Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld to design for Macy's

Good news for Karl Lagerfeld fans!
Rumours are floating that the designer will be creating a mass collection for Macy's, which will include everything from jeans to party dresses. The line is also expected to include a "major online component."

Fashion insiders were first speculating about what Lagerfeld was up to when he announced that he would not be showing his signature collection during Paris Fashion Week, and instead had a fast fashion line in the works.

“I wanted this for a long time,” Lagerfeld told WWD in September. “I prefer to work in another way. I can’t compete with Chanel. I don’t want to be the poor child of myself. This has been my vision for years.”

He previously teamed up with H&M in 2004 to create a men's and women's collection.

Lagerfeld will be the third designer in a series to do a diffusion line for Macy's. The collection is expected to hit stores in fall 2011. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Leighton Meester to be the face of Vera Wang's new fragrance

Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester has just been signed as the new face of Vera Wang's next fragrance.

Wang chose Meester because she believed her "beauty, talent and spirit will inspire all the young women that I hope will enjoy this passionate, new young fragrance."

The fragrance will be available in department stores next summer.

Over the weekend, photographer Carter Smith shot the campaign from a balcony in New York City. Meester, of course, was clad in a wine coloured Vera Wang gown.

Can't wait to see the end result!


FIRST LOOK: Lanvin for H&M

Get ready for November 22nd!

The Costume Institute to exhibit McQueen's work

Fans of Alexander McQueen will now be able to see his work up-close, thanks to a new exhibition dedicated to the late designer.

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will stage "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" next spring. It will feature McQueen's work over a course of almost two decades, beginning with his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, and ending with his final collection before the designer took his own life in February.

“After McQueen’s death, we wanted to stage an exhibition to celebrate his legacy in fashion history and his contributions to fashion,” said Andrew Bolton, who is spearheading this exhibit, with the support of curator in charge Harold Koda. “McQueen had such a singular voice and he was a remarkable technician.

“He really was one of the most provocative voices of the past 30 years in fashion,” Bolton added. “His catwalk presentations were outstanding and straddle art and fashion. We want to get across two elements — the spectacle of the runway presentations and the beauty of his craftsmanship.”

The show will feature roughly 100 pieces, including borrowed pieces from personal collections, including that of the late Isabella Blow, and Daphne Guinness.
The exhibit will launch with the annual Costume Institute Benefit gala on May 2, and will run from May 4 to July 31.

Marc Jacobs for Industrie Magazine

Marc Jacobs showed off his feminine side for the cover of Industrie magazine. The photo was taken by Patrick Demarchelier.

Marc Jacobs shows off his feminine side for the cover of Industrie magazine. The photo was taken by Patrick Demarchelier.

What do you think of Marc in drag?

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Gaga gets her own museum exhibition

In honour of Lady Gaga's world domination, the Galerie Chappe in Montmarte will open "Lady Gaga à Gogo" exhibition beginning October 22nd.

The exhibition, curated by Alexandre Bouchefiri, will bring together daily images of Gaga, her wildest outfits, and works by artists who were asked to reflect on what the fashion/pop icon means to them.

“If Madonna is the queen of pop, Lady Gaga’s the princess," said Bouchefiri. "Her clothes are always at the top of fashion."
Several designers, including Viktor & Rolf, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Thierry Mügler will be contributing to the exhibit, and artists Orlan, Aurèle and Winnie Denker have each produced a portrait of Gaga.

Marc Jacobs teams up with Moleskin

Marc Jacobs is teaming up with the legendary notebook company Moleskin for a limited edition black leather notebook in honour of the 25th anniversary of Barneys Co-op.
The notebook features the white Scribble print featured in the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2010 collection. It is available at Barney's Madison Avenue flagship, Barney's Co-Op and online at barneys.com. For $29.95, it's a steal for a Marc Jacobs accessory. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FIRST LOOK: Taylor Momsen for Galliano

First look: Taylor Momsen for John Galliano's new fragrance, Parlez moi d'amour.

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Monday, September 13, 2010


Valentino to design a capsule collection for Gap

Gap has gotten itself a new high-fashion collaborator. 

In honour of its first Italian store opening in Milan, the brand is launching a capsule collection with none other than Valentino.

Valentino's artistic directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have created an exclusive ready-to-wear women's collection to launch at the end of November.

Gap has previously collaborated with Pierre Hardy and Stella McCartney in 2009. 

Valentino for Gap will be available exclusively at Gap's new boutique in Milan, Colette in Paris, and Dover Street Market in London.

Looks like I'll be needing to take a trip to Europe for this one!

Nicola Formichetti named Creative Director of Thierry Mugler

Nicola Formichetti has a new job to add to his already impressive resume.

The stylist, who's most notable client is Lady Gaga, has been named the new creative director of  famed for dressing Thierry Mugler's men's and women's lines.

He is replacing Rosemary Rodriguez, who revived the fashion house after it had survived on fragrance sales for ages.

Along with being a stylist extraordinaire, Formichetti is also the creative director of Dazed & Confused, fashion director of Japanese Men's Vogue, and contributing fashion editor to V and Another magazines.

His first collection for Thierry Mugler will debut for Fall 2011.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Fashion Savvy - Blake Lively

Who: Blake Lively
What: Chanel sequined red mini
Where: Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of her new film, "The Town" (The Chic Spot was there!)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FIRST LOOK: Taylor Swift - Mine (Official Video)

Glee's Diana Agron in Vanity Fair


For the Vanity Fair feature, click here.

Lady Gaga and Marc Jacobs cover V magazine

As part of their New York issue, V magazine has put Lady Gaga and Marc Jacobs on their fall cover.

The two famous state natives were shot by Mario Testino and styled by Nicola Formichetti.

V #67 will hit newsstands September 2nd.

What do you think of the cover?

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Lanvin said to be H&M's next designer collaboration

Word on the street is that Lanvin might be the next H&M collaborator.

If this is true, the collection will hit stores in early November.

I've found the last few collaborations to be slightly disappointing, so I'm hoping that this one will happen!

What do you think of a Lanvin/H&M collaboration?

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UPDATE: H&M has confirmed that Lanvin is its next collaborator!

H&M is proud to announce that its next designer collaboration will be with Lanvin, one of the most influential brands of the 21st century.

Designed by Lanvin’s artistic director Alber Elbaz, and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver, the collection will go on sale on November 23 in around 200 H&M stores worldwide.

The collection of both womenswear and menswear will be revealed to the world on November 2, just three weeks before the clothes hit the store, making the launch of Lanvin for H&M among the most anticipated fashion events of the year.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Gaga!

Lady Gaga debuted a new song called, "Living on the Radio" at her concert in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday night.

Love it!

What do you think of Gaga's new track?

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Quote of the Day

"It's been talked about a lot over the years but it would be awesome to play Danny. I would go for Miley Cyrus without hesitation. She can sing, dance and act."
- Justin Bieber on doing a Grease remake, and on making Miley Cyrus his Sandy.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Justin Bieber the new face of Proactiv

Even the Biebs gets acne!

Justin Bieber has just been announced as the new face of Proactiv Acne Solutions.

"I use Proactiv and it's really easy - 1, 2, 3 and you're done," said the 16-year-old. "My fans already know I'm just a regular kid, except the stuff about my life that's not regular...like performing to thousands of kids and always being in the spotlight. But, I know that for a teenager, it doesn't really matter how many people are looking aty ou, you don't want acne on your face."

Bieber will be joining the likes of Jessica Simpson, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, and Mandy Moore in promoting the product.

Sara Bareilles covers "Single Ladies!"

Sara Bareilles has covered Beyonce's "Single Ladies"...and has given it a jazzy feel!

Love it!

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Friday, August 6, 2010

FIRST LOOK: Eminem feat. Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie (Official Video)

Eminem's video for "Love the Way You Lie" (featuring Rihanna) has just been released and stars Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan.

The violent vid is based on abusive relationships/domestic violence.

Fox donated the money she received for her appearance in the video to Sojourn House, a shelter for abused women which "provides battered women and their children a safe space to regroup, rebuild and reestablish their self-esteem and lives."

Although the music video is quite compelling, somehow, it seems that it's the woman who's to blame for the abuse.

What do you think of the vid?

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Megan Fox named face of Giorgio Armani cosmetics

Giorgo Armani really loves Megan Fox!

Despite some alterations to her face, the 24-year-old has landed another Armani campaign, this time with the brands cosmetics.

"Mr. Armani is an iconic visionary for all things fashion," said Fox. "I'm honoured to be associated with him and part of this campaign.

According to a spokeswoman for Armani, the designer chose the actress for the beauty campaign because "she embodies the spirit of the women of today: free, confident and seductive. Her beautiful features reveal femininity, sensuality and strength."

The campaign images, which were shot by Craig McDean, will begin appearing in October.   

Fox has previously appeared in advertisements for Emporio Armani underwear and Armani Jeans.

What do you think of Megan Fox landing another Armani gig?

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Victoria Justice covers Teen Vogue's September issue

Nickelodeon's latest It-Girl, Victoria Justice, looks adorable on the cover of Teen Vogue's September issue.

The 17-year-old Victorious star spoke to the magazine about her personal style, being compared to Selena Gomez, and her love for Twilight.

The September issue of Teen Vogue will hit newsstands on August 10th.

Ke$ha named Casio brand ambassador

Well this gives a whole new meaning to "Tik Tok"....

Casio announced that Ke$ha will be the newest Brand Ambassador and watch designer for the brand's Baby-G line of women's watches.

The pop star will design two styles of watches, with the first model hitting stores in Summer 2011.

"I think the Baby-G brand is amazing," said Ke$ha. "It's stylish, innovative, durable and affordable. The bright colours and metallic finishes really compliment my moods and personality.

What do you think of Ke$ha being Casio's Baby-G brand ambassador?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Katy Perry on the cover of Rolling Stone


Katy Perry's new album, Teenage Dream will be available on August 24th.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Lady Gaga on the cover of Vanity Fair

Lady Gaga graces the cover of Vanity Fair's September style issue.

LOVE the grey hair!

What do you think of the cover?

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dolce&Gabbana designing Chelsea's football uniforms

Looks like soccer is getting more and more fashionable!

Dolce&Gabbana has created a range of suits exclusively for the Chelsea Football Club, after inking a three-year deal with the team.

"We are really happy about this partnership and to be able to link our name to such a prestigious club like Chelsea," said Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. "We are big football fans: for us it means healthy competition, intense passion and great discipline. Football players are style icons both on and off the pitch and, on top of this, there is our love of England and of London, which have always been a source of inspiration for our work."

The designer duo used the club's signature blue, and created two off-field outfits for the players - a three piece suit with an embroidered logo crest, and a pair of jeans worn with a shirt and black trainers. Both looks will be finished off with a black wool fitted coat.

But it's not only the players who will be dressed. Coach Carlo Ancelotti and the team's staff will also be gifted with D&G apparel, including two-button jackets, blue shirts, wool jumpers, and high-heeled shoes for the women. D&G will also give the club directors' lounge and other areas of the Chelsea club's stadium a makeover.

Dolce & Gabbana has previously designed the uniforms for A.C. Milan and for the 2006 World Cup Italian football team.

Perhaps Giorgio Armani will consider designing for Real Madrid...considering he's already taken Cristiano Ronaldo under his wing.

To see more sketches of the apparel, click here.

Justin Timberlake designing for Target

Justin Timberlake has done a great job with his William Rast collection, although the price points are a bit much for me.

But, alas! Timberlake is teaming up with Target on a collection that will hit stores December 19th!

“The collection for Target was inspired by the essence of the William Rast brand — the iconography of biker culture and American denim heritage,” said William Rast chief executive officer Colin Dyne.

The prices for the collection have not yet been revealed, but they should be fairly affordable, like Target's other Go International lines.

 Looks like I'll have to make my way to the States for this one!

Will you be buying Justin Timberlake's Target collection?

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Gerard Butler signs deal with L'Oreal

The oh-so-handsome Gerard Butler has been named L'Oreal Paris Men's Expert's new spokesman. The line consists of a full range of skin care products including cleansers, face wash, shave balm, and moisturizers.

The 40-year-old will specifically front the Men's Expert Hydra Energetic Line, and ads will appear worldwide, except for in the United States.

L'Oreal chose Butler for his "charisma, confidence and modern style."

What do you think of Gerard Butler being the new face of L'Oreal?

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

O.P.I. to release Gossip Girl-inspired shades

Hello Upper East Siders, The Chic Spot here...

Nicole by OPI
is releasing nail polishes inspired by one of our favourite TV shows, Gossip Girl.

Each metallic shade is inspired by the scandals, secrets, and of course, gossip on the show, and are perfect for a night out on the town, or afternoon visits to Central Park.

The polishes come in green (Nicole...Spotted!), blue (Too Rich for You), silver (Scandals, Secrets and Sparkle) and a lighter blue (Party in the Penthouse).

Will you be spotted wearing one of the shades? 


M.A.C. to release lipglass version of Gaga and Lauper's lipsticks

M.A.C. cosmetics was highly successful in selling its Cyndi Lauper amd Lady Gaga Viva Glam lipsticks (everytime I went to buy the Gaga version, it was always sold out!).

Now, the brand is releasing a lipglass version of each colour for the fall.

The lipglass will be available in stores August 9th...so make sure you buy yours before they all sell out!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fashion Savvy or Fashionably Challenged? - Blake Lively

Blake Lively's girls came out to play at Comic-Con this weekend.

The Gossip Girl star wore this revealing Preen number to the convention while promoting her new film, The Green Lantern.

What do you think of Blake's cleavage-bearing look? Do or don't?

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Taylor Momsen the new face of John Galliano perfume

Despite her controversial style, the fashion world is loving Taylor Momsen lately.

Along with fronting Madonna and daughter Lourdes' "Material Girl" collection, the 17-year-old is now the face of John Galliano's new fragrance.

The fragrance is set to launch this autumn, so expect to see the ads soon.

Do you think that Taylor Momsen is suitable to front these campaigns?

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lady Gaga may land a tea campaign

We all know that Lady Gaga loves carrying around her teacup, as if it were a pet, so it was only a matter of time before tea companies would begin approaching her to become the face of their brand.

Lady Gaga has chosen Twinings tea who is said to have offered her a multi-million dollar deal.

"Her management have received a load of offers from major tea companies but Twinings are the front-runners. They want to launch a new tea with her face on it and discussions are taking place at the top level," a source told British newspaper The Sun.

Twinings also may create a new flavour in Gaga's honour.

"Names like The Taste Of Gaga are being batted about. The idea is to have tasting sessions in which she would participate," said the source. "The tasters are coming up with a tea with an oriental flavour. They want to market tea to a new, younger generation - particularly in America, and Gaga is making drinking tea cool again."

Leave it to Gaga to be a part of a creative celebrity collaboration.

Would you drink Gaga tea?

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Miranda Kerr the new face of Jill Sander

Miranda Kerr is spreading her wings.

The Victoria's Secret model is now the face of Jill Sander's latest campaign.

"It’s nice to have variety in my work," said Kerr. "I don’t ever want to feel pigeon-holed. I still have more coming out this year - a Jil Sander campaign, Vogue."

What do you think of the ad?

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