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Link Buzz: Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Front H&M Holiday Campaign, Olivier Rousteing Does the #IceBucketChallenge

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty Images

  • Rumor has it that eBay is planning on buying ASOS. [The Independent]
  • Harper’s Bazaar booked Lady Gaga to perform at its fancy New York Fashion Week party at the Plaza. [WWD]
  • Benefit Cosmetics tapped none other than Bon Qui Qui to cover Montell Jordan‘s 90s hit, “This Is How We Do It,” but some people are calling the video racist. You be the judge. [For Harriet]
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have teamed up to front H&M‘s holiday campaign. [WWD]
  • Ridiculously good-looking designer Olivier Rousteing does the #IceBucketChallenge, and we can’t stop watching his fine self get soaked over and over again. [@Olivier_Rousteing]
  • Rent the Runway’s brick-and-mortar Flatiron location is now under construction. [@eye4style]
  • Band of Outsiders cancelled its New York Fashion Week show. [WWD]
  • Yohji Yamamoto designed the uniforms for Real Madrid’s soccer team. [The New York Times
  • Lara Stone‘s new commercial for Calvin Klein is predictably sexy. [YouTube
  • Instagram just got a little more intense. The social media platform just released Hyperlapse, which allows you to time-lapse your videos. [Re / code]
  • Seven styles from Olivia Palermo‘s shoe collection with Aquazzura are now shoppable. [Popsugar Fashion]

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Zara Comes Under Fire Over Controversial ‘Star of David’ Kids’ T-Shirt

Image: Zara

Image: Zara

Someone’s really got to talk to the design team over at Zara because lately, the retailer has been pissing everyone off with some questionable T-shirts. Earlier this month, it sparked outrage for producing a tee that read “White Is The New Black.” Several annoyed customers called the shirt, at worst, racist, at best, problematic. Of course, no one’s sure if Zara was trying to make a racial statement with the piece (the brand probably wasn’t), but at the very least, it should have predicted that some folks might not take too kindly to that slogan. Simple oversight could have prevented that debacle. 

But it looks like the retailer still has not learned its lesson. Zara’s coming under fire once again for another top, this one made for children. The retailer unveiled a kids’ striped T-shirt boasting a yellow sheriff star appliqué. Unfortunately, too many customers thought the flourish looked more like the Star of David, which is understandable considering the word “Sheriff” is only barely visible if you look very, very closely. 

Critics of the shirt say it too closely resembles the uniforms Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The only difference here is that the stripes are horizontal, whereas the uniforms from the 40s had vertical ones. Now, one look at the shirt could have given the folks at Zara a clue that perhaps this design was not the most prudent to produce, but you know what they say about common sense… (more…)

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Lancôme Teams with Sephora Staff to Create Exclusive Packaging

The winning design created by Alyssa Steinhubl from Edmonton's Kingsway Mall Sephora.

The winning design created by Alyssa Steinhubl from the Kingsway Mall Sephora in Edmonton.

When you think of Paris, dream-like visions of elegance and romance pop to mind. And no one knows this better than Lancôme. In the spirit of celebrating the holiday season, the beauty giant has created three limited-edition To Paris with Lancôme holiday gift sets featuring exclusive packaging designed by one of Sephora’s talented artists. (more…)

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Donatella Versace Latest Designer to Do The ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Just when we thought we were sick of seeing famous people dump ice water over their heads, Donatella Versace comes to remind us that no, indeed we are not, and watching the rich and famous get cold and wet will never not be extremely entertaining.

The Versace VP adds to the growing list of designers taking the ALS #IceBucketChallenge today. The designer sits, flanked by two shirtless models clad only in layered gold chains and black jeans with Versace boxers peeking over. Naturally. Donatella accepts the challenge in all white, nominating Pharrell Williams, Prince and (we think, it was a little hard to understand!) Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, which is a totally random choice.

“I’m not just here for doing the makeup,” Versace reminds viewers, encouraging them to donate, before getting distracted for a moment. The minute she seems to forget the purpose of the videos, the dutiful male models pour iceless water over her head from Versace-brand buckets. As one does.

Yes, it’s as great as it sounds. Watch the whole thing above. 

[via YouTube]

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Jessica Hart Sparkles as Cosmopolitan Australia’s October Cover Girl

Aussie beauty Jessica Hart has been tapped as Cosmopolitan Australia’s cover girl for October, wearing a show-stopping jumpsuit from Perth-based label Zhivago. With the girlie-pink background and pops of yellow, white and black fonts, it’s a glossy you can’t miss on newsstands.

Jessica looks her normal babin’ self for the cover, with side-swept waves and a gap-toothed grin from ear-to-ear. With the sparkly emerald green and black one-piece doing all the talking, the Victoria’s Secret model only needed to sport a few delicate gold rings as accessories.

Zhivago designers Lydia Tsvetnenko and Lara Kovacevich must be pretty stoked to see Jessica sporting this piece, adding to their ever-growing list of celebrities who have worn their designs. Even the Highborn Jumpsuit Jessica rocks for the cover has been spotted before, on pop star Samantha Jade for the 2013 ARIAs.

Check out the issue for yourself when it goes on sale this Monday, September 1.

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