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GAP - used forced child labor

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Gap Inc. is now facing child labor issues at a facility in India that was working on one product for GapKids.

Watch the video to learn more about the truth of child labor.

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A Model Life with Petra Nemcova

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“A Model Life with Petra Nemcova” chronicles the real story of what it takes to be a NEXT model in New York City, without staged eliminations or contrived challenges. “A Model Life with Petra Nemcova” premieres Thursday, Nov 01 at 10:00 PM (Manila) on Discovery Channel - Travel & Living

“A Model Life with Petra Nemcova”, filmed portions of the new reality show at the Grand Hyatt New York for two months earlier in 2007. The six models lived in a 1,500-square foot VIP suite on the hotel’s 34th Floor while embarking on their modeling career and challenges.

Petra Nemcova serves as a mentor and friend to the prospective models, as they learn the trade of modeling and the business of fashion. Using her own life experiences, Petra advises the models on how to succeed as a model and underscores the importance of having a well rounded life. Over the span of several weeks, the six girls live through the harsh business of modeling ranging from finicky photographers and clothing designers to contradicting advice on weight and body image from bookers and nutritionists. Throughout the process, NEXT Modeling evaluates the potential of these fresh faces and ultimately determines how many of the models deserve a contract with the agency at the end of the series.

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“I was thrilled to share my experiences with these six young women,” said Petra Nemcova.

“The New York modeling scene is extremely competitive and it’s important that they learn about life off the runway. It takes both inner and outer beauty to make it on the world’s largest stage. “A Model Life with Petra Nemcova” documents every step of the process and showcases the real behind-the-scenes work that goes into a modeling career.”

“This is a series about hopes, dreams and aspirations and overcoming the real life obstacles of the modeling industry. I’m excited to show the audience the true competitiveness and often gritty side of becoming successful in this industry”, said Dave Broome, executive producer.

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A truly global affair, A Model Life involves six female contestants from around the world spending five weeks in New York under the keen tutelage of Nemcova. There's only one contract on offer though, to be decided by the dreaded judges, so prepare to witness the competitive spirit of the wannabe models as they all jostle for a permanent place on the catwalk.

Gentlemen may prefer blondes, according to the old saying, but this doesn't seem to be the case amongst the fashionistas as all the contestants are brunette. British viewers can rally round and back Abigail, whilst Australia, Brazil and Slovakia are also represented. However, as with many things in life, the Americans have a slight numerical advantage with two desperate lasses vying for vogueing glory. But can they win on home soil?

Experts from Next Magazine will be heading up the panel of judges who will determine which young lady has what it takes to strut her funky stuff on the catwalk. But can the hopefuls negotiate the hectic environment of New York Fashion Week beforehand?

Tune in and find out who is better off in heels or hooves...

Pierre Cardin - another Great Show on Earth

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French fashion designer Pierre Cardin chooses the gorgeous desert of Whistling Sand Mountain near the famed Silk Road on the outskirts of Dunhuang in China's northwest to present his 2008 spring/summer collection.

This maybe Cardin's answer to Karl's Show.

Ray-Ban Rockstar Model Search

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Be the next Ray-Ban model! No purchase required. Just unleashed the rakstah in you!

All you have to do is Register at www.raybanrockstar.ph and submit your photo that best represents what Ray-Ban stands for. A real rockstar of today. Show the real rockstar in you! Put on those Ray-Ban Sunglasses and start cam-whoring.

5 winners will receive various rockstar prizes to include: 1 Motorola RAZR V8, P 20,000.00 worth of grooming and cosmetic kit from Shu Uemura, 1 Canon Digital Ixus 900 Ti, and limited edition 24-karat gold plated Ray-Ban Aviator.

For the complete contest mechanics and more info, visit: www.raybanrockstar.ph

Lagerfeld Confidential

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“I don’t want to be real in other people’s minds,...I want to be an apparition.”- Karl Lagerfeld

"Lagerfeld Confidential" is a film documentary of the emperor of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld. What's unique with this documentary is it does not focus Karl Lagerfeld the designer, but Karl Lagerfeld the Photographer. Yes, Karl is an accomplished photographer. On 24 November 2006 he opened “One man shown” at C/O Berlin.

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The 90-minute film was directed by Rodolphe Marconi. The film shows Mr. Lagerfeld during his photoshoots for his collections, a little of his private life which was not (really) revealed on the film. Karl Lagerfeld shared stories about his childhood, growing up in Northern Germany, influences of his mother, his sexuality, his life in Paris when he moved as a teenager and his sexually active early adulthood years. Lagerfeld allowed Marconi to follow him for a span of two years to produce this documentary.

Lagerfeld's "Word of Wisdom" from the film:

“I hate people who can’t be alone”
“The best things I’ve ever done have come from dreams”
“Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair”
“There is a German saying: ‘You can’t borrow on your past.’”
“I love change; I’m attached to nothing”

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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld’s photo of American model Brad Kroenig, part of the "One Man Shown"

David Beckham wearing Shemagh / Keffiyeh

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David Beckham

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Sting shemagh keffiyehSting

Photos courtesy of swedenburg

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One of the Greatest Show on Earth

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One of the Greatest Show on Earth, Karl Lagerfield presented his latest designs for Fendi at the Great Wall of China.


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Havaianas? All Flip-flops opened their new store at StarMills San Fernando.

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Not only discount, Out of Season Items are also forwarded to this haven for savvy fashionistas.


Sonny Zhou - Asia’s top model by Vogue

The Rise of a Mainland Fashion Model


As the first model from Mainland China signed by IMG Models Management (New York), Sonny Zhou is one of only a small handful of Chinese fashion models to consistently work in the overseas fashion capitals of New York, London and Paris.

Recognized as one of Asia’s top models by Vogue (China) and the Asahi Shimbun (Japan’s leading daily), the 6'0"feet tall Shanghai-born beauty has broken through a number of barriers to rise on the international stage. Fluent in English and several Chinese dialects, Sonny has worked on major ad campaigns for L’Oreal (New York), Revlon (New York), and Shanghai Tang (Hong Kong). Her work in the Greater China editions of Vogue, Elle and Bazaar, among others, has won industry raves, with top fashion editors, photographers and designers clamoring to work with her. On the runway, the 23 year-old stunner radiates sex appeal and star quality, while her editorial work reflects an intuitive understanding of body language and stylized movement. She loves the camera, and the camera loves her.

Sonny’s career began to take off in 2003 when she was cast in a locally produced TV commercial for Electrolux refrigerators. A string of major runway shows in Shanghai and Beijing, for the likes of Gucci, Ferragamo, Lanvin Vera Wang, Shanghai Tang, Diesel, and Paul Smith, followed, as did the frequency with which she appeared in leading fashion magazines. She became a regular feature in Shanghai and Beijing fashion weeks, her image invariably leading off the ensuing coverage in the press.

In early 2004, a Singaporean photographer and agent, Chuan-do (Ave. Management), took an interest in her career and, after bringing her to the city-state for a series of photo shoots, successfully introduced her to IMG. After a number of unfulfilling relationships with local Shanghai agencies, Sonny had finally received the professional support to cross over to Western markets, as her new management team immediately recognized her enormous talent.

With a highly developed sense of humor and a professionalism that belies her youth, Sonny has the energy and character to excel in what is one of the toughest industries in the world. Her knowledge of the market, developed over the course of her early career in the rough and tumble terrain of China’s nascent fashion industry, has equipped her with the ability to overcome obstacles and remain confident in her ability to dazzle.

Lomolokal - Pinoy Pop Culture

A Lomography Exhibition
October 26 to November 16, 2007
TEAMMANILA @ 146B Jupiter Ave., Makati City, Philippines
Call: 899.1570

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The (Harsh) Reality of the Runway

Ignoring Diversity, Runways Fade to White
Published: October 14, 2007
The New York Times

IN the days of blithe racial assumptions, flesh crayons were the color of white people. “Invisible” makeup and nude pantyhose were colored in the hues of Caucasian skin. The decision by manufacturers to ignore whole segments of humanity went unchallenged for decades before the civil rights movement came along and nonwhite consumers started demanding their place on the color wheel.

Nowadays the cultural landscape is well populated with actors, musicians, media moguls and candidates for the American presidency drawn from the 30 percent of the American population that is not white. Yet, if there is one area where the lessons of chromatic and racial diversity have gone largely unheeded, it is fashion. This reality was never plainer than during the recent showings of the women’s spring 2008 collections in New York and Europe.

Although black women in the United States spend more than $20 billion on apparel each year, according to estimates by TargetMarketNews.com, it was hard to discern an awareness of this fact on the part of designers showing in New York, where black faces were more absent from runways than they have been in years.

The exclusion is rarely subtle. An agent for the modeling firm Marilyn once told Time magazine of receiving requests from fashion clients that baldly specified “Caucasians only.”

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10th Cine Europa

Shang Cineplex<br />Shangri-La Palaza Mall<br />Mandaluyong City, Philippines Cine Europa European Film Art Festival

18-31 October 2007
Shang Cineplex
Shangri-La Palaza Mall
Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Program Details


Victoria Beckham is now a blogger!

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Yes, you heard it right. Style icon Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice now blogs. She recently launched her personal blog at dvb style. In her blog Victoria shares her fabulous lifestyle and travels.

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Being married to Football star David Beckham -fashion icon and blogger, Victoria is one of the most controversial celebrity today. Her blog is now making hits. Fashionistas around the world can now peek and drool over her lavish lifestyle. DVB style website features her fashion collections like sunglasses, denims, special projects, her husband's perfume and more.

posh spice victoria beckhamRecently, Victoria went to Paris for the Paris Fashion Week.

Go check it out: dvbstyle.com/blog

British Asian Street Fashion - Women

These ladies are wearing a Shemagh or Keffiyeh

© BBC/Gavin Fernandes around the streets of Whitechapel and Upton Park

British Asian Street Fashion - Men

© BBC/Gavin Fernandes around the streets of Whitechapel and Upton Park.

Hye Rim Park, Korean-American Model

Asian Models, Instant fave at the New York Fashion Week.

Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Korean
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Date of Birth: January 17 1985
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5'9.5" ; 176.5cm
Measurements: (US) 32-24-34 ; (EU) 81-61-86.5
Dress Size: (US) 4 ; (EU) 34
Shoe Size: (US) 7 ; (EU) 38

* Take 2 Model Management
* Pulse Management
* Why Not Model Agency
* City Models - Paris
* Trump Model Management
* Photogenics
* Agence Presse Model Management

Friends with: Bette Franke, Vlada Roslyakova

Phi, Spring 2008 Collection

Salvatore Ferragamo, Spring 2008 Collection

Monique Lhuillier, Spring 2008 Collection

Jan 17, 1985- Born in Seoul, South Korea
Jul 2004- Attends an open model casting at the University of Utah as a sophomore
Feb 2005- Walks for fall Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, and Prada in her New York and Paris Fashion Week debuts Video
Sep 2005- Appears on cover of Korean Vogue
2005- Appears in fall/winter Roberto Cavalli ads
Dec 2005- Appears on cover of Italian Flair
Apr 2006- Named one of Paper magazine’s Beautiful People
2007- Appears in Dolce & Gabbana fall/winter ad campaign
2007- Appears in Marc Jacobs fall/winter ad campaign

The face of Dolce & Gabbana, fall 2007. Photographed by Steven Klein.

Read more: How Asian Models Invaded the New York Fashion Week

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