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Forum Members Give FKA twigs’ New Cover of Allure Mixed Reviews (Forum Buzz)

The staff changes at Allure are slowly but surely starting to take effect and we’re beginning to see subtle differences with the release of each issue. Last month, we happily welcomed a fresh-faced Amy Adams as the magazine’s cover star. Continuing to eschew the usual subjects, FKA twigs stars on the magazine’s May 2016 edition. The current face of Calvin Klein Jeans poses confidently before the lens of Alasdair McLellan and uses her hands to serve up some dynamic poses.

But our forum members weren’t too impressed at first glance. “The hand movement became redundant easily,” complained an unimpressed MON the moment the cover dropped.

“Not a fan of her and the cover looks basic. Her hand wasn’t necessary though. She looks like she’s stretching her arm which makes her look uncomfortable. This is putting me to sleep, next!” quickly disapproved Aizanara. (more…)

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We’re Giving Away Two Watches That Are Perfect for Summer!

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This spring we’ve resolved to take full advantage of the glorious weather by disconnecting (ever so slightly) from our smartphones. We’re going to close our eyes and really feel the breeze on our face as we cruise down uncharted bike paths. Take an extra moment to enjoy the richness of our sinfully whipped, artificial sprinkle-topped ice cream. Visit a country where, to the locals, free public Wi-Fi still seems like something out of a Philip K. Dick novel. Oh yea, and wear a watch so we don’t totally fail at adult life in the process of unplugging.

To that end, we’re inviting you to join us with the chance to win one of two classic Timex watches in this season’s most ubiquitous colorways: stripes and nudes. The grand prize, a Weekender Fairfield timepiece, comes equipped with Timex’s signature interchangeable straps, so it’s easily customized to any outfit. (Though we’re partial to the original navy and white pattern — very Jacquemus circa “Les parasols de Marseille.”) The runner-up will receive a Chesapeake model, whose sleek, sophisticated design and neutral suede strap make it a natural everyday accessory. We should add that both pieces are 30 meter water resistant, so you can (kinda) keep time at the beach.

Fill out this form to enter the contest by May 2 — and don’t forget to like and share or tweet at us to let us know you’ve entered! (Okay, so we haven’t totally relinquished the Internet yet.) Good luck!

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Did Carolyn Murphy Really Need This Much Photoshop on Vogue Korea? (Forum Buzz)

Magazines seem to be overdoing it a bit on the post-production this month. Jennifer Lopez barely looks like herself on the cover of W and now Vogue Korea manages to botch the ever-beautiful Carolyn Murphy. The magazine usually receives a standing ovation on our forums but when it makes one of our favorite 90s supermodels look unrecognizable, we can’t help but call them out. Photographed by Hyea W. Kang, the long-serving Estée Lauder ambassador stars on two separate covers while rendering us a little speechless.

 

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It didn’t take our forum members long to vent their gripes with the first cover (above). “How did they make Carolyn look like Jennifer Lopez?” asked a horrifed kenndale.

“Her face does NOT need that much airbrush, yet I am still drawn to this cover because of Carolyn. God I love her!” declared Miss Dalloway, willing to overlook the evident post-production work. (more…)

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World’s Most Expensive Birkin Sells for the Price of a Modest Manhattan Apartment

 

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$298,000 could buy you a really tiny studio in New York’s Upper East Side. It could fund a child’s upbringing until age eighteen. Or, if you’re one very fortunate anonymous “American billionaire” currently residing in Los Angeles, $298 grand could buy you the world’s most expensive handbag.

Last Thursday, the culprit, a 35-centimeter Hermès Birkin from 2008 in rouge Braise crocodile skin, polished off with 18-karat white gold and diamond hardware, ousted the reigning tote, a pink crocodile Hermès Birkin auctioned off by Christie’s for a paltry $222,000 ten months prior. (more…)

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Welcome a Baby Girl!

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

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Musician John Legend and model/author Chrissy Teigen have announced the birth of their baby girl! On Sunday, Legend tweeted that their daughter arrived four days prior and revealed that her name is Luna Simone Stephens (cue the awwwwws).

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Vogue Italia Secures 3 Different Photographers and Gigi Hadid for April 2016 (Forum Buzz)

Our forums had been waiting for what felt like an eternity for Vogue Italia’s April edition to come out. After Steven Meisel returned to photograph last month’s cover, he does his disappearing act once again, leaving the magazine to usher in three different photographers to compensate. Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh and Bruce Weber were each commissioned to produce a series of three images for three unique covers.

Vogue Italia April 2016 by Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh & Bruce Weber

IMAGE: VOGUE.IT / PATRICK DEMARCHELIER

Members of our forums couldn’t wait to pick out their favorite. “The Demarchelier images are the best for covers, all three ladies look stunning. I am so over multi-covers though, especially when they are all from completely different shoots,” declared LastNight.

“I love everything I see… IMO every image works in its own right, each photographer has done what they do best,” kokobombon championed shortly after. (more…)

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