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Donald Trump Makes His Men’s Fashion Week Debut…Sort Of

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After a Trump mannequin graced Alexis Bittar’s store windows, we had a feeling the Donald would soon be making his fashion rounds. Not even six months later, the outspoken presidential hopeful emerged on the runway at Mens Fashion Week in Paris, sort of. A model at Avoc’s Fall 2015 show donned a latex mask bearing the polarizing candidate’s face and signature scowl.

Despite the combover, the Avoc version of Trump was quite stylish, wearing a houndstooth turtleneck and navy peacoat. The unisex brand sent a few other notable politicians down the runway alongside the Donald.  (more…)

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Vivienne Westwood Is the Latest Designer to Tap Into Fashion’s New Porn Obsession

Courtesy: Vivienne Westwood

Courtesy: Vivienne Westwood

The notion that sex sells is as old as, well, sex. But the fashion industry is taking its fixation with lewdness to unprecedented heights. After sending penis necklaces down the runway, Vivienne Westwood announced that gay porn star Colby Keller will star in the brand’s Spring 2016 campaign, full frontal of course.

Lensed by Juergen Teller, the campaign finds Keller posing pants-less in the streets of Venice (see the NSFW images here), in an effort to raise awareness about damage done to the environment. “Vivienne Westwood is not only a fashion hero of mine, she’s a passionate advocate for the environment,” he said. “We all need to focus our attention on the problem of climate change, especially when our political culture fails to address the catastrophe coming.” But will viewers focus on climate change, or his naughty bits on full display? (more…)

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ELLE UK Taps a Smizing Karlie Kloss for the Cover of the March Spring Fashion Issue (Forum Buzz)

Considering that models are few and far between on the covers of major fashion titles nowadays, we are grateful to U.K. ELLE this month for bestowing upon us a cover with one of the most in-demand and recognizable models. ELLE tapped Karlie Kloss to cover its blockbuster spring fashion edition, photographed by Kai Z Feng with styling from Anne-Marie Curtis, wearing Louis Vuitton.

UK Elle March 2016 : Karlie Kloss by Kai Z Feng

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Members of our forums shared mixed views toward the cover, however. “I like it, it’s really striking. I bet it’s gonna stand out on the newsstands!” enthused Nepenthes at once.

“Most certainly the best cover they have done in years, for me. Everything works here, she looks great, and all that text layout doesn’t take away when you have such a strong image. Well done, I’m surprised,” contributed an amazed Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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Zendaya Named New Face of Covergirl

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Image Courtesy of Covergirl

Zendaya teased fans on Wednesday saying that something “new” and “beautiful” was on the horizon. We guessed that she had another breathtaking photo shoot or red carpet appearance up her sleeve but the real announcement exceeded our expectations. The 19-year-old is the newest face of Covergirl.

 

Something new…something beautiful #ComingSoon…

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The K.C. Undercover actress joins the ranks of such names as Janelle Monae, Queen Latifah, Ellen Degeneres and Katy Perry. With her natural beauty, unique sense of style, and willingness to speak out on social issues, Zendaya is a perfect fit for the global beauty brand. (more…)

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Watch: Sophia Loren Remodels an Italian Villa (Glamorously) in New Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance Campaign

Who knew remodeling could be such a glamorous affair? An impeccably dressed Sophia Loren gets to work transforming a Sicilian villa for the latest Dolce & Gabbana ad.

Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and composed by Ennio Morricone, the 15-second clip finds a mother (Loren) directing her five sons as they remodel Villa Valgaurnera, the ancient family home. Mom gets her hands dirty too, even sawing off tree branches and plastering the walls. (more…)

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Carolyn Murphy Personifies the Oscar de la Renta Woman for Spring 2016 (Forum Buzz)

After last season’s delightful campaign, we welcome back Carolyn Murphy with open arms for Oscar de la Renta‘s Spring 2016 ads. Shot in New York by David Sims (also a return engagement), the long-serving Estée Lauder ambassador embodies elegance and sophistication to perfection.

Oscar de la Renta S/S 2016 : Carolyn Murphy by David Sims

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You’d best believe our forums were head over heels. “A timeless beauty in a campaign is always an A+ for me,” declared DutchHomme the moment the campaign struck.

“Hauntingly beautiful and romantic! David Sims is turning out some stellar campaigns this season. This image looks like something from yesteryear,” added Benn98. (more…)