<li> Michelle Obama is often lauded for her personal style, and this week she's definitely upping her game while playing host to ultra-chic British first lady Samantha Cameron. Just the other day, Obama wore L'Wren Scott. To play tennis. [The Huffington Post]
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</ br></p> <li> Did you watch the premiere of NBC's new reality show Fashion Star last night? Apparently, some of the fashion industry people who did were none too impressed. Style bloggers Tom & Lorenzo called the entire affair "freaking American Idol with sewing machines." [Fashion ETC]
</ br></p> <li> Legendary fashion journalist Colin McDowell says what Dior really needs is "somebody young and untested, as Yves Saint Laurent was when he took over the reins at Dior at the tender age of 21 and went on to revolutionize women's clothes." Well said. [Business of Fashion]
</ br></p> <li> War Paint, Lindy Woodhead's book about the rivalry between cosmetics industry pioneers Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, is being turned into a Broadway musical. It's being produced by David Stone, who won a Tony for producing Wicked, so hopes are high for a quality piece of musical theater. [The Daily Telegraph]