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Customers Take Issue With Gorman’s Instagram Post Showcasing Chinese Factory Worker

Aussie fashion label Gorman is in damage control after one of its recent Instagram posts featuring a worker in a Chinese factory sparked a backlash from customers.

The post shows a worker holding up a sign that reads: “I made your clothes” and goes on to detail the benefits of its “ethically sourced” clothing. 

“Here is the first of a series of photos of the people making Gorman clothes. Today we introduce Liao. #whomademyclothes. ‘Hi, I’m Liao, a knitter at C.Partners factory in China. I have been working here for 6 years. I love gormans knit designs, especially the colours.’ We are particularly proud of the ethically sourced non-mulesed merino knits Liao and his team have produced for Gorman for the last 4 years. Thanks guys.!!  #ethicallwool #merino#australianfashion

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Diane Von Furstenberg Serves Up Priceless Life Advice

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg attends the 2016 DVF Awards at United Nations on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

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Diane von Furstenberg wears many (superbly printed) hats: self-made millionaire, fashion legend, entrepreneur, party girl, reality TV star, erstwhile princess and, most recently, Oprah of the fashion world. Last week, the inimitable DVF took the stage at the W Hotel in Leicester Square in London alongside British designer Mary Katrantzou as part of the corporation’s “What She Said” speaker series — roundtable discussions with successful women in fashion, music and design hosted at Ws the world over. Topics included the designers’ respective beginnings, challenges they’ve faced throughout their careers and the ever-fickle fashion industry.

Though von Furstenberg’s wisdom was aimed at the graduating class of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Fashion Incubator — the organization of which she is president — in a world where “every person is a brand,” her career advice reaches far beyond the fashion world. (more…)

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Aussie vs. British Harper’s Bazaar: Which Mag Did Daria Werbowy Best? (Forum Buzz)

Instead of the same recycled actresses who constantly star on our favorite glossies, a model always makes for a refreshing choice and we cannot blame Harper’s Bazaar Australia for using the exact same shoot as British Harper’s Bazaar this month. What’s not to love about the sight of Daria Werbowy at the newsstand? As opposed to the British edition, which opted for a starker and more monochrome layout, Aussie Bazaar brightened things up with a vibrant pink masthead and centered the Nico Bustos-shot close-up of the Canadian/Ukrainian beauty, making us fall head over heels all over again.

Harper's Bazaar Australia May 2016 : Daria Werbowy by Nico Bustos

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Which edition took home the trophy, you ask? “Reprint but still so gorgeous, I don’t mind. Better than U.K.,” declared KateTheGreatest upon first look.

“I much prefer this version!! Something looks different, more intense colouring perhaps? All that white space on the British edition is not to my taste,” raved an equally impressed Benn98. (more…)

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It’s Happened — the Korean Sephora Is Here

Korean beauty emporium Aritaum launches stateside.

Image: Aritaum

Say goodbye to the days of poring over obscure Amazon vendors in search of snail cream or blindly ordering foot exfoliators on Sokoglam. The Korean equivalent of Sephora (read: floating makeup islands, tons of testers, a house line of skincare and cosmetics and generous free samples at checkout) has arrived stateside.

Aritaum, a veritable K-beauty emporium, houses all your cult favorite products and more. Stores feature hair, skin and makeup products from lines such as Mamonde, Hanyul (its Rice Essential Skin Softener is, as the name implies, essential), Sulwhasoo, Laneige and IOPE (known as the progenitors of the cushion compact and for its Bio Intensive Essence and Super Vital Cream). The chain, already omnipresent in South Korea, now boasts over 60 North American locations (some still under the name “Amore” after AmorePacific, the stores’ parent company, but those will be rebranded presently), with plans to expand even further throughout the U.S. in the upcoming year. (more…)

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Amy Schumer Sends Up the Classic Pin-Up Pose on Vanity Fair (Forum Buzz)

Vanity Fair isn’t a magazine we typically turn to for groundbreaking covers, as we’re often given celebrities who are no longer with us or reprints of old photos, like last month’s Meryl Streep image from 1988. For May 2016, Vanity Fair joins us in the present day as it welcomes Amy Schumer onto its cover. Photographed by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Amy poses up a storm wearing a red corset, reminiscent of past covers from Kate Upton and Caitlyn Jenner

Vanity Fair May 2016 : Amy Schumer by Annie Leibovitz

IMAGE: VANITYFAIR.COM

Members of our forums kicked off a debate immediately. “This is horrible in so many ways,” declared HandbagQueen.

“It’s honestly terrbile!” echoed a horrified TREVOFASHIONISTO.

Not everyone was in the same mindset, however. “I like it. They’re clearly making fun at the way women are usually asked to pose,” noted bun-bun, sharing a different attitude toward the cover. (more…)

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Designer Claims Alexander McQueen and Sarah Burton Stole Her Designs for the Royal Gown

The Wedding of Prince William with Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey

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Cries of plagiarism have long echoed in the aisles of fast fashion outlets like Zara and H&M, but if Céline, Prada, Dior, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang haven’t filed a major class action lawsuit yet, far be it from us to concern ourselves with the matter. That said, when one of the most memorable wedding gowns in recent history gets called into question, our eyebrows definitely rise.

WWD reports that, for the second time in four years, bridal designer Christine Kendall is taking up arms against Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton. Kendall claims that her sketches inspired the Dutchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding gown, for which Burton was awarded an OBE, or The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire honor, for services to the fashion industry. (more…)

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