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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!”)

  • Arizona Muse

  • Apparently, before Arizona Muse was able to walk in the Vera Wang show, she had fainted backstage. In the pre-show run-through she was sporting a bloody knee which was also visible as she closed the show in a gorgeous silk print gown. I hope everything is OK, Fashion Week is dangerous (!), another model was also said to have had a seizure backstage at Suno.

  • Vogue’s Mommy is opening a college. The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design will offer students a year-long Vogue fashion foundation course and 10-week intensive courses. Susie Forbes, editor of Easy Living, will serve as principal at the fashion-forward university. SIGN ME UP. Imagine the class photo.

  • The First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, hosted a lunch for winners of the National Design Awards. Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung – labels of Obama’s adoration – were amongst the honorable mentions, while fashion designer J. Mendel took the cake for his exceptional work in the fashion industry.

  • Ralph Lauren will be the sole advertiser on the New York Times iPad App for the entirety of September, as they have bought out all six ad spaces (the first time for any company!). The app’s users can tour the designer’s car collection in Paris and stream exclusive fashion shows.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker has finally made a statement – to Vogue UK – to explain the decision to leave her role as Chief Creative Officer at Halston:

    “Really the business was being taken in a direction I wasn’t interested in pursuing. That’s why Harvey [Weinstein] and I decided to leave the company. I don’t regret my time there. I feel honoured to have worked there – even if only for a brief time. Halston was an amazing experience, and I’m really proud of what I got to do there and of the people I got to work with.”

  • Lindsay Lohan lost her marbles at last night’s Paper and Nine West party after a week of aggressive Fashion Week behavior (throwing drinks, elbowing random women, etc). She was harassing photographers and called a reporter a See-You-Next-Tuesday for no good reason whatsoever.

  • Remember Nancy Upton? Well, she ended up winning American Apparel’s “Next BIG Thing” contest, and the retailer seriously wasn’t happy (to the point where they released the statement below). The Consumerist sums it up well.

    It’s a shame that your project attempts to discredit the positive intentions of our challenge based on your personal distaste for our use of light-hearted language, and that “bootylicous” was too much for you to handle. While we may be a bit TOO inspired by Beyoncé, and do have a tendency to occasionally go pun-crazy, we try not to take ourselves too seriously around here. I wonder if you had taken just a moment to imagine that this campaign could actually be well intentioned, and that my team and I are not out to offend and insult women, would you have still behaved in the same way, mocking the confident and excited participants who put themselves out there? Maybe you’ll find it interesting that in addition to simply responding to customer demand and feedback, when you’re a vertically-integrated company, actual jobs are created from new size additions. In this case, for the XL women who will model them, industrial workers that make them, retail employees that sell them and beyond. That’s the amazing reality of American Apparel’s business…
    That said, we realize that we are in no way perfect and that we’re still learning. We want to do better or differently in many areas, and we are actively working on them every day. You’re literally witnessing a transparent, sincere, innovative, creative company go through puberty in the spotlight of modern media. It’s not easy!

    Oh — and regarding winning the contest, while you were clearly the popular choice, we have decided to award the prizes to other contestants that we feel truly exemplify the idea of beauty inside and out, and whom we will be proud to have representing our company.

  • Yves Carcelle, the current CEO of LVMH, is leaving his position to become president of the corporation’s forthcoming art museum, “Fondation Louis-Vuitton“, which will be opening in 2013. He will be replaced by Jordi Constans, who currently runs the ship at French food brand Danone (yep, like the yogurt).
  • Edita Vilkeviciute at Fashions Night Out The Show New York Fashion Week
    Can’t watch from the sides of the runways at NYFW? Here is a list of places you can view the runway shows online – from anywhere! If you need to check New York City time versus your time zone, just click here. London is five hours ahead.

    ACNE, 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, at
    ADAM, Saturday, September 11th, 2PM, at
    Alexander Wang, Saturday, September 11th, 5PM, at
    Andrew Buckler, 1:30 on Friday, September 10, at
    Anna Sui, Wednesday, September 15th, 6PM, at
    Altazurra, Saturday, September 11th, 8PM, at
    ASOS & Teen Vogue Fashion’s Night Out runway show, 6 p.m. on Friday, September 10, at

    Badgley Mischka, Tuesday, September 14th, 10AM, at
    BCBG Max Azria, Friday, September 10th, 10am, at
    Betsey Johnson, Monday, September 13th, 6PM, at
    Backstage at Betsey Johnson, Monday, September 13th, 6PM, at
    Burberry Prorsum, 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, at

    Calvin Klein, 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, at
    Carlos Miele, Monday, September 13th, 11AM, at
    Carmen Marc Valvo, Sunday, September 12th, 5PM, at
    Carolina Herrera, Monday, September 13th, 10AM, at
    Christopher Kane, 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 20, at
    Christian Siriano, Thursday, September 9th, 2PM, at
    Concept Korea, Thursday, September 9th, 7PM, at

    Diesel Black Gold, Noon on Monday, September 13, at
    Donna Karan New York, Monday, September 13th, 2PM, at
    DKNY, Sunday September 12th, 1PM, at

    Isaac Mizrahi, Thursday, September 16th, 12PM, at
    IVANAhelsinki, 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, at

    Jenny Packham, Monday, September 13th, 9AM, at

    Lacoste, 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, at

    Marc Jacobs, Monday, September 13th, 8PM,
    Marc by Marc Jacobs, Wednesday, September 14th, 10AM, at
    Michael Kors, Wednesday, September 15th, 10AM, at
    Milly By Michelle Smith, Wednesday, September 15th, 3PM, at

    Naeem Khan, Thursday, September 16th, 7PM, at
    Nanette Lepore, Wednesday, September 15th, 11AM, at
    Narciso Rodriguez, Tuesday, September 14th, 8PM, at

    Odd Molly, Wednesday, September 15th, 5PM, at
    Oscar de la Renta, Thursday, September 16th, 5PM, at

    Perry Ellis, Monday, September 13th, 7PM, at
    3.1 Phillip Lim, Wednesday, September 15th, 2PM, at
    Ports 1961, Friday, September 10th, 3PM, at
    Popluxe by Richie Rich, 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, at
    Prabal Gurung, Saturday, September 11th, 1PM, at
    Proenza Schouler, 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, at

    QVC, 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, at

    Rebecca Taylor, Sunday, September 12th, 2PM, at
    Richie Rich, Thursday, September 9th, 9PM, at
    Rosa Cha, Tuesday, September 14th, 1PM, at

    Simon Spurr, Sunday, September 12th, 11AM, at

    Tommy Hilfiger, Sunday, September 14th, 8PM, at
    Tracy Reese, Monday, September 13th, 1PM, at

    Vera Wang, Tuesday, September 14th, 11AM, at
    Vivienne Tam, Saturday, September 11th, 3PM, at