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• Photos from Pierre Balmain, the Balmain diffusion line we talked about a few months ago, have been released!
Price points are, as expected, still steep but certainly more affordable (90% more affordable, to be exact) with jeans starting at $363, jackets at $508, and t-shirts at $174. In the tradition of Alexander Wang and Givenchy, Pierre Balmain will release short videos as part of their media blitz. The line will launch this spring. (The Cut)
• The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) ain’t playin’! Two ads for Maybelline and Lancôme (featuring Christy Turlington and Julia Roberts, respectively) have been banned throughout the U.K. for being “misleading,” and far too airbrushed. They said “On the basis of the evidence we had received we could not conclude that the ad image accurately illustrated what effect the product could achieve, and that the image had not been exaggerated by digital post production techniques.” Keep it up, ASA. Mascara ads should be next on your list! Lord knows my eyelashes don’t look this long, even after two coats of The Falsies! (The Cut)
• The Wu-Tang Clan is looking for an intern to work at their management office in Staten Island. Sounds like a frat boy’s dream! Duties include social media management, and working in the radio station. Apply at Wu-world.com (Refinery29)
• Selena Gomez is photographed by Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leopold in a spread titled “Forever Young” for Elle Mexico August 2011. I know. She’s adorable. She’s #werqin. We love her! (Fashion Gone Rogue)