Martha Stewart Is Sorta The New Anna Wintour

  • Following in the footsteps of designers Tom Ford and Donna Karan, sixties fashion icon Arnold Scaasi will appear on Martha Stewart's morning show on Monday. Martha is totally fashion's new alpha tastemaker! And you thought you had to be a frigid, humorless bitch who never eats for that job! [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Shopping for the lazy just got that much easier: Home Shopping Network to introduce system where products may be purchased through use of remote control. [WSJ, sub req'd]
  • Victoria's Secret is cutting back its marketing expenditures as a result of crap sales, which can only mean Karolina Kurkova will have to take a pay cut. However will she eat? [Marketing Daily]
  • Tom Ford says an eponymous womenswear line is to come. Some joke about clothing the naked starlets blah, blah, blah. [Vogue UK]
  • Antonio Banderas wants hot, young men... to wear his new fragrance. (Why, what did you think we meant?) [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Covert mission possibly in place to find a designer to succeed Valentino. And the woman behind the curtain just might be fashion pinch-hitter (she took over briefly when Tom Ford left Gucci) Alessandra Facchinetti. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Hmm, maybe Valentino's successor should be designer Tracy Reese, of whom Vogue's Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley says: "If Valentino had a daughter, she would be Tracy Reese." Yeah if Valentino was straight and into black women! [WWD, 2nd item]