We see Photoshop everywhere: in magazines, on album artwork, in major fashion and beauty campaigns, on movie posters and even in our friends’ selfies on Facebook. But few places are more reliable for bottom of the barrel retouching than online stores: sometimes it’s just a few slices off the abdomen for slimming, sometimes the slicing and dicing results in irregular growths, sometimes the humanity is scrubbed away completely and sometimes people just be aliens. More
Topic: Online Shopping
Pinterest is never going to let you forget that Anthropologie headband you liked six months ago. More
After some entirely unfair teasing last month, H&M finally has a date for the opening of its online store: Today! More
After multiple outlets (including us) reported yesterday that H&M had yet again delayed the launch of its e-commerce platform indefinitely, they have issued a response along the lines of “oh wait no we’re getting it together still wanna be friends?” More
Oh for the love of all that is holy get it together, H&M. Refinery 29 is reporting that H&M has delayed launching its online store again. The expected date? Um, TBD. More
Are you a plus size woman and think you deserve to shop for your clothes in, I don’t know, a shop? Please take your entitled notions elsewhere, says retailers. More
How does this even happen? More
There’s no one reason why fashion models are extremely thin. You’ll hear everything from clients, sample sizes, and agency demands to competition between models and the public that buys magazines featuring them. One of the more steadfast beliefs, though, is that models are thin because fashion is “aspirational” and women want to buy more than clothes: they want some abstract impossible thinness, youth, beauty, etc. As one researcher says, “It’s better to use extremely thin models because that’s what makes women feel bad about themselves and want to buy the products.” More
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A French fashion chain is at the center of a scandal today over a seemingly innocuous photo of happy children in an online ad. More
Fall/Winter may be the most exciting season for fashion, but it wreaks absolute havoc on your beauty routine. Just when you start thinking cool coats, boots and sweaters can provide all you need when the temperature drops…the cold air kicks in. Suddenly, your skin’s all flaky, your lips are chapped, your cuticles are dry, you’ve got hat head from that supposedly fashionable knit cap and, yup, you still have to slather yourself in sunscreen even though it’s dark before you leave the office. More
Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t sleep: between his many designing duties (Chanel, Fendi, Lagerfeld) and collaborations (Macy’s Impulse), the man’s also a full-time fashion photographer, makes everything from wine labels to perfumes and has to devote an hour or two a day to hating ugly children. Still, he managed to fire off another collection: this time for online shopping powerhouse Net-A-Porter.
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Finally! The perfect piece to pair with your slave earrings! More