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Iris Apfel Emojis Are Here and They Are Everything

A GIF from Iris Apfel's emoji keyboard.

Image: Macy’s

Self-described “geriatric starlet” Iris Apfel is always on top of (or, more often, ahead of) the trends, even when she’s not quite sure what the trends are. Case in point: Once the subject of a 2005 exhibition entitled Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and, more recently, that of an Albert Maysles-directed documentary, the fashion icon is now the star of her own emoji keyboard.

Iris Apfel released a line of emojis to promote her upcoming Macy's collaboration.

Image: Macy’s

Yes, much like fans of Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose, Iris Apfel devotees can now augment their written conversations with cartoon versions, quotes and defining symbols of their beloved pop culture icon. The keyboard, designed in collaboration with Snaps, a mobile message marketing platform that has also worked with brands like Dove and Starbucks, is at its heart a tool to promote the launch of Apfel’s upcoming 60s-inspired line for Macy’s I.N.C. (more…)

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Britney Spears Announces Her New Album With a Hilarious Prank on Jimmy Kimmel

Things that go bump in the night: the boogeyman, our toes as we blearily make our way to the bathroom, a living pop deity waking up Jimmy Kimmel for the purposes of trickery-slash-album promotion. Rounding out the week of the aughts comeback kid, yesterday Britney Spears took to Twitter to announce the details surrounding her latest album, Glory, due out August 26. Those who pre-order now will also be rewarded with an exclusive stream of her new track, Private Show.

Unfortunately, that audio experience won’t come anywhere close to the private show the aforementioned talk show host received a few nights prior, when Britney and her troupe of neon-body-painted male dancers stopped by Jimmy’s well-landscaped manse for a 1:46 am wake-up call. (more…)

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A Pregnant Gemma Ward Just Walked the David Jones Runway

 

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After a nearly six-year hiatus from modeling, Gemma Ward is back like she never left. The Australian-born beauty, who commanded up to $25,000 per show and had amassed 24 Vogue covers worldwide at the time of her abrupt step back, is now doing her part to quell the fashion world’s abandonment issues. In 2013, she starred in a campaign for Australian brand Country Road alongside her daughter, Naia. In 2014, she walked the Prada Spring 2015 show, sending social media a-tizzy. Last year, she covered Vogue Australia and starred in the Carine Roitfeld-styled Givenchy spring campaign together with 26 other famous faces. Now, the woman who was once hailed “the next Kate Moss,” thanks to her unique doll-face, won’t let anything — even pregnancy — slow down her (once faltering, now) triumphant return.  (more…)

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Kerry Washington Is InStyle’s Breathtaking September Cover Girl (Forum Buzz)

InStyle has been killing it lately, producing stellar covers one after the other while putting other mainstream fashion glossies to shame. Not to mention the magazine continues to champion diversity, having just given us Priyanka Chopra for August, Lupita Nyong’o for April, and now a radiant Kerry Washington for September. Shot by Thomas Whiteside, Kerry photographs beautifully wearing Victoria Beckham for the cover, which might just be the best you’ll see all month! 

US InStyle September 2016 : Kerry Washington by Thomas Whiteside

IMAGE: INSTYLE.COM

Members of our forums were in awe. “Wow! What a beautiful, warm, engaging photo. Love Kerry Washington! She must be a great seller, as well, because she keeps landing high-circulation covers like InStyle,” announced happycanadian within seconds.

“Breathtaking! Kerry looks so gorgeous and I love the relaxed mood. Wonderful job!” applauded Nepenthes. (more…)

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A Kitten Steals the Show From Edita Vilkeviciute on the Cover of Porter (Forum Buzz)

Porter gave us everything we need from a summer cover with its last issue featuring a joyful Sienna Miller posing under the sunshine, leaving us in absolute awe. Our forum members have always been huge advocates of everything Porter produces, so you can imagine our delight when the title unveiled its Fall 2016 cover. Reverting back to using models (and following in the footsteps of Anja Rubik and Gisele Bündchen), Lithuanian beauty Edita Vilkeviciute graces the front of the mag’s sixteenth edition, captured by Bruce Weber. Styled by Alex White, Edita wears head-to-toe Prada while clutching a cute little kitten in the shot (our furry friends now becoming a Porter cover staple).

Porter #16 Fall 2016 : Edita Vilkeviciute by Bruce Weber

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Our forum members weren’t so sure, however. “First a dog, kangaroo, now a kitten…it’s getting a bit cliched now. And Prada doesn’t help. The shot looks so hollow, and Edita looks more languished than seductive. This is more global Vogue than Porter,” said Benn98 the second the cover dropped.

“Agh, I am very disappointed. Edita is such a stunner and this cover looks sooo boring. I am not sure about the styling either…” discredited KissMiss. (more…)

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Alicia Vikander Looks Lifeless on Vanity Fair’s September Issue (Forum Buzz)

Alicia Vikander doesn’t exactly have a stellar track record for magazine covers, having recently disappointed on British Vogue‘s August issue. She now takes to the cover of Vanity Fair, oozing glamour and sophistication while wearing a monochrome Louis Vuitton creation. Vanity Fair had a winner last month with the delightful Margot Robbie, but according to our forum members, photographer Mario Testino and VF have done Alicia a huge disservice for September.

Vanity Fair September 2016 : Alicia Vikander by Mario Testino

IMAGE: VANITYFAIR.COM

The vast majority of our forum members weren’t buying it. “I’m sorry. I don’t understand the fascination,” stated liv4beauty straight away.

“Not working for me, also can’t understand her appeal. The blue and gold make me feel she is at a beauty clinic or something like that and the background looks fake round her head, the transition is too sharp,” described a disapproving Nymphaea. (more…)

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