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Alexa Chung Sits Pretty on the July Cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar (Forum Buzz)

After the British edition of Vogue received dismal reviews for its July cover with Stella Tennant, Harper’s Bazaar brings us sunshine and flowers to help make up for it. A youthful Alexa Chung graces the cover while on location at an 18th-century manor in the English countryside, looking terrific wearing an embroidered tulle top and skirt by Simon Rocha on the subscribers’ cover (pictured right). On the newsstand cover (left), the current face of Longchamp wears a dress from Burberry Prorsum.

UK Harper's Bazaar July 2015 Alexa Chung by David Slijper


Forum members flocked to the thread once the covers surfaced. “Wow, I quite like this, especially the setting. It’s the season for hydrangeas after all. Glad to see David Slijper back at HB U.K.,” Benn98 appreciated.

“Oooh now this is lovely! Really pretty image, I really like it a lot. Harper’s Bazaar U.K. always [does] a great job with Alexa, UK Vogue should take notes because every shoot they’ve done with her has been dreadful,” LastNight added.

In agreement was justaguy who hailed: “Very beautiful cover!”

Emmanuelle also showed the subscribers’ cover some love, writing, “I love the picture in the boat ! The angle is nice and the background is incredible ! Very very pretty. The newsstand cover is cool too, but the makeup is not very good I think.”

“The picture on the boat is just so lovely, I love it!” raved Zelda Zonk.

“Not what I expected when I clicked to open this thread. It’s a lovely, evocative photo and it’s perfect for a July cover. My only issue with it is that the hand placement combined with her mouth being slightly open makes it look a bit like she’s biting her nails. Aside from that, it really is a very pretty cover,” shared KINGofVERSAILLES.

Which do you prefer? Voice your opinion inside the thread here.

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Urban Decay Is Releasing a NEW Naked Palette

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette; Image: Urban Decay

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette; Image: Urban Decay

Urban Decay’s Naked palettes are widely considered to be holy grail items for makeup fans around the world and now, the company is about to launch another iteration of its famous product, this time for the girls who want to achieve a smoky eye.

Urban Decay’s new Smoky palette is due out July 8 and will offer a range of neutral shades that you can put together to create smoky eye looks. The palette has matte and shimmery shades (12 in all), arranged on either side from lightest on the outside to the darkest colors on the inside, making it easier for the user to combine colors. You’ll find bronze, rose, gray, metallic and brown shades, so there are a million ways to build that sultry look. The palette also comes with a double-sided brush, so you have all the tools you need in one place to get your smoke on. 

The makeup brand has already released a smolderingly sexy teaser video promoting the new kit, which we have no doubts will sell out quickly – better sign up for the wait list here!

Watch the promo video above and get psyched for the big launch next month! 

[via Refinery 29]

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American Apparel Granted a Restraining Order Against Dov Charney

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Image: WireImage/Getty Images

Dov Charney better stay far away from American Apparel or face legal consequences. The smarmy ex-CEO has been slapped with a restraining order by the retailer to help stop him in his tracks with interfering with any American Apparel business. According to Reuters, Charney is barred from breaking the terms of an agreement he signed with American Apparel after being ousted last year, which includes “seeking removal of the company’s board members and making negative statements in the press against the company or its employees.”

Dov Charney has been steadily battling American Apparel since he left the company. In late March, Charney announced that he was suing the retailer for $40 million dollars in damages, for what he claims to be breaches of his employment contract. In addition to damages, some of which include severance and vacation pay as well as “emotional distress,” Charney also wants 13 million shares of American Apparel.

The battle between Charney and the company he built seems to be getting uglier every month. Just last month, American Apparel sued Charney for violating the aforementioned agreement so at this point, it seems like both parties are going back and forth, spending a lot of money on legal fees over a company that hasn’t turned a profit since 2009. Good luck with that, guys.

[via Reuters]

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Caitlyn Jenner to Receive ESPY Award, Esther Jenner and Rob Kardashian React to Vanity Fair Cover

Image: Vanity Fair

Image: Vanity Fair

It seems all anyone’s been able to talk about these past 24 hours is Caitlyn Jenner, who revealed her new (to us, at least) identity with a stunning Vanity Fair spread. With the exception of a few jerks, the response to her cover has been overwhelmingly positive and Caitlyn has been largely getting words of support for her bravery.

Cait’s mother, Esther Jenner, has come forward to comment on her daughter’s stunning spread, saying that Caitlyn has been much more relaxed and happy since the transformation. “I was there last week, well actually, I got home a week and a half ago. And I met Caitlyn. She is… so much more at ease,” she said. But Mama Esther says that calling her daughter by her new name is going to take a lot of getting used to and some time for her to accept. “I still have to call him Bruce. His father and I named him that,” she said. “It’s going to be a struggle for me to get used to the change, but happily so… I’m very happy for him – or her!”

We’ve heard reactions from much of the reality TV family on the cover, but Jenner’s stepson, Rob Kardashian, was reportedly in the dark that Caitlyn was posing for Vanity Fair . At last night’s CFDA Awards, Kim Kardashian recounted her brother’s reaction to Cait’s big reveal. Apparently, Rob was the only member of the family that didn’t know Jenner was doing the cover, so when she passed around an image of the cover via text, Rob was a little confused. “I sent it on a mass text to everybody and my brother was on it, and he goes, ‘Kim, why are you sending me this? Who is this woman and why do I care?'” Kim explained. “And I was like, ‘Rob, that’s Bruce – that’s Caitlyn.’ And he was like, ‘Oh my god, she’s beautiful.'”

Things seem to be off to a good start for Ms. Jenner, who is already receiving accolades for her fearlessness, coming out in such a public way. The former Olympian will be honored at this year’s ESPY Awards, where she will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on June 15.  And yeah, we’d say she definitely deserves it.

[via Access Hollywood, Daily Mail, Uproxx]

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Iggy Azalea is Engaged

Iggy Azalea Nick Young Red Carpet

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Iggy Azalea is officially off the market. The rapstress and her bae, Nick Young, announced their engagement on Instagram tonight.

“She said yes. It’s over man. I’m getting married!” Nick wrote to Instagram. The post included a pic of him smooching Iggy, who was wearing some pretty Fancy bling on her wedding finger. (more…)

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The 10 Best Bits From Kanye West’s Lecture at the LATTC

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Kanye West’s full lecture at the LA Trade Technical College was released this week, and, because we’re feeling so bloody inspired after watching it, we’re sharing the best bits with you.

Dr. West, if you will, delivered some pretty motivating words throughout his 7-minute stint on the stand, focusing on his transition from musician to designer, and touching on such subjects as creativity, success and craftsmanship. 

Seeing as he’s the stepson-in-law of a very inspiring motivational speaker, it’s not that surprising that we were left wanting to get off our behinds and make something of ourselves after listening.

Check out some of the most inspirational, motivational, and all-round enthralling things Yeezy had to say below. (more…)