Eva And Posh Get Airbrushed To High Heaven; Rachel Bilson New Face Of Sunglass Hut

  • Eva Longoria Parker and Victoria Beckham are looking extraordinarily unlike themselves, even by the debased standards of airbrushed celebrity pictures, in these print ads for some LG phone. [SB]
  • Anna Wintour is thinking about the Internet. “We’re currently working very hard on the relaunch of our Web site, which is going to have [interactive] components. That’s really uppermost in our mind.” Vogue.com’s separation from Style.com is ongoing. [WSJ]
  • Industry heavyweight Iconix Brand Group just bought the master licensing rights to all the Charlie Brown characters for $175 million. [AP]
  • Rachel Bilson is set to become Sunglass Hut‘s first ever “eyewear ambassador.” This involves making public appearances Celebrities. They’ll do anything for a buck. [WWD]
  • Relatedly, Mischa Barton has a handbag line now. She says she has “yet to decide” what her next acting part will be. [DS]
  • Naomi Campbell gave an interview about a gala she is hosting in Moscow to raise money for Dasha Zhukova‘s charity. Shame on Reuters for not asking the supermodel about that blood diamond/war criminal thing. [Reuters]
  • Rachel Hunter and her daughter with Rod Stewart, Renee, are new faces of Pantene in Australia and New Zealand. [SB]
  • Karl Lagerfeld shot model Emily Didonato wearing Eres lingerie, and then wearing Chanel clothes over Eres lingerie. So in May, when the pictures go up on Eres’ website, you’ll be able to dress (and undress) her like a paper doll. (Turns out Eres is owned by Chanel, hence the co-branding.) Sadly there’s no loony quote from Lagerfeld, so we shall supply one: “Paper dolls are wonderful for their flatness and their simplicity. We are all like paper dolls if you think about it. Or at least we should be.” [WWD]
  • There’s a rumor going around that Jeremy Piven‘s character on Entourage will spend the next season outfitted entirely in Domenico Vacca, presumably in some kind of weird exclusive product placement deal. [P6]
  • Gucci has donated $1.5 million to Martin Scorsese‘s foundation, to pay for the restoration and digitalization of film classics. The latest to benefit from Frida Giannini‘s largess? Luchini Visconti‘s Il Gattopardo, which will premiere at Cannes in a restored digital print. [WWD]
  • In other news of unusual Italian fashion charitable giving, Diego Della Valle of Tod’s is donating an undisclosed sum to help restore the Coliseum. [WWD]
  • All of yesterday, Tavi Gevinson‘s blog was down, with a Google Terms of Use Violation message posted in its place. Turns out that the 14-year-old posted this Spring, 1998, Yohji Yamamoto campaign image featuring Maggie Rizer, and the nudity may have led a reader to flag it. Google later said, “the blog in question was mistakenly taken down by our automated system,” apologized to Gevinson, and re-instated the blog, but presumably to be on the safe side, she has not re-posted the picture. You can still see it here. [WSJ]
  • These are Giorgio Armani‘s sketches for the dresses worn by Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow at the Los Angeles Iron Man 2 premiere. [Vogue UK]
  • Meanwhile, after a week-long delay courtesy of the Icelandic volcano, Armani flew to Dubai to open his branded hotel in the Burj Khalifa tower. “I wanted something very important, something to be remembered,” Armani said [AP]
  • Nine West hired Joss Stone as a celebrity endorser/”designer.” Three styles in Nine West’s Vintage America sub-brand, costing $70-$120, will bear some mark of Stone’s involvement. Which makes so much sense, because as a Briton, Stone knows so much about the “rugged American individualism” Women’s Wear Daily identifies as NWVA’s hallmark…oh wait. [WWD]
  • Giles Deacon says that, despite reports that have him accepting the creative directorship at Ungaro, there is nothing confirmed yet. [Vogue UK]
  • “The other day I saw Rihanna in the stands in some Dodgers hoodie that I wasn’t a fan of,” says Alyssa Milano, who has a clothing line that is aimed at women sports fans. “I just called my publicist and said, ‘You guys gotta send Rihanna some stuff!’ So she’ll be getting a good package.” We’re sure she’ll appreciate it… [In Touch via AngryApe]
  • Defense lawyers for the men who stand accused of robbing a London Graff store of millions worth of diamond jewelry argued that the store manager, a 17-year employee of the luxury jewelry chain, conspired with the alleged robbers to claim an insurance payout. [Guardian]
  • Model Anna Jagodzinska likes to do Polish crosswords. [W]
  • A charity for which Kelly Osbourne is an ambassador, the Prince’s Trust, has pulled its endorsement of St. Tropez self-tanner, for which Kelly Osbourne is a face. Osbourne had stated in a video ad for the brand that getting a spray tan improved her self-esteem because she “immediately looked 10lb thinner.” Linking self-esteem to thinness was problematic for the charity. But what the hell were they doing giving their imprimatur to an ad for fake tan in the first place? [Daily Mail]
  • Tom Ford has a lipstick line. [Racked]
  • Just in time for summer festivals, a new H&M collection dedicated to fighting AIDS (somehow) and outfitting you in cute, cheap tat for Glastonbury goes on sale on May 20. It includes a leopard-print tent, price unknown. [WWD]
  • Anna Sui is adding tights, priced at $20-$40, to her offerings. [Fashionista]
  • Estée Lauder‘s third quarter profits more than doubled on last year’s (admittedly poor) results. Revenue rose 9%, to $1.86 billion, in the same period. [Crain’s]
  • Daphne Guinness‘s short film Mnemosyne goes head-to-head with two seasons of Isabella Rossellini‘s Green Porno series in the “Experimental & Weird” category of this year’s Webby Awards. We hate to say this, because we’re kind of obsessed with both of these ladies, but: Green Porno all the way. [Hintmag]
  • Remember Kira Plastinina? Yeah, she’s still kicking around. You just can’t keep a teenaged-spawn-of-a-Russian-OJ-billionaire-who-wants-a-fashion-line down. [WWD]
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