Perez Hilton's Clothing Launch Attracts Single-Digit Crowds; He Weeps. Sharon Stone Would Invoke Karma.

  • Reports Hot Topic eyewitness:"ONLY 7 people showed up. SEVEN. That's it. Mario was BEYOND upset texting and DEMANDING the right water, food, ETC he was a rude royal pain in the ass and BEYOND crass... My manager was trying to get people to come in to meet Perez by handing out $5 gift cards NO ONE WANTED TO MEET HIM! ...he left around 8:45PM without saying goodbye to anyone & looked like he had been crying like the little bitch he is. We sold a grand total of $6.45 of Perez Hilton items between 6PM - 9PM. My manager has already talked about discounting his ‘line' !" [New York Magazine]
  • GAP "ends child labor" after subcontracting comes to light. [WWD]
  • Recession a boon(?) for consignment shops: "'Everyone is feeling the pinch these days or knows people who are feeling the pinch,' said Linda Kenney Baden, a prominent lawyer in New York. 'It's good to buy a used car again, and it's chic to buy used clothes.'" [New York Times]
  • Juicy Couture, sartorial "comfort food?" I'll stick with the mac, thanks. [WWD]
  • Erickson Beamon to design jewelry line for Urban Outfitters. [fabsugar]
  • New "cooling" tights for summer. Do they work? "If you've ever accidentally sat on your leg for too long, so it hasn't quite got to the pins and needles stage but still feels unexpectedly cold when you stop, you'll have a vague idea what's in store. It's not exactly an Arctic wind breezing across your flesh, but it's the sort of chill that menthol leaves on the skin. I'm not claiming that if you sat in the sun with these on you wouldn't feel the heat, but they certainly seem to work to some extent." [Daily Mail]
  • Nuclear Wintour enjoys heat wave. [New York Magazine]
  • Pregnant Alessandra Ambrosio? Not so much.[Page Six]
  • Jones Apparel buys hefty stake in Rachel Roy, high-end markets. [WWD]
  • ShopBop attempts the impossible: simplifying online jeans buying."The video guide is hosted by Shopbop's style director, Morgan Wendelborn. She navigates three different body types - curvy, petite and regular - as models try on different jeans brands, styles and washes. Wendelborn outlines to the viewer why each pair is suited for their body type and explains technical elements that are figure-flattering. Rise, inseam, fabric content, pocket placement and wash are a sampling of elements explored." [WWD]
  • "Doctors issued a warning today about the risks of "flipflop cancer." Apparently, exposing unprotected skin to the sun for years on end is, um, not good for it. [Daily Mail]
  • Post-Angelina, St. John revamps image. [WWD]
  • Lagerfeld kind to American Friends of Versailles: "Look how many of these charming Americans are wearing my Chanel and how well they look in it. It's an honor and a pleasure to help them." [New York Post]
  • Take careful note: Project Runway to premier JULY 16 AT 9PM!!! [ONTD]
  • Nicole Kidman might be on it. Might. [New York Post]
  • Target axes Isaac Misrahi, continues guest designers. [WWD]
  • Jovovich hawks: Milla and kin shill for Samsonite. [fashionista]
  • Official NYLON mag taxis hit NYC: "The cars feature NYLON and NYLON TV graphics, and aim to bring a little bit of downtown to anywhere they go." [NYLON]
  • Lanvin seeks investor. Any takers? [WWD]