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Model Lucas Coppini Has Passed Away At The Young Age Of 19 In Tragic Accident

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Model Lucas Coppini has passed away at the age of nineteen.

So so sad! Lucas Coppini, a 19-year-old model signed with Wilhemina Models, passed away early Friday morning after being in a coma for two weeks following a car accident on June 2nd.

He was best known for scoring spots in Givenchy’s runway shows time and time again at his young age, which had even creative director Ricardo Tisci sharing his condolences on Instagram:

"REST in PEACE LUCA #peace #love"

Heartbreaking!

Wilhemina Models also released a statement:

Cultural Appropriation Won't Quit! Teresa Palmer Wears Native American Headdress For A Photoshoot With Her Baby And Here's Why It's Offensive!

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teresa palmer headdress malibu magazine

Holy crap, people really love headdresses!

We get it — they look really beautiful and awesome.

And as you can see in the photo above, Warm Bodies actress Teresa Palmer, in an editorial for Malibu magazine for the June/July issue, is the latest celebrity to wear one.

HOWEVER, they're not just a fancy Native American hat. Headdresses were only allowed to be worn by the most powerful and influential people in a particular tribe, such as a chief or major warrior.

Feathers were usually also only added each time the warrior or chief committed an act of bravery. So, it took time to amass an entire headdress of feathers. Furthermore, women didn't even participate in the making of them — only men would (which, we realize, brings up a completely different social conversation, but lets stick to the point).

All of this is why Native people get understandably upset when celebrities wear headdresses as some sort of fashion statement at Coachella or in magazine editorials.

Cliff Matias, director of Redhawk Native American Arts Council, explains:

Seventeen Magazine Has Changed For The Worse! See Why Readers Made 'Then & Now' Comparisons To Call BS On Cultural Appropriation & More!

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seventeen magazine 1973 cover versus 2010 editorial

Well, dang, Seventeen magazine has changed!

We recently stumbled upon this very eye-opening comparison between the cover of the popular teen magazine from 1973 and an editorial from 2010, which highlights how drastically the periodical has shifted its focus in the past four decades.

The 1973 issue features a image of a young Navajo girl as well as a report inside on Navajo youth, which is incredibly refreshing to see and the reasons are twofold: 1) the photo is not airbrushed or otherwise glammed up to be artificially "sexy," 2) it prominently features an indigenous woman of color instead of the usual "all-American" blonde model.

It's pretty mind-blowing coming from a teen magazine!

Meanwhile, the more contemporary editorial from 2010 features "Navajo-inspired" pieces of clothing and accessories worn by a white model. Not only are the clothes culturally appropriative, but a lot of the items are not even actually Navajo. For example, dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe and later spread to other Native American tribes.

It's a mess, basically, and only more troubling when compared to how progressive the magazine was in the past.

Older covers generally tended to be more inclusive, less retouched or not retouched at all, and less commercial. Even the stories within had more substance than they do now.

The issue from 1973 even includes prize-winning fiction, art, and photography, whereas now the mag's pages are filled to the brim with a plethora of beauty and fashion articles.

Now, we don't want to imply that all past issues of the magazine were flawless and all newer issues are terrible, but it's interesting to note how homogenized current issues have become.

We even did a little digging ourselves to illustrate these examples. Go ahead and take a look at

Several Designers Were Too Arrogant To Make Melissa McCarthy's 2012 Oscar Dress — Absurd!

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melissa mccarthy redbook interview designers refused to make dress

This. Is. Outrageous.

We can't imagine why anyone would say no to Melissa McCarthy! Especially on Oscar night!

But alas, that was the case for the Bridesmaid star two years ago when she got an Oscar nod for her role in the HIGHlarious flick.

Like many stars, when she found out she was nominated, Melissa had to look for a glamorous red carpet attire and started contacting designers to dress her for the event!

Which then led to the disappointing answer she received.

That incident was essentially the reason why Melissa decided to start a plus-sized clothing line.

She revealed to the July issue of Redbook:

Claudia Schiffer's Historic English Country Home Badly Damaged In Accidental Fire

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claudia schiffer home burned down in england

Terrible news, but thankfully nobody was hurt!

Claudia Schiffer's home, Coldham Hall, in Suffolk county in England was badly damaged in a fire yesterday, with several outbuildings, former stables, and the clocktower caught in the blaze.

The main house was fortunately saved from the fire by approximately 40 firefighters who worked for two hours to extinguish the flames.

Built in 1574 by Robert Rookwood, the Elizabethan structure had been home to various famous residents over its storied 400-plus year history.

The supermodel, who shares the home with her producer husband Matthew Vaughn and their three children, mainly uses the place as a vacation residence while living full-time in her other home in Notting Hill.

None of the family members were at Coldham Hall at the time of the fire, which investigators have concluded was an accident.

Although it's always upsetting to lose even part of a home, it is very fortunate that there were no reported injuries to any people or animals.

[Image via WENN.]

Body Of Fashion Designer Jay Ott Found Over A Month After He Went Missing

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A missing former designer for J Mendel and the Olsen Twins' The Row has been found dead in Brooklyn.

So so sad.

A few months ago, we reported that Jay Ott — a fashion designer who had done work for The Row and J Mendel — had gone missing.

The 31-year-old’s body was finally found on Thursday morning in the water off of Pier 4 at Sunset Park in Brooklyn.

An autopsy has been performed, but thus far the results have been inconclusive. However, as of now, police do not suspect foul play. The official cause of death will be announced after additional tests.

This is a huge blow to the fashion community; our hearts go out to any and all who knew Jay.

[Image via NYPD.]