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Lena Dunham to Launch New Feminist Newsletter Lenny

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Navel-gazing millennial hipsters, lend Lena Dunham your ears – or a way into your inbox. The actress and director is teaming up with her friend Jenni Konner to launch new feminist lifestyle newsletter Lenny, “where there’s no such thing as too much information.” Hopefully, we’re talking about information in general, because who needs more unwanted, uncomfortable details about Lena Dunham’s private life? Oh, who are we kidding – we’ll probably get those too.

This fall, Dunham and Konner promise “feminism, style, health, politics, friendship and everything else” in the weekly newsletter which is for “an army of like-minded intellectually curious women and the people who love them, who want to bring change but also want to know, like, where to buy the best tube top for summer that isn’t going to cost your entire paycheck.” Editor-in-chief Jessica Grose describes the newsletter as “Goop meets Grantland,” apropos since Dunham admits she and Konner are huge fans of Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site

BuzzFeed wonders how Lenny will fare in a market that already serves the demographic Dunham and Konner are catering to with newsletters like theSkimm. Eventually, Lenny will become a website. For now, to pay for the project, the pair is seeking advertisers and will also include an e-commerce aspect selling wares from independent female artists.

Taylor Swift performs onstage with Hailee Steinfeld, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Lena Dunham during The 1989 World Tour Live at MetLife Stadium on July 10, 2015

Taylor Swift performs onstage with Hailee Steinfeld, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Lena Dunham during The 1989 World Tour Live at MetLife Stadium on July 10, 2015; Image: Getty

It seems Dunham and her mile-long list of celebrity pals is the only draw here. Perhaps her first piece for the newsletter can be about how short she feels standing next to some of Taylor Swift’s model friends. Dunham dished about her stint onstage at Swift’s concert in New Jersey this weekend, during which Tay Tay brought her leggy friends Lily Aldridge, Hailee Steinfeld and Gigi Hadid onstage along with Dunham, who noticed she looked quite short next to these women with model height. “I got all these texts from friends saying like, ‘I just want you to know you’re beautiful,’ and I was like, ‘I didn’t ask for that,'” she said. “[Judd Apatow was] just like, ‘That was the fucking funniest thing I’ve ever seen.’ And my boyfriend made it his screensaver, because he thinks it’s so funny to just look at the height difference and look at all the people in make-up, and then me, like [makes face].”

[via BuzzFeed, Vogue UK]

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Rihanna Is Now Designing Socks for Stance

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Rihanna is delving further into the world of apparel with her latest gig as contributing creative director for sock company Stance. The singer signed a three-year deal with the label to join its “Punks and Poets” series and has kicked off the partnership with two new sock styles she designed. On sale now at the Stance website are the Murder Rih Wrote socks, which feature the singer’s last name, the words “bad gal” and what looks like newspaper clippings collaged together to make a pair of socks Rihanna stans can appreciate. 

The socks come in over-the-knee ($26) and your standard shin-length ($30) styles, and according to WWD, there is a limited amount of each style. If you aren’t able to get your hands on Riri’s first effort for Stance, you’ll have to wait until the fall when the rest of her designs for the label hit shelves. 

“I’ve had a great relationship with Stance for a long time and ‎I am happy to be working with them on such a fun and creative project,” Rihanna said of her turn with the label. Rihanna is no stranger to design, having created collections over a few seasons with River Island and landing herself a role at Puma as women’s creative director. There are also rumors that Rihanna will be launching a line of accessories, $chool Kills.

[via WWD]

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Local Stars Step Out for Thomas Sabo’s Sterling Silver Collection

Laura Dundovic at Thomas Sabo launch

Photo: Esteban La Tessa & Caroline McCredie/ Thomas Sabo

Masters of Opulence Thomas Sabo presented its debut sterling Silver Autumn 2015 collection at The Butler in Sydney’s Potts Point yesterday, July 14, with prominent local names stepping out to celebrate the occasion.

Fashion bloggers, models, musicians and more all jumped at the chance to drip in Thomas Sabo’s latest jewellery, sipping back on cocktails and nibbling on brownies while viewing the collection.

With every event is a chance to dress up, and, just like Thomas Sabo’s new range, the fashion offering was diverse yet chic. Check out all the looks in the gallery below. (more…)

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Baz Luhrmann’s Sydney Mega Mansion Is For Sale

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With Sydney house prices soaring through the roof, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin‘s $16 million home seems like an OK spend.

The high-profile pair, who we can thank for films like Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, have put their Darlinghurst home in Sydney up on the market, and it’s the greatest house porn we’ve ever laid eyes on. 

Domain reports that the 1880s Victorian manor spans 2,700 square metres, and was used as the Bazmark production company’s HQ. (more…)

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Samantha Harris Opens Up About Embracing Her Insecurity

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Taking one look at stunning Indigenous model Samantha Harris, some could think, “What could this girl ever feel insecure about?” But just like every living, breathing person on the planet, the beauty has revealed she too compared herself to others when making personal judgements about her appearance.

The 24-year-old explained that growing up she felt insecure about her full lips, the kind of feature many, including, say, Kylie Jenner, could only dream of being born with. “Wished I had smaller lips like all my friends,” Samantha wrote on her Instagram.

But now, with a modelling career that appreciates distinctiveness, Samantha has learned to love what sets her apart from the rest. “Fast forward 10yrs [sic] and it’s one of the things that makes me stand out,” she continued. “Embrace what makes you unique what makes you stand out from the crowd.” (more…)