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The devil made her wear Prada

The reason Anne Hathaway went sans Valentino at the Oscars is turning into a fashion Da Vinci Code. According to the Best Actress’s people someone stole her gown. “It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans,” her representative told WWD. In other O related news, Grace Coddington and other fashion heavies are encouraging Dior to use an image of J.Law falling up the stairs at the Awards as their “Fall 2013/14” campaign.

Skinny models equal ano margins

A business study has discovered that ad campaigns featuring skinny models pushing product puts women off said product, the model and even themselves.  According to researchers at the Warwick Business School an image of say Miranda Kerr drinking a brand name iced tea/washing her hair with something organic, makes women consumers feel bad about themselves. “It is believed that subtle exposure leads to a subconscious process of upward social comparison, naturally leading to negative self-deception but a more positive attitude towards the brand,” Researcher Dr Tamara Ansons said. The solution? Women apparently don’t like things being pushed in their face, especially when those things are pretty, thin and nursing something from *insert branded product here*. The study found women hate close up shots of models but appreciate product shots taking precedence over a pouty “spokesperson”. Expect more product pushing and PRs fighting for your Instagram love outside Carriageworks in April.

MO is going to shop, will cut hair and the SS can’t stop her

First Lady Michelle Obama is a fashion designer’s dream but a security guard’s nightmare. In a recent interview with Robin Roberts in the US she said two things that shocked us. The first was the use of the word “doggone” and the second is that she plans to break out of the White House with her dog in order to go shopping. “Going to Target for me is like a dream, you know?... I’m gonna do it again, doggone it. Next four years, I’m going out. I’m breaking out. I’m going disguise Bo [the First Dog]. I’m gonna take walk, and my agents won’t know a thing. Don’t tell ‘em.” The FLOTUS also talked about fat kids, guns and her famous fringe which she attributes to a “mid-life crisis”.

DKNY shamed into philanthropy

The man behind the street style blog Humans of New York, which, FYI, isn’t like normal “I’m-pretty-and-here’s-a-photo-of-me-wearing-a-designer -t-shirt-and -here’s-another-Instagram-post-of-a-fashion-editor-outside-a-fashion-show” guff we’re used to seeing, has called out DKNY for being shady. Brandon Stanton was approached by a rep for the brand who were interested in purchasing some of his shots of everyday people for their Spring 2013 campaign. He said no but they took them anyway. Instead of using the court of law, Stanton invoked the social media shame clause and embarrassed the company into forking out more than $25,000. “I don't want any money. But please SHARE this post if you think that DKNY should donate $100,000 on my behalf to the YMCA in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. That donation would sure help a lot of deserving kids go to summer camp. I'll let you guys know if it happens,” he wrote on Facie. The post has so far been shared more than 38,000 times. This is the second claim of stealing by a major fashion house in recent weeks. Hungarian blogger Angel Barta continues to wage war on Marc Jacobs who, she says, has been stealing her ideas for five years after they allegedly had sex.

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