Fashion Cheat Sheet

12.21.12

Carla Bruni Guest-Edits Vogue; Candice Swanepoel Wants to Live Her Life Naked

And Bernard Arnault’s Belgian citizenship will probably be rejected.
Former French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrives to preside over the 152th charity wine auction at the Hospices de Beaune on November 18, 2012 in Beaune, central France. The Hospices de Beaune charity wine auction is the oldest and most famous charity wine auction, whose funds collected are entirely destined for the institution's charities. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE MERLE        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Carla Bruni edits Vogue: France’s former first lady, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, has guest-edited the December/January issue of French Vogue. Inside the magazine, she gives readers an exclusive look at her recording studio and film noir poster collections. [Page Six]

Belgium Doesn’t Want Bernard Arnault: It looks like Bernard Arnault’s request for Belgian citizenship will be rejected. The LVMH CEO requested a Belgian earlier this year, for “personal” reasons, reportedly due to President Hollande’s new tax increases on France’s high-income sector. News of his request was met with a hasty coverage by French paper Libération, depicting Arnault with a suitcase and captioned saying, “Get lost you rich idiot!” Arnault has not lived in Belgium for the minimum term of three years before applying for a passport—one of the requirements of Belgian citizenship. [Vogue UK]

Current & Elliott Leave Current/Elliott: Remember those ‘Boyfriend’ jeans that everyone loved-up circa 2008? They were thanks to Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, co-creators of popular denim brand Current/Elliott that’s now sold in over 1,000 stores nation-wide. Today comes news that the duo, who served as long-time celebrity stylists prior to launching their premium denim line, have exited their label, owned by Serge Azria. [WWD]

Candice Swanepoel Wants to Be Naked: In today’s Candice Swanepoel update, the South African supermodel has told Derek Blasberg that she enjoys Brazil because she was “very sexual at a young age,” and felt out of place growing up in a “conservative place like South Africa.” As for her future, Sawnepoel says, “I want to live my life naked, with all my little naked kids naked in the garden.” [Mr. Blasberg]