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Glassons Gives a Crappy Response to its Controversial Skeletal Mannequins

Today we decided that Glassons kind of sucks. Firstly, it was discovered to be using mannequins with prominently exposed ribs. Not the best look, especially because its target market includes young, impressionable girls. But what’s worse is how the New Zealand retailer chose to justify this decision.

“Due to the position of the mannequin with the arm elevated and slightly twisted, the rib cage is naturally enhanced as it would be in real life,” Graeme Popplewell, chief executive of Hallensteins Glassons Group, told “The store lighting spotlights also increase this effect.” Seriously? We’re laughing so much our ribs hurt.

A spokeswoman from Glassons New Zealand also told Buzzfeed that the mannequins will remain in stores and she does not see the need to remove them from shop windows. Um, how could you not understand why these offensive inanimate objects should be binned? (more…)

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The Melbourne-Based Label Dominating Miley Cyrus’ Australian Bangerz Tour

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Miley Cyrus is seriously hooked on DI$COUNT UNIVER$E, with her love for the Melbourne-based label continuing through her Australian Bangerz tour. She’s been sporting the kooky threads ever since she landed down under, including a mix of sparkly, colorful and comical pieces for both on and off the stage. Because the twerker just loves a good head turn, no matter where she goes.

For her very first Australian interview with The Project, and just before her very first Australian show at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Miley was already repping DI$COUNT UNIVER$E in the label’s yet-to-be-released pink-ombre tracksuit. You might have spotted the same piece on her Instagram, but you’d be forgiven for missing it amongst the pop provocateur’s 20-plus posts a day. (more…)

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Mackage Announces Trunk Shows at Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew

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Any fashion maven worth her lambskin biker jacket can tell you that stylish outerwear is as integral to your overall look as an iconic bag. Better yet, let Elisa Dahan and Eran Elfassy, creative directors of the outerwear and accessories brand Mackage, tell you. On October 18, the design duo will make an appearance at an exclusive trunk show at high-end men’s destination Harry Rosen Yorkdale from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to unveil some select Spring 2015 styles. And they’ll follow it up on October 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale, where shoppers will be able to pre-order the collection.

The spring collection takes inspiration from the bustling metropolis, evoking the feeling of excitement that pulsates within a world-class city. The result is functional outerwear with an injection of attitude. Traditional styles like the moto jacket and the bomber will be punched up in shades of bright pink, electric yellow and cobalt blue, and inventive new silhouettes will elevate the brand’s heritage while taking it into modern territory befitting the stylish traveller.

On October 22, Mackage will unveil the new spring outerwear styles as well as its burgeoning handbag collection (launched in 2013) on the runway at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week.

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Link Buzz: Cameron Diaz Might Be Engaged, Joan Jett Is Designing a Line for Hot Topic

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  • What is that bling on Cameron Diaz‘s ring finger? It’s looking a little engagement-y… [People]
  • A Houston radio station is in the running to becoming the best in HISTORY. They just launched a station that plays Beyoncé tracks 24/7. What a time to be alive! [Global Grind]
  • Kanye West is allegedly designing a diamond ring for one-year-old North. Because every toddler deserves expensive jewelry to slobber on, quickly grow out of or possibly swallow. [Hollywood Life]
  • Katy Perry is reportedly lined up to play the Superbowl. [Page Six]
  • Ginta Lapina has filed a counter-suit against Women modeling agency. [The Fashion Law]
  • Word on the street is Kate Middleton may be pregnant with twin girls! [IBTimes]
  • Joan Jett is designing a collection for Hot Topic! This might be the first time we venture into one of those stores. [Racked]