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Iman On Vogue Italia’s Slave Earrings

In an interview with Fashionista.com, supermodel Iman spoke about her years in the modeling world, her upcoming Platinum collection on HSN and her thoughts on the Vogue Italia ‘Slave earrings’ scandal.

After years of ruling the catwalk and successfully running her own cosmetics company, Iman says she won’t be back on the runway, despite many designers clamoring for her to wear their clothes. The model-turned-businesswoman is getting ready to launch her latest fashion collection, Platinum, which consists of luxury bags, wallets, and gloves for $300 or less, and spoke candidly about her career.

When asked whether or not she’d return to the catwalk, Iman answered with a resounding no. She says she’s been there and done that, and is so over it.

I worked with literally every designer. So when I stopped I was invited and there was no way I could do one and not do the other and if I did everybody, and I know my industry very well, they will say, ‘Oh poor her, she wants to come back.’ Come on, I know fashion people. The reason I lasted this long is because I’m not around them all the time!

When asked about the Vogue Italia  ’Slave earrings’ debacle, Iman held no punches.

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Property of the Week

The 100 square meter residential home is located in Old Jaffa. Its location is unique in that it is set above the harbor, facing west with all of its openings facing the majestic splendor of the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst it is difficult to determine the buildings exact age, it is clear that it is hundreds of years old. Over the years, it has undergone many changes and had many additions made that have damaged the original quality of the building and its spaces. The central idea was to restore the structure’s original, characteristics, the stone walls, the segmented ceilings and the arches including the exposure of the original materials (a combination of pottery and beach sand).

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The building has been cleaned of all of the extraneous elements, from newer wall coverings and has undergone a peeling process to expose its original state. Surprisingly, modern, minimalistic construction styles remind us of and correspond with the ascetic style of the past, and this despite the vast time difference between them.The central idea was to combine the old and the new whilst maintaining the qualities of each and to create new spaces that blend the styles together even intensify them because of the contrast and tension between the different periods. The historical is expressed by preserving the textures and materials of the buildings outer shell and by respecting the building engineering accord. The modern is expressed by the opening of spaces and by altering the internal flow to one more open and free and the creation of an urban loft environment along with the use of stainless steel, iron and Corian in the various partitions, in the openings and in the furniture.
The project succeeds in both honoring and preserving the historical and almost romantic values of the structure whilst creating a contemporary project, modern and suited to its period. Despite the time differences, the tensions and the dichotomy between the periods exist in a surprisingly balanced and harmonic space.
Jaffa Apartment, Old Jaffa, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed,
Irene Goldberg, Pitsou Kedem Architect, Photography by Amit Geron

PETA Plans A Porn Site


PETA knows how to raise eyebrows. The animal rights group’s memorable campaigns have entailed everything from celebrities posing nude for its anti-fur campaign to scantily clad women having an erotic moment with their vegetables to support veganism.

Now, PETA has pulled out all of the stops with a XXX porn site for its next clever marketing endeavor, reports The Register.

PETA confirmed the XXX site in a phone interview with The Huffington Post.

“We live in a 24 hour news cycle world and we learn the racy things we do are sometimes the most effective way that we can reach particular individuals,” said PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt.

Instead of focusing on anti-fur, the porn site will raise awareness of veganism, said Rajt. “We really want to grab people’s attention, get them talking and to question the status quo and ultimately take action, because the best way we can help…… read full article HERE

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FASHION: Men – Miansai

Focusing on all things nautical, the autumn/winter collection from Miami’s Miansai creates unique handmade accessories around vintage sailing knots, nautical hardware and even fish hooks. The result is a collection of authentic pieces that have the have the feel of decades past.

Have you ever seen a horse with a moustache?


While most horses have their moustaches snipped every six months, his has been growing for five years and he is said to growl if stable hands try to give it a trim. Alfie, who is kept at stables in Bitton, near Bristol, is a very headstrong horse and is very proud of his moustache.

We are not sure if this is any sort of record but it is certainly the longest we have ever seen (although our team are not horse moustache experts). It would be interesting to see if anybody else has a horse that can rival it.