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Mossimo Giannulli Told Blog About Faking Enrollment At USC To Get Parents’ Money

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Mossimo Giannulli concocted a ruse at the University of Southern California long before the college admissions scandal, according to a 2016 interview he gave to The Hundreds fashion blog.

The fashion mogul, who’s been accused with wife Lori Loughlin of paying $500,000 so their daughters could be admitted to USC by posing as crew athletes, apparently once scammed his parents out of tuition money while pretending to be enrolled at the same school back in the 1980s.

He falsified report cards and tuition bills so his father would hand over the money, according to The Hundreds, and then used the capital to fund an early T-shirt venture.

“SC was expensive, so that was how I was starting my company,” Giannulli told the blog. “I used all that cash.”

Giannulli lived at a fraternity, The Hundreds wrote, and CNN noted that he took some classes in 1984 in a non-degree program open to anyone with no formal admissions requirements and was a non-matriculating student.

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Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the college admissions scam. Decades earlier, Giannulli apparently had his own scheme as an unofficial student at USC.

“I used to have hundreds of thousands of cash in my top drawer in my fraternity house,” he told The Hundreds. “And I was like, ‘this is kind of too easy. I need a bigger platform. If I had a bigger account base, I could really kill it…’”

Even one of Giannulli’s daughters, social media influencer Olivia Jade, talked about his scheme in an interview before the college admissions scandal broke, the New York Post reported. She said her pop “was, like, never enrolled in college, he faked his way through it. … Then he started his whole business with tuition money that his parents thought was going to college.”

Giannulli and Loughlin pleaded not guilty this week to charges stemming from the college admissions bribery investigation, which could potentially, though not likely, land them in prison for decades if they are convicted.

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From carnations to cat tatts: this week’s fashion trends

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Counting lovers The late Gloria Vanderbilt’s antidote to sleepless nights. Beats sheep.

Reality TV ASMR From Keeping Up With The Kardashians to Drag Race, the biggest bust-ups on telly sound better dubbed with soothing whispers.

Carnations Granny blooms no more, Virgil just put them on his Off/White catwalk – get yours for a snip at Aldi.

The name Joan Collins, yes, but also Alexa Chung’s pre-collection and excellent retail site, Joan The Store.

Wholesome selfies Frank Ocean’s Instagram speciality, according to Man Repeller. See @blonded for details.

Fancy bucket hats The rave classic is suddenly smart. Exclusive at Harrods, Stephen Jones’ £560 Dior hats are complete with logo and net veil. (See also: leopard print, & Other Stories, £27.)Going down

Peanut butter cups Yes they’re great, but have you tried Pret’s Almond Butter Bites? Doisy & Dam’s Nut Butter Cups? Well, then.S

Floaty frills Shirred fabrics are taking over this summer’s dresses and we are here for it.

Cat tatts Faux tattoo sleeves for feline folk are a thing, but are we keen? Purrrhaps not.

Sourdough It’s all about a baguette RN. The summer holiday amnesty on fluffy white bread is a time-honoured tradition. Even tastier: the sequin Fendi baguette bag, reissued this month for its 20th anniversary.

Chamomile Lavender is the calming shrub du jour thanks to Jacquemus’s latest show in Provence. Bees love it, moths hate it. We’re sold.

Your suitcase Luggage is having a moment. See luxury brand Rimowa or Patagonia for an eco take.


Counting lovers The late Gloria Vanderbilt’s antidote to sleepless nights. Beats sheep.

Reality TV ASMR From Keeping Up With The Kardashians to Drag Race, the biggest bust-ups on telly sound better dubbed with soothing whispers.

Carnations Granny blooms no more, Virgil just put them on his Off/White catwalk – get yours for a snip at Aldi.

The name Joan Collins, yes, but also Alexa Chung’s pre-collection and excellent retail site, Joan The Store.

Wholesome selfies Frank Ocean’s Instagram speciality, according to Man Repeller. See @blonded for details.

Fancy bucket hats The rave classic is suddenly smart. Exclusive at Harrods, Stephen Jones’ £560 Dior hats are complete with logo and net veil. (See also: leopard print, & Other Stories

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Floaty frills Shirred fabrics are taking over this summer’s dresses and we are here for it.

Cat tatts Faux tattoo sleeves for feline folk are a thing, but are we keen? Purrrhaps not.

Sourdough It’s all about a baguette RN. The summer holiday amnesty on fluffy white bread is a time-honoured tradition. Even tastier: the sequin Fendi baguette bag, reissued this month for its 20th anniversary.

Chamomile Lavender is the calming shrub du jour thanks to Jacquemus’s latest show in Provence. Bees love it, moths hate it. We’re sold.

Your suitcase Luggage is having a moment. See luxury brand Rimowa or Patagonia for an eco take.

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From Rapunzel-length hair to the demise of double denim: this week’s fashion trends

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All-the-way foundation Pat McGrath takes it right up to the lashline.

Chester-le-Street Riri was spotted there watching the West Indies v Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup.

Mia Wallace We’ll be channelling the Pulp Fiction character thanks to the White Shirt Project in honour of the late Karl Lagerfeld.

Rapunzel Beyoncé, Kiki, Meghan, Adesuwa – all going the distance with their hair this summer.

Gaming Gucci released an arcade game, then Louis Vuitton launched a retro video game. Sega Megadrives ftw.

Technoraks The latest waterproof from Regatta has battery-powered heating.

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Mars bars Thanks to her Youtube channel, we now know Naomi Campbell’schocolate bar of choice is a Twix. If it’s good enough for her…

Double denim The way to match your clothes is by opting for double tie-dyeà la Gigi Hadid.

Hubris One in eight men think they could win a point off Serena Williams. Shotgun the frow if this is ever put to the test.

The Fendi Baguette bag Chloe’s padlocked Paddington is claiming the nostalgic top spot. Style with skinny jeans and ballet flats (also making a return) for maximum authenticity.

Flower crowns See Florence Pugh’s dress in Midsommar: the botanical look should be head-to-toe. But let’s do without the creepy rituals.

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The Poofy Dress Trend That’s All Over Instagram Was Actually Inspired by Princess Diana

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When Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981, her wedding dress was perfectly on-trend. It included many signature details that were popular during that decade — and, apparently, in 2019. Lately, we’ve noticed that dresses similar to Diana’s (albeit, more casual, everyday versions) having been popping up in stores, and there is one brand in particular that’s been leading the charge: Batsheva.

“To be honest, I didn’t particularly care for Princess Diana’s style back then,” founder and designer Batsheva Hay admits when chatting about the royal’s gown via email. “But, her look is so timeless and resonates with me so much more now than it did when I was younger. I love the pictures of her in bike shorts and Harvard sweatshirts. I love the pictures of her in Laura Ashley. There was always something so naive and old, frumpy lady about her at the same time — the big collars, pearl buttons, and baseball caps. It is too perfect.”

In fact, the designer is quick to admit that the royal is a big source of inspiration for the pieces she creates.
“My inspiration is heavily influenced by Princess Diana, Laura Ashley, Upper West Side and Welsh women,” she reveals, before adding how she switches things up to keep the clothing fresh. “There is a general brand DNA that stays the same — because that is essentially my personal style and that does not change from season to season — but I try to show different sides of my style each season.”
Hay is definitely excited that ‘80s styles are making a comeback, but others may find it all to be a bit intimidating. For those folks, the designer has some words of wisdom.
“As with Diana’s style, the ’80s look better now than they did then,” she says. “The experimentation with volume — between shoulder pads, puff sleeves, and ruffles — was such fun, and fun is what getting dressed should be about!”
We definitely agree, which is why we’re ready to add some Batsheva to our closet, ASAP.

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