'Mystery' Surrounds Model Ruslana Korshunova's Death

  • Conspiracy theories swirl around young model Ruslana Korshunova's apparent suicide. Yes, the Russian Mafia has been invoked. [BlackBook]
  • Fox News, meanwhile, has apologized for Geraldo showing Korshunova's body. [<a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/fnc_ep_deeply_regret_showing_images_

    of_dead_model_88200.asp#more">Media Bistro]
  • Landmark knockoff ruling against eBay garners 61.3 million for LVMH. [WWD]
  • eBay to appeal. [Financial Times]
  • Mischa Barton's 'vintage-inspired' bag line hits the stores. The brown clutch is actually - gulp - kinda cute. [ElleUK]
  • Madonna, fashion fickle mistresses. [fashionista]
  • Naomi Campbell for YSL. [Models.com]
  • An unprecedentedly powerful fashion alliance at a new Tokyo pop-up shop: Comme des Garcons and Louis Vuitton! "Comme des Garçons and Louis Vuitton will open a store together for three months starting in September, where they'll offer six bags designed by Rei Kawakubo in Vuitton's signature monogram pattern. Kawakubo approached Louis Vuitton about the collaboration, and they obviously were into it; Louis Vuitton's chairman and chief executive, Yves Carcelle, sees the partnership as a great way to celebrate Vuitton's 30th anniversary in Japan." [New York Magazine]
  • Steve and Barry's hits the skids, hard. [Wall Street Journal]
  • It seems the discount chain now owes money to college papers. Even we don't do that.[USNews]
  • Compulsive shopping: good for economy, bad for bank account, mental health. [Washington Post]
  • Because who doesn't want to take hygiene inspiration from the Middle Ages? Perfumed clothing to mask b.o.! "Researchers in Portugal have developed a way to insert "microcapsules," which are small shells measuring between 1 and 100 micrometers (the latter is slightly longer than the width of a human hair) into fabrics. Fragrances can be injected into the shells, which can then be used in products from scratch-and-sniff stickers to peel-apart perfume samples in magazines." [Live Science]
  • Retailers threatened by bill that would tighten restrictions on China [WWD]
  • "King of the Catwalk," photog Chris Moore, holds forth on occupational hazards: "Some spots can be very high up. I recently fell off a podium at a Royal College of Art show two weeks ago and I don't know how it happened, but I fell very well, so no injuries. I keep telling everyone I'm good at falling: I keep my head out of the way and keep the camera up." [The Independent]
  • The inevitable man-leggings. [New York Magazine]
  • Major Trade show D&A goes green. [WWD]
  • SATC knockoffs double store's profits. [Guardian]
  • "Fussy Pants" fashionista survives the muds of Glastonbury. [Daily Mail]