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The disciplinary panel said: "It is difficult to imagine how an act of foul play of this sort could be worse."

ASOS’ Glossy Dress Gets A US$0 Remake Because It’s Too Alike Trash Bags



Images via ASOS

Can’t find anything to wear? You might want to consider fashioning your own dress. Chances are, you already have the materials for it.

Fashion e-commerce store ASOS retails a shiny, tight-fitting black vinyl dress that goes at US$41, but Twitter user ‘MarkLeedsFoster’ has just the alternative that can be tailored to your desired fit—and it comes at no cost.

The Twitter user has created a similar outfit using a disposable trash bag, complete with an off-shoulder cut and backless look.

In his post, the user jokes that he is “very disappointed” because the dress arrived “finally after two weeks of waiting,” but it “looks nothing like the picture.”

Perhaps a few snips here and there could help salvage the look. DIY lovers, your next project could be here.



Image via ASOS



Image via ASOS

Dress came finally after 2 weeks of waiting #verydissapointed looks nothing like the picture. #asos #asosdelivery pic.twitter.com/mWIxGshguR

— Mark 💙💛 (@MarkLeedsFoster) February 15, 2019

[via Metro, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/403593/ASOS-Glossy-Dress-Gets-A-US-0-Remake-Because-It-s-Too-Alike-Trash-Bags/

Miley Cyrus Fawns Over Calvin Klein’s Topless Shawn Mendes Pics With NSFW Remake



Images via DFree / Shutterstock.com and Shawn Mendes

Soulful Canadian singer Shawn Mendes left jaws agape after appearing on Calvin Klein’s new star-studded campaign. It turns out that ballads aren’t the only thirst traps he has—Mendes reveals that he’s got rock-hard abs that fans never knew he had.

Mendes’ Instagram post announcing his collaboration with the underwear label is now his most popular one ever, and has fetched over eight million ‘likes’ since time of publish.

Even singer Miley Cyrus is fanning herself from the heat emitted from the 20-year-old songwriter. To pay tribute to the shoot, she recreated one of his photos by going topless in Calvin Klein garb.

In side-by-sides of Mendes’ shirtless picture versus the homage paid by Cyrus, the former Disney star censors both their nipples with hearts lest they get flagged on social media.

“Don’t leave your children with Miley,” she tweets, referencing a joke that Lady Gaga had made in 2003 about her influence on Cyrus.

Don’t leave your children with Miley pic.twitter.com/zv7N8hDB12

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) February 19, 2019



Image via Miley Cyrus

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@CalvinKlein #MyCalvins. Campaign coming this week.

A post shared by Shawn Mendes (@shawnmendes) on Feb 16, 2019 at 2:12pm PST

[via PopCrush, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/403592/Miley-Cyrus-Fawns-Over-Calvin-Klein-s-Topless-Shawn-Mendes-Pics-With-NSFW-Remake/

Internet Users Call Out PETA For Insensitive Tweet After Karl Lagerfeld’s Death



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PETA UK’s latest statement on late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has outraged internet users.

After news broke that Lagerfeld had passed away in Paris, PETA’s president Ingrid Newkirk released a statement on Twitter. It reads, “Karl Lagerfeld has gone, and his passing marks the end of an era when fur and exotic skins were seen as covetable. PETA sends condolences to our old nemesis’s loved ones.”

Social media users began criticizing the organization for turning Lagerfeld’s death into an anti-fur campaign. “A bit cold on the announcement of someone’s passing. Should care for all living beings, whether you agree with them, or like them,” a Twitter user wrote.

“Your organization is entitled to your own opinion on wearing furs. Your cruel condolence to Karl Lagerfeld was better left unsaid. Do you want to diss John the Baptist camel loincloth as well?” a frustrated Twitter user commented.

Read more comments below.

Karl Lagerfeld has gone, and his passing marks the end of an era when fur and exotic skins were seen as covetable. PETA sends condolences to our old nemesis's loved ones.

— PETA (@peta) February 19, 2019

Most ridiculous tweet ever especially since Chanel announced that they were stopping using fur and exotic skin – no class + fake news

— Laetitia Tomasso (@lt0912) February 19, 2019

I am one of your most ardent supporters. This tweet is an outrage. If your public facing communications team is this childish, petty and grudging, you need to take a long hard look internally. Considering transferring my contributions to other charities.

— Adrian Gilpin (@AdrianGilpin) February 19, 2019

Appalling comment to make about a mans passing!

— Stephanie Stirling (@steph_xstirling) February 19, 2019

you should be ashamed of such a low level comment,someone just died. learn to be a little more human and then you can defend your visions. and don't get confused, i love animals and i am myself a vegetarian — but this is just a cruel/unnecessary tweet for a moment like this.

— yourgirlcarolinavictim ☾ (@carolinavictim) February 19, 2019

Abit cold on the announcement of someone’s passing. Should care for all living beings, whether you agree with them, or like them.

— Ethan Best ✨ (@TheJediVegan) February 19, 2019

You organization is entitle to your own opinion on wearing furs. Your cruel condolence to Karl Lagerfeld was better left unsaid. Do you want to diss John the Baptist camel loincloth as well?

— Jive Taw King (@jive_king) February 19, 2019

So y’all can only feel empathy and compassion towards animals….this is just wrong, he literally passed hours ago

— shane💕 (@drinkwatershane) February 19, 2019

[via PETA UK, opening image via FashionStock.com / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/403587/Internet-Users-Call-Out-PETA-For-Insensitive-Tweet-After-Karl-Lagerfeld-s-Death/

YouTube’s “Strikes” System Is About to Get Tougher

Starting on February 25th, YouTube’s mysterious strike system will be getting much clearer.

“You told us that consistent enforcement, clear policies, and transparency about the impact of a strike are most important,” the Creator blog announced earlier this week, “So we’re introducing more opportunities for everyone to understand our policies, a consistent penalty for each strike, and better notifications.”

Previously, the system was criticized for being unevenly enforced and inconsistent with the nature of the violation. Now, the process is simpler to understand and more consistent. Creators will have one consequence-free strike levied against their channel before actions are taken on their account. Then, each strike within a 90 day period will result in a lengthier “freeze” on an account until it is eventually removed. The first “strike” yields a one-week hold (in which no content can be added or streamed). The second strike yields a two-week hold. The third will result in a channel being shut down. And at every turn, email and mobile notifications will explicitly name the reason for the strike, a piece of the puzzle that was previously unclear.

It should be noted, this strike system applies to violations of the community guidelines and applies to uses of nudity, violence, hate speech, spam, or scams. It operates independently of the sanctioning system for copyright violations, and strikes in one system won’t affect strikes from the other.

Despite news coverage that paints YouTube as a place where guideline-breaking content proliferates widely, the Creator blog reports that 98% of users never violate community guidelines. And when they do, 94% of accounts don’t do so again after their first strike. But it is the hope that these changes in clarity and consistency will lessen those that do happen—all while demonstrating that the platform does care about the input, health, and experience of their creators. “Our strikes system is an important way for us to help creators and artists understand when they’ve crossed the line by uploading content that undermines that goal, and your feedback has helped to make this system work better for the entire community.”

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YouTube’s “Strikes” System Is About to Get Tougher

Starting on February 25th, YouTube’s mysterious strike system will be getting much clearer.

“You told us that consistent enforcement, clear policies, and transparency about the impact of a strike are most important,” the Creator blog announced earlier this week, “So we’re introducing more opportunities for everyone to understand our policies, a consistent penalty for each strike, and better notifications.”

Previously, the system was criticized for being unevenly enforced and inconsistent with the nature of the violation. Now, the process is simpler to understand and more consistent. Creators will have one consequence-free strike levied against their channel before actions are taken on their account. Then, each strike within a 90 day period will result in a lengthier “freeze” on an account until it is eventually removed. The first “strike” yields a one-week hold (in which no content can be added or streamed). The second strike yields a two-week hold. The third will result in a channel being shut down. And at every turn, email and mobile notifications will explicitly name the reason for the strike, a piece of the puzzle that was previously unclear.

It should be noted, this strike system applies to violations of the community guidelines and applies to uses of nudity, violence, hate speech, spam, or scams. It operates independently of the sanctioning system for copyright violations, and strikes in one system won’t affect strikes from the other.

Despite news coverage that paints YouTube as a place where guideline-breaking content proliferates widely, the Creator blog reports that 98% of users never violate community guidelines. And when they do, 94% of accounts don’t do so again after their first strike. But it is the hope that these changes in clarity and consistency will lessen those that do happen—all while demonstrating that the platform does care about the input, health, and experience of their creators. “Our strikes system is an important way for us to help creators and artists understand when they’ve crossed the line by uploading content that undermines that goal, and your feedback has helped to make this system work better for the entire community.”

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Kim Kardashian Honors Karl Lagerfeld By Sharing BTS Image Of Their Photoshoot



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Kim Kardashian, who holds special memories of late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, took to Instagram to share personal photos in honor of Chanel’s creative director.

“We lost a true legend!!!! You were such an inspiration to the world! You shot my first fashion shoot and I was so nervous to work with such an icon!” Kardashian wrote.

“The world is so much chicer because you existed! I am beyond honored to have met you and had the opportunity to work with you. You are so loved and will be so missed,” she added.

The first photo shows Kardashian, then pregnant with daughter North West, dressed in a black bra while posing for Lagerfeld during a photoshoot.

Lagerfeld also photographed Kardashian and husband Kanye West for the September 2016 cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

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We lost a true legend!!!! You were such an inspiration to the world! You shot my first fashion shoot and I was so nervous to work with such an icon! The world is so much chicer because you existed! I am beyond honored to have met you and had the opportunity to work with you. You are so loved and will be so missed 💔

A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Feb 19, 2019 at 7:11am PST

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LOVE our September issue of @harpersbazaarus Styled by- @carineroitfeld 📸 by- @karllagerfeld #Bazaaricons

A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Jul 28, 2016 at 7:41am PDT

[via Kim Kardashian, opening image via DFree / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/403591/Kim-Kardashian-Honors-Karl-Lagerfeld-By-Sharing-BTS-Image-Of-Their-Photoshoot/

Did Uniqlo’s Jacket Take Cues From North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Il’s Lookbook?



Images via Uniqlo and yeowatzup / Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA 2.0)

Uniqlo’s new Spring/Summer 2019 collection might be truly unique with its structured-yet-relaxed silhouettes, but customers can’t help but find one of its pieces familiar.

Japanese social media users are thoroughly amused at the capsule’s ‘Military Jacket’, and have likened it to the uniform of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il and father to Kim Jong-Un.

Others have remarked that the outerwear, priced at JP¥6,990 (US$63), is reminiscent of the outfit worn by Chinese former communist leader Mao Zedong.

“That jacket had better be manufactured in China,” one user jokes in a tweet that was translated by Japanese news site SoraNews24.

One insists that Uniqlo could “boost sales” by re-packaging the piece as a “Kim Jong-Il cosplay set,” while another suggests that the look would be complete with “a cap with a red star.”

Can you see the resemblance?



Image via Uniqlo



Image via Uniqlo

[via SoraNews24 and NextShark, images via various sources] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/403590/Did-Uniqlo-s-Jacket-Take-Cues-From-North-Korean-Leader-Kim-Jong-Il-s-Lookbook/

LinkedIn Makes Its Debut In the Live Video Space

You can finally participate in live video with your friends from work.

Following in the footsteps of Facebook, Twitter (via its Periscope product), Instagram, and YouTube, LinkedIn entered the world of live streaming this week as it announced the debut of LinkedIn Live.

In debuting this feature, LinkedIn’s director of product development Pete Davies recognizes the demand it addresses. “Live has been the most requested feature,” he said, an unsurprising fact given the astronomical growth of video on the site. By one statistic, video content performs twenty times better than posts with text alone. Creating new ways for users to utilize video was the next logical step in capitalizing on that demand for content.

The still-in-beta tool will allow users and companies to live stream key elements of their professional experiences, like conference keynotes, product announcement, executive Q&As, and more staples of engagement that build on 2017’s launch of video on the platform. It’s unknown when the feature will roll out to LinkedIn’s 600 million global users, but it can currently be requested via contact form.

Whereas other platforms have focused on real-time, largely unedited footage for their live video, LinkedIn Live will elegantly integrate with third-party apps like Switcher Studio, Socialive and Brandlive to allow users to create and polish their live broadcasts. Given the professional and more produced nature of LinkedIn as a platform, such integrations feel appropriate. LinkedIn Live also marks the most high profile integration of the platform with its largely silent parent company, Microsoft; its Azure cloud solution will play a major role in the feature’s support. However, another Microsoft-owned product—Skype—is uninvolved in the Live effort.

This considerable pivot toward video promises to create a more dynamic feel on LinkedIn, a platform long lamented for feeling stuffy and overly formal. While live video has the potential to still look composed and produced, it also affords opportunities to share less staged parts of a connection or company’s personality. As the tool rolls out to more users, the impact it has on the site’s overall feel and tenor will be fascinating to watch.

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