Jessica Simpson Is "Alluring," "Romantic," "America's Sweetheart"

  • Jessica Simpson's perfume is coming out. It's called "Fancy" and the following description doesn't even need to be parodied. '"Fancy is as alluring, feminine and romantic as Jessica Simpson herself. Her talent, charm and values have made her America's sweetheart and have shown her to be the kind of person that women of all ages can admire," Parlux chairman and CEO Neil Katz said in a statement.' Have at it, ladies! [Cosmetics News]
  • Thakoon's new line is awesome. Which is good, because here's the part we really care about: they're doing a line for Target! [Glamour]
  • Perhaps we underestimate Cavalli's influence? Kate Moss dropped from Grazia's best-dressed list. Maggie Gyllenhaal (yay!) is on it! [NY Mag]
  • Wait. Victoria Beckham is showing at Fashion Week after all. "In the spirit of elitist designers like L'Wren Scott and Marchesa, Posh opted to show her frocks during New York Fashion Week to top editors and buyers by appointment only." Is this better or worse than a real show? [FabSugar]
  • Proponent of sleaze, vertically-integrated manufacturing Dov Charney has lost his dog. Signs all over LA read: "Her Name is Hedkayce. I have had her for 10 years. She weighs 10lbs and has a scar on the left side of her face. She was left in the front yard of my home at 1809 Apex Ave. (Silverlake [sic] area). Please call at 213-923-7493 (cell) or my assistant Maria at 213-923-0616. ~ Dov Charney" [Racked]
  • Fashion industry abandons plan to eliminate size zero models. "It has been shelved over claims of discrimination fears it could prevent models from working in this country, and a lack of support within the industry and from other fashion hotspots such as New York and Milan. " [Telegraph]
  • Designer Ella Moss, known for cute, pricey, girly duds, to start making cute, pricey, girly swimwear. [WWD]
  • There must be a dearth of real videographers around, otherwise why would model Coco Rocha be filming "behind the scenes" during fashion week for style.com? [Page Six]
  • Zara (the #1 store in the world)'s fall and winter collex. [Telegraph]
  • Intellectual fashionistas Rodarte up for a big award. [Style.com]
  • Ann Taylor, mid-makeover, names new prez. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Australian retailers/designers counting on the new Sydney Fashion Festival to get the dollars flowing. [News.com.au]
  • Judge throws out L'Oreal's suit against eBay; the cosmetics giant was suing for the auction site's vending of knockoff cosmetics. [Wall Street Journal]
  • More on that sleazy male model's kiss and tell: "Don't hit on the model whom the photographer has his eye on. If I couldn't figure out which girl he was going after," Hulse writes, "the likelihood was that he was coming after me." [BlackBook]
  • Limited cuts a bunch of Limited Too stores, converts others to lower-end chain. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Stephanie Seymour on the term "supermodel": "It's very embarrassing when you meet, like, a Russian prostitute, and she says she's a supermodel. And you're like, 'Hey, me too'," she told the World Entertainment News Network.' We, too, find it embarrassing when this happens.[VogueUK]