Taylor Swift Recites 'Honey Badger' for Vogue

Taylor Swift's February Vogue cover profile is online. Interesting tidbits include the fact that she knows the entire "Honey Badger" viral video off by heart. But there is sadly no record of this, because Swift asked writer Jonathan Van Meter if "her cursing could be off the record," and he obliged. Unlike honey badger, Taylor Swift do give a shit. Elsewhere in the piece, Swift says that the people she "really trusts" all have one thing in common: they were not cool when they were growing up. "If you know how to be cool in middle school, maybe you have skills you shouldn't," she says. "Maybe you know how to be conniving, like, naturally." And she shares her four rules for dating — one is that dudes can't be "too obsessed" with privacy (she invokes paparazzi specifically, but presumably dudes Swift dates also need to be un-privacy-obsessed enough to be resigned to the fact that she will eventually write a song and/or songs about them), and another is that they can't make her feel "like a princessy diva" for having security or other trappings of fame. "I don't have security to make myself look cool, or like I have an entourage. I have security because there's a file of stalkers who want to take me home and chain me to a pipe in their basement." [Vogue]


Rihanna is in some more Emporio Armani underwear ads. [TLF]

Shaven-headed Alice Dellal is a face of Chanel and of Marc by Marc Jacobs this season. [Grazia]


Chanel Iman is looking gorgeous on the new cover of L'Officiel Paris. [TLF]


The upcoming Yves Saint Laurent retrospective at the Denver Art Museum looks fantastic. [Fashionologie]



  • Move over, Prada: after Prada stocked its men's wear show with famous actaws like Adrien Brody and Gary Oldman, Alberta Ferretti was not to be outdone. For its women's "semi-couture" show, musician and famous auntie Solange Knowles, fashion blogger Hanneli Mustaparta, Wonderland magazine's Julia Sarr-Jamois, and numerous daughters of famous people — Tali Lennox, Amber Le Bon, Andie MacDowell's daughter Sarah Margaret Qualley — all walked the runway. [Telegraph]
  • Meanwhile, Miuccia Prada has expressed displeasure over how her upcoming Met Costume Institute show, "Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada on Fashion," is being curated. "It's too formal," she told reporters before the men's wear show. "They are focused on similarities, comparing feather with feather, ethnic with ethnic, but they are not taking into consideration that we are talking about two different eras, and that [Schiaparelli and I] are total opposite. I told them, but they don't care." Women's Wear Daily's reporter says that she sounded "resigned rather than upset." Prada has been interviewed by creative director Baz Luhrmann (yeah...) for the exhibition, so, she says, "my way of thinking is there, at least in speech." [WWD]
  • Former President Bill Clinton addressed the National Retail Federation conference in New York. He talked about jobs, taxes — the NRF recently wrote a letter to President Obama lobbying for a lower corporate tax rate — and the economy. "All during my childhood and young adulthood, I never doubted not for one minute I could make a living," said Clinton. But this recession, he says, "shattered" that way of thinking. "This is more than just an economic crisis. It's gone to the core of people's sense of who they are and what they are worth." [WWD]
  • In other retail news, Urban Outfitters-owned chain Anthropologie has found a way around having to actually pay minimum wage to its lowliest retail workers: when advertising jobs, Anthropologie seeks college students for "internships." They are paid not in wages but in college credit. [AtlanticWire]
  • Handbag designer Olympia Le Tan says she's getting into clothing next season — but won't be mounting a full collection, or a runway show. Her current accessories collection is inspired by Italian classic cinema, so she had some of her fashion friends pose for photos re-enacting famous scenes. Warning: if you click this link, you will see Olivier Zahm, nude as a bee, re-enacting a scene from Pasolini's Salò. And that, friends, is a thing you cannot un-see. [Fashionista]
  • A clothing company named Serious Pimp — really — is suing Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino for breach of contract. Sorrentino allegedly accepted $25,000 from the brand to act as a paid promoter of its designs, but then failed to follow through. [ONTD]
  • The Times is reporting that in Milan, girls camped out in the lobby of Joe Jonas' hotel, hoping to catch a glimpse of him before the Calvin Klein men's wear show. [On The Runway]
  • Andrea Linett (of Sassy and Lucky fame) has taken a job with Michael Kors. Linett will serve as the global creative director of the brand, a new position. [WWD]
  • It is the fate of unpopular pieces from all Target designer collaborations to eventually languish on the racks at Goodwill, and Missoni for Target — despite all the online shopping snafus and eBay reselling and media hype — is no exception. [Racked]
  • Burberry had another good quarter: in the three months ended December 31, the company realized revenues of just over $901 million, or 22% more than the same period last year. Overall sales grew 24%. [WWD]
  • Sales also rose by 24% during the third quarter at Richemont, the luxury group that owns Cartier, Chloé, and Net-A-Porter, among other brands. Watches and fine jewelry were particularly strong categories. [WWD]
  • We finally have a fashion calendar for September 2012: after negotiation, threats, and public making of nice, New York's shows will run from September 6th-13th, London will run from the 14th-18th, Milan from the 18th-25th, and Paris from the 25th of September through October 2nd. [WWD]

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