Princess Beatrice Snubs Fellow Princess At Fashion Show


Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: two princesses walk into a fashion show. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand and Princess Beatrice of York were each seated in the front row of the Elie Saab show in Paris, but when Princess Sirivannavari approached Princess Beatrice to say hello, she was rebuffed by Beatrice’s guard, who told her, “She don’t want to meet no princesses. She’s sitting here, not getting up.” Princess Sirivannavari replied, “Is that the sort of Princess you’ve got?” and went back to her seat. [Telegraph]

Naomi Campbell wears Gareth Pugh on the new issue of Lurve. [Life and Times]

Meanwhile, on Twitter, Edward Enninful shared what the stylist said was Campbell’s first ever magazine cover — a 1985 or ’86 issue of a magazine called Taxi. [@EdwardEnninful]

A 22-year-old Kate Moss is shown at a casting for a 1996 L’Oréal ad in these two videos. [YouTube, YouTube]

Second-littlest Kardashian Kendall Jenner controversially posed for controversial photos for a controversial swimwear designer, controversially, because Kendall Jenner is 15 years old and the Daily Mail apparently believes current conditions are ripe for fomenting a moral panic over the idea that some young, conventionally attractive famous girls are being exploited by someone, somewhere. [Daily Mail]

Karl Lagerfeld waxes eloquent on his new perfume, Karleidoscope: “A fragrance is not made to be explained by words. A mix of scents creates something we can smell but not describe. I can tell you that the base is patchouli fraction orpur, benzoin Laos orpur, tonka bean and musk, and the heart (a perfume must have a heart that should break, in a way, our heart) is heliotrope (one of my favorite scents), violet and freesia. But I don’t want to be too technical about the fragrance. I prefer a sentimental approach.” [WWD]

This is what 515 Hermès employees look like together in one place. Hermès flew all of its U.S. employees to Princeton, New Jersey, for a company picnic. All U.S. stores were closed for three days. Top employees were rewarded for their sales, and everyone got to decorate a white Hermès scarf. [WWD]

Here are photos of Albertus Swanepoel‘s and Josie Natori‘s upcoming Target collections. We are particularly digging some of Swanepoel’s hats. [Racked]

  • TMZ contacted the company that makes the mock turtlenecks Steve Jobs favored and learned that the brand, St. Croix, has experienced an “almsot 100%” sales increase since news of the Apple founder’s death spread. [TMZ]
  • And we’re off: Anna Dello Russo took a break from wearing fruit-hats and Dolce & Gabbana to become the first (non-contractually obligated model) person to sport a head-to-toe Kanye West runway look from his critically panned spring collection IRL. She chose the black slutty dress ‘Ye gave to Eniko Mihalik in the show, and added a gold “Yeezy” nameplate necklace and those white beaded Michelin shoes. [MTV Style]
  • Cathy Horyn saw a “feminine lightness” in Sarah Burton‘s spring Alexander McQueen collection. [NYTimes]
  • Laila Ali has signed on to be a face of the sports wear brand Marika. [WWD]
  • Today in Stupid Things Rich People Spend Their Stupid Money On: truffle-and-diamond blow-outs. Harrods in London is offering a £320 (roughly $500) blow-out. The shampoo and conditioner used in this very special blow-out contain “extracts” of diamond dust, truffles, and meteorites. [Kiss And Make Up]
  • Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is now the proud majority owner of a crocodile tannery in Singapore. Its rival Hermès has also been aggressive during the recession in snapping up the alligator farms and exotic tanneries that feed its supply chain. [WWD]
  • Coco Rocha says Karl Lagerfeld‘s house is special. “He has a chef on staff, amazing food; his waiter, who holds his Diet Coke. I mean, it’s the most amazing luxury; it’s old-fashioned, people just don’t do that anymore.” It’s true; in the olden days, every better household had a waiter for the Diet Coke. That tradition has sadly fallen by the wayside, a casualty of vending machines and our modern age. Lagerfeld shot Rocha for his Macy’s ads. “It is hilarious how people say, like, ‘You’re so famous! You did Macy’s!'” laughs the supermodel. Her doormen now recognize her. “I’m honored that my doormen love me now. Now I get dry-cleaning first.” [The Cut]
  • Next September, fashion month is going to be hell. Milan unilaterally moved up its shows to conflict with London fashion week and the last days of New York fashion week, despite protests and threats of a total media boycott from Condé Nast. Milan is all “may the best fashion week win” — which, sorry London. [WWD]
  • OSHA is again calling attention to the unsafe hair-relaxing process known as the Brazilian Blowout. The manufacturer’s latest trick? Putting methylene glycol, a chemical that is stable at room temperature but releases formaldehyde fumes when heated — for instance by a flat iron — in their formula, and calling said formula “formaldehyde-free,” because technically methylene glycol isn’t formaldehyde, right? This is like when your mother put pureed courgette in your birthday cake and expected you not to notice — except if courgette gave people cancer. OSHA is not fooled. Air tests conducted recently in salons showed unsafe levels of formaldehyde fumes, and both OSHA and the FDA are taking action regarding the misleading labeling and the insufficient workplace ventilation. [WWD]
  • New face Allaire Heisig says, “I really enjoyed reading The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. At the end, Newland Archer doesn’t go with the girl he loves, but goes with duty. But he’s still sitting there on a bench outside her window; it’s kind of like life.” Asked to name one thing most people wouldn’t know about the modeling industry, she says, “Ninety percent of it takes place in a subway.” [The Cut]
  • Roberto Cavalli has added its name to the list of companies who are no longer sand-blasting denim. Sand-blasting and the micro-particles it releases can cause lung disease and death among garment workers. [WWD]
  • Francesco Cominelli, an editor at Vogue Hommes International and a mainstay on street style blogs, was found dead in his Paris apartment this morning, triggering numerous tributes from fashion folks on Twitter. [TFS]
  • And now a moment with Lynn Yaeger, who assesses the candidates for the top job at Christian Dior, giving decent marks to Marc Jacobs and Haider Ackermann:
  • The guy you don’t want to be is Bill Gaytten, the current Dior designer, who offers a serviceable if lackluster collection hardly commensurate with the fuss and bother it takes to get into the Rodin Museum, where the show is held. But can you blame him? Sidney Toledano, the company’s CEO and Gaytten’s boss, has proclaimed that some kind of Dior announcement is due in a few weeks, and you know it’s not that Bill is going to keep his job. I mean, how zippy would you feel?
  • [The Cut]
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