Top Model Judge Slams Plus-Size Contestant; JWOWW Gets A Clothing Line

  • An Australia's Next Top Model judge rejected a plus-size applicant who had made it to the second round of competition because "she would end up doing catalogues for Target." [NineMSN]
  • Milla Jovovich might've booked the next Ann Taylor campaign. [P6]
  • Nicole Richie's fashion line, Winter Kate — due in stores next month — will feature macramé. You have been warned. [USAToday]
  • Project Runway has nabbed another awesome guest judge in Lauren Hutton. She judges tomorrow's challenge, for which designers were taken to the country and directed to use potato sacks for fabric. (Very Great Depression- chic.) [People]
  • Oh, dear lord, help us: the one with the fake boobs from Jersey Shore has a clothing line. Says the website, "Jenni has created the ultimate in fashionable clothing. She will be reinventing the term "Sexy Sophisticated." Not only will her line be "Edgy" and "Sexy", but it will make people of all ages and body type feel more confident in "the scene." This exclusive line will be limited and custom made to your body type." So far it includes only shirts. [JWOWW]
  • Jessica Simpson has entered into a 19th licensing agreement. This one covers jeans wear — denim, knit tops, skirts, and jackets — and you should expect it in stores this July. [WWD]
  • Nicolas Ghesquière likes golf and Tom Ford likes being naked. That's what we got from this exchange. [Interview]
  • Could Victoria's Secret have dropped Marisa Miller? Miller has been an "angel" since 2007, and wore the coveted diamond bra (albeit a less-be-diamonded diamond bra than in previous years) at the last Victoria's Secret fashion show. [P6]
  • Julia Roberts wore 1970s Yves Saint Laurent to the Golden Globes. [WWD]
  • Giorgio Armani, according to a note that Style.com obtained, is spitting mad about his couture show timeslot. Because of an "unexpected and unjustifiable" time change on the part of Dior, Armani Privé will now be shown an hour and a half later than originally envisioned. Dior's move is, writes Armani, "indicative of a lack of respect for other people's time and labor." [Style.com]
  • Henry Holland is asking fans to upload "mugshots" of themselves to Flickr so that he can choose 36 faces to incorporate into a printed motif for his Debenham's collection. H! by Henry Holland launches this summer. [Telegraph]
  • Fashion Week Daily did a round-up of all the Chanel branded sporting goods you could own, if you had more money than sense by a factor of about a billion: believe it or not, there are Chanel motorboats and Chanel footballs. [FWD]
  • A youngster with a can of hot-pink spraypaint graffiti'd the SoHo Chanel boutique's windows. Some of his markings look like a reinterpretation of the company's logo. [Nylon]
  • Overall, in 2009, Swatch's sales fell by 9.1% on 2008's results. Although sales fell less sharply, year-on-year, during the last six months, and actually rose slightly during the final quarter, that's probably better explained by the retail apocalypse of fall/winter '08, not some sudden rise in demand for Swatch watches. [WSJ]
  • Total sales at Coach during the last quarter rose 11%, but wholesale revenue fell 8% because department stores ordered less of its bags. [WSJ]