+ Because apparently people are still talking about Melissa McCarthy's ELLE Coat-ergate, the funny lady opened up more about her inspiration behind choosing the outerwear piece, claiming that she wanted it to look like "the walk of shame."
+ In addition to getting ready to launch their new fragrance - which is two years in the making - the Olsen twins revealed that they're planning to open up a flagship store for The Row in Los Angeles.
+ Despite the dozens of pleas from fans urging Jay-Z to take a stand against Barney's due to the store being in hot water over racial profiling, the rapper decided to launch his first fragrance there. The fragrance's - called Gold (because, Jay-Z) - launch will coincide with the unveiling of Jay-Z's "New York Holiday" collaboration.
+ Kristin Chenoweth - not unlike Pamela Anderson a few days earlier - decided to do away with most of her hair in favor of a pixie cut.
Diane von Furstenberg launched her collection for GapKids and BabyGap on Saturday.
The Belgium- born designer - who is best known for her iconic wrap dress - saw the Gap store in The Grove in Los Angeles decked out with a miniature petting zoo and a railway for the collection, which she said she enjoyed the "optimism" of.
"I used to say no to doing kids collections because I wanted the little girls to grow up, but this is so fun and happy and I like the optimism of it."
Gwen Stefani is teaming up with Target to create an affordable range of clothes for babies, children and young teenagers. The No Doubt singer - who already has her own fashion range L.A.M.B. - will work on the collection, entitled Harajuku Mini, with the budget store, which will be a spin-off of her successful Harajuku Lovers young contemporary apparel and accessories collection and Harajuku Lovers fragrance.
"Harajuku Mini is a dream come true. I've always wanted to do a cool children's fashion line inspired by the supercute and playful kid's clothing you find in Japan. The whole idea is about being creative, expressing your own individuality and having fun getting dressed. Target has given me the creative freedom to design kid's clothing that is different than most anything you usually see out there with great quality, attention to detail and most of all, available at amazing prices."
Jennifer Lopez is set to star in a new Gucci campaign alongside her two-year-old twins. The singer-and-actress and little Max and Emme will be the faces of the Italian fashion house's new children's fashion line, with the campaign being shot in July by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
According to WWD, the images feature a sun-kissed Jennifer and her children wearing Gucci clothes and accessories, including sunglasses, while playing on the beach. As part of the campaign, Gucci will make charitable donations to UNICEF and the Maribel Foundation, a charity founded by Jennifer and her sister, Lynda. Jennifer had previously said she is keen to keep her family life private as much as possible because she knows too much attention could have a bad effect.
"We're not ones to parade the kids around. Marc is really adamant about that. He's really protective. We don't want them getting used to that life. It's a weird existence. I used to be of the attitude, many years ago, that I would just live my life and not care. But at the same time, you shouldn't just throw caution to the wind, because there are consequences to that lifestyle."
Move over, Gap Kids—Gucci is set to launch a children’s wear line.
The Italian fashion house’s creative director, Frida Giannini, wants to branch out into kids clothes with a range available starting in June. The first line will be unveiled in Italy and then hit around 40 stores worldwide. Frida is currently in Singapore - where she announced her future plans - and was honored to have an orchid named after her, the Paravanda Frida.
“It was very touching and I loved the thought that the orchid will still be there a few hundred years from now. I have never experienced such an honor before.”
The orchid, a white flower with fuchsia tips, was also the inspiration for 88 limited edition Boston bags which Frida exclusively designed for Singapore to benefit children’s charity Mainly I Love Kids (MILK). The white-and-pink Paravanda Frida bags sold out within a month of their launch in February, which left Frida stunned. Speaking at the opening of the revamped Gucci flagship at the Paragon mall on Orchard Road, Frida told WWD, “I always feel surprised in a very positive way at how customers really relate to the brand.”
Sequins, glitter, and knits galore! H&M has launched the images featuring a look at their Holiday 2009 collection. The international retail chain seems to have the best of both holiday worlds—the glitz and glamor as well as the traditional, sweaters and mittens (Gap much?).
The campaign (more pictures after the break) features models Sasha Pivovarova, Missy Rayder, Malgosia Bela, Ben Hill and Ryan Thomas.
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Apparently, muses tend to run in the family around the fashion industry. Take, for instance, Matthew Williamson and his inspirational mother.
For vegetarian designer Stella McCartney, it’s her four year-old son Miller!
“My eldest son is just starting to have a mind of his own. I was going to do pirates and he said: ‘Nah, don’t do pirates.’ It suddenly dawned on me that this wasn’t just about what parents want to put on their kids, but about what kids will choose themselves. I needed to make every piece [of clothing] one that my children wanted to wear.”
Who knows—perhaps we’ll be seeing Miller creating ranges in the future. Those McCartneys are an imaginative group, after all.
The 70-piece collection, which is priced from $14 to $128, hits select Gap stores on November 2nd.
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In very strange but charitable fashion news, Versace’s latest handbag collection has been designed by children.
Iconic fashion designer Donatella Versace has teamed up with a group of youngsters to create a charitable new accessories range and allow her to help those less privileged.
“When you are successful in your life, you want to give back,” Donatella said.
Remember when Katie Holmes appeared at the Tropic Thunder premiere in that awful dress she designed? Well, prepare to bear witness to a matching clothing line resembling that dress.
Despite mixed feelings among fashion blogs regarding her fashion ventures, Mrs. Cruise appears to think that Miuccia Prada rubbed off on her enough during those Miu Miu ads to put out her own line.
Katie and her stylist Jeanne Yang will be putting out an entire collection most likely in similar taste to the star’s style. The “premium designer” line, labeled Katie & Yang, will include both women’s and children’s wear.
Said to be full of “classic fare,” the clothes will be sold exclusively at Maxfield in Los Angeles this fall.
With her acting resume, stint on Broadway, performance on So You Think You Can Dance?, and now this designing gig, Katie seems so confused as to what her calling in life truly is.
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If you are anything like my teenage son, you are living in your hoodie everyday. He has two that he wears throughout the week, so he doesn’t have a lot of variety. Hoodies are pricey, people. He doesn’t want just a plain ol’ hoodie, no way. It has to have some swagger. You know what I mean. To his good fortune, Dr. Jay’s is having a huge sale on hoodies for every mood or occasion. Enough hoodies to have a unique print everyday, at an affordable price! Check these styles, there is bound to be one or a few dozen you can add to your wardrobe. Now, make sure you walk around with the hood up at all times acting like you don’t care—about anything…gotta represent right?
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