Style Scoop: JCPenney Getting Duro Olowu Designs, Versace Opens SoHo Boutique, Pitti Immagine Recruits Kenzo and Maison Kitsune

By  October 26, 2012

If you’re looking to recreate some of Michelle Obama’s sharp, signature style, JCPenney will soon have something in store for you. Duro Olowu, British designer and FLOTUS favorite, is designing a capsule for the retailer, with prices from $10-$100. But you’re going to have to be quick to grab some Olowu garb — it’ll only be on sale from March to May 2013. [GlamChic]

Florence, Italy’s annual trade shows are near! The creative heads behind Pitti Immagine have recruited Kenzo for its men’s trade show (Pitti Uomo), and Maison Kitsuné as the guest designer for its Pitti W trade show for women. Both showcases will happen concurrently from January 8th to 11th. [WWD]

Nicole isn’t the only one from the Richie clan to make a name for herself in fashion. Her little sister, Sophia Richie, is well on her way, too. She’s made her inaugural appearance in November’s Teen Vogue and revealed plans to collaborate with her big sis on a summer line. And she hasn’t fallen farther from father Lionel Richie’s singing tree either — she’s working on a song with mini-style mogul Willow Smith. [Grazia Daily]

Donatella Versace’s newest SoHo boutique is now open for business. But not before fashion’s finest, and sexiest, knighted the shop with last night’s star-studded soiree. In attendance were Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Coco Rocha, Christopher Kane, Doutzen Kroes, and of course, Donatella’s platinum blonde tresses. Party envy will ensue after clicking the link, trust us! [Harper's Bazaar]

When it comes to style, we all know that it’s not just what or how you wear “it,” but how you dress up your dwelling, too. Enter Artsicle, a Rent the Runway-type of site where subscribers can rent inexpensive art online starting at $25 a month. You, my friend, will be an art novice no more. [New York Times]

Gucci went in-house to find the new president of its North American sector. Christophe de Pous, currently president of Gucci Japan will assume the role over Gucci North America on January 1st after three years with the company. [WWD]

Halloween is less than a week a way, and if you’re like us, you’re still scrambling to find a showstopper. In need of some inspiration? Take some from Simon Doonan, Barneys’ creative guru, and master of a haute Halloween since 1978. [New York Magazine]

What’s better than makeup and wine? Doesn’t seem like the two go together, but there isn’t much that can trump this duo. Clos du Bois winery teamed up with Pixi Beauty to create a wine-colored makeup collection to couple with its new Rouge red wine. You can buy the beauty products and wine separately, or all together with a four-pack of Rouge for $75. [Clos du Bois]