Adele x Burberry In The Works?
Missing Adele? Well, if the rumors are true, the songstress might be back on the culture scene before she releases a new album. According to multiple outlets, Adele is in talks with Burberry’s Christopher Bailey to create a plus-sized line for the high-fashion British label. Bailey’s known for freshening up the once stodgy brand, so this rumor isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Make it happen, Burberry! (via Vogue)
Amanda Bynes Is Moving To NYC To Launch Her Fashion Design Career
Bynes, who’s been rather irrelevant for the last year, is seizing on her recent press, announcing that she’ll move to NYC to launch her own fashion label. What we’re expecting: Shirts embroidered with pot leaves, pants stitched with wrecked cars, Twitter birds. (via LATimes)
Lady Gaga’s Burqenswag Is Fake
The “Cake Like Lady Gaga” song that spread like internet wildfire last night is, in fact, fake. And to think we actually were getting into that whole “Burquenswag” thing! Listen to it here!
Gap Hires Creative Director/Teams Up With GQ
The American mainstay has finally hired a Creative Director after two years of somehow doing without one. Rebekka Bay comes from COS, an H&M-owned line in Europe, where she was CD since 2006. Expect sleeker silhouettes, better fits, and more quality look. In other news, Gap has also teamed up with GQ for a limited-run fall line of men’s clothes from designers like Todd Snyder and Saturdays NYC. Movin’ on upppp! (Racked/HuffPo)
Universal Music To Take Over EMI?
If the Federal Trade Commission signs off on a deal this week, mega music label Universal could control EMI, which would bring the number of powerful labels down to three. Universal/EMI would own 60 percent of the music business and impost harsher restrictions on sharing. Bye, Spotify. (Via HuffPo)
More Poverty For Poor, More Money For Rich in NYC
In case you needed more proof that we’re driving the poor further into the ground (but that’s OK, because Romney’s not concerned!), Census figures report that the richest sliver in NYC made 40 times more than the poorest this year. That’s $390,000 to $8,800. And do the rich work that much harder, really? (via DailyIntel)