Kate Moss Doesn't Worry, Is Happy; Will Lady Gaga Be On The Cover Of Cosmo?

  • Kate Moss has beauty advice: "Moisturise, sleep — and happiness: that's a beauty secret. I know I look different when I'm happy." Perhaps because you can't bottle feeling good, she'd like instead to expand into a line of cosmetics. [ToL]
  • Cosmo editor Kate White wants Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga on covers for 2010. [WWD]
  • One effect of the return of 80s and 90s supermodels to the advertising fore is an increasing number of ads that pair an older woman with a younger man. Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell have all starred in such campaigns. Karl Lagerfeld snapped Jerry Hall canoodling with Baptiste Giabiconi for his spring Chanel accessories lookbook, Demi Moore and an anonymous male model are the new faces of Helena Rubinstein, and Madonna deserves a category here all of her own. And who can forget Rene Russo's thing for Brian Atwood? Perhaps the industry is realizing that it's women in their 30s and 40s who might have the income to drop $40 on a frikking mascara, and not the teenagers who normally feature in high-end ads. [NYPost]
  • Emerging designers Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Ross Menuez of Salvor Projects and Phillipe Rollano and David Trujillo of The Blonds each won $25,000 from Italian winemaker Ecco Domani to put towards their upcoming fall/winter shows. [WWD]
  • Gordon Brown was named the worst-dressed man of 2009 by British GQ. The prime minister beat out Nicolas Sarkozy and Russell Brand for the title. [AFP]
  • Meanwhile, Roger Stone released his annual Worst and Best-Dressed List. President Obama topped the list of best-dressed men, which also included George Clooney and and former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown. Carla Bruni and Rachel Uchitel were among the best-dressed women. Not so lucky were Rihanna — whose name Stone gives as "Rhianna" — who became "too...ghetto" this year, and Jesse Ventura. Michelle Obama was not mentioned on either list, which is surprising given Stone, though a Republican operative, sees style as a nonpartisan issue. [StoneZone]
  • Rodarte's first men's wear collection is earning comparison to one that Junya Watanabe did for Comme des Garçons in 2006. And by "comparison," we mean that someone on a blog said that Rodarte ripped off Comme. [BlackBook]
  • Got a vintage dress that still smells like its previous owner's closet? Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant recommends a mixture of one part vodka to two parts water in a spraybottle to take the funk away. This will totally be like that time we were going to wash our hair with beer and ended up drinking it. [Valet]
  • The New York Daily News noticed the jeggings trend — hideous jean-legging Frankenfashions that have become popular despite the fact they feature something we can only call trompe l'oeil acid wash — and sent a brave staffer out to test-drive three pairs. Lots of men looked at her butt. [NYDN]
  • Apparently, changes in diet mean women are increasingly needing larger shoe sizes — up to a British size 9 and 10, an American 11 and 12. The Daily Mail says this is because we're all really fat, but then lists a variety of extremely tall and thin women as flag-bearers for the bigfooted cause, like 6' Macy Gray and 5'10" Nicole Kidman. [Daily Mail]
  • Rachel Zoe and a certain "Mark Jacobs" went shopping over New Year on St. Barthelémy. Did Zoe misspell Jacobs' name or did her phone auto-correct "Marc" to "Mark"? This is a mystery we can't quite be bothered caring about. [Twitter]
  • Marie Claire surveyed 1500 British women and found that 40% admitted lying to their boyfriends or husbands about the cost of new clothes or beauty products. [Daily Mail]
  • Uniqlo's sales rose 11.5% year-on-year during the month of December. [WWD]