"Next Top Model" Jaslene Gonzalez Smiles With Her Eyes, Books Job

  • ANTM cycle 8 winner Jaslene Gonzalez: Now the face of Lot29. What? A Top Model winner actually booked a job after wrapping the show? [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Yes, still more on model Gemma Ward's film debut in The Black Balloon: Her character's name is Jackie. Jackie helps her boyfriend learn to accept his brother's autism. Also, Ward will be starring in another movie coming out this year, a thriller titled The Strangers which co-stars Liv Tyler. [WWD, 1st item]
  • The new Versace fragrance is supposed to smell lke Donatella and its bottle is supposed to look like a Versace dress. We assume this means it actually smells like cocaine and cigarettes. [BellaSugar]
  • Video! Marc Jacobs interviews Jennifer Jason Leigh, still has blue hair. [MySpace]
  • More proof that everything is better in Japan: a machine washable suit will be introduced early next year. [USA Today]
  • Alyona Akhmadullina, 29, is the biggest up-and-coming designer in Russia. Seeing that fashion is obsessed with all things Russian right now, expect to see her become fetishized and exploited in no time at all! [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Three women in Birmingham, England were hospitalized after collapsing while waiting for a store to open after Christmas so they could score the big deals. [BBC]
  • A la Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi, Ferragamo is also having a big ol' par-tay in China this year. [WWD, 3rd item]
  • The dollar sucks against the pound right now, which means British fashion isn't selling so well stateside. Boo hoo, Stella McCartney. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Britain's Accessory Designer of the Year Tom Binns aspires to make women look trashier. [Vogue UK]
  • Ew: Long pointy finger nails scare us. Do not want. [BellaSugar]
  • Mazel Tov Karl Lagerfeld: Our favorite Krazy Kraut celebrates his 25th anniversary of designing Chanel in 2008. [Sassybella]
  • Memo to all those celebrities shilling fragrances: The fragrance industry's sales are slipping. [WSJ]
  • Fuck coffee: Fashion labels are going fair trade, too. [Times of London]
  • The late Queen Mum was quite the soothsayer: bitching and moaning over the course of 80 years that fashion was too damn expensive. [Telegraph]