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Alicia Vikander Stars in Louis Vuitton’s ‘Boring’ Spirit of Travel Campaign for Fall (Forum Buzz)

Alicia Vikander is having a strong run as brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton. She’s a regular fixture in the front row for Nicolas Ghesquière’s shows, wears Vuitton on the cover of various magazine covers and has numerous advertising campaigns under her belt for the French fashion house. So it should come as no surprise that Alicia now fronts Vuitton’s ‘Spirit of Travel’ ad campaign for fall, which was shot on location in Brazil (presumably right after the Cruise 2017 show). Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, the Swedish actress wanders around the magnificent Niterói Contemporary Art Museum while leaving us a bit underwhelmed.

Louis Vuitton 'Spirit of Travel' F/W 2016.17 : Alicia Vikander by Patrick Demarchelier


The moment we took a sneak peek at the campaign, our forum members were far from overjoyed. “I wish her no ill, but Alicia bores me to tears: in movies, in talk shows and here,” sighed a disapproving Street_a_ Licious.

“I actually like her as an actress, but this campaign is horrific!” exclaimed Nefertiti87. (more…)

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Karl Lagerfeld’s 51-Year Relationship With Fendi Works Because He’s “Not on an Ego Trip”

Gigi Hadid and Karl Lagerfeld pose in the November 2016 issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Image: Karl Lagerfeld via Harper’s Bazaar

These days, creative directors dart from fashion house to fashion house like bees pollinating a very exclusive garden. Not so with Karl Lagerfeld. Choupette’s devoted dad has now spent 51 years designing for Fendi. Considering the brand’s only been around for 90, that’s a pretty astonishing feat.

To celebrate its astoundingly successful open relationship with Lagerfeld and near-century in business, the brand staged a breathtaking haute couture show on Rome’s newly renovated (thanks to Fendi funds) Trevi Fountain. Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid walked on water, but the elder Hadid, a Lagerfeld favorite, was noticeably earthbound.

Gigi Hadid for Harper's Bazaar November 2016.

Image: Karl Lagerfeld via Harper’s Bazaar

As if to compensate for this omission, over the last two months, Lagerfeld has shot Gigi Hadid for Harper’s Bazaar not once, but twice. In the latest round of images, Gigi models Karl’s story tale-inspired Fendi designs. In Harper’s November issue — hitting newsstands today — Lagerfeld discusses what it is that keeps his relationship with the Fendi family alive. (more…)

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Gigi Hadid Just Scored Her Second Vogue Paris Cover Appearance This Year (Forum Buzz)

The Hadid sisters have become fast favorites of Emmanuelle Alt. Bella Hadid is fresh off of Vogue Paris’ September cover while Gigi Hadid bared all on the magazine’s March edition. Now Gigi is back and looking glamorous as ever on French Vogue’s cover for November 2016. This time around, the model is fully clothed in a bejeweled statement jacket from Giorgio Armani Privé. Photographed on location in the city of Rome, Mario Testino captured the decadent moment, with Alt herself on styling duties.

Vogue Paris November 2016 : Gigi Hadid by Mario Testino


Vogue Paris’ latest left forum members divided in their opinions. “Very glamorous cover for VP, but a bit dated, like a vintage runway presentation. I’m not sure whether I love it or hate it because there’s not much presence here. So it’s all new faces for VP so far, impressive! Two covers for Luna, and two covers for Gigi,” pointed out Benn98.

“The cover is giving off a vintage vibe and I rather like it. I think Gigi looks fabulous, and for some reason the fact that her nails are short and trimmed give a youthful edge to a look that might’ve tipped dangerously into old fashioned, especially when you consider the overall aesthetic they’re going for here on the cover,” replied sweetpop in agreement. (more…)

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Watch: Sarah Jessica Parker Finally Admits Sex and the City 3 Might Happen

This Sunday, in an interview with CBS’ Jane Pauley, Sarah Jessica Parker revealed that our future could hold a third Sex and the City movie — emphasis on the word “could.”

“I will say that the idea, it rests in the butler’s pantry,” said Parker. “It’s not on the table, but somebody is holding it fairly nearby.” Given that SJP has repeatedly shut down rumors of a third Sex and the City installment — the most recent instance of this being last May — this is a pretty promising development.

That said, Parker has put forth a few questionable Sex and the City theories during her Divorce promotional tour. In a recent interview with Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick, she stated the following (is everyone sitting down?): “I used to wonder if Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda were real. That that wasn’t just her column.” (more…)

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Hailey Baldwin Relaxes on the Cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia for November (Forum Buzz)

Let’s face it, Harper’s Bazaar Australia is pretty much always on the money when delivering buzzy cover subjects. Bella Hadid covered August, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley starred on October and it should come as no surprise to see Hailey Baldwin for November 2016. Arguably one of the most talked about girls on the scene right now, Hailey shows off her modeling ability, wearing Louis Vuitton and reclining before the lens of photographer Darren McDonald.

Harper's Bazaar Australia November 2016 : Hailey Baldwin by Darren McDonald


Unfortunately, our forum members weren’t buying it. “Hailey Baldwin? Really Harper’s Bazaar Australia?” questioned a horrified KateTheGreatest the moment the cover surfaced.

“Okay, I see…they are really trying to make her break into high-fashion,” added a puzzled Oxymore. (more…)

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We’ve Gone off the Deep End: Pumpkin Spice Lattes Now Exist in Sneaker Form

Image: Saucony

Image: Saucony

Once September — or these days, late August — hits, nothing and no one is immune to pumpkin spice mania. Science says that the high dosage of sugar, salt and fat in the infamous Starbucks beverage triggers the same dopamine rush and addictive behavior as hard drugs. From where we stand (buzzing with caffeine and wishing we’d stop thinking in caps lock), we’d say that sounds about right.

And yet the public’s obsession with PSLs has evolved beyond chemicals and into the realm of the inedible — and sartorial. To wit: On October 21 at noon EST, New England-based shoe brand Saucony will release the Pumpkin Spice Grid SD, a limited-edition ode to the ubiquitous liquid dessert.

Saucony introduces its limited-release PSL trainer.

Om nom nom; Image: Saucony


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