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Link Buzz: Former Oscar de la Renta Intern Hits Label with Lawsuit, Kim Kardashian’s Endorsement Fees Are Exorbitant

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  • How much will it cost you to get Kim Kardashian to endorse your product? A million dollars. Why so expensive? Let this itemized list tell you. [Gawker]
  • Ryan Reynolds is not about to give his baby with Blake Lively some crazy Hollyweird name. [Page Six]
  • The second Royal Baby is due in April, so start brainstorming your “Kate Middleton maternity style” stories now. [Mirror]
  • This dog dressing up in human clothes makes more money than you will for dressing up in a dog costume this Halloween. [Fast Company]
  • Gwen Stefani just dropped a new single. [BuzzFeed
  • Jeremy Scott channels hip-hop kink for his latest Adidas Originals collection. [Hypebeast]
  • Ringo Starr is the next face of Skechers. [WWD]
  • Bella Hadid talks moving to New York, hanging with the Jenner girls and advice her big sis Gigi gave her about modeling. [Lucky]
  • Oscar de la Renta is being sued by one of its former interns for tasking her with entry-level assignments, while paying her like an intern…which means the brand wasn’t paying her at all. [The Fashion Law]

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Google Glass Goes Backstage at Toronto Fashion Week

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When beauty and technology meet, the results can be quite amazing. In a feat of digital innovation, Maybelline New York, official beauty sponsor of Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week, will be taking Google Glass backstage to give Canadian fashion lovers a firsthand look at beauty trends and how they are being translated to the stage through the eyes of lead makeup artist Grace Lee.

A first for a large-scale fashion event in Canada, #MNYGlassPass will provide unique and up-to-the-minute beauty content from backstage at the shows and share it across the brand’s social platforms. Lee will don the glasses and as she creates looks for each show, her work will be recorded and shared. The content will include step-by-step makeup tutorials, beauty tips and a clear view of each product used. And considering Lee will be keying all 35 shows this season, it’s sure to be an exhilarating ride. Check out Lee’s work throughout World MasterCard Fashion Week from October 20 to 24.

Glass content can be viewed on the MaybellineNYCanada channel on YouTube, and by following @MaybellineCAN on Twitter and Instagram.

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Meet Tyra Banks’ New Talk Show Crew

Love her or hate her, you can’t deny that Tyra Banks knows how to make some good TV. Which is why we were so juiced to hear that the model turned mogul was returning to the airwaves with a brand-new talk show, The F.A.B. (Fun and Beautiful), slated to debut next year. Banks has said it will be less like her wildly successful Tyra Banks Show and a little bit more like The View. Of course, the obvious question is who is going to be on this panel of experts? Today, the media maven gave us a peek at the team for her next show.

 

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DRUM ROLL! Introducing my fierce new talk show guru crew! #ChemistryOnFire…can you feel it? Comin’ at ya 2015!

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Banks has tapped Yahoo Fashion director Joe Zee, model Chrissy Teigen, interior design queen Lauren Makk and YouTube DIY sensation Leah Ashley for her “new talk show guru crew.” We’re guessing they will dole out expert advice in their respective fields and that the show will have more of a lifestyle focus than just simply fashion. 

[via @TyraBanks]

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Must-See! “Death Becomes Her” at the Met

Queen Alexandra

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Who knew mourning could be an art form? On Tuesday, October 21, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will fete Halloween the best way it knows howwith a new exhibit entitled “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire.” The show will highlight 30-plus pieces of 19th- and early 20th-century garments worn during bereavement. Keep your eyes out for the exhibit’s magnum opusthe grieving gowns of both Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.

“The predominantly black palette of mourning dramatizes the evolution of period silhouettes and the increasing absorption of fashion ideals into this most codified of etiquettes,” said Curator in Charge Harold Koda in an official press release. “The veiled widow could elicit sympathy as well as predatory male advances. As a woman of sexual experience without marital constraints, she was often imagined as a potential threat to the social order.”

This deliciously dark exhibit will be on display at the Met’s Anna Wintour Costume Center from October 21, 2014 to February 1, 2015.

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L’Oréal USA Purchases Carol’s Daughter

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L’Oréal USA announced today the signing of an agreement to acquire Carol’s Daughter, known for its products for naturally curly hair. The small company is headquartered in New York City, and backers include Jay Z and Will Smith. The brand, which uses natural ingredients and appeals to multicultural consumers, is sold online and at larger retailers like Macy’s and Sephora.

In a statement, Founder and President Lisa Price said, “I have worked hard for the past 21 years nurturing my brand and am thrilled that we will have a new home with L’Oréal USA. L’Oréal has a proven track record of helping established companies achieve their full potential while staying true to the core of the brand and they have an understanding of the future of multicultural beauty. I could not be more proud to begin this next chapter of the Carol’s Daughter brand with them. I know that my mother (Carol) is smiling as well.”

Carol’s Daughter will join fellow American brands Kiehl’s, Essie, Urban Decay, Clarisonic, NYX and Maybelline New York on L’Oréal USA’s roster.

[via CNBC]

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Lady in Red: Cameron Diaz Stars on Marie Claire’s November Issue (Forum Buzz)

She’s about to star in the upcoming musical movie Annie, so Marie Claire tapped Cameron Diaz prior to the film’s December release. Michael Thompson photographed the American beauty for the magazine’s November cover wearing a show-stopping scarlet red dress, while perched on a stool looking over her shoulder.

US Marie Claire November 2014 Cameron Diaz

IMAGE: MARIECLAIRE.COM

Members of our forums aren’t so satisfied with the outcome. “Another red cover for US; Bazaar, InStyle and now this. Cameron looks hot here, but when hasn’t she? This image could’ve been shot a decade ago and we wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Love that it’s a full body shot, and the minimal text works well with it,” shared Benn98.

“Actresses like her, and Paltrow, etc. they simply don’t understand the power of turning down magazines. Just look at Angelina, and [a] few other famous women. I am so sick of seeing her everywhere for well over a decade now, give us a break! And I like Cameron, but yeah overexposure is never good! This cover doesn’t work, the angle, the dress….at least they did try something different,” replied Miss Dalloway.

They weren’t the only ones to acknowledge the slight retro vibe of the cover. Urban Stylin simply stated that the cover “looks dated.” (more…)

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