Why Gina Gershon is perfect casting for the new Versace biopic; plus, the new Annie Leibovitz campaign for M&S, Google Glass debuts in Vogue, how bloggers make money, and Derek Lam‘s newest booze-related venture.
GINA GERSHON TO PLAY DONATELLA VERSACE
Lifetime has just announced Gina Gershon as the actress who’ll bring perma-tanned Donatella to life in their new biopic, House of Versace. It’s basically perfect casting – and also handily foreshadowed in Gershon’s earlier work. Here she is in Showgirls, talking about ‘Ver-sayce’ and wearing a studded black leather cowboy jacket that would make Donatella proud. [Hollywood Reporter]
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ SHOOTS GRACE CODDINGTON, HELEN MIRREN ETC FOR M&S
It’s not a Harper’s power list spread of British women, but it sure looks like it. M&S has gone upscale with a Annie Leibovitz campaign featuring Grace Coddington, Helen Mirren, Tracey Emin, Ellie Goulding, Darcey Bussell and a host of other leading women, all assembled under the strapline “Meet Britain’s Leading Ladies”. M&S are hoping it’ll revive their fortunes after a disappointing drop in sales. [Sky]
CAN VOGUE MAKE GOOGLE GLASS COOL?
There’s a casting surprise in the September issue of Vogue: Google Glass. The Silicon Valley innovation is making its Vogue debut in a 12-page spread, modelled alongside haute couture. The general aim seems to be about making Google Glass less like like a smug geek accessory and more like a fashion-forward piece of tech. Hopefully they’ll succeed. [NYT]
BLOGGERS ARE MAKING SERIOUS, SERIOUS MONEY
While it might be a struggle for new blogs to get noticed, more established bloggers are raking it in to the tune of a few million. Thanks to savvy partnerships with affiliate programmes like RewardStyle, bloggers can skim a bit of cash off every time a reader clicks on a ‘buy now’ link in their blog. No wonder Garance Doré looks so happy. [Fashionista]
DEREK LAM WANTS YOU TO BUY HIS WINE
There’s no end to designers’ ingenuity, especially when it comes to brand extensions. So make way for Derek Lam’s newest venture, ‘Poetry by Derek Lam’, a limited-edition wine created in collaboration with Napa Valley’s Cliff Lede Vineyards. The cabernet sauvignon will be available in October. Wonder what kind of booze Marc Jacobs or Karl Lagerfeld would make… [R29]
This post is brought to you by vintage Donatella with Sting, Trudie and Elton: