Illmatic: Nas And Fila Barter; Kim Kardashian Sorta Smells

  • Rapper Nas is partnering with Fila. The company will pay for his tour and album, he'll wear their stuff and create a "late-80's"-inspired line. [Adage]
  • You will be relieved and delighted to hear that celebrity? socialite? sex-taper? Aha! television personality Kim Kardashian is launching a perfume. "It all started when my mom introduced me to famous perfumer Caroline Sabas from Gras, France. She and I have been working together to create a scent that is uniquely me that I can share with everyone!" [Official Kim Kardashian]
  • Renaissance woman, polymath and Strokes-dater Agyness Deyn can add "DJ" to her ever-lengthening resume (which one can only assume is printed on hot-pink paper and doesn't actually exist). [New York Magazine]
  • Tan television personality and alleged designer Michael Kors "dishes" on Condi Rice, Anna Wintour and that skintight black tee he always "sports." [Huffington Post]
  • Hey, you guys watch The Closer? Me either. Anyhoo, QVC's selling a replica of Kyra Sedgwick's purse. [<a href="http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2008/07/02/QVC_selling_Kyras_Closer_ba

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  • Project Runway's prolific breeder and steely redhead Laura Bennett brings you swimsuit advice. [Blogging Project Runway]
  • Atlanta Jeans gang steals over a million dollars' worth of premium denim. [WWD]
  • Kate Moss, Lily Allen, Scarlett, Liv, my brother are all, for some reason, sporting Wayfarers. [Independent]
  • Stars also like really, really big watches. So they're never late! [ElleUK]
  • Surf-wear company Billabong buys skateboard company Sector 9. One assumes this will upset either skaters or surfers, but maybe they can't be bothered. [News.com.au]
  • Hey, you like that cross-dresser from the new Marc Jacobs ads? Good, cause here's more of him. [Style.com]
  • New Valentino designer did the old man proud. [Yahoo]
  • Oh, yeah...the fancy mascaras that give you longerfulleryoingerbettersmarterextreme lashes? They can also cause glaucoma and blindness. [New York Times]
  • Katharine Hamnett channels Baywatch. "Hamnett has linked up with the Environmental Justice Foundation, or EJF, to produce a range of lifeguard-themed organic cotton T-shirts, emblazoned with "Save The Sea", to spread the message about the damage illegal pirate fishing is doing to the world's oceans." [Vogue UK]
  • Oscar de la Renta sues Elizabeth Arden over perfume shenanigans. [WWD]
  • Runners-up in a duct tame prom dress competition demand a recount, I refuse to use the words "sticky situation." [UPI]
  • China is a new source for young fashion talent. [Wall Street Journal]
  • "Thursday Styles" discovers that denim is big! [New York Times]
  • Concert tees go green. "Fabrics are softer, with organic cotton often supplanting synthetics. Shirts are U.S.-made or crafted in factories that uphold fair labor standards." [USA Today]
  • Totally missing the point, The Guardian asks, "who can afford couture?" [Guardian]
  • That douche who didn't win America's Most Smartest Model has been cleared of all sexual assault charges. [Page Six]
  • Pre-Olympics, Adidas steps up Beijing presence. [WWD]
  • Agent Provocateur-designed car (hint:it's pink and black) sells for like 70 grand. [Sassybella]
  • Finnish-gnome-David Marrimekko versus big Italian Goliath Dolce and Gabbanna. [Breitbart]
  • Goody's expands Ashley Judd line to include plus sizes. [WWD]
  • Designer Rachel Roy teams with Grey Goose vodka. So has the bum on my corner! Well, I don't know if it's Grey Goose. [Vogue UK]