Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Thompson Form Anti-Plastic Surgery Alliance


Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson are now the members of a very special club. The three actors co-founded the British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League, an organization mainly dedicated to them not getting any plastic surgery (that goal achieved, we imagine the AGM is mainly taken up by drinking, drawing Sharpie moustaches on overly-Photoshopped luxury ads, and shining each other’s Oscars). “I will never give in,” says Winslet, who has in the past vociferously protested magazines’ Photoshopping of her pictures and the use of Photoshop to create impossible images of women in general. “It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty.” [Telegraph]

Styleite mounts a convincing argument that Vogue‘s Glee photo in the September issue is a total hackjob of a Photoshop-constructed amalgam of disparate portraits. [Styleite]

Anne Hathaway, with a piece of lace wrapped around her face, was shot by Karl Lagerfeld for the cover of Interview. [Fashin]

Jonathan Adler designed a capsule collection of Lacoste polo shirts for the holidays. He supersized the crocodiles and had them done in needlepoint designs. “I spent many years throwing pots in my studio in a clay-spattered Lacoste. I always loved the sportif vibe and — hello! — the gorgeous colors have inspired my work,” said Adler. This shirt costs $250. [WWD]

The September issue of W is the first full issue completed under new fashion editor Edward Enninful‘s watch, boy is it colorful. Enninful styled Kristen Stewart for the cover — in which she looked almost unrecognizably friendly — and inside there are spreads from Steven Klein with Amber Valletta, Mario Sorrenti with Freja Beha Erichsen and Sasha Pivovarova, and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, and Tao Okamoto. [Fashionologie]

Here’s a photo story about what people wore to the revolution in Egypt. And to the protests in London. And to the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan. [NYTimes]

Today in comebacks: Jordache, the denim brand that hasn’t really entered your consciousness since 1996, hired noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker to direct 30 Rock star Katrina Bowden in a TV commercial. All we want to know is, will they be selling these jeans? Although they do suspiciously little for Bowden’s arse, they are basically the not-super-low-waisted, tight-in-the-thigh-but-not-“skinny” jeans we have been seeking for years. [WWD]

Abercrombie & Fitch wrote a public letter to Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and the producers of Jersey Shore offering Sorrentino and the rest of the cast “substantial payment” to not wear its clothes. “We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image,” writes the company. “We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans.” But last year, Abercrombie capitalized on Jersey Shore‘s popularity by selling a t-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “The Fitchuation.” (It is still for sale on the chain’s website.) Sorrentino said at the time, “Abercrombie & Fitch, their most popular shirt, they told me, is ‘Fitchuation.’ I mean, where did they get that from? Obviously from myself.” Which is it, Abercrombie? Do you hate the Situation or do you love the Situation? [WSJ]
Abercrombie & Fitch is still turning itself around after a disastrous run during the first part of the recession, when sales nose-dived and profits evaporated. This quarter, they made a healthy $32 million, and net sales grew 22.5% over the same period last year. Buoying the numbers were international sales, which increased by a whopping 74%, to $232 million. [WWD]

Some months ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no purse for its money, and nothing particular to interest it among the purses on shore, Gucci thought it would make a little coin-purse in the shape of a whale, and see the who would pay $250 for it. [Racked]

  • A company that sold $3,000 handbags that look like Fabergé eggs has gone bankrupt. [WSJ]
  • Would you pay $168 for a hoodie “designed” by Kellan Lutz? [WWD]
  • Designers, fashion editors, photographers, and one ex-boyfriend all say really nice things about Kate Moss in this video Vogue made about her wedding. [Vogue]
  • Macy’s is taking a fashion shower with launching a collection “edited” by Vogue Japan fashion director/couture fan/viral video star Anna Dello Russo. [WWD]
  • Somebody invented rhinestone bra straps, for showing off with strapless dresses. Sounds…scratchy. [NYDN]
  • Natalia Vodianova, who previously shared pictures of herself eating lunch with a Russian businessman, has again taken to her Facebook page to give people news of her romantic life: she’s been holidaying in Ibiza with Antoine Arnault, son of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy chief Bernard Arnault. Vodianova split with husband Justin Portman over a year ago. [Facebook]
  • Handbag designers Lulu Guinness and Fiona Kotur are each (separately) doing a line for HSN, but they won’t be cheap: Guinness’s bags will cost $45 to $595, and Kotur’s will $199.99 to $339.90. [WWD]
  • Marc Jacobs was out celebrating a friend’s birthday when said friend’s card was declined — so, according to the bar, the designer picked up the $3,000 tab himself. Jacobs’ representatives, though, deny the story. [P6]
  • Garance Doré blogged about how her eating habits, and her weight, have changed since she moved from Paris to New York City, and in so doing, compared what she terms “New York skinny” and “Paris skinny.” She writes, “The women in fashion in New York, they’re not just skinny. They’re New York skinny. New York skinny means thin to the brink, yet muscly from Pilates because it gives you those super long lean muscles.” Fashionista contributor Hayley Phelan takes issue with this phrasing, and with the more general need to characterize a city, and an industry, by the weight of the women who live and work in it. “That everyone in fashion is obsessed with being skinny, as Doré asserts, is not a new stereotype. But it is an unhelpful one: Derision and disapproval based on weight is the last thing women in New York need — whether it’s about being too fat or too skinny. Secondly, we’re getting tired of the whole Parisians-are-just-naturally-skinny thing — it’s a myth that’s been perpetuated and exploited diet book after diet book in the United States even as it’s continuously been revealed to be false…it’s an unfair stereotype that winds up doing more harm than good, pitting French women against Americans in a battle-to-the-skinniest.” [Fashionista]
  • How many fashion seasons can you name? Fall-Winter, Spring-Summer, Resort, and Pre-Fall? Wrong. Retailers define as many as 20 annual seasons, including relatively obvious candidates like Back-To-School, and more esoteric ones, like Allergy Season. Changing up themed displays and merchandise is an attempt to get customers to make more impulse purchases, which have fallen by around 50% as a category since the onset of the recession. [WSJ]
  • H&M says it plans to open at least 25 U.S. stores this year, including three in Texas, where it currently has no retail footprint. [WWD]
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