Welcome to how your celebrity fragrance sausage is made: In a boring conference room in Newcastle, surrounded by corporate types, flacks, and real noses. "It might be too much like fruit," offers Beyoncé, taking a sniff. "But I like it." »1/18/11 5:30pm 1/18/11 5:30pm
Precocious-in-the-bad-way tween "designer" Cecilia Cassini, who sells $500 dresses, says she took "like, three" sewing classes, but quit because her teacher was "like, rude." We have a feeling one day soon Cassini will be horribly embarrassed of all this.
Police arrested a 47-year-old man at Nick Knight's SHOWstudio for trying to sell an unusual prop: this giant stuffed Bengal tiger, which was once a prop for an Alexander McQueen shoot. The tiger, an endangered species, lacked papers. [Daily Mail]
Alexa Chung hates: "Bad manners," "When people talk about The Wire beyond season one," and "That I have a far-from-pretty voice. This, coupled with the fact that karaoke is basically my favorite activity, makes for some very sad evenings." [Blackbookmag]
Beyoncé's first perfume, Heat, launches in February. She says, "Red is one of my favorite colors, as is gold." And the bottle is intended to look antique, because her mother had so many old perfumes when she was little. [WWD]