- Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti, who created clothes for stars like Ingrid Bergman and Bette Davis, has passed away at age 73.
- The Environmental Working Group has just released its eleventh annual Guide to Sunscreens.
- Meanwhile, the New York City Parks Department will be installing 100 free sunscreen dispensers on city beaches this Summer.
- Amazon is launching a Wedding Shop that will be offering bridal accessories.
- J.Crew is implementing a new strategy that involves lowering the prices of 300 items.
- Anna Sui is the first living American fashion designer to get a retrospective in the UK with an exhibition of her work at the London Fashion and Textile Museum.
- The upcoming documentary Straight/Curve shows the effects of body image in the fashion industry.
- Women’s workwear brand MM.LaFleur is branching out into plus-size clothing.
“I’ve spent a lot of time having this mental list of things that I was too fat for, too black for, too poor for. But it got boring. You can’t live your life like that. If you try hard to avoid disappointment, you also avoid excitement. In Italy, we’ll be staying in Cinque Terre. I have a one-piece swimsuit, but I’m in this phase of my life where I’m trying to embody myself and look the way I feel. I had been looking at bikinis for a while but felt really, really scared to pull the trigger. Then I saw blogger Gabi Fresh launched her line Swimsuits For All. There was one bikini with a ruffle top and faux-denim bottom. I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s me!’ Now that I’ve stopped trying to control everything, I’ve ended up living a life where I get to feel excited, almost all of the time.”