Sofia Coppola Overcomes Pitfalls Of Privilege To Design For Louis Vuitton
  • Newly-minted Louis Vuitton designer Sofia Coppola's road was not an easy one. "At the age when Marie-Antoinette was facing the rigid etiquette of the court of Versailles, the 15-year-old Coppola was working as an intern at Chanel in Paris, a city that her parents had always loved." No wonder, then, that "Coppola drew on a well of personal experience for the accessories. A gilded wedge ankle-strap sandal (€500) was stirred by the memory of her mother's Yves Saint Laurent shoes in the 1970s." We love a rags to riches story. [IHT]
  • What Not To Wear good cop Clinton Kelly has thrown his hat into the competitive fabulosity ring. "In Freakin’ Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally Be Better Than Everyone Else, Kelly begins by taking the reader through his long journey toward “fabulousness,” which started prepuberty. 'While other kids on the elementary school playground were trading baseball cards and playing kickball, I was silently debating whether to spend my first paycheck on Italian suede driving shoes or on a cashmere coat,' he writes." [WWD]
  • Designers won't loan gowns to Mad Men's resident bombshell Christina Hendricks! Too "curvy!" [Ephemerist]
  • Presses stopped. Chanel, Moschino, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney and Christian Lacroix are all designing DOLLS for Unicef! [VogueUK]
  • Which should please foppish hockey player cum novelty intern Sean Avery, who liked playing with dolls as a kid. Us too! [New York Magazine]
  • As his trial progresses, creepy designer Anand Jon is looking more perv than rapist. [Radar]
  • Travis Barker's fashion line (?) makes tee shirts to benefit families of the two victims of his plane crash. [UPI]
  • Here's a pic. [People]
  • Who whoa whoa. Sheryl Crow's alleged clothing line? "The first line is made up of about two dozen pieces developed by Crow's stylist and inspired by clothes from the singer's wardrobe." [IHT]
  • Twiggy puts clothing swaps on TV in some kind of bid to beat the recession. [Daily Mail]
  • Party girl Alice Dellal may be disinherited. Which will put her on a level with the rest of us. Oh, wait, she's a famous moddle. [Daily Mail]
  • Meanwhile, male model Donald Carmichael robbed and shot in New York. Well, grazed. He's okay. [UPI]
  • Almost all the cosmetics you use are poison. Wah-wah. [LA Times]
  • The tone of international Fashion Week? Strictly Let Them Eat Cake. [Washington Post]
  • Lucky editors claim their new style guide is actually really perfect for the recession. [The Budget Fashionista]
  • Diesel plans unique stores worldwide. [WWD]
  • Apparently literally every celeb in the world was at one of Diesel's 17 30th birthday parties. [ElleUK]
  • Zahara Jolie-Pitt wears organic denim. It's $128. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • The Glamouresque Wig Party is where celebrities design wigs. For charity, obvs. [Daily Mail]
  • Relive your high school years — or mine, anyway! — with Screaming Mimi's online vintage. [FabSugar]
  • Why choose between cognac and sneakers when you can wear the $300 Hennessy Celebration Hi-Top? [BlackBook]
  • Want to read a list of Kate Moss's debaucheries? Yeah, set aside some time. [Daily Mail]
  • Cosmetics are up. Well, we all need to cover dark circles these days. [Washington Post]
  • Please let this be our last mention of male pantyhose. [News.com.au]
  • The recession may speed consolidation in the fashion world. [WWD]
  • So, want to wear a fake school uniform? No? Here are some options anyway. [Sassybella]