Looks like H&M is taking cues from Forever 21 these days.
The Swedish-based fashion retailer has raised some eyebrows in the fashion community due to their latest collection, The New Mix, resembling looks from Balenciaga, Celine, and Kenzo. The ad to the left above, for instance, features a white crop top from H&M's line which looks eerily similar to one from Balenciaga's Spring/Summer 2013 collection (seen previously on Kristen Stewart to the premiere of her film On the Road).
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+ Already the face of one of their fragrances, actress Amanda Seyfried was tapped for Givenchy's Fall/Winter ad campaign, which also features Carine Roitfeld (who styled the ads) and her daughter Julia.
+ Speaking of Givenchy, beneath her Riccardo Tisci dress, Jessica Chastain wore matching Spanx in order to avoid becoming another actress at the Cannes Film Festival to experience an embarrassing crotch flash.
+ Helping out brides who want to wed on a budget, Target has announced a wedding dress collection priced between $99.99-$129.99, featuring an array of styles and cuts for sizes 2 through 28. The retail giant will also offer bridesmaids dresses in their online store.
+ Having already been at the center of a sexual discrimination lawsuit in Tokyo, Prada is now being pressued by The High Commissioner for Human Rights at the U.N. to cease its egregious practices against female employees.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. Especially when your CEO is Mike Jeffries.
Because the Abercrombie & Fitch CEO's unapologetic apology over his controversial, exclusionary comments was received poorly (not surprisingly) and exacerbated the current online anti-Abercrombie campaigns, the folks at corporate decided to take matters into their own hands. Prompted by 18-year-old Benjamin O'Keefe's - an eating disorder survivor who began the Change.org petition urging the clothing company to expand its women's sizing - online action, executives at Abercrombie & Fitch met with the teenager and members of the National Eating Disorder Association in order to discuss changes in the company.
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Lindsay Lohan is being sued for $5 million. The Scary Movie 5 star is being counter-sued by clothing manufacturer D.N.A.M. Apparel Industries, who claim she is the reason a business deal for her 6126 clothing line fell apart, according to TMZ.
Lindsay had originally started legal action against the company, claiming they didn't honor a licensing fee agreement and seeking $1.1 million in damages. However, D.N.A.M. claim they attempted to sell the Lindsay's 6126 clothes to high-end third party retailers in 2010, but found it hard, as Lindsay's personal life and legal problems had spiralled out of control.
The lawsuit points out Lindsay was in rehab at the time, claiming she had a "drug-addled image," which affected their own reputation, and her legal problems were playing out "like a Greek tragedy." D.N.A.M. claims it invested millions in the 6126 brand only to find it unprofitable. They are suing for breach of contract and fraud, asking for at least $5 million in damages.
Lindsay's public image is still in trouble as she is currently undergoing three months of court-ordered rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic in California, where she is reportedly finding conditions tough.
“I think it’s not the ideal way they want to be portrayed. Louis Vuitton is this brand based on heritage and great craftsmanship, and that wasn’t the side that we were celebrating.”
- Film director Sofia Coppola on the depiction of Louis Vuitton in her upcoming film, The Bling Ring.
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While the Billboard Music Awards are no Met Gala, one would hope that the celebrities would at least aspire to such style for the event. Judging from the various frocks that graced Billboard's blue carpet, however, the musically-inclined celebs failed to put much effort into this awards show. Whether it was the Las Vegas heat or some overextended stylists (between the Met Gala, Cannes, and this, who can blame them?), the fashion at the Billboard Music Awards fell short with a few good looks and way too many shine-inducing materials.
The Good: American Idol judge Nicki Minaj, known for her colorful and over-the-top costumes, scaled back her look by opting for a red number which made her cleavage take center stage and yet still managed to look classy.
Country pop singer Shania Twain showed up in a silver-white Pavoni by Mikael D gown looking like a modern-day Greek goddess.
Hayden Panettiere - who currently stars in the country music television drama Nashville - opted for black like many others in attendance, but her simple, sleek floor-length dress was the best of them all.
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Eva Longoria suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at the Cannes Film Festival. The Desperate Housewives star accidentally revealed much more than she bargained for while walking the red carpet at the Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian) film screening on Saturday night.
Eva, who looked stunning in a pastel green gown complete with a plunging side-split, hitched up her dress to avoid the puddles, flashing much more than just her legs in the process - since she had decided to go commando. The 38-year-old actress appeared unaware of the incident and was happy to pose for the cameras in the rain.
She later enthused on her Twitter page, "My favorite red carpet of the whole year!"
Eva also shared a series of snaps of her fellow celebrity L'Oreal beauty ambassadors Jane Fonda, Cheryl Cole, Megan Gale and Doutzen Kroes, who all braved the bad weather for the annual film festival in the South of France.
David Beckham loves "dressing up" his daughter.
The 38-year-old soccer star - who recently announced his plans to retire from the sport - is smitten with his and wife Victoria's 22-month-old girl Harper and loves nothing more than treating her to a cute new outfit which makes her stand out from other celeb tots.
"Victoria has always dressed Harper beautifully, but lately it's been David who's taken the reins. David tends to pick her bright clothes, whereas Victoria is a fan of a more conservative, neutral palette. He adores doting on her and dressing her up," a source said. David - who also has sons Cruz, eight, Romeo, 10, and 14-year-old Brooklyn with the fashion designer - is so dedicated to styling his only daughter in fashionable pieces that he has a selection of clothes for her in his room at Le Bristol hotel in France, where he stays during his training with French team Paris Saint-German.
"He's always trying to pick up cool things for her to wear," the insider added.
+ Considering she has both the face and body for high fashion, it's no wonder that actress Rooney Mara has signed with Dior to lend her face to their Down Town fragrance campaign. Naturally, her face is so gorgeously distracting that it's barely apparent that the photo is an ad for a perfume.
+ Model Doutzen Kroes imitates Angelina Jolie's famous 2010 Oscar dress, showing off some serious leggage at the Cannes Film Festival in Atelier Versace (albeit, looking somewhat like a superhero).
+ Despite her doctor's orders to avoid tight-fitting shoes, a very pregnant Kim Kardashian was spotted desperately trying to squeeze into her Givenchy heels.
+ Harper's Bazaar features supermodel Christy Turlington on next month's cover, which notes that she's still fabulous at 44 - as if we still didn't need reminding since she turned 40.
Gwyneth Paltrow has praised the Met Ball.
Although the 40-year-old actress recently slammed the Costume Institute Gala, which took place at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art earlier this month, she wrote a gushing post about it in her lifestyle newsletter Goop.
"The Met Ball, at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art, is always the year's most elaborate display of incredible fashion and this year was no different. The theme was Punk: Chaos to Couture and when the house of Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri asked me to join them, I was thrilled to see what they would create with my right fashion hand, Elizabeth Saltzman. We got all inspired in the goop office about punk making a comeback through subtle influence and thus, we asked one of my absolute favorite websites, the most excellently curated SSENSE, to show us how we could work it into our spring/summer wardrobes (sic)," she wrote.
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