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Jourdan Dunn FINALLY Gets That Vogue UK Solo Cover

We’ve been wondering for a while why Jourdan Dunn, one of Britain’s top models (and also one of the highest paid in the world), had yet to be featured by herself on the cover of Vogue U.K. Today, the model revealed her very first solo act on the British fashion bible and, needless to say, it’s been a long time coming. Since her last appearance on the magazine’s November 2008 cover, Jourdan’s star has skyrocketed, so it’s a little suspect that she hadn’t been chosen for a cover sooner. Regardless, we’re thrilled that the model’s time to shine has finally arrived.

It has been 12 years since a black professional model has gotten a solo cover for the magazine (Naomi Campbell was the last in 2002), so this is a BIG win for Jourdan who back in August tweeted about her then lack of a Vogue U.K. solo cover. “So if British Vogue puts me on the cover now it would be because they were bullied into it not because I’m deserving of one…… lol ok,” she tweeted, referencing an article by The Guardian questioning Vogue U.K.’s choice not to use her. Obviously, the seasoned Burberry, DKNY, YSL Beauty and Balmain face has done more than enough to prove that she’s worthy of this honor. 

This morning, her sentiments were clearly the opposite, as a gleeful Jourdan shared an image of her cover shot on social media, captioned with praise hands galore. “I’m so Happy to finally say I’M ON THE COVER OF BRITISH VOGUE!!! Thank you @britishvogue, Patrick Demarchelier and Kate Phelan for making this happen and also thank you all for the Love and Support it means everything to me #2015YearOfTheDunn.”

Looks like Vogue U.K. is off to a great start for 2015, which is more than we can say for last year’s issues. The magazine released a collage today revealing a collection of 2014 cover models that are exclusively white: (more…)

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Yes! Gemma Ward Got Prada’s Spring 2015 Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Our forums were treated to a preview of Prada’s Spring 2015 campaign before the new year and to our disappointment, Gemma Ward was nowhere to be found, despite her big comeback on the Prada runway during Milan Fashion Week. But we need not have worried because the Aussie beauty is confirmed and we have the proof! Photographed by Steven Meisel in New York City, Gemma stands before the legendary photographer’s lens wearing a patchwork dress, while carrying a leather bag from the most recent collection. Ine Neefs also joins the cast and rumor has it another model will be featured when the full campaign is officially released later in the season.

Ad Campaign Prada Spring 2014 Gemma Ward


Most forum members were thrilled. “Probably being biased but Gemma could have carried the entire campaign on her own. Her shot is so much better than Ine’s. So happy to see her here. Next stop VI,” admired Melancholybaby.

“Stunning. I’m glad that Gemma got the campaign,” added burbuja8910.

Also full of praise was pivoslyakova: “Wooow! That pic of Gemma is making me like the collection a lot more, she makes it look so luxurious, very beautiful.”

JennaaMonroe shared her excitement as she raved, “You can’t expect Gemma and Meisel to fail. That’s near impossible. This is magnificent! Seeing Gemma is delightful and this campaign is killing it!”

Although amazingly, not everyone was so impressed. “Do not get me wrong, I am SO happy to see Gemma but I am not liking the way they did her eyebrows nor the boring concept of the campaign. Come on Meisel!!! You’re a genius, you can do better [than] this!” posted VersaceVixen009.

“Gemma or not, the shot is totally and utterly forgettable. The definition of underwhelming. The only notable thing about this campaign so far is how mediocre and dull it is. Passport photos are more striking and have more personality than this snoozefest,” MyNameIs disapproved.

“Thanks, I find this campaign incredibly dull, Gemma is not doing anything to save this,” replied zacatecas570 in agreement.

Are you excited to see Gemma as part of Prada’s Spring 2015 campaign? Check out the other images and join the discussion here.

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Link Buzz: Miley Replaces Britney in Madonna Smooch, Joan Collins Is a Dame

Miley Cyrus

It’s Miley!
Image: Courtesy of Instagram

It wouldn’t be 2014 still without some celebrity shenanigans for us to avert our eyes from. Or watch obsessively. Whichever works for you. And so, we bring you the final link roundup of the year, and it’s a doozy.

And with that, we wish you all a happy new year. May your drinks flow, your drivers be designated and the celebrity gossip shine on.

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eBay Unveils Its Most Shopped Items in 2014


Sales of that hat were up 43 percent.
Image: Getty

Just in time for 2015, eBay has unveiled its most shopped items for the past year. It’s fascinating to watch our spending habits unfold — data in action! The findings? The online marketplace’s client base has a solid foot in the pop culture world, and is deeply inspired by what transpires in blogs and tabloids. The Royals, North West and Amal Clooney all affected sales. Can we blame them? Who doesn’t want to dress like royalty, whether it’s Hollywood, music or otherwise?

The findings were interesting, fact-nerds will no doubt love these: Over a million sneakers (a 12 percent increase from last year) were sold on the site. Fitbit won the war over Google Glass (but who didn’t see that coming?) with 370,000 more Fitbits sold versus the specs. And eBay users are far more into Matisse than Koons with 2,000 items related to the Impressionist’s work selling over Koons.

More tidbits:

Overalls Are the New Yoga Pants: “530K pairs of dungarees sold on eBay this year compared to nearly 423K pairs of yoga pants.”

Give Me [Royal Baby] Fever: Prince George made Cath Kidston sales boost up to 107,000 this year. Meanwhile, Balmain, courtesy of North West, saw a 4 percent increase YOY.

The Cold War: Frozen has trumped Barbie, selling 1.7 million items versus Barbie’s 338,000. So long, dream house.

Blame Pharrell: If you didn’t think the Vivienne Westwood hat Pharrell was rocking was going to be a major player on eBay, you haven’t been paying attention. Sales for what the site calls Mountain Hats, aka the Viv, increased 43 percent versus 2013. 

The Oscars: When Amal Clooney wore Oscar de la Renta for her wedding, brides-to-be around the world created entirely new Pinterest boards dedicated to her dress. And thus, more than 11,000 ODLR items sold on eBay. (If you’re wondering about Kim Kardashian, 5,000 Givenchy items were sold in 2014, but who’s to say it’s due to her.)

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Fur Vendors Douse Protestors With Bleach, Ammonia During Anti-Fur Protest

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty Images

It’s not every day you hear of an anti-fur protester getting doused with liquid. Usually, it’s the other way around. But a few anti-fur advocates got unexpectedly drenched during a protest at a fur shop located at 520 Broadway in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. During a very boisterous demonstration, three fur merchants allegedly climbed to the roof of the building and threw buckets containing a mixture of ammonia and bleach onto the angry protestors in the street below. Horrified, yet?

The entire exchange was caught on video, where you will see the protestors getting soaked. It gets worse: A few passersby and an infant also got some of the liquid on them. When police arrived on the scene, they found the three men smelling like bleach and in possession of bottles of the concoction’s ingredients. The trio is currently out on bail, but it’s clear that they were caught red-handed.

[via Reuters]

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Lindsay Lohan Contracts Painful Virus While on Vacation

Just when things started looking up for Lindsay Lohan, a spot of bad news brings her hurtling back down to Earth. The actress and designer reportedly has contracted Chikungunya, a mosquito-transmitted virus while on vacation in French Polynesia. Chikungunya is no picnic either. It causes fever, severe joint and muscle pain that can last days, weeks, or in some cases, months to years. 

Lohan dropped the news via her Twitter account, and posted a photo of herself and her travel comrades to Instagram . “I refuse to let a virus effect my peaceful vacation,” she wrote before wishing her followers a happy New Year. Chikungunya doesn’t have a cure, so patients must endure the pain that comes with it. We’re hoping that Lohan isn’t hurting too much and that she’s got good painkillers because Chikungunya is no fun

Hopefully 2015 will prove healthier and far more prosperous for La Lohan. 

[via Page Six]