Tina Knowles Wants To Make Our Old, Fat Asses Look Bootylicious

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  • Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles is designing a new clothing line, Miss Tina, for the Home Shopping Network that will cater to the older and more "full-figured" woman. "There's a forgotten woman who wants a pencil skirt, too, or a blouse that's a little lower cut," says Knowles, explaining the motivation behind her line. [WWD, sub req'd]
  • Models under the age of 16 are being banned from London Fashion Week in an attempt to quell the rash of eating disorders, bone-thin beauties. [WWD, 1st item]
  • The ongoing collaboration between designer Miuccia Prada and architect Rem Koolhaas now ventures into the world of... on-line charity auctions? [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Alber Elbaz, designer for Lanvin, says that his process for designing fragrance and designing fashion are one in the same — and both about, always, his "love of women." Which sounds a lot like what creepy guys say when they try to get us naked. [Vogue UK]
  • Justin Timberlake's clothing line William Rast debuted in England last night at the Harvey Nichols department store. The rich and famous on that side of the pond turned out to fete him and gave sound bites that expressed both excitement and ambivalence, simultaneously. [Vogue UK
  • Stella McCartney (for Adidas) to show in London. Chaos ensues. [Vogue UK]
  • A mystery child was seated front-row at Jean-Paul Gaultier's couture show last week. She was rumored to be a princess, wore sunglasses the entire time. So this is what JT Leroy smells like! [WWD, 2nd item]
  • Profits soar for UK-based on-line fashion store Asos, who doubled their profits in the past year. [Guardian]



Petite women are "forgotten" too...I mean, a few years ago, a pair of pants would have a 30" or 31" inseam, but now, many sell "regular" lengths as long as 34" I know there's this whole "send it to the tailor" speech that I seem to hear all the time, but rises are getting longer too.