Abercrombie and Fitch"In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids," he told [Salon]. "Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong [in our clothes], and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely." -Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie + Fitch"
When I read the words of Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries, who was recently written about in Business Insider, over 20 years of memories flash through my head, years when I was tormented because I was a fat kid. I guess I'm lucky that by middle school I fit into Abercrombie and could therefore be considered "cool" and "attractive"; as if I "belonged." I think of my life-long struggle to feel beautiful and like I fit in or am worthy because of the size of my waist. Then I think about Columbine, Newtown, The Bully Project. I think about this and this. I think about all the clothes I purchased at A&F, all the
- Babble.com | Fashion – Fri, May 10, 2013 10:17 AM EDT
Abercrombie and Fitch"In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids," he told [Salon]. "Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong [in our clothes], and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely." -Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie + Fitch"Read More »from "We Go After the Cool Kids": Why the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch Should Be Ashamed of Himself
- The Vivant | Fashion – Thu, May 9, 2013 6:47 PM EDT
By Spencer Cain, The Vivant
When it comes to celebrities, it's nearly impossible to pin them down. After all, they're usually jet-setting around the world, attending movie premieres, high profile events, or simply vacationing. Regardless of where they are in the world, they're living in style-eating at the best restaurants, staying in the chicest hotels, and of course participating in the best shopping the world has to offer. Each week with Celebrity Tracking we bring you a new star and show you the ins and outs of their favorite spots around the world!
Oh, Leonardo DiCaprio. The 38-year-old actor has been making people swoon at the mere mention of his name since his star-making turn in "Titanic" back in 1997. Now, he's one of the highest-paid actors in the world, and breaking hearts from New York to Milan.
Leo's been linked to some of the most famous (and gorgeous) stars around, from Blake Lively and Gisele Bundchen to Bar Refaeli-and frankly, it doesn't seem like he'll beRead More »from Celebrity Tracking: See Where Leonardo DiCaprio Likes to Entertain His Model Girlfriends
- Marie Claire | Fashion – Thu, May 9, 2013 3:39 PM EDT
The New Girl, MC@Work June 2013Times have changed and with them, our wardrobes. Ten top designers in American present what to wear to work now.Read More »from Ten Top Designers in America on What to Wear to Work Now
1. Michael Kors
"Color to me equals power. You are the woman everyone notices in the room."
2. Francisco Costa, Women's Creative Director, Calvin Klein Collection
"Today's woman has a lot more freedom when it comes to her clothes because the workplace has become more flexible."
3. Peter Som
The boundaries between day and night are changing. A lot of pieces that were strictly evening, like sequins, are no more. Who doesn't love a little glamour in their workday?
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4. Olivier Theyskens
"When you keep evolving, you never get stuck. It's very important to keep an open mind."
5. Thakoon Panichgul
"There's nothing wrong with looking good and having a career. As a woman, you can look a bit more fashion forward but still be business appropriate."
6. Carolina Herrera
"A bold print attracts attention and is perfect for a work environment -
- InStyle.com | Fashion – Thu, May 9, 2013 3:17 PM EDT
Courtesy PhotoTarget has brought us some amazing designer collaborations-from Missoni to Prabal Gurung-and now, the retailer just announced the next one on deck: 3.1 Phillip Lim! The New York designer, who is loved by Kate Hudson, Diane Kruger, and Rachel Bilson, created a collection for Target that includes over 100 pieces, from clothing for men and women ($20 to $300) to accessories like shoes, bags, and travel goodies ($20 to $60). "Since an early age, I've been intrigued by the idea of design evolution," Lim said in a statement. "One of the reasons I wanted to collaborate with Target is because I felt that together we could create a collection that would inspire-one that is cool and chic, but still very accessible." Target also released a 51-second video detailing Lim's girl-on-the-go inspiration (which is SO YOU), so watch it above and save the date for September 15, when the collection lands in stores and on target.com.
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, May 9, 2013 3:08 PM EDT
That’s the message of a new Change.org petition calling for people to boycott fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch until CEO Mike Jeffries offers plus-sizes to consumers. Florida native Benjamin O’Keefe, 18, who described struggling with an eating disorder and feeling “worthless” because he couldn’t fit into popular clothing styles, created the petition on Tuesday.
More on Yahoo! Shine: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Sparks Controversy. Offensive or Overreaction?As of Thursday afternoon, the petition, which increased momentum with the support of the National Eating Disorders Association, garnered over 1,600 signatures, needing only 372 more to reach its goal. A spokesperson for Abercrombie & Fitch declined to comment when contacted by Yahoo! Shine.
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While flowers instantly add beauty to your wedding, we love the way feathers add glamour and drama. Bold brides can rock white feathers on your their wedding dresses or tuck them into hair for a fabulous look that channels The Great Gatsby, spring's most anticipated movie. When it comes to your decor, feathers can be glam or low-key, depending on how you style them. Here are our favorite feathered wedding details.
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, May 9, 2013 12:37 PM EDT
by Amy WicksRead More »from Amanda Bynes is Designing a Clothing Line. Seriously, This is Happening
WWD/Steve EichnerDuring the past year or so, the tabloids have been dominated by one crazy story after the next about Amanda Bynes which is a shame since the former child star and comedianne is super talented. Maybe she'll channel some of the creativity she used in her old performances into the new clothing line she's working on. Yep, you read that correctly: Amanda is at work on a fashion line!
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"My line will be a mixture of sick styles, and it's going to be for everybody," she told In Touch magazine. "I love Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's clothing line, Elizabeth and James, and I love how Justin Bieber dresses."
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I'm also a huge fan of Elizabeth and James but I have to say, that brand (designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) which is known for its beautifully tailored blazers, dresses and skirts is as far as you can get from Justin Bieber's style. So, I'm a little confused at what Amanda's line
By Connie Wang, Refinery29
One of the best things about the summer is also one of the worst things about dressing for it: spontaneity. Friends call you up while you're at brunch with the beau, asking if you're interested in heading on an impromptu road trip? Of course you're going. Get a text message while you're at work inviting you to a last-minute rooftop shindig that evening?
You're there! But all those calendar switch-ups make dressing for the day slightly problematic. What's cute-yet-comfy and casual for the a.m. but sophisticated enough for the p.m. - and makes you feel put-together despite how many kabobs you've had from the grill? The perfect summer dress, that's what. In that spirit, we've found 15 fun options that all ring in under $100. Check out your new go-to in the slideshow ahead.
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- The Bethenny Show | Fashion – Thu, May 9, 2013 11:17 AM EDT
Hair confession! Bethenny admits her full head of thin, fine hair can fall flat, especially if she hasn't shampooed for a couple of days. There's a fix for that, and you can find it almost anywhere: a five-pack of velvety-lined Conair hot rollers, which Bethenny calls "the greatest thing in life." Can't beat an endorsement like that!
Watch the video below as Bethenny demonstrates how to wrap your hair in these magic rollers and get a boost for your tresses that can only be described in Bethenny vernacular as "full-on glamorama."
Here's how Bethenny rolls:
1. Plug in and heat the rollers. Brush the front section of your hair with a paddle brush. Wrap your hair around the roller either upward or downward: "You can choose, based on what you need, whether you're going under or over. I'm going over because I need more; you're going under, you just want to kind of keep it sleek and straight -- and everyone has different hair," Bethenny says.Read More »from Beauty by Bethenny: Hot Rollers for Va-Va-Voom Hair
2. Once you've rolled the section, secure it
- StyleCaster News | Fashion – Thu, May 9, 2013 11:09 AM EDT
By Spencer Cain, StyleCasterRead More »from Gwyneth Paltrow on the Met Gala: 'It was so Un-Fun, I'm Never Going Again'
Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow's at it again! The 40-year-old actress, well-known for her brazen and often elitist comments, has another bone to pick-and this time it's with the annual Met Gala. If you recall, on Monday night, Paltrow strutted down the red carpet at the high-profile fashion event clad in a coral Valentino Haute Couture gown and looked happy as can be vamping for the cameras.
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However, looks can apparently be deceiving-as Paltrow told USA Today that she was actually having an abysmal time. "I'm never going again. It was so un-fun. It was boiling. It was too crowded. I did not enjoy it at all," she told the newspaper. Look, we've all been to our fair share of events where they could have cranked up the air conditioner a little, but this is ridiculous. It's one of the most exclusive nights in the entire industry, and it was an honor she was even invited. Additionally, isn't this a
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