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Fashion News Round-up: Lady Gaga’s Vogue cover leaked, Betina’s Closet opens at Palm Strip, David Koma for Topshop

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Lady Gaga’s Vogue cover leaks on the web: The sometimes fashion-forward Bad Romance singer has been rumoured for months to be appearing on the cover of American Vogue’s March issue. The cover, featuring a somewhat normal-looking Lady Gaga in a feminine pink dress and a bubblegum pink wig, is now making rounds on the fashion web.

We’re pleased to know that Vogue still have the power to make its cover girls look acceptable to its audiences. Remember Oprah’s quest to shed all but 150 pounds? That’s Anna Wintour’s inimitable power right there. (Fashionista)

David Koma for Topshop: The high-street brand has announced a collaboration with British designer and La Moda Dubai fave David Koma. The Central Saint Martins graduate, whose SS2011 collection we featured and praised here in September, has designed five dresses reflective of the signature David Koma look and of which Topshop will only create 150 pieces.

“It was really exciting to work with the Topshop team as I felt they understood me as a designer and appreciated my need to make a high quality product without compromising the design aesthetic, quality of fabric or finishing. They helped make my vision a reality and I’m thrilled with the result,” Koma told Vogue UK. This collaboration is set to spread more awareness on, and hopefully more interest in, the David Koma brand. The capsule collection will be available from February 18, but no news yet on whether these will make it to the GCC region. We’re thinking no, so it’s time to call your London-based friends. (Vogue UK)

Betina’s Closet opens doors: Dubai apparently can’t get enough of new places from which get their shopping fix because a new concept boutique has set up shop and opened for business at the Palm Strip Shopping Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road. The new shopping destination caters to women from all walks of life and offers a wide choice of collections ranging from exclusive high-end dresses to simple evening wear.

“Betina’s Closet was conceptualised to make every woman feel special by bringing them the most fashionable and trendy clothes at a reasonable price. We know how important it is for our clients to stand out from the rest of the crowd and hence we source only one piece of each design to ensure that our clients have exclusivity,” owner Betina Sepehri said. We are totally sold on the one-piece-per-design concept of the store, so watch out for us, Betina, because we’re raiding your store one of these days.

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