Stress, Health Problems Factors In Fashion Model's Suicide

  • Kazakh model Ruslana Korshunova jumped to her death from her Manhattan apartment in an apparent suicide Saturday. The 20-year-old had been featured on the cover of Vogue and walked for Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci and DKNY. [CNN]
  • Friends say Korshunova had been suffering from health problems and personal stress. [New York Post]
  • And in a shocking show of ghoulishness ('poor taste' doesn't begin to approach this one), Fox News has aired footage of her body. [Huffington Post]
  • Oy vey.Real World producers sign on for Project Runway. Bring on the hot tub. [Variety]
  • First seeing-eye cats guiding dogs, now designers collaborating! What's next, peace in the Middle East? [The Independent]
  • Tom Ford seeks to do the impossible: ""For this project, I wanted to reinvent patchouli . . . I loved the idea of mixing patchouli with white florals. We used patchouli orpur, which takes out some of the darker, smoky notes of patchouli. We mixed that with peony, bergamot, and jasmine," says he of his new, Erykah-Badu-faced "White Patchouli." [Oh No They Didn't]
  • Family to take Clarins private. [WWD]
  • In a post-Sharon-Stone world: the future of Dior. [Financial Times]
  • Bella Freud: "I wish people would take more notice of what's going on in Palestine because if they knew the level of suffering of the Palestinian people, they would be outraged and appalled. People would demand that something should be done." [The Independent]
  • Gellin' like Magellan' is apparently complete nonsense. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Twiggy's daughter is staying off the runway. [Mail on Sunday]
  • Kaiser Karl: the ultimate arbiter. [Guardian]
  • A day after her sentencing, Naomi Campbell -surprise! - hits the catwalk. Um, in a men's show. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Liberty of London opens first boutique. [WWD]
  • Recessionistas take note: virtual H&M opens in new, depressing Sims world. [Los Angeles Times]
  • So, that hair extension Kate Moss lost? You can buy it on eBay. [Sassybella]
  • In a match made in...an insane asylum, Master P relaunches his line exclusively for Wal-Mart. [Reuters]
  • Green cosmetics take it to the fields. [New York Times]
  • Sit tight for today's Ebay knockoff ruling! [Breitbart]
  • Old-school Converse goes high-tech with new interactive marketing. [Adweek]
  • Oh, that should make the Queen happy. Kate Middleton, aka "Prince Williams maybe-fiancee" is a maybe-model. [Daily Express]
  • Molly Ringwalg gets the fashion-icon props she deserves! [Los Angeles Times]
  • Oh, and I guess Helene Rochas qualifies too. [W]
  • Recession? What recession? Fabulously wealthy keeps the good times rolling for Paris couture. [WWD]