Will A Headband Come Between Mischa And Nicole?
  • Did Nicole Richie rip off the idea of shilling crappy-looking headbands from Mischa Barton?! A "source" says yes! “Mischa is furious...She feels like Nicole completely copied her idea.” [PopCrunch]
  • Kim Kardashian's shoe line takes celeb designing to a new level of annoying! "All you have to do is fill out a survey then her staff will continue sending you 5 cheap pairs of shoes each month until you beg for mercy. If you decide to keep a pair it’s $39 otherwise you just have to go through the trouble of reboxing them, going to the post office and mailing them back to Kim." [The.Life Files]
  • Addressing the serious dearth of news about celebrity designers, Hayden Panettiere's design for Dooney and Bourke was "inspired by her astrological sign, Leo." [New York]
  • Tom Ford takes a measured approach to cosmetic surgery: "I hope to have the eye to do it in such a way that I still look my age but maybe not have my neck swinging around when I go jogging." [New York Post]
  • He could learn a thing or two from Diane Von Furstenberg: "I know that a lot of people look at me and think, 'Why doesn't she do something to that face?' But I made a decision. I do yoga and I hike, but I won't do Botox... know if I start doing things I will get insecure. You wear your own face. It is a little bit of your history, a little bit of who you are." [VogueUK]
  • The fashion industry cuts back on the fab in an effort to retrench. Think smaller expense accounts. [WWD]
  • For some reason, though, Miss J has sold a book: Follow the Model: Miss J's Guide to Unleashing Presence, Poise, and Power, which, is supposed to "boost self-esteem." Have these editors watched Top Model?! [New York Observer]
  • "Chiconomic" recessionistas are boosting thrift stores and outlets. [Financial Times]
  • Kate Moss flies to New York, learns her shoot is canceled, flies back to London, is pissed. [Mirror]
  • Only the good die young! Holly Dunlap's very cute Hollywould shoe line is kaput. [New York Post]
  • For the self-serious punner on your Xmas list: Kenneth Cole's new book, "Awearness: Inspiring Stories About How to Make a Difference" "It's a collection of essays from influential types intended to encourage readers to get involved in service and volunteerism in their communities." [CNN]
  • If Anna Wintour's daughter is worried about finding work, where does that leave the rest of us? “I finish in May, and I’m really nervous about the fact nobody’s hiring right now...I think everyone’s going to have trouble finding a job. I know a lot of people graduating early, and they can’t get anything.” [New York]
  • Ann Taylor's slump continues. [WSJ]
  • An email hoax doesn't help! [WWD]
  • In case we haven't mentioned it, the Australia costumes are going to be good. [Telegraph]
  • Donatella Versace: "We sell a lifestyle, so to own one piece of Versace is like to own a whole outfit of expensive things. That's why we do many different things." Or like...owning one expensive thing? [CNN]
  • Liz Hurley becomes the face of fur company Blackglama; guess who's none too pleased? "It’s shocking that she’s taking money to wear baby minks, who are skinned at six months old for Liz’s luxuries...Her wardrobe is now as dead as her film career." says a PETA rep. [Daily Mail]
  • Is Hot Topic getting...chic? [BlackBook]
  • Marc Jacobs lives in the moment, ink. “I really have a good attitude about tattooing. When I first got one, two years ago, I was like, ‘I’m not going to overthink this or what it means, or what it’s going to be like when I’m 80. I want to get tattooed today, and in five weeks, I’ll get a SpongeBob tattoo.’ Will I regret it someday? I don’t know, but I’m not going to deny myself this pleasure today because of what I don’t know in the future.” [Rolling Stone]
  • Men are wearing slippers outdoors. [Financial Times]