For a Studio 10 gig at VAMFF 2015, The Bachelor Season 2 contestant Laurina Fleure pulled out a now-famous picture of Blake dressed as Alice in Wonderland, wig and all, asking models and designers what they think of the look. (more…)
We’d like to warn everyone not to wear a suit or slick your hair back — ever. A contestant from New Zealand’s The X Factor has been publicly harassed and belittled for doing just that, because apparently there is only one man allowed to rock the respectable-gentleman look.
That man’s name is Willy Moon, a one-hit-wonder judge on The X Factor NZ panel. But it was his wife, fellow judge Natalia Kills, who was really enforcing the copyright on her bae’s look. So much so that she called the contestant, 25-year-old Joe Irvine, “cheesy,” “disgusting” and “a laughing stock” for sporting such an outfit.
Facebook just clarified its community policy to make 100% certain that people know what is and isn’t acceptable to post on the social media website. While their policies have not changed – hate speech and nudity, for example, are still not allowed – Facebook has taken it upon themselves to elaborate on the policies in detail.
We wager that some of these clarifications will be met with some pushback. For example, Facebook’s nudity policy: “We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring. We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures.” We’re sure #FreetheNipple advocates won’t be too pleased about the no lady nipples policy, considering men are free to post as many shirtless photos as they please.
As far as hate speech, Facebook will remove anything that promotes hate against people based on their sexuality, gender, religion, race, nationality, ethnicity, disability or disease. It also notes that in any hate speech used or quoted to point raise awareness, the poster should make these intentions clear.
Facebook also addresses violent imagery, noting that people do share images of violent acts, often to raise awareness of their Facebook friends, which is totally OK. What isn’t OK, however, is sharing these pictures for one’s own pleasure. Also, you still can’t use Facebook to sell marijuana, but firearms, alcohol, tobacco and “adult products” are permitted. Facebook also has a provision for “dangerous organizations.” So if you were planning on making a Facebook page for your terrorist or organized crime group, just know that it’s going to be deleted. “We also remove content that expresses support for groups that are involved in the violent or criminal behavior mentioned above. Supporting or praising leaders of those same organizations, or condoning their violent activities, is not allowed.”
Head over to the Facebook to read their updated Community Standards in full.
H&M is launching their Conscious Exclusive line in stores today and they have tapped Olivia Wilde for the campaign. This year’s collection draws inspiration from cultures all over the world, using sustainable materials like Tencel, hemp, organic linen and silk, recycled wool, sequins and more.
“I love the Conscious Exclusive collection at H&M, both for the look, and also for its ethics,” Wilde said in a statement. “This is how all fashion should be: great style that’s naturally more sustainable.” A big worry when it comes to sustainable fashion is that the style element will be lost in the scramble to make sure everything is environmentally friendly. But brands like Stella McCartney and Reformation, whose brand identity is so tied to sustainability, prove that you don’t need to give up fashion to be nicer to the environment. H&M has had several stylish conscious collections in the past, and this latest one follows in those footsteps. From romantic evening dresses to a dreamy ball-style skirt and slit-sleeve blazer, the range marries sustainability and sophistication. (more…)
Heidi Klum is steady in the streets promoting her new lingerie collection with Bendon, Heidi Klum Intimates, and already there is a bit of controversy surrounding the model and her newly-designed skivvies. Three blond models were spied posing around London, clad in Heidi’s lingerie and it looks like she is not too pleased about it. Heidi took to Instagram to express her distaste at the trio by posting an image of them outside Buckingham Palace with a caption saying she did not authorize the display.
“Nearly fell of [sic] my chair when I saw this. Who did this??? Not me!!! #NotCool.” While Heidi’s displeasure is apparent, it’s not 100 percent clear why she’s upset in the first place. While some speculate that the display may be unauthorized, others are saying that Heidi is angry because the models were left out there to freeze wearing next-to-nothing.
We reached out to Bendon for comment and will update once the company responds.