The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Jourdan Dunn Covers Miss Vogue, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Set Wedding Date, and American Apparel’s Latest Campaign Features A Topless Former Muslim Bengali Model

Jourdan Dunn Miss Vogue April 2014
Jourdan Dunn covers the second issue of Miss Vogue, shot by Angelo Pennetta in Venice Beach. Is it just me, or is Ms. Dunn barely recognizable? Pretty, but still… what do you think of the cover? (Vogue UK)

Miranda Kerr Wonderbra • Miranda Kerr‘s had a lot of practice modeling underwear, thanks to her tenure as a Victoria’s Secret regular. But now, the former Angel is lending her cleavage to Wonderbra brand for their Spring 2014 ads. The shots are definitely less va-va-voom than her work for VS, but at any rate, she looks terrific. What do you think of the shot? (Fashionista)


kim-kardashian-los-angeles-celine-coat-saint-laurent-pumps-hermes-george-condo-birkin-3 • Mark your calendars, everybody! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have set a date for their wedding! The affair is going down Saturady, May 24th, just a few weeks before their daughter, North‘s first birthday. (Us)

Lammily doll • In July, a photo of a 3-D print by artist Nickolay Lamm of a Barbie doll designed with the proportions of the average 19-year-old American woman went viral, with several people calling for the doll to actually be made. Now, it looks like millions of little girls might finally be able to get their hands on this “Lammily” doll, thanks to crowdsourcing efforts by the artist. Lamm has started a campaign with the help of CrowdItOpen, which he hopes will raise enough money to make Lammily a reality. “Currently, there is no doll like this on the market,” he told the Huffington Post, divulging a few details on what he’s got planned for the new doll, including her wardrobe: “Most fashion dolls on the market are dressed like princesses or wear funky outfits,” he said. “I wanted Lammily to wear clothes that Gap or J. Crew might design. There’s no reason why simple everyday clothes design can’t be transferred to doll clothes.” While I think a doll with realistic body proportions is a great idea, I’m not too keen on the notion of dressing her in “normal” clothes. Part of what was fun for me as a little girl was dressing and undressing my dolls in fantasy, fashionable outfits. It’s a doll, after all, a play thing–not real life. Shouldn’t we at least feed the children’s imaginations and sense of wonderment?  What do you think? (Huffington Post)

Fashion Bomb Daily American-Apparel-Campaign-Topless-Bangladesh
• American Apparel has unveiled yet another controversial campaign, this time casting a Bengali model to post toples with the words “Made in Bangladesh” emblazoned across her chest, barely hiding her nipples. The model, Maks, is actually a merchandiser for American Apparel, who was born in Bangladesh to a traditionally Muslim family, and moved to the United States when she was four. She strictly followed her religion until high school, where she “[forged] her own identity,”  leaving behind many  Muslim traditions, as you can obviously see in the above photo. “She has found some elements of Southern California culture to be immediately appealing, but is striving to explore what lies beyond the city’s superficial pleasures,” reads the accompanying text. “She doesn’t feel the need to identify herself as an American or a Bengali and is not content to fit her life into anyone else’s conventional narrative. That’s what makes her essential to the mosaic that is Los Angeles, and unequivocally, a distinct figure in the ever expanding American Apparel family.” Although it remains to be seen, I think the image might cause a stir amongst members of the Muslim community. Of course, we have to wait and see the reactions, as the ad is brand new. Click over to ELLE to see the NSFW image. (ELLE)



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