'W' Cover Model Hilary Swank Rings In New Year By Popping Pills

  • Hilary Swank in the January issue of W magazine: "I just took my most important [pills], which are my Oz Garcia Longevity Pak. I shoved them in my mouth right before I met you, which I actually shouldn't do, because I choked on my vitamins once before." [W]
  • Has Vogue's Anna Wintour really had her lips injected and her eyes lifted.? If one of you can confirm this for us, we'll buy you a dozen cupcakes. Or a colonic, if you're a Conde Nasty and that's more your thing. [NY Post]
  • A tipster tells us that this year, Conde Nast staffers are receiving "very big, engraved" umbrellas as their Christmas bonuses. "Engraved"? With what? Wintour's new lips? Anyone have a pic?
  • Diane von Furstenberg is to China as Tom Ford is to Russia. Says DVF, ""I am totally impressed and excited — totally impressed. I haven't ever been this impressed about anything — to witness what they are building in Beijing — from the Opera House to Rem Koolhaas' TV tower and the Aquatic Center and the Bird's Nest — it's like nothing I have ever seen before... It's like being in ancient Egypt during the time of the pharaohs — this is something that happens every two millennia." Really, Diane, don't hold back! [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Fashion goes Bolshevik! England's models are unionizing, but because they're too lazy to start their own union, they're just joining the British Actors Equity instead. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Giorgio Armani on picking David Beckham to be the face of Emporio Armani underwear: "He represents a notion of modern masculinity: as a sports hero, husband and father. He is also a man with a great sense of style. There was a time when soccer players were not always considered to be fashion role models. David Beckham has helped to change that." Bonus: He has a big package! [Vogue UK]
  • Wha? Versace chocolate? You just know that shit is laced with coke. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Calvin Klein Inc., in an attempt to pinch pennies, is going to start to once again create its designer ready-to-wear line collection in-house. Yes, that's right: If you've been buying any schmancy Calvin you saw on the runway it was like made in some factory God knows where. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Tom Ford's former Gucci boss on what it was like working with Ford: "He'd lost touch with the ground. He had no experience of management on this scale." Ford's response: "Serge was a fish out of water at Gucci Group, as he had absolutely no experience in the fashion or luxury-goods sector. He is a nice guy, but had no understanding whatsoever of our business. He was a bit surprised, I think, when I challenged his knowledge of things, which I often did." God, we love a good male-on-male fashion catfight! [Vogue UK]
  • Ellen Barkin ex Ron Perelman is shuffling money from his company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. to Revlon, another of his holdings. Is this legal? Also, does this mean that Halle Berry is no longer getting free lipstick? [WSJ]
  • Moschino is being rebranded as Love Moschino. Does anyone care? [Sassybella]
  • You can now buy your Prada on-line from Prada! Ooh, how meta. [WWD, sub req'd]