Agyness Deyn: Model, Singer, Annoyance... Actor?

  • Rumors are swirling that Aggy will be making her "major" acting debut this holiday season as Dr. Who's "Christmas companion" (don't look at me) in the show's major 12/25 episode. [Gallifreyone.com]
  • It takes a lot to replace Naomi Campbell. After, ahem, legal troubles prevented the beleaguered mannequin from walking in Rosa Cha's Sao Paolo swimsuit show, her replacement (a guy (?)) sauntered out in a Speedo, which he summarily doffed on the runway. [Page Six]
  • And speaking of male nudity...Borat-style banana hammocks have hit the runways, hard. [News.com.au]
  • Blind item!!! "Which Italian designer told a woman he was groping on a dance floor that he likes "slutty girls who dress badly"? She pointed out she was wearing one of his dresses." How many straight Italian designers can there be, anyway? [Daily News]
  • Curiosity of the moment, Vogue-intern-cum-hockey-player Sean Avery, talks about his time at 4 Times Square: "I like clothes," Avery writes. "Always have. What started innocently enough with my first tie-dyed Chip & Pepper shirt at age 12 has evolved over a decade and a half into a closet full of Dries Van Noten, YSL, Dior, and Costume National, to name just a few." [E!]
  • Making a mental note to never hit the beaches of Sao Paolo, where the press just savaged Karolina Kurkova's "cellulite" and "back fat" in a recent runway show. [TMZ]
  • Charities feeling the economic pinch. [WWD]
  • Tom Ford dresses Daniel Craig, James Bond. [Los Angeles Times]
  • More on Vidal Sassoon's Habitat for Humanity project: [WWLTV]
  • The cardigan is risky business, as Roger Federer found out firsthand: "Federer resembled nothing more than an aging Harry Potter, although one suspects that this was not the effect he was aiming for." [The Independent]
  • "Recession-proof" fashion mag digest, Distill, aimed at YOU! [Guardian]
  • Luxury market needs to get with the times: not taking advantage of online marketing! [Time]
  • More retailers felled by recession. [WWD]
  • "The reason that Yohji Yamamoto gives for staging the first fashion show in the Ancestral Temple of Beijing's Forbidden City seems highly suited to his enigmatic image. 'For me, the name sounded so beautiful,' he whispers, backstage after the night-time event. 'I liked the idea of the forbidden.'" ("What the hell?" I whispered.) [The Independent]
  • "Femme" awards nods boost designer spirits. [WWD]
  • Jemima Khan (aka Hugh Grant's sometimes-paramour) is designing a capsule collection for French house Azzaro. [ElleUK]
  • Patricia Field for Diet Coke? Twenty-five limited-edition sets of four Pat-designed bottles (representing career, passion, love, and fashion) sell for $100 each on her web site or in London at Selfridges. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Following in my footsteps, Vera Wang to guest-blog. [Sassybella]
  • Tom Ford returns to Milan. [WWD]