Paris's Hairy Lawsuit

  • Paris Hilton is getting sued by a hair extension company she signed on to shill for in 2007. Allegedly, she later wore another company's fake hair, and skipped a brand event because she was in jail. [People]
  • Says Chris Volek, founder and C.E.O. of HairTech, "I said ‘To hell with it.' Why are we paying her if she is not wearing the product?" [WWD]
  • In honor of the hotel cat's birthday, New York's Algonquin hotel threw a kitty fashion show. Cats paraded — well, walked, sat, rolled over, and were held — in outfits inspired by Raggedy Ann, geishas, and, um, Rod Blagojevich. [Refinery29]
  • Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton said, "I'm Ron Burgundy; stay classy, San Diego" before going on "Fox & Friends." [NYDN]
  • Stephen Colbert on baby-size skinny jeans: "Thank you, the Baby Gap. I say you're never too young to worry about the size of your fat ass!" [Facebook]
  • Christina Lane, mother to two-year-old Ava: "Babies and toddlers have big bellies, and skinny jeans are not for people with big bellies. But they still work." [WSJ]
  • Zac Posen may have skipped off to Paris to show his main line this season, but his lower-priced collection, Z Spoke, will be presented at New York fashion week. [Vogue UK]
  • A "branding consultant" thinks Chanel is "dusty." [Marketing Week]
  • Linda Evangelista for Talbots: She's as surprised as you are. [WWD]
  • Next year, Proctor & Gamble will begin switching the packaging it uses for some of its Pantene, Cover Girl, and Max Factor products to a kind of plastic made from sugarcane. The sugarcane is sustainably grown in Brazil, and the plastic it makes is entirely recyclable. [WWD]
  • Are you a young U.K. designer looking for mentorship, £200,000, and long walks on the beach? The British Fashion Council/Vogue Fashion Fund applications for 2011 are now open. [Vogue UK]
  • Anthropologie opened a 9,000 square foot flagship in New Orleans. [WWD]
  • Mad Men costumes and props are being auctioned off on eBay for charity. Want the sofa? The conference table? Joan's dress? [eBay]
  • And if your tastes run more towards Glee, there'll be a fashion line "inspired by" the show all too soon. [Elle]
  • "I haven't worn a mini skirt for 30-odd years and I think sometimes when women go to evening occasions they wear things they shouldn't," says Twiggy. "I don't like to see underarms and too much bosom. Flashing all that is only okay when you are very young. Although I didn't because I didn't have any!" [Express]
  • Winners of the Vogue/Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Fund Award will now collaborate on items with J. Crew and Ann Taylor — not Gap, which ended its sponsorship. [Fashionista]
  • Nordstrom joined the list of companies reporting strong profit jumps on last year's weaker numbers. For the quarter just ended, Nordstrom made $146 million, up from $105 million in the year-ago period. [WWD]
  • Meanwhile, J.C. Penney and Dillard's both returned to profitability this quarter, but saw essentially flat sales. [WWD]
  • Britain's Audit Bureau of Circulations says women aren't really buying U.K. ladymags. Most of the major titles didn't post any significant circulation growth during the first six months of this year. [WWD]
  • Slide-riding flight attendant Steven Slater has always dreamed of having his own fashion line, according to his ex-wife. [Racked]