All ‘The Bling Ring’ ever wanted was Miranda Kerr’s G-banger – 8 Fashion Things

Teen gang wanted Miranda Kerr’s G-banger

The Bling Ring, the group of teenagers who broke into the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox in 2003, reportedly were only after the underwear of the rich and famous.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, the reporter who first interviewed the celebrity obsessed robbers, Nancy Jo Sales said the group was driven to steal more than $3 million of goods because they wanted to be sexy.

“They wanted to look sexy. Looking sexy in a celebrity’s clothes, well that’s even sexier. Especially Miranda Kerr, who’s a Victoria’s Secret model. The fact that they stole the underwear just seems so weird, but it’s not weird when you think about it, because they’re growing up at a time when their culture is constantly telling them to be sexy,” she said.

Fingers crossed the upcoming film version of events doesn’t touch on the subject.

The Sofia Coppola-written and directed film is based on the story of the group who became infamous for their Hollywood crime spree. It’s slated for an Australian released later in the year.

Suzy Menkes going international

The be-all and end-all of fashion reportage Suzy Menkes has been given a promotion. You may remember her name which was attached to an article which outlined how street style bloggers turned the fashion world into a “circus”.

Anyway, after 25-years-old in her role as fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune, she is now looking forward to embracing the “digitized world” as the international fashion editor of the International New York Times.

The new news site will be more accessible than ever with coverage crossing print, mobile and web platforms.

“I can see tremendous shifts towards the digitized world, and am delighted that we will be providing richer content in video and graphics, as well as in words, to a broader audience of readers,” she said.

Fingers crossed this means Menkes, and her famous bouffant fringe, will finally enter the world of social media. There is an unverified account which posted two tweets, it has more than 4,000 followers.   

Does she really?

Blame it on the 24-hour news cycle or US news stations thirst for live, rolling coverage but the world’s worst slogan t-shirt made headlines this week.

During a CNN live cross following the devastating tornado which hit Oklahoma earlier this week, a man wearing a “She Wants The D” singlet was interviewed.

According to Urban Dictionary, the “d” doesn’t pertain to a diamond ring.

While the Internet gasped in shock, the reporter didn’t. Thankfully someone in the broadcaster’s control room did and quickly cut to more images of flattened buildings.

Fat people hit back at Abercrombie & Fitch

It took one month and 68,000 petitions for someone to mock the brand but Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Mike Jefferies has finally realised that saying, “We go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive, all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong [in our clothes], and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don't alienate anybody, but you don't excite anybody, either.” Wasn’t such a great idea.

Blogger Jes aka The Militant Baker penned an open letter to Mr Jefferies and posed for a plus-sized photoshoot. The resulting images resemble the brand’s sexy black and white ad campaigns but are called “Attractive and Fat”.

“You should know your Large t-shirt comfortably fits a size 22. You might want to work on that,” she wrote.

Con des Garçons

The third time is set to be a charm for Converse who have teamed up with Comme des Garçons for another artistically crazy collaboration. The PLAY for Converse Pro Leather collection has been launched and it’s overtly girly. There are four styles of the Comme des Garçons PLAY available, choose between milk or black, high top of regular, but all have love hearts. A pair will set you back around $150 and are available online now.

Armani chirps away at Cannes

While Cara D was snubbing Leo and Eva was flashing her ‘Long-bia’ Giorgio Armani opened a new Armani Caffe along the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes this week. While the milked was frothed, the fashion house staged its second “Armani Tweet Talks” session. Hosted by US Harper’s Bazaar editor-at-large Derek Blasberg and actor Zachery Quinto, the pow-wow focused on film and fashion. It will be broadcast online on May 28.

Dior cruised into Monaco         

Raf Simons rubbed lacy shoulders with the Mediterranean royals this week when Dior staged its Cruise collection at the ritzy Hotel de Paris. Jessica Biel and bunch of other celebs bored with Cannes were made to stand and welcome Prince Albert and his reluctant looking wife Princess Charlene to the f-row. The show was an explosion of lady-life, candy coloured lace fused with masculine, relaxed tailoring. 

Glam4Good goes to prom

Stylist Mary Alice Stephenson and her not-for-profit organisation Glam4Good teamed up with a number of other charitably chic people in New York to style 50 girls for their school prom. The girls selected to participate had all been severely affected by homelessness, gun violence and Hurricane Sandy, so prom wasn’t high on their priority list. However the sartorial SWAT team moved in and dished up BCBGMAXAZRIA dresses and MAC make-up artists. Stylists whose client list includes Michelle Obama and J.Lo were on hand to add finishing touches before the high schoolers before they set off to their equivalent of Oscar night. 

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