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American Eagle Outfitters and Aéropostale Get a Long Overdue Makeover

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Image: American Eagle Outfitters, Aéropostale

You’ll be seeing a lot fewer people walking around with eagles embroidered on their sweatshirts. Teen retailers American Eagle Outfitters and Aéropostale have been stuck in the shadows of fast fashion meccas like H&M , but both seem to have found the light.

Seeing the success of other stores churning out trendy items without all the ham-fisted branding has made American Eagle Outfitters and Aéropostale rethink plastering their clothes with logos, and instead focus on creating a product more in tune with the tastes of their demographic. The retailers are hoping their new approach to design will help lure back customers — and give them a leg up over Abercrombie & Fitch, which is going through its own struggles as it tries to revamp its image. 

American Eagle Outfitters has fortunately seen some growth in the past few months. Things haven’t fared so well yet for Aéropostale, but it is turning over inventory faster than Abercrombie, which has been slower to embrace change. It’s about time these companies realize that logos aren’t the look on the streets anymore.

[via The Business of Fashion]

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Harvey Weinstein Has Some Words for Hollywood and Its Diversity Issues

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By now, it’s clear that Hollywood has a diversity problem. And while it may be enough for some to merely joke about it during the Oscars or simply sweep it under the rug, there are a few people standing up to acknowledge these issues — like Harvey Weinstein, who says that he’s felt the bias of the film industry…or at least his movies have. The Weinstein Company boss spoke about his struggles to get his films adequately recognized by the Academy at the First Time Fest at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel.

“I did $130 million for [Lee Daniels’s] The Butler, $16 million for Fruitvale [Station], and $25 million on Mandela [Long Walk to Freedom]. Three movies, and I didn’t get an Oscars nomination for all three!” he said. “They said ‘Okay, well it’s 12 Years a Slave that’s going to be the movie that gets nominated.’ And I go, ‘Well, what happened? You can’t put three black actors in the Best Actor category? You can’t put two black screenwriters in? Oprah Winfrey, who killed it, or Forest Whitaker? Or David Oyelowo, who’s a great actor?'”

Granted, Weinstein may just be salty because his movies aren’t getting the recognition he thinks they deserve, as opposed to having any actual concern about the diversity problem he’s addressing, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a point. Why not have three black actors in the Best Actor category? Especially when those actors are putting out great performances. Or, for that matter, why aren’t there more films with actors of all ethnicities? People all over the world have stories to tell, and it’s high time we heard them. 

[via Vulture]

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Oscar-Winner Julianne Moore Scores the April Cover of Harper’s Bazaar (Forum Buzz)

Harper’s Bazaar toned down its April cover shoot after making Rihanna swim with sharks for the March issue. This time around, Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is the glossy’s April cover star. Photographed by Camilla Akrans, the 54-year-old redhead wears a silver sequined top from Christian Dior, selected by  Although we cannot help but feel a little disappointed.

US Harper's Bazaar April 2015 Julianne Moore Camilla Akrans


Our forum members flocked to the thread to kick off the discussion. “Ugh it sucks that Bazaar would be the cover she lands after her Oscar win. She deserves so much better!” ranted A.D.C. within minutes.

“I love Julianne and Camilla and that background color, but her face/expression is a bit off… the smile and her eyes,” miguelalmeida replied.

MON wasn’t feeling it at first glance, either and made some suggestions: “I was expecting something more tbh. Julianne and Camilla should’ve been perfect. This is underwhelming. She looks tired. Her head looks bigger and it looks like it was attached to the body. Is it just me who hates it when Bazaar strays away with their white background? I think it’s their identity and they’re at their strongest with the white background! But it’s undeniable that that pink is pretty, but I wanted to see something soft in a white background.”

Feeling the same way was Miss Dalloway, who added, “The face she is making here is SO unfortunate, that can not be the best shot of her they had! This magazine is hopeless!”

“Meh.. Julianne’s Oscar win was so epic. This cover fails to convey the moment. I bet Vogue would have done a better job,” Nepenthes sniggered.

Do you think Bazaar failed to capture Julianne in the best light? Let us know inside the thread here.

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Facebook Gets Rid of Its ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoticon

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After protests from several users, Facebook has retired the “feeling fat” option from its drop-down status menu. Among options including “incomplete,” “angry,” “nostalgic” and “confident” was “fat,” which sparked ire and led to a petition claiming that “fat is not a feeling.”

“Fat is a natural part of our bodies, no matter their weight,” declared Catherine Weingarten of Endangered Bodies, an organization that fights against negative images of women’s bodies in the media and culture, “And all bodies deserve to be respected and cared for.”  Weingarten argues in the petition that the option was offensive due to the struggles many men and women have with their bodies, and the “fat” option is just another way for bigger people to be ashamed of who they are. “When Facebook users set their status to ‘feeling fat,’ they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders,” she wrote. “That is not OK.”

After garnering over 16,000 signatures, Facebook deleted the option within two weeks. Activists from Endangered Bodies are obviously thrilled. “This success shows us that people together can challenge the cultural messages that are so damaging to our ability to love ourselves and live comfortably in our bodies.” Facebook explained its decision to get rid of the emoticon. “We’ve heard from our community that listing ‘feeling fat’ as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders,” the company said in a statement. “We’ll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help people express themselves on Facebook.”

Add one point for team body confidence!

[h/t E!]

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Kathy Griffin Says Giuliana Rancic Didn’t Come Up with That ‘Smells Like Weed’ Comment on Her Own

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Fashion Police host Kathy Griffin is weighing in on Giuliana Rancic’s controversial comments on Zendaya’s Oscar locs. The comedian dished that the comment wasn’t something that came off the top of Giuliana’s head — the poorly-conceived “joke” was actually written for her. 

“I wouldn’t have said the joke in the first place,” Kathy told the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Splash magazine. “Don’t have anyone write you jokes or even suggest jokes for you on Fashion Police. You have enough great insider gossip from actually being ON the red carpet. That’s what fans want to hear the next day. Just talk and be yourself.” Seems like pretty simple, sensible advice to follow. 

Fashion Police has been through the ringer since the incident. Shortly following Giuliana’s heartfelt on-air apology, co-host Kelly Osbourne left the show. Meanwhile, the entire situation continues to be a hot ass mess.

[via Sun-Times]

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The Fashion Bloggers Cast Step Out for Indooroopilly’s Designer Showcase


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Now that Nadia Fairfax has joined the Fashion Bloggers crew, the fellow cast members are wasting no time squeezing the pint-sized blogger into their little posse.

The newest star of the show stepped out with Zanita Whittington and Kate Waterhouse for Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s Lead the Field Autumn 2015 fashion launch in Brisbane last night. The trio, like all respected fashion bloggers, impressed with their style know-how. They all opted for local designers too! Let’s take a closer look below. (more…)

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