Gwen Stefani Subscribes To "Magic Elves" Theory Of How Clothes Are Made

  • Gwen Stefani: "Someone like Marc Jacobs, I wonder how many people are working there, just feeding him ideas, feeding feeding feeding ... I have, like, maybe five people in my entire team." And then suddenly, voila, a nine figure apparel business! [Guardian]
  • Joseph Abboud is striking out on his own, in hopes of carving a lucrative niche competing with ... Joseph Abboud. Ah, copyright law, how we love thee. [WSJ]
  • Will fashion be more forgiving to Lindsay Lohan than all those movie execs? Hint: Yes. [Portfolio]
  • If we're going to spend close to $1000 on a pair of Prada pumps, we do not want the Neiman Marcus logo emblazoned on the heel, though we bet there are thousands of Needless Markup fanladies who would, which is why Neiman Marcus has been minting money for a hundred years and we are broke. [WWD, 1st item]
  • First they gave us Gisele, then they poured hot wax all over our vadges, and now they want us to wear their clothes? Enough is enough, Brazilian people. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • And in other somehow-as-depressing-as-it-is-inevitable news, shopping tourism has been a huge success for New York City. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Missoni just established a new corporate position devoted to wooing and dressing celebs. See you in DUI court, Missoni! [Vogue UK]