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Link Buzz: A New ScarJo Fragrance Ad; Posing 101 with Molly Sims

  • Here's Scarlett Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana's "The One Desire" fragrance. My one desire would probably be no more hatred, anywhere in the world. Or, more selfishly, a life of unparalleled health. Yours? [FashionETC]
     
  • Net-a-Porter is launching a print magazine because if you look at the computer for too long you will lose your mind. [Fashionologie]
     
  • If you've ever been photographed before, you'll probably want to know what Molly Sims' secret-weapon pose looks like. [BellaSugar]
     
  • If you're wondering whether Diane Kruger ever gets it wrong, the answer is yes, but whatever. [FabSugar]
     
  • What's Fred Savage doing now, when he's not starring in my fondest memories? [Starcasm]

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Summer Just Got Twice as Nice Thanks to a Second Capsule Collection From Vanishing Elephant

You know how you always want what you can’t have, and then when you have it you don’t really want it anymore? Not so with previously menswear-only Vanishing Elephant and the womenswear collection they finally released in March this year after being inundated with requests from female fans after the brand was launched in 2008.

Vanishing Elephant’s debut Spring 2012 womenswear collection proved so popular that it sold out, and to compensate they’ve unexpectedly dropped a second capsule range which is now available in stores. There are pastoral liberty print shirts aplenty complemented by high-waist minis in navy corduroy and loose-fit trousers screaming to be unsystematically cuffed at the hem.

Again, relaxed yet careful tailoring and silky, breathable fabrics are hallmarks of the designs, with intricate details like a crisp Peter Pan collar doing their duties for the requisite “contemporary twists.” Also, shoes: If your summer brogues aren’t perforated and neon-accented or patent and covered in dreamy florals, don’t even bother.

The Vanishing Elephant High Summer women’s edit is now available in stores and online.   

Images: Vanishing Elephant

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J.W. Anderson Replaces Christopher Kane as the New Versus Designer

J.W. AndersonIt’s been quite the year for 27-year-old J.W. Anderson which has seen him showcase his collection at London Fashion Week thanks to being selected as a NEWGEN recipient, create a fab Topshop collection, and acquire a loyal celebrity following including Alexa Chung, Daisy Lowe, and Pixie Geldof. Now, fresh from winning the British Fashion Awards’ Emerging Talent award earlier this week, Donatella Versace has officially released a statement saying that he’s set to design the next Versus capsule collection. So, as we bid a fond farewell to Christopher Kane after 3 years designing Versus, we know that he’s set to be replaced by a designer that is equally as edgy. 

Anderson’s Plans for Versus

Anderson has stated that the Versus line exemplifies purity, and explores the relationships between a boy and a girl, a girl and a girl, and a boy and a boy. How will this translate to his designs? A white palette, clean cuts, and an androgynous aesthetic, perhaps? Your guesses are as good as ours, but there’s no doubt that we’re in store for quite the treat.

The collection will feature both women’s and men’s ready-to-wear pieces, as well as accessories, but you’ll have to curb your enthusiasm as the line will not available until next spring.

Images: Lia Toby/WENN.com

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Diane Von Furstenberg’s Red Carpet Date Was a Literal Dog

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Diane von Furstenberg totally lucked out earlier this week when she got to attend the Neiman Marcus x Target Holiday Collection preview party on the errr…arm (leg?) of Bullseye the Target mascot. A few years ago, I read about a woman that paid for her Macbook Pro by selling out ad space on its surface, so her computer became a kind of billboard whenever she worked from a coffeeshop (she was a freelancer, so this was a near-daily occurance). I would do that, but with my face.

Dear Target, Let's talk. I will go out with a giant bullseye drawn around my eye — like all the time, except maybe not on dates? — and you just have to cover my food, drinks, and cab fare. Maybe also my clothing? Would not want to tar the Target (haa) brand image by looking like a slob. 

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Ack: Girls Season 2 Looks So Good [Watch The Trailer]

If you were hoping Season 2 of Girls would be just terrible so you could have an extra half-hour a week to pet your cat and develop meaningful relationships with the people in your life, I'm sorry but it appears that Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) & Co. are coming back in January with guns blazing. You can have a life some other time. 

There's still over a month before the Season 2 premiere and the first trailer is already here, because HBO's going to be damned if you pay attention to something else even for a second. If you aren't already wary of the impending Girls hype hurricane, please get it together. This show would be so much better if it were just a show, and not a nauseatingly relatable twentysomething Brooklyn lifestyle almost-empire. 

So here's what we can look forward to next season:

  • Yes, everyone still lives in New York.
  • "What if he's murder-y in like, a murder way?"
  • Jorma Taccone is back to seduce Marnie (played by Allison Williams). Finally. It will probably be the sexiest thing on television.
  • As my friend Andrew put it: "I liked the part when Lena Dunham was in a mesh top or something."

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Alexander Wang to Take the Reins at Balenciaga! (Forum Buzz)

Alexander WangThough many forum members seem less than thrilled with this announcement, it seems that New York based fashion designer Alexander Wang will be taking the reins at Balenciaga. It was announced earlier this month that Nicolas Ghesquière, who has been serving as Balenciaga’s creative director since 1997, would end his working relationship with the brand on November 30 (as in, today).

Wang has been one of the darlings of New York fashion since he emerged on the scene. The chic urban cool-girl vibe of his clothes has had women everywhere clamoring for his apparel and ever-expanding selection of accessories. Despite his popularity and commercial success, a lot of forum members don't see his appeal.

“I don’t get at all how could anyone think that Wang, based on what he has shown in his work so far, could handle a house like Balenciaga?! Just doesn’t make sense,” Miss Dalloway posted.

Lemeray wrote, “Wang is so wrong for Balenciaga. He's definitely not versatile enough for Paris.”

Psylocke shared a more optimistic point of view: “I'm actually quite excited about the news. Like everyone else I'm very skeptical about this working out in the long run, but I'm definitely excited to see what Wang can do at a big fashion house like Balenciaga. I think although many of us find him extremely overrated, one cannot deny he has managed to create buzz and trends and make his shows one of the highlights of NYFW for much longer than anyone would have guessed. He can put on a spectacle, keep us interested in his brand and design wearable and very saleable collections, therefore I can see why a company like PPR trusts him to be a good choice for Balenciaga. Is he versatile or skilled enough for this job?” she continued. “Probably not, but I hope the team around him will do something about that. I really don't think he's the worst choice,” she concluded.

Despite his wunderkind status in the States, Wang has some huge shoes to fill and this is a major coup for him. Can he handle it though? The Alexander Wang brand is growing at a rapid rate and leading the team at Balenciaga is a huge job to take on. Let’s hope this doesn’t lead to another case of fashion designer burnout followed by complete meltdown.

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