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American Apparel claim they’re just “celebrating natural beauty” with their new mannequins.

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I’m all for American Apparel celebrating natural beauty, and all, but I think this may be a bit much. I have two sons, 13 and 11. I don’t need them “celebrating natural beauty.” Mmmkay?

American Apparel has put these new ad campaigns up everywhere from billboards to bus stops. The new ads show a pale mannequin wearing see-through lingerie, exposing nipples and pubic hair.

Gothamist first spotted them in the label’s Lower East Side store: a row of three mannequins with unmistakeable bushes. According to the report, people on the street are straight up laughing at them, and since the store’s salespeople didn’ t seem to be all that informed about their origins or intention, we reached out to the company for comment:

“American Apparel is a company that celebrates natural beauty, and the Lower East Side Valentine’s Day window continues that celebration,” a rep told us. “We created it to invite passerbys to explore the idea of what is ‘sexy’ and consider their comfort with the natural female form. This is the same idea behind our advertisements which avoid many of the photoshopped and airbrushed standards of the fashion industry. So far we have received positive feedback from those that have commented and we’re looking forward to hearing more points of view.”

I don’t think these ads are necessary. Am I a prude? What do you think?

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What would you wear on a night out to a casino?

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Any casino that you choose to visit for a night out, whether it is just the one nearest to you in your local area or one of the top ones in a city like London, will have some kind of dress code – particularly at night. However part of the fun of a casino night is dressing up, and there are plenty of different clothing options for women – making the right one to choose dependent on the type of casino you are going to and the type of night that you have planned there.

Unsurprisingly the dress codes at places like The Bellagio in Las Vegas are a great deal stricter than those you will encounter at your local casino, but even if it is just a night out at the latter, most women will want to look good. One option that never fails to achieve this effect is to wear a short black dress, as this indicates that you are out to have a good time, while also looking understated and classy. However if you are going there primarily to play casino games like poker or the slots, rather than to party, perhaps a longer cocktail dress will give off a more serious vibe.

For extra-special visits to places like the Bellagio and other top casinos, most women will want to hit the heights of glamour. This is an opportunity to wear expensive full-length evening gowns, and accessorise with your best jewellery, so you can pretend to be a jet set high roller for the evening. Finally there is the casino party, and many of these have a fancy dress theme, so use this as a guideline. One common theme is old-fashioned gangster, which will mean a tight gown, gaudy gold jewellery, furs, red lipstick and retro 1930s hairstyle, to achieve the full classic Hollywood gangster’s moll look. Then again, should the theme be Jazz Age, a shorter flapper dress, topped off with a feather boa or headband, will be a more fitting outfit. But remember, you can always get a great gaming experience whilst in your pyjamas at home at www.luckynuggetcasino.com, so you wouldn’t have to worry about looking the part.

This post provided by Tom Shannon.

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Kristen Stewart goes topless for Balenciaga!

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Check out Kristen Stewart’s latest ad for Balenciaga’s Rosabotanica fragrance!

If it doesn’t look all that new to you, it’s probably because it looks a lot like her 2013 ad. I’m a bit bored with the ad, to be honest.

In the photo, Kristen wears a vine of colorful flowers, and that’s about it.

In other Kristen news, the actress has just been announced as the face of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection. Can’t wait to see those ads!


Victoria Beckham donates a mountain of shoes for Typhoon Haiyan aid!

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Victoria Beckham is doing her part to help victims of the Phillipines’ Typhoon Haiyan. The fashion designer donated a mountain of shoes to the British Red Cross, in order to raise money to aid the victims.

“Big clear out of my shoes, on sale tomorrow in aid of @BritishRedCross #ShopDrop,” the star Tweeted along with the photo of dozens of pairs of pumps, sandals, stilettos and boots. She included a link to find info about the sale in case you’re looking to pick up a pair or two yourself. You’ll want to be close to London’s Kensington & Chelsea Red Cross shop tomorrow — but if you’re Posh-sized and looking for labels like Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo or Roberto Cavalli, perhaps it would be worth the plane ticket.

And if you needed further proof of just how major this donation is, check out the other photo Beckham tweeted, below, of herself atop the mountain of boxes on its way to the Red Cross. All the money raised from the Beckhams’ clothing will send hygiene parcels and more to victims of the typhoon, proving that their hearts are as big as their shoe collections.

That’s great! How would you like to get your hands on a pair of Victoria’s shoes?

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