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The Olsen Twins Respond to Lawsuit Filed by 40 Unpaid Interns

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen find themselves in the middle of a legal mess now that a class action lawsuit has been brought against them alleging that they failed to pay at least 40 interns, one in particular saying she was on call day and night when she interned at The Row.

Shahista Lalani claims that as a former design intern, she worked 50 hour weeks for the company “inputting data into spreadsheets, making tech sheets, running personal errands for paid employees, organizing materials, photocopying, sewing, pattern cutting, among other related duties.” Lalani says that she and the other interns were working not only without pay but without getting any kind of academic credit. “You’re like an employee, except you’re not getting paid,” she describes the work environment.

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Though Lalani has only nice things to say about the Olsens themselves, she believes the head of technical design exploited her labor. “I was doing the work of three interns. I was talking to her all day, all night. E-mails at nighttime for the next day, like 10 p.m. at night.”

It’s a story not unfamiliar to people in the fashion industry, and though internships are an important way to get your foot in the door for a career, if you’re going to have interns working full-time hours, they need to be compensated appropriately. We’ll be watching closely as this case unfolds.

UPDATE: A representative for the Olsen twins’ company, Dualstar Entertainment Group, has released a statement maintaining their innocence and saying the plaintiffs don’t have legs to stand on. “The allegations in the complaint filed against Dualstar are groundless, and Dualstar will vigorously defend itself against plaintiff’s claims in court, not before the media. Dualstar is confident that once the true facts of this case are revealed, the lawsuit will be dismissed in its entirety.”

[via Page Six, USA Today]

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ANTM’s Alex Sinadinovic Wants to Follow Guess Girl Simone Holtznagel’s Lead

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Who could forget Alex Sinadinovic? Not only was it almost impossible for her to take a bad photo on Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 9, but she was also arguably the most entertaining girl, leaving us with many memorable moments while she was vying for the title.

Although there’s a whole bunch of impressive ANTM alumni for her to look up to, Alex reveals to theFashionSpot that she has her fingers crossed for a career like fellow Wollongong girl Simone Holtznagel. “If I follow her footsteps I’ll be on the right track,” she says. (more…)

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Emily Ratajkowski Teases in Zimmermann and Thigh-Highs

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Photo: WENN

The We Are Your Friends promo circuit has only just kicked off, but Emily Ratajkowski is already showing off her fashion know-how at media calls and on red carpets alike.

Taking all the attention away from co-star Zac Efron and his devilish good looks, Emily pulled out her guaranteed sex appeal in a white Fall 2015 Zimmermann shift.

While the roll neck and long sleeves aren’t typically risqué, teaming the piece with thigh-high Brian Atwood boots kept things balanced by showing off just a slither of skin.

Quite cleverly done, if you ask us. We can’t wait to see what conservatively sexy outfit she pulls out next.

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Jennifer Hawkins Rocked with Bad News Ahead of Myer Fashion Launch

Jennifer Hawkins walks Myer fashion parade

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Model Jennifer Hawkins hasn’t had the easiest month so far, after she received news last week that her mother, Gail, was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Jennifer’s manager confirmed the news to The Daily Telegraph (via Daily Mail Australia), saying, “Jen and her family are shocked at the news but know that Gail is in the best of hands.”

Gail is set to have surgery to remove one of her kidneys in Newcastle tomorrow, on the same date that Jennifer is due to walk the Myer Spring 2015 catwalk as the department store’s ambassador. (more…)

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Details Taps 31 Fine Ass Male Models for Its September Cover (Forum Buzz)

Details September 2015

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Here at tFS, we love us some hot guys so you know we’re thanking the fashion gods right now for Details‘ September issue cover. The magazine tapped 31 male models, all shot by Mark Seliger. The cast of impressive hunks includes Adrien Sahores, Alex Lundqvist, Armando Cabral, Arthur Gosse, Arthur Kulkov, Brad Kroenig, Clark Bockelman, Clement Chabernaud, Daisuke Ueda, David Agbodji, Gabriel Aubry, Garrett Neff, Hamid Onifade, Jackson Hale, Janis Ancens, Jarrod Scott, Jason Shaw, John Halls, Jon Kortajarena, Julien Hedquist, Mark Vanderloo, Mathias Lauridsen, Nicolas Ripoll, Noah Mills, RJ King, RJ Rogenski, Sean O’Pry, Simon Nessman, Tyson Ballou, Vincent LaCrocq and Will Chalker. For the shoot, the guys wore all Calvin Klein, from the main collection, white label and Calvin Klein jeans range. 

[ See: 32 Insanely Gorgeous Male Models with Long Hair ]

Our forum members had quite a lot to say and there was plenty of positive commentary to go around, although there was also naturally some criticism. “I die!!!! It’s like Vogue Italia’s September cover from last year. 31 Male Top Models… I can dig it!!!”  @niknak gushed.

“Is that REAL? *mind blown,*” @Fontastic wrote. “I love male models multi-covers, but I’m not sure about this one… way too many, but I love most of them so… I think I like it.” 

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Some members thought the cover should have included a few faces that were left out. “I love it, however, they could have added some new boys who are killing it currently like Alessio and Flilip, and got rid of RJ King and someone else,” @SpeakThatJDunn said. 

@MON agreed: “I think ‘Top Male Models’ should have included Alessio and Filip, because aren’t they [some] of the top male models [at the moment]? Versace, Givenchy, Calvin Klein… these boys are killing it season per season and yet they aren’t included? No offense to RJ King, but I don’t think he has done enough to be part of today’s top male models.” 

[ See: The 48 Hottest Male Models of All Time ]

Others brought up the ever-present spectre of diversity, or the lack thereof on the overall cover. “Although progress shown, it’s crazy that out of 31 models they only add 5 models of color, “TeeVanity observed. “Seemingly so they won’t get the same backlash they received for the March 2014 cover.” 

Whether you love the cover or not, you can’t deny that this is one group of fine lookin’ men. What do you think of the shot? Get in on the conversation in our forums. Details’ September issue hits newsstands August 18.

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Kim Kardashian Is Naked on Instagram…Again

When you’re Kim Kardashian, the best way to deal with people talking about your body is to take your clothes off. And that is exactly what the reality TV star has done, treating her millions of followers to a pregnancy nude we didn’t ask for — or really care to see in the first place. 

 

First they say I’m too skinny so I have to be faking it…Now they say I’m too big so I have to be faking it…SMH! Some days I’m photographed before I eat & look smaller, some days I’ve just eaten & I look bigger. It’s all a part of the process. I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate. Everyone’s body is different, every pregnancy is very different! I’ve learned to love my body at every stage! I’m going to get even bigger & that’s beautiful too! I’m blessed to even be pregnant & even luckier to not have preeclampsia as far as I know, so I don’t have the swelling issue this time! They also say your body carries a boy different than a girl! Whatever the case may be I’m grateful to God for this miracle & no matter what rumors or comments you throw my way this time they truly don’t affect me! #NoFilter #NoPhotoShop #GoodLighting

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

Kim says her post is in response to the scrutiny she’s faced over her body during her pregnancy, so it is definitely NOT a ploy to keep her in the pop culture news cycle. After all, that would be against everything the Kardashian-Jenners stand for. 

“First they say I’m too skinny so I have to be faking it…Now they say I’m too big so I have to be faking it…SMH! Some days I’m photographed before I eat & look smaller, some days I’ve just eaten & I look bigger. It’s all a part of the process.”

[ See: 13 Things (Besides Kim Kardashian’s Butt) That Almost Broke the Internet ]

So, for those of you wondering whether or not Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy was real or not, now you have your response. Sleep well tonight, folks.

[via @kimkardashian]

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