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.
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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]