White House Black Market has created The White House Inaugural Collection.
The fashion retailer says it’s “in celebration of the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20 and inspired by the style and grace of future First Lady Michelle Obama.”
The collection includes four one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gowns available through a special charity auction in partnership with The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation.
From Jan. 5 to Jan. 15, with the starting bid at $400, you can vie for the couture gowns at ClothesOffOurBack.org (if you can afford it).
The auction benefits Clothes Off Our Back’s charities including Feeding America (formerly named America’s Second Harvest), The Art of Elysium, Hope North and H.E.L.P. Malawi.
That means whatever you spend should be tax deductible, so go bid! 😀
The list of all best-dressed lists has been issued.
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You gotta love British women!
32% of British females say they would starve for their fashion.
And half of the female population are spending more on clothes and accessories each month than they are on food.
The new starve-for-fashion trend has given birth to the new diet phrase “fashiorexia.”
Despite the Credit Crunch and reports that the public are now spending less on non-essential items, 49% of fashion hungry shoppers are spending more on their appearance on a monthly basis than food.
All this comes from a survey of more than 4300 female members of the general public by star style stealing website, MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk.
Add Rihanna to the list of celebs rocking the vest-ed look.
Yesterday, the Barbadian artist posed with Welsh singer Duffy while shopping in Barneys.
Sean John Underwear has tapped Nelly as their new spokesmodel.
The first campaign features Nelly donning the Fall collection of underwear basics and loungewear.
And he looks hot!
The campaign was shot by Randee St. Nicholas and showcases Nelly in both interior and exterior shots at a modern home overlooking Los Angeles.
Although he is the first spokesmodel for this category, Nelly follows a long list of past and present celebrity models for the Sean John brand including Dwayne Wade, Nas, Snoop Dog, Lil’ Wayne, Penelope Cruz, Cassie, and Lauren London.
The Sean John Underwear, Sleepwear and Loungewear collection includes the core silhouettes as well as signature styles in luxury fabrics and is available at Macy’s and better department and specialty stores nationwide.
First JC Penney, then Kohls, now Sears.
The department store has teamed up with Vanessa Hudgens, the charismatic star of the smash hit Disney Channel film series High School Musical.
Vanessa’s role will be to give teens and tweens the confidence to go back to school in style.
Beginning in July and led by the theme, “Don’t just go back. Arrive.,” she’ll be featured in print ads, long-format video, television spots, and a contest which will see one winner hosting a private concert at his/her school with Hudgens.
“I like to make a fashion statement by changing up my look with different styles,” explains Hudgens. “Sears is a great place for those heading back to school this year because you can find an entire wardrobe of fun ‘looks’ to suit any mood or fashion sense. Plus, since the clothes are so affordable, you can easily switch styles and really get noticed when you arrive back at school.”
See more of Sears’ back-to-school hoopla here.
The number of fashion-inspired reality (scripted) series continues to be on the up.
TLC has just announced its lineup for fall, including two series premieres, which feature the fashion world.
WHO ARE YOU WEARING
- Series premieres Friday, August 22 at 10 PM ET/PT
- Hosted by Keisha Whitaker, former model and wife of Forest Whitaker
- During each episode, four aspiring designers compete for the chance to design for, and dress, a celebrity prior to a red-carpet event
ASHLEY PAIGE: BIKINI OR BUST
- Series premieres Friday, July 11 at 10 & 10.30 PM ET/PT
- TLC follows popular bikini designer Ashley Paige, chosen designer of A-list swimwear lovers and fashion stylists, as she struggles to keep her business alive
- Her mom and assistants join the cast as the designer tries to wow the design world and stay afloat
SKECHERS USA, Inc. has signed 2008 American Idol winner David Cook to a global endorsement agreement.
This deal marks the first male celebrity to make SKECHERS’ roster since 2002 (actor Robert Downey Jr. was the first male face of the global brand).
With exclusive worldwide rights to advertise footwear using Cook’s image through December 2009, SKECHERS will feature the 25-year-old singer in various SKECHERS’ styles through a campaign they say will reflect his personality, interests and appeal.
The campaign launches Fall ‘08 to coincide with the “PopTarts American Idols Live! Tour 2008,” and the debut of David’s first post-Idol album on 19 Recordings/RCA Records.
The SKECHERS Cook campaign will include print, outdoor and in-store ads.
Let’s hope this goes well for David.
The “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” star made the announcement on her blog earlier today.
It has always been a dream of mine to start my own perfume business, since I love to mix fragrances together and come up with new and different scents! I hope you understand my total excitement as I letyou, the readers of my blog, become the first to know that I am creating my own fragrance!!!
I have decided to work with New Wave Fragrances, who also distribute Ed Hardy and True Religions fragrances.
It all started when my mom introduced me to famous perfumerCaroline Sabas from Gras, France. She and I have been working together to create a scent that is uniquely me that I can share with everyone!
I have also hired local designer Scott Oshry to help me create the perfect bottle for my fragrance.
It is in the development stages, but we hope to have it in stores by next May – Mother’s Day! It will be available in the U.S., Germany, England, Australia and Japan.
I hope you LOVE what I come up with!
The New York Post has reported on Eli Manning’s wife’s shoddy appearance at an event Tuesday.
Here’s Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and his missus out on the town, hobnobbing with the rich and famous at one of Manhattan’s chicest parties.
The couple turned up at the uber-cool Whitney Contemporaries Art Party and Auction Tuesday at the Skylight Studios.
The well-heeled crowd included society staples Tinsley Mortimer and Ivanka Trump.
But one fashionista sniffed that the Mannings’ fashion sense scored no points.
Abby McGrew’s dress is “too short, too tight, and doesn’t fit well. The zipper doesn’t zip and she’s bursting out of it,” said Linda Mann, head of Mann Media, who was eyeing photos of the beauty yesterday.
As for Super Bowl MVP Eli, Mann said he was a bit underdressed at the trendy happening.
“I think he’s still adjusting to Manhattan,” said one sympathetic partygoer.
[Photo courtesy New York Post]