If You Buy Angelina's Diamonds, You'll Get A Teeny Tiny Love-Letter To Brad


Angelina Jolie‘s super-expensive jewelry collection includes one piece with a diamond that has a special, laser-engraved message on it, invisible to the naked eye. “It was a love letter to Brad,” explains jeweler Robert Procop. Jolie’s jewelry collection, too, might as well be invisible to the naked eye: it’s only viewable at a Beverly Hills gallery, and to see it, you must first be invited. And when it goes under the hammer (proceeds to charity, natch), the auction, too, will be invitation-only. [Scoop]

Tom Ford‘s latest campaign: about what you’d expect. [Fashionologie]

Fashion illustrator Tanya Ling has strong opinions about photography. “Photography is sex whereas painting is love. Photography is fact whereas painting is feeling. Photography is dead whereas painting is alive. Long Live painting. Long live fashion illustration!” [Vogue UK]

Irina Shayk appears nude on a Marc Jacobs t-shirt to raise awareness of skin cancer. [JustJared]

Givenchy did a collaboration with Converse that resulted in black-on-black leopard-print (effective jaguar-print?) Chuck Taylors, but you have to go to Japan to buy them. [Freshness]

First, they made jeggings, and you said nothing. Then, fashion produced Pajama Jeans. Now that there are trompe l’oeil denim boxer shorts that cost $61. When will the madness stop? [Racked]

  • This exchange, as reported in Reese Witherspoon‘s Vogue cover profile, has been getting a lot of attention: “At one point we were talking about fashion, and I said, ‘People who love fashion often…’ ‘Lack perspective?’ [Reese Witherspoon] said with a comically judgmental look on her face.” [Fashin]
  • Amar’e Stoudemire — the man who used to express himself by wearing unmatched sneakers — is going to the Met Ball. [P6]
  • This year’s Fragrance Foundation Awards nominees are: S by Shakira, Lollipop Bling by Mariah Carey, Halle by Halle Berry, Forbidden Rose by Avril Lavigne, Eva by Eva Longoria, and Outspoken by Fergie. Christina Aguilera scored two nods, for her self-titled scent and her By Night version. Being a celebrity must be awesome: not only do you get to make money by slapping your name on bottles of volatile organic compounds, you get “nominated” for “awards” for doing so. [ContactMusic]
  • Paul Smith says people should come to Japan. [JapanTrends]
  • Inès de la Fressange has some advice on dressing like a Parisian, which she has helpfully published in book form. For instance, when wearing a trench coat, “Never, ever buckle the belt properly like a good little girl. Tie it in front or behind with the buckle hanging loose. Unobtrusive fashion statements like this (‘Life’s too short,’ or ‘the buckle’s broken but I love this coat so much I found a solution …’) are very, very Parisian.” [The Cut]
  • Dita Von Teese has released some details of her upcoming lingerie line. She’s collaborating with the Australian company Lime Door Brands, and the collection will be launched first in Australia, and then in the U.K. There are plans for a vintage-inspired dress line, too. [ContactMusic]
  • Sex And The City costume designer Patricia Field says she’d like to go back to school to study science. “I realized I have a good mind for math, I approach physics through logic, like Einstein, but I’m not a trained scientist. I don’t know the formulas, but I understand the concepts thoroughly.” Physics! Just a matter of knowing the formulae, it turns out. [The Cut]
  • A “well-placed source” says that when Balmain announces its next designer hire — creative director Christophe Decarnin is out at the house, following mental health problems — it will be “an unknown.” [Elle UK]
  • Being Chanel‘s muse can do a number on your love life, apparently. Tallulah Harlech, daughter of Amanda, says of her mother, “She is still single and I really want to find her someone. Mum is really busy with Karl — it’s Karl, Karl, Karl, Karl…She needs to find someone who does something completely different.” [Telegraph]
  • Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler once did that nightmare thing where they were late for a meeting because they forgot about Daylight Savings time. “One that still makes us laugh is the time when we were still living in our studio, and some big important magazine was coming to see the collection for the first time. We were such messes back then and hadn’t realized the clocks had changed an hour back. It was early morning and we were doing the final lint-rolling still in our pajamas (read: underwear!) thinking we were totally on time, when the elevator door opened and the editor in chief of the magazine walked in. There we were, lint-rolling half-naked. We were mortified. She still reminds us about it every time we see her. We have made it a point to wear a watch ever since.” [Fashionologie]
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