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Demi Lovato’s Tattoos Ruin a Perfectly Good Cover of Allure (Forum Buzz)

We’re forever complaining about various magazines serving up the same old recycled cover stars. Thankfully this month, Allure brings us someone who has never fronted a major mainstream fashion title before. Joining the likes of Emma Roberts, Blake Lively and Kate Hudson, Demi Lovato is added to Allure‘s list of cover girls. Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, the American singer looks radiant (at least from the neck up).

Allure February 2016 : Demi Lovato by Alexi Lubomirski


One element in particular caught the attention of our unhappy forum members. “I wish she would have put her hand down because it’s really distracting. If this is the clean issue, then I want to see a beautiful face with little to no makeup, not a bunch of tattoos,” KateTheGreatest ranted immediately.

“Most tattoos have an interesting story, a personal meaning, but in terms of the simple aesthetics of a cover shot, those just look unimpressive and messy. Like faces, hairstyles and fashion, if something is going to be on the front of a magazine, it had better be worth looking at,” chimed in an underwhelmed tigerrouge. (more…)

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The Man Braid is Officially a Thing

We barely had time to adjust to the proliferation of the man bun before a new hair trend emerged: the man braid.


Man bun turned #manbraid. Love it or loathe it?

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Given the popularity of the man bun (it was the most searched hair trend on Google in 2015 after all), it was only a matter of time before men expanded their portfolio to include plaited looks. (more…)

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These CFDA Designer Footballs Are Cute Enough to Make You Care About the Super Bowl

Football designed by Alice and Olivia

Football designed by Alice + Olivia

Beyoncé’s cameo at halftime aside, there’s nothing truly exciting about the Super Bowl unless you’re a die-hard football fan. The CFDA aims to change that with 50 bespoke designer footballs created in collaboration with the NFL. Designers like Marchesa, Prabal Gurung, Suno, Nicole Miller, Alice and Olivia, and Betsey Johnson joined forces to add their unique, stylish touch to the iconic football.

The 50 designer balls will be auctioned off through February 14 to benefit the NFL Foundation, a non-profit designed to better the lives of those impacted by the game of football. And lucky fans can see them up close during Super Bowl 50 week at the NFL shop presented by Visa, NFL Experience and “On the 50” restaurant.

The metallic, floral and skull-printed footballs are so chic you might actually consider playing football in cute athleisure gear, of course. Check out all 50 customized footballs in the slideshow below. (more…)

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Nothing but Love for Penélope Cruz’s Gorgeous New Cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain (Forum Buzz)

She’s already on the cover of Vogue alongside co-star Ben Stiller to promote Zoolander 2 and now Penélope Cruz goes solo on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain. For us, this particular magazine is usually a little hit or miss, but Spanish Bazaar has definitely done us proud this time around. Photographed by Cedric Buchet, the Lancôme ambassador looks drop-dead gorgeous in the image, showing off a killer smoky eye while still looking like the true natural beauty that she is.

Harper's Bazaar España February 2016 : Penélope Cruz by Cedric Buchet


Members of our forums were delighted and couldn’t wait to voice their praise. “Reminds me of U.S. Bazaar’s 10 Most Beautiful Women in the World portraits by [Francesco] Scavullo, from back in the 80s/90s. Gorgeous!” admired zoom the moment the cover dropped, setting us off on a high note.

“Simple but pretty! It’s a very natural portrait,” admired GarageGlamorous. (more…)

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Watch: Bradley Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal Hilariously Audition to Play Cher From ‘Clueless’

When news first hit that a Clueless musical was in the works, we immediately pictured the part of Cher being played by Katy Perry. Now we know that Katy can’t hold a candle to Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seth Rogen and Paul Dano’s version of Cher.

The leading men audition to play Cher Horowitz in a video for W Magazine and they are so dead-on, they give Alicia Silverstone a run for her money. Even Jake Gyllenhaal admits he’s unknowingly been practicing for this role all his life. He actually talks like Cher in everyday conversation. Who knew?

Watch them recreate Cher’s famous debate speech on Haiti (“It does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty”) and prepare to be amazed. The only thing missing is a Calvin Klein slip dress. As if. 

[via Cosmopolitan]

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The Casting of Prada’s Spring 2016 Campaign Couldn’t Be More Perfect (Forum Buzz)

If there’s one fashion house that has us biting our nails in sheer suspense and anticipation when it comes to advertising campaigns, the trophy goes to Prada. Giving us something completely different from last season‘s mess and going down a darker and more mysterious route, Steven Meisel remains Prada’s man of the moment, bringing home the bacon once again. Veteran models Sasha Pivovarova and Natalia Vodianova go before Meisel’s lens while joining newbie Yasmin Wijnaldum (below), as they separately lounge around what appears to be the ornate surroundings of a fancy hotel lobby.

Prada S/S 2016 : Natalia, Sasha & Yasmin by Steven Meisel


The images went down as a treat. “Love the art direction, coupled with the set design and photography. This is reminiscent of Meisel’s mid-noughties Prada ads, which is no bad thing. Yasmin looks quite gorgeous here and I’m into the fact that the whole ad looks like it will veer in a more classic direction than the runway show,” applauded Fiercification straight away. (more…)