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This Hipster Barbie Instagram Is Everything

Barbie just had a huge makeover with the much buzzed about Barbie Fashionistas collection. Mattel added a host of new dolls with various skin colors and features and redesigned Barbie’s feet so she can finally wear flats, providing her previously pointed, chewable feet with sweet relief.

But even with Barbie’s new look, you haven’t seen her like this. Instagram account @socalitybarbie shows another side of the iconic doll one that is more hipster than high fashion. The satirical account shows Barbie, clad in a beanie hat, glasses with perfectly messy hair taking in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, hiking, curling up in blankets on the beach, camping and drinking coffee – lots of it. 

Socality Barbie’s anonymous creator explained to Wired that the well-curated account was her way of making fun of the many #socality and #liveauthentic tagged images flooding her timeline, as a comment as to how lame the trend really is. “People were all taking the same pictures in the same places and using the same captions. I couldn’t tell any of their pictures apart so I thought, ‘What better way to make my point than with a mass-produced doll?'” No one can live a life as perfect as they make it seem on Instagram, after all – unless you’re a plastic toy with pretty hair, of course.  (more…)

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Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company May Not Be as Natural as It Claims, According to Lawsuit

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Jessica Alba’s Honest brand finds itself in a whole world of legal trouble after being slapped with a class action lawsuit asserting that the company’s claims of producing natural products are misleading. Honest was recently in the middle of a controversy over its sunscreen, which a few customers complained didn’t work properly. These same claims are being carried over into the lawsuit, along with assertations that some of Alba’s products have “synthetic” and “unnatural” ingredients. 

Customer Jonathan D. Rubin is suing the brand for at least $5 million. According to WWD, Rubin claims that several Honest products, like the dish soap, diapers, surface cleaner and more “actually contain synthetic chemicals such as Methylisothiazolinone and Phenoxyethanol, both synthetic preservatives, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, a synthetic surfactant, and Sodium Polycrylate, a petrochemical-based additive.”

The Honest Company recently reached a $1.7 billion valuation but since then, it seems that Honest has been plagued with controversy.

[via People, WWD]

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Christopher Kane Wins Top Honor at Scottish Fashion Awards

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Last night, Scotland’s best in fashion had their time to shine at the annual Scottish Fashion Awards. The cream of the fashion crop was honored at the ceremony last night, with Christopher Kane taking home the big prize, being crowned Designer of the Year. Of course, Kane wasn’t the only one to win big last night at the so-called “Scotland’s Fashion Oscars.” 

Topman recieved the International Designer of the Year prize for its Fall 2015 collection. Viva London’s Misha Hart, whom you might recognize from the Louis Vuitton, Giles and Burberry runways (and many more, of course), nabbed the honor for Model of the Year. U.K. pop band The Vamps’ Connor Ball took home the Fashion Icon trophy, the only award voted on by the public. Pringle of Scotland’s Massimo Nicosia and Katy Wallace got the Founder’s Award. Hunter Boots walked away with the prize for Accessory Designer of the Year and Barrie Knitwear is the Scottish Textile Brand/ Manufacturer of the Year.

You can check out the full list of winners over at the Scottish Fashion Awards website.

[h/t Telegraph via Scottish Fashion Awards]

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WATCH: Harry Styles Gets Grammatically Correct with Fan’s Sign at Concert

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Cringeworthy texts full or abbreviations, typos and, (the worst) grammatical mistakes can very well be a deal-breaker. Rest assured, Harry Styles is not that guy.

Proving he’s not just a pretty face and totally has the smarts too, the One Direction babe borrowed a fan’s sign at a recent Philadelphia concert to fix the grammar. 

The sign read, “Hi Harry your so nice.” Cute idea, terrible execution. Harry, like any English-respecting human would, made his amendments with a permanent marker so it would correctly read, “you’re”. Seriously, we’re surprised he could even perform straight while looking at such blasphemy.  (more…)

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Lorna Jane Petitions Government to Recognise Her Active Nation Day

Gym wear extraordinaire Lorna Jane has launched a petition, basically asking the government to encourage us to get off our asses and move, nourish, believe.

You might’ve heard of founder Lorna Jane Clarkson’s little brainchild Active Nation Day, created in 2012 “to inspire women, their families, communities, cities and the world to live a more Active Life”.

Well, Lorna really wants the Australian government to encourage recognition, support and community awareness of her special day, and so she has put forward a petition to the Senate which will eventually see the date on the Australian, and possibly international, calendar. (more…)

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Ellery Invited to Show On-Schedule for Paris Fashion Week


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Perth designer Kym Ellery has shown her signature billowing silhouettes during Paris Fashion Week for the past four seasons, but now she’s finally making her debut on the Chambre Syndicale’s official schedule.

WWD reports that 31-year-old Kym will showcase the Spring 2016 collection from her label, Ellery, on October 6 at 9.30 a.m., with the Paris venue still to be confirmed. “It feels a little surreal, but also like I’ve been given the green light to just go hard,” she told the publication.

Kym is the third Australian designer to show as part of Paris Fashion Week’s official schedule, following Collette Dinnigan and Martin Grant.