Lindsay Continues To Impersonate A Fashion Designer; Lara Does Armani

  • When Lindsay Lohan decided to expand her leggings line to a 280-piece collection, there was bound to be some chaff. But lace hoodies? Croc-embossed minidresses? A…thing made of sequins that looks like something Pamela Anderson wore? Dangerous precedents, all. [LATimes]
  • Cathy Horyn shares the fascinating, saddening, heartwarming miscellaneous anecdotes and leftovers from her Alexander McQueen piece from last weekend. And makes a case for Sarah Burton, McQueen’s only design assistant, taking the creative reins at the house he founded. [On The Runway]
  • A heavily Photoshopped, but still undeniably gorgeous, Gisele appears in a new ad campaign for the Brazilian label Colcci. Remember, this is the ad she shot six weeks after giving birth. [The Cut]
  • “The world economy loses $15.5 billion dollars each year because of preventable maternal deaths. Families and communities are destabilized when mothers die needlessly, especially in developing nations where women produce 60 to 80 percent of the food. In fact, one of the most reliable predictors of violent conflict in a society is a high maternal mortality rate.” Liya Kebede‘s latest Huffington Post column is, like always, about maternal health. [HuffPo]
  • Calvin Klein‘s Francisco Costa: “The greatest thing about Calvin is that he never looked back, it was always the next, always the future, always the fresh, the youngest. That’s why the brand has such longevity, so I think that’s something we always keep in the back of the mind, ‘What’s next?’ Ultimately, you go and look for the new model, and the new model is a young model. But it became a little too formulaic for me, and I felt like I needed to talk to the customer, talk to the woman who wanted the clothes.” Allow me to point out that the current face of Calvin Klein turned 16 in January and has been working internationally since she was 12. [Fashionologie]
  • Lara Stone is replacing Sasha Pivovarova and Jessica Stam as the face of Armani cosmetics. [InStyle UK]
  • And Georgia May Jagger is just too busy to become the next face of Miss Ultimo lingerie. Like a Jagger would need any Geldof‘s sloppy seconds. [Vogue UK]
  • DKNY, which is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, has become a proud sponsor of the New York Yankees, despite not being an athletic wear brand. It’ll get a right-centerfield billboard in the new Yankee Stadium, naming sponsorship of the Dugout Lounge, which we assume is where very fancy people go to eat and drink fancy things during games. Now they’ll have to do so while watching the occasional bit of DKNY-related b-roll on their high-definition screens. [WWD]
  • Anonymous sources say that Loehmann‘s, our personal maybe probably all-time favorite discounter — and The Nanny‘s! — is struggling in the current retail climate. Last week, the company is said to have missed a $6 million interest payment on its revolving line of credit, and its parent company, Dubai-based Istithmar, has cashflow problems of its own. One “major” credit firm has stopped loaning Loehmann’s money for shipments. Could Loehmann’s go under? The company had no comment; we fervently hope this is just rumor-mongering, because, damn, half our closet is from their red-tag sales. [NYPost]
  • Gucci had to fire one of its in-house lawyers after, during a back-and-forth over alleged trademark violations with Guess?, it was discovered that the lawyer had not been an active member of any state bar for all of his seven years with the company. [WWD]
  • California’s house of representatives has passed, 46-7, a law that would require garments made with any animal fur to be labeled. Currently, federal law only requires clothes with more than $150 worth of fur to be labeled, which obviously excludes most garments made with fur trims and collars. The state senate will now consider the bill. [AP]
  • Jade Jagger lives a life more fabulous than any we could possibly imagine. Here are a few of her favorite haunts, in Goa, the Lake District, and Tokyo. [Telegraph]
  • Target is doing another pop-up store in Manhattan (where it has no outpost, unless you count Marble Hill, which, thanks to the rerouting of the Harlem River, is geographically in the Bronx) to celebrate the launch of Zac Posen‘s collection for the retailer. For 24 hours, starting at 11 p.m. on April 15th, 34th St. and 8th Avenue will host a giant, Zac-Posen-and-Target flavored shopping party. With live music and “a variety of different surprises,” according to the bigwigs. [WWD]
  • The May issue of British Vogue might be worth a look — not for the cover, an extreme close-up of an extremely nervous-looking Gwyneth Paltrow, but because inside is a Paolo Roversi couture story, and an editorial with Karlie Kloss. [Vogue UK]
  • Only 200 people even bothered sending their pictures in to Henry Holland when he asked for mug shots for potential graphic inclusion in his collection for Debenhams. That’s pretty piss-poor as user-generated content goes. We ask you about cake and pie, and 15,000 people take the time to vote. (By the way, if you haven’t — I’m making the case for delicious, crumbly, moist Red Velvet. In honor of the Velvet’s triumph in the cake bracket, I fully intend to go buy a slice from my outstanding local bakery as soon as I finish work.) [Telegraph]
  • Net-A-Porter founder Natalie Massenet, who just cashed out her stake in the business for a reported £50 million, always has kinda wanted to be a rock musician. She “plays an electric guitar and secretly yearns to start a band,” according to this profile. [ToL]
  • L.A. jewelry brand Dogeared is releasing merchandise for both the Eat Pray Love movie, and Sex And The City 2. What…range. [WWD]
  • H&M‘s profits for the first quarter are up, despite a drop in same-store sales of 5%. [Reuters]
  • In case you needed reminding that Abercrombie & Fitch was once a respectable purveyor of ladies’ “riding suits” and woolens, here’s an ad from 1924 featuring some androgynous lovelies and one pair of amazing flight boots. Clothing prices at the chain have barely risen — in face value — since. [Vintage Ads]
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