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Giorgio Armani Has Some Opinions on How Gay Men Should Dress

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It’s not surprising that a fashion designer would have strong opinions on how other people dress, but Giorgio Armani is really toeing the line of intolerance with some recent comments he made about how he believes men should dress, specifically homosexual men.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, the designer lent some controversial-but-vague opinions on how he thinks gay men should present themselves sartorially. “A homosexual man is a man 100 per cent. He does not need to dress homosexual,” he said. “When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme — to say, ‘Ah, you know I’m homosexual,’ — that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man.”

Armani never makes it clear exactly what he means by “dressing homosexual,” but we’re going to guess his notion is steeped in stereotypes and antiquated ideas on what men should wear. Whether a man is in a sparkly suit or a tutu – as long as he considers himself a man, he is still a man. And we’re pretty sure autonomous, free-thinking gay men around the world do not need Giorgio Armani telling them how to clothe themselves. Also, we’re still not sure what “extreme” homosexuality even is? Gays doing gnarly gazelle flips?

Armani also offered some comments on the types of male bodies he prefers: “I don’t like muscle boy. Not too much gym. I like somebody healthy, somebody solid, who looks after his body but doesn’t use his muscles too much.”

In conclusion, fellas, if you’re trying to impress Mr. Armani, please don’t be too ripped and for goodness sake, dress like a real man – whatever that means.

[via Telegraph]

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Emma Lung Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Emma Lung

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It wasn’t long ago that we saw Emma Lung showing off her naked about-to-pop baby belly on Instagram, so we’re not surprised to hear that the Australian actress has given birth.

The Wonderland star took to her Instagram today to show her tiny tot to the world, with a picture of bub, named Marlowe James Zalapa, in a snuggly cable-knit onesie. He’s adorable, that’s for sure, but looks a little bit older than we had imagined for an introductory snap.

That’s because baby Marlowe was actually born on Easter Sunday, April 5, with Emma’s husband, director Henry Zalapa, telling the Daily Mail Australia, “We’ve spent the last few weeks in a bubble getting to know him.” (more…)

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Jesinta Campbell Has Chosen a Wedding Dress Designer

Jesinta Campbell

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Since getting engaged to AFL star Lance “Buddy” Franklin, model Jesinta Campbell has remained pretty tight-lipped about anything and everything to do with her upcoming wedding. However, the 23-year-old beauty has recently opened up about who will be designing her wedding dress.

Photo: Josephine Willcox for theFashionSpot

Photo: Josephine Willcox for theFashionSpot

In an interview with, Jesinta said, “I’ve chosen the designer of my dress and that’s it – it’s a big secret, though.” Given the timing of her revelation, our money is on Steven Khalil. Jesinta was spotted sitting front row for the designer’s Couture 2015 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last Wednesday, which happened to have beautiful white gowns walking down the runway.

She’s also quite the advocate of the designer, wearing one of his creations as recently as the 2014 Brownlow Medal last September. She also wore a crisp-white Steven Khalil pick to the 2014 Logies, but had red wine spilled on her by a TV executive just 10 minutes into the event. Let’s hope her guests have a little more respect for her and her dress on the big day.


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Karen Walker Launches Into Fragrance

Karen Walker perfumes

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Karen Walker is killing it in the fashion industry, and now she’s also set to dominate the beauty industry with her new fragrances.

The New Zealand-based designer is leaping into the world of perfumes with a trio of scents, dubbed A, B and C, which uphold the label’s optimism and chic-meets-eccentric appeal. According to the designer, A is “herbal and fresh”, B is “ripe and delicious”, and C is “opulent and generous”.

“I’ve always wanted to create a range of fragrances and I’m thrilled with this trio,” Karen says in a press release. “The three different scents allow the Karen Walker woman to have a scent for any mood, any day, any time and any occasion.” (more…)

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Link Buzz: Balenciaga Site Glitch Marks Down Bags as Low as $200, Kendall Jenner Lands a Fendi Campaign

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  • Someone is putting up “No Catcalling” signs all over New York and Philadelphia. [The Independent]
  • A glitch on the Balenciaga website discounted a few of the label’s usually $2,000 bags down to $200 to $400. Shoppers were obviously happy, but the folks at Balenciaga probably weren’t too thrilled. [Page Six]
  • Laid off American Apparel workers are suing the company. [The Business of Fashion]
  • Can’t stop, won’t stop: Kendall Jenner landed herself a Fendi campaign. [Grazia]
  • SJP is back! The actress will appear in a new HBO series Divorce. [USA Today]
  • Decades founder Cameron Silver has a fancy new job he won’t tell us much about. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Instagram Tightens Its Nudity Policies

Amber Rose fans will be disappointed to hear that Instagram has updated its policies, including a ban on showing your bare ass on the social media platform. 


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Instagram has come under fire for its conservative rules on nudity, including censoring photos of topless women, adding momentum to the #FreetheNipple campaign, for which celebrities like Scout Willis and Miley Cyrus have shown their support. But in spite of the backlash, it appears Instagram is doubling down on its strict rules regarding nudity. “We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.” Instagram’s policies have upset breastfeeding mothers in the past, so the guidelines make an exception for photos of women feeding their children and pictures of post-mastectomy scarring. 

It looks like it’s going to take a while for Instagram to give in and allow women to show their nipples on the social media site. To a degree, we understand why they would put these rules in place (hey, some people are a bit more prudish than others), but the fact that men with breasts — breasts sometimes as large or larger than some women’s – are free to post topless photos is a bit of a double standard. 

So, Miley and company: soldier on. Your #FreetheNipple work is not yet done.

[h/t LAT]

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