Naomi Campbell IS the World Cup Trophy

Germany really lucked out in their World Cup win this year — the trophy they’ll take home looks an awful lot like super model Naomi Campbell! Well, just like the 24 carat gold plated Beats Pro headphone she’s wearing while dressed as the trophy, decked out in Tom Ford and Christian Louboutin.

Germany’s 23 players and their manager will take home the Beats by Dre headphones in honor of their win, you can get a similar pair here, or you can just enjoy Naomi Campbell GIFing out as shot by fashion photog Rankin below:




12 Must-See Fashion Exhibits for 2012

If you’re still kicking yourself for missing the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty retrospective, there are twelve ways to fill your fashion exhibit void this year. MTV FORA has put together a solid list of displays across the globe, and it features everything from the Azzedine Alaïa exhibit in Holland (one displayed creation pictured) to the highly-anticipated Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs tribute in Paris. See the roundup—which includes three events that you can catch right here in New York—after the jump.

1. Christian Louboutin at the Design Museum, London (March 28 – July 1, 2012)

2. Azzedine Alaïa at the Groninger Museum, Holland (December 11, 2011 – May 6, 2012)

3. Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada at the Met, New York (May 10 – August 19, 2012)

4. Coco Chanel at the Mint Museum Randolph, North Carolina (May 21, 2011 – February 26, 2012)

5. Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (November 13, 2011 – February 12, 2012)

6. James Bond Style at The Barbican, London (April 2012) 

7. Fashion, A-Z at the FIT Museum, New York (November 29, 2011 – May 8, 2012)

8. Diana Vreeland at the Fortuny Museum, Italy (March 2012)

9. Yves Saint Laurent at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado (March 25 – July 8, 2012)

10. Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs at Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris (March 9 – September 16, 2012)

11. 50 Years of CFDA at the FIT Museum, New York (February 10 – April 17, 2012)

12. David LaChapelle at the Seoul Art Center, North Korea (November 22, 2011 – February 26, 2012)

Louboutin Copycats Feverishly Purchase All of London’s Red Paint

Christian Louboutin can sue a designer for copying his signature red soles, but can he sue an entire city? According to the Telegraph, sales in red paint have skyrocketed in London due to the equally rapid rise of Louboutin DIY-ers. UK’s leading home enhancement retailer Homebase has nailed two paint colors that are near-identical to the shade of the French footwear designer’s distinctive hue, which he developed in 1992. Bargain-hunting girls across the pond have no shame and are apparently buying these paint pots in droves.

The two colors responsible for the 40% sale increase are Duracoat’s "Flame" and "Show Stopper." Homebase staffers reveal that they’ve noticed "significant numbers of girls colour-matching tester pots to pictures of designer shoes in fashion magazines" and have been asking for "tips on how to paint on leather or rubber."
Pretty bold, right? I mean, I’m all for DIY projects (there are some pretty clever ones out there), but there’s a thin line between saluting a designer’s work and straight-up stealing their signature details. On the flip side, it looks like these girls (so far) are just painting their own soles to make themselves feel good rather than for the purpose of mass distribution, so it’s less threatening than the ongoing counterfeit bag controversy. Either way, the trend is growing fast enough to make paint sales spike, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Louboutin eventually speaks out.

FashionFeed: Eniko Mihalik Bites Terry Richardson, No One Bites Christian Louboutin

● For jewelry brand David Webb’s FW11 campaign, Terry Richardson and Carine Roitfeld asked model Eniko Mihalik to bite, stretch, and pose with a mini Richardson doll. [Fashion Gone Rogue] ● The Christian Louboutin camp has gone to great legal lengths to stop luxury brands from creating red-soled shoes, and it’s kind of working. While the verdict is still out on the highly publicized lawsuit against YSL, a judge recently ruled in Louboutin’s favor. [The Cut] ● Tavi Gevinson may call herself a Style Rookie, but she’s no business novice. The 15 year old wants full control of her new project so badly that she may be parting ways with Jane Pratt. [WWD]

● When NYFW moved to Lincoln Center, the all-too-familiar “tents” of Bryant Park were quickly abandoned. But thanks to filmmaker James Belzer, their importance will be preserved in his new doc.[Style] ● Here’s a sneak peek at Daphne Guinness’s new wardrobe exhibition, debuting at FIT on September 17. [Oyster] ● Congrats to Michael Kors for marrying his longtime beau Lance LePeer, and cheers to New York for legalizing it. WWD]

FashionFeed: Dolce & Gabbana Likes Justin Beiber, Carine Roitfeld Likes Vodka

● In today’s random news, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are apparently throwing the Biebs a party when he stops in Italy for his world tour. [Refinery] ● In a recent interview, Carine Roitfeld revealed that she likes a little vodka in the evening. We have more in common than we realized! [Der Spiegel]

● Taking a hint from the rest of the fashion world, Barneys capitalized on social media by hosting a blogging event that included an interview with Joseph Altuzarra. [Style] ● Gone are the days of searching high and low for a bottle of Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray. The brand is now stocked out at all Sephora locations in North America. [WWD] ● Christian Louboutin is suing Yves Saint Laurent for designing a new heel with red soles. [The Cut]

Barneys Winter Sale Worth It for Shoes Alone

Just because your plan for the rest of winter is to hole up with the entire Roseanne series and the local Chinese restaurant on speed-dial, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to suffer as a result. Most of us New Yorkers are familiar with the incredible sales at Barney’s, and the winter sale going on now is no exception.

We couldn’t make it past the online shoe section without filling our shopping cart – most of the items are 60% off, and feature recent styles from major designers like Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin, Prada, and the Rag & Bone boots pictured above, marked down to $339. Check out our picks for the best sale shoes from Barneys. Sizes are limited – that’s you, size 8s – so act fast!

Miu Miu peep-toe platform sandals, $279. image

Derek Lam Daphnee ankle boots, $319. image

Opening Ceremony platform boot, $189. image

Jean-Michel Cazabat shearling lace-up boot, $279. image

Pump It Up: The Best Heels of 2010

As the year winds down and we prepare to say so long to 2010, it’s time to go back and reflect on some of the greatest heels to hit the streets this year. From favorites and legends such as Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, and Manolo Blahnik, to newly minted Designer of the Year Brian Atwood, our feet have seen some incredible shoes in 2010. As our obsession with footwear continues to grow, heels are getting higher, sharper, and sleeker, and we are more willing to wear them than ever! There’s no doubt 2011 will bring even more addictive styles and we will spend our paychecks willingly. All hail the mighty stiletto and thank you for an incredible year of smoldering, back-breaking beauty! First up, these Christian Louboutin Tahiti Flower Shoes, $1095.

Jimmy Choo Marine Crystal Sandals, $1995 image

Manolo Blahnik Satin Embellished Pumps, $945 image

Brian Atwood Maniac Pumps, $580 image

Adorable Affordable Handbags

It’s holiday crunch time, ladies. If you’re still putting your wish list together, now is the time to add on a handbag—or two. At these prices he’ll be glad to buy you two or maybe three depending on how good you’ve been this year. We all know a good handbag is an investment piece. I’ve never drooled over an accessory more than a beautiful bag. They’re even more enjoyable when received as a gift. I especially love the Marc by Marc Jacobs line. They’re quality and affordable, even at retail price—like this Marc by Marc Jacobs navy textured bowling bag for $360. So I’ve scoured the interwebz for some of the best deals. You can save yourself some time and just slip the note under his pillow tonight. Hurry, we only have 24 hours left!

Sara Berman Cand Leather Messenger Bag, $275 image

Elie Tahari Metallic Leather Shoulder Bag, $349 image

Christian Louboutin Miss Alpha Leather Handbag, $626 image

Thousand Dollar Look: Hundred Dollar Price

Jessica Alba rocks the Black Swan look in a tiered feather-and-bow strapless Valentino dress that retails for over $2,000, gold vintage clutch, and strappy gold Christian Louboutin platforms that retail for over $1,200 at the New York premiere of Little Fockers last night. Jessica looks stunning and flawless with golden skin and a sleek bob. Her outfit is gorgeous too, but the $3,000 price tag isn’t. We can do this for way less—about $2,500 less!

Sue Wong White Tiered Ostrich Feather Dress, $549. image

Chinese Laundry Illene Metallic Sandals, $49.95. image

Daisy Fuentes Gold Clutch, $18. image