Style Scoop: Rebecca Minkoff Bags Bryanboy, Karl Lagerfeld Ships Chanel to Dallas, Alber Elbaz Gets Geoffrey Beene Honor


What do you do when you own a successful clothing line and have a fashion blogger BFF who doubles as a reality television star? You name a handbag after his or her grandmother. At least that's what you do when you're Rebecca Minkoff and said blogger is none other than Bryanboy. 2013, get ready for the “it” bag of the year, the Elle, short for the “America's Next Top Model” star's dear sweet Eleonora. [Racked]

The kaiser is taking a drastic leap with his next Metiers D'Art Pre-Collection show. Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld will be bringing all things tweed to Dallas next year after showing in Scotland last time around. Why, you ask? Well, because he simply loves Texas. And Texans. [GlamChic]

J. Crew has struck gold, yet again. FIrst Lady Michelle Obama's favorite brand has teamed up with Adriano Goldschmied for a three-piece capsule collection inspired by the American pin-up (you have Norma Jean Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe to thank for that). The GoldSign x J. Crew collaboration will be available in stores on January 28 for $198-$288. [WWD]

When Alber Elbaz isn't busy creating enviable designs for Lanvin, the veteran clothier is receiving honors for his work away from the sewing room. On Tuesday, his nearly thirty years in the industry earned him the 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beane Fashion Impact Award at the 2013 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene Dinner. Elbaz was joined by Bibhu Mohapatra, Jason Kidd, and editor of Paper Magazine Kim Hastreiter during the event, which raised $1.9 million dollars to support the next generation of fashion creatives. [Press Release]

Dear H&M: we're still in waiting for the goodness that & Other Stories has to bring, so could you just send us on a first-class flight to check out the seven stores you've got opening in London this spring? If not, we guess we'll have to settle for a simultaneous web release. At least we can join in on the fun online. Sincerely, a High Street Fashion Junkie. [Bloomberg]

Sure, we're all adults here, with jobs, bills, and the everyday urge to skip out on spin class. But we still want to be Halle Berry when we grow up. Why? Exhibit A: her flawless skin and ageless beauty as presented in her new video campaign for Revlon. [ELLE]