Amy Adams Shoots Cowboy-Themed Lookbook for Band of Outsiders


Amy Adams appears in the fall lookbook — shot on Polaroid, as always — for Boy by Band of Outsiders. What was the actress thinking about while she shot these pictures? The ’90s one hit wonder by Paula Cole, “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” []

Guy Ritchie shot Brad Pitt for the cover of Interview, because why not. [Fashion Copious]

Cynthia Rowley is launching a new, lower-priced line for the regional department store Belk. Cynthia Cynthia Rowley will include apparel, handbags, scarves, and other accessories all priced at $80-$200. The entire Cynthia Rowley company expects to crack $100 million in revenue in 2013. [WWD]

Here, courtesy of Town & Country, is the first known published photo of Man Repeller blogger Leandra Medine and her husband, Abie Cohen. Cohen works at UBS. The couple met through mutual friends on Facebook. [HuffPo]

A fashion blogger who took a free handbag from the company Brahmin in exchange for allowing the company to use her image in its catalogs thinks Brahmin Photoshopped her face to alter her nose. Honestly, we don’t see any differences between the shots other than color correction. [Racked]

Speaking of image editing, this Cathy Horyn/Oscar de la Renta sexy Halloween costume Photoshop is killing us with laughter this morning. [Fashionista]

  • Solange Knowles is not interested in starting a fashion line. “Honestly, I would never do anything like that,” she tells The Cut. “There’s so many talented designers that have such a massive skill and have been working on it for so long.” We happened to be at the same event and chatted with Knowles about her (awesome) new video for “Losing You,” the first single off her forthcoming album. It turns out Knowles read Tracie’s post about the video (and the comments!), and since some of you asked, she clarified that although sapeur culture originated in the Congo, all the well-dressed sapeurs in the video were Cape Town locals (not counting one who came from London). [The Cut]
  • Women’s Wear Daily covered Stephen Colbert’s book launch and asked whether the comedian did, in fact, ever go to Long John Silver’s with Anna Wintour (as the editor promised during her recent appearance on his show). “We haven’t gone yet, but I still hope,” replied Colbert. [WWD]
  • Another day, another random celebrity pregnancy rumor. This time it’s Victoria Beckham’s turn. [Telegraph]
  • Jennifer Aniston has reportedly signed an endorsement deal with the haircare brand Living Proof. No word yet on how much she was paid. [WWD]
  • Taylor Swift, meanwhile, has inked a three-year deal with Keds. Insert own sneakers/bleachers joke. [WWD]
  • Hot new personal-care product ingredient: snail mucin, otherwise known as snail slime. Some dermatologists believe the mucin speeds skin’s healing process and helps reduce the appearance of scars, such as those from acne. On the one hand, it’s slime from the ass of a snail. On the other, have you ever seen an old-looking snail? [Fashionista]
  • Celebrity stylist and E! Fashion Police co-host George Kotsiopoulos is now a brand ambassador for the luxury discounter Century 21. [WWD]
  • Fashion publicist and America’s Next Top Model host Kelly Cutrone set off a sensor while she was leaving an Urban Outfitters store with her daughter and became upset when the store security guard asked her to go back to the register to check for misplaced security tags. Then she Tweeted about it and threatened to denounce the store employees to company head Richard Hayne. [Fashionista]
  • Sears is turning part of Times Square into a faux campsite today to promote its newish private-label brand Outdoor Life. [WWD]
  • W magazine, along with the International Center of Photography, is launching an annual photography competition aimed at identifying and supporting emerging photographers. [NYTimes]
  • Valentino was just named a Commandeur de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. [WWD]
  • If you have a spare £2,500 and you smell bad, maybe you’re the intended market for a comically oversized 900 ml bottle of Prada’s Candy perfume? [Vogue UK]
  • Thailand appears primed to become a major market for luxury goods in the coming years, according to the folks who study such things. [WWD]
  • Former head of New York fashion week Fern Mallis is launching a jewelry line on HSN. [DFR]
  • As the company had warned, sales growth slowed significantly at Burberry during the second quarter. Revenue grew year-on-year by 2.6%, to $751 million. In the previous two quarters, sales increased by 11.2% and 16.1%, respectively. [WWD]
  • Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo, posted strong annual results but still missed its earnings targets. Net profit in the year to August 31 rose 31.8%, to $909.96 million — but the company had forecast $1 billion in profit. [WWD]
  • Harry Brant, the teenaged son of Stephanie Seymour and Peter M. Brant, thinks he has to prove himself more than someone from a town in the middle of Ohio. “I think I have to prove myself more than if I was, for example, from a town in the middle of Ohio,” says Brant. “Because then people would be excited for me that I was doing all these things. But because I’m not, I have to fight that as much as I can.” [The Cut]
  • And now, a moment with Manolo Blahnik. Manolo, how has outsourcing and the loss of high-end apparel and textile manufacturing jobs in Europe and the U.S. affected your business?
  • “Oh God, it’s tough. For instance, let’s say in Paris you go to Lesage. Monsieur Lesage passed away last year, but in the past, you would go to him and say, “Do you think this is feasible? How is it going to be priced?” He would always come up with a solution. That kind of thing is now going to India. You can’t even see the drawings. It takes two or three days by DHL or Federal Express. Some of the people are just gone. It’s strange. A buckle place near Milan that I used to work with very closely, they are going to close everything and move somewhere outside Hong Kong. I find it very difficult to deal with this, all the more because the priorities, the necessities of rich people, God bless them, is to be interested in what we do. But it’s sad. If this situation is not resolved quickly, many people are going to suffer. The savoir-faire is going to go.”
  • [WWD]
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