Style Scoop: Gucci Comics Galore, Lady Gaga’s BFF Does Handbags, Emma Stone Praises Stylist Petra Flannery


Gucci is going where it's never gone before: manga. The Italian house's creative director Frida Giannini collaborated with Japanese cartoonist Hirohiko Araki to produce art for window installations at more than 70 Gucci stores worldwide. Inspired by the brand's Resort 2013 collection, the designs will be on display through February and will be compiled into a book, “Jolyne, Fly High with Gucci.” [GlamChic]

Mugler is gearing up for a major debut. Nicola Formichetti, the brand's creative director and visionary force behind Lady Gaga's eccentric style, is launching its first handbag collection. That means, if you've got an extra $1,050 to $18,000 to spare, one of the line's first 30 bag creations could be yours. [Racked]

The latest ad campaign for Spring 2013 has arrived, courtesy of Mulberry. The British brand recruited model Meghan Collison to star as its Mulberry sea queen against a backdrop that would make The Little Mermaid glow emerald green with envy. [Grazia Daily]

Doe-eyed Emma Stone blew fashion critics and fans away on and off the red carpet this year, earning VOGUE magazine's coveted title of the best-dressed star of the year. Among her mother's advice to never have exposed bra straps and love for all things Dolce & Gabbana, she hails stylist Petra Flannery as the mastermind behind her most meaningful looks. [VOGUE UK]

Nivea may have deemed Rihanna too sexy to front its classic skin cream, but the brand is still on to new things in the new year. The 101-year-old company is turning to sustainable designer Yves Béhar to reinvigorate its product packaging by focusing on cleaner, more eco-friendly design for its entire line of offerings. [WWD]