Nicole Miller Follows In Footsteps Of Anna Wintour, Pisses PETA Off

  • PETA will be protesting outside of Nicole Miller's Fashion Week show because of her use of fur. And in a (failed) preemptive strike, Miller has issued a statement promising that only 12 of 150,000 pieces to be manufactured from the Spring/Summer 2008 collection being shown will contain fur trim. She also promises to be fur-free starting with her Fall/Winter 2008 collection to be shown in February. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • MySpace continues its foray into fashionmania, partners with InStyle, airs release of Paris Hilton's clothing line at LA's Kitson. Oh yeah: This is definitely what the road to success looks like. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Paper magazine has hired thirteen developmentally-challenged artists to create a window display for Barneys interpreting the Fall/Winter 207 collections. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Crocs: The clothing line? Noooooooooooooooooooooo. [WSJ]
  • Uniqlo! Contest! T-shirt design! $866,290 (approx) prize. Dude, we've never designed anything, but sure as hell are gonna try now. [Vogue UK]
  • A bunch of designers — including, um, Scarlett Johansson — have created charms for a limited-edition charm bracelet on sale to benefit Cancer Research UK. [Vogue UK]
  • We sorta love the idea of a clothing lined named "To Sir With Love." [Vogue UK]
  • The CEO of Perry Ellis says they're trying to catch the trend first and go green with their designs. Uh, hasn't Stella McCartney been doing this for like the past 7 years? [NYT]
  • Case in point: Purchase of organic clothing and cosmetics are up by 20% this year in the UK. [Telegraph]
  • Kinda barfy fashion news of the day: Lancome's chief make-up artist Gucci Westman designed a signature lipstick for designer Thakoon to showcase during his upcoming Spring/Summer 2008 collection. And it's called Pout-a-Porter. Ew. [Sassybella]
  • Pee-your-pants quote-of-the-day: Designer Lela Rose on her favorite look from her upcoming Spring/Summer 2008 collection: "One of my favorites is a sporty taffeta anorak paired with a sweetheart dress made of guipure lace over burlap linen." [The Fashion Informer]