Hells Angels sue McQueen, Lara Stone wins her French Playboy lawsuit, and Lily Allen’s Pretty Woman moment| Hollywood yohana

Hells Angels has a bone to pick with Alexander McQueen. The motorcycle club is suing the label for misusing its trademark winged death motif on ring and a handbag.
Lily Allen spoke to The Telegraph about her ‘Pretty Woman moment’ when she walked into an upscale boutique after becoming “a newly wealthy teenager.”  She recalls: “All these snooty shop assistants were staring at me as if I couldn’t afford their clothes so I bought way too much stuff just to show that I could.”
Lara Stone has won her suit against French Playboy, who published nude images of the gap-toothed model without her permission.
Model and Victoria’s Secret angel Selita Ebanks on her first and last meeting with Anna Wintour 10 years ago: ”I had on Timberland boots. I had on corduroy high-water flooded beige pants with a button-down plaid shirt,” she said. “I walk into the office, I got maybe two steps into the room and I look and it’s amazing Ms. Anna Wintour. She goes [makes a dismissive hand gesture] and dismisses me.” Ebanks hasn’t appeared in Vogue since.
The Mona Lisa wore Louis Vuitton? In Jason Alper‘s world she did. The costume designer, stylist and Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator has re-covered classical paintings with the iconic logo for a show in L.A.
Kanye West has dismissed his coterie of models: The outspoken rapper is no longer following anyone on Twitter.
Topshop has recreated Kate Moss‘ bedroom in their flagship shop windows in New York and London to celebrate the supermodel’s final collection for the fast fashion retailer


Do you like Katy Perry’s golden girl look? | Hollywood yohana

L.A.’s Club Nokia hosted a Grammy’s Nomination concert last night, and Katy Perry went in a dress made of gold sequins by Lebanese couturiere Georges Chakra. Once you get past the extreme shine, it’s actually a pretty demure look, especially when paired with such plain–albeit very high–pumps.


Christina Ricci mixes tailored with poufy. Is it a do or a don’t? | Hollywod yohana

Christina Ricci attended the Artios Awards in New York City yesterday and wore a look from the Marchesa Fall  collection. The tuxedo jacket is an eveningwear classic, but the skirt is throwing us off. 


Lady Gaga pulls a Daphne Guinness. Do you like her look? | Hollywood yohana

Lady Gaga exited a building today in Paris, where she is set to give two concerts. Gaga wearing clothes is always an event, but–and maybe it’s just the beehive–isn’t she kind of horning in on Daphne Guinness’s steeze?


Gucci moves up the spring show timeslot, leaving London model-less (and our fashion director potentially rushing the gates at Pearson!) | Hollywood yohana

Sandwiched in between New York’s and Milan’s fashion weeks, the organizers behind London Fashion Week have often complained about time constraints in the past but this season has added stress with Gucci deciding to move their Spring 2012 show up to Wednesday, the last day of LFW.
To make matters worse, Gucci had scheduled castings and fittings this past weekend, meaning models had to abandon London in hopes of walking in the high-profile show. A number of shows have been affected including those of Canadian boys Erdem and Todd Lynn, the latter of who lost 10 out of 19 girls who were cast for his show. This hasn’t been the only scheduling conflict this season, either. Many models and editors were late arriving to LFW because Marc Jacobs pushed his show back to Thursday night due to delays caused by Hurricane Irene.
Many designers and casting agents are frustrated and threatening to boycott future LFWs if the British Fashion Council doesn’t intervene, which would be a shame since London is known for showing exciting new designers.

Carol White, founder of Premier Model Management: “Only a tiny fraction of them realistically have a shot at being in that show – we all know it will be full of mega girls,” said White. “I find it insulting that a designer like Frida thinks London is so insignificant that she would do that. Where’s the camaraderie?”
The Cut: “Designers and agents are taking it out on London Fashion Week organizers, who they say willingly get bullied by New York and Milan. Well at least Tom Ford and Burberry show in London. As long as they’re there you can pretty much guarantee every important fashion person will be around for however long those take. Maybe London Fashion Week should encourage those labels to bookend the week.”
Fashionista: While we doubt Marc Jacobs and Frida Giannini are on personal missions to destroy London Fashion Week, it’s easy to understand why London modeling agencies might view what they’re doing as “bullying tactics”–most London designers don’t have the resources to compete with them–and want the British Fashion Council to intervene.”

Susie Sheffman, fashion director: “I’m in line at the airport and will be arriving in Milan just in time for the Gucci show. I certainly hope it’s not moved up any more!
It wouldn’t kill anyone to give the cities a day-long breather in between!”


Ruffles, stacked heels and more of today’s favourite things | Hollywood yohana

1. Stacked heels
2. Hair with a centre part
3. White and cream colours
4. Jason Wu for CND polish in “Sophia”
5. The Louis Vuitton bow pump
6. Knee-high macrame gladiators
7. Cascades of ruffles
8. A silky bow blouse
9. Leopard-print topper
10. Optimism


Erdem to show at the V&A | Hollywood yohana

ERDEM Spring 2010. Photography by Peter Stigter

Canadian designer Erdem Moralioglu will showcase a collection of his favourite designs London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Erdem’s pieces will be showcased in the Raphael Gallery in conjunction with the Fashion In Motion series. “I am thrilled and honoured to be showing at the Victoria & Albert Museum,” said the designer, who has been based in London since 2003. “Since my student days, it has been one of my favourite museums and I even showed my very first collection here.” The four runway shows will be held December 11  and are free–except for your plane ticket, of course.


Wedding dresses revealed! We have the gowns that Bella Swan, Beyonce, Blair Waldorf, and Lauren Bush wore | Hollywood yohana

Bridal obsessed? You’re in luck! From music royalty to fictional fan favourites, it’s been a huge week for anyone into (other people’s) nuptials. Over the last seven days, the wedding dresses of Beyoncé, Twilight’s Bella Swan, Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf, and Lauren Bush have been revealed. Join us as we dish on each gown and then tell us which is your favourite.


Marc Jacobs & Anna Wintour on Jimmy Fallon, Karlie Kloss on Gossip Girl, and Erdem gets a British Fashion Award nom | Hollywood yohana

Jimmy Fallon: “What is the new black?” Marc Jacobs: “47.” Anna Wintour and Marc Jacobs appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to talk up Fashion’s Night Out, but also covered Jacobs’ shoulder surgery, his “kilt that’s not a kilt,” Vogue’s value per dollar, and banana suits.
Erdem has been nominated for the 2010 British Fashion Awards designer of the year award, along with Christopher Kane and Phoebe Philo. Other BFDA nominees include Nick Knight and Nicola Formichetti for the Isabella Blow award for fashion creator and Burberry, Mulberry, Pringle of Scotland and Victoria Beckham were nominated for designer brand of the year. [WWD]
It’s the end of an era for Simon Doonan and The New York Observer. The fashion columnist and creative director for Barney’s will be leaving The Observer after a 10-year stint to write for Slate Magazine.
Karlie Kloss is the latest in a long line of fashion personalities to appear on Gossip Girl. Kloss will be playing her self in the Fashion’s Night Out episode (of course) which will also include a cameo from Vogue‘s Meredith Melling Burke.
Marc Jacobs and Lady Gaga posing as Lady Liberty appear on the New York issue of V Magazine.
Minimalist designer Richard Chai and Original Penguin are the latest to collaborate on a fashion line. The linem which is aptly called Richard Chai for Original Penguin label, will debut during New York Fashion Week.
The Twitter takeover continues! Posh Spice herself Victoria Beckham has joined the Twitterverse. Follow her @vbfashionWeek. [WWD]
For Fashion’s Night Out: The Show, Anna Wintour promised 150 top models and Ms. Wintour is set to deliver. Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova, Sasha Pivovarova and Canada’s own Coco Rocha, just to name a few, have signed up to walk in what is being billed as the largest public fashion show in New York City history.
A video clip of Kate Moss and her daughter Lila Grace being hounded by paparazzi at LAX has led to a clamp down on the paparazzi in California. Unruly photogs can now be fined $5,000 or land a one year jail sentence for harassing a celebrity on their way to or driving around in their or for breaking the state’s traffic laws


The CFDA Town Hall, a Rad new line and the offspring of Anna and Karl | Hollywood yohana

The CFDA had a Town Hall meeting last night to discuss the relevancy of out-of-season fashion weeks in the Internet age. But what you really want to know is: What did André Leon Talley wear? “The Vogue editor at large got out in a light gray suit with a small Louis Vuitton man-purse and parked himself at a table by the entrance. He applied lotion to his hands and sent someone out for a cappuccino, skim, with Splenda, at the Starbucks across the street. Once it was delivered, Mr. Talley went into the auditorium and took his seat.” Thank you for just existing, ALT. [New York Observer]
Toronto’s Tommy Ton of Jak&Jil took the photo above for Canadian designer Rad Hourani‘s new line, Rad by Rad Hourani–a more affordable collection that doesn’t veer too far from his drapey, unisex vision.
If you’ve been awake today, you’ll have heard the news that tanning beds, not surprisingly, cause cancer. [Yahoo!]
First the sunscreen and now this: Japan has been blessed with Nike’s new “Will Ferrell” sneaker. The shoes are burgundy, as in Ron.
Gisele’s baby bump has been Photoshopped out of her new London Fog campaign.
There’s a shelf full of shoes, a projector and actual dirty dishes in model Hanne Gaby Odiele’s Chinatown apartment. [Supreme Being]
If They Mated, the Karl Lagerfeld/Anna Wintour edition.
Dear Grazia: Why is the addition of thick glasses automatically “geek” chic (or preppy geek, as you say. Preek? Come on)? Some of us spent many years watching Battlestar Galactica in order to claim this label and we will not just let Cholë Sevigny and Molly Sims just walk into any old Lenscrafters and take it from us. Thank you.


Cool mint is having a beauty moment. We give you the low down in 16 points | Hollywood yohana

Beauty noticed: Cool mint

Of all the delicate pastels having a moment this season, cool mint is the one keeping us captivated long after Easter has passed.

Bloor Street comes out for CANFAR | Hollywood yohana

On Wednesday night, Bloor Street threw it’s massive annual fundraising effort for the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research (CANFAR). To reach their $400,000 goal, Bloor Street Entertains turns boutiques all over Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood in pop-up restos catered by the city’s top chefs. Marc Thuet, Jamie Kennedy and Blu’s Massimo Collavani were just a few of the foodie names who cooked menus at venues normally known for dishing out luxe–Tiffany & Co., Eleven, George C., Holt Renfrew, Teatro Verde and Cartier among them. After dinner, the party moved over to the Royal Ontario Museum where the guest list included designers Sunny Fong, Jeremy Laing, Philip Sparks and Nada Shepherd, Canadian fashion royals Joe Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran (who were also the event’s co-chairs), and sea of smartly dressed socials who cut a rug and tried to outbid each other in the silent auction.


Inside the glitzy opening of the National Ballet’s costume retrospective: Legendary ballerinas, magical sleighs and tutus for the try-on | Hollywood yohana

The tutus were out in full force for the official opening of the National Ballet of Canada’s twofold exhibitions celebrating the company’s first 60 years. 60 Years of Designing the Ballet and the Tutu Project debuted with a glitzy reveal at Toronto’s Design Exchange, with everyone from the ballet’s own dancers like Greta Hodgkinson, Tina Pereira and former prima ballerina Victoria Tennant to Jeanne Beker and Vawk’s Sunny Fong raising a glass in toast. The first exhibit, a look back at some of the most notable costumes and sets curated by the company’s former costume designer Caroline O’Brien, came complete with ultra-lifelike dessert tables and a magical blue sleigh from The Nutcracker and several costumes for the wishful dancers to try on and pose with (we indulged, obviously). The second, an assembly of 60 specially designed tutus—one to celebrate each year in business—was displayed throughout the room. Guests seemed to take their toast quite literally, with Kara Alloway in a voluminous Mary Katrantzou lampshade skirt, Karolyne Ellacott in an actual tutu dress and several other attendees sporting pulled-back ballet topknots.