Style Notes: Marilyn Monroe's Earrings Net Record Sale at Auction; Kim Kardashian Parts Ways With Assistant
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Marilyn Monroe's Earrings Sold for $112,500 at Auction [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Marilyn Monroe's gold-plated earrings, designed by Eugene Joseff of Joseff of Hollywood, have sold at auction for $112,500 — well over the original estimate of $60K-$80K. The famous costume baubles, which were styled with a gold lamé pleated gown by Travilla, were worn in an image to promote the 1953 musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Separately, Monroe's pearl earrings, also by Joseff, went for $81,250. Other items sold during Julien's Auctions' "Property From Joseff of Hollywood: Treasures From the Vault" auction included Shirley Temple's crown from The Little Princess for $37,500; Rita Hayworth's gold-plated bracelet from Gilda for $31,250; and Elizabeth Taylor's snake cuff bracelet from Cleopatra for $21,875.
Kim Kardashian Reportedly Parts Ways With Her Longtime Assistant [People]
Kim Kardashian has reportedly parted ways with longtime assistant Stephanie Shepherd, who was featured in a Refinery29 profile earlier this year. Shepherd started working with Kardashian when the reality star was pregnant with daughter North West. "I was doing her whole schedule, doing her laundry, booking travel, putting the stroller together and all of these things. But I wasn’t nervous. I was just excited, always staying longer than I needed because I was trying to prove myself," Shepherd told R29, adding that she was promoted to COO of Kardashian West Brands at the time. A source tells People that Shepherd is "still friendly with the other sisters but she and Kim aren't really speaking."
Solange Stars in Calvin Klein's New Campaign [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Solange stars in the new Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Jeans ads, alongside her personally curated cast of singers and songwriters, including Kelela Dev Hynes, Caroline Polachek and Adam Bainbridge of Kindness. The "Our Family. #MYCALVINS" campaign, photographed by Willy Vanderperre, centers on the idea of family and "captures these bonds and brings to life different ways we can inspire families — both born and made — to connect with one another, and celebrate the things that unite us," according to a release.
Footwear Designer Sarah Flint Goes Direct-to-Consumer With Help From Cindy Crawford [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Sarah Flint, whose shoe designs have been worn by Amal Clooney, Kate Bosworth and Meghan Markle, is adopting the direct-to-consumer business model with help from Cindy Crawford, who will serve as an investor and adviser. The move will allow her to lower her price points while still maintaining high-quality designs; her footwear will now retail between $200 to $650 as opposed to the previous $495 and up. Flint, who founded her eponymous brand in fall 2013 and is known for her classic styles, including the sleek Emma pump favored by Clooney, will now be sold at sarahflint.com.