David Beckham's New Armani Ad: Yes.

  • Bex bares (almost) all for Armani once more. After the item, People earnestly queries, "Tell us: What do you think of David Beckham's ads?" Eager to see the conversation this generates. [People]
  • The previously-discussed Italian Vogue featuring only models of color hits European newsstands next Thursday! "In a reverse of the general pattern of fashion magazines, all the faces are black, and all the feature topics are related to black women in the arts and entertainment." [New York Times]
  • Tyra Banks is one of said black models. (Click to see awesome pix.) [Fashionista]
  • Tyra's new show Stylista: OBVIOUSLY BIGGEST THING OF THE SUMMER. [Fashionista]
  • "Soften your image" for only $99! Michelle Obama's View dress at Donna Ricco! [Donna Ricco]
  • Night owl Kate Moss launches her second perfume in Berlin. "Moss was actively involved in choosing the fragrance, packaging and name, vetoing options like Enigma and Velvet Night and instead going with Velvet Hour, a name she says invokes dusk, a favorite hour of the day. 'There's that feeling - Oh, nighttime's coming again, thank goodness,' Moss said." [WWD]
  • These celebs are so enterprising! Mischa Barton's new handbag line set to launch next month. The collex is described as "30 vintage-inspired shoulder bags and clutches in earth-tone colors." No word on whether Barton was "actively involved in choosing" said styles, colors. [fabsugar]
  • Adidas sues WalMart over use of stripes on sneakers. [WWD]
  • Lovable Ginnifer Goodwin wins MaxMara "Face of the Future Award!" Not sure what that is, but love her acceptance speech: "And here's to us not wasting our brain power on counting the calories of our suppers." [People]
  • Diesel kicks off South Beach's "Fashion Week Swim" with, um, swimwear. [WWD]
  • Fashionista goes "behind the scenes" at Kate Spade. They talk shorts. [fashionista]
  • Awesome/terrifying fashion flack Kelly Cutrone, Observer via "The Cut": "I wouldn't want 80 percent of [powerhouse fashion firm] KCD's roster," she insisted. "I would never rep Versace, I can't stand her, I think she makes disgusting clothes. Calvin [Klein] is like, snore! Who wears Calvin Klein? I'm not dissing him. I think he's built an amazing, respectable business, but I would never want to work for Calvin Klein, ever." And that's just the start! [New York Magazine]
  • Patricia Field to hawk clothes for home-shopping channel? Actually makes sense: Will probably hit coreSATC demographic! "The stylist has teamed with the shopping network on an exclusive brand, Destination Style New York, launching on TV and on hsn.com on Sept. 23. The collection, designed by Field and longtime House of Field designer David Dalrymple, is made up of 50 pieces ranging from sportswear and denim to dresses and accessories." [WWD]
  • Michelle Obama feted by those who really matter: The fashion world. Pundits like Zac Posen and Tory Burch applauded the maybe-first-lady's sartorial instincts, Isabel Toledo gown. [WWD]
  • But if you swing pachyderm: Cindy McCain's look for less. [The Budget Fashionista]
  • Awesome-sounding "whimsical" sports-bra ad! Titled "The Apology Letter," the ad focuses on a female runner reading to men and women who usually stare at her bouncing breasts. She tells the gawkers they will "no longer have a free show due to her new extra support CW-X bra." [WWD]

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