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FASHIONVILLE | June 5

Brotherhood of the Traveling Dress, Facebook For Kids, Spain’s Olympic Fashion Envy

Facebook is planning on adding kids under 13 to its network of users, thus ensuring another few seasons of To Catch a Predator. [WSJ]

- During his opening monologue at the CFDA AwardsSeth Meyers donnned Marc Jacobs‘ lace dress from the Met Gala and made a John Galliano-Bar Mitzvah joke. Guess which one went over and which one fell faster than a auspicious design career? [The Cut]

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LINKLOVIN, SCENTS | April 30

Fragrance Foundation Fêtes Fifi Finalists

It’s that time again, kids! Time for the only awards presentation of any merit, the Fifis. Celebrating the best in perfumes, colognes, eau de toilettes, body sprays and pretty much anything that covers up the smell of failure and/or shame, this year’s nominees naturally include a number of celebrity vanity fragrances such as Beyoncé‘s “Pulse” and Justin Bieber‘s “Someday,” both finalists in the Luxe Women category. While Bey may have the biological advantage, if you ask me there’s no woman more luxe than the Biebs.

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LINKLOVIN | April 10

Kanye to Keep Up with the Kardashians, Ashley Judd Takes on Her Haters and Stefano Pilati Armani Rumors

Rooney Mara‘s changed her Dragon Tattoo girl ‘do thus rendering her completely unrecognizable/irrelevant. [Refinery29]

- The newest trend in male grooming: the man bikini wax. The Brazilian is the most popular so just try and get that image out of your head. [NYT]

- Clearly a fan of discretion, Kanye West is rumored to appear on the upcoming season of the cause of the downfall of western culture otherwise known as Keeping Up with the Kardashians thanks to noted mantrapper/current girlfriend Kim Kardashian. And some people have the audacity — the CHEEK — to think this is all just a marketing gimmick. To those people I say…good call. [Radar]

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FASHIONVILLE, NSFW | March 26

The Art of Style: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Despite dying of a heroin overdose in 1988 at the de rigueur age of 27, the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat looms large in the modern art world. Originally a graffiti artist hailing from Brooklyn, that spirit of early hip-hop rebellion has been channeled/co-oped by Reebok in a line of kicks and apparel, but at the height of his success, Basquiat was better known for working in Armani suits — a status symbol of the 80s if there ever was one — often emerging in public with paint splattered all over them. Here are a few pointers on how you too can achieve that gentlemanly, laid-back art school dropout look.

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FASHIONVILLE | March 9

Rihanna Steams Things Up In Lastest Armani Video

Besides selling overly produced pop hits, Rihanna is still hocking Armani. In the latest video the girl from Barbados is selling the hell out of some underwear denim. (And by selling I obviously mean writhing seductively in a bed for a minute while pretending to be aroused.)

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FASHIONVILLE | December 23

The Lady Waits in Elle

Behold a glamorous woman. She wears opera gloves to dinner. Hats just because. She has her suits custom made. She uses a muff. She is a Lady in Waiting in the 1950s, and she’s showcased in Elle next month. In fishtail skirts by Zac Posen and Donna Karan, suits by Oscar de la Renta and Armani styled by Christopher Niquet, Susie Bird is captured stunningly by photographer Thomas Whiteside. It’s a glimmer of hope that women can once again be utterly perfectly tailored in outfits akin to yore, yet still reign in our feminist ways. 

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FASHIONVILLE, LINKLOVIN | November 22

Rihanna + Armani Collection Collaboration Sneak Peek

Rihanna is now at the tail end of a laundry list of musicians celebrities to get a line of clothing. Though big ups to Ri Ri for going through Armani to get there. Already the face of the iconic Italian brand, Rihanna is working with Emporio Armani on a capsule collection. The line will include a skinny and a boyfriend jean, a leather jacket, a set of lace underwear in black and gray, two t-shirts, and a canvas bag. See the sneak and the sketches here. 

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