Model Chrissy Teigen, who made her Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition debut last year, can't actually swim. Asked about her worst photo shoot, she says: "I honestly don't have any. Let's face it –- it's not that difficult to be a swimsuit model. I was a backside model for Victoria's Secret's website and it ended up being the most painful thing I have done. It's the four little pictures of different angles if you click on a picture of a bottom — they have people come in and do that. No face involved, just butt. I had to pop my butt out the entire time and I remember that my back was in the most pain of my entire life."
Is it just us or is she pretty awesome? Further evidence of same: for Halloween, Teigen is dressing up as a child pageant star from Toddlers & Tiaras. Her boyfriend, John Legend, is going to go as her creepy stage dad. Teigen is pictured here in an editorial for Vegas magazine, and a behind-the-scenes photo she Tweeted from the shoot. [StyleList]
See the whole collection here. [Fashionologie ]
- Tavi Gevinson interviewed Leith Clark, the founder of Lula magazine. Gevinson says that when she first came across an issue in a Chicago area bookstore in 2008, she left a note between the pages asking anyone who ever bought the magazine to write to her, "because I didn't think other people in my town read it. It felt like a secret." Someone did buy it, and they became email friends. The magic of print, folks. [Nowness]
- Anna Wintour pulled that trick where you board and disembark from the plane in a nice outfit, but change into comfy pants onboard. And when she arrived in Los Angeles, where she's judging a stage of the Vogue/Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Fund awards, not only did her Louis Vuitton luggage magically appear before anybody else's, but Wintour had the airport stop the baggage carousel so her assistant could collect it all without waiting for it to go round and round. Somewhere, Lauren Weisberger just felt a chill. [E!]
- Ashley Greene is now a face of DKNY and DKNY Jeans. [People]
- Chloe Moretz's mother won't let her buy designer clothes. Why would she? None of them will fit (or be considered fashionable) in a few years when Moretz grows up, anyway, and it's a waste of money. She's an actress and she can borrow whatever she "needs." [InStyle]
- Cathy Horyn and Bruce Pask take a look at wedding dress options for gay couples. [NYTimes]
- Ralph Rucci and the late Donald Brooks got their plaques on the Fashion Walk of Fame yesterday. [WWD]
- Christian Dior's revenues grew by 17.6% during the third quarter, over the same period last year. This suggests the whole Galliano thing hasn't really hurt the brand. [WWD]
- Louie Chaban — otherwise known as Karen Elson's booker — has joined Elite. /insidery [The Cut]
- Cathy Horyn, David LaChapelle, Sally Singer, and Isabella Rossellini will be among the presenters at this year's Fashion Group International awards. [WWD]
- For the low, low price of $24.95, you too can live-stream a day's worth of a bunch of fashion people talking about stuff for Teen Vogue. [Teen Vogue]
- Perhaps a resolution in sight for the contretemps over next September's show dates? Diane von Furstenberg and the CFDA have proposed to Mario Boselli, the leader of the CFDA's Italian counterpart, "that New York 'bite the bullet' next year and move its dates earlier, in exchange for a formal agreement about 2013 and beyond. (Mr. Boselli is taking the proposal to his members.)" [NYTimes]
- And now, a moment with Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of hiring hitmen to gun down her ex-husband, Gucci head Maurizio Gucci in 1995. Reggiani declined to participate in a prison day-release work program. Reports the Guardian:
Reggiani told the judges reviewing her situation that she had "never worked in her life" and did not intend to start now. As a result, the woman who once said "I'd rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bicycle" will remain in Milan's San Vittore prison, where she is said to spend her time looking after plants and a pet ferret.