Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old Sister

Now that 13-year-old Lottie Moss's pictures are all over the world wide web following her turn as a bridesmaid in her famous older half-sister's wedding, modeling agents are tripping over themselves to represent her. "Lottie looks beautiful and fresh — a very English rose look," says Carole White, who "discovered" Naomi Campbell (and who is now embroiled in a lawsuit with the supermodel). Lottie's mother has expressed reservations — "She's too young," says mama Moss — but that is no barrier to Carole White's ambitions. "Her mother is quite right to wait until she is 14 and has developed more but she has wonderful features and could definitely make a model." The child is pictured above, next to Kate. [Vogue UK]


Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old SisterKate Moss and Jamie Hince, meanwhile, are honeymooning on Philip Green's yacht. [Bazaar Blog]
Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old SisterEstée Lauder face Joan Smalls wears her dad's old shirts, and got whole body chills when designer Riccardo Tisci booked her for the Givenchy couture show, her big industry break after long years as a workaday model. [Industrie]
Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old SisterKaren Elson and her friend, the director and performer Sarah Sophie Flicker, wrote an essay about their friendship for the site that their friend Zooey Deschanel co-founded. Elson writes, "It's friends who can drag you kicking and screaming from the darkness into the sweetness and light. I couldn't survive without these women, they are my bloodline." [HelloGiggles]
Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old SisterBjörk guest-edited the new issue of Dazed & Confused. This should be interesting. [DazedDigital]
Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old SisterPenélope Cruz is on the cover of the new V, the "Transformation" issue. [DS]
Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old SisterAnd Paris Hilton transformed herself by posing for an edgy shoot inside the mag. How can you tell it's edgy? She has bangs and dark eyeliner, duh. "I don't copy anybody," says Paris. "I'm like my own Barbie doll!" [NYDN]
Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old SisterWhat do you think of when someone says "Prada"? Really expensive handbags? Stripes? Complicated shoes? Nerd-cool? Mustard? Maurizio Cattelan? Rem Koolhaas and his vague pronouncements about "luxury"? Well, set those associations aside, because Prada's new perfume is called...Candy. Prada. Candy. Prada Candy. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. And that pink illustrated box? This shit looks about as "Prada" as Paris Hilton. An executive at Puig, which holds the license for Prada perfumes, says Candy explores "the modernist, creative and colorful sides" of the brand. [WWD]
Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old SisterBy the way, here is a crocodile bag that costs $40,000. Ah, there's the Prada we know and love. [Racked]
Make Way For Kate Moss's 13-Year-Old SisterMarion Cotillard, 9/11 Truther extraordinaire, is still booking Dior campaigns. [WWD]
  • Katie Holmes, like every designer on earth, would "love to" dress Kate Middleton. [Vogue UK]
  • There's a random rumor going around that John Galliano will design a collection for Topshop. But someone asked Philip Green if he'd spoken to Galliano about designing a collection for Topshop, and Green said he hadn't, so...that would seem like a pretty definite no. [Vogue UK]
  • Azzedine Alaïa, who presents his clothes on his own schedule and hasn't held a runway show in eight years, closed out Paris couture week. Francesco Vezzoli was duly impressed: "It's an epic event. If Proust were alive, he would be here," said the artist. Women's Wear Daily duly raved...kind of: "Was it worth the wait? Certainly...Was it revolutionary? Not really. But that's not the point. For decades, the Tunisian-born designer has been hammering at the same nails, much like painter Mark Rothko never grew weary of bands of color." [WWD]
  • Cameron Silver, the vintage dealer, points out that at the Alaïa show, "No one from Vogue graced the front row or attended the show, for that matter." For whatever reason, Anna Wintour doesn't like Alaïa, and the feeling is mutual. [HuffPo]
  • "It took a 10-minute standing ovation and French culture minister Frederic Mitterrand dragging Alaia shyly from backstage for the designer to take a finale bow." [Fashionologie]
  • Paris couture week closed with a black-tie ball at Versailles and a fashion exhibition. Jean Paul Gaultier, some of whose pieces were included in the show, said, "It's quite incredible to be at Versailles and to see your designs," including one red leather coat he designed for Hermès, which he explained had been inspired by an antique leather-bound book. "Except it makes you think that what you have done is not that great — the originals are better." [WWD]
  • Erin O'Connor walked in Gaultier's couture show. The designer fed her macaroons backstage. [Vogue UK]
  • Karl Lagerfeld thinks the notion that designers are overworked — even now that being a creative director of a major luxury house routinely involves overseeing 12-16 collections a year for multiple brands, fashion shows, ad shoots, and dozens if not hundreds of licensed products, albeit as head of a design team — is bullshit. "I'm not like those designers who think they are pressed too much, that their creativity is so fragile," says the Kaiser. "It's very simple, no? Don't take the job if you think you cannot do it. Bad football players do not play in the first league. Swimmers who cannot really swim never win. I mean, you have to know if you can do this kind of sport on that level. If not, forget about it. But you cannot expect people to cry about you, that you are so overworked, so pressed. Nobody presses me." File this one under yet more evidence that Karl Lagerfeld is a robot. [Imagine Fashion]
  • The Wall Street Journal takes on that question we thought we'd left in the precession aughts: why do jeans cost so damn much? (Answer: because people will pay that much.) [WSJ]
  • The Preen designers are working on a collaboration with Aldo. [Vogue UK]
  • The latest bill intended to provide a measure of copyright protection to clothing designers whose work is "substantially unique and original" for a period of three years will be considered by the House Judiciary subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet. Hearings are believed to be scheduled for July 15th, but a witness list isn't yet available. In the past, designers including Diane von Furstenberg — who is passionate about anti-knockoff efforts — have testified before Congress. [WWD]
  • British designer Graeme Black may be the new creative director of Gianfranco Ferrè, according to an editor at Grazia. [@PaulaGRAZIA]
  • Roland Mouret has been named creative director of Robert Clergerie. [Fashionista]
  • Duane Reade — the favorite place of New Yorkers in urgent, 3 a.m. need of pregnancy tests, gel insoles, and/or Cheetos — is goin' all fancy. They now have "nail bars," "express hair salons," and "virtual makeover stations," whatever those are, in certain locations. Schmucks. [WWD]
  • Gap has found that its formerly online-only Athleta active wear brand is proving very profitable, so expect a hefty retail roll-out over the next 12 months. Eight to ten new Athleta stores will open in that time, out of the 50 the company hopes to have by 2013. [WWD]
  • John Varvatos is launching a perfume called Star USA. [WWD]
  • Varvatos will also be one of the "mentors" — alongside Nicole Richie and Jessica Simpson — on Elle MacPherson's forthcoming NBC reality show, Fashion Star. [EW]
  • Lucky magazine is launching an online shopping venture with ThisNext. [WWD]
  • Tavi Gevinson will be part of a variety show tribute to Sassy magazine later this month in Brooklyn — of course. [LF]
  • EBay is acquiring Zong, a company that allows users to buy things online and have the total price added to their monthly mobile bill, for $240 million. [WWD]