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American Apparel Responds to British Ban, Claims Vice Readers Are “Mature”
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American Apparel Responds to British Ban, Claims Vice Readers Are “Mature”

As I wrote last week, Britain's ad watchdog agency, the Advertising Standards Authority, banned an American Apparel ad which ran in Vice magazine after it received complaints that it appeared to sexualize a child.  There are some new developments:  Even though American Apparel had already confirmed that the photographed model was over eighteen, the retailer's […]

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Canada’s Most Searched Style Stars
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Canada’s Most Searched Style Stars

Both Google and Yahoo! recently released their year-end results of 2012's most searched keywords and it's become apparent that we Canadians are a very style-conscious bunch. On Yahoo!, the most coveted celebs were Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake (bolstered by their wedding), Katie Holmes, Rihanna and Chris Brown (helped […]

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Lover’s Rosebud Dress Gets Reincarnated as an Exclusive Capsule Collection for Net-A-Porter
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Lover’s Rosebud Dress Gets Reincarnated as an Exclusive Capsule Collection for Net-A-Porter

It’s been a busy year for Australian fashion industry linchpin Lover. They launched their flagship Sydney boutique in The Strand Arcade, then they churned out a concept collection re-envisioning 16 white lace dresses from their archives. They also delivered the ethereal goods for Spring/Summer 2013, a collection which included a particularly Lover-y Rosebud dress that […]

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Is This American Apparel Ad “Offensive and Irresponsible”? The Brits Get Ban-y Again
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Is This American Apparel Ad “Offensive and Irresponsible”? The Brits Get Ban-y Again

Britain's ad watchdog agency, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), just banned an American Apparel ad (pictured) which appeared on the back of Vice magazine, after the group received two complaints against the image for appearing to sexualize a child. The ASA is oddly vigilant about age-appropriateness in British advertising, having previously gone after Miu Miu and Marc […]

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