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We Love The Simplicity of Tilda Swinton’s Vogue Korea Cover (Forum Buzz)

You’ll often hear us ranting about magazines that constantly deliver the same overused and recycled cover stars issue after issue. So you can imagine our sheer delight when Vogue Korea‘s latest cover surfaced featuring an underrated and fiercely talented actress that hasn’t had the honor of gracing a cover of Vogue before. Taking advantage of Tilda Swinton‘s presence in Seoul during Chanel’s Resort 2016 show, the Oscar-winning actress appears on the August cover, photographed by Hong Jong Hyun wearing Chanel.

Vogue Korea August 2015 Tilda Swinton by Hong Jang Hyun

IMAGE: DESIGNSCENE.NET

Forum members were impressed. “Great surprise!! Love the minimal retouching and Tilda looks great here,” praised Benn98 instantly.

“She has such presence, even in a minimal cover she commands it perfectly,” agreed a satisfied kokobombon.

“This is sensational!” Nomar simply declared inside the thread.

Stavros couldn’t wait to comment: “Now we are talking! TILDA! She deserves to be on every magazine cover and I am sure she won’t disappoint even if the styling is not the best. She speaks for herself! I wish Vogue Italia sees this and starts itching.”

“Stunning Tilda! Love the simplicity of this cover!” cried NepenthesWolkfolk agreed, adding, “Good styling and Tilda is always regal.”

Sharing the same sentiments was [PieceOfMe], adding, “Certainly a lovely surprise! Tilda never fails.”

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Apple Model Management Launches World’s First Transgender Modeling Division

Image courtesy of Apple Model Management

Image courtesy of Apple Model Management

With influencers like Caitlyn Jenner and Jazz Jennings making regular headlines these days, transgender acceptance is now seeing a brighter future. The latest news: Thailand-based Apple Model Management is opening an exclusive transgender women and men modeling division in Los Angeles. Cecilio Asuncion, Los Angeles director, will head up the division and relayed to Fortune that he already has six models, and is currently seeking to fill another nine spots.

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Asuncion, who filmed transgender documentary What’s The T? in 2012,  says “his mission is to turn the working models into supermodels and groom rookie talent for the world of modeling.” Aside from high fashion gigs, he aims to tap big consumer brands that “span cities, suburbs and strip malls across America.”  

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“I want the Gaps,” says Asuncion.”I want the Old Navys. I want the Banana Republics—just because it’s commercial work and that’s more mainstream.” Another key brand for him is Target. “If you have a trans woman pushing a cart looking so happy that she’s buying dishwashing liquid—because, you know, everyone’s happy buying dishwashing liquid—who cares what gender they are? Who cares? Why should that be an issue?”

[ Trans Model Andreja Pejic Talks to Vogue, Lands Major Beauty Contract ]

What’s up next for Apple Model Management’s new transgender model division? New York Fashion Week in September. Fortune reported that while he didn’t drop names, Heatherette designer Richie Rich is “a potential interested party.” As for now, Asuncion will continue to work against the company’s mission of moving onwards and upwards and creating a workspace in the modeling world “without having to feel that you have to hide.”

[via Fortune]

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Models Take Selfies in Dolce & Gabbana’s Crowded Fall 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

One thing we’ve witnessed from campaigns this season is that brands tend to stick to their winning formula (often to our dismay). Dolce & Gabbana, for example, continuously projects the image of a true Italian lifestyle in its ads. For Fall 2015, the brand reinterprets its tried-and-true concept for the 21st century by having models take selfies on set. In the sea of Dolce-clad bodies, can you spot models Ashleigh Good and Tami Williams alongside actress Monica Bellucci? Stefano Gabbana should leave shooting the campaign to someone else because we can’t even think straight, with everything that’s going on.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Stefano Gabbana

IMAGE: DOLCEGABBANA.IT

Forum member TeeVanity was the first to point out that the ad is “so crowded!”

“Goodness this campaign is such a mess! Way too many people and it looks as if they just shoved any model they could find and put on them whatever they wanted. This looks so lazy and cheap – such a downgrade from their previous campaigns. Vomit,” declared Nomar the moment the images hit.

[ See: The 18 Sexiest Celebrity Selfies ]

“How the mighty have fallen. This is just as bad as the previous collections and campaigns. Dolce & Gabbana needs a new creative vision. Did they even bother trying for this one?” asked MON.

GivenchyHomme wasn’t interested either, adding, “They’re really going to fall behind if they don’t start getting with the times. This is so irrelevant for today, I don’t know who would find this appealing.”

You best believe Benn98 wasn’t feeling it either. “Jesus wept!! Hands down the worst campaign I’ve seen in years,” he announced.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Stefano Gabbana

IMAGE: DOLCEGABBANA.IT

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Stefano Gabbana

IMAGE: DOLCEGABBANA.IT

Check out Dolce & Gabbana’s entire Fall 2015 campaign inside our thread here.

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Khloe Kardashian Addresses Instagram Haters in the Best Way Possible

Move over Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian’s latest Complex magazine spread is about to break the Internet. The August/September 2015 issue features Khloe as its cover star, showcasing racy photos of her fit and toned body. Clearly, it’s this sister’s time to shine. 

Image: Complex/Steven Gomillion

Image: Complex/Steven Gomillion

According to Complex, the shoot was interrupted by a visit from Kim, who coined herself “creative director” of the shoot, asking, “How much nipple we’re allowed to show.” I think we can all agree that the images are striking and powerful sans nipple. Maybe next time, Kim. 

[ See: 10 Times Khloe Kardashian’s Fitness Regimen Inspired Us ]

“I don’t know if I’m ever gonna feel like ‘Daaamn, you look good,’” she tells Complex. “But I’ve never felt as comfortable in my own skin than I do now.” Apparently feeling good in your own skin brings out the crazies. Shortly after posting the stunning cover image on Instagram, Internet trolls were quick to say that her entire body was airbrushed and Photoshopped. In natural Kardashian form, Khloe posted a photo of the untouched image directly beside the one that appears in the magazine spread: 

“This one is for all the troll haters out there that cannot seem to give me an ounce of credit for my daily workouts!” she says. “The image on the left is an unretouched photo from the actual camera on the day of the shoot. The image on the right is the retouched photo. Yes skin is smooth and shadows are removed but I still think I look good on the left image. Flaws and all.” Hard work pays off, Khloe. Keep up the good work. 

Khloe Kardashian’s Complex issue hits newsstands on August 8. 

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Gigi Hadid Is Topshop’s Fall 2015 Campaign Star

Topshop manages to snap up all of the most current models for its campaigns and its latest big catch is Gigi Hadid. The Fall 2015 campaign is her first for Topshop and was shot by Tyrone Lebon in his hometown of London. The styling comes courtesy of Kate Phelan, who has created the perfect fusion of effortless jeans-and-tee pairings with sharp tailoring and luxe faux fur.

 

Heard the news? Introducing @GigiHadid, our AW15 campaign girl! #Topshop #GigiHadid #campaign #AW15

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Gigi has already built herself quite the modeling portfolio, counting the likes of Chanel and Balmain amongst her previous employers. Bagging the Fall 2015 campaign of quite possibly the U.K.’s coolest fast-fashion retailer indicates that she’s not going anywhere soon.

 

Comin to ya worldwide @TOPSHOP

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Being the daughter of model and reality TV star Yolanda Foster and BFFs with the Kardashians helps to raise your star status, but Gigi also believes that the success of models these days boils down to the power of their social media fan bases. She recently explained in an interview with Grazia Daily that “for a long time you would see a girl for one season and then you’d never really hear about her again. Now models are getting to create a fanbase that keeps them around.”

Unfortunately, the campaign pieces aren’t available to buy just yet, but Topshop has revealed that the lookbook will be available to shop very soon. So, watch this space for updates Gigi fans!

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The Latest Bondi Hipsters Interview with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader Highlights Sexism Perfectly

 

Discussing Gender Equality with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader… Sorry for turning gender-specific questions on their head.#notsorry #genderequality #freethenipple #everydaysexism #menareobjectstoo #amyschumer #billhader

Posted by Bondi Hipsters on Monday, 27 July 2015

The Bondi Hipsters have been releasing interviews with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader all week, but the latest instalment really takes the cake.

“Turning gender-specific questions on their head”, Dom and Adrian ask Bill a number of questions which would typically be geared towards a female, like what he’s wearing and how he juggles family life with a career.

Here, the Bondi Hipsters perfectly highlight how these questions have become a regular fixture in media interviews for female talent and not for their male counterparts. Plus, the up-and-down camera view on Bill’s outfit and the twirl request really hit the nail on the head.

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