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eBay Experiences Security Breach as Hackers Access Customer Data

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eBay's going to have to beef up its cyber security, as the e-commerce site says that hackers have gotten hold of employee login information, giving them access to customer addresses, emails,  birthdays and phone numbers. The breach reached about 145 million people, who have all been instructed to change their passwords. The attack is said to have happened between late February and early March, having only been discovered this month.

eBay claims that in spite of the breach, no unauthorized purchases were made. As they said in a statement, "After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users."

Though no one has allegedly experienced such activity, it is still quite alarming how easy it is for hackers, who are often just internet trolls, to get hold of sensitive information. Perhaps the people behind the breach were looking to show their prowess, that if they wanted to, they could wreak the sort of havoc on the site and its customers that could ultimately cause distrust between the consumer and eBay.

[via WWD]

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Ashish x Topshop Set to Be a Flashy Affair

Since becoming an LFW regular in 2004, Ashish has won the New Generation award three times and counts an army of celebs such as Katy Perry amongst his fans. Such a clientele is hardly surprising when his design signatures include sequins and glamour, with the ideal customer being fun-loving and sexy with a sense of humour. 

In preparation for the much-anticipated Ashish x Topshop high-street collaboration set to launch on May 29, we’ve been cyber stalking the Instagram account of @Ashish_UK in the hope of some sneak peeks of what’s to come, and we haven’t been disappointed, thanks to a succession of teaser posts.

For the little kid inside of us comes a fabulous range of staples which light up! Now, how much wear the average person will get out of these pieces is questionable, but we do like the fun idea of it. From rucksacks to light up platform trainers, it’s an easy way to infuse a little quirky cool into your #OOTDs.

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Image via @ashish_uk on Instagram 

A select number of his biggest celebrity fans have already got their hands on the collection before its official release, and have been posting their own Instagram snaps. Kitsch loving @KatyPerry opted for a pair of the light up platform trainers that could also soon be in your wardrobe too… though with a price of £350, it’s quite the investment! 

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Image via @KatyPerry on Instagram 

Thankfully, not all of the collection will set you back quite so much, with prices starting from around £30 upwards. So, flashing pieces aside, what other key pieces can you expect? Well, true to Ashish form, there are a few provocative slogan pieces, and this time some have the added fun of filling in your own responses.

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Image via @ashish_uk on Instagram 

Get ready for the launch of the most fun collection of the year so far! 

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Custom Suits for Under $500 at Temporary Toronto Tailor Indochino

Here’s maybe a Father’s Day gift idea for the most suave of daddy dearests. At Indochino, an online menswear shop started by two University of Victoria grads, you can nab (for yourself or other) a completely custom, bespoke suit for under $500.

Indochino custom suits for under $500

Co-founder Heikal Gani thought up the idea when he himself was unable to buy a quality pinstripe for a reasonable price. He got together with best friend and classmate, Kyle Vucko, to discuss finding a solution to a problem that many men face today, resulting in the formation of Indochino. The online Vancouver-based store was the first of its kind that could deliver a custom suit that cost below $500, delivered within three weeks, with multiple options for cuts, fabrics, lapels, pockets and $75 of alterations thrown in if you needed to change it.

Indochino custom suits for under $500

Buuuuuut for anyone who’s always wary of inputting measurements online, there’s even better news to be had. Indochino’s next venture is the “travelling tailor” concept, where in about 15 minutes they’ll measure you, prep the fabrics you’d want and help you put through an order. The first pop-up shop will appear at King and Spadina until June 8, following which they’ll hit the U.S. cities of Seattle, San Fran, L.A. and Chicago, before finishing up in New York in November.

Appointments are required (right here), but what a great way to spend time with the best man in your life or treat yourself to something fabulous!

Images via Indochino 

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Altuzarra is the Latest Designer to Collaborate With Target

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Image: Target, Simon Cave

Target's design collaborations always garner a tremendous amount of buzz, and its latest partnering will be no exception. The retailer announced today it is joining forces with American label Altuzarra for a limited-edition capsule collection that's due to hit stores this fall.

“I’ve admired the elegance that Target brings to fast fashion. By working together on this capsule collection, we hope to instill a sense of power, confidence and beauty in women everywhere,” Altuzarra said in a statement. Coming September 14, the line will boast versions of Altuzarra's signature pieces, as well as looks created specifically for the collaboration. The 50-piece range prices apparel and lingerie from $17.99 to $89.99, with shoes and accessories ringing in from $29.99 to $79.99.

Net-a-Porter is also getting in on the fun, as both they and Target will carry the collection on their respective websites.

It sounds like this collection will be in a similar format as last year's hit with Phillip Lim. Although I'm sure it might sting a little for some editors and die-hard fashionistas to see the Altuzarra-proper pieces they spent a lot of money on recreated into less-expensive clones, it will be interesting to see which looks he brings out for this offering.

Watch this space for more details as they trickle out!

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See These Famous Masterpieces Get a 21st Century Photoshop Makeover

As we all know, the vast majority of today's media images of women are heavily airbrushed to conform to a standard of beauty that's not just unrealistic, but simply unrealTakePart, an activism-oriented news organization, decided to show how crazy today's representations of women have become by giving some of history's most famous classical paintings a 21st century Photoshop makeover. See the results below, and head over to TakePart to see more. 

See These Famous Masterpieces Get a 21st Century Photoshop Makeover

Edgar Degas, La Toilette, 1884–86

See These Famous Masterpieces Get a 21st Century Photoshop Makeover

"Danaë With Eros," painted by Titian in 1544

See These Famous Masterpieces Get a 21st Century Photoshop Makeover

"Grande Odalisque," painted by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres in 1814.

See These Famous Masterpieces Get a 21st Century Photoshop Makeover

Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1486

[h/t Cosmo]

Related: Lady Gaga’s Unretouched Versace Campaign Outtakes Prove It: Fashion Advertising Is Bullsh*t

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The 8 Bitchiest Things Karl Lagerfeld Has Ever Said

No one would ever accuse Karl Lagerfeld of being too nice. The Chanel designer is one of fashion's most compelling interview subjects precisely because he speaks frankly and gives the impression that he says what he thinks. Unfortunately, sometimes the thoughts he articulates are seriously offensive and misguided. To put it bluntly, Karl Lagerfeld is a bitch.

Need proof? Read on for some of Karl's bitchiest quotes ever:

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy Andy Warhol

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On Andy Warhol: "I shouldn't say this, but physically he was quite repulsive."

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy ines de la fressange

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On former muse Ines de la Fressange: "I wish her all the luck in the world, just so long as I don’t have to see her anymore or hear her spoken about."

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