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Open letter to Ralph Lauren »

Sent 11/29/2009 Ralph Lauren – CEO Scott Myers – Marketing Director Michael Morelli – VP of Advertising David Lauren – SVP of Advertising Laura Johnson- Public Relations Manager Trecia Laird- Senior Marketing Manager Hello Mr. Lauren, To introduce myself to you, my name is Darryl Roberts and let me start off by saying I used […]

Former Miss Argentina dies after plastic surgery »

From A former Miss Argentina died Sunday after complications arising from plastic surgery, the official Telam news agency said. Solange Magnano, 37, died in a hospital after being transferred from a clinic where she underwent an elective surgery on her buttocks on Wednesday, the agency reported. Magnano ran her own modeling agency in Argentina, […]

Unrealistic Expectations Always In Fashion – The Push For “Real” Women »

From Regan McMahon / Germany’s most popular women’s magazine, Brigitte, recently announced that starting next year, it would ban professional models from its pages to combat the glorification of ultra-thin women, and use “real” women instead. Also in October, Polo Ralph Lauren sparked international outrage by Photoshopping out the true girth of size 4 […]

Kate Moss Slammed for Skinny Comments »

By Lindsay Robertson / OMG Groups representing the anti-eating-disorder movement in the U.K. are blasting supermodel Kate Moss for a seemingly offhand remark she made in a recent interview with the fashion website WWD. When asked about her personal motto, Moss said: “There are loads. There’s ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.’ That’s one of them. You […]

Top South Korean model Daul Kim found dead »

From The BBC South Korean model Daul Kim has been found dead at her apartment in Paris. Reports say the 20-year-old could have killed herself, but officials have yet to confirm the cause of death. Ms Kim has made appearances at fashion weeks around the world, modelling for leading designers, including Chanel and Alexander McQueen. […]

Demi Moore’s W Cover: Worst Photoshop Ever? »

From Lindsay Robertson / OMG Everyone knows by now that magazines extensively airbrush the stars on their covers, and usually the celebs appreciate a little touchup and wouldn’t want it any other way. But imagine Demi Moore, 47, getting her first look at the latest (December) cover of W and finding that a huge chunk of her […]

The Old-School Fashion Hierarchy Is Falling Down »

From Erin Flaherty / What would the fashion industry look like if it shrugged off the exclusivity that has characterized it for, well, centuries, and cut out the middleman? It seems like the process is already well underway. This year’s Fashion Weeks had everyone wondering the same thing, and the buzz is best summed […]

ATB Newsletter: A COSMETIC CONSPIRACY? Plus: DVD Update »

A COSMETIC CONSPIRACY? Special note – I’m not accusing any company of doing anything specific per se’. The story you’re about to read is a factual account of something that happened last week. Nothing more. Nothing less. Let your collective imaginations run where they may!  About a month ago, I got a call from PBS […]

Second Ralph Lauren model in Photoshop row as she’s airbrushed to become impossibly skinny »

Will the high-end clothing line ever stop altering its models? -Carolyn French A new image from the Ralph Lauren corporation is causing a stir once again and needless to say we aren’t the least bit surprised. Read about RL’s previous photoshop scandal Model Valentina Zelyaeva is currently featured on the Ralph Lauren Australia Web site, looking extremely […]