Today’s Fashion Headlines. July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012 • Beauty, Fashion, Fashion Blog, Industry

Kate Upton on Carine’s Cover?

There might be a chance that Kate Upton will be the first cover girl of Carine Roitfeld’s first magazine. According to Fashionista, during a sneak preview for Roifteld’s anticipated magazine CR Fashion Book last week, they received a snippet of gossip about the first full issue: model Kate Upton will grace the cover.

A source close to Fashionista heard from a reliable source close to the magazine that Roitfeld, who cast Upton to walk in her all-black fashion show for amFAR in Cannes, has shot Kate Upton for the cover and that she is “Carine’s new Lara Stone.” Upton will have been shot for the cover and the cover spread by a non-Conde Nast contracted photographer.

Milk Studios and Highline Stages To Get Shut Down?

Officials are probing building-code violations at some of the city’s swankiest fashion-photography studios, all thanks to a rival trying to shut down the competition, according to The NY Post. Pier 59 studio boss Federico Pignatelli — who has accused other studios of trying to poach his staff and business — recently hired a private expert to dig up dirt on the celebrity-friendly venues. The report by Ronny Livian, a former Buildings Department official, was handed over to the city 11 days ago, and caught the eye of inspectors.

Some violations could result in vacate orders according to city sources, with one of those place including Milk Studios. “If they would do things right, they would have to sacrifice a lot of studio space,” Pignatelli griped. “I spent millions in getting architectural drawings, engineer drawings, inspections.”

Highline Stages, where Council Speaker Christine Quinn was recently married, has a certificate of occupancy dating back to 1988 for floor storage and space for assembly of television scenery, according to the report. Milk Studios maintains a 1995 certificate for retail space and Skylight Studio, where the Whitney Museum’s annual art party is held, only has a certificate of occupancy dating back to 1975 for a longshoremen hiring hall, the report said.

Revlon Buys Pure Ice

Revlon Inc. bolstered its brand portfolio Monday, buying the trademarks and intellectual property of nail enamel line Pure Ice and cosmetics brand Bon Bons from Bari Cosmetics. Cosmetics maven Donald Harkness launched the brands in the early Eighties. To pay for the deal, which was revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Revlon used $22 million of its revolving credit facility as well as an unspecified amount of cash.

The firm did not disclose the pro forma results of operations since the impact of the two businesses on its consolidated financial results would not have been material.

– Taneisha Jordan

Sources: WWD; NY Post; Fashionista
Photo: NY Mag

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