Arlenis Sosa: Supermodel?
By Angelique Serrano | 10/26/2009 - 14:09

What does it take to reach supermodel status these days? Is it decades in the fashion business? Is it multiple magazine covers with one model’s face appearing at the same time in various countries all over the world? Is it an inflated sense of self that declares it will not get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day? Perhaps it’s something more.

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Eva Mendes Steps Out with Francisco Costa for the National Design Awards
By Mariela Rosario | 10/26/2009 - 11:30

Francisco Costa attended the 2009 National Design Award with the striking Eva Mendes on his arm. The dashing lead designer of Calvin Klein won the award for fashion design, beating out finalists Rodarte and Thom Browne. Conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the awards honor the best each year in American design, from products to fashion to architecture.

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Nicole Richie Launching New Contemporary Clothing Line
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2009 - 09:25

Nicole Richie has designed a new clothing line—dubbed Winter Kate, after her 21-month-old daughter Harlow's two middle names—which will showcase both a children's collection and a contemporary collection for women. The line will debut in the spring of 2010, but Nicole says she feels as though her whole career has been heading in this direction for quite some time.

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Selena Gomez Starts a Fashion Line for Young Girls
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/15/2009 - 10:55

Maybe teen starlet Selena Gomez had too much free time on her hands. The Disney actress and lead singer of Selena Gomez and The Scene has decided to branch out into fashion with the start of her own line, WWD reports. Gomez, 17, teamed up with former Generra designer Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos to create Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez.

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Michelle Obama Rocks Moises de la Renta
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2009 - 13:30

Oscar de la Renta has famously criticized First Lady Michelle Obama's fashion choices in the past. First, he lamented her decision to wear only American designers through her first few months in office. Then he talked smack about her choice to wear accessible clothing line J. Crew to high profile events, saying, "I think it’s wrong to go in one direction only."

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Carolina Herrera Becomes American Citizen
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/28/2009 - 16:00

Legendary Venezuelan-born designer Carolina Herrera became an American citizen on Friday, WWD reports. Immediately following her naturalization oath ceremony, the designer, who has lived in the U.S.

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Fashion Week Spring 2010: Brian Reyes
By Mariela Rosario | 09/15/2009 - 16:15

Brian Reyes’s take on fashion for spring of 2010 was a true mixture of dark and light. Although there was a lot of black on display, most of the darker pieces were made using lighter-than-air, sheer fabrics and maintained a feminine edge with fluttery sleeves.

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Live from Fashion Week: Kudos to Custo
By Angelique Serrano | 09/14/2009 - 15:08

We’re happily reporting from the frontlines of fashion week, flushed with pride after seeing Sunday night’s Custo Barcelona show. Not only were the designs of the Spanish label fringy, carnival-festive, daring and fun, but the beautiful variations of skin tones on the runway made a gorgeous rainbow to behold. Cheers, Custo!

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Narciso Rodriguez to Design eBay Line
By Mariela Rosario | 09/11/2009 - 09:00

Have we got some huge news for all you Narciso Rodriguez loving fashionistas out there! Internet auction giant eBay is reportedly in talks with the high-end designer to launch the site's very first fashion line.

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Narciso Rodriguez Earns Fashion Week Honor
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/01/2009 - 14:33

Narciso Rodriguez will be the recipient of fashion week’s “Mercedes-Benz Presents” honor, singling out his Sept. 15 show at Bryant Park, WWD reports.

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