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  • My model crush is getting Vogue covers left and right! For the December 2011 issue of Vogue Russia, Hedi Slimane snapped up one of my favourite photos of Arizona Muse to date (she is also wearing Roberto Cavalli)!

  • Joseph Altuzarra – the fashion designer behind the eponymous line, Altuzarra – has been announced as the grand prize winner of this year’s Council of Fashion Designers/Vogue Fashion Fund! The award includes a friendly $300,000 cash prize, as well as development and mentoring assistance. This year’s selection committee were as follows; past Fashion Fund winners — Proenza Schouler‘s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Anna Wintour (no introduction needed), CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and CEO Steven Kolb, J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons, Theory’s Andrew Rosen, and Coach’s Reed Krakoff.

  • After Pringle of Scotland‘s former creative director – Clare Waight Keller – left the company in March, the arrival of ex-Balenciaga designer Alistair Carr has won the label an £11 million bailout after the company experienced major losses between through 2010 and early 2011.

  • The New York Times launched an iPad app, The Collection!

  • Barely an outfit change after Jimmy Choo announced that Tamara Mellon was leaving, new reports are claiming that she is putting things together to launch her own brand, a la Tory Burch or Tom Ford and Tory Burch. Funding for the company is already believed to have been secured.

  • After Taylor Tomasi Hill decided she was leaving her role as accessories director for Marie Claire and jumping ship to Moda Operandi, a very fabulous position was left open. For all of two seconds. Six years ago, Nina Garcia took a chance on Elle’s (now) Senior Accessories Editor, Kyle Anderson, and he is now stepping into Taylor’s Marie Claire shoes.

    “I think after six years of working in the accessories department at ELLE, now is the right time to move on to a position where I can contribute more to the look of a magazine. And for me, working for Nina Garcia again and Marie Claire is the ideal fit.”

    I am so excited for him! Kyle is a genius. Congratulations!

  • Ever wanted to see the kind of work that goes into an Alexander McQueen runway show? Take a peak behind the scenes at Paris Fashion Week for S/S 2012!

  • Some thieves have very good taste in fashion, it seems. Yesterday, Marc Jacobs‘ sample collection for Spring/Summer 2012 (we’re talking one of a kind), was stolen from a train leaving Paris! As it was on it’s way to the London press day, those attending received the following e-mail:

    Dear all,The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow [a refresher of the clothes that were first shown on the catwalk. What, the models’ googly-eyed death stares were distracting, alright?] in the Marc Jacobs store is cancelled, due to the theft of the spring/summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris.

    What in the world would a thief do with a collection that hasn’t been released? Sell it? Caught. Wear it? Caught. (And I’m thinking…”thank god his collection for Louis Vuitton was spared!”)

  • Roberto Cavalli SS12
    I’m pretty sure Roberto Cavalli has earned himself the rights to the phrase, “Going For The Gold“. His Spring/Summer 2012 collection was practically blinding. Producing a brain twinkle similar to the sensation you get after staring into the sun for too long, this renaissance collection was the perfect way to end Milan Fashion Week.

    The feel was light and sensual, though touted laborious detail. Gold sequins dances around, and even outlined, expert pleating. Garments opened in such a way that floral prints would reveal themselves only upon movement. There was even leopard-printed mousseline. Le sigh. Gold standard, in every way. View Post

    Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Emily Current and Merritt Elliott – of the denim brand Current/Elliott – are designing a capsule collection of handbags for Kate Spade.
  • “I copy the dress of an animal because I love to copy God. I think God is the most fantastic designer.” – Roberto Cavalli
  • Camilla Al Fayed, daughter of Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed, just bought a controlling stake in Issa. Especially interesting because Camilla’s brother, Dodi, was the boyfriend of Princess Diana and also died in the infamous car crash. In addition, Issa is one of Kate Middleton‘s favorite brands (her much-replicated blue engagement dress was an Issa design). In the first steps towards brand expansion, Camilla will venture into the world of e-commerce, as well as open a store in London.
  • Armani announced that Rihanna will be the new “global testimonial” (aka face) for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans for the brands’ fall campaigns. Good move.
  • Courteney Cox has been given the position of “Home Editor” on Jane Pratt’s new lady site, xoJane. According to the press release, Cox will be giving xoJane readers “decorating advice and beauty tips“.
  • Megan Fox published some photos on Facebook “proving” that she does not use Botox. Professional response? “Looks like Megan is just as talented with Photoshop as she is in entertainment,” says plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Vendemia. “Those lines on her forehead are totally fake. Muscles in the forehead and brow simply don’t create curved wrinkles like that. The wrinkles Megan is showing us don’t coincide with brow anatomy, nor do they match the facial expression she is making.” Dermatologist Dr. Vince Afsahi said: “The photo looks altered. The muscles in the forehead do not usually create an arc-like pattern seen in the photo. Anatomically [it] does not make sense.” And! Dermatologic surgeon Dr. David Sire quips, “I have never seen the frontalis [forehead] muscle do this unless the muscle was surgically cut. It appears as if she is frowning and elevating her brow at the same time. Quite a feat!”
  • Victoria Beckham delivered a baby girl who weighed seven pounds when she was born, arrived in the seventh hour in the seventh month on the seventh day of the week, and seven was David Beckham‘s jersey number for Manchester United and the English national team. Name of the future fashionista? Harper Seven.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker left Halston Heritage.
  • Though it was only released on June 23rd, Justin Bieber‘s fragrance, ‘Someday‘, has made more than $3 million dollars for Macy’s, making it the fastest selling fragrance…ever.
  • Cannes Rachel McAdams Marchesa

    Rachel McAdams

    Today was the last official day of the Cannes International Film Festival. You know what that means, don’t you? A red carpet report, of course! With over a week of the most well-dressed and stunningly beautiful women of the world congregating in the South of France, I present you with the 12 of the most excellent ensembles.

     

    Our personal favourite has to go to Rachel McAdams at the 2011 “Midnight In Paris” premiere, wearing a red silk organza and tulle Marchesa Fall/Winter 2011 gown. Tres unique romanticism. See the rest of the best below.
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    Roberto Cavalli Ad

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    Roberto Cavalli does Italian glamour with an edge. When Brigitte Bardot helped launch his career in the Seventies, his aesthetic was sold as interesting, dark flamboyance. When I think of the talented designer’s best pieces, I see texture, movement and sexuality that I have attempted to portray in the ad above.

    Thank you for all your wonderful feedback for Fashion Spot thus far! It is definitely a highlight of my blogging week. As a gift, I give you Roberto Cavalli – in denim on denim – riding a Segway in Cannes this past week. Homeslice is 70.
    Roberto Cavalli Segway
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