximum effect.

Chanel Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Karl Lagerfeld


Members of our forums were shocked. “Finally a great Chanel campaign! I feel like the past few seasons have been quite lackluster and this is just gorgeous, sophisticated and impactful. Well done!” Nepenthes applauded.

“I don’t remember the last time I loved a Chanel campaign. This is beautiful, love the mood of the campaign and the styling is great!!!” raved GivenchyAddict.

Also full of appreciation was narcyza: “It’s a classic and very elegant campaign. Perfect concept for Chanel.”

Forum member gazebo was feeling it too, echoing, “I love this so much. The classical model poses are great and very elegant.”

“Amazing! Finally a perfect campaign from them after so long!! Stellar beyond words!” hailed a more than impressed MON.

“Finally a decent Chanel campaign, and finally Anna got it!! I’m glad she and Lindsey are part of this. The shots are lovely — I love that vintage vibe, can’t wait for more,” anticipated thatsfierce.

Are you a fan? Share your sentiments with us here.

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A First Look at Ellen Degeneres’ Collection for Gap Kids

Ellen Degeneres wants young girls to embrace who they are… by getting their parents to shop her new children’s collection at the Gap. The comedian and TV host partnered with the retailer and her newly-launched lifestyle label ED for a boys and girls range (with, reportedly, a few options for adults) that has a bit of a feminist slant. Degeneres is looking to empower young girls and has cast the campaign with “inspiring real-life girls” who have all accomplished more than most of us had accomplished at their age and, in some cases, even now. 

Included in the campaign is a girl who builds prosthetic hands, a drummer, an entrepreneur and more. Of course there is a social media aspect, which encourages kids to take selfies in pieces from the collection and caption their images with inspiring words. 

The collection is set to hit Gap stores August 17. Part of the proceeds from the range will go to charity, giving you another good reason to shop. Above, check out the adorable behind-the-scenes video of the campaign shoot.

[via Mashable]

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Nicole Kidman’s Vogue Cover for August 2015 Is a Major Disappointment (Forum Buzz)

We’re forever receiving tidbits via our popular Cover Rumor Thread and with each and every rumor, the wait for the final result to surface feels like an eternity. Thankfully for us die-hard Nicole Kidman fans, U.S. Vogue‘s August 2015 cover dropped over the weekend, generating mixed feedback on the forums. The Aussie actress, who’s promoting Queen of the Desert, was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for the cover image while Peter Lindbergh captured Nicole’s cinematic feature. On the cover, Nicole wears a backless Marc Jacobs dress and serves up some major hair envy.

US Vogue August 2015 Nicole Kidman


“I have such a soft spot for Nicole, it’s a great cover shot. The angle is perfect!” raved Miss Dalloway, getting us off on a high note.

“It’s classic Nicole and I love it! Much better than her recent ELLE cover,” [Piece Of Me] added in agreement.

Yet the cover failed to impress everyone else. “God this magazine is boring! Yes, Nicole looks nice, but the pose is imperfect. I can’t stand their fonts, Marie Claire is more exciting,” Srdjan discredited.

JennaaMonroe wasn’t projecting much love, either, writing, “Yawn, boring. It has a lovely feel to it but it’s quite bland and I feel like I’ve seen it a thousand times.”

“Always lovely to see Nicole, but the cover isn’t exciting at all, again the usual stuff,” echoed Nymphaea.

Bertrando3 was quick to point out some flaws, too. “This is VERY boring indeed. She looks sad and tired and the cover reads ‘happier than ever’ — good one! The pose is the same as Sandra Bullock indeed and wearing the same brand…” he ranted.

Does Nicole’s cover make you want to rush out and purchase a copy? Join our discussion here.

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You’ll Never Guess Which Actress Was in the Running to Play Cher in ‘Clueless’ over 20 Years Ago

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Image: Paramount Pictures

It’s been 20 years since the 1995 cult classic Clueless hit theaters, but you wouldn’t be able to tell if you looked at some of the film’s stars today – like Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd – who have failed to age since the film’s release. But if you thought you knew everything you needed to know about the film, think again. The Hollywood Reporter chatted with Clueless director Amy Heckerling, who touched on a few insider details on the film’s casting.

Alicia Silverstone will always be remembered for her role in the film, but another blond-haired actress we know and love also had a shot at the role. According to Heckerling, Reese Witherspoon was in the running to play Cher. “She had such a strong personality and sense of self,” she said. “[But] she would have to act Cher — Alicia was Cher.”  Also up for a part was Dave Chapelle, who read to play Donald Faison’s role of Murray in the movie. Though Chapelle was certainly hilarious, she thought that he was just too grown to play the part in the way that Faison could. “[Chappelle] was just amazing — he was such a mensch,” Heckerling said. “I needed somebody who was really innocent, a goofy kid.”

The film came together perfectly with the cast that was ultimately chosen, but we can definitely see how both Witherspoon and Chapelle could have been in the running for those roles.

[via Hollywood Reporter]

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Zimmermann Wins at the ‘Paper Towns’ LA Premiere

Kendall Jenner Paper Towns premiere

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It mightn’t have been the Australian premiere of Paper Towns on Saturday, July 18, but it sure felt like it with the overflow of Zimmermann pieces on the LA screening’s red carpet. While it wasn’t too much of a shock to see home-grown model Nicole Trunfio sporting the Aussie label, spotting Kendall Jenner in the Esplanade collection was the best kind of surprise.

The reality-star-cum-model rocked a burgundy keyhole blouse with a buttoned double thigh-split skirt, both by Zimmermann, finished off with gold lace-up heels and a tousled pony. You might remember Montana Cox wearing the dress version of this ensemble, which was also a complete winner. (more…)

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Iggy Azalea Is Heading Back to Australia!

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I-G-G-what? Iggy Azalea is set to visit her motherland next month with fiancé Nick Young in tow, her first time back since “Fancy” and “Problem” went global.

The rapstress will attend the BONDS100 Birthday Party in Sydney Harbour’s Circular Quay on August 19, alongside past and present BONDS ambassadors, like tennis royalty Pat Rafter. In her spare time down under, Luna Park and lunch with her gran is high priority on the to-do list.

“I’m going to Sydney which is relevant to me because my entire family, besides my mother, lives there,” Iggy said in a news release. “I get to see everybody, have a nice meal with my grandma and I’m going to make Nick go to Luna Park. I’m really excited to get to show him where I’m from.”

It gets better, Azaleans. You have the chance to meet Iggy at the anniversary event, by sharing your best dance moves on social media and hash tagging #BONDS100. Winning means you’ll also get to perform. Go on, get moving.