>> Giovanna Battaglia has a penchant for high heels — kitten heels even — and the occasional chic flat, but for the past two nights, she's popped up in London wearing none of the aforementioned. On her feet instead? A set of black Uggs. Apparently it's not a newfound style proclivity — she Tweeted a couple of days ago: "I broke my pinky toe! :-( So no more heels . . . for 10 days, but the most painful thing is that today I was forced to buy UGG."
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>> The string of fashion documentaries — Lagerfeld Confidential, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Picture Me, and The September Issue — isn't ending. IFC Films just announced its acquisition of the French documentary Yves Saint Laurent L'Amour Fou, which it will release in 2011. The film chronicles the Story of Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge all the way through Berge's decision to sell their multimillion dollar private art collection upon the designer's death, through rare archives and exclusive images — some of which can be seen here. Berge and Saint Laurent muses, Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise, were all interviewed for the film — the trailer for which is above.
>> The possibility was first hinted at by The Imagist, which reported in early October that transgender model and Givenchy muse Lea T had scheduled "an upcoming appearance on the biggest talk show in America where [she] opens up and truly tells her story." Now, Elle reports that the model, who is now landing covers, has indeed been scheduled to film a segment for one of Oprah's final shows, which will air in February. [Elle]
>> We love dressing up for the holidays and while the perfect dress plays a starring role, finding the perfect pair of shoes is just as essential. We hand-picked a number of holiday shoes — ranging from a majestic pair of velvet stunners from Ralph Lauren to a crackling metallic set from Cynthia Vincent — for you to shimmy and shake your way through every festive celebration.
>> Every Vogue Paris December/January holiday issue comes with a calendar, and each year, a different photographer does the honors. Sometimes there's a different subject for every month, sometimes one subject for every month. For the 2011 calendar, Mikael Jansson captured Daria Werbowy — and we've got a first look at the cover; the full calendar comes with the holiday issue, expected to hit French newsstands Nov. 30. [@VogueParisLive]
Fedoras may be a bit tired, but the flat top fedora makes the look new again. We like how this street-snapped cutie styled her own topper with a brooch embellished button-up shirt, mustard cardigan, black skinnies, and oxfords. Replicate the same minimal vibe with pieces from Topshop, Alexander McQueen, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Cole Haan, now!
Left to right: Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski Brooch ($275), Alexander McQueen Collar Blouse ($600), Topshop Clasp Frame Box Bag ($70), Forever 21 Wool Hat ($15), Topshop Skinny Jeans ($80), Timex Croc Pattern Watch ($40), Cole Haan Violet Air Oxford ($298), Sparkle & Fade Dolman Sleeve Cardigan ($49), Urban Outfitters Narrow Leather Belt ($20)
Photo courtesy of the lookbook.nu
“Karl Lagerfeld holds a unique place in the world of fashion, an icon who is the ultimate modernist,” said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy's chairman, president and CEO. “Through the decades, his style and vision have marked the history of design. It is a tremendous honor to bring his inimitable perspective to our fashion customer.”
The designer, who recently said he was planning a "masstige" collection to be sold primarily online, is still looking into launching something in the lower-priced arena. That line, which is separate from the Macy's collection, is still in progress and expected to be introduced for Fall 2011.