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Candie's Captures Haunted Look In Britney's Eyes; Kate Moss Engaged?

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  • Britney Spears is returning as the face of Candie's, minus the pink spray-painted haybales. [People]
  • Julia Roberts is in Paris for a week, shooting advertising for her previously-announced Lancôme contract. The endorsement deal is worth a reported $20 million. [Radaronline]
  • Rumors are flying that Jamie Hince may have proposed to Kate Moss on the supermodel's 36th birthday, which the couple spent in Mustique. The Daily Mail says they looked "very loved-up" as they came through Heathrow airport. [Daily Mail]
  • The first pictures of Moss's handbag line for Longchamp are in the February issue of Vogue Paris. There are offerings in green, grey, zebra print, and cognac, and surprise, surprise: she admits taking inspiration from her extensive collection of vintage bags. [Fashionologie]
  • "I tend not to just endorse something," Sarah Jessica Parker told Women's Wear Daily of her new collaboration with Halston. "I like feeling the stakes." The actress and the company declined to discuss the financial details of their contract, but both insist they are committed to revitalizing the legendary American brand. Parker will have responsibility for the Halston Heritage line, and says she's giving the main line creative director, Marios Schwab, a wide swath for his creative process. "I know as an actor it is not a process one interrupts. He has to be allowed his freedom to do what he feels is right and good, and authentically and organically his point of view…and I am excited by that. There is no point in hiring somebody and then undermining them, and nor do I have any interest in doing so." [WWD]
  • Tom Ford, on one of the many areas of commonality between himself and Christopher Isherwood: "Now you're going to think this sounds silly, but our birthdays are one day apart, and at the top of every day [in Ishwerwood's posthumously published diaries] is, 'Today I'm going to stop smoking and drinking vodka tonics.' This has been the struggle of my life! Every single day I wake up thinking today I'm going to stop smoking and drinking vodka tonics. I finally did stop smoking." [Telegraph]
  • Meryl Streep wore Chris March to the Golden Globes, and her dress is among those being auctioned off for charity. All of the proceeds from the sale of Streep's, Olivia Wilde's, Amy Poehler's, Josh Brolin's, and Gerard Butler's Globes wardrobes will go to Haiti. [BloggingProjectRunway]
  • Ivanka Trump is doing a footwear line, in addition to exploring other licensing opportunities. Soon you will be able to live an Ivanka Trump life from head to toe! [WWD]
  • Versace has announced it's doing a mobile phone. Just what every almost-bankrupt luxury house needs. [WSJ]
  • An exhibition of Greta Garbo's Pucci and Givenchy gowns and designer shoes, curated by Ferragamo, will go on display in Milan next month, before traveling to Florence and then beyond Italy. No word on whether it will come to the U.S. [WWD]
  • The new artistic director of Diesel has been announced, and it's Bruno Collin, the French journalist and founder of WAD magazine. We're familiar with his work. [AFP]
  • Vivienne Westwood's men's wear show in Milan was a celebration of homeless chic, with models pushing shopping trolleys down the runway and wearing dirty layers of clothes. Hadley Freeman of the Guardian pans it; Westwood would probably tell Freeman to Derelicte her boots. [Guardian]
  • Philip Lim's men's wear line is growing. This season's show will see the launch of a shoe collection, bags, and glasses. "Why wait, when you can create?" says Lim. [WWD]
  • Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's kinda-actually-pretty-good line The Row is showing at New York Fashion Week next month, for the first time ever — but it's starting small, with a presentation. Ashley wore a cobalt blue dress by London label Erdem to the Golden Globes, which excited the designer. "It really suited her," he said. [Vogue UK]
  • Derek Lam is moving to a venue half the size of last season. [WWD]
  • Alexa Chung is completing the next step on the it-girl career trajectory: Own Clothing Line. Madewell is the partner brand, and this September is when you can expect to peruse her "polkadot tea dresses, dungaree dresses, high-waisted skinny jeans, oversize wool jackets with velvet and lace accents, and T-shirts with Chung's photographs and illustrations" in stores. "Hopefully," says Chung, "the authenticity of this collaboration will be obvious." [WWD]
  • And Coco Rocha will debut the first look from her upcoming clothing line when she covers the Grammys red carpet for E! Canada. A sneak peak posted to her blog reveals the chosen dress is blue with long sleeves. The model also says her line has a name, which for legal reasons she cannot yet announce. Perhaps we'll ask her about it at the Supima Design Contest tonight. [Oh So Coco]
  • Yeah, April 2010 seems like a great time for W to advertise its "first-ever shopping issue" with the tag-line "MONEY IS NO OBJECT." [TFI]
  • British designer Graeme Armour is showing in New York this season. [Vogue UK]
  • Sharon Wauchob will be the creative director of Edun, Ali Hewson's organic, sustainable fashion line. Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy took a 49% stake in the business last year. [WWD]
  • American Apparel has a new crop of ads. Rather than calling her "Jillian," as though the company perhaps wanted to perpetuate the patently false belief that the woman it had depicted was, I don't know, some kind of real company "employee" instead of a porn star, American Apparel is now crediting Faye Reagan as "Faye." Progress? Or did they get sick of getting called out for the lie on the Internet? [Copyranter]
  • Cartier is showing a prototype watch with an adjustment-free movement at this year's watch show in Geneva. The company expects to have a version on the market within the next three years. Ordinarily, fine watches require servicing — "adjustment" — every 3-5 years, which is time-consuming and, at around $800 a pop, costly. In other news, one of the watches Cartier introduced this year costs $115,000. [BW]
  • Joseph Abboud has lost his case to use his name in any professional context, aside from within a fine-print sentence. Lesson: don't sell your name for $60 million to a giant, lawyered-up apparel brand, designers. [Unbeige]
  • Alessandro Dell'Acqua made the same mistake. His new line is the typographically innovative N° 21. [WWD]
  • In the quarter ended December 31, Burberry's sales grew 12% , to £380 million. C.E.O. Angela Ahrendts says while the company is continuing to "plan cautiously" for this year, it does expect profits to continue to grow. [WSJ]