Inside Forever 21’s Minnie Muse Launch Party!

Forever 21 launched its Disney-themed Minnie Muse collection at its store in Hollywood and Highland Tuesday night.

The guest list was definitely a lot younger than the typical Hollywood crowd but still featured a few well known faces, including Alana Stewart, Stephanie Pratt, Vanessa Simmons from “Run’s House” and ANTM’s J. Alexander.

Keep reading for event pics, or get a Minnie Muse sneak peek at Forever21.com.

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Disney Announces High-End “Alice in Wonderland” Fashion Line

Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” hits U.S. theatres March 5.

But about a month before that, a fashion line inspired by the movie will have already launched in stores.


Designer Sue Wong has partnered with Disney Consumer Products on the Spring 2010 collection, which debuts in February.

Ranging from $329 to $609, the Sue Wong for Walt Disney Signature collection will be available at Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom’s, Lord and Taylor and Macy’s.

Sue Wong’s web site will also carry the line.

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Beyonce, Solange Promote Handbags in Tokyo

Beyonce and Solange were in Tokyo promoting Samantha Thavasa handbags this weekend.

You’ve probably seen photos on the internet of the sisters photo-opping at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.

Never really heard of Samantha Thavasa?

A few deets…

  • The brand’s been around since 1994.
  • It’s based in Japan – with sister brands, including a jewelry and menswear line.
  • You can shop their stuff online here or visit their store in NY at 965 Madison Ave.


Surprise Guests on Beijing Red Carpet

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So guess who were the surprise guests on the red carpet at the Vogue Icon Celebration Event in Beijing today?

It wan’t your regular well tone celeb or supermodel.

It was Mickey and Minnie, the Disney animated duo.

Arriving with leading Chinese supermodel Du Juan, Mickey and Minnie joined 500 other fashion icons including Kate MossJessica StamMaggie Cheung, and Milla Jovovich.

The two characters were dressed by internationally renowned fashion designer Vivienne Tam.

According to the Disney camp, their outfits were specially designed to celebrate Disney’s ‘Year of the Mouse’ festivities and are a beautiful blend of festive reds and pinks inspired by catwalk trends to capture the festive spirit of this past Chinese New Year.

I must admit, Minnie’s dress is kinda fly!

Plus Size Women Can Have Fairy Tale Weddings, Too!

Disney and renowned designer Kirstie Kelly are celebrating the princess in every woman.

They are launching the “Red Label” collection of plus size bridal gowns designed specifically for plus size women.

Kirstie Kelly for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings – Red Label, will be showcased in glamorous style at the New York Bridal Market during a runway show at the Waldorf Astoria.

The new bridal line consists of 15 new dresses and caters to women who wear a size 16 or larger.

Today more than 48 percent of women are considered plus size, and according to the U.S. market research firm NPD Group, plus size merchandise accounts for one in five women’s apparel purchases, a growth of 20 percent between 2003 and 2007.

You can check out http://www.disneybridal.com for more information on Kirstie Kelly for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.

Sears joins the celeb-driven back-to-school campaign trend

First JC Penney, then Kohls, now Sears.

The department store has teamed up with Vanessa Hudgens, the charismatic star of the smash hit Disney Channel film series High School Musical.

Vanessa’s role will be to give teens and tweens the confidence to go back to school in style.

Beginning in July and led by the theme, “Don’t just go back. Arrive.,” she’ll be featured in print ads, long-format video, television spots, and a contest which will see one winner hosting a private concert at his/her school with Hudgens.

“I like to make a fashion statement by changing up my look with different styles,” explains Hudgens. “Sears is a great place for those heading back to school this year because you can find an entire wardrobe of fun ‘looks’ to suit any mood or fashion sense. Plus, since the clothes are so affordable, you can easily switch styles and really get noticed when you arrive back at school.”

See more of Sears’ back-to-school hoopla here.