Claire Danes Shills For Weird Lash Product; Christian Siriano Returns To Bravo

  • Claire Danes and her spooky, enhanced spiderleg eyelashes will soon be staring down at you from ads for Latisse, the eyelash-growing goop that has this totally minor side effect where sometimes it permanently changes a user’s eye color. [AOL]
  • Takashi Murakami did another monogram-inspired canvas design for Louis Vuitton. It’s coming to the arm of a sorority girl near you this summer. [DazedDigital]
  • New Jersey’s Sheridan Watson, 17, has triumphed in Tyra Banks‘ inaugural modeling competition for plus-size teenagers. Watson wins a contract with the agency Wilhelmina, and a cover of Tyra’s “magaline.” [People]
  • Eric Wilson spent hours playing the new Project Runway video game, amusing himself by sending hideous getups down the runway. [NYTimes]
  • Dior is still making that weird Lady Dior web series? Apparently in the next one, Marion Cotillard wears a suit. Color us shocked. []
  • On April 5, Bravo will air a special about Christian Siriano and the run-up to the collection he presented last month in New York. We imagine it’ll be kind of like Loïc Prigent’s The Day Before but with a more tranny-mess-fierce-heavy vocabulary. [E]
  • Diane von Furstenberg signed on to design 20 suites at Claridge’s hotel in London. [WWD]
  • T‘s Stefano Tonchi has some sharp words for Milan, like his colleague at the Times, Cathy Horyn. He writes, “After more than 20 years of dominating the fashion scene with humongous budgets for advertising and individual designers’ events, Milan has not been able to build a fashion museum with a real program or a contemporary art museum worthy of international attention. The life of the city remains provincial, and not in a good sense!” After scrambling to see London’s 36-hour long fashion “week,” and then Milan’s cramped-up three-day “fashion weekend,” Tonchi is questioning the value of getting on a plane to see every designer’s new collection in series. (Us, we’re wondering if the scheduling was that bad for the editors, how bad did the models, makeup artists, hair stylists, and other backstage crews have it?) “Are biannual fashion shows really the way to present fashion when stores need new merchandise every week?” asks Tonchi. “When there are so many collections presented throughout the year, when fragrances and other accessories and products are so important to the life of the brand, what does it mean to run across the planet to see similar collections over and over again every six months?” [T]
  • Baptiste Giabiconi, Karl Lagerfeld‘s main man-squeeze, wants to crossover to the music industry. In declining an interview request, his booker wrote, “Baptiste has a very busy schedule for the time being among the fashion shows [and] the preparation of his album.” [BeautyConfessional]
  • Making a similar cross-over is Irina Lazareanu. She’s putting the finishing touches on her debut album with the help of Sean Lennon. And also designing some clothes for a department store in Japan. [WWD]
  • Miuccia Prada‘s costumes for Attila — and Jacques Herzog and Pierre De Meuron‘s set design — ook bone-chillingly appropriate for the material. [WSJ]
  • Prabal Gurung has a blog. So far he’s used it to say nice things about Chicago, and announce that he’s reading Paulo Coelho. [PrabalGurung]
  • Nancy O’Dell, the ex-Access Hollywood host who likes orange, is launching a three-item jewelry collection on QVC this week. It includes a ring, a pair of “stimulated diamond” earrings, and a pendant. Prices range from $59.50-$69.50. [AccessHollywood]
  • Neiman Marcus reported a year-on-year rise in same-store sales of 11.3% during the month of February. This translates to a 7.7% increase in revenues. Consumer spending in the luxury sector as a whole jumped by just over 15%, according to analysts. [WWD]
  • Macy’s, Limited Brands, and Wet Seal were among the other retailers who saw significant sales growth during the month of February. [Crain’s]
  • Urban Outfitters‘ earnings for the fourth quarter grew by 92% on last year. Same-store sales across the company’s three brands — Free People, Anthropologie, and Urban Outfitters — rose by 4% for the whole quarter, with the strongest rise coming in, yes, February. [WSJ]
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