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These Rodarte Socks Cost $500

I love Rodarte as much as the next person who loves Rodarte and can’t afford it, but $500 for a pair of socks? With holes in them? I’ll pass, thanks. They’re made from angora goat, and they actually look kind of cute on the model, but you can’t wash them, which would make them rather smelly after a while, you’d think. [Pipeline] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: M.A.C. Makeup Cancels Controversial Juarez Line

  • This is crazy: After our post about a Juarez, Mexico-inspired makeup line created by the designers Rodarte for M.A.C. blew up, the company has canceled the Rodarte line entirely. In a statement on their Facebook page, M.A.C. said:
    Out of respect for the people of Mexico, the women and girls of Juarez and their families, as well as our MAC Mexican staff and colleagues, MAC has made the decision not to ship the MAC Rodarte limited edition makeup collection. This decision will have no impact on MAC’s commitment to donate all of its projected global profits from this collection to local and international groups that work to improve the lives of the women and girls of Juarez. We are currently conducting due diligence to ensure we donate to organizations with a proven record of directly supporting the women and girls of Juarez.”

    We would have just been satisfied with changing the offensively named products — nail polishes called Juarez and Factory — and donating some proceeds to charities. We’re happy the company will still do the donation thing. But their decision for the entire M.A.C. collaboration comes as a complete surprise. What do y’all think? [NYMag.com]

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These Fiber Optic High Heels Will Light Up Your Toes

Fiber optic shoes? Now that’s something new. Sure, we’ve seen light-up heels before. Strippers have been wearing glow in the dark heels for years, and Rodarte has picked up the glowing shoes trend, too. This time around, Italian designer Francesca Castagnacci has created a high heel outfitted with fiber optics that transform regular pumps into illuminated show-stoppers. So how’d she do it? “Utilizing new technologies in advanced textile creation, Castagnacci wove delicate fiber optic materials and LEDs throughout the shoes, creating a work of art that’s absolutely otherworldly,” Pipeline reports. We want video. [Pipeline] Keep reading »

Natalie Portman, Prima Ballerina In A Rodarte Tutu

Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters have been involved in some unfriendly press lately over their MAC cosmetics oops, but here’s something nice to offset the bad—a sneak peek at the Rodarte-designed tutus that Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis get to wear in the upcoming flick “Black Swan.” In a nutshell, the movie is a psychological thriller about two ballerinas who get involved in a weird and dark competitive relationship. Can’t tell too much else from this photo, but we’ll be interested to see how Rodarte re-imagines the classic ballet. The movie hits the Venice Film Festival September 1. [Elle] Keep reading »

MAC Planning Name Change For “Juarez”-Inspired Products

Dang, when people complain, MAC really does listen. Last week, Jessica told you about the makeup brand’s collaboration with designers Rodarte, which was inspired by the culture and colors of Mexico. Two nail polish shades were named “Juarez” and “Factory,” which we deemed insensitive and offensive, because the town is notorious for the number of women who have been raped and murdered with little or no response from police. MAC first responded by saying that they planned to donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit the city’s crime victims, but even bigger steps are being taken today. According to The Cut, MAC sent an email around to editors saying that they are now planning on changing the names of the products in the collection. No word yet on what those changes will entail, but thumb’s up to MAC for taking the complaints seriously. Let’s hope they’re still planning on those donations though. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

MAC/Rodarte Responds: They Will Donate A Portion of Proceeds To Crime Victims In The City

We spoke; MAC and Rodarte listened. After my post yesterday about the MAC/Rodarte makeup collaboration which I think tastelessly names new nail polishes “Juarez” and “Factory,” MAC has released a statement to NYMag.com’s fashion blog, The Cut: Keep reading »

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