Style Scoop: J. Crew Retires Michelle Obama Belt, Justin Timberlake x Tom Ford, Rihanna Reveals River Island Inspiration

By  January 28, 2013

While us New Yorkers are adjusting to the abrupt frigid weather that hit after experiencing a 50-degree winter, we have Marc Jacobs to thank for keeping our minds set on spring. He’s releasing Sunshine Editions for three of his fragrances with an airier take on his Oh, Lola! and Daisy scents. Daisy Sunshine, Daisy Eau So Fresh, and Oh, Lola! Sunsheer will be available on February 27 in the UK while the two Daisy revamps will be on Sephora shelves in the states in March. [ELLE]

Fendi is pledging millions to fund the restoration of five fountains in the company’s home country, Italy. Over a four-year period, the brand will implement operation Fendi for Fountains, starting with a renovation of the historic Trevi Fountain built in 1762. The campaign will also include a coffee table book shot by its creative director Karl Lagerfeld. [Telegraph]

This one’s for the guys! Imagine Candice Swanepoel, Lais Ribeiro, Erin Heatherton and the rest of the Victoria’s Secret crew indulging your senses with a sexy Maroon 5 lip-sync that’ll put Adam Levine to shame. Go ahead and watch now… you’ll thank us later. [Victoria's Secret YouTube]

We’re already vying for a trip to London Fashion Week in light of news that Rihanna will debut her collection for River Island there. Now, this new interview with the then brunette giving us insight on her inspiration for the line has us praying for an invite from the “Unapologetic” cover girl herself. [Grazia Daily]

With word that British VOGUE will be feeding our inner teen spirits with a Miss Vogue launch à la Australia, we’ve now gotten word that Vanity Fair is expanding to France. The new version of the Condé Nast glossy will hit French shelves this July. [WWD]

What does a popular American retailer do when the FLOTUS and her equally stylish offspring don its brand for a second historic inauguration? If you’re J.Crew and the subjects at hand are First Lady Michelle Obama and her eldest daughter Malia, you retire their covetable looks. J. Crew will no longer offer Malia’s “lady day” coat in the purple hue she wore, nor will they continue the blinged-out bridal sash that Michelle wore over her Thom Browne coat. [Racked]

Because the world — GLAM included — is enthralled with all things Justin Timberlake ever since the release of his new single, we’re happy to know that the designer of choice in his “Suit & Tie” lyric video is taking on a major role in the singer’s epic comeback. Designer Tom Ford, who was featured on his single art cover and in his latest video, collaborated with Timberlake for a series of bespoke suits, accessories, and shoes that will style the newlywed’s forthcoming album, The 20/20 Experience. Dapper Dan who? [VOGUE UK]