Michelle and Cindy: Both "Perfect Political Accessories" For Fall

  • Potential First-Lady fash critiqued; results inconclusive. "As for who is the more stylish - the Jackie-esque Obama or the Nancy Reagan-ish McCain — [Glamour's Suze Yalof Schwarz] says they are sartorial equals." [New York Post]
  • Mel "Scary Spice" B promotes bra line: "It's not like wearing underwear - I like walking around naked so it's perfect for me." [The Sun]
  • Hermes sues eBay for knockoffs; wins. [WWD]
  • J Crew launches 'concierge service' to assist with personal shopping, private parties. "Concierges will also hold coats, packages and umbrellas." Hoity-toity! [Wall Street Journal]
  • Viktor & Rolf make adorable, sinister miniature dolls dressed in their greatest hits. "Each doll's head is made by a Belgian expert who fires bisque faces in the traditional way, with hair and make-up replicating the way the models looked in the show. One is a coppery-haired micro-Tilda Swinton, commemorating the a/w 03 show in which she modelled." [The Sun]
  • L'Oreal gives Penn scientist fellowship which "provides support to postdoctoral women scientists who are undertaking cutting-edge research with practical applications." Wait, didn't Nine West just give Penn some money, too? [Eureka Alert]
  • All other animals used up, the big jewelry trend for summer is insects. [New York Times]
  • I like it when people like Goldenbleu's Rene Huber have to start designing stuff because they can't find what they want. [Fabsugar]
  • Flock of seagulls hair stymies Darwin. [Telegraph]
  • Georgina Chapman's riotous wedding woes! [Telegraph]
  • Marc Jacobs shopgirl featured… Again! [Racked]
  • Photog Tim Walker brings mucho whimsy to Vogue. [Telegraph]
  • Everyone flips their shit over SATC book! [New York Magazine]
  • Tom Ford dissatisfied with penis essay! [New York Magazine]
  • Christian Siriano rocks the vote. [Blogging Project Runway]
  • H&M goes green(ish). [fabsugar]
  • YSL Remembered more: "A stylistic rebel with a paradoxically conservative streak, Saint Laurent arguably did more to advance fashion than any designer of his generation. His signal contribution to the world of style was to elevate the lowly and the outré, conferring an aristocratic insouciance on modes of dress - military peacoats, peasant blouses and raffia-bordered tribal skirts - once considered too gritty or exotic for conventional wear." [New York Times]
  • Lilly Pulitzer works to stay in the game in a Tory Burch world. [WWD]
  • ...and, most importantly, Avril Lavigne launches a perfume. [New York Magazine]