Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Kate Moss... And Were Unafraid To Ask

  • Kate Moss gives rare interview, reveals herself to be infantile. "I am still acting like a 17-year-old," she says defiantly. "I definitely haven't become middle-aged."' [The Mirror]
  • Other revelations? "I like making money." [The Sun]
  • Okay, that was edited a little unfairly. "But I don't call people up every day to see how much I've made. As long as I have what I need at the time. I am not completely money-orientated." [Telegraph]
  • She's also launching a makeup line! [Fashionista]
  • The Post reports, with characteristic relish, that Kimora's Fabulosity for J.C. Penney launch party was kind of a train wreck. "A guest tells us the event at Hiro was "so disorganized" that several people walked out because there were no seats. "It was a disaster," said our spy. "When we complained, we were offered bottles of champagne to stay." Another source said attendees were groping for freebies and stealing diamond-shaped Fabulosity perfume bottles." [Page Six]
  • Wait, wait, wait - "promiscuous, violent and drug-addled" Naomi Campbell isn't a great role model for black women? [Daily Mail]
  • Falling oil prices a boon for retail stocks. [WWD]
  • Posh, fashion iconoclast: ""A fashion victim would have that must-have dress, that must-have handbag. I don't." [The Mirror]
  • So you know that push to get models special Visas? Well, it seems Rep. Anthony Weiner's been taking kickbacks from modeling agencies to push the agenda through. [New York Post]
  • The plot thickens at Stve & Barry's: as the retailer preps to auction its assets, the vultures circle for the licenses to celeb lines like SJP's "Bitten." [Footwear News]
  • Vanity Fair hedges its bets for the September issue by putting, like, every supermodel ever on the cover: We're talkin' Stephanie Seymor, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford, here. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • L'Oreal, not worth it: dismal first-half sales force the cosmetics giant to reduce its growth forecast. [Financial Times]
  • The CEO puts a brave face on it: "In what everyone recognizes is a difficult economic environment, the cosmetics market is proving resilient, and L'Oréal is continuing to outperform the market while strengthening its worldwide positions." [WWD]
  • Well, at least L'Oreal is being sued by a former employee who claims the company knowingly sold products to foreign countries containing banned chemicals! [UPI]
  • Revlon shares, however, are jumping. [Crains New York]
  • Let Armani put you through school! The Italian fashion giant just introduced a new scholarship that provides a young fashionista with a master's degree in E-Fashion at the Business School of the MIP in Milan and a work-study with Armani's online division. Quoth Giorgio, "In today's world, on-line shopping offers a new way of making purchases for an ever-increasing number of fashion clients. The future lies in the Web and I am proud to be the first designer to support this new master's course. I hope that this academic program will assist aspiring students to express their full potential." [Fashion Week Daily]
  • High-street chain Naf Naf penalized 75, 000 euros for ripping off an Isabel Marant dress. [WWD]
  • More on that weird short film for Tod's, "Pashmy Movie" (that's the name of the purse) starring Gwyneth, that Dennis Hopper for some reason directed. "There is a whole Fellini-like ending to the story that is really beautiful," said the famously crazy thesp. [W]
  • WalMart's brief stab at "trendiness" a dismal failure. "Wal-Mart's efforts in 2006 to compete with Target Corp and sell hipper clothes, such as skinny jeans and velvet blazers, backfired with its shoppers, who were looking for basic, affordable clothing. That misstep left Wal-Mart with heaps of unsold merchandise it was forced to mark down, hurting sales and margins." [Reuters]
  • In news that should rock the foundations of the worlds of various Kardashians, "cleavage is dead" for fall. [The Guardian]
  • Kindly refrain from mentioning the swan dress: fashion renaissance for Iceland's traditional knits. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Some poor girl who was a contestant on Germany's Next Top Modelis being pilloried for a sex tape allegedly containing "wild erotic games and unbridled sex". NB: Don't make sex tapes, go on reality shows. [The Sun]
  • Model/girlfriend of DiCaprio, Bar Rafaeli, is getting all kinds of work. [WWD]
  • Demspsey for Versace: the love affair continues. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Thing about being an intern at a fashion mag is, there's not much to do. And yes, I speak from bitter experience. So BlackBook has filled the busywork void by giving its interns their own Tumblr. [BlackBook]
  • It's that time of year again: Uniqlo's annual Grand Prix T-shirt design contest, with a jackpot of thirty grand. [fashionista]
  • Helps to have friends in haute places: when Paris vetoed concept store Colette's attempt to park a pop-up on its 2nd Arrondissement streets, Comme des Garcons leant them a storefront. Aww. [The Style File]
  • Sephora goes retro. [WWD]
  • San Francisco's DeYoung museum nabs the first U.S. YSL retrospective; NY fumes! [Fashionista]
  • "On a date with a nice fellow, I wore a wig with long hair and bangs - which I wore when I met him at a singles dance. I don't look as nice without the wig; my own hair is thin and unattractive. My date seems to like me a lot and wants to see me again soon. But I don't want to wear the wig, which is heavy and uncomfortable, every time I see him. What do I do? (Years ago when I was dating someone I really liked, I took off my wig and he stopped calling.)" What will the New York Times advise?! [New York Times]
  • We sorta thought companies had been doing this for years, but apparently "His and Hers" fragrances are the future of perfume. [ElleUK]