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Seafolly Dumps Megan Gale’s Isola Label

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It was only five years ago that Seafolly and Megan Gale partnered up to create swimwear label Isola, but now Seafolly would like to cut ties with the model’s brand. 

The dumping follows the news that L Capital Asia, the Asian arm of global luxury brand LVMH, gained a controlling 70 per cent stake in Seafolly late last year.

The private equity firm’s main goal during the acquisition was to lead Seafolly into global growth and build it into a lifestyle brand, but it doesn’t believe Isola has what it takes to go international. (more…)

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Fashion’s Finest Talk Social Media for Net-a-Porter’s The EDIT Cover

Photo: Victor Demarchelier/ courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.com

Photo: Victor Demarchelier/ courtesy of The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.com

Net-a-Porter has tapped the world’s most stylish and influential women for its latest issue of The EDIT, looking to frequent FROW-sitters Poppy Delevingne, Laura Bailey, Chloe Norgaard, Nicole Warne and Julia Restoin Roitfeld for the cover.

The party of five make up “The Style Council” for Net-a-Porter’s fully shoppable social media app The Net Set, which has today lifted its invitation-only access and opened to the public.

As part of their cover role, the girls share their thoughts on social media in fashion. Australian fashion blogger Nicole, who has also landed covers for ELLE AustraliaLucky and Renegade Collective, said, “For me, it was like breathing. You draw so much inspiration from the content you find online.” (more…)

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Yikes, Both Isabeli Fontana Covers for Vogue Brazil’s September Issue Are Awful (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Brazil may have secured the likes of Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid as previous cover subjects, but that doesn’t mean the innovation and modernity has been flowing. The magazine continues to get it oh-so-wrong after it’s dated installment last month with Behati Prinsloo. This time around, Brazilian beauty Isabeli Fontana is appointed the cover of her native Vogue‘s September issue and graces two covers in which she wears Prada (left) and Miu Miu (right), shot by Zee Nunes.

Vogue Brazil September 2015 Isabeli Fontana by Zee Nunes

IMAGES: FACEBOOK.COM/ISABELIFONTANA

Our forum members were far from fascinated by the lackluster outcome. “Most boring model ever. I really don’t get why she’s so big. I mean, she’s cute and all, but has zero charisma and looks super lame,” Creative ranted right away.

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“Wow, her hair doesn’t look good. Looks like the stylist used a curler for the fringe, lol. I’m surprised they ran yet another pink cover, and there’s too [many] accessories on the white one. Very weak for September,” complained Benn98.

Also unimpressed with both covers was gazebo: “I love Isabeli and happy for her, but this is bad!”

ThatRascal wasn’t exactly jumping for joy either: “I think it’s time Isabeli got a new look or something. She needs a change because as much as I love her, I’ve officially checked out of the Isabeli fan club. I’m simply bored by her recent work, looking the same as she always does.” Ouch.

“Just awful and again this Prada dress on the cover. What a bore,” confessed narcyza.

“That hair and styling is just awful. September has been totally lackluster cover-wise across the board,” condemned marsnoop2

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Creepy or Amazing? Korean Designer Creates a Coffee Lid with Lips

kiss coffee lid

Image: Behance

Pucker up folks because there is a brand new way for you to express your love of coffee — or any other beverage. Designer Jang Woo Seok from South Korea devised a new kind of coffee lid that’s shaped like a nose and mouth, so when you’re drinking something, you kind of feel as if you’re snogging… awkwardly.

“I love both coffee and kisses. I always have coffee a day, but kiss can’t.  So I began to sketch the idea at the cafe. Funny, I imagined people have a pure joy when walking around kiss lid in hand,” Woo Seok said in a description of the item. Yes the English is a little funky, but it does not make the purpose of his design any less fantastic. “Different from the other coffee lids which have a usual hole to put a straw or to drink directly, Take ‘Kiss’ Out looks like a human face. Therefore, a coffee drinker experiences a visually funny and emotionally different coffee-drinking when drinking.” 

We’re already feeling emotionally different at the thought that this puckered coffee lid might be the only kiss on the mouth we get today.

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[via People]

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Watch Lucky Blue Smith, Binx Walton and Christina Hendricks Behind the Scenes of the New Zalando Campaign

Lucky Blue Smith is absolutely everywhere including e-tailer Zalando’s new campaign. The buzzy model was tapped to pose alongside the likes of Binx Walton, Christina Hendricks and a few others for the brand’s #shareyourstyle campaign. Of course, with star power and viral potential like this (Lucky Blue is social media gold, after all), Zalando’s behind-the-scenes video would be an obvious draw for Smith’s fangirls, and there is plenty of the blue-eyed teen sensation to see. 

In the video, Smith fools around on a skateboard, describes his personal style (black skinny jeans and a T-shirt – classic) and basically flits around being adorable. That is his job after all. The video also features interviews from the other members of the campaign cast – Hendricks shares her style icons (a list including Sophia Loren, Florence Welch and Charlotte Gainsbourg) as does Walton, who says she is really into her mom’s style choices from back in the day. 

Watch all the behind-the-scenes action in the video above.

[via Grazia]

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Yes! You Can Now Take Portrait and Landscape Photos on Instagram

Praise the social media gods – Instagram has just made it easier for you to post your photos in whatever format you damn well please. After years of having to decide which parts of your photo you would most like cut off in order to accommodate the app’s mandatory square photo format, Instagram is finally throwing us a bone. 

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The social media outlet announced that it is adding the option to upload portrait AND landscape photos a well as videos when you click the formatting icon. “Once you share the photo, the full-sized version of it will appear to all of your followers in feed in a beautiful, natural way,” it said on the blog. “To keep the clean feel of your profile grid, your post will appear there as a center-cropped square.”

50 Celeb Bikini Instagrams You Won’t Want to Miss ]

So folks, take all the wide-angle usies you want because (finally!) you won’t have to worry about it all fitting once it gets to your Instagram feed. And most importantly, Kylie Jenner’s eye will not be cut off from another Kardashian-Jenner sister selfie. Thank goodness for long-awaited updates.

Bare-Faced Beauties: 21 Models Without Makeup ]

[h/t Cosmo

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