Style Scoop: Nicki Minaj Crafts Couture, ‘What Not To Wear’ Is Done, RueLaLa Gives Hope for Hermes

By  March 07, 2013

Nicki Minaj has proven to be a woman of many talents. She’s rallied her Barbz to buy platinum-selling albums, has collaborated with MAC on an exclusive lip color twice, and is slowly winning over the heart of citizens far and wide on American Idol. And now, she’s taking her eclectic sense of style and dressing up her perfume bottles in couture. The “Starships” performer is launching her Pink Friday fragrance in the UK this week at Selfridges with three new bottles, fashioned after a few of her more memorable outfits. [MTV Style]

It’s been ten marvelous years with Stacy London and Clinton Kelley of TLC’s What Not to Wear, and now, the show that helped style the masses is going off the air. With 325 makeovers through the course of the show though, we can only hope for syndicated reruns to make sure we’re buying pants with the proper fit. [Racked]

If you’ve got an extra $15,000 or so laying around somewhere, go right ahead and skip this message. But for those of you with luxury taste, limited funds, and a bit of luck this one’s for you! Ruelala is giving new members who invite friends to the site a chance to win one of three Hermès Birkin bags, valued at up to $13,499. The contest starts this Saturday and winners will be announced starting March 15th. [L.A. Times]

Speaking of Hermès, we’ve got to send a message to the counterfeiters of the world: beware! Last month, the US Customs and Borders Protection seized more than 1,500 fake Hermès bags in Los Angeles, worth $14.1 million. [VOGUE UK]

On Friday, the world will be off to see the wizard in Oz: the Great and Powerful. But just because it’s a movie night doesn’t mean you can’t dress up and give Dorothy’s red slippers the side eye. Shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau took a cue from Nicholas Kirkwood and decided to follow the yellow brick road with a new, embellished peep-toe (priced at $695) inspired by the magical Disney film.  [Grazia Daily]

If you know anything about Vans shoes, then you know it doesn’t get much cooler than the California skate brand. But on April 1st, two classic styles from the line will be given a major boost of color courtesy of Kenzo. The LVMH Moët Hennessy-owned company collaborated with Vans on a new capsule collection that features six original Kenzo “Clouded Leopard” prints in psychedelic shades. [GLAM Inbox]

In need of little spring cleaning, closet style? Well Rebecca Taylor could be answering your call! Starting on March 11th, you can like the brand’s page on Facebook and be automatically entered in a contest to win a $1,000 shopping spree. Winners of the RT swag will be announced on March 27th, just in time to grab some new gear for warmer days. [GLAM Inbox]