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Chloë Wants To Dress High School; Alexa Chung New Face Of Lacoste

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  • Chloë Sevigny, on prints, and her latest Opening Ceremony collection: "Very Natalie Merchant, you know? It has this timeless, alterna-girl look. I still dress like how I did as a senior in high school, but with a higher heel." [DFR]
  • Anna Wintour went to a community board meeting to protest the planned opening of a Jamaican restaurant in her West Village neighborhood. "This is a unique historic neighborhood. I'm also concerned for the safety of the kids here," she said. Wintour continued, "I would like everyone who wants to vote against this project to raise their hand." A board member shouted, "You can't do that!" but since when has that ever worked with her? Someone in the audience called out, "but we can clap," — "and," reports the Daily News, "they did with gusto." [NYDN]
  • John Galliano is set to receive the Légion D'honneur. [WWD]
  • Cindy Crawford's 8-year-old daughter told her mom that she wanted to be a dancer, a singer, or a teacher when she grows up. "But she [also] said something really funny," continued the supermodel. "She's like, 'But maybe I'll model first, because you don't need any special skills.'" [The Cut]
  • Karen Elson talked to NPR about the genesis of her debut album, The Ghost Who Walks. [NPR]
  • Coco Rocha was married yesterday to James Conran. Congratulations to them both. [Modelinia]
  • Lady Gaga's back-up dancers wore Armani in the "Alejandro" video. The black outfits with red armbands will be available in Armani stores — for bajillions of dollars — next season. [DFR]
  • Thom Browne is adding women's wear to his signature collection. He's already done made-to-measure women's clothes, but this fall, his women's suits will be stocked at Barney's, Colette in Paris, and 10 Corso Cuomo in Seoul. No pricing information is yet available. [WWD]
  • And meanwhile Net-A-Porter is getting into the men's wear business. It's men's site will be called Mr. Porter. [Telegraph]
  • The New York Times thinks calling the resort season "Resort" is "outdated"; writer Eric Wilson uses "early spring" throughout this piece instead. Stella McCartney agrees, but prefers simply "spring." That seems likely to confuse, what with there already being a season called "spring/summer." [NYTimes]
  • After Kim Hastreiter's comments as she accepted her CFDA Award generated a lot of approving chatter online (and, now, in the New York Times), Paper reprinted her entire speech. Read it. [Paper]
  • Swedish model Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, whom you might recognize from editorials in Vogue Italia and W, or from Burberry and Alberta Ferretti campaigns, or, you know, from the Victoria's Secret show, keeps a blog. [Displaced Bones via Fashionista]
  • To launch Rodarte's Breathless-inspired t-shirt line, outside Colette there will be models hawking fake copies of the New York Herald-Tribune. [WWD]
  • Alexa Chung booked a Lacoste perfume campaign. The new, as-yet-unnamed scent will go on sale in January. [Elle UK]
  • Zac Posen may think New York doesn't understand his main collection — he's decamped to Paris for the spring season — but this city is apparently good enough for his cheaper secondary line, Z Spoke. Fabulous. [WWD]
  • Gee, all these ridiculous pseudo-high-tech airbrush/roller/micro-oscillator foundation thingamajiggers sound like they A) are expensive and B) are complicated and C) don't work. [NYTimes]
  • "People swollen with fat look like giant babies, the lines and wrinkles pressed from their faces." Could Alex Kuczynski actually be the Times' most hateful writer? Or just its stupidest? It's hard to tell sometimes. [T]
  • Rich women who buy designer clothing, never wear it, and re-sell it online or in consignment shops for pennies on the dollar are idiots. And yet we reap all the benefits of their profligacy. So, uh, carry on privileged ladies (especially you with the size 10 feet). [WSJ]
  • Ferrari has made a watch. It costs £250,000, only 60 exist in the world, and you must already own a Ferrari to buy it. [Guardian]
  • We've come to mistrust these Marc-Jacobs-and-Lorenzo-Martone-are-splitting-up rumors after one too many trips round the gossip maypole. But if you're curious, there's a new one, involving a supposed makeout with a "mystery man." [NYDN]
  • Mark Hunter, a.k.a. The Cobrasnake, is opening a vintage store in L.A. with Todd Selby, a.k.a. The Selby. Because why not? [Style.com]
  • Warm up the lead detector: Miley Cyrus is doing a second season of her Wal-Mart fashion line with Max Azria. [InStyle]
  • Zara is going to start offering its wares online this September — but only to customers who live in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. [Fashionista]
  • Zara's profits for the quarter just ended were up 63% on last year. [Independent]
  • Here is the world's oldest leather shoe. [AP]
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Dear Anna Wintour & All Other Manhattan Residents Who Live in Quiet Areas Like UES, Battery Park, W. Village, Etc:

The fact that you pay obscene amounts of money for your charming lofts does not change the fact that You. Still. Fucking. Live. In. Manhattan.

If you want to be somewhere quiet, move to Westchester. Do I think restaurants should blare karaoke at 3 in the morning like they did in my old neighborhood? No. But that's what 311 is for and trust, they will respond to your call far quicker than they did to mine in Washington Heights.

xox,

LaComtesse