Annie & Mikhail Pose For Louis Vuitton; Snooki Loves Ed Hardy And Armani

  • "I think I have to stand up straighter and wash my face more." — Julia Roberts, on being the latest face of Lancôme. [WWD]
  • Zaldy Goco, the designer who did Lady Gaga's costumes for her ongoing Monster Ball tour, cannot explain the Haus of Gaga. "I'm not even sure exactly what it is," he avers. "As she explained it to me, it's the collective of people who come together to work with her creatively. But, it's not as if she's going to launch a fashion line or anything — at least that's what she told me then. But, I guess you never know. After all, she is a capable, multi-talented overachiever with a lot to give!" Goco also designs Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. line, and has made stage and music video outfits for everyone from Deee-lite to Michael Jackson. [BoF]
  • "I read all the blogs," says Sarah Palin Catherine Malandrino. [Style.com]
  • Kanye West and Amber Rose turned up for the Louis Vuitton show enveloped in floor-sweeping fur coats. [WWD]
  • Hamish Bowles plans to deal with Condé Nast's budget cuts by couch-surfing his way through Fashion Month. [The Cut]
  • Snooki's preferred brands are "Bebe, Juicy, Armani and Ed Hardy. I love my Ed Hardy hats. As you can see on the show, I just wear them when I don't feel like doing my hair." And also: Ugg. StyleList is calling Ms. Nicole Polizzi, who abjures Bumpits and claims to "hardly" tan, "the perfect interpreter of Jersey girl style," and we are very, very frightened. [StyleList]
  • Jean Arnault, the father of luxury magnate Bernard Arnault and a board member of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, has died in Paris. He was 90. Arnault père, an engineer by training, ran a medium-sized construction firm that he transformed into a real estate business. It was that company which later, on his son's watch, and after many transformations, acquisitions, disinvestments, and re-namings, became the luxury conglomerate that today owns Dior, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton, among many others. [WWD]
  • Speaking of Louis Vuitton: Artistic director Marc Jacobs apparently doesn't really step onto men's wear designer Paul Helbers' turf. "I wear a white shirt and plaid skirt every day, so I'm not the best person to speak about menswear," said Jacobs. [HuffPo]
  • Suzy Menkes nails why luxury brands are by and large so suspicious of blogs and new media. "I think with big fashion brands it's all about control. They have done so much over the years and sometimes it's a hundred years to build up this whole image of themselves and being in control of everything — chosing the pages in the magazine where they're going to go, what they're going to be adjacent to, where they're going to put up their ads in a city, you know, micromanaging this. And then, along comes Twitter, and all of a sudden someone walks out of a . . . what shall we say . . . Louis Vuitton show and says, 'That show sucked. I hated it, and I've always hated Louis Vuitton.' You know, just a completely banal, stupid comment. But that can go viral and other people can answer this . . . suddenly you're faced with 3 million people saying negative things. It's really terrifying for these brand managers." [Vimeo via Fashionologie]
  • London designers Clements-Ribeiro are showing a simply gorgeous mid-season collection at Paris Couture Week, entirely made from vintage scarves. Silk scarves from the 1940s through the 1980s have been re-cut into blouses, skirts, and dresses that are both heart-breakingly beautiful, in a mis-matched way, and, at $650 for a top, heart-breakingly expensive. [WWD]
  • Diane von Furstenberg is getting a full line of homeware. [FWD]
  • DVF just went on the View and placed her purse on a scale. It clocked in at 6.45 lbs.
  • Target is embarking on a remodeling program for its stores that will expand the area devoted to groceries. And also beauty products — they promise better lighting and testers at new "Destination Beauty" areas. [DailyFinance]
  • Dutch denim brand G Star has signed Liv Tyler as its new face for the United States market. We're not sure if even she can sell the drop-crotch skinny-leg bleach-detroyed monstrosities on the other end of this link, however. [WWD]
  • Oh, models and their photogenic boyfriends. Always posing for magazines cutely! Real-life model-couple Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic are apparently getting a run for their money from Maryna Linchuk and Salvatore Morale. Naturally, Morale is a DJ. [Fashionologie]