August 11, 2013

Fashion Scoop: Latest Fashion Gossip

André Leon Talley comes clean about his sexuality in this month’s Vanity Fair, and his admission might surprise you. The Numéro Russia editor-at-large says that although he was flattered to be named one of the most influential gay men in the world, he is not gay. While he maintains that he has “had very gay experiences” in his life, he has never hooked up with a designer, and he’s been in love with two women. My mind: totally blown. Any thoughts on this one, guys? (Daily Mail)

Beyonce's parfum house has amassed over $400 million in sales, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Her limited edition Beyoncé Heat Mrs. Carter Show World Tour scent, was sampled at her shows in North America, and will soon be available to the masses in the US, U.K., Ireland, and Australia. But that’s not all– Stephen Mormoris, the SVP of global marketing, American Fragrances, for Coty Prestige (Beyoncé parfums parent company), let it slip that they are planning to launch another Bey scent for 2014. Like we don't have enough of celebrity fragrances alreaady! (WWD)

 Jason Wu is trying his hand at color cosmetics. In partnership with Lancôme, he is set to release a limited edition makeup range come Fashion Week. The 15-piece collection has a few red lipsticks, three eyeshadow palettes, nail polish, and a navy mascara. Each product resides in a package bearing Wu’s name, and Lancôme’s signature rosette. The line will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom
Prices range from a reasonable $15 to $49. “It feels like a very important step for me in the beauty world,” Wu told WWD“and it’s going to be an exciting new chapter for my collection and my career.” (WWD)

 Nine West is joining forces with InStyle magazine for a footwear capsule this fall. Parent company The Jones Group president Richard Dickson says the idea for the partnership came during Paris Fashion Week over dinner with the InStyle editors. “Out of all of them [magazines] that would have been possible, InStyle certainly was the best magazine we could have ever hoped to do it with,” he told WWD“particularly because their reach, their skill set, their understanding of the consumer and their point of view fits in particularly well with Nine West’s positioning.” 9WInStyle is due out August 16th, boasting 10 styles in 26 colors and materials. Expect d’orsay pumps, booties, menswear-inspired flats, and more, with prices ranging from $79 to $149. This is the first time Nine West is collaborating with a publication, which InStyle editor Ariel Foxman says is  “a wonderful way for us to develop this brand new revenue stream that’s well within our core brand values.” Not gonna lie, some of these shoes look really cute! What do you think of the line, Bombers? (WWD)

Scott says that he was dismissed from his position as a style correspondent for wearing women’s clothes to cover this year’s BET awards (even though his androgynous aesthetic is part of his signature look, and undoubtedly one of the sources of his popularity and success). He originally went on air in a long navy tunic and high heels, but says he was pulled aside after the first segment and asked to change and tone down his makeup. They replaced Scott with Adrienne Bailon, until they finally put him back in towards the end of the show. Legal counsel for B. Scott maintains the personality suffered emotional distress due to this adverse treatment. I think people should be free to wear whatever they want, but considering many black people aren’t particularly keen on accepting the idea of a man dressing as a woman (unless their name is Tyler Perry/Madea)
I can see why BET was so frantic. What do you think? 
Did BET have the right to take B. Scott off the air? Or should they have allowed B Scott to dress as he feels? (Daily Mail)

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