>> Six super-chic eyeshadow trends, scooped straight from the Spring 2011 runways. Summer beauty is all about a carefree, playful mood, so why not experiment a bit? From golden shimmers to super-saturated blues, here are our favorite shadow looks to try.
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>> Every two years, the fashion flock meets the art world in Venice for a series of parties and power buys. This year, Hogan, Prada, and Missoni have been among the Venice Biennale event hosts, bringing out guests like Anna Wintour (who was spotted yesterday riding around the city's Grand Canal), Dasha Zhukova, and Naomi Campbell. While some have already come and gone — Anna Wintour, Francois-Henri Pinault, and Salma Hayek Pinault were already spotted attending the French Open in Paris today — we've the fleeting moments of the last couple of days' festivities captured in our slideshow at left.
>> When an exotic vacation isn't in the cards, we like to soak in all the city has to offer. This week's picks include an ultra-cool compostable picnic kit — complete with a stereo art decal — purple roller skates for Central Park, and cute chambray coveralls. Shop our picks now!
Left to right: Madewell Chambray Coveralls ($145), Topshop Floppy Straw Hat ($45), Boxsal Urban Picnic Box Kit ($25), Essie Nail Polish ($8), Moxi Lolly Roller Skates ($299), Alexander Wang Tote ($495)
>> Gareth Pugh has been edging towards the more commercial for a few seasons now, but now it sounds like he's fully come to terms with the idea. "If you as a fashion designer, you do shows but you don’t sell, it kind of becomes a bit of a vanity project," he recently said. "You know that’s kind of how I started and that’s how I got going but kind of a more mature point of view it needs to obviously translate into things that sell and that’s a new challenge for me. The two need each other, business and creativity. It’s a weird mix but you need to have that balance, I think, now. Or I need to have that balance now, so I’ve made my peace with that."
Peace made, Pugh is putting the idea into motion: MAC, which he has collaborated with in the past on runway makeup, just announced that it will globally launch a full-scale makeup collection with the designer come November. The range is expected to include multiple color products and accessories in "special packaging."
>> Summer's obsession with neon brights doesn't seem to be fading before Resort season, based on the collections that have previewed so far. Scuba, too, seems to have taken an early lead — we hear scuba plays a part in Alexander Wang's Resort 2012 collection; Michael Kors just showed neoprene zip dresses; and McQ (which is creative directed by Pina Ferlisi and overseen by Sarah Burton), too, is rife with scuba-inspired minidresses, bodysuits, jackets, and pants for Resort 2012. The collection also introduces McQ's first ever handbag collection — think bright bags in leather, vinyl, denim, and neoprene.
>> As Prada prepares for its initial public offering in Hong Kong later this month, details that were once kept private about the company are now being filed publicly. Last week, we learned that Prada is estimated to be worth some $15 billion; Now, thanks to a 450-page document released today by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange website, we know that Miuccia Prada earned 9.7 million euros (approx. $14.1 million) last year, while her husband and Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli made 10 million euros (approx. $14.6 million) in the same period of time — making them "two of fashion’s best-paid stars," as WWD points out. [WWD]