Anna's A Proud Mama, Tyra's Scared Of Fauna, And Fashion Week Looms!

  • Anna Wintour‘s daughter, apparently a chip off the iceberg, runs things at home. Says mum,”Bee is in charge of assigning bedrooms, and heaven forbid you treat her poorly, or you’ll find yourself sleeping in a closet.” [Telegraph]
  • Fashion-Weekapalooza! [NY]
  • Like all of young Hollywood, Elijah Wood is on the Rodarte bandwagon. “They really seem to operate outside of the realm of what fashion usually is.” [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Watch the shows at home — safe from the Nuclear Wintour‘s chill. [New York]
  • The implications of all this online showmanship? “Fashion Week has gone from elitist to socialist,” according to Judy Licht, a founder of That word does not mean what you think it means. [NYT]
  • Speaking of radical politics! What, it never occurred to you to conflate Anna Wintour with Che Guevara and have a drag queen impersonate her? Huh. [Che Anna via The Cut]
  • The Vogue-sponsored kickoff show was, apparently, entertaining. Says the NY Times, “the runway went kind of bananas, like a meditation labyrinth for sufferers of fashion-obsessive, shopping-compulsion disorder who have gone off their meds.” Look, something‘s gotta give in this economy!. [NYT]
  • Yasmin LeBon: “I have many, many pairs of Manolos – but not as many as I could. I get cut off by my friend the store manager after three — and remind myself of school fees.” [WWD]
  • YSL‘s latest “manifesto” — a must-read for the fashionable literati — is about to hit the streets.” The 7th edition of the coveted pamphlet was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, with campaign model Daria Werbowy starring.” The first 2,000 takers get a custom Pilati “wristlet.” [Fashionista]
  • Speaking of YSL! A new documentary, L’amour Fou, takes on the life and love of Yves Saint Laurent and his longtime partner Pierre Bergé. Says the filmmaker, “I have never met a couple that has stuck together for 50 years, through the ups and downs, and I thought it was simply extraordinary…Their love was unconditional. I have never seen anything like it and it still blows me away.” Did he not see Valentino: The Last Emperor? [WWD]
  • Speaking of that bronzed gentleman! Valentino is doing a luxe capsule collection…with the Gap. Well, they both like red. [Drapers]
  • Speaking of Gap coups: Janelle Monae played their Fashion’s Night Out do in Oxford Circus. [WWD]
  • And speaking of London, Roland Mouret has regrouped and is poised to buy back his trademark, at which point he’ll apparently relaunch in Mayfair. [WWD]
  • Jason Wu is in the danger zone: “I get up and feed my cats Peaches and Jinxy. I have two. If I get three then I’m a cat lady. I’m safe!” [Designers.Glam]
  • We’re in the midst of a young moment in fashion — and we’re not even talking Tavi! “The majority of designers showing during New York Fashion Week, which begins today, started their labels within the last decade, chasing the dream of fashion in a city that has not always been so hospitable to talented designers.” [NYT]
  • This bag-starring Hermès promotional film is beyond parody, and we mean that in the best way possible. [The Life Files]
  • Alexa Chung‘s latest line for Madewell is here! And, presumably, going fast. [Madewell]
  • When shopping at French flea market: “Try to master at least a few phrases in French, as vendors will appreciate it even if they speak some English. Don’t appear too eager to secure the deal. Don’t make an offer that is significantly less than the asking price, as you may offend the seller. Figure out what you are really willing to pay and offer an amount close to it.” [OpeningCeremony]
  • Uzbekistan’s First Daughter Gulnara “Guli” Karimova, is showing her eponymous line at Fashion Week. Her “ethnic-inspired designs, outrageous taste in gowns, and megabucks couture habit have already made her a name in Europe.” And…not her relationship to the President? [Fashion Week Daily]
  • Tyra Banks hates animals. “There was one challenge where the girls had to be posed with birds. That is one of my worst fears. And cats, fish, whales and dolphins.” [Fashionista]
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