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Madonna Sued Over Hard Candy Name

MadonnaMadonna is being sued over her fitness brand.

The "Hung Up" hitmaker has been accused by beauty and fashion company Hard Candy of maliciously stealing their name to sell exercise DVDs and apparel and the firm have filed a lawsuit in federal court for trademark infringement and unfair competition.

The case claims the 55-year-old singer began selling her goods under the Hard Candy name in 2011 despite a previous rejection from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. "Defendants' actions have caused and will cause Hard Candy, LLC irreparable harm for which money damages and other legal remedies are inadequate. Unless Defendants are restrained by this Court, Defendants will continue and/or expand the improper activities alleged in this Complaint and otherwise continue to cause great and irreparable harm and injury to Hard Candy, LLC," federal court papers obtained by RadarOnline.com state.

The lawsuit also targets Madonna's manager Guy Oseary, but claims the "Material Girl" singer is "the driving force behind the infringing activity, taking credit herself for the initial selection and subsequent expansion."

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Victoria and David Beckham Wear Matching Outfits to Met Gala

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, News

David and Victoria BeckhamVictoria and David Beckham wore matching outfits to the Met Gala in New York City last night.

The 40-year-old fashion designer and her former soccer star husband, 39, both arrived at the star-studded charity event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing cream-colored outfits and posed happily for the cameras.

The former Spice Girls star - who has four children with her spouse - wore a stunning floor length gown, while her husband, who retired from soccer last year following a stint at French club Paris Saint Germain, paired his black bow tie and trousers with a cream suit jacket. And the couple had a great time at the annual event, with Victoria later tweeting, "So much fun tonight at the #MetGala Thank u team VB, amazing dress!!! I love u all x [sic]."

Meanwhile, "Drunk in Love" singer Beyonce was seen dropping a ring she was wearing on her right hand on the red carpet. Her husband, "Holy Grail" rapper Jay Z, swooped in to pick it up and stage a fake proposal, which the mother of his 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy happily accepted.

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Amanda Bynes Celebrates 2014 FIDM Debut

Amanda Bynes and her family at FIDM

Amanda Bynes celebrated her fashion debut with her parents on Friday night.

The actress, who went through a public breakdown last year, looked happy and healthy as she attended a special event for new students held by the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. The She's The Man star has just completed her first quarter at the university and seemed back to her bubbly self as she shared a series of photos from the 2014 FIDM Debut on Twitter, including a family snap with her proud parents Rick and Lynn, who have supported her throughout her ordeal.

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Rihanna to Start Her Own Fashion Line

Rihanna at this year's New York Fashion WeekVogue darling Rihanna is set to launch her own fashion label soon.

While the singer has kept a tight lip about details concerning her upcoming line, she has spoken about the large part style played in the success of her music career: "It's not all down to my voice... There's people with way more talent than I when it comes to singing; bigger voices. But people want to know who you are. Fashion is a clear indication, a way to express your attitude, your mood."

Having previously worked on collections for both Emporio Armani Underwear/Armani Jeans and River Island - not to mention how fashion designers Alexander Wang, Tom Ford, and Peter Dundas have praised her fashion choices - the 26-year-old has already made some headway into the industry.

There's no word yet as to when her label is due for unveiling.

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Victoria Beckham Contemplates Menswear, Shoe Collections

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News

Victoria BeckhamConsidering her tremendous, successful transition from pop star to fashion designer, it was always just a matter of time before Victoria Beckham ventured into more than womenswear - and now it seems like it will be sooner than later!

When sitting down for a chat at the Parsons’s John L. Tishman Auditorium for students on Monday, the designer formally known as Posh confirmed that she's interested in pursuing both a shoe collection and men's clothing:

“You know, I do want to start a shoe collection. If anybody here is a shoe designer, please do come and see me! I definitely think shoes is probably the next category that I’ll look at going into; it’s quite a competitive category but I would love to go into [it]... I’d love to do menswear at some point, absolutely. I get very inspired by menswear - [my Spring 2014 collection] was very inspired by men’s tailoring, and there’s the boy-meets-girl fashion message throughout the whole collection.”

So... any shoe designers looking for a job out there?

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Jessica Simpson Shows Off Weight Loss in Her Spring 2014 Ads

Jessica Simpson's Spring/Summer 2014 CollectionNo one is apparently looking more forward to swimsuit season than Jessica Simpson, who flaunts her dramatic post-baby body in a series of photos for her eponymous line's upcoming collection.

Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth, the mother of two models a curve-hugging white swimsuit (seen to the right and after the jump) in a couple photos and some floral frocks in others (seen after the jump). "This swimsuit is feminine and a little retro in its detailing... It's very sexy, but it still leaves something to the imagination. And the shape is incredibly flattering," Simpson said.

Unwerth shot the images at a residence outside of Santa Barbara back in November.

Simpson, 33, explained the inspiration behind her Spring/Summer 2014 line: "This season we brought a feminine take to the current trend toward casual... For instance, pairing a loose-knit sweater or an oversize worn-in denim jacket over a dainty floral print romper, or adding a touch of a pastel rose print to the lapel of a moto jacket. You'll see a lot of floral throughout the line—perfect for spring."

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Skype Debuts Trailer for Victoria Beckham Doc

Victoria BeckhamCalling all Victoria Beckham worshipers!

Fans of the Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer will have the chance to see what went on behind the scenes of her stylish operation during New York Fashion Week Fall 2013. Teaming up with Skype, Victoria had cameras follow her around à la day-in-the-life style for her upcoming documentary, Five Years - The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story.

Although it's not quite a rags-to-riches story (she was Posh Spice, after all), the 39-year-old indicates in the trailer (seen after the jump!) that her pop star-to-fashion designer journey was not an easy one: "I always dreamed of designing a collection; it was always my passion. I was a Spice Girl married to a footballer. I was trying to do something that no one had really done before."

There's no word yet as to when the complete documentary will be released, but Skype claims that it's "coming soon."

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Victoria Beckham to Open First Store in London

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham is opening her first store in London.

The singer-turned-designer has confirmed that her very first standalone store will open on Dover Street this Fall. "I think the time is now because I know my customer. It will be the first time that the people will really be able to see the brand through my eyes. It's young and cool. There are great galleries in the area. There's Dover Street Market directly opposite of us, which is not a bad thing," she told WWD.

Spanning 7,000 sq ft over three floors, the new style emporium will be located at number 36. The superstar has enlisted architect Farshid Moussavi, who worked on the 2012 London Olympic Park, to renovate the building. "[Farshid] is a woman who loves fashion as well. She has quite a conceptual eye, which I like. We want to make something different without making it overly complicated. I just want it to feel real for me," Victoria explained.

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Items Du Jour: SJP Talks Shoes, Gisele’s Hair Secret, More Miu Miu S/S ‘14

Hayden Panettiere in Tom Ford+ Just as Christian Louboutins are known for their red heels, Sarah Jessica Parker is setting her own shoe trademark: grosgrain ribbons stitched to the back of the heels. The Sex and the City actress - who made Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo household names - talks freely about the inspiration and production of her own shoe collection (which Blahnik had a hand in designing himself!).

+ Despite being the latest Pantene Pro-V spokesmodel, Gisele Bundchen admits that her hair is constantly brushed by other people in her career that she doesn't even own a hairbrush. So, ladies: brushes are so passé these days.

+ While here at ChicDish we released the previews of Miu Miu's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign - which features Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, and Lupita Nyong'o - the label put out more ads featuring the actresses (as well as some featuring Dark Shadows actress Bella Heathcote). Check them out here!

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Sarah Jessica Parker Has No Style Rules

Sarah Jessica ParkerSarah Jessica Parker has no fashion rules.

The former Sex and the City actress insists she doesn't worry about people dismissing her outfits as a "disaster" as she is only concerned with having fun with fashion.

"I think pulling it off or not pulling it off, that almost doesn't exist for me, because I'm looking for experiences, not some report card. I do love fantasy, color and the idea of no rules ... So you choose a dress people think is a disaster. In the end, who cares?"

The 48-year-old star - who has son James, 11, and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha, three, with husband Matthew Broderick - has teamed up with US retailer Nordstrom for her debut shoe collection, SJP, and says all the designs are for footwear she would want to have herself. Speaking to the new edition of InStyle magazine, she said, "If I'm going to ask people for their hard-earned dollars, I'd better be making shoes I want to wear. My real dream was a smaller line, my name, built in Europe, at a reasonable price point."


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