What would New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg wear if he were a woman? is a question that has probably kept zero thousand people awake at night, but regardless, here's the answer you haven't been waiting for. »10/17/13 4:40pm 10/17/13 4:40pm
Meet Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom's 12-day-old son, Flynn! He weighed 9lbs 12oz at birth, and Kerr says passing that giant was "a long, arduous and difficult labour." She nonetheless said no thanks to pain meds. [Kerr's Blog]
Ann Taylor replaced Heidi Klum with Katie Holmes for the spring season. The brand says it sought Holmes, who's also modeled for J. Crew and been the face of Miu Miu, for "her intellect, kindness and enduring personal style." [WWD]
Model Coco Rocha unearthed and published the Steven Meisel photograph that Anna Wintour famously killed from Grace Coddington's 1920s-themed spread in The September Issue — previously only glimpsed ever-so-fleetingly in the movie. So this is it. It's purty. [OhSoCoco]
Carine Roitfeld finally addressed her infamous blackface editorial: "We take risks. Painting Lara Stone in black, for example. We were accused of being racist, which was totally untrue, since I once did an entire issue on a black model." [WWD]
Tom Ford, a man who immobilized his forehead with Botox, thinks people should go naked. Especially, well... "Fat women almost always look better without the constraint and lumpy pinching of clothes, all the straps and elastic squeezing and sucking." [ContactMusic]
Retailers are crossing their fingers that you will buy some shit on Friday. Pretty please? Sam's Club is opening at 5a.m. — with complimentary breakfast. Target and J.C. Penney open at 4 a.m., with the latter offering 300+ "doorbusters." [WWD]
There is a surfeit of Kardashian-reated news this morning! The Sisters K have, variously, a newly opened store, a broken toe, a Christian Louboutin reaction quote regarding said injured digit, and a new credit card with their faces on it:
Lanvin and H&M have released another campaign image from their forthcoming collaboration, which hits stores November 23. Lanvin's signature hot-pink leopard print is well represented. Could this be the mass-market designer collection that looks most like the real thing? [VogueUK]
Paulina Porizkova on America's Next Top Model: "The one guarantee that you will never make it as a model is to go on that show." Which is both honest and interesting, since she used to judge "that show." [NYPost]
Marion Cotillard was shot, and apparently not retouched, by Bruce Weber for the cover of Italian Vanity Fair. Certainly it's preferable to that hackjob of a Vogue cover she was subjected to, but isn't the pose a bit awkward? [HuffPo]
Poor Voguester Andre Leon Tally took a spill at the Costello Tagliapietra show! Seems his seatmates suddenly rose en masse, "so the bench acted like a seesaw...He fell onto his side, and security immediately pulled him to his feet." [NYP]
Betsey Johnson defaulted on a $50 million loan. Steve Madden bought the debt, and as collateral, Johnson put up all of her company's intellectual property — every design, every idea, everything that makes the brand its lovable pink-punk self.
This makes so much sense! Levi's sizing system is now taking into account one very important metric: your ass. Because bodies are three-dimensional, and sometimes people with the same measurements are very different shapes.
"Children and young women should be informed about airbrushing, so they don't fall victim to looking at an image and thinking that anyone can have a 12in waist. It is so not possible," said Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone. [Guardian]
AdAge reports that Ellen DeGeneres and Rihanna are the female celebrities most likely to make consumers stop and pay attention to their ads. The product in top-scorer Ellen's CoverGirl ad was apparently recommended by 30% of readers. [AdAge]