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Jony & Marc To Open Luxury Conference

Jony Ive & Marc Newson

Vogue UK: Apple Design Visionaries To Open Luxury Conference

APPLE design visionaries Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson will open the first Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence in April 2015, it was announced today. The duo will appear in conversation with the event's host, Vogue international editor Suzy Menkes, to discuss the "21st century definition of luxury and their collaborative work to date".

"Apple is now a powerful part of the luxury industry," Menkes said today. "The iPhone, iPad, and the forthcoming Apple Watch are in direct competition with handbags, timepieces and high-end accessories. I want Jony Ive to tell the conference delegates where 21st century luxury is headed."

Condé Nast Germany Begins Threats Of Legal Action For Image Use


I was going to post the new Vogue Germany cover, but was reminded of the email I received last month, from Condé Nast Germany's lawyer (pasted below). While I disagree with their thinking, it is what it is at the moment.

Supposedly I wasn't the only one threatened.

I've always viewed what I do here as promoting magazines, websites, models, agencies, etc... And other entities have learned to embrace sites like Fashion Copious and use them to their advantage, but here we are with Condé Nast Germany.

One thing I'm not clear about is if this came from their corporate/business offices, and if their actual editors would disagree with them.

I left the comment section open and love to hear any feedback, either about the legality of all this, readers thoughts, or opinion of editors. Feel free to leave a comment or email me.

Dr. Stefan Freytag of SFVD:

Dear Mr. Haro:

I represent Condé Nast Verlag GmbH, Karlstraße 23, 80333 Munich, Germany (“Condé Nast Germany”), the German subsidiary of Advance Publications, Inc.

It has come to our client’s attention that you are distributing on your website (see: [link] [link])

– without the required authorization, thus infringing our client’s copyright –  photos of a shoot which the model Anna Ewers very recently performed for the German edition of my client’s magazine VOGUE.

My client is the exclusive owner of all copyright and exploitation rights in this material that is for distribution in my client’s magazine VOGUE and on our client’s official website only. Where my client sometimes authorizes the use of certain imagery for promotional and editorial use by other media, subject to certain conditions, my client has never authorized the use of the aforementioned imagery on your website.

As this is clearly not a case of user-generated content or the hosting of third-party content and therefore neither the DMCA safe harbors provisions nor any of their equivalents under European and applicable German law apply, it is merely for clarification that I stress that by receipt of this letter by you all necessary steps have been taken for immediate legal action in the German courts, should you not comply with the following.

Accordingly, I demand on behalf of Condé Nast Germany that you immediately and permanently cease and desist from distributing, copying and/or making available the photographs as set out above on your website and/or in any other media and respond to this letter immediately to confirm in writing that you will do so.

Should we discover continued evidence of unlawfully distributing, copying and/or making available the aforementioned photographs by you, we will take legal action as we deem appropriate in co-ordination with Condé Nast’s U.S. legal advisors.

This letter is not a complete statement of Condé Nast Germany’s rights in connection with this matter and nothing contained herein constitutes an express or implied waiver of any rights, remedies or defenses in connection with this matter, all of which are expressly reserved.

Very truly yours,
Dr. Stefan Freytag

Lara Stone & David Walliams Split


Daily Mail, via The Sun:

A new report claims David Walliams has split from his model wife Lara Stone.

According to The Sun newspaper, the 43-year-old comedian and his 31-year-old model spouse - the mother of his son Alfred, who was born in 2012 - have agreed on a trial separation.
The publication reports that Lara left their London home on Tuesday night, leaving David 'devastated'.


According to The Sun, Lara took Alfred and the couple's dog Bert with her when she left their North London home.

Big Name VS Models Quitting Due To Small Pay?

Karlie Kloss VS

Miranda Kerr - Out 2013

Karlie Kloss - Out 2015
Doutzen Kroes - Out 2015

My opinion is these models don't need VS anymore, especially for the amount of money estimated below. They have become bigger than what VS can offer them. If anything the brand's image could be dragging them down at this point—if they want to go on becoming their own brands. Girls stop wanting to play with barbie at some point in their lives.

As a side note, the TV ratings of the VS Show in December vs. the swimsuit special they had last month: 9 Million vs. 4 million.

Model Management: the lack of time the only reason the angels are flying away from Victoria’s Secret? The roumors are that nowadays, the VS models are being paid around $100,000, which is much less than the top VS models such as Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks who required millions! The $100,000 paycheck is apperently not enough for the 50 days a year required work and for all the travelling and promotion of VS. This makes the sudden departure of the angels understandable.

NowManifest Shuts Down, Next?


Business of Fashion: Condé Nast Closes Blog Network NowManifest

BoF can report that NowManifest, the online portal owned by Condé Nast that hosted some of fashion’s most prominent blogs, has been shut down.

The bloggers that used the platform, including Susie Bubble, Anna Dello Russo, Derek Blasberg, BryanBoy and Fashion Toast, were given notice of its termination in November. Going forward, they are expected to continue to blog independently from their own websites and take control, once again, of their own advertising partnerships, which had previously been managed by NowManifest.

“We are redoubling our focus on expanding our industry-leading site,,” a spokesperson for told BoF. “We thank the Nowmanifest bloggers for their contributions to the portal.”


In particular, today’s announcement raises questions about the future of, which was originally set up as the online edition of the magazines Vogue and W and published some of their content online, before Vogue developed its own website. Last year, it was announced that would no longer publish its semi-annual print magazine and, following a leadership reshuffle, the site is once again operating under Vogue, with its publisher Matt Rice reporting to Vogue publisher Susan Plagemann and its editor-in-chief Dirk Standen reporting to Anna Wintour. With and producing content with some degree of overlap — both host extensive street style and fashion show galleries, for example — Condé Nast’s strategy for remains unclear.

Fern Mallis Vs. Kanye West Vs. Fern Mallis


Fern Mallis speaking to the NY Post:

I’m kind of over Kanye, I mean, I’m not a fan of his music, and the attitude and the agenda is not my style.

Kanye West in a set of tweets (here combined):

To Fern Mallis: I just want you to understand that attempting to do clothing has been very difficult and I have encountered countless amounts of bigotry along the way. I have millions of ideas and I represent a new generation just trying to express themselves in a broken world. I don’t call myself a designer as I was not allowed to go to Saint Martins because I was too famous by the time I realized I wanted to design. Fame is often looked down upon in the design world, so it’s actually been something I had to overcome. All we have are our dreams, and you can step on our dreams and ideas all you want, but we won’t stop fighting. We want to innovate and we will win someday. If you wanna have a drink with me, book a table at the spotted pig when I’m back in NY.

[Business Insider]

Jon Stewart Retiring From The Daily Show

Jon Stewart

The A.V. Club:

Ending one of the most venerable and trusted careers in making a complete mockery of the news, Jon Stewart has announced that he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. According to sources who were there (some of whom are already passing word along on social media), Stewart let the news slip at the taping of today’s episode, telling those in the audience that he’s retiring.

Carine Roitfeld Had Three Back Surgeries In One Year


I was not aware of this.

Issue 6 of CR Fashion Book might not have happened. Carine Roitfeld had not one, not two, but three back surgeries between the last round of shows and the magazine’s arrival on newsstands in a few days. She styled some of the shoots in the new book from a wheelchair.


So you’ve recovered?

I am much better. I had an accident one year ago in New York. I fell down and I broke some bones, and you know because I am always running, I do not always do what I need to do. And finally I had an operation, and after one operation I had a second operation, and after the second, I had a third operation. So it is a long process. And the back, there is a lot of say “heal”?

Vogue's City Directory



Today marks the debut of the Vogue City Directory, a mobile-responsive, super selective guide to where to shop, eat, and prettify oneself in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan, and Shanghai. This is a modest launch—six cities and a handful of listings—but in the weeks and months to come it will grow in numbers of recommendations and locations. Overseen by Edward Barsamian, who has convinced a global gaggle of style leaders to reveal their secret places, the City Directory is, by design, curated, not comprehensive: We won’t name every place to paint your toenails in Manhattan, just our favorite ones. You’ll find some classics in the listings, and some upstarts. You can search by city, by category, by need, by contributor. You may choose to plan an itinerary or find a solution on the go. This is your new best friend.

Kate Moss & Rimmel London Limited Edition Lipstick for Red Nose Day 2015

Kate Moss & Rimmel London Limited Edition Lipstick for Red Nose Day 2015

The event is also coming the the United States this year; NBC:

Red Nose Day, the U.K.’s #1 television fundraising event, is finally coming to America in a spectacular star-studded special live on NBC.

In collaboration with Comic Relief U.K. — the British charity behind Red Nose Day — NBC will televise a three-hour benefit in May 2015 as a celebration for the U.S. inaugural Red Nose Day event.

In the U.K., Red Nose Day has been going for 25 years and is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives across the globe. With superstar presenters and comedians, original sketch comedy, hilarious film parodies, one-off sitcom reunions and amazing musical performances, it’s no wonder that this program has been the one of the BBC’s highest-rated Friday night shows for many years. Best of all, it’s raised more than $1 billion in donations so far, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Created by writer-director Richard Curtis in 1985, the idea of Red Nose Day was built upon the foundation that mass media and celebrities can help raise money and awareness of poverty to save and change millions of lives. Curtis will serve as an executive producer for the NBC telecast.