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British women challenge Marks & Spencer's bra surcharge and win!

One point British shoppers, nil Marks & Spencer . That's the score today after shoppers won their victory over M&S's ludicrous big-bust surcharge . The retailer has come under heavy criticism after charging customers an... Read more »

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PETA urges celebrities not to wear Armani to the Oscars

A group of PETA protesters were out in force in San Francisco on Tuesday accusing Giorgio Armani of being a liar over his use of fur. The animal rights activists set up camp outside an Armani store calling on celebrities... Read more »

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Fat chance I'm buying it: The media takes aim at Gemma Ward's weight

Kimberley Foster writes... Say it with me now: "Here we go again..." I am having sudden flashbacks to the fat taunts Karolina Kurkova was subjected to following her catwalk appearance at at Sao Paulo Fashion Week... Read more »

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Jourdan Dunn: "Being the skinny black girl when I was growing up was hard"

Last week I blogged about a story I'd read in The Sun regarding Ultimo model, Katie Green's harsh comments about Jourdan Dunn . The underwear model went to town on the 18-year-old catwalker, criticising her for being... Read more »

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Ultimo model, Katie Green, hits out at Jourdan Dunn

Ultimo model, Katie Green , has lashed out at Jourdan Dunn , claiming that she is unhealthily thin. The unprovoked attack on the Model of the Year winner has reopened the size zero debate once again, with Katie... Read more »

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Nigella Lawson in hot water over fur comments

Nigella Lawson has opened up the floodgates for criticism after she declared that she would kill a bear and wear it. The television chef left the hosts of BBC1's The One show stunned when she admitted she would be happy... Read more »

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Psst... Helen Mirren designing for M&S - could this be on the cards?

So yesterday you'll recall me telling you about Helen Mirren's plea for sleeves to return to dresses? Well, now it appears that a clothing line by the Dame could very well be a future possibility. The 63-year-old actress... Read more »

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Helen Mirren calls for the return of the sleeved dress

Dame Helen Mirren has put the call-out for sleeves to return to dresses. The actress is apparently so adamant about the issue, that she is even considering starting her own clothing line. "Dresses With Sleeves," is... Read more »

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Gwyneth Paltrow: the latest celeb to apologise for wearing fur

Is it just me or has there been an increase lately in starlets claiming they were 'misled' or ignorant of wearing fur in magazine and ad campaign shoots? Last week Kate Winslet came out saying that she thought the... Read more »

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Liz Hurley set to reignite fur debate with Blackglama A/W '08 campaign

Liz Hurley might want to make sure there isn't any PETA-loving paint-throwers lurking outside her home, after these pictures of her are bandied about. The British actress/model stars in the autumn/winter '08 campaign... Read more »

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Natalie Imbruglia joins the anti-fur campaign for PETA

From our ethical blog, Hippyshopper ... Aussie songbird Natalie Imbruglia has joined the campaign to stop using fur, by posing for a new advert for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) . She is the... Read more »

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Kate Winslet 'misled' over fur photo in Vanity Fair shoot

Last week we reported how Kate Winslet rejected claims that her Vanity Fair shoot was airbrushed . Now, the actress has been forced to deny that she knowingly wore fur in the photo-shoot, insisting that she thought... Read more »

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Kate Winslet rejects airbrush claims in Vanity Fair shoot

Click image to enlarge. Ardent airbrush resister Kate Winslet has slammed claims that she was digitally enhanced for her Vanity Fair photo-shoot. The actress appears on the cover and inside the December issue... Read more »

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Pixie Geldof collaborates with Katherine Hamnett to stop illegal trafficking

Pixie Geldof is lending her face to a new campaign to raise awareness of illegal human trafficking. The model has teamed up with Katherine Hamnett to draw attention to this worldwide problem by promoting a slogan... Read more »

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Fashion plummets to an all-time low with tasteless Vogue India photo-shoot

Kimberley Foster writes... As you can probably imagine, after reading on Monday about Vogue India's senseless decision to recruit a group of impoverished people, including children, and dress them in Hermès and... Read more »

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Mayor urged to withdraw London Fashion Week funding

London Fashion Week could face yet another blow, after Mayor Boris Johnson was asked to withdraw funding following the British Fashion Council's decision to change its strategy over 'size zero'. Dee Doocey , a... Read more »

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A slap on the wrists for fans of fast fashion

Kimberley Foster writes... In these fast-fashion times that we live in, we are being urged to stop buying and to start mending. Yesterday, the House of Lords published a report , attacking our spending habits, as well... Read more »

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PETA gives Gwyneth Paltrow a serve over Tod's campaign

Last week it was the Pope who upset anti-fur campaigners , and this week it is Gwyneth Paltrow . The vegetarian actress has angered PETA over her autumn/winter 2008-9 campaign (pictured) for Tod's in which she... Read more »

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Pope's robes upset anti-fur activists

Pope Benedict's attire has fallen under the spotlight yet again , after anti-fur protesters in Italy launched an online petition appealing to the pontiff not to wear his fur-trimmed robes. The Italian Association for... Read more »

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One step forward, two steps back for London's approach to size zero

Kimberley Foster writes... It was with a heavy heart yesterday that I reported on the BFC's decision to back down over its stand on 'size zero' , following a lack of international support. While there is no denying... Read more »

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Fur advert upsets Stella McCartney

An advert featuring a model wearing Stella McCartney lingerie underneath a fur coat has outraged the British designer, prompting her to threaten legal action. McCartney, an avid animal-rights campaigner, was... Read more »

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Animal activists protest against Giorgio Armani's bullfighter design

Giorgio Armani's decision to dress Spanish matador, Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez , for the historic Goyesca de Ronda bullfight, has attracted protests from animal activists. The 100% Animalisti group plastered three angry... Read more »

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What not to wear to the Olympics: Beijing doles out fashion rules

'On your marks, get set, go...' With the 2008 Olympic Games right at our doorstep, Beijing isn't pulling any punches when it comes to polishing up its city, and its residents. The city government has issued etiquette... Read more »

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Helen Mirren won't shop at Primark because it's "immoral"

When it comes to fashion, Dame Helen Mirren is more than happy to speak her mind. Previously, the actress has spoken out on the issue of size zero , and now she is offering her thoughts on Primark , which has recently... Read more »

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The one that you have all been waiting for... Italian Vogue's all-black July '08 issue

After months of speculation as to who has scored the cover of Italian Vogue's July '08 issue , featuring only black models, the time has finally come to reveal all... The fold-out cover stars (from left to right)... Read more »