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Secret Service Pulls Jenna Lyons and Vera Wang Aside Outside White House Party

Images: FilmMagic/Getty Images

Images: FilmMagic/Getty Images

Some random, criminal record-having guy armed with a gun getting on an elevator with President Barack Obama? Totally OK by the Secret Service’s standards. Unarmed Vera Wang and Jenna Lyons attending a party they were invited to at the White House? UNACCEPTABLE.

Last night, Michelle Obama wrapped up her Fashion Education Workshop with a party several designers were invited to. Apparently, when the two guests tried to enter the event, Secret Service agents pulled them aside because they received the wrong information on both women’s identification. According to Page Six, “Attendees were supposed to send in their Social Security, passport or drivers license numbers. For some reason the Secret Service had the wrong information for Vera.” 

A source says the guards “pulled Vera and Jenna aside and out of the line because of an issue with the guest list. After being held 20 minutes off to the side, they were both finally allowed in, but it was embarrassing.” Indeed. We understand the need for security, but considering Lyons sat on a panel at the White House just hours before the party, it seems a little strange that there would be a mix-up so shortly after. 

But then again, considering the Secret Service’s recent slip-ups, it’s understandable why they might be extra careful these days. Just recently, a man hopped the White House fence brandishing a knife. Between that huge misstep and the aforementioned elevator-gate, maybe they were just trying to avoid another egregious incident.

[via Page Six]

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WWD Calls Lena Dunham Sexual Abuse Claims a ‘Brouhaha’

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Image: WireImage/Getty Images

Lena Dunham has been steadily promoting her latest tomeNot That Kind of Girl, over the past few weeks. In the book, she recounts a time she was raped in college. But it seems that even with this extremely personal revelation, folks simply cannot leave well enough alone. Now, rumors are circulating that Lena was also sexually abused as a child and curious reporters are allegedly keen to get to the bottom of these claims. 

Last night, Lena was on hand to host the Lowline Anti-Gala and according to WWD, only made an appearance for part of the night. According to its sources, the Girls‘ creator was avoiding the press, so that no one would probe into the matter. The article, though perhaps better suited for Page Six or the Daily Mail, would have been perfectly fine were it not for the headline: “Another Lena Dunham Brouhaha.” Um, excuse us, what??

The dictionary defines “brouhaha” as “excited public interest, discussion or the like, as the clamor attending some sensational event; hullabaloo.” While news of these rumors did excite “public interest,” the word brouhaha in reference to a possible victim of sexual abuse is probably not the appropriate terminology. Brouhaha seems, in this case, like a trivializing statement and indeed, there is nothing trivial about being sexually abused as a child. These are very serious claims and, if true, probably bring up a lot of bad memories for Lena. This isn’t a case of the star taking her top off in public or tweeting something that pissed off the Internet. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Balmain — that was a brouhaha. Lindsay Lohan forgetting her lines onstage during a theater production? Brouhaha. 

Whether it was late in the day or not, it just seems a little insensitive to assign such nomenclature to these allegations. With headlines like this, it’s no wonder Lena didn’t want to speak to the press last night.

[via WWD]

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Baz Luhrmann Directs Chanel No. 5 TV Ad Starring Gisele Bündchen

Chanel No. 5 is gearing up for its next TV ad and the brand has tapped director Baz Luhrmann to helm the project. Gisele Bündchen is set to star in the spot and, knowing the model and Luhrmann’s penchant for the flashier things in life, it’s shaping up to be an epic showing. 



So excited to introduce a behind the scene picture of my next campaign for @chanelofficial. #chaneln5 #theonethatiwant Muito feliz em mostrar a primeira foto dos bastidores da minha próxima campanha para @Chanelofficial.

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Images of the print campaign have leaked — one image shows Gisele resting in the crook of a giant “5” marquee light. In the second shot, the model’s shadowy figure (clad in a gorgeous floor-length gown, naturally) looms in an alleyway with both the trademark Chanel double Cs and “5” marquee illuminating the dark side street.

According to ELLE U.K., Gisele shows a sportier side in the commercial, filmed running on the beach in a navy wetsuit and matching Chanel surfbordt surfboard.

The commercial is set to premiere October 15.

[via ELLE UK]

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Fashion Bloggers Impress at the Touchstone by Paspaley Launch

Australia’s finest stepped out for the Touchstone by Paspaley launch event at Sydney’s Est. restaurant last night, donning a mix of chic ensembles to celebrate the new collection of Australia South Sea pearls.

Much to our dismay, the face of the campaign, Teresa Palmer, wasn’t in sight, but a variety of models, home-grown designers, and TV personalities still came out to play. Unsurprisingly, the fashion bloggers repped the best getups, with favourites like Tanja Gacic and Brooke Testoni making our best-dressed cut.

Tanja Gacic

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With summery bronze skin like Tanja, a nude-on-nude look works a treat. The My Empirical Life blogger pleased in a long-sleeve Céline shift dress, pointed toe heels, an A-Esque nude-and-metallic clutch, and, of course, a Paspaley necklace. (more…)

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La Couleur Couture Launches New Fall Shades Inspired by the Fall 2014 Runways

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We sure love doing our nails, don’t we ladies? More versatile than lipstick and more flexible than hair colour, nail polish offers us a seemingly endless variety of colours and treatments, and the delightful whimsy of being able to change it every day if we so choose. This season, newbie Canadian brand la couleur couture launches its second collection of shades in tune with the colours seen on the international fall catwalks.

Whether you’re looking for daring reds in line with Wes Gordon’s runway show, vampy black à la Vera Wang or elegant, Elie Saab-inspired gold, this collection has you covered. As if a wide spectrum of fashionable shades wasn’t enough, the brand also trades on an eco-minded philosophy. Founder Farima Hakkak wanted to offer nail polish lovers a highly pigmented and fast-drying product that was also safe and cruelty free. As such, her lacquers feature a UV inhibitor, are vegan-friendly, non-toxic and free of parabens, gluten, formaldehyde, DBP, camphor and toluene. All you get are lustrous, beautiful colours and long-lasting shine.

You can get your hands on la couleur couture at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

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