It’s fair to say that our forums have always been huge advocates for everything Harper’s Bazaar Australia. We even got behind the magazine as it served up reprints (albeit turning them into fabulous covers) for the past two months. Thankfully, with the unveiling of the June/July 2016 edition, the title is finally back to commissioning its own shoots. Heidi Klum takes to the front cover of Bazaar‘s double issue, looking sensational wearing Christian Dior in a black-and-white image shot by Rankin.
Although, our eagle-eyed forum members noticed something slightly off. “Her face doesn’t look 100% natural, reminds me of Yolanda Hadid. Otherwise nice clean cover,” pointed out Nymphaea the moment the cover surfaced.
“A bit too over-Photoshopped around the face, other than that it works. Love the text placement,” said KateTheGreatest straight after. (more…)
Apparently, these approaches worked, at least as far as the U.S. is concerned. In 2015, women 18 and over spent a total of $11.5 billion on handbags, a 5 percent increase from the previous year. However, most of that growth was thanks to baby boomers whose discretionary cash-lined pockets subsidize their purse rotation. On the other hand, tote expenditures among women ages 18 to 34 only inched up 2 percent, the study showed. (more…)
TV and radio presenter Kate Longbroek gave a cyber lashing to Jesinta Campbell for her outfit choice at the Logies on Sunday night, but Jes hasn’t taken it lying down, penning a heartfelt and feisty response, all in the name of female empowerment.
ICYMI: Donning a custom-made Camilla & Marc, barely there netted gown, the Aussie model hit the Logies red carpet with confidence, shortly to be scalded over Instagram by Longbroek.
There’s no denying that Marie Claire has stepped up its game lately, generating positive feedback from our often very opinionated forum members. Last month, we were asked to choose from a selection of covers and for this month, Marie Claire hits the nail on the head once again. For its June 2016 installment, the American title secures Selena Gomez, whose last notable cover appearance for W magazine absolutely bombed. This time, photographer Kai Z Feng has transformed the 23-year-old singer, who gives off some serious supermodel vibes while delivering a dynamic shot full of energy and presence.
At first, we deliberated over a sneak peek of Selena’s cover shoot (above). “Not bad, but I really cannot wait for her to age. She always looks so young. That said, I don’t mind her getting all these covers,” said Benn98.
“I wonder if Selena actually is a good seller on the newsstands. She seems to always get a cover, but I’m actually really really bored of her. She’s boring. The preview cover is pretty though,” echoed RanThe. (more…)
Clearly the editors of Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too” music video have had their heads buried deep, deep in the sand since 2014. Otherwise, they would have heard the refrains, “I see the magazines working that Photoshop/We know that shit ain’t real” and “Because you know I’m all about that bass/’Bout that bass, no treble” issuing from every radio tower from here to kingdom come. The Grammy winner’s success is a direct result of her killer vocals and body positive message, which is why the singer was quick to have the egregiously altered “Me Too” removed from Vevo.
In the fun flick, Meghan “M-Train” Trainor joyrides around L.A. in a giraffe onesie, drinking Starbucks and hanging out with her entourage, until she ditches the cozy life to front a turquoise dance squad in a glimmering royal blue asymmetric dress. Therein lay the trouble. (more…)
“Second Skin” may call to mind the mask Drew Barrymore rips off after deplaning a bomber in the opening sequence of Charlie’s Angels (or the one Christian Bale’s hatchet-wielding American Psycho uses to go incognito) but it’s actually the next big thing in skincare (probably).
The invisible substance, currently in development by a team of Harvard and M.I.T. scientists, is essentially Spanx for your skin. It’s not quite Gwyneth Paltrow-friendly — a report in the journal of Nature Materials outlining the product’s pilot studies reveals Second Skin is composed of commonly used FDA-approved chemicals — but it’s definitely less risky and invasive than a facelift. Plus, the results are subtle, reversible and natural-looking as opposed to obvious, forever and, well, you’ve seen the pictures. (more…)