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Must Read: Emily Ratajkowski Speaks Out Against New Nude Photo Book, Levi's Takes a Stand Against Guns

Plus, a new app is making influencers' Instagram posts instantly shoppable.
Emily Ratajkowski attends the Miami Beach Kickoff Party at Audemars Piguet Art Commission in Miami, Fla. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Emily Ratajkowski attends the Miami Beach Kickoff Party at Audemars Piguet Art Commission in Miami, Fla. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines on Thursday.

"[This] is an example of exactly the opposite of what I stand for."
Model Emily Ratajkowski is speaking out against the forthcoming photography book by Jonathan Leder, with whom she worked back in May of 2012. The tome, "Leder/Ratajkowski," is set to hit shelves later this month and reveals a series of previously unreleased images from a nude photoshoot she had done for an "artful magazine shoot" that was originally published in a five-image feature. "These photos being used without my permission is an example of exactly the opposite of what I stand for: women choosing when and how they want to share their sexuality and bodies," Ratajkowski tweeted. She reportedly never gave consent to releasing these images in their entirety. {Vogue U.K.}

Levi's tells customers to leave their guns at home
Iconic American denim brand Levi's is responding to the rise of gun violence with a statement that asks that customers to keep their firearms out of its stores — even in states where it's legal to carry them in public. "It boils down to this: you shouldn't have to be concerned about your safety while shopping for clothes or trying on a pair of jeans," said Levi's CEO Chip Bergh in a letter published on LinkedIn. "In the end, I believe we have an obligation to our employees and customers to ensure a safe environment and keeping firearms out of our stores and offices will get us one step closer to achieving that reality."  {Bloomberg}

Want to shop your favorite influencer's feed? There's an app for that
Geenee, which hits the App Store today, recognizes outfits from a selection of top Instagram influencers including Danielle Bernstein, Jasmine Sanders, Olivia Culpo, Chiara Ferragni and Aimee Song. How it works: Take a screenshot within Instagram and you'll see a pop-up that lets you open the image in Geenee, which will then tag each individual piece with a direct, shoppable link. {Fashionista inbox}

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Indian startup co-op has its eyes on reforming the cotton farming industry
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