- Gap, which last week announced it would be switching to a logo it had been trialling, immediately faced vituperative criticism. It first asked customers for better ideas, and then apologized. Now Gap has reverted to its boring old logo. [BBC]
Recently, we've seen a spate of older women who, others charge, are being taken advantage of by gigolos/fortune hunters/unscrupulous scoundrels. From the embattled L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettancourt to reclusive copper scion Huguette Clark — when is someone "leaglly incompetent?"
- Lily Allen told a British radio show that she is quitting performing for two years to open a boutique called Lucy In Disguise. She's also going to found a record label. [Elle UK]
- Model Lara Stone, size 4: "I don't want to be the fat one anymore, so, I have just started doing Pilates every morning, then going to the gym, running, and swimming." [ElleUK]
- "With so many magazine images that are so completely retouched, we've gone in the opposite direction, showing the soul of a woman." That's artist Francois-Marie Banier, on this Diane von Furstenberg ad starring Natalia Vodianova. Which makes us wonder, if that is the "opposite direction" of the retouching trend, we…