Kate Moss's Deep Thoughts; Obama Girls Wear French FashionS

  • Kate Moss says her motto is, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." [WWD]
  • In December Harper's Bazaar, Victoria Beckham reveals that she is itching to dress Emma Watson. [People]
  • Alexander Wang is now 100,000 Euros richer, thanks to the Swiss Textiles Award. [WWD]
  • Bridget Moynahan is becoming a face of Garnier Nutritioniste skincare. [WWD]
  • It took a while, but someone finally got around to identifying what Sasha and Malia wore in the official White House family portrait, and putting together a press release. (Turns out it was French children's label Dino e Lucia.) [WWD]
  • Miss J, on fun times with André Leon Talley: "I was working for Lars Nilsson at Bill Blass and André Leon Talley came over to the studio with Elizabeth Taylor's epic movie Boom!, which Karl Lagerfeld did the costuming for. We got down on some fried chicken, corn bread and popcorn shrimp and were in fits of hysterics well into the night. We went from working with models who don't eat all day to watching all of us get down on some soul food!" Says Miss J, "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but fabulous gets you most places." [The Moment]
  • Naomi Campbell held a Fashion For Relief runway show to raise money for maternal health in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. (Previous stops have included Mumbai and New York, and have raised $1 million in aid for Hurricane Katrina and the Mumbai terrorist attacks.) Campbell walked the runway for the first time in the continent of Africa, and talked about the importance of diversity in fashion. "There's definitely space [for more black models] but has there been enough effort? It was getting better but it's slipped back this year," said the model. "The world is not made up of blonde hair and blue eyes. We need to share ourselves." [Reuters]
  • Claudia Schiffer wouldn't rule out starting a clothing line. "I would consider it but it would have to be the right thing. They would need to be clothes that I would want to wear." [Telegraph]
  • Liu Wen will be the first Asian model to walk in the Victoria's Secret fashion show. [Modelinia]
  • Marc Jacobs' fiancé, Lorenzo Martone, and Ryan Brown, formerly of Elite, are starting a talent PR agency for models together called ARC NY. Lydia Hearst has signed on. [P6]
  • Mango might ink a distribution deal with a U.S. department store, like JC Penney, Macy's, Bloomingdales or Saks, to help its retail expansion. [WWD]
  • What other fashion house has ever inspired poetry upon its demise?
    "Luella, we will miss
    The frills
    The spills
    But know this

    Your work will live on
    In a sample sale shirt
    I once purchased
    Cheap as chips." [Guardian]

  • As one exits, another enters: Biba is being revived. Again. [Catwalk Queen]
  • Jimmy Choo has opened a Chinese restaurant in London. [Elle UK]
  • For $8,500, you could own a sofa in the shape of the Chanel logo. [FWD]
  • Bamboo fabric, though made from a plant that can be grown without pesticides and fertilizers, is processed with toxic solvents, just like rayon and viscose are made from wood. Eco-friendly it is not. [WSJ]
  • Nordstrom's revenues for the third quarter jumped 17% on last year's results, but the company missed its earnings forecast by one cent, which sent the share price tumbling. [TS]
  • Abercrombie & Fitch's quarterly profit fell to $38.8 million, from $63.9 million a year ago. [Reuters]
  • Sales of department store fragrances fell by 11% on last year during the first three quarters, to $1.38 billion. [WWD]
  • That hasn't stopped Gwen Stefani and her perfume partners, Coty, from putting out five new Harajuku Lovers fragrances. [WWD]