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So Your Navajo Sweater Might Be Illegal (And It’s Definitely Culturally Insensitive)

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Walk into any Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie and you’re bound see racks and racks of clothes referencing Navajo patterns and designs. A quick perusal of Urban’s website finds that there are almost two dozen products referencing the Native American tribe, by name at least, in its product descriptions. These days the all-encompassing term to describe Native American-inflected design is everywhere. And it might just be illegal. Keep reading »

Urban Outfitters, Other Retailers In Hot Water Over “Salacious” T-Shirt

Urban Outfitters usually flocks to controversy, but in the case of a photo featured on one of Urban’s Ts, the company is probably less than thrilled with the attention. Sometime last year. photographer Jason Lee Parry took a shot of a 15-year-old girl — allegedly model Hailey Clauson (pictured) — “revealing portions of her breasts … in a spread eagle position making her crotch area the focal point of the image.” And while Parry claims the photo was never meant to be released, and was actually stolen from the studio in which it was shot, the model’s parents aren’t buying it. They’re suing Parry, Urban, and several other retailers where the clothing featuring the image was sold for more than $28 million total. But! On the flip side, the series of shots also included photos where the young girl was drinking beer, exposing her pubic hair and riding a motorcycle without a helmet on (and obviously, presumably without a license).

According to the suit, the photos Parry took “forces” the model “to be the object of prurient interests and provides wallpaper for the likes of pedophiles.” Did she — or her parents — not realize this when the shots were taken? And anyway, does this T-shirt look in any way scandalous to you? [NY Post] Keep reading »

The 10 Best Picks From Urban Outfitters Fall Shoe Collection

This week, Urban Outfitters released its fall shoe collection–unveiling more than 600 new styles. We’ve culled through and selected the 10 best in wedges, heels, plimsouls and boots. These are the must-haves you’ll want this fall, and most of them are priced way under $100, so you can stock up without breaking the bank. Check ‘em out after the jump! Keep reading »

Kate Moss-Inspired “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels” Kid’s Shirt Banned

You’ve got to wonder, sometimes, what marketing people are thinking when they make decisions like the one Brit company Zazzle made to allow a children’s T-shirt to be sold with the words “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels.” When the T first came to light, Zazzle claimed that it was simply “a custom products platform, it enables all users to create their own products that feature their own content. In this way, Zazzle is an outlet for users to express their personal opinions and viewpoints.” In effect, it was simply a platform for users, but not responsible for what users created with its platform. Well, Zazzle’s card has been pulled by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, who have deemed the shirts “harmful to children.”

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Do Not Want: Badly Drawn Boobs

You know how people say you should only show a little skin and leave the rest to the imagination? If you’d like to remain relatively covered up while leaving nothing to the imagination, this boobtastic T-shirt might be for you. Accessorize with joke boobs and you have a whole outfit! [$14.99, Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »

Quickies: Amy Winehouse Is Back In Rehab & Miley Cyrus Hates On Urban Outfitters

  • Amy Winehouse downed vodka before checking back into rehab at The Priory in the UK this morning. Get well soon, Amy, because you’re so talented. [PopEater]
  • Snooki may be busy filming “Jersey Shore” in Italy as we speak, but she’s apparently laying off the pasta. Snook’s new focus on health includes eating healthy foods, regular exercise, and taking a fat burner called Zantrex prior to working out. No word on whether pickles and binge-drinking are also off-limits. [Socialite Life]
  • The actor who played Kenicke in “Grease,” Jeff Conaway, has died at age 60 after being put in a medically-induced coma following a drug overdose earlier this month. [TMZ]
  • What do we think of boudoir photos? You know, sexy pics taken of the bride before her wedding? [TresSugar]

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