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Gemma Ward Fails to Sell Her $1,200 Artworks at Sydney Exhibition

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Gemma Ward may have a fulfilling career as a model and actress, but can she build one on canvas? The international fashion model and Perth native has made her foray into the art world, but is struggling to get buyers for her work.

With a $1,200 price tag, the gorgeous Gemma failed to make one sale at an exhibition in Sydney’s Sun Studios last Wednesday. Gemma’s five artworks included Japanese-style brush strokes on a white background, cherry tree blossoms, and surfers waiting to catch a break. 

The Sunday Telegraph reports that fellow models Tanya Linney, Amy Finlayson and Rose Ashton, who are already well-established artists, all managed to sell their works on the the night.  (more…)

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are Expecting Baby Number 2

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Kim Kardashian is pregnant! She’s expecting her second child to hubby, Kanye West, revealing the news on the May 31 midseason finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

As a teaser for the reality show’s second half of the season, Kim spilled the news to her family. “I just got the blood test back and I am pregnant!” she said.

This is phenomenal news for the couple, with Kim being open about her struggle to conceive a brother or sister for North West, 23 months. Throughout season 10 of KUWTK, Kim allowed cameras to document her visits with a fertility doctor. (more…)

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Simone Holtznagel Says Charlotte Dawson Has Been Visiting Her at Night


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Model Simone Holtznagel believes she has encountered Charlotte Dawson on three occasions since she passed away in February 2014.

The former Australia’s Next Top Model contestant told Fairfax Media, “It’s happened once at my grandma’s house, again when I moved into my place in LA and then just the other night in my hotel room in Amsterdam. It’s the most surreal thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Simone was very close to Charlotte after spending time together on Australia’s Next Top Model, thinking of her as a mentor, “2nd mum” and best friend. She is grateful for the visits rather than freaked out by the experience. “It’s when I’m in bed at night, she comes over and sits down, she talks and reaches out to touch me. It’s not scary, it’s just nice to see her, I still have her photo on my phone,” she explained. (more…)

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5 Things You Missed This Week on theFashionSpot

Beyoncé: Queen of flawless extensions and always being on the beat. Image: Alo Ceballos/GC Images

Beyoncé: Queen of flawless extensions and always on beat. Image: Alo Ceballos/GC Images


Ah, the week after the Memorial Day holiday. Only four days long, it has really breezed right on by, hasn’t it? That said, we are always ready for a new weekend and the chance to catch up on all the best tFS content from this past week. While we’re always churning out the good stuff, here are the five articles you simply cannot miss from this post-holiday week. 

  1. Think your Instagram game is on-point? You’ve already got killer selfies and wanderlust-inducing landscape shots, but are you following the right people? From Czech models to fashion dads to Barbie, here’s who you should be following, stat.
  2. Do you have negative notions about hair extensions? Take a look at these celebrities with flawless locks that will have you rethinking artificial hair.
  3. If you’re in need of some perfect weekend entertainment, we have just the thing: amazing YouTube beauty vloggers. Check out our list, make your ideal playlist and get ready to DIY.
  4. The Jenners are coming…to Topshop. The youngest two sisters of the Kardashian-Jenner clan are designing a collection for Topshop and have wasted no time promoting it (natch) on their spanking new shared Instagram.
  5. Is Beyoncé kind of your everything? You’re not alone — and you need to check out the latest meme featuring Queen Bey: #BeyonceAlwaysonBeat. It’s a series of glorious videos of Beyoncé dancing flawlessly to any song. Clear evidence that she rules all.


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Link Buzz: Nicki Minaj Is Demanding in Bed, Ex Gucci Bosses Are Getting Hitched

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  • Nicki Minaj wants women to DEMAND more orgasms. We’re totally on board with this. [E!]
  • Calling Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss: You’re late on the basic bitch tip. [The Cut]
  • Jennifer Lopez gets confetti bombed, remains unbothered and totally gorgeous. [E!]
  • Abercrombie & Fitch is bringing back its logo. [WWD]
  • Wilhelmina Models just signed alternative pop band Echosmith’s lead singer Sydney Sierota. [tFS inbox]
  • Frida Giannini and Patrizio di Marco are getting married. [WWD]
  • A guy in Canada just got fined for using his Apple Watch while driving. [TIME]
  • Definitive proof that makeup is just IRL Photoshop. [YouTube]

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Workers’ Bill of Rights to Be Posted in All New York Nail Salons

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New York is taking baby steps toward turning the tide against the abhorrent working conditions, flagrant abuses and health risks manicurists in the state face each and every day. After that eye-opening exposé in The New York Times detailing the sweatshop-like conditions salon workers are forced to endure, both the city and state of New York have been looking for ways to correct the issue. 

We are now beginning to see some reforms to the nail salon system. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has revealed a new poster outlining salon workers’ bill of rights, which is required to be on display in every nail salon in the state starting this week. The posters, which will be available in 10 languages, cover wage and tipping regulations that employers are obligated to honor, including rules against making new manicurists pay for training and keeping employees from wearing gloves and masks to protect them from the chemicals found in nail products. 

The state will also hand out cards for customers in order to help them judge if the salon they are patronizing is treating its workers fairly. A checklist, which includes checking for the salon business license and posting of the new bill of rights in plain view, will be distributed to consumers. Gov. Cuomo is hoping to get the customers involved, encouraging people who notice violations to “walk out the door, go down the block, patronize another business.”

It seems like a small step, but it is an important one. By promoting awareness to both manicurists and patrons, hopefully the abuses that have occurred for so long in the industry will end once and for all. It is great to see that New York is being diligent in correcting these injustices.

[via NYT]