How to Apply a Fur Merkin, Courtesy of a Real Housewife

Everything you never wanted to know about ex-Real Housewife Cindy Barshop's fox fur temporary merkin, but were too appalled to ask, is now revealed. Basically, Barshop's salon waxes a woman, shaves an appropriate quantity of fur off a piece of fox hide, and glues the blunt ends of the fur to the client's skin. "It's a special glue," says Barshop. The whole thing adds $140 to the cost of a wax, and lasts about three or four days. Barshop's salon can also stick some feathers down there for an additional $110. Festive! And you'd better believe she's personally tested every one of the elaborate topiary procedures that she sells to customers. We are left with just one remaining, and sadly unanswered question: how does one bathe? [The Cut]

The dresses Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Alba — among others — wore to the Golden Globes five days ago have been (poorly) knocked off. [The Cut]


This pissing mannequin window display was banned from a store in Britain on the grounds that it offends "public decency." [Mirror]


Carey Mulligan — gasp — wore the same dress twice. Can you even imagine? And as you can see from these photos, she's worn those blue suede shoes before, too. WON'T SOMEONE STOP THE MADNESS. [Telegraph]


Karlie Kloss is once again the face of Oscar de la Renta for spring. [WWD]
Kloss says she always spends way too much money when she hangs out with her friend and fellow model, Jourdan Dunn. Her most recent splurge was on gifts. "For my younger twin sisters' birthday and my mom's birthday, I bought everybody Chanel bags. Now all the girls in my family have one. Karl gave me one last season, which is how I got my baby. I'm going to be buried with that bag." [NYTimes]

  • Daphne Guinness is going to be transformed into a digital 3-D mannequin by Nick Knight for the French department store Printemps. Reports Women's Wear Daily, the windows "will feature virtual statues of Guinness created from a photographic image, using cutting-edge three-dimensional scanning technology." [WWD]
  • Meanwhile, Guinness says she tries not to have an emotional relationship with her clothes. "I don't think you can miss anything that can't miss you. There are a few items that I am attached to, like white shirts, and my shoes. Perhaps, when you have less to choose from you'll end up looking better; when you have less to deal with, you are less confused. But I like to collect. I am very interested in textiles, old and new, Chinese and Japanese robes, embroideries, lace. I like to see how it is all made. It's really the craft and the history that I have a relationship with; it's much less to do with trends." [429]
  • Kate Middleton was photographed shopping at Zara, where she bought a purple top (on sale for nearly 50% off). The top promptly sold out. [CBS]
  • Are you in the mood for a minor European scandal involving football, Karl Lagerfeld, and underaged prostitution? Excellent! Zahia Dehar is sort of tabloid-famous over on the continent ever since it emerged that in 2010 she was a lady-of-the-£2,000-a-night for some men who kick balls for a living, famously. Prostitution, which she willingly engaged in, is legal in France, but only for those over 18, which Dehar was not. Ever since, she has enjoyed her notoriety by posing for magazines and giving vague interviews about her future plans. Think of her as one of those folks whose inexplicable fame is its own source of discomfiting fascination: the French Snooki Courtney Stodden. Also, think of her anytime someone tries to tell you French culture is all so highbrow. Now, Dehar is launching a "couture" line of lingerie, and paid Karl Lagerfeld to shoot her press photos; the designer compared Dehar to a "French courtesan, like Diane de Poitiers or the Belle Otéro." But, he added, "I have nothing to do with her collection." [Fashionista, WWD]
  • Avril Lavigne is launching a limited-edition collection of nail polish strips with Sally Hansen this April. The singer says she loves the polish strips. "I'll be flying on a plane and be like, ‘Shit, I need to do my nails.' I can do these on a plane; I've done them in the car." [WWD]

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