Barbie continues her march toward the dustbin of cultural history, sure, but that doesn't mean there's no more cash to be made off your childhood. For instance: A company is betting it can revitalize '80s mainstay Strawberry Shortcake, of all things.
Madonna's forthcoming clothing, accessories, and general "lifestyle" brand, Truth or Dare, will ship its first products to stores for this fall. Madge, who isn't yet doing press for the label, is starting from the bottom up: Truth or Dare is launching as a shoe line first.
Zooey Deschanel's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Steve Madden — who agreed, and then reneged, on a deal to produce a line tentatively called "Zooey's Shoes And Accessories" — reveals some details of how the celebrity-clothing-line sausage gets made. And paid for.
- Miuccia Prada: "I'm working on [a men's collection] right now and someone at the office worriedly asked me, ‘You're not going to make short skirts again, are you?' So I'm now pushing it even further, just for revenge!" [BlackBook]
- Ooh, awkward! Alice+Olivia designer Stacey Bendet flew Molly Sims out to walk in her show today. Simms told New York magazine that the models at Alice+Olivia are underfed, in response to the magazine's statement that high-end shows have well-fed girls and low-end shows do not. Stacey Bendet = Pissed. Molly Sims =…
- It is with just a twinge of resignation that we give to you....[sigh] images from Lauren Conrad's clothing collection. [FabSugar]
- Designer Philip Lim says that he frequently finds inspiration from "[p]rivate moments in the restroom. It's all about that intimacy that allows you to reflect." Uh, we thought the restroom…