Fashion News Roundup: Male Models Deliver Madonna's Perfume to Editors, Tel Aviv Hosts Its First Fashion Week, and Kim Kardashian Upsets Australia

Madonna's Perfume Delivered by Male Models: Madge apparently sent some studly male models to hand-deliver her new Truth or Dare fragrance to beauty editors in NYC. Sadly, our notably male-deprived office was not included in this gesture - leading me to believe that Madonna is in on some Mean Girls-esque, four-for-you,-Glenn-Coco-and-none-for-Gretchen-Weiners reverse-psychology scheme to subconsciously make us want her perfume even more. Damn you, Madonna, and your sneaky mind games! {Telegraph} RIP Master Embroiderer Francois Lesage: The Frenchman who led the embroidery atelier that served Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Bill Blass, has died at age 82. Lesage was known for being a true couture artisans, attaching every single bead by hand - a tradition that is now only utilized by a handful of designers. {NY Times} An Account of Tel Aviv's Very First Fashion Week: Lucky Mag contributer Ray Siegel reflects on Tel Aviv's first-ever fashion week, hosted by Roberto Cavalli. Apparently each favorite look was immediately followed by avid applause - guess that's faster than waiting to read the reviews! {Lucky}
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Madonna's Perfume Delivered by Male Models: Madge apparently sent some studly male models to hand-deliver her new Truth or Dare fragrance to beauty editors in NYC. Sadly, our notably male-deprived office was not included in this gesture - leading me to believe that Madonna is in on some Mean Girls-esque, four-for-you,-Glenn-Coco-and-none-for-Gretchen-Weiners reverse-psychology scheme to subconsciously make us want her perfume even more. Damn you, Madonna, and your sneaky mind games! {Telegraph} RIP Master Embroiderer Francois Lesage: The Frenchman who led the embroidery atelier that served Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Bill Blass, has died at age 82. Lesage was known for being a true couture artisans, attaching every single bead by hand - a tradition that is now only utilized by a handful of designers. {NY Times} An Account of Tel Aviv's Very First Fashion Week: Lucky Mag contributer Ray Siegel reflects on Tel Aviv's first-ever fashion week, hosted by Roberto Cavalli. Apparently each favorite look was immediately followed by avid applause - guess that's faster than waiting to read the reviews! {Lucky}
Photo: Allure

Photo: Allure

Madonna's Perfume Delivered by Male Models: Madge apparently sent some studly male models to hand-deliver her new Truth or Dare fragrance to beauty editors in NYC. Sadly, our notably male-deprived office was not included in this gesture - leading me to believe that Madonna is in on some Mean Girls-esque, four-for-you,-Glenn-Coco-and-none-for-Gretchen-Weiners reverse-psychology scheme to subconsciously make us want her perfume even more. Damn you, Madonna, and your sneaky mind games! {Telegraph}

RIP Master Embroiderer Francois Lesage: The Frenchman who led the embroidery atelier that served Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Bill Blass, has died at age 82. Lesage was known for being a true couture artisans, attaching every single bead by hand - a tradition that is now only utilized by a handful of designers. {NY Times}

An Account of Tel Aviv's Very First Fashion Week: Lucky Mag contributer Ray Siegel reflects on Tel Aviv's first-ever fashion week, hosted by Roberto Cavalli. Apparently each favorite look was immediately followed by avid applause - guess that's faster than waiting to read the reviews! {Lucky}

Kim Kardashian is on Australia's Immigration Watch List: Poor, poor little Kimmy just can't catch a break. The country of Australia - which counts as an entire continent, actually (yay, elementary school geography!) - now has it out for Kim because she didn't have a proper visa to do business Down Under. I'm taking this as a "Today, Australia. Tomorrow... The Wooorld!" situation. It's only a matter of time. {NY Mag}

Jenna Lyons's Fav People Talk Holiday Traditions: The always stylin' prez and creative director of J.Crew asked nine of her favorite people (including extra adorable brother/sister Crewcut models) to talk about their holiday memories and wish list picks. They're pretty cute reads - plus, it's always fun seeing people's handwriting and spelling errors. "PILOW TALK"? Really, Alex Katz? {J.Crew}

Holiday Sales May Not Be So Great After All: Even though Black Friday 2011 was insane, studies show that shoppers are waiting for specific bargains instead of browsing on a regular basis. If you discount it, they will buy... {WWD, subsciption required}

Annie Leibovitz Has a Party, Loves Gaga: Fash folk were out in full force last night to celebrate the photog's new book, Pilgrimage, which features still lifes and landscapes rather than her usual portraits. Well-dressed guests included gingers Coco Rocha and Karen Elson, Tory Burch, and Queen Wintour. Leibovitz said that she particularly loved shooting Lady Gaga, as "it’s great to work with someone who loves to be photographed." Wait - our young Gaga loves being photographed? Ya don't say. {NY Mag}

The Most Talked About (and Copied) Accessories of '11: FabSugar has rounded up the top shoes and bags that were on every fashionista's want list in 2011 - and inspired countless knockoffs, viewable in virtually every high street store front this year. And yes, we're talking about you, Jeffrey Campbell and Steve Madden... Shaaaame. {FabSugar}