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Lara Stone Impresses Forum Members on Harper’s Bazaar Germany Cover (Forum Buzz)

A cozy and comfortable-looking Lara Stone is Harper’s Bazaar Germany’s October 2014 cover star. The magazine tapped the Dutch beauty for its latest cover story and enlisted Kacper Kasprzyk to shoot the blond bombshell for both the front cover and for some stunning portraits, which can be found inside the issue (and of course, in our thread here). Stylist to the shoot, Jay Massacret, opted to showcase the model in a chunky knit sweater from Celine with her effortlessly coiffed locks cascading down one side of her face, making for a fabulous cover.

Harper's Bazaar Germany Oct 14 Lara Stone

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Our forum members are more than happy with the results. “Really, this is quite pretty. There’s a bit of post production work going on around her face, making it seem slightly ghoulish, but the overall image and color scheme are perfect. Looking forward to her ed!” commented Benn98.

“That’s almost what I like best about it – it’s a twist on the typical ‘blonde beauty’ because there’s something haunting about her face,” replied tigerrouge.

“That’s two for two for German Bazaar and I’m hoping they keep it up! It’s a beautiful portrait and they’re making the sweater look so comfortable and luxurious, and that’s the point, no?” wrote ash92.

“When I saw the tittle I was afraid it’s gonna be Carine Roitfeld‘s work from her Sept editorial and thank God it’s a new shot!” raved fluxxx.

“Lara can do no wrong. She looks so charming and beautiful!” added an elated Nepenthes.

“This is what I call [a] head shot perfect for [an] autumn cover,” proclaimed a satisfied GlamorousBoy.

With thanks to forum member Oxymore, the fashion editorials from the issue can be viewed inside the thread (including the fabulous cover story!). Check them out and share your own opinion here.

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WATCH: This Guy Parodies Fashion Bloggers and Totally Nails It

Ah, the #OOTD (that’s Outfit of the Day for those not fluent in Tweetstagramish). It’s a staple of all female personal style bloggers, a daily reminder that girls on the Internet are putting way more effort into their outfits than you are. 

Well, BuzzFeed Yellow is here to show you that #OOTDs, they’re not just for vainglorious gals — they can also work for schlubby dudes…or…not. Here, @Joshypartyanimal186 brings you a guy’s answer to Outfit of the Day videos, done hilariously and pretty spot-on. In it, he shows off a very normcore look: dirty T-shirt, gray jeans and gray socks. 

Want to know where to get @Joshypartyanimal186′s outfit? Well, you’re out of luck because he bought it “like, eight years ago.” We think the preferred term for such items is “vintage.”

Watch the hilarious video above! 

Image: @Joshypartyanimal186

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Stefano Gabbana Pens Love Letter to Domenico Dolce

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

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This is the stuff of romance novels. To kick off Milan Fashion Week, Stefano Gabbana wrote an open love letter to Domenico Dolce, which was published in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as part of the Festival of Letters.

The affectionate note couldn’t have come at a better time. Next year will mark the 30th anniversary since the design team launched their eponymous label. And although they split romantically in 1999, after 20 years together, the duo’s bond as friends and business partners is as strong as ever. Tissues, please.

“Dear Domenico,

I have never written you a letter before. Perhaps because between us there has never been a need for many words. A glance has always been enough for us to understand each other. This is the first time that I have ever written to you, and I must confess, it all seems quite strange to me.

When we are interviewed, our comments blend quickly in a play of continuous comings and goings: I start a topic and you bring it to its conclusion, you are about to finish a thought and I interrupt, I repeat and I conclude your initial idea. (more…)

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André Leon Talley Talks Fashion’s Diversity Problem

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Image: Jeff Grossman/WENN.com

André Leon Talley is one of the most influential people in the fashion industry. The former Vogue editor has worked with the likes of Andy Warhol and Anna Wintour, and has been a fixture in fashion for a long time. His gig on America’s Next Top Model brought him into the mainstream consciousness, but even with all his success, particularly as a person of color, the Zappos Couture artistic director believes the industry still has far to go to address its diversity issue. You know, the one that never seems to die. Talley sat down with The Huffington Post to explain.

“How many African-American or any diverse ethnic individuals do you have at the heads of any of the high niche magazines or high niche design brands?” he asks. “You can count them on one finger.” Indeed there are few people of color in leadership positions in the industry. “Can you name a black designer that you know who has a huge brand? No. There is not one.” Talley asserts that in spite of what liberal-minded members of the industry might say, prejudice is real, subconscious and inherent in our culture, and some people are comfortable ignoring it.

“How many people are there that have broken the glass ceiling?” he asks. “There are very, very few. And you know the world has really not changed and you have to be acutely aware of the world around you. One of the reasons that I think the world has not changed, being a black man, is that people try to look at me without color, but color is always there.” (more…)

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Kendall Jenner Reportedly Bullied Backstage at NYFW

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Image: Imaxtree

Kendall (Jenner) is quickly making moves in the fashion industry. By now, her appearance on the runway comes as little surprise. She’s walked for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Chanel  — and her career is showing no signs of slowing down. She’s been fully embraced by some of the industry’s most influential figures, including LOVE magazine’s Katie Grand. As for her catwalk peers, well, that’s a different story. According to In Touch, Kendall got a little mean girl treatment backstage at NYFW from her fellow models who were salty about her presence.

It seems Kendall’s rise to the runway has other models, those who weren’t famous before they decided to get into fashion, a little annoyed. “The other models worked so hard to get a spot on the runway and didn’t think it was fair that she was there,” a source told the publication. The girls started taking their resentment out on Kendall, throwing shade all over the backstage area. “They started acting b****y,” the insider noted, adding that a few models even put out their cigarettes in Kendall’s drink. Ew. Also, why are they smoking backstage?

Kendall seems to be faring a little better in Milan. She posted a backstage image of herself and a fellow model this morning with the caption “you can’t sit with us.” And it’s not like Kendall’s entirely friendless in the fashion industry; she’s got buzzy models Gigi and Bella Hadid on her side as well as Ireland and Hailey Baldwin. And since her big sis is BFFs with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci and Balmain‘s Olivier Rousteing, Kendall’s got all the allies she needs. #nonewfriends (more…)

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Why is Australia Wasting $140M Worth of Clothes Each Year?

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Photo: Digital Vision/Getty

Imagine a $140 million wardrobe — It would be what dreams are made of. That’s the value of the clothes going to landfill every year in Australia, according to BusinessWaste.com.au‘s Mark Hall. All that fashion buried in the grounds works out to be around 1.2 million tons. So what are we, and retailers doing about this?

In an interview with Ragtrader, Mark explained Australia is lagging behind other countries, where you can return old or unwanted goods to shops or manufacturers for recycling. Germany’s Puma is an example, which as part of its ethical and sustainable policy can have products returned for reprocessing once its shelf life is over.

But over here, Mark says we’re still relying on charity bins and second-hand shops to get rid of our unwanted clothes. “It’s virtually unheard of in Australia to take any item back to the shop where you bought it for recycling,” he told Ragtrader.
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