Runway's In, Britney's Glam, And Topshop, Topshop, Topshop!!!!

  • The good news: Runway is safe. The bad news: yup, it’s on Lifetime. [AdAge]
  • Britney Spears cuts a revealing figure in her new Candie’s ad. Candie’s: the last refuge of a scoundrel. [NYDN]
  • In case your priorities are totally out of whack and you don’t realize that holymotherofgod the biggest thing in The World is taking place as we speak, the TopShop flagship opens in NYC today. (Which will apparently make online easier for everyone!) Last night’s opening gala featured Kate Moss as mistress of ceremonies, but according to the Daily Mail, J.Lo “upstaged” her. [Daily Mail]
  • Gossip Girl‘s Taylor Momsen and Michelle Trachtenberg worked the rock chic look at the first of the two VIP previews, while British actress Emily Mortimer opted for an Eighties-inspired Topshop outfit and Michelle Monaghan sported a pair of bold shoulders.” [VogueUK]
  • Was la Moss’s triple-Topshop change an homage to Michelle Obama? We’re gonna go with, “no.” [ElleUK]
  • This was obviously the party to have attended, since apparently another Topshop do featured the spectacle of Jimmy Fallon singing Sting’s “Englishman in New York.” []
  • Sir Philip Green has proclaimed it the best Topshop evah! “Mirroring the Oxford Circus flagship in London, the four-level, 40,000-square-foot space, with 28,000 square feet for selling, is an eyeful of energetic, packed merchandising with about 2,000 stockkeeping units, a broad price range from moderate to bridge, and dozens of mannequins and forms, either dangling from the high, 30-foot ceilings or sitting atop the alcoves. It’s a wide store with columns and escalators, huge colorful illustrations of London icons, and theatrically lit Topshop marquees. Above all, it’s the product, and not so much the architecture or decor, that does the talking.” [WWD]
  • For those in the Apple: apparently the line is lunch-break bearable! [New York]
  • “Catwalk exposé Picture Me, which allegedly dishes le dirt on Irina Lazareanu, Nicole Miller, ANTM fave Gilles Bensimon and others, premieres Monday. [New York Post]
  • Gucci launched a new scent, Flora, at the Chateau Marmont. Obviously, Zanessa was there. []
  • Those foot-high boots sported by Heidi Klum in the German Vogue shoot will give us nightmares. [Just Jared]
  • Speaking of fashion photography! Zac Posen makes his print ad debut. Quoth the aging wunderkind, “Once Ellen (von Unwerth) saw me singing Cole Porter, laying on top of Lorraine’s grand piano, she decided it had to be the spot for the picture.” Indeed. [Fabsugar]
  • Taylor Momsen is letting life imitate art. Which is unfortunate, because she’s on Gossip Girl. Says the 15-year-old of her gig as frontwoman for “Pretty Reckless,” “I’m actually designing all of my costumes. It’s a rock band, so there’s not costume changes but there’s definitely a look.” [People]
  • Michelle Obama wears J.Crew in London. Make of this what you will. [E]
  • In almost-as-breaking news: Madonna has been spotted sporting a fanny pack in Malawi. [NY Daily News]
  • So why isn’t Isaac Mizrahi making those budget basics everyone’s droning on about? “People have their basics…I want what I can’t resist.” [NYT]
  • GQ names Mark Ronson the “best-dressed man of 2009.” We’re gonna go ahead and color this “controversial.” [GQ]
  • Another rumor/confirmation of Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone‘s marriage. The tipster in Brazil claims he saw them “taking after-ceremony pictures with a small group of what looked like just relatives and close friends!” I guess now that the bloom is off the Beyonce-Jay-Z mystery, we need another source of suspense. [Update: this was an April Fool’s! I was totally, um, fooled. -SS] [Fashionista]
  • German retail sales are down. [WSJ]
  • But Marks and Spencer‘s…aren’t as bad as everyone expected! [WSJ]
  • The retail version of the Carrie Bradshaw wedding gown in which she gets jilted has sold out of Vivienne Westwood “almost instantly.” [Sassybella]
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