You Can Now Vote For America's Next Top Model

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Big changes are afoot at ANTM. For Cycle 19, Tyra Banks is adding a public vote to the formula that decides who will still be in the running towards becoming America's Next Top Model. A public vote! How American Idol. Also, male model Rob Evans and stylist Johnny Wujek will be joining the judging panel — where they replace Nigel Barker and Miss Jay. Wujek apparently works with Katy Perry. Perhaps we'll see a challenge involving cupcake bras. [Mashable]


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Some clever clogs in Hamburg stickered H&M's controversially tan swimwear campaign starring Isabeli Fontana with what looks like Photoshop image-editing menus. [BuzzFeed]

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Vice presents without comment this fashion spread of models daubed with fake period blood. How convincing do you think the fake blood is? The stuff on the tampon is definitely way too red. [Vice]

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What the fuck is going on with the Photoshopping of Eniko Mihalik on this new cover of Harper's Bazaar Spain? Homegirl does not normally look like Gumby. [FGR]

  • A Garnier Fructis product called Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum is, it turns out, highly flammable. This is a problem because people who use flat irons, curling irons, or other hot hair tools in conjunction with Sleek & Shine could accidentally set themselves on fire. A lawsuit over L'Oréal's alleged failure to properly warn consumers has just been granted class-action status. [WWD]
  • Iman Cosmetics is holding a search for Latina models. The winners will be featured in the company's fall campaign. [Iman Cosmetics]
  • Aerin Lauder, meanwhile, is preparing for the launch of Aerin, the cosmetics and "lifestyle" brand she left Estée Lauder to found. Beauty products will hit stores this August, followed by holiday gift items, jewelry, fabrics, and a book about home décor. [WWD]
  • Jenna Lyons of J. Crew thinks that Iris Apfel would make a good creative director for Schiaparelli. [P6]
  • Ad pages at the New York Times' T magazine have failed to thrive under Sally Singer's watch. In 2011, T had just 0.7% more ads than in 2010. This year so far, the title is 4% down from 2011. Competitor WSJ., meanwhile, has been performing extremely well. Singer has been in charge at T for almost two years. [WWD]
  • Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Robert Konjic reportedly named their daughter Romy Nicole Konjic. [Vogue UK]
  • Burberry won a default judgment of $100 million against a group of Chinese Web sites selling counterfeit versions of its products. As usual in these cases, Burberry will likely never see a dime of that money. The defendants didn't even turn up in court or bother answering Burberry's claim. [WWD]
  • Hunter, the brand whose collaboration with Jimmy Choo resulted in $300 crocodile-embossed rubber rain boots, has announced an upcoming collaboration with Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel. [WWD]
  • Kelly Cutrone says that she was the victim of identity theft at the hands of a former assistant who continued to make charges to her credit and debit cards after he had left the company. He stole things like alcohol and food that he had delivered to his apartment. [Fashionista]
  • PacSun, which has been performing poorly since the start of the recession, may have begun to turn a corner: it still lost money during the quarter just ended, but it was only $15.6 million (compared to $28.7 million one year ago), and its same-store sales rose by 1%. [WWD]
  • Ann Inc., which owns Ann Taylor and Loft, saw profits increase by 5.2% year-on-year during the last quarter, to $28.7 million. [WWD]



Does anyone else think it's a terrible idea to crowdsource every.little.thing? Sometimes people are terrible and shouldn't get to have a say. Sometimes actual fashion experts, or Miss Jay (ALWAYS MISS JAY) have better knowledge and opinions on their field.

But I don't know why I give a single's a reality show. Of course it's time for America to weigh in.