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1) Kanye West: West has been a fixture on the fashion landscape, most recently at Paris Fashion Week in a slew of interest-piquing outfits. Of particular note, per the LA Times was Day 4, "when he turned out to the Dior Homme show in a zip-front hoodie with shoulder patches and a red-, yellow- and pink-striped hood topped with a shark fin. The hoodie —and as it turned out, many of the pieces he wore during the week—were from his own, long-awaited clothing collection, called Pastelle. And we'd been witness to a kind of show within a show." No doubt, the paper is correct, anticipating the near future: "It can't be too long before West ends up taking a bow in front of a Fashion Week crowd instead of being just another face in it." [LAT; photo via The Sartorialist for men.style.com]
2) Kim Kardashian: You can keep of with Kim intimately via her new fragrance which will launch in May 2009, Per Off the Rack, Kardashian wrote on her blog: “It all started when my mom introduced me to famous perfumer?. She and I have been working together to create a scent that is uniquely me that I can share with everyone!” No details on what smells good to Kim Kardashian. Perhaps the crisp, clean scent of green bills entering her bank account. [Off the Rack]
3) Sheryl Crow: Per Catwalk Queen, the folk-rock singer is "hopping on the celebrity clothing line bandwagon by announcing plans to create her own range of eco-friendly fashion for Western Glove Works. The denim-based collection will be named Bootheel Trading Co. By Sheryl Crow." Her partners in the denim endeavor are in Australia. [Catwalk Queen]
4) Ashley Judd: Expanding on her collection launched in September 2007 for affordable retailer Goody's Family Clothing, PR Newswire reports Judd will debut a plus-sized line, Ashley Judd Plus, next month, which will be avail in 150 Goody's stores, located in "midsize markets primarily throughout the Southeast." The Ashley Judd collection "consists of classic yet modern denim, organic and knit tees and sweaters, and career casual mix-and-match pieces
that include blazers, blouses, skirts, cardigan sets and trousers. This new line will reflect the same mix of merchandise." Part of the proceeds go to Goody's Good Deeds for Good Schools grant program. [PR Newswire; $28 Ashley Judd dress shown left]
5) Rachel Roy: The designer is part of a boozy partnership. Per The Cut: "Rachel Roy has teamed with Grey Goose vodka to create a special line of, like, vodka dresses. More specifically, she's designing blue and black cocktail dresses to be worn by Grey Goose spokesmodels at events." [The Cut]