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July 2011 Archives

According to, Maybelline and Lancome ads featuring Christy Turlington and Julia Roberts have been banned by the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority for being overly airbrushed. The ASA states that the images were misleading and that they "could not conclude that the ad image accurately illustrated what effect the product could achieve."

Clearly the images above have been digitally altered to make their skin appear supernaturally flawless. It's too bad that the companies felt that these two beautiful women just weren't quite beautiful enough without excessive Photoshopping.  
According to the Daily Mail, the long-awaited Sex and the City prequel film is in the works, and the rumored cast for the young foursome is:


  • Carrie: Elizabeth Olsen (Ashley and Mary-Kate's younger sister)
  • Samantha: Blake Lively
  • Charlotte: Selena Gomez
  • Miranda: Emma Roberts

The proposed project will be based on Candace Bushnell's two novels, The Carrie Diaries and Summer And The City (published this year) which track the four women in their teenage years and early twenties before they become the New York women we've come to know and love.

What do you think of the casting?

Michael Kors is debuting a new jewelry collection for Fall 2011 including earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Through the use of chain detail, mixed materials and iconic hardware, the collection will carry out Michael Kors' vision to deliver to the modern woman "the perfect jewelry box." 


"I've always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman's outfit. Now, with my jewelry collection, I can deliver the full spectrum of the Michael Kors vision for a truly fabulous look," Michael Kors said. 

Price points for pieces within the collection will range from $100 to $500 and will be available in select Michael Kors retail stores worldwide and sold through limited domestic and European wholesale partners beginning in Fall 2011. 

To view the pieces and hear what Kors has to say about them, check out this video.

sleaze_crop_650x440-260x176.jpgDoes this Old Navy model look too much like Kim Kardashian? She think so -- and she's suing over it. To make things even worse, Melissa Molinaro, the model featured in commercials and an Old Navy music video (below), is dating Reggie Bush, Kim's ex.

Suing for a reported $15-$20 million, Kim's lawyer released this statement:

"Kim Kardashian is immediately recognizable, and is known for her look and style. Her identity and persona are valuable. When her intellectual property rights are violated, she intends to enforce them."

What do you think?

[via Fashionista]

karl.jpgKarl Lagerfeld fans will be thrilled to hear that he's designing a capsule collection for Macy's beginning at the end of August. According to WWD, Lagerfeld has reportedly incorporated his signature style into his one-off collection for Macy's, including some high-collared pieces as well as edgier, rock 'n' roll looks. All the items will be at Macy's price points, in the moderate to better range. Chanel-inspired looks at Macy's price points? We couldn't be more excited.

Also planned is a capsule collection by Giambattista Valli in November.

If you thought you've seen it all when it comes to swimsuits, we assure you, you haven't. At this weekend's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami, Perfect Tan Bikini debuted a bathing suit that stays on with an adhesive so you can easily remove straps when tanning to avoid tan lines. Ostensibly, the straps "aren't needed because waterproof adhesive on the inside is activated by heat." And yes, you can swim in them.

Though we'd much prefer a faux tan over a cancer-causing premature-aging-inducing real one, is this swimsuit concept genius or ridiculous? 

Beauty mega-retailer Sephora is capitalizing on the popularity of nail art with its new in-store Nail Studio Art + Lacquer Services. The first two Sephora locations to get the new studios on July 25 are the 5 Times Square location in Manhattan and the Powell Street store in San Francisco. More locations will open by the end of the year.

"With nail art proving to be an increasingly popular trend and growth category, the creation of the Sephora Nail Studio Art + Lacquer Services featuring XpresSpa was a natural service extension for us. We've seen significant client interest in nail and the current art trend," said Sharon Rothstein, senior vice president of marketing for Sephora. 

image001.jpgHarajuku lovers (and moms) rejoice: Gwen Stefani is launching an exclusive collection for Target featuring affordable apparel and accessories for babies, kids and tweens on November 13.

According to Stefani, "Harajuku Mini is a dream come true. I've always wanted to do a cool children's fashion line inspired by the super cute and playful kids clothing you find in Japan. The whole idea is about being creative, expressing your own individuality and having fun getting dressed. Target has given me the creative freedom to design kid's clothing that is different than most anything you usually see out there with great quality, attention to detail and most of all, available at amazing prices."
Harajuku Mini for Target is inspired by Japanese street-style and infused with a Pop Art aesthetic. Retail prices will primarily range from $3.99 to $29.99.

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