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Sophia Amoruso Steps Down at Nasty Gal

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Shocking but not entirely surprising news coming from Nasty Gal today as founder Sophia Amoruso announced she will be stepping down as CEO of her brand, which she has led for eight years. She posted a video message to the Nasty Gal blog talking about the change.

She’s chosen Nasty Gal President Sheree Waterson to take on the vacated role. “I’ve spent a long time, probably the last couple years thinking constantly whether this is the job that I want or the job that I’m best at,” she said in the video. “I found myself really just wanting to extend our brand, which means sometimes being out of the office. But it would really shortchange Nasty Gal not being out there with our customers.”

Calling Sheree an “extremely inspiring woman,” Sophia says she will oversee brand marketing and creative, that she is “setting myself up to mentor our incredible customer and to evolve our customer vision, voice, and experience while at the same time setting Sheree up to mentor our team (and sometimes me), and to lead our business, as Nasty Gal’s new CEO.”

The Cut notes that Nasty Gal has not been doing too well in the past year, having cut about 10 percent of its staff. Soon after the grim reaping, former employees took to Glassdoor to slam Amoruso and the brand’s leadership team, citing “awful management” and mentioning that Amoruso seemed “busy working on other ventures – which is great in press for the company – but she should be focusing more on the numbers of the business and why they’re having random layoffs…. it’s as if she is on cruise control and letting them do the heavy lifting while she offers direction.”

We guess we can call this a new chapter in Sophia’s #GirlBoss book.

[via Nasty Gal]

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Nicole Trunfio Gives Birth


Australian model Nicole Trunfio and her fiancé, musician Gary Clark Jr, welcomed their first child in the early hours of Sunday morning, January 11, over in the United States.

The 28-year-old took to social media to reveal the big news, sharing a photo of the newborn wrapped in a blanket with just the feet popping out across her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts. The caption read, “3.04 am. Sunday, January 11th 2015. #heavensentmeanangel Gary and I welcomed our beautiful child into the world early this morning, we are so in love. Everybody is healthy and happy and the baby is as perfect as can be. Thank you to all for the love and support. #babyclark #hasarrived @garyclarkjr.” (more…)

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Pringle of Scotland Has Something Special Planned for London Fashion Week

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2014; Image: IMaxTree

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2014; Image: IMaxTree

The secret’s out. Pringle of Scotland is gearing up for its milestone 200th anniversary with a major exhibit opening at the Serpentine Gallery during London Fashion Week. Titled Fully Fashioned: The Pringle of Scotland Story, the show will display archival pieces alongside a new campaign shot by Albert Watson, the infamous Scottish fashion photographer who’s landed over 200 Vogue covers. That series will star prominent Scottish figures like model Stella Tennant and artist David Shrigley. But that’s not all. The brand also plans to debut a collaborative video performance with dancers from the Michael Clark Company as well as a new service, Deconstructed, that will let Pringle fans customize their cashmere.

The exhibit will kick off on Sunday, February 22 — the same day Pringle of Scotland is scheduled to show Fall 2015 — before moving to its permanent home at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh from April 10 to August 16.

[via WWD]

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Here’s Where You’ve Seen George Clooney’s Golden Globes Tux Before

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Image: WENN

While all of us were gushing over Amal Clooney’s Christian Dior gown (or hating her gloves) at last night’s Golden Globes, George Clooney was having a bit of a low-key fashion moment of his own. The newly-married actor took the stage to collect his Cecil B. DeMille Award, giving a heartfelt speech about how much he loves his new wife. Turns out, that’s not the first time he’s expressed his love for Mrs. Clooney in that outfit.

The actor revealed backstage that the tux he was wearing was the same suit he wore for his nuptials to Amal back in September. Seems like the actor was taking notes from Keira Knightley, who famously recycled her Chanel wedding dress (which she wore even before getting married) on the SeriousFun London Gala red carpet

Stars: They wear their tuxes more than once — just like the rest of us!

[via E! News]

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H&M Teams with Coachella for Capsule Collection

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Image: WENN

Headed to Coachella and have nothing to wear? Don’t worry, H&M is happy to provide you with all the feathered, crocheted, fringed fare you need for the festival with its new capsule collection, H&M Loves Coachella. 

According to WWD, the range is due to hit shelves March 19 and will be available worldwide come March 26. H&M will also have a tent at the festival functioning as a pop-up shop riddled with “exclusive merchandise.” Expect typical festival regalia: tunics, rompers, cut-offs, crop tops – the works. And as always, the prices are criminally affordable. Prepare to shell out between $4.95 and $49.95 for any of the collection’s wares. 

H&M has been a supporter of Coachella for the past six years, but this range marks the first time it’s created a collection for the festival. So if you’re headed to Indio, California in April, at least you won’t have to worry about your wardrobe.

[via WWD]

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Vogue Germany’s February Cover Is Everything We Like and More! (Forum Buzz)

Rarely does the cover of a fashion magazine thrill us as much as Vogue Germany’s February 2015 issue. The glossy released the cover via its website just before the weekend and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Photographed by Camilla Akrans, Vanessa Moody lands her first solo Vogue cover. On styling duties was Nicola Knels, who opted for the American newcomer to wear a Minnie Mouse-esque ensemble, consisting of a red polka dot blouse complemented by an oversized hat, both from Saint Laurent.

Vogue Germany February 2015 Vanessa Moody


It should come as no surprise that our forum members are loving the cover. “Amazing! I love it. Cool layout that doesn’t distract from the image. I like the pose and the covered eye,” complimented kokobombon as soon as the cover surfaced.

“Loving this cover. The lighting and the colors are so appealing,” agreed TREVOFASHIONISTO.

CATO was also clearly an admirer and echoed, “That’s what I call an outstanding and splendid cover! Applause Vogue Germany.”

Also enthusiastic was Nepenthes: “YES! This is what a Vogue cover should feel like! Everything works perfectly and I’m thrilled for Vanessa!”

“I’ve said for the longest that Vogue Germany has more appealing covers than the rest and this is proof!” raved Breathless.

“Now that is Vogue. That is what a cover should look like!! Holy!! Everything is perfect. Even the layout!!” enthused MON, agreeing with everyone else.

For the sake of variety, not everyone was so ecstatic. “I can never tell what year we’re in with Vogue Germany. Their covers seem to exist in some sort of time warp where the year could be 1985, 1995, 2005, or 2015. The cover could transport itself to any of those years and it would still fit perfectly OK [on] the newsstand without raising an eyebrow,” posted A.D.C.

Forum member thecpatient fired back: “Wow, I like it! It looks like some cover from [the] 80s or 90s.”

Await the content of Vogue Germany’s February 2015 issue and be sure to add your own two cents here.

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