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Denmark’s Fashion Industry Implements Stricter Rules for Models

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Denmark’s fashion industry is adding a new set of rules and regulations to its Danish Fashion Ethical Charter, which was born in 2007 in an industry effort to help promote healthy models and combat negative images and stereotypes in the fashion industry. Under the revised charter, models will be required to undergo a “health check,” which will include physical and psychological testing in order to make sure they’re not at risk for eating disorders or have other mental health problems. 

Models will have to be paid in actual money for their work – so no more designer samples as compensation. Models also have to be at least 16 years old in order to work for fashion lines selling adult clothes. If they are under 15, they are permitted to model children’s and teenage clothes and must be accompanied by an adult. Clients are also supposed to provide healthy food options for jobs that take more than two hours to complete. Brands who do not comply can’t show at Copenhagen Fashion Week.

These initiatives are administered by the Danish fashion industry, not the Danish government, in an effort to improve the state of working models in Denmark. In France and the U.S., the government has taken some control, first in New York with a bill giving underaged models protection as child performers and more recently in France, which has backed a bill banning super-thin models from working. 

[via Dazed, Danish Fashion Ethical Charter]

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Kim Kardashian Says Her Psoriasis Won’t Prevent Her from Posing Nude

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Another day, another naked Kim Kardashian photo shoot. On this week’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we see Kim donning nothing but white paint for a desert shoot for her website. This week’s episode focused a lot on the insecurities of the Kardashian family members, particularly Kylie Jenner, who finally gave her doctor some credit and admitted that she’s been getting temporary lip fillers. 

Kim also revealed her insecurities, namely the skin condition that she’s been struggling with. “I have psoriasis, there is nothing I can do about it so there is no reason why I should feel uncomfortable,” she said. “So to make myself feel better, I lay out all my insecurities before we start a shoot in the hope that no one will be focused on that. I just want to do fun and artsy things. I want to capture really cool moments and have some great shoots and be nude and do all this cool stuff.”

It’s clear that a little psoriasis hasn’t stopped Kim from taking off her clothes time and time again, so more power to her.

[via Daily Mail]


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IMG Skipping Fashion Week Swim This Year

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IMG is pulling out of Miami Fashion Week Swim this year, which will leave the fashion event without many of the sponsored shows that make up much of the affair. IMG says they are postponing the affair until 2016, which means if you were headed to Miami Fashion Week this year, there will likely be fewer events to attend.

According to the Miami Herald, IMG, which lost Mercedes-Benz as a Fashion Week sponsor, says they are putting the events off until next year while the company figures out how to “better reflect the unique needs of its designers and partners.” In addition, Miami Beach has been trying to relocate the tents the event is held in and weren’t having much luck finding an appropriate location. Other events planned for Fashion Week Swim will still take place. Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach is opening up its tents to those designers who would have shown with IMG. In addition, other tradeshows will be going on during the week, like the Swimwear Association of Florida’s SwimShow trade show. Such events are expected to be an attraction for plenty of people. 

IMG is expected to return to the Miami Fashion Week Swim circuit and has reportedly been working to reposition their event. As chief marketing officer and executive vice president at the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Rolando Aedo says, “We’ve been assured by IMG personally that because of the new owners and the new vision, that they were going to take what has been a great solid trade event…to a very broad consumer lifestyle fashion event.” We guess we’ll be seeing what changes IMG applies to Fashion Week Swim when they return in 2016. 

[via Miami Herald]

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Sasha Pivovarova’s Vogue China Cover Gives Us the Chills (Forum Buzz)

After giving us one Sasha last month, Vogue China delivered another Sasha on the cover of their recent edition. This time around, Sasha Pivovarova fronts the magazine’s June 2015 issue and transports us to another dimension with its futuristic looking cover shot. Captured by Boo George, Sasha dons a sequined dress from Christian Dior, appearing just as she did several years ago oozing a youthful aura and her alien-like beauty peering out toward us readers.

Yet the cover made our forum members feel a slight chill. “It is a great cover but very cold for June,” noted GlamorousBoy.

“The overall feel of the cover screams winter. It’s so cold and icy for summer. The pose is a bit Cosmo for me matched with smile. The mouth is awkward too. After last month‘s beautiful Boo George offering, this is a let down. I had high hopes,” MON expressed feeling underwhelmed.

“It’s a good cover but I agree that it is a bit cold for June,” KateTheGreatest responded soon after.

Forum member gazebo disagreed: “I think the icy feel is comforting for June. You don’t want fire on the cover when it’s fire outside. I think it’s a beautiful cover except for the face expression which is awkward and annoying.”

“Another month, another Sasha, another perfect cover!” raved miguelalmedia, projecting a different attitude.

Ash92 was quick to acknowledge, “It seems like out of the 06-07 girls like Lily, Caroline, Jessica, Sasha seems to be the one still booking Vogue covers.”

“Another great cover, love the colors, and that Dior is fantastic.” enthused Miss Dalloway.

Be sure to voice your own opinion inside the thread here.

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June Ambrose Is OK with Celebrities Not Getting the Met Gala Theme

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Every year the Met Gala red carpet showcases celebrities who clearly dress with the year’s theme in mind, as well as those who decide to do their own thing. While deviating from the motif is a little annoying for some fashion fans eager to see creative sartorial interpretations of the event’s subject, for June Ambrose, it’s not that big of a deal. 

The stylist to the stars told Page Six that she didn’t mind the decidedly non-Chinese-inspired gowns that hit the red carpet, particularly the sheer ones at the event. “It was a lot of that sheer, Bob Mackie-inspired pieces, which is not Chinese,” she said, referencing the barely-there looks sported by stars like Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. “You know, they’re musicians. Do they follow rules? Never. Listen, they were stage-savvy. A lot of people thought they weren’t right for that particular venue. But when you have a killer body like those ladies have — and again, they’re musicians, they’re artists, they’re not models — they’re gonna take things out of context. You don’t really give them rules.”

Sure, rules are meant to be broken but, ironically, one of fashion’s biggest rule-breakers, Rihanna, stayed true to the night’s theme and provided one of the most stunning looks and a moment that will likely be remember in Met Gala red carpet history. Regardless, they all looked amazing and certainly brought the glamour. 

[via Page Six]

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American Idol Will Air Its Final Season Next Year

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We hope you’ve been savoring all of Jennifer Lopez‘s outfits on American Idol this season because the show will be ending its decade-long run next year.

January will mark the start of American Idol’s final season. According to the show’s producers, the decision to cancel the show was a difficult one. “American Idol has been such a vital part of Fox for its run and we spent a lot of time talking with producers about the future of American Idol and collectively we arrived at the conclusion that it was time to bring the show to an end,” Fox CEO Gary Newman said. “But we wanted to do it in a way that felt special and celebratory and treated the show the way it deserved to be treated.”

Newman promises a very special final season, which will include appearances from former contestants and judges. Over the past few years, ratings for the show have declined, particularly from its 2006 heyday when it raked in 36 million viewers for its finale. Compare that to the 11.6 million figure they’re working with this year.

Over the years, American Idol has produced several huge stars in music and entertainment including Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Katharine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Jordin Sparks and more. Though we’ll be sad to see the singing competition go, the possibly of watching the ever-displeased Simon Cowell and the ever-positive Paula Abdul bicker again is reason enough to tune in next year. 

[via EW]

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