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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!”)

  • Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress

  • Kim Kardashian’s wedding – which was solely black & white in hue – was awesome. I may also be starting a new career as a wedding make-up psychic.

  • The rumour mill is a-whirl with thoughts that Marc Jacobs is going to be taking over at Dior. Strange choice, really. In that change, he would be leaving the handlebars of Louis Vuitton to Phoebe Philo (which is pure genius), though she would still be designing for Celine, as well.
  • According to Forbes, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady are the world’s highest-paid celebrity couple in 2011. Bundchen earned $45 million between May 2010 and May 2011 and Brady signed a four-year, $72 million contract extension last September with the New England Patriots as well as bringing home $31 million. Oh hello, green-eyed Kanye West.
  • Since we’ve all been wondering what Filipa Fino will be working on after her departure as Vogue’s Senior Accessories Editor, her rep just revealed that she is going to “launch a new digital proposition that will have the world see fashion as a complement to accessories, as opposed to the conventional other way around.” O rly?
  • For the first time, Tory Burch is going to design tuxedos. They will be available exclusively at her Madison Avenue flagship, opening in September.

    “A great tuxedo is modern and timeless for evening. My mother often wore her Yves Saint Laurent le smoking, and my father was known for his dinner jackets lined with silk Hermès scarves. Always superchic.”

  • Tory Burch 2011
    I worship the Summer/Pre-Fall 2011 lookbook for Tory Burch. It is the brand, from the casually colourful clothing to the always amazing accessories (alliteration, alliteration!). Heather Marks and Ali Stephens work really well together, and Ali’s ever-present Megan Fox snarl actually works against this ‘Kate Middleton style‘ makeover. View Post

    Oprah Ultimate Favorite Things
    If anything makes me miss my other homeland (obviously, the good ole U S of A), it is Oprah. Specifically, Oprah’s latest “Ultimate Favorite Things”. I think I have decided my ultimate career move is to host a year-round version of this show. Check out the full list of her favourites and the absolutely hilarious video roundup below:

    Phillip Stein limited edition Oprah 25th anniversary watch with 58 handset diamonds ($2,475)
    Flannel Tory Tote ($250) and Reva Ballerina Flat ($195) by Tory Burch
    Nikon D3100 Digital SLR camera ($700)
    Cashmere sweater by Ralph Lauren and throw ($498)
    Judith Ripka eclipse earrings ($525)
    Oprah hair stylist Andre Walker’s shampoo and hair kit ($65)
    Lafco House candle set ($55 each)
    Breville panini press from Williams-Sonoma ($100)
    Kyocera ceramic knife ($75)
    Beecher’s handmade mac and cheese
    Baker’s Edge brownie and lasangne pans/Ghiradelli brownie mix
    “A Course in Weight Loss”
    “Decoded” by Jay-Z
    5-year Netflix membership
    52-inch 3D Bravia Sony television ($3,600)
    Sony Blue-Ray player and movie collection
    Kiva gift card courtesy Groupon
    elfa custom-built Container Store closet ($1,000)
    “O” Store long-sleeve v-neck T-shirt ($38)
    Lululemon drawstring pant ($98)
    Four pairs of Nike “Free run +” shoes ($85)
    7-day United/Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas cruise View Post

    Google Fashion Boutiques
    Google is getting sartorial. From what I can tell from the limited press information, it sounds like Big Guys Online are taking a page out of ShopStyle and Polyvore’s book. The site will allow users to “create and share their own personalized shop by selecting style preferences and the looks, brands and items they love” (Polyvore), while linking out to a pre-existing e-tailer like Saks, ShopBop, or Yoox for purchase (ShopStyle).

    Additionally, Google has tapped no shortage of bold-faced fashion names to create their own boutiques, including Sarah Jessica Parker (who is already on board), Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Erin Fetherston, and Katie Holmes. The site at present has been dubbed Boutiques.com.