And Speaking Of Breasts...Jessica Simpson's Lingerie Line!

  • Well, what do you know? Excellent news: Divorcée, entrepreneur and girl-about-town Jessica Simpson holds forth on upcoming 'intimates' collection, which actually makes (celebrity-logical) sense. I mean, the woman knows from cleavage. Quoth she: "If you start with something that fits correctly and is comfortable and fashionable, it will only complement your look." [fabsugar]
  • Not to be outdone, Lindsay Lohan premieres as the face of "Visa Swap 08" in which you're encouraged to get rid of your old clothes for charity. Wait, hold on: "Donors are then issued with points, which can be used to buy other vintage and second hand gems dropped off by fellow fashion fans." This, apparently, "highlights the work" of a charity called Triad. Trickle-down charity! Anyhoo, LiLo "has donated an Issa dress, two pairs of Jimmy Choos and a Miu Miu bag" - allegedly her own. [ElleUK]
  • Oh yeah, and her leggings line: they're "footless tights cut out of Supima cotton and Modal ribbed knits and other fabrics spruced up with foil prints, yarn dyes and screen prints." [New York Magazine]
  • Eva Longoria-Parker's presence urgently required in Moscow to promote Jacob & Co.'s jewelry collection at Maison Baccarat. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Christina Onassis's jewels go up for auction. [WWD]
  • In other bling news, Harry Winston cashes in on new Lauren Weisberger novel with tie-in displays. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • The CFDA is hosting a panel called,"The Beauty of Health: How the fashion industry can make a difference." The skinny: "CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and model Coco Rocha will address the crowd at the Milk Studios penthouse on how the initiative has evolved, its importance and, in the case of Rocha, her own personal experiences as a model." Your humble servant will be lurking, reporting. [WWD]
  • So, Tommy Hilfiger's engaged. [WWD]
  • Rumor has it that a pregnant Nicole Kidman may be gracing the cover of Vogue! [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Oh, that groovy Chuck Taylor! "Converse announced today that it had brought together the talents of Pharrell Williams, N.E.R.D., Santogold and Julian Casablancas as part of the brand's Century celebration. The artists recently joined forces to create a brand new, all original music track, "My Drive Thru," that will be distributed digitally free of charge to a global audience exclusively on converse.com and authorized Converse web sites around the world." [The Daily News]
  • Botega Veneta launches china line. (?) [Fashion Week Daily]
  • 12 Designers do "Olympics-inspired looks" which one can only assume Sharon Stone will not model. Designers took inspiration from such democratic pursuits as fencing and equestrian events. Philip Lim:""My inspiration was simply to recognize and celebrate the often forgotten elegance of the sport of Ping-Pong." [WWD]
  • Meanwhile, Dolce and Gabbana outfits the Italian national soccer team. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • ...While "dresses continue to thrive in tough market"/heat wave. [WWD]