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Vogue China’s December Covers Are a ‘Gorgeous Way’ to End the Year (Forum Buzz)

The December issues are starting to come in thick and fast. Xiao Wen Ju (whose cover is pictured below) and Fei Fei Sun star on not one, but two fantastic covers for Vogue China’s December issue with both Chinese models posing for Tim Walker’s lens. Each cover comes complete with a stark white background, as the girls sport porcelain skin with minimal makeup and each wears an intriguing ensemble for maximum effect.

Vogue China December 2014 Tim Walker


Our forum members are currently debating which one is their favorite. “Very good looking covers, the red pops of course,” commented Nymphaea.

“Xiao Wen’s cover really stands out because it’s red and the dress but Fei Fei’s expression is spot-on and absolutely draws me into her eyes,” shared TaylorBinque.

Cosmic Voices suggested, “Put Fei Fei in the red dress and you’d have a spectacular stand alone cover.” Then he went on to write, “That being said both are very strong, the first will be incredibly eye-catching on the stands.”

Miss Dalloway proclaimed, “It’s all about Xiao, who perfectly pulls it off. Fei Fei’s shot doesn’t look very cover worthy.”

“These are absolutely amazing, especially Xiao Wen’s,” responded Luxx, agreeing that Xiao’s version is the strongest.

Also feeling the same way was Melancholybaby: “Xiao Wen Ju’s cover is perfect. So eye-catching and season-appropriate.”

“I want Fei Fei’s cover right now! GORGEOUS way to end a great year for Vogue China! Congrats!” raved a more than satisfied miguelalmeida.

Join the discussion and tell us your favorite cover inside the thread here.

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Cara Delevingne Sparkles in Topshop’s Holiday Collection


It’s definitely not too early to start your holiday shopping — for yourself, we mean. The best thing about the holidays aren’t the gifts or gorging yourself on turkey and cranberry sauce (although those are great, too), it’s all the parties that come with it. You’ll need to be dressed accordingly and Topshop wants to outfit you this season. The retailer has released its lookbook images for its holiday collection, starring none other than Cara Delevingne. You’ll find all the glitz, glimmer, texture and sparkle the season requires plus a few super chic pieces that will last you past New Year’s Eve. Below, peep Cara D modeling the line for Topshop’s holiday lookbook, and start making your shopping lists! (more…)

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Link Buzz: Keira Knightley Explains Why She Went Topless for Interview, Sophia Loren Talks That Famous Side-Eye Photo

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

  • Keira Knightley says she took that topless photo for Interview because her body has been “manipulated so many different times” that she wanted to show it in its true, un-Photoshopped form. [Jezebel]
  • The key to Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton’s chill disposition? Motherhood. [Glamour]
  • Kathy Griffin was approached to replace Joan Rivers on Fashion Police. [EW]
  • Peep Joan Jett’s line for Hot Topic. [WWD]
  • Sophia Loren explains why she was giving Jayne Mansfield the side-eye in that infamous photo. [Page Six]
  • Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds reveal the sex of their baby. [VH1]
  • Kelly Rowland gave birth to a baby boy yesterday. She and her husband Tim Witherspoon named their new son Titan Jewell. [Page Six]
  • Chris Benz talks to T magazine about his new gig as the creative director of Bill Blass. [T magazine]
  • Nicki Minaj is absolutely killing it in the winter edition of V Magazine. [Yahoo! Style]
  • Hello Kitty turns 40! Celebrate with the new Beats by Dre x Hello Kitty collab.


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Jason Polan x Soludos Brings Summer to Resort Season

Image: courtesy Soludos

Image: Courtesy of Soludos

Resort season is fast approaching and the pressure is on retailers to outfit the masses accordingly. The good people at Soludos are on it with the release of a new capsule collection in collaboration with illustrator Jason Polan. Polan spends his days on the New York City streets scribbling sketches of the people he sees milling around the city. Now he’s lending his talents to Soludos, which is putting his drawings on its famous espadrilles.

Jason Polan x Soludos is a nine-piece range of shoes for women, men and children, all featuring embroidered renderings of Polan’s drawings. The espadrilles are emblazoned with cute images of ice cream, a hamburger and fries, friendly toucans and a cheeky winking eye. The range sounds quite summery, but considering resort season is an opportunity to get away from the frigid temps of winter, this collection is right on with its aesthetic.

The collection has already hit the Soludos website. Women’s shoes are priced at $65, while you can expect to shill out $45 for kids’ shoes and $75 for men’s pairs.

Check out the full collection below. (more…)

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Glenn Cocco Is a Real Person and 4 Other Things We Didn’t Know About ‘Mean Girls’


It’s been 10 years since Mean Girls hit theaters, which means for the past decade, we’ve been quoting the Tina Fey-written comedy to no end. And really, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Of course there is a great sense of nostalgia for the film, understandable with it being “so fetch” and all. 

Entertainment Weekly got the film’s original cast together for a reunion to talk all the behind-the-scenes action that took place while making the movie. The blossoming friendships, the inside jokes, the casting changes and more. In the lengthy interview, we learned a whole lot about Mean Girls that we didn’t know. And that’s impressive because we’ve memorized like, every line in the movie already.

Below, five new things we learned about the film. 

1. Glenn Cocco Is a REAL PERSON

“I tried to use real names in writing because it’s just easier,” Tina said. “My older brother’s good friend is Glenn Cocco. He’s a film editor in Los Angeles, and I imagine it’s a pain in the butt for him.”

2. There Is Such a Thing as Mean Girls Day, Which Is Very Confusing to the Cast

Thanks to a line in the film where Cady Heron tells Aaron Samuels the date, October 3rd has become “Mean Girls Day” for fans all over. “I was leaving the playhouse the other day. [Lohan is starring in a revival of Speed-the-Plow in London’s West End],” Lindsay told EW. “These kids were outside, and someone said, ‘Do you know what day it is?’ and someone said, ‘It’s October 3rd!’ I was like, ‘What? I don’t understand!’ I didn’t know what they meant. Then I realized it!”


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41 Models Confirmed to Walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Next Month

The model lineup for Victorias Secret fashion show 2013

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is nearly upon us and the fashion set is buzzing about which lucky models will get the chance to take a turn down the lingerie giant’s world-famous runway this year. Rumors have been flying that we may be seeing the likes of Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, but for now, those are just rumors. Modelinia reports, however, that there are a few models who have confirmed that they will appear alongside Victoria’s Secret’s fleet of Angel regulars, doing nothing to quell our anticipation and excitement for the show. Below, all the girls who are confirmed so far for this year’s London showing on December 9. (more…)