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Daily Fashion Alert: Kelly Cutrone Doles Out More Wisdom, a Couple Collection Sneak Peeks and Bauhausian Kicks

Last Friday Israeli designer Artsi (great name!) Ifrach launched a full collection based on the French Revolution and created completely from recycled couture, such as old Pucci, de la Renta and Gucci textiles. I am intrigued. And I must have that jacket (at left). Seriously. [Interview]

Meanwhile, Elle magazine has a sneak peek—literally: four tiny cropped shots—of Amsterdam’s Kentroy Yearwood’s SS11 collection. [Elle blog]

When Kelly Cutrone talks, we don’t just listen; we scribble notes, make flashcards and tattoo the best bits on our bodies. [Complex]

I’m not usually a Judith Leiber fan (I don’t like carrying glittery little creatures around at parties) but if these two examples are a good indication, the new Deco-esque fall collection rocks. [Vogue Daily]

Peter Murphy-emblazoned shoes? Yes, please! (Cool mens shoes is the only time having a size 11 foot comes in handy.) [T Magazine]

The NY Times ran a story today about how beautifully and confidently French women age versus American women. It’s a point underscored when the author (I assume she’s from the U.S.) says that anywhere else but Paris she would ordinarily cross the street to avoid a “slightly kooky” woman who “clearly loves being herself.” Why do so many Americans fear expression? [NY Times]

And for peeps in Miami, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week kicks off there today. Sounds splashy. [MB fashion week]

(Photo by Alice Pfeiffer )

Daily Fashion Alert: Tavi gives Seventeen a Talking To, Garance goes Orange, and the Brogue is Back

Tavi goes off on Seventeen magazine, criticizing its cover lines about the “party drug that can make you fat and ugly.” We love that she uses her power for good. [Style Rookie]

Green girl Stella McCartney was named official stylist for the British Olympic teams today. Who would be the best pick for a U.S. green designer? [WWD]

Check out Rodarte’s sketches inspired by pieces at LACMA. When it comes to fashion, when are skulls and skeletons not a good thing? Discuss. [The Cut]

Alessandra Ambrosio does swanky-cowgirl-pirate for Moschino as styled by Anna Dello Russo. [The Cut]

A look inside the return of the House of Worth, Giovanni Bedin–style. [London Evening Standard]

Miss Cavendish considers the summer brogue [miss Cavendish]

Garance reveals that she has really beautiful feet and friends with killer shoes. [Garance Doré]

Aaron Rose talks about his Make Something School, which will be wrangling 150 New York City high schoolers for classes in costume design, shoe design and puppet making. Does anyone have a school ID we can borrow? [T Mag]

Oh good. Ferragamo’s Fall campaign features models that are closer to 40 (aka, women who can afford Ferragamos) than 20 shot by Bruce Weber. [StyleList]

It’s official: Penelope Cruz has secretly married Javier Bardem in a Galliano dress. First one to find the picture wins. [People]

Feast your eyes on the gorgeous and romantic frocks from stylist Maria Lucia Hohan Atelier, photographed beautifully by another stylist, Alix. [the Cherry Blossom Girl]

There’s still time (but just barely) to make it over to the Bruce Museum for “The Dressmaker’s Art Lecture Series. Reinventing Glamour: American Fashion, 1960 – Today.” From 12:30 to 3 p.m. today [Bruce Museum]

Photo courtesy of Courtworth (house of Worth)

Daily Fashion Alert: Jeremy Scott Soaps Up, Penney’s Hires Bloggers and How to Style Thrift-Store Finds

The big day is here! Designer Jeremy Scott makes his acting debut on The Young and the Restless today, wearing a matador’s jacket and playing a—wait for it—fashion designer. We LOVE this!!! [Hint Mag]

Ah. Ma. Gah. Is it a Christmas tree ornament or perfume? Anna Della Russo—who revealed her (surprising) style icon to Fashion Indie yesterday—gives a sneak peek at her new perfume, Beyond. Yes, please! [Anna Della Russo]

More fab shots of inspiring men from the Selby for Louis Vuitton. In this set: Ruben Toledo in his studio and Andre Balazs and Waris Ahluwalia in their offices. [The Selby]

I really love the French. Christian Lacroix was just appointed Artistic Adviser at the French Royal Mint. Any guesses on who he’ll honor on a coin? [Grazia]

I’m dreaming of summer events where I could wear this vintage buttercup Valentino dress. Forget about weddings—unless you want to upstage the bride! [Rare Vintage]

Do you ever struggle with how to style thrift-store finds, especially those so-bad-they’re-good ones from the 1980s and early 90s without looking like a dork? This behind-the-scenes vid from L.A. Vintage showing a dozen or more simple summer looks—high-waisted, acid-wash jeans and all—provides inspiration. [LAVintage]

Likewise, blogger Julie Sarinana styles a summer look that even makes a thrifted 80s power blouse look chic. [Sincerely Jules]

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Daily Fashion Alert: The Model of the Year, Models Slip and Slide and Models Wear Beards

Check out these three designers you need to know about, according to Vogue Italia. After Hakaan Yildirim’s ANDAM win last week, it looks like Turkish designers are the ones to watch. [StyleFile]

Watch models slip and slide on Elie Saab’s mirrored runway at Paris couture show last week. Heels plus slick surface? Talk about giving the girls a challenge. [Reuters]

Did you know there’s a model of the year award? Sessilee Lopez picked up this year’s trophy in between couture shows. [Of the Minute]

One of the silver linings of the recession (it’s over, right?) is that you might soon be able to buy luxury brands online. Online shopping is great for avoiding salespeople and their doting, if you mind that kind of thing. [NYTimes]

These pics from German fashion week of models in bald caps and beards made the rounds over the weekend, but they are so nuts they are worth a second viewing. Risky is fun, but in this case makes it hard to remember the clothes (though we’re personally more concerned by the emaciated frame of the topless model). [The Cut]

Would you dress your baby in a 1920’s-style union suit? [Chichanella Bella via Glamoursplash]

Daily Fashion Alert: Tavi turns stylist, Jane goes thrifting, Diane’s mantilla has competition and Natalie Joos hits up the Chelea Flea Market

Levi’s pop-up printmaking workshop in San Francisco is offering classes on the craft over the next eight weeks. This is one of what will be several, so keep your eyes peeled for one in your neighborhood. [Media Bistro]

Continuing her upward projectile, Tavi styled an editorial for Black Book’s September issue. We’re placing bets that Miu Miu will be front and center. Check out her mood boards here. [Black Book]

Fashion icon Natalie Joos and designer Yigal Azrouel with model in tow hit up the Chelsea Garage Flea Market. Hanging with those three in a basement filled with vintage looks like a cool way to spend a hot summer day. [Tales of Endearment]

Jane Aldridge went thrift shopping in Tulsa, Oklahoma (that’s normal in her family), and, as ever, scored big time. She’s clearly got the magic touch. [Sea of Shoes]

Style Bubble is in Berlin and stumbling upon neat shopping finds, like this crazy boutique selling 143(!) colors of the same dress. With 21,000 potential combinations, how many of them would you buy? [Style Bubble]

Karl Lagerfeld’s Guide to Life busts out the claws and smacks down a blogger we can only assume is Bryan Boy. Ouch… [Karl Lagerfeld’s Guide to Life]

Rihanna ratchets things up a notch with a wowing stage outfit that tears a page straight out of Klaus Nomi’s book. So who does Nomi better: Rhianna or Gaga? [FashionIndie]

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