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Salvatore Ferragamo Has a High-Tech New Plan to Stop Counterfeiters

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Salvatore Ferragamo has a brilliant plan to protect against counterfeiters. The brand will insert microchips into accessories so consumers can easily distinguish between authentic pieces and fraudulent copies. The microchips, which can’t be copied, will live inside the heels of the shoes and in select bags where it can’t be seen. They’re readable from a distance of 4CM or less.

It stands to reason that Ferragamo would invent new ways to combat counterfeits. They confiscated 12,400 illegal items last year alone, totaling $17 million. But the chips will not only will thwart counterfeiting, they’ll help preserve resale value. Thanks to the microchip, sellers can prove the authenticity of the Ferragamo piece and thereby demand more money from shoppers.

And if you’re wondering if the chip is a secret ploy for the government to monitor your whereabouts, rest assured: it can’t be tracked.

[via Vogue UK]

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Kanye West Has Epic Twitter Rant About Fashion Week Trends: “I Believe In My Homeless Ripped Sweaters”

Yeezy Fall 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Yeezy Fall 2016; Image: Imaxtree

Who needs expert fashion show reviews? All we have to do is read Kanye West’s tweets for the ultimate verdict on Fashion Month. The Yeezy Season 3 designer took to Twitter to share his opinion on the Fall 2016 fashion trends. Read on for West’s definitive analysis of everything from suit jackets to yoga pants:

Sorry Calvin Klein: no more suit jackets. (more…)

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David Yurman’s New Campaign With Kate Moss and Anna Ewers Suffers From Too Much Photoshop (Forum Buzz)

David Yurman’s last campaign ushered in a new concept for the brand, after opting to eschew its iconic black and white images. Yurman’s newfound direction now continues into its Spring 2016 campaign, which is once again lensed by photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The New York-based luxury jewelry company welcomes back blond beauties Anna Ewers and Kate Moss as the faces of its latest collection, who each star in Yurman’s bright and airy campaign with Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele reprising her role as stylist.

David Yurman S/S 2016 : Anna Ewers & Kate Moss by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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The campaign ultimately received mixed feedback, however. “Glad to see David Yurman is pushing ahead with the new direction, but I expect Kate will be his constant. This is a lovely shot, they should’ve switched to color years ago,” shared Benn98 with Anna’s shot being the first to surface.

“Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott really? They’ve changed their style so quickly but I like it,” chimed in madzedre, showing instant approval. (more…)

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The Bachelorette’s Richie Strahan Is the New Bachelor

Fan favourite from The Bacherlorette Australia Richie Strahan has just been named the new Bachelor, making his return to the small screen after being sent home heartbroken by Sam Frost last October.

“To be honest I couldn’t believe they called me up to ask,” Strahan told News Corp Australia about the news.

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‘Dream Teens’ Zendaya, Willow Smith and Kiernan Shipka Cover W Magazine

Courtesy of W Magazine

Courtesy of W Magazine

W Magazine is dedicating its April 2016 cover to “Dream Teens.” The cover features Zendaya, Willow Smith and Kiernan Shipka, teenagers who are each making strides in their respective careers while creating a name for themselves in the fashion industry.

Lensed by Willy Vanderperre, the three beauties pose in couture looks by Alexandre Vauthier, Givenchy, Chanel, Valentino, Versace, Dior and Gaultier. Inside the issue, they discuss everything from fashion to music to film. Check out excerpts and video interviews below. (more…)

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Tess Holliday Responds to Criticism That Her Pregnancy Is Unhealthy: “We ALL Deserve to Be Treated With Dignity”

 

Post workout stretches w/ my amazing trainer @mackfit I stay active for me, & only me. It’s not about proving anything or trying to lose weight, it’s about what makes ME happy! Our society is so engrained to think that all bodies (especially bigger ones) shouldn’t be respected & appreciated, it’s heartbreaking. We ALL deserve to be treated with dignity regardless of our size, gender, race, sexual orientation, abilities, etc., & should demand that of those around us. When people criticize or belittle us it says more about them than us, remember that, Don’t let anyone dull your shine or underestimate what you are capable of #FUCKyourbeautystandards #mackfit #25weekspregnant #honormycurves #hogwarts

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Tess Holliday is no stranger to criticism about her body size. But detractors have recently taken issue with her pregnancy. Australian fitness blogger Ashy Bines chastised Holliday on social media, claiming her health can put her unborn baby at risk. “Now that you are pregnant also, the risk of birth complications and providing your baby with the nutrients that it needs to have the best start in life, I just don’t think you’re doing a very good job and you’re putting this out to your 1.1 million followers,” Bines said. She also posted an image of Holliday next to an excessively thin model, writing in the caption that they are both negative role models.
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