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Teen model Thylane Blondeau covers Jalouse magazine

- March 25th, 2014

Google Thylane Blondeau and ‘controversial’ comes up next to her name often.

The 13-year-old model is on the cover of French magazine Jalouse for April with the hashtag #Bornin2001 The New Kate Moss. Blondeau is no stranger to magazine shoots, her striking eyes and young pout first caused a ‘controversy’ in 2011 when she posed in Vogue Paris with full makeup and ‘sexualized’ poses. She also appeared in Vogue Enfants and several brand campaigns including ones for Lacoste and even walking the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier.

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Thylane Blondeau on the cover of Jalouse. (Handout)

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Betabrand’s PhD models: A smart campaign?

- March 13th, 2014

You may never heard of Betabrand, but the San Francisco clothing company’s got a few ideas up its sleeve.

Say, the dressy sweatpant. Or the chef jeans (complete with apron-fabric detailing ). Or an entire line of “bike to work” blazers, pants and button-downs with built-in cyclist-friendly details. It stands to reason, founder Chris Lindland says, that when it comes to models, they’d go for folks with a lot of bright ideas themselves — the brand brought in PhD holders and candidates to model their spring collection of women’s casualwear.

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A screegrab of Betabrand’s site.

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Dressing for your tresses I: Blonds and brunettes

- June 15th, 2013
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Charlize Theron and Taylor Swift boost their blonde hair with white dresses and bold eyes. (WENN)

From your hair to your pedicured toes, this season is definitely all about colour. But instead of styling yourself from your closet, start at the top – your hair.

The John Frieda Colour Council, made up of Alain Larivee, John Frieda Hair expert and stylist, makeup artist Anna Nenoiu, and fashion stylist Zeina Esmail,  have travelled the country encouraging women to use their hair colour to style themselves this spring.

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Designer Aamna Aqeel causes controversy over ‘Be My Slave’ photo spread

- May 30th, 2013

Another season, another controversial photo shoot. This time it’s designer Aamna Aqeel and her “Be My Slave” spread published in Pakistani fashion magazine DIVA.

Designer Aamna Aqeel’s ‘Be My Slave’ fashion spread published in Pakistani fashion magazine DIVA. (Facebook)

As the title suggests, photos show a Caucasian model dressed in Aqeel’s high-end designs, along with a younger, darker-skinned boy made to be her slave. In one photo, the model is handing her cup to the boy, in other photos he is holding an umbrella over her head or sleeping on the floor as she reads a magazine.

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