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March 30, 2010
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Quote Me: Beth Ditto Prefers Stealing To Waiting In Line


I have a hard time not buying or stealing. If I want something, I have to have it. But not anymore. The last time was three months ago — a dress from Marshalls. I used to steal more. I mostly stole from Goodwill. You know, ‘Can’t be bothered. The line’s too long. Put it in your purse.

Paper via The Cut

March 30, 2010
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In The Studio With: David Wyatt

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March 30, 2010
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Scott Sternberg Is Launching A Lower Priced Line


Scott Sternberg is watching out for those of you who like his Boy by Band of Outsiders style but can't afford the price tags. The designer who successfully built a $12 million business seven years after quitting his job as a CAA agent in Hollywood is now launching a second women's collection, called girl. Expanding his menswear-inspired Boy collection is projected to make Sternberg's brand worth $40 million in three years.

What to expect from the new line? Lower prices and more feminine styles. Besides that, Sternberg is moving from two women's collections a year to four, and he's been meeting with investors to discuss the expansion for several months.

That said, the LA boy isn't ready to relocate across the country to NYC. "If I was here in New York in this mix influenced by the same thing all these people are influenced by, the edge would be gone," Sternberg said. "This [LA] bubble is vital to being able to do something that is not informed by fashion."

March 30, 2010
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Kylie Looks Sensational For Mario Testino And The Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Campaign


Image courtesy of Vogue/Mario Testino

Baring all for a shoot with iconic photographer Mario Testino, it is fair to say that Kylie Minogue's participation in this year's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is something she holds close to her heart, with the issue being so close to home. Posing alongside fellow beauties Sienna Miller and Claudia Schiffer, the trio aim to raise over £1million for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. "It means so much to me to be part of this years' Fashion Targets Breast Cancer," the Australian singer told Vogue, "I wholeheartedly support their efforts to raise funds for vital work undertaken by Breakthrough Breast Cancer".

Only five years after being diagnosed with the disease, Miss Minogue is looking healthy, happy and as beautiful as ever for the cause, which whilst began as a small t-shirt campaign launched by Ralph Lauren back in 1994, now has the likes of M&S, River Island, Topshop, Warehouse, Laura Ashley, Coast, My-Wardrobe.com, Whistles, Superdry and Melissa Odabash on board creating special pieces to raise money for groundbreaking research, campaigning and education work. It's a hard call to pick favourites, but we'll be picking up the Olivia Rubin LBD from My-Wardrobe.com, and the Love to Love vest from Topshop. With money from the pieces going to such a good cause, we can look fabulous and feel good about it, too.

March 30, 2010
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Model Agent Kim Dawson Passes Away Aged 85


Image courtesy of Modelinia

After suffering with Alzheimer's disease for over ten years, Kim Dawson, founder of the Dallas modeling agency Kim Dawson Agency has died.

Aged 85, she is credited with launching the careers of Angie Harmon, Bridget Hall, Erin Wasson, Chandra North and Ali Michael - and sadly passed away from the disease on Thursday, which is the seventh leading cause of death in the USA, and affects 5.3 million Americans each year.

March 30, 2010
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Band Of Outsiders' Scott Sternberg Credits The L.A. Lifestyle For His 'Edge'

Image courtesy of Wall Street Journal

As the Wall Street Journal quite rightly points out, Band of Outsiders - the label created by Scott Sternberg after he left his job as a talent agent at Creative Arts Agency - isn't that unusual in comparison with other men's collections available, but there is just something about it that makes it worthy of its somewhat pricey place in the market. Sternberg's women's range, Boy, which he launched in 2007 follows suit to Band of Outsiders, with a price to match - and so it could be asked what the key to the L.A. designer's success really is.

The answer, it seems, is right there in the description - Sternberg credits his residence in Los Angeles as opposed to New York for two successful collections, even for his CFDA award for Best Menswear Designer of the Year 2009, despite having little design experience under his belt. "If I was here in New York in this mix influenced by the same thing all these people are influenced by, the edge would be gone," he told the Wall Street Journal, "this L.A. bubble is vital to being able to do something that is not informed by fashion." Aiming to expand his L.A. influenced brand into a fashion empire, it seems Sternberg isn't doing too badly, with the menswear range currently sitting in Barney's, New York with labels like Gucci, Lanvin, Thom Browne and Bottega Veneta as its neighbours.

March 30, 2010
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Morning Links


Jessica Alba is the next 'Project Runway' guest judge [AP]

Aaron Eckhart wants to be a fashion photographer - and was, for Molly Sims [Stylewatch]

Michelle Obama loves Junya Watanabe [The Cut]

Get up close and personal with Zoe Saldana [NYLON]

Would you buy this ripped Balmain shirt for $1,625? [Fashionista]

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