Style Notes: Ivy Park Addresses Sweatshop Allegations; Cosmo Angers Male Hairdressers
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Beyonce's Ivy Park Addresses Allegations of Sweatshop Conditions [Quartz]
Following allegations that Beyonce's new athleisure line, Ivy Park, is manufactured in "sweatshop conditions" in Sri Lanka, the company has issued a statement standing by their "rigorous ethical trading program." The statement goes on to say that Ivy Park is "proud of our sustained efforts in terms of factory inspections and audits, and our teams worldwide work very closely with our suppliers and their factories to ensure compliance.” It should be noted, however, that Ivy Park didn't exactly deny the allegations, either.
Celebrity Hairstylist Mark Townsend Sounds Off Against Cosmo [Mark Townsend Instagram]
Cosmopolitan magazine is getting some heat from celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend (who has worked with the likes of Elizabeth Olsen, Shay Mitchell and Scarlett Johansson) after the glossy posted an Instagram reading, "Don't trust men to cut your hair — they've spent their whole lives lying about what constitutes an inch." Townsend, who has styled two covers for the title, posted an Instagram claiming he was "SO OFFENDED" by the joke. Cosmo editor-in-chief Joanna Coles apologized via comment to the Instagram, writing, "Mark, we adore your covers and this was supposed to be a joke about how men exaggerate!"
Model Takes Graceful Tumble at Australian Fashion Week [Elle]
Models fall (it's a fact of the industry), but it takes a true professional to be able to highlight the craftsmanship of the dress even during the long descent to the ground. At designer Toni Maciveski's resort 2017 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia on Monday, a model did just that. While wearing platform stilettos, a blonde model took an elegant plunge on the slick runway, causing the pleated detail to flare in a manner that showcased its technical artistry.
Meteorologist Asked to "Cover Up" on Live TV [THR]
KTLA meteorologist Liberte Chan was asked to cover up her sparkly black dress with an oversize gray cardigan on live TV on Saturday morning, causing quite the uproar on social media about the "sexist" action. An off-camera male co-anchor said, "We've been getting a lot of emails" when Chan asked why she was being handed the sweater. On her blog, Chan explained that she was not ordered by KTLA to put on the sweater, and claimed that she has a friendly, playful rapport with all of her co-workers.