Naomi Campbell Is Late To Feed The Needy
  • Naomi Campbell's started her latest round of amends, this time a stint in a soup kitchen for assaulting a cop. Apparently she was ten minutes late. [The Mirror]
  • No one will either confirm or deny that Ellen is a new Cover Girl. [AdAge]
  • Nastia Liukin thrown in with the sharks. "Ms. Liukin was excited-giddy, almost-but perhaps also a tad intimidated. Dressed in a marbled, off-white bubble dress, Ms. Liukin had attended her first Fashion Week show, Peter Som's spring 2009 collection, just that morning." [Observer]
  • The "Ocampo" is the hot item in Sudanese fashion right now, There's been such a run on the tob, a traditional sari-like garment, that it's become impossible to find. "The real lure is the brand name—after Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the International Criminal Court prosecutor who has charged Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir with war crimes." [Deep Glamour]
  • Alice Dellal is in the midst of a coke scandal. But more to the point, she's rocking punk chic! [Elle]
  • As previously noted, Ed Norton's gonna be the face - wrist? - of Breil for the next two years. Here are the ads! [Oh No They Didn't]
  • The charmed life: Carlos de Souza's It boy career. [Observer]
  • Leah Buechley breaks the glass ceilng of the high-tech materials world. "In the several years since she first sewed a circuit board to a T-shirt, the 31-year-old University of Colorado computer-science researcher has done a lot to bring gender equality to the world of do-it-yourself." [Forbes]
  • Wondering what the hell inspired the trippy Rodarte show? "Skeletons, Donnie Darko, and Space Opera." [Elle]
  • This woman knows how to make an exit: Romeo Gigli's designer quits just in time for the Milan shows. [Reuters]
  • The much-anticipated Louis Vuitton-Comme des Garcons bag, sported by sullen Japanese teens. [The Life Files]
  • Victoria Beckham: close, but no cigar? "Beckham's dresses appear both curiously wearable and really rather fetching. Primly foxy, kitted out with all manner of tailoring trompe-l'oeil, they will be available in sizes 6-14. Victoria apparently had in mind Nigella Lawson and Dame Helen Mirren by way of muses. The adjectives being bandied between air kisses were "beautiful", "classy" and "desirable". Be that as it may, the consensus regarding Brand Beckham remains a hearty "Thanks, but no thanks"." [Telegraph]
  • Looks like chasing Harry Winston's worthwhile; the company's way, way up. [WSJ]
  • Faux-fur Converse chucks. 'Nuff said. [The Life Files]
  • Obviously a terrible idea: "With no catwalk in sight, nine sharply dressed models climbed up a ladder and plunged into a large tank of water in Australia's first public underwater fashion shoot, delighting tourists and passers-by in Sydney's picturesque Circular Quay." [Reuters]
  • Dita Von Teese for Wonderbra: "I took all the best bits of the most beautiful vintage lingerie I have collected over the years to make this...But I made sure it was all really comfortable too, which vintage lingerie can't really claim to be." [Telegraph]