Fashion Cheat Sheet

05.24.13

Jenna Lyons Will Not Wear Google Glass; UN Backs Woman Who Sued Prada Japan for Sexual Discrimination

and there's been another Cannes jewelry heist.

Jenna Lyons on Google Glass: Jenna Lyons, rarely seen without her signature thick-framed Groucho specs, has spoken out against Google Glass, Google’s new range of frames. When asked by the Telegraph whether she’d trade up her glasses for Google's high-tech accessory, Lyons replied: “I would say no.” [Telegraph]

UN Stands Against Sexual Harassment: The UN has entreated Japan to pass a law that makes sexual harassment illegal in the workplace. The ruling comes in the wake of former Prada Japan employee Rina Bovrisse’s legal entanglement with the company. Bovrisse sued Prada in 2010 after its CEO, David Sesia, reportedly discriminated against female employees who were “old, fat, ugly, disgusting, or did not have the Prada look.” Prada has since countersued Bovrisse for $780,000 for tarnishing its image. [BuzzFeed]

Another Cannes Heist: A $2.6 million necklace was stolen in Cannes—the second major heist that has implicated the film festival this week (days ago, $1 million in jewelry was stolen from a hotel room). The robbery took place during jeweler de Grisogono’s 20th anniversary party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes. The necklace was featured in de Grisogono’s 20th anniversary high jewelry collection and was on display at the event. [WWD]

Why Gisele Hates Photo Retouching: Gisele Bündchen, who stars in Johan Lindeberg’s new ad campaign for BLK DNM sans makeup, has criticized photo editing programs like Photoshop for making fashion advertisements appear unrealistic. The Brazilian model told Fashionista: “I feel like women should be really real and raw and it doesn’t really happen anymore [in fashion photographs]. I love that feeling of, you know, we are women, we are so different, our imperfections are what make us unique and beautiful. [Lindeberg] gets that. He’s not trying to retouch you or put a pretty light on you. He’s not like ‘you gotta look a certain way.’ He’s like, ‘you are you’ so now I’m gonna just be here with a camera, so expres yourself how you like.” [Fashionista]