Olsen Twins Launch Jewelry Line

  • Do what you must to prepare yourselves: Crazy rich homeless-chic promoters Mary-Kate and Ashley are at it again! Not content to stay in clothing, they're moving on to baubles: "The diminutive Olsen twins have created a fashion jewelry collection through a licensing partnership with Robert Lee Morris under the brand Elizabeth and James, their contemporary apparel label that is sold in more than 250 doors globally." I am impressed by their industry, confused by the potential buyers. [WWD]
  • This is big (possibly magical) news: Hermione Granger is the new face of Coco Mademoiselle! [Daily Mirror]
  • Aging former model Bruce Hulse has, apparently, "penned" a "steamy tell-all" (why, yes, the source is Page Six!) about his sexual trysts with women like Paulina Porizkova, Andie MacDowell and Elle Macpherson. "I'd been Peter Pan, playing at love, skimming the surface, sleeping around for momentary pleasure," Hulse, now 55 and married with two kids, writes in Sex, Love and Fashion, out in August. "My desire to be with beautiful women had always been my weakness." [Page Six]
  • Sarah Larson, (aka, George Clooney's ex-girlfriend, the one he got in the motorcycle accident with) is the new, uh, face of Christian Audigier's line of couture dresses. [E!]
  • Like I need an excuse to write more about the Viktor and Rolf doll exhibit! "The exhibition is dominated by a gigantic doll house, a graceful structure with Palladian proportions where miniature versions of 15 years of fashion fill the series of rooms on three levels." [International Herald Tribune]
  • Um, on Friday, WWD reported that retail sales were up for May. Guess not! [<a href="http://www.wwd.com/notavailable/dotcom?target=/issue/article/125771&articleId=125771&articleType=A&industryKw=issue&industryKw2=issuearticle

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  • Kid Robot launches handbag line. Japanese teenagers and those who love them, rejoice. [Fashionista]
  • Saks stocks rise as takeover looms. [WWD]
  • Feeling the pinch? Get a vicarious thrill! "Recession may be looming in Britain, with unemployment up and the economy on the slide, but London Jewellery Week kicked off with spectacular celebrations, from fireworks in the headquarters of the private bank Coutts to the cult architect Zaha Hadid showing a sculpted body piece embedded with Swarowski crystals." [WWD]
  • Christie's auctions vintage YSL. "What's exciting about the collection is that you see the progression of his career. He was a real style-setter," says Christie's couture specialist Laura Leyfer. [Dallas News]
  • Exec dons lucky shirt. [Financial Times]
  • Kiehl's introduces curbside delivery! [Los Angeles Times]
  • OPI's "nail polish" sticks - theoretically, excellent idea. [Houston Chronicle]
  • Estee Lauder tailors beauty to (annoying) new realities of air travel. [WWD]