Is The Nuclear Wintour Out Of Fuel?

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  • Anna Wintour may be hanging up the Prada: "She's thinking of retiring. She feels she's done it all and had enough. She has been putting out feelers to intimate friends recommending a possible replacement to S.I. Newhouse. She's so tired out, she just let Men's Vogue close instead of fighting for it." [New York Post]
  • David Lynch... for Gucci? Check it. [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Speaking of Gucci campaigns, if you really need a Rihanna fix? "This e-film documentary showcases Rihanna and Frida on the set of the UNICEF 2009 holiday ad campaign, Rihanna at the Gucci Winter Ready-to-Wear show in September, Rihanna and Frida discussing sketches and more." [People]
  • We're kinda digging Liela Moss, McQueen's new rocker "muse": "It’s sort of preposterous and delightful at the same time. I feel like I’d be a bit of an a—hole if I was really lapping it up too much, but obviously it helps you feel more justified about what you’re doing, your performances." [WWD]
  • Rumor has it that the as-yet-confirmed Madonna is being handsomely rewarded for the not-yet-confirmed Vuitton campaign. [New York Post]
  • Alexander Wang on his CFDA award: "Four years ago I was reading about this award in my dorm room in a magazine." Well, he's only 24. []
  • "Founded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue, the (CFDA) fund is seen as an accelerator of fashion careers. Previous winners were Rogan in 2007, Doo-Ri Chung in 2006, Trovata in 2005 and Proenza Schouler in 2004. Past runners-up were 3.1 Phillip Lim, Philip Crangi Jewelry, Rodarte, Thakoon, Derek Lam, Thom Browne, Cloak and Habitual." [WWD]
  • Beyonce's "robo-glove" is freaking people out. "She has been wearing the metal contraption (custom-made for her by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz) onstage and off since launching her Single Ladies video last month." [USA Today]
  • She's also feeling Brit designers these days. Say Brits. [Telegraph]
  • Paging Orwell: this new scanner allows you to scan strangers' "barcodes" and look them up online. [Wired]
  • NYC belles: Uniqlo's giving away high-tech gear from those freaky "human vending machines" in Times Square today. [Gothamist]
  • A perfume company is suing Prince for breach of contract. And he seems like such a reliable businessman! [WWLTV]
  • Serge Mouange, "a Cameroon-born, Paris-raised, Tokyo-based" designer, is making kimonos from traditional African textiles. They're gorgeous. [BoingBoing]
  • Steve Madden brings his big-heads to the bed & bath market. [Breitbart]
  • "Fashion and retail titan" François-Henri Pinault is going green. [W]
  • Although strong, Burberry's outlook increasingly cautious. [WSJ]
  • Karolina Kurkova has no belly button. "It disappears in photos, so we keep a collection of belly button shots in different positions, and Photoshop them on to her whenever she’s doing a bikini picture." [Daily Mail]
  • Shoshonna's clothes, commitment to curves, are great. [Huffington Post]
  • Some wonder how designers can make Barbie fashion, given the doll's, um, unusual measurements. [Times of London]
  • After rescue attempt, Steve & Barry's faces closure again. [WSJ]
  • Check it: McQueen for Target. we're withholding judgment. [Racked]
  • Paris gets on the YSL retrospective bandwagon for 2010. [WWD]

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Erin Gloria Ryan

This is part of Beyonce's tragic descent into the madness of The Dark Side. Soon, Darth Sasha Fierce's transformation complete, she will destroy the balence of The Force and plunge the galaxy into turmoil.