Crystal Renn's Weight Covered On People; Tavi On Style And Musical Theater

  • Crystal Renn is either too big or too small, say some folks who evidently take an interest in other people's weight. "She is not trying to lose weight at all," says Gary Dakin, her agent. "She fluctuates." [People]
  • Meanwhile, fellow Glamour cover girl Brooklyn Decker filmed a fitness DVD. She found that repeating the same workout throughout 12-hour shooting days made her "light-headed, dizzy and weak." Then her agent told her to eat some food. [Elle]
  • In case Sex And The City 2 moved you to try and re-create your own Orientalist Adventure in the comfort of your own home, here is a video that will show you how to turn a regular silk scarf into an exciting turban! (We perhaps shouldn't make fun, since we've been known to walk around be-turbanned on bad hair days. But seriously, this anemic blonde isn't even teaching the method we think is best. It's all about folding the scarf into a triangle, wrapping it around your head so that the points come to the front, crossing them over and back again to make a little "knot", and then tying the points back at the nape. Then you fan out the scarf over your crown, and adjust the front-knot to a comfortable position over your forehead.) [Sun]
  • Prepare: BryanBoy is doing something with H&M. The nature of the collaboration is unknown. [Racked]
  • Annie Leibovitz is probably the highest-paid photographer working right now. She is also flat broke and in hock to a bunch of shysters called Art Capital Group. One (more) reason why this is so: Leibovitz's financial adviser was Ken Starr, the dude who just got arrested for defrauding his celebrity clients. Starr introduced Leibovitz to the friendly folks at Art Capital. [WWD]
  • Naomi Campbell probably figures giving a few interviews about her addiction problems will make everyone forget about the blood diamonds and her many assault charges. Our question is, why would any self-respecting journalist or publication play along? [Vogue UK]
  • Elie Tahari does not wear ties. Ever. [WSJ]
  • Diane Kruger likes Karl Lagerfeld. "He is like a stepfather to me. We're very close — we just get on so well. He is a very curious person, he's very interested in people in general. I've known him since I was 16 years old, ever since I first started modelling and he has always been so kind." [Vogue UK]
  • Tavi Gevinson says it wasn't a family influence that got her into fashion. "But we are all a glasses family! My dad dresses like any regular English teacher with too many Jerry Garcia ties. My oldest sister bought a bit of vintage as a teenager but I only appreciated it as costume. My mom has been taking me to Goodwill ever since I was little but I always hated it. I wanted clothes from the Gap or Old Navy." Instead, it was theater that made it all click. "I think the first VHS I saw was a taping of the Broadway production of Into the Woods. The different characters, the different visual themes of each play fascinated me when I was younger and still does. I loved Halloween and whenever I could be in a play as an opportunity to be someone else. But what made me realize I could have this much fun every day was when my best friend's sister let us play dress-up in her closet when I was in 6th grade. Seeing someone I knew that was a regular teenager have the confidence to wear the coolest, craziest stuff every day was inspiring and the idea still fuels my want to get dressed every morning." [Fred Flare]
  • There is a thing called the Male Model World Cup happening. It involves a bunch of male models playing a soccer tournament, and the 13-year-old girl in us thinks this sounds really dreamy and the 13-year-old soccer player in us thinks this sounds really fun. [Models.com]
  • Area Man Irked By Denim Ban At Local Country Club. No, not an Onion headline. [WSJ]
  • Jessica Stam re-redecorated her apartment. And Elle covered this event, again. [Elle]
  • Christophe Lemaire, the just-named incoming designer at Hermès, will present his last collection for Lacoste in September. Lacoste plans to announce his replacement by year end. [WWD]
  • Hermès' Pierre-Alexis Dumas says of his decision to appoint Lemaire, "I think you have to trust your intuition. There was no brief, no sketches. We looked at what he has done. And we looked at the work of quite a few people. I think the answer came quite naturally. When I look at an object or a garment or a building, I always try to understand the intention behind it. I also look at consistency. My feeling was that this was a man who loves life and celebrates life. I say this with deep conviction. Life is short, life is beautiful. It's such a great chance to try to make beautiful objects." [On The Runway]
  • Azzedine Alaïa is creating a foundation to maintain his expansive collection of art, photography, and couture. [Style.com]
  • Diesel makes wine now? What are they, Ed Hardy? [Style.com]
  • Oh noes! Male celebrities wearing Crocs, destroying their sex appeal. Oh wait. It's just Jack Nicholson. [StyleCaster]
  • Courtney Love turned up to a Sex And The City 2 screening looking almost normal. [WWD]
  • J. Crew opened a standalone wedding store in New York. Elle creamed its panties. [Elle]
  • And Madewell launched an e-commerce site. [Refinery29]
  • Overall, J. Crew's profits for the first quarter more than doubled on last year. [NYPost]
  • Terry Richardson photographed Brad Goreski, who is on some reality show, or something. [Terry's Diary]
  • Troubled retailer Abercrombie & Fitch settled a 5-year-old shareholders' lawsuit for $12 million, SEC filings have revealed. Shareholders alleged that the company's executives made misleading statements that artificially inflated their share price for a period in the summer of 2005, even as they should have known the company was going to have weak sales that would drive the price back down. [WWD]
  • L'Occitane, the skincare brand, made an entry at the Chelsea Flower Show. They won a silver medal. Weird. [Style.com]
  • Movado is closing 26 of its 27 boutiques, because the company is suffering heavy losses. [WWD]
  • Photographer Philippe Halsman started asking his portrait subjects — among them would be Marilyn Monroe and Salvador Dalí — to jump just before he hit the shutter in the 1940s. Oh, Philippe. What have you done? [NYTimes]