Melissa McCarthy joins the ranks of celebrity fashion moguls

Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy is the latest star to jump on the celebrity fashion bandwagon, WWD reports. Above, the actress photographed in Beverly Hills in June.
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Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy is the latest star to jump on the celebrity fashion brand bandwagon according to a report in fashion industry trade paper WWD, which reports McCarthy has inked a deal with Sunrise Brands to “create a fashion line, including accessories and beauty products for women.” The as-yet unnamed label will launch with casual sportswear for fall 2015. [WWD, subscription required]

Would you pay $3.1 million for a lion-fur onesie? Someone did. Of course the outfit in question was a Cowardly Lion costume worn by Bert Lahr in the film “The Wizard of Oz,” which went up for bid at a New York City auction Monday. By the time the gavel came down, someone had shelled out $3,077,000 for the iconic piece of movie memorabilia. [All the Rage]

Are you headed to Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 next month? We aren’t, but we know there’s a lot more worth checking out than just Andre 3000’s custom jumpsuit collection. The folks over at -- who’ve dubbed the event “spring break for the creative set” -- have compiled a handy guide called “Art Attack: What to Do at This Year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach.” []

Did you know that dying your armpit hair is now a thing? Our colleague Jenn Harris takes a good hard look at the newly emerging art of accenting the axillary hair with shades of blue, green and red. [All the Rage]


In store-opening news, the made-in-Detroit bicycle, leather-goods and watch brand Shinola has opened its first West Coast standalone store in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. [All the Rage] 

In between eating your Thanksgiving Day feast and girding your loins for the Black Friday trip to the mall, take a moment and realize it could be much, much worse. To help you visualize just how pear-shaped things can go, New York magazine has spliced together a video of some of the most memorably over-the-top mall-based movie scenes. If nothing else it’s probably the only time this holiday season you’ll see mall cop Paul Blart and the Blues Brothers in the same place. [The Cut] 

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