kelly-rowland-shape-magazine-october-2013Kelly Rowland is luscious and leggy on the cover of Shape Magazine’s October 2013 issue. Those abs, oh, those abs! (Fashion Bomb Inbox)


•There was a bit of drama yesterday after the Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi show, when a few high-profile fashion industry figures found themselves caught inside a runaway elevator. Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen, Vogue‘s Virginia Smith, Suzy Menkes, Marie Claire‘s Kyle Anderson, Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Amy Astley, French Vanity Fair’s Virginie Mouzat, WSJ Magazine editor-in-chief Kristina O’Neill, and Art Director Fabien Baron were all trapped in a 509 W. 34th St elevator that simply would not stop on any floor. “It wouldn’t go back up again, and just kept dropping and dropping,” a source told the New York Post. “People started to panic, some started crying.” Couture tears! Fortunately, the building staff was able to get everyone out, but I wager some of those editors might have missed a show because of it! (Page Six)

3rd Annual Women In The World Summit

• After five years, Tina Brown is leaving The Daily Beast. By year’s end, the decorated journo will make her exit from the publication, to work on a new project, Tina Brown Live Media. This new venture, according to Brown, is “devoted to summits, salons and what I call flash debates on the news.” (WWD)

Wes Gordon Spring 2014
Wes Gordon Spring 2014

• The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has announced its designer participants for their ‘Americans in Paris’ project. Amongst the emerging talent set to showcase their creations in the French capital are Wes Gordon; A.L.C.’s Andrea Lieberman; Giulietta’s Sofia Sizzi; Esquivel Shoes’s George Esquivel; Patrik Ervell; Daniel Silberman and Justin Salguero of Illesteva; Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman; Jennifer Meyer; Juan Carlos Obando, and Jennifer Fisher. All of the 10 designers have previously been fund finalists. (WWD)


• Stefano Pilati is really shaking things up at Agnona, the new womenswear label under the Ermenegildo Zegna umbrella. The designer will present his first collection, named #0, at Milan Fashion week starting September 18th, but the offerings won’t specifically be for the spring season. Instead, Pilati will present a seasonless collection, available for immediate purchase in a “store, part pop-up, part new concept and part work-in-progress,” according to a spokesperson for the brand. Interesting… and dangerous! I predict there will be a few pricey impulse buys at that presentation! (WWD)

Limelight Miranda Jade Plater 2
• Looking for hair brands? Check out Limelight Extensions, created by 23-year old Miranda Jade Plater (pictured above with her two adorable dogs). The company prides itself on premium, high quality hair. It’s good to see a young sister doing it for herself! See more here. (Fashion Bomb Inbox)


• This week on CBS’s The Talk, each host is telling some of their darkest secrets. Today, Julie Chen revealed that at 25, she got cosmetic surgery to widen her eyes after her boss and a local agent told her they looked “too Asian.” According to Chen, her news director at a Dayton, Ohio station pulled her aside after she asked to fill in on camera for vacationing anchors. “He said, ‘Let’s face it Julie, how relatable are you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we have in Dayton? On top of that because of your Asian eyes, I’ve noticed that when you’re on camera, you look disinterested and bored.'” An agent told her he literally could not represent her until she got the surgery. Chen shared before and after pictures to illustrate her transformation. Sad! This happened several years ago, but as we know, little has changed! Julie was gorgeous before, it’s unfortunate that she was made to feel her ethnicity– something she can’t even help– was holding her back. (Daily Mail)



•And just for fun, check out how Swagger New York re-imagined 90’s cartoon characters for Fashion Week. (Swagger New York)



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