Style Scoop: Fifty Shades of Cara Delevingne, Down Under with Victoria Beckham, Elie Tahari Turns 40

By  August 12, 2013

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Will Fifty be getting frisky with birthday girl Cara Delevingne? Rumor has it that the British runway blazer auditioned for a role in the film adaptation of E.L. James‘s erotic tome. If this proves true, it would mark a second film credit on the YSL beauty’s packed repertoire. [Vogue UK]

While we’re on a Vogue cover girl run, here’s Victoria Beckham on the September cover of its Australia edition, laced in Louis Vuitton. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Fashion’s Night Out may be no more, but we’ve got a new holiday to ring in NYFW. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has named September 4 Elie Tahari Day in honor of the designer and his 40th anniversary. Tahari will celebrate the occasion during his September 10 fashion show where he’ll debut Elie Tahari Edition 1974, a capsule inspired by his four decades in fashion. [WWD]

War-ready camo, robust bombers, and underpinnings declaring you a “G 4 LIFE” could only mean one thing: Rihanna‘s second capsule for River Island has arrived. [Grazia Daily]

Want to sell a magazine in an era where e-readers are moving in on print? Just put Beyoncé or a deceased star on the cover … really. With a new baby, epic world tour, and the world waiting with bated breath for her next musical front, a Queen Bey-clad glossy makes plenty of sense; her March 2013 cover of Vogue moved 355,397 units alone. On the other end of the spectrum, Vanity Fair earned its highest-selling cover this year in May with Audrey Hepburn selling 308,000 copies. [WWD]

Marchesa for the masses: Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig followed their J.C. Penney diffusion line with a new Voyage. The collection features $100—$300-priced items that will be available in Bloomingdale’s and Saks this fall. [Racked]

The eagle has landed … that is, if said eagle is a flawless Jennifer Lawrence and said destination is the cover of Vogue‘s mammoth September issue. Though she wore Calvin Klein Fall 2013 for the cover, photographer Mario Testino focused on the Oscar winner’s face and left more stylized shots for the publication’s anticipated pages; and apparently, she pulled it all off while imbibing with writer Jonathan Van Meter on a “seven-hour bender.”  [GLAM Chic]

If you just so happen to become a contestant on Project Runway and are tasked with using unconventional materials, don’t think an old curtain will do the trick. A trio of designers will opt for the easy way out on Thursday’s new episode, and let’s just say that Tim Gunn doesn’t want to make it work. Tune in to the show on August 15 at 9:00 p.m. and feel Gunn’s fury. [GLAM Inbox]

Rowenta has partnered with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, DIY blogger Jenni Radosevich, and designer Althea Harper on a contest that could be your ticket to the tents. By August 20, upload a photo of your DIY design or an original sketch that shows how an iron can manipulate fabrics to Facebook, and you could win a seat to a Spring 2014 show. [GLAM Inbox]