Style Notes: Kate Upton Back in Favor With Victoria's Secret
Four style headlines to make your post-three-day-weekend work day as bearable as can be.
Kate Upton's latest gig is a familiar one -- after a two-year hiatus, the model is back with Victoria's Secret. She returns to the brand in its latest lingerie catalog, despite last year's comments from stylist Sophie Neophitou that categorized Upton as "too obvious" an option for their annual catwalk. "We would never use [Upton]. She's like a Page 3 girl," she told the New York Times. "She's like a footballer's wife, with the too-blonde hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy." Though Upton hasn't necessarily received her Angel wings yet, her modeling career has had her floating on Cloud Nine since her VS modeling debut -- and departure -- in 2011. [Glamour]
In other Kate-related fashion news, Kate Hudson has designed a limited-edition summer capsule collection for Ann Taylor, available now. It's a first-time fashion-design collaboration for the actress, who has fronted the brand's ad campaign since spring 2012. Inspired by her carefree personal style, the collection includes scoop-neck tanks, boat-neck tees, skirts and a racer-back maxi dress -- all bravely in white. Feel free to pair with the accompanying rose gold accessories also included. [Elle UK]
Though Elizabeth Taylor was a woman of many beautiful wedding dresses, her first all-white ensemble is officially for sale. The late actress wore the custom satin gown -- which was created by costume designer Helen Rose and boasts a corset for a 20-inch waist -- to wed Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton at 18 years old. The one-of-a-kind piece will be sold at auction at Christie's in London on June 26, as part of its pop culture sale. [WWD]
Another delicious facet of the upcoming Ralph Lauren flagship has been revealed. The Fifth Avenue location, which takes over the Disney Store space, will specifically be a Polo flagship, complete with an in-store restaurant. A transcript of a recent management call noted that the company has "committed to open a 35,000-square-foot flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City that will be a major brand statement, featuring a full assortment of Polo men's, women's and children's merchandise, as well as a restaurant." The brand's tenth Manhattan location is set to open in fall 2014. [Racked]