Kate Moss And Jamie Hince Enter 19th Tabloid BetrothalS

  • Supposedly, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince are engaged. According to tabloid reports, they were spotted leaving a jewelry store recently, so it must be true! Can't you see this is the body language of a newly engaged couple?

Of course, according to other, older tabloid reports, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince got engaged over New Year in Thailand, and according to other, even older tabloid reports, they got married on an island off of Sicily last summer, and according to even older tabloid reports...they've married each other about 80 times already. [Daily Mail]

  • Jennifer Aniston, whose perfume was rumored to be not selling terribly well, apparently felt like giving the ol' potential-moneyspinner a promotional boost. So Aniston sat down with WWD to deny that she's adopting a Mexican baby, and to say that she won't be doing a celebrity clothing line anytime soon: "I love clothes, but I don't know what to put on myself, let alone others. I have a lot of help getting dressed." Seriously, that's like the only vaguely fashion-related quote in the whole thing. And she says nothing about why we should buy the perfume — except to mention that the scent, Lolavie, was inspired by "memories." There's not even the standard "I had so much fun developing this perfume!" line. [WWD]
  • Helen Mirren, on being a "style icon": "At my age, it's like: Wow, that's so cool. I never thought that might happen. And I think of myself as sort of a bag lady, really. I wash up nice, but mostly I'm not very stylish." [Vogue UK]
  • The editor of British GQ, that bastion of hard-hitting political reporting, has a new Anya Hindmarch bag named after him. The Dylan Jones is Hindmarch's first men's bag. [WWD]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow kinda recycled her Royal Tenenbaums eye makeup for the subscriber cover of March British Harper's Bazaar. It's a good look. [FashionGoneRogue]
  • This season, American designers are inspired by all kinds of things! What kinds of things? Well. Patrik Ervell: "The optimism of American aerospace engineering." Tommy Hilfiger: "A young JFK." Band of Outsiders: "Northern California's Sea Ranch commune and photographs of California rock climbers from the 1970s." [WWD]
  • Kate Moss and Lea T. each scored solo covers of LOVE, as well as the cover where they appear together, kissing. [Modelinia]
  • H&M is releasing its "Conscious Collection" — a mostly beige-and-white clothing line made from recycled polyester, allegedly eco-friendly tencel, and organic cotton — this April. The retail chain has also pledged to use only sustainable cotton (which it defines as either organically grown cotton, recycled cotton, and cotton grown according to the strictures of the Better Cotton Initiative, which mandates lower water and chemical use) by 2020. [WWD]
  • You can see some pictures of the collection here. [Racked]
  • Nigel Barker was surprised — and pleased — by how little W retouched Kim Kardashian for its recent cover and spread, which featured Kardashian and the work of artists like Gilbert & George and Barbara Kruger. "I thought it was daring of her. I thought she actually looked amazing, and I was surprised how little they retouched her," says Barker. "I thought that was refreshing. I immediately thought, when I heard it, that I was going to check these out and they'd look like silk or something, and be retouched to oblivion. But, no, there she was, and you could see little goosebumps on her bottom, and all the rest of it. And I was like, 'Okay. Great.' It was cool. It's back to what photography is about — we're not trying to be animators. We're meant to be photographers. The fantasy should not be a computer game." [The Cut]
  • Cycle 16 of America's Next Top Model features one contestant, Kasia Pilewicz, who already has agency representation and major editorials to her credit. Pilewicz was until recently signed to Wilhelmina (an agent there describes her as "on hiatus...for a TV show") and was shot by Solve Sundsbo for V magazine. (That's her in the leopard bodysuit.) [The Cut]
  • Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which features the acting debut of one Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, is on the Cannes schedule. [WWD]
  • New York City's Economic Development Corp. is recommending that $200,000 of the city's budget go to supporting business development in the fashion industry$125,000 for comping the travel costs of talented recent graduates from the U.S. hinterlands so they can come to the city for job interviews, and $75,000 to run events for summer fashion interns where they can learn from business veterans. [NYDN]
  • Women's Wear Daily reports on NAHM, the line that Nary Manivong designs with Ally Hilfiger. Manivong is the subject of a forthcoming documentary about his abusive childhood and adolescent homelessness; he moved to New York City at age 18 with $200 to his name, wanting to work in fashion. Hilfiger is, well, the daughter of Tommy Hilfiger and onetime star of an MTV reality series called Rich Girls. "I've thought, I don't want to be known as that," says Hilfiger. "But you know what? This is who I am. I have a supportive father. I'm talented. He's talented. It's in my blood. So I am what I am." Manivong: "When I first asked her to work with me as a stylist, the first thing I told her was I don't care about her last name. She's going to do this on her own." [WWD]
  • Also, Libertine is back! [WWD]
  • Alessandra Ambrosio says when she started modeling, at 15, she thought her career would be over by age 20. But she's still doing it now, at 29, and she's noticed the industry changing a little: "I guess it's like a real job. When I started, it was a hobby, something fun to do. Before, models had that rock star life and it was all about going to the parties and having that glamorous life, and I think these days, models are more like businesswomen and the whole industry takes it really serious." Also, Ambrosio says that Prada asked her not to Tweet about walking in its show. "When I did Prada last year, I couldn't mention doing Prada or even Tweet or take a picture and put it on Twitter saying I was backstage at the Prada show. And Dolce was the same thing." [W]
  • Ambrosio stars in a Barbie-inspired fashion spread in the new issue of LOVE. It's kind of delightfully tacky. [Racked]
  • Lara Stone, Helena Christensen, Alek Wek, Sienna Miller, and David Gandy all posed for the U.K. charity drive known as Comic Relief. Vivienne Westwood also designed t-shirts for the campaign, which feature Edmund and Queenie from Blackadder. We'd be lying if we told you we don't really, really want one. [Vogue UK]
  • You can see Lara Stone's picture here. It was shot by Bryan Adams — yes, the singer — and she looks like Marilyn Monroe, which is very original. [LES]
  • J. Crew is threatening to countersue the shareholders who are suing it for allegedly breaching the settlement deal the two sides negotiated to forestall the courtroom action. J. Crew wants to go private via a leveraged buy-out, and it has an investment bank and a $3 billion bid picked out — but shareholders are griping that the price offered is too low, and that J. Crew hasn't sought enough competing offers and hasn't sought them in good faith. [WWD]
  • There are these people who sell clothing that is like vintage clothing, but not actually old. It's like...vintage-new! New-but-old! Old in style but new in construction! Some kind of re...repro, vintage reproduction...thing. Revolutionary. [NYTimes]
  • This link is exactly what it says it is: "In Pictures: Models Falling Over On The Catwalk." [Telegraph]
  • Nine D'Urso, Inès de la Fressange's daughter, will be the face of Bottega Veneta's new perfume. [WWD]
  • Glamour has launched an online blog network called Young & Posh. It features style bloggers including Susanna Lau of Susie Bubble, Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes, and our pal (and fellow Kiwi in New York) Maya Villiger of Turned Out. [Glamour]
  • In the last three months of 2010, Hermès says its sales rose by over 25% from the same period last year. [WWD]
  • Shoes with lipstick for heels: Yours for the low, low price of $428. [TLF]
  • Here's Robin Givhan's take on the Michelle Obama dress "controversy," which apparently we are still talking about. [TDB]