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Rihanna Just Landed Her Fourth Cover of US Vogue — and It’s Gorgeous (Forum Buzz)

Our forums have been pretty excited about the release of Vogue‘s April edition, even with Adele’s blockbuster cover still on newsstands. The Cover Rumor Thread has been rife with debate about who might surface on Vogue‘s upcoming cover, with names like Emilia Clarke and Gwen Stefani being thrown around. Imagine our surprise when Rihanna‘s gorgeous new cover emerged today. Currently also on the cover of the British edition, Rihanna poses up a storm in a sequined Tom Ford dress as she emerges from the water (quite the trend this April) before the lens of photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

US Vogue April 2016 : Rihanna by Mert Alas And Marcus Piggott

IMAGE: VOGUE.COM

Members of our forums were captivated instantly. “Wow! One of their best covers in years!” hailed ThatGuyPaul the moment the cover came to light earlier today.

“Nice, definitely eye-catching! That Tom Ford dress looks good on her,” raved alonsoJonathan. (more…)

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Bella Hadid’s Beauty Really Shines Through on Harper’s Bazaar Spain’s April Cover (Forum Buzz)

Following in her sister’s footsteps, Bella Hadid is racking up covers left, right and center. She’s fronted ELLE Brazil, graced one of Allure‘s covers last month in the company of Naomi Campbell and currently lends her profile to Double magazine for Spring 2016. The younger Hadid sister now takes to the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain, photographed by forum favorite Txema Yeste. Bella’s beauty does the talking with her hair scraped back from her sculpted face as she’s styled in a simple white outfit from Christian Dior teamed with a colorful array of Dior jewelry. 

Harper's Bazaar España April 2016 : Bella Hadid by Txema Yeste

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Yet again, Bella won over our feisty forum members. “Well done across the board. Fresh, clean, simple, chic and very spring-like. Txema has been turning out stellar work and Bella looks beautiful here,” admitted zoom the moment the cover dropped.

“Nice, clean cover. For the first time, Bella looks quite nice and gives a simple yet striking pose,” added an equally impressed clo. (more…)

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Surprise! Kim Kardashian’s First Official Lipstick Is Here

 

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Kylie Jenner has some serious competition in the lipstick department, and we’re not just talking about Caitlyn Jenner’s new MAC collab. Her half-sister Kim Kardashian now has her very own lipstick.

The reality TV star inspired a new Charlotte Tilbury shade called “Kim K.W.” Kim’s lippie is a part of Tilbury’s new “Hot Lips” collection which includes 12 shades inspired by celebrities like Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth and of course, Kim Kardashian. The line launches on June 27 and will raise funds for charity Women For Women with a donation of £1 per lipstick.  (more…)

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Michelle Obama Recruits Zendaya, Kelly Rowland and More for New Girl Power Single

While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton duke it out as the frontrunners for the next presidency, the rest of us are left to lament the day the Obamas moves out of the White House. Michelle Obama’s latest venture is proof positive that we’ve never had a cooler First Family. (more…)

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Cara Delevingne Comes Out of Retirement to Model Chanel Eyewear (Forum Buzz)

She’s been on a brief hiatus from the world of fashion to concentrate on acting, but now Cara Delevingne returns to her roots for a high-profile advertising campaign (because who wouldn’t, right?). It should come as no surprise that Cara is, once again, fronting a campaign for Chanel. The Brit beauty starred in Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2015 campaign alongside Pharrell Williams around the same time last year. In this latest Karl Lagerfeld-shot ad, Cara showcases the iconic French fashion house’s new range of eyewear.

Chanel Eyewear S/S 2016 : Cara Delevingne by Karl Lagerfeld

IMAGE: CHANEL.COM

Members of our forums weren’t interested whatsoever. “Thought she quit modelling?” asked an unsympathetic GreyVetiver.

“I thought she retired,” mocked an uninterested Scotty, sharing the same attitude toward Cara’s comeback. (more…)

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IMG Models Launches Mens Plus-Size Division, Signs Zach Miko

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Only six plus-size women walked the runway at Fall 2016 Fashion Week, according to our most recent Diversity Report. Even with those dismal stats, plus-size men fare far worse in terms of representation.

IMG Models hopes to spark a change. The famed agency just launched a plus-size men’s division, according to WWD. Ivan Bart, president at IMG Models, told the publication, “The body positive messaging and size diversity is something that’s relevant and something that continues to be on everybody’s mind. We have to extend the conversation for men.” (more…)