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If Your Child Needs a $125 Manicure or a Glitter Spray Updo, Come to Brooklyn!

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

DNAinfo New York reports that a full service salon and spa catering to children will soon open on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. It's called A Kid's Dream, which is confusing because sitting still in a chair with someone poking at your head is not really the thing kids dream of, in my experience.

According to the website, the facility will offer a variety of unique services: "Kiddie" blowouts and perms, candy facials, glitter spray updos, nail art, make-your-own lip gloss sessions and lice treatments. 

Upon entering, children will be provided with slippers, a robe and an iPad loaded up with educational materials. DNAinfo quotes a spokesperson who explains that "the theme is to combine hair services with the opportunity for kids to receive education." 

The salon was founded by a 34-year-old former teacher, "because she noticed a lack of salon services for children in the neighborhood."

Services will reportedly be priced from $25 for a basic haircut to $125 for manicures and facials.

A Kid's Dream is currently hiring; check out their job portal for open positions.

[Kiddie Blowouts and Candy Facials Coming to Myrtle Avenue — DNAinfo New York]

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Legendary Vogue Photographer: Karolina Kurkova is a ‘Much Better Model Than Kate Moss Ever Was’

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Images: Getty

In a profile about Karolina Kurkova's steady rise to fame published today in The New York Times, legendary fashion photographer Albert Watson was quoted making a candid comparison between Kurkova and the patron saint of model-celebrities, Kate Moss

“She’s not at the point where people on the street know who she is,” said Watson, of Kurkova. "But she’s a much better model than Kate Moss ever was. Sometimes notoriety is what you really need to become known.”

Although of course the British model enjoys a good amount of notoriety, and that has certainly helped her secure fame, it's not really fair to ascribe Moss' stunning career entirely to her tumultuous romantic history and alleged drug use. Furthermore, Watson's supposition that people on the street wouldn't know the 5' 11" Czech model by name, much less recognize her as a top model, is suspect. According to a very informal, unscientific poll conducted on Gchat five minutes ago: even among fashion illiterates, Kurkova already enjoys celebrity status. Also, I'm pretty sure even my parents know who she is.  

And as for Watson's comparison, what do you make of the claim that Kurkova is a better model than Moss? Personally, I think it's bunk. Clearly Moss is an incredible model, so is Kurkova — and so what? Life isn't always a reality show; there are no winners. 

Related: After ‘The Face’ Finale: An Interview with Karolina Kurkova and [Spoiler!] Winner Devyn Abdullah

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Kate’s Little Sister, Lottie Moss, Appears in Her First-Ever Editorial Shoot for Dazed & Confused



Last week, we reported that Lottie Moss, Kate's 16-year-old sister, had just signed with Storm Models and was poised to become famous in her own right (is it crass to say that outright?). Today, Dazed Digital posted photos from mini-Moss' first-ever editorial shoot, which will appear in Dazed & Confused's February Issue.

For the shoot, Lottie was photographed by Sean and Seng and styled in a variety of age appropriate looks (by designers like Pringle of Scotland and Marc Jacobs) by Robbie Spencer

Dazed also features a brief Q&A with the promising young model, in which she reveals that she loves sloths, sleeps curled up in a bottle, didn't actually read the Harry Potter series (but pretends she has), and kissed someone two weeks ago. Delightful. 

[From Lottie With Love — Dazed Digital]

Previously: Meet the Next Kate Moss (Her Little Sister, Lottie): The 16-Year-Old Just Signed with Storm Models

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Fashion East Menswear Installations Collaborates with Emerging Musicians

You may be familiar with Red Bull Catwalk Studio which launched in 2011 to give emerging musicians the opportunity to work with fashion designers, and this January, they’ve teamed up with Fashion East Menswear Installations. 

Fashion East has notably launched many of London’s top design talent in its quest to nurture and showcase emerging designers as part of its Menswear Installations initiative, with alumni including the likes of Meadham Kirchoff and Sibling. For Fall 2014, the installations include several handpicked emerging menswear designers being punted as ones to watch, such as the shirt maker Massimo Casagrande (below) and Nicomede Talavera, a talented Central Saint Martins graduate.

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Image: Red Bull Catwalk Studio

This season, the Red Bull Catwalk Studio has specially selected some of the best up and coming musicians to create made-to-measure mix tapes to play alongside the designers’ showcases. Selected artists include singer-songwriter Rudi Zygadlo and DJ-Remixer Ronika. The interrelation between fashion and music will always be highly intertwined, so combining the two together to promote up and coming talent within both fields is a perfect partnership.

You can find out more about the installations on Fashion East’s site, or if you fancy having a listen to the mixes, head over to the Red Bull Catwalk Studio

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Link Buzz: Alexander Wang is Headed to Brooklyn; Miley Cyrus Gets a Bowl Cut

Image: IMAXtree

Image: IMAXtree

  • The NYFW map just got bigger: Alexander Wang is moving his show from Pier 54 in Manhattan to a Brooklyn venue. The eco-friendly new space, called Duggal Greenhouse, is located close to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. [Fashionista]
  • Tim Gunn will reveal a "darker, more tempestuous side of his personality" on his new reality fashion design show. [Racked]
  • The Hayden Panettiere x Tom Ford off-the-rack Golden Globes gown scandal is giving me a headache. [DailyMail]
  • Miley Cyrus got a new bowl cut. Do you have an opinion on it yet? Hurry up, time's a-wasting.  [BellaSugar]
  • Michelle Obama wouldn't rule out getting plastic surgery, which seems like a sensible position for anyone who's ever heard the saying "never say never." (The saying originates from a Justin Bieber song.) [HuffPoStyle]
  • Who would you cast in a biopic about your life, if you were a famous designer? Personally, I would have to go with Bill Murray. [FabSugar]

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Paula Reed Joins MyTheresa as Creative Director



Paula Reed has been announced at the new Creative Director of German luxury retailer MyTheresa, working with the store on its editorial content and global branding. 

The Munich based fashion store opened its bricks and mortar store originally in 1987, subsequently launching the online site to bring its luxury fashion to the world. Stocking over 180 designers, the German store has a well-defined brand that will only continue to push boundaries under the direction of Paula Reed.

Founder Susanne Botschen said in a statement that “Paula’s extensive experience across many fields of fashion including retail, journalism, style direction and editorial will make her a great addition to the team.”

This position is welcome news after Paula left her last post at Harvey Nichols suddenly after a year in the position after allegedly breaking the company’s 10-year ‘no-fur policy’. Previously, she held the title of style director at Grazia magazine in the UK. Speaking to Business of Fashion, Paula sounded very excited about the new opportunity: 

"My first role is kind of as an agitator a bit — to suggest things they haven’t even thought of before, things that come very naturally to me as somebody with magazine experience: ways of presenting things, ways of introducing designers, and ways of actually introducing customers to newness; ways of supporting partners we do business with through events and editorial projects, ways of supporting new brands that we’re bringing on. They are seeing massive success in taking merchandise personally to the customer and introducing designers and exciting players in the industry directly,”

With such a strong brand to work with, the scope for opportunity and expansion is certainly there and we look forward to seeing the results of this new partnership.

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