- Victoria's Secret model and dater-of-Cristiano-Ronaldo Irina Shayk is suing Spanish GQ magazine after it digitally removed in post-production the underwear that she wore for the shoot, and then printed the resulting "nude" photos. [Daily Mail]
- Stella McCartney and her husband Alasdhair Willis have welcomed their fourth child. No information about the baby's name or sex has yet been publicly announced. [Daily Mail]
- There were 7,000 people outside the Herald Square Macy's at 4 a.m. today, when it opened its doors. Were you one of them? If you have a Black Friday sales day horror story, make sure to share! [Bloomberg]
- Anna Dello Russo's perfume ad features her wearing an entirely gold outfit and a cowboy hat. [ADR]
- Lily Cole dyed her hair black and got a tattoo on her foot. It reads "Ut Apes Geometriam." That means "As bees, geometry," and it's a quote from Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame — the full line reads, "I possess philosophy by instinct, by nature, ut apes geometriam." [Daily Mail]
- Daria Werbowy posed fully nude for Vogue Paris's 2011 calendar, so we can now all judge her pubic hair. [Fashionologie]
- Scottsdalers are pissed that the day after the much-awaited Lanvin for H&M launch, H&M packed up all the unsold merchandise from the collab and sent it off to the Las Vegas H&M superstore. [Desert Living Today]
- "Kate Middleton" and "Prince William" are now some of the most-searched terms on eBay. [Inside Source]
- Meanwhile, the see-through dress that Kate Middleton wore at an undergraduate charity fashion show — the dress that reportedly drew Prince William's attention such that he decided he just had to meet her — could be worth "up to" £100,000. "Of course I would love to design her wedding dress," says the designer of the see-through dress. "But I recognize that'll never happen, so I decided to sell my story to this tabloid." (Okay, she didn't say that last part out loud.) [Daily Mail]
- In other news of people who don't design things for Kate Middleton but would like to, as brought to you by the Daily Fail, the head of the lingerie brand Ultimo — that's the one Peaches Geldof repped, until that heroin Scientology thing — says, "I have designed Kate's bridal lingerie for her, and I'm going to send the designs to her." [Daily Mail]
- Celebrity stylist/inane-soundbite-issuer Robert Verdi says elasticized waist pants are fabulous — so long as they're designer and cost more than one month's rent. "Your friend would say, 'Oh my God, are you wearing an elastic waist?' And you'd say, 'It's Stella McCartney,' and then they'd say, 'They're fabulous.'" [NYDN]
- A documentary about Yves Saint Laurent called Amour Fou will be released in 2011. The trailer is here. [Fashionologie]
- Prada, which has been dancing the initial public offering hokey pokey for over ten years (current status: left foot in), says its net profit during the first nine months of 2010 amounted to $208.2 million, or more than triple the net profit during the same period of 2009. [Bloomberg]
- "In the depth of the recession, Tiffany & Co. struggled to sell $3,200 diamond earrings and $12,000 bangles, while it fared better with $100 silver necklaces. Today, the situation is reversed, as the high-end retailer grapples with softer sales of jewellery under $500 even as it enjoys a recovery in higher-priced items." Sigh. [Globe & Mail]
"No information about the baby's name or gender has yet been publicly announced."
I was just thinking about this yesterday, but when talking about a newborn baby, shouldn't we be using the word "sex" as opposed to "gender"? When they find out in utero we say "the sex of the baby" but then when it's born we say stuff like "they haven't revealed its gender". Since sex = biology and gender = psychology, shouldn't we use the former to refer to babies? They don't really have gender yet... right?