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Victoria’s Secret Model Martha Hunt is the New Face of Seafolly

We can always count on Seafolly to make a swimming decision when it comes to model choice, and the newest campaign is no exception. Victoria's Secret model Martha Hunt has been tapped to parade the latest designs for the Aussie swimwear brand, shot by Enrique Badulescu amongst the picturesque scenery of the Whitsundays.

Not only has Martha graced the catwalk with the world's most beautiful women for the renowned lingerie brand Victoria's Secret, the North Carolina-born, New York-based model has also fronted top glossies like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Elle.

In her move with Seafolly, she joins the long list of incredibly-engineered beauties chosen to front the brand. Kristy Hinze was the first face (and body) picked back in 2001, followed by the likes of Miranda Kerr, Jessica Hart, Catherine McNeil and Samantha Harris.

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Vogue Italia’s July 2014 Cover is ‘Easily the Most Stale Cover They’ve Had in Ages’ (Forum Buzz)

Members of our forums began to descend on the Cover Rumor Thread a while ago to speculate on Vogue Italia's upcoming cover. The wait is finally over, though, as the cover eventually surfaced right before the weekend, but with mixed reactions. The July 2014 foldout cover of Italian Vogue features 11 faces, all socializing and engaging with one another while being photographed by Steven Meisel in a cafe/restaurant setting. Styled by Karl Templer, the models wear a range of outfits from Louis Vuitton.

Vogue Italia July 2014 Steven Meisel


"Easily the most stale cover they've had in ages, Lexi's face looks like a reject from two months ago and all the other girls look 'shopped to the max. The film is dripping with pretense; apathetic models hanging around in a bar, looking void and hollow while the voice is supposed to add a layer of depth but does not connect to the images. What a terrible disappointment," commented Vitamine W.

loladonna was on the same wavelength: "Nobody is 'killing it' on this cover. Everyone looks bored and the direction and composition is beyond lazy."

"Exactly, everyone looks awful. And if it were any other magazine but Vogue Italia, people would be bashing this to shreds, because it's terribly amateur looking and awkward," echoed HeatherAnne.

On the other hand, some forum members were delighted. "I love everything about this cover," enthused quangthinh.

Miss Dalloway also seemed very satisfied and wrote, "It's beautiful, especially once you see it in full. The male model in the foldout should have been in the main cover, he has far more presence than any of the other two guys! I always love seeing male models being included in the cover."

Vogue Italia July 2014 Steven Meisel


Check out the thread for the accompanying video and don't forget to join the discussion here.

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Interview’s August Cover with Mia Wasikowska is ‘Dull But Still Beautiful’ (Forum Buzz)

She's best known for her role in Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland back in 2010, and now Mia Wasikowska is Interview's August cover subject. The Australian actress is photographed by Craig McDean, who also shot the 24-year-old for AnOther Magazine's Spring 2014 cover. Shot against an orange backdrop wearing a black sleeveless coat from Celine, a playful Mia stretches out an elastic band while gazing down the lens. Karl Templer styled Mia for both the cover and the cover story.

Interview August 2014 Mia Wasikowska Craig McDean


Most members of our forums aren't so taken with the actress. "Why is Mia always getting covers? And why is she practically Craig McDean's muse? Have to admit she'll in 20 years time be mostly remembered for Alice in Wonderland and will kinda just be an over-hyped indie darling," wrote LylaScans.

"I agree. I´m all into the trendy semi-indie actresses of today (Rooney, Carey, Elizabeth Olsen, etc.) but Mia leaves me so cold and apart from Stoker I can´t say I´m a big fan. This is a great cover though," replied jmrmartinho.

A.D.C. shared their sentiments: "I'm so over Mia. She's like the big screen's Lena Dunham. Who wants to read about her?!?!?"

Nepenthes seemed to be undecided and wrote, "The cover is dull but still beautiful. Thankfully, the editorial is way more interesting. What is she promoting?"

On the other hand, forum member Berlin Rocks had a positive attitude toward the cover: "That's pretty cool. That's how you do an orange background cover. Take note Vogue Paris. Even though black+orange is still aggressive to my eyes in print, the white, the soft portrait, makes it look cool."

The cover story has been posted inside the thread, which can be viewed here. Don't forget to post your own opinion, too!

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Solange Knowles Covers Lucky Magazine, Adresses Jay Z Elevator Attack

Something about Solange Knowles makes everything she touches instantly cooler. We don't know if it's the hair or just the fact that we've got a major crush on her and her closet. But whatever it is, Lucky magazine is sold on it, as they've tapped the Saint Records boss and singer to cover its August Issue.

Knowles unveiled the cover on her Instagram this morning, captioning the image with, "'Luck be a lady tonight'…. Thank you @luckymagazine." And indeed, Solo is pictured as one casually hip lady on the cover–she's styled in a white printed sweatshirt and icy blue trousers, casually holding a coffee cup because, you know, she's so cool that she can just chill and sip java through her photo shoot and still look like a boss.

Turns out she can also deflect questions about her infamous elevator fight with Jay Z like a boss as well. In the accompanying article, Knowles speaks out on the dropkick seen 'round the world–and she doesn't have much else to say about it that wasn't already said in the very dry statement the family released in the aftermath of elevator-gate. “What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” she told Lucky. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”

Guess if there's anything to tell about that night, Solange won't be the one telling it!

[h/t Page Six]

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Katie Holmes Goes Topless for Glamour’s August Issue (Forum Buzz)

Glamour's latest cover informs us the single life agrees with Katie Holmes, and I couldn't agree more. The ex-Mrs. Cruise is currently promoting her upcoming movie, The Giver, which is due out for release next month. For the August 2014 cover, we see Katie wearing a denim shirt teamed with a pair of denim jeans, which was styled by Jill Davison.

US Glamour August 2014 Katie Holmes Tom Munro


Inside the magazine, Tom Munro shoots Katie for a series of photographs where she goes topless. Of course, the actress conceals her modesty with her arms as she wears even more denim for the studio-based portraits. She's never looked better, and check out that fabulous hair! Credit goes to Serge Normant for the voluminous hairstyle and Fulvia Farolfi for the makeup.

Members of our forums aren't so taken with the cover shoot, though. "I don't like Katie's covers, they all look the same for me, actually she always looks the same! And this one in particular reminds me a lot (the whole concept) of Jessica Alba's recent cover. Boring," commented Andrea27.

"Why Katie?" simply questioned GlamorousBoy.

Srdjan shared the same uncertainty and wrote, "The (main) cover is okay, the rest is just nah."

Are you a fan? Join the discussion and check out Katie's topless pictures inside the thread by clicking here.

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Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke Leave Sass & Bide

Heidi Middleton Sarah-Jane Clarke Sass & Bide

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After 15 years of outstanding success, Sass & Bide founders and best buddies Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke have decided to leave their prestigious label in the hands of Australian department store Myer. Anthony Cuthbertson, who has consulted for Victoria Beckham and Mulberry, will take on the reigns of Design Director, and Bonnie O'Hare has been appointed Art Director.

“Heidi and Sarah-Jane’s departure from Sass & Bide has been in planning for some time as they have been transitioning out of the business." Myer told Vogue. "Myer wishes Heidi and Sarah-Jane well, they go with our great good wishes, and we expect they will be associated with Sass & Bide for a long time.”

Middleton and Clarke also told Vogue that it was a joint decision to move on from the brand "while it was flourishing." And flourishing it is, with celebrities like Eva Longoria, Drew Barrymore and Ashley Greene recently spotted wearing Sass & Bide designs on the red carpet.

We can't help but wonder what the loss of Middleton and Clarke will mean for the brand moving forward. Middleton and Clarke were always walking advertisements for their much-loved brand, but somehow we can't see the newly appointed Cuthbertson rocking their signature embellishments.

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