The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: MAC’s Ruby Woo Is America’s Best-Selling Lipstick, Olivia Palermo For Aquazzura Revealed, and Yahoo Beefs Up Its Fashion Staff


  • Rihanna isn’t the only person who loves MAC’s Ruby Woo lipstick–apparently so does most of America. Launched in 1999 under the Retro Matte line, the shade has been a success ever since it’s debut. “It immediately rose to success as the best red on the market,” said Jennifer Balbier the senior VP of global product and development at MAC. “It is iconic! We sell millions of units a year.” (StyleBlazer)

Anna Wintour

  • Anna Wintour isn’t as cold as some people make her out to be. Upon hearing about Ryan Raftery’s one man act focused on her, who plays the blonde editor himself, she didn’t call for his head on a platter, or for him to be blacklisted from every theatre in the country. Instead she asked her daughter Bee to go see the show and report back. If it’s any indication, Bee herself was reportedly cracking up during the whole show. (Page Six)


  • With prices ranging from $600 to $1,625, Olivia Palermo has revealed the designs of her Aquazzura collaboration. Set to launch on Net-A-Porter on August 25, the collection has 6 pieces that include over the knee suede boots, metallic leather sandals, and booties. “I think it is no secret that I love a good shoe,” she said of the project. “So I very much enjoyed creating a ‘survival pack’ for every occasion and women of all ages.” (Daily Mail)


  • The Mall at Bay Plaza, New York City will be the first enclosed fashion mall in over 40 years to open in the city. At 780,000 square feet, the mall will include H&M, Michael Kors, Ulta, Victoria Secret, Kay Jewelers, four new restaurants, a new gym and AMC Theater. If you’re a Manhattan resident, speak up in the comments: would you head to the Bronx to go to a mall? (ABC 7)


  • As the launch date of Yahoo’s new fashion vertical helmed by Joe Zee nears, the site has announced a slew of new hires. Sarah Cristobal, formerly an editor of V as well as Dora Fung who was previously at CR Fashion Book are both joining the publication. In addition, Bifen Xu, who has worked at W, Nick Axelrod who helped found Into The Gloss and Andrea Oliveri who was a celebrity bookings director at Details have also joined the team. The result is a pretty amazing line-up of players. We’re looking forward to seeing the site debut around fashion week. (The Daily Front Row)
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