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Sorry Heidi Klum, This Paralympian Wins Halloween With His Genius Costumes

Halloween is quaking.

Halloween is tomorrow, which means our Instagram feeds are about to become an endless scroll of Jokers, sexy cats, and miscellaneous Marvel characters. But Paralympian Josh Sundquist is about to surpass all our expectations.

Thee motivational speaker, comedian, American Paralympian, and bestselling author took to YouTube this week to debut his 2019 Halloween costume: the literal Pixar lamp. 

Sundquist didn’t stop there, either. He also showed off his various costumes over the years, including a half-eaten gingerbread man, the sexy lamp from Toy Story, a flamingo, a Christmas tree, Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and the genie from Aladdin. 

The best part about Sundquist’s epic Halloween costumes is that each year, he creatively incorporates his one leg that wasn’t amputated. Sundquist lost his left leg to Ewing’s sarcoma at age nine, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams.

Six years after surviving cancer and having his leg amputated, Sundquist started ski racing. He eventually became part of the United States Paralympic Ski Team and is now a motivational speaker and bestselling author.

For years, the reigning champ of Halloween has been Heidi Klum. Since 2000, Klum has been pulling out all the stops for Halloween, rocking up to events in elaborate costumes and over-the-top prosthetics. Over the years, Klum has dressed as ‘Eve and the forbidden fruit,’ a ‘sexy crow,’ a skinless human body, and old woman and last year, her and hubby Tom Kaulitz rocked up as real life Shrek and Princess Fiona. 

No shade, but I think Josh Sundquist may have just beaten Klum at her own game. You’ve got to give it to both of these Halloween enthusiasts, they’re really giving the holiday a red hot go. Only time will tell what Sundquist will do next year. 

I Will Never Regret These Iconic 90s Accessories

No regrets.

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For many, looking back and remembering 90s fashion conjures up memories of frosted tips, bum bags and a mammoth scrunchie collection. While those memories might haunt some, they have the opposite effect on me. 

I’ll admit, I was just a kid in the 90s – but it was a time in my life where fashion was still fun and playfulness was encouraged. I will never regret these iconic 90s accessories:

1. Butterfly Clips

Kirsten Dunst. Credit: Ron Galella, Ltd.
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When was the last time you saw a butterfly clip? I’m talking about those brightly-coloured, glitter-covered clips you’d cover your 8-year-old head in before a ‘special occasion.’ They’re hard to come by in 2019, but they bring back so many great memories of McDonald’s birthday parties and thinking I was going to grow up to become the best hairstylist in the world. TBH, that dream is still within reach with these iconic hair slides and bobby pins from Colette. These fancy headbands should also do the trick.

2. Bum Bags

Bum bags, or ‘fanny packs’ as they are hilariously known in the States, are insanely practical. Think about it – instead of carrying your useless crap around in an annoying handbag, bum bags keep your belongings in a secure pouch within arms reach. You can still channel your inner Dwayne Johnson but make it farshun with these cute bum bags from Colette.

3. Hair Extensions

While we’re on the topic of iconic 90s fashion and hair accessories, you can’t go past hair extensions. My ultimate style inspiration was Mandy Moore in the music video for her 1999 track ‘Candy.’ All I wanted to do was sing in the mirror like Mandy, wearing an oversized Discman and a spiky hair scrunchie.

4. Tiny Round Sunglasses

90s sunglasses are huge right now, and back in the day, they were just as cool. My first pair of sunglasses were round and had orange lenses – not sure why my parents didn’t care about them being polarised enough to protect my eyes, but damn, did I look good. These sunglasses are also giving me similar vibes.

5. Bandanas

Christina Aguilera. Credit: KMazur/WireImage

Bad hair day? Chuck on a bandana. Need another accessory? Grab your favourite head scarf. This nifty little hair accessory was sported by the likes of Christina Aguilera and TLC which made it a staple in my 90s wardrobe. 

6. Chokers

Chokers were so big in 90s fashion, they’ve died and come back to life in our wardrobes today – don’t believe me? Check out these cute chokers from Colette. Who knows why wearing a necklace or black cord tight around your neck looks so damn stylish, but it just does! 

So there you have it. The 90s shouldn’t make you cringe, the era should make you smile with delight knowing that 90% of your fave 90s trends are already back in fashion.

Australia’s Colette by Colette Hayman’s newly launched hair accessory range is full of bobby pins, hair clips, and headbands to help you get your 90s trend fix.   

 Check out the new Colette by Colette Hayman Accessories instore or online at https://www.colettehayman.com.au/

Forever 21 DGAF About Being Sued By Ariana Grande, Troll Her With New Sweater

Don't call Forever 21 angel.

Forever 21 is quickly proving its the mischievous kid in class that continues to torment the substitute teacher despite being threatened with expulsion. 

Forever 21 right now.

Just one month after filing for bankruptcy and being sued by Ariana Grande for using a ‘lookalike model’ in an ad campaign, Forever 21 has gone rogue and in one final flourish, trolled Grande with nothin’ but a sweatshirt.

Credit: Forever 21

This week, Forever 21 released a black sweatshirt which features the phrase “Don’t call me angel” above an image of a cherub. ICYMI, ‘Don’t Call Me Angel’ is the title of Ariana Grande’s latest track featuring Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey for the upcoming Charlie’s Angels film.

Spicy.

In September, the New York Times reported that Grande was suing Forever 21 for $10M for “tricking customers” into thinking she had endorsed the brand by using a model who looked “strikingly similar” to her.

Grande has taken particular issue with a series of posts on Forever 21’s Instagram featuring a “lookalike model” sporting a slicked back ponytail and wearing clothes similar to the ones the singer wore in the video for her song ‘7 Rings.’ 

“The resemblance is uncanny and Forever 21’s intent was clear: to suggest to the viewing public that Ms. Grande endorsed Forever 21, its products, and was affiliated with Forever 21,” the lawsuit states.

Less than a month after Grande took legal action against Forever 21, the fashion brand filed for bankruptcy. Business Insider reported that at its peak, Forever 21 made $US4.4 billion in revenue but is now ceasing operations in 40 countries and closing up to 350 stores globally.

Following the Forever 21’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, Ariana Grande paused her $10M lawsuit. After this blatant shade throw, will she pick things up where she left off? Do Forever 21 have any more cash to spare for legal fees? I have so many questions. 

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