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Dita Von Teese to Make Her Australian Runway Debut

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Telstra Perth Fashion Festival (TPFF) just got a whole lot sexier. Dita Von Teese has been enlisted for Wheels and Dollbaby’s closing-night show, which will mark her Australian catwalk debut.

Dita is the perfect fit for the label’s runway. The burlesque dancer and model is a long-time friend of Wheels and Dollbaby designer Melanie Greensmith, and has previously collaborated with her on designs for the label.

“I thought it would make one hell of a sexy night for Perth to have my friend Dita walk down the catwalk wearing Wheels and Dollbaby, in the place where everything started for my brand,” Melanie told Ragtrader. “We’re going to bring the biggest runway party Perth has ever seen to the Festival!” (more…)

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Isabelle Cornish Will No Longer Tolerate Your Body-Shaming

Isabelle Cornish has made it very clear she will not tolerate body-shaming of any kind. The young Aussie actress took to Instagram last night to make her message clear, saying she is “fit and healthy” and that people need to stop spreading “negative body image messages”.

“No one should feel like their body isn’t ‘good enough,’” Isabelle wrote alongside a picture of herself in a bikini at the beach. “I may be smaller than other people but I am fit and healthy! I workout I am very athletic and I nourish my body with a good diet.”

“Body-shaming in all forms is inexcusable,” she continued, hinting that she may have felt victim to such behaviour. “Stop comparing yourself to others and spread love and confidence not negative body image messages!”


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Sam Frost is Australia’s First Bachelorette

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We all predicted Sam Frost would the first The Bachelorette Australia, and now we’ve got confirmation she’ll be filling the highly anticipated position. The show announced the news via its Facebook page today, saying, “We can finally reveal that Australia’s first Bachelorette is Sam Frost! Can love blossom a second time around?”

Even though everyone had their money on it, a little part of us is surprised that Sam has taken on the role. It’s not because she was so publicly humiliated the first time around, when Blake Garvey proposed to her and called it off before the finale had aired. It’s because just last month Sam said she “couldn’t think of anything worse” than being The Bachelorette Australia.

In fact, she actually claimed she said no to the role. “I have (been asked) and I turned it down,” she told The Daily Telegraph in May. “The Bachelor was 2014 and I just want to move forward. I couldn’t think of anything worse than being The Bachelorette to be honest.” (more…)

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Rana Plaza Victims Are Suing Retailers Connected to Building Collapse

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The victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse are looking for their day in court. Families and victims of the collapse that left over 1,230 dead and over 2,500 injured are seeking damages, filing a wrongful death lawsuit in D.C.’s District Court and calling out Walmart, J.C. Penney and The Children’s Place, saying that all three retailers failed to address the preventable problems that contributed to the disastrous collapse.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are asking for an undisclosed amount in compensation. They also want to require retailers to put into effect the kind of standards and oversight that should have been there in the first place, so as to eliminate the unfair labor practices and derelict working conditions that plague factories like Rana Plaza. The plaintiffs say that retailers often claim they didn’t know their orders were being subcontracted by the companies they hired to complete the order, but given the corruption in places like Bangladesh, they are merely turning a blind eye to the labor and human rights violations in order to produce cheap clothes. “Retailer defendants in the United States knew or should have known that the Bangladesh garment industry required significant oversight to ensure safe and healthy working conditions in garment factories, including oversight in relation to structural integrity of buildings,” the suit says. It also blames the Bangladesh government for neglected to do an adequate inspection of the building and ignored those workers and an inspector that did report serious structural issues.

The lawsuit says the retailers were fully aware that the building standards in Bangladesh at many factories are sketchy at best, and should have been diligent to make sure they weren’t working with factories whose structures weren’t up to par. It is their lack of oversight that contributed to the problem, a “foreseeable” problem which proved to be fatal for many garment workers. And judging from John Oliver’s excellent takedown of these fast fashion peddlers who find themselves again and again in these sorts of situations, we’re inclined to agree with the Rana Plaza victims.

Hopefully, through the process of the law, these victims and families can get some semblance of justice, not only for them but for future garment workers in the region. 

[via WWD]

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Protein World Gets Bomb Threats After Ad Campaign Blowup

Protein World’s ad asking people if their bodies are ready for the beach has caused an uproar in the U.K. The campaign has been the subject of guerilla advertising, but this time around, we think that perhaps some folks have taken their righteous indignation a little too far.

Richard Staveley, head of global marketing for the company, told Good Morning Britain that Protein World has been seriously threatened since the backlash. “We’ve actually had threats on our Head Office, physical, violent threats. We had a bomb threat. That’s been reported to the police. It’s currently being investigated but as I say I can’t say anymore than that.” According to police, the report of the bomb threat wasn’t made until after the Good Morning Britain broadcast. 

Staveley went on to explain the meaning behind the campaign, claiming that it was not meant to shame anyone or make them feel self-conscious about their bodies. It was simply meant to target an audience whose personal fitness goals might look similar to the body of the model in the image. “What we’re suggesting by ‘Are you beach body ready?’ is we’re asking if you as an individual have reached and attained your own goals that you set for yourself that are going to allow you to don your swimsuit,” he explained. 

As we all know, intent and results are two different things and in this case, what seemed to Protein World like an innocuous ad asking if you’ve reached your fitness goals was actually read as a body shaming message meant to make people who might not have a toned tummy and slim thighs feel inferior. If the message of your campaign isn’t getting across, perhaps changing the tone might be in order. Still, combatting what one might read as body shaming with the threat of actual violence is extreme, to say the very least.

At any rate, angry commuters will be thrilled to hear that the posters will be removed from the subways soon, since Protein World’s contract with the Transport of London is nearly up. 

[via Mirror

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Naomi Campbell Is Getting Her Own Show on Yahoo

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Naomi Campbell has already proven that she can dominate catwalks, campaigns and fashion spreads, and now she’s about to take over the Yahoo Style brand with a new show created for the channel.

Campbell, as we know, is no stranger to broadcast. She’s appeared in roles on the The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and was nothing short of fabulous as Camilla Marks on Empire and also as a stern mentor and producer on The Face. She’ll be putting some of her hostessing and producing skills to good use for her latest gig at Yahoo, a show called I Am Naomi, which will follow her as she sits down with “the world’s most powerful and influential people.” As we know, Naomi has plenty of friends in high places, so it will be interesting to see who pops up on her show.

Naomi’s show is one of several new series Yahoo is adding to its lineup, though (duh) we’re most excited to see Naomi in action. 

[Yahoo, The Cut]

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