Here Is Beyoncé Wearing Nothing But Glitter


Beyoncé appears on the cover of the new issue of Flaunt wearing nothing but body glitter. A lot of body glitter. Inside the magazine, the singer comes out in favor of gluten (“I’m okay with gluten”) and the city of Paris (“Paris is a beautiful, sexy city.”) In case you were dying to know. [Flaunt]

David Fincher directed this Calvin Klein perfume ad starring Rooney Mara. [YouTube]

Jennifer Lopez is on the cover of the new W. She took the writer of the cover profile to the house where she grew up in the Castle Hill neighborhood of the Bronx. [Insert dated Jenny From The Block reference here.] [W]

A supersized Coco Rocha is in Longchamp’s fall campaign. [WWD]

Lanvin’s fall ads star Edie Campbell, Edie Campbell, Edie Campbell, and Edie Campbell. The model poses as six different women. [WWD]

The striking writing staff of E!’s Fashion Police is calling on Joan Rivers to offer her support to their campaign for better wages and Writers Guild membership. [YouTube]

Cara Delevigne romps around Times Square in this new Web ad for DKNY. [YouTube]

The Cut takes a look back at the brief career of Donyale Luna, who was the first black model to achieve mainstream success in the U.S. [The Cut]

• New legislation to ensure the safety of cosmetics and personal-care products goes into effect tomorrow in the E.U. The laws require manufacturers to follow new rules for evaluating the safety of new ingredients and products prior to their sale, and creates a new category of regulation for nanoparticles. [WWD]

• After refusing to sign the international accord favored by the International Labor Union and 70 brands that produce clothing in Bangladesh, including H&M and PVH, Wal-Mart and Gap Inc. have finally unveiled their own competing plan to improve worker safety in the South Asian nation. Under the Gap/Wal-Mart plan, brands will commit funds for more factory inspections on a sliding scale, based on their volume of manufacturing in Bangladesh. Some of the funds will go to workers temporarily displaced by necessary repairs, other money will go to a yet-to-be-chosen local N.G.O. Other brands signing on to this plan, which lacks enforcement and accountability mechanisms built into the other safety accord, include the Children’s Place, JC Penney, Jones Group, Kohl’s, LL Bean. Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sears, Target, and VF Corp. [Telegraph]

• According to the Clean Clothes Campaign, garment factories in China are still sand-blasting jeans to achieve the worn-in look that’s still in fashion. Sand-blasting is hazardous to garment workers’ health, having been linked with lung diseases including cancer. Some factories were observed dismantling and hiding sandblasting equipment prior to audits by foreign clients, like Levi’s, only to bring it out again once the investigators had left. [WWD]

• Carine Roitfeld styled a spread for V magazine based on her own experiences as a model in her teens. She reminisces about the work, but frankly we’d rather see actual photos of the former Vogue Paris editor as a teenage model. Anyone got any of those? [The Cut]

• The Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte are participating in Miranda July’s email-based art project, We Think Alone. [WWD]

• Joseph Altuzarra has won the U.S. round of the Woolmark prize. He takes home $100,000, and will represent the country in the international design competition. [Vogue UK]

• The N.Y.U. think tank Luxury Lab ranked Nordstrom the department store with the best Web site and online customer service. [WWD]

• Should the low wages, low job satisfaction, depressing first-hand knowledge of conflicts of interest, and the likelihood of frequent, screaming conflict with stakes no higher than a Céline shoe somehow not be enough to dissuade you from wanting to work in the fashion industry, here is some solid advice about networking that won’t make you feel like a total jerk. [Fashionista]

• L’Wren Scott is collaborating on a holiday line with Banana Republic. [WWD]

• The Atlantic Wire takes a look at the history and evolution of legally mandated women’s outer garments in post-revolutionary Iran. [Atlantic Wire]

• Retail revenue at Burberry rose 21% year-on-year during the quarter just ended, to $522 million. Same-store sales rose a very healthy 13%. [WWD]

• Maison Martin Margiela pinkie swears its models can totally see out of those crazy face masks. [Fashionista]

• Erin Fetherston created a bridal-themed lingerie line for the Italian brand Cosabella, set to hit stores next spring. Pieces will cost $20-$240. [WWD]

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