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Claudia Schiffer Looks Creepy on Harper’s Bazaar Spain’s September Cover (Forum Buzz)

Harper’s Bazaar Spain is always good for a surprise when it comes to covers. Very often they are unexpected, creative, artsy and different. For the September 2014 issue starring Claudia Schiffer, however, the publication produced a cover that is just flat-out frightening and not very flattering.

image credit: facebook.com/harpersbazaarspain via the tfs forums

Image Credit: facebook.com/harpersbazaarspain via the tfs forums

The image is from the editorial Carine Roitfeld styled, which was published in all international editions of Harper’s Bazaar. And maybe that’s the problem here. Quite possibly, Harper’s Bazaar Spain struggles when not using its own creative team. While Claudia’s shot (photographed by Sebastian Faena) didn’t stand out so negatively within the whole editorial, it’s arguably not a cover-worthy image.  

So, what did our forum members have to say about the cover? Nothing positive.

“Terrible” (Suhzie) and “disastrous” (la veronika) were some of the adjectives being used.

“Looks like a bad Herbal Essences/Shampoo ad! Only the clothes are good…..” commented miguelalmeida.

“It scared me!” admitted GlamorousBoy.

For the 50th issue, the mag surely would have created something much more striking and pleasant to look at, had it been up to the team of Harper’s Bazaar Spain. So, who is to blame for this mess? Benn98 knows the answer: “Ugh! This is all Carine Roitfeld’s doing.” Scapegoat found.

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Vogue’s September 2014 Pull-Out Cover Met with Sheer Disappointment (Forum Buzz)

When the image of Vogue‘s September cover leaked on Friday, there was a general feeling of approval over the image. Finally, U.S. Vogue tapped actual models instead of another recycled blond starlet as the publication is accustomed to doing for its biggest issue of the year. The main cover features Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls and Cara Delevingne, but today we have a look at the six other models on the issue’s pull-out cover. Sadly, our forum members were not so enthusiastic about the additional girls.

Image: Vogue

Image: Vogue

The extra models include (from left) Arizona Muse, Edie CampbellImaan Hammam, Fei Fei SunVanessa Axente and Andreea Diaconu. Besides the egregious use of Photoshop (will someone explain what happened to Joan, Fei Fei, Karlie, Cara and Imaan’s arms?), this casting left almost everyone thoroughly unimpressed. 

They really are scraping the bottom of the barrel here,” Tinsley V wrote.

The shot evoked quite a specific image for t-rex: “It looks like a pasty conga line. Terrible.” At least conga lines are fun?

Gabriel29 was mostly dissatisfied with the casting: “I don’t know if it’s the lighting, but this cover just has zero excitement or diversity. Just compare the September 2004 cover where each model was special, unique, and stood out! The 2014 girls look like filler runway models in comparison.”

To tigerrouge, the cover seemed a little out-of-season: “Maybe I’ll feel different once I have this issue in my hands, but I’m bored by this already. I don’t get any feel of autumn from it, and while it’s nice to see models on the front – if only for a change – I’m not that interested in the actual shot. I’d have been more impressed if this had been the choice for March, there’s a sense of light in the image that I associate more with those months.” This seems to be a symptom plenty of magazines have been suffering from. Vanity Fair‘s September issue cover is emblazoned with ribbon lettering, evoking more of a holiday feel, and Emma Stone‘s May 2014 Vogue cover looked more appropriate for October. 

As Royal-Galliano put it, the cover is “an example of how a model cover doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better than a celeb one.” Touché.

Let us know what you think of Vogue‘s foldout in the comments, and join the discussion in our forums. 

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Kelly Osbourne Teams with HSN to Release New Collection This Fall

Image: FayesVision/WENN.com

Image: FayesVision/WENN.com

Back in June, Kelly Osbourne took to Instagram to show off her brand new skull tattoo. In typewriter-style lettering, the ink reads “Stories…” We weren’t sure what it meant back then, but now we have an idea of exactly which “Stories…” Ms. Osbourne was talking about. The E! News presenter is launching a collection in partnership with HSN this fall called Stories…By Kelly Osbourne.

The 13-piece range has already gained some fans from the celeb setWWD notes that Taylor Swift and Ciara have already put in orders for a few items. And looking at the lineup, we can’t blame them. Besides a very appealing polka dot jumpsuit and a plaid dress with floral border detailing down the front to accentuate curves, you’ll find T-shirts and a sweatshirt decorated with a dripping, spray-painted rose graphic (a play on the “English Rose” motif). Also, very cool-looking black and navy blue colorblocked blazers as well as a cropped moto jacket. The line combines Kelly’s ladylike sensibilities with a punk rock edge — for women of many sizes. She pushed to have the range go up to a size 24, and reinforced many of her pieces with tummy-control technology.

This collection is only just the start of what’s to come for Kelly. She mentions that she’s dubbed this collection “Chapter One,” pointing to the possibility for future ranges. In fact, Kelly is working on a holiday collection for HSN with a “hoe hoe hoe” (har har) theme. 

In addition to HSN, the collection will be available on Bluefly.com with prices ranging from $55 to $170. Stories…By Kelly Osbourne is due to launch September 25.

Think you’ll be picking anything up?

[via WWD]

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Link Buzz: Zara’s ‘White Is The New Black’ Tee Pisses Off the Internet, J.Crew to Launch Fragrances

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty Images

  • People on the Internet are very upset with Zara for producing a T-shirt that reads, “White Is The New Black.” Some are calling out Zara for racial insensitivity. No one knows why the retailer wouldn’t think twice about putting such a potentially controversial phrase on a tee. [The Huffington Post Canada]
  • J.Crew is releasing two new fragrances on Monday. [WWD]
  • Is Jennifer Lawrence really dating Chris Martin, or is the universe playing some kind of elaborate joke on us? [E!]
  • Lady Gaga arrives in Korea rocking another strange beauty look. [Just Jared]
  • Daphne Guinness tapped David LaChapelle to film her latest out-of-this-world music video. [Fashin]
  • The Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer is 1,000 times better recreated with adorable kittens. [Mirror]
  • Steve Madden just bought Dolce Vita. [Fashion Times]
  • So, uh, the U.K. had its first official twerking competition… [Daily Mail]
  • Net-a-Porter was almost called “What’s New, Pussycat?” which would have definitely been unfortunate. [Telegraph]
  • More details continue to trickle out about Rita Ora‘s forthcoming Adidas collaboration yet we’re still sitting here waiting to see all the looks. Oh, Rita, you big tease. [MTV]

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Aritzia Launches Star-Studded Fall Collection

We all know Aritzia is the definition of cool in Canada. The brand remains a perennial favourite among inner-city urbanites, those who have graduated from Urban Outfitters to the finer things in life, while maintaining their trendy panache. Now the store is attracting even cooler customers with its star-studded #FallForUs campaign.

Jamie Chung, Anna Camp, 22 Jump Street‘s Amber Stevens, EstelleBrooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Chelsea PerettiThe Good Wife‘s Jess Weixler and Orange Is the New Black’s flawless Samira Wiley (it’s Poussey, accent à droite!) are just some of the stars photographed wearing their favorite pieces from the new collection.

Aritzia #FallForUs fall campaign

Image via Aritzia

Jamie models a snuggly, wuggly Wilfred Free Aronson Sweater ($145), while Anna keeps things simple in TNA’s Spruce T-Shirt ($40). Samira looks ready to face the Canadian (or Litchfield) cold in her Wodehouse Jacket by Sunday Best ($295) and British singer Estelle puts together the perfect combo with her Wilfred Montpellier Sweater ($165) and camo pants.

Aritzia #FallForUs fall campaign

Image via Aritzia

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Lady Gaga Upsets Japanese Fans with Korean Character-Printed Jumpsuit

Lady Gaga loves to use her wardrobe to get people talking, but one of her recent outfits caused more of a stir than she likely bargained for. The “ARTPOP” singer spent part of this week in Tokyo, frequently updating her Instagram with shots of all her exploits. But one particular image got Gaga’s monsters up in arms. The singer posted a photo of her posing in the city’s Roppongi district, clad in a colorful jumpsuit with the words “color” emblazoned across the front in Korean characters. A couple Japanese commenters saw the outfit and took offense, accusing Gaga of cultural insensitivity, saying that she’s ignorantly conflating Korean and Japanese culture.

Kotaku found a thread on Japanese forum 2ch discussing the gaffe, titled simply “Roppongi Wandering Lady Gaga [in] Japan, in the clothes of Hangul [Korean] characters! South Korea and Japan [are the same to] the Caucasian eye.” Or at least that’s how Google translates it. (more…)

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