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An Open Letter from Canada: We’re Sorry for Lululemon’s Gross Body Discrimination


Image: Lululemon

Dear World,

Ugh, where do we begin? Maybe first and foremost we should say sorry for the coward Rob Ford, for his crack-smoking ways and his inebriated drunken rants. Second of all, we’re sorry for Justin Bieber, his bratty antics and mission to sleep around the continent of South America. Now on to our final request for forgiveness: Lululemon.

This stretchy pant yogi has always been a cause for concern in recent years, what with production moving offshore, their fabric accidentally becoming see-through and, as Jezebel called out some time ago, a distinct lack of large sizes. On that note, the Canadian brand’s founder, Vancouver-born Chip Wilson, recently touched on some interview with Bloomberg TV.

"Quite frankly, some women's bodies actually just don't work for [the pants]. They don't work for some women's bodies," said Wilson. "It's really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there, and over a period of time how much they use it."

If you’ll recall, Lululemon was forced to pull thousands of pairs of yoga pants from stores over complaints the pants were too sheer. In response, the company said part of the problem lay in customers not trying the pants on and buying sizes too small for their bodies. They later redacted this comment and said the fabric used in the pants did not meet its standards and promised to make production changes. Now Wilson is once again back peddling, blaming 'problematic' women's bodies, for wearing pants that aren't, apparently, made for them.

Customer complaints over the comments are piling, and some are even refusing to part with their $10,000 bills (that’s how much Lululemon's product cost last time I checked, no?) for a pair of sub-grade stretchy pants that only cater to select sizes. In the meantime, we wardens of the North can only apologize for the yoga discrimination, and hope that all involved can move on to a happier relationship with GapFit.

Yours truly,


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Want to Know Which Models Are Confirmed for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? (Forum Buzz)

Image: Facebook/Victoria's Secret

Image: Facebook/Victoria’s Secret

Although the taping of the show is still 5 days away, the number of models who have confirmed that they'll be walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show via their various social media channels is stirring up excitement in the tFS Forums. Like always, members are keeping track of models who could potentially end up in the show and have been reporting every update in the Victoria’s Secret thread on the tFS forums.

The latest list, posted by MissLimaVzla, reveals that the following models are confirmed to walk:

The entire Angels roster: Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel (who is slated to open the show, wearing the $10 million fantasy bra), Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson.

Additionally: Elsa Hosk, Lais Ribeiro, Barbara Fialho, Izabel Goulart, Jessica Hart, Jourdan Dunn, Josephine Skriver (newcomer), Ming Xi (newcomer), Sigrid Agren (newcomer), Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Kelly Gale (newcomer), Hilary Rhoda, Leva Laguna, Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, Devon Windsor (newcomer).

And a separate list posted in the Forums (by member vivalakenna) names all the models who were spotted in casting videos, so we can still hope to see some of them strut their stuff at the show, which will be televised on December 10.

Who are you most excited to see walk the Victoria's Secret runway? And which unconfirmed model do you hope to see in the show?

PreviouslySee This Year’s $10 Million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, Modeled on Candice Swanepoel

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Watch: The Shockingly High Costs Of Fast Fashion Panel

Earlier today, Bib + Tuck, the recently-launched online marketplace for swapping clothing, hosted a Google Hangout panel on the high costs of fast fashion.

Fashionista Editor-at-Large Lauren Sherman led the conversation; participants included Zady co-founder Soraya Darabi, journalist Elizabeth Cline (author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Costs of Cheap Fashion) and sustainability writer Amy Dufault.

Panelists agreed that public interest in ethical fashion has surged in the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire earlier this year, but suggested that there isn't yet a true alternative to fast fashion, one with mass reach. The conversation also touched on the dubious legitimacy of some mainstream eco-initiatives, the radical possibilities of upcycling and why we should all be optimistic about the future of sustainability. 

A YouTube video of the live panel was just posted:

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Link Buzz: Jennifer Lawrence Gets a Pixie Cut; Naomi Campbell’s Fasting Regimen

  • Image: Facebook / JenniferLawrence

    Image: Facebook / JenniferLawrence

    ​Yes, the rumors are true: The hair innovator formerly known as Jennifer 'Lob' Lawrence has adopted a pixie cut. What a thing. Do you have an opinion about it? Tell us in the comments and be immortalized!! [BellaSugar]
  • In other news, here is a digital video which was "filmed" in front of real live actual Isabel Marant for H&M pieces. Don't you think your grandfather would just loooove to recieve one as a holiday gift? Mine totally would. [FabSugar]
  • Coco Rocha and other fashion people discuss their greatest strengths, weaknesses and all those other inscrutable interview questions cats love. [Fashionologie]
  • Now you know: John Galliano is tutoring British college children and living it up at flea markets ahh Paree. [PageSix]
  • Naomi Campbell thinks everyone should fast one day a week to clear all the junk out of their body. That's a cute idea, but I am on a strict Eat Everything You Want, Every Day diet, a revolutionary new regimen developed by indolence and lack of will. [Fashion Telegraph]

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ManiaMania’s Latest Collection is Morbid Exotica For Your Home

maniamania-candleAustralia’s favorite purveyors of morbid exotica are now making macabre accessories for your home. Jewelry brand ManiaMania has come out with a new capsule collection entitled ‘Curiosities,’ a small range of home goods and key chains that reek heavily of the decadence and occult vibes of their necklaces and rings.

The collection is launching just in time for Christmas, and though ManiaMania doesn’t exactly scream of Yuletide glee, the holiday provides a fantastic excuse to bejewel your mantelpiece and key sets with their new offering. The Black Dahlia Candle features a deep smoky glass hand carved with palm fronds and serpentine shapes, and an exotic Black Dahlia scent in rich black wax – providing 40 hours of illumination and a perfect centerpiece for less traditional Christmas spreads. And the one-of-a-kind Crystal Geode Bookends in mixed tones of blues, cream and brown are really the only way to display your collection of erotic fiction.

Other items in the collection include key rings with moonphase, eye and serpentine pendants and bars of soap that are cast from and resemble real quartz and peach apophyllite crystal clusters. The only downside is that they’re so pretty you won’t want to erode them in the shower.

Head to ManiaMania’s website to view the whole deliciously macabre range. 


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