• American Apparel Advert Banned For ‘Sexualising A Child’ - But It's Not The First, And Will It Be The Last?

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled an ad featuring ‘youthful-looking’ model Kacy Anne Hill was ‘irresponsible’ and ordered it to be taken down

    It’s been three months since its new CEO Paula Schneider joined the brand.

    But US fashion chain American Apparel is once again in hot water after one of its adverts was banned for appearing to ‘sexualise’ a child.

    This American Apparel advert has been banned for 'sexualising a child' [American Apparel]This American Apparel advert has been banned for 'sexualising a child' [American Apparel]The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that an ad featuring a red-haired model in a thong bodysuit must be removed from the UK site immediately.

    (Although we’re not sure who actually implements this ruling, as the image in question is still available to view on both the US and UK sites).

    The advert in question is for the American Apparel Lips Print Thong Bodysuit and features four pictures of the product - one with the model’s buttocks showing.

    ASA ordered American Apparel to take it down after a customer complained that the model shown looked under 16.

    “We considered the model had a youthful appearance and that some consumers were likely to regard her as being younger than 16 years of age,” said the Advertising Standards Authority in a statement.

    “The model was shown

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  • WEDDING BLOG: Even The Best Grooms Do WAY Less Than The Bride. Truth

    More than half of grooms 'pay no part' in the organising of their wedding. And it's true, brides are the ultimate event planners

    There's three and a half weeks to go and the countdown is really on.

    There's an incredibly huge amount to do because I've been all 'laid back and relaxed and not freaking out' about it all when really I should have been 'totally on it and sorting s*** out' for months. I mean HOW long have I been engaged*? (*18 months).

    It turns out mirrorballs don't buy themselves. You can have that little nuggest of wedding advice for free.We have two glitter mirror disco balls. It's ON (REX)We have two glitter mirror disco balls. It's ON (REX)

    Apologies in advance for bemoaning being the bride in this situation and resorting to utter cliche, but when it comes to weddings, the blokes have it easy.

    And I'm one of the lucky ones. My groom is completely engaged (haha) in the wedding process and keen to help. And yet I'm still swamped with 90 per cent of the to-do list.

    So a survey that found more than half of grooms play no part in their wedding didn't exactly surprise me.

    In my case, it's partly because Adam can't go and get my hair cut for me, or make a decision on whether I should have a fake tan or not,

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  • Don’t Blame Me, I Was Born Flaky

    Psychologists explain why everyone has that friend who is always late and forgets your birthday

    Every friendship group has one – that person who is always up for a Sunday roast or a two-week American road trip or Glastonbury, in theory.

    But as sure as Kim Kardashian gets her kit off for absolutely no reason, at the last minute that friend will find some reason to cancel on those plans, usually with an excuse so flimsy even Stevie Wonder could see through it.

    Does this look familiar? There's a gene to blame for that [Rex]Does this look familiar? There's a gene to blame for that [Rex]

    Rather than expend your valuable energy working yourself up into the kind of frenzy reserved only for anally efficient people forced to interact with scatterbrained morons, spare a thought for these poor individuals also known as Chronic Flakers.

    Flakiness is not just an annoying personality trait, but is the result of a lack of conscientiousness according to psychologists in the US.

    Brent Roberts, professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, Champaign, found that a common factor in those prone to flakiness is this inability to control their impulses and be organised, which results in chronic lateness, forgetfulness

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  • Kate Middleton Glows At Last Public Appearance Before Birth For St Patrick's Day Parade In Aldershot

    The heavily pregnant Duchess of Cambridge showed off a stylish plaited look as she enjoyed the St Paddy's Day celebrations at the Aldershot barracks

    On St Patrick's Day, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made what's expected to be her last public appearance before the birth of her second baby, due in April.

    Despite Kate Middleton being heavily pregnant, she's made a number of public appearances of late, gearing up to a well deserved rest in the weeks before Prince George gains a little brother or sister.Catherine and William enjoyed the day's celebrations (REX)Catherine and William enjoyed the day's celebrations (REX)

    The Duchess joined husband Prince William for the St Patrick's Day Parade at Aldershot Barracks, where the royal couple presented traditional shamrocks to the Irish Guards.

    The duchess looked classic in a smart, brown baby-bump-covering Catherine Walker coat and brown suede shoes by Emmy London - with not a sign of swollen ankles despite rather high heels.

    But when it came to her hair, the 33-year-old went for quite a different look to her traditional tousled blow-dry. Under her matching brown Lock & Co hat, Catherine showed off a pretty, low plaited style on the nape of her neck.Kate styled her near neatly off her shoulders (Getty)Kate styled her near neatly off her shoulders (Getty)

    Earlier this week the Duchess, along with Prince

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  • Don’t Blame Me, I’ve Got The Flaky Gene

    Psychologists reveal a gene that is to blame for that friend who is late for everything and always forgets your birthday

    Every friendship group has one – that person who is always up for a Sunday roast or a two-week American road trip or Glastonbury, in theory.

    But as sure as Kim Kardashian gets her kit off for absolutely no reason, at the last minute that friend will find some reason to cancel on those plans, usually with an excuse so flimsy even Stevie Wonder could see through it.

    Does this look familiar? There's a gene to blame for that [Rex]Does this look familiar? There's a gene to blame for that [Rex]

    Rather than expend your valuable energy working yourself up into the kind of frenzy reserved only for anally efficient people forced to interact with scatterbrained morons, spare a thought for these poor individuals also known as Chronic Flakers.

    Flakiness is not just an annoying personality trait, but is the result of a lack of conscientiousness according to psychologists in the US.

    Brent Roberts, professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, Champaign, found that a common factor in those prone to flakiness is this inability to control their impulses and be organised, which results in chronic lateness, forgetfulness

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  • Suki Waterhouse Has A Fairytale Moment At Insurgent Premiere

    Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend stunned in Reem Acra at the NYC premiere of the Divergent sequel

    Lily James has been making a name for herself playing the real-life version of Cinderella.

    But British actress Suki Waterhouse had her own fairytale moment on the 'Insurgent' red carpet last night.

    Suki Waterhouse had her own fairytale moment at the Insurgent NYC premiere last night [Rex]Suki Waterhouse had her own fairytale moment at the Insurgent NYC premiere last night [Rex]The 22-year-old Burberry model stunned in nude Reem Acra [Rex]The 22-year-old Burberry model stunned in nude Reem Acra [Rex]Bradley Cooper’s 22-year-old girlfriend looked absolutely breathtaking in a sheer lace Reem Acra gown at the New York City premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater.

    The blonde beauty flaunted her model physique in the figure-hugging gown, which featured side cut-outs and a plunging neckline.

    Bradley Cooper's girlfriend showed off her model physique in the cut-out dress [Rex]Bradley Cooper's girlfriend showed off her model physique in the cut-out dress [Rex]Her glossy tresses were styled into loose waves with an on-trend centre parting while her beauty look was fresh and radiant, allowing her magical princess dress to take centre stage.



    Suki, who's the face of Burberry Beauty, showcased a fresh and natural beauty look [Rex]Suki, who's the face of Burberry Beauty, showcased a fresh and natural beauty look [Rex]Suki’s red carpet moment comes weeks after she failed to make an appearance at the world premiere of the Divergent sequel in her hometown of London, but she tweeted at the time that she wished she was there.

    Also

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  • New Laser Surgery Offers To Turn Brown Eyes Blue, But Why?

    What's wrong with being a brown-eyed girl?

    Blue eyes can, of course, be stunningly beautiful.

    Actress Zooey Deschanel has beautiful Bambi-like eyes [Getty]Actress Zooey Deschanel has beautiful Bambi-like eyes [Getty]But that isn't to say that they should be the most coveted irises out there.

    A new laser surger has been invented, which promises to alter the appearance of brown eyes, to make them blue.

    So does this mean that blue eyes are better and more striking than all the others?

    The Treatment

    According to Stroma Medical, the company offering the procedure, we all have blue eyes underneath.

    So, they claim, the treatment consists of "disrupting" the top layers of pigment, causing the body to start enacting its own gradual tissue-removal process.

    What's so wrong with brown eyes? [Getty]What's so wrong with brown eyes? [Getty]

    The patient sits in a frame, much like the ones used in sight-correcting laser surgeries. A different kind of laser treatment is then applied.

    According to the website, for a week after the sugery, the irises will appear darker, but then will graduall fade to blue within about four weeks after that.

    It's not actually available to the general public yet, as it is still undergoing various medical

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  • Meet The Fashion Fetishist Who Creates Custom Latex Creations for Gaga, Kim K, and Beyoncé

    Atsuko Kudo is the designer on EVERYONE's lips at the moment...

    By Sarah Cristobal, Yahoo Style

    Early this month when Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora showed up at the same London party wearing similar pale pink latex dresses, we were sure that a) some stylist lost her head and b) the second-skin pieces could be the work of only one woman. When people who want to feel sexy need some couture latex in their lives, they turn to London-based designer Atsuko Kudo.

    She and her husband, Simon Hoare, run the independent label out in the Holloway district (and have a healthy online business as well). The high quality of their pieces has attracted quite a celebrity following. Remember Gaga’s red latex dress that she wore to meet the Queen? Or Miley’s infamous foam finger dance at the MTV Awards? Those were all the work of Atsuko. We spoke to the designer about her style ethos, craziest celebrity requests, and how to properly wear the fabric.

    <em id=yui_3_15_0_1_1426588638082_653>Kate Moss in Atsuko Kudo. Photography: Steven Klein/Art Partner</i>Yahoo Style: How did this label come to be?

    Atsuko Kudo: I was still in Japan [where I was born and grew up]. I discovered

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  • Voga, Bouldering And Flying? Alternative Fitness Ideas For When You're DONE With The Treadmill

    ENOUGH slogging away on the treadmill already. Fitness doesn't have to be dull and uninspiring.

    Keeping fit is essential to a healthy life.

    That, and steering clear of deep fried butter. Always avoid deep fried butter.

    But as we all also know, motivating yourself to squeeze in several sweat-sessions a week can be a hard task.

    Doing the same old thing day in and day out can become immensely boring, plus it's actually doing your body less and less good to keep repeating the same sorts of movements and to submit it to the same sorts of strains.

    Trying out the silk ropes [Yahoo Lifestyle]Trying out the silk ropes [Yahoo Lifestyle]

    Finding new and fun ways to work out is a great part of any fit fanatic's life.

    So, if even cross fit, spin classes and yogalates aren't doing it for you any more, don't worry, someone will ALWAYS invent a new way to be active.

    Here are a few more enjoyable types of workout to add to your list:

    Voga

    Remember Vogueing? Like, you know, the weird moves that Madonna made popular and people used to pull out at Studio 54 dance parties in the 1980s?

    Well now you can Vogue while you Yoga.

    Juliet Murrell - a set designer in the fashion and theatre

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  • Woman Who Got Pregnant After One Night Stand Tries To Find The Father On Gumtree

    Bianca Fazey is desperately trying to find baby Logan's father

    An Australian woman who got pregnant after a one night stand is trying to track down the father of her child on Gumtree.

    Bianca Fazey got pregnant after a one night stand and has turned to Gumtree to find the father of her child [Instagram/befazed]Bianca Fazey got pregnant after a one night stand and has turned to Gumtree to find the father of her child [Instagram/befazed]

    Bianca Fazey posted an ad on the online market place to find the mystery man she met last year who, unbeknownst to him, is now a father to baby boy Logan.

    The 25-year-old found out she was expecting after a night of passion with a stranger she met in Perth’s Amplifier Capitol bar last April.

    After five fruitless months attempting to locate him, the graphic design student wrote an unconventional ad on Gumtree to let the father of her child know he has a son.

    The only information Bianca has to go on is that his name is Jeremy (although his mum calls him Jeremiah), he lives in the Perth suburb of Morley and has a fly in, fly out job – a common contract used by Australia’s mining companies that fly workers out to job locations for weeks at a time.
    Two-month-old Logan has never met his dad [Instagram/befazed]Two-month-old Logan has never met his dad [Instagram/befazed]

    Bianca describes Jeremy as “handsome, about 5ft 7ish, in his 20s, brown hair, brown eyes, no tattoos, very friendly and lovely

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