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Pro-Russian Separatists Seize TV HQ In Eastern Ukraine (Reuters)
Pro-Russian separatists took control of the regional prosecutor’s office and television center in the eastern city of Luhansk on Tuesday, having earlier seized the government headquarters, a Reuters photographer said. BBC News Activists went into the regional television station, but decided not to take it over after they were allowed to make a live broadcast. Following the takeovers, President Oleksandr Turchynov demanded the dismissal of the police chiefs in Luhansk and the other eastern city of Donetsk. Business Insider Pro-Russian separatists have now seized government buildings in at least 10 cities throughout the eastern part of the country. Pro-Russian activists have also shot the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. All the while, journalists throughout eastern Ukraine routinely face intimidation amid the threat of kidnapping and assault. The Guardian About 3,000 activists — some in masks and military fatigues — stormed the regional government HQ and other key buildings. A pro-Russian militia had occupied the security service office in Luhansk, a town of 465,000, just 20 miles from the Russian border. In recent days, Kiev’s tentative grip on local law enforcement in the east appears to have slipped completely. In Luhansk, riot police stood passively in a courtyard. “The regional leadership does not control its police force,” Stanislav Rechynsky, an aide to the interior minister in Kiev said. “The local police did nothing.” WSJ The latest moves in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region came despite a new wave of sanctions on Russia by the U.S. and European Union aimed at forcing the Kremlin to rein in the activists, who have echoed Russian President Vladimir Putin in denouncing Ukraine’s two-month-old government as illegal. The attacks on Luhansk’s regional police headquarters, administration building, prosecutor’s office and television broadcasting facilities mark the biggest advance for the pro-Russia rebels since early April, when militants took control of the regional building of Ukraine’s state-security service, the SBU.

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Glamour’s Cindi Leive to Host Google Hangout on Diversity in Fashion

Ever wanted to ask Cindi Leive, the editor-in-chief of Glamour, a question about diversity in fashion? If so, today’s your lucky day. If not, maybe tomorrow will be your lucky day. We really have no idea.

For those of you interested, Leive will be hosting a Google Hangout on diversity (or the lack thereof) in fashion at 1 pm.

Leive will be joined by former model Bethann Hardison, The Cut’s contributing fashion critic Robin Givhan, and fashion designer Tracy Reese.

You can watch the Hangout and submit questions to be answered live by clicking through.

Changes at Newsweek/The Daily Beast, WSJ

Mondays are for editorial moves, we guess. Below are a few that were announced today.

  • Jamelle Bouie is joining Newsweek/The Daily Beast as a staff writer covering politics and national affairs. Bouie comes to the site from The American Prospect. He starts August 1.
  • Robin Givhan is covering Fashion Week for New York’s The Cut. Givhan, a Pulitzer winner, is a contributor to the Washington Post, and served as the paper’s fashion critic for 15 years.
  • Tasha Green has been named men’s style editor for WSJ Weekend and WSJ. magazine. Green comes to the Journal from Departures, where she served as fashion news director since 2010.

Jann Wenner’s Father-Son Pow Wow and Moguls on the Menu

1003_mockup.gifAfter weeks of Wednesdays full of Hollywood heavyweights (culminating in our Table One sit-down with Mitch Glazer and Kelly Lynch last week) there were more moguls (William Lauder, Jimmy Finkelstein) than celebrities at Michael’s today. However, the talking head contingent was represented by regulars Star Jones and MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart. Today’s most intriguing table was the one where Jann Wenner was sitting with his son, Gus Wenner. Discussing the finer points of the power lunch, perhaps? Or maybe just tossing around some ideas for the website the 22 year-old publishing scion is now running. No matter — when dad’s the boss, I’m sure there’s plenty of room on that learning curve regardless of the subject.

I was joined today by Laurel Kamen and Christine Irvin, co-founders of  The Alloro Collection, a new ready to wear and accessories collection designed for women who have had breast cancer. I was surprised to learn that the collection, which does not sacrifice fashion for function, is truly the first of its kind since there was clearly a need for such an innovation for so long. The idea for the collection came to Laurel on the evening before her own breast cancer surgery a year and a half ago. After being diagnosed with cancer in her left breast, she elected to have a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of a recurrence, a decision which ended up saving her life. When Christine got the call from her longtime friend to tell her about the idea, she was all in. “She could have asked me if I wanted to go in on starting a car wash in Pittsburgh that night, and I would have said yes,” quipped Christine, “but, clearly, this idea was one that was about creating something for women with breast cancer where a real need existed and was a chance to help women restart their lives.”

Christine Irvin, Diane Clehane and Laurel Kamen

The Alloro Collection, whose name comes from the Italian pronunciation of Laurel’s name, was launched at a trunk show in Washington, DC, in March and immediately garnered extensive coverage in The Washington Post with a full page story by Robin Givhan and in WWD and W with pieces by Susan Watters. The 20-piece signature collection of tops, dresses and accessories which range from $160 to $250 is designed by Laurel’s cousin, New York-based designer Roedean Landeaux, whose own mother died of breast cancer. (There is also a more afford ably priced line of pieces under $50.)

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Newsweek/The Daily Beast Launching Fashion Blog

Newsweek/The Daily Beast is launching a new fashion blog, called FashionBeast. WWD reports that the site will be helmed by Robin Givhan and Isabel Wilkinson and be updated several times per day.

FashionBeast — which launches on July 25 — replaces the Daily Beast’s fashion section, which today has a picture of Madonna’s daughter wearing the infamous “Cone Bra.” We’re not sure if anyone will miss that kind of coverage or not.

Michelle Cottle Is The Most Recent Newsweek/Daily Beast Hire

Another day, another addition to Tina Brown’s Newsweek/Daily Beast team.  After luring style writer Robin Givhan and art critic Blake Gopnik away from The Washington Post yesterday, Brown has added New Republic senior editor Michelle Cottle to her “NewsBeast” operation.  Cottle spent over a decade at TNR and will serve as a Washington reporter at Newsweek/Daily Beast.  She will report to Daily Beast bureau chief Howard Kurtz.

Givhan And Gopnik Leave WaPo, Givhan To Join Newsweek / Daily Beast

Two big moves from The Washington Post to report: Art critic Blake Gopnik is off to pursue a “new opportunity” here in New York, while fashion writer Robin Givhan (pictured) has, according to a Tweet from The New York TimesJeremy Peters, been scooped up by Tina Brown to join Newsweek / The Daily Beast. Givhan has since confirmed her new job, saying she will cover style and culture for the recently-merged news outlets.

WaPo‘s memo to staff, via Yahoo’s The Cutline, appears after the jump.

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Fashion Week: Elle Reality Show ‘Sounds Like a Competition to be in the Seventh Ring of Hell’

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From left: Project Runway alums Elisa Jimenez, Victorya Hong and Christian Siriano reunite for the cameras
Photos by: Jesse Wright

Friday night’s Na*Be by Victorya Hong show was an exercise in under-the-radar riches: the recently-ousted Project Runway contestant apparently dipped heavily into “personal savings” to fund the endeavor — or at least that was the line the publicist said she could share when we inquired how in the hell Hong ponied up the thousands it takes to stage a show during Fashion Week. Hidden treasure came to mind, too, when we found Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan solo, cooling her heels pre-show in the front row. Itching for some lower tones ourselves after the hustle backstage (fellow Runway-ers Christian Siriano and Elisa Jimenez had photogs working overtime), we sidled up to Givhan to see how her first full day of this Fashion Week was shaping up.

Givhan considered Rag and Bone a standout, and said Hong’s was “somewhere around the No. 5 show” she’d seen that day. Menswear and military looks were early themes, Givhan informed us. That was good and well (note to self: don’t chuck jacket with epaulets into pile of babydoll dresses the fashion gods have mandated we burn at their altar negative-now) but we were more into her take on the value of fashion-centered reality shows. The fire next time happens when would-be fashion assistants go to Elle

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