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POSTED: Monday, July 14, 2014, 3:07 PM
Karl Lagerfeld's cat, Choupette, is releasing her own makeup collection. (via Twitter)

Industry elites are taking a notice to our penchant for pampered pets. Karl Lagerfeld is here to remind you that Taylor Swift’s famed kitty isn’t the only celebrity cat in the game. His Siamese cat Choupette Lagerfeld is working on her first makeup collection with Shu Uemura, an international cosmetics brand.

The cat cosmetic line, Shupette, will be released in the fall and could feature furry false eyelashes, Women’s Wear Daily reports. 

Choupette may very well be the most fabulous feline in fashion. A tech-savvy, social media sensation, @ChoupettesDiary has over 38,000 Twitter followers. Her Twitter intro reads, “I’m a famous beauty who refuses to eat on the floor and my maids pamper my every need. I am Choupette Lagerfeld and I am a spoiled pussy.” She recently tweeted:

POSTED: Monday, July 14, 2014, 12:03 PM
Model Chrissy Teigen attends Spike TV's "Guys Choice 2014" at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison (Getty Images for Spike TV)

John Legend’s outspoken, supermodel wife Chrissy Teigen told DuJour magazine she was once fired from a modeling gig for being “too fat.” 

In accordance with her quirky, ‘I don’t care what you think’ persona, Teigen called out popular retailer Forever 21 for kicking her out of a gig after they were unhappy with her appearance.

“I showed up on set and they asked me if I could take a photo,” Teigen recalled in a video interview with DuJour. “And they shoot that photo off to my agency, who then calls me as I’m sitting in the make-up chair, and they say, ‘You need to leave right now. They just said that you are fat and you need to get your measurements taken.’” The Sports Illustrated cover model can now joke about the experience, which happened when she was younger. She added, “I hate you, Forever 21. I hate you so much. Honestly, you’re the worst.”

POSTED: Monday, July 14, 2014, 10:56 AM
Lottie Moss poses for Calvin Klein Jeans 'The Re-Issue Project.' (Michael Avedon)

Iconic Americana apparel brand Calvin Klein is reaching into the past to resurface some of their most well known items in a nine-piece capsule collection with online retailer Mytheresa.com.

The collection, called ‘The Re-Issue Project,’ is a response to the current fashion climate said collection designer Kevin Carrigan, Calvin Klein Jeans global creative director.

“This Calvin Klein Jeans capsule is all about a nostalgia for the Nineties and that whole look feeling very right again,” he said. “It now feels like the perfect time to reissue the brand’s iconic hits to a new generation.”

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 1:34 PM
The rumor mill has been abuzz about the upcoming Alexander Wang for H&M collection after teaser postings by Wang and H&M have led many to believe the collection will be solely workout gear and athletic equipment. (via Instagram)

The rumor mill has been abuzz about the upcoming Alexander Wang for H&M collection after teaser postings by Wang and H&M have led many to believe the collection will be solely workout gear and athletic equipment.

The Instagram posts show black-and-white photos of a boxing gloves keychain and what looks like a rolled up yoga mat stamped with Wang’s name. Jezebel reports that Wang, the first American designer to collaborate with the retail giant, designed a yoga mat for his own line earlier in the year.

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:23 PM
Products from the new MAC 'Simpsons' inspired collection including an eye shadow palette and false eyelashes. (via MAC)

In delightfully bizarre style news, MAC Cosmetics has an upcoming ‘The Simpsons’ themed makeup collection.

First reported in early May, the fall collection which will make its way online August 28 and hits shelves September 4, was recently revealed in its entirety. Lucky Comic-Con attendees get first dibs on the electric blue, Marge-beehive-hairstyle inspired eye shadow and yellow mystery tube (Simpsons hued concealer?) at a one-day sale during the event on Saturday, July 6 in San Diego. 

In a press release, Marge gushed about her favorite products from the 10-piece collection that includes nail stickers, an eye shadow palette, lip-gloss and lashes. “They’re all so great,” says Marge, “but I must say that Lisa’s Spikes really works with my skin tone and of course, Beehive Blue complements my hair perfectly.”

POSTED: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:23 PM

Inside his sunlit Lansdowne apartment studio space, Sam Hubler, menswear company Ikire Jones' sole tailor, spends hours on boldly printed jackets. The brand, founded by Walé Oyéjidé has a clear mission to offer unique, handcrafted jackets for every type of man. Naima, Oyéjidé's 20-month-old daughter is somewhat of a mascot for the company and engages in innocent mischief around the studio daily.

In the far right corner sits a wooden table covered in boldly printed fabrics and a wooden back wall of partially hand-sewn men’s sports jackets and shirts.

“I actually have no background in menswear,” the Nigerian-born Oyéjidé starts. In what he calls the typical immigrant story, Oyéjidé lived in various countries as a kid bouncing back and fourth between Nigeria and countries like Dubai before settling in the U.S. as a teen. He’s wearing a light blue button down, jeans, a straw fedora and oversized tortoiseshell glasses.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 11:08 AM

For the latest edition of Office Style, we visited the employees of Comcast SportsNet in their offices at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia to see how the work they do reflects their individual style.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 11:33 AM
Jess Dempsey, the fashion blogger behind the blog What Would Karl Do, has linked with jeweler Claire Aristides and accessory shop The Dark Horse to create a capsule collection of made-to-order baby jewelry. (via Instagram)

Jess Dempsey, the fashion blogger behind the blog What Would Karl Do, has linked with fine jeweler Claire Aristides and accessory shop The Dark Horse to create a capsule collection of made-to-order baby jewelry. 

Dempsey, a mother of two, said she was inspired by fine jewelry pieces she acquired as a child. “I received special jewellery (sic) pieces from when I was born and through the years as I grew up,” she wrote on her blog, which includes outfit posts, sale promotions and product edits. “Today, they are special treasures that are a part of me and I can’t wait to share them with my children.”

Approached by The Dark Horse when she was pregnant, Dempsey’s initial collaboration with the accessory retailer resulted in her son’s first gift—an infant-sized heart bracelet. The jewelry, she said, will serve as a keepsake for parents and their children.

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