Your morning fashion and beauty report: Carey Mulligan in Vogue. 'Hellcats' Ashley Tisdale, Aly Michalka on Old Hollywood glamour.
Vogue.com has launched a redesigned website, and this fan of "The September Issue" could go back again and again to its behind-the-scenes video showing the October cover shoot. It features a fresh-faced Carey Mulligan in couture gowns in a rustic setting in the South of France, alongside "September's" scene-stealing Grace Coddington (a.k.a. Vogue's creative director) and photographer Peter Lindbergh.
Speaking of October issues, "Hellcats" stars Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka (far right and center in photo above) will appear on the cover of Seventeen to boost their new CW cheerleading show (which debuts Wednesday) and talking about subjects including Old Hollywood glamour. [Seventeen]
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown, and it could be a not-so-happy occasion for designers scheduled to show their collections Thursday during New York Fashion Week. Many influential Jewish fashion mavens are staying away to observe the holiday. [New York Magazine]
Italian luxury fashion house Gucci has teamed up with boat maker Riva for the Aquariva, a new made-to-order speedboat revealed at the Cannes boat show this week. Quite the accessory, I'd say. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
Marking her first beauty contract, Carrie Underwood has been named the face of Olay Skin Care. [People]
From London comes a faint hint that celebrity clothing lines might be losing their luster. Kate Moss is phasing out at Top Shop, and teen customers seem to be kind of over the allure of almost any celeb's name on a label. [Telegraph]
We've noted the mini-trend of some women embracing their natural gray; now comes actor Ben Affleck, with an all-over sprinkling of newly gray hair at the Venice Film Festival. We don't know if it is natural or a dye job for a role, but in any event, somehow, we don't think it is as brave a move for a man. Sorry, guys. [New York Daily News]
-- Susan Denley
Photo: Aly Michalka, center, Ashley Tisdale, right, with "Hellcats" costars, from left, Heather Hemmens, Matt Barr and Robbie Jones. Credit: Andrew Eccles / The CW