Style Scoop: Lea Michele Lands L’Oreal, The Sartorialist Says More Students Should Crash Fashion Week, and Adele Rumored to Collaborate with Burberry

By  September 18, 2012

Lea Michele is set to join the ranks of other L’Oreal alum — Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington — as the new face of the French beautybrand. Expect to see the Glee girl-gone-glam on L’Oreal ads early next year. [GlamBlush]

The Sartorialist‘s advice to young fashion students trying to nab a seat at fashion week? Crash the party. Scott Schuman says that students, especially in New York City, should take note from those in London, who he’s seen successfully sneak into shows and presentations — or at least carrying a camera to capture all of the action. [Racked]

Gap could very well be getting a European facelift thanks to its new creative director, Rebekka Bay. Bay worked behind H&M’s higher-priced COS line, and at Danish label Bruuns Bazaar, but told Womens Wear Daily that she would still stick to Gap’s design core. “It’s important to continue to [build upon] the product’s American heritage. Gap is the brand that owns casual fashion.” [WWD]

Will Burberry be one of the first luxury brands to fully expand into plus sizes? Could their celebrity collaborator be British belter Adele? The soon-to-be-mum (clad in Burberry above) is rumored to be working with the label’s creative director, Christopher Bailey, to design a collection for full-figured women. There’s been no confirmation from any parties involved, but if it comes to fruition, we can expect it to be as amazing as Adele’s platinum pipes. [VOGUE UK]

Speaking of Burberry, the brand’s CEO Angela Ahrendts says the company will not seek a new strategy after last week’s poor performance, with the lowest retail growth in recent years. She defends the company’s record-low drop in share value by saying Burberry is more focused on consistency over a long period of time, than a single season of great sales to counter its share plummet. [Speakeasy]