- Ooh, awkward! Alice+Olivia designer Stacey Bendet flew Molly Sims out to walk in her show today. Simms told New York magazine that the models at Alice+Olivia are underfed, in response to the magazine's statement that high-end shows have well-fed girls and low-end shows do not. Stacey Bendet = Pissed. Molly Sims = Stupid. [NY Post]
- Do not fuck with Anna Sui. In the goody bags at her show yesterday, attendees were gifted with t-shirts which read: "Forever Wanted: Don Cassidy & The Sundance Jin, Reward $21,000. Thou shalt not steal; Exodus 20:15," a reference to Sui's current lawsuit against Forever 21 owners Don and Jin Chang and their hardcore Christianity. [WWD, 1st item]
- Now Reese Witherspoon thinks she's a fashion designer too. The maybe-girlfriend of Jake Gyllenhaal is claiming to have played an integral part in designing Olivier Theyskens most recent collection for Nina Ricci. Delusional much? [Sassybella]
- Burberry and Iconix: No longer fighting about prints in raincoats and copyright infringement. Us: No longer carrying about prints in raincoats and copyright infringement. [WWD, sub req'd]
- Damon Dash might have sold his stake in Rocawear, but now he's establishing a partnership with Keds. Which is much, much cooler than seeing Mischa Barton's alien face hovering above a pair of slip-ons. [WWD, 2nd item]
- A hearty welcome to Sarah Cristobel, who joins Harper's Bazaar online as their Senior Web Editor after having been Associate Editor at Style.com. We congratulate her on defecting from the tribe of Naste, and ask her to please brace herself for our wicked ways. [WWD, last item]
- Elizabeth Smith is the new president of Avon, having formally been the head global marketing officer. We'll take some of that Super Shape Anti-Cellulite & Stretch Mark Creme, thanks! [WSJ]
- Maggie Rizer threatens to destroy our street cred, and pride, with her blogging gig for ELLE.com, saying of her new gig, "Nothing about it is really hard. You just have to force yourself to sit down and type." This is the sound of our hearts breaking. [Fashion Week Daily]
- Paging Oedipus? When asked for a comment about his father Ralph Lauren's 40th anniversary, David Lauren said, "Those shoes are too tough to fill!" Well, that is unless you kill your father and have sex with your mother. Just sayin'... [Fashion Week Daily]
@SinisterRouge: actually, the super anti-choice guy no longer owns Dominio's, so you can order from there with impunity (well, aside from the fact that it's crappy, terrible-for-you chain pizza, but y'know) — [www.snopes.com] . & apparently the owners of In-n-Out burger are also super-Christian, but given that they support tasty burgers & ridiculously fair labor practices, I'll give them a pass on that as well.
on a not-really-related note, you know we live in a fucked-up world when "Christian" has come to be equated with right-wing political machinations rather than, I don't know, an attitude of universal goodness & generosity. one of the women I work with is very devout, & also one of the most genuinely sweet people I've ever known, but I feel like I always have to "excuse" her intense Christianity when I mention her beliefs.
okay, sorry to get ranty; I've just been irritated for a long time with all the totally non-Christian behavior of all these supposedly God-fearing politicians. think Jesus woulda handled Katrina the same way the government did? cos I kinda doubt it.