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Shanina Shaik Tries to Prove the Power of Thigh Highs in New York

Shanina Shaik in New York in thigh-high heels

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Shanina Shaik is far too hot to ever look innocent in a pair of thigh highs. This we know, but it made all the more obvious when she stepped out for Radio City’s New York Spring Spectacular on March 27.

Even though the Victoria’s Secret model wore a fairly modest frock by Gabriela Cadena, featuring a red-and-black pattern, long cut-out sleeves and a high neck, the lace-up heels instantly took her into sex-bomb territory. 
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TOME NYC Confirmed as Opening Show at MBFWA 2015

New York-based, Australian-born label TOME NYC has been confirmed as the opening show for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. If its New York shows are anything to go by, this is going to be a hard act to follow.

Designers Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin made the decision just last Wednesday, with the official announcement released this morning. The showcase, which is an unseen Pre-Fall collection, will take place on Monday, April 13, during the 10am time slot.

“It’s a very, very tight schedule but you’d be surprised what you can do in three weeks,” Ramon told ELLE Australia. “I think it’s going to be a beautiful collection, it’s perfect for the Australian market.”

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Samantha Jade Sheds a Tear for One Direction

 

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Zayn Malik has quit One Direction. ZAYN MALIK HAS QUIT ONE DIRECTION. We know. No matter how many times we hear or say it, it still doesn’t seem like real life. One person for whom the struggle is incredibly real is pop singer Samantha Jade, the support act during 1D’s Australian tour last month. She’s just as dumbfounded as the rest of us when trying to comprehend Zayn’s departure.

Talking to The Daily Telegraph at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards last night, the ‘Cheap Cheap’ singer said she was “shocked” and found the news “really upsetting”. Here, here, sister. You’re not in this alone. (more…)

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70-Year-Old Carlos Falchi Passes Away

Carlos Flachi

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Legendary handbag designer Carlos Falchi passed away on Friday at the age of 70. During his career, starting in the late 60s and stretching over several decades, the Brazilian-born bag maker’s unique patchwork method garnered attention from some of the industry’s most influential tastemakers, launching him from obscurity to the creator of some of the most coveted bags in fashion. His work has been seen on the arms of such iconic clientele as Jackie O, Tina Turner, Blake Lively, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna. 

Falchi’s bags have been sold at retailers like Henri Bendel and Saks Fifth Avenue, and his work has won him accolades from the Independent Handbag Designer Awards (2007), the Accessories Council of America (2004) and more. 

The designer has had his share of ups and downs in his career. After enjoying overwhelming popularity in the 80s, Falchi expanded his business too quickly and began to lose money, causing him to shut down his company in the 90s in order to get back on his feet. His label was purchased in 2009 by Windsong Brands LLC and Marvin Traub Associates, who resurrected his line as Falchi Holdings LLC, taking the designer on to once again serve at the helm of his own label.

Falchi will always remain one of the most iconic handbag and accessory makers of his generation and will be forever remembered and sorely missed.

[via WWD, Carlos Flachi]

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Link Buzz: Lena Dunham’s Anti-Semitic Quiz Sparks Ire, Dov Charney Seeking a Hefty Sum in Damages from American Apparel

Lena Dunham New Yorker

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  • These women try overlining their lips like Kylie Jenner. The results? Umm…let’s just say we now have tons of respect for Ms. Jenner as a makeup artist. [BuzzFeed]
  • Desigual lost a few employees in that tragic Germanwings plane crash. [WWD]
  • Everyone is freaking out over the anti-Semitic quiz Lena Dunham published in The New Yorker. [NYP]
  • Kate Middleton wore Mulberry for her last public appearance before going on maternity leave. [People]
  • Music fans have launched a petition to boot Paris Hilton from her headline gig at Milwaukee’s Summerfest this year. [NYDN]
  • In preparation for the Apple Watch launch, Apple employees are learning how to give fashion advice. [Fortune]
  • More drama on the horizon for American Apparel as Dov Charney seeks $40 million in damages. [BoF]
  • It’s allegedly over between David Walliams and Lara Stone. [Grazia]

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Women’s Periods Apparently Violate Instagram’s Community Guidelines

“Free the Nipple” advocates have been putting pressure on Instagram to get rid of its policy that prohibits people from posting images of women with exposed nipples. But this latest bout of Instagram censorship seriously makes us think that the social media outlet really needs an overhaul of its policies. 

 

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Rupi Kaur, a poet from the University of Waterloo, posted a series of images she took for a class exploring menstruation and the experiences women have during their respective periods. One of the pictures she posted showed a fully-clothed woman lying in bed on her side with a red stain typical of a leak marking the back of her sweatpants that seeped onto the sheets. Instagram removed the photo, saying it was in violation of its Community Guidelines.

Rupi attempted to repost the image (which was again removed), adding a message to Instagram’s moderators, labeling its initial removal as a sexist act. 

“Thank you @instagram for providing me with the exact response my work was created to critique,” she wrote. “You deleted a photo of a woman who is fully covered and menstruating stating that it goes against community guidelines when your guidelines outline that it is nothing but acceptable. The girl is fully clothed. The photo is mine. It is not attacking a certain group. Nor is it spam. And because it does not break those guidelines, I will repost it again. I will not apologize for not feeding the ego and pride of misogynist society that will have my body in an underwear but not be okay with a small leak. When your pages are filled with countless photos/accounts where women (so many who are underage) are objectified. Pornified. And treated less than human.” 

Of course, Ms. Kaur has a point. If Amber Rose is free to post images of her bare booty (which we are totally NOT complaining about…at all), why should a covered woman pictured with a tiny menstrual leak be deemed inappropriate? This entire situation just reinforces Instagram’s history of discriminating against women’s bodies, at least when they are not depicted in a state that may be attractive to straight men. Back in July, plus-sized Ohio teenager Samm Newman’s Instagram account was deleted over a few innocuous images of her posing in her underwear. Newman suspected that the site took action because of her size. Victoria’s Secret models and women with conventionally “hot” bodies were free to post as many bikini photos as they pleased, but she was singled out. Instagram later apologized for the misstep.

We can add this latest offense to a long list of questionable and downright wrong moves Instagram has made in the name of upholding its policies. Fortunately, after the backlash against censoring Kapur’s pictures, Instagram reposted the image, saying that it was mistakenly removed (twice?). It is just sad that it took a whole uproar for the site to get it right.

Instagram is in desperate need of an overhaul of its Community Guidelines. Time and time again, it has been caught participating in these random acts of sexism and hiding behind arbitrary community rules to justify them. Even if the removal was a mistake, Instagram should at the very least be making it clear to its employees that this sort of discrimination is unacceptable, rather than allowing it to go on and providing little more than an “oops” once its errors garner enough controversy. 


[h/t ScoopWhoop, Rupi Kaur, Dazed]

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