Galliano Fired!

John Galliano, creative director of Dior circa 1996 was fired this past Tuesday after being accused of anti-semitic comments at a bar in Paris last week. He, however, was not immediately fired, it was a video taken in October of last year that gave the House of Dior no choice but to let the designer go. In the video Galliano, clearly intoxicated, praises dictator Adolf Hitler and says some very ugly things to the individuals around him.

One of the most well-known and respected designers in the industry, the fashion world is stunned, some victimizing Galliano while others publicly condemning his behavior. Karl Lagerfeld released a statement condemning what Galliano has said and how it will affect the way the world views designers while Giorgio Armani and Patricia Field blame alcohol and the theatrics of the industry for his actions. Natalie Portman, the new face of Miss Dior Cherie publicly denounced Galliano. She said she was “shocked and disgusted” and said “in light of this video and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano anymore”.

Galliano could face up to six months to jail and a fine if convicted for his racist remarks. His show in Paris is at the end of this week and it has not been confirmed nor denied whether he will be in attendance. So what’s next for Galliano? Rehab and from there we will just have to wait. The fashion world is already abuzz with who will replace Galliano at Dior – Riccardo Tisci, Marc Jacobs and Hedi Slimane are just a few names floating around.

How do you feel about Galliano’s actions and did Dior make the right choice firing him for his drunken comments? We would love to hear your thoughts!

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ATTITUDE Jay Manuel!

Sears Canada Announces “Top Model” Personality Jay Manuel as Creative Director for Private Label Attitude Collections.

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Press Release From OverCat Communications

As a respected make-up artist, creative director and television personality, Manuel signs on as Creative Director in a multi-year deal with Sears Canada for the ATTITUDE Jay Manuel line.

Manuel will be involved in all facets of the collection including product development, design, fit, in-store retail and marketing. In addition to women’s apparel, ATTITUDE Jay Manuel will also include shoes, bags and accessories.  His inaugural Fall/Winter 2011 Collection will be unveiled at LG Fashion Week on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. and is planned to be presented twice yearly.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Sears Canada to make fashion accessible for women who love to be beautiful….Throughout my career I’ve traveled the world, working with designers and creative visionaries in the fashion business, learning the art of women’s design. A good fit and draping fabric was something I learned at an early age, as my grandfather was a respected tailor. The time is right to return home to Canada and bring all my worldly inspirations to a fashion line that empowers women.”—Mr. Jay Manuel

ATTITUDE Jay Manuel Fall/Winter 2011 Collection brings together modern interpretations of the sophisticated silhouette from the early 60s with the luxury and textures of the 70s.  Designed for the stylish woman on the go, highlights of the collection include flattering shapes such as wide-legged trousers, sleek pencil skirts, fashion-forward suiting that transitions from office to evening and seamed dresses for the fashion conscious.

ATTITUDE Jay Manuel will be available at Sears in August 2011 and will range from $12.97 to $139.99.

Sizes: 0-18.
Inspiration: Morocco
Colour Palette – slate, cognac, peacock, marine, raspberry and black, accented by stylized animal prints.

Jay announced on his blog yesterday, “I will be previewing the collection to the press in two weeks…. So stay tuned! Keep checking my blog and twitter @MrJayManuel for updates.”

We are so excited to for you, Jay!–Can’t wait to see the collection!

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LookBooks Interviews Rocco!

LOOKBOOKS’ ONE-ON-ONE recently interviewed our very own Rocco Leo Gaglioti for their site! The one-on-one interview includes the story behind Fashion News Live, memorable experiences, future plans for FNL, and more!

“If your name is relevant in fashion, there’s a good chance he’s caught you on camera. If you attended New York Fashion Week in recent years, you likely saw him charming guests with mic in hand. His name is Rocco Leo Gaglioti, and he’s founder, host and executive producer of Fashion News Live.

Recently I spoke with Rocco, asking him about his company and how we got his start. He was kind enough to offer the following thoughts.

Tell me the story of your company. How did it start?

I had a business plan and after showing it to a friend, he said why don’t you turn it into a TV segment. I pitched a TV treatment to UPN and they bought it. It came on after America’s Next Top Model. Eventually UPN merged with another TV station, so I put my show online. It became Fashion News Live.

I moved to LA because that’s where my agent said I needed to be. When I showed my mom one episode, I pressed play and realized there was no closed caption. It clicked, and Fashion News Live in ASL was born. I have a professional translator who goes with me now.”

To see this entire interview click here!

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83rd Academy Awards: Best Dressed!


The red carpet was beaming hot at the 83rd Academy Award Show in Los Angeles! All of our favorite celebrity stars came out recognized for more than just their talent; everyone came out in style! Ok..Maybe not everyone, but we chose a handful of stars who earned our top favorite picks!

Key Color Trends: Ravishing Reds, Pretty Purples, Navy, and Sparkling Champagnes.

Accessories: Bold red lips, Sequins, and Plenty of diamonds.



Who Are Your Oscar Favorites!!?

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Target Re-Releases Hits!

Target, best known in the fashion industry for it’s collaborations with high-end designers will be re-releasing 34 dresses this spring to celebrate the five-year anniversary of their GO International program.  Expect to see a dress or two from all past designers including Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, and Thakoon, to name a few.

Take advantage of this fun re-release from Target and grab a few frocks for the upcoming breezy weather! The collection will be available online and in stores on March 13th, while supplies last.

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Roma Boots


The next time you put on a pair of boots imagine how easy it is to make a big difference.

Here at Fashion News Live, we are all for a great and fashionable cause. I have recently been on the hunt for a cute and weather-resistant pair of rain boots. I am absolutely in love with these unisex weather proof boots by Roma. These boots sell from a hybrid company called Roma Provisions that combines business with charity. For every pair sold in the U.S–Roma For All— gives a pair to a child in need in parts of eastern and central Europe. How fab is that!??

Nothing feels greater than knowing you contributed to helping warm a child’s precious feet across the globe. Let’s not forget to mention that you yourself will feel great in a pair of these comfy boots!  Plus, there is an anniversary deal going on; Roma Boots for $59!

Roma boots are made for comfort and simplicity. They come In 5 neutral colors made with 100% Natural latex rubber construction with black trim, high-gloss or matte finish.

For more product and company details make sure you check out

How will you make a difference?

images/info courtesy of romaprovisions via West Overstreet

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First Look: Custo Fall 2011


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Inspiration for the Collection

“As the start of a new decade, 2011 is a great time for renewal and change, for breaking new ground to shake up the form and content of things.

Through work with textures, handmade details, a totally new colour palette and graphics that evolve but preserve their DNA, a whole new set of results is achieved in the FALL-WINTER 2011-12 collection from CUSTO BARCELONA.”

The collection is divided into four themed groups:


One of the sources of inspiration for this collection is a reinterpretation of the military look, put through a ‘sweet’ filter.

Texture Doll

From B-movie grunge to Camden boho and from rebel undergrads to goth Lolitas. These girls are rich kids that behave badly, unkempt, uncaring, sure of themselves and of being different.


This group features the three-dimensional aspects of the graphics and the fabrics used. Few pieces transmit a message of such marked coherence and Custo personality. A language of its own, with elements designed to work autonomously, enhanced by combinations of stunning, unusual colours.


Behind every collection is a great song, a powerful cultural fragment with a touch of the rebellious.

Via ASI Marketing

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Khloe “Futuristic” Kardashian??

Sausage Fest?

Khloe Kardashian graces the cover of YRB magazine rocking a bright red hairdo and lips for their latest issue. What are your thoughts about this cage-like apparatus on her head and sausage dress? I am not so sure whether or not this “futuristic” look suites her. What do you guys think– Hot or Not!?

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