- The Olsen Twins (yes, we're back to calling them that) are designing a line of jewelry for their Elizabeth & James clothing line. They're teaming up with CFDA award-winning jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris, and the stuff is said to be available in the next few months. [WWD]
- Oh. My. God. Bill Cosby is auctioning off his famous "Cosby Sweaters" on ebay for The Ennis William Cosby Foundation, which was set up after the death of his son Ennis in 1997-remember that? The bidding starts at $5K, or, of course, you can just go to Sears. [E! online]
- Posh Spice will NOT be in the new Marc Jacobs ads, but check out this picture on Jossip anyway and LOL yourself to death. [Jossip]
- Is Karen Elson bored of being just another pretty face? The supermodel is set to record a solo album (her husband is Jack White of The White Stripes), as well as open up a vintage boutique in Nashville. [Fashionologie]
- Good for you Alexander Wang! The new designer has been doing pretty well for himself this past year, and now he's been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear by the CFDA. "I was like, ‘Whoa,'" Wang says. "I was so shocked. We've only been doing a full collection for about a year." Lucky for him, it's really fucking good. [Portfolio]
- Carrie-fever sweeps the nation, or at least in New York City, as retailers try to cash in on the success of the movie, reports Slate. Thing is, not many can afford $800 Manolos. You know there's gonna be a backlash to all this SATC madness, right? Don't cash your chips in just yet ladies. [Slate]
- Mario Testino chilled with Margaret Thatcher in London recently for an upcoming British Vogue shoot. This was the first time Testino shot Thatcher, and the fourth time Mags will appear in the magazine. [Telegraph]
- Check out these mini-interviews with talented women in fashion who don't get much press, including Heidi Bivens, Tara Subkoff, and Abby Drucker. I couldn't stop reading it, but why is it posted on the Men's section of Style.com? [Style.com]
- Fashion students at Heriot Watt University's School of Textile and Design in Scotland have created a line of clothing made from hemp, potato starch, and other biodegradable materials. You can wear them and literally throw them in the compost when you're done. Earth-friendly? Obviously. Hippie-overload? Definitely. [BBC News]
- News on the financial status of J.Crew, how it's shares are doing, and other things my brain doesn't comprehend. [Wall Street Journal]
- Notable quotables from Ann Deeulemeester: "...positive vibes are what I wanted to offer, with the power of the flowers taken from my own garden"; "Beauty of mind creates freedom. Freedom of mind creates beauty"; "[Happiness is] If I'm in nature and if I receive and give positive vibes. The only sadness I cannot solve is death." [Dazed Digital]
Heriot Watt - where the hemp-a-palooza clothing is from - is like the equivalent of a US small community type college with a few branches.
I bet they are LOVING getting in the national media. (Hell, the INTERNATIONAL media if Jezebel is covering them!)
So are you meant to wear these once and then dispose of them? It sounds like it, they are partly potato starch whish isn't that washable.
If gardeners really wanted to be eco friendly they'd just buy their gardening gear from the charity shop/second hand store (thus reducing waste and the green house gases caused by endless decomposing garments - many experts think that our endless garbage and decomposing crap is going to be what finishes us in the end) and then WASH IT.