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This Model Says She’s Too Big for the Fashion Industry

Being beautiful can be hard sometimes – especially if you aspire to be a high fashion model. Agnes Hedengård, a 19-year-old Swedish model has been getting attention around the Internet after posting a YouTube video in which she claims that she is considered too big for fashion. 

 

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Agnes says that she has been working as a model for five years and she’s since stopped getting jobs as the industry say she is too big. “They think my butt is too big and they think my hips are too wide,” she said. She mentions that she has had big-name clients looking to work with her “but as soon as they get a hold of my measurements, it’s a whole ‘nother story.” 

Agnes says that her BMI is 17.5, which is smaller than what is considered a “normal” BMI for adult women, which ranges from 18.5 to 24.9. According to the BMI, Agnes is underweight. “It’s absurd and I hate it,” she says of the reactions she’s gotten from agents and clients about her body. Granted, she does have a bit of a booty, which is interesting considering fashion magazines like Vogue and others have been falling over themselves calling this the “era of the big booty” and wrapping Kim Kardashian’s curves in designer duds of all stripes. Funny how the standard changes once that modest butt is on a relatively unknown model. 

Clearly, Agnes has a great body and despite the modeling industry scrambling to modify its ridiculous body standards, it still seems to be an issue. Something in fashion needs to change, but we also think that Agnes is better off taking her talents elsewhere.

[via E!]

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WATCH: Sylvia Jeffreys Slams Publication In the Best Way for ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’

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Photo: Getty

Let’s all take a moment to bow down to Queen Sylvia Jeffreys, who has bitten back at a publication for calling her visible choice of underwear a “wardrobe malfunction”.

Pointing the finger to Daily Mail Australia, the Today host took to Twitter to explain her outfit choice for The Australian Women’s Weekly and OCRF High Tea at Centennial Parklands Dining on August 25.

“Errr whoops! Anything to draw attention to a good cause, I guess. Right @helenmccabe?  #brafail #crazyeyes #10hours,” Sylvia tweeted. (more…)

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Kailis Trades in Natalie Imbruglia for Three New Ambassadors

Photo courtesy of Kailis

Photo courtesy of Kailis

After four years as Kailis’ brand ambassador, Natalie Imbruglia has been replaced by three new Aussie faces in the entertainment industry.

Grace Huang, Lucy Durack and Noreen Carr have been tapped as the jewellery brand’s new ambassadors, chosen because they represent the strength, beauty and diversity of Australian women.

Lucy is well-known for her roles on-stage and screen for Legally Blonde and Wicked, LA-based Grace is currently shooting alongside Liam Hemsworth in Independence Day: Resurgence, and indigenous model Noreen is changing the face of fashion as we know it. (more…)

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WATCH: Taylor Swift and Alanis Morissette Slay ‘You Oughta Know’

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Photo: Getty

It seems like Taylor Swift has ran out of celebrities from her own generation to hit up the “1989” stage, so she called upon alternative rock singer Alanis Morissette to join the circus that is Swifty’s 2015 tour.

Alanis didn’t just do a curtsy before shimmying off stage like some of the other models and actresses, though, instead she graced us with her smash 1995 hit “You Oughta Know” at LA’s Staples Center on Monday night.

Heck, Taylor even joined in for some serious generational poetry. OK, she mostly danced around in her leather-clad ensemble while Alanis did the hard yards that made the tune a smash hit 20 years ago. 

“Alanis singing ‘You Oughta Know’ last night was something I’ll never forget. I loooove her,” Taylor wrote on Instagram. ICYMI, the night was full of highlights with Ellen DeGeneres totally showing Taylor up in a copycat 1989 ensemble. #NailedIt.

 

Ellen Degeneres, the pop princess.

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Model of the Moment Caroline Trentini Covers Vogue Japan, Wearing a ‘Hideous’ Dior Jumpsuit (Forum Buzz)

She’s the model of the moment, fronting both the Versace and Prabal Gurung fall campaigns and now, Caroline Trentini turns up on the cover of Vogue Japan. Like clockwork, the magazine releases its issue before anyone else and it’s almost hard to believe we’re discussing October already (because September issues are soo last month). Styled by Anna Dello Russo, Caroline models a rather hideous Christian Dior jumpsuit, but like a pro, successfully manages to do it justice before the lens of Giampaolo Sgura.

Vogue Japan October 2015 Caroline Trentini by Giampaolo Sgura

IMAGE: AMAZON.CO.JP

Members of our forums began to discuss the cover right away. “Worst Vogue Japan I’ve ever seen,” DutchHomme declared the minute the cover broke, unwilling to get us off on a high note.

“I’m just ready for this season to be over so that these hideous Dior jumpsuits can go away,” shared an unimpressed orchidee.

Also unimpressed was littlekiki, announcing, “Sgura’s work always disappoints me.”

“Dislike the jumpsuit and there’s too much text (as always for me), but other than that it’s quite good,” shared KateTheGreatest as opinions started to change.

TeeVanity approved: “You know what this actually works maybe if it was a different model it wouldn’t work but Caroline pulls it off, good job.”

In agreement was Style Savvy. “Caroline makes that awful Dior jumpsuit work. Great color scheme,” he applauded.

“Yes! Finally another fun and energetic cover from VJ,” MDNA admired.

The accompanying cover story is a far cry from the energetic cover image. Check it out and join the conversation here.

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Primark Set to Open Its First Store in America Next Month

 

Cuties off duty! Prices from €10 #Primark #fashion #HQ

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Love it or loathe it, U.K.-based fast fashion retailer Primark isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it’s set to get much bigger as it makes its American debut this coming September. In the U.K., it’s loved by those who are looking to snap up an on-trend bargain without committing to a hefty price tag, despite knowing that it’s probably only going to last a couple of washes before getting chucked into the bin.

Nevertheless, fast fashion customers just can’t get enough of Primark — and that’s even after hearing the stories about the unethical conditions for its factory workers and general bad practices for the environment. The store is now present in nine markets with Italy being the most recent addition.

 

Our ring and hat obsession continues!! Fedora €10, 6pk Rings €5 #Primark #fedora #jewellery

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The first U.S. store will be opening in Boston where the cash-strapped student population won’t be able to resist a Primark bargain. The company plans to open eight more locations across the Northeast by autumn.

Boasting full outfit steals for under £50 in the U.K., it’s only a matter of time before Primark catches on stateside because, let’s admit it, sometimes you just can’t resist a bargain.

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