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Just when you thought the saga of counterfeit Uggs couldn’t get any uglier, it did. This week, US Customs officials shut down a complex plan between two criminal networks that had planned to sell some $325 million worth of counterfeit Uggs and other fake fashion items in the United States.
And you can thank the Swedish Hasbeens for it.
Because regular celebrities just don’t make the cut anymore, Gucci has signed on a full fledged European royal as the face of its newest brand ambassador.
When our fearless leader Verena hired me to work at Styleite, she told me she wanted me on the team because I was “in fashion, but not of fashion.” Almost two years later, on my final day with the site, I think I finally understand what she meant.
Fashion photographer Terry Richardson broke his interview fast this week to talk to The New York Times about everything from his photographic style to his reputation as a skeezeball who wants to get naked with everyone. And to hear him tell it, lots of the stories people have told about his erratic and hyper-sexual behavior are fictional accounts that overstate who he is and what he does when he’s working.
How many topical pop culture references can you cram into one photo? Try three or four. One this week’s episode of America’s Next Top Model, Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner will pose alongside the show’s competitors in a David LaChapelle-esque shoot inspired by Toddlers & Tiaras. Tired yet?
Sure, Cartier has made mere commercials in the past, but it’s never made a short film that takes its viewers on a trip around the world in under four minutes. That’s what the storied French jewelry brand is doing now with its first fancy foray into making movies with L’Odyssee de Cartier.
What can we say about Cosmopolitan today that wasn’t true about Cosmopolitan in the past? According to the very first commercial that promoted the magazine brand in the UK, not much.
New research from the London School of Economics says that if the government wanted to prevent fashion brands and talent agencies from using anorexic models, it would be justified by the fact that imagery of super-skinny women actually does appreciable psychological damage to women and young girls.
If being in the fashion world makes you feel a little weird, then you’d think being married to one of the fashion world’s biggest superstars would be something to avoid. But Jamie Hince, drummer for The Kills, did exactly that when he married supermodel Kate Moss last July. And now he just feels awkward.
In case you hadn’t heard, Leandra Medine — the blogger known all over the place as The Man Repeller — isn’t repellant to men at all. In fact, she’s currently planning her wedding, and she’s already earmarked one of the biggest names in fashion to design her wedding dress.
Because photographer Terry Richardson can totally be left alone with a model and something phallic and nothing bad will happen and it won’t be caught on film, Canadian shoe company Aldo hired him and approved him to do just that for its spring campaign video.
Just a few months after sending Urban Outfitters a letter asking that it stop selling all of its Navajo-branded products, the Navajo Nation has sued the retailer for infringing its trademark — and its sole right to make and market products under its tribal name.
We don’t think the people at Hermes got the memo about the worldwide economic decline, because its designers have just created the world’s most expensive handbags out of solid gold and thousands of tiny diamonds. And you can’t even fit your sunglasses in it.
Urban Outfitters is taking a lot of flak from Irish organizations that say its St. Patrick’s Day merchandise defames and debases the entire Emerald Isle as a bunch of drunks. And like the Navajo-themed merchandise that came before it, the t-shirts and other products that inspired this anger may be headed off the shelves.
Are Mac users really more stylish than people who do all their computing on a PC? Research says yes.
Kate Middleton can wear all the Zara she wants to when she’s off the clock, but for big official royal events, the Duchess of Cambridge normally sticks with British designers. Which is why a lot of people turned their heads and raised their eyebrows yesterday when Kate got out of the car wearing a coat dress the palace says is M Missoni.
We’ve seen some pretty bad Photoshop misfires in our time, intentional and otherwise, but this one is a pretty flagrant example of either really careless and sloppy work or someone playing a sick joke.
Andrej Pejic is a superstar, and as evidence of that we offer you the news that French director Florence Dewavrin has asked him to play the title role in her adaptation of Seraphita.
It’s a cinematic dream come true. Superstar singer Beyonce and her best gal-pal, the Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, are currently in talks to do a movie together. And it’s going to involve them both singing!