- Remember when Ellen came out and everyone was like, "yeah, we know, but thanks"? Her confirmation that she's the new Cover Girl is kinda like that. [People]
- Our unreasonable dislike of fame whore/hockey player/Vogue intern/fashionisto Sean Avery grows apace. He is now involved with a Bravo reality show. [NY Mag]
- Hey, remember how YA author Lauren Conrad's designing the gowns for the "trophy girls" at next Sunday's Emmy Awards? "'I did green because green [is the] theme for the Emmys this year,' said Conrad, who also mentions using a diamond brooch, signifying the Emmy's 60th anniversary, to accessorize the gown." [FabSugar]
- Model Erin Wasson: "The people with the best style for me are the people that are the poorest. Like, when I go down to Venice beach and I see the homeless, like, I'm like, 'Oh my God, they're pulling out, like, crazy looks and they, like, pulled shit out of like garbage cans." Indeed, moddle. Indeed. [Nylon TV via Fashionista]
- The Dow crisis is - surprise, surprise! - disastrous for retail stocks, too. [WWD]
- Apparently spoiled for models by having a bunch of dolls wear their creations earlier this year, Viktor & Rolf decide not to do a runway show. Speculation is they'll do something weird instead. [Style.com]
- Yup, it's all virtual. [VogueUK]
- Kate Moss was afraid the thief who broke into her car took this two hundred thousand pound diamond ring. But he didn't. He just took a chocolate bar. [The Mirror]
- The verdict is in: rompers and jumpsuits will once again be big for spring. [WWD]
- Also, sequins. [Fashionista]
- Weirdly, Gordon Brown hosts fashion week party. [ElleUK]
- Neighborhoodies is having personalities ("one blogger, writer, artist, or all-around cool person a week") do designs for them. Nerve's Erin Bradley kicks it off with a Dr. Ruth tee. [Neighborhoodies]
- Kicked to the curb by Liz Claiborne, designer Sigrid Olsen turns to art. [WSJ]
- Viv Westwood launches that album she compiled, reveals she's collaborating with robot rockers Queens of the Stone Age. Oh, and apparently she's nice, but we'd heard that.[The Mirror]
- Buyers (and us bloggers!) underwhelmed by NYC Fashion Week. [WWD]
- But! No fewer than five Top Model contestants spotted on the NYC runway. [NY Mag]
- Aww! Luella Bartley had pink and white meringue pigs at her pre-show breakfast! We'll assume no more sinister or insulting implication.[WWD]
- "Veronica Webb turned frosty at the Us Weekly 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers party at Hudson Terrace Friday night when she ran into Gretta Monahan - who replaced her as co-host on Tim Gunn's Guide to Style. A source said, 'They sat right next to each other but Veronica wouldn't even look at her. She's furious she was replaced on the show.'" [Page Six]
There's a homeless guy that I see sometimes, pacing back and forth in front of the building where I work. In my mind, I call him "Super Bum." Once he was wearing thick strips of black foam rubber wrapped around his arms and legs and secured with duct tape, a football helmet, and two mismatched oven mits. Once I saw him screaming obscenities at a fire hydrant.
Is that what you mean when you talk about "style," Erin Wasson?
Untreated mental illness is SO this season.