Are Heidi Montag's Designer Dreams A Recession Casualty?

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  • National tragedy: Heidiwood, Heidi Montag's fashion line, has apparently been discontinued! [Oh No They Didn't]
  • Diddy buys Enyce from Liz Claiborne. [WWD]
  • Karl Lagerfeld's interview with the Olsen twins is possibly the most awesome thing ever. The Kaiser dishes on his hatred of male models, tall women, men's opinions, and marriage! "Today you can have a baby first. If you want. I never liked the idea of a family at all. If it's a woman — it's more fun for a woman." [New York Mag]
  • $700 mink Ric Owens stuffed bunny. You can put your keys in it. And it has "a mean face." [Fashionista]
  • "Versatile classics" are the big sellers right now. [WWD]
  • Another charming common touch piece from Cathy Horyn: "On Sunday afternoon I received a call from the Barneys women’s buying office saying my black Balenciaga dress was in. It was heartening to know in these difficult times that somebody wanted to make a sale." [NY Times]
  • Having already beaten the candidates' neckwear into the ground, let's turn to their financial advisors! "Obama's man, Austan Goolsbee, wore a blue silk necktie with a subtle "neat" pattern—which on closer inspection turned out to be the phrase "Obama '08" repeated multiple times, like a subliminal message. His opponent, McCain adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin, wore a conservative, law-and-order number: red with small white stars." [US News]
  • Bond girls wear rad clothes. This premise serves an excuse for this reporter to try on all their outfits. [Telegraph]
  • WWD takes full credit for Rodarte's breakout. [WWD]
  • And speaking of Rodarte, the Mulleavy sisters are selling some of their archive online. [BlackBook]
  • Although 50% of British women are size 16 and above, German designer Anna Scholz is the only one making high-end plus-sized clothes. "The problem is that other ranges want big women to apologise. It's always about disguising and concealing, never about celebrating. I don't understand it. Why would anyone want to wear a breast minimiser?”[Times Online]
  • The Delhi Commission of Women seeks to ban a new film which they feel cruelly exploits the trials of the thinly-disguised model protagonist. [Hindustan Times]
  • Zappos bans fur from its site, earning PETA's approval. [PETA]
  • Apparently Zara's fall catalogue is good. [Fabsugar]
  • Australian swimwear designer wrongly targeted in drug sting. []
  • ABC cuts wardrobe budget for Desperate Housewives. [ MSNBC]
  • Barneys gets all political, decorating the store with presidential portraits. Coolidge always gets me in a shopping mood! [WWD]
  • There's some way you can win a clutch at Anya Hindmarch. It sounds like a raffle but it has something to do with Halloween. [VogueUK]

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Why would anyone want to wear a breast minimiser?

Yeah really. It's like "Congrats, you've got big breasts so now you get to be leered at by every jerk who thinks "Hey, nice tits" is a charming pick-up line and the only bras you can fit into look like something you borrowed from Grandma and it squeezes your breasts into interesting and perplexing shapes.

It's almost as if women with large breasts aren't allowed to be fashionable. Are breasts the unicorns of the fashion world?