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Cindy Crawford Has Officially Retired From Modeling at Age 50


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Legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford may have walked her last runway and posed for her last photo shoot. After decades in the modeling industry, Crawford announced that she is officially retiring.

One of the most iconic supermodels of her generation with a look that epitomized 90s style, Crawford enjoyed an illustrious career that spanned 30 years. In 1995, she was named the highest-earning model in the world by Forbes.

On the eve of her 50th birthday, she told United Airlines’s Rhapsody Magazine she’s ready to start a new chapter in life. “I’m sure I’ll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore,” she said. “And that’s OK. I’ve done it. I’ve worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do? I can’t keep reinventing myself. I shouldn’t have to keep proving myself. I don’t want to.”

What’s next for Crawford? She’ll most likely continue to promote her book Becoming which chronicles her time in the fashion industry, and manage her daughter’s modeling career.

At least with Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood video and Balmain’s Spring 2016 campaign, she can say she went out with a bang.

[via Vogue UK]

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Still from Hymn for the Weekend Video

The Internet let out a collective gasp when stills emerged from Coldplay’s new video for “Hymn for the Weekend” with Beyoncé. Most were mesmerized by the pop star’s smoky eyeshadow, gold lipstick and lighter blonde hair set against a floral background. But others took issue with the video’s blatant erasure of Indian culture.

Set in Mumbai, the Hymn for the Weekend video features fire breathers, holy men, temples, children playing Holi and spiritual shamans. Beyoncé stars as a Bollywood actress replete with a sari and henna, and Chris Martin sings while surrounded by Mumbai locals. After the video’s debut, a debate ensued about cultural appropriation. (more…)

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Nicole Kidman Brings the Drama for UK Harper’s Bazaar (Forum Buzz)

The March issues are slowly starting to trickle out and U.K. Harper’s Bazaar‘s offering is one of the latest to drop. We took an exclusive first look at the cover for subscribers before the weekend featuring Nicole Kidman shot by Norman Jean Roy. Bazaar took advantage of the Aussie beauty’s stay on British shores performing on the West End stage in London. The actress was photographed in a show-stopping Marchesa gown on the subscriber’s cover (pictured below), while on the regular newsstand cover, Nicole looks regal in Alexander McQueen.

UK Harper's Bazaar March 2016 : Nicole Kidman by Norman Jean Roy


Members of our forums fell in love. “STUNNING, Jesus lord this is heaven, classic,” declared madzedre.

“Absolutely wonderful subscriber’s cover, with the crows, the sense of cold and the fading light, it’s like a scene from a gothic drama. What is she looking at? What is she waiting for? Where do those steps lead to?” asked tigerrouge, completely wrapped up in the cover. (more…)

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Jesinta Campbell Is David Jones’ Newest Ambassador

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Jesinta Campbell teased TODAY viewers with “huge news” this morning, but the 24-year-old model isn’t secretly married or pregnant as some would quickly expect.

The former Miss Universe Australia instead announced that she is now officially an ambassador for major department store David Jones, something that has always been “a massive career goal” of hers.

“I grew up watching Megan Gale on the catwalk then Miranda Kerr and obviously Jessica Gomes and now I’m going to be joining them as an ambassador, so it’s a very big highlight for me and I’m very excited,” she explained on air.  (more…)

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Mick Fanning Confirms Split from Wife Karissa Dalton: ‘We Separated Last February’

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The Australian surfing legend and ELLE cover boy took to Facebook overnight to release the statement, revealing that he and Karissa had made the “tough mutual decision to move on separately” late last year, after an initial separation in February 2014. 

34-year-old Mick explained that the couple originally refuted media reports of a separation as they were “committed to working things out”, however, they are now ready to stop the rumour mill. “We want to eliminate any speculation about this decision,” he wrote on Facebook.  (more…)

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Bella Hadid Serves Up Supermodel Realness on ELLE Brazil’s February Cover (Forum Buzz)

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Elle Brazil February 2016 : Bella Hadid by Max Abadian


Members of our forums were delighted with the outcome. “How beautiful. She’s such a good model,” applauded gazebo, setting us off on an unexpectedly positive note.

“Great pic indeed, very beautiful,” agreed Nymphaea, sharing the same attitude. (more…)