Top Stories this Week: Rihanna’s US Vogue Cover, Lady Gaga, CFDA’s and more!

Lady Gaga designs bracelet for Japan: After donating £300,000 to a Haiti relief charity last year, Lady Gaga has found a new way to express her concern and raise much needed relief funds for disaster ravaged Japan. Announced before her 9 million followers on Twitter, the songstress’s exclusive white bracelet features ‘We Pray For Japan’ written in both English and Japanese and goes on sale March 25, with all proceeds going to tsunami relief efforts. Read more

Olivia Rubin’s Capsule Collection for Dune: Olivia Rubin‘s highly-anticipated collection for Dune hit stores last weekend, and MFL got the chance to preview the collection at the online launch this week. The London designer worked her magic signature prints across a range of shoes and bags for the high street store. Olivia Rubin for Dune is available in Dune stores and online now, with prices ranging from £65 to £110. Read more.

Daisy Lowe Models Pearl Lowe’s Peacocks collection: Like mother like daughter – Pearl Lowe’s s/s ’11 capsule collection for Peacocks is ready to fly off shop floor shelves again thanks to another helping hand from model daughter Daisy. Taking inspiration from the likes of Brigitte Bardot and the French Riviera, the campaign was shot by celebrated fashion photographer Rankin, with the collection landing in stores and online on March 31. Read more.

Marc Jacobs at the CFDA’s: Marc Jacobs is set to take home the CFDA’s prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement prize on June 6th at the 2011 CFDA Awards. No stranger to receiving worthy accolades for his talents and contribution to fashion; Marc Jacobs has before him a serious contest from street-cool god Alexander Wang and design duo Proenza Schouler. The Menswear Designer of the Year Award will be fought for amongst Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell and Simon Spurr, with the high priestess of minimalism, Phoebe Philo, collecting the International Award for her work at Celine. Read More.

Rihanna’s First US Vogue Cover: Gracing the front cover of the fashion bible is, well, epic. But it’s an even bigger deal when you’re Rihanna – the most lusted after super star, notorious for outlandish music videos, lesbian rumours and dominating the redhead world with possibly the brightest, and most coveted red mane known to women partial to a box of hair dye. After spilling the beans of her shoot with Annie Leibovitz on Twitter back in January, and a swift telling off from Conde Nast in the process, it’s finally confirmed and here. Rihanna dazzles on the April cover in a stunning skin-tight sheer dress from Chanel’s pre-fall 2011 collection. Read more.

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