Style Icon, Designer Victoria Beckham Gets Surreal

  • Wanna see Posh's designs, complete with lampshades and elephant-trunk headpieces? Check out the new commercial for her fashion line. [Fashionista]
  • "The video sees various models taking inspiration from Posh’s own ads for Marc Jacobs last season by hiding themselves all over a large mansion – behind drawers, in carrier bags, hanging behind doors, turning themselves into lamp shades and transforming themselves into an elephant." [Sassybella]
  • Says Posh: “Being in the Spice Girls, fashion-wise probably didn't open any doors. If anything it shut doors and I've had to bang them down.” [Times Online]
  • A New York bridal shop is knocking off the Vivienne Westwood wedding gown in which Carrie Bradshaw was jilted. [New York Post]
  • Notify jeans classifies butts into three categories. [Guanabee]
  • Apparently Katie Holmes is surrounded by a whole gaggle of other moddles for her ballyhooed Miu Miu campaign. [New York]
  • Uniqlo beats the odds, is up 32%. [WWD]
  • This, we like: Kate Moss is teaming up with Liberty to use their classic floral prints in her next Top Shop collection. [WWD]
  • "Liberty are already working with Topshop on a lingerie collaboration, which launched in stores yesterday, though exactly how Moss will use the London store's iconic prints is still under wraps." [ElleUK]
  • Michelle Obama's Vogue cover's not a sure thing. Neither, apparently is Anna Wintour's job! [New York]
  • Meanwhile, Michelle continues to boost young designers: the latest beneficiary is Jason Wu. [WSJ]
  • Oh noes! J. Crew and Bloomies knocked out on a prime shopping day by website malfunctions. [Crains]
  • So why is the entire payroll of NBC in this batch of holiday Gap ads? [Jossip]
  • Luxury luggage gets extra-ridiculous to woo reluctant jet-setters. [IHT]
  • Zara's founder is funding alternative energy solutions in Spain. [Business Week]
  • Pre-fall collection peeks for Versace, DKNY, Alexander Wang, Armani, Missoni! [WWD]
  • Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been replaced as the face of Australia's oldest department store. [AdAge]
  • The “2009 Shop with a Conscience Consumer Guide" is a cheat-sheet to apparel made under ethical conditions. [WWD]
  • Helena Christensen's line for Pilgrim jewelry is "typically, ethnically-inspired and feminine, in both delicate orchid-pastels and strong, spicy colours, priced between £10 and £100." [Telegraph]
  • Victoria's Secret tries to go higher-end with a new flagship, "a level of elegance that casts the flirty and frilly lingerie and romantic beauty products in a softer, luxurious light." [WWD]