Stella McCartney Lets The Fur Fly
  • It's a pretty well-known fact that Stella McCartney is vocally anti-fur. So you gotta wonder what the management at London boutique Hockley - known for its furs - were on when they draped a model in a full-length mink coat and Stella McCartnety lingerie and then ran the ad in Vogue. ‘Stella went absolutely ballistic when she saw it,' a source at Ms McCartney's store in Mayfair told The Mail on Sunday. ‘I have never seen her so angry. She hit the roof and said that she planned to sue. She allows her accessories to be lent to shoots all the time, but she would never ever allow anything of hers to go to a fashion house that deals exclusively with fur.' Hockley, not surprisingly, has pulled the ad. [Daily Mail]
  • Lauren Conrad's fashion show - apparently her and two models in what looks like a mall - is the most cringe-inducing video you will ever watch. No, seriously, it's painful. [TMZ]
  • Shockingly, despite her having, um, said she wanted to, Victoria Beckham is not showing at New York's fashion week. [Fashion Week Daily"]
  • Candace Bushnell defends the use of label-porn in her adaptations on the slimmest of pseudo-feminist pretexts: "'I don't think fashion is part of my work for the sake of it," she insists. "Fashion for many women is a weapon. It's comparable to men's suits. There's the salesman in the shiny suit and then certainly in New York, successful men wear hand-tailored Italian suits. So, as you get older, your clothes express your status as opposed to, 'I found the right handbag, this is my weapon, get back'." [VogueUK]
  • A missing male model's body was found in England a year after his disappearance; two men have been charged in the murder of Andre Nunes, which is believed to have arisen from mistaken identity. [Independent]
  • Lots of color in the menswear collections. Tangerine pants, fellas? [FT]
  • Six months after the founder's death, beauty pioneer Shu Uemura's company is stronger than ever. [Independent]
  • Kelly Osbourne models "Jeans for Genes" tee designed by fashion student. "By supporting the campaign I hope I'll encourage everyone to get involved by buying a T-shirt, or donating a couple of pounds and pulling on their denim for Jeans for Genes Day on October 3," says Osbourne. "The money raised changes the world for those children born with genetic disorders. The difference you can make for them is really in your jeans." [VogueUK]
  • Middle-aged New York Times writer works as a Nike sneaker tester for a day; is winded. [New York Times]
  • Interview's September fashion issue will feature "a new logo, layout, paper stock and trim size and even a special foil and ink-treated cover." Also a Kate Moss interview in which - I'll save you the new $3.95 price - she probably says something asinine. [WWD]
  • Korto's was way better. Everyone hates the Bridgehampton Polo look of Ralph Lauren's opening ceremony outfits. I'm guessing it would have been an, "if I've called your name congratulations you are safe" rather than a final two situation, if you know what I'm sayin'. [Gawker]
  • Um. Daily Mail discovers Louboutins are expensive. [Daily Mail]
  • Venerable Western-shirt maker Rockmount makes custom shirts for Colorado delegates to wear to the DNC. [AP]
  • Iem>InStyle China promotes home-court talent. "On Tuesday, In Style China will provide a guide to Asian fashion when it will host a fashion show on NBC's "Today" show from Beijing. The segment will showcase looks from six leading Chinese designers." All will be shown by Chinese models. [WWD]
  • Yeah, it's true, Sheryl Crow launching an "Americana-inspired" fashion line. Who's next, Don Knotts? [People]
  • As opposed to the usual vogues for clogged pores and acne, "flawless, glowing skin" is all the rage for fall. Laura Mercier gives tips. [ElleUK]
  • Katrina survivors manufacture new shopping bags that are green, bouncy, awesome. "Unlike other canvas or cotton bags that don't stretch, its-laS-tik uses flexible fabrics that take the shape of its contents and move with you as you walk. You can double the load per bag but never feel the extra heaviness." [FabSugar]
  • Online accessories market is huge. [WWD]
  • G-Star: global ambassadors of rawness, peace. "G-Star is joining forces with the United Nations in support of the Millennium Campaign. The organization strives to raise awareness for the Millenium Development Goals, which include fighting extreme poverty, halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education—all by the target date of 2015." [Fashion Week Daily]