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August 29 2014

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Who Makes Us Run For Cover?

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The latest data from the publishing industry’s Audit Bureau of Circulations is out, WWD reports, and with it some tantalizing news about who really sent magazines flying off the newsstand in 2010 (and who didn’t). Despite some caveats (reporting doesn’t go through every 2010 issue for Condé Nast or Hearst magazines), the runaway winner was Lady Gaga, who graced the best-selling issue of Rolling Stone, the second-best-selling issue of Vanity Fair, and the third-best-selling issue of Elle during the reported period. Joining her in the cover girl pantheon are Rihanna (newsstand magic for GQ and Seventeen) and, believe it or not, Lauren Conrad, who appeared on Glamour‘s September issue, its best-selling of the year through November. Curiously not mentioned is Kim Kardashian, whose nude-and-body-painted cover of W‘s November art issue caused quite a stir. Glamour, at least, is betting on her: The reality starlet appears, in Tom Ford pajamas and a La Perla bra, on the monthly’s new February 2011 issue (left).

Photo: Courtesy of Glamour

And Baby (Buggy) Makes Three

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She may be busy helming her all-encompassing Alice + Olivia empire (complete with a soon-to-be-announced upcoming collab), but ask Stacey Bendet what her most important role is and she’ll tell you it’s mother, to daughter Eloise and her other impending arrival. So for the holidays, Bendet has teamed up with Baby Buggy, a New York nonprofit that provides for families in need, for a special gift drive. Through the month of December, shoppers who donate an item at A + O stores nationwide will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase. “We’re very fortunate, all of us. We have all these things that we want to give to someone and know that it’s going to mean something. Baby Buggy makes that happen,” the designer enthused. She also knows that moms sometimes need a little something for themselves, too. “We’re extending the Alice + Olivia Makeover Tour we did through the spring so we can give moms the things they really need,” she added. “To bring them the Alice + Olivia touch and make them feel good, too.”

The mob of young celebs who came to show their support at L.A.’s Soho House to kick off the initiative last night are among those who appreciate that touch. They weren’t all moms—yet—but Kourtney Kardashian, Denise Richards, 90210‘s AnnaLynne McCord (pictured, with Bendet), and Nicky Hilton all raised the profile of the evening. Certainly none are strangers to shopping. As Jillian Dempsey, Avon global ambassador and a mother of three, put it, “This is just such a wonderful cause for kids who are not as privileged as others. How hard it is to shop and contribute?”

Photo: Donato Sardella/WireImage

World AIDS Day 2010:
What You Can Do (And Buy) To Help

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December 1 marks World AIDS Day, dedicated to raising awareness and funding to fight the disease, and the fashion industry has stepped up to help. This morning, designer (and amfAR chairman) Kenneth Cole—joined by Liza Minnelli, Cheyenne Jackson, and Project Runway competitor Mondo Guerra—rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange, to commemorate the occasion. Celebs-turned-designers Kim Kardashian and Justin Timberlake and style icon Lady Gaga are among the many signing off of Twitter and Facebook until $1 million is raised for Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive charity—a worthy gesture, even if the ads proclaiming “Kim Kardashian Is Dead” are a little macabre.

Looking for a way to help? As Michael Kors reminded us in our video, donating to God’s Love We Deliver—an organization which delivers meals to homebound people with HIV and AIDS—is a great way to show support at the holidays. (Click here for more information and to donate.) There are also plenty of things to buy. Giles Deacon’s collaboration with Happy Socks ($110, www.happysocks.com) goes on sale here today—at least 25 percent of the proceeds will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. If music’s more to your taste, pick up the hipster-endorsed Dark Was the Night album ($13.28, www.amazon.com), with contributions from fashion favorites Cat Power, Arcade Fire, Feist, David Byrne, and more—the Red Hot Organization, which sponsored the album, announced today that it has so far donated $1,000,000 to AIDS-related organizations. Finally, if you’re still feeling the classics, there’s always Maison Martin Margiela’s AIDS awareness tee, a staple of the house’s collections since 1994. You can get the standard version, a V-neck printed with the slogan “There Is More Action to Be Done to Fight AIDS Than to Wear This T-Shirt but It’s a Good Start,” at Margiela stores today; proceeds go to the French nonprofit AIDES. This year, the shirt is being issued in a special new style: in Japanese (pictured).

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Lorraine Schwartz Is A Girl’s Best Friend

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When Jay-Z decided he liked it—it being Beyoncé—and to put a ring on it, he went with one from jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. So no surprise to find the singer at the debut of Schwartz’s 2BHappy collection at Lavo in New York last night (and not much of a surprise to find her more than fashionably late, either).

But Beyoncé wasn’t the only famous friend who came to toast the occasion. Mary J. Blige, Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, and Ashanti all dropped by to see the new collection. “Lorraine always does what you are thinking about or what you are dreaming about,” Blige said of her longtime friend. “She’s not limited with her artistic ability—she always goes to the left or to the right, [but] it’s never to the left of where you can’t wear it.”

Lively (left, with Beyoncé and Schwartz) has never seemed to have a hard time wearing it—she’s often decked out in the designer’s jewels. (Last night, she was sporting diamond drop earrings and an armful of LS bangles with her Versace dress.) “It’s the little girl in me,” Lively admitted. “We are attracted to sparkles.” She was attracted to one in particular—a happy-face bracelet from the new line, intended to encourage happiness in the wearer. “This is probably my new favorite piece by her,” the Gossip Girl star said.

Photo: Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan.com

Is Haider Headed For Chanel?, Daphne Covers Paris Vogue, Koncerning The Kardashians, And More…

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Karl Lagerfeld breaks his silence on who should succeed him at Chanel: “I have a contract for life, so it all depends on who I would like to hand it to. At the moment, I’d say Haider Ackermann,” the Kaiser told Numéro. [WWD]

Tom Ford’s got a new cover girl, and her name is Daphne Groeneveld. The Dutch stunner shares the Mert & Marcus-shot cover of Ford’s holiday issue of Paris Vogue with the designer. [The Fashion Spot]

The Times tries to get a handle on Kim Kardashian™, brand. With her host of celebrity endorsements, fashion lines, Twitter followers, and general fame/infamy, KK—and her sisters KK, KK, KK, and KK—are becoming an empire unto themselves. [NYT]

Speaking of celebrities, Jennifer Lopez—a celebrity who, we’re the first to admit, has done a deal more than Miss Kardashian—is returning to fashion. Following the quiet closure of her Sweetface line in 2009, she’s pretty much stayed out of the business, but Lopez and husband, Marc Anthony, are set to unveil a new “lifestyle fashion venture” with Kohl’s today. [WWD]

And Giorgio Armani is putting his stamp on another new cell phone. This time it’s the Galaxy S smartphone from Samsung, and it looks pretty great—which means, in all likelihood, it’ll be Europe-only, prohibitively expensive, and they’ll only make about eight of them. [Hot Hardware via Racked]

Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott