Living Barbie Paris Hilton Premieres Line For Dollhouse

  • Paris Hilton, aka the rich man's Heidi Montag, premieres her line for Dollhouse. "Some pieces, like the tees with her face plastered on them, are quintessentially Paris, and others are a bit more rock 'n roll like her sister Nicky." Huh? [FabSugar]
  • Meanwhile, in the world of the equally inexplicable, Jessica Simpson announces a dress line. "I'm extremely excited to be expanding into the dress market," Simpson tells WWD. "I plan on creating beautiful dresses in distinctive fabrics and silhouettes that are reflective of my personal style and offer something special to the marketplace." [VogueUK]
  • Perennial charmer Naomi Campbell on upstart "supermodels": "Models need to earn their stripes – I just think the term is used a little too loosely. Kate Moss is obviously a supermodel but, after Gisele, I don't think there's been one." [The Sun]
  • Um, if we're asking the pope to throw off antiquated traditions, I'm not sure his fur cape should be our highest priority. [Times of India]
  • Recessionistas get all DIY; add beads to stuff. [Telegraph]
  • Tsubi, or Ksubi, jeans founder Gareth Moody is apparently not that interesting. [New York Magazine]
  • Paging 1984. "Nantucket preppy style." [Style.com]
  • Can a nation with as much grinding poverty as India's justify a couture market? [Hindustan Times]
  • Retailers get antsy about holidays; hope to distract customers with elaborate decorations. [WWD]
  • Former Etsy Knits CEO changes title to "chief creative officer," "a nice loose moniker that will allow me to focus on what I'm best at: product work and long-term, big-picture thinking." [Alley Insider]
  • Thought Crocs were the nadir? Meet FitFlops. [New York Magazine]
  • Golfer Ryuji Imada hooks up with Lacoste. [WWD]
  • Style.com gets a makeover. [Fashionista]
  • Alert your mother at once! Dockers launches women's separates, so she and dad can match. [WWD]
  • For some reason, Hermes thriving. [Forbes]
  • Menswear shows sound horrifying: "Baggy shirts, wrinkled T-shirts, campus-throwback sweaters and boat shoes ruled at New York's nascent Mens Runway." [Reuters]
  • New Diesel swimwear mixes "bikinis with props like baseball helmets, boxing gloves, football pads and other sports gear to tie in with the "collegiate varsity" theme in the brand's sportswear collection." [WWD]
  • Unlike some of us who work online, apparently the "ShopBop girls" are really chic. [FabSugar]
  • If you wanna see Mischa Barton's photo shoot, you're in luck: Nylon's starting podcasts. [Fashionista]
  • Random teens for Bongo jeans? At least Perez is happy. [Perez Hilton]
  • More on the Diesel/Viktor and Rolf marriage of convenience. [Sassybella]
  • We're guessing the 12-year-old fashion blogger Tavi would have had contempt for us in middle school. [New York Magazine]
  • Rachael Ray's non-status bag. [Radar]
  • Short hair? All the crack. "But instead of the asymmetric (typically 60s) ‘pob' made famous by Posh last year, the new bob hair style is more fashion forward thanks to YSL who has made the glossy, pudding bowl cut the look of next season." [ElleUK]