Trend Report: Global Fashion Roundup

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Attack of the beg bugs (again), the red-heeled lawsuit marches on and Tom Ford just wants to be loved.
By Nichole Devolites

Photo courtesy of John Stillwell-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Straight out of a cheesy sci-fi movie, more bugs have taken over New York.  Just when we thought that the bed bugs were completely exterminated, they want you to think again.  The victim: Ideeli’s Soho offices. Thankfully, it wasn’t a warehouse so you can keep on shopping!

… and while we’re on the topic of “pests,” the news of the Christian Louboutin lawsuit is still a hot topic.  While YSL continues to cause a headache for the shoe company, Louboutin is now striking back on what seemed like innocent bystanders.

Still, we’d give anything to be in the courtroom to hear grown, serious men talk about women’s shoe soles for hours, like some lucky onlookers got to witness.

Sound like too much of a headache?  Head to Kiehl’s FIRST full-service spa, appropriately named 1851, located on Lexington Ave., New York.

Tom Ford is like any other man except he’s a design powerhouse, is incredibly handsome and it doesn’t hurt that everything he sets his sights on, he gets.  Except… love.  In a recent interview, he said he wants to be hit on more, as it never happens to him.  After that statement, he made sure to add that he may not act on it but it feels good to be wanted.  I guess his sales revenue isn’t enough.

And speaking of designers, get a sneak peek of Christian Siriano’s fabulous Chelsea apartment!

I remember when Macy’s was introduced to the Tysons area back in 1988.  It rivaled all other department stores that were available in the area, prior to that time.  Twenty-three years later (yes, I’ve dated myself), and most all of them are now carrying diffusion lines from many upscale designers.  Karl Lagerfeld is the newest one to join this movement, yet not all Macy’s will get a chance to sell this line.  Starting August 31st, 235 Macy’s locations will carry his fall diffusion line, as well as the Macy’s ecommerce site.

If you fell in love with the neck cuffs from Michael Kors fall 2011 show, you’re in luck because they are going on sale!  Starting in August, you will be able to purchase the entire fall jewelry collection in stores and online.  See his fall jewelry collection here.

Fairy tale wedding dresses aren’t just exclusive to princesses.  See the stunning wedding dress Dylan Lauren wore to her nuptials, designed by of course, none other than her father-in-law, Ralph Lauren.

And although fairy tale wedding dresses aren’t just for princesses, putting your gown on display is.  See what The Queen thinks of the royal wedding exhibit.  Do you agree with her?

Wedding dresses aside, the newly minted Princess Catherine and her sister Pippa Middleton continue to wow the world with their fashion sense, as well as even accidentally starting a few trends, including sheer hosiery – something we haven’t seen the likes of since the early 90’s.

On the other side of the pond, Lady Gaga told Howard Stern on his radio show that she doesn’t use an iPhone because she can’t text with her “claws”. We’re awaiting Steve Jobs’ response with an app for that.

Another thing Lady Gaga doesn’t have?  Hair.  According to her reps, she has been over-dying it, causing extreme hair loss.  The solution? Rogaine.

Also missing this week… clothing.  The Governor of Italy has clamped down on jailed mobsters’ wear of designer clothing, in favor of all prisoners being treated as equals. Says one mobster’s wife, “My husband will be left naked.”

Speaking of less clothing…  The Naked Cowboy (naturally) helped to make history as Express succeeded in breaking the Guinness Book of World Record for the Longest Runway Show with 1,243 people taking to the runway.

From The Devil Wears Prada, to The September Issue, Vogue has been a hotspot for parodies, reprisals and documentaries.  Next up: Grace Coddington’s memoirs.  Even though this is a book, chronicling her life as a model-turned-right-hand-woman to Anna Wintour will surely be enough for another movie.

This week, Alexander McQueen’s estate was announced.  See where his money was dispersed.

Adding to the loss of British talent – Amy Winehouse.  Her life was celebrated with some beautiful stories from all parts of the world, including one well-known fashion expert Robin Givhan.  Read her tribute here.

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