Andrej Pejic Doesn't Think Of Himself As A Man Or A Woman

Australian model Andrej Pejic is on one of the covers of New York's fall fashion issue. "In this society, if a man is called a woman, that's the biggest insult he could get," he tells the magazine. "Is that because women are considered something less?" Pejic appears topless on the cover, something which in the recent past has not been well-received by certain chain bookstores; there's no word on whether New York, like Dossier before it, was required to wrap the issue in an opaque cover. Of his rates — modeling is one of the few fields where women out-earn men by a wide margin — Pejic jokes, "I don't get out of bed for less than $50 a day. I want to make that clear to America. This is a new age of androgynous supermodels. We don't get out of bed for less than $50 a day." [NYMag]


Andrej Pejic Doesn't Think Of Himself As A Man Or A WomanEmma Watson and a puppy star in a fashion spread in the new i-D. [CQ]
Andrej Pejic Doesn't Think Of Himself As A Man Or A WomanPatrick Schwarzenegger, son of Ahnuld and Maria Shriver, posed for the fall Hudson Jeans ads. [Quem]
Andrej Pejic Doesn't Think Of Himself As A Man Or A WomanFashion's Night Out, Anna Wintour's holiday dedicated to full-price retail, overloaded mass transit, random celebrity appearances, and booze, is back for a third go-round. Find local events here. While the night promises everything from a dog fashion show with Joseph Altuzarra at Bergdorf's to Solange Knowles deejaying at Lord & Taylor, if we go anywhere, it'll probably be to Saks Fifth Avenue, where Tilda Swinton and Central St. Martin's Louise Wilson will be on hand for "a special event." [Official Site, WWD]
Andrej Pejic Doesn't Think Of Himself As A Man Or A WomanThese holidays, Barneys New York is teaming up with Lady Gaga to create a store-within-a-store, a kind of Santa's Workshop of Gagamania. "Holiday is about joy, sharing and inclusiveness, and to me, Gaga really represents all of that," says the company C.E.O., obviously. On sale will be items specially chosen by the Lady herself (or her fashion friend Nicola Formichetti), including jewelry made of rock candy and what is described as an "exclusive" Rubik's Cube. [WWD]
Andrej Pejic Doesn't Think Of Himself As A Man Or A WomanCharlotte Casiraghi was shot by Mario Testino for the September cover of Vogue Paris. [TFS]
Andrej Pejic Doesn't Think Of Himself As A Man Or A WomanWe find it incredible that China Machado is 81. Machado, a muse of Richard Avedon, was the first non-white woman to model for major fashion magazines. "We had no images," she said, growing up. "We had nothing that told us we were nice-­looking. Nothing. So I didn't think of myself as good-looking at all. It never occurred to me." [NYMag]
Andrej Pejic Doesn't Think Of Himself As A Man Or A WomanAlso profiled in New York's fashion issue is Shala Monroque, the 32-year-old fashion editor, Prada brand ambassador, lover of low-heeled shoes (and, full disclosure, a friend). Monroque grew up in St. Lucia. "We always got all of the American TV shows late, and I grew up watching Leave It to ­Beaver and other shows from the fifties. Life here just seemed better, and freer. I couldn't believe that on TV, kids would just open the fridge, pull out a box of orange juice, and drink from it." [NYMag]
  • Kenneth Cole's company quickly apologized for Tweeting a self-promotional joke about the civil unrest in Egypt back in February, but it sounds like Kenneth himself has no regrets. "I thought it was quirky; I thought it was funny," says the designer/pun-daddy. [Fashionista]
  • Kate Moss is still on vacation in the South of France, where she has been drinking lots and recently smoked "a fat cigar." [Mirror]
  • The National Design Awards, hosted by Michelle Obama, normally takes place in Washington, D.C., in July. But not this year! Oh no, this year the White House threw everyone for a loop by having the awards on September 13. That's fashion week. Fashion is only a small subset of design, but, horrors! In the fashion category, neither of the two runners-up (Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu) can make it, and the winner, Gilles Mendel, had to reschedule his fashion show. Shocking. [WWD]
  • Christian Louboutin's lawyers are appealing the judge's preliminary ruling in the company's ongoing trademark infringement case against Yves Saint Laurent. On Wednesday, the judge ruled that Yves Saint Laurent could not be barred from selling a style of shoe with a red sole, and hinted that in his final ruling, he might invalidate Louboutin's existing trademark on the red sole. If that protection were removed, not only would YSL be selling its one kind of red-soled shoes, but Louboutin knock-offs of all styles could be sold openly in the U.S. — there would probably be fake Loubs at Payless within weeks. "We're going to fight like hell," says Louboutin's lawyer. [WWD]
  • When a company wants to produce a version of something made by a fashion designer without getting sued for it, the right thing to do is to negotiate a deal to license the design. Carolina Herrera made the wedding dress Bella Swan wears in the upcoming Twilight: Sometimes I Doubt Your Commitment To Sparklevamp Motion, but the dress will be reproduced under license by Alfred Angelo. [WWD]
  • Speaking of magical creatures, Kellan Lutz says Robert Pattinson wants to get a clothing line. "Rob and I were talking about doing clothing lines," says Lutz, "and he found out I was doing one and was like 'I should do one.' He wants to do one — he's always so hipster." Lutz joked that the line should be called Rob's Rags. [Us]
  • When she's between movies, Rosario Dawson likes to get her nails done all fancy. Sadly, there are no pictures of said fancy nails at this link. [WWD]
  • Here's the fall collection of Lauren Conrad's Kohl's line. [Teen.com]
  • Mary Harron's new movie stars Lily Cole and, um, Scott Speedman. Out this fall. [ONTD]
  • Mark Fast is doing a collaboration with Aldo. [CQ]