Maria Sharapova Denies That Menswear-Inspired Outfit Caused Her Tennis Upset

  • Maria Sharapova is denying that her controversial tennis getup had anything to do with her upset loss to Alla Kudryavtseva (dressed in a simple skirt and red-trimmed top). [Guardian]
  • Recessionistas take note: Richard Chai for Target is cute. First look! [Nylon]
  • No, seriously, Donatella. You need to stop talking. Now. [Radar]
  • Justin Timberlake…Givenchy model? "The black and white images features Timberlake looking pensive or playful in a series of ads which has him in a recording studio, on a balcony, and of course lounging around on his private jet." [Sassybella]
  • And wait, Emile Hirsch is the face of Valentino?! [Fashion Week Daily]
  • …aaaand Jude Law for Dior Homme Sport. [JustJared]
  • I, too, am sick of Agyness Deyn and hate myself for giving her more exposure. That said, AGYNESS DEYN MODEL FEUD!!! Agy's been replaced at Burberry by younger and "more aristocratic" Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who, in addition to being "a distant relative of Queen Victoria and currently dating Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood's son Tyrone", dishes: "Agyness used to be really sweet but when she became big she dropped me. I tried being her friend and texted her repeatedly for six months but she never replied, so I just gave up. Personally, I think Agy's look is a one-off season look." [The First Post]
  • Oh yeah. Some record Agy "inspired" is out now. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Beauty junkies cut back. [WWD]
  • Elle MacPherson parts ways with her long-time manager. "In Elle's position she doesn't really need a manager. She has her own team of people looking after her and really that's all she needs," he says. What is this "looking after" of which you speak? [SMH]
  • Bangladeshi human rights crusader fights for rights of garment workers. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Devil Wears Prada writer Lauren Weisberger is not at all into clothes. "The image I try to convey is casual, while still being neat and a little bit stylish. I'm a writer and I don't ever want to get super-dressed up." [Wall Street Journal]
  • Bumble and Bumble revamps curl line: (it's already pretty darn good.) [WWD]
  • Can everyone swallow their pride so Hedi Slimane can get back to Dior, already? [fashionista]
  • Luxury labels' recession woes. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Suspicious-sounding "micro-capsule" perfume "embedded in fabric" cures smelly socks? [Financial Times]
  • "They wanted orange, and I wanted her not to look like a dancing pumpkin." New York City Ballet gets avant-garde. [Style.com]
  • Responding to the demands of the harsh economic climate (?) Giorgio Armani launches pen collection. [WWD]
  • To wear with your skort and wedges! Man-purses. [New York Magazine]
  • Gareth Pugh crosses the channel. [ElleUK]