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Is Dov Charney Trying to Buy Back American Apparel?

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Image: WENN

This week, Dov Charney’s dismissal from American Apparel was made official. The troubled CEO, whose tenure at the brand he created has been tarnished by claims of sexual abuse and mismanagement of funds, still owns a 45 percent stake in the company, although the board is determined to cut ties completely. 

No one expects Charney to let the company he built slip away so easily, so it was certainly not a surprise to hear that the former American Apparel boss has reportedly teamed with investment firm Irving Place Capital, in hopes of buying back the company. According to The Business of Fashion, Charney has a few people in his corner, too — 30 executives from the company drew up a letter asking the board not to terminate him. 

It seems Charney will do anything to make sure he is still tied to American Apparel and we don’t blame him. After all, he is the company’s founder. 

[via The Business of Fashion]

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IMG Comments on Fashion Week Move

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Image: WENN

We knew for a while that New York Fashion Week was leaving Lincoln Center, but yesterday’s news that the entire event had been booted from the facility did come as something of a shock, mostly for its abruptness. But word is IMG wasn’t going to renew its contract with Lincoln Center, so the hunt for a new location would have been on regardless.

IMG came forward yesterday to comment on the situation. “Lincoln Center has been a great home for the past five years, and we look forward to another world-class season this February,” it said. “However, as the fashion industry continues to evolve, IMG has been actively looking for a new home for NYFW that gives our designers and partners the best possible environment to share their creative visions. We look forward to sharing more details on our new home soon.”

Yesterday, it was announced that the New York City Parks Department, Lincoln Center and New York Fashion Week came to a settlement in court that would bar IMG from using Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park for non-park events past February. 

[via WWD]

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My-Wardrobe Shutters, Sells Domain to Net-a-Porter


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It’s been a rough road for e-tailer My-Wardrobe, but its suffering has come to an end. It has sold its domain name to Net-a-Porter, and if you try to visit the old site, it will redirect you to a Net-a-Porter group page. “We are sorry to inform you that is no longer trading,” the site reads. “We thank you for your loyal custom and we are pleased to introduce you to the Net-a-Porter group – the destination for luxury fashion and style online.” 

For those of you just finding out about the switch, you’re out of luck because for the past few weeks My-Wardrobe has been having the wildest sale ever with prices up to 70 percent off. The site is shutting down after eight years in business and according to the Telegraph, things took a sour turn for the once-successful destination once investors swooped in July 2012 with extra cash for the business. The financial woes started once the money disappeared that November.

My-Wardrobe, we hate to see ya go!

[via Telegraph, The Business of Fashion]

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Kate Middleton’s Hair Is Prince William’s ‘Nightmare’

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Image: WENN

Just because he is in line to be King of England does not mean Prince William is above throwing a little shade. The Duke of Cambridge cracked a cute little quip on a visit to London’s Centrepoint homeless charity as he was talking with an aspiring hairdresser and suggested that he style Kate’s “nightmare hair.”

Yes – it’s a loving joke made by a husband about his beautiful wife but if that hair is a nightmare, we don’t want to wake up from it. Shiny, thick, silky, slightly curled at the bottom… What part of such perfection could be a nightmare? We mean, get into those highlights and lowlights people!

Don’t worry, Kate, Wills is just probably just jealous of your luxurious locks. #hairflip.

[via Daily Mail]

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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Reportedly Engaged

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Image: Getty

After only seven months of dating, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are reportedly so in love that they are now engaged and expected to tie the knot in 2015. Radar says that the couple is planning a wedding for early next year and that they have been telling all their friends about it. Sources also claim that Benji’s brother, Joel Madden, is none too pleased about how suddenly the union is taking place. 

The National Enquirer also notes that Diaz is opting out of a prenup, in spite of the fact she’s sitting on $90 million dollars. But true love has no boundaries – not even practical, legally sound ones.

Needless to say, Diaz and Madden’s union will be one to watch in 2015. Congrats to the couple!

[via Radar, The National Enquirer]

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WATCH: Alessandra Ambrosio Can’t Take Her Jeans Off in LOVE’s Latest Advent Calendar Video

We’ve got to give it to LOVE magazine for today’s entry in its advent calendar. Not only is it incredibly sexy, but it adds a glamorous twist to a struggle every girl can relate to. 

For day 18, the magazine tapped Alessandra Ambrosio to take it all off for the camera. We see the Victoria’s Secret model writing on a white shag carpet, slowly peeling off all her clothes until she reaches down to her (way too) distressed jeans and – ugh – can’t seem to get them off past her ankles. She struggles and struggles (sexily, of course) kicking her feet up and down, smiling to hide what we imagine is simmering frustration. And in the most anticlimactic fashion ever, she never gets those darn jeans off entirely before the video ends.

Ain’t that a B.

[via LOVE YouTube