Posh + Tom Cruise = Velvet Suits For Everyone?

  • Oh sweet Jesus: There are reports that Victoria Beckham will serve as the stylist on Tom Cruise's new movie, The Hardy Boys. [Fashionista]
  • It's confirmed: The all-black Italian Vogue cover shot by Steven Meisel is a go and Jordan Dunn is set to star. [Vogue UK]
  • Claire Danes: The new face of Gucci jewelry. Says Gucci creative director Frida Giannini: "Claire Danes is a modern icon...[Her] sensual, confident beauty and her passionate, independent and strong character embodies today's Gucci woman." Also, Claire Danes always looks totally bored by everything. Just saying. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Lindsay Lohan is the face of Visa's new glorified Salvation Army stores where old clothing can be swapped for other people's old clothing. How far she has fallen. [WWD, 5th item]
  • Yay for the Humane Society for demanding for revised (meaning, honest) labeling practices for fur garments. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Barneys New York creative director/ my imaginary best friend Simon Doonan on the infamously red-soled Chrisitan Louboutin shoes: "Christian's shoes are like the circus coming into town. Louboutins are a total drug and there is no methadone." [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Start counting down now: The McGraw by Tim McGraw fragrance enters drugstores in August. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Model Maggie Rizer wants to open up a doggy day care center and spa in New York's West Village. Of course she does. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Salma Hayek has been named the godmother of Puma's ocean-racing team. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Skincare guru Dr. Murad says that "being isolated isn't good for you." Is he saying that it's unhealthy that I work by myself from my couch watching Bravo reality shows all day? [BellaSugar]
  • Maria Sharapova: Scared of Anna Wintour, and with good reason. [Page Six]
  • Looks like Richie Rich and Trevor Rains' Heatherlette label has finally gone belly up. [NY Daily News]
  • The new John Varvatos store in the old CBGB's space still smells like piss, beer and cigarettes. [NY Daily News]
  • Africa: It's like totally inspiring. And fashionable. [Houston Chronicle]
  • No shit! Celebs are good for selling products. [Forbes]
  • Why hold out for the new iPhone when you can hold out for the new Prada phone? [Guardian]
  • Why must Agyness Deyn continue to insist on her own importance? [NY Mag]