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Things Are a Mess at American Apparel

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

American Apparel’s got a lot to deal with now that it has officially fired CEO Dov Charney. The announcement that the troubled boss was officially out at the flailing label came last week with the announcement of his replacement, who is due to start in January. Since the news broke, several parties have speculated that Charney could be planning to sue the company for damages. Lots of people are waiting with bated breath for him to officially take the company to court. According to WWD, a lawsuit could cost American Apparel “hundreds of millions of dollars,” which the brand doesn’t have. 

For now, the company has adopted a poison pill, which will bar any shareholder from buying a controlling stake in the company without the permission of all the shareholders. This comes with rumors that Charney is in talks with investment firm Irving Place Capital with plans to buy back his company

Whatever becomes of American Apparel, one thing’s for sure: This adjustment period is going to be messy.

[via WWD]


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Givenchy Releases More Images from Spring 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

You’ve probably already seen Julia Roberts’ new Givenchy Spring 2015 campaign, but Julia’s not the only star of the fashion ads. As rumored, Givenchy also tapped a set of models for the new spots and the images have been released. Riccardo Tisci treated his Instagram followers to a preview of part two of the spring campaign over the weekend and the images were immediately brought over to our forums for discussion. The new pictures show models Imaan Hammam (pictured below), Stella Lucia and Mica Arganaraz standing beside a motorcycle in a derelict woodland area, each giving good face for the lens of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Givenchy Spring 2015 Models Mert & Marcus


But are our forum members feeling it? “I’m happy to see two of my favorite girls in the campaign: Mica & Imaan. Mica’s shot is the best from the entire campaign but I don’t know, something is wrong with Imaan’s shot. The cast may be good but I’m not excited by the campaign at all after seeing this,” noted Lola701.

“Nooooo they brought back that awful Fall 2006 concept!” proclaimed Flashbang.

“Mica looks strong and amazing, but God the concept. The concept’s even cheaper than the Fall 2006 one,” responded VersaceVixen009.

StoneSkipper wasn’t a fan: “I’m happy to see Imaan… but that’s just horrid. All of it. Okay, maybe that third shot isn’t that bad, but still.”

“The concept & styling is bad. Great cast but the photos look boring,” posted testinofan.

“The models can’t make the attitude work. Imaan looks like a young Ruud Gullit, not good,” wrote Nymphaea.

Are you a fan of part two of Givenchy’s Spring 2015 campaign? Happy to see some models? Tell us what you think and check out the other shots inside the thread below. (more…)

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See Kim and Kanye Posing for Balmain’s Spring 2015 Menswear Campaign

Balmain Menswear Spring 2015 Kim & Kanye


We didn’t see this coming, but maybe we should have. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have already graced the cover of Vogue together, so it’s only natural for the dynamic duo to pose for a high-fashion advertising campaign. Good friend to the Kardashian-Jenner clan and Balmain designer, Olivier Rousteing, tapped Kimye for the edgy French fashion house’s new menswear Spring 2015 fashion spots, released earlier today. The designer’s Instagram page blew up and the image has already received 15,000 likes — and counting! Mario Sorrenti, who also shot the womenswear ads this season, captured the-world’s-most-talked-about-couple wearing black Balmain threads during an intimate moment. Like it or loathe it? Share your opinion with us inside the thread here.

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Tyson Beckford’s Birthday Celebrations Take Over Sydney

If you’re a Sydneysider, chances are you’ve probably bumped into Tyson Beckford, or part of his down-under posse, during his 44th birthday celebrations over the last week. Even though he turned the big double-four back on December 19, the festivities and Sydney gallivanting still seem to be in full force. Thanks to social media, we feel like we were there for the whole thing.

Since Tyson flew into Sydney from New York’s JFK last Wednesday, December 17, he’s been living it up with his his 23-year-old bae, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Shanina Shaik, and fellow home-grown leggy babe Ajak Deng, hitting anywhere and everywhere Sydney has to offer in what seems to be a never-ending celebration.

The hot spots have so far included Bondi Beach with his “Babii,” Darling Harbour, Magic City, Westfield Sydney, The Ivy nightclub (on the exclusive Level 6, of course) and Wooloomooloo’s Otto restaurant.  (more…)

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Jesinta Campbell is Engaged

Model Jesinta Campbell and Sydney Swans star Lance “Buddy” Franklin are putting a ring on it. The former Miss Universe contestant shared the news on her Instagram yesterday, writing, “I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with you. There are no words to describe how happy we are #ENGAGED.”

It was only 14 months ago that Jesinta, 23, and Lance, 27, officially announced their relationship, again on Instagram, but it looks like a case of “when you know, you know,” with Jesinta already thinking about little ones. She recently told Women’s Health magazine, “In five years time, I want to build my business and also be in a position to start a family.”

Congratulations, you two. We’re sure Jesinta will be the best-dressed WAG for years to come, giving Terry Biviano and Rebecca Judd a run for their money.

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Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Rocks Embellished Camilla and Marc at People Magazine Awards 2014

The 2014 People Magazine Awards hit California’s Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, December 18 and, thanks to Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, an Australian designer was able to shine on the star-studded red carpet.

Kaley Cuoco

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The Big Bang Theory actress wore a long-sleeve Camilla and Marc dress, which featured a high neck with chunky embellishments. It was all a bit rock-glam with Kaley’s coiffed blonde hair, smoky eyes and black accessories complementing the dark number, but the flippy flounce and white nail polish added some much-needed playful energy to the look.

The piece is from Camilla and Marc’s upcoming Autumn 2015 collection, so if you’re a fan, it’s set to hit stores this coming January.