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Your Daily Shoe Porn: Shiny Wellie

Hunter silver rain boots, $115
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Donyale Luna Was A Strange Beauty

Not much is known about Donyale Luna, one of the first black supermodels, except that she was weird and beautiful. It is believed that Donyale created the story of her heritage from her imagination. Born Peggy Anne Freeman in Detroit in 1946 to parents Peggy and Nathaniel Freeman, Donyale was hardly truthful rather creative about her background. Despite the evidence of her birth certificate, she said her biological father’s surname was Luna and her mother was of Native American, Mexican, and Egyptian descent. She even claimed one of her grandmothers was Irish and had married a black man. Perhaps Donyale created this story to escape her true upbringing — her father was reportedly abusive and was murdered when she was 18. Or maybe she thought the fashion industry would be more accepting of a more “exotic” beauty. Of course, we’ll never know, but one thing that we’re sure of is that Donyale was a pioneering force in modeling and remained strange throughout her short life. Keep reading »

Your Daily Shoe Porn: Got Wood?

Jil Sander laser-cut calfskin and wood wedge, $1,240 [T]
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Lady Gaga Health Scare Caused By Fashion!

Just last week Lady Gaga said, “I would rather die than have my fans not see me in a pair of high heels. I’d never give up my wigs and hats for anything.” It turns out the Ga will remove her crazy getups for something: deep vein thrombosis. The crew on her flight from London back to the U.S. this week thought the pop star was showing symptoms of the blood disorder when her legs began expanding inside of her black and yellow McQueen catsuit. Not only was Gaga forced to change out of her ensemble, but the suit was so hard to take off that she needed help undressing. Apparently Gaga was most peeved about stepping out of her blue Armadillo heels. We wonder what she changed into on the flight. Something tells us she doesn’t keep a pair of jeans and a t-shirt in her carry-on. [Marie Claire UK] Keep reading »

Amy Winehouse’s Designs Aren’t Half Bad

When I first heard the news that Amy Winehouse designed a collection with Fred Perry, I was expecting a bit of a hot mess. However, I have to admit, her designs aren’t half bad. Shocking, I know. In today’s world, where every celebrity thinks they have the talent to design, there are more “interesting” clothing lines manufactured rather than those which are actually fashion-forward, so Amy’s collection was not one that I expected would be focused and on trend. The singer created 17 looks with Fred Perry in a palette of all black and pink, ranging from twin sets to polo shirts to mini dresses–all of which are slightly more conservative than her typical outfits. I’m pleased to say this celeb fashion collab actually worked out. Shop Amy’s creations, which range in price from $32 to $150, beginning this October, and look forward to her designs for the next four seasons. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

That Iceberg At Chanel Was Real!?

Maybe we were a little slow to realize this, but apparently that huge iceberg in the middle of Chanel’s runway was in fact a real iceberg. Imported from Sweden. (Seriously, where was our Chanel Paris Fashion Week invite this year? We’re missing extremely important news here, people!) We’re actually not surprised that Uncle Karl would stop at nothing to realize his snowman-chic show, but these details via New York mag are still pretty crazy: The ‘berg weighed 265 tons, needed 35 ice sculptors for a six-day carving job, and required a room temperature of a chilly 28-degrees Fahrenheit (you can bet Anna kept her fur coat on during the show). We wonder what Lagerfeld is planning next that could possibly outdo transporting a giant hunk of the tundra to Paris? [New York Mag] Keep reading »

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