Fergie Schools Us In The Nuances Of Product Placement

  • Fergie absolutely does not rap about Candie's shoes because she is paid to rap about Candie's shoes. She only raps about brand names she's not paid to rap about, like Bentleys and Taco Bell. She keeps it real that way. [WWD, 1st item]
  • Yves Saint Laurent has been hospitalized and is reportedly "not doing well." But he's kind of a hypochondriac so whatevs. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Our favorite fashion blogger, Lauren Goldstein Crowe, is not happy. Because she used to be able to get Miu Miu on the cheap, and now, shit is fucking expensive. We get the feeling her press discount might've gone bye-bye. [Portfolio]
  • England continues to lay down the law when it comes to models: Not only must they be over age 16, but now there can't be any cigarettes or (gasp!) recreational drugs backstage! And blah blah blah they want the girls to weigh more, unionize, go to school, get acupuncture, find spiritual well-being... basically turn them into Mount Holyoke students or something. Yeah, THAT'LL sell clothes. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Badgley Mishka to debut its first-ever swimwear line at Miami Fashion Week. We can't help but conjure up images of intricately beaded maillots... which, frankly, sorta creeps us out. [Vogue UK]
  • Listen up boys and girls! Even people who run international ice cream companies can become CEO's of luxury houses one day! [Vogue UK]
  • So you know how haute couture means that the garment was hand-sewn and made from a custom pattern for your perfect little body? Um, not so much. [WSJ]

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Good for the UK. Like I said, designers need to expand their horizons, be more creative with how they show their clothes. It would be interesting to see clothes on different heights. Maybe people will realize WHY alterations don't work on many petite people....or...hey....actually fit things on shorter people!

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