Angelina Jolie is shilling fine jewelry again, with former Asprey executive Robert Procop. This black necklace she wore to a Salt premiere is one of their pieces. The jewels will be "priced individually," with proceeds going to Jolie's charity. [WWD]
Giorgio Armani has dressed Lady Gaga countless times, including for the Grammy Awards, and Armani even played Gaga's "Alejandro" video at its men's show, and both artistes profit. But despite this mutual admiration society, they've never actually met. [WSJ]
Tyra Banks has signed a deal to write three YA novels that will marry modeling with Harry Potter — the protagonist having been accepted into an academy for "intoxibellas," or supermodels-in-training who "harbor unknown powers." What, no vampires? [Galleycat]
Paulina Porizkova says news of Kate Hudson's breast augmentation "headed straight to my heart...The availability and ease of transforming our bodies is completely losing our identities and uniqueness. No one ages anymore, no one has imperfections of any kind anymore:
Don't hate Vanessa Paradis because she's beautiful. And partners with Johnny Depp. And Chanel threw her a dinner last night for Rouge COCO at NYC's Mark Hotel with every major tastemaker. But you're allowed to hate her weird patchwork dress! Read…2/10/10 10:30am 2/10/10 10:30am
Fran Drescher is launching a skincare line — called FranBrand — this fall on HSN. The products are organic and paraben-free, because, as Drescher puts it, "Women are schmearing stuff on their décolleté, wondering why we're all getting breast cancer..."
Like many 66-year-olds we know, Betsey Johnson is eyeing retirement. "I should be retired. I'm basically screwing up because I'm not retired. I'd like to go in four days a month, something like that," says the designer.