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'80s Revival? Margaret Thatcher In Vogue

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  • Political arbiter Vogue, fresh off the Cindy McCain pictorial, as usual has its finger on the cultural pulse: "Margaret Thatcher is back in fashion. July's edition of Vogue has a handsome tribute to the original power dresser, with her immaculate helmet of hair, still ready to do battle." [Daily Mail]
  • Jez favorite Beth Ditto just might be designing a line for for British high street store Evans. [ElleUK]
  • Uptown Girl Tory Burch, um, lookin' for a downtown man. Specifically, creative consultants Surface 2 Air. "The Paris-based label with fans in the art, hip-hop, and scenester world is moving into Tory's studio, with creative director offering himself to Tory as a downtown 'guru' for the brand." [New York Magazine]
  • PPR expands watch business. [WWD]
  • Perhaps spurred by the SATC-driven Maonolo blitz, Jimmy Choo gets with times, launches adverts. [New York Magazine]
  • PETA encourages you to send hair to fur-wearing "Trollsen Twins" (who, oddly, are pictured with five-o'-clock shadows on their site. ) With the twins set to turn 22 soon, the Trollsen's website is encouraging you to send "Hairy Kate" and "Trashley" a birthday present – your hair. PETA have even suggested you attach a note saying "Please, use my hair instead of the animals." [Sassybella]
  • Topshop New York opening inches ever-closer! [WWD]
  • Fashion world bedeviled by credit woes, too. [WWD]
  • Spanx founder launches new line, "Assets by Sara Blakely" that sounds…exactly like Spanx. [fabsugar]
  • California boy Philip Lim opens LA store. [WWD]

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@Notes from the underwhelmed: Yes, but they're not knockoffs, they've always been made by the Spanx company.