Here’s what’s haute on today’s Blay Report:
- After refusing to follow any of the 1.5 million people who follow him on Twitter, Kanye West has finally selected 15 special folks — and they are all fashion models. His list includes models Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Veronica Webb and Selita Ebanks, whom he mentions on his latest single, “Christian Dior Denim Flow.”
- Love Anthropologie’s chic, eclectic accessories? Then you’ll love this news: the national chain is opening their first accessories-only store in Chevy Chase, Maryland on October 29th. Several more accessories-only boutiques will open nationwide in coming months.
- Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Melon isn’t only passionate about fashion, she’s passionate about charity. She is being honored tonight by Elton John in New York City for her work with the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
- Domenica Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana are in some trouble with tax officials in Italy. They are being investigated for evasion and may be liable for more than one billion dollars in unpaid taxes and fines from the sale of their company in 2004.