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Jamie Peck on Terry Richardson: “It’s Not His Art That’s Being Attacked, But How He Goes About Making It”

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Four years ago, Jamie Peck wrote a firsthand account describing her experience shooting with Terry Richardson. Following the photographer's recent statement denying the allegations against him, Peck has now published a response reaffirming her initial claims.

"Four years ago," Richardson wrote in the letter which appeared online a couple weeks ago, "I chose to primarily ignore a cycle of Internet gossip and false accusations against me…When these allegations resurfaced over the past few months, they seemed especially vicious and distorted, moving outside the realm of critical dialogue and becoming nothing more than an emotionally-charged witch hunt."

"He purports to want to correct the rumors," responds Peck, "then goes off on a grandiose tangent situating himself as heir to the artistic legacy of Helmut Newton and Robert Mapplethorpe. Like so many before him, he uses 'I’m an artist!' as a blank check to do as he likes, missing the point by about a mile. It’s not his art that’s being attacked, but how he goes about making it. It’s just as possible to sexually harass people while making still lifes, snow tires, or office furniture as it is making 'challenging artporn' or whatever he calls his work. I won’t get into how deeply unchallenging to the status quo I find his images, because like I said, it’s irrelevant."

Read Peck's entire argument at The ObserverPhotographer Terry Richardson’s Pervy Behavior and Phony Defense
 

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Link Buzz: Luxury Brands Go After Status Conscious Young Urban Males, Termed ‘Yummies’; Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen Coordinate Their Birkenstocks

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Image: IMAXtree

  • Sorry ladies: Luxury brands are moving to greener pastures and going after status-conscious young urban men, odiously called "yummies." [BusinessWeek]
     
  • Happy birthday Sarah Jessica Parker! Something something Carrie Bradshaw hair retrospective? Okay, we'll take it. [BellaSugar]
     
  • "We're not interested in talking about cheese all day; we want to hear about the lifestyle." Okay but can we still talk about cheese??? [Racked]
     
  • Anja Rubick moonlights for bizarre Polish music videos — who knew? [Fashionista]
     
  • GChat's steaming pile of poop emoji is now a fashion accessory; now only a matter of time before it gets its own Vogue cover. [Refinery29]
     
  • Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen did the twin thing at the airport, wearing matching Birkenstocks (the fancy kind). [FabSugar]

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Chloe Jade Green Launches Her Latest Topshop Shoe Collection

We’re guessing that we’re not alone in saying that we were pretty excited about the Arcadia heiress Chloe Jade Green’s latest foot candy drop over at Topshop. This time around, her collection is channeling hazy LA days, and are designed for girls who know how to party. We can already picture ourselves in a pair of her glamorous heels and dancing the night away with Kate Moss à la Miss Green.

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The shoes were designed with the intention of encompassing the vibrant and dynamic vibes of the Americas, so you can expect everything from the perfect wedges for a Miami beach day to flamboyant heels that would dance their way right through the parties of Rio de Janeiro. And as always, all of the shoes are finished with her signature green sole.

We’re currently crushing on the monochrome Malibu heels £115 and the Miami wedges £130. The collection is retailing from around £95 upwards, which is a great price point for the perfect pair of on-trend party heels, and are available to shop over at Topshop.com.

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Watch: Naomi Campbell Refuses to Comment on Kim and Kanye’s Vogue Cover

If you missed last week's big news about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's sparkly new Vogue cover, please let me know if there's room for me to join you under your rock — it seems peaceful there.

For the rest of us, the spectacle is now in its later stages. We've not only come to terms with this new, post-Kimye reality but also been exposed to all possible gradations of public opinion on the subject. Reactions ranged from positive (Anna is a business genius!, analysts say) to negative (Sarah Michelle Gellar urged her Twitter followers to cancel their subscriptions), but nothing compares to the sheer hilarity of Naomi Campbell's response, featured in the clip above. The so-called "original supermodel" was asked to share her thoughts about Kim and Kanye's Vogue debut during an interview with the hosts of the Australian program, The Morning Show. I won't ruin it for you — go watch. [h/t Fashin]

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Controversial Child Model Thylane Blondeau Covers Jalouse’s April Issue (Forum Buzz)

You might remember her face from a controversial story in the December 2010 / January 2011 issue of Vogue Paris. Now, almost three years later, Thylane Blondeau (a soon to be thirteen-year-old) is on the cover of French magazine, Jalouse. The famous child model wears Christian Dior.

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IMAGE CREDIT: FACEBOOK.COM/JALOUSEMAGAZINE VIA TFS FORUMS

"It's really beautiful and I had no idea how old she is, but I actually think she might be a bit too young for this," wrote Srdjan.

FrenchDelicacy also shared the same sentiments regarding Blondeau's age: "Well, there's the hashtag #bornin2001 and I checked, she'll be 13 next month … So I agree, she's a bit young for this."Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau: Fashion’s Hottest New Supermodel is 10

What are your views on Jalouse's choice to feature a minor on its April cover? Appropriate or downright inappropriate? Please feel free to join the discussion here.

Previously: Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau: Fashion’s Hottest New Supermodel is 10

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How to Pronounce Fashion Designer Names Like a Supermodel

As defined by the modern neologisms blog, wordbirds, a "mumblenym" is a word you don't know how to pronounce because you've only seen it written, but haven't heard it said. Mumblenyms are especially common in fashion, a niche global industry which attracts talent and fans from all over the world; consequently, the number of pronunciation guides available online currently hovers somewhere near in infinity. There are Vogue slideshows, explainer videos, even mobile apps all dedicated to the topic of how to pronounce fashion designer names. And now, i-D has made its own contribution to the genre with a model-packed A-Z guide.

Directed by Barnaby Roper and styled by Michelle Cameron, the video stars a pair of big, pink glossy lips belonging to Lindsey Wixson. Wixson narrates the fashion alphabet, accompanied by models from all over the world: Esmerelda Seay-Reynolds (USA), Grace Bol (Sudan), Grace Mahary (Canada), Hanne Gaby Odiele (Belgium), Josephine Skriver (Denmark), Sigrid Agren (France), Soo Joo (South Korea), Tao Okamoto (Japan), Tilda Lindstam (Sweden) and Xiao Wen Ju (China).

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