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European Union bans cosmetics with animal-tested ingredients

March 12, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Glossy lipsticks from Shiseido, which said last year it was mostly dropping animal-tested cosmetics in preparation for the European Union's sweeping ban on the sale of such products.
Glossy lipsticks from Shiseido, which said last year it was mostly dropping… (Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP/Getty…)

European Union regulators on Monday announced a ban on the import or sale of any cosmetics with ingredients tested on animals. The EU banned animal testing of finished cosmetics in 2004, and animal testing of ingredients in 2008. The new ban, effective immediately, puts pressure on other parts of the world to ban animal testing of cosmetics too. [New York Times]

Designers frequently give celebrities clothing for free, just for the publicity value of having the clothes worn by prominent walking billboards. But the Duchess of Cambridge doesn't accept free items, says Katherine Hooker, one of her go-to designers. In fact, the presumptive future queen actually comes into Hooker's boutique to look around on her own. [Huffington Post]

Australian label Sass & Bide -- whose low-slung jeans were worn by Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" -- plans to expand into the U.S., with a New York flagship slated to open this year. [The Cut]

The new pope will have a new wardrobe waiting for him, thanks to Italian clothiers Ditta Annibale Gammarelli, who have been providing papal clothing since the 18th century. The tailors are preparing garments in small, medium and large sizes so whoever is named pope will have appropriate robes, cassocks, skullcaps and sashes ready to go. And they've even ordered a selection of red loafers in a multitude of sizes. [New York Times]

Ireland Baldwin, the 17-year-old, 6-foot-2 daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, has signed with modeling agencies in New York and Los Angeles. [The Cut] 

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