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Madonna Stars on Three Covers and a Topless Editorial for Interview’s Art Issue (Forum Buzz)

We knew from Mert Alas’ Instagram page that he and Madonna were working on a special project together. So it’s no shock that she has shown up on the cover of Interview magazine, lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The iconic American singer stars on not one, but three covers for the magazine’s art issue, donning pieces from Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and on the cover pictured below, a mask from MORDEKAI by Ken Borochov.

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But are we missing something? Madonna appears to have fallen out of favor with our forum members. “Madonna in a bondage themed editorial. Now that’s something that has never been done before,” commented a sarcastic KateTheGreatest, unimpressed with Madonna’s latest magazine appearance.

“I’m bored! Same concept again and again!!” echoed zacatecas570.

Lifeispeachy wasn’t having any of it: “The art issue .. more like the Photoshop miracle issue. It looks so fake and boring, she always does the same kind of eds this isn’t even provocative anymore.”

Also not an admirer of the shoot was fluxxx, who wrote, “I’m so tired to see Madonna in latex. Come on Madonna, you’re too old for this kind of shot. I applaud her confidence to do this kind of shot but it’s so repetitive.”

“Can’t wait for the unretouched photo leaks,” added Cosmic Voices.

Forum member mepps‘ comment stood out among the rest as he enthused, “Amazing covers! All of them. And based on the other pics they’ve posted on their Instagram, as well as others I’ve seen on the net, this is not a bondage photo shoot. I love how M&M always worship her as the Queen, and icon she is. They tend to go a bit over the top with Photoshop, but they do it with everyone. That’s their schtick.”

Are you a fan? Or are you completely bored with this recycled concept? See inside the thread for Madonna’s raunchy cover story and tell us what you think here.

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And the New York Film Critics Circle Award Goes to…

Marion Cotillard at the AFI Fest Screening of Two Days, One Night

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The New York Film Critics Circle released its annual list of award winners yesterday and there were some surprising results. Best picture went to Boyhood, with its star Patricia Arquette scoring the win for her supporting actress performance and Richard Linklater earning best director honors. Marion Cotillard actually picked up the best actress award for her work in two films, The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night. Best actor went to Timothy Spall for his turn in Mr. Turner, while best supporting actor was awarded to J.K. Simmons for Whiplash.

Other winners included The Grand Budapest Hotel for best screenplay, The LEGO Movie for best animated film, Darius Khondji as best cinematographer for The Immigrant, Ida for best foreign film, Citizenfour for best non-fiction film (documentary), Jennifer Kent received best first film for The Babadook and a special award was given to Adrienne Mancia.

These awards are often an early indicator for Oscar nominations, so it will be interesting to see if any of the winners end up earning nods. The New York Film Critics Circle Awards will be officially distributed in a ceremony on January 5 in New York City.

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Tilda Swinton Is GQ’s Woman of the Year

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

We’ve gotta give GQ some props. The magazine has announced its Woman of the Year for 2014 and it’s not a Kardashian-Jenner or your typical blushing movie starlet barely out of her 20s.

The lad mag has chosen Tilda Swinton for the honor, and rightly so. If you couldn’t detect the woman’s inherent awesomeness (a near-impossible feat), the article confirms just how naturally cool The Grand Budapest Hotel actress is IRL. She was a professional gambler, betting on horses. She smells like “wildflowers and wood smoke.” She makes you eat haggis and then finishes the rest when you can’t take any more. 

There are no topless photos here, no boudoir booty shots with silken sheets covering her nether regions. Tilda is in full force, graceful, angular, androgynous — and not looking at all like a woman who’s lived 54 years. The shots are artistic, arresting portraits of the woman whose eyes are both haunting and gentle at the same time.

[via GQ]

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Seafolly Sells Majority Stake to Louis Vuitton

Photo: Seafolly

Photo: Seafolly

L Capital Asia, the Asian arm of global luxury brand Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), has today announced it will take controlling interest in Seafolly, leading the iconic Australian swimwear brand into global growth and building it into a lifestyle brand.

Mr. Anthony Halas, CEO of Seafolly, said in a press release, “Our partnership with L Capital cements plans for international expansion and the development of Seafolly into a full lifestyle brand.” He added, “This is a very exciting time for Seafolly as our core focus has been the swim market of which we are the global leader.”

Mr. Ravi Thakran, Chairman & Managing Partner of equity fund L Capital Asia, is also “excited” about the transaction, and understands the ins and outs of Seafolly’s foundation. “Under Anthony’s leadership, Seafolly has grown over time into one of the strongest lifestyle beach brands, and we look forward to partnering towards a new chapter in the brand’s growth.”


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The Iconic Launches Free Same-Evening Delivery For Christmas

TheIconic-portraitFollowing the launch of its Saturday delivery service last month, The Iconic is now getting into the Christmas spirit by offering free same-evening delivery over the holiday season.

Unlike its popular 3-hour turnaround, which costs $9.95, this offer will have your goods transported for free if you spend over $125 (being Christmas time and all, we’re sure that won’t be a problem). The new offer runs from December 1 through to Christmas Eve.

The Iconic is also extending its love to Brisbane and Adelaide metro areas for the holiday period, on top of the usual Sydney and Melbourne markets, which benefit from the 3-hour delivery all year round. Finally.

Not only will you be thankful for the quick turnaround when it comes to last-minute presents, you’ll also be happy to get our hands on stylish pieces for the staff parties, events and Sunday lunches which fill our calendar as the year draws to an end.

All you have to do is make your order by 11.30 am on weekdays to make the cut, and you’ll receive your goods that very evening. With the service already in full force, you can jump on The Iconic now to enjoy the offer.