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‘Fashion Designer’ Shardz Hourani Pleads Guilty to 14 Indecent Assaults

 

Back in June dozens of aspiring models rallied together to expose “fashion designer” Shardz Hourani, claiming that he both sexually and emotionally harassed them during swimwear photo shoots for his label Sanija Fashion.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Shardz told the models he was just checking the bikini fits and placing their bodies into the right poses, but has now pleaded guilty to 14 indecent assaults committed between 2011 and April 2015, at Waverley Court on Tuesday morning.

According to the police facts, some victims were asked about their breast size, subject to religious discrimination and made to feel unprofessional and unwilling in the situation. (more…)

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Hurricane Patricia Plays Havoc with Jennifer Hawkins’ Tequila Launch

Mexico’s largest storm, Hurricane Patricia, has successfully delayed modelpreneur Jennifer Hawkins from launching yet another consumer brainchild into the market.

Pedestrian reports that the Aussie babe and hubby Jake Wall have had to postpone the official launch event of their new tequila brand, Sesión, because of 323 kph winds preventing the air-freighted stock from arriving on time from Mexico.

The private party was scheduled for tomorrow night in Sydney’s Point Piper, but has now been rescheduled for December 2 where they “aim to create an even bigger and better party to launch summer”, according to the press statement. (more…)

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Marc Jacobs Delivers Epic Response to Scathing New York Post Articles

Marc Jacobs delivered a lesson in flawless shade after a New York Post writer trashed his company in a scathing profile on Sunday. The celebrated designer was the subject of not one, but two harsh articles at the newspaper, the first detailing an alleged orgy he hosted (with guests scouted through Grindr) and the second highlighting his financial troubles and supposed drug relapse.

Instead of erupting in anger, Marc penned an open letter to writer Maureen Callahan that easily sets the blueprint for all past and future clap backs. Allow Marc to show the world the four points every shade-filled Instagram response must address. (more…)

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Snapchat Makes You Happier than Facebook, According to a Recent Study

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If you’ve ever experienced a case of the sads while scrolling through social media, you’re not alone. There’s the FOMO we all experience on Instagram searching a party hashtag we weren’t invited to. Pinterest makes you lament your subpar DIY skills. And you can’t scroll through Facebook without seeing an engagement, wedding or pregnancy photo. Snapchat emerges as the happiest social media platform of the four because instead of making you feel left out or inadequate, it celebrates the mundane aspects of everyday life that we all can relate to. If you’ve ever Snapchatted while waiting in the doctor’s office or watching TV on the couch, you know exactly what we mean. Now, there’s scientific evidence to back it up.

A recent study at the University of Michigan kept track of how 154 smartphone-using college students felt at various times during the day over a two-week period. The process, called “experience sampling,” required students to answer questions via text message like, “How negative or positive do you feel right now?” or “How pleasant or unpleasant was your most recent interaction?” After analyzing their findings, researchers discovered students were happiest on Snapchat. As the study’s lead author, Dr. Joseph Bayer, explained, “Since Facebook has become a space for sharing crafted big moments such as babies, graduations, and birthdays, Snapchat seems to provide users with a distinct space for sharing the small moments” that are “more likely to make you feel understood than make you feel alienated.”

The next time your friend complains about your incessant Snapchatting, like Tyga did poor Kylie, tell them you just needed a little pick-me-up. They wouldn’t want to get in the way of your happiness, right?

[via Stylecaster]

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Donald Trump Suggests Women Wear Burkas to Get Out of Doing Their Makeup

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Forget the wage gap, reproductive rights and paid maternity leave—the biggest issue affecting women is how to skip doing makeup, and Donald Trump has found a solution. The Republican presidential candidate shared this nugget of wisdom on the campaign trail: Wearing a burka is actually “easier” for women because “you don’t have to put on makeup.”

Do you hear that sound? It’s the collective sigh of women everywhere who no longer have to be encumbered by their daily makeup application duties.

[ Donald Trump Mannequins Are Taking Over Alexis Bittar’s Store Windows ]

Trump referenced burkas at a rally in New Hampshire, while sharing his thoughts on the U.S. imposing Western democracy on Muslim countries. “I saw somebody say ‘We want [democracy] over there where the women don’t have to wear the you-know-what,” Trump said, gesturing the burka. “They want to! Fact is, it’s easier. You don’t have to put on makeup. Look how beautiful everyone looks. Wouldn’t it be easier? Right? Wouldn’t that be easy?” He added, “I tell ya, if I was a woman…I’d be like, bwah [gesturing the burqa] ‘I’m ready, darling, let’s go.’ It’s true!”

Trump managed to insult women and Muslims in one spectacularly tone-deaf comment. We can only hope Alexis Bittar adds this gem to its Trump Halloween store windows.

[via The Cut]