Style Scoop: Zoe Saldana Flares Up, The Rise of Radiant Orchid, Versace Bids on a Billion

By  December 05, 2013

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Star Trek‘s Zoe Saldana is proclaiming that girls run the world for her January 2014 cover of Canada’s FLARE magazine. The lithe lead wears Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, and even Joe Fresh for the James White editorial, where she says “Women aren’t wimpy. They don’t complain all the time. They can open up jars! They can f______ save the day!” Word! [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Out with emerald, and in with radiant orchid. Pantone has proclaimed the latter—a lilac hue seen on the Spring 2014 runway of Christopher Kane and on Lady Gaga for Versace—as the color of 2014. [ELLE]

Speaking of Versace, the house has received a minority stake offer from investors at Fondo Strategico Italiano valued at 1.1 billion euros or $1.49 billion at current exchange. The sum is, remarkably, more than 16 times what Versace earned this year. [Vogue UK]

Martha Stewart can no longer proclaim to be the patron hostess of the hot glue gun. According to celebrated Bergdorf Goodman window dresser David Hoey, it’s “display people” who are the true champions of the decor device. “Display people were masters of the hot glue gun long before Martha Stewart popularized it,” he told The Daily Beast. “Back in the eighties, no one knew about a hot glue gun except display people. Martha Stewart helped popularize that.” [The Daily Beast]

Town & Country will develop a more stylish publication with the latest addition to its editorial team. Former Vogue China international director at large and Condé Nast fixture Nicoletta Santoro has been named T&C‘s new creative director at large. “Nicoletta is the rarest kind of stylist, one who creates extraordinary fashion images that connect directly to the cultural zeitgeist,” said the glossy’s editor in chief Jay Fielden. “And that is the perfect approach for my vision of Town & Country.” [Fashionista]

Paco Rabanne seems to be taking a cue from Céline to up its accessories offerings. Rumor has it that the latter’s leather goods and accessories director Anouck Duranteau-Loeper will Paco Rabanne, which just relaunched its fashion arm in 2011. [WWD]