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Here We Go Again: Dolce & Gabbana Calls New Shoe a “Slave Sandal”

There are quite a few ways to describe Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2016 sandal: gladiator, lace-up or even “Pom Pom Wrap Around” as it’s listed on Moda Operandi. But unsurprisingly, the tone-deaf fashion house has decided to dub it the “Slave” sandal.

Footwear News reports that Dolce & Gabbana called the $2,395 shoe the Slave sandal in its listing of Spring 2016 items available for pre-order online. The fact that the term slave is sometimes used to describe a lace-up shoe silhouette doesn’t give D&G a pass. Slave also references centuries of inhumane, systematic oppression. And the pernicious effects of slavery still impact people to this day. Wouldn’t Pom-Pom Wraparound be a lot less controversial? (more…)

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Jourdan Dunn’s First ELLE Cover Is Ruined by Awful Styling (Forum Buzz)

British models are certainly having a moment at the newsstand. Edie Campbell is racking up an insane amount of Vogue covers and now Jourdan Dunn covers the April edition of U.K. ELLE. Jourdan was shot by photographer Bjarne Jonasson for the rather momentous occasion, considering the usual lack of diversity on fashion magazine covers. The current face of Liu Jo was styled by ELLE‘s Anne-Marie Curtis, who put the model in a Miu Miu outfit teamed with a wool hat from Vivienne Westwood

UK Elle April 2016 : Jourdan Dunn by Bjarne Jonasson


The styling left a lot to be desired, however. “I love Jourdan and I’m happy to see her land another big cover, however I’m not too fond of it. She is a stunning woman, but I hate how they’ve styled her, ELLE used to be much better than this!” complained LastNight at once.

“Crikey!! Quite possibly the worst I’ve seen from them. The styling, what was the theme here? In a weird way, it reminds me of Edie Campbell’s debut cover for British Vogue, but that one was masterfully executed. Odd to think this is Jourdan’s first ELLE cover…” pointed out an equally underwhelmed Benn98. (more…)

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Ashley Graham Responds to Cheryl Tiegs’ Body Shaming Comments and Announces New Clothing Line

Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Ashley Graham just made history as the first size 16 model to cover the Sports Illustrated Swim issue. But her iconic feature was met with as much criticism as praise. One of the loudest detractors was supermodel Cheryl Tiegs. The three-time Sports Illustrated cover girl blasted Graham’s placement, telling E! News, “Actually, I don’t like it that we’re talking about full-figured women. It’s glamorizing them, and your waist should be small than 35 [inches]. That’s what Dr. Oz said, and I’m sticking to it. I don’t think it’s healthy. Her face is beautiful, but I don’t think it’s healthy in the long run.” (more…)

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Lady Gaga’s Relatives Learned About Her Sexual Abuse From Her Oscars Performance


My grandmother (in the middle) and my Aunt Sheri (on the right) both called me the day after the Oscars because I never told them I was a survivor. I was too ashamed. Too afraid. And it took me a long time to even admit it to myself because I’m Catholic and I knew it was evil but I thought it was my fault. I thought it was my fault for ten years. The morning after the Oscars when I talked to my grandmother Ronnie, with tears in her eyes I could hear them welling through the phone she said to me “My darling granddaughter, I’ve never been more proud of you than I am today.” Something I have kept a secret for so long that I was more ashamed of than anything– became the thing the women in my life were the most proud of. And not just any women, the ones I look up to the most. #BeBrave #speakup #tilithappenstoyou

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Some of Lady Gaga’s family members found out that she’d been raped at the same time as the rest of the world. With a powerful performance at the Oscars of Til It Happens To You, her song from college rape documentary The Hunting Ground, Gaga revealed to everyone watching that she’s a rape survivor. That audience included her own grandmother and Aunt.

“My grandmother (in the middle) and my Aunt Sheri (on the right) both called me the day after the Oscars because I never told them I was a survivor,” Lady Gaga shared on Instagram. “I was too ashamed. Too afraid.” (more…)

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Watch: Kendall Jenner Plays Dress Up With Gigi Hadid and Gives Kim Kardashian a Foot Rub in This Adorable Fashion Week Video Diary

Kendall Jenner’s life behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week is even more exciting than you thought. The supermodel lets Vogue‘s cameras follow her for a day as she preps for shoots, meets with designers and gets her makeup done. The results are nothing short of hilarious.

The 19-year-old comes off as silly, endearing and refreshingly down-to-earth. She stages a runway show in her hotel with Gigi Hadid. Highlights include Jenner stuffing her bra with silicone inserts and sticking her toes in her BFF’s face, causing Gigi to remark that Kendall has an absurdly beautiful second toe. (more…)

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Even Jennifer Lawrence Can’t Make These ‘Hideous’ Dior Bags Look Good (Forum Buzz)

The house of Christian Dior continues to milk its contract with Jennifer Lawrence, having unveiled ads with the actress fronting its cosmetics range and a brand new set of images for its newest handbag collection. Is it too much, though? J.Law’s last accessories campaign for the iconic French brand fell flat and the new Spring 2016 edition isn’t exactly blowing us away, either. Switching things up ever so slightly, Mario Sorrenti plays the role of photographer, capturing Jennifer looking effortless while posing around a chic apartment.

Christian Dior Handbags S/S 2016 : Jennifer Lawrence by Mario Sorrenti


Surprisingly, the handbags ended up being the main topic of discussion on our forums. “Too much Photoshop on the bags, also her face is super red, super amateur for my taste and for a house like Dior,” pointed out an underwhelmed madzedre straight away.

“The bags almost look like CGI because of the Photoshop. It’s especially jarring against the natural styling,” echoed Edie123. (more…)