Christina Hendricks As The Face Of London Fog

  • Etsy isn’t the full extent of Christina Hendricks‘ modeling — she is the new face of London Fog. Previously, the company’s campaigns have featured Tony Parker and Eva Longoria, and Gisele Bündchen, whose pregnancy the company Photoshopped out. [NYDN]
  • Britney Spears‘ latest Candie’s campaign is the Photoshop of Horrors you’d expect. [AdRants]
  • Madonna‘s finally doing something to promote her Macy’s line, Material Girl. (She didn’t bother to attend the launch.) There’ll be a party on September 22 in New York, and if you want to be one of ten dancers to perform with her Madgesty, you can upload a clip of yourself dancing to YouTube or attend an open call in the city. [WWD]
  • Everyone in fashion is getting on the talent quest train. Avon is searching for singers. Register starting December 1 here. [WWD]
  • Beyoncé may have ripped off an Icelandic brand’s jeweled leggings for her own line, House of Deréon. [StyleList]
  • Emma Watson traveled to the factory in Bangladesh where People Tree‘s clothing is made. Watson has a line with the ethical fashion company. [ONTD]
  • “The fashion editor as it used to be has changed,” says Nina Garcia. “Now you have to wear many hats, and whoever tells you differently is wrong. Now you’re on TV, whether you want it or not.” [NYTimes]
  • Marc Jacobs tells Interview magazine how bad the media can be: “Sometimes it hurts my feelings, but basically I’m really happy with the attention that we get. It’s more work-related than what I’m going through in my personal life. If people weren’t interested in the work then they wouldn’t really care about my personal life. So I think about it logically. The attention toward me is basically because of what we’ve built as a company. If we built a pile of crap then nobody would care what I ate for lunch. We live in a world where people are really hungry for information, and they’re not hungry for information on subjects that they’re not interested in.” [Facebook]
  • Here are some clearer pictures of Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s super-expensive line for La Perla. Um. Shoulder pads? [TLF]
  • Cynthia Rowley, who already has those trompe l’oeil denim Pampers to her name, designed some Band-Aids that look like they’re covered in jewels. [Racked]
  • Lincoln Center, the new home of fashion week, is adjacent to the Amsterdam Houses, one of Manhattan’s largest low-income housing projects. This sounds like the premise of a really zany reality show, but it will probably just mean weeks of really bad traffic, renewed class resentment, and lots of generator noise. [WSJ]
  • Puma renewed its endorsement deal with sprinter Usain Bolt. It declined to quantify the deal, but said it was “by far the largest” ever negotiated with a track and field athlete. Bolt will shill for Puma through 2013. [WWD]
  • Fashion illustrator and street style photographer Garance Doré moved to New York. [Garance Doré]
  • Cindy Crawford, 44, shot a campaign for a Russian department store. [TLF]
  • Peter Lindbergh filmed Karlie Kloss, Caroline Trentini, Doutzen Kroes, Liya Kebede, Karolina Kurkova, Lara Stone, Miranda Kerr, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman, Stella Tennant, Lily Donaldson, Sasha Pivovarova and Jourdan Dunn in a teaser ad for Fashion’s Night Out at locations including Lincoln Center, the Bronx Zoo, and PS1. You’ll be turning off the resulting clip on back seat taxi television screens from now until September. [WWD]
  • This slideshow of models’ family pictures is the cutest thing ever! [The Cut]
  • Naomi Campbell is on the cover of Uptown magazine’s style issue. [TLF]
  • Is Jessica Stam, who has already “designed” a shoe for Repetto and a five-piece collection for Rachel Roy‘s lower-priced Macy’s line, Rachel, headed towards a line of her own? “No comment,” says the Canadian model. [Marie Claire]
  • Georgia May Jagger borrows clothes from her mother, Jerry Hall. Who doesn’t filch an old thing of mum’s once in a while? [Vogue UK]
  • Italian Elle‘s September issue features models Stella Maxwell and Charon Cooijmans on its cover. Still waiting for the September Italian Vogue. [IsaacLikes]
  • Designer Michael Bastian collects Hermès towels on eBay. [The Cut]
  • Bally is launching a men’s bespoke shoe division. [Vogue UK]
  • Costco is looking to open new stores in malls, taking over leases from distressed department store locations. [WSJ]
  • The retail landscape overall is still pretty troubled. American Eagle, which already shuttered its Martin + Osa chain, plans to close about 50-100 more stores in the next few years. [WWD]
  • And Pacific Sun has just reported its eighth consecutive quarterly decline in profits. [WWD]
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