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Style Notes: Vera Wang Abolishes Try-On Fees; Victoria's Secret Takes the Heat; Stella McCartney Joins Order of the British Empire

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Vera Wang has abolished her company’s practice of charging try-on fees in the brand’s bridal outposts in China. Wang faced criticism earlier this week after reports that her Shanghai store was charging customers 3,000 yuan (around $482) to try on gowns surfaced on several major outlets. [NYMag]

Victoria’s Secret is under fire for allegedly targeting too-young teenage girls with its Bright Young Things campaign. Critics of the spring break-themed collection have taken to Facebook, where an online petition asking the lingerie retailer to pull the line has garnered several thousand signatures. [Vogue UK]

Stella McCartney has joined the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to British fashion. McCartney wore her own navy skirt suit accented by a pair of midnight-blue velvet heels and a dainty veil to the ceremony, which was officiated by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.  Other British designers who have received OBE medals include Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton. [Grazia]

Italian luxury kingpin Salvatore Ferragamo has created Fondazione Ferragamo, a foundation to benefit upcoming design talent. The Florence-based foundation will provide trainings, grants and scholarships as well as host “cultural events in collaboration with the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum.” [Vogue UK]

Despite revealing to the New York Times that she’s in negotiations with Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso does not intend to sell her e-commerce empire. According to a Nasty Gal representative, “at this point Nasty Gal is not for sale.”  Then when should we expect the inevitable feathered headdress/ blogger platforms collaboration coming from the two hipster-clothing competitors? Coachella?  [Refinery 29]

In collaboration with e-commerce shoe shop Ashbury Skies, Jeffrey Campbell has released Cold Feet, a line of wedding kicks featuring platforms and oxfords alongside three pairs of the designer’s signature Lita boots in blue velvet, lace and metallic silver. [Fashionista]

Notorious beauty editor Cat Marnell has found a new home at Galore, where she’ll be penning a drug-soaked sex column. Marnell, whose writing last graced the pages of Vice, famously quit her role as beauty editor of Jane Pratt’s xoJane.com last June. [NYMag]

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