Oprah Winfrey was shot by Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar. She high-fives the reporter a lot and talks about starting OWN, her love of bathing, and how she's been reading all the 50 Shades books:
"I've got all the Shades, for the time I can take some guilty pleasure and just read. But I'm thinking, Stop with the story, get to the juicy part!"
Then, perhaps afraid she hasn't gotten her point across, she calls the reporter back while on location acting in The Butler for Lee Daniels:
"I'm in the middle of nowhere, in Louisiana, in a cornfield," she says, "the exact opposite of wearing a red coat for Bazaar. I've been thinking, What am I hungry for? Well, I'm hungry to awaken and open people's hearts. And you know how I told you how exhausting acting is? It's equally exhilarating. But I was so tired from shooting a funeral scene that I passed out on my bed with the lights on. Anyway, that's all! Oh, and I really love that red coat. Bye!"
At last, here is the full Maison Martin Margiela for H&M lookbook. There's a t-shirt with a trompe l'oeil bra, several gorgeous dresses — we have our eye on that blue one that looks like a shirt — and a purse that looks like a glove. (That would be an easy DIY.) And if you just want to make "What's that jacket, Margiela?" jokes with your friends, there are clothes for that, too. Finally an H&M collaboration that might actually be worth lining up for. [Facebook]
Glenn Beck is now selling jeans under the brand name 1791 denim. Oh, Lord. [Vimeo]
Gap pulled its stupid "Manifest Destiny" t-shirt following customer complaints. But not before the designer of the shirt, Mark McNairy, Tweeted, "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST" in response to the criticism. He later apologized. [Racked]
Solange Knowles is on the cover of Elle South Africa wearing all local designers. Knowles shot the cover while she was in Cape Town to film the video for her new single, "Losing You." [HuffPo]
W has four actresses on its latest cover, each styled to embody the trends of a decade. Keira Knightley rocks blonde hair for the 2000s, Scarlett Johansson is the 1990s, Mia Wasikowska is the 1980s, and Rooney Mara is the 1970s. [W]
Daria Werbowy, Lauren Hutton, and Stephanie Seymour made the new cover of Vogue Paris. [DS]
Lena Dunham's shorts-and-long-silk-shirt outfit made Us Weekly's "Citizen's Arrest" fashion page. Instead of being upset, Dunham Tweeted that it was the "proudest day" of her and designer Rachel Antonoff's lives. "I have been citizen's arrest obsessed since youth," explained the writer/director. "The best detail is that I wore the shirt Rachel made backwards and she has felt too bad to tell me until today." [@LenaDunham]
- Karl Lagerfeld will retire when he's dead, everyone.
"Why should I stop working? If I do, I'll die and it'll all be finished...There's something boring about people who have to go to an office for a living. I wanted to do this job since I was a child. I love fashion. I'm lucky to work in the most perfect of conditions. I can do what I want in all kinds of areas. The expenses are not expenses. I would be stupid to stop that. Work is making a living out of being bored."
- [Vogue UK]
- Ann Romney wore a dress by Diane von Furstenberg, the prominent Democratic fundraiser. (Von Furstenberg is on record expressing equivocal feelings about the notion of her clothing being sullied by a Romney.) The company's PR team will only say, "we're actually not quite sure how Ann obtained the dress." [BuzzFeed]
- Supermarket magnate (who hates being called that) Ron Burkle is apparently interested in acquiring HMX, the troubled men's wear company. The workers who manufacture for HMX brands like Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx are mostly U.S.-based and unionized, and Burkle's working relationships with organized labor have always been strong. [WWD]
- Yves Saint Laurent has filed a request to drop its counter-suit against Christian Louboutin in the recently resolved (mostly in Louboutin's favor) intellectual-property dispute over the use of red soles in footwear. [The Cut]
- Levi's is launching a new line of clothing it says is more sustainable because it's made with fabric partly made of recycled plastic bottles and food trays. Levi's named its collection Waste<Less and says each garment will include at least 20% post-consumer material, or around eight plastic bottles in each pair of jeans. The jeans will retail for $69 to $128 and hit stores in January. [WWD]
- Erin Wasson consults a "spiritual healer" for facials and uses soap that has been blessed by shamans. Of course. [Into The Gloss]
- Burberry is taking its perfume business in-house. The Telegraph reports, breathlessly, "Burberry goes where no luxury brand has gone for over ten years by starting up its own fragrance management." That's not true. Oscar de la Renta bought took its fragrance business in-house by buying back its perfume license just this past February. [Telegraph]
- Also with perfume on the mind? The boy band One Direction, which is set to launch its first licensed fragrance next summer. [Marie Claire UK]
- Sales at Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy rose year-on-year by 14.8%, to $8.63 billion, during the quarter just ended. [WWD]
- Chanel has acquired a Scottish knitwear supplier called Barrie Knitwear that was in financial trouble. Barrie employs 176 people. [WWD]