First Look: Gwyneth Shills For Coach


Here’s a first look at Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Coach campaign. Peter Lindbergh shot the actress in Manhattan, but the ads are only set to run in Asia and Europe, which is how this news comes to us from Vogue Taiwan. [Vogue, via Fashionologie]

Soulja Boy has released an album called The Bernard Arnault EP, for Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy chief and very rich Frenchman Bernard Arnault. There’s even a track called “Louis Vuitton.” On two other songs, however, Women’s Wear Daily reports that Boy calls Arnault “Robert Arnault.” That can mean only one thing: Women’s Wear Daily made its reporter listen to the whole thing. We could barely make it through a song. [WWD]
You can download Bernard Arnault here. Sample lyrics: “Louis, Louis, all she keeps saying is Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton. Soldier, swagger, Louis. I came out the water, LV shades on, swagging cross the border.” Later, Boy switches in “all she keeps screaming” for “all she keeps saying.” [DatPiff]

Hermès chief — and the target of a would-be hostile takeover from Arnault, who secretly acquired a 20% stake in the company — Pierre-Alexis Dumas says Hermès can’t become an LVMH brand because it would lose its soul: “You know, there have been a lot of very good, small restaurants in Paris that have been bought by big chains over the years, usually in the name of better management. But somehow their clients have stopped going, because they have lost their souls.” [W]
Hermès reported sales rose by 17.9% in the second quarter, compared with the same period in 2010. The company has raised its full-year revenue projections accordingly, from 8-10% to 12-14%. [WWD]

Pamela Anderson‘s latest fashion venture is a line of “couture” thigh-highs. [Fashionista]

Vibram Five Fingers, aka the Most Horrifying Footwear Known To Humankind — those articulated toes! — is suing Fila for allegedly infringing on its proprietary “individual toe pocket design.” Vibram’s design is protected by a patent titled “Footwear Having Independently Articulable Toe Portions,” which was issued on Oct. 5, 2010. Fila launched its line of toe shoes in February, 2011. [WWD]

Anja Rubik married her longtime boyfriend and fellow model Sasha Knezevic this weekend on Mallorca. She wore a knee-length dress designed by Pucci’s Peter Dundas with white lace cap-sleeves and a train. [Fashionologie]

Claudia Schiffer is on the cover of the new Vogue Germany. []

Fashionista happened upon Sharon Stone and her son and shot them for its street style feature. [Fashionista]

  • Today in Sad Indictments Of Contemporary Culture: Amazon sales of To Kill A Mockingbird have more than doubled since David Beckham revealed he and Victoria named their daughter partly after Harper Lee, and that TKAM is Victoria’s favorite book. [Vogue UK]
  • St. John’s released a behind-the-scenes video of its ad campaign featuring Kate Winslet. [FWD]
  • Codie Young, the Australian model that the Daily Mail lately made the object of its concern-trolling, says she fired off an angry blog post about it because “I just wanted to let people know it’s not OK to just call us anorexic.” Of the image in question, from a Topshop lookbook, Young says, “I just think it was a combination of being poorly Photoshopped and it was also a bad angle. I mean, that’s not what I look like.” [WWD]
  • Phoebe Philo: “I do think that the world doesn’t need many more frivolous bits and bobs that end up left in cupboards or landfills.” Philo, the creative director of Céline, insists on working regular, reasonable hours so that she can maintain a family life. “I think that’s a discipline I’ve taught myself. We’re just organised. Everybody in this building knows when I arrive and when I leave and the important things are done within those hours. That’s just the way it is.” [Independent]
  • Now that Sarah Jessica Parker, Tamara Mellon, Harvey Weinstein, and Marios Schwab are all out at Halston, the folks left in charge — an outfit called Hilco Consumer Capital LLC — are looking to fill a pretty mighty power vacuum. Enter a refugee from Max Azria‘s troubled company: BCBG Max Azria president Ben Malka is said to be jumping ship to head Halston Heritage, and he’s taking Marie Mazelis, the creative director of Hervé Léger and Max Azria, with him. Mazelis told Women’s Wear Daily “I haven’t made a final decision yet,” but it sounds like Max Azria is ready to see her go. A spokeswoman said, “We wish Marie all the best in her endeavors.” [WWD]
  • In Which Gets In Touch With Its Racial Consciousness: Cigar Store Indian Edition. (Admittedly, “Somewhere in the New York Times’ style guide there must be a section on racial monikers from the 19th century,” is a pretty good burn.) [Fashionista]
  • Uniqlo is replacing its +J collection, designed by Jil Sander, with one by Undercover’s Jun Takahashi. [Shophound]
  • “Saudi Arabians spend an average of 1,974 pounds, or $3,158, on luxury goods each time they visit London.” [WWD]
  • Jessica Joffe, Scott Sternberg, and former W editor Kevin West like to go to the farmer’s market together and buy fruit to make jam. [WWD]
  • Italian Vogue is seeking contributors and pitches for a new web portal. Says Franca Sozzani, the site will be “speaking about fashion, photography, designers, fabrics, accessories, purses, shoes, jewelry, and hairstyles. And more, fashion, cinema and art, news from the world always linked to fashion, customs, traditions and the history of a Country.” [Vogue Italia]
  • Garance Doré solicited (bad) romantic advice on her blog. The responses include, “If you’re curious whether or not you’re in love with your man, cheat on him. If you don’t feel guilty at all, you don’t love him anymore. If you feel guilty then it’s love and don’t worry he’ll never know you did it.” This approach was recommended by an Italian who “has an official lover in Barcelona, another in Paris, and another in rehab.” [Garance Doré]
  • This blog of imagined conversations between Freja Beha Erichsen and her girlfriend Arizona Muse is pretty funny, actually. [Freja And Arizona Are Fucking]
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