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Aussie Schoolgirl’s Speech Against Miniskirt Ban Goes Viral

A year nine student from Kambrya College in Victoria has spoken out against a ban on short skirts and ‘sexy selfies’ at her school.

Faith Sobotker uploaded a video slamming her school’s move, contesting that sexism and the objectification of young women should be what is targeted, and not the length of girls’ skirts. “I have self-respect, I look after myself,” Ms Sobotker says in the video. “You can’t tell me what self-respect is, you can’t tell me what ‘ladylike’ is.

“I’m looking for equality,” she continues. “I am 15 years old, you do not get to sexualise like me like that. Half the population is female, we are not sacred.” Ms. Sobotker goes on to speak about the battles she faces daily as a young woman, and the daily sexism that comes with seemingly trivial occurrences like boys constantly asking if she is on her period.

The video has gone viral and been shared by news outlets around the country, while Faith has faced significant backlash as well as significant support online. She has posted this status to her Facebook page in response.

In a statement posted to the Kambrya College website, the school’s Principal Michael Muscat says the school held an assembly with some female students, where the school’s uniform policy was discussed.

“The girls’ assembly was also used as an opportunity to remind students of the existing uniform policy, finalised late last year following an extensive consultation process involving all students, parents and staff,” he says. “I want to be clear here and say that in no way did we suggest that what girls wear makes harassment or abuse acceptable. This is never the case. The enforcement of our uniform policy and the abuse and the recent exploitation of girls online are separate issues and should be treated as such.”

The full statement can be read on the Kambrya College website.

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This New Tattoo Trend Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate the Queen That You Are

John Michel Basquiat used crowns to signify his ambition, his own majestic power and that of the figures he admired. Now, some spurred on by body positive Australian mommy blogger Constance Hall, others by the pulse of popular lexicon, women on Instagram are borrowing from Basquiat and performing their own self-coronations — in the form of tattoos.

 

Our crown tattoo game is strong Nobody fucks with Queens

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Constance Hall, who boasts over 100,000 Instagram followers, is one of those inspirational women who seeks to empower other females in their orbit by reminding them they are strong queens and deserve to be treated as such. (Side note: One of our favorite moments on television this past year was when Broad City’s Ilana, while tearfully telling her bestie Abbi of a breakup with her open relationship partner Lincoln, rather than jealously cutting down his new, monogamous partner, referred to her as “a queen, just like us.”) Constance constantly celebrates her followers’ magnificence, titling her blog Queens of Constance and her book Like a Queen. (more…)

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Kaia Gerber Channels Mom Cindy Crawford in These Delightful Covers for POP Magazine (Forum Buzz)

Kaia Gerber is the hottest new thing on the block and the fashion industry continues to embrace the daughter of modeling royalty Cindy Crawford. She’s already been on the cover of Vogue Paris, posed before the lens of the legendary Steven Meisel, done an advertising campaign for Alexander Wang and now takes to the cover of POP — her first big solo blue-chip magazine cover. Complete with a very evident concept referencing back to her mom’s modeling heyday, Kaia participated in an 80s-inspired cover shoot by Charlotte Wales and we’re loving it. Serving up a trio of youthful covers and a lengthy fashion spread to seal the deal, Kaia’s a welcome sight if you ask us.

Pop #35 F/W 2016.17 : Kaia Gerber by Charlotte Wales

IMAGE: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

Members of our forums were delighted. “She needs to work on her modeling but she’s miles ahead of Kendall already and there’s no doubt she is going to blossom into a beautiful young lady. She truly is her mother’s daughter, the resemblance is uncanny in some of those pics,” said marsnoop2 straight away.

“So stunning! This is what a Vogue Paris cover should be like TBH,” championed JoCaderone. (more…)

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Rihanna Wrote Her Bestie Naomi Campbell a Really Touching Instagram Post

 

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Rihanna, she’s just like us. She loves her wine to the exclusion of most other inanimate objects, she enjoys wearing fuzzy objects on the regular, she counts Naomi Campbell as one of her fashion icons. The only difference between Robyn Fenty and us, really, is that she’s now welcome to phone Naoms at any time of night and regularly receives beauty care packages from her childhood idol cum best friend for life.

In a recent Instagram post, RiRi fanned out, much like we would, at the sight of Naomi modeling her Fenty ready-to-wear designs in the September issue of Vogue Italia (for which Campbell also modeled Riccardo Tisci for Nike and Yeezy for Adidas). Styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, the Fenty branch of the editorial features Naomi in white thigh-high boots (Rihanna’s preferred length), a hoodie accented with corset-like lacing, gothic-lettered headbands and more. Campbell lends her tough edge to the gym-chic line, which we first glimpsed at Fenty’s inaugural fashion show last February (Naomi sat front row, of course). The much-anticipated streetwear collection will hit stores September 6 and, like everything else RiRi touches, is sure to sell out. (more…)

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Kendall Jenner Looks Like Wednesday Addams on Vogue Japan’s October Cover (Forum Buzz)

Kendall Jenner only recently just made the big time by scoring American Vogue‘s all-important September cover and she now surfaces as Vogue Japan’s cover girl for October 2016 (yes, October issues already). Back on the cover for a second time within the space of a year, Kendall was once again shot by photographic duo Luigi & Iango for the occasion with styling from Anna Dello Russo. Following Bella Hadid‘s cover appearance last month, Kendall got decked out in head-to-toe Balenciaga, but the newest addition to her portfolio wasn’t exactly well-received as it came to light earlier today.

Vogue Japan October 2016 : Kendall Jenner by Luigi & Iango

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“God that expressionless stare. Literally looks like a cardboard cut-out. Don’t vibe it at all. At least Wednesday Addams was intriguing with her blank stare,” pointed out an unimpressed SpeakThatJDunn the moment the cover dropped.

In agreement was dodencebt, replying, “Now that you’ve mentioned it, I can’t help but imagine Christina Ricci in this. It would have been a thousand times better.” (more…)

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Vogue Fashion’s Night Out Announces 2016 Return to Sydney

Fashion Night Out Booth

Back for the seventh time, Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out is once again set to unite thousands of shoppers with VIP Guests and retailers in Sydney’s CBD this September.

The inaugural Fashion’s Night Out event took place in New York City in 2009 and was created to celebrate shopping and support the fashion industry during the global financial crisis. The latest Sydney edition of the event will see over 600 brands participate in the night, which will feature pop-up runways, giveaways, plenty of live entertainment and heaps of celebrity guests.

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out is celebrated in more than 20 countries worldwide and is not only a great night out for the fashion-conscious, but also gives scope to Sydney as a premiere shopping powerhouse. “This event gives focus to, and helps celebrate, Sydney as a global fashion shopping destination which is good for local jobs and good for the economy,” says City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone. “Fashion design, manufacturing and retail businesses strengthen our economy and provide thousands of jobs – that’s why the City is committed to lend its support.”

Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out 2016 kicks off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1st September and runs across Sydney’s Martin Place, Pitt St Mall, the QVB and Strand Arcade. For more information, head to the Vogue website.

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