Harper's Is Bizarre; H&M Is Where We Shop

  • Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey is appearing as a Simpsons character in the magazine's August issue. No, see, it makes sense because of the eight-page Simpsons fashion spread! [WWD, 1st item]
  • Actor Ewan McGregor is the new face of Davidoff's newest, still unnamed men's fragrance. You know, this fragrance could smell like a heroin addict's toilet and we'd still buy it. Sigh. [Antara News]
  • Yves Saint Laurent: Still a hypochondriac, but now also a Grand Officer of the French Legion! [WWD, 1st item]
  • H&M sales up 17% in the month of June alone, for which the retailer credited good weather, a popular merchandise mix, and an uptick in visits from us and all our friends. 'Cause Zara has really sucked lately. [Vogue UK]
  • Also joining Stella McCartney for a return to Mother England for London Fashion Week after showing elsewhere? Luella Bartley and Matthew Williamson. [WWD, 3rd item]
  • Rhetorical question: Does Vogue never tire of patting itself on the back? [Vogue UK]
  • Oh, to be 15 again! You can be cast as the official face of Australian Fashion Week and then fired for being too young. [Australian Broadcasting Corp]
  • If you're reading this in Port au Prince, Haiti and your luggage has been lost, fret not: The New York Times has provided a handy guide to where to buy clothes quickly. [NYT]
  • What? Some website ran an un-retouched Redbook cover? What? Who could it be? [WWD, 2nd item]