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Fashion Designer Who Raped Underage Women To Be Sentenced Today

While we sometimes hear rumors about what happens on casting couches — it’s even being touted as a story line in the upcoming CW show “The Beautiful Life” — it’s not often we actually learn of someone taking advantage of women trying to make it in tough industries.

Today, fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, who was convicted of 14 counts, including forcible rape, will be sentenced in Los Angeles Superior Court for casting couch-related crimes. Keep reading »

What Fashion Insiders Think Of Glamour’s Plus-Size Model

We told you all about how much positive response Glamour magazine has received from readers for the image of a nude plus-size model featured in the September issue. Lizzie Miller has since appeared on “Today” and copies of the magazine are selling out. Catherine wondered whether the overwhelmingly positive response would result in magazines, and the fashion industry, finally recognizing that beauty comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and that they would start featuring more models like Miller on a regular basis. The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman wrote on his blog, “When I am shooting on the street older women and larger size women often say ‘no’ to my request to shoot them…. I think they have a real suspicion about how the image will be used. I also think there continues to be a growing disconnect between the fashion community and ‘average’ women in general.”

If a recent blog post from “style expert and bon vivant” Adrien Field is any indication, we still have a long way to go. Keep reading »

We’re Jonze-ing For “Where The Wild Things Are”-Inspired Jewelry

You may know Spike Jonze as the director of “Being John Malkovich,” the ex-husband of director Sofia Coppola, or the current paramour of actress Michelle Williams. But on the eve of the release of his latest movie project, a live-action adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, he’s getting into the fashion business in a collaboration with Opening Ceremony. The mini-line’s theme ties in to the movie’s monster-y subjects and includes faux furs designed by Humberto Leon and claw jewelry designed by Pamela Love. After the jump, the metal horned look you can rock this fall. (Check out our “Where the Wild Things Are” inspiration board here.) [W] Keep reading »

Assad Mounser Jewelry Line Teaches Us A Lesson

We guess good things come to those who don’t wait. A year ago, Brooklynite Amanda Assad was working as a publicist for New York-based shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo (check out his ultra high, dangerously sexy heels if you haven’t already). She started making jewelry in her spare time, and voilà! Now her oversize multiple charm necklaces (like this amazing rosary-inspired piece available at Otteny) are showing up in major fashion editorials, such as this one in Purple magazine. So I think we’ve all learned a very valuable lesson here today. Don’t slack! What’s your big idea? Keep reading »

The Futuristic, Fashionable Version Of Crocs

Architect Zaha Hadid is known for designing notable buildings and structures around the world, but lately she’s had an interest in fashion. Hadid created the container for Chanel Mobile Art, which traveled to Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York and involved contemporary artists’ takes on the luxury brand’s classic quilted bag. Now, she’s designing accessories of her own in a partnership with Brazilian shoe company Melissa. The shoe company already produces crazy plastic shoes, and with Hadid’s help, they get even more futuristic. These aren’t cheap rubber Crocs, either, at $300 a pair. We won’t be at all surprised if we see these on Uhura‘s feet in the next Star Trek movie. [Epaulet via Style.com] Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Alexander Wang Hearts Zack Morris

“Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford would always talk about how they’re ’70s kids. And now, I’m thinking about how I’m really a ’90s kid. My ideas come from things that I didn’t notice were trends at the time, like seeing my sister wear Via Spiga and watching ‘Saved by the Bell.’”

– Designer Alexander Wang [W Editors' Blog] Keep reading »

Five Fashion Splurges To Indulge (And Five To Skimp On)

Fall is rolling around and we’ve begun to seriously consider revamping our wardrobes. We will, of course, need a few new items and have to do the requisite closet cleaning. And while it’s all too easy (and fun to get carried away) to splurge on fun items while ignoring what we really need, when it comes down to it, we’ve spent a lot of money on the nice version of clothes we definitely should have bought the bargain basement version of. To help you avoid making the same mistake, here’s a rundown of the splurge-worthy versus the things you should buy on a budget. Keep reading »

Who Are Men’s Fashion Magazines For Anyway?

While the U.S. version of Men’s Vogue folded a few months ago, it’s apparently still in international production. This photo of a male stripper/dominatrix/all-around stud serves as the cover boy for Japan’s version, but looks like it could just as easily be the cover of (also now defunct) Playgirl. It might make sense that Vogue Homme would be looking to sell to gay men, but something this steamy is certainly going to appeal to women too. (You have to admit, it is a bit hard not to stare.) If Vogue Homme is in fact attempting to market itself to women, we have to ask how they’d ever manage to tap the straight male audience—a men’s fashion magazine with a hot girl on the cover? Guess we buy those anyhow. [StyleFrizz.com] Keep reading »

Gucci And Mary J. Blige Team Up For The Ladies

It’s not all about glitz and glam; Gucci also loves to give. The luxury brand is doing just that with their latest partnership with R&B icon, Mary J. Blige. To raise funds for Blige’s charity, Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, INC, simply known as FFAWN — yes, the name could have been just a little shorter — they are relaunching a special-edition watch. The all-black, logo-embossed time piece, known as the Twirl watch, will be on sale on September 16, exclusively at Gucci’s 5th Avenue, New York City store (and nationwide on the 17th). A percentage of the proceeds will go directly to Blige’s charity. Now for the tough part: At $1895 a pop, we wonder just how many people will be springing for this pricey piece. Good luck Gucci. [People] Keep reading »

Supermodel’s Dog Gets A Modeling Contract. Yes, Her Dog.

You know that modeling contract you always wanted (before you got real, that is)? It just went to Elle Macpherson‘s labradoodle. Yup, her dog. Bella, a five-year-old half lab/half poodle, is “Britain’s next top dog model” for the site Dogside.com, where he can be seen modeling products like scarves and coats. Bella Macpherson allegedly earns a five-figure sum for his “modeling”—er, sitting still for three seconds. Cute puppy, though. We just hope Elle is not one of those loopy stage parents like the “Toddlers & Tiaras” people. [The Cut] Keep reading »

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