Nina Garcia Thinks Your Birth Control Is Aesthetically Unpleasing

  • It's official: Nina Garcia is officially a has-been. The recently-fired Elle fashion director is now partnering with Bayer and Yaz to judge a contest in which people submit designs for a new little case to hold birth control pills. I don't know about you, but I like the purple faux-suede "wallet" that my Yasmin comes in just the way it is. [Fashionista]
  • OMG sneak peek of Nina and Christian Siriano's performance on this week's Ugly Betty. [Sassybella]
  • Radiohead: Fighting sweatshops. [Yahoo]
  • Fergie is so P.C.: "I really love people who wear fashions of their own culture; they really touch me and inspire me. I'd like to call myself cultured and not just because I travel a lot and see various hotel rooms. I love driving around, seeing what people on the street are wearing, I would even ask my driver to take me to a cool, young part of town for inspiration. If I went to Africa I would come back with tons of different things, because I truly wouldn't find those things anywhere else." [Chic Report]
  • Victoria's Secret is getting a taste of its own medicine: The retailer is being sued by Juicy Couture, which claims that the lingerie chain stole designs and marketing ideas. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • A tentative agreement appears to have been reached between Bloomingdale's and the retail employees union. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • It's hard to be Zoe Kravitz: "I commute on the Metro North from SUNY Purchase through Grand Central, so that takes most of my time. But I still get to wear Chanel tonight, which is always an upside." [Fashion Week Daily]
  • The Versace vacation home in Italy has been sold to a Russian gajillionaire. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz is designing a denim line for Acne Jeans. He promises it will offer silhouettes other than ubiquitous 'skinny jean.' Does that mean women over a size 10 can wear them? [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Crotchity folks are claiming that the Ralph Lauren Ricky bag bears an uncanny resemblance to the Hermes Birkin bag. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • At last: Service journalism you can actually use. Here's how to fix a broken nail. [BellaSugar]
  • Wanna invest in Cavalli? Quick! Act now! [Reuters]
  • Lord & Taylor is thinking about opening a store outside of the U.S, preferably in Canada or Mexico. Way to live dangerously, L&T. [NYT]
  • How to dress like Madonna on the cheap. (Yes, go ahead and insert joke here.) [USA Today]
  • Guys have body image issues; feel insecure shopping at Casual Male store. [WSJ]
  • Since the economy sucks, outlets might be the only way for luxury retailers to make money. [WSJ]
  • Bruce Willis' girlfriend Emma Harding: Now the face of La Senza lingerie. Glad things are working out for the girl based on her hard work and merit alone. [Daily Mail]