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Would you pay $895 for Louboutin’s Trash Bag purse?

Christian Louboutin just created a “trash” bag purse! Louboutin has been making “trash” shoes for ages, but how does it translate into a purse?

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Louboutin’s company is known for its cheeky take on luxury goods, so I can see why it would want to translate the success of the Trash shoes to a Trash bag. The problem with this execution, though, is that even though the bag is relatively petite, the trash material is just one big, square piece. There’s nothing to break it up, so all you see is bits of string, what might be a shoelace, some gold foil and a torn piece of an envelope. Perhaps the material would work better as a trim so that it would be more difficult to identify its contents.

The scalloped leather edges, shiny gold chain and leopard haircalf strap also don’t do the design any favors. I’ve long been a fan of the idea that too much is never enough, particularly when it comes to accessories, but this bag is just too muchBuy through Neiman Marcus for $895.

What do you think? Cute or meh?

Rihanna replaces Megan Fox as Armani spokeswoman!

Back in July, Rihanna was named the replacement for Megan Fox as official spokeswoman for Armani. Apparently they weren’t happy with the way her advertisements had been going. I find her ads to be incredibly boring. Here we have Megan’s new Beauty 2011 Christmas Collection ads, which will run this Christmas. Looks like Megan stayed on as the face of Armani’s beauty line, while Rihanna will model their clothing. (Check out Rihanna’s risque ads below!)

While Rihanna’s ads are definitely more “edgy”, I’m not really a fan of them, either! Although I can appreciate Rihanna’s more curvy body – that blonde wig is a hot mess. They need to ditch that immediately. I’m not a fan of Rihanna’s ads either. Armani needs to go back to the drawing board!

Who do you think makes a better Armani model – Rihanna or Megan Fox?

Gwen Stefani launching a Harajuku Mini childrenswear line at Target!

Target’s Missoni collaboration may have had the fashion pack in a frenzy, but for style-conscious mothers, it is Gwen Stefani’s Harajuki Mini childrenswear line that is the one worth waiting for.

Today, the retailer released a sneak peek of the campaign, and judging by the items featured, it promises to be a huge hit.
The star, 41, appears in the image herself, posing alongside a young model sporting her creations.

The youngster’s tee, cardigan and tutu bear all the hallmarks of Ms Stefani’s L.A.M.B and Harajuku Lovers ranges, with bright colours and Japanese-inspired illustrations.

It promises to be a hit with the singer’s two young sons, Kingston, five and Zuma, three, who both already display an adventurous style sense.

And given her friendships with Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, we may also be spotting her designs on the backs of other celebrities’ children too.

Target’s non-famous fans will be relieved to learn, however, that prices for Harajuku Mini will be easy on the pocket, ranging from just $3.99 to $29.99.

The star’s debut collection is due to go on sale across the U.S. on November 13, with a second due to hit stores in January.

In a release announcing the collaboration in July, Ms Stefani said: ‘Harajuku Mini is a dream come true.

‘I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the super-cute and playful kid’s clothing you find in Japan,’ she said.

‘The whole idea is about being creative, expressing your own individuality and having fun getting dressed.’

She added that she had been given scope by Target to break from the typical childrenswear offering and do something different.

‘Target has given me the creative freedom to design kid’s clothing that is different than most anything you usually see out there with great quality, attention to detail and most of all, available at amazing prices,’ she said.

Target, like Gap, has collaborated with a number of high-end designers on childrenswear ranges.

Past design partnerships have included Missoni, Calypso St Barth, Zac Posen and Rodarte, all of which included pieces for babies and children.

A spokesman for Target told WWD: ‘Our strategy of differentiation isn’t exclusive to our more mature guests. We like to put the icing on the cake for all our guests. That is the fun, the flavoring of the assortment.’

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JUST IN: ‘Gossip Girl’ becomes a clothing line!

This just in! WB’s smash hit ‘Gossip Girl’ is becoming a clothing line!

Women’s Wear Daily reports that Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group, the producers of the TV show, are partnering up with Romeo & Juliet Couture to create a Blair and Serena-inspired line.

Although Anna Sui already channeled all four of “GG”‘s female leads with her Target collaboration in 2009, WWD writes that it’s the first time “Gossip Girl” has officially branded itself as a fashion line on such a large scale.

The collection, which will debut by the show’s season five premiere on September 26, will be sold at upscale retailers like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue with prices ranging from $80 to $200.

The best part of the news, of course, is that the clothes are inspired by Leighton Meester and Blake Lively’s characters and not Taylor Momsen’s.

Little J’s clothes were getting a little scary there towards the end and we all know what Momsen looks like these days. Those clothes (and, God forbid, a makeup line) would be none too appealing.

I love how they threw in there that the clothing line would NOT be inspired by Taylor Momsen’s look. Haha! I think I love the clothes on the show more than I actually like the show itself. I just like looking at pictures of what they’re wearing. :)

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