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Rihanna Sues Topshop

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, News, Sales,

Rihanna at TopshopRihanna is suing Topshop for $5 million. The "Diamonds" hitmaker is taking legal action against the UK high street fashion chain - which is owned by billionaire Philip Green - following eight months of unsuccessful negotiations over T-shirts bearing her image which are being sold without her consent.

"Rihanna's management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, 'We do what we want.' They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist. What is most offensive for Rihanna is that they basically told her, 'Go to hell. We don't care; we are going to continue selling you.' They offered her $5,000 and said they don't care," a source told The New York Post.

The 25-year-old singer has hired international law firm Reed Smith to file the suit in London, as the garments are only being sold in the UK, where the image rights are owned by the photographer who took the picture.

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Nicole Richie Debuts Gray Hair

Nicole RichieNicole Richie has dyed her hair gray. The 31-year-old fashion designer showed off her newly-silver tresses at the Met Ball at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art last night, sticking to the Costume Institute Gala's Punk: Chaos to Couture theme by matching her updo and white Topshop column dress with a red and gold manicure, multiple gold earrings and a dark burgundy lip.

Nicole - who has five-year-old Harlow and three-year-old Sparrow with husband Joel Madden - had earlier teased fans about her change of look, posting pictures of hair extensions lying on a bush and a bowl of dye onto her Instagram account. Alongside the pictures, she wrote, "Even the bushes have extensions! Happy Met Ball Monday!
Hair Time #MetBall (sic)"

And the Fashion Star host wasn't the only star to change their hair for the annual fashion extravaganza.

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Topshop Crowns Kate Bosworth as New Face of Winter Campaign

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities,

British retailer Topshop has unveiled its latest celebrity model: Kate Bosworth.

The clothing store launched a contest for fans and shoppers by having them guess who the new face would be, offering clues each week. In revealing Bosworth, Topshop presented its first Christmas film, directed by the actress' fiance, Michael Polish. In the short video (seen above), Bosworth - dressed in a fabulous red dress - sings "Winter Wonderland" on top of a piano. The video ends in a politically correct fashion, listing various "Happy Holiday" and "Merry Christmas" remarks in a myriad of languages.

What do you think of Kate as Topshop's new celebrity face?

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No Designer Clothes For Chloe Moretz

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Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz on the red carpetChloe Moretz's mother won't let her buy designer clothes. The 14-year-old actress regularly wears high fashion clothes on the red carpet, but her mother insists the starlet only buys her clothes from high street shops.

"My mom won't let me buy high-fashion stuff unless it's TK Maxx or a birthday occasion. I love going to Topshop, Urban Outfitters and American Apparel, I'm in love with their jackets."

However, Chloe's mum will make an exception when it comes to footwear, and Chloe admitted she has gone slightly overboard by splashing out on a huge collection of Rubert Sanderson heels: "The one thing my mom will let me get is a nice shoe sometimes. I have so many shoes by that label. They're not ridiculously comfortable to wear but they are the most beautiful."

Chloe has many style inspirations with both her mum and Michelle Pfeiffer vying for the top spot. "I have a lot of looks, but right now I'm really into grunge. Messy hair, black heels. I get Michelle Pfeiffer with it. My mom has the most incredible clothes from the eighties. We're going skiing this winter. I wanted to wear her Moncler ski jacket but she threw it out."

Topshop Launches 214 Magazine

Topshop 214 Magazine Spring/Summer 2011

Can't shop at a retail store that doesn't publish its own catalogue fashion magazine? Me either. Thankfully, Topshop has jumped on that trend trade and finally published 214, which has landed in select stores.

"SELECT STORES?!" asks the U.S. customer. Don't worry, they want your money, too, which is why they've made the Spring/Summer 2011 issue available online!

The main editorial, "Shades of Summer," -- photographed by Saga Sig and styled by Anna Trevelyan -- highlights all the bohemian meets '70s products in the line. Check out the front cover photo after the jump.

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Lookbook: Topshop Spring/Summer 2011

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Hairstyles, News,

Topshop Spring/Summer 2011

Prepare to be intimidated (as usual) by the amazing styling skills of Topshop's crew.

The British retailer has unveiled bits and pieces of its Spring/Summer 2011 collection, staying true to the funky patterns and colors we've come to expect from the label. This time, the line blends bohemian chic with modern and preppy touches. I'm also inclined to take a cue from the models' Skittles-esque hair styles. Yes, rainbow hair tips are still in -- with Spring around the corner, what's stopping you now?

Check out the rest of the photos after the jump.

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Kate Moss to Work With Sir Philip Green

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Sir Philip Green and Kate MossModel-turned-Topshop designer is “still working” for Sir Philip Green.

Last month, it was reported the British supermodel will complete her work with the billionaire businessman’s store Topshop when her Fall/Winter collection comes out in October. Kate has now revealed she is continuing her working relationship with Philip and the pair will definitely collaborate on another project.

Speaking at the launch of her boyfriend Jamie Hince’s new movie premiere last night, Kate exclusively told BANG Showbiz, “Yeah, I’m still working with Philip. We will do something together in the future.”

Philip recently insisted the pair would work together on something “very special” and confirmed the end of her Topshop association was not the end of their professional relationship: “It isn’t a split. There are two or three very special projects we have in mind, which we will do as and when. They have to be unique, special and they have to have her stamp on them.”

No More Kate Moss for Topshop

Kate Moss for TopshopSupermodel-turned-designer has ended her design collaboration with Topshop.

The Brit will complete her work with the brand when her Fall/Winter collection comes out in October, although both parties deny there is any bad feeling.

“It has been fantastic for us and fantastic for her but the designs take more and more time and she cannot do this full-time anymore,” boss Sir Philip Green told The Times newspaper.

Her upcoming collection with be her 14th for the brand, and it is believed she has earned $4.6 million from the ranges. Author and fashion lecturer David Shaw told the BBC, “Everyone was quite surprised it lasted so long. Topshop is notorious for quick change. It brings in brands and loses brands.”

In addition to designing for Topshop since 2007, she was also on hand to open up the store’s first New York outlet in 2009.

Items Du Jour: Marion Covers Vogue, Megan Fox Strips for Cameras, Miley Gets Ear Ink

Marion Cotillard on July's Vogue—Although Megan Fox has been busy with promotional work for Jonah Hex, the people over at Armani didn’t want us to forget that the brunette actress is still their lingerie model. Piggybacking

In light of her publicity, the group has released one of her ads, expected to appear in major cities around July.

—French actress Marion Cotillard graces the July cover of Vogue looking fabulous (when doesn’t she?).

—Katy Perry’s Daisy Dukes from her “California Gurls” video have been the talk of the town lately. You’re easily able to snatch up a pair of the Diesel shorts for $160 a pop; however, you’ll have to glue the crystals yourself. Oh, the pitfalls of not being famous…

—Everyone’s favorite teen mess singer Miley Cyrus got a new tattooon her ear. It reads, “Love.”

—Mark Fast’s Topshop collection doesn’t hit stores until July 7th, but at least we can take a look at the dresses ahead of time.

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Items Du Jour: Cavalli Goes Crazy, Marc Talks Universes, and Kate Moss Goes Topless

Alicia Keys—Roberto Cavalli reveals that he is “a completely typical man,” in that women drive him crazy. Considering that it’s Cavalli, I’m more inclined to think that he’s the one driving the opposite (and possibly same?) sex crazy.

—Although she’s usually looking sultry and glamorous, Alicia Keys showed up to the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in London looking frumpy and too layered. She may be aiming for flower petals, but all I see is a feathered animal.

—Even though she’s apparently loaded with cash, Gisele Bundchen and husband Tom Brady need not worry about being sued. A New York judge dismissed a case carried by photographers who claim they were shot by bodyguards at the famous couple’s Costa Rican wedding.

—Supermodel Kate Moss spends some serious vacation time topless on a Caribbean beach with boyfriend Jamie Hince of The Kills. The couple even wore matching bathing suit bottoms!

—Catch a video of Marc Jacobs talking at the Louis Vuitton Bonds Street opening about extravagance, luxury, and… universes.

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