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Everyone stop. Jessica Alba has switched up her stylists.

Successful styling and denim-designing duo Emily Current and Meritt Elliott have confirmed to us that they are currently Alba’s stylists. And as any It’s a Brad Brad World fan knows, Alba’s styling duties used to go to Brad Goreski. We thought we noticed fewer pops-of-color in her wardrobe…

Seriously though, we’d heard rumors that Alba had decamped to Current and Elliott a few months ago, and were fairly surprised, as Goreski seemed to have upped Alba’s fashion game considerably. Under his care, she went from one of those pretty celebs whose clothes we never really notice to a best dressed list regular whose outfits both on and off the red carpet made us supes jealous. Plus, she did a lot for Goreski by becoming his first big celebrity client after he left Rachel Zoe to start his own business.

Of course, Alba still looks great, if a bit more refined and elegant (hello, strapless Dior!), since hiring Current and Elliott.

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It’s a pop star rite of passage: the first nude (or semi-nude) photoshoot and the inevitable backlash that follows. Madonna has done it, Britney Spears has done it, and now, it’s Miley Cyrus‘s turn.

The 20-year-old singer was featured bare-chested–and getting handsy with herself–on Terry Richardson’s blog yesterday, and while the shoot is relatively tame by the photographer’s standards, it’s the most we’ve ever seen of Miley. Richardson also directed the video for her new single “Wrecking Ball,” which has over 180 million views on YouTube, but is criticized for its sexual nature. (If you haven’t watched, Cyrus is totally naked and licking things.)

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FEMEN is at it again. The Ukranian feminist group with fairly naked protest tactics, has targeted Paris fashion week. Today, two topless activists actually stormed the runway at Nina Ricci.

FEMEN has protested fashion week before–last year they demonstrated outside of Versace‘s show in February holding up signs that said “fascism = fashion,” “model do not go to brothel” and “anorexia” emblazoned under a modified Versace logo. This is the first time, though, they’ve actually managed to get past security and on to the runway. The two activists used their naked torsos as billboards; one had “model don’t go to brothels” scrawled across her stomach and breasts; the other, “fashion dictaterror.”

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While everyone in Hollywood was getting glammed up to go to the Emmys, putting the last style tweaks on their ballgowns and ensuring their updos and blowouts looked just right, Miley Cyrus was in Las Vegas wearing this.

As far as we can tell, it consists of: black nipple pasties, a white mesh dress, black and white underwear/bathing suit bottom (pretty sure it’s this Agent Provocateur bikini bottom) and a Yeti fur shrug.

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All summer long, we here at Fashionista have debated (argued over?) the song of the summer. I’ve been on team “Blurred Lines” despite its rape-y overtones and despite the fact that Robin Thicke filed a preemptive lawsuit to defend his song from claims of copyright infringement. (But seriously, how did he not copy Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up”?) Others have lobbied hard for Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” (to be fair, this was pre-VMA performance) and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” was undeniably everywhere.

Well, I’d like to declare “Blurred Lines” the controversial winner.

See, apparently Carine Roitfeld and the whole CR Fashion Book crew listened to it (and watched the video) all summer long, too. And loved it. Roitfeld loved it so much she plucked the video’s star model, Emily Ratajkowski, to cover Issue 3 of CR Fashion Book (the cover that doesn’t feature a very pregnant Kim Kardashian).

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Are you getting paid enough? We posed that question less than a month ago with the release of Fashionista’s first-ever salary survey. A whopping 5,000 of you answered. And we thank you for that!

Now you can browse through the slides to get an idea of salaries in more than 40 different fashion-related jobs. We covered retail and sales, marketing, publicity, design, social media, and creative (aka, the art department). Remember, the salaries listed reflect an average: so if you are making way more or way less than you’re seeing next to your title, it doesn’t mean you’re as out of the ordinary as you think. But also remember that industry insiders from hundreds of fantastic companies—Conde Nast, J.Crew, Macy’s, and Hearst, to name of few—completed this survey. So if you are looking for a pay upgrade, it could be a good negotiating tool.

Let the voyeurism begin!

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Remember when, at the 2000 VMAs, Britney Spears stripped down to a nude sparkly bodysuit and everyone was scandalized? My, those were innocent times. Both Miley Cyrus‘s and Lady Gaga’s getups at last night’s MTV VMAs made Brit’s performance look downright chaste.

Cyrus opted for a latex-looking nude bra and undie combo, which she wore to literally hump Robin Thicke during their “Blurred Lines” performance.

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Jennifer Aniston always wears subdued solid colors. Literally always. Which is fine–she knows what she likes and feels good in, and sticks to it. She’s not exactly making best dressed lists every week, but she’s not making worst dressed lists either. She’s just likable Jen Aniston in her figure-flattering LBD.

Until yesterday, that is, when she shocked the world (or at least the Fashionista team) by wearing not only a color other than black, but an ALLOVER FLORAL PRINT. I mean, really, what is going on, though?

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There’s been lots of anticipation surrounding Target’s latest designer collaboration with the always beloved and coveted Phillip Lim, and we’re happy to report that the collection does not disappoint.

We got to get up close and personal with all the men’s and women’s clothing and accessories at a press preview today, and even got a chance to chat with Lim himself, who clearly put a lot of thought and effort into the range.

The collection, separated into three sections (morning, noon and night) is meant to be an assortment of lasting, wearable wardrobe staples for someone on the go. It melds Target’s mission–to fulfill the everyday needs of the masses–with Lim’s signature aesthetic, to some pretty perfect results.

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It's scary how happy I am about not washing my face.

Last Friday, an argument erupted in the Fashionista office between me and my typically gregarious coworkers. The topic? Face washing–or, more specifically, my total lack of doing so.

The following is a paraphrase of the events that occurred that evening.

Tyler: Wait… you don’t wash your face?!
Me: Correct.
Tyler: That’s so bad for you! You’re going to get wrinkles! Wait… not even your eye makeup?!
Me: Nope.
Tyler: Ugh no Nora noooooo!

It’s true. I don’t wash my face, like, ever. And my face seems to be totally fine with that. At 26, I can say in all honesty that I’ve never experienced a major breakout in my life. Blackheads rarely afflict me, and pores aren’t something that ever cross my mind. I might get a rogue pimple here and there, but doesn’t everyone?

It’s not that I haven’t wanted to do the whole twice-daily rinse thing. As a pre-teen, I subscribed to every teen magazine in existence. CosmoGirl, Teen, Teen People, Seventeen, and YM collectively taught me that having an oily T-zone was the absolute worst thing ever–and that the solution to 8th grade awkwardness relied on my faithfulness to brands like Clean & Clear, Clearasil, and/or Neutrogena.

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