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Sofia Vergara explains her Birkin bag addiction

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"Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara admits she has a fondness for Hermes Birkin bags. In August's Harper's Bazaar, she says she tells her agent: “What would you prefer? Me popping champagne bottles and doing drugs and wasting money or buying bags? These are valuable." So valuable that she jokes with her son that if necessary, he can sell them to pay for college. [Harper's Bazaar]

Target, Macy's, Nordstrom, J.C. Penney and Wal-Mart were among 17 major American retailers that signed an agreement in Washington on Wednesday to spend millions of dollars to improve worker safety in Bangladesh. Western apparel companies and retailers have been under pressure to take such steps after a series of tragedies at garment factories in the impoverished country, including a building collapse that killed more than 1,000 people in Rana Plaza earlier this year. [Los Angeles Times]

A billboard touting the next season of "Project Runway" is getting a lot of attention. The ad shows host Heidi Klum dressed kind of like Marie Antoinette, sitting on a throne while naked male and female models grovel at her feet. Tim Gunn stands by her side. [TooFab]

Writers for "Fashion Police" have been striking since April 17 for back wages and improved benefits. Now they've made a video calling out Joan Rivers, one of the hosts of the E! program, saying she's not supporting them. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Los Angeles designer Juan Carlos Obando was among 10 finalists announced Wednesday night for this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America / Vogue Fashion Fund award. Others are Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School; Jason Jones and Mike Feldman, Parabellum; Marc Alary of Marc Alary; Misha Nonoo, Nonoo; Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin, TOME; Shimon Ovadia and Ariel Ovadia, Ovadia & Sons; Tim Coppens of Tim Coppens; Todd Snyder of Todd Snyder; Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, Veronica Beard. [Vogue]

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