Sarah Palin Is Back To Stumping In Secondhand Styles
  • Sarah Palin: "I'm back to wearing my own clothes from my favorite consignment shop in Anchorage, Alaska." The store's name? Out of the Closet. [L.A. Times]
  • Oy. Celebrity stylist Philip Bloch christens Michelle Obama "Blackie O." [NY Mag]
  • Michelle's J.Crew bump continues to push the company - because of course if you buy those separates you'll look just like her and be a potential first lady! [Racked]
  • Thank God, local news is monitoring Karl Lagerfeld's Vermont activity. Apparently he's wearing the full Karl Kostume! And his neighbor is named "Loomis Beame." [NY Magazine]
  • Keira Knightley carries Anya Hindmarch dust bag instead of the purse it came with. [ElleUK]
  • How would you respond to this query to the WSJ's style column? "I always think my husband and I should look more like a couple when we go out, with complementary outfits. But he just puts on the same baggy jeans, even though I am in dresses. What's a way for us to dress more like a couple?" [WSJ]
  • Obviously copying my Halloween costume, Rebecca Minkoff cites Liz Taylor as an inspiration. [WWD]
  • Angelina's stylist on her red carpet "gown": "It's two separates that looked great together, clean and simple with a pretty shape, which is what we like." [FabSugar]
  • Anand Jon's (whose real last name is apparently Alexander) trial wraps up. [Breitbart]
  • Narciso Rodriguez: "I don’t recall a specific thought, like, 'Oh, this is who I am,' but I was always watching my mom make clothes, and so I was comfortable with the idea of tearing into a piece of fabric. I remember a piece of black wool felt—I was making a very cool vest, and Mom walked in on me with the scissors in my hand, as I was cutting into the felt, and she freaked out: “What are you doing?!” I was ruining a lot of fabric back then." [Style.com]
  • Michelle Malkin accuses the Gap of promoting "Voter Fraud Chic." [Michelle Malkin]
  • Is that why The Gap has sent all its employees on a three-day vacation?! "Cutting costs" my eye. [WWD]
  • Model Carol Alt loses high-profile legal battle with her ex. [Reuters]
  • Obama vows "to support five key textile industry policy positions" to save the listing U.S. industry and monitor China. [WWD]
  • Say it ain't so! Spies say Nina Garcia was seen purchasing slutty schoolgirl costume! [NY Mag]
  • Model moments through the ages: kinda fun. [Telegraph]
  • Still got time to waste? Here's a gallery of movie fashion moments through the ages! [EW]
  • Crotchety WSJ writer is proud to be a shlub. [WSJ]
  • What do sharks in formaldehyde and prospectors have in common? Why Damien Hirst's line for Levi's, of course! T"he 12-piece Damien Hirst X Levi’s Collection revolves around some of Hirst’s favored themes — skulls, colorful spots and tropical butterflies. Jeans retail for about 180 euros, or $230 at current exchange, with T-shirts at 65 euros, or $83." You can get it in Berlin and Milan. [WWD]
  • Stefano Pilati on sex — or not — at YSL. "For me, the main factor is the seduction factor. I want to look at a woman and feel seduced. I never touch the idea of sex...Sex one of the most complicated things; it's too subjective. And if you have subjectivity, you have to balance it out - with you skills, your knowledge, the values of your brand. Sex for me is personal." [VogueUK]