By Hayden Manders, Refinery29
Faux-fashion fans beware: The next time you head down to Chinatown for a knockoff Louis Vuitton (a.k.a. a Louis Vuiton), you could be fined more than the cost of the real deal. New York councilwoman Margaret Chin has thrown her 2011 proposal calling for more strict law enforcement on the sale of designer bootlegs back on the table.
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Currently, it's not illegal to buy knockoff designer goods, but Chin wants to make the purchasing of these items just as punishable as it is to produce and distribute them. Canal Street shoppers believing they scored a deal on a $30 Céline bootleg could be faced with a $1,000 fine. In fact, that bag could even earn them a stint in the slammer. Fashion's black market is huge in the US, and is a considerable source of revenue across the globe. In a comment to WWD, Susan Scafidi, director of the Fashion Law Institute
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Wed, Apr 10, 2013 12:14 PM EDT
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By Spencer Cain, StyleCasterRead More »from Report: Miranda Kerr Will No Longer Be a Victoria's Secret Angel Due to Difficult Reputation
Miranda Kerr Say it ain't so!
One of our favorite Victoria's Secret Angels, Miranda Kerr, will reportedly no longer be associated with the lingerie giant. According to Us Weekly, the 30-year-old Australian model has a "difficult reputation" and isn't a big seller for the brand like fellow Angels Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio.
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Although her three-year contract isn't being renewed, the brand will still work with Kerr this year, as the brand's chief marketing officer, Ed Razek, stated that she'll still be walking in the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show-ultimate showcase for all Angels.
We can't help but wonder if Kerr's position as a noted animal rights activist who has spoken out about the dangers of certain chemicals had anything to do with it, especially given the fact that Victoria's Secret has a less-than-stellar reputation when it comes to using toxic chemicals.
VF.com's celebration of the sartorial elite has already included stylish television characters, well-appointed pontiffs, and readers like you. Today's gallery is a distinctively international affair, spotlighting the men and women who accessorize political acumen with perfect tailoring, bold color schemes, and idiosyncratic personal touches.
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Of Hollywood's crop of mothers-to-be, not one has volunteered the date she's set to hatch. Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson, brave pioneers in the world of gestational overshares, would rather reveal the extent of their weight gain (Kim's 140 these days, she says) and the precise nature of amniotic pressure ("I have a bowling ball sitting on my hoo-ha," Jess told Jimmy Kimmel) than share the range of their doctors' estimated-arrival dates.
And yet! They've all dropped hints. So, with a working knowledge of the very trashiest tabloids, a bookmarking of TimeandDate.com, and a reasonable familiarity with prenatal development, we've pinpointed dates-and ginned up countdowns-for Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, Penelope Cruz, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. To the preggometers!
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Courtesy of Occapi / The KnotWe know the inner conflict! You want to be surprised when he proposes but you also want to make sure you like that ring (you are going to be wearing this thing everyday for the rest of your life). Just know you're not alone. According to The Knot's studies most brides are somewhat involved in the ring selection (65%), with nearly a third (31%) 'very involved' - that is, they shopped for and/or purchased the ring with their groom. Here are some ways to slyly get in on the action.
Ocappi Engagement Ring Try On Service
Ocappi.com is now letting your future fiance order up to six rings at a time so you can have your pick. The company sends replicas of the rings he likes (made in silver and cubic zirconia). The best part is that there is no obligation to buy. But let's hope he doesn't end up proposing with all six rings!
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- InStyle.com | Fashion – Tue, Apr 9, 2013 4:14 PM EDT
Jason Merritt/GettyThe Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco has more than a stylist in Tara Swennen, she has a pal who has her best interests at heart. Case in point-Swennen's best advice ever, according to Cuoco: "I don't like wearing bras, so she's always telling me, 'You are wearing a bra. We're putting this on you,'" Cuoco told InStyle.com. "I'm very precautionary with the wardrobe malfunctions," Swennen confirmed. "She knows!" Cuoco continued. "She'll say, 'This is going to be see-through. It doesn't feel see-through right now, but it will be.' I like to be as comfortable as I can, but sometimes she's like, 'Look, this isn't going to be comfortable, but just do it.' So, always wear a bra." Wise!
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Audrey Hepburn famously declared, "I believe in pink." And when it comes to pairing two pink shades for a spring wedding, we couldn't agree more! Pale pink and bold fuschia are gorgeous hues and the perfect complements for a sophisticated soirée. Whether you mix them in your bouquet or splash the shades across your invitation, a pale pink and fuschia color scheme is romantic and glamorous, just like Hepburn herself.
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For a classic wedding with a glamorous flair, you can do no wrong channeling style goddess Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but gorgeous pearls come in a close second, and we love details like a pearl-embellished clutch, pearl-heeled satin shoes, and show-stopping hand-embroidered tulle wedding gown. The dress's fabric-covered sequins even resemble (you guessed it!) pearls. A pale pink bridesmaids dress lends a chic pop of color to your classic look. All that's missing is a cat named Cat and a romantic rendition of "Moon River."
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With warm weather comes cute dresses, and we can't wait-- but a closet full of pricey new clothes isn't always in the budget. We've got you covered with a bunch of pretty, spring-y dresses that won't deplete your bank account. Check out our favorite flirty frocks for Spring! -By Michelle Horton
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- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Fashion – Tue, Apr 9, 2013 1:42 PM EDT
Before they were A-listers dripping with money, stylists, and loaner diamonds, most celebs were just regular teenagers with so-so taste, pimples, and a secret dream of looking like a Disney princess (or prince) on prom. Even Blake Lively, famous for her role as chic "it girl" Serena van der Woodsen on the popular series "Gossip Girl," acknowledges she made a fashion faux pas when choosing her gown for her prom in 2005. According to MSN, the singer said, "My idol was Britney Spears. My prom dress looked like something she would have worn….I had to wear flat shoes with it, as my date was so short." According to a video made by Access Hollywood that date was none other than actor and musician Kelly Blatz. By the looks of a photo we dug up in her yearbook, Brit may have some regrets of her own.Read More »from Bad Celebrity Prom Dresses from Blake Lively to Britney Spears
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