Daily Fashion Alerts: Secrets of Vivienne, a Dress of T.P. and a Daisy Buchanan-style Spring Collection

Google’s absurdist Pornography Police strikes again: The excellent blog, The Flapper Girl, has been cited and warned by Google that it will be shut down if it continues to post nudity—oops, sorry, Google, pornography—such as paintings by Tamara de Lempicka and François-Emile Barrauda. An art lover, the Flapper Girl smartly opted to move to Tumblr. Find her at [Midcenturyblog].

Sally Jane Vintage breaks down the Daisy Buchanan qualities of Colemino’s pretty spring collection inspired by a single Edward Steichen image from 1912. [Sally Jane Vintage]

April showers bring … fashion headaches. Fortunately, Jezebel has wet-weather dressing figured out. The answer: Geek chic. [Jezebel]

I’m admittedly fascinated by the Missonis; their life seems so charmed. Bon Appetit thinks so, too, and features the family in a cooking-and-lifestyle-and-fashion-ey feature in the May issue. [] Read More »

Daily Fashion Alerts: Vogue UK is all Weddings, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen and What Is this Prada Bag Trying to Say?

This is brilliant: Vogue UK addresses the Kate Middleton wedding dress mystery with not another article speculating on what she’ll wear, but an entire wedding-themed issue, chock full of gorgeous gowns. I’m so buying this. [WWD]

Stateside, Reese Witherspoon graces the cover of the May Vogue, and this is the red-hot dress that didn’t make the cover—but should have. [Vogue]

“The new season is in season,” explains Donna Karan. This Zen-esque outlook is Karan’s concept for —what else—her beautiful new Urban Zen Collection [Elle]

I’ll admit it: This same question has crossed my mind: Why does Steven Meisel shoot every Italian Vogue? Editor Franca Sozzani explains. [The Cut]

Previously unknown American textile designer Alfred Shaheen has been getting his due the past few years: His work is the focus of a new exhibition at Washington State University—and Denise Brain has the report. [Vintage Denise Brain] Read More »

Fashion Alerts: Louboutin Sues YSL, Gap Looks to Revamp Its Ads and The Experts Pick the Best Dress of 2010

While many retailers posted strong results for March, Gap saw a decline from previous years’ sales. The company is banking on new chief marketing executive Seth Farbman to turn that around with “swinging” good ad campaigns. [NYT]

There will be no more faking it for beauty companies in the UK. New guidelines seek to restrict false eyelashes, hair extensions and retouching in beauty product ads. [Fashionista]

Joseph Altuzarra talks with Barneys fashion director Amanda Brooks about inspiration, why “commercial” isn’t a bad word and Meryl Streep. [Elle]

Christophe Decarnin is out at Balmain and Robin Givhan thinks it’s  best for everybody. Read: $1,000 tank tops are not good for fashion. [The Daily Beast]

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Fashion Alerts: Mary-Kate and Ashley Want to Know Your Style, Fashion’s Night Out Gets Even Bigger and Buy Jane Birkin’s Birkin

Want the Olsen twins as your personal stylists? This July, Mary-Kate and Ashley will launch Stylemint, an e-commerce site that has buyers fill out style quizzes and then handpicks merchandise for them. If this sounds familiar, it is. It’s similar to JewelMint, which boasts Kate Bosworth as a celebrity designer. [Fashionista] via [WWD]

Fashion’s Night Out is not just for New York City anymore. In fact, you can join in from your couch. According to a press release, the Vogue-spearheaded event is branching out to the online world and allowing e-retailers to get in on the profits. [The Cut]

If window shopping has gotten dull for you, head over to Barney’s next month. Starting May 2, Daphne Guinness will be turning the retailer’s window displays into a “collaborative art piece” featuring the collection of Isabella Blow and Guinness herself behind the glass. [Elle]

And if seeing a fashion celebrity isn’t enough, why not buy one of their iconic accessories? The EMI music family is auctioning off items to benefit relief efforts in Japan and somehow they nabbed a Birkin bag actually owned by Jane Birkin. I’m more of a Kelly bag girl myself, but I will be keeping my eye on how high the price for this one goes. [Ebay] Check out EMI Family 4 Japan to see all the auction items. Read More »

Daily Fashion Alerts: New Designers to Watch, a McQueen Scarf to Have and Carine’s Fashion Gigs to Covet

Combining images from Second Life with fashion shot outdoors, Patrick Ervell’s short fashion film for his spring 2011 collection is one of the most interesting I’ve seen in ages. [Dazed Digital]

Bottoms up! A new exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design looks at the relationship between fashion and cocktails. [T Blog]

I really didn’t want to post anything about tiresome pervert Dov Charney, but this story about the American Apparel’s latest dramas just won’t die. [Jezebel]

Christophe Decarnin is out at Balmain. His successor is likely to come from the existing design team, meaning we can probably bank on collections in the same vein. [On The Runway]

Must-have “It” item alert! The just-announced Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” scarf is cooler and prettier than the coveted skull scarf, IMHO, and bound to be as hot. [Harper's Bazaar] Read More »

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