Kevin Federline: Dancer, Divorcee, Dad... Children's Designer?

  • Dad of the year Kevin Federline has launched a kids' clothing line, Otzi, which, when you think about it, makes no less sense than his rapping or acting careers. [People, Perez Hilton]
  • Bill Blass files for Chapter 11, liquidates assets. [WWD]
  • Amy Winehouse says she's designing a line for Fred Perry; the designer had no comment. Of course you are, dearie. [The Sun]
  • Claudia Schiffer, for her part, is actually starting a beauty line, which she won't talk about. "With catwalk pal Elle Macpherson’s beauty range already a huge success, it looks as if the old model rivalries of the Nineties may be reignited." Or, you know, not. [Daily Mail]
  • Enigmatic couture pixie John Galliano has been made a chevalier of the French legion of honor. [WWD]
  • Christian Louboutin's new year's resolutions: “To brush my teeth three times a day, to not accept for one year to be a godfather — except for Barbie — and to not buy any real estate.” That last one is, in our experience, very hard to keep. [WWD]
  • The full range of Madonna's unladylike poses for Louis Vuitton are out. Check it. [Jossip]
  • Speaking of: With all due respect to the dead, we hated the Stephen Sprouse for LV collection when it came out in 2000, and we hate the updated version now. "In addition to using graffiti, Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs updated the look by splashing Sprouse's roses on monogram wallets, handbags and scarves to spectacular effect. The collection ($175 to $2,555) is a joy to look at in these dark times, a 1980s punk Pop Art explosion of Day-Glo pink, green and orange that's a happy homage to Sprouse, who died of lung cancer in 2004." [LA Times]
  • Oh, fudge. Apparently Xtina for TopShop was just a rumor. [ElleUK]
  • A solar panel purse: clever, green, cool, really ugly. [NY Times]
  • Potentially awesome: online "sample sale" sites may be big in '09. All the savings, none of the hassle? [LA Times]
  • Nonprofit One World Action helps garment workers fight for a larger share of clothing profits. [Independent]
  • Amidst falling sales, Marc Jacobs is consolidating some of his many New York stores. [The Fashion Informer]
  • The newly-buff designer doesn't seem bothered: "'I like the fact that people are sort of commenting on my appearance...I work on these things! So to have them recognised, even if sometimes I don't like the way they're recognised, I like that they are, and I feel good that I can admit that, instead of being ashamed...I'm going to get a shameless tattoo next. That's what I think everyone should aspire to in life: being shameless.'" [Telegraph]
  • Could valenki — traditional Russian wool boots — be the new Ugg? [New York Times]
  • The inevitable Twilight fragrance will help tweens nab vampires, even though it's apparently apple-scented and Edward says specifically that Bella's scent is floral! Not that we've read it... [Perez Hilton]
  • Unconfirmed rumors are a-flyin' that Men's Vogue— already scaled down — may be kaput. [Fashionista]