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Is there anything better than shopping for a good cause? CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund recipient Thakoon Panichgul is producing a limited-edition Masai print scarf from the fabric used for his Africa-inspired fall collection. Its value encompasses more than aesthetic appeal, however: 100 percent of the proceeds will go to famine victims in Somalia.
Today’s StyleDish brings us rules on how to be a responsible coupon user, yet more proof that supermodels are divas, and a September 11-inspired handbag complete with fire-engine-red hue and flame detailing. Also, don’t forget to entire QVC and Fashion Night Out’s sweepstakes for a trip to NYC and more!
Brad Goreski might have a very distinctive style of his own, but he prefers one starlet’s more understated sartorial choices. The stylist to the stars, ex-Rachel Zoe assistant, and soon-to-be reality TV star and author says that when it comes to style cred, this young actress outshines her young Hollywood peers.
In unsurprising news of the day, Kim Kardashian is sparing no expense for her upcoming nuptials. So far we’ve seen the over-the-top wedding invitations and heard her dress will be custom designed by Vera Wang. And now, in typical diva style, Kim jetted to New York for a last-minute fitting with the designer herself.
Today’s StyleDish brings an entire compendium of models eating ice cream (in case you didn’t have enough last week), an investigation into Forever 21′s fascination with religion, and Kellan Lutz’s initial pendant — yup, that kind you can spot on pre-teen girls everywhere. Sigh.
There’s been plenty of speculation surrounding Amy Winehouse’s clothing line for Fred Perry, and the brand has just announced it will continue carrying merchandise from the collaboration for the next two seasons.
Former model Xiao Dong Mei earned recognition in the mid-90′s as a member of Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti’s exclusive circle. Nearly two decades later, she’s earning a different kind of fame: The Chinese catwalker is under house arrest after Italian police accused her of money laundering. On Tuesday, they arrested Dong Mei and husband Federico Di Lauro as they lounged on their 56-foot yacht in Ponza, Italy.
What’s Project Runway without Heidi Klum? Well, we’re about to find out on Project Runway All-Stars, which Klum will not host. Though she will still appear onscreen for the remainder of season 9, she isn’t filming the new show in New York with the rest of the cast. Apparently, Klum had disagreements with the production company over financial matters.
Just a couple of months ago, we came across what we thought was the Missoni for Target shoot — and now the first official image has leaked.
Today’s StyleDish brings us James Franco’s plans for a museum of “non-visible” art (how will we know it’s there if it’s invisible?), men wearing nothing but strategically placed ties, and a fatal warning to obsessive video gamers.
The third annual Fashion’s Night Out will involve its usual bevy of models, designers, and celebrities, but this time stars of the hit show Glee will be there to help you shop. Cast members including Lea Michele, Diana Agron, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Darren Criss have been selected as spokespeople to appear in stores from New York to Los Angeles.
We’ve had designer footballs, designer towels, and (faux) designer pedicabs, and now we have designer trash. This isn’t just any trash, though. It’s Christian Louboutin trash. As part of a tongue-in-cheek “eco-friendly” offering, the designer took the idea of recycling one step further by incorporating discarded tidbits into his footwear.
We first received word that Emma Watson was Lancôme’s new ambassadress back in March, and paparazzi snaps of her campaign (featuring new fragrance Trésor Midnight Rose) soon followed. Now, the first official Mario Testino-lensed photographs of the actor’s commercial for the brand are making the rounds of the internet.
So not only was Kristin Cavallari dumped before her wedding, but now she has to look at pictures of herself in her wedding dress. (Well, actually, wedding dresses, because it’s unclear whether Cavallari planned to wear both or chose one of the two). The Hills alum, who was set to marry Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, posed in a frothy white frock and beaded gown for Life & Style.
Just yesterday we received news that Sasha Pivovarova was headed for the big screen, and this morning Doutzen Kroes tweeted a photo from the set of Nova Zembla. The Dutch model signed onto the 3D movie back in April, but this is the first glimpse we have from behind the scenes.
File this under “Insensitive”: Word is that Rohan Marley has left 36-year-old Lauryn Hill, the mother of his six children (one of whom she gave birth to two days ago) for supermodel Isabeli Fontana.
Sasha Pivovarova is already a bold faced name in the fashion world, and now she’s set out to conquer Hollywood with her first foray onto the big screen. The Prada favorite is set to appear in In Time, a time-traveling thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. Pivovarova will play Clara, Seyfried’s grandmother and Vincent Kartheiser‘s mother-in-law.
Leave it to the Olsens to make Toms the latest fetishized footwear. What started out as a simple canvas espadrille has expanded to include corduroy, sequins, and now even cashmere, thanks to a recent collaboration with Mary-Kate and Ashley.