Lindsay Banned From Borrowing Clothes; Marc's Ex Writing Tell-All

  • Lindsay Lohan is apparently no longer welcome publicity for designers. The ankle-braceleted starlet has been — horrors! — banned from borrowing clothing by most fashion houses, according to one tipster. Lohan has been clothing herself by buying things. [E!]
  • Cathy Horyn on Lady Gaga: “I like that she not only appreciates hats but understands the boundaries a hat and veil impose on other people.” [On The Runway]
  • New Aquascutum designer Joanna Sykes: “So far it’s going well. Obviously I’ve worked at huge design houses before.” Obviously. [Vogue UK]
  • Womenomics” is apparently the latest term for selling women on consumerism packaged as empowerment. “We are now in a female century. This is the century in which women come to the fore, in which the balance of power changes. By 2020, it is reckoned globally there will be more female millions than male,” says Chris Sanderson, “strategy and insight director of The Future Laboratory,” whatever that is. “At some point last year unofficially the Web turned female because there are now globally more female users than male.” Something Joan Didion once wrote about think tanks, forecasting, and walking on hot air comes to mind. [WWD]
  • The six pairs of sunglasses that Madonna “designed” for Dolce & Gabbana are now on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue. [Refinery29]
  • Celine Dion has eyewear line, too! And she wears hers in the product shots. [ONTD]
  • Mary J. Blige is set to turn the traditional fragrance distribution model on its ear this summer with her first fragrance, My Life,” writes Women’s Wear Daily. How different, exactly? Is it a perfume? Yes. That you wear to smell a certain way? Yes. A perfume that leverages a celebrity’s image to generate sales regardless of quality? Yes. Will Blige make money off of it? Yes. Er, not actually so “different” then. [WWD]
  • Model Kate Dillon is expecting her first child in December. [People]
  • Russian model Irina Shayk, who dates Cristiano Ronaldo, scored a contract with Armani Exchange. [NYPost]
  • 29-year-old former model Olivia Inge is writing a guidebook to the industry for young models. “When I started, I had nothing in the way of advice,” she says. [Telegraph]
  • Matthew Williamson went to Oxford to speak to undergraduates with his C.E.O., Joseph Velosa. (Velosa is a Cambridge philosophy graduate.) The designer told them about how he painted the walls of his recently opened boutique himself. [Vogue UK]
  • Retail sales fell unexpectedly in the month of May. The drop was 1.2%, which is the biggest decline since September, 2009, when sales went down by 2.2%. Analysts had been expecting a modest 0.2% increase. [WSJ]
  • Rory and Elie Tahari have legally separated. They were married 11 years, and have two children. [NYPost]
  • Cynthia Rowley is showing her resort collection from the back of a van in Midtown. No, seriously — she pulls up outside a skyscraper, models pile out, “refreshments” are served, then she drives on to the next media company. Rowley is hitting up Condé Nast first, today at 1 p.m. — burn, Hearst: you wait till 3. [WWD]
  • Alexander Wang bought Holly Brubach‘s old one-bedroom TriBeCa apartment for $2 million. [Racked]
  • Marc Jacobs‘ ex Jason Preston is rumored to be writing a tell-all about his time with the designer and his fair-weather celebrity friends, like Naomi Campbell, Lindsay Lohan, and Kate Moss. [Fashion Indie]
  • Art model (and occasional ringer for Marc Jacobs) Coco Young seems like a nice girl who’d be good company at a movie. [The Cut]
  • Georgia May Jagger, 18, is rumored to be dating a 25-year-old musician named Luke Pritchard. [Sun]
  • Miley Cyrus modeled some of the pieces from her second collection with Max Azria for Wal-Mart. [People]
  • There will be no Women’s Wearhouse, folks. [Reuters]
  • Kim Hastreiter came off as caustic, her remarks indicating admiration for lots of designers, just not most of those assembled in the room who’d voted to honor her. But everyone else held back the nasties.” Bridget Foley didn’t take too kindly to Kim Hastreiter pointing out the obvious at the CFDAs, apparently. [WWD]
  • The U.S. Army licensed its name to a footwear company called PSFG, which also owns Christian Audigier shoes and Ed Hardy shoes. The results are…strange and troubling. [GQ]
  • Turns out newspapers aren’t doing so hot in France, either. Pierre Bergé might buy Le Monde. [WWD]
  • Way to cash in on the soccer world cup craze and the legacy of Alexander McQueen, Bebe. [Copyranter]
  • Alexander McQueen is threatening legal action over a new Cadbury advertisement that it says closely mirrors its famous holographic film of Kate Moss. A vision of Moss floating in a grey dress materialized over McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2006 catwalk. Now, the filmmaker Baillie Walsh, who collaborated with the late McQueen on the hologram, made a similar film of a woman floating in a yellow dress for Cadbury. [Telegraph]
  • Nine World Cup teams are wearing uniforms made of recycled plastic. Clearly the environment is safe in the hands of Nike. [Time]
  • Diana Vreeland used to send her staff memos about whatever was on her mind. Her customary location for dictations? The bathroom. “I think this note from Mrs. Simpson is delightful:” reads one such memorandum. A young Grace Mirabella was among the recipients of this wisdom. “‘I saw a girl on 5th Avenue wearing blue jeans and a brilliant pink cotton pullover; on her hips was a white flowered Spanish Shawl folded lengthwise and looped over very tight in the front with fringe reaching almost to her ankles — It looked marvelous.'” How much you want to bet ten people will be on street style blogs with versions of this outfit within the week? [Refinery29]
  • Garance Doré just put up a video she made of the Chanel resort presentation in St. Tropez a few weeks ago. It’s full of disgustingly pretty and well-dressed people playing bocce ball and shopping, and Olivier Zahm. [Garance Doré]
  • Mickey Drexler has not bought so much as a stitch at the Gap since he was fired as its C.E.O. in 2002. “I still feel angry every time I pass a store,” he says. [WSJ]
  • New York just cannot decide how it feels about American Apparel. It is probably either, “American Apparel is a skeevy, lying company that discriminates against people,” or, “Buy this floral-appliqué blouse, because we detect a hint of Chanel in its ivory rosettes!” [The Cut screengrab]
  • Not content with offering a signature cell phone, Dolce & Gabbana now has a signature cocktail. [Reuters]
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