By Hayden Manders, Refinery29
.Controversy and American Apparel go hand-in-hand - and this time, the L.A.-based company is receiving flack for its "honkingly sexist" ads, as one Twitter user put it. In visuals for a Unisex Flannel Button-Up, the controversy surrounds the definition of the word "unisex," and we have to agree on this one. They've photographed women either sans pants or a barely-there g-string, wearing the flannel strategically unbuttoned and open to cover their breasts, whereas the men are photographed fully clothed. Something's a little off here, no?
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American Apparel claims the photographs are artistic. "Unfortunately, some bloggers have confused an artistic photoshoot which accompany the pages with a product shot and a controversy erupted as a result," a spokesman for the brand said. True, the product shots of both men and women feature no nudity and are pretty conservative for American Apparel standards, but
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Fri, May 17, 2013 11:26 AM EDT
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By Spencer Cain, StyleCasterRead More »from Rihanna Sues Topshop for $5 Million Over Graphic T-Shirts
The Disputed Tee Don't expect Rihanna to be shopping at Topshop for T-shirts anytime soon. The superstar is suing the British mass retailer to the tune of $5 million in damages over a graphic T-shirt that features her image-and wasn't approved by anyone on her team, reported Page Six. To make matters worse, the 25-year-old isn't receiving any royalties from the product, which is sold in the store's UK outposts.
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According to the New York Post's gossip page, RiRi's team have desperately been trying to negotiate with Topshop for almost a year on the matter, but the fast fashion chain isn't budging. Apparently, they've been dismissive throughout, offering up a paltry $5,000, and essentially telling her to go away.
So how can Topshop get away with is? It seems the retailer's defense is a creative copyright loophole that exists in the UK. "Rihanna's management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling
- InStyle.com | Fashion – Thu, May 16, 2013 4:45 PM EDT
Courtesy Photo (5)Star Trek Into Darkness opens in theaters Friday, and in honor of the out-of-this-world looks that stars Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, and Chris Pine don in the film, InStyle rounded up 12 items that will have us earthlings feeling futuristic. Click through the gallery to see their galactic-inspired fashion and beauty picks, ranging from solar system nail wraps to star-themed jewels. You'll want it all, so "resistance is futile!"
If you caught Bethenny on "Ellen" last week, you saw her down-to-earth chat with Ellen DeGeneres and her on-trend outfit. What you didn't see is what went on backstage, before the show, in Bethenny's old stomping grounds - where she shot test episodes of her show last summer. Watch the video!
Here are a few tricks of the trade when it comes to getting ready for TV, Bethenny-style:
• Barbecue Popchips make for a convenient pre-show snack. Parcel them into a cup for easy eating.
• Like a quarterback wears glare-reducing eye black for games, prepping for the screen sometimes includes collagen eye patches. One type: Lifting Anti-Age Collagen Eye Patches with Bio-Gold and Hyaluronic Acid at $15.50 for five pairs.
• Multi-tasking is a must for busy women like Bethenny. She toted along a galley copy of her upcoming must-read book, "Skinnygirl Solutions: Your Straight-Up Guide to Home, Health, Family, Career, Style, and Sex" to edit while she primped. You can pre-order it on Amazon.com Read More »from Behind-the-Scenes Secrets: Backstage at 'Ellen'
The Fine Art of DesignDressing with a nod to the past is totally now. Shop these boutiques for the finest throwback threads
1. The Fine Art of Design
73717 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Why You'll Love It: Founder Nicolas Delgado prides himself on nurturing a consciousness for American designers and their contributions to fashion by carrying pieces by James Galanos, Norman Norell, Geoffrey Beene, Ralph Lauren, Anne Klein, Todd Oldham, and Bill Blass. He also stocks items from European houses such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Moschino, Versace, Thierry Mugler, and Courrèges.
What You'll Find: New Look dresses, kaftans, Edwardian whites, designer handbags, costume jewelry, and more.
1721 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Why You'll Love It: Its 7,000-square-foot, "no boys allowed" space doubles as a hangout for a clique of stylish women that you'll want to be a part of.
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Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island Mansion is so Fancy Someone Got Arrested Just for Swimming Near it (Seriously)By The Vivant | Fashion – Thu, May 16, 2013 2:58 PM EDT
By Spencer Cain, The VivantRead More »from Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island Mansion is so Fancy Someone Got Arrested Just for Swimming Near it (Seriously)
Taylor Swift Last month Taylor Swift paid $17 million in cash for a gigantic Rhode Island mansion. The house is a 11,000 square feet seaside home built in 1930 that sits on an enormous 5.23 acres and has eight bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms. It is just 65 feet off the water, with views of the surrounding areas, including the picturesque Fishers Island Sound, Little Narragansett Bay, and the Watch Hill Light House. Clearly this isn't the average pad of a 23-year-old.
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Last night a fan of Swift's decided that he wanted to meet his favorite star, and do that he decided to swim to her house. When he got there he saw her security detail and decided to swim back (the round trip distance of this is two miles). Around 2:20 a.m. cops spotted the man getting out of the ocean about one mile away from Swift's house. Cops asked him what he was up to, and then he was taken to a nearby police station where he
Vena Cava's Sophie Buhai and Lisa MayockIt's hard to believe that it's already been 10 years since Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock burst onto the fashion scene, starting Vena Cava just three weeks after graduating from Parsons The New School for Design. Though Buhai has since swapped coasts in favor of Los Angeles, the long-distance duo hasn't missed a beat. This year alone the gal pals have released a tongue-in-cheek fashion film starring actress Lizzy Caplan, and they launched the third issue of their homemade 'zine, 'Zina Cava, which comes packed with housekeeping tips. Who knew? In addition to their celebrity-adored main collection, Buhai and Mayock have added the Viva Vena! diffusion line, for which their Summer 2013 pieces, modeled by Langley Fox, go on sale today. And since 10 seems to be an important number for the designers right now, it seemed only right for them to take a stab answering ELLE.com's go-to 10 questions. Take it away, ladies.Read More »from Vena Cava Designers on Luxury and Happiness
What is your favorite smell? Lisa: I love the way matches smell right after
The annual Cannes Film Festival is one of the most glamorous red carpet events and it's nearly two weeks long! The big event kicked off Wednesday with the premiere of "The Great Gatsby," and Hollywood's elite put their best foot forward... right into a downpour. From slippery stairs to tragic '20s-themed costumes, there were more than a few missteps. Here are the best Cannes bloopers thus far. By Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty EditorRead More »from Cannes Red Carpet Mishaps and Madcap Fashions
While other celebs embrace their pregnancy curves (waddup, Kim Kardashian), Kate's the complete opposite and hides her bump with pretty much anything-her hands, a bouquet of flowers, a perfectly-placed clutch, you name it. And it makes us sad because we just want to see the royal bump in its entirety so badly, you don't even know.
Don't believe us? Click through to see Kate covering herself up during pregnancy in every way possible. These pictures don't lie... Click here to see more pics of Kate covering her bump!Read More »from 7 Pics of Kate Middleton Hiding Her Baby Bump!
- Babble.com | Fashion – Thu, May 16, 2013 11:09 AM EDT
Getting new clothes doesn't have to involve spending money. If you have a shirt or a pair of pants that don't fit quite right, don't throw them away just yet! As warmer weather moves in, it's time to make over your closet, and your summer wardrobe can be seen in a whole new way! Take a look at those winter clothes and see if you can remake them into something amazing. Pants can be turned into shorts…..long sleeve shirts into cute little tanks. Read on to find out how...
-By Ashley Hackshaw
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