Thursday, November 19, 2009

Nikki Sixx

Carrie Prejean

Carrie Prejean has been calling Donald Trump, who owns the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, for advice on what she should do since she was fired as Miss California and a sex tape surfaced. Prejean -- a Christian who was vilified because she opposes gay marriage -- has lost all credibility and her reputation has been blown to shreds, Trump told one source. "Maybe," Mr. Trump said only half-jokingly, "she should become a major porn star, make millions of dollars, and give it to worthy causes." -PAGE SIX, NY Post

Patrik Ervell

Monique Pean & Yigal Azrouel

Sophie Theallet

Devi Kroell


Design duo Alexa Adams (left) and Flora Gill. Ecco Domani

Friday, November 13, 2009

Everyone was talking about Nicole Kidman at the Country Music Awards in Nashville. "She looked freakish," said one witness. "She just had her lips done, and now she looks like Meg Ryan." The Aussie actress didn't want to be interrogated on the red carpet and fled, leaving behind her perplexed husband, Keith Urban. "She just flipped out and took off running," said our source. "Keith kept saying, 'Where is she? Where is she?' " Kidman's reps had no comment. -PAGE SIX, NY Post

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Miss J teaches Cathy Horyn

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

As the health care debate rages in the US, Tokyo lawmakers set a maximum waist size.

Concerned about rising rates of dreaded metabolic syndrome in a graying nation, Japanese lawmakers last year set a maximum waistline size for anyone age 40 and older: 85 centimeters (33.5 inches) for men and 90 centimeters (35.4 inches) for women.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tom Ford

"Yves and his partner, Pierre Bergé, were so difficult and so evil and made my life such misery. I've never talked about this on the record before, but it was an awful time for me. Pierre and Yves were just evil." -- Tom Ford in The Advocate.
The reliquary containing the tibia of St. Mary Magdalene. A relic of Mary Magdalene tours the U.S. for the first time.

Dawn Mello -- the former creative director of Gucci who hired Tom Ford and who helped make the careers of Donna Karan, Michael Kors and Frederic Fekkai -- is recovering at home with a shattered femur after being run down by a bicycle messenger on 57th Street. Mello, who was also president of Bergdorf Goodman, has been laid up for more than a month. The cyclist fled the scene and has yet to be found. Mello declined to comment, but a source told us a private investigator has been hired to track down the culprit. -PAGE SIX, NY Post

Monday, November 9, 2009

Brazilian university in trouble over mini-dress

The Brazilian government sought an explanation Monday from the private university that expelled a woman for wearing a short, pink dress to class, creating an uproar on the Internet and throughout a nation where skimpy attire is common. The university published newspaper advertisements Sunday saying it expelled 20-year-old Geisy Arruda for allegedly disrespecting "ethical principles, academic dignity and morality." "We are following our rules," university lawyer Decio Lencioni told Globo TV. "The problem is not her clothes; it's her behavior, her attitude." The university said Arruda even raised her dress and stopped to pose for photos the night she was insulted. He said she also chose the longest way to get to class to attract the attention of more students. Brazil's national student union, the Brazilian BAR Association, and several other institutions condemned Arruda's expulsion. Brazil's minister for women's policy, Nilcea Freire, told the official Agencia Brasil news service Sunday that the decision showed "intolerance and discrimination." Although Brazil is known for revealing clothing _ especially in beach cities, most college students dress more modestly on campus, commonly in jeans and T-shirts. - TALES AZZONI Associated Press

High Glitz: The Extravagant World of Child Beauty Pageants by Susan Anderson

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Anna Wintour, for one, is happy that the position of Fashion Week director is going to a former Vogue-ette. Of the news that Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the mag's former director of special projects, has been tapped to take over Fashion Week when it moves from Bryant Park to Damrosch Park next September, Wintour tells Page Six, "The appointment is great for Stephanie and great for Fashion Week. We're all very happy for her." Says Wolkoff: "I'm very excited to be working on this in the most fashionable city in the world." -Page Six, NY Post

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pakistan's fashionistas defy Taliban

Some women strode the catwalk in vicious spiked bracelets and body armor. Others had their heads covered, burqa-style, but with shoulders _ and tattoos _ exposed. Male models wore long, Islamic robes as well as shorts and sequined T-shirts. As surging militant violence grabs headlines around the world, Pakistan's top designers and models are taking part in the country's first-ever fashion week. While the mix of couture and high-street fashions would not have been out of place in Milan or New York, many designers reflected the turmoil, contradictions and tensions coursing through the society. The four-day event, which was postponed twice due to security fears and amid unease at hosting such a gathering amid an army offensive in the northwest, is aimed at showing the world there is more to Pakistan than violence and helping boost an industry that employs hundreds of thousands of people, organizers said. Many of the models, designers and well-heeled fashionistas packing out each night said the gathering was a symbolic blow to the Taliban and their vision of society, where women are largely confined to the house and must wear a sack-like covering known as a burqa. "This is our gesture of defiance to the Taliban," said Ayesha Tammy Haq, the CEO of Fashion Pakistan Week. "There is a terrible problem of militancy and political upheaval ... but that doesn't mean that the country shuts down. That doesn't mean that business comes to a halt." -CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press

Thursday, November 5, 2009

“I AM a survivor” said Donatella Versace.

Gianni and Donatella Versace in 1992, five years before his death.

Léon Bing

“Modeling, Motherhood, and Making It in the Me Generation”

Hostage Store

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A reporter with the National Enquirer allegedly checked Brooke Shields mother out of her nursing room on Thursday by posing as a friend, according to People. Teri Shields (75) suffers from dementia. "I intend to take every lawful action against all who were involved or who authorized this despicable act." "My mother Teri Shields has been diagnosed with dementia. For her safety, she has temporarily been in a senior living facility, a very difficult decision for me," she says. "Late Thursday afternoon, I was alerted by Old Tappan Police that my mother had been signed out of the facility by two reporters of the National Enquirer, who falsely claimed they were friends of hers." "They then drove my 75-year-old mother around looking for a tabloid story. As anyone knows who has a parent who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s, it is one of the most difficult experiences you can go through as a son or daughter. The idea that the National Enquirer took advantage of her state is reprehensible and disgusting." Police were called to the nursing home by its staff to help look for the elder Shields, who had been allowed to leave but was gone for an "extended period of time." They found Teri unharmed chatting with a freelance journalist at a restaurant next door to the New Jersey assisted living center. The journalist and a photographer were questioned by police. The incident is still under investigation. -Hollywood Grind

We are looking at Vera Wang’s Spring 2010 collection, when winter has yet to arrive and we are still a couple of months shy from the New Year – how can we resist? Diana (top left image), quite possibly like Princess Di or atleast you will feel like a Princess with this strapless soft sweetheart full A-line gown with a draped bodice and swirling frothy draped skirt that is at once a traditionalist masterpiece and a vision of individual style with its delicately asymmetrical tulle layers. Quite simply, just takes your breath away. -Wang Web, Wang Copy Writer11-Year-Old Gives Birth at Wedding

An 11-year-old Bulgarian girl recently became one of the world’s youngest mothers after giving birth at her wedding. Kordeza Zhelyazkova was rushed to the hospital in her wedding dress. "I'm not going to play with toys anymore—I have a new toy now," Kordeza said as she showed off her daughter. Kordeza met her baby’s 19-year-old father after he “rescued” her from bullies on the playground. The marriage was arranged after the father, Jeliazko, faced six years in prison for sex with a minor. -DBeast

Disney Lab Unveils Its Latest Line Of Genetically Engineered Child Stars