Topic: Dov Charney

Gallery: These American Apparel Ads Were Just Banned In The UK…Do You Find Them Offensive? (NSFW)

Gallery: These American Apparel Ads Were Just Banned In The UK...Do You Find Them Offensive? (NSFW)

The UK’s ban-happy Advertising Standards Authority set its sights on American Apparel today, banning a total of eight ads for being “gratuitous…pornographic and exploitative.” In other words, for being American Apparel ads. “The complainant” also said that the ads “inappropriately sexualised young women,” a statement that the ASA decided they agreed with in regards to eight of nine images the complainant brought to their attention.

Interestingly enough, the ASA also objected to the amateurish quality of the photos, saying that in “the particular context of images which featured nudity and sexually provocative poses, there was a voyeuristic and ‘amateurish’ quality to the images which served to heighten the impression that the ads were exploitative of women and inappropriately sexualised young women.” I’m similarly creeped out by these kinds of images, but is that (very subjective) response enough to warrant censorship? Take a look at them and see what you think. (Note: there are only seven images because out of the eight banned ads, two used the same image.)(NSFW!) More »

Party Favors: Vogue Rewrites History

Party Favors: Vogue Rewrites History

…By taking down a widely mauled puff piece. -Double X

Need a vacation? The very wonderful Jaunsetter suggests Portugul. The Hairpin’s Edith Zimmerman says, “Yes.” -The Hairpin

Mixed feelings about birth control. See also. -College Candy

This teen faked pregnancy. Here’s what she learned. -MyDaily

An interior inspired by Demi Moore’s black and white and red all over look. -ShelterPop

The American Apparel figurehead can’t stop embarrassing himself. -Styleite

The right and wrong way to wear hair accessories, runway-style. -StyleList

10 wedges for the warmer months. -Betty Confidential

See Gwen Stefani’s cool casual look for a night out with Gwyneth Paltrow. -Celebuzz

Rachel McAdams has landed the latest Elle cover. -Fashion Etc

A cheat sheet to self-tanners. -Haute Box

Ready-to-Click: Christophe Decarnin Out At Balmain!

Ready-to-Click: Christophe Decarnin Out At Balmain!

Balmain is expected to announce its separation from Decarnin as early as today, and his successor shortly thereafter. -WWD

Mariah Carey is naked & pregnant for Life & Style. -Socialite Life

Angelina Jolie tattoo-related speculation has people suspicious of another adoption. -The Frisky

Hollywood’s ten most stylish ingenues. -Fashion Indie

Dov Charney to the press is all deny, deny, deny. -NYMag

Jay-Z added editorial director to his resume of talents by creating a life style site called Life + Times. -Social Times More »

Party Favors: Alexander Wang’s Fashionable Baby Friend

Party Favors: Alexander Wang's Fashionable Baby Friend

Alexander Wang’s niece, Aila, is unbelievably cute. He hopes she’ll work for him someday. -Styleite

Bright ideas: adding a touch of sex to menswear. -Sugar Laws

Hervé Léger thinks models these days are too skinny, too sad. -Vogue UK

Fall’s feather trend is really putting us in a DIY mood. -Fashion Etc

The second woman (this month) to file suit against American Apparel’s Dov Charney was on the Today show. -The Cut

The Kellys are an Irish-German singing family. This is their horrible song. -The Frisky More »

Party Favors: W Magazine Editorials Need More Dueling

Party Favors: W Magazine Editorials Need More Dueling

Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender cover the latest issue of W, engaged in a dreamy fencing match. -Fashion Indie

The woman at the center of the ongoing lawsuit against Dov Charney thought his abuse was “normal.” -Styleite

Poll: would you rather have good sleep or good sex? -The Frisky

Check out this round-up of cool/bizarre lightweight leather and suede for Spring. -The Inside Source

The Julian Louie for Aldo shoe collection drops tomorrow. -Refinery29

Science says drink more coffee! -MyDaily More »