Alexi Lubomirski photographed Constance Jablonski in Alexander McQueen for the March 2011 cover of Vogue Germany. Constance may be overexposed but the close-up angle and fire engine red lip and eye makeup are definitely striking. And on this gloomy March afternoon, wouldn't it be nice to imagine that the coming summer will be just like this cover: full of bright colors and nerve and butterflies fluttering all around. [DesignScene]
The Galliano replacement gossipmongers have been working 'round the clock to bring you the latest in unconfirmed Dior-related speculation. Last night, Derek Blasberg tweeted that someone backstage at Katy Perry's concert had confirmed that Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci would take the reigns at Dior. [Refinery29] This may be perfectly true, but LVMH, Dior's parent holding company, won't confirm the rumor, and just yesterday we heard reports that the Lanvin team was crying their eyes out over Alber Elbaz's imminent departure. Other candidates rumoured for the position of head designer at Dior include Marc Jacobs and Haider Ackermann. [The Cut] Want to know who's actually going to replace John Galliano at Dior? It'll be James Franco, according to my well-placed, unidentified source.
Rachel Zoe turns her eye to homeware, and chooses six relatively affordable accessories to take your home "to the next level." My favorite of her picks is a simple, clean Tivoli AM/FM radio (as these things go, it's the priciest thing on her list). The radio doesn't have an iPod loading dock, a CD slot, or a futristic design, just a clean look and a single function. Trust me, we'd all be happier with a little more radio in our lives. [Stylelist]
Lady Gaga is pulling her exclusive deluxe edition of "Born This Way" from Target after discovering that the company made contributions to an antigay gubernatorial candidate's campaign. Gaga refuses to pursue a relationship with the megachain until Target recommits itself to supporting the LGBT community through charitable contributions. [MTV Style]
We all know that Victoria Beckham managed to make her label a critical success, but she isn't the only singer-turned-designer that tried her hand at fashion and didn't fail. [MillionLooks]
Want to try out one of this season's nail trends? If you're looking to play with color, click through to find a pastel, bright, deep, or earthy polish that's perfect for your skin tone. [BettyConfidential]