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Celebrity stylist, reality TV star, soon-to-be-mother and now designer. Rachel Zoe is adding another job to her already impressive resume. Check out the article at Women’s Wear Daily article “Mother of Invention” here.

Teen heartthrob graces the July cover of GQ Magazine. Check out just a handful of the pictures below and read the full article here.

Sweater, $995, by Michael Bastian. T-shirt, $40, by Save Khaki. Jeans, $480, by Dior Homme

T-shirt, $25, by A|X Armani Exchange. Pants, $745, by Louis Vuitton. Necklace by Rogues Gallery.

Sweatpants, $275, by Simon Spurr. Sneakers, $580, by Neil Barrett.

Armani has released the first set of ads with their new spokesman, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates take the field on Tuesday at 10am (EST) vs. Ivory Coast in the 2010 World Cup.

Rihanna rocks the cover of the July Elle Magazine and talks about everything from her latest album to her relationships with ex Chris Brown and her newest boyfriend LA Dodger Matt Kemp:

On the album art for Rated R: “I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity—a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”

On her new beau: “I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”

On turning her dream of popstardom into reality: “If I were in Barbados still, I would be dreaming about this. I asked for it, and I love it, so why am I complaining? My first day on tour, I remember saying ‘I’m so tired—this is so much.’ Then I thought, What the fuck? You asked for this—you prayed to God to tour like Madonna.”

On designers she admires: “It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”

On the past year: “A year ago, I was very confused. Because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”

Stretch satin bra, Blush, $36. Microfiber panty, La Perla, $51. Woven hat, Jacques Le Corre, $370. Diamond earrings, Anita Ko, $4,600. Her own Neil Lane rings.

Georgette dress, Roberto Cavalli, $2,042, at Roberto Cavalli boutiques nationwide. Cocktail hat, Noel Stewart Millinery, $500. Diamond earrings, Anita Ko, $4,600. Tube link necklace, Mawl, $670. Stockings, Falke, $34. Her own Neil Lane Rings.

Printed trench coat, Lanvin, $3,990, at Maxfield, L.A. Silk-blend briefs, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $75. Gazar veil, Noel Stewart Millinery. Diamond earrings, Anita Ko, $4,600. Her own Neil Lane rings.

Draped silk dress, $4,993, head scarf, $645, both, Lanvin, collection at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. Diamond earrings, Anita Ko, $4,600. Yellow gold necklace, Cartier, price upon request.

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Rihanna took the stage at the “Rock in Rio” festival in Arganda del Rey, Spain on Saturday rocking a new fire engine red hairstyle.

New York’s coveted “Fashion Night Out” is going bi-coastal on September 10th and will now also take place on the famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The Los Angeles Times is reporting:

The Rodeo Drive Committee tells us nearly 50 of the street’s luxury retailers are on board for the fashion-focused fete, including Chanel, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Valentino…the evening’s festivities will include extended shopping hours, cocktail parties and other assorted in-store events.

As an incentive to shop, the West Coast committee is erecting an enormous Ferris Wheel at the end of the 200 block which will be free to shoppers who have a receipt from the night’s event.

Another publication has fallen victim to the economy, this time music magazine “Giant” which is changing direction to go digital at a later date.

Owner Radio One announced Giant is folding in print, although it will continue in some form online. No word on layoffs yet. They paid a mere $270K for Giant in 2007, so the financial loss is not as terrible as it could have been, in a cold, corporate sense. (

The publication has hardly been immune to hard times, being tested as recently as 2007 when an “unknown” source sent out letters to advertisers of the magazine claiming that they were shutting their doors. The online publication will operate under a subsidiary of Radio One, Interactive One and operate at Radio One’s other digital endeavors include, and

Speaking to, Interactive One Cheif Content Officer, Smokey Fontaine, had this to say:

“Suspending the print vehicle marks the end of an era, but I am thrilled with the opportunity to bring more Celebrity, Style and Culture to our audiences through my exclusive video series, and other integrated rich media opportunities…In the coming months consumers can look forward to more exclusive content from trend-setter and celebrity bloggers and active user participation and dialogue through TheGIANTList.” (

The final print edition will be on stands December 15th and feature R&B star Alicia Keys.

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It may seem like a contradictory concept, “Gangster Chic” and “ties” … you don’t really think of ganster chic to be any sort of formal but Duncan Quinn is about to turn your thoughts upside down. The brand is”favored by the likes of Sean Combs, Entourage star Adrien Grenier, LeBron James and alt-rockers Green Day among others.”( designs in the new tie collection are inspired by Russian prison tattoos as most of his designs are inspired by some element of criminal history.

Gangster Chic from Duncan Quinn

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Jennifer Lopez is back with another single, this time an ode independence from a “part-time lover” and the coveted red-soled Christian Louboutin shoes to get you there. The song is produced by famed writer/producer and husband of Christina Milian, The Dream. Expect J.Lo to perform this song on Sunday’s American Music Awards.

So much for your love not costing a thing Ms. Lopez.

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As if Alicia Keys hasn’t done enough already, the 12-time Grammy Winner is now set to launch a jewelry line this season. The line, called “The Barber’s Daughter” is said to consist of silver pieces each with messages of hope, inspiration and prayer. AK Branding Worldwide, Keys non-musical management company, brings their product to shelves Nov. 23 and 24 at a pop-up store located at 26 Clinton Street in lower Manhattan.

Get the full story from WWD here!

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