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Michelle Obama celebrates birthday with a new hairstyle

FASHION NEWS

January 18, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • First Lady Michelle Obama sports a new hairstyle Thursday as she meets with David Hall, one of eight citizen co-chairs for the 2013 inauguration.
First Lady Michelle Obama sports a new hairstyle Thursday as she meets with… (Flotus Twitter )

First Lady Michelle Obama turned 49 on Thursday and celebrated with a new hairstyle, a glamorous sleek pageboy featuring bangs. Mrs. Obama's office also debuted a new Twitter handle, @FLOTUS, and tweeted a photo of her sporting the 'do as she met with David Hall, one of eight citizen co-chairs for Monday's inauguration. [Twitter.com/FLOTUS]

Meanwhile, rumor has it that designers including Barbara Tfank, Derek Lam, Narciso Rodriguez, Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors and Marchesa were all asked to provide samples of possible outfits Mrs. Obama might wear during inauguration events. [WWD]

Back to hair: Model Karlie Kloss cut about seven inches off her hair late last year, and the style has already been hailed as 2013's style of the year. Created by hairstylist Garren Defazio, versions of the cut fall somewhere between jaw and shoulder. The hair is one length, with some layering toward the front, and can be worn with or without bangs. [New York Times]

Oscar de la Renta has invited John Galliano -- famously fired by Dior after some racist bar rants came to light -- to spend a few weeks "in residence" at the De la Renta studio in New York. De la Renta says he wants to encourage Galliano to return to the design world. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

"Les Miserables," "Argo," "Anna Karenina," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall" were among the film nominees announced Thursday for Costume Designers Guild Awards.  "Downton Abbey," "Girls" and "Boardwalk Empire" are three of the television nominees. [Los Angeles Times]

Katie Holmes has joined beauty brand Alterna as a co-owner and spokes celebrity. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Contrary to reports earlier this week, the pilot of the small plane that went missing off the coast of Venezuela carrying Missoni exec Vittorio Missoni had passed required physical and psychological tests and was licensed, Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports. [The Cut]

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