Lily Cole Feels Our Ambivalence

  • Aw, Lily Cole: So young, so naive. Says the model: "One of the more useful consequences of my role as a model might be to encourage more people to ask questions about the global clothing industry and what we can do to change it... I've long had misgivings about the industry I work in....I could say shop less. I could say shop here. But I would be an annoying hypocrite, since I shop a lot and buy clothes without reading the labels." [Vogue UK]
  • The ads for Britney's new fragrance, Believe? Yeah, uh, believe it or not, they look pretty altered. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Sienna and Savannah Miller's London flagship store for their line Twenty8Twelve is alive at last! It's officially open today. Come on, London ladies, won't you go and scope it out for us and send horror stories? Please? Bonus points if you can snag a pic of Sienna looking "like a Christmas tree." [Vogue UK]
  • Prepare yourselves: Keira Knightley and her lone fake Chanel boob are going everywhere. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • When asked by "The Fashion Informer" what trend they're loving right now, the Rodarte Girls replied, "Planting one's own vegetable garden." [Uh, in unison? Or what? Apparently it's unclear. -Moe.] Kate and Laura Mulleavy, one of you just earned a girl crush from us. [The Fashion Informer]
  • Christina Ortiz is leaving the house of Brioni to become the chief womenswear designer for Ferragamo, succeeding Graeme Black. Mazel Tov, Christina! [LOL -Moe] Always nice to see a fellow chick assume the position of designing clothes for her fellow chicks — esp. when she's taking the reins from a man! [WSJ]
  • Council of Fashion Designers of America president Diane von Furstenberg sent a letter this week to her fellow CFDA members encouraging them to "to promote health as beauty when working with models." LOL! [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Matthew Williamson: the latest designer to turn over a large portion of his company to a private equity house AKA sell out for gobs of cash. [Fashion Wire Daily via Sassybella]