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Vogue HBIC Anna Wintour Gets A Promotion Behind The Scenes At Condé Nast

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  • Oh, this is big. Vogue editrix Anna Wintour is taking on the additional role of artistic director at Condé Nast, a new title they’ve created just for her. She’ll be assuming some of the responsibilities once held by S.I. Newhouse Jr., who has controlled the editorial managerial side of Condé as chairman for over three decades. [New York Times]
  • What’s one more Baldwin in the family business? Alec’s 17-year-old daughter Ireland (yep, that “ungrateful little pig”) has landed her first modeling deal, signing with both Two Management in Los Angeles and IMG in New York. She’s 6’2! [The Daily Beast]
  • Givenchy head honcho Riccardo Tisci is the designer behind all of the custom Givenchy Haute Couture costumes Rihanna will wear on her Diamonds World Tour. Tisci says of the singer, “She offers intelligence, energy and pure beauty. Rihanna has what every girl aspires to have. She is the face of her generation.” [Telegraph]
  • Effective immediately, the European Union has banned all sales of cosmetics containing ingredients that have been tested on animals. A couple of loopholes: if an ingredient is classified as “pharmaceutical” and has been tested on animals, it’s fine, and as for products made outside of the EU using animal tests, they can still be sold if manufacturers can prove their safety without using data based on said animal tests. Hmmmm. [Sustainable Business]


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Oh Great, UV Lights Used For Gel Manicures May Cause Skin Cancer

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  • Gel manicures are fairly new, and like many things, they come with a host of pros (like staying glossy and chip-free for over 2 weeks) and cons (we know from experience that they absolutely destroy your natural nails). But you might want to rethink your Shellac the next time you set foot in the salon: a new study says that the UVA rays emitted from the drying lamps can cause skin cancer. [Hollywood Life]
  • The original “Wizard of Oz” isn’t exactly known for its resplendent costuming — you can chalk it up to the film having been made in 1939 — but this month’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” may very well be. Over 2,000 costumes are paraded throughout the film, and every single of them is rumored to be outstanding. [Fashionista]
  • Haven’t heard of Betty Halbreich? You’re not alone — but you are missing out. The 85-year-old personal shopper has been guiding guests at Bergdorf Goodman since 1976, becoming something of a legend in the industry along the way. Once you get familiar with her inspiring story, you will completely understand why Lena Dunham is penning a new HBO series about her. [Refinery29]
  • A new study of ancient beaded jewelry discovered in a South African cave shows that trends have existed for much, much longer than we think: it appears that even ancient humans dating back as early as 75,000 years ago were concerned about la mode, avoiding outdated styles and changing up the way things were made in accordance with “social norms” or customized style. [Science]

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Anne Hathaway Apologizes For Her Valentino Oscar Snub

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  • Anne Hathaway owed someone an apology regarding her appearance on Oscar night (and no, that “someone” isn’t all of us after we were forced to stare at what appeared to be her nipples all evening). You see, Anne was supposed to wear a couture dress by Valentino, but she flipped out and grabbed that Prada at the last minute after catching wind that Amanda Seyfried was wearing a similar dress. The house of Valentino even announced beforehand that Anne would be wearing Valentino… and then she didn’t. Disappointment abounds! Here’s the Best Supporting Actress winner’s public apology. [Huffington Post]
  • Noooooo! Calvin Klein’s erstwhile boytoy/talking monkey (such a cool party trick) Nick Gruber is no longer writing a tell-all about his two-year relationship with the designer. Despite a bidding war and what Gruber describes as “a ton of interest” in the memoir, the model said of the deal, “I just did not want to hurt him or others. I am a good person, not a mean person.” I suspect bribery. [The Cut]
  • Carine Roitfeld and “Mob Wives” are seemingly on opposing ends of the class spectrum, but leave it to irreverent Carine to go where no upmarket fashion editor has gone before. The former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief spent a day shooting with Big Ang and the gang for the second issue of CR Fashion Book and loved every trashy minute of it. [Styleite]
  • In which Fashion Week is hilariously, accurately compared to “The Hunger Games” in brilliant detail. [Lucky]

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This Week In Style: Moncler Boss Accused Of Stealing Salvador Dali Painting

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  • Well, that’s one way to get fired: Phivos Lampros Istavrioglou (what a name), the head of international relations at French fashion brand Moncler, has been accused of one major art heist. He was arrested at JFK airport for the theft of ‘Cartel Des Don Juan Tenorio 1949,’ a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting (shown), from an Upper East Side art gallery last year. [Business Insider]
  • Race relations are always a popular topic in fashion, thanks in part to the industry’s reputation for being maybe just the slightest bit obtuse. At New York Fashion Week this season, critics noticed that there was less racial diversity than ever. Jezebel crunched the numbers, and here’s what they found… [Jezebel]
  • Rihanna has another collaboration to add to her roster, and it isn’t musical this time. Just a few days after her design collab with British brand River Island went down the runway, the controversial singer has announced plans to partner with MAC Cosmetics. Like, really partner — RiRi has signed on to have a hand in four distinct color lines set to launch throughout this year. I guess that’s what you get for wearing Ruby Woo almost every time you’re photographed! [Refinery29]
  • You’ll recall that John Galliano made waves in his Hasidic get-up during New York Fashion Week. Writers at Conan got in touch with the disgraced designer’s brother Joe, who actually does wear Jewish hats. Like, real Jewish hats, trimmed with bagels, dreidels, aaaaaand a circumcised banana. Yeah. Watch it! [The Cut]

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This Week In Style: John Galliano Rumored To Replace Oscar De La Renta

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  • Well, this is troubling: after Oscar de la Renta charitably allowed disgraced Dior designer John Galliano (who played a fun game of anti-Semitic dress-up just days ago) to have a hand in designing his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, rumors abound that this could be part of the process of priming Galliano to take over for de la Renta, 80, when he retires. Ouch. [Refinery29]
  • As far as celebrities-turned-designers go, Matthew McConaughey was one of the very last guys we’d ever expect to start a menswear line… and yet JKL, inspired by his Just Keep Livin Foundation, is about to be a thing. Bizarrely, the collection will include shirts. [Huffington Post]
  • Add lingerie sales to the growing list of things that the immense, unprecedented popularity of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has helped to proliferate. Riiiiiight next to whips, chains, and Ben Wa balls. [New York Times]


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This Week In Style: Allison Williams Signs On With Simple Skincare

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  • It was only a matter of time before Allison Williams landed herself a beauty contract. British import Simple skincare, which offers products formulated for sensitive skin, has tapped the “Girls” star and Ridiculously Pretty Person as their first American spokesmodel. Allison may not play squeaky-clean on the show, but she’s definitely got the kind of fresh face that’ll look great getting water splashed on it in 30-second TV clips! [People Style Watch]
  • Do you skip the advised “patch test” every time you use a new product? Uh, yeah, me too, but now that I’ve seen what an allergic reaction to boxed hair dye looks like, I’m second-guessing my devil-may-care habits in a big way. [Gawker]
  • Following in the well-heeled footsteps of other models-cum-designers like Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson, Alessandra Ambrosio is making the transition from clothes-wearer to clothes-maker with a new lifestyle empire called Alé. The brand will offer a variety of accessibly-priced wares channeling Alessandra’s personal style. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

This Week In Style: Claudia Schiffer Turned Down An Hermès Namesake Bag

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  • Supermodel and Guess girl Claudia Schiffer revealed that Hermès wished to name a signature handbag after her when she was 22… and she turned them down at her agent’s insistence. Regrets, I’ve had a few… [Telegraph]
  • It is entirely possible that Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue in the coming months — The Washingtonian reported that a team from the mag was spotted “moving cameras into the residence” (i.e. the White House) for a shoot with Annie Leibovitz. [The Cut]
  • Good news for the crusade against animal testing for cosmetics (in the European Union, at least): a ban preventing the import and sale of any animal-tested products or ingredients will go into effect March 11. Your move, America. [WWD]
  • If you don’t think your baby smells enough like a baby already, Dolce & Gabbana is launching a new (totally safe, alcohol-free) perfume intended to enhance the natural smell of newborns. The fragrance, inspired by “the softness of baby skin, the freshness of baby breath, a mother’s sweet hug, [and] the first smile” will contain notes of citrus, honey, and melon. Now I’m hungry. Not for babies. [BuzzFeed]

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This Week In Style: Karl Lagerfeld Shows Lesbian Brides On The Runway

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  • As the closer to the Chanel couture show, Karl Lagerfeld sent two wedding dress-clad female models down the runway hand in hand to show his support of marriage equality. The Associated Press was quick to coin the demonstration “lesbian couture,” and we want to know what the hell that means. [Fashionista]
  • As if we needed more reasons to drool over Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” — Miuccia Prada, of Prada and Miu Miu, designed 40 dresses for the film. Check out 4 of the sketches, all adapted from past Prada or Miu Miu collections. Ugh, such a tease! When is this thing out already? [Telegraph] Keep reading »

This Week In Style: VS Angel Gets Hit With A $3 Million Lawsuit

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  • Constance Jablonski, a Victoria’s Secret Angel and the face of Estée Lauder cosmetics, is in big legal trouble to the tune of $3.3 million for violating her three-year contract with Marilyn Model Management to work for a rival modeling firm. [Daily News]
  • Kim Kardashian must have a set of iron balls to pose for the cover of Hiya, an Arab fashion magazine, wearing a hijab. No riots have been reported as of yet. Or fatwas, for that matter. [The Hollywood Gossip]
  • Wrangler’s new Denim Spa Therapy For Legs jeans are “infused with moisturizing and slimming ingredients,” and come in three finishes: Aloe Vera, Olive Extract, and Smooth Legs. So, you know. That’s weird. [Jezebel]
  • Eek. IBM released findings from their proprietary future-casting algorithm that predict steampunk as the next big fashion trend. We have our doubts, but we will not be participating regardless. [Refinery29]

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This Week In Style: Is The Kate Middleton Effect Waning?

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  • Apparently, the “Kate Effect” that has consumers scrambling to purchase clothes spotted on Kate Middleton isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: the Duchess’s penchant for wearing past-season items means most of them have already sold out by the time she’s photographed in them. Designer Roland Mouret even went so far as to say his brand would be more likely to get orders on a dress worn by Kim Kardashian than Kate Middleton. Sad, but probably true. Just don’t tell Kim. [Telegraph]
  • Katie Holmes signed on as the first celebrity face of Bobbi Brown a few months ago — and now here’s our first look at her ad campaign for Bobbi’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks. [Huffington Post]
  • Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint and Miss Golden Globe 2013, has been named as the new face of cosmetics brand Too Faced for their Fall 2013 collection. [IB Times]
  • Love Marc Jacobs? You’re in luck — his very first cosmetics line is set to launch at Sephora this fall. [Fashionista]

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