Good morning, all! Today is Monday and we’re ready to bring you all that new and noteworthy in the worlds of fashion, style and beauty this week. Rooibos tea in hand and we’re cranking out the work. Let’s take a look at the headlines first:
Madonna and Jesus For LV? We recently reported that Madonna will reprise her role as the face of Louis Vuitton’s ad campaign for fall 2009. Will her ex, Brazilian toy boy model Jesus Luz, join her? Those photos of them in W were fabulous so this is a rumor we can get behind.
Things We’re Just “Meh” About: MTV reality star Whitney Port has released photos of her fall 2009 collection for her line, Whitney Eve. Our response is “meh” but see the collection here and judge for yourself.
More Design House Woes: After a rough year of criticism, Valentino Fashion Group has seen a seven percent slip in profits from last year. We hate to say this but sometimes there is no substitute for the original.
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Rachel Roy, Recessionista: Jones Apparel Group has announced that Rachel Roy will launch a contemporary line called Rachel Rachel Roy. Sold at Macy’s, the line will debut in August, feature an entire collection including accessories, and it appears no piece is over $300. They also announced that Rachel’s luxury label will be dropping prices by 15 to 20 percent. Our Macy’s cards are on standby.
FSB Quote of the Day: “A lot of people don’t say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” – Madonna