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‘Wear it Your Way’ with Tu at Sainsbury’s Latest Drop

Ever shopped for clothes at a supermarket? Canadian retailer Joe Fresh got its start shilling trendy, affordable clothes a stone's throw away from the produce aisle, and Tu at Sainsbury is taking a similar approach. The range boasts a fine selection of key wardrobe staples updated to fit the latest trends, with the hopes that customers mix and match the pieces to develop their own unique looks. It is fitting, then, that the range's slogan this season is, "Wear it your way."


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Fronting the campaign are two different UK celebrities (best known for their former pop careers!) with different body shapes and style preferences. The first, Heidi Range, has more feminine proclivities, often opting for floaty dresses and a warm pink colour palette. Lousie Redknapp, on the other hand, infuses her outfits with more of an androgynous vibe, leaning slightly feminine with the help of some well-placed floral prints. You can watch how the girls use the same collection to achieve their own styles here.

The collection really does have something for everyone, from 50s-style dresses to on-trend separates. Now, the bad news is that the clothing is only available in Sainsbury’s stores, but the good news is that it’ll certainly make your weekly big shop a little bit more fun.

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Heroin Overdose Reportedly the Cause of Peaches Geldof’s Death

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News of Peaches Geldof's untimely death age of 25 was enough of a tragedy, but today, autopsies uncover another, with reports that the former TV presenter and writer died of a heroin overdose.

The coroners reportedly found that Geldof died in the same way her mother Paula Yates did back in 2000—an event that haunted Peaches for the rest of her life. Reports say that Yates was watching Geldof's youngest sister, Tiger Lily, who was only four at the time. The Times of London says that Peaches had become increasingly "obsessed" with the death of her mother, making this discovery all the more tragic.

Authorities initially said that there was no drug paraphernalia found at Geldof's residence at the time they went to investigate a call of "concern for the welfare of a woman," but now it is believed that the items were removed before the house was searched.

Geldof's funeral took place last week at the same church her mother was laid to rest, just adding to the parallels of this sad situation.

Update: Kent police have come out to officially confirm in a statement that Geldof's "recent use of heroin" was "likely to have played a role in her death." 

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The Voice of Her Generation? Tavi Gevinson Interviews Miley Cyrus for ELLE

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For ELLE Magazine's May 2014 cover story, former fashion blogger (turned online zine editor) Tavi Gevinson interviews Miley Cyrus about life, love and being craaazy. Celebrity journalists typically mystify their subjects, building up the hype that surrounds them, but Gevinson is too close to Cyrus in age and has too much integrity to treat the pop star as anything other than an ordinary girl living an unusual life. Below, some of my favorite bits of the interview:

From Tavi's intro:

I flew to Phoenix in February for an interview with Cyrus and a night of her Bangerz tour. She spoke a mile a minute, eager to impress and to set the record straight, though not without claiming repeatedly that she does not give a fuck. She wore a silk John Galliano robe printed with newspaper headlines and did not break eye contact once.

"[Miley] is more self-possessed than skeptics think she is, but maybe not as self-possessed as she thinks she is. Not in any dangerous, downward-spiraling way, though. She just carries the same conviction that I and everyone else in our age group share, that as recent survivors of adolescence, we know what is really important to us."

And now Miley Cyrus, on playing a character:

"People have made me seem like a character. So now I’m just enjoying playing a character of myself. People’s mouths drop when I dance, but my friends are like, “You dance like that in the kitchen!” I’m always pretty much joking. In the show, I do this really horrible wave, like the Queen. It’s so dumb, because everyone waves back at me like that! It’s almost like abusing the fact that I’m a little bit of a trendsetter. People ask me how I stay happy and sane: I never google myself."

On being the voice of her generation:

"Sometimes my managers say, 'Why do you ask us questions if when we start to answer it….' And I’m like, 'I hear what you say and I’m gonna do the opposite of it. Because you’re old and you’re a man, and I’m young and I’m a girl and I know that’s right.' I’ve just got to make sure that I’m the voice of my generation. I think that I’m allowing girls to be really free with their sexuality."

On making difference: 

"I have guys and girls that come out, and they’re like, 'The only reason I’m able to admit that I’m gay is because you’ve made me feel like that’s okay.' That is so intense, because that is a part of this generation—it wasn’t always accepted—and I feel like I am a big part of that change."

Read the full interview here.

Related: How Soon Is Too Soon? Miley Cyrus Wears Fall 2014 Marc Jacobs Look for ELLE’s May Issue (Forum Buzz)

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At a Glance: See How These Six Corporations Control the Luxury Fashion Industry

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When people talk about the fashion industry as a teeny-tiny, insular world, they aren't being glib. Although fashion plays a major role on the world stage, both culturally and financially (last year, luxury sales reportedly exceeded $318 billion worldwide), just a handful of companies dominate the industry. Although a select number of high-end labels (like Chanel) are privately owned and some others (like Michael Kors) are publicly traded, more and more of the world's best known brands belong to major conglomerates, like LVMH (which is doing its best to acquire remaining holdouts, like Hermès). 

In the graphic above, you can see how just six large companies control over forty of the world's top luxury fashion brands. To see an expanded version, click here

[Created based on a table in Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion by Tansy E. Hoskins]



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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Met Gala

Beyonce at the Met Gala

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The Met Gala is going down next week on Monday, May 5 and there are a lot of details to sort out. Not just for Anna Wintour, who will christen the newly-named Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Museum earlier that day, but for fashion- and celebrity-obsessed fans who need the details on fashion's biggest night.

Thank goodness you have us to sort it all out for you.

This year's theme honors couturier Charles James, who has churned out some of the most breathtaking couture gowns ever created, many of which would still shut down a red carpet today. But before we get into his designs (which is really what the night is all about), here's all the information we have about the event:

Tickets are crazy-expensive: Ticket prices have gone up, once again, for the event. They're now $25,000, up from last year's $15,000. The reason for the increase? Apparently, Anna Wintour wanted the gala to be more exclusive.

Frank Ocean is performing: Ocean's pretty much the R&B darling of the fashion world. According to the New York Post, he'll be providing the smooth musical stylings for the evening.

Folks are encouraged to hit the gym beforehand: Vogue published an article on how to get your body in shape before daring to attend the event in a gown. Their suggestions? Side-planks to strengthen the core (and improve posture) and beating the floor with heavy ropes (so your arms are toned like MObama's).

The dress code's pretty strict: Now that the Costume Institute bears her name, Anna's decided to upgrade the whole event by adding a new, grown & sexy dress code. It'll take more than a Tom Ford three-piece suit for the fellas to gain admittance. Fashion's head overlord has decreed that guys are required to attend in white tie attire and decorations, meaning, a back tailcoat, waistcoat, wing-collared shirt and of course, a white bow tie to match. This also included medals, top hats—the works.

Anna Wintour is helping Idina Menzel choose her dress: Adele Dazeem Idina Menzel must be keen on making a good impression on Ms. Wintour. She told Hello! magazine that she's tapped the editrix to help her choose a gown for the evening.

Prada is dressing Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Dockery: The two share a stylist, Michaela Erlanger, who was listed as one The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Stylists, so you know they're going to look freakin' fantastic.

Zooey Deschanel is wearing Tommy Hilfiger: No surprise, considering she just collaborated on a line with the label.

Zoe Saldana will wear Prabal Gurung: She's worn his pieces countless times, and we're sure this one will be a doozy.

Emmy Rossum's dress might blind us: The Shameless actress told E! News that her dress is a "bright" color and also "long."

Taylor Swift is wearing J.Mendel: Another designer she's worn on a few occasions. It would be nice, though, if she chose a dress that's not sparkly or in a champagne hue. Surprise us, Taylor!

Amanda Seyfried is wearing Givenchy: She's already posed for the label, so this makes perfect sense.

Margot Robbie and Olivia Munn will wear Diane von Furstenberg: Maybe we'll get a Met Gala-worthy version of her famous wrap dress, which turned 60 this year.

Don't expect to see Michelle Obama there: MObama will be on hand to cut the ribbon at the renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center earlier in the day, but two Democratic National Committee events that evening will keep her away from the main show.

Kimye is gonna be there: The soon-to-be newlyweds are taking some time off of their wedding planning duties to attend the affair, which falls about two weeks before the May 24 nuptials taking place in France.

Gwyneth Paltrow is not coming: The newly-single Goopster was so bored at last year's event, that she's sitting this one out. A rep for Paltrow told the New York Post that she won't be in New York on May 6, and therefore can't attend.

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Kate Pecks Revives the Mullet Dress on the Logie Awards Red Carpet


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When you have to Google an awards show to remind yourself what it actually honours people for, it’s probably a sign you shouldn’t get too amped about what the attendees are wearing. The 2014 Logie Awards in Melbourne over the weekend were no exception to this rule, churning out alarming amounts of stretch lace and thigh-high splits—a feat which is in itself worthy of an accolade.

But it wasn’t all daytime television glam. One person who managed to catch our attention for the right reasons was model and MTV VJ Kate Peck, who worked the red carpet in an asymmetric monochrome number. Sure, she has an upper hand owing to her youth and exceptional DNA, but props are certainly deserved for proving the mullet dress isn’t dead yet.

The bold stripes and structured ruffles on her Arthur Galan piece are everything this silhouette needed, and the strappy sandals she’s wearing are further evidence that closed-toe pumps have had their moment. Beauty-wise, the gelled peroxide hair and smoky eyeliner complement this look perfectly. Who said mullets and fauxhawks couldn’t be friends?

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