Thursday, December 22, 2005

new news newsy: icon + icon = $$$

dead artists collaborate with sportswear brands: andy warhol + levi's = warhol factory X levi's. come spring, you can purchase a pricey pair of jeans emblazoned with classic warhol images like mao tse tung, marilyn monroe and dollar signs. jean-michel basquiat + reebok = reeboppers. the limited-edition shoe will release three exclusive designs (the first one last october, the second this month) based on the graffiti artist's symbolic scribbles... on the beauty side, disney has hooked up with MAC (cosmetics not the computer) to produce "tint toons," cute little pots of tinted lip conditioner spf 15, whose lid is topped with flirty albeit chubby girly characters from disney cartoons. choose from miss bunny, tillie tiger, daisy duck, cleo and clarice. (wethinks this is a gimmick to get tweens to graduate straight from barbie cosmetics to MAC instead of maybelline.)... and what could be more fruitful than a hollywood celebrity becoming the face of a designer label? although louis vuitton dropped uma thurman in favor of gisele bundchen for its spring/summer 2006 campaign, we believe that's temporary. you'll soon see julia roberts for gianfranco ferré, drew barrymore for missoni, selma blair for chanel vision (eyewear), halle berry for versace, scarlett johansson for l'oréal hair care, sharon stone for christian dior skin care, and kim basinger for miu miu (???)... and in the fastest comeback in history, the beautiful and the damned supermodel kate moss is getting more work than ever. she is the spring/summer 2006 image model for longchamp (a sneak peek, left, carrying the "soho"), she recently shot for stella mccartney (after H&M canceled kate's fall/winter campaign for stella mccartney for H&M), and just this week, her new TV advert for virgin mobile debuted in the UK. view it here.

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