Lady Gaga to Collaborate with Versace: Lady Gaga is changing the sartorial direction of her “Born this Way Ball” tour right in time for it to make landfall in North America. The pop star is collaborating with Versace on a series of costumes for the show. “The born this way ball is getting a custom face-lift for America,” she tweeted, “I heard rumors @Versace is custom designing all the clothes and new look.” [MTV]
Chanel’s Hula Hoop Bag for Sale: Chanel will produce the infamous hula-hoop bag for spring in a smaller size—a size that’s actually too small to still be considered a hula-hoop. The reenvisioned design will measure 24 centimeters in diameter and will retail for a cool $2,400. [Refinery 29]
Chis Brown Nabs Modeling Contract: Modeling agency Wilhelmina has given Chris brown a contract as part of their artist management division. WWD thinks that the convicted R&B star might be a tough sell to potential clients (not to mention his numerous neck tattoos), but Wilhelmina Men’s director Taylor Hendrich doesn’t think so. “Chris Brown is a …multifaceted artist with a unique take on style and we are excited to translate and extend his brand. [WWD]
K-Stew’s Quick Change: Kristen Stewart may be looking particularly gussied-up at Twilight premieres worldwide, but don’t let the actress’s well-styled veneer fool you. At the London screening of her newest film, K-Stew arrived in a sheer Zuhair Murad jumpsuit (featuring what NY magazine is calling a “sparkly codpiece”), but before leaving the theater she returned to her roots—changing into a T-shirt and plimsoll sneakers. [Telegraph]
Now we know the real Ellen DeGeneres. On Monday's episode of 'Ellen,' Madonna showed up wearing something rather, well, Madonna-esque (read 'highly unusual and just a little kinky'). When Ellen was similarly outfitted, the host cheekily said, 'I finally feel like myself.'
Makeup for men is on the rise—and it’s no longer a taboo. Alessandra Codinha reports.