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Naomi Watts Goes Retro to Recreate Iconic British Airways Poster

Naomi Watts Stars In Vintage Shoot To Mark 80 Years Of British Airways Flights To Australia

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Naomi Watts has put on her modelling hat in a vintage-inspired shoot for British Airways, as the airline celebrates it 80th anniversary of flights to Australia.

The 46-year-old actress recreated the company’s iconic poster from back in 1935, used to promote a service from London to Brisbane under the name of British Airways’ predecessor, B.O.A.C, in conjunction with Qantas Empire Airways.

Naomi is an absolute babe in the shoot, donning a red one-piece swimsuit featuring a balconette bra and shorts, and that big yellow surfboard under her arm. She practically becomes the real-life version of the image which preceded her, while also channelling the Baywatch vibes. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Fern Mallis to Interview Victoria Beckham, You Can Now Seach Instagram by Emoji

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  • Fern Mallis will sit down with Victoria Beckham at the 92nd Street Y [WWD]
  • George and Amal Clooney make the Sunday Times‘ rich list. [Vogue UK]
  • So, apparently The View really wants Raven Symoné as a panelist. [Page Six]
  • You can now search Instagram by emoji. Except for the eggplant emoji, because that would just be a bunch of penises. [BuzzFeed]
  • Bulgari is building a fancy hotel in Dubai. [Bloomberg]
  • Don’t even think about bringing a selfie stick to Wimbledon. [ABC News]
  • Amy Winehouse’s family is not pleased with the film about the late singer, which is premiering at Cannes next month. [Page Six]
  • Get ready for another potential Lifetime movie disaster. The network is doing an unauthorized film about Full House. [Uproxx]

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John Oliver Has a Plan for Fast Fashion Labels Who ‘Don’t Know’ Where Their Clothes Are Being Made

It seems that every few months, we hear about another disaster or reports of abuses at a supply factory for a fast fashion retailer. In the aftermath of the devastating Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, several retailers linked to the factory pledged to practice more oversight for supply chain management – promises retailers have been making forever. Take Gap, for example, whose sweatshop woes have followed it through the 90s and continue to do so today. 

Many of these retailers blame some of the unsafe working conditions and child labor practices on unauthorized subcontractors hired by authorized contractors to complete orders. But this has happened so many times, it’s mind-boggling to think that retailers would even trust their authorized contractors at all. John Oliver at Last Week Tonight is wondering the same thing and has something special planned for the heads of major retailers like Walmart, Gap, H&M, Joe Fresh and The Children’s Place.  

His lesson? If they expect customers to wear clothes but can’t confirm whether or not the people who made them are being treated ethically, then the CEOs of each of these companies should be happy enough eating the lunches Oliver ordered them – but Oliver cannot confirm how the food was made…or if anyone spat in them.

Watch Oliver’s amazing takedown in the video above.

 [via Last Week Tonight

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London Fashion Week Is Moving

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New York Fashion Week isn’t the only Fashion Month event getting a little change of scenery. London is also moving its home base to a shiny, new location. LFW is saying goodbye to Somerset House and taking up residence at the Brewer Street Car Park in Soho this September.

Plenty of fashion shows have been held at the Car Park, but this time around, the British Fashion Council is laying claim to two floors of the space that will be used for fashion shows, showroom space and more. The BFC says its headquarters will still be at Somerset House, but this move will provide a better opportunity for designers to really put on the kind of productions they want to. 

“The long term growth of the UK’s designer fashion market is reflected geographically in this move that will see London Fashion Week designers showcasing collections in one of London’s most vibrant, diverse and creative hubs set within a mile of Bond Street, Dover Street, Mount Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street,” BFC CEO Caroline Rush said. “The new and exciting venue has already been dubbed as Brewer Street’s ‘Fashion Park’ and will offer freedom and flexibility to designers who will be able to transform the show space to reflect their own aesthetics and identity.”

LFW will be held at the Car Park for the next two seasons, so only time will tell if the space lasts beyond the Fall 2016 shows.

[via WWD, Grazia]

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John Galliano to Speak at a Jewish Fashion Event

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A lot has changed in the past few years for John Galliano, who was shunned by much of the fashion industry after that infamous rant outside a Parisian café in which the then-Dior designer drunkenly spewed anti-Semitic remarks. Since being fired from his post at Dior, Galliano did a stint in rehab and what can be described as an apology/redemption tour. Galliano seems to have atoned for his sins, but it looks like he’s not quite done yet. 

The Margiela creative director will be the keynote speaker at Connect, a series of talks aimed at the Jewish community. Galliano will discuss Jewish culture and fashion at the Central Synagogue London on May 28 on the same bill as fellow speakers Maureen Kendler of the London School of Jewish Studies and Rabbi Sam Taylor from the Western Marble Arch Synagogue.

It’s clear the designer has come a long way from that fateful evening in 2011 and though his words were deplorable, it is good to see that he is changing and is trying to make up for his past errors. Clearly, Galliano has learned a lot since he was booted from Dior and this move is a complete 360 from the man we saw outside that café. If anything, his involvement in the program is proof that people have the remarkable ability to change – and to forgive.

[via WWD]

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Sui He Dares to Wear Jeans on the Cover of Vogue Thailand (Forum Buzz)

When Anna Wintour decided to showcase a pair of Guess jeans on the cover of Vogue back in the 80s, the fashion industry went crazy. Negative reactions to Vogue Thailand‘s latest, however, prove that jeans aren’t always a welcomed sight on the cover of the famed glossy. For May 2015, Sui He leaps across the studio for photographer Stockton Johnson, looking rather effortless in blue denim flares teamed with a navy cut-out vest and pinstriped blazer.

Our feisty forum members are less than impressed. “Jeans? Seriously?” questioned GlamorousBoy the moment the cover surfaced, setting the tone of more comments to come.

“This is the first Vogue Thailand cover which I am not overfond of. Loathe the denim masthead. It looks like a preview cover, based on a U.K. Vogue editorial,” added Benn98.

MON wasn’t impressed either: “This looks like a U.K. Vogue More Dash Than Cash supplement (in association with H&M). The jeans masthead is so 2006! The styling feels so dated. The colors are too dark. Nothing here works. What a huge downgrade from last month’s cover.”

“Jeans, seriously? Do they know the magazine they are spawned from? The one whose title they have on their masthead? To paraphrase Anna Wintour, Where’s the glamour? This is Vogue. Let’s lift it a little,” sniggered A.D.C. in horror.

Feeling the same was Bertrando3: “It does look like the H&M supplement for British Vogue indeed! Good for Sui but the cover does not have anything special, it looks very commercial and not high fashion though, so that bothers me since it’s part of the Vogue family.”

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