Emma Watson Does Burberry Again; Lindsay Lohan In Intellectual Property ConundrumS

  • Emma Watson has returned as the Spring face of Burberry. This time, she brought her younger brother, Alex, along for the ride.

Check it out: That's him on the left. [Vogue UK]

  • Dakota Fanning and Gabourey Sidibe are on two different covers of the spring issue of V. That would be the size issue we've discussed. [The Life Files]
  • Kim Kardashian has, of course, a fragrance. If the wind changed at any point during the shooting of this ad, poor Kim will have been stuck with SexyFace forever. [People]
  • Although Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone were reported to have wed during their holiday in St. Bart's yesterday, when photos of the two cutting a cake with a doppelganger couple topper hit the Internet, they in fact were merely attending an engagement party. With a wedding-ish-looking cake. Check out mini-Marc in his kilt! Why can't these two just tie the knot already? They're clearly just teasing us. With marzipan. This is like their fifteenth almost-wedding. [NYPost]
  • Patrick Aufdenkamp, a celebrity stylist who goes by "Pooty" and the man Lindsay Lohan accused of stealing her designs for the 6126 fashion line, has unburdened his conscience and issued a lengthy denial to none other than Perez Hilton. It was unclear from the start whether Lohan thought Pooty had done her wrong by actually taking her sketches, or by merely attending her business meetings as a friend while simultaneously hiding the fact that he was planning his own clothing line. (He says he'll be at New York Fashion Week in February!) But in any case, we suspect good taste will be the casualty in this leggings war. That and the fact that we now have to associate the name "Pooty" with famewhoring, and not just Tray Chaney's great character on The Wire. (OK, so that's "Poot," but you know.) [PerezHilton]
  • Speaking of stealing other people's work, it would appear that Linds has a lot to answer for herself on that score. Fashionista dug up a picture of Lohan in a Jen Kao dress that features some very distinctive seaming on the bodice — some very distinctive seaming that one of her sketches for 6126 just happens to share. [Fashionista]
  • Chilean industrial designer Sebastian Errazuriz combined a pair of jeans with a pair of Chuck Taylors, and made a weird Franken-fashion-statement that we can't stop staring at. [Sebastian Errazuriz via CocoPerez]
  • Thanks to 4-year-old's-eye-view photography, Prada and Celine are both, weirdly, featuring headless models in their respective spring campaigns. [Fashionologie]
  • Eunice Johnson, the producer and director of the Ebony Fashion Fair. Johnson was the widow of John H. Johnson, of Johnson Publishing — she was his business partner and named Ebony magazine. The Washington Post's Robin Givhan said Johnson and the traveling fashion show she founded were tremendously important. "She told, you know, these Parisian designers that yeah, you should pay attention to my people." [NPR]
  • Coco Rocha will be reporting on the Grammy Awards for ET Canada. The model did a special on New York Fashion Week one year ago for E! Canada. [@OhSoCoco]
  • The New York Post has reported that Prada is in talks with the luxury jeweler Richemont over the latter making a minority investment in the fashion company. Prada has always scotched rumors of a private equity sale, and has long harbored plans to go public, but the company's debt — $1.7 billion — is holding it back from competing with rival LVMH in key markets, like China. Nonetheless, a Prada spokesperson tells Women's Wear Daily the rumors are false and the story is "just silly. I don't know where they got it, and clearly it's a quiet time for news." [NYPost]
  • Ines de la Fressange was named the most chic woman in France by the readers of Le Figaro — her old model pal Carla Bruni-Sarkozy was apparently no competition. She says, "French women have a kind of arrogance. It's: 'I ignore fashion, I do my own thing.'" [Independent]
  • You can now leaf through part of Olivier Theyskens' upcoming book for Assouline, The Other Side Of The Picture. [Assouline]
  • An MIT professor who studies counterfeiting says that 40% of people who buy counterfeit goods eventually cough up for the real thing. Is it because of the differences in quality, or the fact that many people can spot fakes anyway? Could they possibly feel guilty? The professor's two-and-a-half-year-long study was called "Rethinking Brand Contamination: How Consumers Maintain Distinction When Symbolic Boundaries Are Breached." [WWD]
  • Is Olivia Palermo really one of those people wearing a fake Birkin? Perhaps it was just research. Also, we love the way the Post's website headlined this story "Fake Berkin Bags Flood The City." That's a tautology; If it's called a Berkin, it's definitely fake. [NYPost]
  • That rumor about Naomi Campbell going bankrupt? Not true. Or at least denied by her rep. [Stylelist]
  • Meanwhile, someone dug up footage of an 8-year-old Campbell on a kids' TV show. [yes!abunnystreamofconch]
  • Macy's has announced the closure of five stores. Kohl's may soon do the same. [WWD]