MAC Wants You To Lasso Some Wonder Woman-Inspired Makeup For Spring

  • "Since Wonder Woman has this amazing strength," explains a spokesperson, everything's oversized. Products range from $14 for fake lashes to $49.50 for "a brush set with its own metallic utility belt," and are expected to generate sales of $20m. [WWD]
  • Based on the facts that Stella McCartney revealed — on GOOP, no less — that she was taking a meeting with YSL Beauté and had "an agenda from hell...some of [which] is top secret," Elle wonders if she couldn't be launching a Stella McCartney makeup line. Or, you know, another perfume. [Elle]
  • Meanwhile, one in three English women say they won't go outside without makeup, a condition the brain trust at the Daily Fail has termed, "Makeup agoraphobia." That's our new excuse for never leaving the house. [Daily Mail]
  • In other news of the fashion industry's retro flights of fancy, an outfit ironically known as Authentic Brands Group has purchased, for $20-$30 billion, the intellectual property of Marilyn Monroe LLC. Marilyn Monroe's image has already been associated with 1,975 different products over the past 20 years. She posthumously signed 140 licensing deals last year alone. What this deal means is that Marilyn Monroe licensing will get even bigger: expect to see her pictures on more billboards and ads and more "Marilyn Monroe" branded clothing and accessories. Marilyn can even be digitally re-animated to appear in commercials and films. Let it never be said that mere death is any impediment to commerce. [WWD]
  • Diane Von Furstenberg says that Hillary Clinton is the most inspiring contemporary political figure, and "the most amazing woman in the world." [NYDN]
  • Prince William's wedding shirt might be made by a small Italian bespoke tailoring shop. [Telegraph]
  • Are you ready for this? Kate Middleton, princess of the future, shops at TK-Max. That's like T.J. Maxx, but British! [Us]
  • On Stanley Tucci's PBS show about wine, Nanette Lepore was touching the velvet tablecloth, and was moved to mention that her next collection is inspired by "soft-core porn" from the late '70s and early '80s. Apparently, Stanley Tucci's PBS wine show is where amazing moments happen. [NYPost]
  • Julianne Moore, Mila Kunis, Helena Bonham Carter, and Dakota Fanning appear in a series of wild and weird portraits for the new issue of W. [Racked]
  • Robert Duffy says working with his business partner, Marc Jacobs, is simple. "I'm the dad and Marc is the crazy mother! It's like 'How is she today?', 'How are her mood swings?'!" [Vogue UK]
  • Prada, which has always been headquartered in Milan, is opening two new "research and design" offices in Paris and Hong Kong. The company expects its new design satellites to be up and running within six months. [WWD]
  • Gwen Stefani is now a face of L'Oréal. [People]
  • No, you cannot name a dress "The Betty Davis Dress" or the "BDavis Dress," even if you really, really like Bette Davis. [TMZ]
  • Um. In the new Muppet Movie, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor for Vogue Paris. [Vogue UK]
  • If you for some reason want to watch a commercial, directed by Fabien Baron for Calvin Klein, that will air during the Golden Globes, you can do so here. Lara Stone stars. [WWD]
  • Model/musician/designer Irina Lazareanu's fashion collection is now into its second season — but it's only available in Japan. [Racked]
  • Devon Aoki announced that she and her fiancé, James Bailey, are expecting their first child. Aoki, a former model, just wrapped filming on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead. [NYPost]
  • Sixteen-year-old Lindsay Wixson appears in Jill Stuart's spring campaign, shot by Mario Sorrenti. In one shot, Wixson wears a dress with a completely sheer top that nonetheless seems to have one narrow but strategic band of cloth that barely covers her nipples. Wixson has mentioned in the past that stylists and clients have been less than accommodating of her wish to keep her breasts mostly covered. [The Cut]
  • Patrick Demarchelier shot Kendra Spears, wearing a party dress and heels, holding a surfboard, and hailing a cab (all at once!) for The Limited. [WWD]
  • Proenza Schouler's spring ads star Melissa Tammerijn and Julia Nobis. [Racked]
  • The Royal Albert Hall in London asked vintage collector and heiress Daphne "Not An Eccentric" Guinness to join a January 27 panel discussion about "how we interpret lives through clothing." Explains one of the organizers: "I once read an article in which a psychologist explained that, when we say we 'have nothing to wear,' it really means that we have nothing that expresses who we want to be that day. Thus we created this salon to explore the ways in which the clothes that we collect articulate who we are, how we see ourselves, and how we wish to convey ourselves throughout our lives." [Vogue UK]
  • Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo, just announced more terrible financials: Net profit dropped, year-on-year, by 35% during the quarter just ended, to $3.03 billion. [WWD]
  • Erin Kaplan, one of those people on The City who actually worked, is leaving Elle to take over as head of P.R. for Teen Vogue. [The Cut]
  • Amancio Ortega, the 74-year-old founder of Zara's parent company, Inditex, has announced his retirement. [Independent]
  • Pratt students were put in charge of a window display at the New York Macy's flagship — and they created gorgeous dresses made of paper. [The Cut]