Weekly fashion buzz: Naomi Campbell testifies in blood diamond trial
Friday 06 August 2010
Catch up with the fashion news from the week ending August 6 with the following links.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has finally testified in the trial against Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, from whom she accepted several 'blood diamonds' as a gift after a charity dinner 13 years ago. Campbell said she had no idea of his identity nor the history of his country at the time, and explained she hesitated with her testimony afterwards out of concern for her family. (
Watch her testimony here.
Vanity Fair's best-dressed list includes First Ladies Michelle Obama, Samantha Cameron, and Carla Bruni as well as actresses such as Carey Mulligan and Diane Kruger. Other choices, including HSH Prince Heinrich Von und Zu Fürstenberg, financier Arpad Busson, or the Duchess of Alba, are causing scorn among fashion media due to the magazine being more concerned with the financial or family background than with the style of the chosen personalities. ( StyleList)
A provocative fashion editorial shot by Steven Meisel for the September issue of Italian Vogue addresses the recent Gulf Coast oil spill. ( Refinery29)
Publishing house Condé Nast will reportedly leave New York's Times Square, moving into the Ground Zero site, 1 World Trade Center. City representatives hope this decision will provide "instant credibility" to the new site, encouraging business. (
New York Times)
In related news, the company plans to open restaurants to boost its financial situation, considering magazine-themed eateries in cities such as Istanbul or Kiev. Moscow is already home to the Vogue Café, the GQ Bar, and the Tatler Club. ( Gawker)
Visa has teamed up with fashion site Who What Wear to launch a new tool that organizes your online shopping: storing information on your wish items and tracking your orders, Rightcliq aims at helping you make an "informed purchase." Or a quicker one. ( Fashionista)
Chelsea Clinton and Alicia Keys both wore Vera Wang to their weddings. ( MTV Style)
Kate Moss scored her 30th cover of British Vogue. ( Catwalk Queen)
The Kardashian sisters' new fashion brand, in collaboration with Australian designer Bruno Schiavi's Jupi Corp., will be rolled out in 17 countries next year. ( WWD)
Clothes by Turkish designer, Hakaan Yildirim have gone on sale exclusively at London's Harvey Nichols department store. ( Fashionista)
Life & Style blogs
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- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 3 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
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