Style Scraps: A Louboutin X-Mas Tree + The Queen's Runway Show

Max Kessler
Here's Gwen Stefani wearing Saint Laurent on the January cover of Vogue. We like how the mag title sneakily blends into the image. [via Design Scene]  

Page Six reports that the Margiela for H&M collaboration isn't doing so well because it's so expensive and avant-garde. Most people just don't appreciate a good trompe-l'oeil bra shirt, we guess. [via The Cut]

Screw the DIY Christmas tree, we'll take this Louboutin's Christmas tree on display at their Paris flagship. [via ArchiScene]      

The Queen's upcoming coronation festival will feature a runway show of brands that have obtained Royal Warranta and socks commissioned by Prince Charles! [via The Cut]  

When asked about Anna Wintour's potential position as an ambassador and the backlash that followed, her longtime boyfriend Shelby Bryan said: "It's not just Anna - I see powerful women who really get slammed for being too forthright or running their business in a very determined way. If [former GE CEO] Jack Welch were being named as a potential ambassador, people wouldn't be saying, 'Oh, but hang on, Jack's a little strict in the way he runs his companies.'" Amen, Shelby! [via Fashionista]   

Grace Coddington gave another great interview. She lamented that in today's fashion shows, "the focus seems to be more on the audience than on the clothes that go down the runway. Any old shit can go down the runway and they all sit there and clap." And on the subject of the changes going on at Balenciaga, she warned that commercial success is their goal: "Don't think of it as the same house as it was when Nicolas was the creative director; that's everybody's mistake." [via Fashionista]  

Elle hired Lori Goldstein as a fashion editor-at-large! [via The Cut]  

Ricardo Tisci tapped some of his famous friends, including models Kate Moss, Mariacarla Boscono and Francisco Peralta, artists Marina Abramovic and Jared Buckhiester, and bullfighter Jose Maria Manzanares for the new Givenchy ad campaign. Pictured above are Manzanares and Buckheister. [via WWD]  

Fashion editor Christina Dietze and creative director Nick Thomm decided to team up and create an alternative fashion mag called SRC783. We can't wait to track it down and flip through it. [via It's Nice That]   

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