(WWD) • Nicki Minaj has fulfilled the prophecy of "M.A.C, OPI, and a fragrance, too," announcing yesterday that she will take the beaten (to death) path countless other celebrities have trod, and release her own scent. "I have always been a huge fan of great fragrances," Minaj told WWD....

(WWD) Mary Katrantzou SS 12 • Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Ilincic, and Nicholas Kirkwood are three of the nine designers shortlisted for the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund! The nominees will compete for a £200,000 prize and a mentorship from a well-established designer. Good luck to all the...

Former Essence magazine Editor-in-Chief, Mikki Taylor, recently released Commander in Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady, a book chronicling the iconic style of First Lady Michelle Obama. Included are style tips on how to dress like Mrs. O, as well as a list of...

uk 'Christmas in Washington' fashion has First Lady Michelle Obama in spotlight Examiner.com A celebration that has happened every year has brought the eyes of America to something that has probably never happened before: a fashion worn by a First ... Michelle Obama Wears a Vintage Dress to a...

• Nicki Minaj goes Smurfette blue for a profile in Vouge. The "Stupid Hoe" rapper sat down with the Fashion Bible to talk her sartorial proclivities (she wears "costumes, not outfits,") and her future plans to start "an enormous foundation to nurture girls." (hopefully not by calling them...

(Fashion Bomb Inbox) • The Metropolitan Museum of Art had a preview for its upcoming Costume Institute exhibit, Punk: Chaos to Couture yesterday. The mini-show featured punk-inspired garments from designers like Vivienne Westwood and Chanel. In attendance was none other than RiccardoTisci,...

• Spanish magazine Fuera de Serie has come under fire for placing a painting of First Lady Michelle Obama's head superimposed onto a famous painting from the 1800s "Portrait d'une négresse" by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist. This particular photo of Mrs. Obama comes from a collection...

Welcome to the Fashion Bomb News Breakdown, where you get all the fashion news fit to read in a snap! • In celebration of his first-ever Resort 2012 collection, designer Prabal Gurung has enlisted the talents of M.I.A-backed musician Rye Rye to introduce it with a music video titled "New...

• First Lady Michelle Obama, avid supporter of new, young design talent, wore a dress by Korean designer Doo Ri Chung to the State Dinner honoring South Korea. The gown, modified for modesty (the original has a thigh-high slit) is from the designer's Spring 2012 collection. (The Cut) • Mario...

• It's the second day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. As usual, you can follow @therealjihan. Here's what's on the schedule at the tents for today: 10AM ParkChoonMoo, 10:30AM Greenshows presents Fall 2012 Designer Collection Previews, 11AM Concept Korea, 1PM General Idea, 2PM...

 

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