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Fast Retailing Demands Reforms at Supplier Factories

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Fast Retailing, Uniqlo’s parent company, is scrambling to do damage control after a report uncovering the terrible working conditions at the factories of two Uniqlo suppliers. The Hong Kong based Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior did an investigation on two of Fast Retailing’s supplier factories in China’s Guangdong Province, finding abysmal conditions for the workers. Floors covered in sewage, too-high temperatures, unfair wages and even death were exposed as problems in these locations. The dire situation in these factories has caused parent company Fast Retailing to demand that the factories clean up their acts. 

Fast Retailing did some follow-up inspections at two supplier factories; Dongguan Tomwell Garment and Pacific (Panyu) Textiles, and found some of the same issues SACOM had initially reported. The retailer is now telling both factories to give their workers fair hours, fix conditions and, in Dongguan Tomwell Garment’s case, form a union for the workers. 

An employee from one of the factories noted that Fast Retailing did regularly send people in for inspection — twice a week, in fact. If this is true, it seems that it was the release of this damning report that caused the company to actually take action. Fast Retailing still does not 100 percent agree with all of SACOM’s findings (including the assertion that a man died of electrocution due to sewage meeting an electricity leak), but hopes that both organizations can catch up and review the situation. 

[via WWD]

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We’re Thrilled to See Snejana Onopka on Allure Russia (Forum Buzz)

While everyone has been rooting for Gemma Ward to make a comeback, a select few of us have been rooting for Snejana Onopka. There’s now a glimmer of hope that the Ukrainian beauty is about to make yet another splash in the industry as she lands the cover of Allure Russia’s February issue. Photographed by Walter Chin wearing a face full of vibrant makeup, Snejana lends her beautifully structured face, while delivering her signature stare for the beauty magazine’s most recent cover. Thankfully, Snejana can also be found in a series of images inside the issue, showcasing the latest beauty trends according to the Russian publication.

Allure Russia February 2015 Snejana Onopka

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Supermodel from the 90s Niki Taylor can also be found inside Allure Russia’s February issue and there is even a Rankin feature. Both, of course, can be viewed inside our thread here.

But are members of our forums pleased with the cover? “The stare of a queen. I love the cover,” raved TREVOFASHIONISTO, making it pretty clear he’s a fan of Allure‘s new cover. 

“Their covers are extremely predictable, it’s always a close up (like really close), the makeup is heavy and they have too much text. I think Niki is beautiful but on the 4th pic she looks awful, they used way too much makeup. Good to see Snejana though,” shared KateTheGreatest, not showing much enthusiasm toward the cover overall.

Forum member burbuja8910 was quick to share her opinion: “Nice cover, but the edit is a little bit like the previous cover stories of the mag. Niki looks lovely.”

“Snejana’s cover and editorial look exactly like the rest of their usual blonde, fierce stories, so nothing new here. I quite like Niki Taylor’s feature, and that Rankin best of is just sad,” added Benn98.

Mixed reactions for the magazine’s new issue. But are you excited to see Snejana back on the cover of a fashion magazine? Take a peek inside the thread for a preview of the issue’s contents.

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Bruce Jenner’s Head Was Superimposed Onto a ‘Dynasty’ Star’s Torso on In Touch

The biggest Photoshop fail of 2015 so far has to be In Touch Weekly‘s cover depicting a possibly transitioning Bruce Jenner as a woman. The image, which seems to be mocking the reality star’s still-unconfirmed transition process, shows Mr. Jenner’s head on the body of a woman in a red blouse and printed scarf along with badly Photoshopped makeup on his face. 

Image: InTouch

Image: In Touch

Turns out the mystery woman who provided the model for Bruce’s torso is 67-year-old Stephanie Beacham of the 80s hit series Dynasty. The actress is even wearing a similar shade of lipstick in the original photo, though the graphic designers decided to edit out her gold earrings. Guess they thought that garish makeup was more than good enough to mock the poor guy.

Bruce was looking quite gloomy, caught by the paparazzi in Calabasas yesterday. We would be in a bad mood, too, if we were put on blast in such an insensitive manner by a national publication.

Keep your head up, Bruce!

[via Metro News]

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Kim Kardashian May Have Posed Nude for LOVE

Kim Kardashian may have broken the Internet with her naked Paper magazine spread and now it looks like we won’t have to wait very long to see the reality star in her birthday suit once again. Sources say Kimmy disrobed for photographer Steven Klein in the forthcoming issue of LOVE magazine — so now you’ll get another chance to see what she looks like underneath all that custom and vintage Prada.

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Page Six says that Kim’s people are getting a little wary of the nude shoot trope for Kim with one source saying, “How many more shoots can she do? We’ve seen every part of her body.” So has Kanye West, but he doesn’t seem to have gotten tired of it yet…

Kim is featured in a 30-plus page spread in LOVE‘s forthcoming issue. With so many shots, it wouldn’t be entirely shocking to see at least one where she is partially clothed or fully naked — it is a fashion editorial, after all. Taking off your clothes is often part of the job.

LOVE says Kim’s spread was shot before her big Paper issue and was vague on whether or not the reality star is actually naked in the issue. For now, we’ll just have to wait for the big reveal.

[via Page Six]

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Stars Reportedly Avoiding Paris Couture Fashion Week

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Paris Couture Fashion Week is expected to soldier on, even in light of the terror attacks that have plagued the city in recent weeks. But it looks like we may be seeing fewer famous faces at this year’s event. According to Page Six, editors and starlets alike are planning to stay away from the fashion event with security and safety being top of their concerns.

“Security is going to be tough, and with tensions so high, I’d skip,” one anonymous person told Page Six.

Security and RSVPs are always a nightmare, but with terror threats, they’re an even bigger challenge. Add in that many couture clients are from the Middle East and are uncomfortable with being in Paris, and you’ll have smaller shows this season. Couture shows are, after all, for the customer. You know things are bad when you’re having a hard time getting people to fill seats during one of the most exclusive fashion events of the year. 

At the very least, perhaps this means this time around, the week won’t become a Kimye circus.

[via Page Six]

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Natalia Vodianova Replaces Kate Moss in Stella McCartney’s Spring 2015 Ads (Forum Buzz)

Natalia Vodianova is back at Stella McCartney, replacing Kate Moss as the face of the brand. Also replaced are Turkish photographic duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, who’ve shot McCartney’s campaigns for a number of seasons previously. This time around, London-based photographer Harley Weir was ushered in as the British designer’s lensman of choice, delivering a fresh new take on the McCartney label. For the sake of variety, Natalia poses in both the studio and in the great outdoors, while on location in Ibiza.

Image: Courtesy of Stella McCartney

Image: Courtesy of Stella McCartney

But what do our forum members think of the change? “I love the shots by the sea!” credited Nepenthes. We were off to a good start!

“The shots by the sea remind me so much of Rineke Dijkstra’s work,” responded mikel.

In agreement, gossiping wrote, “the outdoor ones are great” inside the thread.

Chanelcouture09 was definitely on board: “When I saw the thread title I was thinking ‘Natalia… again?’ but I was pleasantly surprised, I love how fresh and airy it feels, it doesn’t feel saturated. I do love the art direction on the campaign, I like the contrast between the settings.”

Benn98 wasn’t a fan of the shots on location, however: “I don’t like the shots by the sea. She looks like a girl picked from the street, too basic. In fact, it looks Photoshopped. The studio shots however are quite good, and she looks considerably younger.”

Does Natalia look a little too young in the ads, though? Nymphaea thought so: “Yes, she looks very young, a bit awkward but I like it.” 

“I agree, she’s kind of awkward looking in these photos. And those purses are so ugly,” replied Littleathquakes.

See inside the thread for the campaign in HQ and join the discussion here.

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