Nina Garcia: Still Doesn't Know Whether She's In Or Out

  • OK, so the latest on the soap opera-esque tale of Nina Garcia is that she's been offered the part-time title of Editor-at-Large by the peeps at ELLE because they want her to stay on-board because she made ELLE famous because of Project Runway and let's face it, print is dying anyway and needs all the free press it can get. Also, Nina won't be able to remain a judge on Project Runway unless she's still affiliated with ELLE. Follow? Yeah, we really don't either but we're sorta hoping Nina will say thanks-but-not-thanks and pen a tell-all instead. [WWD, 1st item]
  • And who will get Nina's old job of fashion director? Some say Roopal Patel, women's fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman. [WWD, 1st item]
  • And some say it will be someone from within ELLE; senior fashion editor Kate Lanphear, perhaps? [Fashionista]
  • Tell me who is responsible for making Justin Bobby into a model so I can personally punish them. [NYT]
  • There is a God: Crocs profits are down. [The Street]
  • Apparently not content with just suing Phat Fashions, Victoria's Secret has also filed a lawsuit against Macy's for, um, using the color pink. Just so you're all clear: Thou shalt not use the letter 'P' or the color pink. Those obviously belong solely to Victoria's Secret. Duh. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • "Fashion for me is just a little bit over." Hey, Christian Lacroix said it, not us. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Lauren Hutton's makeup line: pink, yellow, olive and "Oprah dark." Jesus. [TMZ]
  • Oh no: Gisele cannot be the female lead in the new Austin Powers movie. [Boston.com]
  • And what did the sisters Olsen do while in Beijing last week? "Mary-Kate and Ashley restyle[d] the mannequins wearing The Row" at the Lane Crawford store where they had a trunk show. Aw, sweet! [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Seoul, Korea wants to be "the fifth major fashion city," Um, good luck with that, kids. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • And K-Mart wants to up its presence in the women's fashion area. Um, good luck with that, kids. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • RIP Y & Kei. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Score one for Gucci against those counterfeiting bastards. [Reuters]
  • Brit singer Duffy is the new muse of Dolce & Gabbana. Congrats? [Vogue UK]