You can’t talk about Sephora cult favorites without mention of Kat Von D Beauty. The cosmetics line is a partnership between sought-after tattoo artist Kat Von D and KENDO, and is known for its high pigment, bold colors and long-wearing makeup that gives users a more edgy look. Today, Kat Von D Beauty announced the launch of KatVonDBeauty.com, a new interactive website that will give fans and beauty lovers a look into the world of the brand through an aggregated feed of Von D’s social content. Fan photos will also be integrated into the homepage on a monthly basis and be handpicked by Von D herself (users must tag all photos with #KVDLook on Instagram to be considered). In addition to the social feed, the site features how-to videos starring Von D and offers detailed product information with sketches and personal quotes with a redirect to Sephora.com for purchases.
To celebrate the launch of the site, KatVonDBeauty.com will host #ARTHEALS, a 24-hour charity challenge that will run from December 18th to the 19th. For every unique e-mail sign up on the website, $1 (up to $10,000) will be donated to the Art of Elysium, an organization that Von D has supported for the past seven years.
Roberto Cavalli has tapped an unlikely model to front its Spring 2015 campaign. Rapper Nicki Minaj stars in the Italian fashion house’s latest ads, twirling and dancing away in flowy maxi dresses. The campaign, shot by Francesco Carrozzini in Los Angeles, pictures Minaj in a cut-out zebra-printed dress, her windblown skirt flying this way and that, and again in a red and green printed piece doing what Cavalli describes as a “tribal” dance.
The campaign comes just in time for the release of Nicki’s new Pinkprint album, so this definitely seems like a perfect extra drop of exposure for the rapper.
Meanwhile, at Cavalli HQ, WWD says the house is negotiating with private equity firm Clessidra SGR SpA on a sale of a majority stake in the company – and they could get up to 90% of Cavalli. But passing over so much to Clessidra could possibly spark a search for a new designer. With all the shifts going on at fashion houses lately, the Cavalli label would have quite a litter to pick from. However, sources say that Emilio Pucci and Cavalli alum, Peter Dundas, could be a top choice for the brand.
[via Roberto Cavalli Facebook, WWD]
IMAGE: COURTESY OF JINSOON
Famed nail polish brand JINsoon has teamed up with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop for two limited-edition sets of nail polish. “For me, Goop has always represented the best of living and style, integrating simple luxuries into everyday life, which is synergetic with the JINsoon philosophy,” said owner and nail artist Jin Soon Choi about the collaboration.
The Classics 1 and Classics 2 sets each contain three “staple nail lacquers designed to add an elegant touch to fingertips.” Classics 1 is made up of Demure, a pale pink that is new to the JINsoon collection, Dul-cet, a toffee beige that is also being debuted, and a black-red shade by the name of Risque. Classics 2 has one newcomer, Vanity, a hot red lacquer, and also features Coquette, a classic red, and Audacity, a deep burgundy color.
The collection will have a limited-edition run and retail for $48 per set on Goop starting today.
- Public School designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have partnered with the New York Knicks for a third time through their Black Apple contemporary label. You can purchase the pieces exclusively at Madison Square Garden — it’s the perfect gift for a stylish Knicks fan. [tFS inbox]
- Rafael Nadal is the new face of Tommy Hilfiger. [WWD]
- This young man spent at least £100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Kim Kardashian. [Mirror]
- Sorry Kendall Jenner, turns out Kate Upton was 2014′s most googled model. [Vogue UK]
- To help raise awareness of the dangers of fracking, Vivienne Westwood is gifting Prime Minister David Cameron a nice big box of asbestos this Christmas. [The Independent]
- Joey Fatone confirms that Jessica Biel is pregnant. [Page Six]
- Instagram just added five new filters for you to play with. [Instagram]
- Here’s what it takes to be Miss Venezuela. [ELLE]
- Karlie Kloss busts a move in this season’s best little white dresses. [Vogue]
Ever wanted to experience just a taste of what life at Downton Abbey would be like, but don’t have a time machine to go back to the 20s? Well, now you have your chance. The owners of the now-famous Highclere Castle (which we all know as Downton), will let you stay overnight on the famed property. According to the Telegraph, the owners have opened a guest house, dubbed the London Lodge, which isn’t quite in the castle — it’s in two restored buildings on the estate, big enough for two people each.
The spot is basically perfect for a Downton-themed lovers’ getaway in cute cottages with a sophisticated, rustic feel. But if you are interested, you may want to plan for your trip sooner rather than later. The spot is already booked with guests through the spring, but there will be openings for summer and fall visits since the lodge is already so popular.
So no, there will be no late night visits from Lady Mary, and Mr. Carson may not come check on you to see when you’re ready for your morning coffee in bed, but at the very least, you can dress up in flapper dresses and take some seriously cool Instagram pictures to make all your friends jealous that you’re having the best weekend ever.
[via the Telegraph]
Now that Dov Charney is officially out at American Apparel, folks are starting to wonder what’s next for the troubled CEO. The former boss has come forward with a statement on his dismissal and in it, he seems to indicate no intention of completely cutting off his relationship with the brand. “I’m proud of what I created at American Apparel and am confident that, as its largest shareholder, I will have a strong relationship with the company in the years ahead,” he said. “Naturally, I am disappointed with the circumstances and my over 25 years of deep passion and commitment for American Apparel will always be the core DNA of the company.”
WWD speculates that his departure will probably lead to a few court battles, though as of yet, there is no indication that Charney will take legal action against his former company.
Whatever he plans to do in light of the news, one thing is for sure: Charney will likely never again hold the kind of power he used to at American Apparel.