Girly Designer Alice Roi Has Commitment Issues

  • Designer Alice Roi can't decide if she wants to commit to a permanent boutique so she's testing the waters with a pop-up store in New York, open today through Sunday. Roi-designed accessories, long-designed, but never sold, will also be featured. [WWD]
  • The latest TV show about the fashion industry, The Fashionista Diaries, chronicles the process leading up to Charlotte Ronson's Spring/Summer 2007 show in September. Appropriately, the series will air on SoapNet, the soap opera channel.[WWD, final item]
  • Tommy Hilfiger appeared on Oprah yesterday to denounce rumors that he doesn't want his designs purchased by minorities. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Chloe meets Chloe! Actress Chloe Sevigny becomes the face of the new fragrance put out by the house of Chloe. [WWD]
  • Luella Bartley is preparing for a homecoming: After presenting her designs in New York since 2001, she's decided to return to Mother England for her Spring/Summer collection this September. [Vogue UK]
  • Snap! Gucci CEO Robert Polet puts down former Gucci designer, infamous narcisisst, and self-made man Tom Ford, opining that designers with celebrity personalities do nothing to enhance a brand. [Vogue UK]
  • Italian designer Roberto Cavalli says he doesn't enjoy dressing actresses (they "don't like to look like a winner") instead preferring musicians (who are more apt to "show themselves"). [Houston Chronicle]