Dame Vivienne Westwood Hates What You're WearingS

Vivienne Westwood, who launched her red Label Collection last night during London Fashion Week, is really disappointed with fashion right now:

Everybody looks like clones and the only people you notice are my age. I don't notice anybody unless they look great, and every now and again they do, and they are usually 70. We are so conformist, nobody is thinking. We are all sucking up stuff, we have been trained to be consumers and we are all consuming far too much…
In history people dressed much better than we do today. If you saw Queen Elizabeth it would be amazing, she came from another planet. She was so attractive in what she was wearing.
People have never looked so ugly as they do today regarding their dress.

Damn, dame, tell us how you really feel. [Daily Mail, Telegraph]


Dame Vivienne Westwood Hates What You're Wearing

Kate Middleton wore a brown $257 Orla Kiely dress at a charity event this morning and it has already sold out. Copycats! Listen to Auntie Vivienne and try something new. [Radar]
Oh, btw, Orla Kiely x Uniqlo collabo. [Racked]


Lana Del Rey sang at Mulberry's London Fahsion Week dinner last night. As you may have heard, Mulberry named a bag for the chanteuse. [Just Jared, USA Today]
Michelle Williams and two ladies from Downton Abbey — Edith and Mary — were in the front row at the Mulberry Fall 2012 show. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Dame Vivienne Westwood Hates What You're WearingS

The Burberry Prorsum show had a "whiff of Edwardian tweedy country elegance," according to Hamish Bowles. "Call it the Downton Abbey effect." [Vogue]
Also? The Burberry show had fake rain. [Daily Mail]


Dame Vivienne Westwood Hates What You're Wearing

Kate Walsh, 44, is naked and slamming hot on the March cover of Shape. It was her idea to wear her birthday suit, she says: "I'm enjoying my 40s and wanted to share that." Is it a midlife crisis? "I do drive a Porsche, so maybe it is." [WWD]


  • After a petition went around, Snooki's store has stopped selling mink eyelashes. [Examiner]
  • The always-couture-clad Vogue Nippon editor Anna Dello Russo is really, really into music: "I want to finish in fashion, become a singer and release a record." [Fashionista]
  • This is interestng: "Underwraps is the brainchild of fashion designer Nailah Lymus, a 28-year-old American-born Muslim who believes that Muslim models shouldn't feel obliged to compromise on covering up. The agency will ensure its models won't have to wear revealing outfits." [Guardian]
  • Vintage clothing enthusiasts, take note: VH1 will start airing a show called House of Consignment in March. And Oxygen just greenlit a show called Thrift Wars. Reduce, reuse, recycle. And mark up the price! [WWD]
  • A new app called Kaleidoscope is being described as "Pinterest meets ShopStyle." [WWD]
  • Adidas is overtaking Nike as the top sports-apparel brand in China. [WSJ]
  • " I don't really shop anywhere in particular. I tend to shop anywhere that I see something I love." — 16-year-old fashion blogger Kate N. [I Heart Daily]