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TMCNet:  Kim K Makes Amusement Park Faux Pas, Saint Laurent Plans New Fragrance, 'Elle' Poaches From 'Nylon' [Fashionista]

[July 02, 2014]

Kim K Makes Amusement Park Faux Pas, Saint Laurent Plans New Fragrance, 'Elle' Poaches From 'Nylon' [Fashionista]

(Fashionista Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Today, addiction smells like coffee.  You know when it's not a good time to wear heels and a super short dress that blows up in the breeze? When you're at an amusement park. Enter Kim Kardashian.... {Us Weekly} Dior's iconic fragrance, Miss Dior, smells nothing like the original, "surprisingly sexual" scent introduced by the couturier in 1947. As usual, corporate profiteering and the rise of celebrity marketing are to blame. {Adweek}  In other fragrance news, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté is preparing to launch its latest scent -- Black Opium -- a variant of the house's groundbreaking Opium fragrance of the '70s. Like its namesake, the new fragrance plays on themes of addiction by mixing floral scents with coffee. British model Edie Campbell is fronting the campaign. {WWD, subscription req'd} Further reading: Nylon Design Director Evan Campisi has left the recently acquired glossy for Elle, where he'll fill the same role. {WWD, subscription req'd} Kate Bosworth has finally made her Instagram public -- and it's just as elegant and tasteful as the lady herself. {Instagram}  Designer mall owner Value Retail Plc. has warned luxury companies against treating their outlets stores like, uh, outlets, recommending that they offer a comparable experience to their full-price stores. We think Céline has already gotten the message -- the store associates at its Woodbury Commons outlet are just as supercilious as the ones in Manhattan. {Bloomberg}  Target is asking shoppers to please leave their guns at home. Sounds like a sensible request to us. To Texans, on the other hand…. {Reuters} Gadget magazine Stuff has discovered that removing scantily clad women from its covers actually improves sales. It's nice when behaving like a grown-up and making bank go hand in hand. {Press Gazette}  (c) 2014 Breaking Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info).


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