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Target Commits to Size Inclusivity for Latest Swimwear Campaign

Target really seems to be taking the criticism about its former lack of clothing options for plus-size women to heart. The retailer added a bevy of plus options to its Lilly Pulitzer collaboration and also added  Ava + Viv, an entire range of plus clothing to the roster. Now, Target is doubling down on the size inclusivity angle with a new swimwear-focused video.

The retailer tapped Zanna Roberts Rassi for the Target Loves Every Body campaign, in which she helps four bloggers find the perfect swimsuit. Everything Curvy and Chic‘s Chantè Burkett, My Style Diaries‘ Nikki Minton, Fabulatina‘s Nashelly Messina and Simply Stylist‘s Sarah Boyd were tapped to model swimsuits, representing a diverse range of body types. Taking into consideration what each woman wanted to show off and which parts of their bodies they felt insecure about, they were matched with a swimsuit that made them feel sexy, confident and most of all – stylish. It is certainly a step in the right direction for Target, who seems keen on emphasizing its newly-established size inclusiveness, and it couldn’t come at a better time. There is a lot of money to be made in the world of plus-size fashion and if you’re delivering items that are as stylish as they are flattering, you can tap into an enormous market.

Watch each woman find her perfect swimsuit in the video above.

[via BuzzFeed]


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The Lovely Amilna Estevao Stars on T Magazine’s Beauty Issue (Forum Buzz)

If there’s one thing we learn each time a magazine cover surfaces on our forums, it’s that the most successful are always straightforward, effortless and unpretentious. T Magazines (from The New York Times) annual beauty issue certainly wins the race with its unassuming cover and we’re loving it. Amilna Estevao stars on the issue due out June 14 and is joined by the likes of Amber Valletta, Andreja Pejic, Aya Jones, Edie Campbell, Estella Boersma, Fei Fei Sun, Julia Bergshoeff, Liya Kebede, Mica Arganaraz & Stella Tennant for the feature spread. Diversity? Check. Simplicity? Check. Our approval? Check.

“Beautiful ed and cover. The cover even manages to feel summery – is it the peach and blue font?” asked t-tex, sharing her enthusiasm right away, kicking us off on a positive.

“Fantastic cover, ed and casting. T Magazine slays lately, a lot of fashion mags *cough*Vogue*cough* can sit down and take notes,” pointed out Vitamine W.

Sharing the same sentiments was Cosmic Voices: “Great cover. For the first time in a long time I actually enjoy the selection of images in color as opposed to the black and white!”

“Wonderful cover and ed. Love the cast!” declared Nepenthes.

Also showing the cover some love was TeeVanity. “Wonderful that they put her on the cover, she is beautiful,” he said.

Benn98 felt the same, adding, “Striking cover! All the girls are looking lovely, but Julia, Fei Fei and Stella are my favorites.”

Be sure to check out the wonderful portraits of the eleven models and tell us your favorite here.

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Is Kylie Jenner Recording an Album?

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You can’t be part of the Kardashian-Jenner clan without hustlin’ for that cash. Kylie Jenner might be shilling hair extensions, beauty products and fast fashion duds, but she is allegedly trying to prove that she is more than just famous for being famous and taking selfies. She has actual talent y’all, and she is going to prove it to us.

Kylie Jenner is rumored to be recording an album and is said to be doing so with the help of her 25-year-old father-of-one boyfriend, Tyga. A source tells Us Weekly that Kylie’s music has a Tinashe-type vibe and that Tyga is lending a hand with the writing. 

Jenner is taking vocal lessons, so we’ll see how this pans out if this rumor is true. She might not have much experience with music, but hey – if Kendall Jenner can go from being a humble reality TV star to the toast of the Chanel runway, there is no reason why Kylie can’t be the next, um, Beyoncé, maybe? But who knows: Kylie might surprise us and release a fire track, so we will definitely be waiting to see if this rumor materializes. 

[via Us Weekly]

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David Beckham Gets an Acting Gig, Brooklyn Beckham Covers Rollacoaster

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Professional hottie David Beckham is expanding his resumé and dipping his toe in the acting pool. The ex-footballer is expected to appear in Guy Richie’s forthcoming film, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur. The bulk of Beckham’s film credits consist of him appearing as himself but this time, he’s been cast as a Blackleg leader, which we’re assuming is a minor role, especially when the list of co-stars includes names like Jude Law, Charlie Hunnam, Eric Bana and Djimon Hounsou. This might not be the end of Beckham’s adventures in film. IMDB states that he is rumored to appear in another of Ritchie’s upcoming movies, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

While David pursues his Hollywood dreams, his son Brooklyn Beckham is carving his own path to stardom. The 16-year-old appears on the cover of Rollacoaster magazine, for which he shot two covers. Baby Becks poses for photographer James White in a series of sporty looks, giving us some serious face all the while. Looks like his dad must have given him smizing tips!

For the shoot, the folks at Rollacoaster outfitted Beckham in pieces from Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Calvin Klein and more. What do you think of his cover?

[via Mirror, Grazia]

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Take a Chance on Chanel’s New Fragrance Campaign (Forum Buzz)

We can guarantee you’ll want to spend the weekend bowling once you’ve seen Chanel‘s latest campaign. To coincide with the unveiling of the brand’s latest Chance Eau Vive fragrance (consisting of grapefruit and blood orange accord with jasmine and white musk), Chanel has unveiled the print campaign alongside its wonderfully playful commercial, ahead of the scent’s release today. Chanel tapped Jean-Paul Goude to capture both the print and film campaigns with a fabulously entertaining result. French beauty Rianne van Rompeay strikes out as the face of the scent, playing the role perfectly while using the bottle as a bowling ball.

Chanel Chance Eau Vive Ad Campaign Rianne van Rompaey by Jean-Paul Goude


The campaign was a treat for our forum members. “OMG! A new Chance and the images are fabulous!” raved gazebo.

“Very original, finally something new!” admired Emmanuelle in agreement.

Also full of appreciation was dior_couture1245: “Jean-Paul Goude just makes the best and most charming fragrance ads. He is a genius! The commercial is fabulous!”

Forum member Darri couldn’t wait to add, “Goodness, what a fun, silly, brie candy coated commercial. Love it!”

“It’s very French and cute but I don’t like what they did to Rianne’s hair. Her normal hair looks so much more gorgeous. However, I’m glad that she landed this big campaign, so good for her,” applauded Nomar.

A different attitude soon found its way into the thread. “From what archive did they pull this? It’s very old-fashioned,” disapproved Nymphaea.

Gábor wasn’t feeling it either and informed, “It looks just as bad in print.”

Check out the thread here and meet us at the bowling alley!

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Teresa Palmer Opens Up About ‘Turbulent’ Childhood

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Photo: Getty

Adelaide-native Teresa Palmer may have made her mark on Hollywood in films such as Warm Bodies and Bedtime Stories, but it’s her latest role in Dreams  that really hits close to home.

Working on the project with her real-life husband, Mark Webber, the short film created by Vs. magazine has the actress drawing inspiration from her troubled childhood growing up in public housing.

Teresa portrays a single mother/wannabe actress in the short film, strapped for cash and living in a trailer park near Los Angeles. Despite the production’s efforts to dress her down, Teresa’s natural beauty prominently shines through.

Directed by Guy Aroch, it may be worlds away from the glitterati of Hollywood, but it is still a reality for many and a reminder of Teresa’s past.  (more…)