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Big Brother chips his way into clothing and other consumer goods

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Privacy activists have confirmed that a major clothing manufacturer has experimented with the use of RFID chips in their clothing. When confronted, they refused to reveal the location where the tests were done. Another manufacturer was severely affected by a boycott when plans were revealed to supply the company with millions of RFID chips. They later stated that no RFID chips were ever embedded in their clothing.

RFID or Radio Frequency Identification uses extremely small microchips to track items from a distance. The data contained on these chips can be connected to the internet. Because of their small, convenient size, they have earned the name `spychips.` While most of these tags can be clipped off of clothing because they are attached to the swing tags in the stores, they cannot be turned off or disabled, and are therefore able to be tracked at any time. Many states have also begun issuing driver’s licenses containing these tags, apparently to make border crossings easier while traveling, but they will also enable authorities to track and trace your every move.

This technology will allow virtually anything to be connected

The Unexpected Rise of Cool Girl Lace

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There are certain hallmarks of the modern cool girl—vintage Levi’s, sweaters that fall effortlessly from the shoulder, the cat eye, the undone, don’t care hair. Sometimes she’s called Parisian, but really it’s not so geographical—she lives in films you have to travel to the Lower East Side or Brooklyn to catch, in indie mags like Gentlewoman and i-D and on Instagram accounts like Knight Cat. What she was never associated with is lace. Lace is the delicate, expensive fabrication of brides and romantic Alberta Ferretti acolytes, it’s for sensual Dolce women and boho Chloe girls. But the girl who prioritizes cool above all else? This is new.

Blame it on Givenchy, Valentino and Rodarte. Givenchy’s Spring 2016 runway, presented in Manhattan at sunset, was all about lingerie done up as evening wear—complete with robes, lace camis and lace-trimmed slip dresses, topped off with smart jackets and a Rihanna attitude. At Rodarte she wore her lace dress with lace stockings and chubby fur coats, ready

Gucci Casts First Transgender Model

Gucci Casts First Transgender Model, Transparent Star Hari Nef

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She embodies the look and feel of the brand like no other.

On Monday, transgender actress and model Hari Nef—best known for her role as Tante Gittel on Amazon’s Transparent—was one of a handful of women to walk the runway at the Gucci menswear show in Milan.

Despite being the first transgender model to ever walk for Gucci and the only transgender model in the show, Nef’s inclusion did not feel like a gimmick. At Gucci, blurring the line between the masculine and the feminine is something of a house signature, so casting Nef made perfect sense. As a transgender model with an androgynous look, she is the very embodiment of the brand’s gender-fluid spirit. She also looked damn good in her outfit.

Despite being the first transgender model to ever walk for Gucci and the only transgender model in the show, Nef’s inclusion did not feel like a gimmick. At Gucci, blurring the line between the masculine and the feminine is something of a house signature, so casting Nef made perfect sense. As a transgender model with an androgynous look, she is the very embodiment of the brand’s gender-fluid spirit. She also looked damn good in her outfit.

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