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Hermes Origami Set: The Luxury Item We Hope No One’s Buying

Luxury brands make everything, even basic items like playing cards, fancier and pricier. It bags, we understand (sort of), but high-end origami sets? Hèrmes now offers one, which includes sheets of scarf print origami paper, a hand-stitched black saddle leather envelope, and black lacquer box, all for the ridiculous price of $750. We’d rather spend the money on a trip to Japan, where we’re pretty sure they sell origami paper that’s just as lovely. [Luxist] Keep reading »

Quotable: Chris O’Donnell Chose Not To Be A Playboy

“I knew when I got into this business I couldn’t have it both ways: I could live the playboy lifestyle, which is not a bad thing to do, or have a traditional family life, which is how I grew up. That was more important to me…When I’m sitting in the backyard at the end of the day with a glass of wine, watching the kids having fun and clowning around, for me, that’s what it’s all about.”

— Chris O’Donnell, on his decision to be a nice guy, even turning down film roles because, he said, “I knew if I continued on that track, I probably wouldn’t have gotten married.” [Redbook] Keep reading »

The Cannes Film Festival’s International Beauties

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The Cannes Film Festival is an international event, so members of the film industry who live in places other than Hollywood have assembled in the south of France this week. Since we’re constantly bombarded by American actors and actresses, it’s refreshing to see who else is making movies. Click through to catch a glimpse of 10 beautiful leading ladies from around the world.

Women Board Members In Fashion, Beauty, And Retail Industries On The Rise

Women have made huge progress in the workplace over the last several decades, and the findings of a new study commissioned by WWD prove that we’ve come a long way, especially in industries with largely female consumers.

The study looked at how many women serve on the boards of various fashion, beauty, and retail firms in the U.S. and other countries. Among a selection of 17 of those types of companies in America, women represent 23.8 percent of board seats compared to 21.3 percent, the average for the Dow 30. Keep reading »

Kate Moss’ Topshop Collection Includes Wedding Dress-Appropriate White Gowns

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The Kate Moss for Topshop video aimed at promoting the spring/summer collection didn’t reveal much — besides Kate’s bum. But this morning we saw photos of the entire collection, and, as usual, Kate delivers an eclectic mix of vintage-inspired clothes, from a 1920s-style bias-cut maxi dress to luxe nightwear featuring lace paneling. We couldn’t help but notice that long, white gowns figure prominently into the collection (maybe Kate has weddings on the brain?), and if you’re in the market for a white dress but don’t want to spend thousands, you might find these dresses appealing, as they’re priced between $170 and $370 and hit stores May 20. Plus, the feather capelet would be a nice touch on top of any wedding dress.

Cousin Itt Attacks Your Feet

Wear these Bruno Frisoni fringe-covered heels, and your feet will look like members of the Addams Family. Keep reading to check out the black version, which features even longer “hair.” [Bruno Frisoni] Keep reading »

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