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.Anna Sui for Target

As if the fall release date wasn’t torturous enough, fans of Anna Sui and Gossip Girl now have the look book to fawn over until then.

The nineteen looks (which you can see after the jump) are based upon the individual styles of Blair, Jenny, Vanessa, and Serena. Of all sets, I think that Blair’s classy, high-collared looks are the cutest; Serena’s monochrome would have won if it weren’t for the vest and leggings with bows. Jenny’s black, red, and white palette strike me as punk-inspired and have potential; however, I tend to fear the prints and patterns used. Vanessa’s set is very bohemian, although I’m not sure as to why they chose such an ugly palette of orange and brown.

You can expect to see Anna Sui’s line hit Target stores and online starting September 13.

Click to continue reading Look Book for Anna Sui’s Gossip Girl-esque Line Leaks

Read More | The Cut

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Jennifer Lopez now has one less thing to juggle in her life.

Six years after launching the Sweetface brand, the singer/dancer/actress/mother is putting the clothing line on hiatus. Although the company plans to “reintroduce the brand in the near future with new messaging points and an entirely new fashion point of view,” no target date has been announced.

Sweetface - a collection of high-end urban streetwear - is a spinoff of the star’s original line. Items from JLO by Jennifer Lopez can still be purchased outside the United States.

Right now, Lopez is working on her return to the big screen. She’s currently filming The Back-Up Plan (formerly titled Plan B), a romantic comedy about a woman who undergoes artificial insemination.

Read More | E! Online

Description‘s been a rapper, an actor, a CoverGirl spokeswoman and a Jenny Craig user. A fragrance creator was the natural next step.

By venturing into the world of perfume, the Oscar nominee joins the ranks of a million other celebrities before her. How will Queen by Queen Latifah differ from the rest? Well, the Parlux Fragrances scent will combine notes of notes of mandarin, jasmine, cognac, Moroccan coriander and Egyptian musk. (Based on the description, it might just make a nice wine as well.)

When asked why she delved into the aromatic industry, Latifah gave the typical crafted response. “Beauty really does start on the inside. It’s like a state of mind, a state of love, if you will. So I see a fragrance as just a natural expression of this state of love: Scent expresses a woman’s confidence and sensuality, it’s how she embraces her body, her mind and her strength,” she claimed. Blah, blah, blah. One day, I dare someone to say “Because I know what smells good, and it ain’t you.”

A 1.7 oz bottle of the fragrance will sell for $49 when it hits stores in August.

Read More | People

DescriptionFor ’ wedding day, the actress will have something old, something new…and a gown from someone tried and true.

Danes recently revealed that close friend Narciso Rodriguez will be her other man on that big day. When she walks down the aisle to marry Evening co-star , the 30-year-old will be wearing an original from the designer.

“He’s making it. I get weepy. .. more emotional than I was expecting,” Danes told People about the “intimate” collaboration. Although she’s been contributing to the process, Claire has complete faith in Narciso’s work. “I’m offing my ideas, but they always pale in comparison to his.”

No date has been announced for the nuptials. The couple announced their engagement earlier this year after more than a year of dating.

Read More | People

Gear Live

Whoa! Gear Live is now five years old—can you believe that? I sure can’t. It seems like it was just yesterday that I started up this little blog, to share my thoughts on consumer electronics in my spare time, and eventually getting a friend to help me post some news. Before we knew it, this become my full-time gig, and we were adding writers, and sections, left and right. Today, Gear Live has over 20,000 articles spread across our various sections, headed up by some of the best writers in the blogging game. We’ve got video shows, giveaways, and a social network that we are building as well. Regardless of how many things we’ve got going on from the past, we will always have some neat tricks up our collective sleeves in the future.

So how are we celebrating? Well, how about if we gave you presents? Since it’s our fifth birthday, we decided we would give away five Mophie Juice Pack Airs. After all, people are all over the if our numbers are correct (they are,) and what better way to celebrate than by doubling the battery life of your iPhone 3G or 3G S?

How do you enter? Simple. Just leave a reply in our ‘Gear Live Turns 5’ forum thread, letting us know what your favorite Gear Live story of all time happens to be. It can be a text update, or one of our videos. Just leave a link and tell us why you liked it. Once you’ve done that, head on over to Twitter and tweet the following:

“@gearlive Turns 5, and I just entered to win a Mophie Juice Pack Air! http://bit.ly/mophie-air” (Click here to tweet this now)

We will choose five random entries as our winners, and they’ll receive the Mophie Juice Pack Air for their troubles. Why should you want one? Check out our Mophie Juice Pack Air review. Now to start comparing kindergarten programs…


Christopher Kane for TopshopScottish designer Christopher Kane actually wants to give you the time of day! In an effort to gauge interest in the unveiling of his Topshop line due this Fall, Kane will be answering questions on their blog.

While this isn’t the first time that he has collaborated with Topshop, this will be his largest at 39 pieces (shoes and bags, too!).

“This is more than a capsule collection. It’s proper: with bags, shoes, knitwear and dresses. It’s nothing like any other work I’ve done in the past. Everything is a bit ‘wow.’ But If I tell you any more, I’ll be giving the theme away,” the designer explained to Grazia‘s Melanie Rickey.

If you’ve got anything about him that’s picking your brain, now’s the time to ask! Post up your questions on Topshop’s blog before this Wednesday, June 17th. Hurry and don’t waste space with incompetent questions!

Read More | Top Shop

First Lady twins won't wear fur

Animal lovers in both France and the states (and hopefully the world) have much to rejoice for this week, as both first ladies and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy have officially pledged to kick all of the fur out of their closets.

First was Sarkozy, whose wardrobe was directly spotlighted when a letter from PETA U.S. was leaked to the Associated Press.

Slightly irked by the all-too convenient leak, Sarkozy wrote to Dan Matthews, senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals U.S.:

Click to continue reading Michelle Obama and Carla Sarkozy Tell PETA They’re Fur-Free

Read More | Washington Times

Platinum Zune HD giveaway

The Zune HD is real, and we are going to be giving one away to one of our readers. You want in? All you need to to do enter to win the is help us win the I’m a Blogger Get me Out of Here contest. If we win, we will be bringing you content straight from the set of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here. Seriously, I had to taste some of the most vile flavors I’ve ever put in my mouth, and you’ll probably get a few laughs out of it.

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As we (hopefully) make it through each round, you get another chance to Vote all over again, giving you even more chances to win. The contest starts today, and is open to US residents only. You have until 11:00 PM PST on June 11th to enter your votes. We will then announce our winner, chosen randomly out of all valid entrants and bonus points, on June 12th. The winner will be sent a Zune HD right after the product launches. Remember, you have three chances to enter a vote!


Lindsay Lohan House of Emanuel UngaroLindsay Lohan is reportedly in talks to become the House of Emanuel Ungaro’s “creative consultant”. The ‘Mean Girls’ actress is said to be discussing the role with label bosses in Paris, although head designer of the brand Esteban Cortazar is reportedly unhappy with the move. A source told the New York Post newspaper: “Esteban is threatening to leave the company if they bring Lindsay on as a consultant. It has been a revolving door of designers there and if he leaves, his team will go with him. Ungaro thinks Lindsay is going to bring the company new energy and new buzz, but she is going to be the nail in the coffin. Nobody will take them seriously ever again.”

Esteban joined the label in 2007 when he was 23, and was praised after his first collection debuted last year. The fashion house is no stranger to working with celebrities. In 2008, the label and Avon teamed up to launch two fragrances - U by Ungaro for Her and U by Ungaro for Him - which Reese Witherspoon was the face of. Lindsay has previously spoken of her love of fashion, and has her own range of leggings and fake tan. She featured in the Spring/Summer 09 campaign for Italian fashion line Fornarina, and would love to do more modeling. She has said: “I love doing photo shoots. I mean, if I could just sign with IMG and do ad campaigns and model more, I’d do that because that’s fun for me. That’s not work.”

Esteban’s lawyer gave no comment on the claims, while a representative for the House of Emanuel Ungaro did not return calls.


Skinny JeansLiam Gallagher wants someone to kill him if he wears tight jeans. The Oasis singer - whose fashion label Pretty Green launched yesterday - hates the recent trend for men to wear slim-fitting trousers and has no intention of succumbing to it. He said: “I’m not into the skinny look and pointy shoes. They’re just not on - they’re for girls. I have never worn a pair of pointy shoes in my life and I never will. If you ever see me in a pair, drive over me. That and spray-on jeans”. The 36-year-old singer decided to embark on a career as a designer after becoming bored of the clothes men’s shops stock.

Although he admits Pretty Green - which he works on with tailor Nick Holland - with not be a trailblazing label, he is adamant it will be successful. He told Britain’s GQ magazine: “My role is, ‘Right, let’s do a jacket or a coat like this,’ and Nick goes away with my ideas and brings them to life. It’s a long-term project. People might laugh at it and it might not work out, that’s why I am going to be doing clothes that I like rather than making them for someone else. At the very least I will get a wardrobe out of it. And I think people will dig it. It’s not reinventing the wheel - it will be a classic parka or trench coat. Nothing crazy going on.”


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