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First Lady Michelle Obama Delights on InStyle’s Gorgeous and Inviting October Cover (Forum Buzz)

InStyle continues to set standards high, creating stunning covers one after the other (not to mention delivering diverse cover subjects on a regular basis). Kerry Washington graced the title’s September edition, which received rave reviews, and now InStyle has secured none other than First Lady Michelle Obama for October. Photographed by Thomas Whiteside, Michelle wears a gorgeous teal Brandon Maxwell dress and our forum members couldn’t be more delighted with the outcome. 

US InStyle October 2016 : Michelle Obama by Thomas Whiteside

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Forum members were in utter awe. “Stunning, beautiful cover,” praised TeeVanity immediately, about to set the tone for comments to come.

“OMG! This absolutely stunning! I love the colors and Michelle’s smile is contagious. I cannot wait till I get my hands on this issue,” raved RanThe. (more…)

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Here’s What Actually Happened at the Controversy-Stirring Yeezy Season 4 Show

Tyga, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Carine Roitfeld and Pharrell Williams attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

Tyga, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Carine Roitfeld and Pharrell Williams attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City; Image: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4

While Kanye West drew the ire of fans of all races with his call for “multiracial” models only, after the designer’s Yeezy Season 4 show, Twitter was singing a much different tune.

Both the lucky(-ish) guests who took beleaguering bus rides to Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park and those who watched the event via Jay Z’s Tidal were impressed by the hundreds of diverse (in terms of both skin tone and size) models who sat on the scorching grass and walked the triangular runway.

48 hours before Teyana Taylor (star of West’s “Fade” video), Chanel Iman, Braina Laviena, Amina Blue, Sophia Richie and many, many more showcased Yeezy’s collection of cream, brown and pistachio-colored knits, the rapper sat down with Vogue to address the casting uproar, pointing out, “The ten thousand people that showed up didn’t have a problem with it.” (more…)

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Mariacarla Boscono Is a Refreshing Cover Choice for UK Harper’s Bazaar October (Forum Buzz)

Is the staff at British Harper’s Bazaar feeling OK? Models on the cover two months in a row, what have we done to deserve this? Shunning the usual celebrity cover subjects, Bazaar has tapped Mariacarla Boscono to follow in the footsteps of models Daria Werbowy and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who’ve each graced the cover of U.K. Bazaar this year. Catching us off guard, the Italian beauty is a welcome sight as she serves up a trio of covers shot by Nico Bustos for the title’s October 2016 edition and we’re loving it — mostly.

UK Harper's Bazaar October 2016 : Mariacarla Boscono by Nico Bustos

IMAGE: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK

Members of our forums soon ignited a debate. “Unusual for Bazaar and an unexpected choice, I like it. October issues are always so much better than the September ones,” championed a pleasantly surprised honeycombchild.

“Lovely! Simple but effective,” added rox_yr_sox. (more…)

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Joan Smalls, Kate Upton and Emily Ratajkowski Each Land a Glamour Cover for October (Forum Buzz)

Models on the covers of mainstream fashion glossies are unfortunately a rarity nowadays, so you can imagine our delight whenever one turns up. Having already impressed with Bella Hadid‘s gorgeous cover last month, Glamour keeps the standard up for October with not one, but three models. Joan Smalls, Kate Upton and Emily Ratajkowski were each handed a solo cover, shot by Carter Smith. Who came out on top, you ask?

US Glamour October 2016 : Joan Smalls, Kate Upton & Emily Ratjakowski by Carter Smith

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“So it’s back to back model covers for Glamour, which is quite impressive… Kate’s cover looks the best so far, but I like what Joan’s wearing. It has that effortless and approachable vibe which works for Glamour,” raved Benn98 the second the covers dropped.

“How wonderful to see them embracing more model covers, and I like all three actually. Would definitely pick up the Kate Upton one though. Glamour is doing great this year!” Miss Dalloway approved moments later. (more…)

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Katy Perry’s New Footwear Line Is as Fun and Quirky as You’d Expect

Katy Perry: pop star turned footwear mogul

Image: Rony Alwin/WWD

When we think Katy Perry, we think bold personality, cute little kitties, anthropomorphic cupcakes and prismatic wigs. Which is why we were unsurprised to see that the pop princess’ new shoe line, made in partnership with Hong-Kong-based Global Brands Group, looks like a pair of Rochas heels married some Jeremy Scott jellies and reproduced (like) bunnies. And we mean that in a good way.

This is only the first of many creative projects we can expect from the Covergirl and Coty collaborator and Global Brands Group, whose business relationship will extend over the next several years. “This is an actual business for me; it’s different from some of my other things that are more endorsements. This is a real creation, a 50-50 deal. I’m not doing it because of anything other than it’s my baby and I need someone to help me distribute it across the world. I trust Global and I need their expertise, so it’s going to be one of those things that in the long run will hopefully pay off. I just have to pay attention every step of the way and learn a lot and apply it,” she told WWD. In other words, an accessories and even apparel line may be in our future. (more…)

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Thanks to Google, You Can Now Shop Your Favorite Fashion Week Street Style Looks

We appreciate the see-now-shop-now sentiment that’s infiltrated Fashion Month and promises to allow so-called industry outsiders instantaneous access to the goods that parade down those problematically cast runways…but let’s be real here. Few of us are ready, willing or able to hop on to TomFord.com and lay out several hundred dollars for that flawless leather bucket bag on the spot. Instead, we sift through each of our favorite designer collections, whittle our wildest desires down to a list, agonize over said list for several days, then finally take the plunge and buy maybe one or two investment pieces.

Which is why the latest announcement from Google has our interest piqued. The life-changing search engine is not only allowing users access to real-time images of runway looks, BTS content courtesy of the designers themselves and the ability to immediately shop the collections, it’s also giving users the scoop on where to snatch up those coveted (and oftentimes, more affordable) off-runway looks. (more…)

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