Katie Holmes' new gig as the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics includes not only the usual ads, but a namesake collection of makeup set to hit stores next fall. It's a multi-year deal for which Holmes will be paid a rumored $2-$3 million. "I think it's amazing that Bobbi found a hole in the marketplace and said, ‘I'm going to do something about it. I'm going to create a line for real women who want to look pretty and have it be easy,'" says the actress. "I will be watching over every woman as she buys her lipstick," Holmes joked (her photo will appear on Bobbi Brown in-store displays). [WWD]

It's Britney, bitch — on the October cover of Elle. Yes, October already. [ONTD]


Yesterday, Rachel Comey showed a spring collection that included some dressier options among the designer's easy-to-wear and subtly hip workwear and separates. We liked the details and textures: dimensional quilted fabrics, beaded embellishments that sparkled on shoulders or, even more gorgeously, at the breast pocket openings on a navy blue dress. Less successful were some looks with ruffles and one giant whorl of pink fabric. The prints, swimwear, and sunglasses were great as per usual.

At last, more information and images from Carine Roitfeld's new project, CR Fashion Book. The magazine will be 340 pages, 150 of which will be ads — arranged in alphabetical order by brand. The magazine's editorial content will be around 90% fashion spreads and 10% written stories. Bruce Weber shot the cover of the first issue, and rumor has it that Kate Upton was his subject. [WWD]

Huh. Christian Dior launched a giant perfect-bound advertisement for itself magazine. On the first cover is Marion Cotillard. Reports Women's Wear Daily:

"It's another way to communicate luxury," said Toledano, flipping through the heavy, velvety pages and stressing, "This is not a catalogue. It's fresh and modern. It's how we see ourselves; our own maison. I think it translates perfectly the mood of the company right now."



This, friends, is the new Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-directed video for Anna Dello Russo's song, "You Need A Fashion Shower." It doubles as a promotional video for the fashion editor's upcoming accessories collaboration with H&M. [YouTube]

Pantone, the color company, has released its list of the top ten colors for spring 2013. Number 1 is "Monaco Blue," a sort of grayish maritime hue. "It speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society," says a Pantone spokesperson. "You have to realize there is still concern out there for the economy." Adjust accordingly. [WWD]


  • In other cosmetics contracts news today, Freja Beha Erichsen is now a face of Maybelline. [WWD]
  • Rachel Zoe contends that her clothing line business is doing just fine, thanks, despite rumors to the contrary in the New York Post. The stylist also says that her Bravo reality show, which has been in doubt, will return for a fifth season. [SheFinds]
  • Joanna Coles says Cosmopolitan isn't due for any major changes when she takes the reigns from retiring editor Kate White, but she would like to see the magazine address "a wider range" of topics. "I don't think you can have a magazine that's about confidence and sex without referring to the politics around women's health care," says Coles, who moderated a panel on women's health care in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday. "It might have a bit more breadth," says Coles. "What I'd like to do is introduce a wider range of subjects on the contents page." [WWD]
  • A Florida lawyer is suing Forever 21 alleging the retailer is engaged in a massive scheme to defraud customers, penny by penny. How does she know? On two occasions, the plaintiff has purchased items at Forever 21 and returned them, only to be credited back one cent less than the original cost of the garments. Office Space is real and Forever 21 is evil, the end. [HuffPo]
  • Lady Gaga's meat dress will be touring the country as part of an exhibition about women in rock curated by the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. First stop: the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., our nation's fine capital. The dress has been "dried, preserved and painted to restore its original raw meat color." Tasty. [AP]
  • If you love fashion (and janky video feeds), Fashionista put together a handy list of all the New York shows that will be livestreamed on the Internet, including Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, and Diane von Furstenberg. [Fashionista]
  • Ralph Lauren held a small fashion show for its children's wear line and Kiernan Shipka came. [WWD]
  • Here is a video of an Hermès Kelly bag being made. [The Cut]
  • Lena Dunham is reportedly dating Rachel Antonoff's brother. He's in a band. [Us]
  • Brian Atwood opened a new store in Manhattan last night. Kim Kardashian and Ryan Lochte were there. Lochte told reporters he would be reporting on New York fashion week for E! news. Among the burning issues the swimmer hopes to get to the bottom of: how Anna Wintour came up with the idea for Fashion's Night Out. [WWD]
  • Also last night, Christian Siriano celebrated the opening of his first ever store. Marnie from Girls came, and, eventually, so did Heidi Klum. A good time was had by all. [@HeidiKlum]
  • Garance Doré redesigned her blog. [Official Site]
  • LOVE editor Katie Grand did a collaboration with Hogan. [WWD]
  • Garage magazine's Shala Monroque, fashion writer Stephanie LaCava, and 24-year-old Princeton graduate Uzoamaka Maduka have launched a new magazine of fiction, poetry, and criticism called The American Reader. The site is now live and the first issue is due out in October. Dean Young is an editor-at-large and Ben Marcus is the fiction editor. This sounds promising! [TDB]
  • Garage is launching an Internet radio show for the duration of New York fashion week. Guests will be interviewed by host Sarah Nataf daily from 4-7 P.M. E.S.T., and at 11 P.M. the show will turn into a live feed from the DJ booth at the New York night club Le Baron. Tune in here to listen. [Jezebel Inbox]
  • Cara Delevigne has a small role in the Joe Wright-directed adaptation of Anna Karenina, in which Keira Knightley stars as the title character. The model plays a love interest of Count Vronsky known as "the virgin" who inspires Anna's jealousy. "I was so excited I couldn't sleep for the first few nights," says Delevigne of landing the role. "Acting has always been my dream, even more than modelling. I tried to channel my experience of modelling but it's actually really different. When I was being filmed I found myself posing but it's not about that. I just had to really concentrate on the part and the character." [Telegraph]
  • Saks Fifth Avenue has announced it will close two stores, one in Highland Park, Illinois, and the other in Austin, Texas. About 124 workers will be affected — either laid off with severance pay or offered the opportunity to transfer to other stores. These will be the ninth and tenth stores Saks has closed since 2010. [WWD]
  • Hamish Bowles has confirmed that HBO is shooting a documentary about Vogue. The directors are Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. "There's a book called The Editor's Eye, and the HBO documentary is kind of timed to coincide with the publication of that book," explained Bowles. "But it's exploring the unsung heroines and heroes of Vogue — the great editors from Babs Simpson, who was working with Irving Penn in the forties and fifties to Polly Mellen, of course, who worked with Avedon, and so many others, right up to Grace Coddington and Tonne [Goodman] and Phyllis Posnick and Camilla Nickerson. It's great, because perhaps until The September Issue people weren't aware how incredibly important the sittings editors were. They're individual, strong, creative eyes, so it's interesting to see." [The Cut]