This Week In Style: Too-Skinny Minnie Makes Waves

Rachel Krause | October 20, 2012 - 2:00 pm
  • The latest Disney star to come under fire isn’t Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato — nope, it’s Minnie Mouse, who’s stirring up controversy over her gaunt appearance in this year’s Barneys holiday campaign. (At left: Minnie before her dramatic weight loss.) []
  • Kendall and Kylie Jenner have scored the gig of a lifetime: designing clothes for teens and tweens… in Canada! Yay! [Gossip Cop]
  • Feeling a lack of jewelry lust in your life today? These Chanel baubles are the ultimate aphrodisiac. [Refinery29]
  • To celebrate its 40th anniversary in November, W has released four special covers, each a tribute to one decade in the publication’s history, featuring Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Scarlett Johansson, and Keira Knightley. [Examiner]
  • A London beauty salon is pioneering a 30-minute DNA test that promises to match your skincare to your genetic makeup. If this ever makes its way to the States, count me in. [The Standard]
  • Talia Joy Castellano, the 13-year-old cancer patient whose story and insanely good makeup tutorials left us speechless back in August, was made an honorary CoverGirl by Ellen DeGeneres last month. This week, the brand released a campaign-style image of Talia’s face. Her beautiful energy and positive outlook is an inspiration to all of us. [Daily Mail]
  • Victoria’s Secret Angel (and Leonardo DiCaprio squeeze) Erin Heatherton spoke to Fashionista about excessive Photoshopping as “an essential part of [her] job.” Same here, except I’m the one doing the Photoshopping, and what I’m Photoshopping is human heads on animal bodies. (I’m self-employed.) [Fashionista]
  • While we’re on the subject, why not check out these unretouched Victoria’s Secret photos side by side with the airbrushed versions? [Jezebel]
  • Marie Antoinette’s silk slippers were estimated to go for about $13,000 at a Parisian auction but, whoops, they sold for $65,000, almost five times their predicted cost. [The Cut]
  • Famed French pastry house Ladurée has teamed up with lovely Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz for a limited-edition designer box of bubblegum-flavored macarons. [Refinery29]