• The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Joan Smalls Featured in Upcoming Chanel Spring 2012 Campaign, Trish Summerville Teams Up With H&M For Newest Collaboration, and Fatima Siad Cast in Hervé Léger Spring 2012 Ads

    • In a departure from his Resort 2012 fashion show, Karl Lagerfeld chose Joan Smalls as one of the faces for Chanel‘s Spring 2012 campaign. It must be opposite day in fashionland! Lagerfeld says the campaign was inspired by “athletics and the sea.…It’s very modern sportif and in black-and-white.” Carine Roitfeld offered her styling talents for the shoot. Can’t wait for the first images to come out! Congrats to Ms. Smalls, who will be appearing alongside Saskia de Brauw! (Fashin)

    • Watch Lindsey Wixon run backwards on a giant gold hamster wheel in this behind the scenes look at the perfectly sensical Versace x H&M commercial. (Youtube)

    H&M has announced its latest designer collaboration with Trish Summerville, the costume designer for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The collection is said to be based on the main character, Lisbeth Salander‘s tough girl personal style, updated to appeal to frugal fashionistas. Prices range from $3.95 to $199. Catch it in stores December 14. (Fashionista)

    Garage Magazine produces versions of Fall 2011 pieces by PradaLouis VuittonAlexander McQueen, and Moncler made out of food, once again proving my theory that in fashion, the only acceptable use of food is for adornment purposes. (Fashionista)

    • Speaking of spring campaigns, it seems our favorite Top Model reject is on the roll of a lifetime! Fatima Siad revealed to The Cut that she will be featured in the Spring 2012 campaign for Hervé Léger! When the model was asked why she went to ANTM instead of going straight to an agency to start her career, she said, “Basically, I didn’t know anything about fashion. I was very nerdy; I went to Bryn Mawr and never even noticed models when I was 21. I transferred to NYU, and as soon as I moved to New York, people were like ‘You should model! You should model!’ That was the first time I heard it in my life. Anyway, when my friend was auditioning for Top Model she asked me to go with her, and I just went with the flow all the way until I became a cast member. Next thing you know, I’m in this house with all these crazy people and I’m thinking, ‘What the f*** did I do?!’ And you don’t realize it because they kind of brainwash you. Until you get out and you realize, “Oh my gosh, I really could have just gone to an agency, because these people obviously had no interest in my career.” (The Cut)

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