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Ariana Grande Looks Shocked to Be on Marie Claire’s October Issue

Ariana Grande has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to her chart-topping summer hits “Bang Bang” and “Problem.” Marie Claire has taken notice and chosen the 21-year-old singer to cover its October issue, which Ariana is taking as an opportunity to let the world know that, although she may look like a minor, she’s really 21 and can drink, SO STOP CARDING HER, OK??

Image: Tesh/Marie Claire

Image: Tesh/Marie Claire

With her mouth agape, the singer flashes a surprised glance at the camera, making for quite an interesting shot, to say the least.

Like most other former child stars, Ariana is trying to shake her teenybopper image and, as we know, there’s no better way to do that than to sex things up. For the video of her single “The Way,” she says, “I dyed my hair back to brown. I made out with a rapper in the video. I made the point I wanted to make. And I was excited to do so after so many years of pretending to be somebody else in front of a lot of people.” Changing your hair, associating with rappers…sounds like the basic recipe young stars employ to show that they’re “grown.” 

But apparently, Ariana’s been big in the britches for much longer than that. She tells Marie Claire that she always knew she wanted to do music.

“I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album. I was like, ‘Where is that Mary J. Blige collab? Where is that Natasha Bedingfield writing session? Where is my session with India.Arie? I’m ready. Let’s go.’ I wrote this song called ‘Higher,’ and the lyrics were too sexual, too mature. And my mom was like, ‘This is a great song, but damn, you’re too young for this.’” 

Not anymore, apparently. The singer, who’s rumored to be dating Big Sean, is all grown-up — even if she doesn’t look it.

[via Marie Claire]

UPDATE: We mistakenly stated that Ariana Grande was a child star at Disney, when she was actually on Nickelodeon. This article has been updated to reflect her affiliation.

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W Magazine Taps Naomi Campbell and Others for October Issue (Forum Buzz)

Is October the new September? W Magazine is certainly pulling out all the stops with its latest installment. The magazine released its October 2014 cover online earlier today, featuring none other than Naomi Campbell. Photographed in a classic studio setting with a gray background by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Naomi poses in a simple white dress with her arms behind her back for the eye-catching cover shot.

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It seems our forum members aren’t taking a shine to the supermodel’s new cover. “Awful. The makeup, the missing arms. What’s up with that?” questioned anlabe32.

“I&V are trying to recreate the essence of their ‘weird’ portraits and failing miserably at it,” replied Melancholybaby.

Nymphaea wasn’t feeling the pose, either, “No arms and horrible eye makeup, this could have been so much better.”

Also underwhelmed was miguelalmeida, who posted: “I love the idea of making Naomi look like a bust sculpture but…that makeup killed the cover!”

A few members admired the cover, though. “I find Naomi’s cover intriguing…the sculpture/bust idea is interesting. Naomi looks very beautiful here,” declared an enthusiastic YoninahAliza.

“Even with that horrific makeup, I can’t help but love Naomi’s cover. At least they dared with Campbell!” raved Miss Dalloway.

Charlotte Casiraghi and Cara Delevingne are also cover stars of W Magazine‘s October issue, and both can be previewed here. “I think the Naomi cover is definitely inspired by Diana Ross. I hate myself for saying this, but Cara’s cover looks to be the best of the three…” stated orchidee.

Share your own opinion and await the contents of the issue inside the thread here.

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Mario Testino Shoots Cara Delevingne for Allure’s October Issue (Forum Buzz)

Fresh off the cover of U.S. Vogue‘s September issue, Cara Delevingne stars on Allure‘s October 2014 cover. The British 22-year-old was shot by Mario Testino with her blond locks styled in 70s curls that caressed her flawless face and delivered a great beauty image. The current face of the My Burberry fragrance (alongside Kate Moss) can also be found inside the issue for a range of captivating beauty images.

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A few previews of the cover story can be found inside the thread here. “I like the editorial, especially the images with the arm brace. Pity this won’t be the main cover,” commented Benn98.

“The editorial looks really good! But not sure about the cover,” replied Oxymore.

“Not so sure about the cover. Cara definitely doesn’t fit the whole bombshell vibe they were going for,” stated orchidee, who clearly didn’t appreciate the direction behind the shoot.

Much like most of our forum members, coutugh prefers the editorial: “Hate the cover. Whatever they tried to do with transforming Cara into an almost doll-like figure failed. I like the editorial images though they almost gave me an Irving Penn vibe.”

“I don’t like the cover, but I think the preview of the editorial looks really good,” agreed testinofan.

Sharing the same sentiments was justaguy: “Don’t care for the cover, but the edit is pretty cool, very Penn-esque!”

Are you a fan of the cover? Happy to see a model on the cover of Allure? Don’t forget to join the discussion here.

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Menswear Retailer Uncle Otis Announces Second Exclusive Canada Goose Jacket

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Obvious statement alert: Canadian winters are brutal, which means proper outerwear is paramount to surviving them. As a result, Toronto-based menswear retailer Uncle Otis has partnered once again with outerwear company par excellence Canada Goose on an exclusive coat that laughs in the face of the Canadian cold front.

The Otis Parka is a bespoke quilted charcoal jacket that boasts a luxurious Loro Piana Storm System wool exterior, a removable coyote fur trimmed hood and a tonal Canada Goose Arctic Disc on the right shoulder. Other key design elements include quilting detail, custom-designed wood buttons, three-way front pockets, matte black zippers and an exclusive Uncle Otis label. As of September 30, 150 units of the Otis Parka will be available for $1,150 at Uncle Otis and online at UncleOtis.com.

Hear that? It’s the sound of winter shaking in its boots.

 

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Eight Years Later…Natasha Poly Scores the October Cover of Vogue Germany (Forum Buzz)

You’ve probably already read your September issues from cover to cover by now, and just as well because the October issues have started to trickle out. The latest to surface on our forums is Vogue Germany. The magazine released its October 2014 cover just before the weekend via its website. The cover features Natasha Poly, whose last cover for German Vogue was back in June 2006. This time around, we see the Russian beauty shot by photographic duo Luigi & Iango, sporting a Brigitte Bardot inspired look while wearing Givenchy.

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Our forum members have mixed feelings regarding the cover. “She looks a bit Bardot/Schiffer-esque. But anything with Queen Poly is a yes in my book!” wrote orchidee.

“Gorgeous, even all that ugly text layout can’t ruin her beauty!” commented Miss Dalloway.

Benn98 also noticed the evident Bardot inspiration: “I like the Bardot-esque pin-up vibe. So Natasha’s last Vogue DE cover was in 2006, meaning the gap was almost a decade. It actually baffles me, she’s probably one of the most hardest working girls in the industry.”

It seems most of our forum members aren’t feeling it, however. “Mmm… I sort of don’t like it… I find the makeup a bit too much… She looks too beige…” shared KissMiss.

Abracadabra acknowledged the amount of post-production, “This is terrible, she looks slightly unrecognizable and the amount of Photoshop is shocking.”

“Dreadful cover, the Photoshop ruined it and made her look like an alien!” agreed Urban Stylin.

What do you think? See inside the thread for the rest of the discussion and add your own opinion here.

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Christopher Kane and NARS Team Up for Spring 2015

This morning, NARS announced its latest collaboration with fashion designer Christopher Kane. The collection won’t be launching until May 2015, but it is said to offer a “full color collection” with products for eyes, lips and cheeks. The limited-edition cosmetics will be previewed at Kane’s show this afternoon in London, but pictures of the packaging have yet to be released.

Kane and NARS have collaborated on the runway for the designer’s London shows since 2012, so the pairing seemed like a natural fit for the two. “NARS has the same unapologetic aesthetic that is signature to the Christopher Kane brand and I’m excited to share what we’ve created together,” said Kane in the official press release. Looks like we have to wait and see the runway images from today’s show to get a sneak peek.

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