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Fashion News: Lady Gaga, Rihanna help sell Vogue

August 11, 2011 |  8:54 am

Lady Gaga in Sydney News flash: Lady Gaga and Rihanna can sell magazines. Their covers appear to be part of the reason that for the first half of this year the only major U.S. fashion magazine with increased sales compared with last year was Vogue, which saw a jump of 12.7% for an average monthly circulation of 360,400. InStyle has a larger circulation (570,000), but dropped 8% compared with last year. Other women's fashion mags experienced an average decrease of 9.2 %, except for Allure, which remained flat. [The Cut] [Fashionista]  

Hilary Duff, Jenny McCarthy, Padma Lakshmi and Christie Brinkley are featured in new advertising for Danskin that launched Wednesday with the slogan "Move for Change." Besides the usual magazine ads and such, they are featured in videos on, which will also offer monthly blogs. The four will use their own Twitter accounts to tweet about the campaign, which also involves Danskin making contributions to the celebrities' favorite charities. [WWD]

More from the weight wars: British authorities ordered the e-commerce website Zazzle to remove T-shirts for children and teens emblazoned with a controversial quote from supermodel Kate Moss: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." The British Advertising Standards Authority had received complaints that the slogan could encourage eating disorders. [Telegraph]

Target has reportedly decided to release all news about its Missoni line that's set to launch next month through the blog, All the Way Up Here. Which seems to have been around only since April. Which is purportedly written by a doll that loves Missoni and Target. Which seems to be a promotional ploy  by Missoni/Target. And which seems more than a bit, um, limiting. [The Cut]

Who has the right to sell red-soled shoes? A federal judge in New York denied Christian Louboutin's request that Yves Saint Laurent be barred from selling red-soled shoes from its 2011 resort collection until Louboutin's trademark-infringement case against YSL is decided. Louboutin contends, of course, that the red-soled YSLs illegally copy Louboutin's very recognizable color scheme. In denying the request for a temporary injunction, the judge indicated that it is "unlikely" that Louboutin will be able to win the case.  [Telegraph] 

This is different: Everyone reportedly wore white to the Hamptons engagement party for Lauren Bush (granddaughter of the older President Bush, niece of the other) and David Lauren, son of designer Ralph. Guests included the entire Lauren family; Paris Hilton's parents, Rick and Kathy Hilton; Lauren Bush's mother, Sharon Bush; and designers Cynthia Rowley and Douglas Hannant. [People]


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-- Susan Denley 

Photo: Lady Gaga, shown in Sydney, Australia in July, can sell magazines, among many other talents. Credit: Dean Lewins / EPA