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Fashion News: FDA slams Brazilian Blowout

September 9, 2011 |  7:26 am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally stepped into the fray over the popular Brazilian Blowout hair-smoothing treatment. The FDA says its testing shows that the brand-name product does contain formaldehyde, despite claims to the contrary, and in levels considered unsafe. The agency gave the company until Sept. 12 to reformulate and relabel or risk court action and a seizure of its products. The feds are a little behind the curve on this one. Several other countries banned this kind of hair-smoothing treatment months ago. [Fashionista] [Time]

New York Fashion Week is underway, and some folks are predicting that the Duchess of Cambridge's ladylike style will have influenced the designers whose work appears on the runways. She's been dubbed the "anti-Kardashian." Gotta love it! [The Cut]

One of the first stops for Fashion Week attendees is Nicola Formichetti's much anticipated pop-up concept shop. The Mugler designer and stylist to Lady Gaga turned a 1,300-square-foot storefront into a mirrored prism filled with neon-print Versace pantsuits, stiletto heels, cocktail rings, leather jackets, iPhone cases and more. [The Cut]

Marc Jacobs is planning a pop-up honoring Blondie on Tuesday at his store on NYC's Bleeker Street. It will feature all kinds of Blondie-related merchandise in honor of the band's new album, "Panic of Girls." [WWD] 

Amare Stoudemire Target launched its Missoni capsule collection on Thursday with a private shopping event in Manhattan that drew the likes of basketball player Amare Stoudemire, model Allessandra Ambrosio, celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, polo star Nacho Figueras and actors Chord Overstreet and Emma Roberts. [The Cut]

Lauren Conrad, far from her reality-show origins (yes, we feel that she sprang fully grown from a television screen), is designing the Paper Crown women's line. It's inspired by life in L.A., with soft colors and fabrics. [PopSugar LA] 

Artist and fashion maven Daphne Guinness is teaming with MAC cosmetics on a color collection slated to hit stores in North America on Dec. 26. It's to roll out in other parts of the world in January. [WWD] (Subscription required.)


Brazilian Blowout might be dangerous to your health

New York Fashion Week: Come one, come all launches online shopping in the U.S.

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Amare Stoudemire was among the attendees at Target's Missoni collection launch. Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo / Getty Images