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Is H&M going to raise their prices?

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ishmgoingtoraiseprices Is H&M going to raise their prices? Image courtesy of H&M

Sure, nothing beats the adrenaline surge of nabbing a totally covetable piece at a fast fashion retailer for only a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere, but H&M’s new initiative is a price raise we can actually get behind. That’s because H&M wants to better the conditions for their factory workers in Bangladesh. You probably remember reading about those horrifying fires that killed 1,130 people and injured 800 more when a textile mill collapsed last April. Since then, the criticism about the true cost of fast fashion has been mounting, and it appears retailers are finally starting to listen.

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Fast fashion Friday: Your weekly style scoop starring Donatella Versace, The Devil Wears Prada sequel, Lagerfeld versus Travolta & more

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Screen shot 2011 05 17 at 12.42 Fast fashion Friday: Your weekly style scoop starring Donatella Versace, The <em>Devil Wears Prada</em> sequel, Lagerfeld versus Travolta & more

Donatella Versace—sans ring. (Thanks, Liz.) Image courtesy of ImaxTree.com.

Donatella Versace was interviewed at Oxford University yesterday, and—of course—did not disappoint. After proclaiming that she wants to dress Queen Elizabeth in black leather, she told a delightful tale about the time Elizabeth Taylor robbed her. She said: “My brother collected vintage jewellery and I was wearing a ring that he had given me. Elizabeth said in this extraordinarily breathy voice: ‘Darling, I love your ring, may I try it?’ And she didn’t give it back! She put it on and breathed, “Oh darling, thank you, you didn’t have to do that.’ But I hadn’t!” [WWD

Hey Steve Madden, what’s it like working with the Olsen twins? “Painful. Painful,” he told Fashionista. “They are very demanding, they’re very tough…they are difficult, they are exacting, they are a pain in the ass. But they’re very good though.” Madden has worked with MK and Ashley for the last five years on their Elizabeth and James shoe line, as well as a recent Superga sneaker collab. [Fashionista]

This has the potential to be either really awesome or totally awful: Devil Wears Prada scribe Lauren Weisberger has announced plans to write a sequel to the beloved book turned movie. Titled Revenge wears Prada: The Devil Returns, the story follows Andy Sachs, now the editor of a bridal magazine, who crosses paths with Miranda Priestly again. I reacted to this news the same way I reacted to the news that they’re making an Arrested Development movie. Cautious hope, and a fervent prayer to the universe: “Don’t screw it up!” [BBC]

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Fast Fashion Friday: Our weekly style scoop

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Scott schuman sartorialist Fast Fashion Friday: Our weekly style scoop Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist. Photo courtesy of Christopher Peterson.

Another day, another designer saying crazy things. This time, it’s Pucci’s Peter Dundas, who told Harper’s Bazaar that he commutes from Paris to Florence every day by air (which takes an hour and a half). “I own 20 to 25 pieces of taxidermy; between whole deers, boar heads, croc heads, plus the birds there are quite a few. I also collect insects. A lot of the animals have been relinquished to the basement.” Cue PETA and climate change protesters in 3…2…1… [The Cut]

In news that surprises absolutely no one, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention report that the flesh-eating carp used in fish pedicures—where fishies eat the dead skin on your feet—could spread infections like HIV and Hepatitis C. Anyone else think it’s totally plausible that a zombie apocalypse could be sparked by fish? [Ecouterre]

Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist fame—you know, the guy who once told the Globe and Mail that he’s “good at the sex”—gave another revealing interview to GQ, and he didn’t hold back. Remember when Dolce & Gabbana put bloggers in the front row, on their own little podiums, with laptops? “They got a humongous amount of press,” Schuman fumes. “Look we brought the bloggers in and gave them the front row. Look at the dancing-monkey bloggers! I could barely bring myself to sit down….Like, Oh, look at the cute bloggers! Isn’t that cute! Are they playing Angry Birds? When you’ve got Ron Frasch behind you going, “I spent two f—ing million dollars on D&G’s last collection, and I’m sitting here? For these little schmucks?” [GQ]

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