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Instagram (@lelalondon) – left to right, top to bottom:
1. Lelamobile.
2. Bestie beast mode.
3. Lusting over pillows this morning. As you do.
4. Food. Hunger Magazine. Bulgari florals for the win.
5. Vegan pork.
6. Micropig play date.
7. New Fash for Thought at Hunger TV. American Apparel’s bitchslap.
8. Manfriend’s bangin’ Northern crib.
9. I don’t usually Instagram these…but I am this squirrel.
10. Someone send me to braid rehab.

Daphne Guinness

Daphne Guinness

  • Daphne Guinness (aka FASHION QUEEN) has earned herself a collaborative deal at M.A.C. Word around the industry is that her colour collection will consist of “rich, seasonal hues” and come out on Boxing Day (aka December 26).

  • Lindsay Lohan’s little sister, Ali Lohan, has recently sparked plastic surgery rumours in the fashion world. As these sort of rumours put a model’s career at stake, her agency – Next – has issued a statement denying the rumors, and explaining that the drastic change was due to natural aging. Do you buy it?

  • Next Tuesday (aka September 13th), Marc Jacobs will turn his Bleeker Street boutique into a pop-up shop and tribute for his longtime friend Debbie Harry (aka Blondie). For a very limited time, it will sell the new Blondie album and various fan items that include exclusive T-shirts (for $35).

  • American Apparel – a company often criticized for everything from it’s sexuality to design practices – recently launched a plus-size model search. The way they went about it has been received as slightly offensive and unknowingly encouraged blogger Nancy Upton to make a joke out of it by posting sexy photos of her gorging on food. The best part? She’s winning said model search.

  • Hussein Chalayan is launch a capsule “drip-down” collection of key pieces from the main Chalayan line and calling it “Chalayan Grey Line“. The collection will consist of more affordable (starting at $140) and wearable pieces, ie. simple shift dresses and loose cottons done in greys and whites. It will be shown to buyers at New York Fashion Week from The News showroom.

  • Vivienne Tam is collaborating with Chinese athletic brand owner and Olympic gold medalist Li Ning to launch a fashionable line of yoga wear for Spring/Summer 2012. The collection will consist of 20 pieces that boast features such as being antibacterial, having moisture-wicking properties, UV protection, as well as deodorization. It will be available wholesale, starting at $36.
  • K Mart
    K-Mart are clueing in. While competitors Wal-Mart and Target boast thriving clothing sales, the forgotten megastore have been on the fashion backburner for more than a few years.

    Their latest campaign, however, seems to be a foot in the right direction. With American Apparel-esque styling and a model crew of ‘real people‘ (scouted both on blogs and the streets of New York), they are setting up to gear new products towards a younger and more style-conscious demographic.

    The shoot took place at The Mark Hotel in New York, where they asked the ‘models’ to style themselves and pose sans stylist. Their new cost-aware tag line? “Money can’t buy style“.

    The President of Kmart Apparel, Tara Poseley, said their targeted shopper is “the type of person who doesn’t care about labels, but rather, about expressing his or her own style”, which they can do with new celebrity-collaborative lines by Sofia Vergara and Selena Gomez.