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French Women Don’t Get Fat! Politicians In France Propose Airbrush Warnings

You believed French women looked gorgeous naturally, didn’t you? Quel suprise! Airbrushing is causing unrealistic body images and encouraging eating disorders, said a French politician on Monday as she proposed warning labels on digitally enhanced images. Parlimentarian Valerie Boyer and 50 other French politicians want a “health warning” on airbrushed pics. All enhanced photos would be accompanied by this line: “Photograph retouched to modify the physical appearance of a person.” Under the proposal in France, a company that didn’t include the warning on their retouched ads would be slapped with a trés mal fine of a $54,930, or up to 50 percent the cost of the advertisement. The French proposal comes on the heels of a suggestion by British pols for warning labels of their own. But what we want to know is how long until such a proposal comes to the States, where we just love our Photoshop? (And can you imagine what Anna Wintour would have to say about it?) [Yahoo] Keep reading »

Mathematical Proof That Fashion Trends Really Are Cyclical

Show me a graph, flow chart, or anything that looks like it could have come from my math textbook in high school and I’m lost. Numbers and equations are simply not my thing. But transition the hard facts into fashion trends and you’ve got my attention … Keep reading »

Fab Finds In A Fashion Editor’s Closet



Sasha Charnin Morrison keeps a slightly lower profile than that other fashion editor the world is getting to know better, Anna Wintour. But she is a Major-with-a-capital-M player, having worked at all the top glossies like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Allure, and she is now the Fashion Director at US Weekly. She’s also really hilarious and defies the stereotype her species is known for by being a total rock star in the sweetheart department. She let another lovable fashionista, Abby Gardner from, ahem, Fashionista.com, in to see her closet and let’s just say Sasha’s got a bag collection that would make Kimora Lee jelso. Speaking of envy, watch for the custom Steven Sprouse dress that turned Kate Moss green with the stuff. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Emma Watson Wages A War With Her Skirt

Unlike some young starlets who seem to go out of their way to rack up paparazzi crotch shots, Emma Watson is determined to make sure she does not become another tabloid casualty. Keep on keepin’ it classy Emma! Still, you’d think Burberry would want to make sure their campaign star’s dress fit properly. [London, 9/22/09] Keep reading »

Love Nest: Add Art To Your Bookcase, But Not The Way You Think

I was just salivating over the photos of Jen Bekman’s apartment on Design Sponge this morning. She’s the genius behind the enormously successful (inexpensive) art-for-all website 20×200. As I was ripping through the images I happened upon one little sneaky trick for upping the pretty factor of any gathering of books: Top the books with a small framed picture or photo. Check it out above, as found in Jen’s bedroom (and see the opposite view, after the jump). Keep reading »

Brad Knows What’s Important In Life

Our big old heart fest with Brad Goreski from “The Rachel Zoe Project” continues to rage on, especially now that we know he puts his dog before fashion. We would totally do the same thing Brad! [E!] Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Chic On The Street: London Sep. 22nd 2009

“Thou shall not mix plaids” sounds like it could be the first Commandment in the Fashion Bible. But what would a rule be without an exception? Kensie wears the perfect plaid combination with a Baby Phat coat and bright, cheerful scarf. The unexpected pairing is a totally stylish success. Maybe we should revisit some other fashion rules. Acid-washed jeans, anyone? Keep reading »

Crave: “Kids’ Letters To President Obama” Book

Lately, the politicos have been hitting President Obama with a lot of criticism, and it seems everyone would like to tell our president what to do: “Don’t eat junk food. Junk food makes you fat”; “I know you want to save the earth, but people don’t want to clean”; “You should not smoke when you are president! Because you will die by smoking, and then you will not be president!”

Well, at least, that’s what America’s kids have to say to him, and they do so every day by sending thousands of letters to the White House. Kids’ Letters to President Obama, edited by Bill Adler, compiles 200 of some of the more hilarious notes. Read some selections on McSweeney’s, like our favorite so far:

“Dear President Obama,
I want to tell you hi. Do you work with Santa Claus? Can I meet you in your house? Can I say bye to you after I meet you? And then can I meet you again? And then again after that?

Sergio Magana, age 5
San Francisco”

Cracking up yet? [$15, Barnes & Noble]

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Is Domino Magazine Designing A Comeback?

Though blogs and websites give us the immediate information we so desire, we still experience a mourning period when a magazine closes. It’s like losing a fabulous, glossy best friend. And when Domino shut down production, our homes seriously felt the lack of good interior design. Thankfully, a former editor, Michelle Adams, hasn’t let go of the dream just yet. Adams plans to launch Lonny, a brand-new home design book, only this time the pages will be an online-only option.

While the webzine (or, as Tyra calls it, “magaline”) will appear just like a regular magazine divided into sections–front of book, style, market, culture, fashion, and features–this time, instead of ripping out pages and going shopping, purchases are just a click away. We knew there was a reason why the internet would rule the publishing industry. Happily, parts of the old team have reunited, as former editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman has her very own feature in the premiere issue and designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble will appear in following issues. Stalk your browser beginning on October 1, when the first issue will hit, er, the internet newsstands. [WWD]
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Kate Moss Wore No Makeup In The ’90s Because Of The Recession?

Makeup artist Kay Montano prepared Kate Moss for for an iconic Calvin Klein perfume ad shoot in the late ’90s. According to Kay, there wasn’t any makeup involved in the making of the ads because her bosses urged her to be frugal due to the recession at the time:

“Yes, the recession came and after that fashion and beauty became rather more pared down. One of my first jobs after moving to New York was to make up Kate Moss for the Calvin Klein Obsession fragrance campaign and I just used moisturizer. She looked absolutely perfect.”

Here’s why this is confusing. Keep reading »

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