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'Girls'' Lena Dunham featured in V magazine

January 03, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Lena Dunham in a scene from "Girls."
Lena Dunham in a scene from "Girls." (HBO )

Lena Dunham of "Girls" TV show fame will appear in the next issue of V magazine, due out Jan. 10. She was shot by photographer Terry Richardson. [The Cut]

Target's holiday collaboration with Neiman Marcus seemed to leave shoppers cold, and Time magazine reports that critics blame prices that were too high for budget-minded Target customers -- consider a Marc Jacobs scarf that started at $69 (it's now slashed to $20) and a Prabul Gurung cape ($79.99, now $23.99) -- along with merchandise that was deemed to be unexciting. [Time]

A new law in Israel bans advertisers from using models who are underweight, which the law defines as having a body mass index of 18.5 or less. (For a model who is 5-foot-8, any weight under 119 pounds would be forbidden.) The measure also requires publications to disclose when they use altered images to make models appear thinner than they really are. [Wall Street Journal]

The 10 most watched YouTube beauty videos of 2012 included those from bloggers who made themselves up to look like dolls, some how-tos on intricate braiding, a boyfriend applying his girlfriend's face and a teen dip-dying hair with Kool-Aid. [Los Angeles Times]

Olympic figure skater and fashion envelope-pusher Johnny Weir plans to sell some of his personal wardrobe at auction on, starting Monday. Clothing and accessories from Chanel, Versace, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Balenciaga are to be included, and proceeds are earmarked for The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization focused on suicide prevention among sexually conflicted young people. [WWD]


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