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Tory Burch accused of cultural appropriation and our beloved Prime Minister graced the pages of American Vogue.

by Lynette Nylander
24 March 2017, 4:35pm

Theresa May's Vogue debut
Prime Minister Theresa May isn't exactly who you think of as Voguette, but Dame Anna Wintour doesn't seem to think she is out of place in US Vogue's pages. This week, Theresa's Annie Leibovitz-lensed spread for its April issue hit the internet along with an interview that gives an insight to Theresa's life. Takeaways? Her husband makes a mean "mushroom risotto," she's a fan of Amanda Wakeley and designer Daniel Blake, and her advice to anyone wanting to follow in her footsteps as a world-leader, "Be yourself. And if you have any setbacks, don't ever think it's because you're a girl." We aren't so into risotto but the last pointer is sage advice.

Tory Burch called out for cultural appropriation
American brand Tory Burch suffered backlash from Twitter this week when a video featuring Poppy Delevingne caused offence and was called out for cultural appropriation. The video, Tory Story: An American Road Trip, uses Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall's Juju on That Beat - a song (and accompanying viral dance) made by black artists but portrayed in the video by white models. The opening scene also features a monkey sitting in between Poppy and the video's stylist Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert. Tory Burch has since commented on the video in a statement saying, ""It was never meant to be insensitive in any way. We have removed the video from our channels. I personally feel very badly if this hurt anyone and I am truly sorry."

PAM collaborate with Just Jam
Perks and Mini (P.A.M) is Australia's premier streetwear brand. Its founders Misha Hollenbach and Shauna Tooley have been producing their logo-laden label for over fifteen years. They opened a shop in Melbourne in 2015, that now only houses P.A.M but a tight edit of some of the most exciting contemporary labels around today, (think Gosha Rubchinskiy, Visvim, Cav Empt amongst others) Now P.A.M have collaborated with Tim and Barry's Just Jam, cleverly entitled Just P.A.M, get it? The limited run of 30 tees are modelled by i-D fave's YGG in a psychedelic visual that you can watch above.

Vogue has opened an e-store
As the magazine most synonymous with high fashion, you can imagine Vogue's e-store would be filled with wondrous, fantastical (and pricey) items. And their new venture is all of the above. Launching yesterday, the online shop features a carefully curated selection of books, Vogue ephemera (temporary tattoos anyone?) as well as shoes and accessories handpicked by the magazine's editors. 


Text Lynette Nylander

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