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Published: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:32:13 GMT

Olivia Palermo, the Ultimate Girl About Summer (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:18:19 GMT)

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Olivia Palermo is probably one of the most notable style icons of our generation.

From style blogs to countless magazine covers, front row at every couture show from Paris to Milan, openings at the MET and even walking her beloved pooch in the New York City heat, the lady has accumulated some high wattage star power.

Though polished, adventurous and strategic with her style, what most people don't know is that Olivia Palermo also remains one of the most personable women in fashion. A rarity in an industry known for cliques, reserved tables and side-eyes, Palermo is warm, precise and refreshingly witty.

Arriving in Bridgehampton via Blade Helicopter on a sunny Friday afternoon, Palermo is elegantly dressed in a white jumpsuit from Lovers + Friends, sporting a beautiful braided look and glowing skin.

She has arrived at the REVOLVE House in the Hamptons to host an exclusive luncheon for 50 style influencers.

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"Revolve is great," says Palermo, "they have a lot really affordable, stylish fashion and I'm big fan, so it was really nice that they asked me to be a part of this fabulous event."

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A California based company founded in 2003 by Michael Mente and Mike Karanikolas, REVOLVE decided to rent a house in the Hamptons for a month, hosting collaborative events to engage audiences and customers alike - a smart idea since the #RevolveintheHamptons hashtag has literally become the go-to for photos of guests like Hailey Baldwin, Zoe Kravitz and ASAP Ferg perusing the fine grounds at the REVOLVE house.

Upon arrival, Palermo walks confidently into a circle of admirers, shaking hands and smiling from ear to ear--she's thrilled to be in the Hamptons and really, who wouldn't be?

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With the help of MOET, REVOLVE has managed to stage the chicest luncheon possible. Under a shade of perfectly manicured trees, a gorgeous white table set with special keepsake bottles of bubbly graces the far side of the lawn.

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Just a few feet away, a table of champagne adorned with fresh berries, limes and strawberries beckon just about everyone who steps outside.

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"I've been a long time supporter of MOET and I've worked with them for many years so I'm thrilled that they are part of today's lunch. I also got my personalized champagne bottle. This is major!" explains Palermo.

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Atlanta de Cadenet is on site to spin the latest from Pharrell to Drake and takes a moment to graph a photo-op with Palermo. Style influencers like UK based Patricia Bright and her husband Mike pose for photographers and chat with other attendees under a shaded table while nearby, a chef can be seen prepping a massive grill full of delectable vegetables.

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On this particular day, Palermo is excited to reunite with friends Noa Santos of Home Polish and Ross Matsubara of NIKE Communications. Giggling away freely with no inhibitions, they exchange ideas and snap photos - the kind of outcome the REVOLVE House hopes to bring out of each guest.

"Being out here in Long Island is amazing. The great thing about the Hamptons is that if you want to go out you can and if you don't, you and stay at home and have really nice dinners or lunches - sort of the vibe of today. Intimate, chic and everybody look's great." adds Palermo.

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Platters of roasted veggies, sautéed shrimp and grilled chicken are being served as Palermo, seated across the table, rises to give a toast.

Sweetly thanking all attendees for joining her at the luncheon, she emphasizes how great it is that MOET and REVOLVE would partner to bring like-minded fashion lovers together, in the Hamptons.

Later when asked about her relationship to summer, Palermo explains, "I love the summer. We have really long winters in New York so I always look forward to summertime. And really, who doesn't like to be in summer clothing?"

The REVOLVE House is the ultimate place to catch the newest trends, happily being flaunted the style influencers near the pool. From flowing maxi dresses to cut-off shorts and printed caftans, Palermo agrees that there is a specific way to dress for the season.

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"There's a difference between beach appropriate and city appropriate - and to know not to mix the two because it looks out of place." says Palermo.

She adds:

In the summer I think more of the denim approach in the city works, more black of course. When you're out in the Hamptons or on the beach, more whites, maybe you can try bright colors and bright patterns. If you're in darker clothes in a beach environment, people can tell that you're from the city. I think it's important to just keep it easy; it doesn't have to be over the top or decked to the nines. Beachy waves, a nice little glow to the skin - you're good.


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One refreshing characteristic about Palermo is that she is resolute about spending time with family and friends whenever time permits. She welcomes easy days and Sunday strolls in the park, adding that summer usually offers one the opportunity to explore a new neighborhood or nearby city.

Palermo says:

In the winter you tend to have back to back appointments because you want to be inside, you want to have a schedule and keep organized. In the summer you want to play it by ear because you never know, maybe you'll have an afternoon free to go for a nice stroll through the West Village or a quick lunch with a friend. It's those moments in the summer that you really appreciate because they happen so naturally.


Many will say that Olivia Palermo is a natural when it comes to style, we'd like to attest that she's also a natural when it comes enjoying the moment - appropriately chic and embracing the opportunity to celebrate others, she is in fact, the ultimate girl about summer.

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Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:49:46 GMT)

No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my Weekly eBay Roundup of top vintage clothing finds.

This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of its uniqueness, contemporary feel and highly collectible nature.

As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions.

This week's Roundup includes lots of great items. Don't miss the two 1920s flapper dresses, the Playtex swim cap, the 1950s Comtesse alligator handbag, the 1990s Dior tee, the Louis Vuitton handbag, the Gucci logo wrap skirt, the 1940s Miriam Haskell necklace and the Geneve bracelet watch.

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PLEASE NOTE that Zuburbia does not endorse the use of fur, feathers, leather or animal skins in fashion. Any of these selections are offered only as more thoughtful and eco-friendly alternatives for contemporary fashionistas who have not yet eliminated animal products from their wardrobes or for collectors who are seeking to preserve these items.

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Olsen Twins Possibly Toying With The Idea Of Appearing On 'Fuller House' (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:13:08 GMT)


Did John Stamos manage to guilt trip Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen into appearing on the upcoming "Full House" reboot, aptly titled "Fuller House?" 


Maybe. 


Stamos first publicly called "bullshit" on the sisters after they told Women's Wear Daily they weren't in the loop regarding the new show. The discord didn't last long, however, as the actor soon tweeted he worked things out after he had a "sweet talk" with Mary-Kate -- though he was unable to convince the twins to sign on. Still, the idea of a "Full House" reunion without the original Michelle Tanner apparently left Stamos, who is also producing the series, "#heartbroken." It turns out that all of this prodding might have been enough to convince the Olsen twins to make an appearance on the series. 


Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos offered a sliver of hope to reporters at the  Television Critics Association’s press tour on Tuesday, saying the Olsens were "teetering" on their decision to appear on the show: 





"There’s a bunch of opportunity for them if they choose to. But they’re not in the current creative," Sarandos added. 


Executive producer Robert L. Boyett had previously confirmed that the twins would not be appearing when he released a statement in May


As the sisters "teeter" with their decisions, the rest of the original cast of the ABC series have signed on to reprise their roles on the Netflix reboot, which will focus on Candace Cameron Bure's D.J. Tanner, who is now a widow with three kids.


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Macy Gray Wrote An Epic Love Song...To Her Vibrator (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:17:05 GMT)



As if we needed another reason to praise the existence of sex toys, please say hello to the most epic love song ever: singer-songwriter Macy Gray's ballad of affection for her vibrator. 


Yes, world, it's true. Following the recent trend of powerful women (like Nicki Minaj and Amy Schumer) talking openly about women's sexual pleasure, Gray has written a love song to B.O.B., her "Battery Operated Boyfriend." With catchy lyrics and an awesome animated music video, this might be the best thing to happen to female masturbation EVER. 


Although at first, the idea of the song -- titled "B.O.B." -- might seem comical, the words Gray wrote empower female sexuality by telling the story of a woman's loving relationship with her vibrator.


"He can go all night, dark until the light, and we stop when I want to," Gray sings, highlighting a woman's ability to control her sexual pleasure while hinting at the reality that for some women, sex can be dominated by a partner's desires instead of her own.


Gray told Elle that she hopes B.O.B. "opens women up to talk about what's really real for them." She also urged women to experiment with their sexuality and get a vibrator. "You should have a Bob," Gray said. "You should have all kinds of shit. You shouldn't be so quiet."


We are women, after all. Here us roar.


Watch the full music video above.


H/T Elle


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These Jeans Will Conceal Your Farts (Yes, Really) (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:16:03 GMT)

Gassy guys and girls, rejoice!


Shreddies, the UK-based company that brought you fart-filtering underwear, has expanded to include jeans and pajamas, too.



Using the same Filtrex technology featured in its flatulence-free underwear, Shreddie's jeans and pajamas were made with the same comfort and style in mind, as well.


A press release from the brand reassures both current and new customers that they can wear its new products in any which way they please. "You can wear your Shreddies Jeans and Pyjamas with your regular underwear, team them with a pair of Shreddies pants for double protection, or if you’re feeling brave, why not skip the underwear completely!? You’ll never have to worry about those moments again," it said. 



 The jury's out over whether or not the products muffle the sounds associated with  passed gas, but at least you can take comfort in those silent-but-deadlies being a little less deadly. 


Head to MyShreddies.com to shop. 


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Bugaboo Stroller's 'Unrealistic' Ad Causes Controversy (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:57:09 GMT)

Bugaboo ran straight into controversy by posting a photo of a bikini-clad model jogging with one of the company's strollers on Instagram.


Dutch model Ymre Stiekema is shown pushing her 2-year-old daughter for a Vogue Netherlands shoot in collaboration with Bugaboo, and the caption points out how "amazing" she looks.



Wow doesn't model and mother of 2-year old Lymée, Ymre Stiekema look amazing in this @nlvogue shoot! Check out the Bugaboo Journal (link in bio) to read our interview with the real-life Bugaboo Runner. #runfree #bugaboorunner #bugaboo #style #fashion

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On the company's Facebook page, hundreds of commenters have taken issue with the unrealistic image. "Bugaboo, we need to talk. And by we, I mean me and whoever decided this is a good way to reach your target demographic of normal, average, everyday moms who might have some soft spots on their bodies left over from housing a fetus for 10 mos [sic]," one Facebook user wrote. 


 "I know plenty of moms who run and none look like that, because they aren't 23 or had a 6 foot tall, naturally thin model body- before the running or before the baby. Like most advertising, this just isn't reality," another person added.


Multiple commenters echoed the sentiment that, while it's wonderful that this model is in shape, the advertisement completely missed the mark. Moms don't need any more pressure to "look amazing" than society already puts on them, and even more obviously, who runs in a bikini?


Asked whether Bugaboo was promoting an unrealistic image, the company told HuffPost: "We want to inspire moms and dads everywhere to explore the world with their families, while keeping up with an active and healthy lifestyle. Our campaign has featured parents with one thing in common: their love of running."


H/T AdWeek


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Kate Upton Shares Cheeky Photo On Instagram (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:54:50 GMT)

Sunday funday buttday? That's how Kate Upton sees it. 


The 23-year-old shared a cheeky snap on Instagram Sunday in which she's photographed wearing a sheer gown that doesn't really leave anything to the imagination; The Sports Illustrated model's behind is fully visible. 


The blond beauty captioned the photo, "Happy Sunday! #buttday #bruceweber #sundayfunday." 



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Upton followed up her behind-baring photo with an adorable snap of herself holding a French Bulldog named Soy (the four-legged assistant to celebrity photographer Yu Tsai). How cute is this dog though?! 



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Dogs make everything better. 


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7 Things Successful People DON'T Do (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:54:32 GMT)

How often in the past week or two have you found yourself wishing you had more time? More friends? More money? More self-esteem?

We all do it... comparing ourselves to others, or just simply comparing ourselves to our own unrealistic ideals!

So what is it about these people we are comparing ourselves to?
The people we see as "successful"?
I'll bet you can spot the following traits in nearly all of them:

(Hint: Success leaves clues...)

Here's what successful people don't do:

1. Let their past define their future.
~ As you become emotionally mature in your career and your relationships you come to see that the mistakes you made in the past don't set your parameters, and they don't prevent you from accelerating into the future. Only your beliefs do that. Successful people are able to learn from the past and incorporate those hard earned lessons with grace and ease into TODAY.

2. Gossip.
~ Successful people know that without a doubt what you give you get. If you gossip, others will gossip about you. If you put people down behind their back, someone will do the same to you. What we give, we receive. And our thoughts become things. TRUTH.

3. Say yes when they mean no.
~ Part of achieving high levels of success comes with setting healthy boundaries. It is knowing that there will be sacrifices on the way up. Our time is so very valuable and so it is critical to decline certain invitations, recognize true opportunities, and completely avoid drama.

4. Interrupt.
~ Successful people know how to listen. They seek first to understand. They make people around them feel important and seen and heard.

5. Arrive late.
~ One sure fire way to get folks to resent you and never ask you over again is to be late. It's a matter of respect.

6. Hold on to resentment, jealousy, or dislike.
~ See #2....

7. Allow fear to hold them back.
~ We all have a fear of failing. Fear of being seen as inadequate. Fear of falling, losing, speaking in public, heights, crowds, whatever. Successful people FEEL that fear, recognize it as such and continue to put one foot in front of the other in pursuit of their dream.
{ My handy formula for dealing with fear:
(fear = opposite of love = unreal = a story we made up = not real) }

Now that you have these seven traits in mind, are there any that you can start improving on in your own life today?

This article was originally published on www.carolynmaul.com/blog

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Topshop Stops Ordering 'Ridiculously Shaped' Mannequins After Complaints (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:52:16 GMT)

Topshop has responded to one woman's concerns by promising to cease orders of a certain mannequin for store displays.


Laura Kate Berry, a UK-based Topshop customer, sent an open letter to the popular chain on Facebook last week after stumbling upon a mannequin she called "ridiculously shaped."



Dear Topshop, having been paid yesterday, I decided to spoil myself by purchasing a new pair of my favourite Jamie...

Posted by Laura Kate Berry on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Since posting, the photo has racked up over 3,000 likes and 800 shares. The response even prompted Berry to start a Change.org petition, calling upon brands to establish universal, standardized sizing in the fashion industry.


"I and many others would like to see a standardised sizing category recognised and used universally throughout the clothing industry. Leading to all retailers promoting their variety of sizes across all advertising platforms from mannequins to campaigns," she wrote on the petition page. 


An initial response asking Laura to e-mail the company directly was followed by another message in the comments section. It read:  



Hey Laura.


We just wanted to send you another message and say thanks for getting in touch. We think it’s important to showcase a healthy size image, from the choice of models used in campaigns, to the stories featured online and on the blog.


For some background, the mannequin you saw in store is supplied by a company that has been working with lots of different retailers for the past 30 years. This particular style is used in small number of our stores and is based on a standard UK size 10. The overall height (187cm) is taller than the average girl and the form is stylised to have more impact in store.

As the mannequins are solid fibreglass, their form needs to be of certain dimensions to allow clothing to be put on and removed easily; this is therefore not meant to be a representation of the average female body.

That said, we have taken yours and other customers’ opinions and feedback on board and going forward we are not placing any further orders on this style of mannequin. The views of our customers are extremely valuable and we apologise if we have not lived up to the levels of service that we aim to deliver.

Again, thanks for your message.



Topshop's  response is a refreshing departure from the last time a super-skinny mannequin in its stores went viral back in 2014. Back then, the brand also explained that it was not meant to represent an average woman's body, but took no further action. 


The brand is hardly the only offender when it comes to causing controversy with its mannequins, but here's hoping those brands will follow Topshop's lead. 


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Protect Your Skin With a Facekini (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:44:57 GMT)

Do you go to great lengths to protect your fair skin from even the slightest hint of sun? Are you terrified of jellyfish? Do you ever think, Hey, I'd like to look like a cross between a Mexican wrestler and a bank robber?

If you answered yes to any of the above, consider the Facekini, a thing that totally exists.

Related: The Best Sunscreen Trick We've Learned This Summer

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Invented in China in 2012, the Facekini is a nylon/polyester/Lycra blend mask that covers its wearer's face and neck, minus his or her eyes, nose and mouth.

Related: 18 Summer Style Tricks Every Woman Should Know

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Equally good for blocking UV rays (it boasts UPF 50+ protection), preventing jellyfish stings and terrifying young children, it comes in a variety of colors, prints and styles (including the one above, inspired by a traditional Peking opera mask).

Related: What To Do When You Forget To Put On Deodorant

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While the Facekini has mostly been embraced by middle-aged Chinese women, it also looks pretty darn good on an 18-year-old model wearing Emporio Armani and Balenciaga (as evidenced by a 2014 CR Fashion Book editorial).

Related: The Germiest Place On The Entire Beach

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Evan Ross And Ashlee Simpson's Wedding Photos Are Beautiful (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:32:34 GMT)

Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson's wedding photos are here, and they are simply stunning. 


Almost one year after saying "I do," Ross shared a handful of snapshots from his August 2014 wedding to Simpson on Instagram Monday. In the pics, Simpson can be seen wearing a gorgeous lace ensemble for the ceremony, held at Diana Ross' estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. 


"#reflections of such a beautiful wedding. Me and my amazing wife @ashleesimpsonross. At my mothers house in Greenwich Connecticut! And now I can't wait to meet my little baby girl," he wrote alongside one of the photos.


The two are expecting their first child together this summer. Simpson is already mom to son Bronx Mowgli with ex-husband Pete Wentz.  



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Kendall Jenner Shows Off Her Silly Side In New Estée Lauder Ad (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:05:55 GMT)



Oh, Kendall Jenner. You're such a trickster. 


The supermodel's newest Estée Lauder campaign rolled out on Monday, and in staying true to form of her past ads with the brand, she is the perfect blend of silly and sophisticated.


Jenner appears to be all business behind the camera, but when the photographer looks back through the shots, he is surprised to find a slew of funny faces revealed on screen.  


When he eventually gets frustrated and walks away, Jenner whips out her trusty Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion along with her phone for a couple of selfies, naturally. 


 Jenner was named the face of Estée Lauder in November last year. "It honestly feels like a dream to represent such an iconic brand," Jenner said at the time. "It is an incredible honor and quite humbling."


 Check out the video above. 


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Kim Kardashian Cradles Her Baby Bump In Tight White Dress (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:53:58 GMT)

Kim Kardashian looked glamorous when she said goodnight to her baby in a sweet Instagram photo Monday. 


The reality star cradles her baby bump in the new selfie, and blows a kiss while wearing a tight white dress and a light pink jacket. She captioned the pic: "Good night baby." 




Earlier in the day, the 34-year-old beauty, who is expecting a baby boy with husband Kanye West later this year, was photographed leaving a Los Angeles studio. 



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Luke Bryan Says Confederate Flag Has Become A 'Symbol Of Racism' (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:31:13 GMT)


Country singer Luke Bryan already has three No. 1 albums under his belt as he prepares to release his fifth record, "Kill the Lights," on Aug. 7. 


With his newest album due out so soon, the 39-year-old sat down with Billboard magazine, where he opened up about everything from his success ("I always say, if I ever get to 25 No. 1s, I'd try to do all 25" at a concert, he said) to the Confederate flag to raising his sister's kids.  


Bryan, who grew up up in rural Leesburg, Georgia, is "uniquely placed," according to Billboard, to weigh in with his thoughts on the Confederate flag, which has become a contentious issue once again after nine people were killed in a racially motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, this past June. 


"We're sitting here on the day the Supreme Court ruled on gay marriages. Where I grew up, I never understood the Confederate flag to be a negative thing. But if the Ku Klux Klan is going to walk around and turn the Confederate flag into their deal ... " he said to Billboard. "It's become a symbol of racism to a majority of people. And we live in a country where we have to listen to people's opinions and work it out."


Bryan's comments follow those of other country singers including Big and Rich's John Rich, who also spoke in support of removing the flag from public spaces last month. 


Meanwhile, Bryan previously opened up about raising his sister's three teenage children after his brother-in-law died this past November (the country star's sister died suddenly in 2007).  He told Billboard, "You don't want to sound like you love having them so much that you're glad it's the situation, but we're honored to be doing what we feel was the right thing,"


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An All-Transgender Modeling Agency Is Coming To Los Angeles (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:14:26 GMT)

Transgender supermodel Andreja Pejic may soon be getting a whole modeling agency's worth of competition.


Thailand's leading Apple Model Management announced it will open an all-transgender modeling agency in Los Angeles this summer.


Filmmaker Cecilio Asuncion, whose 2012 documentary "What's The T?" followed the lives of five transgender women, will head up the operation. 



Asuncion, center, with six transgender models signed to Apple Model Management. 


Our strong commitment to developing them as successful models is never about quantifying or qualifying their gender," he told The Advocate. "It's never a question of if they are women or men, it's about their passion and commitment to being the best possible models they can be."


The agency has not fully launched yet, but Asuncion, who linked up with Apple Model Management while filming "What's The T?," told the The Huffington Post he's thrilled to get to work.


"We're very excited to do work with these amazing women and men and to see the amazing talent LA has to offer. At Apple Model Management, you're a model first, and a trans person second."



Claudia, one of the models already signed with Apple Model Management. 


High fashion powerhouses like Barney's New York and Vogue have recently featured transgender models, proving the industry is making an attempt to be more inclusive. But just like the fashion world's struggles with achieving widespread racial diversity, it takes more than just a few people to make an impact.


"I feel that [the fashion elite] are people who are already 'on the team,'" Tim Gunn told The Huffington Post last year after Barney's used a cast of transgender models in a campaign. "I think it could be more impactful if Target or Kmart were to do such a thing." 


With a whole agency's roster to choose from, perhaps more mainstream brands will hop on board. 


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These Vintage Photos Of Supermodels Are So Beautiful It Hurts (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:00:40 GMT)


Today when we think of top models, we think of the Gigi Hadids and Kendall Jenners of the world. But before these leggy ladies, there were some pretty iconic faces that paved the way. 


Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss are just a few of the models who walked catwalks, starred in ad campaigns and attended glitzy parties before some today's most famous faces were even born. Of course, there are tons of iconic images of these '80s and '90s supermodels all over the pages of our favorite magazines, but there are also many amazing photos that most of us have probably never seen.  


We've rounded up 15 gorgeous photos of some of our all-time favorite supermodels from back in the day. We don't know about you, but we want all of these made into posters for our apartments. 



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Real Leather Without Animal Slaughter? Scientists Are Working On It (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:53:34 GMT)


One day there might be animal leather products that even vegans can get behind.


 

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3 Easy Hairstyles To Refresh An Old Blowout (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:20:45 GMT)

Few things are better than a fresh, bouncy blowout. We feel "brand new" every time our stylist wields the round brush, curling iron and hairspray to achieve just the right amount of body and shine. But keeping our hair from falling flat at home is easier said than done. 


Desperately seeking new ways to breathe new life into an old blowout, we turned to Living Proof celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan. According to this pro, it's all about having the right products and ridding your mind of the idea that your hair needs to be perfect. 


Scroll down for McMillan's step-by-step instructions and GIFs for three stylish ways to refresh your blowout.


1. Fishtail Braid





 Step 1: Prep hair with Instant Texture Mist to give it enough "grit" to set the braid. Then, gather locks over to one side. Pro tip:Duckbill hair clips or bobby pins will help hold hair in place.


Step 2: Begin your fishtail braid right below your ear and keep braiding until you're a few inches away from ends. Secure with a clear elastic ponytail band. 


Step 3: Use your fingers to loosen up the fishtail braid, allowing a few wisps to stick out.


 


2. Beachy Waves





 Step 1: Create a middle part and separate your hair into three sections: left, right and back. Pro tip: If your hair is naturally fine or straight, first roughly blow-dry hair upside to enhance fullness. 


Step 2: Spritz Flex Shaping Hairspray throughout strands before wrapping small pieces of hair around a 1-inch clipless curling iron. Be sure to leave the ends straight. Curl for 10 seconds, release the curl and then stretch hair outwards for 2-3 seconds. It will spring back into a perfect beachy wave. Pro tip: If you have medium to long hair, begin curling from the eyebrow. If you have shorter hair, you can curl closer to the roots.


Step 3:  To keep your waves casual and cool, try curling each piece of hair in opposite directions. Lightly comb your fingers through your beachy waves for a beautiful finish.


 


3. Bouncy Ponytail





Step 1: Use a nickel-sized amount of Prime Style Extender Cream to smooth hair back into a mid ponytail. Pro trick: For a sleek, but not too severe look, use a Japanese scalp brush


Step 2: Spray Flex Shaping Hairspray onto t ponytail and tease with a brush to increase volume. Conceal ponytail holder by wrapping a small piece of hair around the elastic. 


Step 3:  To finish, gently smooth out ponytail length and add another blast of hairspray to set. 




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Khloe Kardashian Once Said Dating Older Men When You're Underage Is 'Disgusting' (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:37:01 GMT)



Khloe Kardashian is catching a lot of heat for defending her 17-year-old sister Kylie Jenner's relationship with 25-year-old rapper Tyga. 


"I think at 16 I was probably fucking someone that was in their 20s, for sure. I wouldn’t say I was even dating, probably just sleeping with them," the 31-year-old reality star told Complex magazine for their August/September 2015 issue. "But again Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old. You’re not gonna say, 'Hey, so what are you doing this weekend?' and have her say, 'Having a slumber party at my girlfriend’s,' or 'Going to prom.'"


She added, "That’s not what Kylie does. Kylie is taking business meetings and bought her first house, or she’s going on a private plane with Karl Lagerfeld to take a meeting. That’s not even what people do in their 30s. It’s a rare circumstance, so let’s treat this as a special case."


Her justification for the relationship is somewhat surprising considering Kardashian once called her own relationship as a young teen with an older man "disgusting."


During a 2010 appearance on "The Joy Behar Show," the star explained why she chose to include details of how she lost her virginity in her and her sisters' book Kardashian Konfidential.


"I felt the need to put that in there because I have little sisters. And my situation was not a good situation. I was 14 years old and I was dating an 18-year-old boy, which now I look back and I think that's disgusting," Kardashian told Behar. "But then I thought I was really cool and I was dating an older guy, and I just felt cool. Basically, I got pressured into having sex -- I wasn't ready -- I barely knew my own body. I felt like if I didn't [have sex with him] I would not be cool or this guy wouldn't want to talk to me anymore." 


Kardashian went on to say that her parents had forbidden her from seeing the guy, but she continued to sneak around for two months with him. When her parents found out she was still seeing him, she said they went "ballistic," and her father threatened to call the police, to which Behar interjected, "Statutory rape." Kardashian responded, "Yeah, no my dad went crazy on [him]." 




Similarly, during an appearance on "The View," filmed on the same day as her appearance on "The Joy Behar Show," Kardashian again spoke of the relationship.


"He was only, I think, 18, but [an age difference of 14 to 18] now looking back that's not a normal thing," she explained. "But I do remember when I was done, after I would say two months of secretly dating this guy, I felt so disgusted with myself." 


Kardashian added, "I should have listened to my parents. That's the only reason why I said that publicly. Because I think little girls, teenagers, my sisters need to know; Don't let anybody pressure you, it's not worth it."


Meanwhile, Kardashian isn't the only one in her family who seems totally okay with Kylie and Tyga's relationship. Back in February, the reality star's brother-in-law Kanye West was the first to confirm the two were dating, when he was asked if he thought the relationship was "inappropriate." 


"I think he got in early, I think he was smart. They are closer in age than a lot of relationships that I know. I knew Tyga was smart," he told the hosts of Power 105's The Breakfast Club.  Adding, "Yeah, I can't speak on nobody's relationship."


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Kim Kardashian's Sheer Jumpsuit Isn't Your Average Maternity Wear (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:17:35 GMT)

Kim Kardashian's second-time-around maternity style is proving to be sheer perfection. 


The reality star stepped out with hubby Kanye West on Friday night to attend the debut of his and award-winning director Steve McQueen's video, "All Day/I Feel Like That," at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Staying true to her sexy yet sophisticated style mantra, Kardashian rocked a low-cut, see-through jumpsuit.



Kardashian never shies away from showing off her figure, pregnant or otherwise. In fact, she spent most of her pregnancy with baby North in the same form-fitting looks she's stepping out in again, regardless of how uncomfortable they might be. 


She looks stunning, and we can't wait to see what she wears next. 



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