Kim Kardashian is not wasting any time getting started with wedding plans. And she’s not depending on any old designer to help her with a dress.
Kim and sister Kourtney took to the streets of New York City on Monday in search for Kim’s dream dress. The two headed to the Vera Wang boutique.
While Kim has not released many details about her upcoming nuptials, a Vera Wang gown seems very likely. Kim’s sister Khloe wore a dress designed by Wang for her own wedding day.
Kim, who is recently engaged to Kris Humphries, is currently planning a wedding fort this year.
Alicia Keys To Marry Before Baby Arrives. The Grammy-winning musician Alicia Keys will be headed down the aisle before her baby arrives. Keys, who is five months pregnant, and record producer Swizz Beatz will reportedly tie the knot sometime before the end of the summer. An insider revealed to our source, “They’re planning a celebration in Europe very soon. It will be a star-studded celebration,” with guests such as Jay-Z and Beyoncé among the celebrities rumored to be in attendance. A second insider also reveals that the “No One” hitmaker has even chosen a dress, saying, “She’s decided on a Vera Wang gown and has been eyeing Christian Louboutin shoes.” As for the upcoming nuptials, a close friend tells Life & Style, “They make a great couple. They’re perfect for each other.” As for the mama and bride-to-be: “I love children and I love family,” she says.
CFDA Names Beyonce As Official Face Of Fashion For Haiti Shirt. Beyonce has been named the official face of The Council of Fashion Designers of America’s “Fashion for Haiti” t-shirt. The benefit tee is the U.S. fashion industry’s response to the Haitian earthquake. Beyonce said, “Join me and the fashion industry by buying and wearing the Fashion for Haiti t-shirt. Together we can send a message of hope by raising much needed funds for the people of Haiti.” Fashion designers Betsy Johnson, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Kenneth Cole, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, and more join the campaign to promote the $25 shirt. Von Furstenberg, CFDA President, said, “The tragedy in Haiti has affected everyone and most of us individually have given money for relief. However, I think it is important to send a message and create a channel for funding from fashion as an industry.” The white shirt bears a black and lime graphics designed by Peter Arnell. The sleeve will have the Fashion for Haiti slogan and the inside color will have the CFDA print. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. It will hit retailer stores across the US country on February 16. The complete list of retailers carrying the t-shirt is listed on the CFDA website.
While we weren’t totally shocked by Lady Gaga’s outfits at the VMAs (could anything she does shock us anymore?), we were a little bit taken back by their strangeness. Well, now she’s at Fashion Week and her outfits are getting even stranger. Maybe she’ll learn something at Fashion Week? Lady Gaga attended and performed at Marc Jacobs’ after-party for his show at Fashion Week. And she was wearing what some are calling one giant thong. Really, it was a red lace bodysuit, that doesn’t exactly cover her butt. Lady Gaga was also just reported as saying, “I don’t really go in for wearing underwear.. Not very much, no. It’s rare that I decide to put some on. There’s no point really – and I’m not ashamed of it.” Clearly! Of course, her outfit at Marc Jacobs’ party wouldn’t be complete without her giant sun-shaped headpiece, because we all know how she loves those headpieces. Vera Wang recently said about Lady Gaga, “I think she’s always been original. I think she knows who she is… I think she’s truthful to herself. I like people who are truthful to who they are and express who they are. I find that fascinating. … She knows what she’s doing for her.” Do you agree with Vera Wang or do you just think Lady Gaga is out of control when it comes to fashion
Short lines about: Andre Leon Talley, Bruce Willis, CFDA, Coco Rocha, David Beckham, Demi Moore, Fashion, Lauren Bush, Perfume, Tallulah Belle Willis, Vera Wang, Zoe Kravitz, Goodwill, Emporio Armani: Coco Rocha may not be interning at Vogue this summer, but Tallulah Belle Willis, the 15-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, is spending the next couple of months “shadowing” at Harper’s Bazaar. Goodwill stores are experiencing a boom, as you may have heard. Sales were up 7 percent in the first three months of 2009 compared to the same time period last year. The fragrance industry introduces an average of 250 scents ever year. And you know what? That’s probably a few too many. Lauren Bush’s FEED bag franchise is expanding, apparently. David Beckham turned up in London today to unveil his racy new undewear ads for Emporio Armani. Zoë Kravitz is the new face of Vera Wang’s Princess fragrance line. André Leon Talley on high heels and other weighty matters.
British singer Natasha Bedingfield has gotten married in Malibu. People Magazine reports the pop songstress wed California businessman Matthew Robinson in a 30-minute outdoor ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Saturday. About 150 guests watched Bedingfield walk down the aisle in a Vera Wang dress beside the chateau at the Church Estates Vineyards. Bedingfield’s albums include “Unwritten,” “N.B.” and “Pocketful of Sunshine.”
Natasha took the US by storm last year with the first British chart topping hit by a female in almost twenty years. Vanity Fair singled her out as the spearhead of a new Britpop invasion; she became one of the faces of Gap (alongside Mia Farrow and Common); she was invited by her hero Prince to jam with him at a private party; Bono enlisted her for his (RED) campaign; and her song Unwritten proved to be the most played song on mainstream American radio in 2006.
She blasted her way up the British charts in 2004 with her typically outspoken take on the lifestyles of independent young women. So her return to action this year may come as something of a surprise…
“I want to make music that matches who I am. My first album was about independence and opportunism. I’m still very independent and I find it hard to let go of that freedom, but I’m in a different place now. Natasha Bedingfield’s sophomore album N.B. is very much reflective of this ‘different place’ that she is in now, proving that affairs of the heart, although difficult, make for excellent song-writing material. Each track on the album explores a varying stage of the ‘relationship’ story, and the issues, experiences, and processes that come with these stages: from the lonely place of never feeling like you will fit with anyone (Soulmate), through the flirting, dancing stage where you feel you might (How Do You Do?), to the moment at which the game playing ends and open honesty prevails (Say It Again). Never one to mouth empty platitudes or re-hash well-worn clichés, Natasha’s gift for creating pop music that does not sacrifice intelligence on the altar of universal appeal prevails throughout.
Recorded in Los Angeles, Natasha Bedingfield has co-written and co-produced N.B., working with a stellar team of talent including Mike Elizondo of Eminem/Dre/50 Cent fame, Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Greg Kurstin (Beck, Lily Allen), previous collaborators Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Wayne Wilkins, Danielle Brisebois and Wayne Rodrigues and long time Madonna collaborator Pat Leonard.
The first cut to be taken from N.B. is forthcoming single I Wanna Have Your Babies, due to be accompanied by a colourful and entertaining video from Dave Meyers (Pink, Missy Elliot, Outkast). Lyrically I Wanna have Your Babies touches on a female’s fight to reign in their natural disposition to ‘rush into things’ in an effort to find that elusive ‘one’, that potential father to their children. Musically it is distinctly ‘Natasha Bedingfield’ – the voice to melt radios, the beats that drop either side of the Atlantic, the arrangements that are undeniably quirky, but still, somehow, work.