Barneys' Simon Doonan... Bride-To-Be!

  • Yay! Everyone's favorite design power couple, Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, are making it official: the long-time twosome will marry in California in September in what one can only assume will be the most awesome wedding ever. Quoth the Barneys maven, "I always thought we were married, so I don't feel like celebrating the fact that the government's allowing me to think I'm married. It's more like paying a parking ticket." [NY Magazine]
  • La Doonan also waxes on what works for a woman over 40 (expressing yourself) and what doesn't: "Don't: Try to look sexy. It's like Girls Gone Wild has affected this whole culture with the need to look like a poll dancer. I'll ask, "Are you a stripper? Are you a poll dancer? And they're not!"' Should not be limited to the over-40 set. [Wowowow]
  • Avril Lavigne's heinous back-to-school line for Kohl's goes on sale after, like, a week. [NY Magazine]
  • Queens sweatshop raided. [Crain's New York]
  • Isabel Toledo finally addresses her firing from Anne Klein: "Let's just say that it was 'corporate,' which I am not," she told Portfolio.com. "Anne Klein was a great venture for me. When you design, you design, it doesn't matter what it's for." [Portfolio]
  • But it totes worked out because now she's designing for Michelle Obama. [New York Magazine]
  • New Valentino campaign seriously stunning. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Dorks sport "life is good" tee shirts so the world will lighten up. [New York Times]
  • Bad credit climes for distressed firms. [WWD]
  • Australian designer's ban on teen models pisses off teen models. [News.com.au]
  • Interview with disgusting accused-rapist 'designer' Anand Jon. [Radar]
  • Call the waahmbulance: "'There is a possibility I may not survive this ordeal," the Indian-born designer rants in a letter to journo Sharon Waxman in Los Angeles magazine. "I grapple with blankets that have bloodstains dried in tie-dyed patterns and battle nocturnal visits from . . . rodents and insects (that I have not even seen in the jungles of India!) . . . The whole thing feels like a Stephen King novel turned into a movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan."' In other words...box office poison? [Page Six]
  • 'Conceptual' Chinese line Wuyong's debut involves pigeons, seeds, and t'ai chi. [WWD]
  • What's with all the designers-turned-decorator? Roberto Cavalli on his new club, which will apparently be "dripping with Swarovski crystals." [New York Magazine]
  • Eddie Bauer reinvents itself? [BlackBook]
  • Top Shop, already a great jeans resource, to launch premium denim area. [WWD]