Moët. Louis Vuitton. Kate Moss. Almost A Luxe Haiku, Sans Nature.

  • Jewelry brand Fred, which is "LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned," has acquired another luxury name as its new face: Kate Moss. She'll be snapped by eyebrowed superstar Patrick Demarchelier with French actor Melvil Poupaud. [WWD]
  • Doorbusters failed to save the Christmas retail season. Boo! [WSJ]
  • "Many retailers opened before 6 a.m., offering 50 percent to 75 percent off" but to no avail! [Yahoo]
  • That's a 24% drop from last year. [Bloomberg]
  • The reign of Accessories is over, thanks to the Recession. [WWD]
  • The New York Times deems 08 fashion a bore. [New York Times]
  • However! "To VOGUE.COM, it meant one of the most exciting and unpredictable years in fashion memory." [VogueUK]
  • Ugh. More layoffs at Liz Claiborne. [WWD]
  • The latest beauty trend is...vegetables. We know we're in a recession, but jeez! [NY Times]
  • Beyonce's new video is apparently a total Gareth Pugh homage. Fashion-y, yes, but a little weird. [Fashionista]
  • Men's retailer The Officers Club, which sounds vaguely ludicrous, has a new owner. [FT]
  • Hermes, meanwhile, launches its first San Diego store. Doesn't it seem like they'd already have one there? [WWD]
  • Norma Kamali institutes awesome "try before you buy" feature to her website: you get the stuff before you pay! Are there late fees? [Fashionista]