Alexa Chung Nabs Vogue Cover; Tavi Wants To Direct

  • If you share our concerns about the lovely Alexa Chung's posture, you will not find her Vogue UK cover, or the editorial that goes with it, particularly soothing. [ONTD]
  • Nathalie Rykiel, on why there's a Sonia Rykiel for H&M collection: "They copy me all the time! Finally I said, "Look, if you want your girls to wear Sonia Rykiel from H&M, let's let them have the real thing!" [Nylon]
  • Over drinks at the Boom Boom Room — where else? — the idea for a Haiti benefit party was born. Donna Karan, André Balazs, Mary J. Blige, and record company exec Andre Harrell are co-hosting. The fundraiser dinner, at which Blige will perform, is already sold out. [HuffPo]
  • Pauly D says that Pauly D is a significant influence on fashion. (Though he may be a biased source.) Nonetheless, the AP found one 15-year-old named Zach Vujic — sounds Italian — willing to admit he got a Pauly D-inspired haircut. And a Jamaican/Italian/Irish woman who admires Snooki's and JWOWW's confidence, and once tried to do Snooki's pouf. Jersey Shore style is clearly sweeping the nation! [AP]
  • R.J. Cutler, the director of The September Issue, says he is working on another film with Grace Coddington. "We think it's going to be a big animated feature film about Grace Coddington's feline family," the director explained at a screening. This has to happen! [The Cut]
  • If you're in the market for a wedding dress by Lanvin or Stella McCartney — or just like to look — Net-A-Porter has re-done its bridal section, and is relaunching it with more options for dresses and shoes on February 16. [WWD]
  • Tavi Gevinson, on her life goals: "I would like to go to school, then have a band, then have a magazine where I could photograph/art direct/write, then write and direct and maybe act in movies, then write and direct and maybe act on stage, then be an elementary school teacher, then write again, then move to the woods." If you somehow missed the emergence of this imaginative young fashion writer, The Fashion Informer gives an excellent summary, with links, of the development of her two-year-old blog and the increasing coverage it has generated. [TFI]
  • Yvan Mispelaere will replace Nathan Jenden, who announced his imminent resignation yesterday, as the creative director of Diane von Furstenberg. [WWD]
  • Of course Terry Richardson had a fake ID. [TerrysDiary]
  • Bernard Arnault said in Paris that Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy's profits for 2009 dipped by 13%, and sales in the last quarter fell 2.4%. [WWD]
  • The Museum of Sex in New York has an exhibit dedicated to the history of the condom (apparently they used to be made of fish bladders). It includes a dress made of more than 1200 of the latex barriers, each hand-dyed by the Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini. [NYPost]