Style Scoop: Lena Dunham’s Bounty, Aerie is Untouched, Blankets are Big in Menswear

By  January 17, 2014

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Jezebel successfully uncovered the real photos from Lena Dunham’s February 2014 Vogue cover story after putting a $10,000 bounty on their head. While the final Condé Nast captures show signs of retouching, said edits aren’t as severe as we’ve seen from fashion ads and publications in the past. Dunham, who’s totally comfortable in her skin, as evidenced by nude moments on Girls, seems to think Jezebel took things too far. “Some s___ is just too ridiculous to engage. Let’s use our energy wisely, 2014,” she tweeted. We agree. [Fashionista]

And aerie does, too. The American Eagle intimates brand released images from its “Real You is Sexy” campaign, featuring models in unretouched photos. According to company executive Jennifer Foyle, the move “communicate[s] there is no need to retouch beauty, and to give young women of all shapes and sizes the chance to discover amazing styles that work best for them.” [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Another amazing style moment we’re paying attention to: blankets. In menswear and on the runway. The home accessory seems to be quite the hit in mens’ fashion, as seen on the runways of Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014. Any ladies willing to wrap up with their guys? [The Luxury Spot]

As it turns out, tech companies have some pretty stylish creative directors, too. Enter Peter Vidani, Tumblr’s sixth-ever employee, who challenges the geek-getup with an impressive collection of vintage lenses and UNIQLO staples. And, in case you’re wondering, he lives south of the border… in BK. [The Coveteur]

We may not have Lyn Paolo at our disposal, but dressing like Olivia Pope is now a click away. Enter Pradux, a site dedicated to helping consumers shop the outfits they see on TV. To date, the startup has “catalogued more than 20,000 pieces of clothing worn on more than 50 television shows, including Scandal and Gossip Girl,” and directed savvy shoppers to sites where they can buy said merchandise. #Itshandled. [Pret-A-Reporter]