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Don’t miss the premiere of Laura Siegel’s fashion documentary “Traceable” tonight

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traceable documentary laura siegel Dont miss the premiere of Laura Siegels fashion documentary Traceable tonight

Designer Laura Siegel’s documentary airs tonight on Bell Media.

In early 2013, Canadian fashion designer Laura Siegel headed to India—one of the many trips she takes each year to source artisans and fabrics for each collection of her eponymous label—with a film crew to document how clothes are made. This was just months before the deadly collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh—and arguably, the same amount of time before retailers and consumers alike really started to take notice of how and where their clothing is made. Continue reading

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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]

More stylish scoop, featuring Kate Moss and the inimitable Karl Lagerfeld…

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