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Brian Atwood and Peter Som Boycott Fashion Week Hotel Hot Spots

Brian Atwood and Peter Som

Brian Atwood and Peter Som; Images: Andres Otero/, WENN

You won't find Peter Som or Brian Atwood staying at the Principe de Savoia in Milan, the Dorchester in London, or Le Meurice in Paris anytime soon. The designers are boycotting the hotels, as the owner, Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, has instituted a policy punishing homosexuals with death by stoning. The laws are slated to go in effect tomorrow, April 22, and LGBT activists have already begun to pull out of the Sultan's hotels. 

The Gill Action Fund, an LGBT advocacy group was scheduled to hold its 'Winning The Heartland' conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel this year, but decided to change locations after hearing of the Sultan's decree. 

Members of the fashion set are also joining the cause. British shoe designer Brian Atwood Instagrammed a note, encouraging fashion people to avoid booking at any of the aforementioned hotels during Couture Fashion Week this June and Fashion Month from September to October. Peter Som chimed in today with a regram of Atwood's post, adding the hashtag #takeastand.

Aside from the Sultan's deplorable policy, we think that at the very least, the boycott will cause the hotels to lose a lot of cultural capital. The last thing any hotel mogul needs is for his locations to be deemed "out of fashion" by the very caliber of people he might want to book visits. All in all, this news does not bode well for the Sultan.

[h/t Daily Mail]

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Bob Geldof, Kate Moss and More Remember Peaches Geldof

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Bob Geldof and a handful of celebrities paid tribute to Peaches Geldof today, who passed away on April 7 from causes investigators are still trying to figure out. The funeral service was held at St. Mary Magdalene and St. Lawrence church in Davington, Kent, the same place Geldof got married in 2012, and where late mother Paula Yates was both married and laid to rest. 

Kate Moss, Sarah, Duchess of York and Alexa Chung were amongst the many who turned out to send Peaches off in a coffin painted with peaches, clouds, flowers and a portrait of Ms. Geldof, her husband, musician Tom Coen, their two sons Astala Dylan Willow and Phaedra Bloom Forever, as well as their family pets. 

Her father, Bob Geldof, is said to have made a heartfelt eulogy at the service. Peaches will be cremated and her ashes spread in the estate garden where she used to play as a child. 

[h/t Daily Mail]

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Link Buzz: Alessandra Ambrosio Brings Her 5-Year-Old to Coachella; Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is $1.2 Million in Debt

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    Alessandra Ambrosio attends the second weekend of Coachella with her 5-year-old daughter Anja in tow. Small children = the next 'it' festival accessory. [TheGloss]
  • East coast vs. West coast style; this important battle rages on. [FabSugar]
  • If you want to wear makeup like Lupita Nyong'o wears makeup, here is the beauty tutorial of your dreaaams. [BellaSugar]
  • How did Cara Delevingne become Cara Delevingne? [The Cut]
  • Leaked documents show that Gwyneth Paltrow's aspirational lifestyle newsletter, Goop, is in bad financial shape. [Jezebel]
  • This trailer for the final season of True Blood features lots of violence, but no Alexander Skarsgård. [Variety]

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Vogue’s May Cover with Emma Stone is ‘More Fall than Spring’ (Forum Buzz)

After the controversial Kimye cover for the April issue, it's refreshing to see the latest issue of Vogue for May 2014, featuring The Amazing Spider-Man actress Emma Stone. Photographed by Craig McDean, Emma was styled by Tabitha Simmons in a dress from Gucci's Pre-Fall 2014 collection.

Emma Stone on the cover of Vogue May 2014


"I really like that cover, but it's more fall than Spring IMO," commented catherine88.

Suhzie shared the same sentiments: "Looks like a Fall cover wtf?" as did Emmanauelle: "'Spring in the city, clash your prints, pop your colors!' … ok, where are they in the picture?" Although she went on to write, "Besides that, Emma looks great. But who's gonna be happy to be on that cover after Kim and Kanye?"

"Poor Emma, following last month's disaster. She looks adorable as always, but this definitely would have made a better fall cover. Way too dark for spring, and I'm not crazy about the hat. Hopefully the ed will have her in some better looks," wrote SallyAlbright.

Miss Dalloway was happy to see a change in photographer shooting the cover of American Vogue and wrote, "This is the sixth issue in a row that Testino didn't shoot the cover, very interesting how times are changing, nice to see photographers like McDean & Sims are getting a chance as well. Now bring back Meisel!"

What are your views? Will you be happy to see Kimye's cover replaced on the newsstands? Tell us what you think by voicing your own opinion here.

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Did Terry Richardson Really Offer a Model a Vogue Photoshoot in Exchange for Sex?

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Terry-Richardson-1​Yesterday afternoon, model Emma J. Ackerton posted a screengrab of her phone to her Twitter account: "If i can fuck you i will book you in ny for a.shoot for Vogue," read the displayed message from a Facebook user named Terry Richardson (pictured right).​

Over the past few years, allegations against the fashion photographer have become an Internet mainstay; most tFS readers are probably aware of Richardson's creepy "Uncle Terry" reputation and the small army of models who have spoken out against his literally dickish creative process.

Based on all the previous allegations against him, Richardson isn't neccessarily "above" this kind of behavior and we wouldn't think it were "out of character" for him to offer some young model a career-making photoshoot in exchange for sex. But does Terry really seem stupid enough to leave such a blatant digital trail? 

“This is obviously a fake. Terry did not send this text,” said Candice Marks, a representative for Richardson, speaking with Buzzfeed reached a US Vogue spokesperson for comment: “We have no plans to work with him in the future," said communications director Hildy Kuryk.

Richardson's work last appeared in the American fashion magazine in the June 2010 issue, for an accessories story starring top model Doutzen Kroes


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Sophie Marceau’s Vogue Paris Cover Fails to Impress (Forum Buzz)

It's here and it's a disappointment. The May 2014 cover of Vogue Paris surfaced on the forums over the weekend, and the thread is ablaze with negativity. French actress Sophie Marceau is photographed by Mario Testino against a vivid orange background. This isn't Marceau's first time on the cover of French Vogue. The World Is Not Enough femme fatale also covered August 2003 and the May 2007 issue (my personal favorite).

Vogue Paris May 2014 Sophie Marceau


From the first comment by GivenchyAddict ("Ughh absolutely atrocious. Looks like an old Vogue Paris cover and this orange background…"), you just knew from the start this wasn't about to go down lightly.

"This is atrocious! No other word, and the background is giving me a headache!" wrote Miss Dalloway.

Emmanuelle wasn't satisfied either: "I don't get the point, did they want to give a 90s vibe? This is not well done, no style here."

TeeVanity wasn't convinced the cover was even genuine and wrote, "This is not good at all, I am still waiting to see the actual cover. This can't be it."

"I don't mind seeing Sophie on another cover, but the creative here is just bad. I can't even begin to understand what they're trying to achieve here," posted justaguy.

What are your thoughts on the cover? Are you impressed? Join the discussion here.

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