Gwyneth Paltrow Continues To Talk Cooking, This Time In August Vogue

  • Gwyneth Paltrow made the August cover of Vogue. At least this time, they got her head screwed on right. The cover disproves the rumor that Paltrow would be the September covergirl, leaving that slot potentially open for Halle Berry. [JustJared]
  • Jeffrey Steingarten, on interviewing Paltrow about food: "Have you ever read Paltrow's newsletter, titled "Goop"? (Back issues are collected on the "Goop" Web site.) The first newsletter I stumbled upon had recipes for kale juice, kale soup, skinless chicken breasts, and lots of liquids and powders to aid in your detox program. A terrible chill passed through my body." [Vogue]
  • Unsurprisingly, Bernard Arnault is France's richest man. The head of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is reportedly worth nearly $30 billion. [WWD]
  • Janie Bryant, the costume designer for Mad Men, will be selling a line of clothing on QVC starting September 29. The 20-piece retro-inspired line will cost $26-$138. [WWD]
  • Karlie Kloss walked in more shows than any other model, leading New York to name her Couture Week's top model. Again. [The Cut]
  • "I'd like to apologize to all husbands right now for all the pain you've suffered watching her credit card bills increase," joked Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-A-Porter, at the e-tailer's 10th birthday party. One would expect a woman who founded a business valued at more $535 million to understand that it's not just men who hold the family purse, but whatever. [WWD]
  • P. Diddy, whose clothing line, Sean John, was already manufactured completely under license, has now decided to outsource the selection and oversight of his licensees. The U.S. subsidiary of Hong Kong sourcing giant Li & Fung will handle the operation. The brand has been "struggling to remain in the back," said one source. "Puffy has not been spending any time in the business. The only category doing well is the fragrance." [NYPost]
  • Major beauty brands and retailers like Sephora, Target, and L'Oréal are offering more products suited to curly and black hair, citing an ongoing decline in the use of relaxers and straighteners. "At one time, there was a need to assimilate into the general market culture to be more like our general market peers," said Angela Guy, general manager of SoftSheen-Carson at L'Oréal. "But over time, women have become more confident in their ability to express themselves, bringing a lot more freedom in choice and style. A lot of women have come to the decision to move out of [straightening their hair]." [WWD]
  • Stefano Tonchi says that he is not courting Anna Dello Russo to come on staff at W. He also says the magazine is working with some new photographers, like Tim Walker. (Tonchi also ended W's effective 14-year boycott of Terry Richardson's work.) [FWD]
  • In other media news, the U.S. head of Hachette Filipacchi, Alain Lemarchand, was spotted at the Time & Life building. [WWD]
  • Pucci is launching a new women's fragrance at the end of August. [WWD]
  • Roberto Cavalli, too, is launching a perfume. Called Anniversary and packaged in bottles emblazoned with the number 40, it celebrates his 40th year in business. [WWD]
  • Completing the new perfume trifecta is Bulgari, whose Bulgari Man, fronted by Clive Owen, goes on sale in September. [WWD]
  • Alek Wek looks bloody amazing on the cover of Dutch Glamour. [TLF]
  • Karl Lagerfeld shot Anja Rubik and Baptiste Giabiconi as "an Italian couple in downtown New York" for the fall Fendi campaign. [WWD]
  • Lacoste has announced it will be doing a tennis-themed capsule collection by Catherine Malandrino. [WWD]
  • Ken (as in Barbie's ex) did a fashion shoot for UK Esquire! [ONTD]
  • Cacharel has sold its two outlet stores and its men's wear division to raise cash in the hope of saving jobs and restoring the company to financial health. The moves only raised $11.6 million. [WWD]
  • Armani is now producing chocolates under license. [Vogue UK]
  • Oddly Christian fast-fashion chain Forever 21, which recently launched a plus-size division called Faith 21, is getting into the maternity business under the brand Love 21. Actually, for clothing you only need wear a few months, it kind of makes sense to buy things that skirt the risk of falling apart within that timeframe. Only we hope they won't ask to see a marriage license before forking over the expanding-waist trousers. [Boing Boing]
  • Fifty-six per cent of the retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters failed to meet their own projected sales in the month of June. The sector continues its slow "recovery," we guess. [WWD]
  • Harrods, meanwhile, is considering expanding into China. [Vogue UK]
  • In order to boost sales, American Eagle Outfitters is offering free Droid Eris, Blackberry Curve, and LG Ally phones to customers who try on jeans. However, the 2-year service agreement is not free. [HuffPo]
  • Cailin Hill is a model who blogs, and does an excellent job of it. Read her. [Model.Burnbook]