Daily Fashion Alerts: Singers and Their Fashion Ambitions, Alexander Wang Launches Men’s Ready-to-Wear and A Dress You Can Live In

Designer on a roll Alexander Wang follows-up his nomination for the CFDA Swarovski Emerging Designer of the Year for Menswear (for his T line) with the debut of his first men’s ready-to-wear collection. Yay, for giving the people what they want. [StyleFile]

Vogue vet Alexandra Kotur is jumping ship for Town & Country. Kotur has been with Vogue for fifteen years, most recently serving as the mag’s style director. (On a side note, with that last name could she not work in fashion?) [WWD]

If you’re not in New York and have been unable to catch the documentary on Bill Cunningham, you can at least catch a glimpse of the famed street photographer here, in a clip covering his early days as an imaginative milliner. [NYT Lens]

Despite getting kicked out of  the Paris shows, there is someone in France’s fashion crowd who wants to work with Kanye West. Design duo M/M and the singer have collaborated on a limited edition of silk scarves inspired by the art of West’s latest album. [Nowness]

Does the Malaysian government have a shoe fetish? Looks like Jimmy Choo’s chances of buying back the shoe company named after him have gone up since he’s gained some financial support from his birthplace. [Vogue UK] Read More »

Daily Fashion Alerts: Burberry To Open “Statement” Stores, Tavi Opens Up About Fashion Burnout and Rodarte Takes on Italy

It is confirmed that Burberry is set to open at least two “statement” stores on its home turf in London and a third is rumored. I’m not exactly sure what a “statement” store is, but three stores at the same time in one city is certainly a statement for a luxury brand such as Burberry. [Fashion Bite]

Call it a homecoming of sorts: British designer and Balenciaga vet Alistair Carr will take over as head designer at Pringle of Scotland after the departure of Clare Waight Kelly. [WWD] via [The Cut]

It’s time for a big, fancy reissue of Edith Head’s classic manual on styleHow to Dress for Success. While the tips on dressing to get men may be a little outdated, Edith did know a thing or two about how to look good. [StyleFile]

Josh Winters travels to Oman to cover Muscat Fashion Week, an event aimed to make the city of Muscat the center of the Middle Eastern fashion world. [T Blog]

Early burnout is a curse for child stars and I suppose it’s no different for child-stars in the fashion world. Let’s just hope Tavi Gevinson’s preemptive strike to avoid flame-out by pursuing other creative outlets keeps her quirky spirit kicking. [The Style Rookie] and [Fashionista] Read More »

Daily Fashion Alerts: Chanel Launches Exclusive Beauty Site, Tom Ford Gives Advice and CNN Meets Up with Anna Dello Russo

Welcome to the world, Skyler Morrison Berman! Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman’s new baby boy weighed in at a respectable 6 lbs 12 oz and I can only imagine is in for one fabulous life. [People]

Nail polish inching towards the $30 mark is a little outrageous, but when it’s Chanel the price is forgiven. While we can’t all afford a quilted bag or classic tweed, most of us can spring for $30 polish (even if that’s usually the mark we set for a tee). Now we can dawdle in the realm of affordable Chanel goodies at its new exclusive beauty website. [Chanel Makeup Confidential] via [The Fashion Spot]

“Fashion is a muse. You must seduce her.” Wise words from Anna Dello Russo who let CNN into her Paris hotel room. As always, she is fabulously outrageous and down-to-earth at the same time. [CNN]

This is the best fashion week coverage courtesy of Mindy Kaling, The Office actress and writer. Unfortunately, it’s not just fun, it’s all in good fun, as in these events didn’t actually happen. The light-hearted view of the kooky fashion world is most welcome. [Harper’s] Read More »

Daily Fashion Alerts: Carine Roitfeld Joins Barneys, Anna Speaks and More Designers in Trouble

Round ‘em up! It’s Texas meets everybody else at the SXSW music, tech and film festival, where eclecticism meets cowboy meets “ ‘90s fly girl.” [NYT]

Watch Clothes on Film interview Joan Bergin, the costume designer behind the royal wardrobe on Showtime’s The Tudors. [Clothes on Film]

The “What will Carine Roitfeld do next?” mystery may not be completely solved, but at least one new project has been confirmed: The ex-Vogue editor-in-chief will be styling for Barneys. [WWD] via [The Cut]

Have you done your taxes yet? Maybe you can help out Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana who are facing prison time for unpaid taxes related to the Dolce and Gabbana brand. Uh-oh. Let’s hope their long list of celebrity clients have a back-up plan because orange jumpsuits are so not chic. [NYT] Read More »

Daily Fashion Alerts: Goddess Elizabeth Taylor is Dead, Advanced Style Goes on Film and Art and Fashion Travel ’round the World

Damn. Screen legend, leading AIDS activist, White Diamonds creator, style icon and amazing lady Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning at the age of 79.  [Yahoo!]

Call it the red-hat effect: Older women have terrific style for a number of reasons, all of which are explored in Advanced Style, photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s new short film about fabulous old ladies and why they dress so damn great. [NOWNESS]

Tyra talks about her role as a student at Harvard Business School and says the diva we see on Top Model is “just a character.” [The Cut]

Shopping envy: Le Vestaire, a complex of ateliers and shops in Roubaix, France, features emerging designers and was funded in part by the regional government. [T Blog] Read More »

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