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Procter & Gamble is playing the fragrance game with Alexander McQueen! Here is a quote from P&G Prestige President Joanne Crewes announcing the agreement:
"The brand has become synonymous with modern British couture and will bring their incredibly passionate and emotional point of view to fragrance."
As Ryan pointed out on this week’s podcast, they will come out smelling like money.
Read the full press release here.
Fun fact: Louis Vuitton hasn’t had a fragrance since the 1930s…and they got into the fragrance game early last year! What will it smell like? More money.
One of the latest rounds of fashion intern lawsuits is directed toward…drumroll…Norma Kamali! I find this quite sad as I’ve always loved Norma Kamali. However this is the one lawsuit where we did agree, this girl got screwed over.
Read the details here…and as we say in this week’s podcast on the subject, get stuff in writing, people!
This week we discussed fashion internship lawsuits. One of the cases mentioned was that of Conde Nast. A former intern at W Magazine claimed to be paid less than $1/hour.
Read the full article here and listen to our thoughts on this week’s podcast. Thanks for listening!
'Tis the case that sparked oh so many more: Diana Wang filed a lawsuit against Hearst Corporation in late 2012. She accused the company of violating federal and state labor laws. The case turned into a class-action lawsuit that included about 3,000 former Hearst interns. Wang is now dubbed the “Norma Rae of fashion interns”.
In May of 2013, a judge threw out the class-action status of the lawsuit, but apparently it’s still ongoing.
Follow the links to the full stories of the case that has since sparked many other former interns suing their previous non-employers.
Curious what we think? This week’s podcast was devoted to this question (and specifically asked by a listener). Listen here!
We discuss the apparent onslaught of fashion internship lawsuits. Is it finally time for the companies to be accountable or is it being taken too far? We discuss.
Speaking Of Fashion: Addressing Internship Lawsuits (by Rachel Yeomans)
Airbrushing is becoming a marketing ploy! Not only does it bring up image issues, but banning air brushing actually saves money!
What sparked this? First, Seventeen "banned" Photoshop last year. Now, British retailer Debenhams announced that they’ll no longer airbrush their lingerie advertisements (except for stray hairs and such).
We discuss on this week’s podcast.
Read the article here for more.
It’s official! Dolce & Gabbana (specifically Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana) were found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to 20 months in jail. Read the article that sparked our discussion on this week’s podcast.