Janet Jackson Host Amfar's Event

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Janet Jackson hosted Amfar Charity event dress was designed by Donatella Versace. She was the bell of the ball.

Lauren Conrad LA Candy Is Coming To A Theater Near You

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Lauren Conrad can now add Executive Producer to her long list of career ventures. Variety revealed yesterday that the film rights to Conrad's New York Times best-selling debut novel, "L.A. Candy," have been bought by Temple Hill Entertainment, producers of the "Twilight Saga" movie franchise.  The former "Hills" star is set to produce through her Blue Eyed Girl Productions company.

The novel, part-one of a three book deal signed with Harper Collins, is loosely based on Conrad's own experiences in Hollywood.  It tells the story of Jane Roberts, a 19-year-old newcomer to Los Angeles who finds overnight fame after signing on to star in a reality show series.

Elie Saab Sign License To Launch Fragrance And Cosmetics

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Known for his gowns, Elie Saab is branching out into the world of cosmetics. The Lebanese designer who shows in Paris every ready-to-wear and Haute Couture season has signed a 10-year licensing deal with Beaute Prestige International to distribute Elie Saab perfumes and cosmetics. -Dispatch

Marc Jacobs To Become A Reality Star

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Marc Jacobs is considering taking part in a reality TV series for MTV. Gawker.com is reporting that Marc Jacobs has allegedly signed on to feature in Kept, a reality show about “high-powered openly gay playboys”. Filming is set to begin in November, with an open casting call taking place in a few weeks in New York. -Gawker

Oliva Palermo's 10 Fashion Decorum

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1. In every outfit, I always try and incorporate a single trend, but in a subtle way.

    2. I would describe my style as modern, but classic.

    3. I always like to wear one very structured piece, like a great jacket or a skirt.

    4. For next season I like the look of all the embellished clothes, and those copper-toned metallics, although not everyone can pull that off…

    5. You don’t always have to stay high end – I like mixing and matching.

    6. My favourite item of clothing right now is a Topshop white cardigan with a pale blue pinstripe; it’s so easy to wear.

    7. My favourite accessory is my Chloe ‘Gemma’ bag, which I bought in London in July. I have it in army green. That’s such a great colour because it works for summer or winter.

    8. My favourite jewellery? I like chunky! I like to wear one big statement piece, a ring, a bracelet or a necklace. But I mostly like big rings [she flashes an enormous gold cocktail ring – Olivia has just started working as Contributing Accessories Editor at an American Magazine].

    9. I like to wear a heel, I just got some chunky black platforms that you’ll see in the Unique show..

    10. One great piece can take you through an entire season. Like, recently, I bought these Sergio Rossi silver brogues. I bought them in Berlin, they’re absolutely my favourite thing right now! -Garzia

    Sonia Rykiel Will Create Two Collections For H&M Winter 2009 And Spring 2010

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     Sonia Rykiel is teaming up with H&M for two fashion collections Winter 2009 and Spring 2010. The collection will feature colourful knits, that the brand has become world renown for. The first collection is set to drop on December 5, 2009 and the second on February 20, 2010. The collection will feature knits, lingerie, accessories and childrenswear. I'm still holding my breathe for Betsey Johnson.

    Nanette Lepore Is Fighting To Save The Garment District Where Was Everyone Else

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    On Friday afternoon, a group of fashion advocates, including designer Nanette Lepore and Representative Diane Waston (Democrat of California), gathered in the representative's Washington offices to discuss the state of the fashion industry and demonstrate their support for the creation of a fashion caucus in congress
    Among the items on their agenda: the protection of intellectual-property rights for designers, the creation of enterprise zones across the country to promote local talent, and the need to ensure that New York City’s garment district doesn’t become a denizen of more condos and tourist traps. “This caucus isn’t about the image of fashion, it’s about the business of fashion,” said Christine Brooks-Cropper. Where were the other big name designers DVF, Ralph, etc.

    Gap CoFounder Dies

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    Donald G. Fisher, who with his wife Doris founded Gap Inc. and revolutionized global specialty store retailing, died Sunday at his home in San Francisco after a long battle with cancer. He was 81.

    Alber Elbaz Director For Lanvin Spoke To the United Nations

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    Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz spoke at a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization conference about the increasing dearth of skilled laborers in the fashion industry. “Do you know anyone who wants to be a seamstress? Do you know anyone who wants to be a tailor?” he asked. “I don’t either. But I do know many people who want to be models, and not only models, but supermodels. This is the game today: Be famous, and do it really, really fast. -The Cut

    Abercrombie Fitch Loses To Autistic Customer

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    Abercrombie Fitch was ordered to pay $115,264, after they refused to let Molly Maxson bring her sister into a dressing room at the story. Maxson is autistic and even after her sister and mother tried to explain the teen's disability, the store refused to break their "one-at-a-time" in the dressing room policy. 
    Abercrombie appealed the fine and corrective actions, but sent the petition for the appeal to the Department of Human Rights by first-class mail, rather than by certified mail or hand-delivery. The company missed the deadline, and will no longer fight the penalties. -Star Tribune

    Sessilee Lopez Model Behavior Cat Fight With Chanel Iman

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    During London Fashion Week critics were buzzing about how Chanel Iman’s boyfriend was accompanying her to every show.  While people assumed it was just love others say it was because she was worried about fellow model Sessilee Lopez starting some mess.  

    Some say Sessilee is known for starting trouble and most recently had a tantrum backstage at a show and began throwing chairs at people. On the other hand people say it was Chanel who started rumors about Sessilee because of her jealousy that Sessilee got the Italian Vogue cover and she didn’t. Can't we just all get along. Black models are scarce and most would die for such opportunities, cut the bull ladies.

    Moschino & Versace Give Coca-Cola A Fashion Makeover

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    Milan Fashion Week - 'Tribute to Fashion'
    Coca-Cola Light bottles designed by Moschino, in a signature, over-the-top girly style, at the 'Tribute to Fashion' charity event as part of Milan Fashion Week.
    Milan Fashion Week - 'Tribute to Fashion'
    Coca-Cola Light bottles designed by Versace at the 'Tribute to Fashion' charity event as part of Milan Fashion Week.

    Minx Nails My Addiction

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    MINX Nails are definitely one of the hottest trends in the nail industry right now. I've worn MINX to many social events and believe me , they are real conversation starters. I was introduce to MINX Nails in 2008 at Bella Mia Spa and fell in love. Once you wear MINX it is difficult to convert back to polish. 
    The MINX Manicure cost $40.00 for a set, the treatment usually last me for five days, and yes I go back for another set. My aunt has
     put me on notice that I may only have three treatments 
    per month. My addiction to MINX is so bad that, if
     I cant wear MINX I will not wear anything on my nails at all. 
    Visit www.minxnails.com for saloons and spas.
     

    Roberto Cavalli To Launch Its First Online Store In November

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    The fall season 2009 Men and Women Roberto Cavalli fashions, will be available at the end of November on RobertoCavalli.com.The online site will ship to the United States, and 26 countries in Europe, and Asia.
    To celebrate his new online store, the first 500 clients will receive a Cavalli-designed bag in the house's signature prints.

    Olivia Palermo Is A Jewelry Designer Now

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    It seems every socialite has an accessories line these days.Tinsley Mortimer does handbags. Paris Hilton does shoes (among a number of other Paris-stamped products). Zani Guggelman has a jewelry line. And, of course, so does Rachel Zoe favorite Genevieve Jones. And, now, Olivia Palermo, best known for her appearances on The City, is getting into the game.

    “The The City star collaborated with Roberta Freymann to design two necklace styles that will be sold in Freymann’s Upper East Side store. -The City Blog

    Issa London Spring Summer 2010 Runway Show London Fashion Week & Interview

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    Oliva Palermo Interview With The Fashpack

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    The Fash Pack: So what shows are you excited to see at London Fashion Week this season?

    Olivia Palermo: I only arrived last night so unfortunately, I'm leaving over the weekend.

    The Fash Pack: Oh no, really?

    Olivia: I know. I have to be back in New York next week to wrap up production so I have to be back for that but I'm here to see Matthew Williamson and Topshop.

    The Fash Pack: Amazing. So were there any shows that particularly stood out to you in New York?

    Olivia: I would probably have to say Susan Moon. I'm a good friend of the designer. I think she is amazing and truly beyond her years. She has really elegant pieces. Also, Frank Tell, who I've watched for many years and supported showed a lot of dark metallic pieces that I loved.

    The Fash Pack: Your style is admired and copied by many who have been following you on 'The City'. Do you have any style tips?

    Olivia: I would say, stick to your own sense of style. Incoporate the trends but make sure that doesn't take over your whole style. Also, definitely invest in key pieces that will take you from season to season.

    Teen Vogues Making 25% Budget Cuts

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    Conde executives, who work for the company McKinsey that own Teen Vogue.  Has requested, that Teen Vogue cut their budget next year, by 25 percent. The mother company Vogue, got the same memo, and on Monday  sent a memo to editors about traveling, all travel must be pre approved excluding Anna Wintour of course . According to sources, top executives  are not being specific about how the cuts should be made. We real world people know the drill diminishing expenses, doing away with freelance, reducing magazine frequency, and layoffs. -The Observer

    Mario Grauso Former President Of Puig Fashion Who Oversaw Celine, Nina Ricci, & Carolina Herrera Has Moved To Vera Wang

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    Puig CEO  said that Mario Grauso, Herrera, and he all decided together, amicably, that Grauso's contract wouldn't be renewed. It's unclear why Grauso left, but some speculate he was unhappy with Olivier Theyskens's dismissal from Nina Ricci, which Puig also owns. Mario Grauso is credited with turning celebrities on to Puig labels. If it weren't for him, Renée Zellweger might not wear Carolina Herrera on every red carpetGrauso appeared at Vera Wang's show last week, and Vera Wang confirmed he is now working with her brand. His first project maybe to reexamine her contemporary Lavender label, which is currently on hiatus. 

    Madonna And Paris Hilton Interviewed For Lindsay Lohan Job At Ungaro

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    Emanuel Ungaro president Mounir Mouffarige recently hired Lindsay Lohan to be artistic adviser to the label's new designer, Estrella Archs. Apparently the talent pool he chose from for this esteemed new position included Madonna, Paris Hilton, and two other unidentified celebrities. He chose Lohan because she offers "something younger, more cool, with a different attitude. -The Cut
     I love Lindsay style but REALLY.....

    Dita Von Teese In London To Promote Her Lingerie Line For Wonderbra

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    American model/burlesque artist Dita Von Teese launches her "Wonderbra Party Edition"  lingerie collection at the Dorchester Hotel in London, UK.  23/09/2009
    Dita Von Teese graced reporters with her presence in the UK Wedsenday Sept 23, 2009. When 
    she promoted her new lingerie range for Wonderbra, at the Dorchester Hotel. 
    American model/burlesque artist Dita Von Teese launches her "Wonderbra Party Edition"  lingerie collection at the Dorchester Hotel in London, UK.  23/09/2009

    People Reportedly Walked Out On Richard Nicoll Runway Show

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    The Telegraph reports alot of people were leaving the Richard Nicoll show halfway because it was apparently really bad, but Telegraph fashion critic Hilary Alexander wrote that the show was good. -Telegraph
    If this took place it is very rude and tacky, no matter how bad a show maybe to walk out while the show is in session, is not proper decor.

    Kate Moss Attends Topshop Spring 2010 Runway Show

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    Topshop Unique show at the London Fashion Week. London, UK 20/09/2009
    Kate Moss And Topshop CEO At London Fashion Week Topshop Runway Show
    Topshop Unique show at the London Fashion Week. London, UK 20/09/2009

    Christian Louboutin At Topshop Dinner

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    Christian Louboutin and Thandie Newton, at Sir Phillip Greens Topshop Unique Party. London fashion week Monday Sept 21, 2009. 

    Tom Ford Needs Money For His Womenwear Line

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    Tom Ford expanding into womenswear rumor begin in February 2009. The amount Tom Ford needs is said to be $50 million or higher, according to a report from two unnamed sources by private equity site peHUB. The search  for investors began two weeks ago. The original rumor from February had Alessandra Facchinetti, who was top womenswear designer under Ford at Gucci, heading up the new line for Ford but so far nothing. Press representatives for Tom Ford have not responded to requests for comment. -peHUB

    Diane von Furstenberg Talks To Harper Bazaar About Having Cancer And A Time When People Thought She Was A Has Been

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    Bazaar: In 1989 you moved back to New York. Did you lose yourself? 
    DVF: Yes a bit. So when I came back to New York, I saw I had lost that identity I had, from the minute I first arrived. I just felt completely irrelevant and people look at me as a has- been. I tried to get my business back it was in the hands of people who did not care, it had lost its spirit, it was horrible. It was really hard and really bad. As a result I got cancer in my tongue, I think it was because I was unable to express myself.
    Bazaar: How did you find out you had cancer?
    DVF: I had lunch with Ralph Lauren, because Barry (her husband) brought QVC and we were trying to get Ralph. I did not really know Ralph Lauren that well, back then. We started to speak and he became very open to me. He told me he had a brain tumor not malignant." I asked how did you find out about it?" And Ralph said I had a noise in my ear and I went to the doctor. The minute he tells me that, I think funny, I been having noises in my ear. So I went to the doctor. He notice a swollen gland and took a biopsy. It was a tumor, they took it out and I had radiation for 8 weeks, that was 15 years ago. -Harper Bazaar 

    Burberry Spring 2010 Runway Show London Fashion Week

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    Jimmy Choo And H&M Lookbook

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    The official Jimmy Choo for H&M look book has finally been released. The items made by the London-based accessory designer includes shoes, bags, jewelry and clothes—for both women and men. The collection will reach select stores worldwide on November 14th.

    Anna Wintour Snubs Alexa Chung & Pixie

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    London Fashion Week
    Body language: Anna Wintour sits inclined away from Alexa ChungLondon Fashion WeekLondon Fashion Week

    Anna Wintour was front row at the Twenty8Twelve show tonight, the label owned by actress 
    Sienna Miller and her sister Savannah. The ice queen leg posture speaks volumes.

    Estee Lauder To Close Prescriptive Cosmetics By January So Stock Up

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    Estée Lauder has announced the end of an era as it closes its 30-year-old Prescriptives line.

    The US beauty company, who owns Prescriptives as well as 30 other beauty lines including Clinique and Origins, said it will close the beauty brand by 31st January 2010.

    President of Estée Lauder Fabrizio Freda told WWD:

    “We believe that the difficult decision relating to Prescriptives will allow us to redirect our resources to key strategic imperatives where we see the highest growth potential.” -WWD

    Rihanna Spotted In NYC

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    I just had to post these photos of Rihanna outfit, love it! Urban Romance Fusion

    Burberry To Launch Social Networking Site

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    Luxury brand Burberry will launch a social networking site next month. The site, artofthetrench.com will initially feature users sending in pictures of themselves wearing Burberry trench coats.

    Chief executive Angela Ahrendts told the Finanicial Times “ That word-of-mouth spreads through their social networks and continues to be a positive conversation about Burberry… that is so powerful.” -Financial Times

    Tim Quinn Interview He Is The Giorgio Armani Celebrity Makeup Designer & National Director

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    MW: What were some of your first big breaks in the beauty industry?

    TQ: It wasn’t until I was graduated college (Albertus Magnus College- BA in Economics) and moved to Florida to work with Merrill Lynch. South Beach was in its full swing – the whole clubs/models/Versace in South Beach scene was fully of allure. I knew it was time for a change and I went to Milan – that is when I discovered my passion for makeup. I was fortunate to be offered a position with Borghese and spent several years honing my skills and knowledge throughout the US, Europe and Asia. My world totally changed when I was recruited for a position with Helena Rubinstein – it wasn’t for me, but the General Manager of Giorgio Armani ParfumsSerge Jureidini, was looking for someone to launch the brand in the US in August 2001. He promised to ‘make me a star’ – I signed on and never looked back. He is now the President of Lancome USA and a dear friend.

    MW: Which other makeup artists inspired you at the time?

    TQ: Pat McGrath, Kevin Aucoin, and Debi Mazar. Debi used to be makeup artist for Madonna at the time. I ended up working with Debi and Pat so it’s an odd world that keeps going in circles.

    MW: What is your philosophy about makeup & beauty?

    TQ: For me beauty is all about what makes us shine – I’ve learned from Mr. Armani that “elegance isn’t about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.” I apply this philosophy to my work. I’ve been so fortunate to work with some of the most amazing women in the world – not only in the celebrity arena but also as I continue to learn and grow as I encounter women of all ages and life paths.

    MW: What have been some of your most memorable celebrity collaborations so far, and which celebrity you would like to do makeup for in the future?

    TQ: I often go blank when the celebrity questions come up – I have vivid memories of my first meetings with Debra MessingGlenn CloseFarrah Fawcett (an amazing spirit- gorgeous inside and out, and taken from us way too early) Kerry WashingtonAndrea Mitchell (who has been an amazing friend – helping me when I was diagnosed with Cancer two years ago). As for the future – the Emmy’s are soon and I’ve sent ‘faces’ out to many of the nominee’s. True Blood is my favorite show, so I’d love to work with Anna Paquin. -Talking Makeup

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