Abercrombie On List Of Worst Companies; Fergie OK With Photoshop

  • Abercrombie & Fitch was named one of America’s worst companies by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Weight Watchers also earned the dubious plaudit. [NYTimes]
  • The new L’Officiel is a tribute to Alexander McQueen, and includes over 1000 photos of his work. [DesignScene]
  • “I didn’t like what she was wearing before, but I never told her,” says Josh Duhamel, of Fergie‘s new perfume, Outspoken. “But this is good.” [WWD]
  • Jones is a new magazine billing itself as an option for “multi-cultural women.” They put Veronica Webb on their first cover, and the inaugural issue features Lakshmi Menon, Iman, and Arlenis Sosa. [Modelinia]
  • The North Face and parody brand The South Butt have confidentially settled their lawsuit. Last year, the outdoor clothing behemoth announced it was suing The South Butt, which was founded by a Missouri teenager to make some money for college. The suit originally sought to prevent The South Butt from operating, but the brand is still selling its wares on its website. [AP]
  • Alexa Ray Joel‘s hiked-up-and-immobilized eyebrows in this cheesy Prell commercial are seriously freaking us out. [YouTube]
  • OMG Miley Cyrus has a SATC 2 cameo! [WWD]
  • And Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson duet on the film’s theme song. [Vogue UK]
  • Lewis is a new face of the cotton industry. Look at all the things she is able to do, thanks to cotton! She can go to work, ride a horse, eat dinner, and hang out in a parking lot with her friends. [JustJared]
  • “We’re working on a TV show with Scott,” says Garance Doré. “We don’t know yet exactly what form it’s going to have. It’s the same thing: why would we do a classic TV show, when the world is changing? And the world of media is changing? So we are working on the concept. We want something that talks to the people very easily and that you can see on the Internet.” [HuffPo]
  • Lorenzo Martone has denied a rumor that he moved out after having a fight with fiancé Marc Jacobs: “We’re still living together.” [NYDN]
  • In honor of Jacobs‘ birthday this weekend, take a gander at this slideshow of career highlights that stretches back to the late ’80s. Fall ’07 is still his best collection. [Fabsugar]
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison has ended its annual clothing contract with Nike over alleged labor violations at factories in Honduras where school branded gear was manufactured. UW-Madison is the first major college to take such a step; the revenue from the license was $50,000 annually. [Cap Times]
  • 17-year-old Karlie Kloss stars in a British Vogue editorial where she does someone’s idea of usual high-school things — drinking milkshakes, playing baseball, carrying notebooks. Question: Is it possible for any black and white picture of a model in overalls to not recall Peter Lindbergh‘s of Kate Moss? [NextModelsBlog]
  • “Malcolm was a lovely and wildly creative gentleman…truly his own person. He had the ability to bring you immediately into his exuberant world,” says Sonia Rykiel, who co-wrote McLaren‘s song “Who The Hell Is Sonia Rykiel?” in 1994. “As a big fan of his, I was very flattered and a bit nervous when he asked me to sing on his record. He suggested I write song lyrics, so I arrived in a studio in Saint-Germain-des-Près one afternoon. We had so much fun and stayed there all night until the song was finished. What a lovely experience it was! Rest in peace, dear friend.” [Style.com]
  • On Christopher Bailey‘s iPhone are apps for automatic British Airways check-in, Jamie Oliver’s cooking tips, and Christie’s, so he can bid for 17th Century furniture on the go. [WWD]
  • Jil Sander is launching a new, lower-priced line that it says will be lightweight, unstructured basics. It’ll be called Jil Sander Navy, and no pricing information has yet been reported. [Vogue UK]
  • “Every part of our country was on the ramp, from the Arabian Sea to the Karakorum, in its most beautiful and pure form and everybody loved it,” says Pakistan Fashion Design Council head and Pakistan Fashion Week organizer Ayesha Tammy Haq. [Daily Beast]
  • A three-part series about fashion that was narrated by Karl Lagerfeld in 1987 has just been released on DVD. Which we will have to Netflix, immediately. [On The Runway]
  • Wonder if Lagerfeld says things like this on it: “Leather is a very strong animal material. To [make it look like] lace, with this feeling that it might break, suddenly makes it seem rather fragile. That’s how life can be sometimes.” (That was Haider Ackerman, discussing his idea to laser-cut leather, in actual fact.) [WWD]
  • Fendi, dude, people have been using road signs as table tops since forever. Just saying. [DazedDigital]
  • Anna Wintour went to see the Green Day musical and sat front row. [DFR]
  • Daisy Lowe is getting a little sister. Her mother, Pearl, is expecting her fifth child, with Supergrass’s Danny Goffey. [Mirror]
  • Also pregnant? Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, who is married to Harvey Weinstein. She’s five months along. [Vogue UK]
  • The Australian blogger behind Sassybella went on a junket to Dunedin — a New Zealand city just few hours south of where I grew up — to listen to Zandra Rhodes give an illustrated history of the fashion designers who she alleges have ripped off her ideas. [SB]
  • We wonder how it is that this New York Times article about digital prints in fashion avoided mentioning Michael Angel? [NYTimes]
  • J. Crew is opening a weddings store on the Upper East Side. [Racked]
  • Milla Jovovich fronts this season’s Tommy Hilfiger breast cancer campaign. The red handbag she’s holding can be yours for just $300, 50% of which will be donated to Breast Health International. Or, of course, you could just cut out the middleman, and donate $150 to charity. [People]
  • Designer Natalie Chanin‘s partner, the artist Butch Anthony, lives on a compound in Alabama with four dogs, two peacocks, three chickens, and a cat. Anthony had to give away his dancing donkey because he kept escaping. [NYTimes]
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