Fashion News: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton win ACM 2012 Awards
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton won female and male artist of the year at Sunday's ACM 2012 Awards. She was clad in a simply cut, figure-hugging gold gown, which would be appropriate for any awards show. He was dressed in that way male stars of the genre tend to dress: a little bit country, a little bit Academy Awards.
Last week came news that fast fashion retailer H&M plans to open a new line of more upscale stores. Now they've registered the name: "& Other Stories." [Telegraph]
Monday night, almost 2,000 buildings and landmarks around the world will be illuminated with special blue lights in support of Autism Speaks and in recognition of World Autism Day. Iconic structures including New York's Empire State Building and Australia's Sydney Opera House are participating. From the fashion world, Lord & Taylor locations across the U.S. and Saks Fifth Avenue, Judith Ripka, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren in Manhattan are scheduled to light up. In Southern California, the list includes CBS facilities in Hollywood and Studio City and Google in Los Angeles. For individuals who want to join in, Home Depot carries specially marked blue light bulbs, according to a news release about the event.
ABC reportedly won't run Madonna's steamy ad for her new Truth or Dare fragrance unless it is edited to make her look more covered up. [NY Post]
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood designed a collection of chocolate-filled Easter eggs for high-end London retailer Fortnum & Mason. [The Cut]
Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush signed on as celebrity spokesman for men's skin care line Barc. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
ShoeDazzle is giving up its monthly subscription model -- clients received a new pair of shoes each month in exchange for a monthly fee of $39.95-- for a model based on offering personalized service and recommendations. [Fast Company]
Michael Kors hit 1 million Facebook fans. [WWD]
Photo: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert at the ACM 2012 Awards. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images