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New Music: T.I. “F**k N***a”

T.I., Spike Lee and other major entertainment industry figures are calling for three-month boycott of fashion designers Prada and Gucci, after both companies released products resembling blackface. Gucci, the most recent culprit for selling a black sweater design featuring that racist imagery, issued an apology stating they’re “turning this incident into a powerful learning moment.” Despite T.I. releasing several statements on social media breaking down why minorities should stop supporting t...
Tags: Beverly Hills, Jazz, Prada, Floyd Mayweather, Gucci, New Music, Victoria Monét, Don, Floyd, Mayweather, T.i, T I Spike Lee, Money Team Mayweather


Bucket Hats Are Your Street Style-Approved Replacement For Beanies

When bucket hats started showing up atop the heads of every street styler, from New York to Milan, last September, we admittedly were skeptical. While a new hat trend is certainly appreciated, we weren't quite convinced that these were the ones to take that long-awaited spot. So when below-zero temps and freezing rain arrived, calling for winter hats of the more utilitarian variety, we were sure that the bucket hat craze would die off.But boy, were we wrong. According to our most-trusted trend ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Milan, Manhattan, Prada, New York Fashion Week


Prada asks Ava DuVernay and Theaster Gates to lead diversity efforts after blackface backlash

Prada has tapped "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and artist Theaster Gates to advise the Italian fashion house on diversity issues after the company released a holiday collection featuring blackface imagery.
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Following Prada’s Blackface Controversy, the Brand Taps Ava DuVernay to Lead New Diversity Council

Reeling from recent accusations of blackface, Prada has announced that it is starting a diversity and inclusion council that will be headed up by director Ava DuVernay and artist Theaster Gates. The aims of the council--which will include several other yet-to-be-revealed members--are to create internship and job opportunities for students of color in fashion, which...
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Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage

Prada has announced a diversity council aiming to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large" in response to recent accusations about racism.
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Gucci Issues Internal Statement About Blackface Sweater

Update #2, February 12: On Monday evening, Fashionista published an internal memo circulated among Gucci employees.In the statement, CEO Marco Bizzarri says "We made a mistake. A big one. Because of cultural ignorance, but ignorance is not an excuse. And we accept responsibility for this mistake. Yet there is no way of thinking nor believing that this could have ever been intentional."Bizzarri continued: "We have created a shared corporate culture that makes us unique. From the very start in 2...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Marco Bizzarri, Alessandro Michele, Bizzarri, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia


Dapper Dan Holds Gucci Accountable For Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia, Dapper Dan Holds Gucci


Dapper Dan Issues Statement About Gucci Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia


From Gucci to Prada, fashion fails evoke racist imagery

MILAN (AP) — Luxury fashion is all about breaking codes, creating a new, irresistible message that captivates consumers. But some of the globe's top brands have raised eyebrows with designs that have racist connotations.
Tags: Milan, News, Ap, Prada, Gucci


Gucci pulls ‘blackface sweater’ from stores after complaints

By NICOLE WINFIELD and COLLEEN BARRY ROME — Gucci has apologized after complaints that a wool sweater with an oversized collar designed to cover the face resembled blackface makeup, and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. It was the latest case of a fashion house having to apologize for cultural or racial insensitivity — and further evidence that Italy in particular has a wretched record with racial insensitivity staining everything from fashion to soccer to politi...
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, South Africa, Paris, Italy, Shanghai, Prada, Nazi, Zara, John Galliano, Gucci, Dolce Gabbana, Bergamo, NICOLE WINFIELD, Colleen Barry


Gucci Apologizes For Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Late Wednesday, Gucci apologized on Twitter after one of its products sparked outrage for its resemblance to blackface. "Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper," the brand's statement began. "We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and physical stores."The statement continues: "We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make. We are fully co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Prada, Gucci, Pradamalia


Gucci Stops Selling Sweater After Complaints That It Resembles Blackface

ROME (AP) — Gucci has apologized after complaints that a wool sweater with an oversized collar designed to cover the face resembled blackface makeup, and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. It was the latest case of a fashion house having to apologize for cultural or racial insensitivity — and further evidence that Italy in particular has a wretched record with racial insensitivity staining everything from fashion to soccer to politics. In a statement posted on T...
Tags: News, Ap, Rome, South Africa, Paris, Italy, Shanghai, Prada, Nazi, Zara, John Galliano, Gucci, Dolce Gabbana, Bergamo, Cécile Kyenge, Summer Concepcion


Gucci withdraws $890 jumper after blackface backlash

Italian fashion brand lambasted over ‘balaclava’ polo neck with large red lipsGucci has withdrawn a polo neck jumper from its shops after social media users said it resembled blackface.The $890 (£689) “balaclava” knit, part of the autumn/winter 2018 collection, covers the bottom half of the face and has a cutout mouth with large red lips. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Fashion, Race, Life and style, World news, Retail industry, Prada, Gucci


How to Spend One Day in Stunning Big Bend Ranch State Park

Visiting Big Bend Ranch State Park was a back up plan for us, because the Big Bend National Park next door was under a Government shutdown attack. Thankfully, things weren’t too bad in Big Bend NP when we visited in January and we could do most things except for the famous Santa Elena Canyon which was closed. You can read all about our visit to Big Bend National Park here. What a great plan B the State Park was. Big Bend Ranch State Park, Texas This park has spectacular scenery along the Rio...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Texas, Australia, Mexico, US, Fresno, Austin, Dallas, Prada, North America, San Antonio, Destinations, Marfa, El Paso, Savannah


Epic Guide of Things to Do in Big Bend National Park, Texas

You wouldn’t believe it! This spectacular National Park in Texas has been on my bucket list ever since I first saw a picture of the Rio Grande river winding through spectacular mountainous desert cliffs. I HAVE to go here! Lower Burro Mesa Pour Off trail Finally, the time arrives. During week 6 of our one year USA road trip I arrive at Big Bend National Park and the President of the United States decides to have a Government shutdown that closes a few of the places within the park. Aw man! P...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Texas, Colorado, Australia, California, Mexico, US, Austin, United States, National Parks, Mommy, Dallas, Prada, Grand Canyon, San Antonio


Bare Some Skin This Valentine's Day With These 17 Sheer Bras

Steadily over the last year, we've seen clothes get thinner, fabrics get less opaque and people get more and more daring when it comes to showing off some skin. It all began last February, when every designer from Prada to Eckhaus Latta sent slews of extra sheer pieces down the runway. Since then, see-through clothing has almost completely ditched its stigma, with a nip slip or no-slip-at-all moment becoming the norm rather than outrageous exception. So since we're essentially throwing modesty ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Prada, Valentine, Eckhaus Latta


Milan art tour: fresco heaven, without the crowds

Resist the urge to splurge in the city’s chic shops and instead lose yourself in its transcendental artThink of Milan and you think of fashion. The first time I spent more than a few hours in the city, I roamed the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – Italy’s oldest shopping arcade, built in the 1860s and still home to the original Prada store, which was opened by the designer’s grandfather Mario in 1913 – wishing that I was rich (or at least, not quite so broke). What on earth is a girl with an over...
Tags: Travel, Art, Milan, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Mario, Prada, Venice, City Breaks, Cultural Trips, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Florence, Europe Holidays


Style Inspiration from the Critics Choice Awards 2019

Got a formal event coming up? Here's how to dress just like the stars on the Critics Choice Awards blue carpet!Awards season is officially underway! I am so excited! It's always so much fun to watch my favorite stars be recognized for their work. This last Sunday, The Critics' Choice Awards were held and they brought together some of the biggest names in television and movies. Members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association voted on 2018's b...
Tags: Celebs, College, Inspiration, Julia Roberts, Prada, Calvin Klein, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Gaga, Louis Vuitton, Celebrity Fashion, Red Carpet, Emily, Julia


How to Achieve *THIS* High Fashion Trend On a Budget: Belt Bags

This week we’ll see how to get the new and improved "fanny pack" - belt bags!Last week we took the high fashion trend, glitzy boots, and saw how to get the look for ourselves within a budget. We looked at two variations from YSL and Jeremy Scott and found cheaper versions of the $10,000+ runway boots, ranging from $45-$79. This week, we will look at another new trend, belt bags, which are essentially high-end fanny packs for the modern and stylish woman.  HIGH FASHION TREND: BELT BAGS Belt bags ...
Tags: Shopping, College, Bags, Ariana Grande, Prada, Chanel, Belts, Asos, Gucci, Fendi, 1990s, Urban Outfitters, Monki, Jeremy Scott, YSL, Fanny Pack


Why synthetic authenticity is honest fakery

Shots recently published this article by Head of Strategy, Harvey Cossell looking at the rise of synthetic influencers and how brands can prepare to play in a world of fake authenticity. They’ve been kind enough to let us reproduce it below. If it felt impossible to avoid influencer marketing in 2018, you might want to prepare yourself. Both momentum and backlash will continue to build as we move further into 2019; more brands working with influencer talent on one hand, more scandals and fakerie...
Tags: Rihanna, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Prada, Balmain, Influencer Marketing, Thought Leadership, Fenty Beauty, Scarlett London, Harvey Cossell, Lil Miquela, Shudu, Miquela, Miquela Sousa, Fake Authenticity


Prada eyes strong military silhouette, with whimsy

MILAN (AP) — Nowhere is the transition in the fashion world more evident than during the menswear preview shows in Milan taking place on the second of three days Sunday.Only in Milan does three days make for a Fashion Week; the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Milan, Ap, Prada


Prada makes a stylish sitcom debut on ‘The Simpsons’

Leave it to “The Simpsons” to make something cool again. The infamous Prada Marfa art installation— the West Texas brainchild of Scandinavian artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset —has been an attraction for art and fashion lovers ever since it popped up in 2005. While its popularity has had ups and downs over the ensuing...
Tags: Fashion, Prada, West Texas, Prada Marfa, Michael Elmgreen, Ingar Dragset


The Meghan effect: how the Duchess of Sussex can double a brand's turnover

The duchess formerly known as Markle can change a fashion company’s fortunes if she wears one of their piecesDecember’s annual Fashion Awards may have been attended by some of the industry’s most influential figures, such as Kate Moss, Edward Enninful, Kendall Jenner and the Beckhams, but it was Meghan, Duchess of Sussex who stole the show. Arriving as a surprise on stage to present the creator of her wedding dress, Clare Waight Keller, the award for best womenswear designer, it was an appropria...
Tags: Fashion, Life and style, UK News, Cambridge, Prada, Sussex, Meghan, Beckhams, Markle, Clare Waight Keller, Fashion Awards, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Kate Moss Edward Enninful Kendall Jenner, Alexander McQueen Gucci


Melania Trump's skin-colored pants confuse Twitter: 'Where are your pants?'

After trips to Iraq and Germany, the first lady stepped out in a Prada coat and tan pants – but some thought she wasn't wearing any pants at all.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Germany, Iraq, Prada, Usa Today, Melania Trump


Link Love: Holiday Medley 2018

We’re continuing our tradition of ringing out the Link Love year with a collection of style-related stories that didn’t quite fit into the themed Link Love posts we published throughout the year, but are worth a look anyway. Enjoy! Monetising Meghan Markle: brands are getting increasingly better at capitalising on what the royal wears immediately after she’s seen out. The New York Times explains why holiday windows still matter. How designers decide what to wear on the runway. Fashionista publi...
Tags: Fashion, US, Atlantic, Britain, New York Times, New Jersey, Prada, Victoria, Soho, Link Love, Robin Givhan, Heattech, Monetising Meghan Markle, Penny Martin The Pool


City investigating Prada over ‘racist’ blackface merchandise

The city has launched a probe into Prada over a Soho store display that featured a line of accessories blasted as racist. The NYC Commission on Human Rights is looking into reports that a Prada employee was retaliated against for complaining about the display of “Pradamalia” keychains and other trinkets — that included a character...
Tags: Fashion, Prada, Soho, NYC Commission on Human Rights, Pradamalia


Forever21 Apologizes For Cashing In On Black Panther With White Models

Marvel's Black Panther is the highest grossing superhero movie of all time. Worldwide, the acclaimed blockbuster made more than $1.2 billion, and the Wakanda-effect didn't stop there. Starring a nearly all-Black cast, Black Panther was a watershed moment, and one that the film's costume designer Ruth E. Carter hoped would leave a lasting impression. “I want people to have a new vision of the continent of Africa,” she told Refinery29 in February. “I want people to understand it's not just this d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Africa, New York Times, Showtime, Prada, Zara, Black Panther, Ted Baker, Carter, Shuri, Ruth E Carter, Desus Nice, Wakanda Forever, Lane Bryant Cacique


Forever21 Tries To Cash In On Black Panther With White Models

Marvel's Black Panther is the highest grossing superhero movie of all time. Worldwide, the acclaimed blockbuster made more than $1.2 billion, and the Wakanda-effect didn't stop there. Starring a nearly all-Black cast, Black Panther was a watershed moment, and one that the film's costume designer Ruth E. Carter hoped would leave a lasting impression. “I want people to have a new vision of the continent of Africa,” she told Refinery29 in February. “I want people to understand it's not just this d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Africa, New York Times, Showtime, Prada, Zara, Black Panther, Ted Baker, Carter, Shuri, Ruth E Carter, Desus Nice, Wakanda Forever, Lane Bryant Cacique


Prada withdraws luxury trinkets over blackface controversy

NEW YORK (AP) — Prada is no longer selling a line of accessories and displays following complaints they featured blackface-style imagery.The controversy began last week when a New Yorker complained in a viral Facebook posting after... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Business, New York, Ap, Prada


Yesterday, in my house, I was talking about David Duke, and later that day, I got email from him.

How did that happen?Here's a screen shot of the email (click to enlarge and clarify):I googled the title of the book. Screen shot:I'm not interested in discussing that book or David Duke in general.Well, then why were you talking about David Duke in your house yesterday?, you might ask.Answer: We were talking about the Prada story, blogged here, which referred to "historical images of Sambo," and it led to a discussion of whether the name "Sambo" is unusable. There's a restaurant in California c...
Tags: Iphone, Privacy, Law, Dogs, California, Christmas, Siri, Surveillance, Prada, Donald Trump, Names, Duke, Alexa, David Duke, Sambo, Race Consciousness