August 27 2014

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Vivienne Westwood Pledges Money To Cool Earth, Journalists Party With The Queen, How Much Is Too Much Photoshop? And More…


Vivienne Westwood has pledged £1 million to the charity Cool Earth. The group is trying to prevent logging in the rain forests of Borneo, the Congo Basin, and Peru. [Telegraph]

A select group of journalists was invited to the palace Monday night by Queen Elizabeth II for a reception ahead of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations taking place next year. They were greeted at Buckingham Palace by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen. [WWD]

It’s no secret that digital retouching has reached drastic levels. “Fix one thing, then another and pretty soon you end up with Barbie,” says Dartmouth computer science professor Hany Farid. So, Farid and Eric Kee are proposing a tool to measure just how much fashion and beauty images have been edited in an effort to confront concerns about idealized bodies. [NYT]

Converse has collaborated with the U.K. band Gorillaz on a new footwear collection, launching February 2012. The collection, made up of four styles, includes classic Chucks with camouflage print (the same that appeared on their debut album). [Dazed Digital]