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Fashion News: Katy Perry's costumes can be dangerous

Katy Perry
Katy Perry's over-the-top costumes have gotten the attention of her liability insurance company, which reportedly has ordered her to stop wearing spinning objects on her bosom after her hair got caught in a pair of twirling peppermints on an outfit similar to this one. [Styleite]

The Telegraph reports that medical experts say there's been an upswing in the number of injuries to men caused by wearing too-tight jeans. [Telegraph]

The house of Valentino has been purchased by the royal family of Qatar. [Styleite]

The Exorcist
"The Exorcist " is plenty spooky stuff, as anyone who has read the book by William Peter Blatty or seen the 1973 William Friedkin film knows (that's the one where Linda Blair's head spins around, in case you forgot -- as unlikely as that is). But no one looked at all scared on Wednesday night at an afterparty celebrating the opening night performance of the new stage version, directed by John Doyle at L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse. Stars Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields were all aglow, as was novelist Blatty, playwright John Pielmeier and magician Teller. Yes, Teller. He served as a creative consultant, teaching how to make a body levitate from a bed. [Society News LA]

Nikki Reed of "Twilight" fame -- she plays Rosalie Hale -- is collaborating on a capsule jewelry collection with, which specializes in jewelry designed by artists, celebrities and what they call "style icons." The collection was announced in a news release on Thursday and will be called Mattlin Era. It's to go on sale this fall.

Steven Tyler is leaving "American Idol," to return full-time to his own singing career with Aerosmith. We'll miss his wild hair and hair ornaments, along with everything else. [Los Angeles Times]

The uniforms Ralph Lauren designed for the U.S. Olympic team to wear at the opening ceremonies of the London Summer Games are made in China, which provoked outrage on Capitol Hill. [Los Angeles Times]

Nordstrom plans to open departments offering clothes from British retailer Topshop in 14 U.S. stores in September. And lucky for us Southern Californians -- two of them reportedly will be here. One will be at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and the other at the Irvine Spectrum in Irvine. Plans are still underway for a full-on Topshop store at the Grove in Los Angeles in 2013. [Racked]  

And in a rather strange collaboration, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the New York Mets -- which both turn 50 this year -- are teaming up to offer designer fan apparel created by the likes of Billy Reid and Yigal Azrouël. [WWD]  


Review: "The Exorcist" falls short of a devilish good time

Fashion News: Kim Kardashian talks about her fashion evolution

Photos from top: Katy Perry performs at the Pepsi/Billboard Summer Beats special live performance for her film "Katy Perry: Part of Me"  at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood in June. Credit: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

Posing after "The Exorcist's" opening night are cast members, from left, Tom Nelis, Roslyn Ruff, Richard Chamberlain, Brooke Shields, Harry Groener, Emily Yetter, David Wilson Barnes, creative consultant Teller, Stephen Bogardus and Manoel Felciano. Credit: Jordan Strauss / Invision for the Geffen Playhouse/ AP Images

Fashion News: Kim Kardashian talks about her fashion evolution


Kim Kardashian talked about how her fashion sense has evolved -- from Juicy sweats to Celine, Lanvin and Givenchy -- on Wednesday on the inaugural episode of "The Look," a new show on YouTube’s Hello Style channel from Harper's Bazaar. The show is hosted and produced by  Laura Brown, Harper's Bazaar features/special projects director, who will interview celebrities on style and pop culture on the program.  Kardashian ended her interview by giving Brown a makeup lesson. [Harper's Bazaar]

To promote the show, Brown gave an interview to The Cut and explained her own style, which involves jeans, well-cut trousers, heels, Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham. No skirts, no leather pants, no peplums. "I’m not that big on trends," she said. "I think the more that you work in the industry, the less you’re swayed by it. You appreciate it but you don’t fetishize it as much." [The Cut]

"Every girl should have a cupcake bra." So says Katy Perry's stylist Johnny Wujek in an interview with Refinery29. Wujek's next gig will be as creative director on "America's Next Top Model," starting in August. [Refinery29]

Marvin S. Traub, former president and chief executive of Bloomingdale's who is credited with transforming the store into a style trendsetter, has died at age 87 of bladder cancer. [NYT] 

The berets that are part of the uniforms U.S. athletes will wear to the Summer Olympics opening ceremonies and that were unveiled Tuesday stirred up a lot of talk on Fox TV's "Fox & Friends," in which host Steve Doocy and company commented they seemed to be too French, and suggested baseball caps instead. But thanks in part to viewer emails they stopped mocking when they were reminded berets have been part of American military uniforms for, well, more than half a century. [Media Matters]  


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Fashion News: 'Modern Family's' Sofia Vergara gets a ring, might be engaged

-- Susan Denley

Fashion News: 'Modern Family's' Sofia Vergara gets a ring


Nick Loeb gave "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara -- shown here at this year's Golden Globe Awards -- a new ring for her birthday over the weekend, two months after rumor had it they were splitting up and setting off much speculation that they are engaged. That's because, unlike other accessories, a ring is never believed to be just a ring. [Los Angeles Times]

The Ralph Lauren uniforms the U.S. Olympic team will wear in the opening ceremonies at the London Summer Olympics were unveiled on Tuesday. [Los Angeles Times]

Valerie Steele, director of the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) talked to Fashionlologie about the exhibit she's planning for next year called "Queer Style: From the Closet to the Catwalk," focusing on gay designers. "Everybody knows that there's lots of gay people in fashion," she said. "But nobody's ever really thought consciously to put the gayness back into fashion history and say, 'Why are there so many gay people in fashion?' and 'Is there a gay aesthetic?' and 'What have been the influences of having so many gay people in fashion?' " [Fashionologie]

Casting calls have been scheduled in New York and Los Angeles for Naomi Campbell's upcoming modeling reality show "The Face." [Styleite]

Designer Vera Wang, famous for her bridal gowns, and her husband Arthur Becker, who helped her build her business,  have separated after 23 years. [WWD]

Old Navy plans to open a store in Japan, on the island of Odaiba, on Thursday, marking its first foray outside North America. [WWD] (subscription required.)

Toe art might become the next big thing in nails, since why should you stop with decorating 10 digits when you have 20? [Fashionista]


Olympics 2012: Gear for the armchair athlete

Designers are part of the team for Summer Olympics

Ralph Lauren reveals U.S. team opening ceremony outfits

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Sofia Vergara, who might have gotten engaged over the weekend, at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Fashion News: Justin Bieber attracts attention in Tokyo


Justin Bieber arrived at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo on Monday, in town for some promotional appearances. He looks like he was certainly, um, comfortable on the plane ride. But my question: Is he an haute mess or a hot mess? [The Cut]

Colin Firth's wife, Livia, has been ardent about wearing sustainable fashion on red carpets the world over, launching the Green Carpet Challenge to encourage celebrities to do the same. Now she's launching a capsule collection of her own, Livia Firth Designs. The inaugural collection has just five pieces, and she plans to add a maximum of four each season. [Telegraph] 

 Sophie Theallet is the U.S. regional winner of the International Woolmark Prize, which goes to emerging designers for their interpretations of Merino wool. The prize comes with $100,000 and the chance to compete for another $100,000 in global competition. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is unhappy with model Alessandra Ambrosio, who dyed her little white dog pink and purple. [NYDN]

A representative for Jessica Simpson says reports that she plans to design a wedding gown collection were incorrect. (Or at least premature.) [The Cut]

Neiman Marcus and Target are teaming up for the holidays on a collection to be created by 24 fashion labels including Diane von Furstenburg, Rag & Bone, Jason Wu, Tom Ford, Rodarte and Skaist-Levy. The clothes will be available at the luxury retailer and the big box discounter. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz has been named Aeropostale's first brand ambassador. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 


Fashion News: Victoria Beckham joins the Middleton girls at Wimbledon

Our guide to shopping Southern California beach towns

--Susan Denley

Photo: Justin Bieber arriving at Narita international Airport outside Tokyo on Monday. Credit: Kazuhiro Nogikazuhiro /AFP/GettyImages

Fashion News: Victoria Beckham joins Middleton girls at Wimbledon

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham and her soccer star husband, David, shared the royal box with the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister, Pippa Middleton, among others, at the Wimbledon men's tennis final
Fashion designer Victoria Beckham and her soccer star husband, David, shared the royal box with the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister, Pippa Middleton, among others, at the Wimbledon men's tennis final on Sunday. [People]

Jessica Simpson, who is engaged to former NFL-er Eric Johnson, plans to add a wedding dress line to her fashion enterprises. [New York Daily News]

Sewing machine sales are booming as young women turn to DIY fashion as a means of self-expression. [New York Times]

A wax figure of Australian model Miranda Kerr has been added to the collection at Madame Tussauds in Sydney. [Telegraph]

Designer Tom Ford plans to open his first standalone store in London. [Telegraph]

Choupette Lagerfeld -- that's designer Karl Lagerfeld's pet cat -- will make her modeling debut, posing alongside Laetitia Casta on the cover of V. [Fashionista]


Shopping Southern California beach towns

Fashion News: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian at Paris couture shows

-- Susan Denley

Photo: David and Victoria Beckham in the royal box at Wimbledon on Sunday. Credit: Leon Neal / AFP/Getty Images

Fashion News: Baby bikini onesie is one step too far for parents

The bikini had its 66th birthday this week -- and it's still stirring up trouble. First, the trouble:

Parents in Southaven, Miss., are complaining about a baby onesie on sale at a local department store that's printed to look like a woman's figure wearing a bikini. "It gives people the wrong idea too quickly," one father said. To think only a couple of years ago, all we had to worry about was tweens' clothing being overly sexualized, not babies. [Huffington Post] 

Now the birthday: The bikini was introduced to the world by designer Louis Réard in Paris on July 5,  1946, changing the look of women's swimwear forever. An engineer who also helped run his mother's clothing boutique, he marketed the garment as being "smaller than the world's smallest bathing suit." The only woman who would model his prototype was Micheline Bernardini,  a 19-year-old nude dancer at the Casino de Paris. How times have changed. Fashionista looks back through the years at famous bikinis (like Princess Leia's slave ensemble and Marilyn Monroe's suit  in "Something's Got to Give.")  [Fashionista]

Jean paul gaultier
The fall couture shows in Paris wrapped up with models wearing beaded face masks at Maison Martin Margiela, textured gowns at Valentino and fantasy one-of-a-kind clothes at Jean Paul Gaultier, shown here[The Cut] 

Bette Midler and her daughter Sophie were front and center among viewers of the Gaultier show. [Society News LA]

Hedi Slimane's first two collections as creative director for Yves Saint Laurent were shown only to customers, no media allowed, but word is leaking out that the resort collection he showed in Paris this week hearkened back to the label's founder with cigarette pants, tuxedo shirts, skinny suits and little silk dresses. [The Cut]

In its August issue, Seventeen magazine plans to run an editor's letter pledging to use only "real girls and models who are healthy" (i.e., not underweight) and not to digitally alter photos to change a model's face or body shape. To prove they are sticking to what they are calling the "body peace treaty,"  the staff will post behind-the-scenes images from photo shoots on its Tumblr blog. [New York Times]

Christian Louboutin on Wednesday unveiled the slipper he's created in honor of  Disney's planned "Cinderella" Diamond Edition release on Blu-ray this fall. The mini-platform heels are made of white lace and Swarovski crystals -- glass would have been kind of dangerous -- with Louboutin's signature red sole. These shoes won't be available for purchase. Instead, 20 pairs are to be given away. Details about the giveaway are to be announced in August. [USA Today]


Review: Katy Perry film peeks behind the veneer

PHOTOS: Raf Simons for Christian Dior haute couture

Fashion News: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and other celebs in Paris

-- Susan Denley

Photos, from top: Tthe bikini has become ubiquitous after a scandalous introduction 66 years ago. The one shown here is from  Vix by Paula Hermanny's collection in 2010. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.

Designer Jean Paul Gaultier and a model acknowledge the applause of the audience after the  Gaultier haute couture show at Paris Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2012-13 on Wednesday. Credit:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.

Fashion News: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and other celebs in Paris

Kanye and Kim
Ellen Olivier of Society News L.A. is attending the Paris haute couture shows, where top labels are showing their collections for fall-winter 2012-13. Hollywood is well represented, she says, with sightings over the last couple of days including Shailene Woodley and Zoe Saldana at Giorgio Armani Prive (along with screen legends Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale); Milla Jovovich, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Alba, Pierce Brosnan and Elizabeth Banks at Versace (along with Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and British recording star M.I.A.); Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Stephane Rolland; and Jovovich, Sophia Coppola and Lelie Mann at Chanel. [Society News LA]

Louis Vuitton threw a cocktail party and dinner at the Ritz in Paris on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of its new store on Place Vendôme. Kirsten Dunst, Catherine Deneuve and Sophia Coppola were among the guests. [WWD]

Meanwhile a blurry Instagram photo captured someone who looks like Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour dining with someone who looks like disgraced fashion designer John Galliano on the night when Raf Simons, his successor as Dior's creative director, presented a much-lauded couture collection. [Fashionista]

Retailers liked what they saw in the recently shown Paris men's ready-to-wear collections for spring 2013, embracing the sports influences and creativity of labels including Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy and Dior Homme. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Katie Holmes is taking the next step in the fashion world. Her fashion line, Holmes & Yang, which she co-founded with stylist Jeanne Yang in 2009, plans to put on its first-ever runway show at New York Fashion Week in September. [The Cut]

Chloe Sevigny will star in Miu Miu's ad campaign this fall, succeeding Mia Wasikowska as the brand's celebrity face. Sevigny, 37, also represented Miu Miu in 1996. [Telegraph] 

J Brand reportedly is considering a sale or initial public stock offering. [WWD] (Subscription required.)


PHOTOS: Raf Simons' haute couture collection for Christian Dior

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--Susan Denley

Photo: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are among the crowd at Stephane Rolland's haute couture show in Paris on Tuesday.  Credit:  Ian Langsdon / EPA

Fashion: Katie Holmes tapes 'Project Runway' after divorce news

Katie Holmes
Her pending divorce from Tom Cruise didn't keep Katie Holmes from honoring her previous commitment to tape an episode of "Project Runway" in New York City on Monday. She was articulate and engaged, a source told People. "She did great," said "Runway" judge Isaac Mizrahi. [People]

We wrote Tuesday about Raf Simons' lauded debut as creative director at Christian Dior on Monday during the Paris couture shows. While he drew on Dior's history, Simons told that he is trying to change the psychology of people who are interested in couture, to make it more dynamic and to appeal to a person who is younger "in mind." [] 

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are attending their first Paris couture shows as a couple this week, and one of them -- Stephane Rolland's show -- reportedly started an hour behind schedule when the celeb duo ran late. [Fashionista] 

Ellen Olivier of Society News LA is also at the couture shows and she ran into some of her favorite stars from the Hollywood party circuit, including Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison of "Glee" and Elizabeth Banks of "The Hunger Games" and "What to Expect When You're Expecting" (among other projects). They were attending the Versace show. [Society News LA]

Lindsey Wixson at Chanel
As per tradition, Karl Lagerfeld closed Chanel's show on Tuesday by sending a couture wedding gown down the runway. It was modeled by Lindsey Wixson. [The Cut]

Designer Prabul Gurung took to Twitter to deny reports of his death that went out in a Google alert. He is alive and well, he tweeted. [Telegraph]

Michael Kors won a lawsuit againt 35 online fashion counterfeiters. [Fashion Law]

For the debut issue of Twelv magazine, Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi created a gown inspired by Alexander McQueen out of 50,000 Gummi Bears. [Styleite] 



Photos: Raf Simons for Christian Dior

A toilet paper wedding dress that gives new meaning to "cheap chic"

Tom Cruise stands to gain if Katie Holmes divorce moves to California

--Susan Denley


Photos, from top: Katie Holmes is mobbed by the media as she leaves taping for "Project Runway" on Monday. Credit: Mehdi Taamallah/AFP/GettyImages

Lindsey Wixson walks the runway in a Chanel couture wedding gown in Paris on Tuesday . Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Fashion News: Georgia May Jagger named face of Material Girl

Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and supermodel Jerry Hall is the new celebrity face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes' Material Girl juniors line.
Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and supermodel Jerry Hall is the new celebrity face of Madonna and daughter Lourdes' Material Girl juniors line. She follows Kelly Osbourne as brand ambassador for Material Girl,  which is available exclusively at Macy's. And shrewdly, the ad campaign ties into Madonna's MDNA tour. [WWD]

Wednesday is the Fourth of July, and there's still time to get fingers and toes ready for the festivities. Any nail polish in red, white and/or blue will do, but to make it easy, OPI announced in a news release that it has put together a set, exclusively for Merle Norman. The OPI for Merle Norman Cosmetics Americana Set ($12)  features red, white and blue mini OPI Nail Lacquers and a bottle of RapiDry Top Coat.

Racked picked its eight favorite patriotic manicures from Pinterest, and the selections show you don't necessarily have to paint tiny American flags on your nails. My favorite looks like sparklers against a night sky. [Racked]

Raf Simons made his debut as creative director for Christian Dior on Monday, showing 54 couture looks that charmed critics. The audience was packed with superstar fashion designers, on hand to see what the man who replaced John Galliano would come up with. The crowd included Pierre Cardin, Azzedine Alaïa, Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz, Donatella Versace, Riccardo Tisci and Diane von Furstenberg.  [New York Times] [The Cut] [WWD]

Ralph Lauren, 76, has signed a five-year contract to stay on at the brand he founded. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Selena Gomez is the latest celebrity to be getting her own nail polish collection. She tweeted that she has a deal with Nicole by OPI. [Racked]

Avon announced via news release that Jon Bon Jovi will be the celebrity face of the new Unplugged fragrances for women and men, which are to go on sale this fall.


PHOTOS: Fourth of July essentials

PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week, menswear

Stars celebrate launch of Karla Keras' Roman Luxe line

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Georgia May Jagger poses for an advertising shoot for Material Girl. Credit: Material Girl and Macy's

Fashion News: Camila Alves is new face of Macy's I.N.C.

Camila Alves (a.k.a. Mrs. Matthew McConaughey) will be starring in Macy's I.N.C. International Concepts ads this fall. [The Cut]

The Paris men's ready to wear shows last week yielded luxurious fabrics and athletic influences that added up to polished sportswear in the collections for spring 2013. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

The Paris couture shows started, leading us to wonder -- with the European and American economies in bad shape, who is buying couture? The fashion houses aren't worried: They're looking to Asia. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Prada Chief Executive Patrizio Bertelli, who is also head of the Italian racing syndicate the Luna Rossa Challenge, was inducted into the Herreshoff Marine Museum's America's Cup Hall of Fame at a gala dinner in Newport,  R.I., on Saturday, according to a news release.

Taylor Swift plans to introduce a second fragrance, Wonderstruck Enchanted, in September. [The Cut]

Banana Republic plans a capsule collection in October pegged to the new film "Anna Karenina," scheduled to be released in theaters in November. The collection is designed by the film's costume designer Jacqueline Durran. [Racked]

Kate Moss' 9-year-old daughter was flower girl at the weekend wedding of Jade Jagger (daughter of Mick and Bianca) to DJ Adrian Fillery. The fashion world was well represented with Moss, model Georgia May Jagger and Christian Louboutin among the attendees. [Styleite]


PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week, menswear

Stars celebrate launch of Karla Keras' Roman Luxe line

PHOTOS: Fourth of July essentials

---Susan Denley

Photo: Actor Matthew McConaughey and model Camila Alves at the "Mud" premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 26 in Cannes, France. Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images




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