P. Diddy Is No Barack Obama
  • Diddy likens himself to Obama. Speaking of his new fragrance, "I Am King," he declares, "When you see Barack Obama, you see a strong, elegant black man and when people see my ad, it's almost like that's the trend." [WSJ]
  • "Mr. Obama sometimes wears jeans, as he did for a rally on Oct. 28, but his jeans are the loose, jingle-the-change-in-your-pocket type. He belts them at the waist, and when he wears them with white sneakers and a windbreaker, one could almost say he had stolen the look from Jerry Seinfeld’s character on the television series." — Cathy Horyn. [NY Times]
  • Meanwhile, Donna Karan is rarin' to dress Michelle. “It’s not about her clothes, it’s really about who she is, and her passion for children, culture and wellness. I’m hoping to get to work with them — it would be my dream. They are so committed to ideals that are much in alignment with mine.” [WWD]
  • Rumor has it that Pamela Anderson will be in a Vivienne Westwood campaign! But before she gets too excited: it's set in a trailer park. [New York Magazine]
  • The Crocs bubble has officially burst. [Reuters]
  • Gwyneth breaks it down: "Personally, I like to stick to the classics in both my everyday life and in the evening. Whether I am going to meet friends for dinner, a cocktail party or a bigger event, the most classic of classics, the little black dress, never fails me. I have found a few great ones in all different price ranges and each has amazing versatility. It could be Zara, it could be Balenciaga, but a well-cut, well-proportioned black dress has gotten me through many a fashion crisis." She pairs them with my betes noires, booties and gladiator boots. [Goop]
  • We're reserving judgment on the new Diane Von Furstenberg blog: "The blog will be updated daily and will include news, shots of new items, horoscopes, cultural advice, and personal photos and posts by the Diane herself." [Fashionista]
  • Ed Westwick's K-Swiss ads further remind us that he is no Chuck Bass. [Just Jared]
  • Tartan is back. Why? Because apparently "plaid equals happiness." The Times suggests "a plaid scarf over a checked shirt and a plaid sport coat, topped with a tweed driving cap." [New York Times]
  • Comme des Garcons for H&M is here. Shop at your own risk. [Sassybella]
  • Wall Street Journal guy discovers there is no warranty on running shoes. [WSJ]
  • Teens are apparently unembarrassed to dress exactly like Gossip Girl characters. [Portfolio]
  • Ew. Is Vuitton bringing back the Stephen Sprouse graffiti bag? [Fashionista]
  • They're refusing to confirm that Madonna's their new spokestar. [WWD]
  • Stuart Weitzman plays a lot of ping pong. [Fashion Informer]
  • (designer) Sienna Miller, for her part, enjoys Monopoly. [WWD]
  • Dior Homme goes all porn-y for their new campaign. [NY Magazine]
  • Uniqlo sells the new bra top through profiling: "20- to 40-year-olds were filmed answering a range of questions, from their favorite food to what they liked about Uniqlo products, and the answers were then played on a microsite for like-minded women. Filtering criteria allowed visitors to find women of a similar height, weight and shape and see how they answered the questions." [AdAge]
  • Simon Doonan gets Tom Brokaw to unveil the Barney's Christmas windows. "I wanted someone with a little bit of gravitas to cut the ribbon," quoth he. [Style.com]
  • Perry Ellis is pessimistic. [WSJ]
  • Urban Outfitters, at least, is up! [WSJ]
  • Marc Jacobs: "I've had boyfriends who were media whores, and, God bless them, they were great people." [New York Post]