Viva Humps

  • All that time spent workin' on her fitness pays yet another dividend: Fergie is the latest MAC Viva Glam spokesperson. [WWD, 1st item]
  • If you live in New York and have nothing better to do this weekend — and trust us, you don't — might we suggest that you pop by the Marc Jacobs men's store in the West Village? The sales boys there will be selling in the nude. [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Cate Blanchett used to only think super-expensive skincare brand SK-II was good for Australians and Kiwis, but apparently she changed her mind and decided citizens of Spain, the U.K., Canada and U.S. America could benefit from it too, and as a result we will be seeing her face even more and some money changed hands and that's why we subscribe to WWD so you don't have to, guys. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Heidi Klum sings [Gossip Girls via Sassybella]
  • Designer Yves Saint Laurent's country estate in Normandy: yours for a marked-down $17.8 million. [WSJ]
  • Barney's creative director Simon Doonan on Iman: "She's a laugh, so dry and hilarious. She should have her own television show. If they're all like her in Somalia, I am going there on my next vacation." Um. [WWD, 3rd item]
  • Lanvin's Alber Elbaz on being current in design: "I'm afraid of the word of the moment because its like being Miss America; there is nothing worse than being Miss America 2005 in 2006." [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Coach is valiantly fighting the evil blogforces who insist they aren't a "real" luxury brand by opening up a new chain of what it is terming "legacy" stores, which for your purposes would probably be better described as "who the fuck needs a $20,000 alligator skin bag?" stores. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Ouch! Where does Vogue UK get off with telling us we're short?! [Vogue UK]
  • Yay for jewelry that doesn't involve mutilating elephants! [WWD, sub req'd]