LiLo Does Not Go Gentle Into That Fashion Goodnight; Sales Improve; A Feathered Dandy

  • In "Bad Ideas": Lindsay Lohan tweets about "my 6126 full collection COMING OUT! all clothing." [New York]
  • Finally, some good news: holiday sales, especially at department stores, were strong. [WWD]
  • And the fabled "consumer confidence" is back, baby! [WWD]
  • Less happy: The Cambodian garment industry has been hit very hard by the recession. 70 factories have closed, leaving more than 70,000 pout of work. Many of these were in response to International Labor Organization's anti-sweatshop measures but, sadly, leave workers with few alternatives. [WWD]
  • Celebs are donning long-sleeved dresses. Good idea: it's winter. [WWD]
  • They also enjoy plaid shirts. [Glamour]
  • And celeb babies enjoy wearing pink. [NYPost]
  • Noted ass and Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier, on looking in the mirror: "I'm not vain, so only when I brush my teeth." [Independent]
  • Ooh! Thanks Fabsugar: a slideshow of Rihanna's 2009 fashion highlights! [Fabsugar]
  • Good news, this: ""Holiday makeup and fashion don't have to be red and green," says M.A.C Pro Senior Artist Keri Blair." Sometimes it can be neon purple. [Elle]
  • Want to make it as a model in China? Better be blonde and blue-eyed. Says the WaPo, "The use of foreign models has been growing in China's fashion industry, as brands jostle to be known as "yangqi," or trendy — literally "foreign-style" in Mandarin Chinese. The alternative, using only Chinese models, is interpreted as making the brand come off as "tuqi," or "countrified." [Washington Post]
  • Check out this fantastic, be-feathered London dandy! [Streetpeeper]
  • Coco Rocha got stuck at the airport. Luckily she had a cozy fur. [Sassybella]
  • Isabel Marant's elusive "Otway" boot is, allegedly, poised to be the It-shoe of the year, despite being $1,295. Says one boutique owner, "She played her cards in a very cool French way...She won't supply the demand of America just because we get obsessed with something." [WSJ]
  • Yes, the Brooke-endorsed Latisse may permanently change the color of your eyes in the quest for thick lashes, but Lucky suggests a less risky use: thickening patchy brows. [LuckyMag]
  • Sassybella's not feeling the odd Jamie Bochert-plays-Harlequin for Marc Jacobs; we sorta are. [Sassybella]
  • Lily Cole, on her ill-fated stolen bike: "I don't park it at the station. The station is like a cesspit of cycles. It's a bit ugly, so I don't take my bike there. I don't think it's nice to put it in so much danger." [Sassybella]
  • Fast fashion out, online vintage in. [WWD]