Gisele Bündchen shot another campaign for her line of licensed lingerie. The underwear is available in Latin America and Japan, and it's a big money-spinner for the supermodel — even taking into account the fact that she gave up her $25 million Victoria's Secret contract in order to have her own line. [FGR]
Breaking news: the bill that would extend child-labor protections already available to child actors and child performers to child models just passed the New York State Senate. It's scheduled for a vote in the House Rules Committee this afternoon, where it is expected to pass. [@ModelAlliance]
Here's law professor and fashion law expert Susan Scafidi on the legislation's impacts if and when it becomes law. In a nutshell: it'll be a lot harder for New York clients to hire models under the age of 18. [Counterfeit Chic]
VFILES is launching a collection in honor of The Bling Ring, and of course the ad for it is faux security camera footage. [Racked]
These shoes are made out of 24-carat gold velvet. They cost $2600, or roughly one-twenty-sixth the price of a Saint Laurent minidress. [Daily Mail]
• Clothing bearing Marine logos and other military insignias, destined for sale on U.S. bases worldwide, was found in the ashes of the Tazreen Factory that burned to the ground last year in Bangladesh, killing 112 workers. To prevent such disasters in future, two members of Congress have introduced an amendment to a defense spending bill that would require all Bangladesh-made apparel sold at military bases to be manufactured by companies that have signed the binding agreement on safety in Bangladesh. George Miller of California is one of the amendment's sponsors. He says that the Army and Air Force imported 124,000 pounds of clothing from Bangladesh in 2012. “Workers that manufacture clothing embossed with our nation’s military slogans and insignias shouldn’t have to face blocked fire exits and threats of being fired for refusing to work in unsafe conditions," says Miller. "Likewise, clothing licensed and sold in military exchanges owned by the Department of Defense are made in conditions that uphold our nation’s core values and internationally recognized labor standards." [WWD]
• Meanwhile, in a move towards greater transparency in the apparel industry, Nudie Jeans has announced it will post information about its supply chain in a user-friendly format. The goal is to allow potential customers to trace a given garment from the source of its raw materials to its manufacture to its delivery to a retail store. [WWD]
• Newsstand sales are falling and have been for nearly five years. Sales fell year-on-year by 8.2% during the last six months of 2012, the most recent figures available. But the magazine industry isn't worried! Mary Berner, president of the Magazine Publishers Association, says magazines are like gum. "Despite the fact that gum has been around since 1860, and for the most part is displayed at checkout, people haven’t stopped chewing gum, and they won’t stop reading print magazines, or buying them at retail." [WWD]
• Here is an adorable photo of Stella McCartney and Amy Poehler taking a selfie together at the designer's resort presentation. [Nylon]
• Robert Pattinson is now a face of Christian Dior. He'll be shilling for a men's fragrance. [WWD]
• The Sun claims the ad is "sexually explicit":
A Dior source revealed: “The advert is sexually explicit. It is pushing the boundaries of what you can get away with in advertising.
“Robert is topless for part of it and kissing one of the models with tongues. He really gets stuck in.
“There’s another scene where he takes part in a foursome in various states of undress, although it’s not clear whether those scenes will make the final cut.
“According to the people on set, he didn’t take much persuading to get into the role. He got stuck right in.”
• Bria Murphy, the daughter of Eddie Murphy, has worked as a model. She says — like Amy Lemons and other models who have spoken about the practice before — that she knew other models who would eat cotton balls dipped in juice in order to feel full while trying to lose weight. [HuffPo]
• Rick Owens is designing a line of sneakers for Adidas. [WWD]
• The Council of Fashion Designers of America just welcomed another 32 members, taking its total membership to 454. The newly admitted members are:
Alexandre Birman, Greg Armas of Assembly New York, Christian Siriano, Adriano Goldschmied of Citizens of Humanity, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of Creatures of the Wind, Danielle and Jodie Snyder of Dannijo, Sofia Sizzi of Giulietta, Grant Krajecki and Natalie Levy of Grey Ant, Justin Salguero and Daniel Silberman of Illesteva, Jennifer Fisher of Jennifer Fisher Jewelry, Jennifer Meyer of Jennifer Meyer Jewelry, Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost, Mark Davis, Patrik Ervell, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne and of Public School, Sarah Lytvinenko and Victor Lytvinenko of Raleigh Denim, Sachi and Babi Ahluwalia of Sachin & Babi, Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini of Sea New York, Susan Beischel of Skin Lingerie, Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis of Suno, Greg Chait of the Elder Statesman, Todd Snyder, and Cynthia Vincent of Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent. [Style.com]
• Sales and profits at Inditex and H&M, two of the world's largest retailers, slowed significantly in the quarter just ended. At Inditex, the parent company of Zara, net income rose year-on-year by 1.4%, to $574.5 million. Sales were up by 5.4%, to $4.71 billion. At H&M, sales were down 0.06%, to $5.5 billion, but the company attributed the drop to a stronger Swedish krona. Same-store sales fell 4% during the period. [WWD]
• A wholesaler is suing Jay-Z's Rocawear company for allegedly failing to pay half of a $1 million invoice for some clothing delivered last year. [NYPost]