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Want a Master’s Degree from Condé Nast? Soon You’ll Be Able to Get One

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After terminating its internship program late last year, Condé Nast is developing what might be a new path for those aspiring to work in media. The publishing empire will partner with yet-unnamed universities to develop a series of accredited certificate programs and master's degree programs, reports InsideHigherEd, centering around individual Condé titles (initially, Architectural Digest, Wired and Gourmet)Courses will be taught by authors and editors (many of whom are already working within the university system as adjuncts, Condé points out), with some financial support provided by the parent company. 

This is not the publishing giant's first foray into higher education. Last year, Condé Nast launched the College of Fashion & Design in London, which offers a 10-week Vogue Fashion Certificate (£7,920),Vogue Fashion Foundation diploma (£23,472) and Vogue Summer Intensive (£3,360).

In recent years, Condé Nast has sought to diversify its business model (for example, in February, the media giant launched a new line of upscale frozen meals) in response to the changing media landscape. It's yet unclear whether the company's new university courses are seen as a revenue source, a way of generating brand loyalty and awareness among the next generation, or as a replacement for the shuttered internship program. Perhaps all of the above?

[h/t Racked]

Related: Media Giant Condé Nast Expands with a New Line of High-End Frozen Meals

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Terry Richardson’s Tattooed Arms Star Again in Valentino’s Fall 2014 Accessories Campaign

Of all the mysteries of human existence — like "what happens when you die?" and "are ghosts real?" — the fact that Terry Richardson, alleged molester of young girls and confirmed creeper, is still being hired by major brands and magazines to shoot their campaigns and spreads has to be the greatest mystery of them all. Apparently, no one over at Valentino raised an eyebrow about the latest allegations of Richardson-branded sexual abuse, because, whatever, they really like his aesthetic and his glasses and tattoos are so *quirky* and *alternative.*


Richardson was once again tapped to photograph and star in Valentino's Fall 2014 accessories campaign. The photographer's tattooed arms (complete with a scarf tied around his wrist) appear holding a butterfly-printed bag in one shot, in another, a printed pair of strappy platform round-toe pumps. 

Ugh. Who knows where those hands have been before touching that beautiful bag… I shudder to think!

[h/t: Fashion Gone Rogue]

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Ask Eva Chen: What If You Want to Work in Fashion AND Make the World a Better Place?

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Earlier today, Lucky Magazine's editor-in-chief Eva Chen took an hour to answer questions for a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).

Right from the outset, a user approached her with one of the most challenging questions you can ask someone who works in the fashion and beauty industry: How can you reconcile a passion for these materialistic fields with the desire to make the world a better place?

The original question, from Reddit user emzerzzz:

"I recently graduated college with a degree in Neuroscience, but like you, decided to forgo the science route to pursue my passion in beauty. I will begin working in product innovation at a large beauty company in a few days and could not be more excited. However, four years of college has permanently engrained phrases like 'make a difference,' 'help others,' and 'make the world a better place' into my head, and I sometimes worry that my career pursuits are not going to fulfill these lofty pleas. I am wondering if you ever dealt with this type of crisis, and was hoping you could lend some advice on how to deal with this tug-of-war between wanting to follow dreams of my own and feeling like I need to do something more beneficial for the world?"

And Chen's response:

"Congratulations and applause on your bravery. It's tough to make a change/pivot in that way, I know first-hand. I think there's a way to combine your two passions. There are amazing companies that combine the two—think of brands like Warby Parker, Tom's, Yoobi (a new one), Yes to Carrot, etc. And there are different ways to help people. Sure, fashion isn't curing cancer. But there are so many charities that the industry supports—think of the impact it's had on AIDS awareness, for instance. And think of the way the beauty industry has embraced charities like Dress for Success and Breast Cancer Awareness. I suppose what I'm saying is where there's a will, there's a way. And I know you can do it."

[via I am Eva Chen, editor in chief of LUCKY magazine. Ask me anything!]


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The Winners of London’s Graduate Fashion Week

With a heartfelt tribute to the late Louise Wilson, London’s Graduate Fashion Week continued into its 23rd year to showcase a host of incredibly talented British designers in its new home in East London’s The Truman Brewery. 

Whilst every student from over 40 universities achieved incredible results, it was Bath Spa University graduate Grace Keller who will no doubt be the one you will remember as she was awarded the Graduate Fashion Week George Gold award and the equally coveted womenswear award.

With a judging panel including Peter Pilotto, Sarah Mower and milliner Philip Treacy, it was Keller’s delicately laced dresses with vibrant applique embroidery that won them over, earning her the £10,000 prize.

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GFW Womenwear Award winner Grace Weller on stage (image:Getty)

Graduate Fashion Week has long since been the hot spot for scouting the freshest design talent, with over 21 catwalk shows and countless presentations, it is a visual feast of exciting ideas that will mostly be picked up by a host of brands out to find new talent, including River Island, Tommy Hilfiger and Drapers, who all exhibited at the four-day event.


Womenswear award winner Grace Weller’s collection (image: Getty)

It wasn’t simply Grace who was honoured though, with Rebecca Swann from Nottingham Trent collecting the Stuart Peters Visionary Knitwear award for her textural monochrome knit designs and Camilla Grimes of Manchester School of Art receiving the Creative Catwalk award for her electric neon pink fur-trimmed bombers and sporty slim trousers.

Doing it for the boys, Aimee Dunn from Nottingham Trent University took home the menswear award for her relaxed cut suiting and knitwear emblazoned with a Margaret Thatcher screen print.

View the collections from Graduate Fashion Week 2014 here.

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Natalia Vodianova Wishes Antoine Arnault a Happy Birthday with Nude Breastfeeding Photo

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Berluti CEO Antoine Arnault just got the best birthday shoutout ever. His longtime girlfriend, Natalia Vodianova, mother to his infant son Maxim, celebrated her boo's big day with a beautiful family photo posted to Instagram.

But this isn't your run-of-the-mill JC Penney photo studio-type shot. After all, Vodianova is an international supermodel. Instead, she chose a snap taken by photographer Paolo Roversi of her reclining in the nude, breastfeeding little Maxim, looking as serene and earth mother-y as you can get. 

"Happy birthday baby from Paolo, Maxim and I. Love you @antoinearnault," she captioned the photo. 

Instagram still hasn't removed the image, most likely because Vodianova's super-offensive areolas are covered. But since the social media site seems to have a history of censoring boobs–both real-life and cartoon, we'll just have to wait and see if they take any action.

[h/t Telegraph]

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Link Buzz: Kendall Jenner for Interview Mag; Proenza Schouler Launches Swimwear

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  • Hey look: Kendall Jenner got the Interview treatment. [Interview]
  • If you have to watch an Internet video to find out whether your style is "grunge," then it probably isn't. [FabSugar]
  • Is your makeup all like, I'm mellllllting? [BellaSugar]
  • No, Lucky Magazine: this itty-bitty teeny-weeny super-tiny string bikini is NOT universally flattering! [Buzzfeed]
  • Vanessa Friedman lovingly snarks on the CFDA Awards. [NYTimes]
  • Proenza Schouler is getting into swimwear. [WWD]


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