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Lorde Suffers a Double-Denim Disaster at LAX

After a grand old time at the 2014 American Music Awards, Lorde was sneakily snapped at California’s LAX airport wearing far too much denim for our liking. Even though she needn’t look glam whilst travelling, there’s a few lessons we can learn from Lorde’s double-denim mishap.


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The New Zealand singing sensation donned a coordinated ensemble, which isn’t too surprising considering she’s chummy as all hell with matchy-matchy’s biggest fan, Taylor Swift, but this twin set wasn’t pleasing to the eye. We’ll be the first to admit we love a bit of double denim, and a twin set all the same, but the biggest mistake you can make in denim is doubling up on the same wash.  

Thankfully she broke it all up with a striped T-shirt, some grungy boots and chic cat-eyed shades, but, at this point, the damage was already done. 

Although we’re not a fan of this particular getup, we’re excited to see her veer away from her go-to black jumpsuits and mannish tuxedos for the flight and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.


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Nicole Kidman Wears Child-Friendly Prada for Paddington World Premiere

Nicole Kidman looked overly G-rated for the world premiere of kids movie Paddington at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on Sunday, November 23, in a ladylike frock by Prada.

Nicole Kidman Prada

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The Australian actress donned a black sheer-sleeved midi dress from the fashion label’s Resort 2015 collection, with embellished piping fit for the red carpet. We think the crystal pocket and belt were a bit much, even though the vintage-school-teacher look suits Nicole’s demure appearance to a T.

The transparent brolly was more practical than attractive, and the sparkly jewels were overwhelming (not necessarily in a good way), but Nicole’s lace-up Christian Louboutin’s brought something chic and modern to the outfit.

The entire look, minus the shoes, was a bit old-fashioned for our liking, but if anyone can get away with this maidenly ensemble it’s definitely Nicole. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that the strawberry-blonde’s husband is a laid-back country singer, and not a royal highness, with outfits like these.


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You Will Deal with Another Beyoncé Fishnet Mask on the Cover of Interview Germany

Some people prefer to show their ass on magazine covers, others only need to show a small part of their face for us to know who they are. This month, Beyoncé covers Interview Germany in full-on On The Run regalia: a fishnet mask and her face framed with a fur hood.


Just last night, Beyoncé released the platinum version of her now-legendary, self-titled album, which includes live video performances, a few new songs and some remixes. If the image looks familiar to you, that’s because Bey has taken quite a liking to covering her face in fishnet, thanks to her On The Run tour. Looks like she doesn’t plan on retiring the look anytime soon — and you will deal. 

Part of her face is obscured, but the intensity coming from the eyes is hypnotizing. And do not get us started on those perfectly imperfect brows, groomed with the type of aspirational effortlessness street style guides on how to dress like a French girl are made of. 

[h/t Global Grind]

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Old Navy Tries to Make Up for Plus-Size Denim Debacle

Image: Old Navy

Image: Old Navy

Old Navy found itself in a world of drama earlier this month over its plus-sized women’s denim options. Shopper Renee Posey launched a petition calling for the retailer to reevaluate the way it prices and markets its women’s plus-sized denim. Not only are larger sizes significantly more expensive for women, but they’re also relegated to a separate department on Old Navy’s website, while the men’s plus-sized options are not only priced like straight-size pieces, but they’re also not put into separate categories. Posey took the retailer’s sexist and sizeist practices to task, imploring the brand to not up-charge larger women.

Gap came forward to say that the reason why its women’s plus-sized clothes are so much more expensive is because it uses special materials for those pieces. As the retailer explained in a statement, “For women, styles are not just larger sizes of other women’s items, they are created by a team of designers who are experts in creating the most flattering and on-trend plus styles, which includes curve-enhancing and curve-flattering elements such as four-way stretch materials and contoured waistbands, which most men’s garments do not include.”

Now, Old Navy plans to do more than just offer a lame excuse as to why larger women are being charged so much for these clothes. But don’t think it’s going to be changing those price points. According to Bloomberg, Old Navy will allow plus-sized customers to make returns in-store, a feature not previously available as the brand sells plus sizes exclusively online. Old Navy is also forming a panel that will meet four times a year to help improve the retailer’s larger options. 

Perhaps it can start by making plus-sized clothing actually available in Old Navy stores and enact fairer pricing practices for women’s clothing.

[via Bloomberg]

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See Kim Kardashian’s Brand New Cover for UK Elle’s Confidence Issue (Forum Buzz)

Kim Kardashian is fresh off the cover of Paper‘s Winter 2014 issue (causing quite the stir while she’s at it) and now stars on UK Elle‘s ‘The Confidence Issue’ for January 2015. There’s no denying she’s got confidence, right? The British fashion glossy tapped the 34-year-old reality TV star for its first issue of the upcoming year and took the opportunity to approach the collaboration from a fashion angle. The social media sensation stands before a timeless grey backdrop and appears as though she styled herself for the shoot. Kim also poses for a series of images by French photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, which are yet to be released.

UK Elle January 2015 Kim Kardashian


Above is the cover for subscribers. A preview of the newsstand cover can be found inside the thread here, but that doesn’t stop our opinionated forum members from contributing their two cents. “And God created Kim – what?!” reads catherine88 from the magazine’s front cover.

“God is going to be absolutely furious when he sees this! Her doctor created all this … crap!” adds DutchHomme.

Lifeispeachy certainly isn’t in the mood for another Kim cover and writes, “Enough with her already.”

Also not in the mood is Marc10: “It looks like one of those lame self-help books that insecure and shallow women dive themselves into.”

“Ain’t no stopping Kim, I see. She’s a beautiful lady. Both covers are nice but I like the first cover more. These captions the magazines uses for her, girl…” contributes TeeVanity.

Early days for us on our forums with the cover only being released within the past hour. Are you impressed? Await even more pictures from the shoot inside the thread and tell us your own opinion here.

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Theory Adds Accessories Options

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Image: WWD/Theory

Soon, you’ll be able to have a bag and shoes to match your Theory dress, now that the company has unveiled its first accessory offering of chic carryalls and fly footwear. And you won’t have to wait long to get your hands on the products as WWD confirms they are due to hit shelves January 15.

Even with the exit of designer Olivier Theyskens, Theory is pressing on and has hired new staff to help in this latest endeavor. The line will open with three soft bag styles, ranging in price from $295 to $745. There is the Urban with its flap closure and interchangeable straps, a leather clutch called the Post, which also has changeable straps, and a simple tote called the Signature. The bags are rendered in leather and leather-backed suede, and boast a minimal aesthetic with simple silhouettes and understated branding.

Theory has done shoe collections in the past as capsule collaborations with designers, so for its official first shoe range, the label tapped CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize recipient Paul Andrew to help. The label is kick-starting its new product line with a small, two-style offering that includes a flat sandal with thick, crossing straps and a chunky-heeled sandal. But don’t worry — the brand plans on releasing five more shoe styles for pre-fall. 

Keep your eyes peeled for Theory’s new accessory offerings, which will be available January 15 at Theory stores and

[via WWD]