Style Scoop: Robert Pattinson Dives in for Dior, Candice Swanepoel is Scorching, Lysa Cooper Criticizes The Row

By  July 18, 2013

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A wet Robert Pattinson? Say no more. After months of anticipation over the Twilight alum’s high fashion campaign, Dior has offered another tease of the dapper homme. This time, he’s just lounging in a bathtub, staring at an unidentified lady’s lithe gams—you know, like all of our dream guys do. The icing on this proverbial man cake? RPatz has earned a #DiorRob hashtag. [GLAM Blush]

Being Candice Swanepoel is no easy task. After all, the South African stunner only has to pose for Terry Richardson in scenic national parks wearing the likes of Blumarine, Prada, and Saint Laurent for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. Must be tough. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

There are celebrity stylists… and then, there’s Lysa Cooper. Though her roster includes clientele like Beyoncé and Shakira, she’s most known for defining Rihanna‘s image… and her unabashed take on the current state of style. She’s tired of everybody dressing like a “hooker,” would never start her own line (“There is enough crap being produced and enough kids making it.”), and says her relationship with Riri is strained. “I’m more of a hit and run kind of a person,” she said in an interview with Vogue Italia. “That way there are boundaries. And those boundaries got blurred with Rihanna.” Cooper’s most interesting tidbit? Her take on Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen‘s The Row. “They are the best line at ripping off other lines that I’ve ever seen,” Cooper critiqued. “I mean they’ve taken Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester… I don’t buy it, but they’re good at it.” What a read! [Vogue Italia]

Speaking of Rihanna, grey is the new black if you ask the Bajan wonder. In the midst of her Diamonds World Tour, the Rogue rebel shared a photo of her new, iced-out extensions on Instagram, shunning her blonde ‘do. “Blondies, it’s quiet for y’all! #brrr,” she added. If center bras are becoming a thing, who’s to say this trend won’t be far behind? [Grazia Daily]

Anna Kendrick‘s pitch isn’t the only thing that’s perfect. Her denim dossier is too. The Broadway alum struck a pose for Levi’s 501 Interpretations coffee table read, which invited Levi’s loyalists to submit street style snapshots wearing the brand. The book, available on August 1, also includes shots of Kate BosworthRachel Roy, and ELLE creative director Joe Zee. [ELLE]

Earlier this week, My-Wardrobe.com founder Sarah Curran announced that she was leaving the company with little explanation as to why. Until now. “I wanted a new challenge—I’m not one to coast along, and my decision to leave coincided with some reshuffling and changes in top-tier management and new investment. It just felt like the right time,” she told British Vogue. “I’m so proud to have created a legacy, but I wanted something else to challenge me, and didn’t want to just stay in my comfort zone.” [Vogue UK]

Gianni Versace’s landmark Miami mansion is up for sale. The 23,000-square-foot estate, where he was tragically shot and killed in 1997, will hit the auction block this September with bids starting at $25 million. The property, which operated as a boutique hotel for several years, had been on the market with an initial asking price of $125 million for about a year. [Telegraph]

While we’re on the topic of designer digs, Fendi will be taking over a majestic space in 2015. In celebration of its 90th anniversary, the Karl Lagerfeld label will relocate its corporate headquarters to the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, a 71-year-old palace that reigns as a Roman landmark. The move echoes the brand’s devotion to the Italian city with its fountain restoration initiatives. [Style]