Vogue Brazil Learns Nothing From Vogue Italia
  • Obviously, all the models on the cover of Brazilian Vogue - only one of the most racially diverse countries in South America - are Caucasian. [Models.com]
  • And speaking of models! The ones at the Emmys (you know, the ones who come out and hand people envelopes) will be sporting Lauren Conrad Collection. [Fashionista]
  • Is it just me, or is Mary-Kate Olsen incredibly uninteresting? 'What I find odd though is that a weekly [magazine] will come out describing my outfit as a fashion disaster, while the fashion industry actually respects what I wear," muses the mini-mogul. [ElleUK]
  • More from self-described "dirty fairy" and Gwen Stefani sorta-stepdaughter Daisy Lowe: "One of the best lessons my mother ever taught me was not to always rely on designers. Fashion at its best is when it is mixed up. If I had to name a favorite piece, it would probably be an all-in-one sailor striped jumpsuit by Marc by Marc – completely off-key!" Um, good for every under-20-year-old to keep in mind! [New York Magazine]
  • Jovovich-Hawk is no more! Milla's non-explanation? 'It's like, When one door closes...I'm in a time of rediscovery, from my career to my personal style.' [Racked]
  • Those douche-neck tee ads you see every time you log onto Facebook? Apparently paying dividends for American Apparel. "The clothing company, known for ads resembling 1980s porn and for the pervy antics of controversial founder Dov Charney, is seeing sales climb as it buys up more cheap ad space on sites such as MySpace and Facebook than any other U.S. apparel retailer." [Portfolio]
  • Prada plans to make most boring, perfume-centric movie ever from the short ads it's airing on its site. "The Italian fashion house plans to combine the pics, which tie in with the launch of its men's fragrance Infusion d'Homme, into a feature-length pic that will be edited by Pietro Scalia ("American Gangster," "Black Hawk Down")." [Variety]
  • Tommy Hilfiger's marriage, set for Friday, is off. [P6]
  • Michael Kors empire growing by leaps and bounds! The tannest Project Runway judge "is embarking on an ambitious retail rollout that will mark his first European store in Milan, Collection boutiques in Palm Beach, Fla., and Chicago, an expanded store at the Americana in Manhasset, N.Y., and several shop-in-shops nationwide." [WWD]
  • "Jordan" aka Katie Price is one of those British celebs who doesn't really do a lot; she's usually referred to as a "glamour model." Anyway, her one-year-old, Princess (who can't walk yet) has more than 100 pairs of shoes. [Daily Mail]
  • Cartier sues Donna Karan for using their "Tank Watch" name in vain. "Lawyers for the French jeweler - which created the classic timepiece in 1917 - are blasting Karan for marketing timepieces with the word "Tank," which Cartier says it has copyrighted. "It is apparent that defendant's use of the Cartier 'Tank' trademark in connection with watches is willful and intentional and done in willful disregard of Cartier's rights," the jewelry maker claims in papers filed in Manhattan federal court." [P6]
  • "Are you a fan of Woody Allen or action movies and want the world to know? Now you can have the images from your favorite film on a pair of trendy eyeglasses made by designer Zakarias Tipton." Um, no thanks. [Reuters]
  • Alexander Wang's new shoe line: Each of the five style is a platform hybrid including a leather shoe boot and fringed high heels. He's even used fetish hardware to accessories the new shoes - which he says have been designed to completely contrast with his new collection." [ElleUK]
  • Since Kimora Lee Simmons kinda resembles a Steve Madden ad, this makes sense: "Ms. Simmons and Steven Madden have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for a new collection of footwear and accessories under the Fabulosity brand. The collection will feature shoes, bags, belts and small leather goods and will be distributed exclusively at J.C. Penney stores starting early next year." [Crains]
  • Rachel Zoe's reality show previews. Says "The Cut," "Zoe utters platitudes like "Glamour is your state of mind. Glamour is fulfilling your dreams." Zoe attends Fashion Week. Zoe has to get "Kate" eight outfits for a press tour and there's no time! And, being a reality star now, Zoe reads about herself online. " [New York Magazine]
  • Forever21 Hacker ring charged: "The Justice Department has charged 11 people with the theft of more than 40 million payment card numbers from retailers including TJX Cos., DSW Inc. and Forever 21. The department's investigation revealed an international operation of enormous scope and complexity tying together data security breaches at nine U.S. retailers that were previously thought to be unrelated." [WWD]
  • The forgotten fashion week: Beirut. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Roberto Cavalli's Coke bottles are incredibly unappetizing. Maybe that's the point? [Kanyeuniversecity]
  • Recessionistas take note: Style.com previewed Richard Chai's latest for Target in the flesh. "The verdict? A strong effort with several wearable pieces done up in a jewel-toned palette, with hints of Chai's signature seaming detail. We came home with a striped chiffon skirt, a navy rose-print blouse, a color-block dress with a tie waist, and a bargain-priced ($44.99) plaid cotton trench. Coming on the heels of Chai's well-received Fall '08 collection, his Target range confirms our opinion that the designer is one to keep an eye on." [Style.com]
  • Brit pop star Leona Lewis launches line for Top Shop. Which two words need never make us feel envy again because we'll SOON HAVE OUR OWN!!!! [The Sun]
  • Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard, who's currently posing nude for PETA, defies Chinese ban on animal rights protest. [Reuters]
  • The Los Vegas luxury market is hit hard by the economy. We're guessing prostitution's probably doing okay. [WWD]
  • Donna Karan, apparently back from Africa, launches menswear line. [VogueUK]
  • Luxury brand Mulberry launches shoe line, certain to be gorgeous, exorbitant. [Sassybella]