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  • Terry Richardson has shot a Katie Grand-styled editor of Vogue Italia – Ms Franca Sozzani – for the 4th edition of Industrie magazine.

  • Lily Allen has given birth to a baby girl! The songstress/fashion boutique owner had her happy news announced by boyfriend Seb Chew, who tweeted, “sending out love to lily, sam and mini cooper… YES.”

  • Remember that that billion-dollar tax evasion lawsuit that fell on Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana earlier this year? Well, it is back with a vengeance. The Italian government have decided to overturn the case’s ruling.

    The case alleges that Dolce, Gabbana and several other company executives didn’t pay the correct taxes when they sold their Italian brands to – their own – Luxembourg-based holding company, Gado Srl. This leaves each designer with roughly €416 million in taxes to pay; a debt which sparked Gabbana to break a 3-year silence over the case via Twitter, tweeting:

    “Ladri!!!” [thieves in Italian]
    “They don’t know what to do to get money out of us.”
    “It’s really true that in Italy they do what they want…as they please…Perhaps it would be best to leave…”

    …and more.

  • You good ole Americans – despite the current financial situation – turned out in record-breaking numbers for Black Friday. Over the weekend, you spent $52.4 billion, with $11.4 billion coming from Black Friday alone. The average shopper actually spent $398.62 over the single weekend, breaking all of 2010’s records.

  • LADRI! I mean….THIEVES! Following the european train theft of Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2012 collection, it has just been revealed that over $400,000 in Louis Vuitton goods have been stolen from the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris.

    The perpetrators? Apparently, “Ocean’s 69“, five masked robbers which were said to have “neutralized” a security guard and four employees on Friday, taking 10 pallets of Louis Vuitton loot.

    Bad things happen in three, right? Dior need to keep their eyes open for this Marc Jacobs-crazed gang.

  • Pictures have finally been released of the “Twilight Wedding Dress“. As much as I’d like to turn my nose up…just look at it. Carolina Herrera. Gorgeous.
    Twilight Wedding Dress

  • As I mentioned on Twitter, twenty-eight-year-old actress Felicity Jones (you may remember her from her role in this year’s “Like Crazy“) has been announced as the new spokesmodel for Dolce & Gabbana cosmetics. Her first ad will be for the brand’s forthcoming Kohl spring makeup collection, and will launch in January 2012.
    Felicity Jones

    Felicity Jones

  • V Magazine Lets Go Cruising

    Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Lindsey Wixson


    V Magazine has put quite a smile on my little fashion face, today. For their latest issue – on stands November 8th – they have used actual models! Four covers worth! For the first time in two years!

    Obviously, this kind of decision – after two years of celebrity covers – wasn’t going to take place without tagging some big names onto the shoot; infamous photographer Terry Richardson was on lens, while styling was handled by Carine Roitfeld. Each cover duo was brilliantly chosen, and included six of my current favourite models – Candice Swanepoel and Joan Smalls; Daphne Groeneveld and Saskia de Brauw; Sui He and Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, and Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Lindsey Wixson.

    “These eight girls are unique, not one is like the other. Candice is the only blonde and blue-eyed of this new generation of supermodels. Joan is black, Sui He is Asian, Hanna is North African. It’s their diversity that makes each of them, to me, truly modern. They bring a new energy to fashion. […] It’s a big moment of change in fashion. In some cases, you feel like it’s the end of an era. I have been feeling this with cover subjects, and especially models.”
    Carine Roitfeld

    See the other covers below! View Post

    Fashion Week benches

  • The benches broke at Balenciaga‘s show for Spring/Summer 2012 at Paris Fashion Week, leaving Anna Wintour and many other attendees to partake in an unintentional standing ovation.

  • Former editrix of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, is set to launch her own magazine! In an interview for Dazed & Confused, she expressed hopes to launch a “really iconic magazine that’s fresh and exciting” which won’t be monthly but will be printed in English. The debut issue is penned to launch for September 2012.

  • In crazy-English-people news, Liverpool-born fashion designer Rachel Freire has caused many people to clutch their pearls by making a rosette-looking dress composed of 3,000 protruding cow nipples. As you may assume, animal-rights groups aren’t at all pleased.

  • Andrej Pejic has been invited to meet The Queen. He is part of an Australian and fashion-filled group that will attend a reception at Buckingham Palace.

  • Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux recently had a photo set taken by Terry Richardson. Engagement photos? Not confirmed, but the tabloids will surely say so!

  • Emmy winner Melissa McCarthy, of Gilmore Girls and Bridesmaids fame, recently told the Hollywood Reporter that after designing her own Emmy gown in collaboration dressmaker Daniella Pearl, she plans to launch an entire line for plus-size women.

    “Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle.”

  • Nicola Formichetti‘s show for Mugler opened with a short film of Lady Gaga by Inez & Vinoodh. In the video, below, Mother Monster shows the audience her buck teeth and suggests that you “don’t fuck with me” and “don’t fuck with Mugler.” The Wall Street Journal’s Christina Binkley tweeted, “I have rarely seen so many pissed off people rush out of a fashion show. Mugler. #pfw No new trends there” in response.

  • Carine Roitfeld iD
    Yes, that is in fact former editor of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld, looking fierce on the cover of i-D magazine‘s Fall 2011 issue. There aren’t many other people in the fashion industry that would make more sense next to the “Dream Big” tagline, are there? The cover was captured by everyone’s most controversial big dreamer, Terry Richardson. The issue will hit newsstands in four days (September 21st).


    As I was flicking through the September issue of Vogue (UK) last week, there was one ad that really stood out to me – this one. Aldo‘s upbeat Fall/Winter 2011 campaign. Though Terry Richardson‘s personal controversies tie a lot of negativity to his name, he truly takes a bomb photograph. From Andy Harman on set design to Sarah Richardson on styling, each little component of the shoot came with their gameface on. Of course, the fierce shoes and sheer hotness of Lily Donaldson and actor Matthew Gray Gubler don’t hurt a thing. View Post