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If Other Women Look at You Funny When You Eat Bread, You Just Might Be a Victim of ‘Bread Shaming’

BREAD SHAMING. This the story of a brave fashion writer who dared speak truth to anti-carbism, the greatest threat to female friendship since the dawn of internalized sexism.

Portrait of a Young Woman Eating Bread / Image: Getty

Portrait of a Young Woman Eating Bread / Image: Getty

"Aimee Blaut is astonished. The Stockholm-based editor of The Formula has just handed me half a Balthazar croissant, and in two seconds, I’ve scarfed it down. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but Blaut’s perfect red lips have formed a shocked “O” shape—the same kind of are-you-kidding-me expression that came with Prabal Guring’s streaker.

'What?' I ask, lightly touching my mouth in search of leftover crumbs.

'I’ve never seen an American girl eat bread out in the open like that,' coughs Blaut. 'Not a fashion person in New York, anyway… or any of my friends in Miami…'

…Blaut launches into a half-hushed rant: 'You get dirty looks when you eat bread in front of stylish Americans,' she explains.”

It's true: In New York, it is considered quite gauche to consume buttery, flaky French pastries when offered to you by a friend over breakfast. If it were me, I would have snatched that croissant out of my Stockholm-based blogger friend's hand and mushed it up all over her face, greasing her skin with the pastry's buttery crust. 

In all seriousness, real friend's don't let friends miss out on delicious bread-related opportunities. Additionally, the only acceptable thing to say when you see another woman eating bread is: "Can I have some?" FURTHERMORE: If bread shaming is truly a big problem in your day-to-day, maybe it's because you're running your life like a Sex and the City parody. 

[Bread Shaming: Are You Doing It? - ELLE]

 

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How to Get the British Heritage Look: Barbour Collaborates with Land Rover

It’s no secret that London is filled with quite the eclectic mix of fashion trends and it’s not until you venture over to one of its areas such as Hampstead Heath that those flamboyant outfits disappear and instead you feel totally submerged within that genuine British heritage vibe. Welcome the gangs of dog walkers donning Hunter wellies and Barbour jackets, and yes, that’s exactly how you’ve seen Kate Middleton dressed so many times before.

The epitome of all things British heritage, Barbour has just announced an exciting new collaboration for A/W 2014 in the form of Land Rover — that’s right, the car maker. Together they debuting their first-ever clothing line quite simply called Barbour for Land Rover, catering to both men and women, with the choice between countryside or more urban offerings.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Great Tower Scout Camp

The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Great Tower Scout Camp, Getty

Get ready for a host of traditional Barbour waxes or quilt finished jackets, as well as a surprising injection of luggage, and all with an update twist.

Prices are estimated to retail from around £249 upwards, and quite frankly, things couldn’t get anymore British feeling if you tried. If you can’t wait until its launch, however, you can still get your fashion fix with Barbour’s current offerings here

 

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Who is Issa Lish, Vogue Italia’s Stunning April Cover Girl? (Forum Buzz)

After the gorgeous cover of the April issue of Italian Vogue surfaced on the tFS forums yesterday, many members couldn't help being curious about the striking but fairly unknown cover model. Who is the exotic-looking model who appears to be a new Steven Meisel favorite?

Issa Lish at Anna Sui F/W 14.15 in New York (image credit: imaxtree)

Issa Lish at Anna Sui Fall 2014 in New York (image credit: imaxtree)

Issa Lish is Mexican and has her Japanese father to thank for her beautiful Asian features. She has been sporting her signature bold bangs since starting out as a model three years ago. For several seasons she was only seen walking smaller shows during Fashion Week in New York.

“Personally, I don't see a model in her but she could pull off some it girl,” pointed out forum member cologne_rocks in 2011. 

It wasn’t until she walked Saint Laurent in Spring 2014 that more people started paying attention to her. Later she walked Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring 2014. When she opened the Anna Sui show in New York in the Fall 2014 runway season, astute fashion followers knew big things were to happen for this stunner. Steven Meisel is known to handpick girls for that show and it was obvious he had taken a liking to her. 

Issa Lish at Saint Laurent Spring 2014 and at Jean Paul Gaultier HC Spring 2014 (image credit: imaxtree.com)

Issa Lish at Saint Laurent Spring 2014 and at Jean Paul Gaultier HC Spring 2014 (image credit: imaxtree.com)

Forum member leblue15 perfectly summarized what is to come for this exotic beauty: 

“[The Vogue Italia cover] is amazing!! I'm sure it will [make big names take notice of her], a Vogue Italy cover always does that and her opening Anna Sui plus this cover makes her his new favorite. Steven Meisel has a lot of power in pushing a model career, he is a tastemaker and then everybody follows like sheep, so I'm sure others will start using her more. Let's not forget that she opened a Saint Laurent show so Hedi [Slimane] likes her and Jean Paul Gaultier likes her as well….she has it for a very good start. I like her look, she is not like a clone, she has a very distinctive look.”

Are you excited to see where Issa's career is heading? Check her thread on the forums for regular updates. 

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NYC Modeling Agency, Next Management, Adds a New Talent Division: Next Pets

Next Pets / Fashion April Fool's Day / Image: blog.nextmanagement.com/

Image: http://blog.nextmanagement.com/

"Next Management represents a broad range of talent across a variety of categories from model to musician, blogger to bistro owner, prop stylist to personality, and much, much more," writes Director of Social Media, Damien Neva, in the release announcing the legendary New York City modeling agency's disruptive new talent category: Next Pets.

With a roster of top talent (the schnauzer Beau, pictured above, has already signed on as one of the division's big names), Next Pets will oversee the successful careers of the world's best known petlebrities and develop new "faces" for the rapidly expanding animal meme and pet care industries. 

"Establishing an image pets board in today’s market is an absolutely crucial first step to cornering the high fashion and luxury segments of the estimated $53 billion pet industry in the United States alone," says Neva, citing Buzzfeed as a major potential client. There's also opportunity to connect Next Pets talent with some of the more traditional fashion brands that already work with the agency's human modeling divisions.

When asked whether the agency had signed on one of the best-known names in the global pet sector, Karl Lagerfeld's cat, Choupette, Neva responded in the negative: "That would be the pet signing, though I do not think the Kaiser would sanction third party representation."

Read more at Next Management's blog and Tweet your pet talent suggestions using the hashtag #NextPets. Oh and also — happy April Fool's Day! 

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Gisele Bundchen Set to Front H&M’s Summer Campaign (Forum Buzz)

She rarely takes a bad photograph, so it's no wonder H&M has enlisted Gisele Bundchen to front its upcoming summer campaign. The Brazilian beauty is photographed by Lachlan Bailey on the beach wearing a range of swimwear and Seventies-style bohemian dresses. This isn't Bundchen's first time fronting the Swedish brand; she was also the face of the Spring 2011 and Fall 2013 advertising campaigns.

Gisele Bundchen H&M campaign

IMAGE CREDIT: WWD VIA TFS FORUMS

There will also be a song and video released to coincide with the campaign. Gisele went into the studio with French music producer and DJ Bob Sinclar to voice a cover of Blondie’s Heart of Glass.

Gisele with French music producer and DJ Bob Sinclar for H&M campaign

IMAGE CREDIT: WWD VIA TFS FORUMS

Check out the thread and join the discussion here.

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A Topless Rita Ora Is UK Elle’s Latest Cover Subject (Forum Buzz)

UK Elle released its May 2014 cover earlier today with Rita Ora on the front. It wasn't a surprise, as the magazine has been tweeting about the upcoming cover since last month. The British singer is the first musician to front the British glossy's magazine in 2014. Ora was photographed by Thomas Whiteside and wears a skirt from Christian Dior.

Rita Ora topless on Elle UK

IMAGE CREDIT: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

Members of theFashionSpot are not so taken with the unnecessary nudity on the cover of a fashion magazine.

"Are they serious with this for the cover? Just stupid, if I wanted topless women, i would buy GQ!!" wrote Miss Dalloway.

Fluxx suggested the cover looks marketed towards men: "If the masthead wasn't pink, I could easily mistake this for GQ or Esquire."

"Not sure what to think of it, because it's not that bad, but it's too cheap/ordinary. It would suit InStyle more — they'd know how to make it more appealing. The worst thing about this is the tattoo," enthused Srdjan.

Honeycombchild has been contemplating canceling his subscription: "Yup. I think this is the final nail in my Elle UK coffin. I've been meaning to unsubscribe for ages and never getting around to it. Rita and indeed this cover makes me know it has to be done. Elle had a really great phase a few years back, I miss those days. Now it's a bit like that annoying person, hanging around, trying to be 'cool.'"

However, signs of positivity were evident in [Piece Of Me]'s post: "Gorgeous! I know everyone will say that she shouldn't be on the cover, but I definitely think she deserves to be on the cover of a British magazine. She is one of the biggest female artists in the UK at the moment. Her first three singles all hit #1 as well as her platinum selling debut album. She has just premiered her new single and has done a lot of things in fashion. DKNY campaign, a deal with Adidas and Rimmel London, one of the faces of the new M&S campaign. And like her style or not, she is seen as a style icon."

What are your views regarding Elle's new cover? Does the nudity bother you? Have your say here.

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