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Size 12 Model Barbie Ferreira Stars in Unretouched Aerie Swimwear Campaign

Image: Aerie Swim

Image: Aerie Swim

The lingerie industry isn’t exactly a paragon of diversity. Everyone from plus-size icon Tess Holliday to androgynous model Rain Dove speaks out about the lack of inclusion from leading intimates brand Victoria’s Secret. But fortunately, not every innerwear company promotes limited standards of beauty. Aerie is one of the few loungewear brands committed to authentic and empowering portrayals of women in advertising, sharing unretouched photos in ads as part of its #AerieReal campaign since 2014. This year, the star of its unedited photos is none other than size 12 model Barbie Ferreira.

The social media maven, who calls herself the “Queen of In-Between,” is featured in Aerie’s swimwear campaign images and video. Ferreira loved the idea of unretouched images. “Not being retouched in the images is something that’s really important to me,” the Wilhelmina model said in a behind-the-scenes clip. “Knowing that that’s what I look like without anyone’s perception of what my body needs to look like. The world needs more women who are so strong.” (more…)

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90s Supermodels Captivate in Giorgio Armani’s Flawless New Campaign (Forum Buzz)

This campaign season, we’ve had our fair share of modeling legends from the 90s. First came Balmain’s fabulous campaign and now Giorgio Armani has tapped a handful of greats from back in the day to star in his new namesake campaign. Eva Herzigova, Stella Tennant, Yasmin Le Bon and Nadja Auermann come together for the momentous occasion, posing before the lens of photographer Peter Lindbergh in Armani’s signature suits for Spring 2016.

Armani New Normal S/S 2016 by Peter Lindbergh


Of course, the images became an instant hit. “Wow, stunning!! Lindbergh ditched the usual suspects (Naomi/Christy/Linda et al) and suddenly it looks so fresh. I’ve never seen Stella look this good, and Eva reminds me somewhat of Charlotte Rampling,” raved Benn98.

“Amazing cast. And those clothes are perfection,” applauded narcyza. (more…)

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Michael Kors’ New Spring Campaign With Vanessa Moody Puts Us to Sleep (Forum Buzz)

Michael Kors sure loves to serve up a strong (albeit redundant) concept for his namesake advertising campaigns. He’s gone from chartering private jets and luxurious yachts with Karmen Pedaru to tapping Russian bombshell Natasha Poly to lounge in the back of a vintage car last season. Sticking with luxurious motors but upgrading to a flashy convertible for Spring 2016, model Vanessa Moody poses (and gets in a quick power nap) before the lens of Mario Testino.

Michael Kors S/S 2016 : Vanessa Moody by Mario Testino


Members of our forums just weren’t in the mood. “This concept was used 40000000 times,” ranted madzedre the moment the campaign struck.

“What beautiful car seats. Wait! Oh hi Vanessa! I didn’t even see you there,” laughed an uninterested GivenchyHomme. (more…)

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Jourdan Dunn’s Afro on Vogue Brazil Causes Controversy on Our Forums (Forum Buzz)

Our forums were shocked when Vogue Brazil helped Kendall Jenner get her best Vogue cover to date and now the magazine unveils its latest edition, which has us wagging our tongues once again. Jourdan Dunn graces the front of Brazilian Vogue‘s February 2016 issue, starring on not one, but two different covers shot by Zee Nunes. Now on her sixth Vogue cover appearance, the Brit beauty showcases a fabulous afro in the gorgeous shoot, sparking debate immediately.

Vogue Brazil February 2016 : Jourdan Dunn by Zee Nunes


“I like both covers, but her hair just doesn’t work for me,” shared justaguy right away.

“Nice colors and good styling. But what’s wrong with her hair? Awful hairstyle. Poor Jourdan. Still good to see her on another Vogue cover,” added narcyza. (more…)

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The Edit’s Unretouched Cover of Gillian Anderson Is Perfection (Forum Buzz)

Ever since its debut back in 2013, our forums have been tremendous admirers and supporters of everything The Edit delivers. Net-a-Porter‘s digital magazine certainly gets our seal of approval this week after releasing its latest offering featuring a practically unairbrushed Gillian Anderson on the cover. Shot against a classic gray studio backdrop by Nico Bustos, The X-Files actress looks sensational in a figure-hugging dress from Victoria Beckham, styled by Charlotte Blazeby. Gillian’s blond hair was scraped back from her face and a minimal amount of makeup was applied to complete the look, leaving our forums speechless.

The Edit by Net-a-Porter January 14, 2016 Gillian Anderson by Nico


Our forums couldn’t wait to express some major kudos! “Perfection!!! Proof that this woman needs more fashion covers, stat! I’m obsessed with that second shot. Looks incredibly sexy, and her body looks so toned!” exclaimed a more than satisfied Benn98.

“Go Gillian! She’s one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. With The X-Files premiering soon, you’d think she would get at least one mainstream cover! But I’m happy with this one,” approved kokobombon. (more…)