Style Scoop: Kim Kardashian Could Attend the Met Ball, Anna Wintour Brings DNC Finance Director to Vogue, and the Possibility of Online Taxes

By  April 24, 2013

Last year when Kim Kardashian didn’t attend the Met Ball with her baby daddy Kanye West, rumors swirled it was because Anna Wintour didn’t care for the reality star. This year, word on the street is that Kimmie will be there in what will undoubtedly be a spectacle guised as maternity wear. We think now would be a great time for Wintour to wield her power and make an executive decision. [Fashionista]

Speaking of Wintour, who’s her latest addition to this all-star team she’s building at Conde Nast? Democratic National Committee finance director, Hildy Kuryk, who is now the new director of communications at Conde Nast. Women’s Wear Daily is speculating that we might see Wintour’s name on a political ballot in the near future.  [Women's Wear Daily]

Charlotte Olympia and jewelry designer Tom Binns worked together on a limited-edition collection of shoes and bags, that surprise, surprise will coincide with the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. The collection will be available at Olympia’s stores Mayfair and Manhattan in New York and online at CharlotteOlympia.com. But if you buy them online…  [Women's Wear Daily]

…Be prepared to be taxed on your online purchases. The comfort of shopping from anywhere–our favorite place happens to be nestled in the bed–will cost you. The Marketplace Fairness Act, if passed, would give states the power to tax Internet sales as they would in brick-and-morter stores and this could be put into effect as soon as 2014. [Glamour]

Despite how you may feel about Rihanna’s relationship status, her singing, and dancing abilities, it’s hard to deny that the girl looks good every time she’s spotted out and about. Thanks, largely in part, to her stylist, Mel Ottenberg. His favorite video of RiRi’s? “We Found Love.” “It’s very my style. I knew exactly what I was going to do when I saw the creative for the shoot. It was great fun to make and it is, you know the moment,” Ottenberg dished. [Refinery 29]

While Rihanna’s stylist has been a big part of creating her looks, some celebrities prefer to go at it alone. Blake Lively, Marion Cotillard, Emmy Rossum and January Jones not only dress themselves, but their mix of high/low often lands them on Best Dressed lists. [StyleList]