Taylor Swift is being sued by clothing brand Lucky 13.
The "Love Story" singer counts 13 as her favorite number and sells T-shirts with "Lucky 13" written on them through her online store, but Robert Kloetzly who owns Lucky 13 clothing - which has been trading since 1991 - feels she is stealing his business.
In a lawsuit lodged today, Robert accuses the singer of trademark infringement for unauthorized use of Lucky 13's branding, and claims they have contacted her people numerous times with no resolution. In court documents seen by website TMZ, Robert describes Taylor as a singer who likes "fast cars and dangerous men who drive them inappropriately," which is the same demographic as his company targets. It also cites the star's music video for "I Knew You Were Trouble" because it "depicts stylish, attractive, tattooed individuals in provocative situations," much like Lucky 13's branding.
Although Barneys was in hot water over racial profiling allegations several months ago, the high-end retailer is making strides in the LGBTQ community with their latest ad campaign, which features trans* models.
The series - shot in black and white by famed photographer Bruce Weber - features 17 models (some professional models, while others are students, activists, and musicians) dressed in designer duds and situated among their family members. Titled “Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters," the images will be accompanied by interviews with the models sharing their personal stories regarding their lives as trans* people. “I hope that my photographs and films of these 17 new friends, who are transgender men and women, convey the respect I have for them and how I stand in awe of their courage to face the world,” Weber said.
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Who needs cash when you have a Twitter account?
So says execs for the upcoming Marc Jacobs pop-up shop for New York Fashion Week, anyway. Appropriately titled the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, the company will offer visitors goods in exchange for Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook posts with the hashtag "#MJDaisyChain." So while it may be considered free by American monetary standards, the Marc Jacobs products will be paid for with social networking fare.
The shop - which will be open from February 7 to February 9 - comes complete with a lounge, a Daisy photo booth (for your Instagram, of course!), drinks, and Wi-Fi (naturally).
Additionally, "he most creative social media posts" will win Marc Jacobs accessories throughout the day. Sounds like a good deal for any fashionista!
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Victoria Beckham is opening her first store in London.
The singer-turned-designer has confirmed that her very first standalone store will open on Dover Street this Fall. "I think the time is now because I know my customer. It will be the first time that the people will really be able to see the brand through my eyes. It's young and cool. There are great galleries in the area. There's Dover Street Market directly opposite of us, which is not a bad thing," she told WWD.
Spanning 7,000 sq ft over three floors, the new style emporium will be located at number 36. The superstar has enlisted architect Farshid Moussavi, who worked on the 2012 London Olympic Park, to renovate the building. "[Farshid] is a woman who loves fashion as well. She has quite a conceptual eye, which I like. We want to make something different without making it overly complicated. I just want it to feel real for me," Victoria explained.
Due to the efforts of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and a number of customers who expressed their presence online, retailers The Gap and Zara have released statements temporarily banning the sale of products made from angora rabbit fur.
PETA recently released undercover footage of the horrifying conditions and treatment of angora rabbits in a Chinese angora fur farm, prompting many companies to halt sales of the fur. The Gap and Zara were not as quick to jump on the compassionate bandwagon, facing harsh criticism online, as well as a petition which garnered over 295,000 signatures.
As a result, Zara released a statement on December 18th, claiming that they will stop ordering angora fur until it can verify the farms from which they purchase (let's be honest - they're not going to find a farm removing the fur humanely at the price points that they're used to). The Gap posted on Twitter with a similar sentiment.
How about they invest in cruelty-free faux fur instead of wasting time and money with their own investigations?
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+ The Kardashian trio unveiled their latest clothing collection, which they launched in collaboration with British retailer Lipsy. Unsurprisingly, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe model off their floral, curve-hugging dresses in the adverts for the line (perhaps it's the only way they'd be able to sell it?). Major kudos that they're not of the typical sequined and glittery New Year's Eve dress fare, but at the same time, I can't imagine women flocking to the stores (or in Americans' cases, online store) for a summery frock when they're looking for something festive.
+ Britney Spears surprised fans with a Twitter photo showcasing her new hair color: platinum blonde. Love it or leave it?
+ Tyra Banks seems to have joined Jennifer Lawrence in the war against negative body image words, claiming that she refuses to utter "plus-size," instead opting for "fiercely real." Not sure how quickly the latter will catch on, but it's a start!
Victoria Beckham is donating a mountain of designer shoes to help victims of the Philippines Typhoon.
The big-hearted fashion designer is selling off some of her most expensive pairs along with dozens of items of clothing belonging to her and husband David. The donations are expected to raise thousands of pounds for those affected by the mega storm when they go on sale today.
"Dozens of pieces from the couple's wardrobe this Friday at the British Red Cross shop in Kensington & Chelsea, which specializes in designer clothing. All the money raised will help those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines," a statement on the British Red Cross's website reads.
The 39-year-old fashion icon has posted several photographs on her Instagram account showing her boxing up the donations, which include pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo and Roberto Cavalli, to name a few.
Is trouble brewing in Barneys and Jay-Z's fashion paradise?
The high-end retailer just announced that they will no longer be throwing a fundraising party tomorrow night to celebrate the launch of their collaboration collection with the rapper. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the event has been canceled," read a statement from Barneys.
The news comes after Jay-Z has been pressured by fans to withhold his collection with the retail store once they properly address the racial profiling allegations against them. There is no word, however, that Jay-Z had a hand in cancelling Wednesday's party.
Proceeds of the first day's sales from Jay-Z's items and ten percent of the profits from the overall store that day are intended to go towards his Shawn Carter Foundation - the same organization to which the fundraising party was intended to benefit.
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The model-turned-designer recently teamed up with the Gap-owned retailer to put out a collection for next month, and oh how I'd like to get my hands on some of those pieces! From a ruffled, floral jumpsuit and lacy, blue little dress to patterned, deep green suit and the perfect New Year's Eve dress, Scott designed something for every woman (more photos after the jump) but yet with an added touch of her sophisticated, high fashion charm.
You can dust off your credit cards for December 5 (wisely launched during the holiday season!).
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+ Known for her famous, full eyebrows, Cara Delevingne probably shocked some of her
brow worshipers fans when she admitted that she's willing to do anything for a film role - including shaving her head and eyebrows!
+ Ever dream of being Victoria Beckham? Well you can at least get married like her, as her gold wedding crown is up for auction for around $32,000.
+ Jennifer Lawrence looked fabulously gothic chic in a Christian Dior gown at the Paris premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Unfortunately it looks as though her co-star Elizabeth Banks should've borrowed Lawrence's stylist for the event...
+ Miranda Kerr apparently doesn't know what her own body looks like, as she denies knowing an image of herself she posted was heavily-Photoshopped, claiming that she had no idea that the photo was altered.
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