Style Scoop: Barbie Joins Instagram, Vogue Italia’s Anniversary Cover Marks The Return of the Model, Valentino Makes Rockstud Sneakers


Instagram just got a taste of what it’s like to be a Barbie Girl—from Barbie herself. The original style icon hopped on social media on Wednesday with an Instagram handle: @barbiestyle. Her posts consist of outfits of the day and accessories shout outs. She looks like a seasoned fashion blogger already. [Huffington Post]

Vogue US’s cover was pretty epic, but Vogue Italia’s 50th anniversary issue might just trump it. The fold-out cover, shot by Steven Meisel, features models Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Natasha Poly, Anna Ewers and more. The vintage-looking shot gives a nostalgic look at fashion history: when models covered magazines, as opposed to high-profile celebrities. It’s official: models are making a comeback. [The Fashion Spot]

This is not your average Rockstud. The ubiquitous Valentino Rockstud is getting remixed—into a sneaker. In honor of the fashion house’s new three-story flagship on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are debuting a limited edition, unisex style of “Rockrunner” sneakers to be sold exclusively at the location. There’s white-on-white camouflage, red hearts, and of course white studs. [T Magazine]

In a fashion week first, Bill de Blasio will welcome the CFDA to Gracie Mansion on Wednesday, September 3 for a cocktail party kickoff. Since his wife, Chirlane McCray, has demonstrated an interest in American designers, it makes sense that de Blasio is showing his support for New York’s fashion industry. Formal invitations were sent to Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung and Zac Posen, among others, for the momentous fashion event. [Women’s Wear Daily]

As a bona-fide celebrity do-gooder, Sophia Bush is doing what she does best in collaboration with Joe Fresh. The starlet teamed up with the retailer to make a t-shirt that advocates for equal rights. The idea behind the graphic tee is that “all kisses are created equal, and love should never be divided.” The shirt is available not for $24 at [InStyle]

If you’re making your way to New York for the frenzy that is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, chances are you won’t have time to do much pampering, let alone breathe. Luckily, Triumph Hotels is teaming up with cityMANI to offer quickie manis throughout the week. Using personalized Pretty Please polishes named after the hotels, you’ll be able to get polished pretty when you’re really in need. Here’s the full schedule:

Hotel Belleclaire, 250 West 77th Street and Broadway: Thursday, September 4 10a.m.-2p.m.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel Tribeca, 95 West Broadway and Chambers Street: Friday, September 5 10a.m.-2p.m.

Washington Jefferson Hotel, 318 West 51st Street between 8th and 9th Ave.: Monday, September 8 10a.m.-2p.m.

The Gershwin Hotel, East 27th Street between Madison and 5th Ave.: Tuesday, September 9 [Glam Inbox]