British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman Doesn’t See A Problem With Catering To White Consumers

“There have always been black players on the scene — at the moment look at the stylist Edward Enninful, make-up artist Pat McGrath and [models] Jourdan Dunn, Liya Kebede and Joan Smalls, who are at the top of the tree … In a society where the mass of the consumers are white and where, on the whole, mainstream ideas sell, it’s unlikely there will be a huge rise in the number of leading black models. If you look at the characters that sell magazines such as [British mags] Grazia and Heat, it is Jennifer Aniston, Cheryl Cole and Catherine Middleton.”

British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, who says she doesn’t believe there’s any institutional racism in fashion. Well, let’s just say it takes some institutional racism to know some institutional racism. Well, as long as white consumers are happy. (Sarcasm.) [NY Mag] Keep reading »

7 Thwarted Celebrity Murder Plots

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Joss Stone seems so nice and sweet, it’s hard to imagine anyone wanting to hurt her. But allegedly, that was the plan of two men who were arrested this week when Stone’s neighbors reported a suspicious vehicle. They were charged with conspiracy to rob and murder, and allegedly had detailed plans of Stone’s home with them, as well as swords, rope, and (gulp) a body bag. But Joss wants folks to know she’s a-okay. “I’d like to thank everyone for their concern but I’m absolutely fine and getting on with life as normal while the police continue with their inquiries,” she said. [Huffington Post, OK]

After the jump, other creepy stories where people plotted to murder stars, but were luckily thwarted.

Quickies: Anthony Weiner Resigns & Jesse James May Have Split From Kat Von D

  • Rep. Anthony Weiner took a break from “sexting” rehab or wherever he is and resigned as a member of U.S. Congress. Thank God we don’t have to read any more “weiner/wiener” puns. [The Week]
  • Selena Gomez blames junk food for her recent hospital visit, not potent Bieber sperm. [The Superficial]
  • Oh no! Prince Hot Ginge is going back to Afghanistan, farther away from us. Prince Harry, noooooo! [ONTD]
  • Still haven’t settled on a Father’s Day gift? How about cologne that smells like BBQ? [Today]
  • Style tips for gals who sweat. A lot. (Ahem, Amelia.) [Already Pretty]

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Today’s Lady News: Gabrielle Giffords Released From Hospital

  • Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was released from a Houston hospital yesterday after six months of recuperation for a bullet wound to the head inflicted by a mentally disturbed young man at a public event in Tucson on January 8. [The Week]
  • New York City residents are staging a protest tonight after a police officer told a woman riding a bike in a short skirt that she was “distracting” drivers. Bicyclists are meeting at 7 p.m. in Columbus Circle — in short skirts, of course! [Gothamist]
  • Remember that Philadelphia editor who blamed CBS reporter Lara Logan for her sexual assault while reporting in Egypt because she has great boobs? Change.org is calling for Dan Rottenberg to be fired and keep Philadelphians safe from his sexist victim-blaming. [Change.org]

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Cool Off With A Hoffsicle

Summer begins in just one short week and you know exactly what you’ll need to make it through the steamiest of days—a popsicle shaped like David Hasselhoff. Luckily, Del Monte has created just that, in honor of National Ice Cream Month. It is called The Hoffsicle. Yes, I will be buying stock in Del Monte. Clearly, I did not respect their genius before. [Neatorama] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 11 Back-Exposing Dresses

Shopping Guide: 11 Back-Exposing Dresses
As a member of the itty-bitty committee, I don’t wear cleavage-baring tops or dresses often. But there are other areas of the body I like to expose. Right now, I’m all about back exposure because the back usually looks sexy regardless of size or if you’re not feeling your best. To this end, here are 11 sexy back-exposing dresses.
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