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Avril Lavigne for Abbey DawnAvril Lavigne is to show at New York Fashion Week. The "Girlfriend" singer will showcase the latest collection for her Abbey Dawn clothing range at the prestigious event next month.

According to a press release, the event - which will take place on September 12 at the city's Style 360-Metropolitan Pavilion - will be "a high-energy runway fashion show." The ladies' line will include dresses, denim, skirts, footwear, handbags, wallets, purses and eyewear.

Earlier this year, Avril said her fashion tastes have grown more sophisticated over time. The "What The Hell" hitmaker used to be famed for her rock chick look, but has now started to wear dresses and heels as her style has matured over the years.

"When I was younger, I dressed skater and had that whole thing going on. But as I grew up, I eventually started wearing heels and dresses. Over time, fashion choices change. Now that I'm older and have a fashion line, I'm more into fashion. I like to dress with rock 'n' roll elements and be casual. I like jeans with rips and skulls, but now I wear more flattering pieces. I would never have worn heels or tight trousers before, or dresses. Today, though, I enjoy it. I've grown up."


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Natali Germanotta and sister Lady GagaLike sister, like... sister? Lady Gaga's younger sibling is to create the costumes for a new off-Broadway show. The Born This Way singer's 19-year-old sibling Natali Germanotta - who is currently studying fashion design at legendary New York fashion school Parsons - is to design the outfits for Simon Says, which is about three strangers who meet at a seance.

Last year, Natali interned at Allison Parris helping backstage at its Fall/Winter 2010 show, where she impressed with her work ethic and style. "Natali has an edgier sense of style like her sister. Initially when she went to the Grammys a few years ago, she wore one of our little lace trapeze dresses, but she styled it up with leather and hardware. She is so nice and so easy to work with. She is such a great girl," Allison said.

Gaga, 25, recently revealed she feels famous because of her style: "I used to save up my money to buy Mugler vintage archive. I used to save up all my money. I had to have it. That's really what fashion is all about for me. I already felt like I had made it before I had made it. All of you made me feel like a star before I was. Thank you for believing in me."


Rihanna at Barbados Carnival-- Liza Minelli didn't get a LOVE cover, but she does have a spread in the magazine, shot by Terry Richardson. Naturally, she poses in a Statue of Liberty costume.

-- Kim Kardashian reveals that Vera Wang will design her wedding dress. Perhaps this wasn't so surprising, considering Wang had designed sister Khloe's wedding gown.

-- Nearly as rare as the rarest astronomical events, Karl Lagerfeld was photographed without his sunglasses. Apparently Saint Tropez wasn't bright enough for him!

-- After dressing up for his cousin's wedding, Prince William dressed down for a stroll in the park with the new Duchess of Cambridge... in matching outfits.

-- Colombia Fashion Week makes waves as fashion designers try to break free from the country's dark reputation through beauty, style, and class.

Click to continue reading Items Du Jour: Terry Shoots Liza, William and Kate Watch, Nearly-Nude Rihanna


Chace CrawfordVersace has enlisted some of television's hottest men to show off their menswear collection at Milan Fashion Week today.

Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford will join a host of other male celebrities including Glee's Darren Criss, Ryan Kwanten from True Blood, Zachary Quinto and NBA players Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade to take to the catwalk for the Italian fashion label.

Meanwhile, sports provided much of the inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2012 collections shown at the weekend with Prada heavily-inspired by golf and British designer featuring T-shirts with Olympic torches on them.

Milan Fashion Week opened on Saturday with shows by Burberry Prorsum, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and Jil Sander while yesterday Bottega Veneta, Emporio Armani, Pringle of Scotland and Missoni all unveiled their latest collections.


Beyonce behind the scenes of her new music video-- Freelance model/photographer/retoucher Felice Fawn defends and provides proof of her Facebook conversation with Terry Richardson, which (not surprisingly) perpetuated his sleazy image. A fan of his work, Fawn is still holding out that the person who messaged her was a fraud.

-- American Apparel is supposedly even closer to filing bankruptcy.

-- Male model Eric Zentner -- who appeared in Versace ads, Teen Vogue editorials, and a Katy Perry music video -- was killed in a hit and run accident while he was en route to visit his mother last Saturday. Police are still searching for the suspect.

-- Beyonce was spotted on the set of her latest music video, which features the first single off her new album. In the photos, she wears Roberto Cavalli Pre-Spring 2011 and Fall/Winter 2011. Like her gal pal Gaga, she seems to have again reinvented her look.

Click to continue reading Items Du Jour: Siriano Designs Sponges and Beyonce’s New Look


Katy Perry on Elle Magazine-- Mother of Johnny Depp's kids and muse to Karl Lagerfeld, Vanessa Paradis, makes eye patches sexy by sporting a black rose one on the cover of i-D Magazine. Is this her hint at wanting a role in Pirates of the Caribbean?

-- Katy Perry tones down her costume look for Elle magazine, where she instead sports a colorful Gucci suit. Looking a bit like Emily Blunt on the cover, Perry's business attire works well for her.

-- Of course, Perry can't always keep to tame pants suits. The 26 year-old appeared at the Mexico City launch of her new fragrance -- Purr by Katy Perry -- in a purple dress that left little to the imagination.

-- Continuing on her unspoken path to rid the cosmetic world of chemicals, supermodel Gisele Bundchen has just proclaimed her detestment of sunscreen, calling it poison. Of course, those who are fighting tirelessly for the prevention of skin cancer are outraged.

-- Speaking of outrage, Glee actress Lea Michele landed the cover of Cosmopolitan wearing a v-cut top that -- gasp -- almost reveals her navel! Naturally, Glee parents who have no concept of the difference between television characters and the people who portray them, are upset.

Click to continue reading Items Du Jour: Katy Perry Covers Elle, Lea Michelle Covers Cosmo


Daisy Lowe on ASOS

"My dream is to see a lot more female shapes in ad campaigns when I look through magazines...my friend was working with Crystal Renn and said she thinks she's only got a 38-inch hip. Karl Lagerfeld said he was going to embrace her womanly shape and then he just put her face on the ad campaign. Girls are starting to have tits in pictures, but I think it still needs to be about the curve... Real women have hips and an arse, yet loads of models in shows seem to have neither."

-- Size 4 model Daisy Lowe on wanting to see more womanly curves on the runway.

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Natalie Portman's Engagement Ring-- Riccardo Tisci borrowed a little inspiration from the East for Givenchy's Spring 2011 couture collection, which was modeled by an exclusively Asian cast. Like last year (much to many celebrities' dismay, I'm sure), Tisci limited the guest list to wealthy serious buyers.

-- Don't you wish you could vote Miuccia Prada into office? Well, the designer says that a life of politics is not out of the question.

-- A touch of Playboy bunny, a dash of Pirates of the Caribbean, and a sprinkle of Katy Perry make for Rihanna's upcoming music video for her song, "S&M."

-- Oscar nominee Natalie Portman's fiancé Benjamin Millepied looked to dancer-turned-jewelry designer Jamie Wolf when it came to choosing a one-of-a-kind design for the actress. "We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie," Wolf tells InStyle.

-- Who is Karl Lagerfeld's worst critic? Himself! The famed fashion designer tells Vogue that -- despite designing for his own label, Chanel, and Fendi -- he "could do better," and that he is "never pleased" with himself. He then gets pretentious by talking about how he reads pretentious books.

Click to continue reading Items Du Jour: Japan Infiltrates Givenchy, Natalie’s Ring, and Lazy Lagerfeld


Behold -- the first look at Nicola Formichetti's first collection as creative director of Thierry Mugler. Cue angelic music.

Okay, okay, so Paris Men's Fashion Week is only a week away, but who can resist when the label preys upon our internet generation's insatiable hunger for images?

Especially when you put out a creepy, weird photo like this one. He may have Gareth Pugh running for his money! Trying quelling any and all thoughts related to Lady Gaga and let me know what you think.

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Giles Deacon designing

"Cruise collections are like a croissant or tagliatelle — they're the bread and butter of your wardrobe. They're becoming more and more like full collections. Customers want new products through the seasons and you have keep them wanting more. If you want to stay relevant in this industry you have to keep upping the ante."

-- Fashion designer Giles Deacon describes the essence of cruise and resort collections.

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