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#ICYMI: News YOU Should KNOW This Week

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1. What better way to kick off London Fashion Week than with a positive message. A refresher after NYFW was under scrutiny for showcasing skinny models — size 26 model, Tess Holliday along with Callie Thorpe and Bishamber Das, Britain’s first curvy Asian model released their striking new campaign on the eve of London Fashion Week. The trio teamed up with eBay for a plus-size shoot and a short film, in order to promote body positivity and to inspire other women to challenge and change the rules of plus-size fashion. — [The Daily Mail]

2. Acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi confidently strutted down the runway for Indian designer Archana Kochhar at New York Fashion Week recently. In 2015, Reshma and Ria Sharma, founder of NGO Make Love Not Scars started the #EndAcidSale campaign in India, in which Reshma would give beauty tips and talk about how buying acid was easier than shopping for makeup. — [India Today]

3. Aren’t we all proud when one of our own is flaunted in Hollywood? Guess which actor is looking absolutely dapper in a Sabyasachi embroidered sherwani? — [The Indian Express]

4. Contemporary label Lovebirds just went digital this week. By launching their online shopping website, this avant-garde young brand is now available to everyone around the country. We just got another excuse to shop again! — [Hauterfly]

5. Tommy Hilfiger is facing legal warning from an American brand. A leather goods label named Gigi New York issued a ‘cease and desist’ over the collaborated collection between Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger, which debuted last week at New York Fashion Week. Legal action has been considered due to a misuse of Gigi New York’s mark on the products and in the marketing of handbags in the designer’s latest collection. — []

6. After her interview with Refinery29, scoring the cover of ‘W’ and being in the news for her appearances at New York Fashion Week all this week, Priyanka Chopra has now been listed in the top 10 highest paid TV actresses in the world by Forbes. Could this girl be anymore #goals? [The Indian Express]

7. Check out which celebrities reunited in the new H&M campaign. The Autumn/Winter 2016 Modern Essentials collection selected by one of the celebs will be available at H&M stores across India at the end of the month. — [H&M]


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