Well, this is unexpected and refreshing! Miley Cyrus got all het up on the Twitter about...Urban Outfitters. "Not only do they steal from artists," she wrote in an update tagged #SHADYASHELL, "but every time you give them money you help finance a campaign against gay equality." Could the singer have been referring to this specific instance, or to Urban Outfitters' long history of shady dealings with other people's intellectual property? Then she wrote: "'IF WE ALLOW GAY MARRIAGE THEN NEXT THING U KNOW PEOPLE WILL BE MARRYING GOLD FISH' - Rick Santorum UO contributed $13,000 to this mans [sic] campaign." Actually, it was $13,150. More recently, Urban Outfitters company president and founder Richard Hayne and his wife have given $2,250 to Texas senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who rates a 0 from NARAL Pro-Choice American and voted against financial reform because, "The problem was not mainstream banks. We need to make sure that we don't over-regulate the mainstream banks so they can't loan to small business." Miley again: "Love that everyone is hating on Urban Outfitters." [@MileyCyrus]

Every year the Council of Fashion Designers of America commissions portraits of the designers it nominates for its awards. This year, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin did the honors. They wanted to shoot all the nominees naked, but that idea was (unfortunately?) nixed. [WWD]

Gisele Bündchen made the new covers of Swedish Cosmopolitan and Spanish V. [TLF]

Chanel is launching a new line of handbags called "Boy." They look like leather-bound books. [NYDN]

Meanwhile, someone made a Chanel 2.55 bag out of beef jerky. [Racked]

What is it with Uncle Terry and pasta? [FGR]

  • BCBG is experiencing financial trouble severe enough that it hasn't paid some of its bills since February. The company sent a letter to its creditors last week announcing it was "suspending" all payments "pending completion of new financing arrangements," reports Women's Wear Daily. BCBG is struggling to secure a $230 million loan in order to refinance a portion of its debt — otherwise, a $94 million loan will come due on June 16. And this looks bad: "BCBG did not respond to requests for comment. BCBG'S public relations representative sent out an e-mail Thursday saying she had resigned." Maybe because she hadn't been paid since February? Just a guess. [WWD]
  • The Olsen twins (try to) explain that whole bag-lady chic thing: "That moment for us was us waking up, going to school, and not wanting anyone to take our picture. Kind of a piece of protection," says Ashley. "For me, it was so cold, like the wind chill. How could you not put on 20 things when you're going from Los Angeles to walking through the snow? I think it was probably that. And laziness." The rest of this interview is quite interesting — don't let that be the only quote you read from it. [Style.com]
  • Michael Angel now says he did not design Gwen Stefani's dress for the amfAR gala, and that it was indeed a "collaboration" between them. Earlier, Angel's office had confirmed that the dress, which Stefani attempted to pass off as her own original design for L.A.M.B., had been in fact designed by Angel. Sounds like a powerful celebrity asked someone to toe the line, and he relented. [The Cut]
  • MAC Viva Glam face Lady Gaga is launching a new initiative to "spread awareness" of HIV/AIDS. It's called Glam This Way and it involves Twitter. [Us]
  • Lancôme is launching a new magical skin serum that will shrink your pores, erase your wrinkles, moisturize your skin, clear your acne, remove your dark circles, clean your house, and mix you a serviceably dirty gin martini, straight up with three olives. [WWD]
  • Model Cailin Hill's favorite thing about modeling: "That it can't last forever." [The Cut]
  • Lucy Sykes says styling for Rent the Runway, the online dress-rental business, was like being in Legally Blonde. "The warehouse is all on computers and I so respect technology," she added. [Racked]
  • Celebrity stylist and apparent fashion Stockholm Syndrome sufferer Sasha Charnin Morrison says it's no big deal that so many industry people treat their assistants like crap. She herself was once screamed at because a dog biscuit destined for the maw of Carolina Herrera's pooch broke in two inside a bag she'd packed during a long car journey, but it was like totally the best thing that ever happened to her! "Jobs that are painful and abusive–not physically where someone is punching you or throwing you up against the wall obviously-–but verbally abusive and are completely insane are your best jobs. Their [sic] the jobs where you learn the most." [Fashionista]
  • Rachel Zoe's fashion line will be stocked at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Shopbop, Nordstrom, Saks, Intermix, Kirna Zabete and Selfridges. [Elle]
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that aims to further crack down on websites that sell counterfeit and pirated merchandise. [WWD]
  • Azzedine Alaïa, who rarely presents his collection outside of his own studio these days, is mounting a show during July's couture week in Paris. [Vogue UK]
  • For the quarter just ended, Neiman Marcus recorded profits of $46.2 million, up from $18.5 million in the same quarter one year ago. Same-store sales rose nearly 10%. [WWD]
  • "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" at the Met has proven so popular that the museum is extending its run by one week. It will now close August 7. [WWD]